He’s missed two of the last three weeks and his owners are probably starting to get a wee bit frustrated. Well I have good news for you… My take: Will play, start him.
Brandin Cooks, WR, Concussion: Head coach Sean McVay “feels good” about Cooks and Cooper Kupp playing against the Broncos on Sunday. Hopefully Cooks “feels good” enough to be in front of bright lights because concussions are no joke. My take: Will play, start him.
Geronimo Allison, WR, Concussion: Allison missed week 5 with this concussion, hopefully another week off will give him some time to get healthy. With Aaron Rodgers there will always be too many mouths to feed — but Allison has scored double-digit fantasy points in the four games he’s played in. My take: Will play, flex him.
Giovani Bernard, RB, Knee-MCL: Didn’t play in week 5, still technically doubtful for week 6 but I’m thinking… My take: Won’t play.
Matt Breida, RB, Ankle: Breida is technically classified as doubtful, but head coach Kyle Shanahan is calling him doubtful so I don’t know where the disconnect is in the 49ers front office. No disconnect with me. My take: Won’t play.
Randall Cobb, WR, Hamstring: Copy/paste most of what I said about Allison above except for the double-digit fantasy points. I don’t think Cobb is going to be putting up double digit fantasy points if he plays Monday. My take: Will play, bench him if you have better options (post a comment below if you have a question.)
Keke Coutee, WR, Hamstring: Keke just couldn’t wait to join his fellow Texan WRs on this injury designation list. Every week Will Fuller and DeAndre Hopkins are on this list and every week they play. Don’t be a follower Keke. My take: Will play, flex him.
Jamison Crowder, WR, Ankle: Crowder’s performance was rough at the start of the season but has put up 22 total fantasy points over his last two games. The Skins are welcoming the Panters to town who just allowed Odell Beckham and the Giants WR clan to grab 50 fantasy points on ‘em. My take: Will play, flex him.
Isaiah Crowell, RB, Ankle: I think Crowell earned a few comp days after rushing for over 200 yards against the Broncos. Week 6 he’s facing the Colts who are averaging 26.6 fantasy points allowed to RBs. My take: Will play, start him.
Jack Doyle, TE, Hip: Doyle hasn’t played since week 2 of the season and I don’t see him coming back just yet. My take: Won’t play.
Eric Ebron, TE, Shin: Ebron has been a surprising top-5 TE for the season. He’s banged up, but isn’t every tight end? I’m not too worried. My take: Will play, start him.
Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Hamstring: He’s been banged up for a few weeks now, but has always played. Not well — but he’s played. My take: Will play, bench him.
Devonta Freeman, RB, Foot: Seeing that this is a bone contusion in his foot I don’t think Freeman will be out there. Anywhere else on his body I could see him playing, but a running back needs his feet like Kanye needs attention.
My take: Won’t play.
Will Fuller, WR, Hamstring: I’m not wasting ink on this every week. My take: Will play, start him.
Marquise Goodwin, WR, Hamstring: He’s only played in two games this year and already missed last week. What’s another game missed? My take: Won’t play, but even if he does? Bench him.
Josh Gordon, WR, Hamstring: Same as Fuller. My take: Will play, start him.
T.Y. Hilton, WR, Hamstring: Hilton must be so annoyed. He played through so many games without Andrew Luck and now he can’t seem to get healthy with Luck back. Hilton is doubtful and it’s not looking good for week 6. My take: Won’t play.
Chris Hogan, WR, Thigh: Just a little dinged up, but I think he’ll be in the line-up. Problem is — Tom Brady has a lot of mouths to feed now that Julian Edelman is back. And Hogan seems to be the forgotten man so far. My take: Will play, bench him.
DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Foot: See: Fuller, Will. My take: Will play, start him.
O.J. Howard, TE, Knee: Howard missed week 4 with this injury and was given 2-4 weeks to live — to recover! 2-4 weeks to recover! He’s looking like he’s on track to recover. My take: Will play, start him.
George Kittle, TE, Knee: Kittles and bits was injured in Sunday’s game, but stayed in and played through it. I think he’ll be good to go, but he’s dealing with a back-up QB against a Packers defense who haven’t given up a TD to a TE all season. My take: Will play, start him (unless you have other options.)
Cooper Kupp, WR, Concussion: See: Cooks, Brandin. Kupp went through walkthroughs with the team and it’s looking like he’s going to play. My take: Will play, start him.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Shoulder: He’s been “questionable” every week, he’s played every week. My take: Will play, start him.
Sony Michel, RB, Knee: I’m thinking this is just a maintenance tag. Michel should be good to go this week. My take: Will play, start him.
Lamar Miller, RB, Chest: Miller and Texans coach Bill O’Brien are both saying Miller will be playing this weekend. The real question is should you trust Lamar Miller? You have to hope that Alfred Blue’s performance in his stead will light a fire under Miller to bring his A-game. My take: Will play, flex him.
Greg Olsen, TE, Foot: Running routes? Catching passes?
My take: Will play, start him.
DeVante Parker, WR, Quadriceps: Dolphins are expecting him back in week 6. It’ll be interesting to see how he performs against a Bears secondary that is allowing the 10th most fantasy points to opposing WRs. My take: Will play, flex him if necessary.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Shoulder: All Day has all the injuries this week. He’s on the injury report list with ankle, shoulder and knee issues. Peterson will probably play, but one wrong hit on any of his body parts could limit his production. My take: Will play, flex him if desperate.
Paul Richardson, WR, Knee: Richardson has been injured since mid-September, but has still been playing. That being said, he hasn’t caught more than 4 passes or gone for over 70 yards receiving so he’s a very risky play. My take: Will play, bench him.
Aaron Rodgers, QB, Knee: He’s going to be questionable all season, but he should play all season. My take: Will play, start him.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Hip: Same injury as last week and he had a solid game (73 yards and a TD.) The Buccaneers have allowed the second most fantasy points to WRs so expect solid production out of Sanu. My take: Will play, start him.
Deshaun Watson, QB, Chest: Just a little R&R to get ready for the Texans/Bills game. The Bills have given up the 9th most rushing yards to QBs so Watson could be in for a solid fantasy day. My take: Will play, start him.