The NFL is back for Week 5 of the 2020 regular season, and kickoff is fast approaching for Sunday’s slate. We have a shortened Sunday once again because of Covid-19, and it will be an overall shortened week. The Broncos-Patriots game has been moved to next week due to the Patriots outbreak, and Bills-Titans is in question due to Tennessee having a staff member test positive on Sunday.
The rest of the schedule should get going without any hiccups as there were no other positive Covid-19 tests heading into game day. We have seven games at 1 p.m. ET, highlighted by a Bengals-Ravens game that could be more interesting than expected with Joe Burrow’s emergence. The 4:05/4:25 p.m. slot has three games, highlighted by Colts-Browns. Sunday wraps with Vikings-Seahawks.
There are a host of injuries to sort out, but a lot of questionable options should be playing. Jimmy Garoppolo and Raheem Mostert are expected back for the 49ers, and Lamar Jackson, Mark Andrews, and Marquise Brown are all expected to play for the 49ers. The bigger questions are Julio Jones for Sunday, and Mike Williams and Michael Thomas for Monday Night Football.
We’ll be keeping an eye out for news on pertinent players and figuring out last minute roster decisions. That means not only who is not playing this week, but who is playing but might not be the best start in your Week 5 fantasy football lineup. We’ll provide updates on injuries, key start/sit decisions, and more leading up to 1 p.m. kickoffs.
Sunday Night Football inactives
Carlos Hyde is INACTIVE
4:05/4:25 p.m. inactives report
RB Raheem Mostert
WR Deebo Samuel
1 p.m. inactives report
QB Lamar Jackson
RB Joe Mixon
WR Marquise Brown
WR Henry Ruggs III
TE Mark Andrews
WR Julio Jones
WR Breshad Perriman
WR John Ross
TE Jordan Akins
Julio Jones a true game-time decision
Falcons’ WR Julio Jones, who did not practice this week due to an aggravated hamstring injury, is considered a pre-game decision for Sunday’s game against the Panthers, per source. Falcons don’t want to make a final decision on him until they see how he’s feeling pre-game.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2020
Raheem Mostert, Deebo Samuel expected to play
49ers’ RB Raheem Mostert (knee) and WR Deebo Samuel (illness), both listed as questionable for today’s game against the Dolphins, both “should be good (to play)”, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2020
Lamar Jackson, Marquise Brown, Mark Andrews expected to play
Ravens’ QB Lamar Jackson (knee, illness), TE Mark Andrews (thigh) and WR Marquise Brown (knee) – all of whom are listed as questionable for Sunday’s game vs. the Bengals – all are expected to play, per sources.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2020
Joe Mixon expected to play
Bengals’ RB Joe Mixon, who is listed as questionable with a shin injury, is expected to play Sunday against the Ravens, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2020
Breshad Perriman not expected to play
Jets’ WR Breshad Perriman, listed as doubtful due to an ankle injury, is not expected to play Sunday against the Cardinals, per source.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 11, 2020