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Tim Patrick questionable after not practicing Week 8

Broncos WR Tim Patrick is dealing with a hamstring injury in Week 8.

J.C. Jackson #27 of the New England Patriots breaks up a pass intended for Tim Patrick #81 of the Denver Broncos in the first half at Gillette Stadium on October 18, 2020 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images

Friday update: Tim Patrick is questionable to play after getting no practices in this week, per Michael Spencer. The good news is that he did work on the side the last two practices and coach Fangio sounded upbeat about his progress. That doesn’t mean he will suit up this week, but does bode well for a short layoff he can’t.

The Denver Broncos could be further shorthanded at the wide receiver position in Week 8 when they host the Los Angeles Chargers. Tim Patrick is not participating in practice for a second straight day due to a hamstring injury, per Ryan O’Halloran.

Patrick is coming off a three-reception 44-yard performance in Week 7 against the Kansas City Chiefs. In each of the two games prior, he surpassed 100 yards receiving. Drew Lock’s return has provided a chance for a little bit of stability at the wide receiver position, benefiting the pass catchers.

Patrick was the Broncos’ leading receiver last week, ahead of Jerry Jeudy, KJ Hamler, and DaeSean Hamilton. With two straight DNPs, Patrick is trending in the wrong direction, and hamstring injuries in particular can be tricky for wide receivers. The Chargers have been decent against wide receivers, so there is already limited upside in this group. Noah Fant has the most significant fantasy value, with Jeudy offering a bit of big play upside.