From game-time decisions to injury severity to impacting the value of each position, let’s break down the impact of injuries on Fantasy and DFS in Week 4. Know when to adjust and how your fantasy roster will be affected.
Below , you’ll see game-by-game what you need to know about the injuries that will have the biggest impact on fantasy leagues, as well as on DFS Player influence. This week’s celebrity list includes quarterbacks Justin Herbert and Jaimes Winston; running backs Darwin Cook, David Montgomery, JK Dobbins, Alvin Kamara and DeAndre Swift; receivers Amon-Ra St. Brown, Chris Godwin, Gabe Davis, Julio Jones, Keenan Allen and Michael Thomas; tight ends Dalton Schultz and Dawson Knox; and many others , including key offensive line and defensive injuries to know.
- RB Darwin Cook (shoulder) – Clear
- CB Andrew Booth Jr. (Quads) – Doubtful
- OLB Za’Darius Smith (knee) – suspicious
- QB Jameis Winston (back) – Doubtful
- WR Michael Thomas (foot) – out
- )TE Taysom Hill (ribs) – Clear
- SS Marcus Maye (ribs) – Out
RB Alvin Kamara (ribs) – suspicious
WR Jarvis Landy (ankle) – Problem
WR Tre ‘Quan Smith (Concussion) – Clear
Thomas is officially out Winston is unlikely to play at the moment. Fantasy managers need to prepare for the overall impact on healthy players. Andy Dalton is representing the first team and is likely to be the starter. Dalton has limited upside, but he’s a solid veteran who could be good for Alvin Kamara. Kamara has only five receptions this season, and if he can adapt, Dalton’s increased number of checks will be a welcome sight for Kamara. The loss of Winston and Thomas also affected Chris Olaf, who is currently tied with Tyrek Hill on most targets over 20 yards and finished with nine catches on 13 targets for 147 yards. While Olaf’s receiving depth will certainly take a hit this week, he will benefit from Thomas’ absence and operate as the team’s WR1.
Darwin Cook fully resumed training. He’s ready to play, and fantasy managers should start him in every form.
Impact of DFS
Thomas and Winston’s absences had consequences for those who faced off in Sunday’s early hours huge influence. The Olave, like the expected WR1, comes at a relatively low price. Olaf might be concerned about the lack of depth-ball looks, but the rookie has a very diverse route tree and should fill Thomas’ role. Andy Dalton and Taysom Hill are both priced at $6,000 on DraftKings, and you can consider buying out-of-the-box options.
- OT Jake Conklin (knee) – TBD
- DE Miles Garrett (shoulder) – TBD
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If Garrett doesn’t play, the Browns defense will take a big hit as a whole. Cordarrelle Patterson, Drake London and Kyle Pitts will benefit in his absence. The key takeaway will be increased confidence in Marcus Mariota as a Steam option. With popular anchors like Jameis Winston unlikely to play and Jared Goff dealing with a depleted receiving team, Mariota could provide a solid floor and give up the Cleveland defense against Joe Flacco’s 300-yard, 4 TD game in Week 2 potential advantages.
Garrett’s absence could make Mario Tower and London a cost-effective stack. Mariota sells for $5,600 on DraftKings and $6,100 in London, despite scoring more points per game than many of his pricier peers.
- WR Gabe Davis (ankle)-pending
- TE Dawson Knox (feet)-pending
- FS Jordan Poyer (foot) – TBD
- CB Dane Jackson (knee) – TBD
- DT Ed Oliver (ankle)-pending
- RB JK Dobbins (chest) – TBD
- not any
- QB Dak Prescott (thumb) – Out
- WR Michael Gallup (knee) – TBD
- TE Dalton Schultz ( Knee) – TBD
- SS Jayron Kearse (knee) – TBD
- RB D’Andre Swift (shoulder) – TBD
- WR Josh Reynolds (ankle) – TBD
- TE TJ Hockenson (hip) – TBD
- C Frank Ragnow (groin) – TBD
- QB Justin Herbert (ribs) – TBD
- WR Keenan Allen (hamstring) – TBD
- WR Jaylen Guyton (anterior cruciate knee ligament) – out
- OT Rashawn Slater (biceps) – Out
- DE Joey Bosa (groin) – Out
- DB JC Jackson (ankle) – TBD
- C Corey Linsley (Knee) – TBD
The analysis is here.
DE DeMarcus Law Lance (foot) – TBD
Analysis is coming.
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown (ankle) – outWR DJ Chark (ankle) – TBD
St. Brown is officially in Week 4. This is a major blow for Detroit and Jared Goff. Through the second half of 2021 and throughout 2022, Goff and St. Brown’s floors have been very stable. Goff is my go-to streaming pick this week, but I’m concerned that a lack of weapons will limit upside. Chuck and Reynolds both missed practice this week. While Swift remains questionable, he’s unlikely to play. Jamaal Williams will be returning as the leader and looking to capitalize on what has already been a strong season for him. With the receiving team injured, Hockenson will benefit the most, with goals likely to increase. Hockenson has had a disappointing start to the season, averaging just over three catches per game.
Williams will likely see one of the highest rates on the entire roster as a goal line A leading edge guarantee, available on DraftKings for just $6100. Fantasy managers looking for a contrarian strategy can use Hockenson, whose production is underwhelming, his price is only $4100, and the percentage of ownership may be low. It could be an intriguing game because the receiving team is injured.
- RB Dameon Pierce (hip) – suspicious
- TE Brevin Jordan (ankle) – suspicious
Analysis is coming.
- WR Kyle Philips (shoulder) – TBD
WR Treylon Burks(Sick)-TBD
- RB Jonathan Taylor (toe) – TBD
- C Ryan Kelly (knee) – TBD
- DT DeForest Buckner (elbow) – Pending
- CB Stephon Gilmore (hamstring) – TBD
TE Austin Hooper(Neck)- Pending
LB Shaquille Leonard (after Field) – Pending
Analysis will be performed soon.
- RB David Montgomery (ankle) – TBD
- WR Velus Jones Jr. (hamstring) – TBD
- TE Ryan Griffin (Achilles) – Pending
- ILB Roquan Smith (Quads) – TBD
- WR Sterling Shepard (anterior cruciate ligament of knee) – Out
- WR Kadarius Toney (hamstring) – TBD
- RB Boston Scott (ribs) – TBD
- WR Devonta Smith (G) – TBD
- CB Darius Slay (back) – TBD
- QB Zach Wilson (knee) – Cleared
- FS Jordan Whitehead (Mavericks) – TBD
- FS Minkah Fitzpatrick (concussion) – TBD
- WR Rondale Moore (hamstring) – TBD
- WR Greg Dorch (rear row) – TBD
- WR AJ Green (knee) TBD
- DE JJ Watts (Mavericks) – TBD
- WR Wan’Dale Robinson (knee) – TBD
- WR Zay Jones (ankle) – TBD
- RB Miles Sanders (hip) – TBD
analysis is coming.
Wilson will start this week 4, leaving Fantasy managers concerned about the impact of his return on passing volume and goal share. Going into Week 4, Joe Flacco leads the NFL in passing attempts, mostly benefiting rookies Garrett Wilson, Tyler Conklin and two running backs Michael Carter and Bryce Hall. Fantasy managers should be prepared to reduce all passing receiver goals, but the aforementioned players are still options worth starting in Week 4 against Pittsburgh’s defense for the sixth-most fantasy scoring passes to wide receivers.
While the Jets’ pass-catcher is a risky game with Wilson’s return unknown, But they’re both affordable options and remain options against a struggling Pittsburgh defense, with Hall and Wilson topping the list at $5,400 on DraftKings.
RB James Conner (knee) – TBD
C Rodney Hudson (knee) – TBD K Matt Platt (hip) – TBD
- RB Christian McCaffrey (thigh) – Problematic
- CB Jaycee Horn (calf) – Cleared
WR Laviska Shenault (hamstring) – Problematic
Analysis is coming.
- WR Hunter Renfrow (Concussion) – TBD
- TE Foster Moreau( Knee) – TBD
- MLB Denzel Perryman (ankle) – Pending
- QB Mac Jones (ankle) – TBD
- WR Jakobi Meyers (knee) – TBD
Analysis is coming.
DB Adrian Phillips (ribs) – TBD
- WR Alan Lazard (ankle) – TBD
- OT David Bakhtiari (knee) – TBD
- OG Elgton Jenkins (knee) – TBD
- CB Jaire Alexander (groin) – TBD
WR Christian Watson (hamstring) – TBD
The next analysis.
- WR Mecole Hardman (followed by) – Pending
- WR Marquez Valdes-Scantling (belly) – TBD
- K Harrison Butker (ankle) – TBD
- WR Chris Godwin (hamstring) – TBD
- WR Julio Jones (knee) – TBD
- WR Breshad Perriman (knee) – TBD
- WR Russell Gage (hamstring) – TBD
Analysis Come on.
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