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Chicago Bears vs. Indianapolis Colts
Tarik Cohen (IR): Tarik Cohen tore his ACL last week against the Atlanta Falcons and will be out for the rest of the season. For those that have used him as a possible flex piece in bigger leagues will need to look for another option. Look for the Chicago Bears to bring on another running back soon that will see some action. Last week they worked out veteran Lamar Miller to take relief off of David Montgomery.
Cincinnati Bengals vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
All good for fantasy football players!
Dallas Cowboys vs. Cleveland Browns
Kareem Hunt (questionable): Kareem Hunt is dealing with a groin injury that has kept him out of practice twice this week. His limited practice Friday puts him in an optimal spot to play Sunday. Without him, Nick Chubb will see a lot more action in touches in week four.
Detroit Lions vs. New Orleans Saints
Michael Thomas (questionable): Michael Thomas has been dealing with an ankle injury that has kept him limited in practice and doing individual drills this week, in his hope to beat his projected injury timeline by returning this week. If he can return, many fantasy owners would not have to depend on backup receivers. However, it does not bode well for owners of Emmanuel Sanders, Jared Cook, or Tre’Quan Smith. Mostly throughout the absence of Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamara has been the most productive in the passing game as he is currently ranked fifth in receiving yards in the league.
Jared Cook (questionable): Jared Cook has been dealing with a groin injury that has forced him not to practice this week. Fantasy owners will need to look out for his practice reports on Friday to determine whether or not he will play.
Miami Dolphins vs. Seattle Seahawks
Chris Carson (questionable): Chris Carson has been limited in participation in practice with a knee injury. The fact that he is practicing is good for his chances to play, but owners should watch his status over the weekend to know if he will play.
Carlos Hyde (questionable): Carlos Hyde has been limited in practice with a shoulder injury this week and is questionable to play Sunday. Again, the fact that he has practiced makes him hopeful to play. Hyde has not done much in fantasy this season, but on the odd chance Carson will not play, he or Travis Homer will take on the touches for week four.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Los Angeles Chargers
Chris Godwin (out): Chris Godwin has surprisingly made the injury report this week after missing week two with a concussion. Now, after having his best week in fantasy football he will not play on Sunday in week four. Look for Mike Evans to haul in most of the targets and hopefully see better weeks from O.J Howard and Rob Gronkowski, who has been disappointing thus far in the season.
Leonard Fournette (out): Leonard Fournette has been ruled out for week four with an ankle injury. Ronald Jones Jr. is bound to see a solid week in fantasy with an increase of touches and against a poor Los Angeles Chargers’ rushing defense. He should move to be a solid RB2 for week four.
Scotty Miller (questionable): Scotty Miller has been on the rise to be a waiver-wire option in fantasy football. However, now with a hip injury that has kept in out of practice this week, he may miss his shot in week four to take off with Godwin out of the game too. Keep him on a watch list for the future.
Tyrod Taylor (doubtful): Tyrod Taylor continues to recover after his lung was punctured by a team doctor in hope of fixing a rib injury. For teams struggling to find a quarterback to play, Justin Herbert would be a great waiver wire add with his production in the past two weeks. Not to mention, the Buccaneers passing defense struggles against opposing teams, so he should take advantage.
Mike Williams (questionable): Mike Williams has been dealing with a hamstring injury that has kept him from practicing much this week. Williams has always been a boom/bust option for fantasy football, but I would leave him off the roster for now until he proves consistency.
Washington Football Team vs. Baltimore Ravens
Terry McLaurin (questionable): Terry McLaurin has a thigh injury that has made his status questionable for week four. Owners will need to look out for his status over the weekend to see if the stud receiver will start in week four. He would be an important factor in Washington’s offense to go against the Ravens.
Steve Sims Jr. (out): Steve Sims has been ruled out while he is dealing with a toe injury this week. Look for Logan Thomas and Dontrelle Inman to see more targets. However, Thomas is most likely the only reliable fantasy starter in week four.
Carolina Panthers vs. Arizona Cardinals
Deandre Hopkins (questionable): Deandre Hopkins has been dealing with an ankle injury that has kept him out of practice most of the week. Hopkins has always been a tough player that has played through injuries in the past. If he does not play, Christian Kirk (if healthy) and Larry Fitzgerald will take in most of the targets.
Christian Kirk (questionable): Christian Kirk has been limited this week while treating a groin injury. He has not been very productive this season, due to the large number of targets going to Deandre Hopkins, and an injury only lowers his fantasy value.
Houston Texans vs. Minnesota Vikings
Will Fuller (questionable): Will Fuller has been limited in practice due to a hamstring injury. He looks good to play after practicing this week.
Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh Steelers
This game has been postponed and rescheduled due to COVID-19. Make sure you change your lineups!
Los Angeles Rams vs. New York Giants
Cam Akers (ribs): Cam Akers has not practiced due to a rib injury and his status to play does not look well. He has not been super involved in the offense when he was healthy anyway, and without him, I expect Malcolm Brown and Darel Henderson jr. to have strong fantasy weeks as flex options or RB2 streamers.
Kansas City Chiefs vs. New England Patriots
Julian Edelman (questionable): Julian Edelman has been limited in practice from a knee injury. He looks good to play considering his availability to practice, however, the Patriots face a tough Chiefs defense that shuts down passing games.
Sony Michel (questionable): Sony Michel has been questionable with a quadriceps injury, but he has been practicing in a limited capacity. The Patriots committee on running backs is never really reliable, but if Sony Michel does not play on Sunday, Rex Burkhead and James White would take over in the backfield.
Las Vegas Raiders vs. Buffalo Bills
Henry Ruggs III (doubtful): Henry Ruggs looks like he will miss his second straight week with a hamstring injury. Without him nor Bryan Edwards, Darren Waller will handle most of the targets along with trending waiver wire pick up Hunter Renfrow.
Bryan Edwards (doubtful): Bryan Edwards will most likely not play with an ankle injury. He and Ruggs will be a significant loss for the Raiders, but his fantasy production has not been stellar anyway this season.
Zack Moss (questionable): Zack Moss has been limited in practice with a toe injury that may keep him out for his second straight week. If it does, Devin Singletary could be posed for another successful fantasy football week.
San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles
Jimmy Garoppolo (questionable): Garoppolo has missed one full game while dealing with an ankle injury. Nick Mullens and Kyle Shannahan’s play-calling have been successful enough to get them by, but it will affect the passing game for other fantasy players.
Raheem Mostert (questionable): Raheem Mostert has missed one week with an MCL sprain and could miss another. His unavailability does not favor the fact that he will play in week four. Without him and Coleman, Jerick McKinnon will be another solid running back stream for week four.
Jalen Reagor (IR): Jalen Reagor has been placed on injured reserve with a thumb injury with a possible return in week seven.
Miles Sanders (questionable): Miles Sanders has been treating a lower-body injury that has kept him limited. He should see the field in week four but may be limited in snap counts giving Boston Scott more touches.
Alshon Jeffery (questionable): Alshon Jeffery again has been out of practice with a foot injury that has kept him out of a huge chunk of the year so far. He is not a reliable fantasy option and will give others around him more targets if they stay healthy.
Desean Jackson (questionable): Desean Jackson has been out of practice with a hamstring injury. His outlook does not look well for him to play Sunday, and if he does he may be limited.
Green Bay Packers vs. Atlanta Falcons
Devante Adams (questionable): Devante Adams missed last week’s game with a hamstring injury and has been limited. He looks good to play for Sunday, but owners should keep an eye out for his status.
Allen Lazard (IR): Allen Lazard has sadly suffered an abdomen injury that is expected to keep him out until week ten. He has been on the rise in fantasy but will miss considerable time.
Marcedes Lewis (questionable): Marcedes Lewis has been dealing with a knee injury that may keep him out on Sunday, as has the rest of the Packers’ wide receiver core.
Julio Jones (questionable): Julio Jones missed last week with a hamstring injury and is questionable for Sunday. Luckily, he has been practicing this week and could take in a large number of targets with the rest of his receiving core also dealing with injuries.
Russell Gage (questionable): Russell Gage has been dealing with a head injury that has luckily allowed him to practice in a limited capacity this week. If he does not play, Julio Jones and Hayden Hurst remain the two most likely to play on Sunday.
Calvin Ridley (ankle): Calvin Ridley has not practiced this week due to an ankle injury that is hurting his chances of playing on Sunday. Look one of the best fantasy football receivers to be a game-time decision.
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