Fantasy Football Week 4: What you missed, with Jordan Howard and Randall Cobb ready to go for Thursday Night Football

What’s this? Every Tuesday through Friday, Chris Towers will catch you up on the previous day’s biggest news first thing in the morning. Here’s what you missed Tuesday:  

Randall Cobb
(chest) and
Jordan Howard
(shoulder) are not on the injury report for Thursday

Howard Bison
availability isn’t much of a surprise, given how well he ran in a significant role in Week 3. It is worth noting, however, that he’s a bit of a re-injury risk coming off just three off days between games. He’s probably a must-start player, given how good he looked last week, but he doesn’t come without risk.

As for Cobb, he seems to have needed those few days to get healthy, and holding him out in Week 3 did it. He should be a full go for Thursday night, though he obviously also has to be considered a risk. He doesn’t have near the upside Howard does, but he’s not a bad PPR start after combining for 15 catches on 22 targets in the first two games of the season.

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C.J. Prosise (ankle) has been ruled out for Week 4

This says more about
Chris Carson
than it does Prosise, who just can’t stay healthy at this point. Prosise is a useful player for the
Seattle Seahawks
when healthy, as he racked up 65 yards on three catches in Week 3, but he won’t be helping in Week 4.

That means Carson should have an even bigger role, and that’s a great sign. Carson has played 119 snaps this season, with Prosise ranking second among the team’s running backs with 58. That should mean we’re in for a huge amount of work for Carson this week, as Carson already leads the team in routes run out of the backfield.

Carson is Jamey Eisenberg’s Start of the Week for Week 4, and is certainly worth sticking in your lineup this week. You probably got him for dirt cheap in the draft, if not on waivers, and this is looking like someone who will make a huge impact for you.

Matt Forte
has been diagnosed with turf toe

Forte’s status for Week 4 is officially up in the air, but if you ask me, it seems very unlikely he will play. Recovery from turf toe injuries tends to be measured in weeks, not days, and the
New York Jets
don’t have much reason to force him on the field. Expect him to…

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