Some fantasy stars can be found on the injury report every week, but will they play? Here at No Huddle, we will give you the most updated injury report at the end of every week. Then on Sunday, stay tuned to our twitter account @No_HuddleFFB for the latest news!
49ers @ Bills
49ers: The big news for the 49ers this week is they will be rolling out Colin Kaepernik this week. Kaep will certainly have an impact on this game in one way or another. They 49ers are very healthy from a fantasy perspective. Look for Torrey Smith and Jeremy Kerley to get a bit more work with Kaep in. My favorite play for the 49ers is Carlos Hyde.
Bills: Buffalo comes into this game pretty healthy as well. Charles Clay looks like he will go this week as he practiced in a limited roll late in the week. Look for Lesean McCoy to be extra motivated this week. He faces a defense that is terrible against the run and has the extra motivation of going against Chip Kelly who spurned him by trading him out of Philadelphia.
Eagles @ Redskins
Eagles: The eagles come in to the game with very few injuries. Look for Carson Wentz to have a bounce back game coming off a bye week and facing a Redskins teams that is giving up 250+ yards passing per game this season. Ryan Matthews may be in for a big game as well as Washington has given up 130 yards per game, 3rd worst in the NFL. Also, 5.1 yards per carry to opposing backs, the worst in the league at that mark.
Redskins: It looks like the Redskins will be without Jordan Reed this week as he did not practice all week with a concussion. This is a huge void in the Washington attack as Reed has gotten 46 targets this season. He has also account for 31% percent of all completions this season to WRs or TEs. Look for Vernon Davis to get the nod in Reed’s stead, but I think Kirk Cousins looks to Pierre Garcon to fill the void left by his always reliable TE.
Browns @ Titans
Browns: The Browns thought they could get Veteran QB Josh McCown back this week, but it appears he will still not be ready as the Cleveland travels to Music City. They will turn to Rookie QB Cody Kessler again this week in his place. Kessler left last week’s game against the Pats with a shoulder injury and the Browns had to call up Kevin Hogan from their practice squad after cutting Charlie Whitehurst, when he sustained a season ending knee injury. *takes deep breath* woo. They will also be without Corey Coleman again with a broken hand and could be without Gary Barnidge who practiced on a limited basis Friday. Continue to monitor Barnidge’s status as game time approaches.
Titans: The Titans look healthy and are hosting the hapless Browns this week in Nashville. I’m playing Marcus Mariota, Demarco Murray, and Delanie Walker in all formats this week. They should all have good fantasy outings.
Ravens @ Giants
Ravens: Looks like Steve Smith Sr. did not practice again on Friday and is doubtful for their game with the Giants. If he can’t go look for second year speedster Breshad Perriman to step in to that roll. The Giants allow 62.9 yards per game to the number 2 receiver this year, that’s 31st in the NFL. Mike Wallace was also on the injury report this week, but practiced in full on Friday and looks like he will go. The Ravens are also a bit banged up on the O line so keep your eyes on Ronnie Stanley, Marshal Yanda, and Rick Wagner to see if they play this week.
Giants: The Giants are still a bit banged up in the Secondary as Eli Apple and DRC are listed as Questionable and that could have an impact on the Ravens passing game if they do not play. The Giants come in physically healthy, but you have to be concerned with the psyche of their offence as they again struggled to perform last week. Eli Manning continues to struggle and does not seem to have the answer to getting elite WRs like OBJ, Cruz, and Shepard going. This week should be no different as they play a very stout Baltimore defense that only gives up about 266 yards per game, ranking 3rd in the NFL.
Panthers @ Saints
Panthers: The Panthers have several big fantasy names to keep your eye on this week. Cam Newton missed last week with a concussion, but barring a setback he looks like he will play as he practiced in full on Friday. Jonathan Stewart also looks to come back this week as he practiced in full on Friday as well after he missed several games with a hamstring injury. Stewart also has a great matchup this week as the Saints are giving up over 120 yards per game so far this year. The big question mark this week is Kelvin Benjamin as he was limited all week and is listed as questionable. Monitor his situation closely as game time approaches.
Saints: From a Fantasy perspective the Saints come into this week pretty healthy. They are mostly banged up on D which could mean good things for Panther owners. Drew Brees always finds a way to keep the Saints in it though and the Panther pass d has been awful recently. Play your Saints this week as this one could be a high scoring affair.
Jags @ Bears
Jags: The Jags look healthy this week and go into Chicago to face a team that ranks 25th in the NFL against the run. This may just be the game that Chris Ivory gets going, so keep your eye on that situation. Chicago also ranks near the bottom of the league against #1 WRs so look for Allen Robinson to have a big game as well.
Bears: Alshon Jeffery was limited Friday and is listed as questionable. Monitor his situation as game time approaches. Same goes for Eddie Royal and Zach Miller. Look for young Cameron Meredith to build on a breakout game and create more rapport with journeyman QB Brian Hoyer.
Rams @ Lions
Rams: Monitor WR Brian Quick who is listed as questionable and was a limited participant in practice on Friday. The Rams are pretty banged up on D this week with several members listed as questionable or out. Look for Case Keenum to have a sneaky good game here. He is putting up pretty good numbers so far this year and draws a great matchup this week against Detriot.
Lions: The Lions will be without TE Eric Ebron. The oft injured TE will miss another game this season with an ankle and knee injury. This week they will also be without RB Theo Riddick who has been a big part of their offense this year. Backup RB Dwayne Washington practiced on a limited basis this week and if he can’t go look for newly signed Justin Forsett to get some work with Preseason Stud Zach Zenner to participate as well. Quick note, the Rams Struggle against the #2 WR position this year this may just be the game Golden Tate gets going.
Steelers @ Dolphins
Steelers: Breakout Candidate Sammie Coates was limited Friday and is listed as questionable with a Finger injury. I think he will play. Markus Wheaton is out with a shoulder injury, but the Steelers get back Miami native Eli Rogers who will be performing in front of tons of friends and family. It’s worth noting how injure the Steeler D is as well as their O line. This could be a high scoring affair; I’m playing all my Steelers in all formats. Even the Outlaw Jesse James!
Dolphins: The Dolphins will be without TE Jordan Cameron again with a Concussion. Look for Dion Sims to replace Cameron. Arian Foster practiced on a limited basis this week and may come back for the Dolphins. Pittsburgh has a stout run d this year so even if Foster does go I’m worried about how effective he can be. Look for the Dolphins to be behind and throwing a bunch.
Bengals @ Pats
Bengals: Tyler Eifert is out again this week. Would have been a great matchup for him as well as the Pats rank 25th in the NFL against the TE. Look for Ryan Hewitt, Tyler Kroft, and CJ Uzomah to split time in his absence. Other than Eifert the Bengals may be the healthiest team in the NFL coming into week 6 and they have a good match up against the Pats who rank 27th in the league against the pass. AJ Green anybody?
Pats: It’s amazing what a player the caliber of Tom Brady can cover up. The Pats have 5 starters that come into this game questionable or worse including; TE Martellus Bennett (Ankle), RB LeGarrette Blount (Hip), WR Julian Edelman (Foot), TE Rob Gronkowski (Illness, Hamstring), and G Joe Thuney (Shoulder). That’s a lot of big name guys. I expect them all to play, but monitor Gronk and his illness. I really like Chris Hogan in this game as Cincinnati D has been worst when covering WR #3 or worse in an offense and Hogan is becoming the Pats go to deep threat.
Chiefs @ Raiders
Chiefs: The Chiefs have 0 players listed on the injury report. 0. That’s great news for Jamaal Charles owners. Oakland is terrible against the pass this year ranking 29th in the NFL. Look for Alex Smith and Travis Kelce to have big number days. The Raiders also rank 24th in the league against the TE. Play your Chiefs this week especially if they throw or catch passes.
Raiders: RB Latavius Murray will miss this game with a toe injury and RB Taiwan Jones is out with a knee. Look for DeAndre Washington and Jalen Richard to carry the load and have a big game this week as the Chiefs rank 27th in the NFL against the run and give up 4.5 yards per carry and just under 130 yards per game. Clive Walford was limited Friday in practice so monitor his situation in the afternoon game.
Falcons @ Seahawks
Falcons: The Falcons may be for real. They are injury free this week heading into a tough place to play and against a top rated D this week. This will be their toughest test of the year for Falcon fantasy options. Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Mo Sanu, and Jacob Tamme have their work cut out for them. If they score big this week they are must starts moving forward.
Seahawks: The Seahawks will be without starting RB Thomas Rawls who is still out with a Fibula injury. Christine Michael will tote the load this week for the Seahawks and we may see some more CJ Spiller this week as well. Russell Wilson looks to be back to his old self and that spell trouble for the Atlanta D. They have really struggled on D this year ranking 24th in Pass and Rush D. Play your Seahawks.
Cowboys @ Packers
Cowboys: The big story in big D is Dez Bryant who practiced on a limited basis this week and is listed as questionable. If he plays he is a must start, especially since you drafted him so high. Terrance Williams also was listed on the report this week but practiced in full on Friday. Same with TE Jason Witten. Looks like they both will play. Tyron Smith practiced on a limited basis and is an integral part of this o-line that rank #1 in the NFL in rushing. This week going against the # 1 ranked rush Ds in the battle of the unstoppable force and the immoveable object.
Packers: The Packers look like they will get RB Eddie Lacy back, but may lose RB James Starks. Both listed as Questionable, but Lacy practiced and Starks did not. They will also be without TE Jared Cook. Look for the Pack to go to the air against the 25th ranked pass d in the NFL, especially to Devante Adams as the Boys really struggle against #3 WRs this year.
Sunday Night Football:
Colts @ Texans
Colts: Traveling to Houston this week the Colts look like they are getting a bit healthier, especially on D. They will still be without WR Donte Moncrief who will miss another game with a shoulder injury. That means more work for TY Hilton who practiced in full on Friday and should play despite being questionable. Frank Gore may have a sneaky good game as the Texans are ranked 26th in the NFL against the Run.
Texans: Will Fuller is on the injury report this week with a hamstring and was limited in practice this week. Look for Braxton Miller to step in for him if he misses. Indy has one of the worst Ds in the league and really struggle to stop the TE. Look for a sneaky good game from TE Ryan Griffin who may find himself open more than normal in Houston this week.
Monday Night Football:
Jets @ Cardinals
Jets: The Jets just place WR Eric Decker on IR making Quincy Enunwa a must add in all formats of fantasy. Arizona is a great Defense, but I like Enunwa this week as All Pro Patrick Peterson will likely follow Brandon Marshall. Patrick Peterson is the top ranked corner this year with the least yards against him in the NFL. Marshall may struggle and Enunwa will likely be the recipient.
Cardinals: The Cardinals have no one listed on their injury report. Meaning Carson Palmer will be back this week at home against the Jets who rank in the bottom half of the league against the pass. Look for Smokey Brown, David Johnson, and Larry Fitzgerald to get back on track with the return of their main man Carson Palmer.
As always stay tuned to our twitter account @No_HuddleFFB for the latest news Sunday morning!