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Nyheim Hines has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday Night Football with a concussion. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hines was hit hard early in the first quarter and was exhibiting “gross motor instability.” The Colts are already down Jonathan Taylor and will now rely on Phillip Lindsay and Deon Jackson for the remainder of the game. Hines finishes the game catching one of two targets for five yards and three rushing yards one one rushing attempt.

Category: Injury Updates


The Indianapolis Colts have listed LB Shaquille Leonard as inactive for Thursday's game against Denver. (Source: Indianapolis Colts on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Leonard made his season debut only to leave with an injury. He left with a broken nose and a concussion, meaning he may miss a few games. Leonard is prone to create turnovers and could be missed against Denver, though, the Colts have been strong defensively without him so far. The Colts DST should still be a startable unit.

Category: Transactions


RB Latavius Murray, who was recently signed by the Denver Broncos, has been officially listed as inactive for Thursday night football. (Source: Denver Broncos on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Murray's inactivity will open the door for both RBs Melvin Gordon and Mike Boone to carry the workload with RB Javonte Williams out for the year. Gordon can be seen as an RB2 candidate and Boone as a low-end flex, though Gordon's fumble issues have opened the gates for Boone to see more action.

Category: Transactions


According to ESPN's Field Yates, WR Hunter Renfrow practiced in full for the Las Vegas Raiders. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Renfrow missed a pair of games with a concussion but returned to practice on Wednesday. On Thursday, he was a full participant. He caught 10 passes for 80 yards in the first two games and fumbled the ball three times. Despite a strong 2021 campaign, Renfrow will likely be no more than a flex play as the Raiders need to score a lot to keep up with the Kansas City Chiefs.

Category: Injury Updates


According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, QB Zach Wilson was a full participant at the New York Jets' practice on Thursday as he deals with an ankle injury. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson led the Jets to a comeback victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers despite an up-and-down performance in his return. Wilson threw a touchdown and caught one, turning the ball over twice as well. Facing against a tough stretch of opponents through the Jets' bye week, though, Wilson might not be the best streaming option despite now being healthy.

Category: Injury Updates


According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, QB Mac Jones was a limited participant for the New England Patriots on Thursday in practice as he recovers from an ankle sprain. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jones missed Week 4's overtime battle with the Green Bay Packers when QB Brian Hoyer, now on IR with a concussion, was replaced by rookie QB Bailey Zappe. Zappe did just enough in relief and will operate as Jones' backup in the meantime, but Jones is recovering fairly quickly from his ankle injury. His situation needs to be monitored closely as he could have a chance of playing sooner than initially expected.

Category: Injury Updates


David Montgomery returned to practice in some capacity Thursday, after being listed as a DNP in his first practice since missing the Bears' Week 4 game with an ankle injury. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Montgomery returning to the practice field is a good sign for the fourth-year back, who was held out of the Bears' Week 4 loss to the Giants. It is still yet to be known whether Montgomery will be good to go on Sunday, but his status in Friday's practice should give fantasy managers a clearer picture. If Montgomery is to miss Sunday's game or be limited, Khalil Herbert will once again be slated to receive the bulk of the work in the Bears backfield.

Category: Injury Updates


According to ESPN's Field Yates, the New England Patriots have placed QB Brian Hoyer on injured reserve. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hoyer will miss at least four games after suffering a concussion early in Week 4. Rookie QB Bailey Zappe, who took the Green Bay Packers to overtime, will be the Patriots' backup QB behind Mac Jones and starter while Jones remains sidelined. Hoyer completed five of his six passes before Zappe came in and threw for 99 yards and one touchdown in Week 4.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Keenan Allen, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury that he suffered in the season opener, remained sidelined during Chargers practice Thursday. (Source: Daniel Popper on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Allen failing to log any practice time for the second straight day this week puts his status for Sunday's game against Cleveland very much in doubt. Allen has already missed three games with his hamstring ailment, and it appears he could be trending toward missing a fourth. Fantasy managers should be prepared to turn elsewhere Sunday, especially if Allen fails to log any practice time Friday. If Allen is out once again the bulk of the WR targets for the Chargers would once again fall to Mike Williams, Joshua Palmer, and DeAndre Carter.

Category: Injury Updates


Michael Thomas (toe) was listed as a non-participant in practice Thursday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Thomas was sidelined with a toe injury for the Saints' matchup with the Vikings in London in Week 4. His status will be worth monitoring Friday when he should receive and official injury designation. If Thomas cannot suit up against Seattle, fantasy managers should expect Chris Olave and Jarvis Landry to see additional targets.

Category: Injury Updates


Jameis Winston (back) did not participate in practice Thursday. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Winston also missed practice Wednesday and his status is definitely in doubt heading into Week 5. Winston was sidelined in Week 4 against Minnesota after missing practice all week. Andy Dalton would draw a second straight start if Winston is unable to suit up against Seattle.

Category: Injury Updates


CeeDee Lamb (groin) appeared on the injury report Thursday and did not participate in practice. (Source: Todd Archer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Lamb stated that he is fine and that his GPS numbers were high. Lamb's GPS numbers likely caused the Cowboys to hold him out of practice Thursday as a precaution. Based on Lamb's comments, the groin injury should not keep him out of the Cowboys' matchup with the Rams in Week 5.

Category: Injury Updates


Cameron Dicker looks like he'll be the Eagles' kicker this Sunday versus Arizona, as an ankle injury has Jake Elliott sidelined. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Dicker is unproven but has an excellent matchup against the Cardinals on Sunday. If you need a kicker, he may be worth a shot.

Category: Transactions


Tyreek Hill (quad) was a limited participant in practice Thursday. (Source: Ari Meirov on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Hill was added to the injury report for the first time this week Thursday. It is never a good sign for a player's potential availability when they are added to the injury report later in the week. Friday's practice report will be key to determining Hill's status for a matchup with the Jets in Week 5.

Category: Injury Updates


Jake Elliott (ankle) is not expected to play this Sunday against the Cardinals after injuring his ankle in Week 4. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Elliott looks like he'll miss this week, at least, due to the injury. His replacement looks like it will be Cameron Dicker, who the Eagles signed to their practice squad this week.

Category: Injury Updates


Devine Ozigbo will be on the Broncos' active roster for tonight's contest against the Colts. Per Ian Rapoport, Ozigbo will play special teams and possibly more. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: With Javonte Williams out for the season and the recently signed Latavius Murry inactive, Ozigbo gets the nod as the third RB on the roster for Denver. Ozigbo could theoretically see some action in a pass-catching role, he had nine catches for Jacksonville in 2020, but you'd have to be desperate to take a chance on him for your fantasy team this week.

Category: Transactions


Gabe Davis logged another full practice on Thursday, and it looks like he'll be good to go on Sunday. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: An ankle injury has hampered Davis recently, but it appears he's ready to roll. He's a solid WR2 this week against Pittsburgh.

Category: Injury Updates


Isaiah McKenzie (concussion) got in a limited practice on Thursday after skipping practice Wednesday. He remains in the concussion protocol, leaving his status for Sunday in doubt. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: A limited practice is a positive step for McKenzie, but he still has a ways to go before being cleared to play Sunday. With Jameson Crowder out, Khalil Shakir would be next up on the Bills' depth chart, but there are likely better options for your fantasy team.

Category: Injury Updates


Dawson Knox (foot/hamstring) missed a second straight practice on Thursday, leaving his availability for this weekend in doubt. (Source: Adam Caplan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Knox suited up last Sunday despite limited practice participation during the week, so there's a good chance he will play this weekend. However, his fantasy production this season hasn't been great, so there may be a better option on your waiver wire. Knox may be a TD or bust TE if he plays Sunday against the Steelers, given his lack of volume this year.

Category: Injury Updates


Rashod Bateman (foot) missed practice again on Thursday. His status for Sunday is very much in question at this point. (Source: Jonas Shaffer on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Bateman may still suit up, but it's best to make other plans at this point. Check Friday's practice reports and injury designation if he's on your roster. Devin Duvernay is available in many leagues and would be an excellent replacement if Bateman can't go against the Bengals.

Category: Injury Updates