Alshon Jeffery Questionable for Week 5
Week 4 was relatively quiet in regards to injuries. Nevertheless, there is still a lot of fantasy-relevant injury news you need to know heading into Sunday’s games. Lets get started.
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.
Jay Cutler is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game with a hamstring strain. Cutler played and struggled with the injury in Week 4. He lacked his normal push off while throwing, and it cost him a few big completions against the Raiders defense. Cutler was a limited practice participant throughout the week.
I expect Cutler to play on Sunday. He won’t be 100 percent, but he should look better than he did last week. His deep throws and mobility will still be mildly affected. Also, Cutler’s fantasy value will be limited if Alshon Jeffery is out. So, Cutler is likely to play, but we have him outside the top-15 ranked quarterbacks this week.
Dave Pratt, DPT, is a licensed physical therapist and a former collegiate football player. He has years of experience analyzing game footage and injuries. Throughout the NFL season, he will breakdown and discuss all fantasy-significant injuries in this weekly column. The first edition of the column will be made available on Monday afternoons, and updates will be made throughout the week. An accelerated update on all of the pressing injury news will be made available on Sunday mornings. Follow him on Twitter @PFF_DavePratt