Todd Gurley has carried countless fantasy teams over the course of the 2018 season. However, with most fantasy championships decided this week, the All-Pro running back might sit with a knee injury.
The Los Angeles Rams certainly have more to worry about than just Week 16. Their offense has sputtered out since November's instant classic against the Kansas City Chiefs, particularly over the past two weeks. Preserving Gurley's health could come at the expense of Sunday's matchup with the Arizona Cardinals and their broken offense.
Gurley's potential absence headlines the NFL injury news for Week 16.
Bills: Chris Ivory (shoulder), LeSean McCoy (hamstring) - Head coach Sean McDermott declared LeSean McCoy "ready to go" for Sunday's tilt with the Patriots. The Bills' backfield could also receive a boost from Chris Ivory, who the team listed as questionable to play. Ivory sat out a week ago but managed full practice sessions Thursday and Friday.
Chiefs: Spencer Ware (hamstring), Sammy Watkins (foot) - Spencer Ware seems likely to sit Sunday after receiving the dreaded "doubtful" label. Meanwhile, the wait for Sammy Watkins' return will extend another week after the Chiefs ruled him out Friday. Watkins hasn't played in over a month, last logging snaps in a one-catch, 4-yard performance against the Rams.
Falcons: Austin Hooper (knee, ankle), Julio Jones (foot, calf, illness) - After posting a goose egg in Week 15, Austin Hooper seems ready to redeem himself. The tight end came off the injury report after practicing all week. As for Julio Jones, the Falcons might not determine his availability until close to game-time. Jones did not practice until Friday, performing only limited work.
Lions: Kenny Golladay (Chest), Matthew Stafford (back) - Officially questionable, Kenny Golladay practiced throughout the week and looks likely to suit up for the Lions' Week 16 tilt with the division-rival Vikings. And as usual, Matthew Stafford will play Sunday despite only limited practice work during the week.
Rams: Todd Gurley (knee) - Todd Gurley will enter Sunday as a game-time decision, according to coach Sean McVay. Gurley, of course, plays the vast majority of the snaps in the 11-personnel heavy Rams offense and his absence would add further strain to a unit averaging just 14.5 points over the last two weeks. If Gurley doesn't receive the green light, the recently signed C.J. Anderson appears likely to start.
Steelers: James Conner (ankle), JuJu Smith-Schuster (groin) - Second-year sensation James Conner will sit out again, this time against the Saints. Conner's absence leaves the Steelers with Jaylen Samuels as the primary back. In the receiving corps, JuJu Smith-Schuster looks like a dicey proposition after missing Friday's practice. The team lists Smith-Schuster as questionable to play.
Texans: DeAndre Hopkins (ankle), Lamar Miller (ankle) - DeAndre Hopkins practiced in a limited capacity all week but looks reasonably likely to play in the Texans' matchup with the defending-champion Eagles Sunday. The outlook doesn't appear quite as promising for running back Lamar Miller whose ankle sidelined him for a sizable portion of Week 15. Houston listed both players as questionable.