Week 4 NFL injury reports, picks, Fantasy: Ajayi, Hyde, Gordon, Crabtree questionable


Sam Bradford
looked like Fantasy gold in Week 1 while carving up the
New Orleans Saints
. He hasn’t been able to live up to that standard since that breakout, but that’s because he hasn’t been able to get on the field while battling a knee injury. And for a third straight week, that’s going to remain the case, as Bradford has already been ruled out for the
Minnesota Vikings
‘ Week 4 matchup with the
Detroit Lions

While Fantasy owners and gamblers can already prepare knowing
Case Keenum
will be under center for
Minnesota Golden Gophers
yet again, there are plenty of players whose status is still up in the air heading into Friday.
Carlos Hyde
Doug Baldwin
are gametime decisions for Sunday, while
Michael Crabtree
is listed as questionable after missing practice completely on Friday. Two key Fantasy backs,
Jay Ajayi
Melvin Gordon
, are also listed as questionable but fully expected to play.

Injuries must be accounted for when making Fantasy and picks pool/gambling decisions, and we’ve taken care of a lot of the legwork for you by collecting all the final injury reports in one place. Below you’ll see the game status of every player on each team’s injury report if they’re ruled questionable or worse a few minutes after they’re in. We’ll also give quick thoughts on how those designations affect your decisions for Week 4.

Before we get to the injuries, here are some Week 4 Fantasy resources to give you even more help with setting your lineups:

And if you’re undecided about who you should back in picks pools or at the sportsbook, here are our Week 4 picks:

On to the injuries as they develop. Check back throughout Friday (and check back Saturday for the Monday night game):

Saints vs.
Miami Dolphins
in London

  • Saints: LB
    Ben Heeney
    OUT; WR
    Willie Snead
    , OT
    Terron Armstead
    , OT
    Zach Strief
    , CB
    Sterling Moore
  • Dolphins: OT
    Eric Smith
    OUT; DT
    Jordan Phillips
    DOUBTFUL; RB Jay Ajayi, WR
    Kenny Stills
    , WR
    Jakeem Grant
    , G
    Isaac Asiata
    , LB
    Kiko Alonso
    , LB
    Rey Maualuga
    , LB
    Chase Allen
    , CB
    Alterraun Verner
    , LS
    John Denney

Analysis: Ajayi practiced in full Thursday and Friday and should be on the field in London. Snead is returning from a three-week suspension but was a late addition to the injury report, putting his availability in doubt. Getting even one of their starting tackles back would be huge for the Saints in this matchup.

Carolina Panthers
New England Patriots

  • Panthers: WR
    Curtis Samuel
    , C
    Ryan Kalil
    , DE
    Daeshon Hall
    , LB

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