Fantasy owners need to be aware that some notable wide receivers are questionable and playing in the later games. The wide receivers in the early games on the injury report are easier as those decisions will be announced early enough for fantasy owners to set lineups. Ted Ginn Jr. has been ruled out for the Saints' Monday night game, but chances are you weren't relying on him in the first place. Please be sure to check the inactive report before game time. The running backs that are questionable for Week 5 also are playing in the later games and their status should be monitored.
Teams on bye: Chicago, Tampa Bay
Note: All times are ET.
Larry Fitzgerald (hamstring), WR, Arizona Cardinals at San Francisco 49ers, Sun., 4:25 p.m.
Fitzgerald has been listed as questionable with the same hamstring issue and has continued to play through it. However, he’s been barely worth starting in fantasy all season. He has 15 receptions for 141 yards through four games. His best game was Week 1, with seven receptions for 76 yards. Whether it’s the hamstring injury, the quarterback or the matc-up that has been the problem, Fitzgerald isn’t the same player as he used to be. He’s a low WR3 this week.
Will Fuller (hamstring), WR, Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys, Sun., 8:20 p.m.
Fuller left Week 4 with a hamstring injury (the same injury that plagued him last year and earlier this year). While the coaching staff said that he could have gone back in and played if needed, it’s hard to buy that. Fuller did put in limited practices this week, making this a hard fantasy decision. Odds are that he will be active (although certainly not a guarantee). However, hamstring injuries have been tough on wide receivers and they are often prone to in-game setbacks. Fuller is a very risky WR2, who could have a great game or could leave with one catch for 10 yards.
Marquise Goodwin (hamstring, quad), WR, San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, Sun., 4:25 p.m.
Goodwin has been battling soft tissue injuries all season and has been largely ineffective because of it. He’s put in some limited practices, but he is listed as a game-time decision. Fantasy owners should keep him on their bench this week. Between his quarterback situation (C.J. Beathard) and the injured leg muscles, Goodwin is just too hard to trust.
Keke Coutee (hamstring), WR, Houston Texans vs. Dallas Cowboys, Sun., 8:20 p.m.
Fantasy owners are going to have a tough decision to make with Coutee, who is dealing with a hamstring injury. He has been limited in practice, but it seems that he will play. However, he excelled primarily when Will Fuller was out. It’s not clear if Fuller plays (and if so, how much and how well). While Coutee did have 11 receptions for 109 yards, he’s going to be hard to trust in Week 5. He’s a risk/reward WR3.
— 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.