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Joique Bell suffers a concussion

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8:23pm

Dave Birkett on Twitter - [Full Article]

Lions RB Joique Bell did in fact suffer a concussion. Lions wouldn't make him available after the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Bell with have to go through protocol in order to play Week 5 against the Bills. If Bell can't go, Reggie Bush should see an increase in touches with Theo Riddick perhaps getting a chance to contribute.

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Cecil Shorts leaves with hamstring injury

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8:19pm

Jaguars on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jags WR Cecil Shorts III (hamstring) is out for the game.

Fantasy Impact:

Shorts can't seem to shake the hamstring issues. With Marquis Lee also out, WRs Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns combined for 10 catches while TE Clay Harbor added eight more from rookie QB Blake Bortles. Outside of deep leagues, it's tough to put anyone from the Jags in your starting lineup.

Vikes QB Teddy Bridgewater ankle issue 'just a sprain'

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8:15pm - [Full Article]

QB Teddy Bridgewater left the Minnesota Vikings' game against the Atlanta Falcons in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. He did not return to the team's 41-28 victory.

He walked off under his own power but was carted to the locker room for X-rays.

Bridgewater tells NFL Media's Omar Ruiz that his ankle injury "is just a sprain." The rookie signal-caller says he will be fine and expects to play Thursday against the Packers.

Fantasy Impact:

Bridgewater looked impressive in the win over Atlanta but the Falcon defense has made many look impressive this year. While Bridgewater said he expects the play, it would be hard to take his word right now, especially with a quick-turnaround, Week 5 game Thursday night. Bridgewater is worth owning, but if he plays against the Packers Thursday night it will be a big test on the road, and owners should probably temper expectations for another performance like Week 4. Christian Ponder would get the start if Bridgewater can't go.

Raiders QB Derek Carr sprains ankle, MCL

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8:08pm - [Full Article]

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was sidelined with a high ankle sprain and MCL sprain in the third quarter.

Carr's knee was twisted at the end of a scramble. Despite a heavy limp, he stayed in for one more play before it became obvious that he couldn't put any weight on the leg.

He was promptly sent to the locker room for X-rays and did not return.

The rookie authored an impressive opening touchdown drive vs. the Miami Dolphins, but failed to move the offense over the next two quarters.

Fantasy Impact:

Matt McGloin took over for Carr and did throw for a TD pass but it was an overall ugly performance for the Raiders offense. Matt Schaub didn't make the trip to England and the Raiders have a bye in Week 5. Carr's injury is said to keep him out a couple of weeks, so right now it's anyone's guess as to who starts in Week 6.

Vernon Davis suffers back spasms

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 8:03pm

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

After the game, 49ers TE Vernon Davis said he experienced back spasms after getting hit awkwardly and bending forward, and that he felt confident that all would be well enough for him to be on the field against the Chiefs next weekend.

“I’ll be good,” Davis said, via the San Francisco Chronice. “I’ll be fine.”

Fantasy Impact:

Davis was also battling an ankle injury leading up to this game. With Vance McDonald also out, Derek Carrier took over at TE when Davis couldn't return. Davis says he will be fine for Week 5 but it's always tough to trust a player's opinion when it comes to injuries.

DeAngelo Williams Week 5 status 'in serious doubt'

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 7:59pm - [Full Article]

NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Monday that Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams is "week to week" after suffering a sprained ankle in Sunday's 38-10 loss to the Ravens.

After Williams left the stadium in a walking boot, his status for the team's Week 5 tilt against the Bears is in serious doubt, according to a source informed of the injury.

Fantasy Impact:

Darrin Reaves, who was signed from the practice squad, took over for Williams as did Tauren Poole. Obviously, the Panthers RB situation is pretty dire right now. With Mike Tolbert on IR and Jonathan Stewart also out in Week 4, the Panthers could be left scrambling to add another RB before Week 5. Coming off two straight ugly losses, the Panthers face a rugged schedule that -- after the Bears tilt -- features games against the Bengals, Packers, Seahawks, Saints, Eagles and Falcons.

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 7:15pm

Cowboys Inactives
Lavar Edwards DE
Donald Hawkins T
Terrell McClain DT
Tyler Patmon DB
Korey Toomer LB
Dustin Vaughan QB

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 7:14pm

Saints Inactives
Marcus Ball DB
David Hawthorne LB
Mark Ingram RB
John Jenkins NT
Erik Lorig FB
Joe Morgan WR
Patrick Robinson CB

Fantasy Impact:

Khiry Robinson will fill in for an injured Mark Ingram.

Vernon Davis in, Vance McDonald out for 49ers

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 3:16pm

49ers Inactives
Tramaine Brock CB
Cornellius Carradine DE
Dillon Farrell C
Josh Johnson QB
Marcus Martin C
Vance McDonald TE
Quinton Patton WR

Fantasy Impact:

TE Vernon Davis is active.

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 3:14pm

Eagles Inactives
Matt Barkley QB
Kevin Graf T
Taylor Hart DE
Josh Huff WR
Jason Kelce C
Mychal Kendricks ILB
Jaylen Watkins CB

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 3:13pm

Vikings Inactives
Scott Crichton DE
Chad Greenway OLB
Charles Johnson WR
Kyle Rudolph TE
Rodney Smith WR
Brandon Watts OLB
David Yankey G

Harry Douglas inactive for Falcons

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 3:12pm

Falcons Inactives
Javier Arenas CB
Harry Douglas WR
Cliff Matthews DE
Sean Renfree QB
Ryan Schraeder T
Tyler Starr OLB
James Stone C

Fantasy Impact:

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:56pm

Chargers Inactives
Jeremiah Attaochu OLB
David Johnson TE
Ryan Mathews RB
Rich Ohrnberger C
Manti Te'o ILB
Jason Verrett CB
Reggie Walker OLB

Fantasy Impact:

Donald Brown will carry the load for the Chargers.

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 2:54pm

Jaguars Inactives
Clay Harbor TE
Jeremy Harris CB
Storm Johnson RB
Tavarres King WR
Marqise Lee WR
Austin Pasztor T
Tyler Shatley G

Sunday, September 28, 2014, 9:54am

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