Pro Football Doc Injury Advice: Wild Card Round (Fantasy Football)
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And for the rest of the playoffs, we’re going to take a look at a few matchups each week along with Dr. Chao’s injury takes.
Indianapolis Colts vs Buffalo Bills
The Bills are the healthiest team overall in the playoffs as evidenced by their team “A” grade. With John Brown now back, their main issue is whether slot receiver Cole Beasley will return. The Colts have lost some starters from the early season, but the current issue offensively is protecting an immobile Philip Rivers and his turf toe given the recent loss of left tackle Anthony Castonzo and even his back up. Defensively they need two secondary contributors to clear the concussion protocol.
Baltimore Ravens vs. Tennessee Titans
The first Wild Card Sunday playoff game features a matchup of two of the healthier teams. Baltimore and Tennesse both lost their stud left tackle earlier this season but have adjusted nicely. They both are missing a slot wideout, but Willie Snead (ankle) could return.
The Ravens are getting healthy at the right time as key defenders Calais Campbell and Marcus Peters both have recently recovered from calf issues. The Titans have gotten past the loss of linebackers Jadeveon Clowney and Jayon Brown.
The Ravens have a slight health advantage and both defenses have a small advantage over the offenses with the high total at 54.5 and strong run games.