Description: Panthers running back is currently the team's starting tailback, according to coach Ron Rivera.
Insight: With Deangelo Williams and Mike Tolbert out for an extended period of time, combined with Jonathan Stewart (knee) working his way back, Reaves shoul be in line for some carries. However, Carolina will most likely use a committee, moving forward. Reaves will be be RB3 this week.
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer is seeking a second opinion on his shoulder.
Insight: Good news came out yesterday about Palmer throwing, as the nerve issue is in his throwing shoulder. However, things are certainly not right with him, and he should be considered extremely questionable to start Sunday at Denver. Drew Stanton will continue to fill in for the undefeated Cardinals.
Description: Raiders quarterback Matt Schaub returned to the team on Wednesday.
Insight: He was absent from the team for two weaks while dealing with a family matter. Although Derek Carr thinks he will play, he is dealing with a high-ankle sprain, as well a sprained MCL. Those injuries take some time heal. As a result, Schaub could get his first start with the Raiders, coming off a bye in Week 6.
Description: Dolphins running back Knowshon Moreno (elbow) said he is four weeks away from returning according to the Palm Beach Post.
Insight: Miami initially hoped Moreno would return after their bye, which is next week, but that seems highly unlikely now. He is targeting a return in Week 8 against the Jaguars. Lamar Miller will continue to start at running back for the Dolphins.
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (knee) returned to practice Wednesday.
Insight: The Panthers desperately need a running back to come back healthy and be able to play a full game. Stewart hurt his knee in Week 3 against the Steelers and initially, doctors gave him a month-long recovery. Even if he is less than 100 percent, the Panthers may ask him to play against the Bears.
Description: Lions receiver Calvin Johnson said on Wednesday that his ankle feels better now than it did at any point last week according to the Detroit Free Press.
Insight: Johnson was basically used as a decoy in Week 4 as he caught two passes for 12 yards against the Jets. He should be closer to 100 percent against Buffalo in Week 5, but he should also receive double coverage.
Description: Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Bishop Sankey will likely get more carries in Week 5 against the Browns according to The Tennessean.
Insight: Whisenhunt also added that Sankey will see action earlier in the game. Sankey has actually led the Titans running backs in snaps the past two weeks, but most of those snaps have come in the second half of games with the Titans well behind on the scoreboard. Sankey has 127 yards and one touchdown on 19 touches the last two weeks.
Description: It will take a brave fantasy owner to start Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan in Week 5 as all the indicators point downward.
Insight: Ryan has thrown five interceptions in two road games this year after throwing 14 on the road (versus three at home) last season. And on Tuesday 40 percent of his starting offensive line was placed on injured reserve (RT Lamar Holmes and C Joe Hawley). That's going to be a lot to overcome.
Description: Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (ankle) did not practice Tuesday.
Insight: Bridgewater hopes to at least be part of tomorrow's walk-through on this short work week.
He did everything fantasy owners could have hoped for in his debut start, throwing for 317 yards and rushing for a touchdown in leading Minnesota to a win. The Vikings play Thursday at Green Bay.
Description: Browns running back Ben Tate is practicing Tuesday.
Insight: Head coach Mike Pettine has said he'll start if he's healthy. Still with the performances of Isaiah Crowell and Terrance West, we don't know how big a share of the workload he'll get. Sounds more and more like an RBBC.
Description: Bengals receiver Marvin Jones could be activated for Sunday night's game against New England.
Insight: Jones took part in two practices last week and should be in every practice this week. In fact, the Cincinnati Enquirer says he's expected to return, so get ready. He posted 712 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns last season.
Description: Another ugly outing from Patriots quarterback Tom Brady.
Insight: Brady and Patriots were never in this one and he finished a short night of work going 14-of-23 for 159 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions. At this point there are better options out there.
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles left Monday night's game against the Patriots. UPDATE: It was just cramps. Charles is back on the sideline.
Insight: It looked like Charles was limping and grabbing his knee after scoring a third touchdown against the Patriots on Monday. There is no official report yet, but the running back went to the locker room. Charles rushed 14 times for 73 yards and caught two passes for 13 yards in addition to his three touchdowns before he exited.
Description: Patriots receiver Aaron Dobson and fellow wide out Kenbrell Thompkins are inactive for Monday night's game against the Chiefs.
Insight: This is the second straight week Dobson is a healthy scratch. Tom Brady will have Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, and Brandon LaFell as his wide receiver targets in addition to a healthy Rob Gonkowski.
Description: Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith failed to endorse Josh McCown as his starting quarterback according to PewterReport.com.
Insight: Who can blame him? McCown quarterbacked Tampa Bay to a 56-14 loss in Atlanta while second-year man Mike Glennon led the team to an upset victory in Pittsburgh. Smith may finally realize that Glennon gives his team the best chance to win. Owners can drop McCown in all leagues.
Description: Buffalo QB E.J. Manuel has been demoted for Week 5 against Atlanta. Kyle Orton will get the start.
Insight: Although the Bills started 2-0, it was mainly on the strength of the defense and this is a move designed to win now. Manuel still has long-term value, though it may take time to rebuild his confidence.
Description: Bills quarterback Kyle Orton has been named the starter over E.J. Manuel for Week 5 against Atlanta.
Insight: Orton is a solid backup, but not a fantasy starter anymore. In four games this season Manuel never threw for more than 238 yards and the change could perk up fantasy values across the board as the offense won't be limited with a veteran under center.
Description: The latest word from coach Mike Zimmer is Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater's MRI came back fine and he is expected to start Thursday against the Packers.
Insight: Bridgewater did everything fantasy owners could have hoped for, throwing for 317 yards and rushing for a touchdown in leading Minnesota to a win. He injured the ankle in the fourth quarter. He'll only have a short time to heal and prepare for Thursday night's game.
Description: Tampa Bay rookie receiver Mike Evans is expected to miss 2-3 weeks, according to Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports 1.
Insight: The No. 6 pick of the 2014 NFL Draft had scored the first touchdown of the game out-muscling the Steelers defenders and caught four balls for 65 yards and a TD. Louis Murphy figures to see more playing time in the interim.
Description: Jaguars top receiver Cecil Shorts (hamstring) produced disappointing numbers in Week 4 against the Chargers.
Insight: At least last weekend he was targeted 10 times and just didn't produce. Against San Diego he saw just four targets and caught two balls for 25 yards. Three receivers were targeted more. It the trend continues it makes Shorts a questionable value from here on out.
Description: Dallas wideout Dez Bryant was relatively quiet Sunday night, but still managed to post double-digits for his fantasy owners.
Insight: Bryant has scored in three straight games after missing out opening day. He's only cracked the 100-yard mark once, but the team has been balanced on offense with DeMarco Murray leading the way.
Description: San Francisco QB Colin Kaepernick threw for 218 yards and a pair of touchdowns as the 49ers edged the Eagles.
Insight: Kaepernick also rushed for 58 yards, but San Francisco got back to basics - which means running the ball more than passing it. Expect that to continue as that's been their formula for success.
Description: Eagles running back LeSean McCoy rushed for just 17 yards on 10 carries against San Francisco.
Insight: Seventeen rushing yards and no receiving yards, this is becoming an ugly trend. He's yet to rush for 80 yards in a game and has one touchdown. That's not what fantasy owners paid high dollar for on draft day. Hopefully the Eagles injured offensive line will get healthier and open some holes.
Description: Eagles quarterback Nick Foles completed 21-of-43 passes for just 195 yards and two interceptions.
Insight: OK, everyone is allowed a bad day now and then ... except Peyton Manning. Foles couldn't do anything on offense and still had a chance to win the game on the final drive, but came up short. Credit the 49ers defense and move on.
Description: Falcons receiver Roddy White was active as promised and led the team with 14 targets in Week 4 against Minnesota.
Insight: His hamstring injury was never a real concern. He turned those targets into 73 yards and one touchdown. We think Ryan forced the ball to White too often and down the road will utilize Julio Jones more, but we're happy to see White was healthy.
Description: The most explosive back in Atlanta isn't Steven Jackson or Jacquizz Rodgers it's Antone Smith.
Insight: Too bad he doesn't get enough work to be fantasy worthy. Sunday he rushed four times for 62 yards, including a 48-yard touchdown. He's run the ball 10 times this season for 119 yards and two touchdowns. Isn't it about time to stop using plodding Steven Jackson?
Description: Vikings receiver Cordarrelle Patterson was a non-factor in Sunday's win over Atlanta.
Insight: Minnesota needs to utilize him more, as he only saw four targets all day and no rushing attempts. The only thing he contributed was two kickoff returns, one for 49 yards. He's got too much talent to be used this way.
Description: Vikings backup receiver Jarius Wright led the team in targets (10), receptions (8) and yards (132) against Atlanta.
Insight: The targets total was more than double any other receiver. It will be interesting to see whether this continues or was a one-time thing. He's really only the team's third-best receiver behind Greg Jennings and Cordarrelle Patterson.
Description: If you started Vikings rookie quarterback Teddy Bridgewater because of the bye week situation pat yourself, and your quarterback, on the back.
Insight: Bridgewater did everything fantasy owners could have hoped for, throwing for 317 yards and rushing for a touchdown in leading Minnesota to a win. He did leave in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury, but X-rays were negative and hopefully he'll be ready for Thursday versus Green Bay.
Description: Vikings running back Matt Asiata scored three times from in close to make fantasy owners who stuck by him extremely happy.
Insight: Besides the three touchdowns, Asiata also ran for 78 yards and caught three for 22 yards. That's the good news. The bad news is that rookie running back Jerick McKinnon played so well the Vikings backfield is destined to be a shared situation.
Description: Chargers tight end Antonio Gates had a quiet day against Jacksonville, catching just three balls for 30 yards.
Insight: Philip Rivers looked to Keenan Allen and Eddie Royal for most of the day. Gates is still getting over a hamstring issue so this wasn't the worst thing that could happen ... well except to fantasy owners who never want a guy to take it easy when he's in the lineup.
Description: San Diego receiver Eddie Royal has become a big part of the Chargers offense and fantasy owners should take note.
Insight: Royal caught five balls for 105 yards and two scores against Jacksonville. That's on top of last weekend's two touchdown receptions. He's getting consistent targets (29 through four games) and starting to produce. Time to put him on your roster.
Description: Chargers running back Donald Brown did very little against Jacksonville.
Insight: Brown rushed 10 times for 19 yards and caught four of six targets for 35 yards. We're just going to chalk this up to the Chargers ripping apart the Jaguars through the air and not using their ground game.
Description: Jacksonville running back Toby Gerhart finally put the ball into the end zone, his first rushing touchdown in four games.
Insight: Actually, it was Jacksonvill'e first rushing touchdowns since Nov. 24, 2013 (217 rushing attempts). We expected a lot from Gerhart when he came over from Minnesota and we're still waiting. He's averaging just 28.5 ypg on the ground
Description: Raiders quarterback Derek Carr is unable to finish game.
Insight: He left the game with a sprained MCL and a high-anke sprain, and could very well miss some time. Carr finished the day with 146 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Matt McGloin took over and went 12-of-29 for 129 yards, one touchdown, and two interceptions.
Description: Lions receiver Golden Tate caught eight passes for 116 yards.
Insight: With the Jets dedicated to stopping Calvin Johnson, Tate stepped up with a big day. He led the team with 10 targets. Although it was discouraging to see Johnson only get two targets, Tate's play on Sunday will help draw defenders away from Megatron.
Description: Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford went 24-for-34 with 293 yards and two touchdowns against a tough Jets pass defense in Week 4.
Insight: The Jets completely blanketed Megatron, but Stafford connected with Golden Tate eight times for 116 yards and to Jeremy Ross and Eric Ebron for touchdowns. Stafford has thrown for more than 290 yards in three of the four games to start 2014.
Description: Panthers quarterback Cam Newton finished 14-of-25 for 197 yards and one touchdown in the loss against the Ravens.
Insight: It is clear that Newton is still not one-hundred percent healthy. The Ravens made things worse with constant pressure all day. With Newton unable to move around effectively in the pocket and no healthy running backs, Newton is not a wise fantasy start.
Description: Ravens tailback Lorenzo Taliaferro carried the ball 15 times for 58 yards and a touchdown against the Panthers on Sunday.
Insight: Bernard Pierce was supposed to start, but he did not touch the ball. Justin Forsett carried the load in the first half and then when the game was out of reach, the Ravens turmed to Taliaferro. It is hard to say because the Ravens backfield is very crowded, but Taliaferro looks to be the best Ravens back to own in fantasy going forward.
Description: Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin led the team with nine targets and caught five balls for 76 yards and a touchdown.
Insight: Benjamin had another touchdown, but it was called back due to offensive pass interference. Quarterback Cam Newton even targeted Benjamin more than his security blanket, Greg Olsen. Benjamin should be owed in all leagues.
Description: Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith Sr. caught seven passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns.
Insight: Smith was clearly pumped to play his old team and led the Ravens with 10 targets. He is probably the biggest sleeper of the draft so far. Continue to plug him into your starting lineup and if you haven't done that already, then what are you waiting for?
Description: Colts running back Trent Richardson finds end zone in Week 4.
Insight: He still is not producing on the ground (20 carries, 47 yards), but did get his first score of the season. Ahmad Brashaw was not much better today (nine carries, 32 yards). Neither guy holds great upside in fantasy.
Description: Colts QB Andrew Luck continues his hot play in win over Tennessee.
Insight: He had four more touchdowns, and now has eight over the past two games. Luck also had 393 passing yards and one interception. He is arguably the MVP through the first four weeks of the season.
Description: Packers receiver Jordy Nelson caught a team-high 10 passes on 12 targets, also a team-high, for 108 yards and two touchdowns.
Insight: Nelson is racking up the fantasy points through four weeks of the season. He and Rodgers have a clear connection and with fewer weapons to throw to for Rodgers, Nelson is going to be involved every week.
Description: Bears running back Matt Forte rushed 23 times for 122 yards and caught four passes for 34 yards in Sunday's loss to the Packers.
Insight: It was clear Chicago was trying to establish something on the ground as 19 of their first 33 plays were runs. Forte did fail to find the end zone again, so a quarter of the way through the year, Forte is still scoreless.
Description: Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers rebounded in a big way on Sunday against the Bears.
Insight: Rodgers completed 22-of-his-28 pass attempts for 302 yards and four touchdowns. Rodgers targeted his two big guns, Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, and they were open all day. Not that we can expect four touchdown passes per week, but this is closer to the production Rodgers will have the rest of the year. In his first three games, he played three tough pass defenses in Seattle, New York Jets and Detroit.
Description: Texans running back Arian Foster played, but was rather ineffective.
Insight: He did nothing on the ground, carrying the ball eight times for only six yards. Foster did add seven receptions for 55 yards though. If he is able to stay on the field, Foster should still be considered a RB1 moving forward.
Description: Bears tight end Martellus Bennett led the team with 11 targets, nine catches and 134 receiving yards against the Packers in Week 4.
Insight: Bennett nearly scored as well, but the Packers tackled him near the goal line as time expired in the first half. Bennett has definitely become a TE1 and is close to stud status. He must be in the lineup every single week.
Description: Bills running back C.J. Spiller has decent day on Sunday.
Insight: He had 15 carries for 60 yards and three receptions for 24 yards, but continues to be handcuffed by Fred Jackson. Jackson finished the day with 33 rushing yards and six catches for 52 yards. If both players are in the lineup, they are both RB3/flex options at best.
Description: Eagles rookie receiver Jordan Matthews had a breakout game against the Redskins in Week 3 and is active in Week 4 after dealing with an oblique injury.
Insight: Matthews caught eight passes for 59 yards and two touchdowns. It's obvious he's going to take over for Riley Cooper very soon. His fantasy value will still be up and down as is the case with most rookies, but we like where its headed.
Description: Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams left Sunday's game against the Ravens with a new injury.
Insight: Williams was questionable this week due to a thigh injury, but it appears that Williams injured his ankle on a running play in the second quarter. There is no official word yet on the injury, but Williams removed his shoe on the sideline and looked to be working his ankle. Stay tuned for more.
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) "will be eased" back into action in Week 4 according to ESPN's Chris Mortensen.
Insight: Rookie running back Lorenzo Taliaferro displayed a lot of skill in Week 3, so the Ravens look to have the luxury to slowly move Pierce back into the lineup. Then throw in the fact that Justin Forsett will get carries as well. Pierce is starting but if possible, avoid this whole situation.
Description: Ravens cornerback Lardarius Webb is inactive against the Panthers on Sunday.
Insight: That means Jimmy Smith will likely shadow the Panthers rookie wide out Kelvin Benjamin. Although that is not the best matchup for Benjamin owners, if Cam Newton can find other holes in the Ravens secondary without Webb playing, perhaps the coverage on Benjamin will loosen up a bit.
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce is active against the Panthers on Sunday.
Insight: Pierce is starting, but it will be a three-headed monster in the Baltimore backfield. Scat-back Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro will cut into Pierce's touches. We believe Taliaferro is the best long-term player to own here, but none of them are exactly good starts in Week 4.
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall is active for Sunday's game against the Packers.
Insight: Marshall is still a bit risky as he did not practice all week. If you have a better option, it's ok to go with another receiver over Marshall, but if the Bears wide out is your only choice, there are certainly worse options.
Description: Bears defensive end Jared Allen is inactive for Week 4 against the Packers.
Insight: Chicago has just been killed by injuries early this season. Joining Allen, outside linebacker Shea McClellin, corner back Sherrick McManis, defensive tackle Jay Ratliff and offensive linemen Roberto Garza and Matt Slauson are also inactive on Sunday.
Description: Titans quarterback Jake Locker (wrist) will not play on Sunday, according to Adam Schefter,
Insight: He looked unlikely to play all week, after suffering the wrist injury late in Week 3. "Checkdown" Charlie Whitehurst gets the start against Indianapolis. Expect Tennessee to use a lot of Shonn Greene and Bishop Sankey.
Description: Raiders running back Darren McFadden is expected to start in Week 4 against the Dolphins according to ESPN.
Insight: Maurice Jones-Drew (hand) is ready to go, but McFadden apparently keeps the starting role because he received more practice time. Both running backs should see time along with Latavius Murray, so none of Raiders running backs should be used.
Description: Jets coach Rex Ryan admitted that receiver Eric Decker will "probably be limited bit" in Sunday's game against the Lions due to a hamstring injury according to ESPN New York.
Insight: Decker was active last week but only played 12 snaps. At this point, fantasy owners would like Decker to not play at all rather than reaagravate the injury and miss more time. Do not start Decker this week.
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce is expected to start on Sunday against the Panthers.
Insight: Gary Kubiak specifically said that all of his running backs, Pierce, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett, will play. This sounds like a true running back by committee as Pierce will start, rookie Taliaferro shined last week and Forsett has at least 12 touches per game through three weeks. For this week, we actually think Taliaferro is still the better play than Pierce as long as owners believe Kubiak that all three backs will play. Forsett will be the change-of-pace back.
Description: 49ers tight end Vernon Davis (ankle) will be a game-time decision on Sunday against the Eagles according to CSNBayArea.com.
Insight: Davis was limited in practice again Friday, so he is officially listed as questionable. Coach Jim Harbaugh is hopeful Davis can play, but owners must have a backup plan, which will be difficult because the 49ers start at 4:25 PM EST.
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart was expected to miss multiple games due to a knee sprain, but was on the practice field Friday.
Insight: Last season, Stewart missed five games last year with a sprained MCL, so he's likely to miss at least a couple of weeks. His return to the field, in a very limited fashion, probably doesn't change that.
Description: Redskins tight end Niles Paul leaves Thursday's game with possible concussion.
Insight: He was leveled over the middle by Quintin Demps, which resulted in an illegal hit. Paul was on the ground for awhile before being helped to the Redskins' locker room by trainers. He is being evaluated now, but has already been declared out.
Description: Titans quarterback Jake Locker (wrist) did not practice on Thursday according to The Tennessean.
Insight: It was also reported that Locker did do a "bit more" at practice, but head coach Ken Whisenhunt did say he is concerned about Locker suffering a setback if he plays against the Colts. Whisenhunt said he will likely determine Locker's status on Sunday, but with everything Whisenhunt has said this week, we do not expect Locker to play. Whisenhunt likely wants to give another quarterback a shot after Locker's poor first three weeks.
Description: The Miami Herald reports Joe Philbin has apologized to the team for denying to commit publicly to Ryan Tannehill as the team's quarterback.
Insight: As bad as Tannehill has played, it was a poor choice to refuse to defend his quarterback to the media and continue to give Tannehill all the first team reps. Apparently, the players were making jokes in the locker room about the situation, and Tannehill has said it was a distraction. It seems Philbin is dangerously close to being shown the door in Miami. At least, fantasy owners now know that Tannehill is indeed the starter for Week 4.
Description: Bears wideout Brandon Marshall is still not practicing on Thursday due to his ankle injury according to ESPN Chicago.
Insight: Marshall will likely be questionable and a true game-time decision on Sunday. The good news is the Bears play at 1 pm EST this Sunday rather than in prime time on Sunday or Monday. We would check back to see if Marshall practices on Friday, but we would not be surprised if Chicago decides to protect Marshall from further aggravating the injury and not let him play.
Description: Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer said he will "definitely" be back following the team's Week 4 bye according to ESPN.
Insight: It sounds like Palmer is past the worst of the damaged nerve in his shoulder. He has tossed the ball around a little bit, and he hopes to finally throw for real later this week. However, do not expect Palmer's arm strength to return over night, which makes not only Palmer owners nervous but also Larry Fitzgerald, Michael Floyd and even Andre Ellington owners nervous as well.
Description: Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (knee) calls himself 100 percent according to Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune.
Insight: To say Martin has struggled this season is a huge understatement, but it sounds like he is at least motivated to prove his doubters wrong. It looks like Mike Glennon will get the start at quarterback, which means Martin should be heavily involved. He also has a good matchup against a weak Steelers run defense.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker returned to practice on Thursday according to ESPN New York.
Insight: This is a good sign, but Decker will likely still be a game-time decision for Week 4. With again the chance of reaggravation, fantasy owners wouldn't mind seeing Decker sit out this week to recover for Week 5.
Description: Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles will have his role at practice expanded on Thursday.
Insight: This confirms for sure that Charles does not actually have a high-ankle sprain. His sprain is doing well enough for him to practice with his teammates, and it is definitely possible Charles plays on Monday.
Description: Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee) told the Boston Herald that he doesn't "feel limited" and is ready for more responsibility.
Insight: Gronkowski saw his snaps increase again in Week 3 up to 57.5 percent of the team's snaps, but he has not caught more than four passes in a game through three weeks. The good news is the knee feels good, and he has not suffered a setback. Keep rolling with Gronkowski, and it will eventually pay off.
Description: Texans running back Arian Foster will likely be a game-time decision for Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills according to CSN Houston.
Insight: The good news is Houston plays at 1 pm ET, so we will know his status by noon on Sunday. Personally, we don't expect him to play and The Sports Network running back rankings for Week 4 reflect that. Alfred Blue will be the starter if Foster cannot go.
Description: Redskins receiver DeSean Jackson is expected to play on Thursday against the Giants according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Insight: Jackson played with a sprained shoulder on Sunday against his former team and caught five passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. He did not suffer any setbacks and is ready to go even in a short week. We like him as a WR2 with all the byes, and he is a strong FLEX play against the Giants' 22nd ranked pass defense.
Description: Giants receiver Odell Beckham (hamstring) is not expected to make his NFL debut this Thursday, but is aiming for Atlanta in Week 5.
Insight: Beckham has begun to practice, but needs more time to be ready. Beckham could eventually see extensive time in three wide receiver sets, but he still only has fantasy value in dynasty leagues.
Description: Expect Bucs QB Mike Glennon to start in Week 4 and Josh McCown's thumb injury was always expected to take more than one week to heal.
Insight: Glennon (19 TD, 9 INT in 2013) did an admirable job last season, but wasn't very good in the debacle against Atlanta. He'll face a Steelers defense that lost three starters to injury last week.
Description: Oakland wideout Rod Streater suffered a foot injury and has left Sunday's game against the Patriots and latest rumors have him sidelined for 4-6 weeks.
Insight: The 26-year-old led the Raiders with 60 grabs and 888 yards last season, but is going to miss a big portion of the season with this injury. James Jones, Denarius Moore and Andre Holmes will divide up his targets.
Description: Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams (thigh) was inactive for Week 3, but was back at practice Wednesday.
Insight: The Panthers are desperate for running backs after both Mike Tolbert and Jonathan Stewart went down last weekend. Williams and Darrin Reaves figure to get the work in Week 4 with Williams getting the bulk if he's healthy.
Description: Titans quarterback Jake Locker has no structural damage to his wrist, but is still officially questionable for Week 4 according to Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean.
Insight: Doctors have diagnosed Locker with a wrist strain. Based on how he has played the last two weeks against the Cowboys and Bengals, hopefully Locker is not a quarterback owners are relying on starting in Week 4.
Description: Retired linebacker James Harrison was brought back to Pittsburgh and signed to a contract.
Insight: Harrison is a move out of desperation as the Steelers lost both Ryan Shazier and Jarvis Jones in Week 3. Harrison knows the team and the defense, but we're not sure he has anything left to give.
Description: Outside linebacker Shea McClellin is inactive for the Monday night game against the Jets.
Insight: Chicago has also deactivated cornerback Sherrick McManis, defensive tackle Jeremiah Ratliff and offensive lineman Roberto Garza and Matt Slauson. Defensive end Jared Allen and free safety Chris Conte are active.
Description: Jets receiver Eric Decker (hamstring) told ESPN sideline reporter Lisa Salters that he will play in Monday night's game against the Bears. UPDATE: Decker is active for Monday night football
Insight: He plans to play on Monday, but it is still unclear how involved he will be. Being how much the Bears have struggled against the run the past year, the Jets will likely run the ball a lot, which keeps Decker's ceiling low.
Description: Titans head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Bishop Sankey's carries won't increase until he improves his footwork.
Insight: Sankey rushed for 61 yards on ten carries and was really the only quality fantasy player from Tennessee on Sunday. Whisenhunt, however, still wants him to improve his footwork before he sees the field for longer periods of time. The 54th overall pick from May's draft has 89 yards on 18 carries in three games as he is rotating with Shonn Greene and Dexter McCluster in the backfield.
Description: Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart may miss as much as a month with his knee sprain according to the Charlotte Observer.
Insight: Last season, Stewart missed five games last year with a sprained MCL, so beat writer Joe Person is estimating the same amount of games this time around as well. Injury has decimated the Panthers backfield as DeAngelo Williams and Mike Tolbert are both indefinitely out.
Description: Ravens tight end Dennis Pitta underwent surgery on his dislocated right hip on Monday and is done for the season.
Insight: The Ravens will turn to Owen Daniels as their primary tight end. Pitta has now missed back-to-back years with right hip dislocations. Daniels has 10 catches for 70 yards in three games and caught two touchdowns against the Steelers in Week 2.
Description: Buccaneers running back Doug Martin (knee) practiced on Monday according to the Tampa Bay Times.
Insight: Martin "looked like he was practicing without limitations." This is good news for the Buccaneers as backup running back Bobby Rainey has lost three fumbles through three games. Tampa Bay faces Pittsburgh in Week 4.
Description: Titans quarterback Jake Locker suffered an injury to his throwing wrist in Week 3, and the Titans are unsure if he will play in Week 4 according to ESPN.
Insight: Perhaps that's why Locker was so bad against the Bengals on Sunday. Locker's wrist was apparently bent awkwardly in Sunday's loss to the Bengals. There is already speculation that head coach Ken Whisenhunt will use this injury as an excuse to start another quarterback next week. Charlie Whitehurst and rookie Zach Mettenberger are Locker's backups.
Description: Browns head coach Mike Pettine would not confirm that running back Ben Tate would return as the starter when he gets back on the field according to the Akron Beacon Journal.
Insight: Cleveland has a bye in Week 4, so there is a good chance Tate returns for the Browns' next game in Week 5. Pettine did say the Browns are "eager" to get Tate back, but with the emergence of rookies Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell, Pettine says it has "made it tougher" to rely solely on Tate. At this point, owners of all three backs have to expect a running back by committee.
Description: Chargers running back Danny Woodhead is out for the rest of the season according to Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Chargers news.
Insight: Woodhead needs surgery on his fractured fibula and ankle, an injury he suffered in the first quarter against the Bills in Week 3. With Ryan Mathews (knee) out three or four more weeks, San Diego will likely use Donald Brown as their workhouse back.
Description: Cardinals ornerback Antonio Cromartie suffered a hyperentended knee and bone bruise in Sunday's game against the 49ers.
Insight: Cromartie will likely miss a few games, but at least he avoided any tears. Jerraud Powers will likely play across from All-Pro cornerback Patrick Peterson and that's where defenses will attack.
Description: Eagles starting center Jason Kelce left Sunday's game against the Redskins in the third quarter due to a sports hernia and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks, according to beat reporter Howard Eskin.
Insight: This is not good for the already beat up Eagles offensive line which is missin Lane Jonson, Allen Barbie and Evan Mathis. It's no wonder LeSean McCoy is struggling.
Description: Cowboys kicker Dan Bailey has extended his field goal streak to 28.
Insight: Bailey hasn't missed a kick since Week 4 of last season and owns a 91.4 percent career success rate. He's also 7-for-8 at 50 yards or more the past two season. It's hard to be any better than that and he's a top fantasy option.