Lions' Ezekiel Ansah: Listed as probable
Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
A regular on the injury report this season, Ansah has yet to miss a game and already has four sacks. He should be fine for Sunday, but his matchup with Cardinals LT Jared Veldheer is a tough one. Though Ansah does sometimes move over to the offense's right side, Cardinals RT Bobby Massie can also hold his own.
Steelers LB Ryan Shazier practiced in full Friday
Ryan Shazier (shoulder) was a full participant at practice Friday.
Shazier missed the previous two games with a shoulder injury, prompting some frustration from the 23-year-old linebacker according to Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. While his status for Monday will likely be decided by head coach Mike Tomlin, early indications seem to suggest Shazier should be able to suit up against the Chargers.
Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew probable for Week 5
Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
Pettigrew would normally be restricted to a role that's mostly focused on in-line blocking, but with Eric Ebron (knee) out for at least one week, Pettigrew could see some extra targets in his return from a three-game absence. He still offers minimal upside in the passing game, and Tim Wright will likely absorb some of Ebron's snaps.
Lions TE Eric Ebron ruled out for Week 5
Eric Ebron (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
With Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) listed as probable, the impact of Ebron's absence is at least somewhat mitigated. It's still a tough loss for the Detroit passing game, but there's some chance Pettigrew's return will help get the rushing attack on track. Though it's been reported that he could miss up to three games, Ebron ran on the side with trainers at Friday's practice, suggesting he has some shot to return for Week 6 against the Bears.
Lions RB Joique Bell set to sit out Week 5
Joique Bell (ankle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cardinals.
According to MLive.com, Bell had a procedure on his ankle back in March, in addition to the reported surgeries on his Achilles and knee. The third surgery explains his slow recovery leading up to the season, and he's reportedly been bothered by the ankle all along. Bell's early-season struggles now come with more context, but he seems to be in danger of missing games beyond Week 5. With the Detroit offensive line struggling and the backfield still crowded, Bell offers very little upside.
Browns' Shaun Draughn: Doubtful for Sunday
Shaun Draughn (back) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's contest, Andrew Gribble of clevelandbrowns.com reports.
Draughn has largely been passed over in the Cleveland Browns ' running back rotation as Isaiah Crowell and Duke Johnson have received the majority of the opportunities in recent weeks. With Robert Turbin (ankle) likely coming back in a week or two, Draughn's role in the offense, and his dwindling fantasy value, may have to hinge on multiple injuries to players above him on the depth chart.
Chargers' Brandon Flowers: Full participant at practice Friday
Brandon Flowers (concussion) was a full participant at practice on Friday.
It certainly seems like Flowers will be available for Monday's game against the Steelers considering the veteran cornerback was a full participant at practice in back-to-back games. His status will likely be decided in the coming days, but for now all signs appear to be pointing towards Flowers starting his fourth game of the year.
Rams' Kenny Britt: Dealing with swollen knee
Despite missing Friday's practice due to some swelling in his knee, Kenny Britt is listed as probable for Sunday's game in Green Bay, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Britt should be fine to handle his usual snap count, and while he's rarely left the field this season, his consistent playing time hasn't led to consistent production. After catching 10 passes for 102 yards in Week 3, Britt took a backseat to Tavon Austin in Week 4, finishing with no catches and just one target in a win over the Cardinals.
Giants LB Devon Kennard ruled out for Week 5
New York Giants linebacker Devon Kennard (hamstring) has been ruled out for the game Sunday against the 49ers.
Kennard is off to an impressive start, with 25 tackles (15 solo) and an interception in four games. The Giants still don't have an every-down linebacker, but Kennard leads the group in snaps. In his absence, Mark Herzlich could get the start, though a bunch of players may benefit from added snaps.
Eagles' Mychal Kendricks: Out for Week 5
Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Saints.
With Kendricks and Kiko Alonso (knee) both absent, the Philadelphia Eagles will start DeMeco Ryans and Jordan Hicks at inside linebacker. Hicks has 23 tackles over the last three weeks, and he figures to serve in an every-down role. He's an excellent IDP option, if only for the next week or two.
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