|Acquired||Guardians3||Russell Gage WR TB||Sun Oct 2 12:03am ET|
|Released||Guardians3||Jarvis Landry WR NO||Sun Oct 2 12:03am ET|
|Acquired||2000 Mules 2||San Francisco 49ers D/ST SF||Sun Oct 2 12:03am ET|
|Released||2000 Mules 2||New Orleans Saints D/ST NO||Sun Oct 2 12:03am ET|
|Released||The Rubber Duck Convoy 1||Cleveland Browns D/ST CLE||Thu Sep 29 12:08am ET|
|Bad Monkey Mojo 031 (0-3)||101.25|
|brandon bike ride (2-1)||128.70|
|2000 Mules 2 (0-3)||146.10|
|The Rubber Duck Convoy 1 (3-0)||123.40|
|Spearmint Rhinos 12 (2-1)||122.65|
|JJ Raqs 2 (2-1)||162.85|
|AA 6-20 (1-2)||116.75|
|Spirit Animal (3-0)||94.10|
|Hit and Rub (0-3)||62.85|
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said that wide receiver Rashod Bateman (foot) was dealing with a foot injury in the second half of the Week 4 loss to the Buffalo Bills, which is why he was not on the field in the fourth quarter. The Ravens are listing Bateman as day-to-day for now, so fantasy managers will need to keep an eye on his practice status throughout the week leading up to a Week 5 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday Night Football. Unless the 22-year-old suffers a setback this week, he should be on track to suit up this week. He played a season-low 44 percent of the snaps on Sunday and caught just three of six targets for 17 yards. With better health in Week 5, fantasy managers will be hoping he can bounce back after scoring touchdowns in each of the first two weeks.
With Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams (knee) out for the season due to a torn ACL, the Broncos will have to rely more on Melvin Gordon III, who has fumbled five times in his last 44 carries over five games. Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders marked the third time a Gordon fumble has been returned for a touchdown in the Broncos' last 12 games. The 29-year-old was listed as limited on Monday's practice estimate with a neck injury, but he should be fine ahead of Thursday night's Week 5 game against the Indianapolis Colts, where he should lead Denver's backfield despite his fumbling issues. Mike Boone might be involved as well the rest of the way, but Gordon should be Denver's primary back, giving him RB2 upside moving forward.
San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Danny Gray (hip) and defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw (knee) are both officially inactive on Monday night against the division-rival Los Angeles Rams. The Niners also placed linebacker Azeez Al-Shaair (knee) on Injured Reserve. Tight end Ross Dwelley (rib) and defensive tackle Arik Armstead (foot), who were questionable, are officially active. Gray wasn't able to practice all week and came into this one doubtful to play. Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk will continue to work as the team's top pass-catchers, as well as tight end George Kittle. Jauan Jennings and Ray-Ray McCloud will battle for scraps against a tough Rams defense Monday night.
The San Francisco 49ers promoted wide receivers Willie Snead IV and Malik Turner and running back Tevin Coleman from the practice squad to the active roster for Monday night's game against the division-rival Los Angeles Rams. Snead and Turner will be battling for a depth role among the likes of Jauan Jennings and Ray-Ray McCloud behind Deebo Samuel and Brandon Aiyuk on Monday night. Meanwhile, Coleman will provide depth to a banged-up Niners backfield with Elijah Mitchell (knee) on Injured Reserve and rookie Tyrion Davis-Price (ankle) out for another week. Jeff Wilson Jr. will remain the team's primary back against the Rams, with rookie Jordan Mason and Marlon Mack behind him.
The Los Angeles Rams elevated running back Malcolm Brown and offensive tackle Chandler Brewer from the practice squad to the active roster for Monday night's contest against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers. The 29-year-oLD Brown won't have much of a role at all on Monday behind Cam Akers, Darrell Henderson Jr. and Jake Funk. Browns spent the first six seasons of his NFL career with the Rams before playing in seven games (three starts) for the Miami Dolphins last year, when he had just 33 carries for 125 yards and one touchdown while adding three catches for 10 yards. Unless LA's backfield is decimated by injuries on Monday night, it's highly unlikely that we'll see Brown on the field.
The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to move forward with rookie first-round quarterback Kenny Pickett, according to sources, after Pickett took over for the benched Mitch Trubisky in the Week 4 loss to the New York Jets. Pickett took over at halftime and head coach Mike Tomlin said, "we needed a spark." Pickett went 10-for-13 passing for 120 yards with three interceptions, but he also added two rushing scores and will see plenty of opportunities moving forward, beginning in Week 5 in a very tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills on the road. It shouldn't come as a huge surprise that the Steelers are sticking with Pickett over the ineffective Trubisky. The 24-year-old rookie will have his growing pains, but he proves the Steelers and fantasy managers with more upside, especially with his legs. He'll be a low-end QB2 option in superflex leagues in his first career start this week.
Dynasty | Washington running back Brian Robinson has been designated to return off the IR. Dynasty Analysis: His return can't come soon enough as Antonio Gibson had his smallest snap share of the season this week and simply hasn't done enough to look like the long-term answer at running back. Robinson was clearly the top choice going into the season and the window to buy is closing rapidly. At this point, he's creeping up on first round rookie pick value. Plan accordingly.
Dynasty | Jamison Crowder suffered a broken ankle in week four against Baltimore. Dynasty Analysis: He's likely headed to injured reserve, but nothing is official. It's been a rough go for the slot dynamo who seemingly lost his job to Isaiah McKenzie in the off-season. With just six catches for 60 yards, this was turning into a lost season prior to the injury anyway. Now 29, Crowder will look to rehab and hopefully land in a better situation next season should he fail to come back and make an impact with Buffalo this year. Our WR97, Crowder is a tough hold in a dynasty leagues and is more of a roster clogger than anything else at this point.
Tests on Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) came back negative on Monday and he has a chance to play on Thursday night in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos, according to a source. The team initially feared that Taylor had suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Week 4 loss to the Tennessee Titans, but it's now looking like he may have avoided a long-term injury. He was listed as DNP on the team's estimated practice report on Monday, and fantasy managers will have to keep a close eye on his status over the next couple of days. Even if Taylor is active, he could see fewer snaps, which would make him an extremely risky RB1. If Taylor is inactive this week, Nyheim Hines and Deon Jackson would share backfield duties, with Phillip Lindsay likely being added to the active roster as additional depth.
If Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) is unable to play on Thursday night in Week 5 against the Denver Broncos, pass-catching back Nyheim Hines would likely have an increased role out of the backfield. He has 17 catches through four games but has only eight carries for 11 yards on the ground. The Colts could also turn to Phillip Lindsay, who has spent the first four weeks on the practice squad. Deon Jackson would also see an elevated role behind Hines, but Indy's ground game has been abysmal to start the year, ranking just 27th despite the presence of Taylor, who ranks sixth in the league in rushing with 328 yards. If Taylor is inactive this week, Hines would be the most attractive Colts RB in fantasy, mostly in PPR formats.
Dynasty | Kenny Golladay has a knee injury and is likely out for week five. Dynasty Analysis: Golladay's season can only be described as a nightmare thus far. With a new coaching staff failing to have any semblance of belief in his abilities, he's been used sparingly all season, posting just two catches for 22 yards. This injury will likely keep him off the field for a bit, but it honestly doesn't matter at this point. Golladay badly needs a change of scenery, but his contract is next to impossible to move. It simply looks like a lost year for Kenny G, who has fallen off the map as our WR93. He's droppable.
Dynasty | With Javonte Williams out for the season, Mike Boone is in line for an increased role. Dynasty Analysis: While many dynasty managers are going to be on the hunt for shares of Melvin Gordon, Boone is going to come much cheaper and could end up being the waiver wire darling of 2022 in the process. Gordon has had fumbling problems again this season and Boone actually played more snaps than Gordon this week after Williams went down with his knee injury. Boone's ADP is going to skyrocket over the next few days as he's currently outside the top 90 running backs.
Dynasty | With Javonte Williams out for the season, Melvin Gordon is the de facto starting running back in Denver yet again. Dynasty Analysis: The Broncos were widely booed for re-signing Gordon this off-season, but it looks like a great move at this point. With Javonte Williams out for the year with a torn ACL and LCL, Gordon should have a golden opportunity ahead of him. However, he's been less than impressive thus far and his four fumbles are a serious issue. There's little doubt Gordon will get the first crack at the lion's share of vacated carries and catches, Mike Boone is also in the fold and actually outplayed Gordon this past weekend. His ADP of RB45 is sure to go up, but savvy dynasty owners aren't going to be overpaying for his services quite yet.
Dynasty | With Cordarelle Patterson on the shelf for at least four weeks, rookie running back Tyler Allgeier is in line for a bigger role. Dynasty Analysis: Allgeier had a rough off-season and wasn't even active the first game this season. However, he performed well yesterday with 84 yards on ten carries, with one catch for another 20 yards. While he'll likely be sharing work with Caleb Huntley, this represents our first real chance to see Allgeier perform. He's seen his rookie ranking fall all the way down to #26 overall, so this should breathe some life into his value.
Baltimore Ravens running back Gus Edwards (knee) will begin practice soon as he's been designated to return off the NFL's Physically Unable to Perform list. Edwards tore his ACL around the same time J.K. Dobbins did but has yet to return to game action. When he returns, he'll be on the fantasy radar along with Dobbins. All other Ravens' RBs will take a hit in value if Edwards is healthy and ready to go. Expect this to be a frustrating and confusing committee backfield upon his return.
Washington Commanders wide receiver Jahan Dotson (hamstring) left his Week 4 game against the Dallas Cowboys early and is expected to miss one to two weeks. A favorable matchup for wide receivers (Tennessee Titans) is ahead for the Commanders in Week 5, so Terry McLaurin and Curtis Samuel should see more targets. Logan Thomas and J.D. McKissic could also be in line for more work. In deeper leagues, Cam Sims or Dyami Brown are decent dart throws, but it's tough to know who the third wideout will be for Carson Wentz.
Tennessee Titans rookie wide receiver Treylon Burks (toe) could go on Injured Reserve after being diagnosed with turf toe. Burks left the game late against the Indianapolis Colts and did not return. However, Burks isn't expected to miss the season and won't need surgery, so he could have sneaky value later in fantasy football in the playoff stretch. For now, Robert Woods, Nick Westbrook-Ikhineand Kyle Philips should be in line for more targets, as well as tight end Austin Hooper. Tennessee could also look to make a move at the position. With that said, no Titans pass-catchers are sure things. Woods seemingly has the most upside moving forward.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (concussion) has already been ruled out for Week 5 against the New York Jets. However, there's no clear timetable on how long he could be out moving forward. Veteran Teddy Bridgewater will start in his place as long as he's out and is a decent streaming option in one of the league's best passing attacks. Bridgewater has never been a fantasy superstar, but Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill are elite weapons at wide receiver, so his ceiling is as high as it's ever been. The Jets present a favorable matchup for quarterbacks, so Bridgewater can be started for fantasy managers in a tough spot at QB.
Dynasty | Broncos running back Javonte Williams has been diagnosed with a torn ACL, and LCL. Dynasty Analysis: And with that, we have our first major injury in dynasty leagues after a relatively quiet first month, Williams is out for the season, will undergo surgery and should return in time for the 2023 season. It's a brutal blow for the Sophomore running back who was starting to separate himself from Melvin Gordon. He'll end his season with 404 rushing yards, 16 catches, 76 receiving yards and no scores. Williams' dynasty value is going to take a hit after this injury and he's likely to drop out of first round consideration. However, this injury could open an opportunity for a dynasty owner to buy on our RB3.
Updating a previous report, Las Vegas Raiders LB Denzel Perryman (concussion) was placed in the league's concussion protocol Monday, Oct. 3.
|Mon 8:15pm ET|
|Bad Monkey Mojo 031||Mon Oct 3 6:01pm ET|
|JJ Raqs 2||Mon Oct 3 3:09pm ET|
|Scruf1118||Mon Oct 3 8:30am ET|
|Spirit Animal||Mon Oct 3 12:41am ET|
|Guardians3||Sun Oct 2 7:16pm ET|
|brandon bike ride||Sun Oct 2 4:55pm ET|
|Hit and Rub||Sun Oct 2 10:34am ET|
|2000 Mules 2||Sun Oct 2 8:25am ET|
|Spearmint Rhinos 12||Sun Oct 2 2:06am ET|
|AA 6-20||Sat Oct 1 11:00pm ET|
|The Rubber Duck Conv||Thu Sep 29 2:26am ET|
|21-30||Mon Sep 19 8:03pm ET|