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Patriots QB Mac Jones (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. the Browns. That's an upgrade from last week, when Jones was doubtful. We're still projecting QB Bailey Zappe to get another start this weekend, but we should get another update on the situation on Sunday morning.

Patriots QB Mac Jones (ankle) was again limited in Wednesday's practice. He was limited all last week before missing the Lions game, so this doesn't tell us much about his status for Sunday's game vs. the Browns. We'll get another update tomorrow.

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (quad, hamstring) is active for tonight's game vs. the Raiders. He'd been listed as questionable after his hamstring tightened up during Saturday's practice. It adds a bit of risk to his fantasy profile in this one. But JuJu is available if you were waiting on him.

Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson took advantage of a league-worst Lions run defense and Damien Harris' early hamstring injury to deliver a big rushing line Sunday: 25 carries, 161 yards. He also caught both targets for 14 yards. Stevenson would obviously be set up for another workhorse role in another upside matchup at Cleveland in Week 6, if Harris isn't ready to return. Ty Montgomery is eligible to come off IR, but HC Bill Belichick said he doesn't expect Montgomery to be ready to practice this week.

Patriots S Kyle Dugger (knee) and CB Jalen Mills (hamstring) are active for today's game against the Lions.

11:38am EDT 10/9/22

Patriots QB Mac Jones (ankle) is inactive for today’s game vs. the Lions. 4th-round rookie QB Bailey Zappe makes his 1st career start. Expect a run-heavy game plan from New England.

The Patriots activated WR Tyquan Thornton (collarbone) from IR. The rookie broke his collarbone in mid-August and just returned to practice this week. Don't expect him to play a big role in Sunday's game vs. the Lions, but we'll keep an eye on his development.

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (quad, hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game vs. the Raiders. He was a full-go in the first 2 practices of the week and listed with the quad, but he was limited on Saturday, when the hamstring was added to the injury report. HC Andy Reid said Smith-Schuster's hamstring "tightened up" but that he should be ok for Monday night. Underwhelming through the first 4 games of the season, JuJu now carries elevated risk in Week 5 fantasy lineups.

Patriots DL Lawrence Guy (shoulder) is out for Sunday's game against the Lions. S Kyle Dugger (knee), CB Jalen Mills (hamstring) and S Adrian Phillips (ribs) are questionable.

Patriots QB Mac Jones (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday’s game vs. the Lions. He got in 3 limited practices this week, so a Week 6 return looks possible. QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) was placed on IR, so it’ll be 4th-round rookie Bailey Zappe under center for New England this weekend.

Patriots QB Mac Jones (ankle) remained limited in Thursday's practice. QB Brian Hoyer (concussion) was placed on IR, knocking him out for at least the next 4 games. That means it'll be Bailey Zappe under center for New England this weekend if Jones can't go.

The Patriots designated WR Tyquan Thornton (collarbone) to return from IR. The rookie broke his collarbone in mid-August and was expected to miss a couple of months. Thornton might be ready to go in the next week or 2, but we wouldn't bother adding him to redraft rosters at this point.

Patriots QB Mac Jones managed a limited practice Wednesday. That's a pretty big step after he missed Week 4 with what was deemed a pretty significant high-ankle sprain. Jones reportedly wanted to play Sunday against the Packers. We'll see if he can actually get back into the lineup for Week 5. We wouldn't be using him in fantasy lineups outside of superflex and 2-QB leagues. But Jones' return should be good for New England pass-catchers.

The Texans released TE Pharaoh Brown. He missed Week 4 with a shoulder injury but led Houston TEs in pass routes in Weeks 2 and 3. The Texans are now down to TE Brevin Jordan, who's missed the last 2 games with an ankle injury, TE O.J. Howard, who is coming off a 65% route rate and 14% target share this past week, and TE Jordan Akins. Howard is worth stashing in deeper fantasy leagues.

Patriots CB Jalen Mills (hamstring) is inactive for today's game against the Packers. DT Davon Godchaux (back), LB Raekwon McMillan (thumb), S Kyle Dugger (knee) and S Adrian Phillips (ribs) are active for the game.

11:49am EDT 10/2/22

Texans TE Pharaoh Brown (shoulder) is inactive for today's game vs. the Chargers. With TE Brevin Jordan (ankle) also out, Houston is down to TEs Jordan Akins and O.J. Howard.

The Patriots have ruled DL Lawrence Guy (shoulder) out for Sunday's game against the Packers. S Adrian Phillips (ribs), S Kyle Dugger (knee), CB Jalen Mills (hamstring), LB Raekwon McMillan (thumb) and DT Davon Godchaux (back) are questionable. We'll check in on the crew Sunday afternoon.

Patriots QB Mac Jones (ankle) is out for Sunday’s game vs. the Packers. He did get back on the practice field on Friday, so perhaps he can make it back for Week 5. QB Brian Hoyer gets the start for New England this weekend. That doesn’t figure to go well.

Patriots QB Mac Jones suffered a "severe" high-ankle sprain that is expected to cost him multiple games and would "cause many to have surgery," ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Jones and the team are reportedly still figuring out the course of action for the QB. But it seems we should expect him to be out for at least the near future. Brian Hoyer figures to fill in while Jones is out.

Tests on Patriots QB Mac Jones' left ankle revealed a "pretty severe" high-ankle sprain, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. "The hope is Jones won't need surgery," Pelissero adds. "Timetable still TBD but hard to imagine he plays this week vs. the Packers." We'd frankly be shocked if Jones was able to play this week and would expect him to miss multiple games. QB Brian Hoyer will take over for New England. The 36-year-old has made 2 starts since 2017, tossing 1 TD vs. 4 INTs in those games.

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