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Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire sprained the MCL in his left knee in Sunday night's loss to the Bills. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the injury will keep him out for "a few weeks." Kansas City has just Darrel Williams and Jerick McKinnon behind Edwards-Helaire on the roster, with Derrick Gore the only RB on the practice squad. We'd bet on them adding someone else this week, though anything short of a trade is unlikely to bring in a RB with immediate fantasy football relevance. Williams figures to be the lead back for an upside scoring matchup with Washington in Week 6. After that come soft RB matchups with the Titans, Giants and Packers.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster underwent shoulder surgery on Sunday night and will miss the remainder of the 2021 season, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Smith-Schuster is set to hit free agency next offseason after inking a 1-year deal with Pittsburgh back in March. His absence the rest of this season will make WR Chase Claypool a safer weekly target bet. WR Diontae Johnson, of course, will continue to see plenty of volume.

The Steelers are expected to place WR JuJu Smith-Schuster on IR and fear he may miss the rest of the season with the shoulder injury that knocked him out of Sunday's win over the Broncos, according to Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. With James Washington already out, Ray-Ray McCloud got 52% playing time vs. Denver, behind only Diontae Johnson and Chase Claypool at the position. More of a slot player than Johnson, Claypool or Washington, McCloud could continue to see significant playing time for as long as Smith-Schuster is out. We'll see about Washington's status heading into Week 6. We'll also see about the specific diagnosis on Smith-Schuster's shoulder.

Chiefs TE Travis Kelce suffered a "stinger" on a hard hit late in Sunday night's loss to the Bills, HC Andy Reid told reporters after the game. That's a generally minor injury to the neck/shoulder area. We'll watch Kelce's status this week but don't expect his availability to be threatened for a Week 6 trip to Washington, barring some change in the diagnosis.

Chiefs RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire injured his left leg in the 3rd quarter of Sunday night's game vs. the Bills. He was in obvious pain and had to be helped off the field by teammates. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: K.C. quickly ruled him out for the game with a left knee injury.

Chies DL Chris Jones (wrist) is inactive for tonight's game against the Bills. He has been dealing with the injury for multiple games but must have aggravated it against the Eagles in Week 4.

The Chiefs on Saturday activated LB Willie Gay Jr. from IR. He has been out since the end of preseason with a toe injury. Kansas City listed him as questionable for tonight's game against the Bills, and Gay shouldn't be in anyone's IDP plans yet. He has significant upside through the rest of the season, though.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster injured his shoulder in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game vs. the Broncos and is questionable to return. We'll update his status when we know more.

Update: Smith-Schuster has been ruled out.

Chiefs DL Chris Jones is questionable for Sunday night's game against the Bills with a wrist injury. He played through a questionable tag for the same issue at Philadelphia last week, but Jones then missed the entire week of practice. We'd try not to use him in IDP lineups this weekend, especially because you'll need to wait until about 7 p.m. ET Sunday to confirm that he's playing.

Chiefs DE Frank Clark put in a full practice Wednesday. That's not something he's done much so far this season, including the past 2 weeks. Clark missed both of those games with a hamstring injury. That came on the opposite leg from the one that cost him Week 1 (with another hamstring injury). It looks like Clark is on track to play the Bills this Sunday. We'd rather see him play before getting him back into IDP lineups, though. DL Chris Jones, meanwhile, missed practice with his wrist issue. Unless Jones has suffered a setback, we'd bet on this just being a management thing.

Chiefs WR Josh Gordon has been promoted from the practice squad to the active roster. It makes him eligible to play vs. the Bills on Sunday night -- but doesn't guarantee that he will. Gordon shouldn't be in Week 5 fantasy lineups regardless, but he's a fine stash in deeper leagues. He's reportedly impressed since joining the team a week ago.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Chiefs WR Josh Gordon impressed in his 1st week with the team and could be promoted to the active roster next week. "He was described looking like a No. 1 receiver, 230 pounds and fast," Rapoport writes. "One source said you would never know he's 30. He has really flashed in practice." It's an encouraging report on a guy who hasn't played in an NFL game since December 2019. We'll continue to keep a close eye on Gordon but would still only be stashing him in fantasy leagues of 12+ teams.

The Chiefs have downgraded DE Frank Clark (hamstring) and CB Charvarius Ward to out for Sunday’s game against the Eagles. That hurts what has already ranked among the league’s worst defenses this season

Chiefs DE Frank Clark (hamstring) and CB Charvarius Ward (quad) are questionable for Sunday's game at Philadelphia. Each guy put in limited practices all week after missing last Sunday's loss to the Chargers. We'd try not to use either player in IDP lineups even if active. DL Chris Jones, meanwhile, is of the final injury report after putting in a full Friday workout. He played through a questionable tag last week with a wrist injury and fell short of his usual playing time. Jones then opened this week with a pair of limited practices. It seems the wrist should be better for Sunday's game, though.

Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) is expected to land on IR, ESPN's Jeremy Fowler reports. MVS has already been ruled out for Week 4 and will also miss Weeks 5 and 6. He's droppable in most fantasy leagues. We'll see exactly how snaps are divvied behind WR Davante Adams in Sunday's game vs. the Steelers.

Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Allen Lazard should step into the #2 WR role, with Randall Cobb also picking up some extra snaps in the slot.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) isn’t listed on the final injury report and will play vs. the Packers on Sunday. His target projection gets a boost if WR Chase Claypool sits with his hamstring injury.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. Dealing with bruised ribs, JuJu figures to play vs. the Packers this weekend. But check back tomorrow for another update.

Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) missed practice again on Thursday. It's looking like he'll miss this weekend's game vs. the Steelers. Look for Allen Lazard and Randall Cobb to operate as Green Bay's #2 and #3 WRs in that one, but they're really only in play in DFS.

Packers WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (hamstring) did not practice on Wednesday. He's in danger of missing this weekend's game vs. the Steelers. His absence would likely mean a bigger role for WR Allen Lazard.

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