NFL PLAYER NEWS
James Conner (ribs) active for Cardinals Monday
Arizona Cardinals running back James Conner (ribs) is officially active for the team's Monday night Super Wild Card game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Conner will share a backfield with teammate Chase Edmonds (ribs, toe) for the first time since early November as the pair have battled injuries through the second half of the season. When we last saw them play together, Conner served as the goal-line and short yardage back, but proved that he could operate in all phases when Edmonds missed time.
Our models currently project Conner, who has an $8,000 salary on FanDuel, for 10.1 fantasy points against the Rams this evening.
Arizona's Rondale Moore (ankle) active for Monday's Wild Card matchup against Rams
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rondale Moore (ankle) is available for Monday's Wild Card game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Moore will be active after missing time with an ankle injury. In a matchup against numberFire's seventh rated defense during the regular season, our models project Moore to score 6.3 FanDuel points.
Moore's projection includes 3.0 receptions for 32.6 yards on 4.3 targets.
49ers' Jimmy Garoppolo dealing with "slight" sprained shoulder
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is dealing with a "slight sprain of his throwing shoulder," but is expected to practice Wednesday, per head coach Kyle Shanahan.
Garoppolo must have suffered the injury at some point during the 49ers' victory over the Dallas Cowboys Sunday afternoon in their Super Wild Card game, but it is apparently not expected to prevent him from practicing this week. This will be a situation worth monitoring as the 49ers advance in the NFL playoffs.
Garoppolo had a decent outing Sunday (completing 16 of 25 attempts for 172 yards, and an interception), but the team's inability to convert multiple good drives into touchdowns kept the game close. Rookie Trey Lance could make an appearance in this year's playoffs.
Seahawks' Russell Wilson "wants to explore trade options"
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson "wants to explore trade options this offseason," Ian Rapoport reports, but has not officially requested a trade.
Wilson made some rumblings last offseason about potentially requesting a trade as well, so it would appear the star quarterback at least has interest in a change of location. The Seahawks' organization appears to be at a decision point after missing the playoffs for just the second time in nearly ten years, and a big shakeup could be on the way this offseason.
Wilson's season was briefly derailed by a nasty finger injury (and perhaps by returning too soon from that injury), but the veteran quarterback still posted a solid 2021 season, with 25 touchdowns to 6 interceptions while averaging 7.4 yards per attempt and absorbing sacks on 7.6% of his dropbacks (his lowest mark in four years). It's unclear what the future holds for Wilson or the Seahawks, but it's certain that teams will be interested in what Wilson has to offer if he does become available via a trade.
New England's Damien Harris (hamstring) active for Saturday's Wild Card matchup
New England Patriots running back Damien Harris (hamstring) will play in Saturday's Wild Card contest against the Buffalo Bills.
Harris will suit up for the third contest against his division rivals despite limited practices with a hamstring injury. In a matchup against numberFire's sixth rated rush defense, our models project Harris to score 8.5 FanDuel points.
Harris' projection includes 11.9 rushing attempts for 53.9 yards and 0.6 receptions for 4.3 yards.
Rondale Moore (ankle) questionable for Arizona's Wild Card injury matchup against Rams
Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rondale Moore (ankle) is questionable to play in Monday's Wild Card game against the Los Angeles Rams.
Moore's status is currently in limbo after Arizona's rookie wideout was a limited participant in this week's practice sessions. Expect Antoine Wesley to play more snaps if Moore is unable to suit up on Monday night.
Moore's projection includes 3.0 receptions for 32.8 yards on 4.3 targets.