Week 18 Fantasy Football Blog

For the vast majority of fantasy football, Week 18 is usually the week after the championship weekend. However, if you are in a league that plays all the way through the regular season, or you are waiting to score for any Bills or Bengals players, this week is crucial. If you can't watch the games today, check back here for updates on scoring plays, injuries, turnovers, and big plays that may impact your fantasy score.

INACTIVES

Mike White

James Robinson

C.J. Uzomah

Tua Tagovailoa

Julio Jones

Jonnu Smith

Justin Fields

Nick Foles

Lamar Jackson

Tyler Huntley

Mark Andrews

J.K. Dobbins

Skyy Moore

Carson Wentz

Daniel Jones

Saquon Barkley

Antonio Gibson

Brian Robinson

4:00 pm ET Games

Chargers 28 @ Broncos 31

Giants 16 @ Eagles 22

Cardinals 13 @ 49ers 38

Rams @ Seahawks

Cowboys 6 @ Commanders 26

7:31 - Myers' 32-yard field goal attempt is good and the Seahawks win and are alive in the playoffs.

7:22 - Mayfield went deep but was picked off. Seattle was able to get down the field on their drive for a field goal to take the win.

7:17 - Kenny Golladay sighting! He went up and over the head of his former Lions teammate, Darius Slay, to catch a 25-yard touchdown pass from Webb. They are within six points of the Eagles at 16-22. Unfortunately, the Giants couldn't anything else after the onside kick was recovered by the Eagles.

7:15 - Oh no. Ramsey had a costly roughing the passer penalty that may have caused them the game. Jason Myers is lined up for a 46-yard field goal for the win… IT'S NO GOOD! The kick is off the left upright! We're headed into overtime!

7:09 - The Rams are looking at third down deep in their own territory. Mayfield's pass to Atwell is complete but two yards short of the first down. Los Angeles does not have any timeouts and the punt team comes on with 1:20 left.

7:07 - Daniel hit Allen for a three-yard touchdown and they elect to go for two. Joshua Palmer caught the pass for a successful two points. The Broncos still lead in this game but it's cut down to 31-28.

7:05 - The Eagles are milking the clock by keeping the ball on the ground. They are facing second and goal on the Giants' three-yard line, ahead 19-9, and with 3:40 left to go in the game.

7:01 - Walker was stopped again! The Seahawks elect for a field goal to tie the game 16-16. We'll see if Mayfield can harness some of that late, fourth-quarter magic one more time for the Rams.

6:58 - The Rams have a 16-13 lead over the Seahawks but Seattle is on the one-yard line with 2:31 left to go. On second and goal, Ramsey just saved a sure-fire touchdown by Kenneth Walker but it's still third down.

Finally, Chase Daniel is in at quarterback for Herbert.

6:56 - The Broncos extend their lead to 31-20 over the Chargers after a 20-yard touchdown pass to Courtland Sutton.

Smith and the Seahawks are inside the five-yard line after a penalty kept their drive alive.

6:54 - Washington was unable to convert after a great drive and had to settle for a field goal. They lead the Cowboys 23-6 with 14:19 left to go in the fourth quarter.

6:52 - And the Giants are doing the same thing! Davis Webb showed some surprising power with his legs to push his way into the end zone on a 14-yard run. The Giants cut the Eagles' lead down to ten points at 9-19 after the two-point conversion failed. There is 10:04 to go in the fourth quarter.

6:48 - What is going on with these new Commanders? Howell completed a 52-yard pass to McLaurin and they are now charging toward the end zone on the Cowboys 15-yard line.

6:46 - DeAndre Carter caught a pass from Herbert to get into the red zone then fumbled and the Broncos recovered. It's time to pull the starters, for crying out loud.

6:42 - Ok, Commanders! They are giving the Cowboys fits this evening. Howell kept it himself for a short rushing touchdown to give Washington a 20-6 lead with 1:49 left in the third quarter.

6:37 - Kittle, instead of Mason, found the end zone for a 49ers touchdown on a one-yard reception from Purdy. They lead the Cardinals 38-13.

6:31 - The 49ers are getting ready to score on the Cardinals' five-yard line. Jordan Mason got the touchdown on a short run but the play is under review. The call on the field was reversed so the TD was taken off the board.

The Chargers kicked a field goal to cut down the Broncos' lead to 20-24.

6:20 - Uh oh! Geno Smith was picked off for the second time by Jalen Ramsey. The Rams have a 16-13 lead over the Seahawks and are back on offense on their own 41-yard line.

6:19 - Why is Herbert still in the game?

6:18 - Oops. Blough just threw another interception. The 49ers will take over on the Cardinals' 34-yard line leading 28-13.

6:14 - Go, Tyler Badie! His first touch in the NFL is a 24-yard receiving touchdown for the Broncos who take the lead 24-17 over the Chargers.

6:11 - Hurts just threw a pick in the end zone which resulted in a touchback. Ouch! This was after a touchdown was taken off the board because of an offensive penalty.

Meanwhile, Smith found Tyler Lockett on a 36-yard pass for a touchdown. They are tied 13-13 with the Rams.

INJURY UPDATE: Mike Williams was carted to the locker room with a back injury. The Chargers have nothing to play for other than pride, so these starters don't need to be on the field. Scary.

6:08 - To start the third quarter, the Eagles are inside the 20-yard line on the Giants. Jalen Hurts has been targeting both Smith and Brown as opposed to using his legs as much as we have seen in the past.

5:52 - The Cowboys are finally on the board with a 15-yard touchdown grab by CeeDee Lamb. They trail the Commanders 6-13 after the extra point was no good.

The Broncos also scored with a pass from Russell Wilson to Eric Tomlinson for three yards. They are tied up with the Chargers 17-17.

5:49 - Brock Purdy and George Kittle have some great chemistry. Kittle scored a four-yard touchdown for the 49ers to extend their lead 21-13 over the Cardinals.

5:37 - Tutu Atwell strikes again! He has been a big part of the Rams since Baker Mayfield took over under center. He added a touchdown for the Rams on an 11-yard pass from Mayfield. The Rams take the lead 13-6 over the Seahawks.

5:28 - The Cardinals answered back with a drive that ended with a one-yard rushing touchdown for Corey Clement. They trail 13-14 after the first missed extra point.

5:13 - Blough was just picked off and the 49ers will take over on the Cardinals' 30-yard line. Elijah Mitchell rushed in a five-yard touchdown for San Francisco to extend their lead to 14-6.

The Eagles went up by another three to extend their lead 13-0 over the Giants.

The Commanders have a two-touchdown lead over the Cowboys, but Slye missed the extra point after Dak Prescott threw a pick-six. Washington leads 13-0.

5:08 - The Chargers are in scoring position on the Broncos' eight-yard line facing third down and two to go. Of course, it's Austin Ekeler with the first down and goal. Herbert found Gerald Everett for a three-yard touchdown reception. The Chargers lead 14-7.

The Commanders are also getting ready to score. They are on the two-yard line with a fresh set of down after Howell hit McLaurin to get them there. Well, shoot. Howell threw an interception in the end zone to end that drive with zero points.

5:03 - The Rams answered the Seahawks with a field goal of their own. They tie it up at 6-6. Barn burner.

4:55 - The Seahawks had to settle for a field goal and they take the lead 6-3 over the Rams.

4:49 - The Commanders had a field goal attempt to go up 10-0 over the Cowboys, but the kick was shanked wide left.

4:48 - Boston Scott got the nod for an eight-yard rushing touchdown to put the Eagles up 10-0.

4:45 - A.J. Brown made another big catch for the Eagles and they are approaching the red zone for the second time today. The first drive ended in a field goal against the Giants.

Latavius Murray pushed through the Chargers' defense for a four-yard touchdown for the Broncos. They are tied 7-7.

4:43 - Jerry Jeudy just broke free of a tackle and turned it into a 13-yard gain for the Broncos to get them to the Chargers' eight-yard line.

4:40 - The Chargers also scored earlier in the first quarter on a 14-yard pass from Justin Herbert to Keenan Allen.

4:33 - Christian McCaffrey and the 49ers answer the Cardinals' early score on a short pass that turned into a 21-yard touchdown.

4:31 - The Cowboys fumbled the punt attempt and the Commanders recovered on Dallas' 20-yard line. That turned into a 16-yard touchdown pass from Sam Howell to Terry McLaurin.

Crazy start to the late games.

4:28 - We are starting out the afternoon slate with action in two games. David Blough found A.J. Green for a whopping 77-yard touchdown for the Cardinals. The extra point was no good.

Then Geno Smith threw an interception to the Rams. They couldn't convert and settled for a field goal.

1:00 pm ET Final Scores

Buccaneers 17 @ Falcons 30

Patriots 23 @ Bills 35

Vikings 29 @ Bears 13

Ravens 16 @ Bengals 27

Texans 32 @ Colts 31

Jets 6 @ Dolphins 9

Panthers 10 @ Saints 7

Browns 14 @ Steelers 28

4:22 - The Bengals had to punt, but were able to keep their lead and take the game.

4:13 - The final 1:00 pm ET game remaining is the Ravens-Bengals game with Cincinnati leading 27-16. Brown's pass to Sammy Watkins was complete, but Watkins fumbled and the Bengals will take back over on their own 32-yard line.

4:09 - The Colts are driving down the field, down by one point on their own 45-yard line with 34 seconds left on the clock. Ehlinger's Hail Mary pass is batted down and the Texans win. That means that the Bears will have the first overall pick in next year's draft.

4:01 - Akins, again! He just scored a 28-yard touchdown on a pass that went through the hands of the defender in front of him. The Texans are going for two, down 30-31 with 50 seconds on the clock. The conversion is good (to Akins) and the Texans have the lead 32-31 over the Colts.

3:59 - Jason Sanders just took the lead for the Dolphins over the Jets with 18 seconds left on the clock.

3:47 - Derek Watt gets the touchdown for the Steelers on a one-yard run. They lead the Browns 28-14 after Johnson got the two-point conversion.

The Patriots just recovered a fumble on the punt and they have possession back again on the Bills' 39-yard line.

3:46 - The Panthers just won the game 10-7 over the Saints with a field goal as time expired.

3:43 - This Patriots-Bills game is unreal! Allen just launched the football across the field for a 49-yard touchdown. They extend their lead 35-23.

Connor Heyward is having a great fourth quarter with Pickett as they are on the Browns' five-yard line and getting ready to score.

3:34 - Wow! What a catch by Parker! Jones and Parker add six points on a 26-yard pass. The Patriots went for two, but it was unsuccessful. Bills keep the lead 28-23.

Darnold just threw an interception and the Saints will take over on offense tied 7-7 with the Panthers.

3:27 - We have two touchdowns nearly at the same time. Watson found Nick Chubb on a one-yard passing touchdown then Ehlinger connected with Mo Alie-Cox for a four-yard touchdown. The Colts just took the lead over the Texans 28-24. The Browns cut the Steelers' lead down to 20-14.

3:20 - Ridder and Drake London are connecting well in this game against Tampa Bay. London has six receptions for 120 yards so far. Cordarrelle Patterson got the score on a two-yard run on the back of the Ridder-London drive to the two-yard line.

Skyler Thompson just hit Mike Gesicki downfield on a 32-yard play and the Dolphins are driving down the field on the Jets. That game is tied 6-6.

Tucker kicked another field goal for the Ravens. They trail the Bengals 27-13 in the third quarter.

3:18 - Wow! John Brown just made an amazing catch for a 42-yard touchdown reception for the Bills. They extend their lead to 28-17 over the Patriots.

3:14 - Mills just threw a pick-six and the Colts cuts the Texans' lead down 24-21. This is a very entertaining game for a matchup that has no bearing on the playoffs.

3:13 - The Bengals and Vikings both kicked field goals to extend their leads in each game.

3:04 - The Ravens settled for a field goal by Justin Tucker to cut the Bengals' lead down to 24-10. The Steelers have to do the same with Chris Boswell and they extend their lead 19-7 over the Browns.

The Falcons take the lead with a touchdown reception by Olamide Zaccheaus for three yards.

The Texans put more points on the board with a 19-yard touchdown reception by Jordan Akins

3:02 - UNBELIEVABLE!!!! Nyheim Hines ran back his second kick return for a touchdown! This one was officially logged at 101 yards. The Bills take the lead 21-17 over the Patriots. Crazy!

3:00 - Nathan Peterman is back in at QB for the Bears.

Watson was just picked off and the Steelers have possession on the Browns' 37-yard line.

Burrow just fumbled after getting sacked and the Ravens have possession on the Bengals' nine-yard line.

2:55 - Oh no! Devin Singletary just fumbled on the nine-yard line and the Patriots recovered. Jones scrambled to slide to the five-yard line but it's fourth down. Nick Folk is on for the field goal and the Patriots take a 17-14 lead.

Moss somehow emerged from a pile of bodies to score a 15-yard touchdown for the Texans. That puts Houston up 17-13 over the Colts.

2:54 - The Dolphins take the lead over the Jets 6-3 with a field goal.

2:50 - Mattison just punched another touchdown for one yard.

Mac Jones was picked off while in scoring position.

2:49 - Raheem Mostert had a nice run for 21 yards to get the Dolphins into the red zone.

2:45 - Nick Mullens is in at QB for the Vikings.

2:43 - There was a Panthers fumble that was recovered and turned into a Panthers' touchdown. Michael Jordan was credited with the touchdown. They are tied 7-7 with the Saints.

2:38 - D'Onta Foreman was just ejected from the Panthers-Saints game after he and Marcus Davenport got into a fight on the field.

2:30 - The Bengals snuck in another touchdown, this on the defense after the Ravens fumbled. They lead 24-7.

2:24 - The Steelers had to settle for a field goal. The Steelers lead 10-7.

The referees are reviewing the Vikings' field goal even as the Bears head to the locker room.

2:23 - Greg Joseph just got off a field goal as time expired in the first half.

2:20 - Watson was just picked off by the Steelers.

Dalvin Cook is back on the field.

2:19 - Brady is out for the remainder of the game and Blaine Gabbert is in at quarterback. He just threw a touchdown pass to Russell Gage who is down in the end zone holding his back.

2:16 - The Ravens just scored for the first time today with a four-yard run from Kenyan Drake. The Bengals scored earlier with Mixon as well as Ja'Marr Chase on a 26-yard pass from Joe Burrow. The Bengals lead the Ravens 17-7.

2:14 - The Steelers finally put points on the board with a touchdown pass from Pickett to George Pickens for 31 yards. They are tied with the Browns 7-7.

2:13 - The Jets tied up the Dolphins 3-3 with a field goal.

2:11 - The Patriots tied up the game with the Bills with a short touchdown from Mac Jones DeVante Parker.

2:07 - The Bears were quick to strike back with a 42-yard rushing touchdown by Velus Jones. The two-point conversion was unsuccessful. Tim Boyle is in at quarterback instead of Nathan Peterman.

1:58 - The Vikings go for a 28-yard field goal and they now have a 16-0 lead over the Bears.

David Njoku just scored a ten-yard touchdown on a pass from Deshaun Watson. They lead the Steelers 7-0.

Ehlinger just threw a pick and the Texans are on offense.

1:54 - The Buccaneers have to settle for a field goal to tie the game against Atlanta. Ryan Succop's kick is … good for 41 yards! They are tied 10-10.

INJURY UPDATE: Gus Edwards is being checked out for a possible head injury. With Dobbins out, that leaves Justice Hill as the primary back.

1:48 - Royce Freeman just fumbled on the 21-yard line and the Colts recovered.

1:44 - With Cook on the sideline, Alexander Mattison gets the Vikings to the two-yard line. He finished off the drive with the two-yard touchdown.

The Bills take the lead over the Patriots with a short touchdown pass from Allen to Dawson Knox.

The Jets and Dolphins are still tied at 0-0 after Greg Zuerlein missed a 55-yard field goal.

1:43 - The Falcons take the lead over the Buccaneers 10-7 with a field goal.

INJURY UPDATE: Dalvin Cook is headed to the blue medical tent.

1:36 - Yikes! Chris Godwin just fumbled and the Falcons just took over with a short field on the Buccaneers' 35-yard line.

1:29 - Tyler Boyd tried to dive into the end zone but he was down just short of the end zone. Joe Mixon rushed it in for one yard for the touchdown (corrected). The Bengals lead the Ravens 10-0.

Desmond Ridder just logged his first touchdown pass on the season for two yards to MyCole Pruitt. The Falcons just tied up the Buccaneers 7-7.

1:28 - The touchdown held in the Patriots-Bills game. They are tied 7-7.

1:26 - Sam Ehlinger was finally able to connect with Michael Pittman for a Colts' score on a one-yard pass. Meanwhile, Anthony Brown is starting for the Ravens and he was just picked off. The Bengals have possession just past midfield.

1:24 - Jakobi Meyers made a great catch for a four-yard touchdown. Looks like his right foot barely scraped the turf. It's ruled a touchdown on the field and is under review. If it stands, the Bills and Patriots will be tied 7-7.

1:20 - The Colts are now in the red zone after a 30-plus-yard play from Zach Moss.

1:19 - Oh no! After not challenging the call on the first down play, Harris tried to leap the pack but fumbled the football. The Browns recovered and Pittsburgh comes away with nothing. Yikes.

1:15 - Diontae Johnson nearly scored a touchdown on a long pass from Kenny Pickett for 32 yards. He was brought down on the Browns' two-yard line. Najee Harris tried to bruise his way to the goal line but it was called just short. It doesn't look like his knee touched the ground, but the Steelers did not challenge the call.

1:12 - Oh no. The Colts just fumbled the kick return after the Cooks touchdown. The Texans are back on offense at the Colts' 20-yard line but they had to settle for a field goal. They lead the Colts 10-0.

1:11 - Adam Thielen scored a four-yard touchdown from Kirk Cousins on the back of a huge pass for 66 yards to K.J. Osborn.

Kyle Rudolph scored for the Buccaneers on an eight-yard pass from Tom Brady. Not sure how much longer Brady will stay in the game.

1:08 - The Saints weren't far behind with a touchdown from Andy Dalton to Chris Olave for a 25-yard touchdown. Meanwhile, the Vikings and the Buccaneers are both in the red zone in scoring position.

1:06 - Davis Mills just found Brandin Cooks in the back of the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown. The Texans take an early 7-0 lead over the Colts.

1:03 - Wow! The Bills opened up the game with a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown! That is dedicated to Damar Hamlin.