Lost password?

Don't have an account?
Join the Best Live Fantasy Chat Community!


Receive free daily analysis


Already have an account? Log In


Forgot Password


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts

Fantasy Football Injury Reports For NFL WRs: Week 5 Updates for Michael Thomas, Keenan Allen, Amon-Ra St. Brown, Rashod Bateman

Michael Thomas - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Injury News, Draft Sleepers

Another week of football, another week of injuries. There's no avoiding them. They are inevitable. The only thing we can do is accept our fate, try to be as prepared as possible for them, and gather as much information beforehand so we can make educated decisions. With that said, RotoBaller is here to keep you up to date with all the relevant and most important injury information.

While Week 4 brought new injuries to deal with, it also brought some good news to fantasy managers. For one, Chris Godwin finally returned to the field. We also saw the return of Rondale Moore and Gabriel Davis. We also observed other receivers take advantage of more opportunities. With no Jakobi Meyers the past two weeks, DeVante Parker has rattled off seven receptions, 180 yards, and one touchdown in the past two games.

As we look forward to Week 5, there are several big names we'll need to keep our eye on. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Michael Thomas, Keenan Allen, and Rashod Bateman headline the receivers fantasy managers will be watching all week. Let's see what other receivers are struggling with injuries as we approach the new week.

Featured Promo: Our friends at Sharp App have created the ultimate tools for sports bettors. Download the FREE app to track bets, compare odds, get daily picks from the most accurate models in the industry, and identify the sharp side of any bet. Use promo code BALLER to get a month free of Sharp Pro access. Get The App!


Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions

Amon-Ra St. Brown was diagnosed with a mild ankle sprain in the Lions’ Week 3 contest. He exited the game on two separate occasions to have his ankle re-taped, but he was able to gut it out and didn’t seem overly affected by the injury.

He did not practice in any capacity leading up to their Week 4 game and was ultimately ruled out. It’s interesting because teammate D’Andre Swift was also reported to have suffered a mild ankle sprain in Week 1 but still played in Week 2. This leads me to believe that St. Brown’s injury is a bit more serious. Still, as long as the sprain was a low-ankle sprain vs the dreaded high-ankle sprain, two weeks off should be enough time for him to return to the field.

Fantasy managers should expect St. Brown to remain absent from practice early in the week and will hopefully increase his practice participation as the week rolls around. The Lions' upcoming practice report should give fantasy managers a good idea of whether or not St. Brown will be active this weekend.


Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

Keenan Allen suffered a hamstring injury in Week 1 and ultimately missed Weeks 2 and 3. He didn’t practice in any capacity leading up to either of those contests. Prior to this past weekend’s game, Allen practiced, albeit on a limited basis on both Wednesday and Thursday. He was downgraded to a DNP on Friday and was ultimately ruled out on Saturday. There were no reports that he suffered a setback, but he clearly wasn’t ready.

Head coach Brandon Staley described Allen as day-to-day and indicated the team is just being cautious with their No. 1 receiver. Hopefully, Allen is able to return to practice later today, even if just on a limited basis, before increasing his practice participation to a full practice later this week. It seems like Allen will likely be a go this week, but fantasy managers aren’t entirely out of the woods yet. It seemed like he would return last week and that didn’t happen, so be sure to check the Chargers’ practice report as the week rolls along.


Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

Michael Thomas suffered what was believed to be a minor toe injury in their Week 3 contest. Based on initial reports, the injury was minor and there was optimism Thomas might be able to suit up in Week 4. However, Thomas did not practice in any capacity leading up to Week 4. To make matters worse, it doesn’t even sound like he was close as he was ruled out Friday morning.

It’s possible the London game had the Saints wanting to be more cautious with Thomas and his recent injury history, but this toe injury is to the opposite foot that he struggled with ankle injuries on the past two seasons.

Unfortunately, we don’t really know what kind of toe injury he’s dealing with. The guess is that it’s a mild case of turf toe, but the reality is, we just don’t know. When it comes to Thomas’s health, it’s impossible to know what might come next. Fantasy managers will need to follow the Saints’ practice report to get a better idea of what his availability might be this week.


Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens

Rashod Bateman’s playing time in Week 4 was affected due to a foot injury he suffered during the game. At this time, fantasy managers do not have a lot of information about what this foot injury is, but there seems to be some reason for some optimism.

For starters, head coach John Harbaugh indicated he did not believe it was serious and indicated Bateman is day to day. Bateman also was able to finish the game last week, which are all positive signs. Still, fantasy managers shouldn’t expect him to practice early this week. The true test will come on Friday.

Fantasy managers will have to check the Ravens’ practice report throughout the week to get a better read on his availability this weekend. At this time, the early signs indicate he could play, but it’s far from a guarantee at this time.


Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots

Jakobi Meyers was somewhat of a surprise inactive in Week 4. Prior to Week 3, Meyers was a DNP on Wednesday and Thursday and had some tests done on his knee that came back negative. On the Friday before Week 3, Meyers returned to practice on a limited basis. Still, the Patriots decided to take a cautious approach and decided to have Meyers sit in Week 3. Still, the negative test results and the limited practice on Friday made it seem he would be available in Week 4.

Going into their contest against the Packers, Meyers was a limited practice participant all week. Typically, this kind of participation would indicate the player was likely going to be active on gameday, but Meyers was once again ruled out.

Looking forward to Week 5, based on his recent practice participation, fantasy managers should feel good about being able to put Meyers back into their starting lineup. Any full participation would seem to guarantee that, but his inactive status last week was surprising, so this will be one to watch as the week unfolds.


Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans

Treylon Burks was carted off the field during the Titans’ Week 4 against the Colts. The injury prognosis isn’t good, but it could’ve been worse. There were some initial fears that he may have suffered a Lisfranc injury similar to the one Travis Etienne had. Luckily, it’s not that bad, but fantasy managers should be planning on being without him for the next few weeks.

Based on this information, Burks seems to be dealing with a more significant turf toe injury and while it won’t require surgery, he still may be looking at an IR stint, which would mean missing the next four games. With that possibility currently on the table, fantasy managers should be, at the very least, bracing for a Week 5 and 6 absence.


Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders

Fantasy managers are currently in wait-and-see mode with Hunter Renfrow’s status for Week 5. He suffered a concussion after two big hits in their Week 2 loss. Since then, Renfrow has not practiced in any capacity.

He’s clearly in the concussion protocol and there are steps he needs to pass before he gains clearance to partake in a limited practice session and the fact that this hasn’t happened yet indicates he’s still dealing with concussion symptoms and is still early on in the concussion protocol.

It’s impossible to speculate on when he might return to the field as concussions can be different for any player. Right now, fantasy managers should be assuming he’ll be out a third straight week based on the fact that he didn’t practice at all last week. Still, the practice reports for this week will paint the final picture.


Zay Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars

Zay Jones was added to the injury report on Thursday and listed as a DNP with an ankle injury. He practiced in full on Wednesday and there weren’t any reports about any injury during their last Week 3 game. He returned to practice on Friday on a limited basis, but ultimately was ruled out and did not play in Week 4.

The fact that he returned to practice on Friday in a limited fashion indicates the injury is likely minor and based on head coach Doug Pederson’s quote above, fantasy managers should feel confident Jones will be returning to the field in Week 5. The Jaguars’ practice report will confirm that, but it looks like he’ll be a go this weekend.


Jahan Dotson, Washington Commanders

Jahan Dotson left Washington’s Week 4 contest early and was ruled out due to a hamstring injury. There are different grades for hamstring injuries, with Grade 3 being the worst. At this time, we don’t know what grade of hamstring injury Dotson has.

Based on head coach Ron Rivera’s comments, fantasy managers should feel optimistic that it’s most likely a Grade 1 hamstring injury. Rivera is expecting Dotson to miss 1-2 weeks. Fantasy managers shouldn’t be expecting him to practice in any capacity this week and he’s highly likely to miss Washington’s Week 5 game.


Isaiah McKenzie, Buffalo Bills

Isaiah McKenzie left Buffalo’s Week 4 game early after having been ruled out with a concussion. McKenzie will now enter the NFL’s concussion protocol. He’ll need to pass the necessary steps before being eligible to return to practice and eventually to play on Sunday.

With the intensified magnifying glass the NFL is rightly under after the Tua Tagovailoa incident, NFL teams may decide to be more cautious with concussions moving forward – something they should have been doing from the start. Fantasy managers should be expecting McKenzie to miss Week 5, but ultimately his practice participation will give the best clues regarding his availability.


Jamison Crowder, Buffalo Bills

Jamison Crowder suffered a broken ankle during the Bills’ Week 4 victory over the Ravens. He is out indefinitely and will be placed on IR.


D.J. Chark, Detroit Lions

DJ Chark’s status for Week 5 is somewhat of a mystery. He was a limited participant in practice last week Wednesday due to an ankle injury. He did not practice at all on Thursday but returned to practice in a limited fashion on Friday. Typically, that practice regimen would indicate a likely active status on Sunday, but that wasn’t the case.

Chark was ultimately ruled out. Chark is in a similar situation as Jakobi Meyers, in that based on his practice participation the previous week, we would have expected them to be active this past week, but they weren’t.

Still, practicing is better than not practicing (obviously), and based on Chark’s two limited sessions last week, fantasy managers should be cautiously optimistic that Chark returns in Week 5, but it’s no guarantee. Be sure to follow Detroit’s practice report throughout the week.


Wan'Dale Robinson & Kadarius Toney, New York Giants

Wan’Dale Robinson has not practiced, in any capacity since he injured his knee in Week 1. Kadarius Toney has been on the practice report every day since the Thursday practice prior to Week 2. Toney has not practiced since the Thursday practice heading into their Week 3 contest.

Head coach Brian Daboll said the exact same thing last week about both players, “they’re making progress and we’ll see what happens.” Well, neither player practiced in any capacity the last time he said that which means fantasy managers shouldn’t have much hope for their availability this week.

This Giants’ beat writer indicates there isn’t much optimism for either player and the Giants are actively looking for receivers to shore up their depleted group. This is a situation to avoid.

Download Our Free News & Alerts Mobile App

Like what you see? Download our updated fantasy football app for iPhone and Android with 24x7 player news, injury alerts, rankings, starts/sits & more. All free!

Win Big With RotoBaller

Be sure to also check out all of our other daily fantasy football articles and analysis to help you set those winning lineups, including this new RotoBaller YouTube video:

More Fantasy Football Injury News


Articles & Tools
Import Your Leagues
Weekly Rankings
Compare Any Players
Starts and Sit
Daily Fantasy
Who To Pickup
Fantasy Updates
24x7 News and Alerts


Ryan McLeod12 mins ago

Delivers Three Assists Saturday
Evan Bouchard22 mins ago

Nets Two Goals In Saturday's Win
Mario Ferraro37 mins ago

Lands On Injured Reserve
Maxx Williams37 mins ago

Elevated To Active Roster
Evan Rodrigues46 mins ago

Will Miss 2-4 Weeks
Jonas Brodin56 mins ago

On Track To Return Sunday
Ryan Lindgren1 hour ago

Ends Productive Outing With Injury
Marquise Brown1 hour ago

Activated From Injured Reserve
Justise Winslow2 hours ago

Expected To Play On Sunday
Mike Conley2 hours ago

Will Miss Another One On Saturday
Dalano Banton2 hours ago

Remains Out Versus Dallas
Fred VanVleet2 hours ago

Returning Against Mavs
Yuta Watanabe2 hours ago

Won't Play On Sunday
Chris Paul2 hours ago

Out Again On Saturday Evening
Alperen Sengun3 hours ago

Upgraded For Meeting With OKC
Logan Thompson3 hours ago

Expected To Start Saturday
Bruno Fernando3 hours ago

Out On Saturday
Josh Richardson3 hours ago

Remains Out Versus The Lakers
Keita Bates-Diop3 hours ago

Out On Saturday Night
Aleksander Barkov3 hours ago

Will Be A Game Time Saturday Due To Illness
Anthony Davis3 hours ago

Questionable Versus San Antonio
LeBron James3 hours ago

Probable For Rematch With Spurs
Alexandar Georgiev3 hours ago

Likely To Start Saturday
Justin Fields4 hours ago

Bears Could Hold Justin Fields Out To Avoid Long-Term Damage
Green Bay Packers5 hours ago

David Bakhtiari Questionable For Week 12
Odell Beckham Jr.5 hours ago

Not Expected To Play Until Late December
Ja'Marr Chase5 hours ago

Officially Out On Sunday
Deebo Samuel6 hours ago

Dealing With "Different" Hamstring Issue
David Krejci7 hours ago

Scores Twice In Bruins Win
Kirill Kaprizov7 hours ago

Extends Scoring Run With Two Points
Darcy Kuemper7 hours ago

Shuts Out Calgary
Lucas Raymond7 hours ago

Posts Two Assists In Friday's Win
Nikita Kucherov7 hours ago

Racks Up Three Assists
Shea Theodore7 hours ago

Logs Two Assists Versus Seattle
Jason Robertson7 hours ago

Takes Over League Lead In Goals
Shake Milton10 hours ago

Goes Close To A Triple-Double
Jerami Grant10 hours ago

Explodes For Career-High 44 Points
Kevin Durant10 hours ago

Finishes A Losing Effort With 36 Points
Bam Adebayo10 hours ago

Scores Season-High 38 Points
Trae Young10 hours ago

Goes Off For Season-High 44 Points
Giannis Antetokounmpo10 hours ago

Can't Be Stopped By Cavs
Josh Giddey10 hours ago

Flirts With A Triple-Double
Brandon Ingram10 hours ago

Suffers A Toe Injury
Anthony Davis16 hours ago

Posts Double-Double On Friday
Carlos Santana21 hours ago

Pirates Agree With Carlos Santana On Friday
Demarcus Robinson24 hours ago

Devin Duvernay, Demarcus Robinson Questionable
Rondale Moore24 hours ago

Officially Out In Week 12
Raheem Mostert24 hours ago

Listed As Doubtful Against Texans
Deebo Samuel24 hours ago

Questionable To Face The Saints
Josh Jacobs1 day ago

Questionable To Play In Week 12
Mike Williams1 day ago

Ruled Out Against Cardinals
John Klingberg1 day ago

Considered Day-To-Day
TB1 day ago

Alex Barre-Boulet Gets A Look After Impressing In The AHL
Ross Colton1 day ago

Ready For Action Again
Kyle Okposo1 day ago

Returns From A Six-Game Absence
Yegor Chinakhov1 day ago

Returns For Columbus
Narciso Crook1 day ago

Red Sox Sign Narciso Crook To Minor-League Deal
Denyi Reyes1 day ago

Mets Sign Denyi Reyes
Kyle Allen1 day ago

Confirmed As Week 12 Starter
Kadarius Toney1 day ago

Chiefs Rule Out Kadarius Toney
Leonard Fournette1 day ago

Listed As Doubtful
Jerry Jeudy1 day ago

KJ Hamler Ruled Out For Week 12
Marquise Brown1 day ago

Cardinals Optimistic About Marquise Brown's Return
Kyler Murray1 day ago

Ready To Return Against Chargers
Greg Dortch1 day ago

A Game-Time Decision For Week 12
Lamar Jackson1 day ago

Should Play In Week 12
Milwaukee Brewers1 day ago

Blake Perkins Signs With Brewers
Elliot Soto1 day ago

Twins Re-Sign Elliot Soto
Los Angeles Angels1 day ago

Angels Sign Jacob Webb
Xander Bogaerts1 day ago

Padres Looking At Xander Bogaerts?
Brandon Nimmo1 day ago

Rays Among Teams Interested In Brandon Nimmo
Michael Conforto1 day ago

Cubs Considering Michael Conforto
Hoy Park2 days ago

Red Sox Acquire Hoy Park From Pirates
Chad Wallach3 days ago

Angels Re-Sign Chad Wallach
Cody Bellinger3 days ago

Rockies Interested In Cody Bellinger
Carlos Rodón3 days ago

Rangers Have Serious Interest In Carlos Rodon
Aaron Judge3 days ago

Giants Expected To Make Formal Offer To Aaron Judge
Bryce Harper3 days ago

Undergoes Tommy John Surgery
Hoy Park3 days ago

Pirates Designate Hoy Park For Assignment
Joely Rodríguez3 days ago

Red Sox Sign Joely Rodriguez
Hunter Renfroe3 days ago

Brewers Acquire Janson Junk In Hunter Renfroe Trade
Brandon Nimmo4 days ago

Giants Interested In Brandon Nimmo, Cody Bellinger
Trea Turner4 days ago

"Likely" Phillies' Top SS Target
Hunter Renfroe4 days ago

Angels Trade For Hunter Renfroe Tuesday
Ion Cutelaba5 days ago

Suffers Second-Round TKO Loss In Main Event
Kennedy Nzechukwu5 days ago

Shines In Main Event Spotlight
Chase Sherman5 days ago

Escapes Finishing Loss And Makes It To Decision
Waldo Cortes-Acosta5 days ago

Remains Undefeated In The UFC
Andre Fialho5 days ago

Takes Second Loses In As Many Contests
Muslim Salikhov5 days ago

Returns To Winning Ways With TKO Stoppage
Danny Roberts5 days ago

Continues To Slide With First Round Loss