This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 8 AM ET on Sunday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.
We head into another reshuffled ledger in Week 5 as a result of COVID-19 concerns, with both the Broncos-Patriots and Bills-Titans games getting bumped off their Sunday slots and into Monday night and Tuesday night, respectively. That naturally wreaks havoc on a certain amount of Fantasy rosters, as there are a handful of prominent names sporting injury-related question marks in those contests that Fantasy managers will now likely have to make a decision about on Sunday. We also have the usual array of walking wounded, and quarterbacks and receivers are particularly hit hard this week. With plenty to catch up with, let's dive into the latest as of early Sunday morning:
The Ravens' Lamar Jackson (knee/illness) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals after returning to a full practice Friday following a pair of missed sessions to start the week. Jackson's back-to-back absences Wednesday and Thursday did mark the first such instance of his career, but per early Sunday morning reports, the talented quarterback is expected to play against Cincinnati on Sunday without any restrictions. Coach John Harbaugh had already declared the reigning MVP as "good to go" after Friday's practice as well, so the third-year quarterback's Fantasy managers don't appear to have reason for concern.
The Patriots' Cam Newton (illness) remains on