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We're in the thick of high-stakes Fantasy playoff matchups, but as is often the case at this late stage of the NFL regular season, we're dealing with an injury report bursting at the seams. It's a true mixed bag of news this week, with some stars making their return to action and others sporting bleak outlooks or already ruled out. A number of notable names also went on injured reserve this past week, further depleting player pools across Fantasy rosters. With an abundance of key news to cover, let's jump right into the latest as of early Sunday morning:
The Buccaneers' Jameis Winston (thumb) is officially questionable for Sunday's conference matchup versus the Lions, but as per late-week reports, coach Bruce Arians fully expects Winston to play. Winston sustained a hairline fracture of his thumb after making contact with helmet of a Colts defensive lineman late in the first half of a Week 14 win over Indianapolis, and although he missed the first series of the second half after having trouble with his grip, he returned to throw for a season-high 456 yards and four touchdowns in that contest. Ryan Griffin, who finally put up the first regular-season pass attempts of a career that dates back to 2013 as Winston's replacement for that