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Jared Goff removed from COVID-19 list for Week 17 vs. Seahawks

We break down the news that Jared Goff has been removed from the COVID-19 list and what it means for Week 17 and beyond.

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Monday 12/27 UPDATE: Goff has been cleared and removed from the COVID-19 list and should be available for Week 17’s matchup with the Seahawks.

Friday update: Lions head coach Dan Campbell told the media it is highly unlikely Jared Goff plays this weekend against the Falcons, per Kyle Meinke.

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff was placed on the team’s Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday ahead of the team’s Week 16 matchup at the Atlanta Falcons. He joins the ever-growing list of players across both the NFL and all sports to enter COVID protocols over the last week.

Goff successfully led the Lions to a shocking upset of the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday, dominating the NFC contender for a 30-12 victory. The former No. 1 overall pick was accurate in the victory, completing 21-of-26 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns in the victory.

Fantasy football implications

If Goff were to produce a negative test before Sunday’s road matchup, he’ll be eligible to suit up for the Lions in the game. If he doesn’t, Tim Boyle will step in to fulfill starter duties. Boyle has appeared in just two games this season for Detroit this season, throwing two interceptions in the process.