Week 5 Fantasy injury updates: Rashaad Penny, Kyle Pitts, Tom Brady and Amon-Ra St. Brown

These players’ NFL Week 5 fantasy injury have been updated: Rashaad Penny, Kyle Pitts, Tom Brady and Amon-Ra St. Brown

Week 5 fantasy injury updates include Rashaad Penny, Kyle Pitts, Tom Brady and Amon-Ra St. Brown

Week 5 fantasy injury
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  • Rashaad Penny

Rashaad Penny of the Seattle Seahawks did not practice Wednesday due to a shoulder injury.

We’ll be keeping an eye on Penny’s shoulder injury after he rushed for 151 yards and two touchdowns against the Lions last week.

Follow up on Penny’s progress for the remainder of the week.

When speaking to the media, Penny never indicated that something was wrong. If Penny is ruled out for Week 5 against New Orleans, rookie Kenneth Walker III will step in.

  • Kyle Pitts

Kyle Pitts, the Falcons’ tight end, did not practice Wednesday due to a hamstring injury.

Its’s fantasy value is continuing to fall. He was not mentioned on the injury report last week, so this is a new illness.

Through four games, Pitts has only 10 receptions for 150 yards. Despite this, fantasy managers can’t afford to drop Pitts because he still has upside as a low-end TE1, but he has little trade value right now.

It is possible to bench him and stream tight end instead. Logan Thomas, Robert Tonyan, and Tyler Conklin are all capable replacements for Week 5.

  • Tom Brady

Pitts has run a road on 29 of the Falcons’ offensive snaps this season, accounting for less than 70% of the team’s offensive snaps.

Brady has been facing with a finger problem for a while, and he appeared to injure his throwing shoulder against the Chiefs.

Brady has completed 68.4% of his passes for 1,058 yards and six touchdowns in his 23rd NFL season.

It would be exactly a surprise if Brady does not start, but if he does, Teddy Bridgewater, Geno Smith, and Ryan Tannehill are all excellent quarterback streamers this week.

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown

As according to Detroit’s official injury report, St. Brown (ankle) did not participate on Thursday after being ruled out of the Lions’ Week 4 game against the Seahawks.

We won’t know the status of St. Brown’s game until at least Friday, but things aren’t looking promising.

It doesn’t help that Detroit has a bye in Week 6 and could choose to rest its star receiver.

If St. Brown misses his second game in a row, fellow pass-catchers T.J. Hockenson, Josh Reynolds, and Tom Kennedy will see increased opportunities, with WR DJ Chark (ankle) also questionable.

Despite solid performances from Reynolds and Kennedy last week, Detroit’s offense faces a tougher matchup against New England this week, with Hockenson the only Lions pass-catcher worth starting.

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