Thu, Jan 20th 12:38pm EST
By Avram Avramov
Per Around the NFL, C Ryan Jensen (ankle) was practicing on Thursday for the Bucs. (Source: Around the NFL on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Given that Jensen was able to play through this injury last week vs the Eagles there was a good chance that he would also be available come Sunday vs the Rams. The other big storyline for the Bucs offensive line will be the availability of Tristan Wirfs who will likely be a game time decision.
Thu, Jan 20th 12:32pm EST
By Avram Avramov
Per Bengals beat reporter Kelsey Conway, DE Trey Hendrickson has cleared the league concussion protocol and will play on Saturday vs the Titans. (Source: Kelsey Conway on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Given that Hendrickson lead the Bengals with 14 sacks in 2021 this is a huge win for a Cincinnati defensive line that will likely also have to deal with the return of RB Derrick Henry.
Thu, Jan 20th 12:22pm EST
By Avram Avramov
Per Greg Auman of The Athletic, RB Ronald Jones (ankle) returned to practice for the Bucs on Thursday. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: While it's good that Jones is back practicing for the first time since sustaining his injury in Week 17 it's worth noting that reports suggest he is still having issues cutting on the injured ankle. If that truly is the case then it would be difficult to imagine Jones suiting up on Sunday especially with Leonard Fournette seemingly further along in his return from injury.
Thu, Jan 20th 12:16pm EST
By Avram Avramov
Per Jon Machota of The Athletic, RB Ezekiel Elliott played with a torn PCL since Week 4 of the 2021 season as reported by head coach Mike McCarthy but should be completely healthy for the start of next season. (Source: Jon Machota on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: This is a bit of an interesting note in regards to Elliott that seemingly wasn't reported in season but could explain why the star Dallas RB didn't get his typical volume at times and why backup RB Tony Pollard was more involved in 2021 than ever before. For what it's worth Elliott did still finish the 2021 season with over 1000 yards rushing and can have Top 5 RB upside when fully healthy. The real question is how will the usage of Elliott and Pollard evolve in the future which we won't know until closer to the start of next year.
Wed, Jan 19th 8:57pm EST
By Jesse Leitch
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Breshad Perriman did not practice on Wednesday due to a hip and abdomen injury. (Source: Tampa Bay Buccaneers)
Fantasy Impact: The hip injury is not a new injury for Perriman but the abdomen injury is something new to monitor throughout the week. If Perriman cannot suit up for the game and also Grayson Jr then you can expect Scotty Miller and Tyler Johnson to fill the two roles.
Wed, Jan 19th 8:37pm EST
By Jesse Leitch
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Gio Bernard was limited in Wednesday's practice with a hip and knee injury. (Source: Scott Smith on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: These injuries are the same ones that had Bernard put on to the IR for four weeks, this is most likely precautionary measures being taken by the staff. Bernard should be out there against the Rams this week, but with Fournette returning Gio's opportunities will most likely decrease.
Per Wes Hodkiewicz, Packers RB Aaron Jones practices in full on Tuesday. (Source: Wes Hodkiewicz)
Fantasy Impact: Jones came into the playoffs with a knee injury he suffered in Week 10. The veteran logged a full practice and seems like a full-go for the Packers playoff matchup with the 49ers.
Tue, Jan 18th 4:06pm EST
By Ari Koslow
Derrick Henry has been cleared for contact in practice this week. (Source: Turron Davenport on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: After getting some practice in ahead of the Titans regular season finale in which Henry did not play to go along with the practice he will go through this week, Henry appears to be on track to being able to return for Saturday's Divisional Round game against the Bengals. It will likely only be a matter of whether or not he will be limited in any capacity in his first game back.
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rondale Moore is active for Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams. (Source: Josh Weinfuss on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Moore has been incredibly inconsistent as a rookie but has game-breaking talent that could help dictate the flow of this game. With that said, the Cardinals have not proven that they know how to utilize and involve their electric receiver well enough to trust week-to-week. Moore was able to participate in practice all week, albeit in a limited fashion, and should be out there for all of the snaps he can handle.
Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds is active for Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams. (Source: Josh Weinfuss on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Edmonds was listed as questionable along with fellow running back James Conner but was the more active participant in practices this week. Conner was only able to log one practice all week, a limited session on Saturday. Edmonds should function as the lead back tonight but will likely cede short-yardage and red zone work to Conner. Arizona will need to find some success on the ground in order to have a chance against a banged-up but still intimidating Rams defense.
Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner is active for Monday Night Football against the Los Angeles Rams. (Source: Josh Weinfuss on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: There was never much doubt regarding Conner being active for tonight's matchup, but it remains to be seen how effective and involved he will be for the Cardinals. Conner has been one of the Cardinals most consistent players on offense and will be needed to help the Cardinals pull off the victory. Chase Edmonds, who is also active, will likely log the bulk of the snaps, but Conner should be on the field in short-yardage and red zone situations.
Los Angeles Rams safety Eric Weddle has been promoted from the practice squad and will be part of the Rams active roster for Monday Night Football. (Source: Lindsey Thiry on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Weddle was coaxed out of retirement when the Rams lost starting safeties, Jordan Fuller and Taylor Rapp to injury. The Rams also promoted fellow defensive back, Blake Countess. Los Angeles is expected to start Nick Scott and Terrell Burgess but should give Weddle enough snaps to make an impact.
Arizona Cardinals defensive end J.J. Watt will play against the Los Angeles Rams on Monday Night Football. (Source: NFL Podcasts on Twitter)
Fantasy Impact: Watt will make his much-anticipated return tonight against the Los Angeles Rams. His return to the lineup should provide a major boost to the Cardinals defense, even if Watt is limited to obvious passing downs. His presence should affect the Rams game plan and will likely result in a shorter average time to pressures.
Larry Ogunjobi was placed on injured reserve Monday. (Source: Aaron Wilson on Twitter )
Fantasy Impact: This ends Ogunjobi's season coming off a year where he recorded a career-high seven sacks. It is a big loss for the Bengals ahead of Saturday's divisional round matchup against the Titans. Cincinnati restored Xavier Su'a-Filo to the active roster from IR as the corresponding move.