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Isaiah McKenzie questionable for Week 5 vs. Steelers

We break down the news that Isaiah McKenzie has a concussion. What it means for Week 5 and beyond.

Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie (6) watches during the Buffalo Bills versus Baltimore Ravens NFL game at M&T Bank Stadium on October 2, 2022 in Baltimore, MD. Photo by Randy Litzinger/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Friday PM update: McKenzie got another limited practice in and is listed as questionable. He’ll need to be cleared from concussion protocol, but there i still time for that to happen. We’ll likely learn more on Saturday.

Friday update: McKenzie remains in the concussion protocol, per Maddy Glab. This isn’t surprising news, as players often take around a week to be cleared and can progress through protocol while also still being in protocol. Getting a limited practice on Thursday was a good sign. We’ll see if he does more today and if he can be cleared by Sunday.

Thursday update: McKenzie has returned to practice wearing a red non-contact jersey, per Joe Buscaglia.

Wednesday late update: It appears the McKenzie was unable to get a limited practice in on Wednesday, as he was listed as “DNP.” This does make his status moving forward a little more unclear as he goes through concussion protocol.

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie suffered a concussion last week against the Baltimore Ravens and is still in concussion protocol Wednesday, per Jay Skurski. The good news is that McKenzie will be able to get in a limited practice, which means he’s on the right track to pass through concussion protocols by Sunday if he doesn’t have a setback.

McKenzie would also be in line for more work, as Jamison Crowder broke his ankle last week and both spend a good amount of time in the slot.

Fantasy football implications

If McKenzie plays, he will be a good start in fantasy football against a weak Steelers pass defense. If he can’t go, we’ll likely see more of Khalil Shakir. But, at this point it really does look like McKenzie will be cleared with a limited day on Friday.