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Chargers CB J.C. Jackson ruptured the patellar tendon in his right knee in Sunday's loss to the Seahawks and will miss the rest of the season. We'll see about his status as the 2023 season approaches. Jackson had been performing disappointingly early in the year, so his departure from the lineup doesn't meaningfully alter the fantasy football matchup going forward.

Patriots DT Christian Barmore (knee) is inactive for tonight's game against the Bears. DE Lawrence Guy (shoulder), CB Jonathan Jones (ankle) and DB Jalen Mills (illness) are active.

Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne (toe) is inactive for tonight's game with the Bears. This doesn't have much fantasy impact but does, at least, leave a few WR snaps on the field for others.

The Chargers pulled CB J.C. Jackson in the 2nd half of Monday night's OT win over the Broncos, opting for Michael Davis in his place. "It just wasn't good enough in the first half, and we felt like we needed to make a change," HC Brandon Staley said afterward, according to Chargers Wire. Jackson committed a 21-yard PI penalty on Courtland Sutton in the 1st quarter and later played a key role in TE Greg Dulcich getting open for his TD catch. We'll see about the team's plan at that corner spot for a Week 7 date with Seattle.

Chiefs WR JuJu Smith-Schuster delivered 113 yards and a TD on 5 catches in Sunday's loss to the Bills. He caught all 5 targets, with the biggest strike a 42-yard catch-and-run TD. TE Travis Kelce doubled Smith-Schuster's targets (10) and finished with 8 catches for 108 yards. WR Mecole Hardman checked in 3rd on the team with 4 targets, catching 3 for 42 yards and the Chiefs' other TD. WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling went catch-less on 3 targets. He did nearly score on a reception that got wiped out by an ineligible-man-downfield penalty. Valdes-Scantling also had an end-zone target intercepted later on the same drive. Rookie WR Skyy Moore matched MVS' 3 targets, catching 1 for 24 yards.

Patriots RB Rhamondre Stevenson ran for 76 yards and 2 TDs on 19 carries in Sunday's win over the Browns. He also caught 4 of 5 targets for 15 yards. Damien Harris (hamstring) turned up inactive after entering the day questionable. We'll see about his status for a Week 7 meeting with the Bears.

Patriots QB Bailey Zappe threw for 309 yards and 2 TDs in Sunday's win over the Browns. He completed 4 passes to 5 different receivers, hitting TE Hunter Henry and Tyquan Thornton for his 2 TDs. We'll see whether QB Mac Jones can make it back for the next game.

Patriots WR Kendrick Bourne left in the 1st half of Sunday's game vs. the Browns with a toe injury. He's officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for an update.

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Patriots DL Lawrence Guy (shoulder) is inactive for today's game vs. the Browns. DT Christian Barmore (knee) is active.

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.

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.

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.

Commanders RB Antonio Gibson continued to lead the team in carries in Sunday's loss to Dallas. But his 13 attempts merely matched the combined total for J.D. McKissic (8) and Jonathan Williams (5). Williams had played just 3 total snaps through the 1st 3 weeks. He only played 6 against the Cowboys but worked in for a carry on the team's 1st possession. Gibson wound up with 49 rushing yards (3.8 per carry) and 3 catches for 14 yards among 3 targets. McKissic added 40 yards rushing (5.0) and 3 catches for 16 yards on 4 targets. The team reportedly plans to activate RB Brian Robinson from IR ahead of a Week 5 meeting with the Titans. We'll see what HC Ron Rivera reveals about the planned path for his backfield.

Browns QB Jacoby Brissett had a forgettable passing day -- 21 of 35, 234 yards, 0 TDs, 1 INT, sacked once -- in Sunday's loss to the Falcons. But he added his 1st rushing TD of the season from 4 yards out midway through the 2nd quarter. It was Brissett's 1st ground score of the year, as he totaled 16 yards on 5 carries. Brissett hasn't added enough on the ground to support his 207.5 passing yards per game and become a factor in 1-QB fantasy football 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.

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.

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