49ers' Garrett Celek: Expected to start Sunday night
Vernon Davis (knee) will be inactive for Sunday's tilt against the Giants, which means Garrett Celek will get the start in his place.
Celek has led all 49er tight ends in targets and receptions over the past two weeks, and figures to do the same Sunday. However, with how poor the San Francisco 49ers ' passing game has been this year, Carrier should not be relied upon outside of the deepest leagues.
Rod Smith: Placed on 53-man roster
Rod Smith was called up from the practice squad Saturday, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR reports.
Tharold Simon was placed on IR Saturday opening a door for Smith on the 53-man roster. With Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) already ruled out for Week 5 and Fred Jackson ailing from an ankle injury, Smith will likely provide some depth in the backfield.
Seahawks RB Tharold Simon placed on IR Saturday
Seattle Seahawks running back Tharold Simon has been placed on injured reserve Saturday, per Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio KJR.
Simon dislocated his toe a week before the regular season opener and briefly played in Week 2 before dislocating it again. With the team hurting at that position, Rod Smith was called up from the practice squad to take Simon's place on the roster.
Steelers CB Cortez Allen questionable for Monday
Cortez Allen is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Chargers.
Allen hasn't been able to play since the opening week of the season, however it appeared as if he would be able to suit up against the Chargers after he was listed as a full participant in practice Thursday and Friday. He will likely be a game-time decision Monday.
Steelers LB Ryan Shazier ruled out for MNF
Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier (shoulder) has been ruled out for Monday night.
Shazier was able to practice Thursday and Friday, but it appears as if he will need at least one more week until he returns to the field. The former first-round pick hasn't been able to play since Week 2, so his practice status will be worth monitoring next week.
Steelers TE Matt Spaeth set to return in Week 5
Matt Spaeth (hand) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Chargers.
Spaeth was unable to play last week due to a broken bone in his hand, but the setback will not prevent him from taking the field in Week 5. He will slot back in as the backup tight end behind Heath Miller.
Steelers WR Markus Wheaton probable for Week 5
Markus Wheaton (ankle) is listed as probable for Monday's game against the Chargers.
Wheaton was able to practice fully all week, so he should not be slowed Monday night. He is due for a move down the receiver pecking order whenever Martavis Bryant is ready to play, but with Bryant still not on the active roster and uncertain to play Monday, Wheaton will likely remain the starting receiver opposite Antonio Brown in Week 5.
Chargers CB Brandon Flowers downgraded to questionable
Brandon Flowers (concussion) has been downgraded to questionable for Monday's game.
Flowers has been able to practice most of this week, so the new status seems to indicate he may have suffered a setback of sorts on Saturday. He will likely be a game-time decision Monday against the Steelers.
Chargers WR Jacoby Jones listed as questionable for Week 5
Jacoby Jones (ankle) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Steelers.
Jones has not played since injuring his ankle in Week 1, but he will have a chance to return to action Monday after getting in some work at practice during the week. If Jones plays he figures to work as either the San Diego Chargers ' third or fourth receiver with Steve Johnson (hamstring) sidelined.
Chargers WR Malcom Floyd deemed questionable for Week 5
Malcom Floyd (concussion) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Steelers.
Floyd's status will not ultimately be determined until Monday due to his concussion, but he was able to practice fully this week despite suffering the injury in Week 4, so fantasy owners should anticipate him being ready to go Monday night.
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