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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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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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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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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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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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Jerry Jeudy Sep 29 12:40am ET
Jerry Jeudy

Denver Broncos wide receiver Jerry Jeudy (knee) is back on the injury report in Week 4, but he's put in back-to-back limited practices and should be able to play in a mouthwatering Week 4 matchup against the winless Chicago Bears. Jeudy missed the season opener with a hamstring injury but returned in Week 2 to catch three of five targets for 25 yards on 68% of the offensive snaps. He took a step forward with five catches on seven targets for 81 yards on 76% of the snaps in the Week 3 embarrassment against the Dolphins. As long as the 24-year-old isn't limited at all by his knee injury, he should be one of Russell Wilson's top targets, alongside Courtland Sutton. As a high-volume target against a putrid defense, Jeudy has plenty of upside this week as a WR3/flex.

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Courtland Sutton Sep 29 12:30am ET
Courtland Sutton

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton has been a top-25 fantasy wideout through the first three weeks. It's a big shift since the end of the 2022 campaign, when he couldn't be trusted at all in lineups. Through three weeks, he's been Russell Wilson's go-to guy and has hauled in 17 of 23 targets for 189 yards and two touchdowns. Despite fumbling twice in the demolition in Week 3 by the Dolphins, Sutton had 19.1 half-PPR points. The 27-year-old former second-rounder early season play has vaulted him to WR3/flex status for fantasy managers with a high floor, especially heading into a juicy Week 4 matchup against the porous Chicago Bears defense. Jerry Jeudy will pull targets away from Sutton inevitably, but the two could co-exist in Sean Payton's offense as long as Wilson keeps humming.

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Jamal Agnew Sep 29 12:30am ET
Jamal Agnew

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jamal Agnew (quad) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. More usage could be on tap once again for the Pro Bowl return specialist if he overcome a quad issue in Week 3 against the Atlanta Falcons with Zay Jones (knee) still absent from practice with a knee issue. Agnew tallied four catches on five targets for 49 yards last Sunday sans Jones, and the former appears closer to suiting up than the latter. Even with an expanded role, the 28-year-old Agnew would be a desperation WR4/5 opposing a Falcons defense that's given up the seventh-fewest fantasy points to wideouts this season. Calvin Ridley and Christian Kirk should be busy, regardless.

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Samaje Perine Sep 29 12:20am ET
Samaje Perine

Denver Broncos running back Samaje Perine was expected to have a significant role in the backfield early on in his first year in Denver with Javonte Williams being eased in following a major knee injury in 2022. Perine looked pretty explosive on 12 touches in the season opener and played the same number of offensive snaps as Williams. But in the last two weeks, he's disappeared, combining for four carries for 13 yards and five catches for 35 yards. The Broncos understandably abandoned the run game in a 50-point loss to the Dolphins in Week 3, but his drop in involvement the last two weeks has been concerning. Rookie Jaleel McLaughlin has seen more carries and has even scored. The Chicago Bears are an extremely inviting matchup for RBs, but will Perine even see enough touches to be worth considering as an RB4/flex in fantasy? We have our doubts.

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Keaontay Ingram Sep 29 12:20am ET
Keaontay Ingram

Arizona Cardinals running back Keaontay Ingram (neck) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, per Darren Urban of the team's official site. Ingram's status on the injury report comes a bit unexpectedly after the tailback appeared to come away unscathed from Week 3's game versus the Dallas Cowboys. The 23-year-old has 12 carries for 15 yards to go with one catch for an additional eight yards in three games as Arizona's No. 2 back this year. James Conner (back), who returned to a full practice on Thursday, would rarely come off the field on Sunday against the division-rival San Francisco 49ers if Ingram happens to miss the contest. Ingram is nothing more than a fantasy handcuff at this time.

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Javonte Williams Sep 29 12:10am ET
Javonte Williams

Fantasy managers that drafted Denver Broncos running back Javonte Williams knew they were going to have to be patient early on. Williams tore multiple ligaments in his knee in Week 4 of 2022, so the Broncos were going to ease him in to begin the 2023 season. He played in 45% of the offensive snaps the first two weeks before playing 42% of the snaps in a 50-point loss to the Dolphins in Week 3. The good news: The 23-year-old has seen double-digit carries in all three games as the lead back. The bad news: Williams has yet to score and is averaging 7.3 half-PPR points in those games. However, he has an excellent opportunity to find the end zone for the first time this year in Week 4 against a Chicago Bears defense that's allowing the second-most half-PPR points per game (32.2) to RBs. Williams has clear RB2 upside in what should be his best showing of the young season.

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Kadarius Toney Sep 29 12:10am ET
Kadarius Toney

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Kadarius Toney (toe) remained limited in Thursday's practice. That's two limited sessions this week for Toney, who was held to one catch on two snaps in Week 3's blowout win over the Chicago Bears. The 24-year-old has 11 targets on just 30 routes run this year, which insinuates that Toney isn't having much issue creating separation. But even if he ends up being active again in Week 4 against the New York Jets, Toney cannot be trusted in any fantasy lineups with 35 yards across three games. The former first-round pick remains a luxury bench stash for fantasy managers who can afford the backend roster spot. Rashee Rice, who emerged with five catches (seven targets) for 59 yards last Sunday, might be pinging the radar as a possible deep-league FLEX choice if Toney cannot go.

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