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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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Alvin Kamara Sep 29 9:20am ET
Alvin Kamara

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara will make his season debut on Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after missing the first three games of the season due to suspension. The 28-year-old will likely lead the backfield, although rookie Kendre Miller and gadget player Taysom Hill could mix in as well. The Tampa run defense is no slouch, and Kamara may have to find some passing game usage in order to put up an efficient fantasy day. He ranks in flex range in his return to action and will be an intriguing player to monitor going forward.

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Kendre Miller Sep 29 9:20am ET
Kendre Miller

New Orleans Saints rookie running back Kendre Miller made his NFL debut last week, rushing nine times for 34 yards against the Green Bay Packers. Miller split work with Tony Jones Jr. and Taysom Hill, and veteran Alvin Kamara returns to the fold this week. While the third-rounder is an intriguing player to keep stashed, he cannot be inserted into lineups this week due to the uncertainty around his role. Monitor the Saints' backfield usage over the next few weeks to see if the rookie carves out a fantasy-relevant role alongside Kamara.

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Chris Olave Sep 29 9:20am ET
Chris Olave

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Chris Olave has led the team in targets with a 31.7% target share through the first three games. While the quarterback change from Derek Carr (shoulder) to Jameis Winston may downgrade the team's chances of winning, it should not downgrade Olave from a fantasy perspective. New Orleans will keep running the same offense with Winston under center, and Olave should again see a heavy target share. Keep him in lineups for Week 4.

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Jameis Winston Sep 29 9:10am ET
Jameis Winston

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston will likely be under center on Sunday with Derek Carr (shoulder) yet to practice this week. Winston played the second half of last week's loss to Green Bay and while he was efficient and didn't turn the ball over, he also did not put any points on the board. He gets a shot at a revenge game this week as the Saints take on Tampa Bay, who selected Winston first overall in the 2015 NFL Draft. The Tampa defense has been middle of the road against quarterbacks, allowing 17.7 fantasy points per game throughout the first three weeks. Winston is a low end QB2 this week.

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Christian Watson Sep 29 8:30am ET
Christian Watson

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson caught two of four targets for 25 yards and a score during the team's 34-20 loss to the Detroit Lions. Returning from a hamstring injury that cost him the first three weeks of the season, the 24-year-old played limited snaps but was able to find the end zone and give fantasy managers a decent performance. Romeo Doubs has 25 targets over the past two weeks. With other reliable options like Jayden Reed and Luke Musgrave (concussion), Watson will need to capitalize on big plays to max out his fantasy potential. With that said, the upcoming schedule for the second-year receiver is excellent and will make him a plug-and-play WR2 starting next week against the Las Vegas Raiders.

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Jayden Reed Sep 29 8:30am ET
Jayden Reed

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Jayden Reed caught three of five targets for 55 yards during the team's 34-20 loss to the Detroit Lions. The rookie has come back to earth over the past two weeks after nabbing two touchdowns in Week 2. However, he has remained involved enough to warrant stashing him with the upcoming schedule as a break glass in case of emergency flex. Tight end Luke Musgrave (concussion) exited this game early, so it's possible that led to more targets for Reed. Next week's matchup against Las Vegas is juicy, making Reed a startable asset for fantasy managers in need.

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Jordan Love Sep 29 8:10am ET
Jordan Love

Green Bay Packers quarterback Jordan Love completed 23 of 36 passes for 246 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions while adding two carries for a loss of two yards and one rushing touchdown during the team's 34-20 loss to the Detroit Lions. The 24-year-old salvaged a terrible fantasy performance with the rushing touchdown at the start of the fourth quarter, but this goes down as his worst fantasy performance of the season so far. Love hit the returning Christian Watson for a touchdown, and his return should help with future fantasy performances. With back-to-back single-passing touchdown performances, the first-year starter has returned to earth but gets a bounce-back matchup against Las Vegas in Week 5. Love will be a top-tier streaming option in that matchup.

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Romeo Doubs Sep 29 8:00am ET
Romeo Doubs

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Romeo Doubs caught nine of 13 targets for 95 yards during the team's 34-20 loss to the Detroit Lions Thursday. The return of Christian Watson did little to stop quarterback Jordan Love from feeding the second-year wide receiver, who now has 14 receptions on 25 targets through the past two weeks. Tight end Luke Musgrave (concussion) did leave the game before halftime, so his exit also played a factor. However, Doubs has been the clear favorite target of Love through the first month and should remain a reliable flex option moving forward. Six of his next seven matchups are great for fantasy wide receivers, with next week's game against Las Vegas being one where managers should consider the 23-year-old a top-tier WR3.

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Aaron Jones Sep 29 8:00am ET
Aaron Jones

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones took five carries for 18 yards and caught one of two targets for a loss of four yards during the team's 34-20 loss to the Detroit Lions. While the veteran had a limited role in his return, he was still a massive disappointment for managers who threw him back into their starting lineups. Backup AJ Dillion did not fair any better, but that is not saying much, considering how bad he has been through four weeks. Better days are ahead for the Packers' starting running back, but this one will sting for a while. Jones will have a chance to bounce back next week against a terrible Las Vegas run defense and will considered a solid RB2.

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Aaron Jones Sep 29 2:03am ET
Aaron Jones

Green Bay Packers RB Aaron Jones (hamstring) had five carries for 18 yards against the Detroit Lions on Thursday, Sept. 28. He had one catch (on two targets) for minus-four yards.

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Puka Nacua Sep 29 1:40am ET
Puka Nacua

Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua (oblique) was limited in practice on Wednesday but was able to return to a full practice on Thursday. He's been dealing with a nagging oblique injury since Week 2, but it hasn't slowed him down, as evidenced by his incredible 30 receptions on 42 targets for 338 yards in his first three NFL games. Nacua has yet to find the end zone, though, and he came back to Earth with five catches for 72 yards in the Monday night loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Still, the 23-year-old has quickly gone from waiver-wire pickup to must-start fantasy wideout heading into a nice matchup in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts. With target hog Cooper Kupp (hamstring) potentially returning in Week 5, there's no telling how much Nacua's role will decline in the Rams offense.

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Josh Reynolds Sep 29 1:13am ET
Josh Reynolds

Detroit Lions WR Josh Reynolds had three catches for 69 yards against the Green Bay Packers in Week 4. He was targeted six times.

Fantasy Spin: Coming off a game in which he wasn't even targeted, Reynolds led the way with 69 yards. He's been solid outside of that Week 3 donut, and could offer up flex value at home against the Panthers next Sunday. His long-term outlook isn't as rosy, however, as Jameson Williams has only two games left on his suspension.

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Wil Lutz Sep 29 1:10am ET
Wil Lutz

Denver Broncos kicker Wil Lutz has made all four of his field-goal tries and all five of his extra points the last two weeks after missing a field goal and an extra point in his Broncos debut in Week 1. Lutz has at least been worth considering as a streamer in the early going in 2023 with quarterback Russell Wilson looking rejuvenated in head coach Sean Payton's offense. He's currently tied for the 19th-most fantasy points at his position but is going into a Week 4 matchup against a Chicago Bears team that is allowing 35.3 points per game (second-most in the NFL) and the ninth-most points per game (9.3) to kickers through three weeks of the season. The Broncos shouldn't have trouble putting up points in this one, giving Lutz a low floor in the Windy City.

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Boston Scott Sep 29 1:10am ET
Boston Scott

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (concussion) was a full participant in Thursday's practice. Scott looks poised to reclaim his change-of-pace role for Week 4's duel with the Washington Commanders after reportedly clearing concussion protocol last Friday despite being ruled out of Week 3's game. The 28-year-old's return would likely make the surprisingly underused Rashaad Penny a healthy scratch. Scott is averaging 7.2 yards per carry on six totes, but he's not much of a threat to the roles of D'Andre Swift and Kenneth Gainwell. His handcuff upside is fairly low with so many heads in Philadelphia's backfield, so fantasy managers can certainly find a stronger bench stash.

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Allen Robinson Sep 29 1:10am ET
Allen Robinson

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Allen Robinson II (ankle) was upgraded to a limited participant in Thursday's practice, per Brooke Pryor of Robinson's ankle injury kept him out Wednesday's session, so this development gets him back on course for Week 4's road date with the Houston Texans. But the 30-year-old just hasn't had it on the field for the past few years, and his production has actually taken a dip with Diontae Johnson (hamstring) on injured reserve for the last two games. Robinson has grabbed six of his seven targets for 36 yards in Johnson's absence, so any WR3 life just won't be there despite an encouraging season opener. Pittsburgh's game plan will likely be centered around their ground game against Houston's run-funnel defense on Sunday.

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Amon-Ra St. Brown Sep 29 1:03am ET
Amon-Ra St. Brown

Detroit Lions WR Amon-Ra St. Brown had five receptions (on seven targets) for 56 yards and a touchdown in Week 4 against the Green Bay Packers.

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Adam Trautman Sep 29 1:00am ET
Adam Trautman

Even in a great matchup against the Chicago Bears in Week 4, Denver Broncos tight end Adam Trautman shouldn't be in consideration as a fantasy streamer at the tight end position. Trautman caught all five of his targets for 34 yards in the season opener, but he hasn't caught a pass since on three targets in two games, even with Greg Dulcich (hamstring) on Injured Reserve. The 26-year-old is dominating the team's TE snaps on offense and probably isn't going to be skunked in the catch column for much longer, but the Broncos just aren't going to rely on the position for aerial production until Dulcich is able to return. Trautman's two donuts in the score column have also coincided with the return of receiver Jerry Jeudy. Trautman has no business being rostered in the vast majority of fantasy leagues.

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Daniel Bellinger Sep 29 1:00am ET
Daniel Bellinger

New York Giants tight end Daniel Bellinger (neck) was a limited practice participant on Thursday due to a neck injury, per Dan Salomone of the team's official site. Bellinger brought in one pass for eight yards during last Thursday's loss to the San Francisco 49ers but didn't exit the contest at any point, so it's not known when he picked up the setback. The 23-year-old has an extra day to get right with Week 4's matchup versus the Seattle Seahawks not kicking off until Monday night. Bellinger is not currently fantasy relevant, but his possible absence could force the G-Men to lean even more on starter Darren Waller in the passing game.

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Gerald Everett Sep 29 12:50am ET
Gerald Everett

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Gerald Everett (illness) was not seen at Thursday's practice. Everett now has one more chance to get in some activity for Friday's practice before Week 4. Considering he is out sick, it's fair to wonder if the 29-year-old could be made active even without any practice time, provided he doesn't feel better by Friday. In any event, Donald Parham Jr., who has three touchdowns already this year, would likely function as Los Angeles' primary tight end if Everett cannot suit up during Sunday's divisional affair with the Las Vegas Raiders. There is certainly some streaming appeal here with Mike Williams (knee) done for the year and the Raiders permitting the sixth-most fantasy points to TEs thus far.

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Marvin Mims Sep 29 12:50am ET
Marvin Mims

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Marvin Mims Jr. is known for his big-play abilities deep down the field, and he's already provided several exciting plays in the first three games of his NFL career. Mims was quiet in his NFL debut (two catches for nine yards), but he caught two passes for 113 yards and his first TD in Week 2. He followed that up with 73 receiving yards in Week 3 and also returned a kickoff for a touchdown. The big-play ability is enticing, especially if Russell Wilson continues to turn back the clock at QB, but Mims hasn't had more than three catches in a game or played more than 27% of the snaps so far. The 21-year-old second-rounder has a great matchup on tap in Week 4 against the Chicago Bears and their generous defense. But Mims needs to get on the field more often to be anything more than a boom-or-bust dice roll as a flex option in deeper fantasy leagues.

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