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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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Jonathan Taylor Sep 29 9:50am ET
Jonathan Taylor

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor (ankle) appears ready to return from the PUP list, according to ESPN's Stephen Holder. The 24-year-old was placed on the PUP list ahead of Week 1 due to an ankle issue. He reportedly looks great and has been moving around well lately. It certainly appears that Taylor is ready to get back on the field. He won't be eligible to return until Week 5, so that means at least one more week of Zack Moss as the starter. However, Taylor also requested a trade before being placed on the PUP list. It's unclear if he has any intentions of suiting up for the Colts again. Taylor physically appears ready to play, but who knows when he'll actually suit up again.

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Daniel Jones Sep 29 9:50am ET
Daniel Jones

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones is experiencing a rough start to the 2023 season but draws the Seattle Seahawks at home in Week 4. Seattle has allowed the second-most passing yards (984) on the season which could help Jones and the rest of the offense get back on track. Through three games, the 26-year-old has thrown just two touchdowns compared to four interceptions. Jones' 8.9 yards per completion is his lowest average across his five seasons. The ex-Duke Blue Devil is the QB22 so far this season. However, due to the matchup, Jones is viewed as a low-end QB1 for the week.

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Juwan Johnson Sep 29 9:40am ET
Juwan Johnson

New Orleans Saints tight end Juwan Johnson has been quiet through the first three weeks of the 2023 season, grabbing seven receptions for just 61 yards. Johnson has struggled to draw adequate volume with Michael Thomas healthy and with Rashid Shaheed emerging as an offensive weapon. While the tight end position is bleak aside from the top of the board, look elsewhere to make a dart throw in Week 4. Both New Orleans-Tampa Bay matchups last season failed to clear 33 total points, and this will again likely be a defensive battle as the division rivals go head-to-head.

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Ben Skowronek Sep 29 9:40am ET
Ben Skowronek

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Ben Skowronek (Achilles) was unable to practice on Thursday. This marks the second day in a row that Skowronek has missed due to a lingering Achilles issue. The third-year receiver saw some action with the team last year, but has been barely used in the passing game this season. So far, Skowronek has two receptions for 13 yards in three games. He has mainly been a special teams player and it'll probably stay that way. His availability probably won't have much of an impact for the Week 4 matchup versus the Indianapolis Colts.

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Blake Grupe Sep 29 9:40am ET
Blake Grupe

New Orleans Saints rookie kicker Blake Grupe missed the first field goal of his career at a critical moment, blowing a 46-yard attempt wide right that would have given New Orleans a late lead against Green Bay. It is the only missed field goal of his career to date, as he is now 6-for-7. With Jameis Winston likely under center this week, Grupe should see plenty of field goal opportunities. It could be a bounce-back week for the rookie kicker. He is a startable option in Week 4.

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Michael Thomas Sep 29 9:30am ET
Michael Thomas

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas has remained consistent throughout his career. While his numbers have fallen since his prime years, he is still garnering a 25.7% target share on the season with an average of 8.7 targets per game. That volume alone is enough to warrant a fantasy start. The concern is his efficiency with that volume, as his average yards per reception is at a career-low 9.2. PPR leagues reward receptions, making Thomas a valuable flex option, but he has yet to score a touchdown in 2023 and has not yet cleared 61 receiving yards in a game. Start him in PPR leagues with a safe floor, but know that his upside is limited.

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Jamal Adams Sep 29 9:30am ET
Jamal Adams

Seattle Seahawks safety Jamal Adams (quad) was a full participant during Thursday's practice. The three-time All-Pro has not played since Week 1 of last season. He tore his quad in his left leg during the game and has been unable to play since then. Adams was listed as questionable last week, but ended up sitting out. It appears he's on track to return to the field for the Monday night matchup versus the New York Giants. His return would be a significant boost for the Seahawks secondary.

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Rashid Shaheed Sep 29 9:30am ET
Rashid Shaheed

New Orleans Saints second-year wide receiver Rashid Shaheed had another explosive play in Week 3, returning a punt 76 yards for a touchdown in the second quarter. Aside from that, he made no impact. Shaheed was targeted twice but failed to haul in any of his targets, and also had one carry for no gain. New Orleans continues to creatively weave the speedy receiver into their offense, but his volume is not currently at a level to where he can be trusted in lineups. If Shaheed is started in Week 4 you are banking on a big play, which he has been more than capable of, but be aware that he could easily bust. Avoid Shaheed when possible.

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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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