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Raiders vs. Chiefs: Which players are resting, injured or playing in Week 18?

In Week 18, the Kansas City Chiefs and the Las Vegas Raiders will square off. On Saturday, January 7, the game will kick off at 4:30 p.m. ET from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, and will be broadcast on ESPN and ABC. The Raiders are no longer in the running for a postseason spot, but the Chiefs still have a chance to clinch the top overall seed in the AFC playoffs.


Las Vegas won’t likely take any players off because their reputation is on the line. We may see more depth from the subs than usual as they focus on the next season, but in general, we should see the starters.

RB The prominent player who is questionable for Saturday’s game is Josh Jacobs. His hip is hurt right now. Dylan Parham, a center, is also uncertain to play.


With a chance of a first-round bye on the line, the Chiefs are unlikely to rest their players. I would anticipate seeing the starters for the majority of the game, but if they are able to get out to a big lead, they may make some late replacements.

Due to a hand injury, wide receiver Skyy Moore is no longer available. Four players are classified as questionable: cornerback L’Jarius Sneed (hip), guard Joe Thuney (ankle), kicker Harrison Butker (back), and wide receiver Mecole Hardman (pelvis).