Sean Payton said his understanding is that Alvin Kamara would be eligible to return Sunday, but said "we'll see" on whether he will play. Said it would come down to the team's plan, etc.
On the reserve/COVID-19 list, Alvin Kamara must remain quarantined through Saturday, but lucky for him and the Saints, their game is scheduled for Sunday. If he goes, Kamara will be among the top options at RB for any fantasy playoff action.
NO RB Alvin Kamara - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs Panthers
If you had Alvin Kamara, Merry Christmas. Kamara did something we hadn't seen in over 90 years on Christmas, rushing for six touchdowns and very well could have had seven. While we're certainly not expecting six touchdowns again, he should get a score or two against the Panthers' run defense, something he didn't do in the first meeting, though he did have 148 total yards. If you're playing in Week 17, Kamara will help you ring in 2021 with a fantasy title.
Update: Kamara will not play on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19.