We have a quick turnaround into Week 6 following a Tuesday night game. As a result, the Tennessee Titans have 17 players listed on their Thursday practice report, but that may come out of an abundance of caution following the two-week layoff.

Here’s who could be absent or limited in Week 6:

Cincinnati Bengals at Indianapolis Colts, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Darius Phillips
CB Shoulder DNP LP FP (-)
Sam Hubbard
Auden Tate
WR Shoulder DNP LP LP Doubtful
Mackensie Alexander
CB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DE Sam Hubbard, elbow; DT DJ Reader, quadriceps; DE Mike Daniels, elbow; G Xavier Su’a-Filo, ankle; CB Trae Waynes, pectoral.

  • The DL took a huge hit with the loss of DT D.J. Reader, DE Sam Hubbard and DT Mike Daniels. Geno Atkins fills one spot along the DL and backups DT Christian Covington and Khalil McKenzie having to step up for Reader and Daniels. 6-year veteran Covington has only three pressures on 86 pass rush snaps and grades out as a below average run defender. He has only 10 sacks on over 1,000 pass rush snaps in his career. McKenzie has only played 28 snaps in his 3-year career.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Mo Alie-Cox
Denico Autry
DT/DE Ankle/Knee DNP DNP FP Questionable
Julian Blackmon
S Groin DNP FP DNP (-)
Justin Houston
DE Hip DNP LP DNP Questionable
Darius Leonard
LB Groin DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Anthony Castonzo
T Rib LP FP FP Questionable
Jordan Wilkins
RB Calf LP DNP DNP Questionable
Chaz Green
T Back (-) DNP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: WR Michael Pittman, leg; S Malik Hooker, Achilles; WR Parris Campbell, knee; RB Marlon Mack, Achilles.

  • Star LT Anthony Costanzo is Questionable and they need him after last week’s debacle from Le’Raven Clark against Myles Garrett. He allowed 5 pressures on only 37 pass block snaps. To make matters worse for Indy, backup Tackle Chaz Green has been declared out.
  • LB Darius Leonard is doubtful and I discussed his impact in last week’s report. Zaire Franklin did step up and play well, especially defending the run last week.
  • TE Mo Allie-Cox is out so expect a full dose of Jack Doyle and Trey Burton at TE.

Detroit Lions at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Hunter Bryant
TE Hamstring/Concussion DNP DNP (-) Out/Moved to IR
Desmond Trufant
CB Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Adrian Peterson
RB Illness (-) DNP FP (-)
Frank Ragnow
OL Groin LP DNP LP Questionable
Christian Jones
LB Knee LP LP FP (-)
C.J. Moore
S Calf LP LP FP Questionable

Injured Reserve: TE Hunter Bryant, concussion; FB Nick Bawden, undisclosed; CB Justin Coleman, hamstring.

  • CB Desmond Trufant has not practiced and is out. He has only played two games and has one of the worst coverage grades in the NFL.
  • Center Frank Ragnow has a bad groin and is questionable. This is significant for an already weak OL. He is the best run blocking OL on Detroit and has graded out as the third-best Center in run blocking in the NFL and grading out as second-best last season. He also has not allowed a sack this season. Joe Dahl, who would be coming off of IR, is expected to take his spot. Dahl has never played center.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Josh Allen
DE/LB Knee LP LP DNP Questionable
CJ Henderson
CB Shoulder LP FP (-) (-)
Myles Jack
LB Ankle LP FP (-) (-)
Abry Jones
DT Ankle/Hamstring LP DNP DNP Questionable
Dakota Allen
LB Foot DNP DNP LP Questionable
DJ Chark Jr.
WR Ankle DNP DNP LP Questionable
Chris Claybrooks
CB/RS Quad DNP LP (-) (-)
Tyler Eifert
TE Neck DNP DNP LP (-)
Laviska Shenault Jr.
WR Hamstring DNP LP (-) (-)

Injured Reserve: DB Andrew Wingard, core muscle; CB DJ Hayden, Hamstring; LB Leon Jacobs, knee; K Josh Lambo, hip; TE Josh Oliver, foot.

  • The biggest injury news for Jacksonville is that stud LB Myles Jack is back this week. He is PFF’s #1 rated LB this season so his impact was felt last week.
  • DE Josh Allen, who leads the team in pressures, and missed last week’s last week game is Questionable. Without him, the Jags were only able to generate 1 sack last week. In addition, starting DL Abry Jones is also a question to play Sunday. Jones is the highest graded DL for the Jags and leads the DL in run stops. third-round rookie Davon Hamilton from Ohio State would seem to be next in line. He has not graded out too well so far with a 51.2 run grade, a drop off from Jones.
  • WR D.J. Chark and TE Tyler Eifert are both Questionable. Neither has practiced this fully week and would be a major blow to the receiving corps. Expect Laviska Shenault and Keelan Cole to step up in Chark’s place if he can’t go. James O’Shaughnessy would be the starting TE if Eifert can’t play. He has caught 12 of 14 targets for 115 yards this year.

Atlanta Falcons at Minnesota Vikings, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
John Cominsky
DE Illness FP FP DNP Questionable
Keanu Neal
S Hamstring LP LP PL (-)
Foyesade Oluokun
LB Knee LP LP LP (-)
Dante Fowler Jr.
DE Ankle LP LP LP (-)
Hayden Hurst
TE Back LP LP LP (-)
Russell Gage
WR Shoulder LP LP LP (-)
Grady Jarrett
DT Back LP LP LP (-)
Takkarist McKinley
DE Groin LP LP DNP Out
Julio Jones
WR Hamstring DNP DNP LP (-)
Jaylinn Hawkins
SS Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: DB Damontae Kazee, Achilles; CB Darqueze Dennard, hamstring.

  • Obviously the Julio Jones injury continues to be the biggest storyline. The Falcons need him back and after taking last week off, I would be a bit surprised if he didn’t suit up Sunday in a game to save their season.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Dalvin Cook
K.J. Osborn
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Holton Hill
CB Foot DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Jaleel Johnson
DT Back DNP LP FP (-)
Kris Boyd
CB Hamstring LP DNP DNP Out
Garrett Bradbury
C Finger/Knee LP FP FP (-)
C.J. Ham
FB Shoulder LP FP FP (-)
Dru Samia
G Wrist (-) DNP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: LB Anthony Barr, pectoral; DE Danielle Hunter, undisclosed.

PUP: LB Ben Gedeon, undisclosed.

  • Dalvin Cook hasn’t practiced with a groin injury and is out. Alexander Mattison and Mike Boone are capable backups. Mattison has averaged 4.6 yards per carry in his young career.
  • Starting guard Dru Samia is out as well but has been awful this season anyway. Samia ranks 77th out of 79 guards in pressure rate allowed, 79th in pass block grade, and 78th in run block grade. Incredibly awful numbers across the board.

Washington Football Team at New York Giants, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Joshua Garnett
G Illness DNP DNP DNP Out
Dwayne Haskins Jr.
QB Illness DNP DNP FP (-)
David Sharpe
T Illness (-) (-) DNP Out
Greg Stroman
Antonio Gibson
RB Toe LP FP FP (-)
Ryan Anderson
DE Back (-) DNP FP Questionable

Injured Reserve: WR Steven Sims, toe; RB Bryce Love, knee; DT Matt Ioannidis, biceps.

  • QB Kyle Allen was knocked out of last week’s game due to an arm injury but he will be back on Sunday.
  • Guard Brandon Scherff is back as well for Washington, a welcome sight on that OL.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Kyler Fackrell
LB Ankle LP LP LP (-)
Dexter Lawrence
DT Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Jabrill Peppers
DB Ankle LP LP LP (-)
Darius Slayton
WR Foot LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DB Brandon Williams, groin; WR Sterling Shepard, toe; RB Saquon Barkley, knee.

  • Starting linebacker Lorenzo Carter suffered a ruptured Achilles and will miss the rest of the season. Carter is third on the team with 8 pressures this season. Veteran Markus Golden should replace Carter in the Giants’ defense. The former Arizona Cardinal has two 10-sack seasons on his resume, including last season. They won’t lose too much from a pass rush perspective but Carter is a much better run defender than Golden. Carter has posted a 71.5 run defense grade by PFF this season after posting a solid 70 last season. Golden is 14th on the defense in run grade at 51.3 after a 62.8 last year.
  • Darius Slayton is listed as Questionable but many would be surprised if he didn’t play Sunday.

Baltimore Ravens at Philadelphia Eagles, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Brandon Williams
Anthony Levine Sr.
DB/LB Abdomen DNP DNP DNP Questionable
Marcus Peters
CB Thigh DNP LP FP Questionable
Jimmy Smith
CB Knee DNP LP FP Questionable
Ronnie Stanley
T Shoulder DNP FP FP Questionable
Chris Moore
WR/RS Finger/Thigh LP LP FP Questionable
Tyre Phillips
G Shoulder LP LP FP Questionable
Derek Wolfe
DE Neck/Concussion DNP DNP Doubtful

Injured Reserve: CB Tavon Young, knee.

  • DE Derek Wolfe is doubtful for Sunday and most likely out. He has played ok so far this season and has produced 7 run stops. DT Brandon Williams is also questionable because of a non-injury matter. Williams has consistently graded out as one of the best run stoppers among DL in the NFL since he came into the league in 2013. He is fourth on the team with 11 run stops.
  • CB Marcus Peters, DB Jimmy Smith, and guard Tyre Phillips should all be able to go after practicing Friday. LT Ronnie Stanley is listed as Questionable as well but should play after a practicing late in the week.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Marcus Epps
DeSean Jackson
WR Hamstring LP LP LP Out
Alshon Jeffery
WR Foot LP LP LP Out
Lane Johnson
Avonte Maddox
CB Ankle LP LP LP Out
Duke Riley
Richard Rodgers
TE Neck LP LP FP (-)
Darius Slay
CB Concussion DNP LP FP Questionable
K’Von Wallace
S Neck DNP FP FP (-)
Matt Pryor
G/T Illness DNP DNP Questionable

Injured Reserve: LB TJ Edwards, hamstring; T Jason Peters, toe; WR Jalen Reagor, thumb; TE Dallas Goedert, ankle; G Isaac Seumalo, knee; T Andre Dillard, biceps; DE Vinny Curry, hamstring.

PUP: G Brandon Brooks, Achilles.

  • Where do we start? Stop if you have heard this before but the Eagles injury report is littered. On the OL, the Eagles will be missing star RT Lane Johnson as well as backup guard Matt Pryor. Pryor started at RG last week and was terrible. For the season, Pryor ranks 57th out of 79 guards in pressure rate and 66th in run block grade. They will be going with Jamon Brown at RG. Brown was signed off of the Chicago practice squad and has played over 2,700 snaps in his six years in the NFL. In the last two seasons, Brown has not graded above a 57.7 in either run or pass blocking. While the Pryor to Brown drop off isn’t significant, the opposite can be said about the loss of Johnson. Johnson currently is graded as the 11th best pass blocker among 76 tackles while allowing the third-lowest pressure rate. He has been credited with only 3 total pressures and 1 sack allowed this season. While grading out a little worse this season, Johnson was the best run blocking tackle according to PFF last season. Starting in his place will be fourth-round rookie Jack Driscoll who has been awful. Driscoll has allowed 10 pressures and 3 sacks on only 72 pass blocking snaps. This 13.9% pressure rate ranks 76th among 79 Tackles this season.
  • At WR both Desean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery continue to be out this week.
  • On the defense, the Eagles will be without starting Safety Marcus Epps, LB Duke Riley, and CB Avonte Maddox. Starting CB Darius Slay is also Questionable. Among Eagles defenders with significant snaps, Epps has the second-highest grade on defense and has the top coverage grade. He has allowed 5 receptions on 8 targets for 69 yards with 2 pass breakups. He has been excellent. fourth-round rookie K’von Wallace will have to step up along with Rodney Mcleod. Wallace has only 19 coverage snaps this season. With Maddox out and Slay potentially out, CB Cre’Von LeBlanc will receive much more of the snaps. LeBlanc has posted the worst coverage grade among all Eagles CBs. He has allowed 15 receptions on 19 targets for 140 yards. His pass grade of 40.1 ranks 113 out of 125 CBs.
  • Journeyman Alex Singleton will most likely replace Riley at LB who has struggled this season.

Chicago Bears at Carolina Panthers, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Deon Bush
S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Sherrick McManis
S Hamstring LP FP FP Questionable
Brent Urban
DT Knee LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: G James Daniels, pectoral; RB Tarik Cohen, knee; CB Artie Burns, knee.

  • Veteran G James Daniels suffered a torn pectoral muscle on Sunday that will cost him the rest of the season. Second-year G Alex Bars was tabbed to replace Daniels on Sunday, but the Notre Dame product has played just 33 offensive snaps during his two years in the NFL. Daniels was having a solid season posting a pressure rate allowed of 4%, which ranks 34th out of 79 guards, and the 15th best run blocking grade. Daniels is easily the Bears best run blocker this season.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Brian Burns
DE Concussion DNP LP FP (-)
Yetur Gross-Matos
DE Ankle DNP DNP (-) Out/Moved to IR
Kawann Short
DT Shoulder DNP (-) (-) Out/Moved to IR
Eli Apple
CB Hamstring LP FP FP Questionable
Donte Jackson
CB Toe LP LP LP Questionable
Zach Kerr
DT Toe LP LP LP Questionable
Curtis Samuel
WR Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Tyler Larsen
C Illness DNP (-)

Injured Reserve: DE Yetur Gross-Matos, ankle; DT Kawann Short, shoulder; RB Christian McCaffrey, ankle.

  • The Panthers’ defense was decimated by injuries on Sunday as DE Yetur Gross-Matos (ankle), DT Kawann Short (shoulder), CB Donte Jackson (toe), and DE Brian Burns all left the game early. Short and Gross-Matos have been declared out and Burns will play. The Panthers’ defense has surprised as most people had them as one of the worst in the NFL prior to the season.
  • Gross-Matos ranks #2 in PFF defensive grade among the Panthers defenders and #2 in pressures for Carolina. He has 8 of the team’s 62 total pressures and is #1 on the team in pressure rate at 17%. Gross-Matos ranks third in pressure rate among NFL edge rushers. Short has historically been an excellent DT, especially stopping the run. However, he has struggled through injuries this season. Backing up Short will be veteran Zach Kerr but he is questionable as well. Kerr has 6 pressures on 82 pass rush snaps and has been a decent run stopper in his career. The drop off from Short to Kerr this week won’t be a major step down if he can play. Otherwise, the Panthers will be moving guys around the DL.
  • The drop off from Gross-Matos and Short/Kerr to their backups is really the story. Stephen Weatherly, Marquis Haynes, and Efe Obada would step in depending on who is out on the DL. Weatherly is a 5-year veteran who has produced 8 pressures this season (6.1% rate) and has 8 career sacks. He has never produced a PFF pass rush grade above 58.1 in his career. Haynes is a 3-year veteran who has played sparingly in his career and has produced four sacks in his career, two already this season. Obada has produced two sacks in 359 career pass rush snaps. He has seven pressures this season on 81 pass rush snaps and 0 sacks.
  • Jackson might miss this game but Carolina is hopeful that Eli Apple can come back this Sunday. Jackson has been ok, allowing 10 receptions on 14 coverage targets for 94 yards, 2 TDs, and 2 INTs. If both Apple and Jackson don’t play then Corn Elder will start. Elder has been excellent, allowing the 13th lowest QB rating in coverage. Rookie Troy Pride Jr. would be thrust into action if both are out and he is a huge drop-off. Pride ranks 118th out of 120 CBs in QB rating while allowing 10 of 13 targets to be caught for 165 yards and 2 TDs.

Denver Broncos at New England Patriots, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jeremiah Attaochu
OLB Quadricep DNP DNP DNP Out
Melvin Gordon III
RB Not injury-related DNP FP DNP Out
KJ Hamler
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Noah Fant
TE Ankle LP LP LP Out
Mike Purcell
NT Knee LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: LB Mark Barron, hamstring; DT Jurrell Casey, biceps; LB Von Miller, ankle; CB AJ Bouye, shoulder; CB Courtland Sutton, knee.

  • The good news for Denver is the potential return of starting QB Drew Lock. After watching Jeff Driskell and Brett Rypien the last 2.5 games, this is a welcome sight. RB Philip Lindsay is back as well and considering Melvin Gordon’s questionable status his return is big.
  • The bad news is the Broncos will be missing WR K.J. Hamler and LB Jeremiah Attaochu, who missed their last game against the Jets. In addition, NT Mike Purcell is Questionable. Although he hasn’t graded out nearly as high this season, he was the #1 graded run defender among all NFL DL last year. Deshawn Williams and McTelvin Agim should see plenty more snaps if Purcell can’t go. Williams is a journeyman who has 114 total snaps since he has come into the league in 2016. Agim is a 3rd round rookie who has played a total of 26 snaps. Against a run heavy team like New England, the middle of this defense could be in trouble without Purcell.
  • TE Noah Fant was downgraded to out on Saturday afternoon. Fant ranks ninth among tight end in receiving yards this year. Jake Butt will start on Sunday, the young tight end has just 14 targets in his career.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Deatrich Wise Jr.
DL Not injury-related DNP DNP FP (-)
Adam Butler
DL Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Julian Edelman
WR Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Shaq Mason
G Calf LP LP LP Questionable
Isaiah Wynn
T Calf LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: RB Sony Michel, quadriceps; C David Andrews, thumb; DT Beau Allen, undisclosed.

Houston Texans at Tennessee Titans, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Jordan Akins
TE Ankle/Concussion LP LP LP Questionable
Dylan Cole
ILB Knee LP LP FP (-)
Buddy Howell
RB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Peter Kalambayi
ILB Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable
Jacob Martin
OLB Ankle LP FP FP (-)
Laremy Tunsil
T Shoulder LP LP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: LB Benardrick McKinney, shoulder; S AJ Moore, hamstring; CB Gareon Conley, ankle.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
A.J. Brown
WR Knee DNP DNP FP (-)
Jadeveon Clowney
DE/OLB Knee/Illness DNP DNP FP (-)
Nick Dzubnar
LB Shoulder DNP LP FP (-)
Darrynton Evans
RB Hamstring DNP DNP FP (-)
Chris Jackson
DB Hamstring DNP LP FP (-)
DaQuan Jones
Johnathan Joseph
CB Hamstring DNP LP FP (-)
Dennis Kelly
T Groin DNP LP FP (-)
Taylor Lewan
T Shoulder DNP LP FP (-)
Jeremy McNichols
RB Ribs DNP LP FP (-)
Chris Milton
CB Foot DNP DNP FP (-)
Joshua Kalu
DB Shoulder DNP LP FP (-)
Larrell Murchison
DL Ankle DNP LP FP (-)
Jonnu Smith
TE Quad DNP LP FP (-)
Kenny Vaccaro
S Hamstring/Calf DNP LP FP (-)
Nick Westbrook-Ikhine
WR Hamstring DNP LP FP (-)
Malcolm Butler
CB Quad LP LP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: CB Adoree’ Jackson, knee.

  • After Covid 19 was spread across the locker room, the Titans are getting back all of the players that missed last week’s game against Buffalo. The biggest impact will come from WR Adam Humphries and DL Jeffrey Simmons. DL Daquean Jones and WR Corey Davis are the only key players who may not play Sunday. Otherwise the Titans are really healthy.

Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1:00 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Tae Davis
LB Elbow LP LP FP (-)
Ronnie Harrison Jr.
S Concussion DNP DNP DNP Out
Kareem Hunt
RB Thigh LP LP FP (-)
Karl Joseph
S Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out
Jarvis Landry
WR Hip/Ribs DNP DNP LP Questionable
Baker Mayfield
QB Chest LP LP FP Questionable
Larry Ogunjobi
DT Abdomen LP LP LP Questionable
Jacob Phillips
Sheldon Richardson
DT Elbow LP FP FP (-)
Wyatt Teller
JC Tretter
C Knee LP LP FP (-)
Olivier Vernon
DE Groin LP LP LP (-)
Odell Beckham Jr.
WR Illness DNP DNP Questionable

Injured Reserve: CB Greedy Williams, shoulder; RB Nick Chubb, knee; WR Jojo Natson, knee; S Grant Delpit, Achilles.

  • The Browns have a long injury list this week. The biggest question marks would be the illness to OBJ and the ribs injury to Baker Mayfield. Both are expected to play but it’s not 100% certain. If Baker can’t go, veteran Case Keenum steps in.
  • Safeties Karl Joseph and Ronnie Harrison along with RG Wyatt Teller have been declared all out for Sunday. Joseph has been terrible this season so his loss isn’t a huge deal. Harrison stepped up last week for Joseph and now he is out as well. Sheldrick Redwine will start and he played his first snaps of the season last week, picking off Philip Rivers. Harrison only played 43 coverage snaps but allowed only 3 of 6 targets to be caught while in coverage.
  • Teller’s loss at Guard is huge for the Browns and their dominant run game against the #1 ranked defense in adjusted line yards. Teller is PFF’s #1 ranked overall Guard and #1 rated run blocker. He has allowed 0 sacks and only 3 pressures all season as well. Swing OL Chris Hubbard stepped in last week and played well. He has allowed only 1 pressure on 58 pass block snaps this year and has produced a decent 68.5 run block grade.
  • DT Larry Ogunjobi (groin) and punter Jamie Gillan (groin) listed as questionable as well. Ogunjobi is the Browns best run stopper at DL.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Diontae Johnson
JuJu Smith-Schuster
WR Knee DNP FP FP (-)
Marcus Allen
LB Foot FP FP FP (-)
Derek Watt
FB Hamstring FP FP FP (-)
Maurkice Pouncey
C Foot DNP FP FP (-)
David DeCastro
Eric Ebron
TE Hand DNP FP FP (-)
T.J. Watt
LB Shoulder LP FP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: G Stefen Wisniewski, pectoral; T Zach Banner, knee.

  • WR Dionte Johnson is out this week so no surprise but Chase Claypool will be ready and willing to fill in once again.
  • Guard David DeCastro being out is a big loss for the Steeler OL. DeCastro grades out as the 15th best pass blocking Guard. He has not given up a sack this season on 56 pass block snaps. He graded as the 8th best pass blocker last season and only gave up 2 sacks. In fact, he has only given up 2 sacks since 2017, which covers over 2,000 pass block snaps. Rookie Kevin Dodson will start. He has only played 72 pass blocking snaps but has not allowed a sack with only one pressure given up.

New York Jets at Miami Dolphins, 4:05 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Mekhi Becton
T Shoulder DNP DNP LP Doubtful
Sam Darnold
QB Rt. Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Doubtful
Alex Lewis
OL Shoulder DNP LP LP Questionable
Bless Austin
CB Calf LP LP DNP Questionable
John Franklin-Myers
DL Foot LP LP LP Questionable
Breshad Perriman
WR Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Quinnen Williams
DL Hamstring LP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: WR Chris Hogan, knee; WR Denzel Mims, hamstring; LB Patrick Onwuasor, knee.

  • The Jets offense remains banged up with Sam Darnold and LT Mekhi Becton expected to be out on Sunday. Joe Flacco managed to complete just 18 of his 33 passes in a 30-10 loss to Arizona in his first start as a Jet last week. However, it isn’t a tough matchup for the former Raven, Miami currently ranks 24th in net yards per attempt.
  • Becton played really well early in the season before being hampered by a shoulder injury. PFF gave Becton an 86.4 pass-blocking grade against Indianapolis before suffering the injury. Chuma Edoga has been a revelation in 2020, he has an overall grade of 81 in his three games this season.
  • Both DL Quinnen Williams and John Franklin-Myers were limited this week and Questionable. Franklin-Myers is #1 on the Jets in pressures with 13. Williams is 3rd with 7 and they in aggregate have generated 3 of the team’s 6 total sacks. In addition, both have run defense grades above 69, two of the better run defenders on the Jets.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Davon Godchaux
DT Biceps DNP DNP (-) Out/Moved to IR
Shaq Lawson
DE Shoulder LP LP LP Questionable
Durham Smythe
TE Knee LP LP LP Questionable
Kyle Van Noy
LB Groin DNP LP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DT David Godchaux, biceps; T Austin Jackson, foot; LB Vince Biegel, Achilles.

  • Davon Godchaux moved to the IR this week with a biceps injury, but he’s struggled in 2020, posting an overall PFF grade of 54.4 and a run defense grade of 53. Raekwon Davis will step in for Godchaux, but Davis has struggled mightily in 2020 too. The rookie’s run defense grade for the year is an abysmal 39.8.

Green Bay Packers at Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 4:25 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Za’Darius Smith
LB Ankle FP FP LP Questionable
Montravius Adams
DE Shoulder (-) DNP LP Questionable
Tyler Ervin
Rashan Gary
LB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Kevin King
CB Quadricep DNP DNP LP Questionable
Marcedes Lewis
TE Knee LP DNP LP Questionable

Injured Reserve: WR Allen Lazard, core muscle; LB Christian Kirksey, pectoral; WR Equanimeous St. Brown, knee; G Lane Taylor, knee.

  • The Packers remain relatively healthy on offense, with Davante Adams now back from the hamstring injury he suffered in Week 2. Since 2018, Adams has averaged 8.1 yards per target and 88 yards per game.
  • Green Bay’s pass rush may be in trouble if Za’Darius Smith or Montravius Adams is out. In 2020, Tom Brady’s completion percentage drops from 69.7 to 43.9 when under pressure.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Lavonte David
LB Knee LP LP FP (-)
Carlton Davis
CB Abdomen DNP LP LP Questionable
Khalil Davis
DL Ankle LP DNP LP (-)
Mike Evans
WR Ankle DNP LP LP (-)
Leonard Fournette
RB Ankle LP LP LP Questionable
Chris Godwin
WR Hamstring LP LP FP (-)
Rob Gronkowski
TE Shoulder LP LP FP (-)
LeSean McCoy
RB Ankle LP LP FP (-)
Scotty Miller
WR Hip/Groin LP LP FP (-)
Jason Pierre-Paul
OLB Knee LP LP DNP (-)
Justin Watson
WR Chest FP FP FP (-)
Jordan Whitehead
S Knee LP DNP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: DT Vita Vea, leg; TE OJ Howard, Achilles.

PUP: S Justin Evans, foot.

  • The loss of Vita Vea will be a huge one for the Buccaneers. Vea was the second-highest rated defensive lineman by PFF this season. Replacing Vita will be Rakeem Nunez-Roches, who has just two career sacks on 671 pass rushes and zero quarterback pressures in 2020.
  • CB Carlton Davis is questionable. He’s their #2 CB and has allowed the lowest completion % in the secondary allowing only 59% of throws to be completed while in coverage. He’s also intercepted 3 passes. Slot CB Sean Murphy-Bunting could take over outside if Davis is out. SMB has been torched this year, allowing 23 of 25 targets to be caught for 261 yards and a poor 136.8 QB rating.

Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 PM


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Ogbonnia Okoronkwo
Micah Kiser
ILB Groin LP LP FP Questionable
Bobby Evans
OL Shoulder LP FP FP (-)

Injured Reserve: CB Jordan Fuller, shoulder; G Joseph Noteboom, calf; LB Travin Howard, knee.

  • Micah Kiser should return after missing Week 5 with a groin injury. Kiser won NFC Defensive Player of the Week in Week 2 this year, but has struggled in pass coverage, allowing a 70.4 completion percentage and 10.7 yards per completion. His coverage could be an issue against George Kittle or Raheem Mostert.


Player Position Injury Wed Thu Fri Game Status
Kwon Alexander
Jimmy Garoppolo
QB Ankle FP FP FP (-)
Dontae Johnson
Emmanuel Moseley
CB Concussion LP FP FP Questionable
Marcell Harris
S Ankle (-) DNP DNP Questionable
Jeff Wilson Jr.
RB Calf (-) DNP DNP Questionable

Injured Reserve: DE Ezekiel Ansah, biceps; CB K’Waun Williams, knee; TE Jordan Reed, knee; LB Dee Ford, back; RB Tevin Coleman, knee; DE Nick Bosa, knee; DE Solomon Thomas, knee; WR Jalen Hurd, knee; CB Richard Sherman, calf.

PUP: C Weston Richburg, knee.

  • The 49ers’ defense remains banged up, but the Jimmy Garoppolo’s play last week is the most concerning thing for San Francisco. Jimmy G missed two games with an ankle sprain and struggled against Miami before being benched in favor of CJ Beathard. Garoppolo’s PFF passing grade of 32.6 was the lowest of his career. Things will be tough for the 49er offense this week, Los Angeles ranks first in net yards per passing attempt and third in scoring defense.
  • The Niners get good news with the return of starting CB Emmanuel Moseley. He missed last week due to a concussion along with other multiple CB injuries last week. It showed as Ryan Fitzpatrick and the Dolphins shredded practice squad CB Brian Allen and the rest of that secondary to the tune of 22/28 for 350 yards a 12.5 ypa figure and 3 TDs. Moseley is 2nd among SF CBs in coverage grade and has only allowed 61% completion percentage, 5.5 yds/attempt and 0 TDs. With Moseley and Witherspoon back, the Niners secondary should show much improvement.

Kansas City Chiefs at Buffalo Bills, (Mon.) 5:00 PM


Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Anthony Hitchens
LB Illness DNP FP FP (-)
Kelechi Osemele
Sammy Watkins
WR Hamstring DNP DNP DNP Out

Injured Reserve: DE Mike Danna, hamstring; CB L’Jarius Sneed, clavicle.

  • WR Sammy Watkins is out tonight and with him go 29 targets and 2 TDs. Watkins has spent 41% of his snaps in the slot. We will see much more Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson. Where Watkins will be missed is inside the 10, where the Chiefs use him a bunch. He is second on the team behind Kelce with five targets inside the 10. Hardman and Robinson combined have two targets inside the 10.
  • By far the biggest concern for KC tonight is on the OL with guard Kelechi Osemele out and starting RT Mitchell Schwartz Questionable. Osemele ranks 10th best among guards in pressure rate allowed at 2.2%. He has allowed 0 sacks, 0 QB hits, and only 4 hurries all season. He is also graded as the 28th best guard in run blocking among 79 guards this season. 8-year veteran Mike Remmers will take over for Osemele. Remmers has plenty of experience at both tackle and guard. He has been in on 103 pass blocking snaps this season and has only allowed 3 pressures and 0 sacks. He has allowed a 6.6% pressure rate throughout his career but only 5% in seasons where he played predominantly at Guard. It has only been 40 run block snaps but Remmers has graded out as the fifth worst run blocker among all guards this season. Throughout his career Remmers has been a better pass blocker than run blocker.
  • If Schwartz can play, then Remmers will stick at guard but if Schwartz is also out then Remmers most likely shifts over to RT and Nick Allegretti becomes the new LG. Schwartz has been a stalwart along the OL and has graded out as the second and fourth-best overall RT in the NFL by PFF the last two seasons. He currently sits 12th among RTs this season by PFF. His pass blocking has been excellent but not as dominant as last season when he did not allow a sack all season. This year he has allowed 2 sacks and has a solid 3.4% pressure rate after posting a tremendous 2.5% last season. Allegretti was a seventh-round pick last season and has played a grand total of 12 snaps in two seasons. Needless to say, a healthy Schwartz is critical.


Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Dawson Knox
Matt Milano
LB Pec LP FP LP Questionable
John Brown
WR Knee FP FP LP Questionable
Quinton Spain
G Foot FP LP DNP Questionable
Tre’Davious White
CB Back LP FP FP Questionable

Injured Reserve: LB Del’Shawn Phillips, quadriceps; G Jon Feliciano, pectoral; CB Levi Wallace, ankle.

  • There are a handful of potentially key players who are questionable. Nobody outside of TE Dawson Knox has been declared out as of yet. Among the questionable players who were either limited in practice on Saturday or didn’t practice, WR John Brown, LB Matt Milano, and G Quinton Spain are the most notable. All three missed last Tuesday’s game against Tennessee. 
  • WR Gabriel Davis stepped in nicely for Brown, catching 5 passes for 58 yards with a TD that was called back. Milano is by far Buffalo’s best coverage LB and against a team that likes to throw to its RBs like KC, his absence would be felt. The Titans very rarely throw to RBs so they didn’t take much advantage last week. Tyrel Dodson would start again if Milano is declared Out. Dodson has allowed 12 of 14 targets to be caught while in coverage for 91 yards this season.

Arizona Cardinals at Dallas Cowboys, (Mon.) 8:15 PM


Player Position Injury Thu Fri Sat Game Status
Kylie Fitts
OLB Hamstring DNP DNP (-)
Dennis Gardeck
OLB Foot DNP LP (-)
Rashard Lawrence
DT Calf DNP DNP (-)
J.R. Sweezy
OL Elbow DNP DNP (-)
Devon Kennard
OLB Calf LP LP (-)

Injured Reserve: LB Chandler Jones, biceps; DB Jalen Thompson, ankle; DB Robert Alford, pectoral; TE Maxx Williams, ankle.

  • RG J.R. Sweezy is on IR and obviously out tonight. He has struggled this season, allowing 9 pressures and producing a poor 45.9 pass blocking grade. That grade ranks 70th out of 79 guards. In place of Sweezy will be third-year man Justin Murray. Murray has allowed a 4.6% pressure rate on over 600 pass block snaps in his short career. He allowed 4 sacks and 25 total pressures last season but none so far on 30 snaps this year.
  • LT D.J. Humphries is questionable and would be a bigger hit to that OL. He is 39th among 79 tackles in pressure rate allowed at 5%. He grades out as the 18th best tackle in run blocking this season. He is by far the best run blocker on the Cards OL this season. Outside of a poor outlier 2019, he has generated a top 17 run blocking grade in each of his seasons since entering the NFL in 2016. Based on the depth chart, 2019 seventh-round pick Joshua Miles would potentially start. Miles has never taken an NFL snap.
  • The biggest injury issues for the Cards tonight comes in the way of their pass rush. Star DE Chandler Jones is out. Jones was second in the NFL in sacks last year and had more than double than No. 2 man on Arizona last year in pressures. He currently sits at No. 2 on Arizona with 10 pressures this year and when you include that Devon Kennard has missed the last two games, is questionable, and is No. 3 on the team with 9 pressures, that pass rush takes a major hit. OLB Kylie Fitts is out and OLB Dennis Gardeck is questionable. They have only played a combined 67 snaps this year but adding those injuries to Kennard and Jones and the depth takes a major hit. 


No injured starters appeared on the Cowboys’ Saturday practice report.

Injured Reserve: T Tyron Smith, neck; C Joe Looney, knee; CB Chidobe Awuzie, hamstring; T Cam Erving, knee; T La’el Collins, hip; TE Blake Jarwin, knee; LB Sean Lee, pelvis; LB Leighton Vander Esch, clavicle.

  • Outside of the obviously major injury to QB Dak Prescott, the Cowboys come into tonight very healthy with no key players who played last week expected to miss this game. 
  • And the good news is that LB Leighton Vander Esch has a real shot to play tonight. He would be a huge boost in a game where fast LBs are needed to handle Kyler Murray as a runner as well as the Cards quick passing game.