Though Joique Bell missed practice Wednesday after leaving early in Week 4 with a concussion, the Lions aren't ruling him out for Week 5 against Buffalo. But even if he plays, you probably wouldn't want to start him in Fantasy.
Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley, who was seen limping noticeably before practice, was involved in the media portion of the Wednesday session, according to the Detroit News. But he was wearing a wrap on his right knee and was clearly limited.
As Chris Towers so deftly noted Sunday, Golden Tate's breakthrough performance in which he caught eight passes for 116 yards Week 4 at the Jets may have had something to do with Calvin Johnson playing only 57 percent of the Lions' snaps because of a sprained ankle. So presumably, Tate owners would like to know how Johnson is doing now.
Lions coach Jim Schwartz said rookie Devin Taylor will be asked to play a bigger role on defense after the team lost starting defensive end Jason Jones to a season-ending knee injury Sunday against the Redskins.
Wide receiver Michael Crabtree has a history of foot problems, having had two surgeries on his left foot since 2009, so his exit in the first quarter Week 4 against Philadelphia because of an issue with the same foot, as brief as it was, is cause for concern in Fantasy.
49ers rookie free safety Eric Reid is headed to the Pro Bowl as a replacement for Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor. Reid, the No. 18 overall pick, had 77 tackles, 11 breakups, four interceptions and two fumble recoveries.