The Buccaneers listed DT Gerald McCoy as questionable Friday because of his bothersome shoulder. Don't buy it. He carried the same designation the past 2 weeks, started and played just fine. Expect to use McCoy as you normally would in your IDP league.
The Jaguars have deemed LB Paul Posluszny questionable for Sunday's meeting with the Bucs. It's a surprising designation because Poz left Week 4 with a high ankle sprain that's been expected to cost him at least 1 game. He hasn't practiced at all this week, but HC Gus Bradley told the team website that he and the coaches will trust Poz to tell them whether he's ready Sunday. That makes him a game-time decision but an extremely iffy option even if active. Try to find a stronger option for your IDP lineup.
Washington LB Perry Riley is questionable for Sunday's game in Atlanta with the calf injury that cost him the past 2 games. We'll update his status Sunday morning. The situation will make him risky even if he plays, though. You're best off going another direction for your IDP lineup.
Bears OLB Pernell McPhee is officially questionable for Sunday's game at Kansas City because of a shoulder injury that has lingered for a few weeks, but we've seen no indication that he's actually in danger of missing the game. Expect to have the high-upside pass-rusher available for your IDP lineup, and we'll update his status Sunday morning.
The Eagles have ruled out LB Mychal Kendricks for Sunday's game against the Saints. That'll give another start to rookie revelation Jordan Hicks. He probably makes for a more attractive IDP option than Kendricks would have, given the hammy question.
Bills S Aaron Williams will start Sunday at Tennessee for the 1st time since his scary neck injury in the Week 2 loss to New England. “Aaron’s one of the top safeties in the league when he’s healthy,” Bills coach Rex Ryan told The Buffalo News on Thursday. “So obviously that’s a big loss when he’s not in there and it should really help getting him back.” Ryan might be overstating Williams' impact a bit, but his return can certainly only help the Bills -- as long as he's back to full strength. Williams isn't much of an IDP target this week, though.
Lions LB DeAndre Levy will return to the lineup this Sunday against the Cardinals. HC Jim Caldwell basically said as much to reporters this week, after the team had named Levy a captain for the game. Caldwell wouldn't say whether Levy will get back to a full snap allotment right away, though. That's the risk. Levy delivered more starter weeks than any fantasy LB last year, but it's tough to trust him his 1st time back. Let's wait to see how much he plays and how he looks before using him as an IDP again.
Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Friday that RB Fred Jackson (ankle) is "likely" to play against the Bengals this weekend. Fred Jax reportedly suffered a high-ankle sprain last week, but it must have been a minor one. He put in a limited practice on Friday and is listed as questionable. If active, Jackson will play a pass-catching role behind RB Thomas Rawls.
Steelers WR Martavis Bryant reportedly hasn't practiced since Monday. He's not on the team's Week 5 injury report because he hasn't officially been activated. (That'll happen on Monday.) "Getting a little concerned," QB Michael Vick said of Bryant's status for Monday night's game against the Chargers. "Just gotta keep the faith. Hopefully he'll get himself back." Bryant was a risky Week 5 fantasy play to begin with. Now, he needs to be on fantasy benches. We might not get an update on his status until Monday.
49ers TE Vernon Davis (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Giants. He was limited in practice all week, so a Week 6 return seems likely. TE Garrett Celek gets another start but isn't a fantasy option.