Week 17 Strikes (x6)
Sad to report the following strikes are awarded for NFL Week 17:
Adam - NEW ZEALAND x1
x1 Started RB - Frank Gore - (NYJ) - OUT, was ruled out before his teams actual game day:
Published: Mon, Dec 28 at 2:14pm by Rotowire.com
Out for season finale
Gore is dealing with a lung contusion and has been ruled out for the Week 17 game against the Patriots, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
Analysis: Gore left this past Sunday’s 23-16 win over the Browns early, but not before becoming the third player to reach 16,000 rushing yards in his career. The 37-year-old running back will miss a game for just the third time in the past 10 seasons. Gore will be an unrestricted free agent in March, and it’s unclear if he’ll return for his 17th NFL season.
David - SPAIN x3
x1 Started WR - Christian Kirk - (ARI) - OUT, was ruled out before his teams actual game day:
Published: Sat, Jan 2 at 5:46pm by Rotowire.com
Goes to COVID-19 list, out Sunday
Kirk was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday and won’t play in Sunday’s game against the Rams.
Analysis: It’s unclear whether Kirk tested the positive or was deemed a high-risk close contact. This is a major loss for the Cardinals as they look to keep their playoff hopes alive. Larry Fitzgerald (groin) is also questionable and trending toward a game-time decision. KeeSean Johnson, Trent Sherfield and Andy Isabella could all see increased usage in the season finale.
x1 Started WR - K.J. Hamler - (DEN) - OUT, was ruled out before his teams actual game day:
Published: Fri, Jan 1 at 1:02pm by Rotowire.com
Out this weekend
Hamler (concussion) won’t play Sunday against the Raiders, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.
Analysis: With Hamler ruled out for Denver’s season finale, DaeSean Hamilton should be in line for an uptick in snaps and targets at wide receiver in Week 17 alongside starters Jerry Jeudy and Tim Patrick. Hamler, meanwhile, concludes his rookie campaign with 30 catches (on 56 targets) for 381 yards and three touchdowns in 13 games.
x1 Started TE - Harrison Bryant - (CLE) - OUT, was ruled out before his teams actual game day:
Published: Thu, Dec 31 at 10:44am by Rotowire.com
Out Week 17 after positive test
Bryant won’t be available for Sunday’s game against the Steelers after testing positive for COVID-19, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports.
Analysis: Cleveland had already moved Bryant to the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday after the tight end was deemed to be a close contact of an infected person or persons. Upon undergoing additional testing while in isolation the past couple of days, Bryant was determined to have contracted the virus. He’ll thus remain away from the team for the regular-season finale, though Bryant could have a chance to gain clearance for a potential wild-card playoff game, should the Browns earn a postseason berth. Cleveland will proceed with David Njoku and Stephen Carlson as its depth options at tight end behind Austin Hooper in Week 17.
Iain - WALES x2
x1 Started RB - Darrell Henderson - (LAR) - OUT, was ruled out before his teams actual game day:
Published: Tue, Dec 29 at 4:14pm by Rotowire.com
On injured reserve, as expected
The Rams placed Henderson (ankle) on injured reserve Tuesday.
Analysis: As expected, Henderson will miss the regular-season finale and at least the first two rounds of the playoffs, assuming the Rams are able to qualify for the latter. In addition to Henderson hitting IR, the overall outlook for the offense has taken multiple hits, with Jared Goff requiring surgery on a broken and dislocated thumb Monday, Cam Akers tending to a high-ankle sprain of his own, and Cooper Kupp (undisclosed) landing on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday. In the case of the backfield, if Akers joins Henderson on the sideline Sunday versus the Cardinals, Malcolm Brown will lead L.A.'s backfield, with Xavier Jones and Raymond Calais potentially getting reps as well.
x1 Started WR - Tyreek Hill - (KC) - OUT, was ruled out before his teams actual game day:
Published: Fri, Jan 1 at 3:24pm by Rotowire.com
Ruled out this week
Hill (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Chargers.
Analysis: In addition to Hill, the Chiefs also ruled out Sammy Watkins (calf), which sets the stage for the Chiefs – who have clinched the AFC’s No. 1 seed and a first-round bye – to roll out a wideout corps headed by Demarcus Robinson, Mecole Hardman and Byron Pringle in Week 17. Hill is expected to be good to go for Kansas City’s playoff opener Jan. 16 or 17.