WR Fantasy Injury Report Week 5: Latest on Mike Evans, Tee Higgins, Davante Adams, and Others

Another Sunday and more WRs left games due to injury -- what WRs are fantasy managers monitoring on the injury reports?

With several WRs suffering injuries on Sunday, plus those coming into the week already hurt, fantasy football managers have a lot of information to be on top of. What is the latest on fantasy-relevant WR injuries?

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Injury Updates for Top Fantasy Football WRs

Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On Monday, head coach Todd Bowles updated the media and told them that Mike Evans tweaked his hamstring on Sunday. He left the game with 40 yards and was seen on the sideline trying to stay loose on a bike until he ultimately headed to the locker room.

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On Monday, it was reported that the injury was not severe, and since the Bucs go on bye in Week 5, it should give Evans enough time to rehab.

Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

Tee Higgins left the game against Tennessee with a rib injury later confirmed as a fracture. Monday, Higgins said that he didn’t think the injury would limit him for long, and he might even be able to play in Week 5 if he can tolerate the pain.

If Higgins is wrong and stays out longer, assume Ja’Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd see more targets.

Davante Adams, WR, Las Vegas Raiders

The Raiders’ star WR suffered a rough hit midway through the second quarter and sustained a shoulder injury. He walked off under his own power to the locker room but was able to return, finishing with 75 yards receiving. After the game, Adams told the media that his shoulder “definitely does not feel good right now.”

Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers

Although Deebo Samuel played most of the game on Sunday against the Cardinals, he did not see one target. On Monday, head coach Kyle Shanahan said Samuel is considered day-to-day for Week 5.

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Once again, if Samuel does not play, expect more targets to head towards Brandon Aiyuk, George Kittle, and Christian McCaffrey.

Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Commanders

The Washington Commanders released an estimated practice report today after a walk-through session, and Curtis Samuel would have been a non-participant due to a quad injury. Washington plays Thursday on a short week, so monitor this week’s practice reports.

Jahan Dotson, WR, Washington Commanders

Jahan Dotson was estimated as a limited participant for Monday’s walk-through. It looks like Dotson may have sustained an ankle injury in the Commanders’ loss to the Eagles, briefly leaving the game in the third quarter. The Commanders play the Bears on Thursday.

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