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Rams QB John Wolford "took the majority of snaps" in practice this week and is "prepared to start," according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Jared Goff reportedly threw well this week despite his injured thumb and is "pushing to play." HC Sean McVay has yet to decide which guy will start, per Rapoport. We'll see about this situation on Saturday.

Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the Seahawks after a limited week of practice. HC Sean McVay has been non-committal on Goff's status, but The Athletic's Jourdan Rodrigue notes that Goff had "good velocity" on short- and medium-range passes on Thursday. Goff said afterward that he's "progressing well." It seems like he has a legitimate chance to start this weekend. We'll find out for sure around 3 pm ET on Saturday.

Rams QB Jared Goff (thumb) put in his 2nd straight limited practice on Wednesday. The team is clearly holding out hope that he can make it back for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the Seahawks, although NFL Network's Ian Rapoport said earlier this week that it'd be "challenging." We'll continue to monitor Goff's progress over the next couple of days.

Packers RB Jamaal Williams (quad) isn’t listed on the final injury report and will return for Sunday’s game vs. the Bears. We’re curious to see how reps are split between Williams and A.J. Dillon behind Aaron Jones after the rookie’s Week 16 breakout. Neither Williams nor Dillon can be trusted in Week 17 fantasy lineups.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (shin) is out for Sunday's game vs. the Colts. It ends a disappointing season that saw the 3rd-year wideout post a 53-706-5 line in 13 games. With Jacksonville expected to use the 1st overall pick of this spring's draft on QB Trevor Lawrence, Chark will be a prime 2021 bounce-back candidate. WR Collin Johnson (hamstring) is also out for Week 17, leaving Laviska Shenault, Keelan Cole and Chris Conley as Jacksonville's top 3 WRs.

The Rams have placed DE Michael Brockers on the COVID list. The only way he could make it back to the active roster before Sunday's game would be if Brockers qualifies as a "medium-risk close contact" and tests negative into the weekend. We'd bet on Brockers missing the game, though. That can only help the matchup for Cardinals QB Kyler Murray and the Arizona RBs.

Rams QB Jared Goff had surgery Monday on his broken and dislocated right thumb, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That almost definitely means he'll miss Sunday's regular-season finale against Arizona, but Goff hopes to be back for the playoffs -- if his team gets in. John Wolford will start in his place Sunday. He's basically an unknown with no NFL snaps behind him. Downgrade Rams pass-catchers for Week 17.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Rams QB Jared Goff could wait until after the season to have surgery on the right thumb he dislocated and fractured in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. He reports that Goff is "adamant about attempting to play through" the injury. The QB will have more tests on the area Monday and will need to see how the thumb handles the practice week. If Goff can't go, John Wolford would step in. Given that a healthy Goff hasn't been particularly good lately, we're certainly not planning to trust him in fantasy if we don't have to.

Rams QB Jared Goff hurt his right thumb in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Rams have some concern he might not be able to play in the regular-season finale. Goff suffered a dislocation, and the team fears it might be broken -- even though Goff returned against Seattle after getting the thumb popped back in. His backup is John Wolford, who has yet to take a snap in the NFL. An undrafted rookie signed by the Jets in 2018, Wolford had a nice half-season in the AAF in 2019 before the league disbanded. We'll watch for updates after Goff undergoes further evaluation back in L.A.

Update: NFL Network's Michael Silver reports that the thumb is broken. That figures to mean no Goff for Week 17.

Packers RB Jamaal Williams (quad) is inactive for tonight's game vs. the Titans. Look for Aaron Jones to dominate backfield work.

Packers RB Jamaal Williams (quad) missed practice all week and is listed as doubtful for Sunday night's game vs. the Titans. His absence will leave rookie A.J. Dillon as the #2 RB -- but Aaron Jones should dominate backfield work. He set season highs with a 90% snap rate and 20 carries after Williams exited early in last week's game.

Packers RB Jamaal Williams (quad) did not practice on Wednesday. RB Aaron Jones set season highs with a 90% snap rate and 20 carries after Williams exited early in last week's game and would be in for a volume boost if Williams is out vs. Tennessee on Sunday night.

Packers RB Jamaal Williams suffered a quad injury in the 1st half of Saturday night's game vs. the Panthers and didn't return. That propelled RB Aaron Jones to a season-high 90% snap rate and 158 total yards on 23 touches. Jones will get a significant boost if Williams misses next Sunday night's game vs. the Titans.

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Lions RB D'Andre Swift (illness) is active for today’s game against the Packers. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. It’s still uncertain how big a role he’ll be returning to, though, leaving Swift as a risk/reward RB2.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport confirms that Lions RB D'Andre Swift (illness) is expected to play against the Packers today. That was the expectation after the rookie practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday. The question is how big a role Swift will play in his 1st action since Week 10. Consider him a risk/reward RB2 in a plus matchup vs. Green Bay's 27th-ranked RB defense.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift (illness) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Packers. He practiced all week, including a full workout on Friday, so we're expecting the rookie to play. But it's strange that he's been dealing with this "illness" for over a week now -- after clearing the concussion protocol. Swift had a breakout game last time we saw him, but it's unclear how big a role he'll be returning to. We'll see if we hear anything about that on Sunday morning.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift remained limited in Wednesday's practice with his illness. The rookie has reportedly cleared the concussion protocol but has now been dealing with this illness for close to a week. His status for Sunday's game against the Packers is uncertain.

Lions RB D’Andre Swift (illness) is inactive for today’s game against the Bears. He cleared the concussion protocol this week but missed the final 2 practices with an illness. We’ll see if he can make it back for Week 14. RBs Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson will share backfield duties again today.

Lions RB D'Andre Swift has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game against the Bears. He cleared the concussion protocol during the week but has been dealing with an illness. So it looks like it'll be Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson leading Detroit's backfield again. With Swift out the past 2 weeks, Peterson has handled 22 carries and 1 target to Johnson's 17 carries and 9 targets. Neither guy is an exciting fantasy play vs. Chicago's 4th-ranked RB defense.

Jaguars WR D.J. Chark (ribs) isn't listed on the final injury report and will play against the Vikings this weekend. That's a plus matchup, and QB Mike Glennon played well enough last week to make Chark an upside WR3. WR Chris Conley (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game but is off the fantasy radar with Chark back. Keelan Cole and Laviska Shenault will serve as Jacksonville's #2 and #3 WRs.

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