Fantasy Football: Week 5 Injury Report

October 9, 2021

We are only a month into the season are starting to pile up. There are several key injury situations fantasy owners need to be monitoring for Week 5. Here’s a look at some of those situations in our weekly Injury Report.

QUARTERBACKS
Teddy Bridgewater (concussion): practiced fully on FRI, but officially questionable vs. PIT.
Jimmy Garoppolo (calf): has been ruled out for Wk 5. vs. ARI; Trey Lance to make 1st start for SF.
Russell Wilson (finger): underwent surgery on FRI and could miss 6-8 weeks for Seahawks.

RUNNING BACKS
Christian McCaffrey (hamstring): doubtful to suit up this week vs. PHI.
Ezekiel Elliott (knee): listed as questionable, but expected to play vs. NYG.
David Montgomery (knee): out indefinitely for Bears; Damien Williams in line for big role.
Dalvin Cook (ankle): limited participant FRI; officially questionable vs. DET.
Aaron Jones (ankle): was removed from the team’s injury report on FRI; Good to go vs. CIN.
Joe Mixon (ankle): Will be a GTD, but trending towards playing “in some capacity” per Tom Pellisero.
Antonio Gibson (shin): questionable, but expected to keep playing through stress fracture in shin.
D’Andre Swift (groin): limited in practice and listed as questionable, but should be good to go.
Jamaal Williams (hip): limited all week, but should be good to go vs. MIN.
Chase Edmonds (shoulder): limited participant FRI; will be GTD in 4:25 PM ET kickoff vs. SF.
Melvin Gordon (lower leg): got in partial practice FRI and is questionable; expected to play vs. PIT.
Elijah Mitchell (shoulder): full participant in practice FRI and officially off injury report.
Peyton Barber (toe): could be out of limited, but with Josh Jacobs back has no fantasy value.

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WIDE RECEIVERS
Calvin Ridley (personal): ruled out for Week 5 vs. NYJ.
AJ Brown (hamstring): limitd all week, but expected to return to lineup vs. JAX.
Julio Jones (hamstring): will miss another week of action in Week 5.
Amari Cooper (hamstring): listed as questionable, but expected to play vs. NYG.
Courtland Sutton (ankle): GTD for 1PM kickoff after injuring his ankle in practice.
DeVante Parker (shoulder, hamstring): GTD vs. TB 1PM kickoff as he’s dealing with dual injuries.
Will Fuller (finger): placed on IR this week and will miss at least three games.
Sterling Shepard (hamstring): ruled out for Week 5 vs. DAL.
Darius Slayton (hamstring): will miss second straight game due to injury.

TIGHT ENDS
George Kittle (calf): doubtful to play in Week 5 vs. ARI.
Rob Gronkowski (ribs): will miss a second straight game due to injury.
T.J. Hockenson (knee): Limited THU & FRI, officially questionable vs. MIN.
Logan Thomas (hamstring): placed on IR this week and will miss at least three games.
Maxx Williams (shoulder): Limited THU & FRI, officially questionable vs. SF.

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