COVID-19 IR/Opt Out Tracker & Backups to Target
With players now being tagged with the reserve/COVID-19 designation, we thought it would be useful to keep track of when players enter the list, so that you have a good idea of their on-field availability. This article also contains a list of players who have chosen to completely opt-out for the 2020 season.
* Only fantasy-relevant players will be on both lists to limit the noise.
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This chart will be updated as players are deemed list-worthy, along with when their quarantine period has expired. The NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list was created for players who either test positive for the virus, or are being quarantined due to contact with an infected person or persons. Per the agreed upon NFL-NFLPA policy, it does not appear that we will be privy to which reason the players receive this designation.
Once players start to come off the list, we should have a better idea of their average length of stay.
|Player||Team||POS||IR Date||Est. Date off IR||Actual Date off IR|
|Logan Thomas||Football Team||TE||7/29/29||8/16/20||8/9/20|
|Ryquell Armstead||Jaguars||RB||8/2/20 & 9/4/20||8/19/20||8/20/20 &|
The original deadline to opt-out for the 2020 season has officially passed and we are now onto the start of real football.
However, players can still opt-out in two ways:
- New diagnosis of a high-risk condition
- Player’s family member dies, is hospitalized or otherwise moves to a medical facility because of COVID-19 or related condition
This table will be updated as news pours in, and a player will not be indicated as sitting out until there is sourced information.
*Only fantasy-relevant guys will be listed as it could get out of control pretty easily.
|Player||Team||POS||Backup to Consider|
|Laurent Duvernay-Tardif||Chiefs||G (could impact RBs)|
|Brandon Bolden||Patriots||RB||Rex Burkhead|
|Marquise Goodwin||Eagles||WR||J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward|
|Devin Funchess||Packers||WR||Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Jake Kumerow|
|Nate Solder||Giants||T (could impact Daniel Jones, Saquon Barkley)|
|Damien Williams||Chiefs||RB||Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Darwin Thompson, DeAndre Washington|
|Marqise Lee||Patriots||WR||Jakobi Meyers|
|C.J. Mosley||Jets||LB||Avery Williamson|
|Matt LaCosse||Patriots||TE||Devin Asiasi, Dalton Keene|
|Geronimo Allison||Lions||WR||Quintez Cephus|
|Allen Hurns||Dolphins||WR||Isaiah Ford, Jakeem Grant, Mack Hollins|
|Travis Benjamin||49ers||WR||Dante Pettis, Trent Taylor|
|Albert Wilson||Dolphins||WR||Isaiah Ford, Jakeem Grant, Mack Hollins|
|Josh Doctson||Jets||WR||Braxton Berrios, Josh Malone|