Your web browser appears to be outdated. Our website may not look quite right in it.
Please consider using one of our preferred browsers to enjoy an optimal experience.
You've reached the max number of downloads for today (50), please try again tomorrow or upgrade to one of our
Sports Data APIs for Individuals!
Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers' soft-tissue injury isn't considered serious, according to a source. The Rams are taking a cautious approach by holding Akers out of training camp practices, but that's the extent of it. Darrell Henderson Jr. is also dealing with a soft-tissue injury at camp, and there is no timetable for either player's return to practice. Barring any setbacks, both Akers and Henderson should be fine for the start of the regular season, but fantasy managers should continue to monitor their progress. Akers, who returned from a torn Achilles late last season, will operate as LA's primary back when healthy in 2022, giving him RB2 appeal for fantasy managers. Until Akers and Henderson return, rookie Kyren Williams and Jake Funk will receive more repetitions in training camp.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Trent Sherfield hauled in four of six targets for 55 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday evening. He had the second-most production in the Miami passing game behind only Tyreek Hill. The 26-year-old had totaled just four catches for 22 yards over the first three weeks, so Thursday's game was likely an anomaly. He still doesn't possess season-long fantasy intrigue going forward.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jaylen Waddle had his quietest game of the season in Week 4, hauling in just two of his five targets for 39 yards. Waddle entered the game against Cincinnati with a groin injury and failed to establish a strong connection with both Tua Tagovailoa (head, neck) and Teddy Bridgewater. He'll still rank as a high-end WR2 heading into Week 5 against the New York Jets.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill turned 14 targets into 10 catches for 160 yards on Thursday Night Football. Although Hill failed to score a touchdown in Cincinnati, his strong showing led to fantasy football prosperity in all formats. Hill remained the clear top choice in the Miami offense; the next-highest producer was Trent Sherfield with four catches for 55 yards. Hill also showed off a strong rapport with Teddy Bridgewater, suggesting that he can still have fantasy value if Tua Tagovailoa (head, neck) is forced to miss time. Without a doubt, Hill falls into the mid-WR1 range going forward.
Miami Dolphins running back Raheem Mostert rushed 15 times for 69 yards against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4. He also caught two passes for 12 yards through the air. Mostert served as Miami's clear lead back on Thursday night, logging 15 carries compared to Edmonds' five. Mostert also led the way with 4.6 YPC while Edmonds finished with 1.2 YPC. Going forward, it's hard to trust any part of this backfield, but Mostert does seem like the lead guy. Even if he doesn't get goal-line work, the Dolphins might try to run the ball more as part of their methodical effort to get down the field, especially if Teddy Bridgewater is forced into action due to Tua Tagovailoa's (head, neck) injury. Mostert should rank as a low-end RB3 in fantasy football for the time being.
Miami Dolphins running back Chase Edmonds amassed six rushing yards, 14 receiving yards, and one receiving touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4. The 26-year-old back has continued to see minimal volume while still finding the end zone. Over the last two games, he has a mere 14 touches and 47 scrimmage yards but three total touchdowns. Regardless, Raheem Mostert has looked like Miami's lead back as of late, so depending on league size, Edmonds should either be benched or dropped in fantasy football going forward.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater came off the bench in relief of Tua Tagovailoa (head, neck) on Thursday night. The veteran signal-caller completed 14 of 23 passes for 193 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. Bridgewater appeared to have a strong rapport in place with Tyreek Hill. If Tagovailoa is forced to miss extended time, Bridgewater will fall into the low-end QB2 category. Meanwhile, the fantasy values of Miami's skill players would not be affected much.
San Francisco wide receiver Deebo Samuel projects as a top 12 WR in his Week 4 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams. The Rams have allowed the fourth-most fantasy points to opposing WRs this season. While Rams CB Jalen Ramsey can shut down receivers, Samuel lines up all over the field and likely won't see Ramsey all game long. Samuel outmatches the Rams other cornerbacks. Opposing defenses can't do much to stop him from running the ball, either. The Niners' 26-year-old wide-back went for over 100 scrimmage yards against LA in both regular season matchups last year, then nearly reached 100 yards in their playoff showdown. In his six career games against the Rams, Samuel is averaging 73.3 receiving yards, 17.3 rushing yards, and 0.8 all-purpose touchdowns per game. Fire up the playmaker Deebo Samuel for another likely WR1 finish.
San Francisco 49ers running back Jeff Wilson Jr. has his toughest matchup of the season when the division rival Los Angeles Rams come to the Bay Area in Week 4. Wilson rushed for 75 yards on 12 carries against the Broncos, also a tough defense, last week. But the Broncos excel more at rushing the passer than at stopping the run. The Rams have the top-ranked run defense in PFF's grades, and they are allowing the tenth least rushing yards per game and per attempt. Wilson finished as the RB15 in Week 2 and the RB20 in Week 3. He has a good chance to reach the lower end of the top 24 again even in a tough matchup and could be started as an RB2 or flex.
Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson Jr. faces the stingy San Francisco 49ers run defense in Week 4, which makes him a poor choice to start in fantasy leagues. The 49ers are allowing just 78.7 rushing yards per game, fourth fewest in the NFL, and they have only allowed one touchdown in each of their games. So the Rams' 25-year-old running back will find it hard to put up fantasy points, particularly given that he has fallen to the role of 1b in the Rams RB committee. The Rams don't run the ball much to begin with, and now they are splitting carries nearly 50-50, with Henderson on the side slightly under 50. Facing a tough defense and lacking sufficient volume, Henderson is a poor quality start Week 4 against the 49ers.
Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers has a tough Week 4 matchup against the stingy San Francisco 49ers run defense. The Niners rank fourth in the league, giving up just 78.7 rushing yards per game. They held the Bears and Seahawks both to under 100 team rushing yards, and they are allowing the eighth least fantasy points to RBs per game. Akers has gotten more touches since Week 1, but the Rams backfield is still split close to 50-50, with Akers being the 1a back. Given the tough matchup and the insufficient volume Akers has seen all season, he is a suboptimal start Week 4 against the 49ers.
Fantasy Football News from FantasyData allows you to stay up to date on all your favorite players and Fantasy keepers for the upcoming season. FantasyData's Fantasy Football News covers a wide range of players to allow every fan to never miss a beat.