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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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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Desmond Ridder Sep 28 9:30pm ET
Desmond Ridder

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Desmond Ridder had a tough time finding any success during the Week 3 loss to the Detroit Lions. The second-year quarterback continues to make too many mistakes under center. Ridder took seven sacks last week, while overthrowing his wide receivers on countless occasions. It's hard to imagine him having much more success against the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 4. Right now, Ridder can be avoided in most standard leagues. He does have potential, so he's worth holding in dynasty leagues, but he hasn't put it all together yet.

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Tyler Higbee Sep 28 9:20pm ET
Tyler Higbee

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (Achilles) was unable to suit up for Thursday's practice session. Higbee has now missed back-to-back practices as he continues to deal with a lingering Achilles issue. This is not good news ahead of Sunday's Week 4 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts. There's still a chance that Higbee plays, so Friday's practice session will go a long way to determining his status. Otherwise, Brycen Hopkins and Davis Allen would likely split up the reps at tight end, assuming Higbee is unable to go.

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Will Dissly Sep 28 9:10pm ET
Will Dissly

Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly (shoulder) was a limited participant during Thursday's practice. Dissly was able to get out on the practice field after head coach Pete Carroll said he was going to be sidelined. Dissly continues to deal with a lingering shoulder issue that he suffered during Week 2. The fact Dissly was able to practice gives some hope that he could play Monday night versus the New York Giants. Otherwise, Noah Fant and Cody Parkinson would likely split up the reps at tight end.

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D.K. Metcalf Sep 28 8:40pm ET
D.K. Metcalf

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (ribs) did not take part in the team's first practice of the week on Thursday. Metcalf took a hard shot to his ribs in Week 2 in the overtime win over the Detroit Lions, but he was able to suit up in the Week 3 win over the Carolina Panthers. The 25-year-old saw fewer snaps last Sunday, but he remained productive with six catches for 112 yards. Metcalf will likely be rested for a few days before returning to practice on Saturday and playing on Monday night on the road in New York against the Giants. He's still one of the most physical pass-catchers in football and will continue to be a top target for quarterback Geno Smith in Seattle's passing game. As long as Metcalf is active, he's a must-start in fantasy lineups.

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Jordan Love Sep 28 8:40pm ET
Jordan Love

Green Bay Packers All-Pro left tackle David Bakhtiari (knee) had arthroscopic left-knee surgery on Wednesday and was placed on Injured Reserve on Thursday, according to sources. Another surgery is planned for Bakhtiari in the coming weeks, which will be aimed at allowing him to play at full strength next year. Bakhtiari will miss at least the next four games, but his return this season is now uncertain. The 31-year-old probably won't be back in 2023, which is a big loss on inexperienced quarterback Jordan Love's blind side. The Packers are missing a few other key offensive-line regulars on Thursday night against the Detroit Lions. Rasheed Walker will start at left tackle moving forward for Green Bay.

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Rondale Moore Sep 28 8:30pm ET
Rondale Moore

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Rondale Moore could start seeing more work out of the backfield as the coaching staff tries to utilize his speed and shiftiness. Moore's big-play ability showed itself when he blazed his way to a 45-yard rushing touchdown in the Week 3 upset of the Dallas Cowboys. However, his usage as a runner will be something to monitor because of his size (5-foot-7, 180 pounds). Moore has lined up as an RB 13 times after lining up as a runner just nine times last year. "You look at stuff he's done in his past and look at what he can do with the ball in his hands and how dynamic he can be," offensive coordinator Drew Petzing said. "You say, how many different ways can we get him in that position?"

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Miles Sanders Sep 28 8:10pm ET
Miles Sanders

Carolina Panthers running back Miles Sanders (groin) put in yet another limited practice on Thursday. Sanders continues to put in limited practices early in the year, but he's not really in any danger of missing the team's Week 4 tilt against the Minnesota Vikings this weekend. The 26-year-old is Carolina's clear lead back through three weeks. He found the end zone for the first time (twice) in the Week 3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, but he produced only 24 rushing yards on nine carries and 38 receiving yards on five catches. Sanders should see an uptick in touches with rookie quarterback Bryce Young (ankle) returning this weekend, making him a volume-based RB2 for fantasy managers.

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