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Weekly Rankings: Week 4 Value Meter

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

Sunday Update Complete, updated to reflect news that Cutler is playing.

Bye Week - New England, Tennessee.

Early London game on Sunday - Dolphins vs. Jets

Here are our rankings for the coming week at each position to help you decide your starting lineup. Our rankings are based on the following scoring system: four points for a passing touchdown; six points for a rushing/receiving touchdown; one point for every 20 passing yards; and one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards. Flex Rankings are for PPR leagues.

Typically, this article will be posted on Tuesday evenings, roughly around 10:00 pm PT - it used to be 8:00, but life intervenes, and I coach two soccer practices on Tuesdays now. ***These are not draft rankings. They are solely for the given week of the season.***

I will update these during the week, usually twice per week to account for injury or other news during practice. The timing of those updates will vary based on the news at hand and my schedule for the given week. But the first of those updates usually won't happen until Thursday. At any rate, I will post a "last updated" note at the top of the article, or an "update in progress" note if it's while I'm doing it.

By all means, if you want to discuss a rank, or want me to add a player, chime in on the comments. I try to be receptive to your feedback and try to respond to most comments, though on occasion the volume can be quite thick. Please refer to the rankings first when asking "should I start Player A vs. Player B?".

Quarterback

1.Aaron Rodgers GB at SF
2.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Hou
3.Cam Newton CAR at TB
4.Andy Dalton CIN vs. KC
5.Carson Palmer ARZ vs. StL
6.Peyton Manning DEN vs. Min
Note: Good performance Sunday night (7.7 YPA), but I'm worried that Minnesota's pass rush might cause him fits.
7.Philip Rivers SD vs. Cle
8.Eli Manning NYG at Buf
9.Russell Wilson SEA vs. Det
10.Joe Flacco BAL at Pit
11.*Tyrod Taylor BUF vs. NYG
Note: Suffered a minor ankle injury last week. ***Listed as probable.***
12.*Michael Vick PIT vs. Bal
Note: Going to be starting for what looks like to be the next four-to-six weeks with Roethlisberger out with a torn MCL.
13.Derek Carr OAK at Chi
Note: Another big growth game - I didn't expect Carr to move the ball so easily on the road against the Browns.
14.Colin Kaepernick SF vs. GB
Note: Woof - Kaepernick couldn't even get Garbage Time right, throwing just 19 times overall. Of course, four INT's limits the number of attempts one can take.
15.*Sam Bradford PHI at Was
Note: Hurricane Joaquin could be a factor for Sunday's game - moving down accordingly.
16.*Drew Brees NO vs. Dal
Note: (Shoulder) Had a good throwing session Tuesday and expects to practice Wednesday. Took first-team reps Wednesday, but didn't quite practice enough to rise to the level of a full practice. ***Still limited at Friday's practice, but listed as probable.***
17.Alex Smith KC at Cin
Note: Well, at least the WR-TD drought is over, and Smith was able to salvage Garbage Time Production on Monday against the Packers.
18.Josh McCown CLE at SD
Note: Banged his right hand against the Raiders, but isn't expected to miss any practice time.
19.Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ at Mia
20.*Jay Cutler CHI vs. Oak
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practices this week. Some small chance that he'll play. ***Turned in three days of limited practice this week, officially listed as questionable.***
21.*Matt Hasselbeck IND vs. Jax
Note: ***Would be the starter if Luck can't go.***
22.*Matthew Stafford DET at Sea
Note: As someone who has been dealing with rib injuries might suggest, Stafford has been getting pummeled so far this season, which helps explain his paltry YPA over hte last two games.
23.Brandon Weeden DAL at NO
24.*Kirk Cousins WAS vs. Phi
Note: Colt McCoy has a foot injury, so currently RG3 is practicing as the backup behind Cousins. Hurricane Joaquin could be a factor for Sunday's game.
25.Blake Bortles JAC at Ind
26.Jameis Winston TB vs. Car
27.*Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Tannehill struggled against the Bills, and ran just once because of the ankle injury.
28.Nick Foles STL at Ari
29.Teddy Bridgewater MIN at Den
Note: The Vikings are only asking Bridgewater to be a game-manager - at least, over the last two games when they've been leading. Let's see what happens against Denver.
30.*Ryan Mallett HOU at Atl
Note: (Chest) Limited practice participant Wednesday. ***Limited at practice on Friday, but listed as probable.***
31.Jimmy Clausen CHI vs. Oak
32.*Andrew Luck IND vs. Jax
Note: (Shoulder) Limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday. ***Limited again on Friday and didn't throw, plus the Colts added a third quarterback (Josh Johnson) this week. However, Chuck Pagano said he remained confident that Luck would play. This is a genuine 'questionable' listing. Chris Mortensen is reporting that Luck will not play.***
33.*Luke McCown NO vs. Dal
Note: I'm operating under the assumption that Brees will play this week.
34.*Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Bal
Note: Torn MCL, out four-to-six weeks.

Running Backs

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Bal
2.Jamaal Charles KC at Cin
3.Adrian Peterson MIN at Den
4.Latavius Murray OAK at Chi
5.Matt Forte CHI vs. Oak
6.Mark Ingram NO vs. Dal
7.*Eddie Lacy GB at SF
Note: (Ankle) Lacy made it through Monday night's game and looked pretty good, though he shared carries evenly with Starks. Full practice Wednesday.
8.*Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Hou
Note: It's possible that Freeman could displace Coleman for the starting job even once Coleman is fully healthy. He'll likely at least have another week to make his case.
9.Joseph Randle DAL at NO
10.*Karlos Williams BUF vs. NYG
Note: Williams could have a big role this week again, even if McCoy doesn't sit out. ***McCoy is officially out for this week.***
11.Jeremy Hill CIN vs. KC
12.*C.J. Anderson DEN vs. Min
Note: Anderson was evaluated for a potential concussion on Sunday night. He has been hurt by the lack of targets in the passing game, too - that might be a function of Peyton Manning's health and the offensive line's deficiencies.
13.Frank Gore IND vs. Jax
14.*Carlos Hyde SF vs. GB
Note: Niners could have Reggie Bush back this week - we'll see how that impacts Hyde's workload.
15.*Ryan Mathews PHI at Was
16.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. KC
Note: Not only did Bernard get more carries than Hill against the Ravens, he got nearly twice as many snaps. Not every week will play out like that, but this is a true two-headed monster.
17.*Chris Johnson ARZ vs. StL
Note: Though Andre Ellington should return this week, Bruce Arians said that Johnson would remain heavily involved in the game plan.
18.Melvin Gordon SD vs. Cle
19.T.J. Yeldon JAC at Ind
20.Lance Dunbar DAL at NO
Note: PPR gold - especially with Weeden in there instead of Romo.
21.Justin Forsett BAL at Pit
Note: Completely shut down by the Bengals - rushing 10 times for 13 yards.
22.*Darren Sproles PHI at Was
23.*Chris Ivory NYJ at Mia
Note: (Quad) Though Ivory was listed as active in Week 3, he didn't record a single touch. That said, coach Todd Bowles suggested that he thought Ivory would be good to go for Week 4. Full practice Thursday. ***Better outlook this week - declared a 'full go' by coach Todd Bowles.***
24.*Jonathan Stewart CAR at TB
Note: Stewart missed a brief portion of Sunday's game with a calf injury, but coach Ron Rivera said that he wasn't concerned about his availability this week. Diagnosed with an ailing tibia and has not practiced yet this week. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
25.*Arian Foster HOU at Atl
Note: (Groin) Coach Bill O'Brien fell short of declaring Foster ready for Week 4, but did say that he is close. Limited practice Thursday, after which coach Bill O'Brien reiterated that Foster will be a game-time decision. ***Still a game-time decision, probably won't have a full-time role if he does play. Jonathan Grimes is out this week, so one less mouth to feed. Adam Schefter is now reporting that Foster is expected to play.***
26.*Thomas Rawls SEA vs. Det
Note: Rawls took over once Lynch left the game, rushing 16 times for 104 yards. While it's apparent that he and not Fred Jackson is the handcuff for Lynch, I also think last week was the perfect storm. The Bears were never threatening the Seahawks in the game, so that they could focus on their interior rushing game and didn't need to use their pass-catching back, Fred Jackson.
27.*Ameer Abdullah DET at Sea
Note: ***Should get more work with Joique Bell ruled out this week.***
28.Rashad Jennings NYG at Buf
29.*Matt Jones WAS vs. Phi
Note: Jay Gruden said that he wouldn't hesitate to use Jones despite his two fumbles so far this season.
30.Lamar Miller MIA vs. NYJ
31.Todd Gurley STL at Ari
Note: Gurley had fewer carries than Mason in Week 3, but I think that ratio will flip in Week 4, and by Week 5 he'll be the clear #1 back for the Rams. ***Jeff Fisher suggested Friday that Gurley would get more touches this week.***
32.Danny Woodhead SD vs. Cle
33.Shane Vereen NYG at Buf
34.Isaiah Crowell CLE at SD
35.Bilal Powell NYJ at Mia
36.Charles Sims TB vs. Car
37.*Theo Riddick DET at Sea
Note: ***Should get more work with Joique Bell ruled out this week.***
38.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Phi
39.James Starks GB at SF
40.Duke Johnson CLE at SD
Note: Still getting fewer carries than Crowell, but on the bright side he's getting more work in the passing game.
41.David Johnson ARZ vs. StL
42.*Doug Martin TB vs. Car
Note: Missed practice Thursday due to a knee injury. Head coach Lovie Smith expects him to be ok, but I'm skeptical - losing snaps to Charles Sims already. ***Officially listed as questionable, but insists that he'll play.***
43.*DeMarco Murray PHI at Was
Note: (Hamstring) Murray was able to practice Tuesday. Full practice Thursday, which bodes well. But it could be really wet and windy Sunday - it's possible that the Eagles won't want to take a chance with him. Tread carefully. *** Full practice again Friday, expected to be active though will test out the hamstring in pregame warmups.***
44.Andre Williams NYG at Buf
45.*C.J. Spiller NO vs. Dal
Note: Sean Payton said that he needs to get Spiller more touches.
46.Darren McFadden DAL at NO
47.Fozzy Whittaker CAR at TB
48.Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. Min
49.*Cameron Artis-Payne CAR at TB
Note: Three carries last week, but with Stewart being held out of practice the last two days, that activity seems likely to rise.
50.*Fred Jackson SEA vs. Det
Note: Jackson got only four touches even when Lynch exited the game - it appears that Thomas Rawls is the handcuff and not Jackson, though the the game flow against the Bears had a big role in that.
51.Tre Mason STL at Ari
52.*Reggie Bush SF vs. GB
Note: (Calf) Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
53.Lorenzo Taliaferro BAL at Pit
54.DeAngelo Williams PIT vs. Bal
55.Damien Williams MIA vs. NYJ
56.Chris Thompson WAS vs. Phi
57.Marcel Reece OAK at Chi
58.*Andre Ellington ARZ vs. StL
Note: Ellington (knee) will be limited in practice early in the week, but the Cardinals expect him to be able to return. Still just 50-50 to play - his lateral motion remains a concern. ***Game-time decision, but won't start even if he plays.***
59.*Benny Cunningham STL at Ari
Note: ***(Knee) Listed as probable.***
60.Khiry Robinson NO vs. Dal
61.Jonas Gray MIA vs. NYJ
62.*Josh Robinson IND vs. Jax
Note: (Back) Full practice Thursday.
63.Alfred Blue HOU at Atl
64.Javorius Allen BAL at Pit
65.Chris Polk HOU at Atl
Note: I was wrong about Polk - I thought he would play a bigger role, but instead Alfred Blue had a good game and Polk was used minimally.
66.Anthony Dixon BUF vs. NYG
67.Bobby Rainey TB vs. Car
68.Terron Ward ATL vs. Hou
69.Jerick McKinnon MIN at Den
70.Jeremy Langford CHI vs. Oak
71.*Knile Davis KC at Cin
Note: Suffered a minor ankle injury on special teams and didn't play a single offensive snap Monday night.
72.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Det
Note: Lynch was pulled in the second quarter after aggravating his hamstring injury. He had an MRI on Monday, for which the Seahawks are awaiting the results still. '50-50' to suit up Monday night - we'll have to wait until Saturday's practice to really know his status. ***Officially questionable, didn't really practice all week. Unless you also own Rawls or maybe Jackson to slot in on Monday night, you can't take the chance of starting him.***
73.*LeSean McCoy BUF vs. NYG
Note: The Bills might have McCoy sit out this week to get his hamstring fully healed. Did not practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Officially ruled out for this week, and Week 5 looks a little dicey, too.***
74.*Joique Bell DET at Sea
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Thursday, gradually getting phased out. ***Officially ruled out for Monday night.***
75.*Denard Robinson JAC at Ind
76.*Tevin Coleman ATL vs. Hou
Note: (Ribs) Starting to run again, but not ready to practice, let alone play in a game.

Wide Receivers

1.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Hou
Note: (Toe, Hamstring) Limited Thursday, but fully expected to play.
2.Odell Beckham NYG at Buf
3.A.J. Green CIN vs. KC
4.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Min
5.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Bal
6.Randall Cobb GB at SF
7.Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. Min
8.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at Atl
9.Mike Evans TB vs. Car
Note: Evans had 17 targets against the Texans - suffice to say he and Jameis Winston have worked past their 'connection' issue.
10.Brandon Marshall NYJ at Mia
11.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. StL
12.Keenan Allen SD vs. Cle
13.Amari Cooper OAK at Chi
14.Jordan Matthews PHI at Was
15.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Jax
16.Steve Smith BAL at Pit
17.Jeremy Maclin KC at Cin
Note: Zero fantasy points at halftime, well over 20 points in the second half thanks to garbage time production - he finally broke the Chiefs' WR-touchdown drought.
18.Calvin Johnson DET at Sea
19.Allen Robinson JAC at Ind
20.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. NYJ
21.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Phi
22.Golden Tate DET at Sea
23.Vincent Jackson TB vs. Car
24.*James Jones GB at SF
Note: With Adams out, Jones became a more frequent target and not just a red-zone force. He'll probably continue that this week against the Niners.
25.Donte Moncrief IND vs. Jax
26.Anquan Boldin SF vs. GB
27.Michael Crabtree OAK at Chi
28.Steve Johnson SD vs. Cle
29.Marvin Jones CIN vs. KC
30.*Rishard Matthews MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Officially, finally number 2 on the Dolphins depth chart, behind only Landry. Parker is coming fast, though he might peak as the third receiver with Matthews playing so well.
31.*Brandin Cooks NO vs. Dal
Note: (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
32.*Travis Benjamin CLE at SD
Note: (Ribs) Full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
33.Percy Harvin BUF vs. NYG
34.Leonard Hankerson ATL vs. Hou
35.Rueben Randle NYG at Buf
36.*Torrey Smith SF vs. GB
Note: Dealing with a minor knee injury, which might explain why he was targeted just twice in the blowout loss to the Cardinals.
37.*Kenny Britt STL at Ari
Note: Missed practice Tuesday with 'a little bit of a shoulder issue.' Nonetheless, Britt has established himself as the Rams top option. Sat out again Wednesday, would have been limited Thursday had the Rams practiced. Watch carefully on Friday. ***Practiced Friday, listed as probable.***
38.Ty Montgomery GB at SF
39.Phillip Dorsett IND vs. Jax
40.Cole Beasley DAL at NO
41.Ted Ginn CAR at TB
42.Kamar Aiken BAL at Pit
43.Terrance Williams DAL at NO
Note: Completely shut out against the Falcons, and he's definitely hurt by the QB change.
44.Marques Colston NO vs. Dal
45.Marlon Brown BAL at Pit
46.Mike Wallace MIN at Den
47.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Det
48.*John Brown ARZ vs. StL
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
49.*Allen Hurns JAC at Ind
Note: (Thigh) Limited Thursday. ***Full practice Friday.***
50.Malcom Floyd SD vs. Cle
51.Philly Brown CAR at TB
52.DeVante Parker MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Parker was targeted seven times in the loss to the Bills, catching three for 46 yards.
53.Markus Wheaton PIT vs. Bal
54.*Roddy White ATL vs. Hou
Note: Once again didn't record a reception in Week 3.
55.Eddie Royal CHI vs. Oak
56.Nelson Agholor PHI at Was
57.Brandon Coleman NO vs. Dal
58.*Eric Decker NYJ at Mia
Note: Decker (knee) missed last week's game with his injury and coach Todd Bowles was non-commital about his status for Week 4 in London. Limited practice Thursday. ***Limited practice Friday, but listed as active.***
59.*Andre Johnson IND vs. Jax
Note: Johnson spent most of the fourth quarter, when the Colts launched their furious comeback, on the sidelines, giving way not just to Donte Moncrief but also to Phillip Dorsett.
60.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. KC
61.Tyler Lockett SEA vs. Det
62.Stedman Bailey STL at Ari
63.Willie Snead NO vs. Dal
64.Louis Murphy TB vs. Car
65.Cecil Shorts HOU at Atl
66.Marquess Wilson CHI vs. Oak
67.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. StL
68.Cody Latimer DEN vs. Min
69.Robert Woods BUF vs. NYG
70.Andrew Hawkins CLE at SD
71.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. Det
72.Darrius Heyward-Bey PIT vs. Bal
73.*Dwayne Bowe CLE at SD
Note: ***Expected to be active this week.***
74.Nate Washington HOU at Atl
75.Miles Austin PHI at Was
76.Tavon Austin STL at Ari
77.Devin Funchess CAR at TB
78.*Greg Jennings MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Now the fourth receiver option for the Dolphins.
79.*Marqise Lee JAC at Ind
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Thursday.
80.*Chris Conley KC at Cin
Note: Conley was getting more reps in the fourth quarter Monday night - he might get a shot at being the team's #2 receiver eventually.
81.*Charles Johnson MIN at Den
Note: Johnson is dealing with a rib injury - right now coach Mike Zimmer is assuming he'll play, but we'll wait for the practice reports to confirm. Even so, he's in a diminished role so long as the Vikings are using Bridgewater in more of a caretaker role. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Officially out this week.***
82.*Sammy Watkins BUF vs. NYG
Note: Watkins is dealing with a mid-calf strain and is day-to-day. Until he practices, I'm stashing him toward the bottom of the rankings. Did not practice Thursday. ***Officially ruled out.***
83.*Brian Quick STL at Ari
Note: It's possible that Quick (shoulder) could be active in Week 3. ***Will be active this week, but how many snaps will he play?***
84.*Josh Huff PHI at Was
85.*Jerricho Cotchery CAR at TB
Note: Sidelined with an ankle injury.
86.*Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Oak
Note: (Hamstring) Expects to return this week - it'll be tempting to use him against the Raiders, though he'll still have Jimmy Clausen throwing to him. Limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday. ***NFL.com's Ian Rapoport suggests that Jeffery won't play after not getting in a full practice all week.***
87.*Victor Cruz NYG at Buf
Note: (Calf) Returned to practice on Monday. Aggravated his calf injury Wednesday, has no timetable for his return.
88.*Davante Adams GB at SF
Note: Adams aggravated his high ankle sprain and will now probably need to miss time. Denied that it was a high ankle sprain, but also sat out practice Wednesday. ***Not expected to play this week.***
89.*DeSean Jackson WAS vs. Phi
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Monday - it might be pushing it for Jackson to return this week, even if it's against his old team. Did not practice Thursday - weather conditions might not help, either. ***Ruled out this week.***
90.*Breshad Perriman BAL at Pit
Note: Tweaked his knee in pregame warmups Sunday and missed practice Tuesday - the short week hurts his chances of suiting up this week. Reinjured his PCL, had his knee scoped and is out indefinitely.

Tight Ends

1.Greg Olsen CAR at TB
2.Travis Kelce KC at Cin
3.Jordan Reed WAS vs. Phi
4.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Oak
5.Jason Witten DAL at NO
6.Jimmy Graham SEA vs. Det
7.Tyler Eifert CIN vs. KC
8.Eric Ebron DET at Sea
9.*Richard Rodgers GB at SF
Note: Rodgers already won the starting tight end job, but he'll get even more reps with Andrew Quarless out four-to-six weeks.
10.Heath Miller PIT vs. Bal
11.Zach Ertz PHI at Was
12.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Den
13.Owen Daniels DEN vs. Min
Note: Had 60 snaps to just 15 for Virgil Green and was targeted nine times - it's important for him that the Broncos keep working out of the shotgun.
14.*Jordan Cameron MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Groin) Limited at practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Active for Sunday morning's contest.***
15.*Maxx Williams BAL at Pit
Note: Should start Thursday night with Gillmore out, though Nick Boyle will also play.
16.Coby Fleener IND vs. Jax
Note: Actually got six targets last week, with Allen out.
17.Charles Clay BUF vs. NYG
18.Larry Donnell NYG at Buf
19.Mychal Rivera OAK at Chi
20.Jared Cook STL at Ari
21.Gary Barnidge CLE at SD
22.Virgil Green DEN vs. Min
23.Darren Fells ARZ vs. StL
24.Gavin Escobar DAL at NO
25.Ben Watson NO vs. Dal
26.Brent Celek PHI at Was
27.*Nick Boyle BAL at Pit
28.Marcedes Lewis JAC at Ind
29.Garrett Graham HOU at Atl
30.Lance Kendricks STL at Ari
31.Josh Hill NO vs. Dal
32.Jermaine Gresham ARZ vs. StL
33.*Dwayne Allen IND vs. Jax
Note: (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable.***
34.*Vernon Davis SF vs. GB
Note: Davis suffered a knee injury early in the loss to the Cardinals. It's considered a 'minor knee strain.' Did not practice Wednesday. ***Downgraded to doubtful.***
35.*Ladarius Green SD vs. Cle
Note: (Concussion) Limited at practice both Wednesday and Thursday. ***Full practice Friday, but listed as questionable.***
36.*Jacob Tamme ATL vs. Hou
Note: Going through the concussion protocol. ***Ruled out this week.***
37.*Jeff Cumberland NYJ at Mia
Note: Going through the concussion protocol. Did not travel with the team to London.
38.*Crockett Gillmore BAL at Pit
Note: Suffered a calf injury in Sunday's loss to the Bengals and will miss Thursday's game.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Hou
Note: (Toe, Hamstring) Limited Thursday, but fully expected to play.
2.Odell Beckham NYG at Buf
3.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Bal
4.A.J. Green CIN vs. KC
5.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Min
6.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Bal
7.Randall Cobb GB at SF
8.Jamaal Charles KC at Cin
9.Adrian Peterson MIN at Den
10.Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. Min
11.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at Atl
12.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Jax
13.Mike Evans TB vs. Car
Note: Evans had 17 targets against the Texans - suffice to say he and Jameis Winston have worked past their 'connection' issue.
14.Latavius Murray OAK at Chi
15.Greg Olsen CAR at TB
16.Matt Forte CHI vs. Oak
17.Mark Ingram NO vs. Dal
18.*Eddie Lacy GB at SF
Note: (Ankle) Lacy made it through Monday night's game and looked pretty good, though he shared carries evenly with Starks. Full practice Wednesday.
19.Brandon Marshall NYJ at Mia
20.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. StL
21.Keenan Allen SD vs. Cle
22.Amari Cooper OAK at Chi
23.Jordan Matthews PHI at Was
24.Steve Smith BAL at Pit
25.*Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Hou
Note: It's possible that Freeman could displace Coleman for the starting job even once Coleman is fully healthy. He'll likely at least have another week to make his case.
26.Joseph Randle DAL at NO
27.Travis Kelce KC at Cin
28.Jordan Reed WAS vs. Phi
29.Jeremy Maclin KC at Cin
Note: Zero fantasy points at halftime, well over 20 points in the second half thanks to garbage time production - he finally broke the Chiefs' WR-touchdown drought.
30.Calvin Johnson DET at Sea
31.Allen Robinson JAC at Ind
32.Donte Moncrief IND vs. Jax
33.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. NYJ
34.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. KC
Note: Not only did Bernard get more carries than Hill against the Ravens, he got nearly twice as many snaps. Not every week will play out like that, but this is a true two-headed monster.
35.Lance Dunbar DAL at NO
Note: PPR gold - especially with Weeden in there instead of Romo.
36.Justin Forsett BAL at Pit
Note: Completely shut down by the Bengals - rushing 10 times for 13 yards.
37.*Darren Sproles PHI at Was
38.*Ryan Mathews PHI at Was
39.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Oak
40.Jason Witten DAL at NO
41.Jeremy Hill CIN vs. KC
42.*C.J. Anderson DEN vs. Min
Note: Anderson was evaluated for a potential concussion on Sunday night. He has been hurt by the lack of targets in the passing game, too - that might be a function of Peyton Manning's health and the offensive line's deficiencies.
43.Frank Gore IND vs. Jax
44.Danny Woodhead SD vs. Cle
45.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Phi
46.Golden Tate DET at Sea
47.Vincent Jackson TB vs. Car
48.*James Jones GB at SF
Note: With Adams out, Jones became a more frequent target and not just a red-zone force. He'll probably continue that this week against the Niners.
49.Anquan Boldin SF vs. GB
50.*Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Oak
Note: (Hamstring) Expects to return this week - it'll be tempting to use him against the Raiders, though he'll still have Jimmy Clausen throwing to him. Limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday. ***NFL.com's Ian Rapoport suggests that Jeffery won't play after not getting in a full practice all week.***
51.Jimmy Graham SEA vs. Det
52.*Arian Foster HOU at Atl
Note: (Groin) Coach Bill O'Brien fell short of declaring Foster ready for Week 4, but did say that he is close. Limited practice Thursday, after which coach Bill O'Brien reiterated that Foster will be a game-time decision. ***Still a game-time decision, probably won't have a full-time role if he does play. Jonathan Grimes is out this week, so one less mouth to feed. Adam Schefter is now reporting that Foster is expected to play.***
53.*Carlos Hyde SF vs. GB
Note: Niners could have Reggie Bush back this week - we'll see how that impacts Hyde's workload.
54.*Karlos Williams BUF vs. NYG
Note: Williams could have a big role this week again, even if McCoy doesn't sit out. ***McCoy is officially out for this week.***
55.Michael Crabtree OAK at Chi
56.Steve Johnson SD vs. Cle
57.*Rishard Matthews MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Officially, finally number 2 on the Dolphins depth chart, behind only Landry. Parker is coming fast, though he might peak as the third receiver with Matthews playing so well.
58.*Brandin Cooks NO vs. Dal
Note: (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
59.*John Brown ARZ vs. StL
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
60.Tyler Eifert CIN vs. KC
61.Eric Ebron DET at Sea
62.*Jonathan Stewart CAR at TB
Note: Stewart missed a brief portion of Sunday's game with a calf injury, but coach Ron Rivera said that he wasn't concerned about his availability this week. Diagnosed with an ailing tibia and has not practiced yet this week. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
63.*Chris Johnson ARZ vs. StL
Note: Though Andre Ellington should return this week, Bruce Arians said that Johnson would remain heavily involved in the game plan.
64.Rashad Jennings NYG at Buf
65.Shane Vereen NYG at Buf
66.*Travis Benjamin CLE at SD
Note: (Ribs) Full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
67.*Torrey Smith SF vs. GB
Note: Dealing with a minor knee injury, which might explain why he was targeted just twice in the blowout loss to the Cardinals.
68.Percy Harvin BUF vs. NYG
69.*Kenny Britt STL at Ari
Note: Missed practice Tuesday with 'a little bit of a shoulder issue.' Nonetheless, Britt has established himself as the Rams top option. Sat out again Wednesday, would have been limited Thursday had the Rams practiced. Watch carefully on Friday. ***Practiced Friday, listed as probable.***
70.Ty Montgomery GB at SF
71.Marvin Jones CIN vs. KC
72.*Richard Rodgers GB at SF
Note: Rodgers already won the starting tight end job, but he'll get even more reps with Andrew Quarless out four-to-six weeks.
73.T.J. Yeldon JAC at Ind
74.*Doug Martin TB vs. Car
Note: Missed practice Thursday due to a knee injury. Head coach Lovie Smith expects him to be ok, but I'm skeptical - losing snaps to Charles Sims already. ***Officially listed as questionable, but insists that he'll play.***
75.Melvin Gordon SD vs. Cle
76.*Thomas Rawls SEA vs. Det
Note: Rawls took over once Lynch left the game, rushing 16 times for 104 yards. While it's apparent that he and not Fred Jackson is the handcuff for Lynch, I also think last week was the perfect storm. The Bears were never threatening the Seahawks in the game, so that they could focus on their interior rushing game and didn't need to use their pass-catching back, Fred Jackson.
77.*Matt Jones WAS vs. Phi
Note: Jay Gruden said that he wouldn't hesitate to use Jones despite his two fumbles so far this season.
78.Lamar Miller MIA vs. NYJ
79.Bilal Powell NYJ at Mia
80.*Andre Ellington ARZ vs. StL
Note: Ellington (knee) will be limited in practice early in the week, but the Cardinals expect him to be able to return. Still just 50-50 to play - his lateral motion remains a concern. ***Game-time decision, but won't start even if he plays.***
81.*Theo Riddick DET at Sea
Note: ***Should get more work with Joique Bell ruled out this week.***
82.Leonard Hankerson ATL vs. Hou
83.*Allen Hurns JAC at Ind
Note: (Thigh) Limited Thursday. ***Full practice Friday.***
84.Rueben Randle NYG at Buf
85.Phillip Dorsett IND vs. Jax
86.Cole Beasley DAL at NO
87.Ted Ginn CAR at TB
88.Kamar Aiken BAL at Pit
89.Terrance Williams DAL at NO
Note: Completely shut out against the Falcons, and he's definitely hurt by the QB change.
90.Heath Miller PIT vs. Bal
91.Zach Ertz PHI at Was
92.Duke Johnson CLE at SD
Note: Still getting fewer carries than Crowell, but on the bright side he's getting more work in the passing game.
93.David Johnson ARZ vs. StL
94.*C.J. Spiller NO vs. Dal
Note: Sean Payton said that he needs to get Spiller more touches.
95.Todd Gurley STL at Ari
Note: Gurley had fewer carries than Mason in Week 3, but I think that ratio will flip in Week 4, and by Week 5 he'll be the clear #1 back for the Rams. ***Jeff Fisher suggested Friday that Gurley would get more touches this week.***
96.Isaiah Crowell CLE at SD
97.*Ameer Abdullah DET at Sea
Note: ***Should get more work with Joique Bell ruled out this week.***
98.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Phi
99.James Starks GB at SF
100.*Chris Ivory NYJ at Mia
Note: (Quad) Though Ivory was listed as active in Week 3, he didn't record a single touch. That said, coach Todd Bowles suggested that he thought Ivory would be good to go for Week 4. Full practice Thursday. ***Better outlook this week - declared a 'full go' by coach Todd Bowles.***

Kickers

1.Brandon McManus DEN vs. Min
2.Mason Crosby GB at SF
3.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. Det
4.Justin Tucker BAL at Pit
5.Matt Bryant ATL vs. Hou
6.Josh Brown NYG at Buf
7.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. Jax
8.Mike Nugent CIN vs. KC
9.Blair Walsh MIN at Den
10.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ vs. StL
11.Josh Lambo SD vs. Cle
12.Graham Gano CAR at TB
13.*Caleb Sturgis PHI at Was
Note: Signed by the Eagles to replace Cody Parkey.
14.Dan Bailey DAL at NO
15.*Nick Novak HOU at Atl
Note: Replaces Randy Bullock as the Texans' kicker.
16.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at Chi
17.Nick Folk NYJ at Mia
18.Cairo Santos KC at Cin
19.Greg Zuerlein STL at Ari
20.Dustin Hopkins WAS vs. Phi
21.Phil Dawson SF vs. GB
22.Robbie Gould CHI vs. Oak
23.Travis Coons CLE at SD
24.Matt Prater DET at Sea
25.Jason Myers JAC at Ind
26.*Dan Carpenter BUF vs. NYG
Note: Limited at practice with a left knee issue. ***Listed as probable.***
27.Andrew Franks MIA vs. NYJ
28.*Cody Parkey PHI at Was
Note: Placed on IR after tearing three groin muscles. Ouch.
29.Zach Hocker NO vs. Dal
30.*Kyle Brindza TB vs. Car
Note: 1-for-4 on FG attempts and missed his only XP try.

Defenses

1.Denver Broncos vs. Min
2.*Carolina Panthers at TB
Note: Traded for Jared Allen to mitigate the lost of Charles Johnson, who has been placed on the IR-to-return list with a hamstring injury. Meanwhile, they're hoping to have Luke Keuchly (concussion) back this week.
3.Seattle Seahawks vs. Det
4.Arizona Cardinals vs. StL
5.New York Jets at Mia
6.Green Bay Packers at SF
7.Buffalo Bills vs. NYG
8.*Cincinnati Bengals vs. KC
Note: S George Iloka is dealing with an ankle injury.
9.Minnesota Vikings at Den
10.*Philadelphia Eagles at Was
Note: There's a tiny possibility that Kiko Alonso (knee) will play.
11.Atlanta Falcons vs. Hou
12.Detroit Lions at Sea
13.Indianapolis Colts vs. Jax
14.*Miami Dolphins vs. NYJ
Note: What happened to the pass rush that we expected? Biggest team defense bust of the year.
15.*New York Giants at Buf
Note: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (concussion) returned to practice Monday.
16.Houston Texans at Atl
Note: J.J. Watt finally failed to record a sack, being double-teamed most of the day.
17.Washington Redskins vs. Phi
18.Dallas Cowboys at NO
19.St. Louis Rams at Ari
20.*Kansas City Chiefs at Cin
Note: Destroyed by Aaron Rodgers on Monday night, but they do get CB Sean Smith back from suspension this week.
21.*Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Bal
Note: Could be without Ryan Shazier (shoulder) for a second week.
22.*Cleveland Browns at SD
Note: CB Joe Haden suffered a rib contusion in the loss to the Raiders.
23.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Car
24.Baltimore Ravens at Pit
25.New Orleans Saints vs. Dal
26.San Diego Chargers vs. Cle
27.San Francisco 49ers vs. GB
28.Oakland Raiders at Chi
29.Jacksonville Jaguars at Ind
30.*Chicago Bears vs. Oak
Note: Traded away Jared Allen after three games - seems early to punt a season, but they don't look anywhere near competitive.