Pierre Garcon is on the Week 5 injury report with a knee issue, but is practicing in full.
With DeSean Jackson (hamstring) expected to miss one more game, Garcon remains a low-end WR2.
Anthony Dixon will be active for Week 5, but is still feeling the effects of his calf injury.
Dixon is not on the Week 5 injury report, but RBs coach Anthony Lynn isn't sure how long he'll hold up in Sunday's game against the Titans. "He hasn’t been quite as explosive as I’ve seen him," Lynn said. "That’s why we went and signed another guy." That guy is Boom Herron, a back the Buffalo News believes could end up leading the backfield in touches. More than ever, Dixon is shaping up as a touchdown-dependent RB3 in the absence of LeSean McCoy and Karlos Williams.
The Buffalo News "wouldn't be surprised" if Boom Herron out-carries Anthony Dixon this weekend.
Anthony Dixon will get the first crack at replacing LeSean McCoy/Karlos Williams, but is apparently still feeling the effects of his calf injury. "He hasn’t been quite as explosive as I’ve seen him," RBs coach Anthony Lynn said. "That’s why we went and signed another guy." We still tentatively expect Dixon to lead the backfield in touches, but at the very least, Herron is going to catch some passes. He's on the radar as an RB3 in PPR leagues.
Jeremy Hill (knee) remained limited at Thursday's practice.
He's not in danger of missing Sunday's game against the Seahawks. Hill hasn't had the most consistent results this year, but he is coming off a three-touchdown performance against Kansas City in Week 4.
Steve Smith Sr. (back) has been ruled out for Week 5.
Sr. is one of the toughest players in the league, but dealing with four small fractures in his back. At best, he's questionable for Week 5.RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant:
With Smith out of the lineup, the Ravens are very limited in terms of talent at WR. Kamar Aiken looks to be the biggest beneficiary, as he'll take over the #1 WR duties against the Browns. Cleveland hasn't been great against opposing receivers this season, allowing the 6th most FPs to the position. Aiken should end up in the neighborhood of 6-8 targets and is priced towards the bottom of the WR pool across the industry.
Tevin Coleman (ribs) was limited at Thursday's practice.
Offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan is hopeful Coleman will be cleared to play Sunday against Washington after missing the last two weeks with a broken rib. If Coleman gets the go ahead as we expect, he'll draw a handful of carries behind starter Devonta Freeman.
Eddie Royal (ankle) remained sidelined at Thursday's practice.
It's his second absence in a row and it clouds his status for Sunday's game against Kansas City. Royal is coming off his best game of the season. He caught seven balls for 54 yards and a touchdown in a win against Oakland.
Malcom Floyd (concussion) practiced for the second straight day on Thursday.
The deep threat still needs to pass his final test, but it appears he'll be active against the Steelers. Even if Stevie Johnson (hamstring) sits, Floyd will be a boom-or-bust WR5.