The NFL informed clubs that unvaccinated players who tested positive for COVID-19 in recent days -- including #Colts QB Carson Wentz and LB Darius Leonard and #Chargers WR Mike Williams -- are now eligible to play Sunday provided symptoms have improved, per sources.
We reported earlier today the league and the NFLPA were in talks about this. You can read the complete memo on Pelissero's Twitter page. But some keys are vaccinated players can test out in less than five days. The five days is mandatory for unvaccinated players but it will allow those tested early in the week to still have a chance to play in the next game - obviously very important with the upcoming playoffs.
IND QB Carson Wentz - Week 17 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 17 vs. Las Vegas Raiders
Carson Wentz had 225 yards and a pair of touchdowns in an efficient outing against the Cardinals last week. The Colts are playing winning football by running the ball and playing good defense, which is good for Wentz, but not good for fantasy.
This week, Wentz faces a Raiders defense that ranks 26th in aFPA to opposing quarterbacks. A nice matchup against a team that should be able to keep the game relatively close should mean viable streaming numbers for Wentz, though he’s more of the QB2 streaming variety than a legit QB1.