In the spirit of the original Fantasy Alarm tag-line, "Never start an injured player again," we felt it was necessary to keep you fantasy football players as up to date as possible with all the news regarding NFL game cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19. Not that all of these players involved are injured, but when one team is infected, as we've seen with the Tennessee Titans, they drag down their opposition for the week. Those of you who lost Ben Roethlisberger , JuJu Smith-Schuster and James Conner back in Week 4 know what we're talking about.

Each week, we will post the latest information so you are able to track what has happened, which teams are most directly affected and whether or not the games will be played during the current week's scoring period. This was, if you see a team or, more specifically, one of your players affected, you can head over to our Waiver Wire article or Injury Report and figure out which players will be worth your while for replacements. The NFL DFS Playbook will also have COVID-19 updates as well.

January 8

12:20pm ET

Lots of negative tests for the Browns, save for one assistant line coach. Game should play without issue.

January 6

11:30am ET

So far, no new positive tests for Cleveland. If there are no positive tests between now and the weekend, the game between the Browns and Steelers will play as scheduled.

January 5 

11:00am ET

The Cleveland Browns COVID outbreak continues as coaches, including Kevin Stefanski, and two more players have tested positive. The Browns are closing their facility today.

This is how the Browns are handling the situation:

December 31

1:45pm ET

Miami Dolphins QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has tested positive for COVID-19. Supposedly there are no close-contacts on the team, but the Doplphins are still invesitgating.

10:30am ET

Four players for the Cleveland Browns will not be available for their Week 17 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers

December 30

12:00pm ET

The Cleveland Browns have shut down their facility in the wake of more positive tests and close contact by more players. Here is the link to Mary Kay Cabot's article on

December 26

6:00pm ET

Browns wide receivers Jarvis Landry , Rashard Higgins , Donovan Peoples-Jones and Khadarel Hodge have all been placed on the reserve/COVID list and are not expected to play in Week 16.


December 24

3:30pm ET

Chargers TE Hunter Henry has been placed on the reserve/COVID list  and will not play in Week 16

December 22

11:00am ET

The Lions will conduct meetings remotely Tuesday after two positive COVID-19 tests.

December 18

2:35pm ET

Ravens head coach Jim Harbaugh said Marquise Brown , Miles Boykin , and James Proche are expected to come off the reserve/COVID-19 list in time to play Week 15 against the Jaguars.

December 17

11:30am ET

Giants head coach Jason Garrett has tested positive for COVID-19. Freddie Kitchens will take over play-calling for the Giants on Sunday against his former team, the Browns.

December 16

4:15pm ET

Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Ronald Jones has been placed on the reserve/COVID list and now may not be available for Week 15

The Baltimore Ravens have placed WRs Marquise Brown , Miles Boykin  and James Proche on the reserve/COVID list and are expected to be out for Week 15

December 12

5:00pm ET

Three more players place on the reserve/COVID list with Miami RB Myles Gaskin being the biggest impact player for fantasy. None of the three are expected to be available for Week 15 either.

December 11

4:30pm ET

The Houston Texans have place RB David Johnson on the reserve/COVID list

December 10

10:35pm ET

The Chicago Bearss have closed their facility after a positive COVID-19 test. Contact tracing has commenced and further testing is being done.

December 7

11:30am ET

The Carolina Panthers have shut down their team facility today and WR D.J. Moore has been placed on the reserve/COVID list.

December 6

10:00am ET

All games are good to go for today.

December 4

10:30am ET

Another round of new COVID policies from the Commissioner's Office. Changes limits to number of players for traveling teams as well as limits personal interactions for two days following a game.

December 3

9:30am ET

The NFL is further considering added isolation (a potential bubble in multiple locations?) for the playoffs.

December 2

12:40pm ET

The Steelers are placing C Maurkice Pouncey on the reserve/COVID list ahead of today's game. He will not be available.

December 1

9:15am ET

Latest update on Ravens travel plans to Pittsburgh for Wednesday's game:

November 30

6:45pm ET

NFL Schedule Changes:

5:00pm ET

Ravens/Steelers has officially been postponed to Wednesday. Should still count towards Week 12 stats in fantasy football.


4:45pm ET

The New England Patriots have placed WR Julian Edelman on the reserve/COVID list

3:50pm ET

Apparently, Tuesday night's Ravens/Steelers game is still in jeopardy as the Ravens have not been given any information regarding their travel plans to Pittsburgh, according to Adam Schefter.

3:35pm ET

The Carolina Panthers have placed DE Yetur Gross-Matos on the reserve/COVID list.

November 29


Contrary to an earlier report taht stated no new positives for the Ravens, TE Mark Andrews has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not play Tuesday. LB Matt Judon and WR Willie Snead also tested positive and will be unavailable Tuesday.

8:00am ET

Updating a previous story, the 49ers are looking into playing their remaining home games in Arizona.

7:45am ET

There were no new positive tests Saturday for the Baltimore Ravens. They have nine players and eight staffers who have tested positive in total right now. Tuesday's Ravens/Steelers game is still on for Tuesday night.

November 28

6:15pm ET

The Denver Broncos do not have an eligible QB on their roster after all current quarterbacks were deemed high-risk and placed on the reserve/COVID list. WR Kendall Hinton is being called up from the practice squad and expected to stary for the Broncos at QB. He played quarterback at Wake Forest.. Start that Saints D/ST.

Due to shelter-in-place orders, by order of the Santa Clara county, no college or professional sports teams are allowed to play games within the county. The San Franciso 49ers have no place to play their home game next week.

12:45pm ET

The Pittsburgh Steelers are now dealing with an outbreak of their own as three more players were placed on the reserve/COVID list, including James Conner , after a player and two staff members were already out after positive tests.

12:15pm ET

Another one bites the dust as the Indianapolis Colts place rookie RB Jonathan Taylor on the reserve/COVID list.

November 27

2:45pm ET

The Ravens/Steelers game has officially been moved to Tuesday, December 1. It will count towards Week 12 in fantasy football.

1:00pm ET

The Los Angeles Rams have shut down their practice facility Friday after reporting two positive COVID-19 tests.

9:15am ET

The Denver Broncos are shutting down their team facility today due to three positive COVID-19 tests to players and staff.

November 26

8:15pm ET

Baltimore Ravens are disciplining their strength and conditioning coach for violating team protocols, they are shutting down their practice faciltiy until Monday, QB Lamar Jackson has tested posotive for COVID-19 amd Sunday's game is in jeopardy.

9:00am ET

The Indianapolis Colts placed DL DeForest Buckner on the reserve/COVID list after he tested positive for COVID-19. Fantasy-wise, this is a boost for Derrick Henry

8:30am ET

It's getting ugly in Baltimore...

November 25

12:55pm ET

***The Steelers/Ravens game has officially been moved from Thanksgiving Day to Sunday***

12:00pm ET

The Cincinnati Bengals have place WR Auden Tate and OL B.J. Finney on the reserve/COVID list

9:40am ET

The Browns have reported a positive COVID-19 test and will close their facility today. Firther test rsults are pending and contact tracing are underway.

8:00am ET

Contact tracing has been completed for the Jaguars coaching staff and they are hoping to have most of them back for the weekend. They will all work virtually for the time being.

November 24

7:15pm ET

The Vikings are awaiting further news regarding Adam Thielen who has now tested both positive and negative for COVID-19

7:00pm ET

The Ravens count is now up to 10 positive tests for players and what the NFL is calling Tier 1/Tier 2 personnel. A decision as to whether or not Thursday's game will be postponed is pending.

4:00pm ET

The Jacksonville Jaguars entire defensive coaching staff is out of the building because of COVI-19 protocols. Contact tracing is underway

Ravens LB Pernell McPhee is one of the players who tested positive for COVID-19. He will not play Thursday

1:45pm ET

Official word is the Ravens have five players and four staff member who tested positive for COVID-19

11:30am ET

The Baltimore Ravens will continue to work virtually due to the COVID-19 outbreak on the team. They are also cancelling all media availability.

November 23

4:35pm ET

The Minnseota VIkings placed WR Adam Thielen on the reserve/COVID list

1:45pm ET

The Baltimore Ravens have shut down their facility due to Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins  testing positive for COVID-19

November 22

4:30pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers have had a COVID outbreak during their bye week as the total number of players on the reserve/COVID list is up to nine.

November 20

5:00pm ET

The San Francisco 49ers have placed WR Brandon Aiyuk and two other players on the reserv/COVID list (49ers are on a bye this week)

The Raiders have activated DB Lamarcus Joyner from the reserve/COVID list while the Ravens have placed back-up QB Trace McSorley on the reserve/COVID list

10:00am ET

The Browns have placed DE Myles Garrett on the reserve/COVID list and he will be out for Week 11

The Giants have placed WR Dante Pettis and two more players on the reserve/COVID list (Giants have a bye this week)

November 19

2:30pm ET

Eagles placed RB Corey Clement , WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside , and DE Vinny Curry on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

November 18

4:00pm ET

We have a serious issue with the Las Vegas Raiders right now as nearly the entire defense has been placed on the reserve/COVID list and is in quarantine.

9:30am ET

The NFL has had 53 positive coronavirus tests over the past seven days, including 18 amongst players and 35 amongst personnel.

The Los Angeles Rams have a player who tested positive for COVID-19 and are now undergoing the protocols for contact tracing and isolation.

November 17

1:00pm ET

Raiders placed DE Clelin Ferrell and DB Lamarcus Joyner on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Drew Lock (ribs) has a "pretty severe strain and bruising" but has avoided any fractures.

The New York Giants have place K Graham Gano on the reserve/COVID list

The Atlanta Falcons have placed WR Laquon Treadwell on the reserve/COVID list.

11:30am ET

The Washington Football Team has shut down their facility after a player tested positive for COVID-19

November 14

2:30pm ET

Josh Norman of the Buffalo Bills has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not play against the Cardinals this weekend. Due to close contact tracing tight end Tyler Kroft , cornerback Levi Wallace and safety Dean Marlowe have also been ruled out.


November 13

10:00am ET

A player on the Cleveland Browns has tested positive for COVID-19. He is in isolation, the team has cancelled practice and the facility has been shut down for today.

November 12

5:00pm ET

Baltimore Ravens CB Iman Marshall has tested positive for COVID-19 and is currently in isolation. Contact tracing is currently being done.

4:30pm ET

The Las Vegas Raiders have placed LB Cory Littleton and the Jets have placed TE Ross Travis on the reserve/COVID list

4:00pm ET

The Dolphins have placed LB Kyle Van Noy , DL Christian Wilkins and practice squad WR Matt Cole on the reserve/COVID list while removing RB/WR Lynn Bowden Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr. Jr.

9:15am ET

The Ravens announced that a player has tested positive for COVID-19 this morning. He is in isolation now and apparently there are no high-risk contacts

November 11

2:00pm ET

The Chiefs have requested an inquiry/investigation with the NFLPA as a union rep apparently held a meeting with players late last month and was not wearing a mask of following league protocols.

11:10am ET

The Bengals/Steelers game remains as scheduled despite both teams dealing with COVID-19 issues. The Bengals have placed six players on the reserve/COVID list over the last seven days while the Steelers have Ben Roethlisberger and three others in quarantine due to close contact with Vance McDonald , who tested positive.

November 10

1:00pm ET

Latest COVID-19 monitoring results from the NFL/NFLPA:

9:45am ET

Steelers placed QB Ben Roethlisberger , TE Vance McDonald , OL Jerald Hawkins , RB Jaylen Samuels and LB Vince Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

November 9

4:50pm ET

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a player test positive for COVID-19. They will go through the proper protocols for isolation and contact tracing.

November 8

10:00am ET

Browns QB Baker Mayfield was placed on the reserve/COVID list due to being in close contact with someone who tested positive. He could be activated Wednesday if all tests come back negative.

November 7

10:45am ET

All contact-tracing tests run by the Ravens following Marlon Humphrey 's positive COVID-19 tests have beeen completed and all Baltimore Ravens players have been reinstated for Sunday.

November 6

10:15am ET

The Miami Dolphins had an assistant coach test positive for COVID-19 and the team is now dealing with the proper league protocols. No word as to whether or not this will affect the team's travel plans to Arizona this weekend.

The Atlanta Falcons had a staff member test positive for COVID-19 and the team is following protocol for virtual meetings. No word as to whether this will affect the status of this weekend's game against the Broncos.

November 5

12:00pm ET

49ers WR Kendrick Bourne and the three players with whome he lives have all tested negative for COVID-19 and the NFL and team are going under the assumption that Bourne's first test was a false positive. Unfortunately, he, Brandon Aiyuk, Deebo Samuel and Trent Williams must all remain on the reserve/COVID list and still can't play tonight.

10:45am ET

No new positive tests for the 49ers or Packers this morning so this game, for better or for worse, will be played today.

8:45am ET

The Texans have shut down their practice facility after a player tested positive for COVID-19

A staff member of the Indianapolis Colts tested positive for COVID-19. Meetings will be done virtually, but apparently practice is still on.

November 4

4:35pm ET

Learning that Matthew Stafford was placed on the reserve/COVID list becuase of contact concenrs, not that he tested positive. He is still eligible to play Sunday if he continues to test negative.

4:00pm ET

The Detroit Lions have placed QB Matthew Stafford on the reserve/COVID list, but we are not sure yet as to whether he has tested positive or if he was in contact with someone who did.

11:25am ET

The San Francisco 49ers have shut down their facility Wednesday due to a positive COVID test for WR Kendrick Bourne . They are currently conducting contact tracing and while their game against the Packers remains on-schedule, things could change quickly.

November 3

2:00pm ET

The Cowboys have placed QB Andy Dalton on the reserve/COVID list. He will not play in Week 9 which means the Cowboys will be relying on either Ben DiNucci again or former AAF QB Garrett Gilbert this week against Pittsburgh.

12:30pm ET

Broncos GM John Elway and team CEO Joe Ellis have tested positive for COVID-19. They will remain in quarantine away from the team, but start keeping tabs on the Broncos players as well.

12.00pm ET

Ravens placed LB Matt Judon , Patrick Queen, L.J. Fort , Malik Harrison nd Tyus Bowser on the reserve/COVID list due to being in close contact with Marlon Humphrey .

11:45am ET

Green Bay Packer RB Jamaal Williams and LB Kamal Martin have been deemed as high-risk, close-contact players with RB A.J. Dillon and none of the three will play Thursday night against the 49ers.

No new positive tests for the Baltimore Ravens on Tuesday. They are continuing contact tracing for DB Marlon Humphrey

November 2

11:45am ET

With Sunday morning, game-day testing, in full effect, we've learned that Green Bay Packers RB A.J. Dillon and Baltimore Ravens DB Marlon Humphrey both tested positive for COVID-19 and played in Week 8. Dillon will be out for Thursday night's Packers/49ers game and Humphrey will remain in quarantine. Additional tests are likely to be done on all Packers, Vikings, Ravens and Steelers.

November 1

9:45am ET

No players have tested positive for COVID-19, but Broncos DC Ed Donatell did and will remain away from the team.



October 30

11:30am ET

Despite being given the green light to practice today, Broncos HC Vic Fangio has cancelled Friday's practice. The team will resume practice on Saturday.

11:20am ET

Two more positive tests reported today -- Broncos offensive lineman and a Vikings linebacker. More to follow

October 29

11:00am ET

The New York Giants have placed LG Will Hernandez on the reserve/COVID list and now the team is putting their entire offensive line in isolations -- very similar to what happened with the Raiders last week.

October 25

8:00am ET

The Jaguars have placed RB Chris Thompson on the reserve/COVID list. Apparently he is the only member of the team to test positvie and the Chargers/Jaguars game will be played

The Bills have placed TEs Dawson Knox (positive) and Lee Smith (affected by contact tracing) on the reserve/COVID list. No other positive tests reported so the Jets/Bills game will play as scheduled.

No new positives for the Raiders or the Saints so both games will play Sunday as scheduled.

October 24

4:30pm ET

All four members of the Raiders offensive line who have been in isolation have been removed from the reserve/COVID list

October 23

3:40pm ET

Saints place WR Emmanuel Sanders on the reserve/COVID list. Head coach Sean Payton does not believe this will affect the rest of the team as they seem to be aware of how Sanders contracted it and it is not NFL related.

9:50am ET

No new positive tests from the Raiders (or Broncos who apparently had a contact scare) so their game against the Bucs remains on as scheduled (4:00pm ET)

October 22

5:00pm ET

To ensure there will be a game played Sunday night, the Raiders/Bucs has been moved to 4:00 pm ET and the Seahawks/Cardinals game will now be played at 8:20pm ET

4:10pm ET

The Raiders have place their entire starting offensive line on the reserve/COVID list. They have five days to quarantine which could leave them eligible Sunday morning but none are allowed to practice.

9:00am ET

Raiders linemen remain in isolation. Should they remain asymptomatic and test results are negative, all but Trent Brown, who was placed on the reserve/COVID list already, will be eligible to play Sunday against the Buccaneers.

October 21

3:40pm ET

The Las Vegas Raiders placed RT Trent Brown on the reserve/COVID list after a positive test and contct tracing has now caused them to send home another five offensive linemen.

October 19

1:50pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders put CB Damon Arnette on the reserve/COVID list. No other players tested positive.

October 18

9:00am ET

No new positives this morning. All games will play

October 17

1:00pm ET

The Denver Broncos announced that their running backs coach, Curtis Modkins, tested positive for COVID-19 and will not travel with the team to their game against the Patriots. The good sign is that the Broncos are still traveling to New England.

8:45am ET

The Jacksonville Jaguars have announced they received a positive test on one of their practice squad players. They have shut down their facility on Saturday and are taking all the necessary precautions. They plan to play Sunday's game, but will be working closely with the NFL on this over the next 24 hours.

8:30am ET

The Patriots, Falcons and Colts have all re-opened their practice/training facilities in the last 24 hours and it would appear as if all three games formerly in jeopardy will play this week.

October 16

12:40pm ET

The New England Patriots have cancelled their Friday practice due to another positive COVID-19 test. They are awaiting more test results and could shut down their facility for the second time in two weeks.

11:30am ET

NFL and Colts announce that tests were false positives so Colts/Bengals looks good to play Sunday.

9:30am ET

The Atlanta Falcons players and coaches are returning to the team facility today after tests have cleared. All signs point towards the Falcons/Vikings game being played Sunday.

7:30am ET

The Indianapolis Colts have shut down their team facility due to a number of positive COVID-19 tests. No confirmation as to whether any of the players have tested positive. More news to come regarding the status of the Colts/Bengals game.

October 15

12:30pm ET

From -- Odell Beckham was sent home with an illness and is now currently awaiting results from his COVID testing

11:20am ET

With the Falcons positive test coming from an assistant coach and not a player, the NFL is allowing the Falcons to re-open their facility today, but the team has opted to wait until Friday for precautionary reasons.

10:30am ET

The Falcons/Vikings remains scheduled for its Sunday 1:00pm ET kickoff

9:45am ET 

We are now receiving word that it is only one positive test for the Atlanta Falcons and it is a personnel member, not a player. Facility is still shut down.

9:30am ET

Adam Schefter is reporting there are four positive tests for the Atlanta Falcons. Facility remains shut down.

9:15am ET

Sources are reporting multiple positive tests for the Atlanta Falcons who are now shutting down their facility.

October 13

5.15pm ET

Accoridng to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network, there has been a major change to the NFL-NFLPA protocols distributed to clubs Monday: Anyone with "high risk" close contact exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual must be isolated for at least 5 days, even if the person is negative and remains asymptomatic.

4:45pm ET

The Atlanta Falcons have placed rookie DL Marlon Davidson on the Reserve/COVID-19 list

4:40pm ET

The Chiefs have added FB Anthony Sherman to the Reserve/COVID-19 list after announcing no positive tests earlier in the morning.

9:00am ET

No new positive tests for the Titans which means the Tuesday night game between them and the the Bills is a full-go. Start 'em if you got 'em!

No new positive tests for the Chiefs or the Patriots. If the trend continues, the Patriots will re-open their practice facility Wednesday and will be able to play in Week 6.

October 12 at 8:15am ET

The New England Patriots have reported no new positive tests from Sunday's round of testing, however, Cam Newton is still testing positive for COVID-19

The Tennessee Titans reported no new positives from Sunday's round of testing. More testing still to come.

October 11 at 2:45pm ET

NFL Schedule Changes Just Released 

Current Changes in the NFL Week 5 Schedule:

Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans has been moved to Tuesday, October 13 at 7pm ET, pending no new positive tests. 

Denver Broncos at New England Patriots has been moved to NEXT Sunday, October 19 (Week 6); the Broncos/Dolphins game originally scheduled for Week 6 will now be moved to a later date.

Most Recent Changes to the NFL Week 5/6 Schedules:

October 11

2:30pm ET

For Week 6, Thursday's Chiefs/Bills game has been moved to Monday night, October 19

9:10am ET

The New Engalnd/Denver game has officially been moved to Week 6 -- Sunday, October 19 -- GET YOUR BRONCOS & PATRIOTS OUT OF YOUR WEEK 5 FANTASY FOOTBALL LINEUPS

Denver/Miami, originally scheduled for Week 6 will now be moved to a later week.

8:30am ET

The Tennessee Titans have now shut down their practice facility after a coach has tested positive for the coronavirus.

7:30am ET

The New England Patriots have one positive test this morning. As of now the game is still scheduled to play Monday, but it is now pending more tests. The Patriots practice facility has been closed.

October 10

12:35pm ET:

Adam Schefter reports the New England Patriots, who will be playing Denver on Monday night at 5pm ET, have returned to their practice facility today, but neither QB Cam Newton  nor DB Stephon Gillmore were present as both tested positive for the coronavirus.

12:30pm ET:

No new positive tests for either Tennessee Titans or New England Patriots

An unnamed practice squad player for the Chicago Bears has tested positive for the coronavirus.

A strength and conditioning coach for the Kansas CIty Chiefs has tested positive for the coronavirus. Contact tracing is underway.

October 9

4:30pm ET

Arizona Cardinals plane schedule to fly to Ne Jersey at 6pm ET. The Cardinals/Jets game will play as scheduled Sunday.

4:00pm ET

NFL Reports say Jets "perceived positive" test is confirmed as a "false positive."

9:00am ET

New York Jets practice facilty is shut down due to a "perceived positive" test. Players and coaches have been sent home.

8:35am ET

No new positive tests for either Tennessee Titans or New England Patriots

October 8

1:00pm ET

NFL announces that Week 6 Bills/Chiefs game has been moved from Thursday, Octobe 15 to Sunday, October 18 if the Week 5 Titans/Bills game plays on Tuesday.