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The Panthers have ruled QB Cam Newton out for Monday night's matchup with the Bucs because of his concussion. We'd already added QB Derek Anderson to our Week 5 rankings. The matchup gives him upside into the top 10 among fantasy QBs

Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bills. He was added to the injury report on Thursday but was able to get in a limited practice on Friday. We’re guessing Edelman will play, but we’ll find out for sure by noon ET on Sunday.

Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) missed practice again on Friday. He's looking like an extreme long shot to get cleared in time for Monday night's game against the Bucs. We've removed Newton and added Derek Anderson to the Week 5 QB rankings.

Patriots WR Julian Edelman was added to Thursday's injury report with a foot. He was limited in practice. We won't hear anything from the team on his status, so we'll have to see what he does in practice on Friday. Edelman, of course, has had 2 foot surgeries over the past year.

Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) remained sidelined for Thursday's practice. The fact that he wasn't able to even get in a limited session means that he still has multiple stages of the concussion protocol to pass through. He's not looking like a great bet to be cleared in time for Monday night's game against the Bucs.

Panthers QB Cam Newton (concussion) wasn't spotted during the portion of Wednesday's practice open to the media. It's an unofficial practice since Carolina doesn't play until Monday night. And the fact that Newton isn't cleared yet isn't a death knell to his Week 5 status. But fantasy owners certainly need to be lining up a backup plan. We'll update Newton's status again tomorrow.

Bears HC John Fox suggested Monday that the team will stick with QB Brian Hoyer even when QB Jay Cutler (thumb) is medically cleared. "Anybody's that performing well, I don't think we're going to be likely to change," were Fox's exact words. Hoyer has completed 68% of his passes for 619 yards, 4 TDs and 0 INTs over the past 2 weeks. That's come against a couple of poor defenses in the Cowboys and Lions. But Hoyer gets another 1 this Sunday when he travels to Indianapolis.

The Panthers confirmed that QB Cam Newton sustained a concussion in Sunday's loss in Atlanta. It's the 1st known concussion of his NFL career, which helps his odds of getting cleared in time for Week 5. We'll track his status throughout the coming week. He has an extra day with Carolina playing the Bucs next Monday night.

Panthers QB Cam Newton is being evaluated for a concussion after he took a big shot to the head on a 2-point conversion. We'll let you know if he passes or fails the concussion test.

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower is active after missing the past 2 games with a knee injury. That should make him OK to use as you normally would in IDP leagues, given that Hightower has steadily increased his practice participation to this point. Of course, New England is consistently tough to predict. So use caution.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu will be playing with a separated shoulder today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Sanu suffered the injury last week. He didn't practice on Wednesday but put in a limited workout on Thursday and was a full participant on Friday. We'll see how big a factor the shoulder is against the Panthers today, but Sanu is an extremely shaky fantasy starter.

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills. He put in limited practices all week, however, after missing 1 or more each of the past 2 weeks. Hightower sat out the past 2 games but seems closer to a return this Sunday. We'll check his status Sunday morning.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu is not listed on the Week4 injury report. He’s good to go for Sunday’s game against the Panthers after leaving last week with a shoulder injury. Sanu has seen just 9 targets over the past 2 weeks and is a poor fantasy play.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) returned to practice on Thursday. He was limited, so we're not yet considering him a lock to play this weekend. But he's at least trending in the right direction. Check back tomorrow for another update.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) did not practice on Wednesday. ESPN's Ed Werder reported earlier this week that Sanu is expected to play against the Panthers this weekend, but we'll need to keep an eye on his status over the next few days.

ESPN's Ed Werder hears that Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) is expected to play against the Panthers this weekend. He was knocked out of Monday night's game shortly before halftime. We still don't have any specifics on his injury. We'll track his status throughout the week.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu suffered a shoulder injury in the 2nd quarter of Monday night's game against the Saints and will not return. He finishes with 3 catches on 4 targets for 31 yards. We should get an update on Sanu after the game or on Tuesday.

Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower will miss his 2nd straight game tonight against the Texans. He's out with a knee injury, despite having put in limited practices each of the past 2 weeks. Hightower would seem to be on track for a Week 4 return after the long week following the Thursday night game. But we'll have to keep an eye on his status. Jonathan Freeny will start in his place.

As expected, Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower will miss today's game against the Dolphins. He missed practice all week with a knee injury.

Falcons WR Mohamed Sanu (ankle) got in a limited practice on Wednesday. The fact that he was out there at all is a good sign and puts him on track to be ready for this weekend's game against the Raiders. We'll see if he's able to put in a full workout on Thursday or Friday.


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