Fantasy football injury report: Week 5

By Ryan Dodson

This is a team-by-team review of any key fantasy football player injury news after this week’s practice activity and team statements. Only those players listed on the team’s official injury report will be addressed, unless the situation warrants further attention.

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 may not be included in the initial publication.

This week’s key game-time decisions: WR Courtland Sutton, RB Melvin Gordon, TE T.J. Hockenson, RB Jamaal Williams, RB Dalvin Cook, RB Joe Mixon, WR DeVante Parker, WR Amari Cooper, RB Ezekiel Elliott, RB Christian McCaffrey, RB Chase Edmonds

ARIZONA CARDINALS
RB Chase Edmonds
(shoulder) was limited all week and is questionable.

ATLANTA FALCONS
WR Calvin Ridley (personal) has been ruled out. WR Russell Gage (ankle) is out again with an ankle injury.

BALTIMORE RAVENS – Monday night
OT Ronnie Stanley (ankle) has yet to practice this week and might be in danger of sitting once again. WR Rashod Bateman (groin) could make his debut Monday.

BUFFALO BILLS
No noteworthy injuries for fantasy.

CAROLINA PANTHERS 
RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring) was limited in practice all week but remains doubtful.

CHICAGO BEARS
RB David Montgomery (knee) has been ruled out with a sprained knee. RB Damien Williams (quadriceps) practiced all week and will fill in as the lead back. WR Darnell Mooney (groin) practiced fully as well and is good to go.

CINCINNATI BENGALS 
WR Tee Higgins
(shoulder) is on track to return after a full practice Friday. RB Joe Mixon (ankle) was out of practice Friday, and the team will work him out Saturday before determining his status. He’s very questionable.

CLEVELAND BROWNS
WR Jarvis Landry (knee) remains on IR. WR Odell Beckham Jr. (shoulder) practiced Friday and is good to go. TE David Njoku (knee) and DE Myles Garrett (knee, ankle) are questionable for Week 5.

DALLAS COWBOYS 
WR Michael Gallup (calf) remains on IR with a calf injury. WR Amari Cooper (hamstring) and RB Ezekiel Elliott (knee) were limited Friday and are questionable.

DENVER BRONCOS
WR Jerry Jeudy (ankle) remains on IR but could return later this month. QB Teddy Bridgewater (concussion) is questionable, but he’s expected to be cleared in time to play. WR Courtland Sutton (ankle) and RB Melvin Gordon (lower leg) were limited Friday and are questionable as well.

DETROIT LIONS 
WR Tyrell Williams (concussion) remains on IR. RB D’Andre Swift (groin) TE T.J. Hockenson (knee) and RB Jamaal Williams (hip) were all limited Friday and draw the questionable tag.

GREEN BAY PACKERS 
WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) landed on IR and will miss a couple of weeks at least. RB Aaron Jones (ankle) was limited all week, but he’s off the injury report.

HOUSTON TEXANS
QB Tyrod Taylor
(hamstring) remains on IR for the foreseeable future. RB Rex Burkhead (hip) has been ruled out. WR Danny Amendola (thigh) was limited all week and is questionable. 

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS – Monday night
QB Carson Wentz (ankles) managed full practices Thursday and Friday and should be fine for Monday night. RB Nyheim Hines (shoulder) was limited Friday and could be a game-time decision. OT Braden Smith (foot, thumb) didn’t practice Friday and could be in danger of sitting again. OG Quenton Nelson (ankle) landed on IR and will miss multiple weeks.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS
WR D.J. Chark Jr. (ankle) was placed on IR and is likely to miss the rest of the year. RB Carlos Hyde (shoulder, tooth) practiced fully all week and is good to go.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS
WR Tyreek Hill (knee) practiced all week and is fine.

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS
RB Josh Jacobs (ankle), WR Hunter Renfrow (ankle) and TE Darren Waller (knee) all practiced Friday and are off the injury report. RB Peyton Barber (toe) upgraded to limited Friday and is questionable.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 
WR Keenan Allen (ankle), RB Austin Ekeler (ankle) and S Derwin James (toe, shoulder) practiced fully Friday and don’t have injury designations. RB Justin Jackson (groin) missed all week of practice and is doubtful.

LOS ANGELES RAMS – Played Thursday night
No noteworthy injuries for fantasy.

MIAMI DOLPHINS
QB Tua Tagovailoa
(ribs) and WR Will Fuller (finger) are on IR. WR DeVante Parker (shoulder, hamstring) was limited all week, and the hamstring soreness will make him a game-time decision.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS
RB Dalvin Cook (ankle) returned to practice in a limited fashion Friday, but he still remains questionable.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
PK Nick Folk (knee) was limited all week and is questionable.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS
WR Michael Thomas (ankle) remains on the PUP and can return in Week 7. LT Terron Armstead (elbow) and C Erik McCoy (calf) are out.

NEW YORK GIANTS 
WR Sterling Shepard (hamstring) and WR Darius Slayton (hamstring) are both out again. RB Saquon Barkley (knee) and WR Kenny Golladay (hip) practiced fully Friday and don’t have an injury designation.

NEW YORK JETS
OT Mekhi Becton (knee) will miss several more weeks after knee surgery. WR Elijah Moore (concussion) and WR Denzel Mims (illness) practiced Friday and are off the report.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 
OT Lane Johnson (personal) has been ruled out.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS
WR Chase Claypool (hamstring), QB Ben Roethlisberger (pectoral, hip) and WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) practiced fully Friday and are good to go. WR James Washington (groin) has been ruled out.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS
QB Jimmy Garoppolo (calf) has been ruled out and will likely miss multiple weeks. TE George Kittle (calf) didn’t practice all week and is doubtful. RB Elijah Mitchell (shoulder) practiced Friday and is off the report. RB JaMycal Hasty (ankle) remains on IR.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS – Played Thursday night
RB Rashaad Penny (calf) landed on IR and will miss three weeks. QB Russell Wilson (finger) suffered a finger injury, and there is fear that he could miss six to eight weeks.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS
TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs) has been ruled out for Week 5. RB Giovani Bernard (knee) graduated to a full practice Friday but remains questionable. WR Chris Godwin (thumb) practiced fully Friday and will play. WR Antonio Brown (knee) was out of practice all week but carries no injury tag.

TENNESSEE TITANS
WR Julio Jones (hamstring) is out once again. On the bright side, WR A.J. Brown (hamstring) returns in Week 5.

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (hip) remains on IR. TE Logan Thomas (hamstring) joined him this week. WR Curtis Samuel (groin) and RB Antonio Gibson (shin) were limited Friday and deemed questionable.


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