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Cooper Kupp a gametime decision

Fantasy Football, NFL News
January 16, 2021

Injury Knee injury

Rams’ WR Cooper Kupp is considered a “true game-time decision” for today’s Divisional Playoff against the Packers due to the bursitis in his knee, per source. Rams do not expect to decide on his status until pre-game warmups. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Kupp is in danger of being on the inactive list today. If Kupp sits, Josh Reynolds and Van Jefferson would see an increase in opportunities although it’s hard to get excited about anyone in this passing game given Goff’s thumb injury and less than ideal weather expected in Green Bay.

Leonard Fournette expected to start, Rojo gametime decision

Fantasy Football, NFL News
January 15, 2021

Injury Ronald Jones improved in Friday’s practice

Bruce Arians says that Ronald Jones improved today in practice and will be a game-time decision with his quad injury Sunday vs. Saints. He expects Leonard Fournette to start Sunday either way. (Greg Auman on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: We should get more clarity on Saturday but it appears Fournette will be handling the majority of work at running back for the Bucs against the Saints. New Orleans has given up the fewest fantasy points to running backs on the season.

CEH logs a DNP on Thursday

Fantasy Football, NFL News
January 14, 2021

Injury Has not played since Week 15

Kansas City Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (ankle, hip) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 14. (chiefs.com)

Nerdy Football Analysis: It’s still too early to tell if this is a case of the team being cautious or the player suffering a setback after the rookie was limited Wednesday. CEH has significant upside if he plays this week in what should be a high-scoring affair versus the Browns. If he cannot play, Darrel Williams and Le’Veon Bell will likely share touches and serve as little more than DFS punts.

Urban Meyer named Jaguars’ new head coach

Fantasy Football, NFL News
January 14, 2021

Former Ohio State coach will take first foray into NFL

It’s official: Urban Meyer is the Jaguars’ new head coach. Meyer, one of the most successful coaches in college football history, on Thursday was named the Jaguars’ head coach. The team announced the news in a statement Thursday.

Meyer, 56, coached collegiately at Bowling Green, Utah, Florida and Ohio State. He went 187-32 as a college coach, coaching Florida to national titles following the 2006 and 2008 seasons and Ohio State to a national title following the 2014 season. He went 17-6 at Bowling Green (2001-2002), 22-2 at Utah (2003-2004), 65-15 at Florida (2005-2010) and 83-9 at Ohio State (2012-2018). (Jaguars.com)

Nerdy Football Analysis: This is a big hire for the Jaguars, who dropped their final 15 games last season. Meyer has enjoyed success at every stop throughout his career, and it has been widely reported he has long been fascinated with presumptive No. 1 overall pick Trevor Lawrence. Jacksonville is also armed with a fair amount of draft capital over the next two drafts, so Meyer could hit the ground running in this job.

Sammy Watkins missed practice Thursday

Fantasy Football, NFL News
January 14, 2021

Injury Calf injury

RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire (calf), LB Willie Gay (ankle), WR Sammy Watkins (calf) did not practice today for the #chiefs (James Palmer on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: This could be a scheduled day off for Watkins but if not, it’s difficult seeing him suiting up on Sunday against the Browns. Watkins last played in Week 16 and missed practice yesterday. It’s likely Demarcus Robinson and perhaps Byron Pringle will pickup some extra snaps if Watkins sits.