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Packers work out RB James Robinson

Tue Oct 3 1:03am ET
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The Green Bay Packers worked out former Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson on Monday, according to multiple media reports.

Robinson spent parts of his first three NFL seasons with Jacksonville before being traded to the New York Jets in October 2022. He then signed with the New England Patriots in March but was released three months later.

The New York Giants then took a chance on Robinson, who was with them for training camp and the preseason before being released in August.

In 39 career games (32 starts), Robinson has amassed 2,262 yards and 18 touchdowns on the ground. He also has 91 receptions for 617 yards and five scores.

Robinson was a 1,000-yard rusher with the Jaguars in 2020, his rookie season.

ESPN reported that running back Clint Ratkovich and safety Christian Young were among the others who had workouts for Green Bay on Monday.

The Packers are 2-2 to start the season, and they travel to Las Vegas for a meeting with the Raiders next Monday.

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D.K. Metcalf Oct 3 1:40am ET
D.K. Metcalf

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf found the end zone for the first time since Week 1 in Monday's 24-3 victory over the New York Giants. The touchdown reception came at the end of the first quarter after Seattle's defense forced a fumble on the Giants' seven-yard line. In Week 4, he caught a total of three passes on four targets for 34 receiving yards, all of his production coming in the first half. It was another game where Seattle's offense looked somewhat out of sync, though that may have had to do with the fact that they lost Geno Smith (knee) and both starting guards to injury before halftime. With a bye in Week 5, the Seahawks have some extra time to recover and get on the same page before taking on the Bengals in Week 6.

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Kenneth Walker III Oct 3 1:30am ET
Kenneth Walker III

Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III took 17 carries for 79 yards and a touchdown on Monday night against the New York Giants. His score made it the third consecutive week he reached the end zone. Walker nearly had a 73-yard touchdown on Seattle's first drive after he rolled over the top of his tackler, but the replay revealed that his elbow had touched the turf on the play, resulting in a two-yard loss. Walker also reasserted himself as the primary option in Seattle's backfield, logging 39 snaps to Zach Charbonnet's 13. The Seahawks have a bye in Week 5, but fantasy managers should plug Walker right back into their starting lineups when they return to action against the Bengals in Week 6.

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Geno Smith Oct 3 1:20am ET
Geno Smith

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that quarterback Geno Smith (knee) twisted his knee in the 24-3 blowout win over the New York Giants on Monday night. Carroll said that Smith will probably be sore on Tuesday, but his injury isn't considered serious. Smith had to leave the game and was noticeably upset at the Giants defender that tackled him awkwardly out of bounds in the second quarter. But he returned for the start of the second half and finished the contest going 13-for-20 for 110 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions in the easy win. The 32-year-old was sacked twice for a loss of 13 yards. Smith wasn't really asked to do much in this one and produced a disappointing line for his fantasy managers. He'll have ample time to rest his knee with the bye coming in Week 5 before a Week 6 tilt on the road in Cincinnati against the Bengals.

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Elijah Mitchell Oct 3 1:10am ET
Elijah Mitchell

San Francisco 49ers running back Elijah Mitchell (knee) is considered day-to-day before practice begins for Week 5 versus the Dallas Cowboys, per Nick Wagoner of Mitchell missed Sunday's easy win against the Arizona Cardinals with a right knee injury after taking on his largest workload of the year (14 touches) in Week 3. The 25-year-old suffered the setback during last Thursday's practice in the same knee he sustained an MCL sprain in last year, costing him nine games. Though, a day-to-day designation certainly leaves the door open for him to return soon. Mitchell saw Jordan Mason flip four touches into 23 yards as the change-of-pace back in his stead while Christian McCaffrey broke Sunday's slate for 177 scrimmage yards and four touchdowns. Mitchell hasn't done much with 16 carries this year, but he remains one of fantasy's highest-upside handcuffs behind the oft-injured McCaffrey.

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Daniel Jones Oct 3 1:00am ET
Daniel Jones

New York Giants wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson snagged five of his six targets for 40 yards and added one rush for seven yards in the team's 24-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. The second-year receiver led the Giants in targets on the night. It's not an amazing stat line, but this is just his second game back from an ACL tear suffered in his rookie season. As he continues to play more snaps, Robinson may emerge as Daniel Jones' top receiving option on an offense that lacks playmakers. The former second-round pick is worth a roster spot in standard-sized leagues, especially in PPR formats, to see if he continues to produce as his playing time increases.

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Pat Freiermuth Oct 3 1:00am ET
Pat Freiermuth

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Pat Freiermuth (hamstring) is expected to miss two-to-three weeks, per Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Freiermuth suffered a hamstring injury during Week 4's loss to the Houston Texans, and this development coincides with a previous report that he isn't dealing with just a tweak. The 24-year-old is currently labeled as questionable for Week 5 against the Baltimore Ravens, but he should be deemed closer to the doubtful side of that tag based on this timetable. Pittsburgh has a Week 6 bye, so perhaps fantasy managers can circle Week 7 (Oct. 22) as a reasonable Freiermuth return date. Third-round rookie Darnell Washington, a freak athlete out of Georgia, could be in for an augmented role if Freiermuth indeed misses time, but he wouldn't be a recommended streamer against a Ravens defense allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per game to tight ends in 2023.

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Darren Waller Oct 3 12:40am ET
Darren Waller

New York Giants tight end Darren Waller caught all three of his targets for just 21 yards in the team's blowout loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. Two of Waller's receptions came on the second-to-last drive for Big Blue. The Giants' offense, once again, sputtered in the primetime lights. Quarterback Daniel Jones was sacked 11 times, threw two interceptions, and lost a fumble. It's getting harder for fantasy managers to trust Waller. However, given the state of the tight end position, there aren't many high-upside options on waiver wires better than the ex-Raider. Waller and the Giants will try and kickstart their offense in Miami in Week 5.

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Jelani Woods Oct 3 12:40am ET
Jelani Woods

Indianapolis Colts head coach Shane Steichen says that tight end Jelani Woods (hamstring) will remain on injured reserve this week, per Nate Atkins of The Indianapolis Star. Woods' hamstring injury cost him the entire preseason and he doesn't appear to be ready to take practice reps quite yet, either. The 2022 third-round pick flashed at times in his rookie season, ultimately securing 25 out of 40 passes for 312 yards and three touchdowns in 15 games. Even so, Woods belongs on fantasy waiver wires with his return not exactly seeming imminent. Kylen Granson has acted as Indianapolis' primary tight end with 11 catches for 88 yards and a score, but Drew Ogletree generated 48 yards while visiting the end zone in Week 4. There's not much to see here for fantasy purposes in most leagues.

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Daniel Jones Oct 3 12:20am ET
Daniel Jones

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones threw for 203 yards and rushed for another 66 in the team's 24-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday Night Football. Similar to Jones' night in their season opener against Dallas, the veteran quarterback was relentlessly pressured in the pocket. When the final whistle blew, Jones had been sacked on 11 occasions and turned the ball over three times. The Giants' offense, once again, looked like one of the worst units in the league. Jones can't be trusted in fantasy lineups until this offense shows any signs of life. The Giants travel to Miami to take on the Dolphins in Week 5.

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Matt Breida Oct 3 12:20am ET
Matt Breida

New York Giants running back Matt Breida rushed the ball 14 times for 30 yards but turned five receptions into 48 more yards in the team's 24-3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. His highlight of the night (which was also the Giants' longest play of the game) came on a 22-yard catch when quarterback Daniel Jones scrambled out of the pocket and found the running back jetting down the field. This could be the curtain call for Breida, who was filling in for starter Saquon Barkley (ankle). Barkley is aiming to return for the Giants' Week 5 matchup against Miami. If he doesn't, Breida will be serviceable as a flex option for fantasy football managers.

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Javonte Williams Oct 3 12:20am ET
Javonte Williams

Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams (hip) sustained a hip flexor injury during Week 4's 31-28 comeback win over the Chicago Bears, and he isn't expected to miss much time, if any, per ESPN's Adam Schefter. Williams took only 17% of Denver's offensive snaps before exiting on Sunday, handling two carries for no gain and three catches for nine yards. Undrafted rookie Jaleel McLaughlin burst onto the scene for 104 total yards and a touchdown on Sunday while presumed No. 2 back Samaje Perine plodded his way to 12 yards on six carries with two receptions for 23 yards. It's great to hear Williams isn't dealing with anything serious as he continues working his way back from a 2022 torn ACL with just 138 yards on 38 carries and 11 catches for 51 yards so far this year. It sounds as if the 23-year-old is on the right side of questionable ahead of practice for Week 5 versus the New York Jets.

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Keaton Mitchell Oct 3 12:10am ET
Keaton Mitchell

Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh says running back Keaton Mitchell (shoulder) could be activated from injured reserve this week, per Jonas Shaffer of Mitchell hurt his shoulder during an Aug. 21 preseason exhibition, forcing him to IR ahead of the regular season. The 21-year-old undrafted rookie could assume the roster spot of veteran Melvin Gordon III, who has bounced back and forth from the practice squad this season, if he is reinstated before Week 5's divisional tilt with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Mitchell was a curiously hot waiver wire add on Yahoo ahead of Week 4, but his role is unlikely to translate into fantasy value at this time behind Gus Edwards and Justice Hill.

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Geno Smith Oct 2 10:20pm ET
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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith briefly left Monday night's game with a potential knee injury that needed further evaluation. After Drew Lock took over for a few drives in the second quarter, Smith returned at the beginning of the second half. He's only thrown two total incompletions so far in this game and has led them on a touchdown drive where he found DK Metcalf in the endzone. With Smith being back, the value of the team's pass catchers should return to normal against a Giants defensive unit that has had a number of mistakes.

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Geno Smith Oct 2 9:50pm ET
Geno Smith

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith (knee) left Monday night's game to receive further evaluation on his knee after he was tackled awkwardly out of bounds in the second quarter. Smith briefly showed frustration with the opposing defensive back who tackled him and then was replaced by Drew Lock. It seems like the team is going to get some X-rays and do some tests before allowing Smith back into the game. Fantasy managers will want to stay tuned for more updates as halftime approaches.

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Jamal Adams Oct 2 9:20pm ET
Jamal Adams

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (concussion) has officially been ruled out for the rest of the Monday night contest against the Giants. This was Adams' first game back since Week 1 of last season, but he is now being evaluated for a concussion after a collision on the game's opening drive. When healthy, Adams is a huge addition to this defensive unit, especially in the pass rush. The good news is that Adams will have the bye week in his favor to get through the concussion protocol and return for a Week 6 matchup against Cincinnati.

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James Robinson Oct 2 8:50pm ET
James Robinson

The Green Bay Packers worked out free-agent running back James Robinson on Monday. Robinson is still trying to latch on with an NFL team after the New York Giants released him during training camp in August. The former undrafted free agent burst onto the scene in his rookie year in 2020 with the Jacksonville Jaguars with 1,070 rushing yards and seven touchdowns while adding 49 receptions (60 targets) for an additional 49 yards and three scores. He scored a career-high eight rushing touchdowns the following year but has fallen off a cliff ever since. In 11 games with the Jaguars and New York Jets in 2022, Robinson had 110 carries for 425 yards and three TDs and has struggled to latch on with a team since. If the 25-year-old lands in Green Bay, he'd be serving as RB depth behind Aaron Jones, AJ Dillon, rookie Emanuel Wilson and Patrick Taylor.

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David Ojabo Oct 2 8:40pm ET
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Baltimore Ravens linebacker David Ojabo (ankle, knee) has a decision to make on whether his ankle/knee injury will end his 2023 season, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Ojabo was injured in the Week 3 overtime loss to the Indianapolis Colts and was placed on Injured Reserve, so he must sit out at least four games. It will likely come down to whether the 23-year-old decides to go under the knife. Ojabo was the team's second-round selection last year out of Michigan. He played in just two games in his rookie year due to injury and might finish his sophomore campaign with only three games played.

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Mike McDaniel Oct 2 8:40pm ET
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Miami Dolphins left tackle Terron Armstead (knee) "will not be playing in the next game but will play again this season, according to head coach Mike McDaniel. The oft-injured Armstead suffered a knee injury in the Week 4 loss to the division-rival Buffalo Bills on Sunday and is now considered week-to-week. He will be not be available when the Dolphins take on the New York Giants in Week 5. Armstead left the stadium in Buffalo on crutches. The 32-year-old veteran has played in two of the team's four games to begin the year, but the good news is he will return this year. Expect Kendall Lamm to start at left tackle for the Dolphins for however long Armstead is sidelined.

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Tyler Higbee Oct 2 8:30pm ET
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Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee (thumb) "got his thumb banged up a little bit" in the Week 4 overtime win over the Indianapolis Colts, according to head coach Sean McVay. Higbee was questionable going into Sunday's win over the Colts with an Achilles injury, but he ended up suiting up and caught five of a season-high 11 targets for 64 yards. The 30-year-old has yet to find the end zone in the first four games, but he's been respectable as a low-end TE1 for fantasy managers with 16 receptions on 26 targets for 196 yards as the TE9 in half-PPR scoring. His thumb injury shouldn't cause him to miss the Week 5 meeting with the Philadelphia Eagles this Sunday. However, the impending return of receiver Cooper Kupp (hamstring) is inevitably going to take valuable targets away from Higbee.

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