Fantasy football injury report: Week 5 Friday walkthrough

Fantasy football injury report: Week 5 Friday walkthrough

Fantasy Football Injury Analysis

Fantasy football injury report: Week 5 Friday walkthrough

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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 5:00 p.m. ET). Teams on the West Coast often report their injuries late and are not included.

ARIZONA CARDINALS
RB Kenyan Drake (chest) practiced fully all week and is off the injury report for Week 5.

ATLANTA FALCONS
WR Julio Jones (hamstring) did not practice all week and is questionable for Week 5. WR Calvin Ridley (thigh, knee) was limited all week but is fit to play.

BALTIMORE RAVENS
QB Lamar Jackson (knee, illness) is questionable for Week 5. He didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday but was a full participant Friday. WR Marquise Brown (knee) was a full participant Friday but is labeled questionable. TE Mark Andrews (thigh) was limited Thursday and Friday. He is questionable, too.

BUFFALO BILLS (Tuesday night)
RB Zack Moss (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. He was limited in practice last week before being ruled out. Check his status throughout the weekend. WR Cole Beasley (foot) was a full participant Thursday and is trending in the right direction. WR John Brown (calf) was limited Friday, but he played through the injury last week.

CAROLINA PANTHERS
RB Christian McCaffrey (ankle) remains on IR for at least one more week.

CHICAGO BEARS (Played Thursday)
No injuries of fantasy note.

CINCINNATI BENGALS
RB Joe Mixon
(shin) was limited Thursday and Friday, and he draws a questionable tag for Week 5.

CLEVELAND BROWNS
WR Odell Beckham Jr. (toe), WR Jarvis Landry (hip) and RB Kareem Hunt (groin) were full participants Friday and are free to play.

DALLAS COWBOYS
No injuries of fantasy note.

DENVER BRONCOS (Monday night)
RB Phillip Lindsay (toe) practiced fully Thursday and Friday and appears on track to return. QB Drew Lock (shoulder) was limited, and he might be on the wrong side of questionable. TE Noah Fant (ankle) hasn’t practiced yet this week and looks doubtful.

DETROIT LIONS (bye week)
No injuries of fantasy note.

GREEN BAY PACKERS  (bye week)
No injuries of fantasy note.

HOUSTON TEXANS
No injuries of fantasy note.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS
WR Michael Pittman Jr. (calf) went on Injured Reserve and will miss at least two more weeks.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
WR Laviska Shenault Jr. (hamstring) was limited all week but didn’t receive an injury tag.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Tyreek Hill (heel) and WR Mecole Hardman (hamstring) practiced fully all week and are healthy for Week 5.

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
RB Josh Jacobs (hip) practiced fully all week and is good for Week 5. WR Bryan Edwards (foot, ankle) is out. TE Darren Waller (knee) has been limited all week, but he’s good to go. WR Henry Ruggs (knee, hamstring) practiced fully Thursday and Friday but draws a questionable tag.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (Monday night)
RB Austin Ekeler (shoulder) was placed on Injured Reserve and will miss at least three games. WR Mike Williams (hamstring) didn’t practice Thursday and was limited Friday. He’ll get an update Saturday.

LOS ANGELES RAMS
RB Cam Akers (ribs) practiced fully Friday and is set to return in Week 5.

MIAMI DOLPHINS
WR DeVante Parker
(ankle) practiced fully Friday, and he wasn’t on the injury report for Week 5.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
WR Adam Thielen (shoulder) was limited Wednesday but a full-go Thursday and Friday.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (Monday night)
WR Julian Edelman (knee) was limited Thursday and Friday, but this has been status quo most of the year. He should play. QB Cam Newton (illness) remains on the Reserve/COVID-19 list but still could play in Week 5.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (Monday night)
WR Michael Thomas (ankle) and TE Jared Cook (groin) were limited participants Thursday. Check their participation levels Saturday, because both players could go either way.

NEW YORK GIANTS
WR Sterling Shepard (toe) is on IR for at least one more game.

NEW YORK JETS
WR Breshad Perriman (ankle) hasn’t practiced all week and appears doubtful. RB Le’Veon Bell (hamstring) returned to practice this week and looks poised to come off the Reserve/Injured list. WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring) practiced all week and should be good to go. QB Sam Darnold (shoulder) was inactive all week during practice and has been ruled out.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES
WR Alshon Jeffery (foot) and WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) were ruled out again. WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (calf) practiced fully all week and appears poised to return.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
WRs JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Diontae Johnson (toe) practiced fully Friday and should be out there this week.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
QB Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle) practiced in full and looks set to return under center. RB Raheem Mostert (knee) was limited and draws a questionable tag. WR Deebo Samuel (illness) didn’t practice Thursday or Friday but is questionable.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS
RB Chris Carson (knee) was a full participant Thursday and should be fine. He didn’t have a practice designation Friday, and Carson wasn’t on the injury report. RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder) was limited all week, and he’s on the fence for Week 5.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (Played Thursday)
WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) and RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) were out Thursday night. WR Mike Evans (ankle) was able to play through his questionable tag and caught two touchdowns.

TENNESSEE TITANS (Tuesday night)
The team was unable to practice through Friday but could do so this weekend.

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM
WR Steven Sims (toe) didn’t practice all week, and he’s out again. WR Terry McLaurin (thigh) progressed to a full practice Friday and is good to go.

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