Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle/hip) has officially been ruled out for the Divisional Round.
The good news is Edwards-Helaire is said to be close to returning and will likely play in the AFC title game next Sunday if the Chiefs advance. Le’Veon Bell will lead the Kansas City backfield today versus Cleveland.
Lamar Jackson is in concussion protocol.
Jackson went to the locker room between the third and fourth quarters, so he’ll need to quickly pass the concussion protocol to return to tonight’s Divisional Round game in Buffalo. With the Ravens down 14 points and not doing much offensively, we’d say Jackson probably won’t be back tonight. Before leaving, Jackson was 14/24 for 162 yards and an interception along with ten carries for 34 yards. The interception was a costly pick six that put the Bills up 17-3 before this most recent possession in which he was injured. During the regular season, Jackson again went over 1,000 yards rushing (becoming the first quarterback in league history with consecutive 1,000-yard rushing seasons), but he took a step back overall from his sensational 2019 campaign. Still, the Ravens starter will obviously be a strong QB1 option in 2021 fantasy drafts.
Cooper Kupp (knee) is officially inactive for the Divisional Round.
The hope was that Kupp would be able to play through this knee issue when it was initially described as a bruise last week. But this bursitis is a bit different and will keep Kupp out of today’s game against the Packers. This is a tough blow for the Rams, but they’ll look to advance and get Kupp back for the NFC title game next weekend.
Josh Gordon’s conditional reinstatement has been rescinded, according to NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Gordon previously failed to meet the requirements for full reinstatement, and he’s now back to being unconditionally suspended. It’s a very unfortunate setback for a talented player, and there is a chance Seattle ends up moving on this offseason. Gordon will turn 30 in the spring, but hopefully he can get his life on the right track whether or not he ends up returning to the field.
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (hip/ankle) is officially questionable for the Divisional Round.
Edwards-Helaire was limited in practice throughout the week, so he should have a pretty good shot to play on Sunday. If CEH is out, Le’Veon Bell would be set to lead the Chiefs backfield against the Browns.
Sammy Watkins (calf) has been ruled out for the Divisional Round.
There was hope that Watkins would be OK for the start of the postseason, so it’s not a great sign that he’s being ruled out ahead of the weekend as the Chiefs return to action. We’d expect Watkins might push to play in the AFC title game if the Chiefs advance, but we’ll see.
Ronald Jones II (quad) will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
Head coach Bruce Arians said that the third-year runner has improved, but even if he suits up, Leonard Fournette will start for the Bucs. We would expect Tampa Bay to come out with a pass-heavy game plan, so Jones II won’t be a highly recommended DFS play this weekend.
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