Carson Wentz (COVID) will start for Colts if cleared Sunday

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Carson Wentz will start in Week 17 against the Las Vegas Raiders if he clears protocols on Sunday morning, per head coach Frank Reich.

What It Means:

Wentz's fifth day of protocol is on Sunday and Reich said he will start if available, despite missing an entire week of practice. Reich confirmed that Sam Ehlinger will start if Wentz is unavailable, which would be a significant downgrade for the entire offense.

The Colts have an inviting 25.5-point implied point total in Week 17, per numberFire's NFL Heat Map, and they are facing a Raiders defense that is susceptible to the passing game. According to our adjusted rankings, Las Vegas is 25th against the pass and fourth-best versus the run.