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Arlington, Texas, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (25) celebrates his touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys with teammates on the field during the first half of the NFC Wild Card playoff football game at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

A player's injury status can have a significant effect on both real life and fantasy football. So, each week, PFF injury analyst Mario Pilato will comb through the official injury reports for each NFL game and give updates and analysis for fantasy- and DFS-relevant players.

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KEY
DNP: Did not participate in practice
LP: Limited participation in practice
FP: Full participation
(-): Not listed
OUT: Player will not play
D: Player is unlikely to play
Q: Player is not certain to play
NIR – Rest: Not injury-related or resting veteran


CIN @ KC | SF @ LAR 


Cincinnati Bengals @ Kansas City Chiefs (-7.5)

SUNDAY, JAN. 30 | 3:00 P.M. ET | CBS
Name Position Team Injury Fantasy Rank Proj. points Wed. Status Thurs. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Joe Burrow QB CIN Knee QB2 21.3 FP FP FP (-)
Tee Higgins WR CIN Thumb WR5 16.7 FP FP FP (-)
Tyreek Hill WR KC Heel WR2 18.7 FP FP FP (-)
Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB KC Shoulder RB5 8.8 FP FP FP (-)
Mecole Hardman WR KC Hip WR11 7.7 FP FP FP (-)
Darrel Williams RB KC Toe RB7 1.1 FP LP LP Q

Injury Analysis: RB Darrel Williams was a full participant on Wednesday but was downgraded to limited on Thursday and Friday. He was unable to play against the Bills in the Divisional Round. He has a good shot at being active for the Conference Championship Game but with others playing well in front of him I do not believe it matters.

S Tyrann Mathieu is likely to play on Sunday against the Bengals. He logged two full practices in a row meaning he is only awaiting the last step, which is getting cleared by an independent neurologist.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 54.5. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


San Francisco 49ers @ Los Angeles Rams (-3.5)

SUNDAY, JAN. 30 | 6:30 P.M. ET | FOX
Name Position Team Injury Fantasy Rank Proj. points Wed. Status Thurs. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Van Jefferson WR LA Knee WR10 9.4 DNP LP LP (-)
Buddy Howell RB LA Hamstring RB 0.0 LP FP FP (-)
Jimmy Garoppolo QB SF Right Thumb QB4 16.8 FP FP FP (-)
Elijah Mitchell RB SF Knee RB4 12.9 DNP LP FP (-)
Jeff Wilson Jr. RB SF Ankle RB13 0.3 DNP DNP LP Q
Cam Akers RB LA NIR – Rest RB2 13.2 (-) (-) DNP (-)

Injury Analysis: T Trent Williams Jr. suffered what I believe was a high-ankle sprain during the Divisional Round against the Packers. He was able to fight through the injury and finish the game, which was impressive. He has been a DNP all week but has been adamant that he is playing Sunday. Because this is the biggest game in Trent's life I do believe he gives it a go. The injury will hinder his ability when being out in space, for example pulling.

RB Jeff Wilson Jr. suffered a low-ankle sprain on the opening kick-off of the 49er's game against the Packers. He was a DNP Wednesday and Thursday but was able to get a limited session in on Friday. He is trending up but will be a game-time decision.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 45.5. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.

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