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Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Redskins TE Jordan Reed (concussion, knee, ankle, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 5. Derek Carrier is a Sneaky Start in deeper leagues and/or TE-premium formats. He has good speed and has shown toughness after the catch.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Buccaneers TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins (shoulder, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 5. Seferian-Jenkins had a 4-6 week recovery estimate back in Week 2, so he may come back as early as Week 6.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Buccaneers TE Luke Stocker (hip, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 5.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Falcons TE Jacob Tamme (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 5. Tamme is back in the fold as a desperation TE2.

Friday, October 9, 2015, 6:11pm

Jaguars TE Julius Thomas (hand, questionable) took limited practice reps all week and is questionable for Week 5. The Jaguars play early this week but Thomas isn’t expected to play barring a surprise.

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch ruled OUT for Week 5

Friday, October 9, 2015, 4:35pm

Field Yates, Twitter - [Full Article]

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is OUT for Week 5 vs. the Bengals.

Fantasy Impact:

Thomas Rawls will draw another start. Fred Jackson is listed as questionable with a high-ankle sprain, but may only play in an emergency capacity.

Mike Vick 'a little concerned' about Martavis Bryant's Week 5 availability

Friday, October 9, 2015, 4:16pm

Mike Prisuta, Twitter - [Full Article]

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant is not being included on daily reports. QB Mike Vick said today he's practiced with Bryant "just one day" this week (Monday)

Vick is unsure about Bryant for San Diego game. "Getting a little concerned," Vick said. "Just gotta keep the faith, hopefully he'll get himself back."

Fantasy Impact:

We posted a news item about this yesterday -- Bryant is not on the daily injury report because he's not yet been put on the 53-man roster. He has apparently missed practice all week except for Monday, which doesn't bode well for his availability on Monday night. If he does play, he may be very rusty after sitting out the last five weeks of practice. The Chargers' secondary is banged up, so the matchup is pretty good, but this is a very dicey situation if we don't get more clarity over the weekend.

Steelers WR Antonio Brown 'more confident and comfortable this week' with Mike Vick

Friday, October 9, 2015, 11:56am

Tribune-Live - [Full Article]

Steelers WR Antonio Brown and QB Michael Vick weren't able to be on the same page as Brown's streak of 35 consecutive games with at least five receptions and 50 yards was snapped. Brown dropped a touchdown pass from Vick, and the two couldn't connect on a critical fourth-down pass in overtime that led to Baltimore's game-winning field goal.

“Last week, it just wasn't (Vick's) fault,” Brown said. “There is a lot of blame on me. I left a lot of plays out there. All of us are getting more comfortable, not just him. I am more confident and comfortable this week with him.”

Fantasy Impact:

Had Brown held on to the potential touchdown catch, we wouldn't be panicking about his situation with Vick. Still, the comfort level that Brown has with Ben Roethlisberger just isn't there with Vick. Brown is still a fantasy WR1, but he's not the sure bet that he seems to be with Roethlisberger under center.

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant (undisclosed) missing from practice

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 8:05pm


Steelers WR Martavis Bryant has missed practice the last two days for undisclosed reasons. Per a source, he's dealing with a lower body injury/soreness.

Fantasy Impact:

The reason there hasn't been more buzz about this is because the Steelers don't have to put him on the injury report until he's on the 53-man roster. The Steelers don't play until Monday night, so we're hoping for more clarity over the weekend. We'd be inclined to wait a week or two before trusting Bryant as a starter, but some owners may not have that luxury.

Texans WRs Cecil Shorts and Nate Washington OUT for TNF

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:17pm - [Full Article]

Texans Inactives

Kourtnei Brown LB
Quintin Demps SS
Akeem Dent ILB
Jonathan Grimes RB
Greg Mancz C
Cecil Shorts WR
Nate Washington WR

Fantasy Impact:

The other Houston receivers will get extra run, but there aren't any trustworthy fantasy starts outside of DeAndre Hopkins, who should see double-digit targets as Ryan Mallett's primary target.

Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) officially OUT for TNF

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 7:14pm - [Full Article]

Colts Inactives

Jerrell Freeman ILB
Denzelle Good OT
Lance Louis G
Andrew Luck QB
T.Y. McGill DT
Tyler Varga FB
Bjoern Werner OLB

Fantasy Impact:

It's a big step back from a scoring standpoint, though T.Y. Hilton (13 targets last week) and Donte Moncrief (9) should still get their opportunities in the passing game, and Indianapolis may have to throw more since it's no longer the favorite to win the game. It's a slight downgrade for Frank Gore, though his value in PPR leagues gets a boost since Hasselbeck targeted him seven times last week, a season high. The Texans defense gets a big bump with Hasselbeck under center. Not only is he starting on a short week, but he's been in the hospital as recently as Tuesday morning, fighting a virus.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

Bears QB Jay Cutler (hamstring) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Cutler played pretty well last week and has a nice matchup with a shaky Chiefs’ secondary, though Kansas City is a tough place to play. The status of Alshon Jeffery looms large for Cutler.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

Broncos QB Peyton Manning (not injury related) did not practice Wednesday.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

Browns QB Johnny Manziel (right elbow) took full practice reps again Thursday.

Thursday, October 8, 2015, 6:11pm

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (knee) missed practice Thursday.

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