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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Puka Nacua Sep 29 1:40am ET
Puka Nacua

Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua (oblique) was limited in practice on Wednesday but was able to return to a full practice on Thursday. He's been dealing with a nagging oblique injury since Week 2, but it hasn't slowed him down, as evidenced by his incredible 30 receptions on 42 targets for 338 yards in his first three NFL games. Nacua has yet to find the end zone, though, and he came back to Earth with five catches for 72 yards in the Monday night loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Still, the 23-year-old has quickly gone from waiver-wire pickup to must-start fantasy wideout heading into a nice matchup in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts. With target hog Cooper Kupp (hamstring) potentially returning in Week 5, there's no telling how much Nacua's role will decline in the Rams offense.

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Wil Lutz Sep 29 1:10am ET
Wil Lutz

Denver Broncos kicker Wil Lutz has made all four of his field-goal tries and all five of his extra points the last two weeks after missing a field goal and an extra point in his Broncos debut in Week 1. Lutz has at least been worth considering as a streamer in the early going in 2023 with quarterback Russell Wilson looking rejuvenated in head coach Sean Payton's offense. He's currently tied for the 19th-most fantasy points at his position but is going into a Week 4 matchup against a Chicago Bears team that is allowing 35.3 points per game (second-most in the NFL) and the ninth-most points per game (9.3) to kickers through three weeks of the season. The Broncos shouldn't have trouble putting up points in this one, giving Lutz a low floor in the Windy City.

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Boston Scott Sep 29 1:10am ET
Boston Scott

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. Scott looks poised to reclaim his change-of-pace role for Week 4's duel with the Washington Commanders after reportedly clearing concussion protocol last Friday despite being ruled out of Week 3's game. The 28-year-old's return would likely make the surprisingly underused Rashaad Penny a healthy scratch. Scott is averaging 7.2 yards per carry on six totes, but he's not much of a threat to the roles of D'Andre Swift and Kenneth Gainwell. His handcuff upside is fairly low with so many heads in Philadelphia's backfield, so fantasy managers can certainly find a stronger bench stash.

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Allen Robinson Sep 29 1:10am ET
Allen Robinson

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Allen Robinson II (ankle) was upgraded to a limited participant in Thursday's practice, per Brooke Pryor of Robinson's ankle injury kept him out Wednesday's session, so this development gets him back on course for Week 4's road date with the Houston Texans. But the 30-year-old just hasn't had it on the field for the past few years, and his production has actually taken a dip with Diontae Johnson (hamstring) on injured reserve for the last two games. Robinson has grabbed six of his seven targets for 36 yards in Johnson's absence, so any WR3 life just won't be there despite an encouraging season opener. Pittsburgh's game plan will likely be centered around their ground game against Houston's run-funnel defense on Sunday.

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Adam Trautman Sep 29 1:00am ET
Adam Trautman

Even in a great matchup against the Chicago Bears in Week 4, Denver Broncos tight end Adam Trautman shouldn't be in consideration as a fantasy streamer at the tight end position. Trautman caught all five of his targets for 34 yards in the season opener, but he hasn't caught a pass since on three targets in two games, even with Greg Dulcich (hamstring) on Injured Reserve. The 26-year-old is dominating the team's TE snaps on offense and probably isn't going to be skunked in the catch column for much longer, but the Broncos just aren't going to rely on the position for aerial production until Dulcich is able to return. Trautman's two donuts in the score column have also coincided with the return of receiver Jerry Jeudy. Trautman has no business being rostered in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.

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Daniel Bellinger Sep 29 1:00am ET
Daniel Bellinger

New York Giants tight end Daniel Bellinger (neck) was a limited practice participant on Thursday due to a neck injury, per Dan Salomone of the team's official site. Bellinger brought in one pass for eight yards during last Thursday's loss to the San Francisco 49ers but didn't exit the contest at any point, so it's not known when he picked up the setback. The 23-year-old has an extra day to get right with Week 4's matchup versus the Seattle Seahawks not kicking off until Monday night. Bellinger is not currently fantasy relevant, but his possible absence could force the G-Men to lean even more on starter Darren Waller in the passing game.

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Gerald Everett Sep 29 12:50am ET
Gerald Everett

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Gerald Everett (illness) was not seen at Thursday's practice. Everett now has one more chance to get in some activity for Friday's practice before Week 4. Considering he is out sick, it's fair to wonder if the 29-year-old could be made active even without any practice time, provided he doesn't feel better by Friday. In any event, Donald Parham Jr., who has three touchdowns already this year, would likely function as Los Angeles' primary tight end if Everett cannot suit up during Sunday's divisional affair with the Las Vegas Raiders. There is certainly some streaming appeal here with Mike Williams (knee) done for the year and the Raiders permitting the sixth-most fantasy points to TEs thus far.

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Marvin Mims Sep 29 12:50am ET
Marvin Mims

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. is known for his big-play abilities deep down the field, and he's already provided several exciting plays in the first three games of his NFL career. Mims was quiet in his NFL debut (two catches for nine yards), but he caught two passes for 113 yards and his first TD in Week 2. He followed that up with 73 receiving yards in Week 3 and also returned a kickoff for a touchdown. The big-play ability is enticing, especially if Russell Wilson continues to turn back the clock at QB, but Mims hasn't had more than three catches in a game or played more than 27% of the snaps so far. The 21-year-old second-rounder has a great matchup on tap in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears and their generous defense. But Mims needs to get on the field more often to be anything more than a boom-or-bust dice roll as a flex option in deeper fantasy leagues.

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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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