This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 8 AM ET on Sunday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.
Championship weekend is here for the majority of season-long leagues, and serious injuries have required Fantasy owners to put in some intense last-minute work on the wire. The receiver position has particularly taken a hit over the last week, with one particularly notable injury sending many owners scrambling. With the most important time of the Fantasy season for many upon us, let's dive into who's looking likely to take the field in a pivotal Week 16 slate:
The Packers' Aaron Rodgers' return from a collarbone injury lasted all of one game, a 31-24 loss to the Panthers in Week 15 in which he managed three touchdowns that he offset with a trio of picks. Rodgers reported nothing worse than residual soreness following the game, but he was nevertheless placed on injured reserve this week in a move that ensures there won't be any risk of further damage over the final two contests of the season.
The Broncos' Paxton Lynch (ankle) was able to work back to a full practice Friday after a pair of limited sessions to start the week. The extent of the 2017 first-round pick's playing time thus far this season is the 33 snaps he logged against the Raiders in Week 12, a game in which he completed nine of