Browns QB Deshaun Watson (shoulder) limited in practice

Thu Sep 28 9:58pm ET
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Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson was limited in practice Thursday for the second straight day to a sore right (throwing) shoulder.

Watson did some light throwing Thursday after completely resting the right shoulder at Wednesday's practice, according to local reporters.

The Browns are still expecting Watson to play Sunday against the visiting Baltimore Ravens.

"We'll see how he feels when we get out there," Browns offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt said Thursday, per the Akron Beacon Journal. "We're confident he'll be able to go Sunday. We will see how he's feeling today when we get out."

Watson has completed 63.7 percent of his passes for 678 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions this season for Cleveland (2-1). He had his best outing of the year in Week 3, when he completed 27 of 33 passes for 289 yards, two touchdowns and no picks in a 27-3 beatdown of the Tennessee Titans.

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Jerry Jeudy Sep 29 12:40am ET
Jerry Jeudy

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (knee) is back on the injury report in Week 4, but he's put in back-to-back limited practices and should be able to play in a mouthwatering Week 4 matchup against the winless Chicago Bears. Jeudy missed the season opener with a hamstring injury but returned in Week 2 to catch three of five targets for 25 yards on 68% of the offensive snaps. He took a step forward with five catches on seven targets for 81 yards on 76% of the snaps in the Week 3 embarrassment against the Dolphins. As long as the 24-year-old isn't limited at all by his knee injury, he should be one of Russell Wilson's top targets, alongside Courtland Sutton. As a high-volume target against a putrid defense, Jeudy has plenty of upside this week as a WR3/flex.

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Courtland Sutton Sep 29 12:30am ET
Courtland Sutton

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton has been a top-25 fantasy wideout through the first three weeks. It's a big shift since the end of the 2022 campaign, when he couldn't be trusted at all in lineups. Through three weeks, he's been Russell Wilson's go-to guy and has hauled in 17 of 23 targets for 189 yards and two touchdowns. Despite fumbling twice in the demolition in Week 3 by the Dolphins, Sutton had 19.1 half-PPR points. The 27-year-old former second-rounder early season play has vaulted him to WR3/flex status for fantasy managers with a high floor, especially heading into a juicy Week 4 matchup against the porous Chicago Bears defense. Jerry Jeudy will pull targets away from Sutton inevitably, but the two could co-exist in Sean Payton's offense as long as Wilson keeps humming.

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Jamal Agnew Sep 29 12:30am ET
Jamal Agnew

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jamal Agnew (quad) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. More usage could be on tap once again for the Pro Bowl return specialist if he overcome a quad issue in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons with Zay Jones (knee) still absent from practice with a knee issue. Agnew tallied four catches on five targets for 49 yards last Sunday sans Jones, and the former appears closer to suiting up than the latter. Even with an expanded role, the 28-year-old Agnew would be a desperation WR4/5 opposing a Falcons defense that's given up the seventh-fewest fantasy points to wideouts this season. Calvin Ridley and Christian Kirk should be busy, regardless.

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Samaje Perine Sep 29 12:20am ET
Samaje Perine

Denver Broncos running back Samaje Perine was expected to have a significant role in the backfield early on in his first year in Denver with Javonte Williams being eased in following a major knee injury in 2022. Perine looked pretty explosive on 12 touches in the season opener and played the same number of offensive snaps as Williams. But in the last two weeks, he's disappeared, combining for four carries for 13 yards and five catches for 35 yards. The Broncos understandably abandoned the run game in a 50-point loss to the Dolphins in Week 3, but his drop in involvement the last two weeks has been concerning. Rookie Jaleel McLaughlin has seen more carries and has even scored. The Chicago Bears are an extremely inviting matchup for RBs, but will Perine even see enough touches to be worth considering as an RB4/flex in fantasy? We have our doubts.

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Keaontay Ingram Sep 29 12:20am ET
Keaontay Ingram

Arizona Cardinals running back Keaontay Ingram (neck) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, per Darren Urban of the team's official site. Ingram's status on the injury report comes a bit unexpectedly after the tailback appeared to come away unscathed from Week 3's game versus the Dallas Cowboys. The 23-year-old has 12 carries for 15 yards to go with one catch for an additional eight yards in three games as Arizona's No. 2 back this year. James Conner (back), who returned to a full practice on Thursday, would rarely come off the field on Sunday against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers if Ingram happens to miss the contest. Ingram is nothing more than a fantasy handcuff at this time.

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Javonte Williams Sep 29 12:10am ET
Javonte Williams

Fantasy managers that drafted Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams knew they were going to have to be patient early on. Williams tore multiple ligaments in his knee in Week 4 of 2022, so the Broncos were going to ease him in to begin the 2023 season. He played in 45% of the offensive snaps the first two weeks before playing 42% of the snaps in a 50-point loss to the Dolphins in Week 3. The good news: The 23-year-old has seen double-digit carries in all three games as the lead back. The bad news: Williams has yet to score and is averaging 7.3 half-PPR points in those games. However, he has an excellent opportunity to find the end zone for the first time this year in Week 4 against a Chicago Bears defense that's allowing the second-most half-PPR points per game (32.2) to RBs. Williams has clear RB2 upside in what should be his best showing of the young season.

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Kadarius Toney Sep 29 12:10am ET
Kadarius Toney

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) remained limited in Thursday's practice. That's two limited sessions this week for Toney, who was held to one catch on two snaps in Week 3's blowout win over the Chicago Bears. The 24-year-old has 11 targets on just 30 routes run this year, which insinuates that Toney isn't having much issue creating separation. But even if he ends up being active again in Week 4 against the New York Jets, Toney cannot be trusted in any fantasy lineups with 35 yards across three games. The former first-round pick remains a luxury bench stash for fantasy managers who can afford the backend roster spot. Rashee Rice, who emerged with five catches (seven targets) for 59 yards last Sunday, might be pinging the radar as a possible deep-league FLEX choice if Toney cannot go.

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Amon-Ra St. Brown Sep 28 11:50pm ET
Amon-Ra St. Brown

Detroit Lions wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown caught five of his seven targets for 56 yards and a touchdown in the Week 4 win over the Green Bay Packers. It wasn't a nuclear target or reception game for the third-year wideout, but he ultimately delivered for fantasy managers with the end zone trip. When the Lions are forced into pass-happier game scripts, he has high-end WR1 upside in all matchups. Continue to start him with confidence.

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Sam LaPorta Sep 28 11:50pm ET
Sam LaPorta

Detroit Lions tight end Sam LaPorta caught four of his five targets for 56 yards in the Thursday Night Football win over the Green Bay Packers. It wasn't a massive boom performance for the rookie tight end, but it should keep fantasy managers in PPR leagues afloat ahead of the full Week 4 slate. LaPorta has seen at least five targets in all of his contests, which is more than can be said about a large chunk of the available tight ends on the waiver wire. He is a must-start in all matchups after being the fantasy TE2 through the first three weeks of the season.

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Russell Wilson Sep 28 11:50pm ET
Russell Wilson

All signs are pointing to Denver Broncos quarterback Russell Wilson having a third straight strong game for fantasy managers in an excellent matchup in Week 4 on the road in Chicago against the 0-3 Bears. Not only has Wilson had back-to-back 300-yard games, but he's thrown six touchdowns to only two interceptions through the first three weeks of 2023 under new head coach Sean Payton. He's the QB9 in fantasy heading into this Sunday's game against a Bears defense that is allowing the third-most passing yards per game (285.7) and the fifth-most fantasy points per game (25.6) to signal-callers. And as long as the Broncos defense continues to let opposing teams score at will, the Broncos will probably need to keep pushing the ball down the field through the air with Wilson's arm. Russ is absolutely on the QB1 streaming radar this week.

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Jared Goff Sep 28 11:40pm ET
Jared Goff

Detroit Lions quarterback Jared Goff completed 19 of his 28 passing attempts for 210 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Thursday Night Football victory over the Green Bay Packers. Goff needs a massive yardage total or multiple touchdowns to pay dividends for fantasy managers since he has limited rushing upside, so it was a letdown fantasy performance. However, the team relied on David Montgomery (34 touches) and held a lead for the entire game. When the Lions' are in more pass-happy game scripts, Goff will be back in QB1 contention.

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Jahmyr Gibbs Sep 28 11:40pm ET
Jahmyr Gibbs

Detroit Lions running back Jahmyr Gibbs rushed eight times for 40 yards and caught four of his five targets for 11 yards in the win over the Green Bay Packers. With David Montgomery active, he was once again relegated to a limited workload. The talented rookie running back is becoming a frustrating fantasy asset after failing to deliver a respectable fantasy outing through four weeks. His role could grow later in the season, but for now, he should be viewed as a shaky flex play with some PPR upside.

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David Montgomery Sep 28 11:30pm ET
David Montgomery

Detroit Lions running back David Montgomery was questionable to face the Green Bay Packers on Thursday Night Football. The 26-year-old suited up, and he delivered a big-time performance for fantasy managers who rolled the dice on him. He rushed 32 times for 121 yards and three touchdowns and caught two passes for 20 yards in the win. He continues to be the clear lead back for Detroit and is a must-start fantasy option moving forward, regardless of matchup.

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Luke Musgrave Sep 28 10:30pm ET
Luke Musgrave

Updating a previous report, Green Bay Packers rookie tight end Luke Musgrave (concussion) will not return on Thursday night against the Detroit Lions after being evaluated for a concussion. Before injuring his head in the second quarter, Musgrave caught his only target for one yard. It's a tough break for any fantasy managers that started the 23-year-old in Week 4. With Musgrave now out the rest of the way Thursday night, rookie Tucker Kraft, who has two catches for five yards, should have a bigger role as the Packers look to make a major comeback. The good news for Musgrave is that he'll have extra time recover from his head injury before the team's next game in Week 5 on Monday night against the Las Vegas Raiders on Oct. 9.

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Brian Branch Sep 28 10:30pm ET
Brian Branch

Detroit Lions rookie defensive back Brian Branch (ankle) is questionable to return to the Thursday night game at Lambeau Field against the Green Bay Packers due to an ankle injury he suffered in the third quarter. Branch walked off the field very gingerly and had to be carted to the locker room, so it looked like his night was done. However, he came back out shortly afterwards and was seen having his ankle taped on the sideline. With the Lions up big in the second half, it seems unlikely that the talented 21-year-old will return to the contest. If he doesn't make it back, Brandon Joseph will see more playing time the rest of the way against the Packers. Branch could be questionable to play in Week 5 at home against the Carolina Panthers, although he'll have extra time to heal up before that game.

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Kyle Pitts Sep 28 10:10pm ET
Kyle Pitts

Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts was able to have some success during last week's loss to the Detroit Lions. The young tight end hauled in five of his nine targets for 41 yards in the loss. Pitts still has yet to top 45 yards in any game this season, but maybe he'll do it in Week 4. He does have a favorable matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars defense this week. Clearly, the Falcons are trying to get Pitts more involved in the offense. He'll be a borderline TE1 for the upcoming Week 4 matchup.

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Drake London Sep 28 10:00pm ET
Drake London

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Drake London is off to a slow beginning to the season. The young wideout has only 98 yards on 15 targets through the first three games. It's not all his fault as the Falcons offense as failed to move the ball successfully through the air. That being said, London is looking like a risky fantasy option right now. He'll head into a decent matchup versus the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4. Fantasy managers should consider London as a low-end WR3 for this matchup.

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Luke Musgrave Sep 28 9:50pm ET
Luke Musgrave

Green Bay Packers rookie tight end Luke Musgrave (concussion) is heading to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. The young tight end was banged up during the first half of Thursday's Week 4 matchup versus the Detroit Lions. It's uncertain at the moment if Musgrave will be able to return to the contest. That would be a shame considering the rookie tight end was coming off his best game of his career. The Packers will likely have to ask fellow tight end Josiah Deguara to pick up the slack in the absence of Musgrave.

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Tyler Allgeier Sep 28 9:50pm ET
Tyler Allgeier

Atlanta Falcons running back Tyler Allgeier came out of the gate quick with a strong performance during the season opener. Since then, Allgeier has slowed down with only 60 yards on 23 carries over his last two games. That good news is, Allgeier appears to have a weekly role in this backfield. However, Bijan Robinson might continue to pull away as the lead back. That means, Allgeier might not have much fantasy value for long, assuming he doesn't pick up his performance. He won't be an ideal fantasy option for the Week 4 matchup against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Allgeier should be considered a RB4 for this game.

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Bijan Robinson Sep 28 9:40pm ET
Bijan Robinson

Atlanta Falcons running back Bijan Robinson was bottled up for the first time during the Week 3 loss to the Detroit Lions. The rookie back was held to 33 yards on 10 attempts, while hauling in four receptions for an additional 27 yards in Week 3. It could've been a bigger game for Robinson, but the Falcons had to abandon the run in the second half of the game. Fantasy managers should expect Robinson to rebound versus the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4. He should be considered a RB1 as the Falcons will continue to lean on the rookie back.

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