Fantasy injury reports : Keenan Allen, Rashod Bateman, Michael Thomas and Jaylen Waddle

Keenan Allen, Michael Thomas, Rashod Bateman and Jaylen Waddle in a fantasy injury reports Week 5.

Week 5 fantasy injury reports: Keenan Allen, Michael Thomas Jaylen Waddle and Rashod Bateman

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  • Keenan Allen

UPDATE: Allen has been ruled ” OUT” of Sunday’s game against the Browns.

Allen (hamstring) did not participate in Wednesday’s practice for the Chargers, and after aggravating his hamstring at the end of last week, he is on track to miss his fourth straight game.

Allen left the Chargers’ Week 1 game against the Raiders, and if he’s out again, fellow pass-catchers Mike Williams, Josh Palmer, and Gerald Everett will all see increased workloads and should be started in 12-team leagues.

  • Michael Thomas

UPDATE: Thomas is officially “OUT” for Sunday’s game against the Seahawks.

After missing the Saints’ Week 4 game against the Vikings in London, Thomas (toe/foot) did not practice on Wednesday.

On Wednesday, he joined QB Jameis Winston (back) as notable “DNPs” for the Saints, as both could miss Week 5.

Andy Dalton was effective last Sunday in London (20-of-28 passing, 236 yards, one touchdown) and now faces Seattle at home.

Outside of Alvin Kamara, rookie Chris Olave is the only Saint worth starting right now, but given the matchup, TE Juwan Johson could be a sneaky sleeper.

Unfortunately, the rest of the Saints’ wide receivers are too unpredictable to rely on.

  • Jaylen Waddle 

Jaylen Waddle of the Miami Dolphins did not practice Wednesday due to a groin injury.

Waddle is still playing despite his injury. Missing practice after the extra days off afforded by playing Thursday is not a good sign, but Waddle missed practice last week as well.

A restricted practice Thursday’s performance would be a great sign for fantasy managers who see Waddle as a high-end WR2.

  • Rashod Bateman

UPDATE: Bateman is officially “OUT” for Sunday’s game against the Bengals.

After suffering a foot injury last Sunday, Bateman (foot) did not practice for the Ravens on Wednesday.

During the team’s press conference, head coach John Harbaugh stated, “I’m hopeful” that the second year wideout will be able to play this Sunday night against the Bengals.

If Bateman misses SNF, fellow pass-catchers Mark Andrews and Devin Duvernay will be asked to carry heavier loads in the passing game, and both should be in fantasy owners’ starting lineups.

NFL Week 5 schedule :

N.Y. Giants Green Bay 9:30 AM NFLN Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Chicago Minnesota 1:00 PM FOX U.S. Bank Stadium
Atlanta Tampa Bay 1:00 PM FOX Raymond James Stadium
Detroit New England 1:00 PM FOX Gillette Stadium
Houston Jacksonville 1:00 PM TIAA Bank Field
L.A. Chargers Cleveland 1:00 PM FirstEnergy Stadium
Miami N.Y. Jets 1:00 PM MetLife Stadium
Pittsburgh Buffalo 1:00 PM Highmark Stadium
Seattle New Orleans 1:00 PM FOX Caesars Superdome
Tennessee Washington 1:00 PM FedEx Field
San Francisco Carolina 4:05 PM Bank of America Stadium
Dallas L.A. Rams 4:25 PM FOX SoFi Stadium
Philadelphia Arizona 4:25 PM FOX State Farm Stadium
Cincinnati Baltimore 8:20 PM NBC M&T Bank Stadium