Fantasy Updates: Newest information on Rob Gronkowski, DeAndre Hopkins, George Kittle, Antonio Brown affecting Week 4 start-or-sit selections

Move-catchers Rob Gronkowski, DeAndre Hopkins, and George Kittle have already missed practices this week and could possibly be “questionable” for Week 4. They’re all usually contained in the top-five gamers at their positions in fantasy, so their statuses will undoubtedly have an effect on Week 4 fantasy rankings and start-or-sit selections. Antonio Brown missed final week with COVID-19 and could be up within the air, too. Our well being and harm updates present the most recent information on every man and who would profit in fantasy if they’re absent. As at all times, test again usually, as we’ll replace this submit with the freshest data from apply experiences.

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Rob Gronkowski harm replace

UPDATE: Gronk was as soon as once more not a participant in Thursday’s apply. Nonetheless, he appears to be on monitor to play, however that is worrisome as we method Sunday.

UPDATE 2: Gronk returned to apply Friday and is predicted to swimsuit up on Sunday night time towards the Patriots.

UPDATE 3: Regardless of earlier experiences suggesting Gronk was in no hazard of lacking Sunday night time’s recreation, he was formally listed as “uncertain.” Fantasy homeowners should not anticipate him to swimsuit up. Tampa backup TE Cameron Brate is an inexpensive fill-in in fantasy leagues. 

Gronkowski took a brutal hit to the ribs final week towards the Rams, however his X-Rays revealed no fractures or critical harm. He returned to the sport after the hit and is predicted to play towards his former group in New England. He did miss Wednesday’s apply, however that has been fairly normal for him later in his profession.

The Patriots have been the second-best group towards tight ends this 12 months, however they have not performed towards any actual threats on the place. It’s value noting they held Mike Gesicki to zero receptions, however Gronk is a distinct animal, particularly on this “revenge recreation.”

We rank him because the TE5 in normal and in PPR leagues. He is been the TE2 to this point this season, so whereas we’re bumping him down slightly bit with the powerful matchup, that is about so far as he can fall. 

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DeAndre Hopkins harm replace

UPDATE: Hopkins took the apply subject Thursday, so there’s a extra optimistic observe for his Week 4 outlook and availability.

UPDATE 2: Hopkins shouldn’t be on the Cardinals’ closing harm report, so he’ll be good to go towards the Rams.

Hopkins (ribs) was out of shape Wednesday and can doubtless carry a ‘Q’ tag into Sunday’s recreation with the Rams. There’s not a powerful indication as as to if he’ll play, however we’ll proceed to replace this submit as information is available in. He performed final week regardless of being lacking apply all week, however he caught simply three passes for 21 yards. We all know that is an uncharacteristic recreation for Hopkins, however there’s an opportunity we see extra of the identical this week. He is already coping with his rib harm, and he’ll doubtless draw Jalen Ramsey shadow protection — not an excellent recipe for fantasy success.

This recreation could possibly be a shootout, so Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore, and even A.J. Inexperienced look engaging — much more so if Hopkins is out.

That mentioned, his expertise retains him throughout the top-20 WRs, however we rank him because the WR18 in normal and PPR leagues. His vary of outcomes is big, and he might end wherever from the highest 5 to exterior of the highest 36. Nonetheless, there isn’t any manner you’ll be able to fairly bench him if he is lively.

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George Kittle harm replace

UPDATE: Kittle was out of shape Thursday, and his probabilities to play are beginning to appear extra uncertain. We nonetheless do not know for positive, however proceed to observe this transferring ahead.

UPDATE 2: 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan mentioned Friday that Kittle is “not assured to play” on Sunday towards the Seahawks. He is formally “questionable.”

Kittle missed Wednesday’s apply due to a calf harm, however 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is not anxious about Kittle’s Week 4 availability (vs. Seattle). If he is not involved, then we should not be both. Kittle has been considerably disappointing to this point this 12 months, as he is been exterior the top-five TEs in fantasy factors. With Kittle, you are at all times anticipating a prime three placement amongst tight ends. Nonetheless, he has probability to have a “get-right” recreation towards a horrible Seahawks protection that was simply shredded by Tyler Conklin (seven catches, 70 yards, landing).

If there are any setbacks right here, it’s value noting Ross Dwelley would be the lead tight finish for San Francisco. We noticed Jordan Reed be productive when Kittle was inactive final 12 months, and so they’d nonetheless wish to function a good finish of their offense. For Week 4, we’ve Kittle ranked because the TE4 in normal and PPR leagues.

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Antonio Brown COVID-19 replace

Brown is predicted to rejoin the Buccaneers on Thursday after testing optimistic for COVID-19 final week, which brought about him to overlook the sport towards the Rams. There’s not a lot to say right here apart from Brown is as soon as once more a strong flex possibility regardless of the powerful matchup with New England. This offense is nice sufficient to provide towards any protection.

Brown is our WR30 in normal and WR32 in PPR leagues for Week 4.

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