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Monday, September 29, 2014

FANTASY FOOTBALL INJURY REPORT: WEEK 4

Injuries and more injuries as fantasy football Week 4 is almost in the books.  Let's get to all the latest.

-Another week and another injury for San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.  After missing Week 3 with an sprained ankle, Davis returned for Week 4 against the Philadelphia Eagles but he failed to finish the game.  This time around Davis exited with back spasms which had him doubled over on the sideline.  No testing is planned at the time and this is something that will once again have to be monitored.  So far Davis is producing more health references than actual numbers which of course is never a good thing.

-It was a real shame that Minnesota Vikings rookie QB Teddy Bridgewater couldn't finish off the win over the Atlanta Falcons as the rookie from Louisville was spectacular before leaving with an ankle sprain.  With Matt Cassel already on IR, third-stringer and former starter Christian Ponder finished things off.  Bridgewater was terrific in the preseason with 5 scores and zero picks and he was in total control in this one before he got hurt.  With a nice collection of receivers in Cordarelle Patterson, Jarius Wright, and Greg Jennings, Bridgewater is worth an add in two-QB formats.  More will be known Monday about the severity of the injury but for now consider Bridgewater a questionable bet for next week.

-The Carolina Panthers are truly jinxed when it comes to their running backs.  Having already lost Jonathan Stewart and Mike Tolbert, veteran DeAngelo Williams couldn't finish Sunday after coming down with a sprained ankle that will require some more testing.  This after Williams himself had just returned from a bum hamstring.  He is already being listed as doubtful by the team to play in Week 5.  On and on it goes and no Panthers running back should be bothered with given what has taken place. 

-San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree gave his owners a scare when he left the game midway through with a foot injury but he returned soon thereafter.  Looks like crisis avoided there.

-There is increasing chatter that Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall could be sat by the team for a week in order to get his severely sprained ankle healthy.  Marshall has looked like a shell of himself the last two weeks as he has fought through the ankle and he is proving to be a liability to his owners.  This is a situation that needs to be watched closely. 

-The news is a bit grim on Tampa Bay Buccaneers rookie WR Mike Evans who will miss the next 2-3 weeks with a groin injury.  Evans was nothing but a bench guy with upside anyway in most formats.

Be sure you check back for more as the week goes on.  As always we will updated these items and more as they take place.

 

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