This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 11 AM ET on Saturday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.
This year's Wild Card Weekend field features an extra team per conference, giving us a total of six games over two days. Even with just 12 teams in action, there are some big names sporting injury designations, including two quarterbacks, one very prominent COVID-19 case in the form of Alvin Kamara, and a pair of No. 1 receivers. Without further ado, let's dive into the latest as of Saturday morning.:
The Rams' Jared Goff (thumb) is questionable for Saturday's wild-card game against the Seahawks after managing to practice in limited fashion all week. As per late Friday night reports, John Wolford, who put together an impressive Week 17 start in the win over the Cardinals that clinched Los Angeles' playoff spot, took the majority of snaps in practice and is prepared to start against Seattle. However, Goff threw well during the week as well and is pushing to play, with coach Sean McVay yet to make a decision as of Saturday morning.
Washington's Alex Smith (calf) is questionable for Saturday night's wild-card game against the Buccaneers after finishing the week with a pair of limited practices. As per late Friday night reports, there is a chance Taylor Heinicke, who completed 12 of 19 passes for 137 yards and a touchdown