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NFL Wild Card Weekend Player SIC Scores
The SIC Score is Sports Injury Central's proprietary numerical injury grading system that incorporates the health of every NFL team and individual players to give sports bettors, DFS players and fantasy owners an edge each week during the season. While it purposely doesn't take into account coaching, schemes or matchups, SIC Scores give an accurate assessment of team/player overall health heading into a game. For individual players a SIC Score of 100 means no current or past significant health issues or risks. A score of 0 means that he won't play. Numbers in between are a relative grade related to their health and performance expectations this week.
Joe Burrow: 92
The second-year quarterback’s knees are healthy and ready for the Cincinnati Bengals’ first playoff game since 2015. He rested the final week of the season and his right knee ‘tweak” in Week 17 should be completely behind him. Burrow performed well on his surgically repaired left leg all season, finishing with 4,611 passing yards, 34 touchdowns and 14 interceptions.
Jimmy Garoppolo (51 last week): 71
The 30-year-old 49ers quarterback performed better than expected in the overtime win over the Rams last Sunday, but could still have accuracy issues. He had two interceptions last week and most of his misses were behind receivers. We expect Garoppolo to get an injection to manage the pain once pregame and once at halftime.
Matthew Stafford (92 last week): 86
The veteran Rams passer suffered a mild turf toe injury late in the loss to the 49ers and could have limited mobility against the Cardinals. Although he operates primarily as a pocket passer, the toe injury could limit his ability to avoid sacks.
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