The Week 5 injury report is loaded with wide receivers, so the updates have been broken into two parts — those playing in the early Sunday afternoon games (making life easier for fantasy owners) and those playing in the later games.
The only notable wide receiver who has already been ruled out is Randall Cobb. Please be sure to check the inactive report before game time to make sure the players in your lineup are active. The running back injury report is not as long, but many of those will require fantasy owners to be alert all day Sunday to be sure their players are active.
Teams on bye: Chicago, Tampa Bay
Note: All times are ET and all games are on Sunday, Oct. 7.
Davante Adams (calf), WR, Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m.
Because Adams was able to put in limited practices, it seems that he will be on track to play on Sunday. The calf injury seemed minor, but fantasy owners should watch it and be aware that an in-game setback may occur. However, with a paper-thin wide receiving corps, the Packers may try to get Adams out there. He’s a WR2 this week.
Marvin Jones Jr. (ankle), WR, Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay Packers, 1 p.m.
Fantasy owners should be a little concerned about Jones. He was added to the injury report on Friday, which is never a good sign. Without a lot of information on the nature of the injury, the best thing fantasy owners can do is keep an eye on the inactive reports. Assuming he plays, Jones is a WR3.
Geronimo Allison (concussion/hamstring), WR, Green Bay Packers at Detroit Lions, 1 p.m.
Allison still has not cleared the concussion protocol and he is dealing with a hamstring injury. Since Randall Cobb has already been ruled out, the Packers likely want him to play. However, Allison first has to be medically cleared. The fact that he did not practice at all this week does not bode well for his availability. Fantasy owners should not count on Allison this week and should consider Marquez Valdes-Scantling as a desperation fill-in.
Sammy Watkins (hamstring), WR, Kansas City Chiefs vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m.
Watkins did put in limited practices this week after leaving Monday night’s game with a hamstring injury (and zero fantasy points). Between the matchup and the injury, Watkins should be left on fantasy benches. The Jaguars' defense is one of the best in the league and even if active, fantasy owners shouldn’t expect a lot from Watkins.
DeVante Parker (quad), WR, Miami Dolphins at Cincinnati Bengals, 1 p.m.
Even though Parker has put in limited practices, it seems he may be a game-time decision. Fantasy owners shouldn’t be considering starting Parker, even if he is active. The Dolphins' offense is struggling and Parker only has two receptions on the season.
— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.