Through three full weeks of fantasy football, plenty of wide receivers have been injured. Fantasy owners heading into Week 4 need to be sure to monitor the injury reports as some players are questionable, and others have been ruled out.
Quarterbacks and wide receivers that have already been ruled out include Cam Newton, Tyreek Hill, A.J. Green, Michael Gallup, Mike Williams, Taylor Gabriel, Allen Hurns, and Tre'Quan Smith. T.Y. Hilton is doubtful after re-aggravating his quad injury in Week 3. Travis Benjamin also is doubtful.
Fantasy owners should not count on having either wide receiver this week. Be sure to check the rundown on wide receivers and tight ends as well as the inactive report before game time before finalizing your Week 4 lineups.
Teams on bye: New York Jets, San Francisco
Note: All games are on Sunday, Sept. 29 and times are ET.
Matthew Stafford (hip), QB, Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.
Stafford practiced all week, but was limited on Friday with the hip injury. The Lions don't seem to show much concern about his status for Sunday, so fantasy owners should plan to proceed as normal. He's a QB2 even in a matchup that should have him slinging the ball as often as he can. It sounds like this is just a tweak that received some medical attention and had to be listed on the report. The questionable tag would likely be a probable tag, if that designation still existed.
Julian Edelman (chest), WR, New England Patriots at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m.
Fantasy owners need to truly monitor the inactive report when it comes to Edelman. He suffered the chest injury in the middle of last week's game and couldn't return to the game. He did put in limited practices this week after the x-rays came back negative. He likely will try to play as long, but he may also aggravate the injury mid-game, no matter how well they try to wrap his ribs/chest. If he's active, start him as you would, but know the risk.
Chris Godwin (hip), WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Los Angeles Rams, 4:05 p.m.
Godwin missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday before taking part in a limited capacity on Friday. He could end up being a game-time decision. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, Godwin plays in the late afternoon window. He has a tough matchup and he is truly questionable. If you have other options, use them. Godwin may end up playing, but it likely won't be his best game of the season.
Terry McLaurin (hamstring), WR, Washington Redskins at New York Giants, 1 p.m.
Fantasy owners of McLaurin likely groaned when they saw that their budding WR1 missed practice on Friday. The Giants defense can certainly be beat through the air, and this would be a great matchup for McLaurin. The reports out of Washington indicate that this was just a small pull and he will likely be active on Sunday. Fantasy owners should be aware that he may see reduced snaps. Still plan on starting McLaurin if active, but his numbers may not be quite as good as they could have been.
Danny Amendola (chest), WR, Detroit Lions vs. Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.
After missing practice all week, Amendola is truly questionable for Week 4. The Lions did promote another wide receiver from their practice squad, which usually does not bode well for the injured player. Fantasy owners should plan on keeping Amendola on their bench. Assuming Matthew Stafford plays, Kenny Golladay and Marvin Jones Jr., as well as tight end T.J. Hockenson, should be the beneficiaries of Amendola's potential absence.
— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.