Fantasy Injury Updates: Matthew Stafford, Mark Andrews, Trey Burton affecting Week 4 start ’em, sit ’em calls

first_imgMORE WEEK 4 DFS: Top values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderIs Vance McDonald playing Monday night?After missing practice all week, McDonald (shoulder) is “doubtful” for Monday night’s game against Cincinnati.The recently acquired Nick Vannett will likely start in McDonald’s place, but he’s not a recommended fantasy option. WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerIs Matthew Stafford playing Week 4?UPDATE: Stafford is officially ACTIVE.Stafford (back) was downgraded to “limited” in practice on Friday, but Lions beat writer Kyle Meinke reported Friday that the veteran QB is expected to play against the Chiefs on Sunday.Stafford has been up and down this year and failed to take advantage of a favorable Week 3 matchup in Philadelphia. Detroit figures to either be in a shootout or playing catch-up against the Chiefs, which should lead to big stats for Stafford, but this injury doesn’t help his outlook. He’s a borderline QB1 this week.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIs Mark Andrews playing in Week 4?UPDATE 2: Andrews is officially ACTIVE.UPDATE: Ravens coach John Harbaugh “expressed confidence” Andrews will play in Week 4, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.A foot injury has plagued Andrews all year, and it looked to be worse than usual when he missed practice on Thursday. But the breakout TE returned to practice on Friday and said he’s “feeling good and excited to play the Browns” in Week 4.Based on that, it’s tough to imagine Andrews sitting against Cleveland, and as long as he’s active, he should be in fantasy lineups. If he is a surprise scratch, Hayden Hurst would likely see more targets with Nick Boyle continuing to function as the primary blocking tight end.WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPTrey Burton injury update UPDATE: Burton is officially ACTIVE.For the second straight week, Burton (groin) is “questionable”, but there are very few updates about him. That means he’s “questionable” in name only and fully expected to play Sunday against the Vikings. Burton has done next to nothing in his two games this year, so you might not be worried about him anyway. Because the Bears kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET, make sure to have a backup ready from the late/prime-time games if you were counting on Burton. Mark Andrews has been one of those weekly “questionables” who didn’t cause fantasy football owners to frantically search for updates on Sunday morning because they knew he was going to play, but it sounds like he’s more of a game-time decision in Week 4 than in past weeks. Matthew Stafford’s back is also a concern considering he reportedly played part of last year with tiny fractures in his back. Trey Burton is another regular on the injury report, but with TE such a mediocre position, his active/inactive status could factor into more than a few start ’em, sit ’em decisions this week. We’ll be here all morning and afternoon updating this article, so check back or follow us on Twitter (@SN_Fantasy). For the latest on banged-up WRs Terry McLaurin, Julian Edelman, and Chris Godwin, click here; for updates on injured RBs Rex Burkhead, Devin Singletary, and Rashaad Penny, go here; for Melvin Gordon’s Week 4 status, check here; and for the Week 4 weather report, click here. (All links coming soon)last_img

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