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Is LeSean McCoy a great buy-low guy or a potential bust? Our Dave Richard shares his take on McCoy's outlook along with his Week 5 trade values. Full story
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1Eddie Royal, SD, WR36
2Jerick McKinnon, MIN, RB30
3Malcolm Jenkins, PHI, FS17
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5Eli Manning, NYG, QB12
6Ryan Mundy, CHI, SS12
7Steven Hauschka, SEA, K11
8Kam Chancellor, SEA, SS10
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3Niles Paul, WAS, TE-14
4Bruce Carter, DAL, OLB-13
5Kirk Cousins, WAS, QB-11
6Kyle Fuller, CHI, CB-11
7Olivier Vernon, MIA, DE-11
8Antoine Cason, CAR, CB-10
9Donald Brown, SD, RB-10
10DeAngelo Williams, CAR, RB-10
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Rams WR Tavon Austin back in action for Wednesday session
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:51 pm ET) Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin has recovered enough from a knee injury to practice Wednesday.

Austin caught three passes in Week 1, but none since. He did not play in Week 3 and the team was idle last weekend.


Jordan Cameron able to get through practice Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:49 pm ET) Browns tight end Jordan Cameron was a full participant in practice Wednesday.

Cameron has been dealing with a shoulder issue, but said he felt better coming off the team's bye week. He's expected to play Week 5. 


Bears DE Jared Allen returns to practice Wednesday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:48 pm ET) Bears defensive end Jared Allen has recovered from a bout with pneumonia and participated in practice on Wednesday.

Allen has contributed to 11 tackles in three games this season. The illness accompanied by a significant weight loss forced him to miss the Week 4 battle against Green Bay.


Texans veterans do not practice Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:38 pm ET) A number of Texans veterans did not practice Wednesday.

Arian Foster was held out due to a hamstring issue. He was limited Week 4 due to the injury. Receiver Andre Johnson also missed practice due to an ankle injury.

On the defensive side, both J.J. Watt and Brian Cushing were unable to go. Watt was listed with a thigh injury, while Cushing is dealing with a knee issue. 


Smith: Bucs QB Josh McCown better, but not ready to throw
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:35 pm ET) Lovie Smith has reported that the thumb of Josh McCown is improving, but added that the Buccaneers quarterback is still not ready to throw, per the Tampa Tribune.

McCown has likely lost his starting job to Mike Glennon, who engineered a stirring comeback Sunday to beat host Pittsburgh. McCown averaged just 140 yards passing while throwing for two touchdowns and four interceptions in his three starts this season, though he did guide the team to two victories.


Marvin Jones tweaks ankle, does not practice
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:33 pm ET) Bengals wide receiver Marvin Jones sat out of practice Wednesday due to an ankle issue.

Jones has missed the first four weeks of the season due to a foot injury. The two issues are not related. Jones was able to practice last week, but the team was on a bye. 


Report: Donnie Avery will not practice Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:24 pm ET) Chiefs wide receiver Donnie Avery is not expected to practice Wednesday, according to ESPN.

Avery is dealing with a strained abductor. His status for Week 5 is unclear at the moment. Avery has 14 receptions for 156 yards. 


Cardinals giving WR Jalen Saunders a chance
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(4:21 pm ET) Wide receiver Jalen Saunders was not out of a job long. Two days after his release from the Jets, he has been signed to the practice squad by the Cardinals.

The rookie has yet to catch a pass in the NFL, but did serve a short stint as a punt returner with the Jets. He averaged 4.3 yards in his six returns.


Bounce-back week for Brandin Cooks?
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer
(4:17 pm ET) Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks continued his up-and-down rookie season with just five catches for 31 yards Week 4 at Dallas, but the good news is he was on the field more than ever, playing 82 percent of the team's snaps. He just got lost in the shuffle in the team's futile attempt to come back from an early deficit.

He has the right matchup for a bounce-back performance Week 5 against Tampa Bay. The Buccaneers are tied for 28th against the pass (with the Saints, incidentally), and have allowed the most Fantasy points to wide receivers this season. They were burned big by the Steelers' Antonio Brown, who had seven catches for 131 yards and two touchdowns last week, and the Falcons' Julio Jones, who had nine catches for 161 yards and two touchdowns the week before.

Of course, Cooks could end up taking a back seat to tight end Jimmy Graham in this one, but it's shaping up to be a big game for quarterback Drew Brees. And a big game for him means multiple touchdown passes.

Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard both rank Cooks outside their top 24 wide receivers for this week, but I wouldn't be opposed to using him as a flex option.


Malcom Floyd dealing with an illness Wednesday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(4:14 pm ET) Chargers wide receiver Malcom Floyd missed practice Wednesday due to an illness.

The issue doesn't seem to be all that serious. As long as Floyd is able to return to practice Thursday or Friday, he should be good to play against the Jets Week 5. 


 
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Eli Manning, QB, Giants
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Justin Forsett, RB, Ravens
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Jerick McKinnon, RB, Vikings
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Eddie Royal, WR, Chargers
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Larry Donnell, TE, Giants
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