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Dwyane Wade will play and start Wednesday, coach Erik Spoelstra says.

Not surprising as tonight's Heat/Thunder game is the marque matchup of the evening and the Heat are out to make a point tonight. While many will be debating between LeBron or Durant in DFS play, do not sleep on DWade tonight as the Thunder have been terrible at defending opposing shooting guards for much of the season.ANALYST: Michael Pichan

Coach Rex "probably Ryan said its a reach" for Karlos Williams to play after sitting out of Thursday's practice and still in concussion protocol.

It seems unlikely now that Karlos Williams will take the field on Sunday. With LeSean McCoy also in serious question Boobie Dixon steps to the forefront. He is a tremendous value if he draws the start. Plus it is always fun to roster a guy named Boobie. Meanwhile, Kyle Williams was wondering what he did to get mixed up in all this. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Chris Culliver's MRI results came back clean. The Redskins hope to evaluate him Friday before making a call for Sunday.

This is a positive sign for Culliver. If he is unable to take the field on Sunday then the starting role will fall to David Amerson. It will take something short of a miracle to stop the mighty Atlanta passing game. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

DeAngelo hall did not practice Thursday.

Being that Hall is just the back up for Bashaud Breeland this news is of little importance for anyone.  Analysis: Jerry Colvin

Jordan Reed (concussion) did not practice Thursday.

With Reed out and DeSean Jackson more than likely sitting as well, Pierre Garcon gets a huge boost this week on FanDuel. The back up TE Derek Carrier could be a good GPP punt play at the position on FanDuel. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

DeSean Jackson (hamstring) participated in individual drills on Thursday.

So it appears as though it is going to be a last minute decision as to whether or not Jackson will play. Although it seems unlikely he has not been ruled out. Pierre Garcon owners need to pay careful attention here. Analysis: Jerry Colvin

K'Waun Williams (concussion) returned to practice Thursday and expects to play Week 5.

Williams hasn't received final clearance yet, but he is very close. He will back-up Joe Haden on the corner, though he could end up starting if Haden's rib injury persists. There's no IDP value to be had here and his presence isn't going to intimidate Joe Flacco to the point where he won't pass the ball. Analysis: Howard Bender

Marqise Lee is not practicing Thursday.

Lee missed practice Wednesday and now Thursday with the same ol' hamstring problem he's been dealing with for some time. He can be an incredible talent but he just can't stay healthy. With Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson available, the Jags can afford to wait on him, but fantasy owners should probably move on from him. Analysis: Howard Bender

Sean Lee (concussion) is at practice Thursday.

While Lee was on the field and stretching with his teammates, he still has not been given the green light by the league's concussion protocol. He will be limited to individual work on the sidelines if he doesn't receive clearance and his status for Week 5 remains in question. Analysis: Howard Bender

Allen Hurns has returned to practice Thursday.

Hurns missed Wednesday with a thigh injury, but his return Thursday is very encouraging for his Week 5 status. He remains a top target for Blake Bortles and should continue to be a solid WR2/3 in most formats. Analysis: Howard Bender

Falcons coach Dan Quinn said Roddy White will be back at practice Thursday.

White missed practice Wednesday for personal reasons, but Quinn seems pretty confident in his veteran receiver to return as quickly as possible. This shouldn't affect White's game status for Week 5. Analysis: Howard Bender

The Patriots have signed RB Dion Lewis to a two-year contract extension through the 2017 season.

Financials have yet to be disclosed, but this is a nice example of how the Patriots feel about their new pass-catching back. Lewis has 30 rushes for 146 yards and two touchdowns along with 15 catches for 179 yards and serves as a fantastic complement to LeGarrette Blount. Analysis: Howard Bender

Tom Coughlin said there isn't any notable update on Victor Cruz, adding the receiver hasn't done a lot since his last injury.

The calf injury continues to ruin Cruz' comeback from knee surgery and it appears to be frustrating Coughlin to the point where he doesn't even want to address it anymore. If you have a deep bench and can continue to stash him, but if not, you're likely going to have to let him go if you haven't already. There is still no timetable for his return. He sure looked good on the HBO show Ballers though, didn't he? Analysis: Howard Bender

Sammy Watkins was taking part in individual drills at practice Thursday.

It's a practice, but it's a limited one as Watkins works on the sidelines. He's going to be questionable for Week 5 and likely a game-time decision, so be prepared to play this week without him. Analysis: Howard Bender

Joseph Randle will remain the starter, according to head coach Jason Garrett.

There is a lot of focus on Randle's inefficiency in the second half this season as he's carried the ball just 23 times for 43 yards in the second half this season with just eight touches for a loss of four yards in the last two games. Despite that, Garrett still believes that Randle can remain the starter. However, that may be coming more from a lack of options than it does a belief in Randle's ability. With Lance Dunbar out for the season, look for Darren McFadden to see an increase in touches as well as a possible Christine Michael sighting here and there. Should Randle remain inefficient, he could get bumped for McFadden, at least until Run DMC gets hurt. Analysis: Howard Bender

Karlos Williams (concussion) is not practicing Thursday.

Williams still hasn't been cleared via the league's concussion protocol and won't be allowed to step back onto the field until he does. The fact that he's out again Thursday doesn't bode well for him to play this week but technically, there's still a chance. If he doesn't play, Anthony Dixon will get the start. Analysis: Howard Bender


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