How to handle Jared Goff injury in the 2021 NFL Playoffs
Game day update: John Wolford took the majority of first team snaps this week, but “Jared Goff has thrown well despite a broken thumb,” per Ian Rapoport. Sean McVay wouldn’t reveal his starter, but if Goff is throwing well, it would seem like an upset if he did not start against the Seahawks.
Are the Los Angeles Rams going to have Jared Goff under center or not when they play the Seattle Seahawks in Saturday’s Wild Card round? That’s been the question on everyone’s mind since Goff was forced to sit in the regular season finale while recovering from surgery to his thumb on his throwing hand. He’s officially listed as questionable on the injury report, and there have been signs emerging from Rams-land that he might be able to play this week.
The week began with reports that Goff would be hard pressed to play in the opening round of the playoffs. Since then, he’s been practicing with his team and, more importantly, throwing the ball. He was a limited participant every day this week, which would seem to point to Goff playing.
If he can’t go, John Wolford would make the start. Neither quarterback has much appeal from a fantasy football perspective, but if Goff can play, that’s a big boost to Rams wide receivers Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp, increasing their fantasy outlook.