Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (concussion) practiced on Thursday. He's progressing through the league's protocol and has a shot to be cleared in time for Monday night's game against the Steelers. If he does, he'd likely be San Diego's #2 WR with Stevie Johnson (hamstring) doubtful.
Bears WR Eddie Royal missed his 2nd straight practice on Thursday with an ankle injury. The team hasn't given us any info on the severity, but Royal never left last week's game. We'll have another update on his status after Friday's practice.
Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) put in another limited practice on Thursday. He's tentatively expected back for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, but we heard the same thing around this time last week. We'd like to see Jeffery upgraded to "full" on Friday. Check back then for an update.
Bills HC Rex Ryan said Thursday that WR Sammy Watkins (calf) is "getting close" to a return. He put in a limited practice on Thursday. It sounds like Watkins has a chance to play against the Titans this weekend, but we'd consider him no better than 50-50. Check back tomorrow for another update.
Ravens TE Crockett Gillmore (calf) was unable to practice again on Thursday. He seems unlikely to be ready for this weekend's game against the Browns. TEs Maxx Williams and Nick Boyle split targets with Gillmore out last week.
Bills RB Karlos Williams (concussion) remained sidelined on Thursday. The fact that he's not even cleared for a limited practice yet means he still has at least a couple of stages of the protocol to pass through. Consider Williams doubtful for this weekend's game against the Titans. With RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) also unlikely to play, Buffalo will be left with Boobie Dixon as its lead back. Dan Herron and Cierre Wood will also mix in.
ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) will not play tonight against the Texans. It's unclear if he even tried to throw today. He'll have 10 days to get ready for Week 6, but we can't consider him a lock for that one. QB Matt Hasselbeck gets another start tonight after holding his own 4 days ago. But the 40-year-old didn't throw at all this week and was actually in the hospital until 2 am on Tuesday with a virus. Avoid Hasselbeck in fantasy lineups. WRs T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief are shaky starters. Expect a heavy dose of RB Frank Gore.
Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) was non-committal on his Week 5 availability after returning to a limited practice on Wednesday. "As long as I can gradually get better, it's possible," D-Jax said. "I don't really have that pain anymore. Just getting acclimated, getting that flow, getting that blood moving back in that area. ... It can't just happen in one day, it's my first day back out there. I definitely didn't try to push it to that limit. Day by day I'll be able to do more and do more reps." We'll have another update on Jackson after Thursday's practice.
Cardinals HC Bruce Arians suggested that RB David Johnson will drop to 3rd on the depth chart with RB Andre Ellington back this week. “It’s not hard, because the young guy sits down,” Arians said of the crowded RB situation. Johnson has flashed big-play ability, averaging 5.7 yards per carry and 15.2 yards per catch. But he lost a fumble and dropped a TD last week. Johnson could earn his way into a larger role later this year, but he belongs on fantasy benches for now. Chris Johnson is currently Arizona's lead back, while Ellington will return in a change-of-pace role.