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Fantasy Soccer Damage Updates: Newest information on Julio Jones, A.J. Brown, Diontae Johnson, extra affecting Week 4 WR rankings

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Apparently, accidents are available bunches this season for large receivers on the identical group, because the Titans, Steelers, and Giants every have a pair of WRs coping with illnesses forward of Week 4. Julio Jones and A.J. Brown depart an enormous gap within the Titans’ offense if they can not go; Diontae Johnson and JuJu Smith-Schuster are necessary pass-catchers within the Steelers passing recreation; and Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton’s statuses will decide if Kadarius Toney can be an element for the primary time in his profession for the Giants. That stated, it is shaping as much as be a headache-filled week for fantasy house owners making an attempt to determine who to start out at WR.

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WEEK 4 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Broad receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Is Julio Jones taking part in Week 4?

UPDATE: Jones missed observe on Thursday, placing his standing this week in jeopardy.

UPDATE 2: Jones has been formally dominated out for Sunday’s recreation.

Jones (leg) was nowhere to be discovered late in his Week 3 matchup with the Colts, but it surely was introduced it was extra of a “load administration” scenario than something. Nonetheless, after lacking observe on Wednesday and receiving minor therapy, his Week 4 availability is in query.

This is the cope with Julio — if the Titans’ had a troublesome matchup in Week 4, he’d seemingly be taking part in for positive. Nonetheless, they anticipate to beat the Jets, so they could take it simple on him. In a 17-game season, we’ll see this quite a bit from a lot of gamers across the league. That stated, he hasn’t been dominated out, however there’s an opportunity he is out. We’ll get into A.J. Brown beneath, but when one or each is out, the highest Titans’ choices at WR embody Chester Rogers, Nick Westbrook-Ihkine, and possibly Josh Reynolds. You do not wish to begin any of those man until you are in deep leagues, as you’d need to assume this would be the Derrick Henry present.

If Jones does play, he is our WR15 in commonplace and WR16 in PPR leagues.

WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Broad receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

A.J. Brown harm replace

UPDATE: Brown missed observe on Thursday, yet one more indication he is unlikely to play this week.

UPDATE 2: Brown has been formally dominated out for Sunday’s recreation. 

Whereas Brown hasn’t been dominated out but, he is trending towards lacking Week 4 due to a pulled hamstring. As with Julio, the Titans can be cautious with Brown in the course of the subsequent two weeks. After taking over the Jets, they’re going to host the Jaguars. The thought is to get via these two simple matchups with out additional injuring both of their star wideouts.

We absolutely anticipate Brown to overlook Week 4, so we took him out of our rankings earlier within the week.

WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS: DraftKings | FanDuel | Yahoo

Diontae Johnson harm replace

UPDATE: Johnson acquired in a full observe on Thursday, so barring a setback, he needs to be good to go this week.

UPDATE 2: Johnson will not be on the Steelers ultimate harm report, so he’ll energetic on Sunday towards Inexperienced Bay. Surprisingly, Chase Claypool (hamstring) was downgraded to “questionable” and appears more likely to miss the sport.

Johnson (knee) was out for Week 3, however he took the observe discipline Wednesday in a restricted vogue. Working towards in any selection is an efficient signal for Johnson, and his arrow with reference to his Week 4 availability is pointing in the correct path. If he does miss, James Washington sees an expanded function within the offense — much more so if JuJu Smith-Schuster is out (see beneath). Additionally look out for rookie tight finish, Pat Freiermith, to see a rise in utilization.

We’re speculating that Johnson will play, and we rank him because the WR28 in PPR leagues and WR32 in commonplace leagues. He might end as excessive as a WR1 in PPR leagues primarily based on pure quantity towards a weak Packers’ secondary.

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JuJu Smith-Schuster harm replace

UPDATE: Smith-Schuster was restricted in observe on Thursday, placing him on observe to play this week.

UPDATE 2: Smith-Schuster will not be on the Steelers ultimate harm, so he can be energetic on Sunday towards Inexperienced Bay. Surprisingly, Chase Claypool (hamstring) was downgraded to “questionable” and appears more likely to miss the sport.

Smith-Schuster (ribs) didn’t observe Wednesday, so we will assume his possibilities of taking part in are bleaker than Johnson’s. He is been unproductive to date this season, rating at WR48 in PPR and WR56 in commonplace via three weeks. His harm certainly will not assist his trigger to bounce again.

Nonetheless, with Massive Ben making an attempt simply over 43 passes per recreation, his PPR upside remains to be there. If he does play, we rank him because the WR36 in PPR and WR38 in commonplace.

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Sterling Shepard/Darius Slayton harm replace

UPDATE: Each Shepard and Slayton missed observe once more on Thursday, placing their statuses in critical jeopardy for this week. 

UPDATE 2: Giants beat author Dan Duggan stated Friday it is “protected to imagine” each Shepard and Slayton can be out for Week 4. 

UPDATE 3: Each Giants WRs have been formally dominated out for Sunday’s recreation.

Shepard and Slayton each sustained hamstring accidents in Week 3 and is perhaps game-time choices heading into Week 4 towards the Saints. Neither WR practiced Wednesday, and as we see with A.J. Brown and Christian McCaffrey, hamstring accidents can simply be greater than a one-week restoration for explosive gamers.

If one or each of them miss Week 4, Kadarius Toney, Collin Johnson, and C.J. Board are the subsequent WRs on the depth chart. You’d need to assume the Giants will wish to lastly get their first-round rookie Toney concerned, however Johnson out-targeted him final week regardless of Toney taking part in extra snaps. That stated, with per week to organize, Toney ought to see elevated utilization. That is additionally an opportunity for Kenny Golladay to lastly present up and set up himself because the No. 1 WR within the offense for Daniel Jones.

In commonplace leagues, we have now Shepard ranked at 31 and Slayton ranked at 67 amongst WRs. For PPR, Shepard is the WR30 and Slayton is available in at WR67. The harm issues mixed with a superb Saints’ protection harm their probabilities this week.

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