49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo still has not returned to practice due to his high-ankle sprain.
Garoppolo missed Week 3 with the injury and the 49ers still managed to stomp the Jets with Nick Mullens at quarterback. It certainly looks like Garoppolo will miss another week, which is not surprising given the nature of his injury. Mullens will fill in under center once again, and he has shown himself to be a serviceable in supporting fantasy production from the San Francisco skill players.
49ers star TE George Kittle returned to a full practice on Wednesday.
Kittle has sat out two games in a row after taking a nasty hit to his knee in Week 1. He apparently was close to playing last week, but the team decided to hold him out amidst concerns about the turf at Metlife Stadium. A full practice on Wednesday suggests Kittle should be ready to rock as an elite TE1 play in Week 4 vs. the lowly Giants.
Saints WR Michael Thomas returned to practice Wednesday as he recovers from high-ankle sprain.
High-ankle sprains are notoriously difficult to deal with for wide receivers and running backs, so this cannot be seen as a guarantee Thomas will suit up this weekend, but a Wednesday return to practice is very promising for his outlook. The Saints desperately need Thomas back to work the middle of the field as Drew Brees has lost significant arm strength in the late stages of his career. Even a limited Thomas is a must-start in all fantasy formats.