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How to handle Marcus Peters injury in the 2021 NFL Playoffs

Marcus Peters is on the Ravens final injury report for the Divisional round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs. We break down what it means for their defense and fantasy football roster decisions.

Cornerback Marcus Peters #24 of the Baltimore Ravens carries the ball for yardage following an interception during the fourth quarter of their AFC Wild Card Playoff game against the Tennessee Titans at Nissan Stadium on January 10, 2021 in Nashville, Tennessee. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

The Baltimore Ravens listed cornerback Marcus Peters as questionable on the official injury report ahead of Saturday’s Divisional round matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Peters is dealing with a back injury. He did not practice on Tuesday or Wednesday, but returned to the field in a limited role on Thursday, a good sign for his availability this week.

Fantasy impact: Marcus Peters (thigh)

Peters has played through injuries before, and it would be a real stretch to think that he would miss this game. A calf injury was bothering him at the end of the regular season, but he didn’t miss a game all year, finishing the season with 52 total tackles, four interceptions, and nine passes defended.

The Ravens secondary has been one of its core strengths this season, and they’ll need Peters on the field to help control Buffalo’s passing attack. Baltimore plays a lot of man coverage, so Peters could be seeing lots of Stefon Diggs this week, almost certainly bringing down the receivers’ incredible fantasy value just a bit.