Fantasy Football Week 4 injuries, recap

BY Ryan Fowler • September 30, 2013

Here's a quick fantasy football rundown from Week 4:


49ers - 35 Rams - 11

WTF Moment:  Rams' head coach Jeff Fisher deactivates Isaiah Pead before the game so they can use Tavon Austin out of the backfield.  Austin finished with ZERO carries.
Injury Report: Quinton Patton (fractured foot) could mean more action for Jon Baldwin in the passing game opposite Anquan Boldin.


Bills - 23 Ravens - 20

WTF Moment: Joe Flacco picked off five times and Ray Rice (hip) and Bernard Pierce combining for 24 rush yards with no scores against the 30th-ranked rush defense.
Injury Report: C.J. Spiller (ankle) says he may be able to play Thursday against the Browns and Fred Jackson (knee sprain) opens the door for every fantasy owner's favorite third-string wonder Tashard Choice.

Browns - 17 Bengals - 6

WTF Moment: The Browns are 2-0 without Trent Richardson and with Brian Hoyer at starting quarterback.  Jordan Cameron has been targeted more with Hoyer than Brandon Weeden in two games.
WTF Moment 2: Gio Bernard saw 50 snaps compared to BenJarvus Green-Ellis' 18.  Gio slides into FLEX option.
Injury Report: Brandon Weeden (medically cleared), but won't start vs. Bills Thursday.

Lions - 40 Bears - 32

WTF Moment: With Nate Burleson out, Ryan Broyles was expected to see a little more action in Week 4.  However, it was Kris Durham, Stafford's former college roommate, that saw four targets compared to Broyles one.
Injury Report: N/A

Chiefs - 31 Giants - 7

WTF Moment:  Third-string tight end Sean McGrath led the Chiefs in receiving - 64 yards.
Injury Report: Hakeem Nicks (dislocated finger) should be good to go Week 5.

Vikings - 34 Steelers - 27 (in London)

WTF Moment: Greg Jennings needed a trans-Atlantic flight and Matt Cassel to post Packer-esque numbers.  He caught three balls for 92 yards with two touchdowns.
Injury Report:  Christian Ponder (ribs) is week-to-week, but the Vikes have a BYE in Week 5.

Cardinals - 13 Buccaneers  - 10

WTF Moment:  Doug Martin rushed 27 times for 45 yards.  The 1.7 YPR were a career-low for the Muscle Hamster.
Injury Report:  Vincent Jackson (ribs) and Mike Williams (hamstring) played in Week 4, but the injuries will have the BYE week to heal.

Colts - 37 Jaguars - 3

WTF Moment:  Gus Bradley is sticking with Blaine Gabbert as his starting quarterback.
Injury Report:  Justin Blackmon returns from his four-game suspension in Week 5.  Marcedes Lewis (calf) is out indefinitely.  Ahmad Bradshaw (neck) missed Week 4's game and third-string back Donald Brown wound up leading the team in rushing thanks, mainly, to a 50-yard run.

Seahawks - 23 Texans - 20

WTF Moment: The Seahawks' offense was pretty damn bad for three quarters.  Marshawn Lynch, not known for catching out of the backfield, led Seattle in receiving with 45 yards.

It's like DeAndre Hopkins' breakout game was two months ago.  Andre Johnson, bad shin and all, continues to produce for owners.  AJ caught nine out of the 12 balls thrown his direction.
Injury Report: N/A

Titans - 38 Jets - 13

WTF Moment: Jackie Battle, not Chris Johnson, led the Titans in rushing.  Nate Washington continues to fly under the radar (105 yards, 2 touchdowns) as a viable WR3 week-to-week.
Injury Report: Jake Locker is out 4-8 weeks with a hip injury.  Kenny Britt (ribs) should be good to go in Week 5.  Shonn Greene could return in Week 5 after having his knee scoped a few weeks ago. 

Stephen Hill left the game early with a concussion.  Chris Ivory is out for a bit with a hamstring injury.

Broncos - 52 Eagles - 20

WTF Moment:  LeSean McCoy couldn't breath in the high altitude and missed most of the second quarter.  On Chris Polk's touchdown, McCoy tried to re-enter the game, but was pulled back in favor of Polk.
Injury Report: N/A

Chargers - 30 Cowboys - 21

WTF Moment:  Antonio Gates caught ALL 10 passes thrown his direction for 136 yards and a touchdown.  It marked the first time he finished a game with double-digit receptions since 2007.  Philip Rivers finished with 400 passing yards.  Awesome.
Injury Report:  Miles Austin and the hamstring from hell continue to plague the Cowboys' receiver.  He missed Week 4.

Redskins - 24 Raiders - 14

WTF Moment: The Raiders actually considered starting Terrelle Pryor days after he said he didn't remember much from the Monday night game against the Broncos.  Brilliant.
Injury Report: Terrelle Pryor (concussion) will probably return in Week 5.  Darren McFadden (hamstring) and Marcel Reece (knee) both left Week 4's game against the Redskins.  Reports suggest McFadden avoided serious injury, but Reece could be out for awhile.  Rashad Jennings has value heading into Week 5.

Alfred Morris left the game with a rib injury, but says he'll be good to go after the team's BYE Week.  Fred Davis (ankle) returned and played in Week 4, but didn't see much action.  The tight end has been a dissapointment this season.

Patriots - 30 Falcons - 23

WTF Moment: Besides the Patriots nearly blowing a 17-point lead with six minutes to go in the game, LeGarrette Blount has rushed for 60-plus yards in back-to-back games.
Injury Report:  Reports suggest Rob Gronkowski may be out until Week 6.  So, that's awesome.  If the Boston Globe's report that Danny Amendola was close to playing in Week 4 was correct, he has a chance to suit up in Week 5.  Amendola, Julian Edelman and Kenbrell Thompkins with a healthy Gronk could swing the popular vote New England's direction the rest of the seaosn.