Week 5 NFL Injury Report: Leonard Fournette, Rob Gronkowski, More Fantasy Football Starters to Monitor
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Leonard Fournette managed to reaggravate his hamstring injury before halftime in Week 4. There’s currently no timetable for his return.
Still, the Jaguars offense has historically managed to produce just fine without the three-down workhorse, averaging 26.4 points per contest in five complete games without Fournette since Week 1 of the 2017 season.
T.J. Yeldon has been the clear beneficiary in Fournette’s absence this season, as the Alabama product is averaging 15.8 touches per game compared to only 5.3 touches per game for backup Corey Grant. The Jaguars-Chiefs Week 5 matchup boasts a 48.5-point over/under as of writing (see live odds here), so there’s fantasy upside for whoever winds up starting for Jacksonville on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Rob Gronkowski also failed to make it four quarters this past weekend while attempting to play through a nagging injury. The good news is that Gronk reportedly isn’t dealing with a serious injury, but he’s expected to be listed as questionable for the Patriots’ Thursday night matchup with the Colts.
Some other key injury notes from around the league:
- Colts WR T.Y. Hilton (hamstring/chest) is expected to sit out on Thursday night.
- Bengals TE Tyler Eifert (ankle) is out for the season.
- Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) should be monitored throughout the week.
- Packers WR Geronimo Allison is in the concussion protocol.
We’ll be tracking injuries and suspensions for every starter and fantasy-relevant player below, with updates until kickoff.
Daily practice participation will be included to give a clear idea of how healthy a player truly is. Official injury designations will be added once available, but the FantasyLabs Status will be updated throughout the week.
NFL Week 5 Fantasy Football Injuries
- DNP = Did Not Practice
- LP = Limited Practice
- FP = Full Practice