Fantasy injury updates : Latest news on Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey, Cordarrelle Patterson affecting Week 4 start ’em, sit ’em decisions

Fantasy injury updates: Latest news on Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey, Cordarrelle Patterson affecting Week 4 start 'em, sit 'em decisions

This is news about fantasy injury updates these key RBs and discuss how their injury may impact the Week 4.

Fantasy injury updates Week 4: Alvin Kamara, Christian McCaffrey, Cordarrelle Patterson and Javonte Williams

Is Alvin Kamara playing Week 4?

Kamara (rib) is listed as “questionable” for New Orleans’ Week 4 matchup in London against Minnesota.

He practiced sparingly throughout the week and is expected to play in Week 4, though keep in mind that the Saints and Vikings kick off at 9:30 a.m. ET, so you’ll have to get up early to see if the star RB is in the lineup.

Is Christian McCaffrey playing Week 4?

McCaffrey is “likely” to play against Arizona on Sunday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, but he “might not” be at full strength.

He is officially recognized as “questionable” for the Panthers’ Week 4 late-afternoon game against the Cardinals, but ESPN writer David Newton believes he will “attempt” to play.

While things were looking bleak after two straight “DNPs,” McCaffrey appears to be on track to suit up in Week 4.  Despite the lack of consistency to begin the season, he’s a “must-start” RB1.

If McCaffrey is unable to play on Sunday, RBs Chuba Hubbard and D’Onta Foreman will likely share backfield duties. We give Foreman a slight edge because he was an offseason signing and played more in Weeks 1 and 2, but this situation is extremely volatile.

If McCaffrey is out, you won’t be required to play one of them, but given that the Panthers start off at 4:05 p.m. ET, one of them could be your best hinge choices.

Is Cordarrelle Patterson playing Week 4?

Patterson (knee) is listed as “questionable” for the Falcons’ Week 4 home game against the Browns. He returned to practice on Friday after missing practice on Wednesday and Thursday for “rest,” according to the Falcons.

Patterson has been one of the Falcons’ shining moments, entering Week 4 as the overall RB6 in PPR formats. If he is unable to travel, rookie RB Tyler Allgeier’s value skyrockets. Patterson would be a low-end RB2/high-end flex, but we’re cautiously optimistic about his chances.

Based on an origin with information of the injury, Williams tore his ACL in the third quarter, but he also faced other injuries.

According to the NFL Network, Williams injured the posteromedial corner, an area on the outside of the knee that includes ligaments such as the lateral collateral ligament (LCL).

That’s bad news for the former North Carolina standout, who is in his second season with the Broncos. After a standout rookie season, Williams came into this season with high expectations.

Sharing carries with Melvin Gordon this season, he rushed for 176 yards on 37 carries in the first three games.

NFL Week 4 schedule:

Sunday, October 02
Saints Vikings 10:30 NFL Network Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Lions Seahawks 14:00 FOX Ford Field
Cowboys Commanders 14:00 FOX AT&T Stadium
Falcons Browns 14:00 CBS Mercedes-Benz Stadium
Giants Bears 14:00 FOX MetLife Stadium
Colts Titans 14:00 FOX Lucas Oil Stadium
Steelers Jets 14:00 CBS Acrisure Stadium
Eagles Jaguars 14:00 CBS Lincoln Financial Field
Ravens Bills 14:00 CBS M&T Bank Stadium
Texans Chargers 14:00 CBS NRG Stadium
Panthers Cardinals 17:05 FOX Bank of America Stadium
Packers Patriots 17:25 CBS Lambeau Field
Raiders Broncos 17:25 CBS Allegiant Stadium
Buccaneers Chiefs 21:20 NBC Raymond James Stadium
Monday, October 03
49ers Rams 21:15 ESPN Levi’s Stadium