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The Chiefs have ruled WR Sammy Watkins out for Sunday's game against the Panthers. That adds value to WRs Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson.

The Ravens have activated all the players who landed on the COVID list earlier this week for close contact with CB Marlon Humphrey. That means ILB Patrick Queen, OLB Matt Judon and S DeShon Elliott -- among others -- will be available for Sunday's game against the Colts. Humphrey remains out, of course, as the only one who tested positive.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers. We wouldn't mess with him in his 1st game back from a 3-week absence. But Watkins' return would make WR Mecole Hardman a riskier fantasy play.

This will be an interesting week for the Ravens defense. CB Marlon Humphrey landed on the COVID list at the beginning of the week after testing positive. His list of close contacts includes OLB Matt Judon, ILB Patrick Queen, S DeShon Elliott and ILB L.J. Fort -- as well as reserve ILB Malik Harrison. They all must isolate for at least 5 days. Whoever passes COVID testing at the end of that phase will still be available to play Sunday against the Colts. We'll certainly be watching for the sake of IDP lineups, as well as the Baltimore team defense's outlook.

Ravens CB Marlon Humphrey tweeted Monday that he has tested positive for COVID. Based on previous cases around the league, that likely knocks him out for at least the next 2 games. That would take Humphrey out of IDP lineups and weaken the Baltimore secondary for upcoming matchups with the Colts and Patriots. We’ll see whether any more positives turn up among Ravens or Steelers, whom Humphrey and the Ravens played yesterday.

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Ravens CB Marcus Peters (thigh) is active for today’s game against the Eagles. He entered the day questionable but played through the same issue last week and didn’t miss a snap in the blowout win over the Bengals. Peters is good to go if you have him in your IDP plans.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (hamstring) is out for Monday night's game against the Bills. That locks WR Mecole Hardman into a top 3 role and makes him an upside WR3 in fantasy lineups.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins is expected to miss time with his hamstring injury, "possibly a couple weeks," ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. Watkins' absence will mean more playing time for WR Mecole Hardman, who's posted 65% and 69% snap rates with Watkins exiting early in Weeks 2 and 5. Hardman will be on the WR3 radar for next Monday night's game vs. the Bills.

Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins pulled up with a right hamstring injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Raiders. Don't expect to see him back on the field today. Watkins' absence should open up more playing time for WR Mecole Hardman.

Ravens CB Marcus Peters (thigh) and DE Derek Wolfe (elbow) are active for today's game against the Bengals. Each entered the day questionable but are fine to use at appropriate IDP levels. Each player presents a boom-bust profile against a Bengals offense with upside in both coverage and pressure stats.

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Ravens TE Mark Andrews (thigh) is active for today’s game against the Bengals. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and limited again in Friday's practice, but we never heard any concern over his status. Andrews remains a must-start.

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Ravens WR Marquise Brown (knee) is active for today’s game against the Bengals. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday, so the knee shouldn’t be an issue.

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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (knee) is active for today’s game against the Bengals. He missed practice time this week with a knee problem and an illness, but neither seemed like a serious issue. Keep him locked into fantasy lineups.

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports that Ravens CB Marcus Peters (questionable, thigh) is "ready to rock" for today's game against the Bengals. He'll be a boom-bust option for IDP lineups.

The Ravens expect QB Lamar Jackson (knee, illness), TE Mark Andrews (thigh) and WR Marquise Brown (knee) to play against the Bengals today. All were listed as questionable, but you should expect to have them in your fantasy football lineups. We'll confirm their statuses with the inactives come out.

Ravens DE Derek Wolfe is officially questionable vs. the Bengals on Sunday, listed with an elbow injury. He put in full workouts Wednesday and Thursday before missing Friday. The elbow issue is a carryover from the previous week, but HC John Harbaugh revealed Friday that Wolfe missed the win over Washington because of COVID-like symptoms with the DE and his wife. Wolfe did not turn out to have COVID and should be ready to play against Cincinnati. We'll confirm his status Sunday morning.

Ravens CB Marcus Peters (thigh) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Peters put in limited practices Thursday and Friday after sitting out Wednesday. We'll check his status Sunday morning.

The Ravens list WR Marquise Brown (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bengals. He put in full practices on Thursday and Friday, so he's clearly on track to play. But it's at least notable because it's the 1st time Brown is on the injury report this season. He's a risk/reward Week 5 fantasy play.

Ravens TE Mark Andrews (thigh) is listed as questionable for this weekend's game against the Bengals. He was added to the injury report on Thursday and limited again in Friday's practice. We haven't heard anything to suggest that Andrews is in danger of missing this one, but check back around noon ET on Sunday to make sure Andrews is active.

Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (knee) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Bengals. He sat on Wednesday with a knee issue and Thursday with an illness — both reportedly minor — and then put in a full workout on Friday. Pencil Jackson into Week 5 fantasy lineups for now. Just check back at noon ET on Sunday to make sure he’s active.

 
 
 

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