Drew Brees (shoulder) officially active
Drew Brees | NO
(October 4, 2015 7:10 PM EDT)
Drew Brees (shoulder) is active for Week 4 against the Cowboys.
Brees was listed as probable, so his status was never in doubt. His deep accuracy coming off a shoulder issues is a concern, but Brees says he's healthy enough to make every throw. The Saints inactives are QB Garrett Grayson, WR Joe Morgan, CB Kyle Wilson, DE Obum Gwacham, DT Kaleb Eulls, OG Jahri Evans, and TE Michael Hoomanawanui.
Demaryius Thomas (neck) returns for Broncos
Demaryius Thomas | DEN
(October 4, 2015 6:57 PM EDT)
Demaryius Thomas (neck) returned to the Broncos' Week 4 game against the Vikings in the fourth quarter.
Thomas ended up missing only a series. We're guessing his injury will be billed as a "stinger."
Marquess Wilson posts 6-80 in Week 4 win
Marquess Wilson | CHI
(October 4, 2015 6:56 PM EDT)
Marquess Wilson caught 6-of-9 targets for 80 yards Week 4 against the Raiders.
Wilson had a big 35-yard gain in the first half and was tackled at the three-yard line late in the second quarter. Wilson started what ended up being the Bears' game-winning drive with a drop, but he redeemed himself with a great catch to convert a third down later in the drive. Wilson's role will decrease with Alshon Jeffery returning, but he at least looked competent in this game.
Eddie Royal catches first touchdown as Bear
Eddie Royal | CHI
(October 4, 2015 6:51 PM EDT)
Eddie Royal caught 7-of-10 targets for 54 yards and a touchdown Week 4 against the Raiders.
Royal's touchdown came on a quick screen on the first drive of the game, and he was inches away from a second score late in the second quarter. After four games, Royal is on pace for 72 catches for 480 yards and four touchdowns. Even with Alshon Jeffery coming back, Royal should be able to easily surpass the yardage total.
Brandon Flowers leaves with concussion
Brandon Flowers | SD
(October 4, 2015 6:49 PM EDT)
Chargers LCB Brandon Flowers left Sunday's Week 4 game with a concussion.
He's done for the day.
Martellus sees 13 targets in Week 4 win
Martellus Bennett | CHI
(October 4, 2015 6:48 PM EDT)
Martellus Bennett caught 11-of-13 targets for 83 yards and a touchdown Week 4 against the Raiders.
Bennett continued the trend of tight ends dominating the Raiders, and he could have had a bigger day if Jay Cutler did not underthrow him on what would have been an easy touchdown. After four games, Bennett is on pace for 96 catches for 804 yards and eight touchdowns. He will struggle to reach those numbers with Alshon Jeffery healthy, but he should remain a solid TE1 all season.
Matt Forte rumbles for 155 total yards
Matt Forte | CHI
(October 4, 2015 6:44 PM EDT)
Matt Forte rushed 25 times for 91 yards and caught 4-of-4 targets for 64 yards Week 4 against the Raiders.
Forte put on a show in the first half, constantly bouncing off would-be tacklers on his way to 117 total yards before the break. He was bottled up in the second half, however, and could not punch in his one goal-line look. Forte also lost a fumble early in the third quarter. It could have been a better day, but with Jay Cutler back and Alshon Jeffery on the way, things are looking up for Forte and the Bears' offense. He will be a high-end RB1 next week against the Chiefs. After four game, Forte is on pace for 388 touches for 2,000 yards and four total touchdowns. He may not reach those touch and yardage numbers, but the touchdown total will certainly be higher.
Texans WR Shorts dislocates left shoulder
Cecil Shorts | HOU
(October 4, 2015 6:42 PM EDT)
ESPN's Adam Caplan reports Cecil Shorts has a dislocated left shoulder.
Shorts suffered the injury on the final play of Sunday's loss to Atlanta. The Texans also lost Nate Washington to a hamstring injury against the Falcons, and Washington did not return. They may have to throw fifth-round rookie Keith Mumphery into the starting lineup on Thursday night against the Colts. Third-round pick Jaelen Strong could also get his first NFL action.
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Dwayne Harris catches 21-yard TD in win
Dwayne Harris | NYG
(October 4, 2015 6:37 PM EDT)
Dwayne Harris caught five passes for 51 yards and one touchdown in the Giants' Week 4 win over the Bills.
Harris got the scoring started for the Giants with a 21-yard touchdown out of the slot. The Giants are looking for someone to emerge in the slot with Victor Cruz (calf) still out, and Harris staked his claim to the spot Sunday. This will likely go down as an outlier performance. Continue to ignore Harris in fantasy.
Jay Cutler struggles through Week 4 win
Jay Cutler | CHI
(October 4, 2015 6:37 PM EDT)
Jay Cutler completed 28-of-43 passes for 281 yards, two touchdowns and an interception Week 4 against the Raiders.
Cutler was less than 100 percent in this game, and it showed on his interception. Cutler had Martellus Bennett wide open for what would have been his second touchdown of the game, but he could not get enough zip on the throw and Charles Woodson cut in front of Bennett for the interception. Cutler still managed to post a solid stat line despite his health, and another week of rest should get him closer to 100 percent. He will be in the streaming discussion next week against the Chiefs.