Week 6 Essential NFL Practice News & Notes for Friday
Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 6. Bortles will play through the shoulder sprain. He’s not terribly accurate to begin with, so we wonder how this will affect his play. He’s the #6 fantasy QB through five weeks.
Colts QB Andrew Luck (right shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is questionable for Week 6. Luck is expected to play in Week 6, though it’s no sure thing. He’s been pretty shaky this season, but should produce QB1 numbers against the Patriots, provided he stays healthy. The Colts play on Sunday night.
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee, out) missed practice Friday after taking limited reps Thursday and is out for Week 6. Michael Vick will continue to start. Roethlisberger may be able to return next week.
Bills QB Tyrod Taylor (knee, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 6. Taylor reportedly has an MCL sprain, but HC Rex Ryan indicates that he still has a chance to play, even calling Taylor a game-time decision. For now, we’re expecting E.J. Manuel to get the start. Manuel reportedly got most of the first-team reps. Buffalo plays early on Sunday.