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  • Todd Gurley - RB - St. Louis Rams
    Posted 10/5/15 9:01am ET

    St. Louis Rams RB Todd Gurley had 19 carries for 146 yards and two catches for 15 yards in a 24-22 win over the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Gurley was eased back into the mix last week, and this week he was the Rams' top weapon. Expect him to lead any sort of backfield committee in St. Louis going forward.

  • James Jones - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/5/15 9:01am ET

    Green Bay Packers WR James Jones had five catches for 96 yards in a 17-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Jones continues to thrive with Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, consistently outshining his fellow Packers receivers and providing steady fantasy numbers. No reason to expect that to change the rest of the way.

  • Reggie Bush - RB - San Francisco 49ers
    Posted 10/5/15 9:01am ET

    San Francisco 49ers RB Reggie Bush (calf) had one carry for no gain and one catch for six yards in a 17-3 loss to the Green Bay Packers in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: The Niners did little offensively, so it wasn't just Bush. His lack of touches is surprising, however, and while injury has been part of the reason at this juncture it would be easy to view him as a complete afterthought in the San Francisco offense--and adjust his fantasy value accordingly.

  • Stefon Diggs - WR - Minnesota Vikings
    Posted 10/5/15 9:01am ET

    Minnesota Vikings WR Stefon Diggs posted six receptions for 87 yards in the Week 4 game against the Denver Broncos. He was targeted 10 times in his season debut.

    Huddle Up: Diggs played because Jarius Wright was injured and provided Teddy Bridgewater with a reliable option down the field. His success suggests his role in the Minnesota offense will increase going forward.

  • Duke Johnson - RB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/5/15 9:01am ET

    Cleveland Browns RB Duke Johnson had eight carries for 31 yards and nine catches for 85 yards and a touchdown in 30-27 loss to the San Diego Chargers in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: This is the workload the team envisioned for Johnson when they drafted him, as a change of pace runner and a vital part of the passing game. Going forward fantasy owners should be able to plan on him seeing double-digit touches on a consistent basis.

  • C.J. Anderson - RB - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/5/15 9:01am ET

    Denver Broncos RB C.J. Anderson ran 11 times for 43 yards in the Week 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings, and he also had one reception for 27 yards.

    Huddle Up: In general it was a down day for the Denver backs, though Ronnie Hillman hit one 70-yard TD that makes their numbers look better than they were. At this juncture it's a flat-out job share between Anderson and Hillman, with inconsistent fantasy value for both.

  • Gary Barnidge - TE - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/5/15 9:01am ET

    Cleveland Browns TE Gary Barnidge had six catches for 75 yards and a score in a 30-27 loss to the San Diego Chargers in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Josh McCown is far more likely to throw to his tight end than Johnny Manziel, and over the past couple of games Barnidge has made plays that reward such confidence. He'll have fantasy value as a borderline every-week fantasy TE at least until the Browns make a switch at quarterback.

  • Josh McCown - QB - Cleveland Browns
    Posted 10/5/15 8:45am ET

    Cleveland Browns QB Josh McCown completed 32 of 41 passes for 356 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-27 loss to the San Diego Chargers in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: McCown isn't winning ballgames, but he's doing enough to keep Johnny Manziel at bay--and providing a sneaky fantasy option in the process.

  • Cody Latimer - WR - Denver Broncos
    Posted 10/5/15 8:45am ET

    Denver Broncos WR Cody Latimer (groin) left the Week 4 game against the Minnesota Vikings due to a groin injury.

    Huddle Up: Latimer has been an afterthought in the Denver offense this season, so his absence was barely noticed fantasy-wise.

  • Lance Dunbar - RB - Dallas Cowboys
    Posted 10/5/15 8:45am ET

    Dallas Cowboys RB Lance Dunbar (knee) was helped off the field after suffering an apparent left knee injury on a kickoff return to open the second half of the Week 4 game against the New Orleans Saints. He was carted off to the locker room.

    Huddle Up: The Cowboys fear it's an ACL/MCL combo for Dunbar, which would knock him out for the remainder of the season. To this point he'd been the team's top receiver, so his absence would leave a definite void in the offense. Darren McFadden would be the likely fill-in.

  • Jamison Crowder - WR - Washington Redskins
    Posted 10/5/15 8:45am ET

    Washington Redskins WR Jamison Crowder had seven catches on 12 targets for 67 yards in a 23-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: We'll see how much of Crowder's numbers stick after DeSean Jackson returns from injury, but for the time being at least he's become a popular target for Kirk Cousins.

  • Bilal Powell - RB - New York Jets
    Posted 10/4/15 9:46pm ET

    New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (groin) left the Week 4 game against the Miami Dolphins in London due to a groin injury.

    Huddle Up: Zac Stacy played in Powell's place. The Jets have a bye next week but if Powell can't go in Week 6, Stacy will play a larger role behind Chris Ivory.

  • Jarvis Landry - WR - Miami Dolphins
    Posted 10/4/15 9:46pm ET

    Miami Dolphins WR Jarvis Landry had four receptions for 40 yards in the Week 4 game against the New York Jets in London, and he was targeted a game-high 12 times. Landry also led the team in rushing with two carries for 29 yards.

    Huddle Up: It's never good news when a receiver is your leading rusher. The Dolphins had the ball inside the 5 yard line late and didn't try to run the ball once. Head coach Joe Philbin could be on his last legs in Miami.

  • DeMarco Murray - RB - Philadelphia Eagles
    Posted 10/4/15 9:46pm ET

    Philadelphia Eagles RB DeMarco Murray had eight carries for 36 yards and two catches for 12 yards in a 23-20 loss to the Washington Redskins in Week 4, and after the game, Murray said he was not being given enough touches.

    Huddle Up: Murray is right and the Eagles have to figure out what they wan to do with their running game. While the numbers suggest that Murray isn't doing much with his carries, he's a high-volume back. He might not do much with his first eight carries but by carry 25 he could have 120 yards. If Chip Kelly paid Murray all that money to give him a few carries a game, he made a mistake.

  • Latavius Murray - RB - Oakland Raiders
    Posted 10/4/15 9:46pm ET

    Oakland Raiders RB Latavius Murray was benched late in a 22-20 loss to the Chicago Bears in Week 4. He finished with 16 carries for 49 yards and three catches for 12 yards and lost a fumble.

    Huddle Up: Murray had a tough day. He muffed a pass that led to an interception and he fumbled that led to a benching. Fantasy owners shouldn't be concerned though. Murray is the Raiders' lead back. Just chalk it up to a bad day.

  • Leonard Hankerson - WR - Atlanta Falcons
    Posted 10/4/15 8:55pm ET

    Atlanta Falcons WR Leonard Hankerson had six catches for a team-high 103 yards and a touchdown in a 48-21 win over the Houston Texans in Week 4.

    Huddle Up: Hankerson is now officially the No. 2 receiver in Atlanta. It's been three weeks that he's out-produced Roddy White. Hankerson should be added in all leagues, while White can be safely dropped.

  • Fred Jackson - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 10/4/15 8:55pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls is expected to see a bulk of the carries in the Week 4 game against the Detroit Lions Monday, Oct. 5, with RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) sidelined. RB Fred Jackson is also expected to rotate in.

    Huddle Up: Rawls is expected to get most of the early-down work with Jackson playing on passing downs. Rawls was impressive last week but Jackson could see a bigger role against the Lions. Rawls is the better fantasy play though as he's expected to see more touches.

  • Steve Smith - WR - Baltimore Ravens
    Posted 10/4/15 12:10am ET

    Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (back) is dealing with four microfractures in his back and won't play against the Cleveland Browns in Week 5, head coach John Harbaugh said Saturday, Oct. 3.

    Huddle Up: As expected, Smith is out for Week 5 and he could be out even longer. The Ravens are in rough shape at receiver. Kamar Aiken is now Baltimore's top receiver. The team also traded with the Rams for Chris Givens on Saturday. Aiken is worth picking up as a WR3/4.

  • Marshawn Lynch - RB - Seattle Seahawks
    Posted 10/3/15 7:19pm ET

    Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (hamstring) will be a game-time decision Monday, Oct. 5, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

    Huddle Up: It's trending that Thomas Rawls will start Monday night. If Lynch doesn't play, Rawls will be an RB2 against the Lions.

  • Davante Adams - WR - Green Bay Packers
    Posted 10/3/15 4:51pm ET

    Green Bay Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) is doubtful to play Sunday, Oct. 4, against the San Francisco 49ers.

    Huddle Up: Adams isn't going to play Sunday. Ty Montgomery will be the Packers' third receiver Sunday versus the 49ers. Montgomery is only worth a flier in deeper leagues.

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