|Acquired||MHA2||Graham Gano K NYG||Sun Oct 2 12:30pm ET|
|Released||MHA2||Matt Prater K ARI||Sun Oct 2 12:30pm ET|
|Acquired||Apple Jacks 2||Matthew Wright K KC||Sun Oct 2 10:04am ET|
|Released||Apple Jacks 2||Marquez Valdes-Scantling WR KC||Sun Oct 2 10:04am ET|
|Released||Hangin w Hernandez12||San Francisco 49ers D/ST SF||Sun Oct 2 12:07am ET|
|The Last Hawk 5 (2-1)||114.25|
|Bad Monkey Mojo 093 (3-0)||63.20|
|Apple Jacks 2 (1-2)||143.70|
|Hangin w Hernandez12 (1-3)||144.65|
|93rd Panzer Division (1-3)||138.70||F|
|The Best Team 4 AA (1-2)||142.55|
|Montana Angler (2-1)||136.75|
|What Up MO 45 (1-2)||95.30|
Carolina Panthers head coach Matt Rhule told reporters on Monday that he's sticking with Baker Mayfield as his quarterback after the Week 4 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Rhule added that Sam Darnold (ankle) is still not ready to return from his high-ankle sprain. Darnold reportedly isn't close to coming off Injured Reserve, so the struggling Mayfield will have a little more leash as the starter under center. The 27-year-old has gone 64-for-117 for 747 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions in his first four games with the Panthers. Mayfield is averaging a career-low 6.4 yards per attempt and 186.8 yards per game. He'll remain a low-end QB2 in superflex leagues going forward, and if he's still struggling when Darnold is healthy enough to return, the Panthers could be compelled to make a switch.
Long-time Baltimore Ravens standout cornerback Jimmy Smith is retiring on Monday after 11 seasons with the team, the Ravens announced. Smith was originally drafted by Baltimore in the first round (27th overall) in 2011 out of the University of Colorado, and he spent all 11 seasons of his NFL career with the Ravens. In total, he racked up 374 tackles (324 solo), eight tackles for loss, three QB hits, 14 interceptions (two for touchdowns), 74 passes defensed, three forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries (one touchdown) and three sacks in 128 regular season games (90 starts). The 34-year-old played in only 10 games (two starts) in 2021 and had 18 tackles (15 solo) and three passes defensed.
New England Patriots wide receiver Kendrick Bourne had just two receptions on three targets for 23 yards in the 27-24 overtime loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 4. He also added one carry for a 15-yard gain. On the bright side, Bourne played 45 percent of the team's offensive snaps, which was his highest mark in four games with Jakobi Meyers (knee) missing his second straight game. Still, it wasn't much action for the 27-year-old considering Meyers' absence, and with quarterback Mac Jones (ankle) and backup Brian Hoyer (head) now hurt, Bourne's fantasy appeal will take another hit if rookie third-stringer Bailey Zappe is forced to start in Week 5 against the Detroit Lions.
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich told reporters that linebacker Shaquille Leonard (concussion) is out for Thursday night against the Denver Broncos in Week 5. Leonard made his season debut in the Week 4 loss to the Tennessee Titans, but he played only 16 defensive snaps before suffering a concussion and never returning to the contest. The 27-year-old All-Pro got a late start in 2022 due to a back injury, and now he'll miss his fourth game of the year this Thursday. Leonard has been a must-start IDP linebacker in recent seasons, but he's been struggling to stay on the field this year. He's still worth stashing in IDP leagues, though, and hopefully he'll be able to return in Week 6.
The New England Patriots are expected to sign free-agent linebacker Jamie Collins, according to sources. It remains to be seen if Collins will join the practice squad or the active roster, but he's expected to join the team in some capacity as they look for improved linebacker play. This will be Collins' fourth different stint with New England after they initially drafted him in the second round in 2013 out of South Miss. In 10 games with the Patriots in 2021, he had 20 tackles (11 solo), three tackles for loss, an interception and three passes defensed. The 32-year-old made the Pro Bowl back in 2015 and had over 100 combined tackles as recently as 2020 in 14 starts for the Detroit Lions.
Carolina Panthers quarterback Sam Darnold (ankle) is now eligible to come off Injured Reserve, but he's not close to returning from the left high-ankle sprain that he suffered in late August, according to a source. In the words of the source, it's "going to be a while." It's good news for Baker Mayfield, who has underwhelmed in his first four games as the starter for Carolina. Mayfield has completed a career-low 54.7 percent of his 117 pass attempts for 747 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions through four games. It's not as if Darnold would be any better, but when he's finally healthy again, he could put some heat on Darnold if he hasn't improved by then. The 25-year-old Darnold should remain on the waiver wire in all single-year leagues.
Buffalo Bills veteran wide receiver Jamison Crowder (ankle) suffered a broken ankle in the Week 4 win over the Baltimore Ravens, according to a source. Crowder will have additional tests to see what other damage he might have, but he's now out indefinitely. It's a tough break for the 29-year-old slot man, who had just six catches on 13 targets for 60 yards in four games before his injury. He wasn't a realistic option for starting fantasy lineups with Isaiah McKenzie the starter in the slot in 2022. Crowder isn't a must-stash in deep single-season formats. McKenzie should see more targets as a result, and it should also mean more work for rookie Khalil Shakir, but don't expect much out of the youngster in redraft leagues.
Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders proved in Week 4 that he can be a strong fantasy option in 2022, running for a career-high 134 yards in the 29-21 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars. It was the first time in his four-year career that the 25-year-old reached 27 carries in a game. In the first three weeks of the season, only one RB had 27-plus carries in a game. "Miles Sanders is our No. 1 back! There ain't no question about it!" head coach Nick Sirianni said. Sanders is playing the best football of his career and has become a must-start in fantasy lineups for the 4-0 Eagles. Through four games, he has 72 carries for 356 yards and three touchdowns without turning the ball over. Fantasy managers shouldn't expect 27 carries every week, but Sanders has proven to be up to the task in one of the best offenses in the league.
Seattle Seahawks tight end Noah Fant was coming off a four-catch performance last week, but was barely seen on Sunday. The 24-year-old hauled in one of his two targets for two yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 win over the Detroit Lions. The Seahawks have struggled to get Fant consistently involved in this offense. Will Dissly is the better fantasy option between the two tight ends. It's hard to imagine Fant having much streaming value against the New Orleans Saints in Week 5.
Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly made the most of his chances during the Week 4 matchup against the Detroit Lions. The 26-year-old hauled in all four of his targets for 39 yards and a touchdown in the win. He now has three touchdowns in four games, which is somewhat saving his fantasy value. Although, he won't be anything more than a touchdown-dependent option against the New Orleans Saints defense in Week 5.
Free-agent safety Landon Collins is making a trip to visit the New York Giants on Monday. The 28-year-old has spent each of the last three seasons with Washington. Before that, Collins made three Pro Bowls and an All-Pro team as a member of the Giants. He finished with 81 tackles, three sacks, and two interceptions through 13 games last season. Clearly, Collins still has something left in the tank. The Giants could use an upgrade on defense and Collins might seriously consider joining the now 3-1 Giants roster.
Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) was believed to have possibly suffered a high-ankle sprain during Sunday's contest. Luckily, the tests are coming back and the organization doesn't believe this is a long term issue. He could still miss time, but hopefully it won't be anything significant. He rushed 20 times for 42 yards during the Week 4 loss to the Tennessee Titans. It remains to be seen if he'll be healthy enough to suit up for Thursday Night Football against the Denver Broncos. Otherwise, Nyheim Hines could be seeing an increased workload.
New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones (ankle) is currently considered day-to-day following an injury he suffered during the Week 4 win over the Chicago Bears. The 25-year-old had his ankle wrapped, but never went into the locker room. Tyrod Taylor briefly came in before possibly suffering an injury himself. After that, Jones was forced back into the game to help close out the contest. The tests are still coming in, but the team appears to be optimistic about Jones. They will continue to monitor him throughout the week, but this doesn't sound like a long term injury.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady didn't miss a snap during Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Although, there was some concern about Brady's health following a play in the first half. The 45-year-old was strip-sacked and came up clutching his right arm. When asked about it Brady said that he'll be fine, so he certainly isn't concerned. He did return to action and finished with a season-high 385 passing yards with three touchdowns in the loss. This arm/shoulder issue is something to monitor heading into next week, but it sounds like Brady is fine.
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense/special teams allowed 417 yards of total offense in Sunday's 41-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Tampa Bay had allowed 27 points total in three games heading into Week 4 but was shredded by the Chiefs offense in the Week 4 loss. The Bucs' defense had no answer for quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who threw three touchdowns on Sunday. Tampa Bay did record an interception and one sack. The Bucs' defense will look to rebound and is a must-start option in a plus matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Julio Jones (knee) caught one pass on two targets for seven yards in Sunday's 41-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He had been sidelined since Week 1 with a partially torn PCL in his knee and returned to action for Sunday Night Football against Kansas City. The veteran had only two targets and was shut out in the second half. According to Bucs' head coach Todd Bowles, Jones got "nicked up," so the team held him out. Jones is considered day-to-day and will be limited in practice this week. The 33-year-old is a roster stash for now but has a plus matchup against his former team, the Atlanta Falcons, in Week 5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop made his only field goal attempt and was 4-for-4 in extra-point tries in Sunday's 41-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He drilled a 45-yard attempt to put the Bucs on the scoreboard in the first quarter. The 36-year-old has been one of the most reliable kickers this season, converting 9-of-10 attempts while being a perfect 7-for-7 in extra-point tries. Succop is a top-five option against the Atlanta Falcons and should remain in fantasy lineups in Week 5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (hamstring) caught seven of 10 targets for 59 yards in Sunday's 41-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The 26-year-old returned to action in Week 4 after missing the last two games due to a hamstring injury. He briefly exited the game with a leg injury in the third quarter but was able to return later in the contest. Godwin was able to play most of the game without any setbacks and saw plenty of usage in the first game, back with 10 targets. Godwin will likely be limited in practice this week but is expected to be active and is a strong WR2/3 against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Rachaad White rushed for six yards on three attempts while catching five passes for 50 yards in Sunday's 41-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The rookie running back was expected to see an increased role heading into Week 4. Tampa Bay fell behind early and had to abandon the running game altogether. White and backfield teammate Leonard Fournette had six rushing attempts combined. White had his best game of the season, catching five passes for 50 yards and culturing a one-yard touchdown in the third quarter. The 23-year-old is considered a flex play in a plus matchup against the Atlanta Falcons in Week 5.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (suspension) caught eight of 10 targets for 103 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday's 41-31 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He was suspended for one game for hitting New Orleans Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in Week 2. The 29-year-old returned and posted his best game of the season. Tom Brady connected with Evans for two touchdowns as Tampa Bay had to abandon the run game early after falling behind in the first half. Evans is Brady's No. 1 target and is a top-10 wide receiver option in Week 5 against the Atlanta Falcons.
|Mon 8:15pm ET|
|mooemiller||Mon Oct 3 11:12am ET|
|Montana Angler||Mon Oct 3 10:35am ET|
|Bad Monkey Mojo 093||Mon Oct 3 9:11am ET|
|Apple Jacks 2||Sun Oct 2 11:35pm ET|
|MHA2||Sun Oct 2 3:08pm ET|
|Hangin w Hernandez12||Sun Oct 2 9:39am ET|
|The Last Hawk 5||Sun Oct 2 12:48am ET|
|gumshoes53||Sat Oct 1 11:17pm ET|
|What Up MO 45||Sat Oct 1 12:56pm ET|
|The Best Team 4 AA||Wed Sep 28 9:23pm ET|
|93rd Panzer Division||Wed Sep 28 8:24pm ET|
|92-30||Sat Sep 17 9:03pm ET|