Alshon Jeffery, Mike Evans questionable, but optimistic
Heading into kickoff time, a few top-tier fantasy players are shaping up to be game-time decisions. Alshon Jeffery and Mike Evans are included. The following is a Sunday morning accelerated update on all of the fantasy-relevant injury news.
As a reminder, there are five status designations players can have: active, probable, questionable, doubtful and out. The active and out designations are self-explanatory. The probable designation signifies a player has a greater than 50 percent chance of being active for the game. Questionable means the player essentially has a 50-50 chance of playing. Doubtful means the player has less than a 25 percent chance of playing.
Johnny Manziel missed the latter half of the preseason due to having elbow pain with throwing. He was reportedly diagnosed with an “elbow tendinitis” – likely lateral epicondylitis, also known as “tennis elbow.” He began to throw footballs again at this week’s practices. He appears to have tolerated throwing well, so he will be active as Josh McCown’s backup in Sunday’s game.