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49ers WR Marquise Goodwin to be a game-time decision

Friday, September 21, 2018, 2:43pm

Eric Branch on Twitter - [Full Article]

Eric Branch reports 49ers' coach Kyle Shanahan declared Marquise Goodwin (quad) a game-time decision for Week 3.

Fantasy Impact:

It has been a frustrating year for Goodwin and his owners. The frustration may continue if he can't play in a cherry Week 3 matchup against a beleaguered Chiefs pass defense. Should the speedster see the field, he is a WR3 with a massive ceiling. The current total for the game sits at 55 points, which is the largest number of any game this week. A shootout is in order, so even if Goodwin doesn't suit up, there is value to be had among 49ers pass-catchers. Pierre Garcon would see a solid bump, perhaps to low-end WR2 status. Tight end George Kittle, already a top-10 option this week, would likely benefit from a higher target floor. Beyond those two, it gets sketchy, with Goodwin's backup Dante Pettis the most likely beneficiary. He has done little in Goodwin's stead thus far, but there would be worse WR4/WR5 dart throws this week.

Colts RB Marlon Mack to miss Week 3 game

Friday, September 21, 2018, 2:32pm

Jim Irsay on Twitter - [Full Article]

Irsay tweeted out that Marlon Mack (hamstring) will not play in the Colts' Week 3 game.

Fantasy Impact:

Marlon Mack being ruled out is probably for the better, as he hasn't been right for a while. This once again puts Jordan Wilkins in the driver's seat in the Colts' backfield. Up to this point that hasn't necessarily equaled fantasy usefulness, a problem that will likely be compounded in a tough matchup with the Eagles. Wilkins checks in as a low-end RB3 and backfield-mate Nyheim Hines an uninspiring RB4. Both players have limited ceilings.

Colts TE Jack Doyle sitting out Week 3

Friday, September 21, 2018, 2:25pm

Jim Irsay on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jack Doyle (hip) will not suit up for the Colts' Week 3 game.

Fantasy Impact:

Unable to practice all week, it's not a big surprise Doyle won't answer the bell. This puts Eric Ebron into a great position to help his owners. From Director of Forecasting John Paulsen: "Since 2016, tight ends have accounted for 28.8% of Andrew Luck’s completions, 28.2% of his passing yards and 40.0% of his touchdowns." Ebron is a top-five option for Week 3.

Eagles RB Jay Ajayi to miss Week 3

Friday, September 21, 2018, 2:09pm

Eagles official Twitter - [Full Article]

Jay Ajayi (back) will not be active for Week 3.

Fantasy Impact:

Jay Ajayi injured his back early Week 2 but was able to return, giving hope he'd be good to go this weekend. With that no longer the case, Corey Clement will get the call early and often against one of the worst run defenses in the league (Colts). We have him projected for nearly 20 touches and a fringe RB1 finish. Darren Sproles is also out, giving Clement a clear path to touches in the passing game as well. Wendell Smallwood is a desperation play as an RB3 with a reasonable floor but a low ceiling.

Vikings RB Dalvin Cook to miss Week 3

Friday, September 21, 2018, 2:04pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

Dalvin Cook (hamstring) will not be active Week 3.

Fantasy Impact:

With the Vikings facing one of the worst teams in the league this week, Dalvin Cook being ruled out is a huge blow for his fantasy owners. Those savvy enough to grab Latavius Murray off the waiver wire will reap the rewards, as Minnesota should enjoy a positive game script for nearly all 60-minutes, setting him up for a massive workload. Murray was involved in the passing game during his time in Oakland, but the Vikings haven't used him in that capacity thus far. Now that Jerrick McKinnon is in San Francisco, that very well could change on Sunday. Mike Boone likely serves as Murray's backup and could see a good amount of work if the game gets out of hand.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:16pm

Browns Inactives
Drew Stanton QB
Rod Streater WR
Christian Kirksey LB
Seth DeValve TE
Emmanuel Ogbah DL
Ifeadi Odenigb DL
Devaroe Lawrence DL

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:14pm

Jets Inactives
Marcus Maye S
Derrick Jones CB
Juston Burris CB
Dakota Dozier G
Neal Sterling TE
Folorunso Fatukasi DL
Josh Martin LB

Browns RB Carlos Hyde to be a dad, but is expected to play

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:12pm

Omar Ruiz on Twitter - [Full Article]

Carlos Hyde's wife is currently in labor with the baby expected any minute, but Hyde is expected to play tonight.

Fantasy Impact:

This may be a first for news updates here on 4for4, but it is something to monitor if you planned to start Hyde tonight. As of now, the report is that he will play, but that could change at any time. If he doesn't go, Nick Chubb suddenly becomes an interesting dart throw as an RB2 with upside if the game script brings him 15+ touches.

Eagles RB Jay Ajayi yet to return to practice

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7:02pm

Dave Angaro on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jay Ajayi missed practice Wednesday with a back injury suffered in last Sunday's Week 2 game.

Fantasy Impact:

Ajayi went out on his first touch but managed to return in the second half last week. That makes his absence a bit of a surprise development. Corey Clement should be snapped up off the waiver wire in case Ajayi can't suit up this weekend. He would be a workload-based RB2.

Colts TE Jack Doyle misses practice Thursday

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:59pm

Tom Pelissero on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jack Doyle sat out practice Thursday with a hip injury. He is questionable for Week 4's game against the Eagles.

Fantasy Impact:

We don't know much about Doyle's status other than that he hasn't been able to practice. In the event he sits, Eric Ebron would be in the TE1 discussion.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:54pm

Cardinals QB Sam Bradford (not injury related) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:54pm

Buccaneers QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (knee) took full practice reps Thursday. Fitzmagic should be fine to face the Steelers on Monday night.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:54pm

Broncos QB Case Keenum (knee) returned to full practice reps Thursday after missing Wednesday.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:54pm

Titans QB Marcus Mariota (right elbow) took limited practice reps again Thursday. Mariota is apparently throwing with more velocity and is trending towards playing, though it’s no sure thing. If he’s out, it’s a downgrade for the entire Tennessee offense.

Thursday, September 20, 2018, 6:54pm

Redskins QB Colt McCoy (right thumb) took full practice reps again Thursday.