It's Sunday morning of Week 17, and there are some things we can say for certain, others we'll need to wait on. Some expected developments, some troubling for their teams.
Davante Adams is INACTIVE for the Packers, as is Equanimeous St. Brown. Main wideouts will be Randall Cobb, Marquez Valdes-Scantling and Jake Kumerow.
Also inactive: Kenny Golladay (chest).
Some regular starters who are healthy are being held out, including Alvin Kamara, Drew Brees and Ted Ginn for the Saints.
Christian McCaffrey is active for the Panthers. But will he play? Teams only have 8 spots for inactive, so players being active doesn't necessarily mean they'll step on the field. Some risk, I think, in using McCaffrey.
In the night game, Marcus Mariota isn't going to play. It's not official, but the report says that Mariota would be at risk of "permanent damage" if he tries to play through his neck injury/stinger. Would be pretty irresponsible for the team to put him on the field under those circumstances, so fair to say it's not going to happen. Blaine Gabbert (pictured) will start. We already had virtually no interest in Tennessee's passing game. The Gabbert-led aerial attack has even less upside; should be a run-heavy game plan.
Same game, T.Y. Hilton and Eric Ebron were both questionable, but both are expected to play.
The Cowboys will hold Ezekiel Elliott out of their meaningless game at the Meadowlands against the Giants. As expected. Rod Smith should draw the start. Don't expect to see Dak Prescott or Amari Cooper much (at all?) either.
Antonio Brown is going to try to play through a knee injury. Seems risky to use him, or to gamble on a fill-in like James Washington. But JuJu Smith-Schuster looks great as the likely No. 1.
No Allen Robinson for the Bears, as expected. ("Doubtful" guys virtually never play.)