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Bills' Josh Norman returns to practice, but remains on IR

Wed Sep 30 1:56pm ET

Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman (29) catches a pass during a fumble drill in the second day of training camp opened to the media at ADPRO Sports Training Center's outdoor field in Orchard Park,N.Y., Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (James P. McCoy/The Buffalo News via AP, Pool)


ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman practiced in full uniform Wednesday in the first week he is eligible to be activated off the injured reserve list.

Coach Sean McDermott didn't provide any update on whether Norman would be available to play Sunday, when the Bills (3-0) travel to face the Las Vegas Raiders (2-1).

The ninth-year player has been out since hurting his left hamstring during training camp. He opened the season on IR, making him eligible to return after missing three weeks.

Norman, who signed a one-year contract with Buffalo in March, was competing for the starting job opposite Tre'Davious White.

McDermott said receiver John Brown would not practice Wednesday after hurting his calf in the first half of a 35-32 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.

Player Notes
Justin Jefferson Sep 30 2:20pm ET

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson will try and build off his breakout performance last week against the Texans in Week 4. The rookie exploded for seven catches, 175 yards and one touchdown but the Vikings are still looking for their first win. Jefferson and the Vikings will take on a Texans secondary that has been sneaky tough on opposing pass-catchers. Through three games, Houston is allowing the 14th fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers and has not allowed more than 82 yards to an individual receiver thus far. Jefferson will have FLEX appeal in Week 4 but fantasy teams may be wise to stash him on the bench for one more week in an effort to gauge the rookie's consistency.

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Miles Sanders Sep 30 2:20pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders is a strong running back option in fantasy lineups for Week 4. The Eagles offense has been a complete disaster through three games so far this year, but Sanders has played well in the two games he's been in, averaging almost 16 fantasy points per game. He's been the one part of the Eagles offense that has worked, and the team will likely focus on him in both the running and passing game against the San Francisco 49ers. Sanders is a strong RB2 with touchdown upside in Week 4.

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Adam Thielen Sep 30 2:20pm ET

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen will go up against a sneaky tough Texans secondary in Week 4. After a huge Week 1 performance, Thielen has only six catches for 60 yards over his last two games. The veteran will go up against a Texans Defense that is allowing the 14th-fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers through three games. The Vikings are still looking for their first win and will need Thielen to step up if they intend on snapping that streak. Expect Thielen to see plenty of targets in Week 4, but his production could fall short of WR1 status against the Texans.

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Boston Scott Sep 30 2:20pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott is not a starting option in any fantasy format as long as Miles Sanders remains on the field. In Week 3, Scott was only in on 14% of the team's offensive snaps. With the Eagles offense running on fumes at best, Scott is unlikely to make any relevant contributions while remaining the direct backup to Sanders. Scott should still be rostered, as he could have solid value if Sanders were to go down, but Scott can't be started unless that happens.

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Carson Wentz Sep 30 2:10pm ET

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is approaching unstartable status in most fantasy formats and should definitely not be starting in standard formats in Week 4. Wentz and the Eagles offense have been a mess this season, with the quarterback throwing three touchdowns and six interceptions while completing just 59.8% of his pass attempts. The Eagles offense was already struggling, and now they've lost one of their key pieces in tight end Dallas Goedert. Even in superflex formats, Wentz is looking like a low-end QB2 against a San Francisco 49ers Defense that pressures opposing quarterbacks.

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Dalvin Cook Sep 30 2:10pm ET

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will have a dynamite matchup one week after posting 181 rushing yards with one touchdown. Cook will go up against a Texans Defense that has been getting gashed by opposing runners, allowing the fourth most fantasy points to the position through the first three games. Houston has allowed at least 140 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown to each team they have played, setting up an opportunity for Cook to have a huge game. Cook will be a no-doubt RB1 in Week 4.

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Dallas Cowboys Sep 30 2:00pm ET

The Dallas Cowboys Defense is not a recommended start in Week 4 fantasy lineups. The Cowboys have allowed 35 or more points in back-to-back weeks and seem unable to stop opposing offenses. The Cleveland Browns have shown the ability to score points and it's unlikely that the Cowboys defense will suddenly be able to stop them. There are plenty of fantasy playmakers that will wear Cowboys uniforms in Week 4, the defense might not have any of them.

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Kirk Cousins Sep 30 2:00pm ET

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will try and build off his Week 3 performance against the Texans this Sunday. The season is on the line for the Vikings (0-3) and Cousins is coming off a Week 3 performance that saw him pass for 251 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. He will go up against a Texans Defense that has allowed multiple touchdowns to two of the first three passers they have faced but are currently allowing the 13th fewest fantasy points to the position. With the Texans also searching for their first win, this game could surprise with offensive fireworks. Cousins fantasy value, however, will struggle to ascend to QB1 status for Week 4.

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Dalton Schultz Sep 30 1:50pm ET

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz is a solid high-floor Week 4 fantasy option. Schultz exploded in Week 2 but settled into a more realistic and expected role in Week 3, catching four passes for 48 yards. He's part of the powerful Cowboys passing game and could find the end zone on any red zone play, but he's more of a solid high-floor tight end play than a huge ceiling play. Week 2 will almost certainly be his best performance of the season.

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Melvin Gordon Sep 30 1:50pm ET

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III was held in check against a tough Buccaneers Defense in Week 3, but he's in a prime position to bounce back on Thursday night against the Jets and their struggling defense. Gang Green has allowed 344 rushing yards and three scores on the ground through three games while also giving up 20 receptions for 137 yards and another touchdown to opposing running backs. However, Gordon's upside will be limited by the fact that quarterback Brett Rypien will be making his first career start and the fact that Phillip Lindsay (toe) could be making his return from a turf-toe injury. Consider Gordon a usage-based, low-end RB2 for fantasy managers this Thursday night.

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Greg Zuerlein Sep 30 1:50pm ET

Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein hasn't been perfect this season, but as part of one of the highest-scoring offenses in football, he's absolutely a top-12 fantasy kicker. Zuerlein has missed a field goal and two extra points so far, but he'll continue to see huge kicking volume and should be started in all formats.

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Cedrick Wilson Sep 30 1:40pm ET

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cedrick Wilson came out of nowhere to have a huge performance in Week 3. He caught five of his seven targets for 107 yards and two touchdowns. Those seven targets were the first seven balls thrown his way in 2020. It was likely one of those flukey games that happens every season to a team's fourth or fifth wide receiver, and is unlikely to repeat itself in Week 4. Wilson is still behind at least three other Cowboys wide receivers on the depth chart. He was in on 4% of offensive snaps in Week 1 and 5% in Week 2. Even in his huge Week 3, he was only on the field for 29% of the team's offensive snaps. He's a best-ball all-star, but shouldn't be started in standard formats.

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Kansas City Chiefs Sep 30 1:40pm ET

Kansas City Chiefs rookie cornerback L'Jarius Sneed (collarbone) broke his collarbone in the Monday night win over the Ravens, according to head coach Andy Reid. The Chiefs didn't give a timetable for Sneed's return. The fourth-round pick started the first three games of the season and was tied for the league lead in interceptions with two. Bashaud Breeland is serving a four-game suspension, while Charvarius Ward fractured his hand in Week 1, so KC's secondary could be a bit more vulnerable in a Week 4 showdown with the Patriots. Ward played with his hand heavily wrapped last weekend when he replaced Sneed.

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David Moore Sep 30 1:30pm ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver David Moore underwhelmed in Week 3, but he has another shot to perform in Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins. He's the team's third receiving option, but this offense has been one of the league's best due to their efficiency which benefits him. Quarterback Russell Wilson is great at connecting with his receivers on deep balls, and, in deeper leagues, Moore gives you some interesting value. In 12-team leagues, he's a WR4 for the week, but he can give you value in deeper leagues as a WR3.

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Seattle Seahawks Sep 30 1:30pm ET

The Seattle Seahawks Defense has been one of the NFL's worst to start this season, and it's unlikely to change in Week 4. Safety Jamal Adams (groin) is highly questionable to play, and they're dealing with injuries to other positions. In addition to those injuries, the Miami Dolphins have the potential to explode for a lot of points if quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick is on. This Seahawks defense is just unable to generate a consistent pass rush, and they don't have the pieces to slow opponents down. Avoid them again this week.

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Michael Gallup Sep 30 1:30pm ET

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup has strong WR2 upside in Week 4 against the Cleveland Browns. Gallup got off to a somewhat slow start in Week 1 and 2, but burst onto the scene in Week 3 with six catches for 138 yards and a touchdown. He's seen 19 targets so far this season and has been in on about 90% of the team's offensive snaps. He'll avoid Denzel Ward's coverage in the Browns secondary and could lead the Cowboys in receiving again this week. Start him with confidence in all fantasy formats.

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Jason Myers Sep 30 1:30pm ET

Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers has been nearly perfect through three weeks, and he's one of the NFL's safest fantasy options at the kicking position for Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins. This offense has been arguably the most efficient in the league to start the season, and they've scored a touchdown every time they've gotten into the red zone. Eventually, that has to run out, and this could be the week. If you're just looking for an option to score you some points rather than putting up a zero, Myers is your guy.

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Amari Cooper Sep 30 1:20pm ET

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper has been receiving tons of targets from quarterback Dak Prescott through the first three games of the season. Cooper is third in the NFL with 35 targets, making 25 catches for 267 yards. He hasn't scored a touchdown yet, which has settled him into a strong WR2 stat line, but he'll work his way into WR1 status as soon as he starts finding the end zone. He has a tough matchup against Denzel Ward this week, but Cooper has done well against strong defensive backs in the past.

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D.K. Metcalf Sep 30 1:20pm ET

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf has rapidly ascended into the upper echelon of wide receivers to start this season. Entering Week 4 against the Miami Dolphins, he's WR6 in PPR scoring. If it weren't for a bone-headed play in Week 3, he would be fourth thanks to an additional touchdown. Despite that, you still need to have him locked into your lineups. Quarterback Russell Wilson is playing the best football we've ever seen from him, and Metcalf has been one of the primary beneficiaries of that. If this game becomes another shootout, Metcalf has the potential for another big week.

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Adam Gase Sep 30 1:20pm ET

New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon was expected to have a big impact in the offense this season. However, the team has failed to get him heavily involved during most of their games. Herndon has a chance to rebound against the Denver Broncos in Week 4. A team that has allowed the fifth most fantasy points to tight ends this season. The Jets don't have many weapons on offense, so they should get Herndon involved. Sadly, head coach Adam Gase has been unable to do that successfully. Fantasy owners should consider Herndon a TE2 for this contest.

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