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Jakobi Meyers questionable for Week 5 vs. Lions

We break down the news that Meyers is questionable. What it means for Week 5 and beyond.

Jakobi Meyers #16 of the New England Patriots attempts to catch a pass while defended by Devin Bush #55 of the Pittsburgh Steelers d1h at Acrisure Stadium on September 18, 2022 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images

Friday update: Meyers was able to get in limited practices each day this week and is listed as questionable. He has had similar weeks recently that ended up in him not playing, so his status is truly in question.

Thursday update: Meyers was once again listed as limited on the injury report.

Wednesday update: Meyers was officially limited on Wednesday. This is a good sign for his possible participation on Sunday.

New England Patriots wide receiver Jakobi Meyers was seen practicing on Wednesday after missing the last two games with a knee injury. The Patriots will face the Detroit Lions on Sunday.

Meyers is a wide receiver by trade, but the Patriots could use him as a backup quarterback in an emergency. They found themselves in a tough spot last week with Meyers injured alongside starting QB Mac Jones and backup Brian Hoyer, but rookie third-stinger Bailey Zappe stepped up and took the Patriots to overtime against the Packers.

Fantasy football implications

If Meyers is back in, he’ll likely be splitting snaps and targets with DeVante Parker and Nelson Agholor. Lil’Jordan Humphrey has been filling in during Meyers’ absence as well, and Kendrick Bourne has taken the field for several snaps each week.

Before his injury, Meyers added 95 yards in Week 2 against the Steelers, and 55 yards in the season opener against the Dolphins.