Another week, another bunch of injuries for Fantasy players to deal with. We’ve already had some big names ruled out, with many still up in the air for Sunday’s games.
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Week 5 Injury Report
Out:Jameis Winston(back/ankle),Dak Prescott(thumb),Mac Jones(ankle),Tua Tagovailoa(concussion),Brian Hoyer(concussion)
Bailey Zappeis starting for thePatriotsthis week, whileTeddy Bridgewateris in for theDolphins, whileCooper Rushremains theCowboysstarter for at least another week — and probably longer, given that Prescott is still having trouble gripping a football.
Brian Robinson’s return from the Non-Football Injury list is one of the best stories of the season, and he’s expected to be active for Sunday’s game against theTitansafter recovering from being shot in the leg in an attempted robbery prior to the season. Robinson might end up being the lead back for theCommanders, but he’s likely facing a three-way split withAntonio GibsonandJ.D. McKissic, at least to start his NFL career. He’s well worth stashing, but probably shouldn’t be in your lineup this week.
Questionable:Alvin Kamara(ribs),David Montgomery(knee/ankle),Tony Pollard(illness),Boston Scott(ribs),Kenneth Walker(shoulder),
Montgomery’s status is the one most worth watching for this week, and it sounds like he has a decent chance to play this week. That’s good news for Montgomery, but not necessarily for Fantasy, because it would seemingly lead to a split backfield in Chicago.Khalil Herberthas played well this season, but I don’t expect theBearsto just bench Montgomery or anything, so we’re probably looking at a situation where Herbert and Montgomery are both in the 10-15 carry range on a bad offense that doesn’t throw to the running backs, which makes both more like RB3s for me this week. If Montgomery doesn’t play, Herbert is a top-20 back.
Kamara was a surprise inactive last week, but Sunday morning reports indicate he’s expected to play this week. It’s been a tough start to the season for Kamara, but he had seven targets and 15 carries in Week 3, so I’m hoping he has a similar role this week — he’s still a top-10 RB for me.
Out:Cordarrelle Patterson(knee),D’Andre Swift(shoulder/ankle),Justice Hill(hamstring),Tyrion Davis-Price(ankle)
Patterson was placed on IR this week, so that’s going to pushTyler AllgeierandCaleb Huntleyinto more prominent roles. Both ran the ball well last week, but I’m expecting Allgeier to be the lead back — though thatdoesn’t necessarily make him a must-start Fantasy RB, even on aFalconsoffense that has run the ball incredibly well so far this season.