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Titans K Stephen Gostkowski has been activated from the COVID list. He'll be back for Sunday's Wild Card game vs. the Ravens after missing the regular-season finale.

Titans K Stephen Gostkowski has been placed on the COVID list. If he tested positive, he'll miss Sunday's game vs. the Texans. If he was merely a close contact, he'll be eligible to play in that one if he continues to test negative.

Titans S Kenny Vaccaro is inactive for today's game against the Lions. It's the 2nd straight game he has missed with illness. Amani Hooker should start again in his place but isn't a high-level IDP option. He's been OK in 2 games of full-time duty this year, posting 6 tackles (3 solo) and 1 INT among 2 passes defensed at Baltimore; and then 7 tackles (5 solo, 1 for loss) last week against Jacksonville.

Titans S Kenny Vaccaro is inactive for today's game against the Jaguars because of an illness. Amani Hooker started and saw full playing time when Vaccaro missed Week 11.

The Titans have ruled CB Breon Borders (hip) out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars. CB Adoree' Jackson (knee) is also out, leaving Tennessee without 2 of its top 4 corners.

Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) isn't listed on the final injury report and is set to return for Sunday's game vs. the Jaguars. Smith smoked Jacksonville for a 4-84-2 line back in Week 2 but rolls into the rematch with 2 or fewer catches in 6 of his last 7 games. He can only be considered a boom/bust TE2.

Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. That would seem to put him on track to return for this weekend's game against the Jaguars, but we'll see what he does the next 2 days.

Titans DT Jeffery Simmons (knee) is active for today's game against the Browns. He should see plenty of tackle opportunities against the run-heavy offense and makes for a solid IDP start.

Titans DT Jeffery Simmons (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Browns. We'll check his status Sunday morning.

Titans WR Adam Humphries has cleared the concussion protocol and will return for Sunday’s game against the Browns. He’s averaged 4.4 catches on 5.8 targets over 5 healthy games this season and could be a bit busier this weekend with TE Jonnu Smith out. Still, Humphries is a low-upside PPR play.

Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) is out for Sunday's game against the Browns. That puts TE Anthony Firkser in play as a lower-end spot-starter in seasonal fantasy leagues and as a punt play in DFS. He's actually run just 42 fewer routes and seen only 9 fewer targets than Smith this season and will now soak up the vast majority of the TE work this weekend. It's also a plus matchup vs. a Cleveland defense sitting 27th in Football Outsiders' TE coverage rankings and 31st in adjusted fantasy points allowed to the position.

Titans TE Jonnu Smith (knee) missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday. It looks like he's in danger of sitting out this weekend's game against the Browns. His absence would leave Anthony Firkser as Tennessee's lead TE. We'll update the situation again tomorrow.

Titans TE Jonnu Smith missed Wednesday's practice with a knee issue. He didn't see a single target last week but did play 75% of Tennessee's offensive snaps. We'll see if he's able to get back on the practice field tomorrow.

Titans ILB Jayon Brown is expected to miss the rest of the season after injuring his left elbow in Sunday's win over the Ravens, according to multiple reports. He fractured and dislocated the elbow, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That positions Rashaan Evans as the lead ILB for Tennessee going forward. Will Compton took over and closed out the game in Brown's spot Sunday.

Titans TE Jonnu Smith suffered an ankle injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Ravens and is questionable to return. It's unclear if this is the same ankle that bothered Smith earlier this season. Stay tuned for an update.

Update: Smith returned to the game.

The Titans have ruled S Kenny Vaccaro out for today's game against the Ravens and placed him in the concussion protocol. It was a late-developing situation. Vaccaro was limited Thursday and listed with a neck injury but returned for full participation Friday. Joshua Kalu looks like the next man up at SS for Tennessee but isn't a strong IDP option.

The Titans have ruled EDGE Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and CB Adoree' Jackson (knee) out for Sunday's game against the Ravens. That keeps CB Breon Borders in the lineup after 9 and 5 tackles (with 5+ solos in each) the past 2 games.

The Titans have ruled out DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) for today's game against the Bears. We'll see whether he decides to shut it down for the season to take care of the meniscus injury that he's reportedly been dealing with. Wyatt Ray looks like the next man up on the edge for Tennessee.

Titans DE/OLB Jadeveon Clowney is dealing with a meniscus injury in his left knee, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Clowney is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, but "all options" are reportedly in consideration. That includes surgery, which would end his season. We'll see where this goes, but Clowney has yet to register a sack on the year. So his status shouldn't impact your IDP plans much.

Titans WR Adam Humphries (concussion) is out for Sunday's game against the Bears. He averaged 5.8 targets in 5 healthy games this season, so his absence opens up a meaningful amount of volume for A.J. Brown, Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith.


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