Week 4 Adds
The Obvious and Not Likely Available
Devonta Freeman (RB/ATL) – This guy was on our Upside Board last year, so he is no joke. If he gets starts, he will continue to produce. We love the little guy, who runs a lot like a Jamaal Charles. Make sure he isn’t available in your league! He shouldn’t be, but make sure!
Ryan Mathews (RB/PHI) – While I still believe in DeMarco Murray (despite worrying about his value), make sure Mathews isn’t available in your league. He could get half the carries in Philly, he could get more, or he could get less. It’s tough to say, but he is worth owning while things shake out, that’s for sure.
Karlos Williams (RB/BUF) – Here is the pickup of the week, assuming Devonta Freeman is not available in your league (as mentioned above). LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is not likely to play Week 4 (check back on this all week, though). This means that the Bills will turn to our highly-ranked rookie RB Karlos Williams. This kid has huge, huge upside any game that he starts. He has RB2-type upside, even high-end, heading into Week 4. Grab him! Start him!
Thomas Rawls (RB/SEA) – The guy rushed for 100 yards in Week 3, and he looked good. Grab this kid, as Lynch is awaiting MRI results.
Mike Vick (QB/PIT) – With Ben Roethlisberger out at least 4-6 weeks with an MCL sprain and bone bruise in his knee, Mike Vick will command a lot of weapons. He has some solid value given his weapons, and for a string of games, he could very much surprise fantasy worlds. Grab him as a backup, and consider him a match-up play if you are weak at QB.
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Injuries Heading Into Week 4
Drew Brees (shoulder) said he is “very optimistic” that he will play in Week 4 against the Cowboys.
LeSean McCoy (hamstring) is unlikely to play in Week 4 against the Giants. As mentioned above, Karlos Williams has huge, huge upside any game he starts. Grab him!
Marshawn Lynch underwent an MRI on his hamstring and we should know more later this week.
Chris Ivory (quad) should be good for Week 4.
Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) remains very questionable for Week 4, although some reports suggest that there is a decent shot he plays Week 4.
Arian Foster (groin) is “close” to playing, but we should have more info this week. If starting, he is a low-end fantasy RB1 right away.
Sammy Watkins (calf) could miss Week 4.