NFL Week 4 News and Tournament Plays
- Antonio Gates (hamstring) looks doubtful for Sunday. Rookie Hunter Henry, will get the start in his place.
- Jay Cutler (thumb) looks doubtful to play on Sunday, which means Hoyer will draw another start.
- Rashad Jennings (thumb) status is unclear for Monday and could end up being a game-time decision.
- Eric Decker (shoulder) injury seems to have gotten worse after last weeks game and is questionable for Sunday.
- Isiah Crowell (knee) practiced in full on Thursday and will suit up on Sunday.
- Marvin Jones (hamstring) was a limited participant Thursday, as he was dealing with a hamstring issue, but is expected to suit up on Sunday.
- Julio Jones (calf) has been limited in practice all week once again, but will be ready for Sunday.
- Willie Snead (toe) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice and will be a game-time decision on Sunday.
- Dez Bryant (knee) has a hairline fracture in his knee and his status is unclear. My guess is that he sits out this week.
- Jamaal Charles (knee) continues to be a limited participant in practice and his status for Sunday is still unknown. If he end up playing; however, he will split carries with Ware and will be on a snap count.
- Tavon Austin (shoulder) was limited in Thursday’s practice, but will play on Sunday.
- Michael Floyd (concussion) was able to practice in full on Thursday and looks like he’ll play Sunday.
- Charles Clay (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice and is considered questionable.
- Eli Rodgers (toe) did not practice Thursday and is questionable for Sunday. My guess is that he won’t play on Sunday, which gives Heyward-Bey and Coates a boost in targets.
- Tajae Sharpe (toe) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice and is considered questionable for Sunday.
- Delanie Walker (hamstring) just like Sharpe, Walker was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice and is considered questionable for Sunday.
- Julius Thomas (elbow) will be a true game-time decision heading into Sunday.
- DeSean Jackson (knee) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice, but should be out there Sunday.
- Mohamed Sanu (shoulder) practiced on Thursday and should be out there on Sunday.
- Charcandrick West (ankle) did not practice on Thursday and is looking like a no-go for Sunday. If West and Charles are out, you can expect to see a whole lot of Ware.
- Tyler Lockett (knee) was limited in Thursday’s practice, but is expected to suit up Sunday.
- Jimmy Graham (knee) practiced on Wednesday, but did not participate on Thursday. So his status is unknown and could be a game-time decision. My guess is that he does play.
- Matt Forte (knee) practiced in full on Thursday and will play on Sunday.
- Chris Ivory (thumb) practiced in full on Thursday and will play on Sunday.
- Tevin Coleman (ankle) has been a limited participant at practice this week, but is probable for Sunday.
- Rob Gronkowski (hamstring) has been a limited participant in practice all week, but is expected to play against the Bills.
- Jimmy Garoppolo (shoulder) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice and is questionable for Sunday. If he’s out, Jacoby Brissett will get the nod once again.
- Russell Wilson (ankle/knee) will play on Sunday.
Hoyer is minimum wage, has weapons and a very favorable matchup. What more could you possibly ask for? Honestly.
Hoyer looked good in his first start as a Chicago Bear (fantasy wise). He threw for 319 yards and two touchdowns, in 49 attempts. While the yards and passing touchdowns were impressive, what stuck out to me the most were the passing attempts.
It’s always a good thing when you roster a quarterback that has the best chance to play from behind, because that will cause the offense to rely heavily on the passing game. With that being said — I see Chicago playing from behind in this contest, which is why I love Hoyer this week (more passing attempts = more opportunities to score more fantasy points). I know he isn’t Cam Newton or an elite quarterback, but he sure is a sneaky play and is an excellent value play.
Oh wait — I almost forget. The Lions have allowed the most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season, so that just adds even more spice to my Hoyer campaign. #HoyerForPresident. He might not be on the hall of fame ballot, but you’ll see him on the ballot when you vote! Make sure you vote for him to make America great again. Yes, Trump took Hoyer’s slogan. Shame on him…