Final injury report
Lamar Jackson could come off the Covid-19 list on Sunday, but isn’t a lock to start even if he does. If he can’t go, Trace McSorley would get the start with Robert Griffin III on I.R.
Cam Newton is questionable with an abdominal injury, but is expected to start as usual.
Matthew Stafford is questionable to play after not carrying an injury designation last week. He will likely play, but it sounds like his thumb injury isn’t healing as well as hoped.
Tua Tagovailoa is questionable to play and will be a game-time decision. If he can’t go, Ryan Fitzpatrick would be in line to start again.
Daniel Jones is doubtful to play. Colt McCoy will get the start in Seattle.
Philip Rivers, Sam Darnold, Kyler Murray left off of the final injury report.
Doubtful: Daniel Jones (hamstring)
Questionable: Tua Tagovailoa (left thumb), Matthew Stafford (right thumb), Nick Foles (hip), Cam Newton (abdomen)
Thursday injury report
Cam Newton remained limited with an abdominal injury but says he will play this week.
Matthew Stafford continues to be limited with his thumb injury, but has played through the injury and should play as usual.
Philip Rivers returned to practice in a limited fashion on Thursday. There is little doubt that he is playing through a painful toe injury, but he will more than likely continue playing through the injury.
Daniel Jones missed his second practice in a row and is likely out this week. COlt McCoy should get the start against Seattle.
Tua Tagovailoa was limited again this Thursday and is looking like a game-time decision.
DNP: Daniel Jones (hamstring)
Limited: Kyler Murray (right shoulder), Philip Rivers (toe), Tua Tagovailoa (left thumb), Matthew Stafford (right thumb), Cam Newton (abdomen)
Full: Sam Darnold (right shoulder), Nick Foles (hip)
Wednesday injury report
Cam Newton was limited with an abdomen injury to start the week. At this point we’ll need to see if this is an injury that will keep him limited all week or just to start the week.
Tua Tagovailoa was limited to start the week, but appears to be on track to return to the starting lineup against the Bengals.
Daniel Jones did not practice on Wednesday and is unlikely to play this week. Colt McCoy will take over against the Seahawks.
Philip Rivers didn’t practice on Wednesday. Rivers has been dealing with a toe injury and is likely resting it before ramping up for Sunday.
Gardner Minshew is healthy, but Mike Glennon will start again this week against the Vikings.
Drew Lock is off the Covid-19 list and will play this week.
DNP: Philip Rivers (toe), Daniel Jones (hamstring)
Limited: Tua Tagovailoa (left thumb), Matthew Stafford (right thumb), Nick Foles (hip), Cam Newton (abdomen)
Full: Sam Darnold (right shoulder)
Week 12 brought us yet another big game from DeShaun Watson, who has completely taken over the offense for Houston. He threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns as the Texans swamped the Lions on Thanksgiving. Unfortunately a big chunk of those yards and touchdowns went to his No. 1 receiver Will Fuller, who was just popped for PEDs. We’ll see how super-human Watson is to finish out the season.
Aaron Rodgers is completely back and we’re getting MVP level Rodgers week in and week out this season. He torched the Bears above average defense in Week 12 without breaking a sweat. He’s thrown two or more touchdowns in every game but one and thrown just four interceptions to 33 touchdowns. At this point, Patrick Mahomes is the MVP, but Rodgers is a close second.
Daniel Jones injured his hamstring and he doesn’t look likely to play against the Seahawks. Colt McCoy would take his spot.
Tua Tagovailoa has a chance to return this week against the Bengals. All signs point to him playing over Ryan Fitzpatrick as long as he is medically cleared.
Lamar Jackson could return from the Covid-19 list for next Tuesday’s game against the Cowboys.
The Bucs and Panthers are on a bye in Week 13.
Kirk Cousins, Vikings
Cousins is about as inconsistent as a quarterback can be, but he’s been leaning toward consistency, especially in better matchups. This week he gets to face the Jaguars, which is probably the best matchup you can have at this point.
Derek Carr, Raiders
Can you trust Carr after his meltdown against the Falcons last week? Probably not, but hey, he plays the Jets and will be looking to bounce back in a major way.
Championship Round TE rankings
|1||Travis Kelce||KC||vs BUF|
|2||Robert Tonyan||GB||vs TB|
|3||Rob Gronkowski||TB||@ GB|
|4||Dawson Knox||BUF||@ KC|
|5||Cameron Brate||TB||@ GB|