What a whirlwind. Three days, six games, crazy upsets, shocking results, and exciting performance. This is why we all love the NFL so much. Now we head into perhaps the best weekend of the season as we enter the Divisional Round. We have updates on Christian McCaffrey, Mark Andrews, AJ Dillon, and more to consider. Heading into a great weekend of action, let’s take a look at the NFL Injury Report for the Divisional Round of the NFL Playoffs.

UPDATED Friday 1/19


Divisional Round NFL Injury Report for Quarterbacks

Baker Mayfield, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Ankle/Ribs)

UPDATE: Throughout the week in practice, we have not seen anything to cause concern or think otherwise about Mayfield’s expected success in a great matchup. 

While we will continue to see Baker Mayfield listed on the Injury Report, it hasn’t impacted his time on the field. Mayfield will likely miss some practice reps once again this week, but it shouldn’t have an effect on him come game time. That certainly was the case on Monday against Philadelphia. Mayfield showed no signs of injury in taking advantage of poor Philadelphia pass defense. The signal caller threw for 337 yards and three touchdowns heading into this week’s matchup against the Detroit Lions


Divisional Round NFL Injury Report for Running Backs

Christian McCaffrey, San Francisco 49ers (Calf)

UPDATE: McCaffrey has gone through the week without issue and is locked and loaded for the weekend. 

Thankfully, it doesn’t appear that there is anything to be concerned about here. Christian McCaffrey injured his calf in Week 17, and while he has yet to return to the field, the San Francisco 49ers had the benefit of time. Now that they are taking the field again this week in a game that matters, we will see McCaffrey back on the practice field. With that being said, there is nothing to suggest we will see anything but his best effort and full volume come game time. 

AJ Dillon, Green Bay Packers (Neck)

UPDATE: Dillon did return to the practice field on Thursday so he is trending towards returning, but it won’t be as anything more than the backup running back. 

AJ Dillon’s neck stinger continued to keep him out of action last week against the Dallas Cowboys. After the Packers broke off a shocking victory, their playoff journey continues this week. As we monitor the status of Dillon’s potential return, I’m not sure how relevant he will be as Aaron Jones continues to dominate the Green Bay backfield. 

Chase Edmonds, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Toe)

After returning to practice on Friday, Chase Edmonds appears to be in line to take the field on Sunday. From a fantasy perspective, Edmonds continues to just be used in a supporting role (gaining 20 yards on eight carries last week), but he should be out there against Detroit. 


Divisional Round NFL Injury Report for Wide Receivers

Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills (Foot)

While Stefon Diggs’ status for Sunday doesn’t appear to be in question, there is real cause for concern here. Diggs hurt his foot during Monday’s game and then it became an issue once again during practice on Thursday. He will be limited the rest of the week, and it is something to watch leading up to game time. 

Gabe Davis, Buffalo Bills (Knee)

UPDATE: Davis will be sidelined for this week as well, so we should see more of Shakir and Trent Sherfield.  

While a knee injury kept Gabe Davis out of action to begin the postseason, it remains to be seen whether he can progress enough to return this week. In his absence, Khalil Shakir caught three passes for 31 yards and a touchdown. If Davis is healthy enough to return, he will regain his role as the number two receiver in Buffalo’s offense. 

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Knee)

While we continue to see Chris Godwin limited in practice while dealing with a knee injury, there is no impact to his status come game time. Godwin has continued having success with Baker Mayfield under center, and they are in a great spot this week against Detroit. 

Noah Brown, Houston Texans (Shoulder)

As the Houston Texans advance, they will be doing so without Noah Brown. The receiver is now shut down for the season with a shoulder injury. Opposite Nico Collins, Robert Woods and John Metchie will take on larger roles. 

Kadarius Toney, Kansas City Chiefs (Hip/Ankle)

UPDATE: With limited work in practice this week and no setbacks, we should see Toney back on the field. However, it is hard to trust him much from a fantasy perspective. Additionally, there is the possibility that Justyn Ross returns from his hamstring injury. 

Ultimately, Kadarius Toney was unable to return to action last week following missing the last three regular season games. Toney appears to be getting closer as he did return to practice last week, so it is possible we see him on the field this week. Ultimately, Rashee Rice and Justin Watson will continue to draw the attention of Patrick Mahomes as the former continues to emerge. 

John Metchie, Houston Texans (Foot)

While there was never true concern regarding John Metchie’s status for this weekend, it is good news that he will not be listed on the Injury Report. With Noah Brown joining Tank Dell on the sidelines for the season, that is certainly a positive development. 

Robert Woods, Houston Texans (Hip)

It was also a good sign for the Houston Texans to see Robert Woods not listed on the Injury Report heading into the weekend’s action. Woods will be sharing the additional workload created by Brown’s injury with the aforementioned Metchie. 

Kalif Raymond, Detroit Lions (Knee)

UPDATE: Despite not returning to practice, there is still a possibility Raymond makes his return this week, but I wouldn’t plan on it. 

We will have to keep an eye on Kalif Raymond’s status this week after he missed last week’s game. Should he return, Raymond will do so in a complementary role. 


Divisional Round NFL Injury Report for Tight Ends

Mark Andrews, Baltimore Ravens (Ankle)

UPDATE: Despite practicing in full on Wednesday and Thursday, the Ravens are playing things cautiously with Andrews. That means we will have to wait another week to see him return to the field while Isiah Likely continues his play atop the depth chart. 

Mark Andrews has been out the last two months with an ankle injury, but he did return to practice last week on a limited basis. We will have to keep a close eye on him in practice this week, but things are trending in the right direction for him to make his way back to the field. 

Sam LaPorta, Detroit Lions (Knee)

Seeing Sam LaPorta as limited in practice this week should not be a surprise as the Detroit Lions are handling things cautiously with the rookie. He played the majority of the snaps last week, and caught a touchdown pass, so there doesn’t appear to be anything to worry about regarding his status for this weekend.