Injuries to Ty Montgomery, Wendell Smallwood, more affecting Week 5 start or sit decisions

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Injuries to Ty Montgomery, Wendell Smallwood, more affecting Week 5 start or sit decisions

Injuries to Ty Montgomery, Wendell Smallwood, more affecting Week 5 start or sit decisions

We already know the injury status of virtually every running back going into Sunday's Week 5 games. Paul Perkins, Matt Forte, and C.J. Prosise are officially out, and Ty Montgomery is all but out with the dreaded "doubtful" tag. Only Wendell Smallwood is questionable, and it's been reported that he is likely out, as well. All these injuries open the door for waiver-wire pickups, like Wayne Gallman, Jamaal Williams, Aaron Jones, and Corey Clement, to be involved in fantasy start-sit lineup decisions. (For updates on Davante Adams, Marcus Mariota, Sam Bradford and more non RBs, click here.)

We'll have the latest news on these players throughout the morning and afternoon.


WEEK 5 RANKINGS:
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Wendell Smallwood injury update


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Is Ty Montgomery playing in Week 5?


Montgomery (ribs) practiced much of the week, but a "doubtful" tag ahead of Green Bay's late-afternoon kickoff with the Cowboys suggests he almost certainly won't play.

Jamaal Williams, who wasn't listed on the injury report despite hurting his knee in last Thursday's game, and Aaron Jones will share primary RB duties. Many believe Williams will get the bulk of the playing time, but no one really knows how this will shake out. Both make for high-risk, high-reward options, but given the matchup, you can sneak both in at flex.


WEEK 5 DFS:
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Wendell Smallwood injury update


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Wendell Smallwood injury update

Smallwood (knee) didn't practice all week, and the belief is he won't play against the Cardinals.

That opens the door for more carries by LeGarrette Blount and more playing time in general for Corey Clement, who could easily function as Philadelphia's primary receiving back. The severity of Smallwood's injury is unknown, but Clement makes for a nice stash on the chance Smallwood is out multiple weeks.