Buffalo Bills second-year wideout Sammy Watkins (calf) is officially listed as questionable for the Sunday game in Tennessee after practicing on a limited basis Friday.
Watkins went DNP-DNP-LP in the three practices this week, so he truly is a question mark for Week 5. Fortunately, the team is part of the early wave of kickoffs if you typically rely on him.
Baltimore Ravens tight end Crockett Gillmore (calf) did not take part Friday in practice, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.
Gillmore did not work at all this week, so his chances of taking the field Sunday against the Browns appear slim.
Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Hurns (ankle) is listed as probable for the Week 5 battle against the Buccaneers.
Hurns did not practice Wednesday, but he was able to practice on a limited basis Thursday, and appears good to go after getting in a full practice Friday. He was heavily involved in the Jaguars' offense last week, tallying 15 targets and the team's lone touchdown.
Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (concussion) was not spotted during the media portion of practice Friday, according to Tarik El-Bashir of CSN.
Reed remains in concussion protocol and did not practice at all this week, so his chances of playing in Week 5 are slim. The Redskins will provide an update on his availability for this Sunday sometime Friday afternoon.
Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy (hip) will make his season debut Sunday against the Cardinals, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Levy is ready to go after missing the first four games with the hip injury. He should give the unit a boost, and was one of the top Individual Defensive Player linebackers the last two seasons, so it's worth checking to see if he is available if you play in a Fantasy league that uses them.
Washington Redskins linebacker Perry Riley (calf) was limited in practice Wednesday and did not participate in individual drills Thursday, the Washington Post reports.
Riley did not play in Week 4 and is questionable going into Week 5.
Jose Altuve led Houston with three hits Thursday during their Game 1 ALDS win over Kansas City. He scored and drove in a run, but was caught stealing in the contest.
Altuve hit .313/.353/.459 with 15 home runs, 66 RBI and 38 steals during the regular season, which earned him All-Star honors for the third time in his young career. However, the multi-hit machine is 1-for-6 lifetime against Friday's starter Johnny Cueto.
Carlos Gomez (oblique) is not in the lineup Friday for Game 2 of the ALDS, Josh Vernier of 610 Sports Radio reports.
After missing Game 1 with an oblique injury, it was assumed by many pundits that Gomez would return to the lineup for Game 2, however that doesn't appear to be the case. Much like Thursday, Gomez will likely be available off the bench to play in a pinch-hit or pinch-run situation, but it's unlikely he will spend any major time in the field Friday. Jake Marisnick will man center field and hit ninth in the batting order in his place.
With Carlos Gomez out of the starting lineup Thursday due to a lingering back injury, Jake Marisnick drew the start in center field and went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in Houston's 5-2 win over Kansas City in Game 1 of the ALDS.
Marisnick also made a fantastic catch in the fourth inning to quiet the crowd at Kauffman Stadium and stem a Royals rally. The 24-year-old, who is quietly considered the best defender among Houston's outfielders, would slide back to the bench if Carlos Gomez is healthy enough to play Friday.
George Springer went 2-for-4 with a walk, solo home run and two runs scored during Thursday's Game 1 ALDS win over Kansas City.
Springer's solo shot came in the fifth inning off the Royals' Chris Young and gave the Houston Astros a two-run cushion in the game. Through two playoff appearances in 2015, the 26-year-old outfielder is 3-for-8 with two extra-base hits.
Luke Gregerson needed only 13 pitches (nine for strikes) to complete a scoreless ninth inning Thursday against the Royals to earn his second save of the 2015 postseason. He struck out two.
Two nights after preserving a 3-0 win over the Yankees in the AL Wild Card game, Gregerson was back at it with a scoreless inning against the Royals. He struck out Kendrys Morales to open the the frame, but proceeded to hit Mike Moustakas with a pitch. Fortunately, Gregerson rebounded to retire Salvador Perez (strikeout) and Alex Gordon (foul out) to escape the inning with no further damage. Through two playoff appearances this season, the 31-year-old right-hander has allowed just one baserunner while striking out four over two scoreless innings.
Colby Rasmus homered in his second straight postseason game Thursday during Houston's Game 1 ALDS win over Kansas City. He went 1-for-3 with a walk, stolen base and two RBI in the game.
The 29-year-old outfielder gave the Houston Astros a 1-0 lead in the first inning with an RBI groundout before homering late in the game off Royals reliever Ryan Madson. He's likely to remain in the starting lineup Friday against right-hander Johnny Cueto, who he's 9-for-27 (.333) lifetime against.
Marcus Morris notched eight points (4-7 FG, 0-1 3Pt), three rebounds, an assist, and a steal in 19 minutes during Thursday's preseason loss to the Nets.
Morris is in contention for the Detroit Pistons ' starting small-forward role this season, and entered training camp as the presumptive leader in the clubhouse. Though he submitted a decent performance Thursday, Morris has been overshadowed by rookie Stanley Johnson through the Pistons' first two games. However, with Morris earning the nod in starting lineup for both games, he likely still maintains a narrow lead in the competition, though perhaps not as sizable as it was a week ago. Coach Stan Van Gundy may take the entire preseason before making a decision on which player will start at the position on opening night.
Center Nerlens Noel missed practice on Friday and is doubtful for the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday'game against the Nets due to left knee and lower back contusions,Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Noel was dealing with a sore hip earlier in the week that limited his minutes in the preseason opener. On Thursday, he played 26 minutes in which he had 10 points, 15 rebounds, and two assists. His absence appears to be more precautionary than anything, and should not keep Noel out for an extended period.
Detroit Pistons guard Reggie Jackson (Achilles) made his preseason debut Thursday against the Brooklyn Nets and scored seven points while recording six assists, three rebounds, and a blocked shot over 29 minutes.
It wasn't a great shooting night for Jackson, who compounded his inefficiency from the field by turning the ball over six times, but the Pistons are simply happy to see him back on the court after a sore Achilles sidelined him over the past few days of practice.
Jackson didn't report any lingering issues with the Achilles after the game, so he should be available for the remainder of the preseason schedule.
Steven Adams (back) will play in Friday's preseason matchup with the Turkish club Fenerbahce Ulker, Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman reports.
Adams sat out Wednesday preseason win over the Timberwolves, mostly from a precautionary standpoint. No word yet on if he will start Friday's game. If not, look for Enes Kanter to pick up his second straight start in Adams place.
Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond scored 14 points and pulled down 11 rebounds while playing 35 minutes in a loss Thursday to Brooklyn.
Drummond shot less than 50 percent from the field in the game, but the high total of attempts bodes well for his chances or improving on the career-best 13.8 points per game he averaged in 2015-16.
With the Pistons replacing Greg Monroe at power forward with more of a stretch-four type in Ersan Ilyasova, Drummond should have more room to operate in the low block this season, which should help his production on both ends of the court. He'll likely finish as one of the league leaders in double-doubles.
Brooklyn Nets C Brook Lopez scored 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting in the Thursday preseason win over the Detroit Pistons . He also compiled nine rebounds and two blocked shots.
The most notable part of the line were the two three-point attempts, an element that the big man is looking to add to his game in 2015-16. Lopez has already fired off three tries from beyond the arc during the preseason, hitting only one.
It's still expected that Lopez will do most of his scoring damage in the post this season, but if he can at least show some semblance of ability from long range, it should help the team with its spacing.
Daniel Cleary will not report to the minors, MLive.com reports.
Cleary refused an assignment to AHL Grand Rapids, so it appears the 36-year-old will instead opt for retirement. He signed a one-year deal in September but failed to earn a spot on the NHL roster out of camp. If Cleary does, indeed, opt for retirement, his entire salary for the season ($950,000) will not count against the cap.
John Scott cleared waivers Friday, Craig Morgan of AZ Central reports.
Scott passed through waivers unclaimed, so he'll remain with the Arizona Coyotes for the time being, though he'll likely land in the AHL in the near future.
Cedric Paquette (leg) may be available for Saturday's game against the Sabres, Bryan Burns of the Tampa Bay Tampa Bay Lightning reports.
Paquette took a puck off the leg during preseason action and is now considered day-to-day in advance of Saturday's contest. Head coach Jon Cooper said he "believes" Paquette will be available, though that's yet to be confirmed.
Mike Condon is slated to start in goal Sunday against the Senators, Amanda Stein of TSN reports.
Condon spent most of last season in the AHL, but he was impressive during the preseason and is listed as the primary backup to Carey Price. Price allowed just one goal on 37 shots in Wednesday's opener against the Leafs.
Corey Crawford will get the start in net Friday, Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.
Crawford allowed three goals on 27 shots in Wednesday's opening night loss to the Rangers, but he'll have a chance to redeem himself as the Chicago Blackhawks take the ice in Brooklyn against the Islanders. Per Lazerus, Scott Darling is expected to be in goal Saturday when the Blackhawks and Islanders finish out the second half of the home-and-home set.
Michael Hutchinson will start in net Friday, Mike Morreale of NHL.com reports.
The Winnipeg Jets went with Ondrej Pavalec in goal for Thursday's opener, and he'll get the day off Friday despite allowing only two goals on 31 shots in the 6-2 victory over Boston. Hutchinson went 21-10 with a 2.38 GAA last season.