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Packers WRs Randall Cobb (hamstring) and Ty Montgomery (illness) are both inactive for today’s game against the Falcons. That leaves Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Jeff Janis as Green Bay’s top 3 WRs.

Fox Sports' Jay Glazer is reporting that Packers WR Ty Montgomery will not play against the Falcons later today. Montgomery was limited in practice all week and listed as questionable with an illness, but guys almost always play through that stuff. It's a massive love for the Packers, who have been making heavy use of Montgomery in both the running and passing games. Knile Davis and Don Jackson figure to see bigger ball-carrying roles now. Green Bay is down with Jordy Nelson, Davante Adams and Jeff Janis at WR.

Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (concussion) is active today against the Jets despite entering the weekend questionable. Baltimore will be without other starting CB Shareece Wright (thigh), however, along with OLB Terrell Suggs (biceps) and ILB C.J. Mosley (thigh), who had already been ruled out.

Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) told reporters on Thursday that he's "close to 95%." It's a bit disconcerting that he's not 100% after the bye week. Snead sat out Week 3 and then played just 67% of the snaps in Week 4. He should at least be closer to his usual role this Sunday. And a home game vs. a burnable Panthers secondary makes Snead worth getting into fantasy lineups.

The Ravens have fired OC Marc Trestman. It feels like a panic move after the offense laid an egg in Sunday's home loss to the Redskins. Granted, Trestman abandoned an effective running game. But he's a proven offensive mind that's produced lots of fantasy goodness. Trestman will be replaced by Marty Mornhinweg, who has leaned toward the pass throughout his career. His offenses have ranked higher in pass attempts than rush attempts in 11 of his 15 seasons as a HC or OC.

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Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) is active for today’s game against the Redskins. He’ll back up RB Terrance West. Dixon is worth rostering in most fantasy leagues but shouldn’t be in Week 5 fantasy lineups.

Windy conditions are expected for today's Redskins-Ravens game. The forecast calls for winds of 20-25 mph with gusts up to 35-40 mph. That's certainly enough to impact the passing games, particularly deep threats like DeSean Jackson and Mike Wallace. We've nudged both those guys down the Week 5 rankings. Ks Dustin Hopkins and Justin Tucker might also be hindered.

The Ravens listed RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) as questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins. He put in a full week of practice, though, and is fully expected to play. Dixon will operate behind RB Terrance West and isn't a recommended Week 5 fantasy start. But the rookie could quickly earn a larger role.

The Ravens have placed TE Maxx Williams (knee) on IR. That knocks him out for at least the next 8 weeks. We still don't have any details on the injury he suffered in the 1st half of last Sunday's game. Williams has yet to catch a pass this year after collecting 32 as a rookie. He obviously doesn't belong on any redraft rosters.

Update: Rapoport adds that Williams' injury is season-ending.

Ravens TE Maxx Williams suffered a knee injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Raiders and will not return. The 2nd-year TE has yet to catch a ball this season and shouldn't be on redraft rosters.

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Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) is active for today’s game against the Chargers. He was limited in practice all week but sounded optimistic about his status on Friday. The toe issue adds some risk, but Snead has enough upside to be worth getting into fantasy lineups.

Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) will play against the Chargers later today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Snead got in 3 limited practices this week and sounded optimistic about his status on Friday. The toe issue adds some risk to his Week 4 profile, but he's fine to get into fantasy lineups as a borderline WR2.

Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. He was limited in practice all week but expressed optimism on Friday. "I feel a lot better than I did this time last week," Snead said. "Last week I was just hurting in a bad place. Even though we had a long week, I still needed more time. But now that I'm healed, I feel really good about playing Sunday and making a big impact in the game.” Go ahead and pencil Snead into fantasy lineups for now, but you need to have a late-game alternative available. Saints-Chargers doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET.

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) is doubtful for Sunday’s game against the Raiders. The rookie returned to practice this week and is expected to debut in Week 5. He could quickly emerge as Baltimore’s top RB and is worth stashing now. Justin Forsett and Terrance West will continue sharing the backfield and not producing this Sunday.

Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. It gives him a shot to return for this weekend's game against the Chargers. We'll have another update on Snead tomorrow.

Ravens RB Kenneth Dixon (knee) is expected to return to practice this week, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The rookie has been sidelined since tearing his MCL in Baltimore's 3rd preseason game. He was building momentum prior to that injury and now returns to a backfield averaging 3.3 yards per carry. Dixon won't be an immediate fantasy option but could quickly emerge as Baltimore's lead back. He's worth stashing in most fantasy football leagues.

Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) is inactive for tonight's game against the Falcons. We don't have any details on his injury, but he didn't practice at all this week. His absence tonight gives rookie WR Michael Thomas a big opportunity. He's a WR3 with upside tonight.

ESPN's Britt McHenry hears that Saints WR Willie Snead (toe) will not play tonight against the Falcons. We'll get the official inactives list around 7 pm ET. Snead's absence would vault WR Michael Thomas to #2 on the depth chart and make him an upside WR3 play in what should be a shootout tonight.

Saints WR Willie Snead will be a game-time decision for Monday night's contest against the Falcons. He didn't practice all week but told reporters Saturday that he's "hopeful" that he'll be able to play. The late kickoff obviously puts fantasy owners in a tough spot, though. Unless you have a replacement from that game -- ideally Michael Thomas -- Snead probably needs to be on your bench for Week 3.

Saints WR Willie Snead was held out of Thursday's practice with a toe injury. It's the 1st we've heard of it. Snead has an extra day to get ready for Monday night's game against the Falcons, but don't consider him a lock. We'll have another update on his status tomorrow.

 
 
 

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