Buccaneers vs Falcons: NFL Week 18 injury report

Buccaneers vs Falcons injury report for the Week 18 game. Julio Jones of Tampa Bay was LP on Friday after practice.

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a team that has clinched their playoff positioning, will be in Atlanta on January 8th, 2023 for a fairly meaningless Week 18 game. The challenge with this game for the Bucs will be to put a credible football team on the field but not take any injuries ahead of their upcoming playoff game.

They are -4.0 (Unibet) on the spread for the game as they prepare to face the Atlanta Falcons in Week 18 (Sunday). The injury report for the game has recently been updated (the link exits to one of the team’s official websites for updates). Here’s a summary of the main points that bettors should be aware of ahead of placing bets on this game.

Atlanta lists players on their half of the report

At the time of writing, the Atlanta Falcons had not updated their half of the report. But Scott Bair of the Falcons’ official website reported that Elijah Wilkinson will not play in the game. Atlanta certainly does not look like they are in bad shape.

With these kinds of games, the issues involved are more about motivation than injuries. We’ll have a betting tip for this game later but, at first glance, you have to wonder if Tampa Bay’s instinct for preservation for Wild Card Weekend improves Atlanta’s chances immensely. The Falcons have nothing to save themselves for.

Julio Jones: LP on Friday after practice

  • DNP: did not participate in practice
  • LP: limited participant in practice
  • FP: full participant in practice

The injury report listed Julio Jones, the wide receiver for Tampa Bay. He has appeared on numerous injury reports throughout the regular season. Jones, as of Friday after practice, has a problem with his knee and an illness, according to the report. That has made him questionable for the upcoming game against Atlanta.

The following teammates of his were DNP due to injuries (ie. not rest) on the report for Tampa Bay: Carlton Davis, Logan Ryan, and Donovan Smith. In total, Tampa Bay had twelve players listed on their half of the injury report.

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