• Chiefs 'optimistic' that Butker will return Week 4
    The Athletic's Nate Taylor writes that the Chiefs are "optimistic" that Harrison Butker (ankle) will be available for Week 4 against the Buccaneers.

    Advice: The Chiefs already released backup kicker Matt Ammendola from their practice squad, which signaled this. But here it is in writing ahead of waivers if you have your eyes on a high-scoring kicker who was potentially dropped in a roster crunch.  NBCSportsEDGE.com 42 minutes ago
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    8.58 (129th)
     
  • McDaniel: Tua (back/ankle) questionable for Week 4
    Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said QB Tua Tagovailoa (back/ankle) is questionable for Week 4 against the Bengals.

    Advice: "If this were an actual real practice in a normal week, Tua would be limited and he would be questionable for the game," McDaniel told reporters. "If he doesn't play, it was not possible." If Tagovailoa doesn't make it out, Teddy Bridgewater would be in line for the start against Cincinnati on Thursday Night Football. It sounds like the third-year quarterback is doing everything in his power to play, including calling McDaniel at 10:50 last night. McDaniel noted that he remained "optimistic" about Tagovailoa, and Tagovailoa did meet with media on Tuesday, so consider him on the likely side of questionable.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 10:35 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    17.54 (22nd)
     
  • Brian Daboll: Toney, Wan'Dale 'getting closer'
    Giants head coach Brian Daboll said Kadarius Toney (hamstring) and Wan'Dale Robinson (knee) are "getting closer" to game action. 

    Advice: The Giants are going to need both wideouts back sooner rather than later after losing Sterling Shepard (ACL) done for the season. Shepard had a 29 percent target share over the season's first three games. If neither Robinson nor Toney are able to suit up for Week 4, Richie James could be in for a huge target share against the Bears. James, running a full complement of routes, leads the Giants with 14 catches through Week 3. He should be rostered in all leagues.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 9:51 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    2.90 (303rd)
     
  • Tests on Amon-Ra St. Brown's ankle 'encouraging'
    NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports tests on Amon-Ra St. Brown's ankle "were encouraging overall."

    Advice: St. Brown injured his ankle in the second quarter against the Vikings, but he was able to return to the game. Pelissero said the Lions will be "cautious" with the injury, but even if St. Brown misses time, it will not be a long-term issue. Given he played through the injury, we would put him on the right side of questionable for Week 4.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 9:50 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    13.37 (53rd)
     
  • Bears place WR Byron Pringle on injured reserve
    Bears placed WR Byron Pringle (calf) on injured reserve. 

    Advice: Pringle suffered a calf injury early in the game against the Texans in Week 3. He will be eligible to return from injured reserve in Week 8, but the severity of his injury remains unclear. Losing Pringle is a blow to an already underpowered Bears receiving corps.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 9:25 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (309th)
     
  • Sterling Shepard done for season with torn ACL
    Sterling Shepard tore his ACL in Week 3 against the Cowboys and is out for the rest of the season. 

    Advice: Shepard went down in a heap on the final play of New York's Monday night loss to the Cowboys. He was carted off and later diagnosed with another season-ending injury. Shepard's absence from the Giants offense will open up plenty of targets for the team's remaining receivers, including Richie James, who has functioned as the team's WR2 in the early going. Kadarius Toney, if he can come back from a hamstring issue and earn the trust of Giants coaches, could slot in as the team's new top wideout with Shepard sidelined.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 9:10 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (126th)
     
  • Beat: Romeo Doubs 'might' be in line for WR1 role
    ESPN's Rob Demovsky believes Romeo Doubs "just might be next in line" for the No. 1 receiver role in the Packers offense. 

    Advice: Doubs led the team with eight catches for 73 yards and a touchdown in a Week 3 win over the Bucs. He ran a route on 94 percent of Aaron Rodgers' drop backs, and drew praise from Rodgers after the game. The team drew up a range of plays specifically for the rookie, who had three receptions in the game's opening drive. Doubs certainly looked the part of Green Bay's best, most explosive wideout against Tampa. If his increased snap share and route share hold in Week 4 against the Patriots, Doubs can be treated as a high-end WR3 with plenty of upside. For more on Doubs, read Denny Carter's Week 4 waiver wire breakdown.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 9:06 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    9.83 (97th)
     
  • Former Bucs WR Cyril Grayson visiting Commanders
    Free agent WR Cyril Grayson, formerly of the Bucs, is visiting with the Commanders. 

    Advice: Tampa waived Grayson after three seasons in which he played a mostly-rotational role. He performed well when forced into action late last season, catching six passes for 162 yards and two touchdowns over a two-game stretch. In Washington he would likely be a special teams contributor.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 8:07 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    0.00 (733rd)
     
  • Keenan Allen (hamstring) to practice this week
    ESPN's Adam Schefter reports Keenan Allen (hamstring) is expected to practice this week. 

    Advice: Allen was able to practice at a limited capacity last week and was inactive for the Chargers' Week 3 drubbing at the hands of the Jaguars. Barring a practice setback, Allen should return to LA's lineup in Week 4 against the Texans. Perhaps Allen, who had four catches for 66 yards in the first half of the team's Week 1 game before hurting his hammy, can provide a spark for the down-bad Chargers offense. After running 30 percent of his pass routes from the slot over the past three games, Josh Palmer will probably be bumped to the outside with Allen's return. Palmer is barely a WR3 with Allen back in the fold.  NBCSportsEDGE.com Today, 5:36 am
    Week 4 Projected Points & Rank
    11.32 (71st)