Below you will find our Week 4 Live Breaking News Feed, which will be updated all Sunday long.
NEWS: Bills RB LeSean McCoy (hamstring) will miss Week 4, and could be out as many as 3-4 weeks. Sammy Watkins is also out for Week 4.
FANTASY: This is horrible news for McCoy owners, but those who picked up Karlos Williams weeks ago, as we talked about all over this site, including on our forum (where our forum users are always talking up breakouts early on in the year), you’re looking solid for a few weeks. Williams has big upside any game he starts!
NEWS: Redskins WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring) is inactive for Week 4 against the Eagles.
FANTASY: Get him out of lineups.
NEWS: Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hamstring) is inactive for Week 4 against the Raiders.
FANTASY: Jay Cutler is active for this one, though, which is great, well, better, for all Bears players.
NEWS: According to reports, Saints QB Drew Brees (shoulder) believes that his shoulder is healthy enough to make every throw this week against Dallas.
FANTASY: He is a risky play given he isn’t 100 percent, and you always have to worry about setbacks. That said, sitting him or starting him, even with the risk, depends on your depth, so get on our forums if you have tough calls this week. Brees being under center is great for Brandin Cooks, a great buy-low heading into Week 4. If Cooks fails to impress yet again in Week 4, we still say buy-low, as he has way, way too much talent to not become the receiver we envision him becoming.
NEWS: Bucs RB Doug Martin (knee, quad) is expected to play in Week 4, Sunday, against the Panthers.
FANTASY: He is tough to trust as a RB2 right now, but is a strong flex-play. Have diliemmas? Get on our forums!
NEWS: Bears QB Jay Cutler (hamstring) is expected to give it a go for Week 4.
FANTASY: While he is not a recommended start given he is not 100 percent healthy, this is great news for all those Bears fantasy players.
NEWS: There are conflicting reports floating around news wires right now regarding DeMarco Murray’s Week 4 availability. An early morning report today came out saying that the runner was not likely to play, but a newest report by Rotoworld is reporting that ESPN’s Adam Schefter is hinting that Murray (hamstring) is now expected to play today against the Redskins.
FANTASY: This is truly a game-time call, and even then, it could be one of those things where Murray is fully expected to play, and does, yet he doesn’t start and gets limited work. On the flip side, it could be one of those things where we all have low expectations and Murray explodes. The bad news is that nothing will likely be clear until the game is underway. Murray is a great buy-low right now, though, in all formats, as he has fantasy RB1-type upside, but can almost be had at high-end flex value right now, or maybe super low-end RB2-type value. Take full advantage of this value if you have depth on your bench and you can take a risk. Even if he sat this week, he is a secret weapon-type stash at that kind of trade value.
NEWS: As we previously reported, Arian Foster is now expected to play Week 4 for the Texans.
FANTASY: That said, most reporters close to the situaiton are going to suggest that he is not expected to handle a full workload. If you own Foster, whether you play him or not depends on your roster. He is a hard player to sit if you roll with a flex or 3RBs, that’s for sure.
NEWS: ESPN’s Chris Mortensen is reporting that Colts QB Andrew Luck (shoulder) is out for Week 4 against the Jaguars.
FANTASY: This is huge news, as it affects so many players. Downgrade all Colts players, even TY Hilton. Check back with us just in case something changes, or was reported wrong, as it’s quite early in the morning.
NEWS: According to reports, including Rotoworld, Texans RB Arian Foster (groin) is expected to play today in Week 4 against the Falcons.
FANTASY: It’s tough to predict how much action he will see if he does go, but he would be tough to sit unless news later breaks this morning that suggests he will be used very little. Stay tuned!
NEWS: Dolphins TE Jordan Cameron (groin) is active for Week 4 against the Jets; Jets RB Chris Ivory (quad) is active for Week 4 against the Dolphins.
FANTASY: Ivory could be on a snap count, but some of that feels like speculation. If you have a dilemma with Ivory, get on our forums and get last minunte start/bench help!
NEWS: According to several reports, Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) might have a more serious injury than initially thought.
FANTASY: He is on the fence to start this week, but we’d guess things are leaning more to the ‘no-go’ side, which means that Thomas Rawls could start Week 4, and if he did, he’d be a very strong flex-play (at least). Stay tuned for more on this situation, but know that this game is Monday night, so if Lynch owners don’t own Rawls as well, you’re going to have to make a Sunday decision (unless you have let’s say Ameer Abdullah as well, as that’s who the Seahawks play in Week 4 on Monday night.
NEWS: Lions RB Joique Bell (ankle) has already been ruled out for Week 4 Monday night against Seattle.
FANTASY: We have been waiting for Ameer Abdullah to get a boatload of action, and this might be the week. He is big in the receiving game, so he should be able to see starter touches even if Seattle gets out to an early lead, but hopefully we get to see Ameer handle starter carries with some solid receptions.
NEWS: According to ESPN, Ravens WR Steve Smith has four microfractures in his back.
FANTASY: Several different reports have surfaced regarding Smith’s injuries, including broken ribs, and now microfractures. No surgery is needed, as of now, but Smith will likely miss at least one week. Stay tuned, as this can change fast.