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Ravens promote LB Kyle Van Noy to active roster

Sat Sep 30 11:19am ET
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The Baltimore Ravens promoted linebacker Kyle Van Noy to the active roster, NFL Network reported on Saturday.

The reported move comes four days after Van Noy joined the Ravens' practice squad. It likely came out of necessity, as Baltimore (2-1) ruled out outside linebackers Odafe Oweh (ankle) and David Ojabo (knee/ankle) for Sunday's game against the host Cleveland Browns (2-1). Fellow linebacker Tyus Bowser in on the non-football injured list.

Van Noy, a two-time Super Bowl champion, recorded 46 tackles, five sacks and two fumble recoveries in 17 games (13 starts) with the Los Angeles Chargers last season.

Van Noy, 32, has totaled 470 tackles, 33.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and nine fumble recoveries in 128 career games (86 starts) with the Detroit Lions (2014-16), New England Patriots (2016-19, 2021), Miami Dolphins (2020) and Chargers (2022).

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Kyle Van Noy Sep 30 11:20am ET
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The Baltimore Ravens are signing free-agent linebacker Kyle Van Noy to their 53-man active roster on Saturday, according to a source. The move comes just four days after the team added Van Noy to their practice squad, and now he inks a deal that positions him to be on the roster for the rest of the 2023 season. The 32-year-old 10-year veteran and three-time Super Bowl champion will give the Ravens some more depth in the middle of their defense the rest of the way after injuries to Tyus Bowser, Malik Hamm, David Ojabo and Odafe Oweh. The former second-round pick of the Detroit Lions in 2014 out of BYU played 17 games (13 starts) for the Los Angeles Chargers in 2022 and had five sacks, 46 tackles (30 solo), eight tackles for loss and nine QB hits.

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Will Dissly Sep 30 11:20am ET
Will Dissly

Seattle Seahawks tight end Will Dissly (shoulder) was limited for the second straight day in practice on Friday. Dissly was held out of the Week 3 win over the Carolina Panthers, but he appears to at least have a shot at returning on Monday night this week on the road in New York against the Giants. In his absence last Sunday against Carolina, Noah Fant saw more playing time for Seattle and finished with four catches on five targets for 41 yards. The 27-year-old Dissly has done very little in his first two games of 2023, catching all five of his targets for 52 yards. Even if Dissly is able to make a return in Week 4 on Monday night, fantasy managers in single-tight end leagues should be able to find better options for their starting lineups.

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Dak Prescott Sep 30 11:10am ET
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The Dallas Cowboys have ruled left tackle Tyron Smith (knee) out for the Week 4 game on Sunday against the New England Patriots. Smith didn't actually miss the Week 3 upset loss to the Arizona Cardinals, but he didn't play at all and stayed on the sidelines, so he'll effectively be missing his second straight contest. Not having the 32-year-old All-Pro left tackle on quarterback Dak Prescott's blind side isn't ideal against a pretty strong Patriots defense. Expect Chuma Edoga to make another start for the Cowboys this weekend. Smith has played 19 games since the start of 2020 and has missed 35 games, including this week. All-Pro right guard Zack Martin (ankle) and center Tyler Biadasz (hamstring) are questionable, but the team is optimistic they will be able to play.

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Chad Ryland Sep 30 9:40am ET
Chad Ryland

New England Patriots kicker Chad Ryland is not a viable fantasy option for Week 4 versus the Dallas Cowboys. The rookie simply hasn't seen enough volume to justify rostering him in fantasy leagues. As the Patriots head into a tough matchup with Dallas, their offensive stagnation could persist. To make matters worse, Ryland missed two field goals last week, dropping him to 8-for-10 on total kicks this year. He belongs on waivers in fantasy football.

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Hayden Hurst Sep 30 8:20am ET
Hayden Hurst

Carolina Panthers tight end Hayden Hurst has become an afterthought in his team's offense after a solid Week 1, drawing just six targets over his past two games. Hurst will look to get things going again in Week 4's home matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. Minnesota has been a decent matchup for tight ends through three weeks, allowing the 11th-most fantasy points per game to the position. Hurst remains a risky play thanks to his lack of involvement in the offense of late, leaving him as a low-end TE2 in Week 4.

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Eddy Pineiro Sep 30 8:20am ET
Eddy Pineiro

Carolina Panthers kicker Eddy Pineiro made two of his three field goals and added three extra points in his team's Week 3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Pineiro will now take on the Minnesota Vikings at home in Bank of America Stadium in Week 4. The Vikings have been solid against kickers this season, allowing just the 17th-most fantasy points per game to the position. Pineiro has made six of seven field goals on the year, including two from 50+ yards, but the Carolina offense isn't moving the ball into scoring position frequently enough to trust him as a fantasy starter this weekend.

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Adam Thielen Sep 30 8:00am ET
Adam Thielen

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Adam Thielen turned in a huge performance in a Week 3 loss to the Seattle Seahawks, finishing with 11 catches for 145 yards and a touchdown on 14 targets. He will look for more success in Week 4 when he takes on the Minnesota Vikings at home. The Vikings have been a dream matchup for receivers through the first three games of the season, allowing the third-most fantasy points per game. Thielen could also be forced into a larger role as Jonathan Mingo (concussion) was limited all week and is questionable for Sunday's game. Fantasy managers can trust Thielen as a quality WR3 heading into Week 4.

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Chuba Hubbard Sep 30 8:00am ET
Chuba Hubbard

Carolina Panthers running back Chuba Hubbard was quiet in Week 3, seeing just one carry and three targets in a loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Hubbard will look to bounce back in Week 4's home matchup against the Minnesota Vikings. While struggling against the pass, Minnesota's defense has been effective against the run through the first three weeks, allowing the 22nd-most fantasy points per game to opposing running backs. That being said, Miles Sanders (groin) missed practice on Friday after getting in limited sessions on Wednesday and Thursday. A late-week downgrade is never great news, so Hubbard could be the Panthers' starter on Sunday if Sanders isn't ready to go. Treat Hubbard as a solid RB3 if Sanders is inactive in Week 4.

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Brett Maher Sep 30 6:40am ET
Brett Maher

Los Angeles Rams kicker Brett Maher is locked in as a top-five option at the position. Maher has hit three field goals in each of his first three games of the season and is connecting on them. The 33-year-old has made nine of 11 field goal attempts and is five-of-five on extra point tries. Maher is a must-start going forward and will continue to get these opportunities, considering how great the Rams have been at getting down the field at will. He is a great play and should not be on any waiver wires, as he faces the Indianapolis Colts in Week 4.

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Van Jefferson Sep 30 6:20am ET
Van Jefferson

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Van Jefferson put together his best game of the season in Week 3, as he hauled in a 46-yard deep ball from Matthew Stafford. This was Jefferson's only catch of the game and one of just three targets, despite playing 93% of all offensive snaps. The 27-year-old receiver has been out-targeted by four different Rams through the first three games, making it clear that he's not someone Stafford is looking for often. Jefferson should be approached as a low-end WR4 at best, and a DFS dart throw in the team's Week 4 matchup against the Indianapolis Colts.

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Tutu Atwell Sep 30 6:10am ET
Tutu Atwell

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Tutu Atwell has established himself as a go-to target for Matthew Stafford early on. The speedy receiver out of Louisville has caught 17 of his 26 targets for 246 receiving yards and is the overall WR11 through the first three weeks of the season. Atwell faces a struggling Indianapolis Colts' secondary this week and has a great opportunity to continue this level of playing. He is a strong WR2 option and has a moderately safe floor in Week 4.

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Kyren Williams Sep 30 6:00am ET
Kyren Williams

Los Angeles Rams running back Kyren Williams has played 97% of offensive snaps in his two starts without Cam Akers, which is the highest rate for any RB over the last two games. The second-year back is the overall RB6 in half-PPR leagues and has solidified himself as an every-down player for the Rams. Williams faces the Indianapolis Colts in Week 4, who are allowing just 3.5 yards per carry through the first three weeks of the season. However, this shouldn't scare you as Williams has 17 targets over the last two games and will continue to be an integral part of the team's offense. He is a high-end RB2 with a safe floor this week.

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Matthew Stafford Sep 30 5:50am ET
Matthew Stafford

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford is the overall QB19 through the first three weeks of the season. While Stafford does have the second-most pass attempts in the entire league, he is completing just over 60% of his throws and has thrown four interceptions. He now faces the Indianapolis Colts in the team's Week 4 matchup, who are currently a bottom-10 pass defense. With his top wide receiver Cooper Kupp (hamstring) still out for at least another game, Stafford is a low-end QB1 at best in Week 4 and should mainly be an option in super flex and deeper leagues.

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Jamal Adams Sep 30 4:50am ET
Jamal Adams

The Seattle Seahawks defense has done little to stop their opponents this year, allowing just over 29 points per game, the third-worst rate in the league. In Week 4, they will get a boost with the return of safety Jamal Adams (quadriceps) who has been sidelined with an injury since 2002's season opener. Second-year cornerback Riq Woolen (chest) is also expected to play after missing Week 3 due to injury. Unfortunately, Seattle's defense is still banged up, with five members of their secondary not practicing or being limited in practice on Friday. The woeful New York Giants are on tap for Week 4. The Giants are averaging just over 14 points per game and have given up five turnovers and 12 sacks already in 2023, making Seattle a tempting streaming option.

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Jason Myers Sep 30 4:40am ET
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Seattle Seahawks kicker Jason Myers shook off the rust against the Carolina Panthers in Week 3. After starting the season converting three of his six field goal attempts in Weeks 1 and 2, Myers went 5-for-5 in Week 3 and was the only Seahawk to put points on the board in the first half of the game. He also nailed both of his extra-point attempts. In Week 4, Myers and the Seahawks play the New York Giants who are giving up almost 10 fantasy points per game to kickers. Fantasy managers can feel a bit more confident in starting Myers this week.

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Noah Fant Sep 30 4:30am ET
Noah Fant

After laying an egg in the Seattle Seahawks' season opener, Noah Fant has 97 receiving yards in his last two games, leading the team's tight ends. Colby Parkinson has 87 yards of his own and his nine targets equal Fant's. Both saw an increased role in Seattle's Week 3 victory over the Carolina Panthers but the team was also missing Will Dissly (shoulder) due to injury. Seattle's propensity to cycle through their tight ends makes Fant an unreliable option for fantasy purposes. Even against the flailing New York Giants in Week 4, he and his companions can be left on the waiver wire.

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Tyler Lockett Sep 30 4:20am ET
Tyler Lockett

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver came back to earth in Week 3 against the Carolina Panthers, catching three of his seven targets for 34 yards after scoring twice in his previous game. Fantasy managers will hope Lockett can rebound in Week 4 against the New York Giants, who have surrendered three touchdowns to wide receivers in their last two games. The Giants' defense has been softer against the run so far in 2023, though, and if the Seahawks jump out to an early lead their pass game will likely take a back seat to Kenneth Walker III and Zach Charbonnet. Still, Lockett owns a whopping 36.39% share of his team's air yards and rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba has not posed a threat to the veteran's workload, so he should still be heavily involved on Monday. Lockett can be treated as a flex option in Week 4.

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Sam Howell Sep 30 4:10am ET
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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry has the best individual matchup of Week 4, according to PFF's WR/CB Matchup Chart. Bradberry is projected to line up across from Curtis Samuel for most of the Eagles' matchup against the Washington Commanders, but Bradberry also has favorable matchups against the other Washington receivers. Bradberry has only allowed a catch on 56% of the targets that came his way. Each of Samuel, Terry McLaurin, and Jahan Dotson all have fewer than 1.50 yards per route run this season. Bradberry's matchup advantage might not help his fantasy value if it results in him not being targeted. But if he is targeted, he has a good chance to make some pass defenses and interceptions, as Sam Howell has already thrown five picks in three games.

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Aidan Hutchinson Sep 30 4:00am ET
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Detroit Lions edge rusher Aidan Hutchinson made two tackles and 1.5 sacks in the Lions' 34-20 win over the Packers on Thursday Night Football. According to PFF's unofficial statistics, the second-year standout made a total of eight pressures and two QB hits. That puts him at 27 total pressures on the season, an average of 6.8 per game, both of which lead the NFL. He had 19 pressures in the first three weeks, which is tied for the most of any defensive player who has played three games.

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Jalen Carter Sep 30 4:00am ET
Jalen Carter

DT Jalen Carter and the Philadelphia Eagles face the league's most sack-prone quarterback, the Washington Commanders' Sam Howell, in Week 4. Howell has been sacked 19 times in three games, six more than any other quarterback. Last week, Howell was sacked nine times by the Buffalo Bills. Going back to Howell's first career start in Week 18 of last season, Howell has been sacked three or more times in each of the past four weeks. The Commanders' pass blocking is rated as mediocre by PFF, but Howell's sack tendency is also influenced by his high average time to throw and reluctance to get rid of the football. Howell is taking 2.9 seconds from snap to release on average, which is the ninth longest amongst starting quarterbacks. Carter and his teammates are strong starts in this favorable matchup.

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