The latest of our fantasy football podcasts digs into whether you should be worrying about a pair of top-12 QBs, while selling a guy who's outscoring them both. Plus, we've got a key stash at the end of the show ...
Cardinals WR Michael Floyd (concussion) put in a full practice on Thursday. Barring a setback between now and Sunday, he'll play against the Rams. Floyd is off to a slow start but retains enough upside to make him worth keeping in fantasy lineups. He posted lines of 5-59 and 7-104 vs. the Rams last year.
The Dolphins will not have starting strong-side LB Koa Misi (neck) or weak-side LB Jelani Jenkins (groin) tonight against the Bengals. Both players are inactive. Four other questionable starters will play, though: MLB Kiko Alonso (hamstring), DE Jason Jones (ankle), S Reshad Jones (knee) and CB Xavien Howard (quad) are all active. The Dolphins will also reportedly replace CB Byron Maxwell in the starting lineup with Tony Lippett.
Seahawks TE Jimmy Graham (knee, back) did not practice on Thursday. He was limited on Wednesday, but it's unclear if he's actually hurt or just got a day off. Graham, of course, tore his patellar tendon last year.
Dolphins RB Damien Williams will start tonight, per beat writer Armando Salguero. Last week, Miami started Kenyan Drake in place of Arian Foster but saw 4 different RBs take handoffs. Williams finished with just 1 for 15 yards. Look for another committee approach tonight, making this a backfield to avoid.
Browns WR Josh Gordon announced Thursday that he’ll enter an in-patient treatment facility. He was set to return to the team on Monday and play Week 5 vs. New England, but that’s no longer the case. "After careful thought and deep consideration I've decided that I need to step away from pursuing my return to the Browns and my football career to enter an in-patient rehabilitation facility," Gordon wrote. "This is the right decision for me and one that I hope will enable me to gain full control of my life and continue on a path to reach my full potential as a person. I appreciate the support of the NFL, NFLPA, the Browns, my teammates, my agent and the community through this extremely challenging process.” Gordon can be dropped outside of dynasty leagues or very deep redraft formats. The extra missed time only boosts Terrelle Pryor’s long-term outlook.
The Lions added WR Marvin Jones to the injury report Thursday after a hamstring issue limited his practice time. We'll watch his participation Friday. An active Jones on Sunday should certainly be in fantasy football lineups everywhere.
Seahawks QB Russell Wilson said again on Thursday that he'll play against the Jets this weekend. He added that he'll do so with a brace on his sprained knee. Wilson said that won't make an impact, but that's tough to believe. Wilson's mobility both in and outside the pocket figures to be compromised. He's a lower-end QB1 for Week 4, despite a plus matchup.
Panthers HC Ron Rivera on Thursday ruled out RB Jonathan Stewart (hamstring) for this weekend's game against the Falcons. The fact that he was ruled out so early in the week is a good sign that he's not close to a return. Carolina has a Week 7 bye, and it's possible Stewart is held out through then. Cameron Artis-Payne operated as Carolina's lead back last week and is the backfield's best fantasy bet this week. Atlanta has allowed 4.8 yards per carry to RBs.
Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) did not practice on Thursday. His limited workout on Wednesday must not have gone well. Look for QB Brian Hoyer to start against the Lions this weekend. We'd consider that good news for the rest of Chicago's skill-position guys.