NFL Week 16 Depth Chart & Injury News

 

Injury News

Arizona Cardinals: Chad Williams (Q) – hamstring

Atlanta Falcons: Devonte Freeman (IR) – groin, Ito Smith (IR) – knee

Baltimore Ravens: Nick Boyle (Q) – concussion

Buffalo Bills: Marcus Murphy (Q) – elbow, LeSean McCoy (Q) – hamstring, Chris Ivory (Q) – shoulder

Carolina Panthers: Greg Olson (IR) – foot

Chicago Bears: N/A

Cincinnati Bengals: Tyler Boyd (Q) – knee, AJ Green (IR) – foot

Cleveland Browns: N/A

Dallas Cowboys: Cole Beasley (Q) – foot, Tavon Austin (Q) – groin

Denver Broncos: N/A

Detroit Lions: Kerryon Johnson (Q) – knee, Bruce Ellington (Q) – hamstring

Green Bay Packers: Aaron Rodgers (Q) – groin, Aaron Jones (Q) – knee, Randall Cobb (Q) – concussion

Houston Texans: Keke Coutee (Q) – hamstring, Deandre Hopkins (Q) – ankle, Lamar Miller (Q) – ankle

Indianapolis Colts: N/A

Jacksonville Jaguars: Leonard Fournette (Q) – foot

Kansas City Chiefs: Sammy Watkins (Q) – foot, Spencer Ware (Q) – hamstring

Los Angeles Rams: Todd Gurley (Q) – knee, Justin David (Q) – shoulder

Los Angeles Chargers: Melvin Gordon (Q) – knee, Austin Ekeler (Q) – concussion, Keenan Allen (Q) – hip

Miami Dolphins: Frank Gore (D) – foot,

Minnesota Vikings: N/A

New England Patriots: N/A

New Orleans Saints: N/A

New York Giants: Odell Beckham Jr. (Q) – quad, Cody Latimer (Q) – hamstring

New York Jets: Quincy Enunwa (Q) – ankle, Isaiah Crowell (IR) – toe, Rishard Matthews (Q) – hamstring

Oakland Raiders: Martavis Bryant (IR) – suspended

Philadelphia Eagles: Carson Wentz (D) – back

Pittsburgh Steelers: James Conner (Q) – ankle

San Francisco 49ers: Matt Breida (Q) – ankle

Seattle Seahawks: N/A

Tampa Bay Buccaneers: DeSean Jackson (D) – thumb, Alan Cross (Q) – shoulder

Tennessee Titans: N/A

Washington Redskins: Jordan Reed (D) – toe

 

Week 16 Depth Chart Notes

 

Washington Redskins (7-7) at Tennessee Titans (8-6)

Spread: TEN (-10)

O/U: 37

The Redskins are technically still in the playoff hunt as they pulled out a miraculous win last week. Vegas does not see this game as a high scoring affair with an Over/Under of 37. The Titans ground game has been great with Derrick Henry while the Redskins are led by third-stringer QB Josh Johnson.

Washington Redskins Depth Chart Notes

  • Watch for the Redskins to hold off on starting Jordan Reed. The coaching staff will likely sit him. If that happens, look to Vernon Davis to be one of the top targets of the day.

Washington Redskins Quick Links: Redskins Depth Chart, Redskins Snap Counts, Redskins Roster, Redskins Schedule

Tennessee Titans Depth Chart Notes

  • No major depth chart moves on the offensive side of the ball. I expect a normal snap count share.

Tennessee Titans Quick Links: Titans Depth Chart, Titans Snap Charts, Titans Roster, Titans Schedule

 

Matchup Link: Washington Redskins vs Tennessee Titans

 

Baltimore Ravens (8-6) at Los Angeles Chargers (11-3)

Spread: LAC (-4.5)

O/U: 45

The Ravens are still fighting for playoff position in a tight race for the AFC North against Pittsburgh. The Chargers are hot, coming off a huge victory in Kansas City, sealing their playoff spot.

Baltimore Ravens Depth Chart Notes

  • No significant depth chart changes for the Baltimore offense.

Baltimore Ravens Quick Links: Ravens Depth Chart, Ravens Snap Counts, Ravens Roster, Ravens Schedule

Los Angeles Chargers Depth Chart Notes

  • Keenan Allen, Melvin Gordon, and possibly Austin Ekeler are all possible starters in this game. Look for game time decisions to be made about each of these players because they are all vital. If the two RBs can’t go again, look for Justin Jackson to be the go-to running back again.

Los Angeles Chargers Quick Links: Chargers Depth Chart, Chargers Snap Counts, Chargers Roster, Chargers Schedule

Matchup Link: Baltimore Ravens vs Los Angeles Chargers

 

Minnesota Vikings (7-6-1) at Detroit Lions (5-9)

Spread: MIN (-4.5)

O/U: 43.5

The Vikings clobbered the Miami Dolphins a week ago. This week, the square off against division rival, the Detroit Lions, who have little to play for in Week 16 other than divisional pride.

Minnesota Vikings Depth Chart Notes

  • No significant depth chart changes. Expect normal snap counts all around.

Minnesota Vikings Quick Links: Vikings Depth Chart, Vikings Snap Counts, Vikings Roster, Vikings Schedule

Detroit Lions Depth Chart Notes

  • Running back Kerryon Johnson is questionable, so look for Theo Riddick to be his main replacement although LaGarrette Blount is also currently healthy. The combo of Riddick and Blount is important in consider snap counts, especially depending on if Johnson plays.

Detroit Lions Quick Links: Lions Depth Chart, Lions Snap Counts, Lions Roster, Lions Schedule

Matchup Link: Minnesota Vikings vs Detroit Lions

 

Atlanta Falcons (5-9) at Carolina Panthers (6-8)

Spread: CAR (-3.5)

O/U: not available yet

Atlanta dominated the Cardinals last weekend in rare form while the Panthers only scored 9 points against the Saints on Monday Night Football. Both teams have little to play for the rest of the season.

Atlanta Falcons Depth Chart Notes

  • Tevin Coleman’s presence on the Falcons is key to their brief success. Look for his number of snap counts to remain large.

Atlanta Falcons Quick Links: Falcons Depth Chart, Falcons Snap Counts, Falcons Roster, Falcons Schedule

Carolina Panthers Depth Chart Notes

  • With Greg Olsen out for the season, keep your eyes on the other offensive weapons. They will be used more to compensate, even if Carolina’s offense isn’t that good.

Carolina Panthers Quick Links: Panthers Depth Charts, Panthers Snap Counts, Panthers Roster, Panthers Schedule

Matchup Link: Atlanta Falcons vs Carolina Panthers

 

New York Giants (5-9) at Indianapolis Colts (8-6)

Spread: IND (-9)

O/U: 47

The Colts dominated the Dallas Cowboys last week, who, at the time, were incredibly hot. The Colts and Andrew Luck have proven themselves to be a problem for any team in the NFL while the Giants have been having another poor year.

New York Giants Depth Chart Notes

  • The Giants’ coaches said they have not considered keeping Odell Beckham Jr. out for the rest of the season. If he plays, he’s sure to be one of Eli’s main targets despite playing against a red hot Colt’s defense.

New York Giants Quick Links: Giants Depth Charts, Giants Snap Counts, Giants Roster, Giants Schedule

Indianapolis Colts Depth Chart Notes

  • No significant depth chart or injury changes. See our snap counts page for information on the two Colts running backs.

Indianapolis Colts Quick Links: Colts Depth Charts, Colts Snap Counts, Colts Roster, Colts Schedule

Matchup Link: New York Giants vs Indianapolis Colts

 

Green Bay Packers (5-8-1) at New York Jets (4-10)

Spread: GB (-3)

O/U: 45

The Green Bay Packers are fresh off a disappointing loss to the Chicago Bears. The loss eliminated them from the playoffs while the Jets have had no playoffs the whole season.

Green Bay Packers Depth Chart Notes

  • There is a possibility that Aaron Rodgers, Randall Cobb, and Aaron Jones all three don’t play. Check out depth charts to see who will fill in for each position, but pay even closer attention to running backs if Rodgers does not play. Jamaal Williams might be huge for the Packers if Jones and/or Rodgers do not play.

Green Bay Packers Quick Links: Packers Depth Chart, Packers Snap Counts, Packers Roster, Packers Schedule

New York Jets Depth Chart Notes

  • With Quincy Enunwa listed as questionable, look for Robby Anderson and Jermaine Kearse to possibly get even more snaps or targets from Sam Darnold.

New York Jets Quick Links: Jets Depth Chart, Jets Snap Counts, Jets Roster, Jets Schedule

Matchup Link: Green Bay Packers vs New York Jets

 

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (5-9) at Dallas Cowboys (8-6)

Spread: DAL (-7)

O/U: 46

The Cowboys, having just been shutout by the Colts, are back at home with a big Over/Under of 46. That’s a big Over/Under considering the Cowboys did not score a single point last week.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Depth Chart Notes

  • DeSean Jackson is currently listed as questionable as he did not participate in last week’s game. Keep your eye on all of Jameis Winston’s targets, especially Mike Evans, despite his low number of touchdowns on the season.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Quick Links: Bucs Depth Chart, Bucs Snap Counts, Bucs Roster, Bucs Schedule

Dallas Cowboys Depth Chart Notes

  • With possible wide receiver injuries, Amari Cooper might continue to get lots of targets and snaps. He will definitely be a factor in the game.

Dallas Cowboys Quick Links: Cowboys Depth Chart, Cowboys Snap Counts, Cowboys Roster, Cowboys Schedule

Matchup Link: Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs Dallas Cowboys

 

Cincinnati Bengals (6-8) at Cleveland Browns (6-7-1)

Spread: CLE (-7)

O/U: 46

The Browns are coming off a big win against the Broncos. Cleveland is still miraculously still in the playoff hunt. The Bengals are now relying on backup Jeff Driskel to lead them this late in the season. Driskel pulled off a decisive win over the Raiders last week.

Cincinnati Bengals Depth Chart Notes

  • Look at our Bengals depth chart close to game time to see which wide receivers are going to play. There are still questions about who exactly will be getting snaps depending on if Tyler Boyd plays or not.

Cincinnati Bengals Quick Links: Bengals Depth Chart, Bengals Snap Counts, Bengals Roster, Bengals Schedule

Cleveland Browns Depth Chart Notes

  • No major depth chart moves on the offensive side of the ball. I expect a normal snap count share.

Cleveland Browns Quick Links: Browns Depth Chart, Browns Snap Counts, Browns Roster, Browns Schedule

Matchup Link: Cincinnati Bengals vs Cleveland Browns

 

Buffalo Bills (5-9) at New England Patriots (9-5)

Spread: NE (-13)

O/U: 45.5

The New England Patriots were handed a hard loss last week by a solid Pittsburgh team. The Bills matchup against the Pats warrants a 45.5 Over/Under in Vegas, so despite a poor offensive display last week by the Pats, there could be many more points put on the scoreboard this week.

Buffalo Bills Depth Chart Notes

  • The Bills running back situation is up in the air. Expect a few different RBs to get snaps like last week. If LeSean McCoy plays, he will most likely get the ball more than the others like Marcus Murphy. Make sure to check the Bills’ game time injury report.

Buffalo Bills Quick Links: Bills Depth Chart, Bills Snap Counts, Bills Roster, Bills Schedule

New England Patriots Depth Chart Notes

  • No major depth chart moves on the offensive side of the ball. I expect a normal snap count share.

New England Patriots Quick Links: Pats Depth Chart, Pats Snap Counts, Pats Roster, Pats Schedule

Matchup Link: Buffalo Bills vs New England Patriots

Jacksonville Jaguars (4-10) at Miami Dolphins (7-7)

Spread: MIA (-5)

O/U: 39.5

The Dolphins got blown out last week in an incredibly important game against the Vikings. The Jaguars also lost. They got beat by a depleted Redskins team at home. Jacksonville doesn’t seem to be clicking, and Miami is favored by only 5 points.

Jacksonville Jaguars Depth Chart Notes

  • See if Leonard Fournette will be able to play. If he can’t go, T.J. Yeldon is the first person behind him. With the QB position unstable in Jacksonville, expect running backs to get high snap counts and touches.

Jacksonville Jaguars Quick Links: Jags Depth Chart, Jags Snap Counts, Jags Roster, Jags Schedule

Miami Dolphins Depth Chart Notes

  • Kenyon Drake’s snap count is not likely to decrease. Frank Gore is listed as doubtful, so that will leave Drake as the primary, workhorse back.

Miami Dolphins Quick Links: Dolphins Depth Chart, Dolphins Snap Counts, Dolphins Roster, Dolphins Schedule

Matchup Link: Jacksonville Jaguars vs Miami Dolphins

 

Houston Texans (10-4) at Philadelphia Eagles (7-7)

Spread: HOU (-3.5)

O/U: not available yet

The Texans are one of the hottest teams in football while the Eagles are coming off a huge win against Rams. The Eagles are still fighting for the NFC East title, so they will be ready to defend their home turf. Vegas has the Texans favored by 3.5 in a game that’s sure to be good.

Houston Texans Depth Chart Notes

  • Both Keke Coutee and DeAndre Hopkins are listed as questionable which alters how the game will be played. If Hopkins can go, look for him to get possibly modified snap counts. If Hopkins can’t go, Demaryius Thomas will be the Texans’ number one receiver.

 

Houston Texans Quick Links: Texans Depth Chart, Texans Snap Counts, Texans Roster, Texans Schedule

Philadelphia Eagles Depth Chart Notes

  • If Carson Wentz does not play, which looks likely, Nick Foles will be starting for the Eagles. He put on a solid performance against the Rams, so expect more production out of Foles against the Texans if he plays.

Philadelphia Eagles Quick Links: Eagles Depth Chart, Eagles Snap Counts, Eagles Roster, Eagles Schedule

Matchup Link: Houston Texans vs Philadelphia Eagles

Los Angeles Rams (11-3) at Arizona Cardinals (3-11)

Spread: LAR (-13.5)

O/U: not available yet

Although the Rams just lost to the Eagles, Los Angeles is a very good football team, especially compared to the Cardinals. The Cardinals lost by more than 30 to the Falcons last week, so consider that when looking at the spread of Rams -13.5.

Los Angeles Rams Depth Chart Notes

  • Todd Gurley is currently listed as questionable. The Rams might choose to sit him an easier game against the Cardinals. If that happens, which is might not, Trey Watts would be the number one back on the depth chart.

Los Angeles Rams Quick Links: Rams Depth Chart, Rams Snap Counts, Rams Roster, Rams Schedule

Arizona Cardinals Depth Chart Notes

  • No major depth chart moves on the offensive side of the ball. I expect mostly normal snap count shares.

Arizona Cardinals Quick Links: Cardinals Depth Chart, Cardinals Snap Counts, Cardinals Roster, Cardinals Schedule

Matchup Link: Los Angeles Rams vs Arizona Cardinals 

 

Chicago Bears (10-4) at San Francisco 49ers (4-10)

Spread: CHI (-3.5)

O/U: 43

The Bears just won the NFC North. Yet Vegas only has them favored 3.5 points. The 49ers are coming off what is probably their biggest win of the season despite a poor record.

Chicago Bears Depth Chart Notes

  • No major depth chart moves on the offensive side of the ball. I expect a normal snap count share.

Chicago Bears Quick Links: Bears Depth Chart, Bears Snap Counts, Bears Roster, Bears Schedule

San Francisco 49ers Depth Chart Notes

  • The 49ers number one running back, Matt Breida, is listed as questionable. If he can’t go, Jeffery Wilson is listed as his backup on the depth chart. This could be a game time decision for Breida.

San Francisco 49ers Quick Links: 49ers Depth Chart, 49ers Snap Counts, 49ers Roster, 49ers Schedule

Matchup Link: Chicago Bears vs San Francisco 49ers

 

Pittsburgh Steelers (8-5-1) at New Orleans Saints (12-2)

Spread: NO (-6)

O/U: 57.5

Vegas likes a shootout. Both teams are coming off close, low-scoring victories, but Vegas predicts a high scoring game in the dome of New Orleans. Look for Big Ben and Drew Brees to both put up big numbers.

Pittsburgh Steelers Depth Chart Notes

  • James Conner is listed as questionable for the Steelers. If he can’t go, Stevan Ridley will take his place as the number one back for the Steelers high-powered offense. Conner might be a game time decision, so keep your eye on our depth charts.

Pittsburgh Steelers Quick Links: Steelers Depth Chart, Steelers Snap Counts, Steelers Roster, Steelers Schedule

New Orleans Depth Chart Notes

  • No major depth chart moves on the offensive side of the ball. I expect a normal snap count share.

New Orleans Saints Quick Links: Saints Depth Chart, Saints Snap Counts, Saints Roster, Saints Schedule

Matchup link: Pittsburgh Steelers vs New Orleans Saints 

 

Kansas City Chiefs (11-3) at Seattle Seahawks (8-6)

Spread: KC (-2.5)

O/U: 54

The Chiefs have the fate of the AFC playoffs in their hands. The Seahawks are fighting for a wild card spot. Both team lost in epic fashion last week. Vegas has this game’s Over/Under at 54. Like most primetime Chiefs’ games, it will most likely be a shootout.

Kansas City Chiefs Depth Chart Notes

  • Both Spencer Ware and Sammy Watkins are questionable. Ware has a better chance to play than Watkins, but if Ware can’t go, Damien Williams is ready to fill in like last week.

Kansas City Chiefs Quick Links: Chiefs Depth Chart, Chiefs Snap Counts, Chiefs Roster, Chiefs Schedule

Seattle Seahawks Depth Chart Notes

  • No major depth chart moves on the offensive side of the ball. I expect a normal snap count share.

Seattle Seahawks Quick Links: Seahawks Depth Chart, Seahawks Snap Counts, Seahawks Roster, Seahawks Schedule

Matchup link: Kansas City Chiefs vs Seattle Seahawks 

 

Denver Broncos (6-8) at Oakland Raiders (3-11)

Spread: DEN (-2.5)

O/U: 45

Both of these AFC West teams are out of contention. Neither has much to play for besides bragging rights on primetime Monday Night Football. Jon Gruden’s Raiders are only 2.5 point underdogs, stating that Vegas believes this game will be closer than expected.

Denver Broncos Depth Chart Notes

  • No major depth chart moves on the offensive side of the ball. I expect a normal snap count share.

Denver Broncos Quick Links: Broncos Depth Chart, Broncos Snap Counts, Broncos Roster, Broncos Schedule

Oakland Raiders Depth Chart Notes

  • No major depth chart moves on the offensive side of the ball. I expect a normal snap count share.

Oakland Raiders Quick Links: Raiders Depth Chart, Raiders Snap Counts, Raiders Roster, Raiders Schedule

Matchup link: Denver Broncos vs Oakland Raiders

  
Ben Owen is the Sport Editor of the Wesleyan Argus, Wesleyan University’s official newspaper. He is a Kansas City native that mainly covers the NFL and MLB. Owen has a passion for sports, and currently plays baseball in college. In addition, he has a special place in his heart for RPOs and the wishbone offense.

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