Some big-name players are returning from their four-game suspensions this week, and it's not soon enough for the Cowboys. Six teams are still undefeated and extra points are starting to mess with kickers' heads.
Lions defensive end Ezekiel Ansah (shoulder) has been designated as probable for the Week 5 game against Arizona.
A regular on the injury report this season, Ansah has yet to miss a game and already has four sacks. He should be fine for Sunday, but his matchup with Cardinals left tackle Jared Veldheer is a tough one.
An ankle injury has Lions running back Joique Bell sidelined for the Sunday game against the Cardinals.
According to MLive.com, Bell had a procedure on his ankle in March, in addition to the reported surgeries on his Achilles and knee. The third surgery explains his slow recovery leading up to the season, and he's reportedly been bothered by the ankle all along.
Bell's early-season struggles now come with more context, but he seems to be in danger of missing games beyond Week 5. With the Detroit offensive line struggling and the backfield still crowded, Bell offers very little upside.
With Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) probable, the impact of Ebron's absence is at least somewhat mitigated. Though it has been reported that he could miss up to three games, Ebron ran on the side with trainers Friday, suggesting he has some shot to return for the following game against the Bears.
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.
Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew (hamstring) is listed as probable for the Sunday game against the Cardinals.
Pettigrew would normally be restricted to a blocking role, but with Eric Ebron (knee) out for at least one week, Pettigrew could see some extra targets in his return from a three-game absence. He still offers minimal upside in the passing game.
Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (knee) has been designated as probable for the Sunday game against the Seahawks after practicing fully Friday.
Hill scored three touchdowns in Week 4, but he's been sharing carries with Giovani Bernard, which makes his Fantasy upside in Week 5 against a Seattle defense that has hit its stride of late largely dependent on his ability to find the end zone.
Jones (groin) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Seahawks after practicing fully Friday.
Jones will be out there if you need him this week, and after opening the season with 25 tackles over his first three games, he's on the IDP radar despite recording just one tackle in Week 4 before exiting this past Sunday's contest.
The ruled out statuses of running back Giovani Bernard (hip/clavicle) and linebacker Vontaze Burfict (knee) headline the injury report submitted Friday by the Bengals for their Sunday game. But other Bengals are banged up as well.