Friday update: Remember to take all your Steelers-Titans players and move them to the bench, as their game has been moved to Week 7.
It looks like Jimmy Garoppolo will miss Week 4, Nick Mullens will get the start against the Eagles. George Kittle has had his best games with Mullens at the helm.
Not much movement in the rankings for this update. The Top 9 quarterbacks all look to be in great situations and are all DFS worthy, while there are also some good streaming options. Ben Roethlisberger and Ryan Tannehill weren’t in a smash spot this week, so hopefully you’ll be able to find a decent fill-in.
Week 4 injury report
Teams returned to practice on Wednesday, and we have an idea of some of the players to keep an eye on as the final injury reports arrive later this week. Below are the quarterbacks who showed up in some capacity.
Did not practice: Tyrod Taylor (ribs, chest)
The NFL announced that Titans-Steelers will not take place in Week 4 as another Titans player and non-player tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday. The game will be played later in the season on an unspecified date. For running backs, this means Ryan Tannehill and Ben Roethlisberger will not be available in Week 4.
Week 3 brought us some huge fantasy games from quarterbacks and quarterbacks we would expect huge games from, as Patrick Mahomes, Russell Wilson, Josh Allen and Dak Prescott all went off. Offense has been eating up real estate in big chunks so far this season and I can say that I’ve been entertained. Monday night’s performance by Mahomes was a thing of beauty.
We’re still getting information on the Tennessee Titans Covid-19 breakout, but at the moment it looks like the NFL is going to do all they can to get both the Titans-Steelers and Vikings-Texans to play this week. If they do, the Titans and to some extent, the Vikings, won’t have been able to practice as much as their opponent’s have. But, we are still waiting for definitive news on the status of these matchups, which means there is also a chance they move the games to a later date.
Drew Lock remains out with a shoulder injury and Brett Rypien has been named starter for Thursday night against the Jets. Rypien replaces Jeff Driskel after a poor showing against the Buccaneers last week. This game should be a dumpster fire.
Jimmy Garoppolo didn’t go on I.R., so they will likely see if he can play against the Eagles this week. If he can’t, Nick Mullens will get the start again.
Ryan Fitzpatrick, Dolphins
Fitzpatrick could implode this week, but he will face a Seattle team that is scoring tones of points and giving up tons of receptions. I’m excited to see what he can muster in garbage time this weekend.
Kirk Cousins, Vikings
The guy who has thrown five interceptions in his last two games? That’s the guy? Well, yeah. He also threw three touchdown last week and has firmly entrusted Justin Jefferson into the circle of fantasy upside. Cousins isn’t a guy you should rely on often, but the Texans pass defense is bad and I expect DeShaun Watson to get back on track and push Cousins to throw a lot.
Championship Round TE rankings
|1||Travis Kelce||KC||vs BUF|
|2||Robert Tonyan||GB||vs TB|
|3||Rob Gronkowski||TB||@ GB|
|4||Dawson Knox||BUF||@ KC|
|5||Cameron Brate||TB||@ GB|