Gameday Injuries: Week 5
Gameday Injuries: Week 5

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The injury report seems to grow larger by week, as is usually the case over the course of the season. However, the news isn't all grim in Week 5, as two prominent running backs make their return, while the quarterbacks are as healthy as they've been all season. Without further ado, let's break down the medical report as of early Sunday morning:

QUARTERBACKS

For the first time this season, there are no starting quarterbacks sporting injury designations of any sort. Even the Packers' Aaron Rodgers has shed his, although his knee is presumably not close to 100 percent. Rodgers actually was a full participant in the last two practices of the week and appears to be moving around better in recent games.

RUNNING BACKS

The Steelers' Le'Veon Bell's holdout continues, but this past week's news that Bell will apparently report to the team during the Week 7 bye offers Fantasy owners who haven't yet given up on him a glimmer of hope. In the meantime, James Connor, who's cooled off after a spectacular opener versus the Browns, will continue to handle the vast majority of running back touches and has an appealing matchup in Week 5 against a Falcons team that's giving up the most receptions per game to running backs and the fifth-most Fantasy

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for close to 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, and the NFL for Rotowire.com, including serving as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' beat writer. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports.
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