Tony Romo QB DAL 14 Mins
Romo (back) didn't practice Wednesday, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
With a maintenance program of sorts in place, Romo is missing his third consecutive iteration of Wednesday's drills. Expect him to return fully by the end of the week, if not Thursday, forecasting his active status Sunday against the Texans. However, owners should continue to monitor his availability closely as the weekend approaches.
Donald Stephenson KC 22 Mins
Stephenson was added to the roster, but will not serve as the team's starting right tackle, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.
Stephenson will serve as a backup behind Eric Fisher and Ryan Harris on the line, at least for Week 5. Depending on the performance, the team may use the bye week to look over the position and make a decision for the future.
Marqise Lee WR JAC 34 Mins
Lee (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
That he's been declared out by the team already this week doesn't bode especially well for Lee's chances of suiting up in Week 6, and with Cecil Shorts viewed as week-to-week, Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns are in line to head the Jaguars' Week 5 wideout corps.
Cecil Shorts WR JAC 48 Mins
Shorts indicated that he is "week-to-week" with his hamstring injury, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
With Marqise Lee also expected to be out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, look for Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns to head the Jaguars' Week 5 wideout corps.
Marqise Lee WR JAC 50 Mins
Lee (hamstring) is out for Sunday's game against the Steelers, according to Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union.
We'll await official confirmation of the wideout's absence from the Jaguars, but at this stage, it looks like the team's Week 5 wideout corps will be headed by Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns, given that Cecil Shorts is also dealing with hamstring woes.
Bishop Sankey RB TEN 60 Mins1 Comment
Coach Ken Whisenhunt indicated Tuesday that Sankey is likely to see added reps at running back Sunday against the Browns, the Tennessean reports. "You will see (more reps for Sankey). That's coming," Whisenhunt noted. "And I think you'll see more of that earlier in the game this week."
The 22 snaps Sankey ended up seeing in Week 4's 41-17 loss to the Colts represented a team-high at running back for the Titans this past Sunday, and it looks like that trend is poised to continue this weekend against the Browns. Sankey has carried 16 times for 95 yards and added three receptions for 32 yards over the last two games, and overall is averaging 5.1 yards on his 24 carries through four contests. In any case, look to see more of him from the get-go Sunday, at the expense of teammates Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster.
David Ausberry TE OAK 1 Hr
Ausberry caught two of four targets for 14 yards in last Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.
The fourth-year tight end didn't receive a single target in the team's first three games, and he didn't have the ball thrown his way Sunday until the fourth quarter, with the Raiders down 38-7. Mychal Rivera once again served as the team's top option at the position, and although Rivera has struggled to the tune of just 83 yards on 21 targets, it seems likely Ausberry will continue to play second fiddle.
Montell Owens RB DET 1 Hr
Owens (hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve by the Lions, ESPN.com's Michael Rothstein reports.
Owens will go on injured reserve for the second straight year, after a knee injury landed him there in 2013. He registered no touches this season, so his injury will hurt the Lions' depth at fullback and special teams more than it does fantasy owners.
Mychal Rivera TE OAK 1 Hr
Rivera hauled in two of four targets for 10 yards in last Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.
After seeing 13 targets in the Raiders' first two games of the season, Rivera has received just eight looks in the past two weeks. He's totaled all of 83 yards on those 21 targets this season (3.9 yards per target), but he was on the field for 63 offensive snaps Sunday, compared to just 32 for David Ausberry. Despite his lackluster production to this point, Rivera will likely continue to serve as the top receiving option at the tight end position for Oakland, and it's possible new head coach Tony Sparano could find ways to improve the offensive during the bye week.
Marcel Reece RB OAK 2 Hrs
Reece hauled in one of two targets for five yards in last Sunday's loss to the Dolphins.
Offensive coordinator Greg Olson seemed to make a concerted effort to get Reece the ball in Week 3, as he was targeted seven times in the passing game and also received a carry. In Week 4, however, Reece went right back to serving primarily a blocker, touching the ball just once in yet another Raiders loss. Dennis Allen lost his job, and while new coach Tony Sparano may make it a priority to get the Pro Bowl fullback more touches, Reece won't be worthy of consideration in most formats until an expanded role is well established.