Team-by-team review of any key fantasy player and their prospects for playing based on this week’s practice activity and team statements. Only those players listed on the team’s final official injury report will be addressed unless the situation warrants.
PLEASE NOTE: The NFL releases their final official injury report late on Friday (after 5:00pm ET) and teams on the west coast often report their injuries late and are not included.
This week’s key game-time decisions: RB Rashaad Penny (SEA), WR Chris Godwin (TBB)
WR Damiere Byrd (hamstring) didn’t hit the practice field all week and has been ruled out.
RB Ito Smith (concussion) cleared concussion protocol this week and WR Calvin Ridley (hip) was limited in practice most of the week. Neither made the team’s final injury report.
TE Mark Andrews (foot) continues his routine of limited practice during the week and a questionable tag on the injury report that has yet to keep him from playing.
Backup RB Devin Singletary (hamstring) didn’t practice Wednesday but did on a limited basis the rest of the week. He earned a questionable injury status but may get back on the field this weekend. TE Tyler Kroft (ankle) remains out and will miss another game.
QB Cam Newton (foot) is out again and his return to action is undetermined.
WR Taylor Gabriel (concussion) didn’t clear concussion protocol and has been ruled out. TE Trey Burton (groin) put in two full practices early and was rested on Friday. He’ll play through his questionable tag again this week. PK Eddy Pineiro (knee) is questionable but expected, like last week, to kick Sunday.
CINCINNATI BENGALS – Monday Night
WR A.J. Green (ankle) remains out and the team is unclear on his return status.
After missing another game last week WR Rashard Higgins (knee) only put in a single limited practice on Wednesday and is not likely to play through his questionable injury tag Sunday.
WR Tavon Austin (concussion) will return to action Sunday after removal from the team’s injury report. WR Amari Cooper (ankle) also didn’t make the team’s final injury report despite a limited week of practice. WR Michael Gallup (knee) had arthroscopic surgery and is expected to miss another 2-4 weeks.
RB Royce Freeman (shoulder) was limited in practice early but went full on Friday and didn’t make the team’s final injury report. WR Emmanuel Sanders (quad) didn’t make the team’s final injury report either despite being limited in practice all week.
QB Matthew Stafford (hip) showed up on the injury report after a limited practice session on Friday but he’s expected to play despite his questionable status. WR Danny Amendola (chest) only put in a single limited practice on Friday and is listed as questionable but not expected to play.
GREEN BAY PACKERS – Played Thursday Night
RB Jamaal Williams (head) left the game early but appears to be okay. WR Davante Adams (toe) left the game after a productive evening and may miss some time. TE Jimmy Graham (groin) returned to action Thursday night.
No injuries of fantasy note.
After re-aggravating his injury WR T.Y. Hilton (quad) is doubtful after being held out of practice all week.
WR Chris Conley (knee) was limited in practice most of the week but was removed from the team’s final injury report. TE Josh Oliver (hamstring) has been ruled out again.
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
RB Damien Williams (knee) remains out this week as does WR Tyreek Hill (shoulder) who remains out for another 2-4 weeks.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
RB Justin Jackson (calf) went down in Thursday’s practice and has been ruled out. WR Travis Benjamin (hip) is doubtful but expected to be sidelined this week after missing all practice sessions this week. WR Mike Williams (back) is also out. TE Virgil Green (groin) has been ruled out. TE Hunter Henry (knee) remains out for another 3-6 weeks. PK Mike Badgley (groin) will miss another game.
LOS ANGELES RAMS
Backup TE Tyler Higbee (chest) is expected to return to the playing field Sunday after a good week of practice.
WR Albert Wilson (hip, calf) is listed as questionable but expected to return to action Sunday after getting back on the practice field on a limited basis this week. WR Allen Hurns (concussion) has been ruled out.
WR Chad Beebe (ankle) is out indefinitely and may need surgery. Fellow WR Josh Doctson (hamstring) was placed on IR and is out a minimum of eight weeks.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
RB Rex Burkhead (foot) was limited in practice all week and is questionable to play Sunday. WR Julian Edelman (chest) was also limited all week but appears to be trending in the right direction and may paly through his questionable tag.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
QB Drew Brees (finger) is expected to be out another 5-6 weeks. WR Tre’Quan Smith (ankle) has been ruled out and will miss another game.
NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Saquon Barkley (ankle) is out and looking at a 4-8 week recovery with a high-ankle sprain. WR Cody Latimer (concussion) will return to the playing field after a good week of practice and removal from the team’s final injury report.
NEW YORK JETS – Bye Week
QB Sam Darnold (illness) remains sidelined for at least another 2-3 weeks. QB Trevor Siemian (ankle) went on IR this week, ending his season. WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring, knee) was again absent from practice all week and his doubtful status means he’ll most likely miss another game. WR Josh Bellamy (shoulder) put in two limited practice sessions late in the week and the team is hopeful he’ll be able to play through his questionable status.
WR Dwayne Harris (ankle) remains out.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES – Played Thursday Night
WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen) missed another game Thursday night but fellow WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) returned to action.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Monday Night
The team is optimistic, but TE Vance McDonald (back) has yet to practice this week and it’s looking like he won’t suit up Monday night.
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS – Bye Week
RB Tevin Coleman (ankle) is out and likely to miss several weeks. WR Jalen Hurd (back) and WR Trent Taylor (foot) didn’t practice all week and both have been declared out again this week.
RB Rashaad Penny (hamstring) put in two limited practice sessions this week and is questionable. He’s a game-time decision.
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
WR Chris Godwin (hip) was only able to get in a single limited practice session on Friday this week and is a questionable game-time decision.
Despite only putting in a limited practice session on Friday TE Delanie Walker (knee) didn’t make the team’s final injury report.
QB Case Keenum (foot) was held out of practice Wednesday but went full the rest of the week and wasn’t on the team’s final injury report. WR Terry McLaurin (hamstring) was rested most of the week and is listed as questionable. TE Jordan Reed (concussion) is not practicing and remains out.