Shark Bites

Bills WR Stefon Diggs is "a go" for Saturday's playoff opener against the Colts, despite his oblique injury, according to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo. Expect to have Diggs available for fantasy lineups. Teammate Cole Beasley (knee) is also "confident" he'll be able to play through the knee issue that cost him Week 17. Garafolo reports, though, that the Bills will need to assess his condition before the game Saturday to determine his availability. Beasley figures to be a risky fantasy option even if he plays. We'll confirm the status on both wideouts when the inactives come out around 11:30 a.m. ET.

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.

Washington "will have more answers in the morning, but there is a real chance QB Taylor Heinicke ends up starting" Saturday night's game against the Buccaneers, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Smith is still dealing with a "sore" calf that "hasn't loosened up." Rapoport adds that Heinicke took most of the 1st-team snaps in practice this week. The takeaway here is that you should avoid Washington's offense where possible. Players such as TE Logan Thomas and RB J.D. McKissic present reception upside for DFS use, regardless of who plays QB.

Browns WR Donovan Peoples-Jones (concussion) is listed as questionable for Sunday night's game vs. the Steelers. He was able to practice on Friday after missing the previous 2 days but still needs clearance to play this weekend. Cleveland is already expected to be without WR KhaDarel Hodge (COVID) vs. Pittsburgh.

Ravens WR Willie Snead (ankle) is listed as questionable for this weekend's Wild Card game vs. the Titans after getting in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. We'll get his game status around 11:30 am ET on Sunday.

Saints QB Taysom Hill (concussion) put in full practices on Thursday and Friday and isn't listed on the final injury report for Wild Card Weekend. He'll play his usual gadget role vs. the Bears on Sunday.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) returned to a full practice on Friday and isn't listed on the final injury report. It looks like Thursday was just a rest day. JuJu should be ready for his usual role vs. the Browns on Sunday night.

Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny has been added to the injury report as questionable for Saturday's game vs. the Rams with a knee issue. He, of course, just returned a few weeks ago from his December 2019 torn ACL. Penny's absence this weekend would leave Seattle with RBs Chris Carson, Carlos Hyde and DeeJay Dallas -- with Alex Collins potentially being elevated from the practice squad.

Bears WR Darnell Mooney (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Saints. The rookie didn't practice all week, so it looks like he's in real danger of missing this one. Mooney has averaged 7 targets from QB Mitchell Trubisky over the last 6 games, so his absence would free up opportunity for Allen Robinson, Anthony Miller and Co.

Rams ILB Micah Kiser (knee) is questionable for Saturday's game against the Seahawks. He hasn't played since spraining the knee in Week 11 and would thus present risk as an IDP option even if active. Kiser did return to 3 limited practices this week, though. We'd bet on him playing. We'll update his status when inactives come out Saturday. If Kiser still can't get back into the lineup, then Troy Reeder would continue to start in his place.

Colts DT DeForest Buckner is questionable for Saturday's playoff opener against the Bills with an ankle injury. He has been listed with the same issue since Thursday of Week 15 but has yet to miss a game. Buckner followed the same practice participation this week as last -- out-out-limited -- but he finished last week with no injury designation. So it's possible the ankle is a bit worse this time around. Any limitation to Indy's best defensive lineman can obviously only help the Bills. We'll check his status when the inactives come out late Saturday morning.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster was added to the injury report on Thursday with a knee. He didn't practice. We'll get another update on his status for Sunday's game vs. the Browns tomorrow.

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.

Washington QB Alex Smith (calf) put in 2 limited practices this week and is listed as questionable for Saturday night's game vs. the Bucs. HC Ron Rivera hasn't committed to Smith being ready for this one and has mentioned the possibility of rotating Smith and QB Taylor Heinicke. It's a situation to avoid in fantasy lineups.

Washington WR Terry McLaurin (ankle) is listed as questionable for Saturday night's game vs. the Bucs. He got in 2 limited practices this week. McLaurin returned last week, running a route on 97% of pass plays and posting a 7-40-1 line on 8 targets.

Washington RB Antonio Gibson (toe) got in 2 limited practices this week and is listed as questionable for Saturday night's Wild Card game vs. the Bucs. Gibson is fully expected to play in that one but still isn't at 100%. He's totaled 29 carries and 5 targets over the past 2 weeks.

Bucs WR Mike Evans (knee) is listed as questionable for Saturday night's Wild Card game vs. Washington. He returned to a limited practice and will be a game-time decision, HC Bruce Arians said. We'll get Evans' game status by 7 pm ET on Saturday.

Bills WR Stefon Diggs (oblique) is listed as questionable for Saturday's Wild Card game vs. the Colts. He got in limited practices on Tuesday and Thursday, sitting out in between. We don't know much about this injury but would be surprised if it kept Diggs out this weekend. We'll see if we get any updates on his status between now and kickoff.

Bills WR Cole Beasley (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend's Wild Card game vs. the Colts after returning to a limited practice on Thursday. We'll get his game status by noon ET on Saturday, but Beasley will be operating at less than 100% if active.

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.

 
 
 

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