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.
Saints wide receiver Brandin Cooks (ankle) has been deemed probable for the Sunday game in Philadelphia.
Just as he did last week, Cooks logged full practices Thursday and Friday, following limited participation Wednesday. He's been one of the bigger disappointments this season, but a Week 5 matchup with the Eagles could still lead to a nice day.
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.
Richardson, an undrafted rookie free agent out of Indiana, made his first career start in Week 4, after Akiem Hicks was traded mid-week to the Patriots.
While Richardson rotated playing time with another rookie, Tyler Davison, he was on the field for 38 of the Saints' 61 defensive snaps (62 percent), according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. He made two tackles for a loss.
If Richardson can continue to hold down the starting gig, he could make an impact in deeper individual defensive player leagues.
Adams (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Listed as a non-participant throughout the week of practice, Adams is unlikely to be available for Sunday's game. If Adams can't play, Ty Montgomery figures to work alongside Randall Cobb and James Jones (probable-hamstring) in three-wide formations.
Cobb (shoulder) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Rams.
Cobb's shoulder may be sore all season, but he seems to be fine unless he takes a direct hit to the affected area. Even then, it mostly just seems to be an issue of pain management, as he didn't let a big hit keep him out of last week's game for more than a snap or two. So long as he's somewhat healthy and playing with Aaron Rodgers, Cobb will be one of the top options at his position, regardless of matchup.
Surprising Packers wide receiver James Jones (hamstring) is listed as probable for the Week 5 game against St. Louis.
Despite being limited throughout the week of practice, Jones doesn't seem to be in real danger of sitting out. He should be a pretty frequent visitor to the end zone this season, but his low target total (21 in four games) suggests he'll fall far short of his current pace of 1,268 yards.
Packers linebacker Clay Matthews (quadriceps) was a full participant at practice Friday and is probable for the Sunday battle against St. Louis.
There was some concern Thursday when Matthews was listed as a limited participant on the team's injury report, but that concern should dissipate quickly considering he was not held up at all during practice Friday. While nothing has been confirmed, it seems likely Matthews will be able to play.
Packers safety Sean Richardson has a herniated disk in his neck and is expected to miss the rest of the season, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
The injury is reportedly similar to the one Richardson suffered in 2012 that required neck fusion surgery. Given that the team has been very conservative with neck injuries - they refused to clear Nick Collins or Jermichael Finely in recent years - it's reasonable to wonder if this latest injury could jeopardize Richardson's career.