This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 8 AM ET on Sunday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.
Week 16 rightfully gets plenty of hype in fantasy circles, given the amount of league championships decided. However, lest we forget Week 17, where regular-season finales for NFL teams coincide with plenty of fantasy title tilts as well. It's typically a chaotic week with respect to which players are suiting up or sitting, and this season is certainly no different. It also bears mentioning that some of the big names already ruled out or in danger of being designated as such are actually on teams with something to play for, making it an even more intriguing situation all the way around. Without further ado, let's dive into the latest news as of early Sunday as we send off the 2018 regular season:
The Titans' Marcus Mariota (neck) is officially questionable for Sunday night's game versus the Colts. As per early Sunday reports, Mariota is planning on warming up with the intention to start, even while conceding he won't be 100 percent. Given the contest's 8:20pm ET kickoff and Mariota's poor history of playing through injuries, fantasy owners in Week 17 championships may certainly want to avoid the exceedingly risky scenario. Blaine Gabbert, who was effective in Week 16 against the Redskins in relief of Mariota (7-for-11, 101 yards, one touchdown), would be under