Byrd will likely hop right in as a starter alongside Kenny Vaccaro, but the Saints may monitor the three-time Pro Bowler's snaps. Although his track record from Buffalo is superb, Byrd has played just 15 games since the start of 2013 and four games since the beginning of 2014. He needs to re-prove that he's a useful IDP outside of very deep leagues.
Saints wide receiver Marques Colston caught four passes on five targets for 19 yards in Sunday night's win against the Cowboys. Colston was not much of a factor in Week 4, with Drew Brees seemingly limited to short throws due to his injured shoulder.
Further, he once again lost playing time to second-year pro Willie Snead, who led the Saints with six catches for 89 yards, as Colston was on the field for only 41 of the Saints' 73 offensive plays (56 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
Brees still looks to Colston when he wants to move the sticks on third down, but with Colston essentially becoming a part-time player in New Orleans, his upside is limited. The Saints will face the Eagles in Week 5.
Cooks turned in a limited practice showing for a second consecutive Wednesday, but his ability to take part in all drills Thursday implies that he'll play Sunday at Philadelphia. Provided an exploitable matchup -- the Eagles have conceded 801 receiving yards and six touchdowns to wideouts in four games this season -- he'll strive for his first score of 2015 in Week 5.
Coming off a minor hip procedure at the beginning of September, Lewis is returning toward the front end of his timetable. He'll likely get the start, but it's not entirely clear whether he'll replace Brandon Browner or Delvin Breaux.
Vikings wide receiver Charles Johnson (ribs) hopes to return to the field following the Vikings' Week 5 bye, Ben Goessling of ESPN NFL Nation reports.
Johnson was unable to play in Week 4 due to his rib injury, but he is hoping an extra week of rest and recovery will prevent him from missing any further action. His participation, or lack thereof, in practice next week figures to ultimately determine whether or not he will be able to suit up for the Vikings' Week 6 matchup with the Chiefs.