Welker has been limited the past few weeks in practice, but this is his first time sitting since Aug. 23, according to the Boston Herald. He may have aggravated his ankle during Sunday's win over the Buffalo Bills.
Fantasy Impact: The Patriots have a habit of limiting the participation of their star players in practice for the slightest ailments. Welker's issue seems to be slightly more serious, and should be monitored closely in the coming days. It is difficult to tell whether or not he is dealing with an entirely new injury.
If Welker can play, he is a worthwhile starting fantasy option going up against the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday. Welker has caught at least six passes in seven straight games.