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Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (lung) was limited in Wednesday's practice. It's a good start to his week, although he was limited last Wednesday before missing the game in Denver. We'll have another update on Crabtree tomorrow.

Raiders HC Jack Del Rio said Wednesday that he's "optimistic" that WR Michael Crabtree (lung) will return for this weekend's game against the Ravens. Crabtree was limited last Wednesday and Thursday before sitting out on Friday. Then he was downgraded from questionable to doubtful on Saturday. We'll monitor his status throughout the week. Crab will be more of a low-end WR2 if he plays this weekend with E.J. Manuel under center.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery was on the practice field for the start of Wednesday's practice. ESPN's Rob Demovsky notes that Montgomery was sporting "significant protection" over his injured ribs. Whether he plays against Dallas this weekend will likely depend on how he feels throughout the practice week. RB Jamaal Williams (knee) also practiced on Wednesday.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery confirmed in a Monday radio appearance that he has multiple broken ribs. He also admitted that he's iffy for this weekend's game against the Cowboys. "I'm going to do my best to try to be out there," Montgomery said. "But of course, I have to be wary of risking something more serious. I don't want to puncture any internal organs ... I'm feeling a lot better than I felt on Thursday. I can laugh now, I can sleep now. My movement's fine. It's just a matter of, is it going to be safe enough for me to be out there and not risk internal injury? That's the conversation I'm trying to have now." Earlier reports had Montgomery "day-to-day," but he seems no better than 50/50 to play this Sunday. We'll monitor him throughout the week.

Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (chest) is inactive for today’s game against the Broncos. He’s dealing with a bruised lung and certainly isn’t a lock to be back for Week 5. WR Amari Cooper and TE Jared Cook are the best target bets for Oakland today.

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Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) is active for today’s game against the 49ers. We heard this morning that he’s still not at 100%, though, and will be on a snap count. Brown can’t be trusted in Week 4 fantasy lineups. His return makes WR J.J. Nelson tougher to trust — although he retains plenty of upside in this plus matchup.

Saints WR Willie Snead (hamstring) is inactive for this morning's game against the Dolphins. It looks like he injured that hamstring in Friday's practice. New Orleans has a Week 5 bye. We'll see if Snead is ready come Week 6. Michael Thomas, Brandon Coleman and Ted Ginn will continue to serve as the Saints' top 3 WRs today.

Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) is expected to play against the 49ers today, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "But he's not 100%," Rapoport adds. "Figure he'll be on a pitch count until he's back to himself." Brown can't be trusted in Week 4 fantasy lineups, but his return is a boost for QB Carson Palmer.

Raiders WR Michael Crabtree suffered a bruised lung in last Sunday night's loss to the Redskins, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It'd previously been called only a chest injury. Crabtree was downgraded to doubtful for Week 4 on Saturday night, and Rapoport confirms that he won't play vs. Denver today. It's certainly possible he misses more time beyond that. We'll keep an eye on his status throughout the coming week.

The Raiders announced Saturday that WR Michael Crabtree (chest) has been downgraded to doubtful for Sunday's game at Denver. That could push more targets toward WR Amari Cooper and TE Jared Cook, but it certainly doesn't help an already negative fantasy outlook for QB Derek Carr.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Packers RB Ty Montgomery is “day to day” and “could play” against the Cowboys. That’s excellent news, as Montgomery seemed like a near lock to miss multiple games. He’ll have some extra time to heal after playing on Thursday night. We’ll continue to track his status.

Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the 49ers after a limited week of practice. HC Bruce Arians said on Friday that Brown is on track to play. He could be on a snap count, though, and can’t be trusted in Week 4 fantasy lineups. Brown’s return also dings WR J.J. Nelson — although this matchup remains excellent.

Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (chest) is questionable for this weekend’s game against the Broncos. He was limited on Wednesday and Thursday but didn’t practice on Friday. We haven’t heard that he suffered a setback, but guys rarely get Fridays off. Hopefully we get an update on Crabtree’s status on Sunday morning. Raiders-Broncos doesn’t kick off until 4:25 pm ET. Of course, even an active Crabtree is a shaky fantasy play vs. Denver’s elite secondary.

Saints WR Willie Snead was added to the injury report on Friday with a hamstring. He was limited in practice and is questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. The good news is that we'll find out Snead's official status by 8 am ET, but the hammy will obviously add risk to his outlook if he's active.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Packers RB Ty Montgomery suffered broken ribs in Thursday night's game vs. Chicago. The Packers have denied that report and continue to say only that Montgomery has a chest injury. The situation should clear up over the next 24 hours. RB Aaron Jones will be the Packers RB to own if both Montgomery and Jamaal Williams (knee) miss time.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter is also reporting that Montgomery broke his ribs. "Packers uncertain how long he’ll be out," Schefter adds.

Packers RB Ty Montgomery suffered what the team is calling a chest injury on the 1st drive of Thursday night's game against the Bears. He headed to the locker room with trainers and is questionable to return. Montgomery carried 5 times for 28 yards before exiting.

Update: Montgomery has been ruled out for the rest of the game.

Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. It was his 1st official practice since prior to the season opener. Brown is clearly making progress, but his Week 4 status remains uncertain. We'll see what he's able to do on Thursday.

Raiders WR Michael Crabtree (chest) put in a limited practice on Wednesday. We still don't know much about his injury, but getting on the field so early in the week puts him on track to play against the Broncos this weekend. We'll have another update on Crabtree tomorrow.

Raiders WR Michael Crabtree exited in the 4th quarter of Sunday night's game in Washington with a chest injury. There was no update from the team afterward. We should get one later today.

Cardinals WR John Brown (quad) is out for Monday night's game against the Cowboys. He didn't practice all week and remains without a timetable for return. Brown is droppable in shallower fantasy leagues.


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