Fantasy Updates: Latest News on Rob Gronkowski, DeAndre Hopkins, George Kittle, Antonio Brown Influences Week 4 Start-or-Sit Decisions

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Pass-catchers Rob Gronkowski, DeAndre Hopkins and George Kittle have already missed practices this week and may be “doubtful” in Week 4. They are all regularly inside the top-five players at their positions in fantasy, so their status will undoubtedly be no doubt influence week 4 fantasy rankings and start-or-sit decisions. Antonio Brown missed last week with COVID-19 and may also be in the air. Our updates on health and injuries provide the latest news on every guy and who would benefit from imagination if they are absent. As always, check back regularly as we update this post with the latest information from practice reports.

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WEEK 4 STANDARD RATINGS:
Quarterback | Ran back | Wide receiver | Close end | D / ST | Kicker

Rob Gronkowski damage update

UPDATE: Gronk was once again not participating in Thursday’s training. Still, he seems to be on his way to play, but that’s worrying as we approach Sunday.

UPDATE 2: Gronk returned for training Friday and is expected to fit into Sunday night against the Patriots.

UPDATE 3: Despite previous reports suggesting that Gronk was not in danger of missing the match on Sunday night, he was officially listed as “questionable“” Fantasy owners should not expect him to fit. Tampa backup TE Cameron Brate is a reasonable fill in fantasy leagues.

Gronkowski took a brutal blow to the ribs last week against the rams, but his x-rays revealed no fractures or serious injury. He returned to the game after the battle and is expected to play against his former team in New England. He missed Wednesday’s practice, but it has been pretty standard for him later in his career.

The Patriots have been the second-best team against tight ends this year, but they have not played against any real threats on the position. It’s worth noting that they kept Mike Gesicki to zero receptions, but Gronk is another beast, especially in this “revenge game”.

We rank him as TE5 in standard and PPR leagues. He’s been TE2 so far this season, so while we bump him down a bit with the tough matchup, that’s about as far as he can fall.

WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Ran back | Wide receiver | Close end | D / ST | Kicker

DeAndre Hopkins Damage Update

UPDATE: Hopkins took the training field on Thursday, so there is a more positive note to his prospects and availability in Week 4.

UPDATE 2: Hopkins is not on the Cardinal’s final injury report, so he will be good at going against the Rams.

Hopkins (ribs) was out of training on Wednesday and will likely wear a ‘Q’ mark in Sunday’s match with the Aries. There is not a strong indication of whether he will play, but we will continue to update this post when news comes. He played last week despite missing training all week, but he only caught three passes on 21 yards. We know it’s an uncharacteristic game for Hopkins, but there’s a chance we’ll see more of the same this week. He’s already dealt with his rib injury, and he’s likely to draw Jalen Ramsey’s shadow cover – not an ideal recipe for fantasy success.

This game can be a shootout, so Christian Kirk, Rondale Moore and even AJ Green look attractive – even more so if Hopkins is out.

That said, his talent keeps him within the top-20 WRs, but we rank him as WR18 in standard and PPR leagues. His range of results is huge and he could finish anywhere from the top five to outside the top 36. Still, there is no way you can reasonably bench him if he is active.

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George Kittle damage update

UPDATE: Kittle was out of training on Thursday and his chances of playing are starting to seem more questionable. We still do not know for sure, but will continue to monitor this going forward.

UPDATE 2: 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said Friday that Kittle is “not guaranteed to play“Sunday against the Seahawks. He’s officially” doubtful. “

Kittle missed Wednesday’s practice due to a calf injury, but 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan is not worried about the availability of Kittle’s Week 4 (vs. Seattle). If he’s not worried, then neither should we. Kittle has been somewhat disappointing so far this year as he has been outside the top-five TEs in fantasy points. With Kittle, you always expect a top three placement among tight ends. However, he has a good chance of getting a “get-right” fight against a terrible Seahawks defense that was just shredded by Tyler Conklin (seven catches, 70 yards, touchdown).

If there are any setbacks here, it’s worth noting that Ross Dwelley will be the tight end for San Francisco. We saw Jordan Reed be productive when Kittle was inactive last year and they still want a tight end in their offense. In Week 4, we ranked Kittle as TE4 in Standard and PPR leagues.

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Antonio Brown COVID-19 update

Brown is expected to join the Buccaneers on Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19 last week, prompting him to miss the match against the Rams. There’s not much to say here, except that Brown is again a solid flexibility despite the tough matchup with New England. This offensive is good enough to produce against any defense.

Brown is our WR30 in standard and WR32 in PPR leagues in week 4.

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