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Fantasy Football Trainer’s Room: NFL Week 4 Injury News on Julio Jones, AJ Brown, Sterling Shepard & More

The Fantasy Football Trainer’s Room is here to update you on the NFL Week 2 injury news from a fantasy football perspective. Check out our Week 4 Fantasy Football Rankings to keep up with individual player rankings as more information comes in each day. Also, check back here for continuous injury updates and news.

TITANS WIDE RECEIVERS (JULIO JONES & AJ BROWN)

The Titans will be without two of their most dynamic playmakers, Julio Jones and AJ Brown, for Week 4 against the Jets. With those two studs out of the lineup, that leaves a sea of creatures to catch targets from Chester RogersNick Westbrook-IkhineJosh Reynolds, and Cameron Batson.

“That is something we believe in in this organization, is ‘Next man up’ mentality,” Tannehill told reporters. “Not sure who is going to end up trotting out there on Sunday, but confident in whoever it is. I got a ton of reps and confidence in those guys, and it has been something we have done since we have been here. Excited about the guys we have that can possibly step up for us.”

Rogers, the team’s starting slot receiver, has played in 48 percent of the team’s snaps. But has only recorded seven receptions for 90 yards and a score. Even without the two wideouts, I’d probably avoid Rogers at this point unless you need a Hail Mary DFS option.

On the other hand, Westbrook has some upside. He saw an expanded role in Week 3, playing 78 percent of snaps and snagging all four of his targets for 53 yards and a score. Westbrook also leads the entire team in red-zone targets (3) this year. Westbrook is a decent Flex flier for very needy fantasy squads and a pretty good DFS option at his $3,200 price tag.

RULED OUT

  • RB, Christian McCaffrey, Carolina Panthers (hamstring) — full breakdown on Chuba Hubbard
  • RB, James White, New England Patriots (hip, IR) — full breakdown on Patriots backfield
  • RB, Gio Bernard, Tamp Bay Buccaneers (knee)
  • WR, Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans (leg)
  • WR, AJ Brown, Tennessee Titans (hamstring)
  • WR, Sterling Shepard, New York Giants (hamstring)
  • WR, Darius Slayton, New York Giants (hamstring)
  • WR, Russell Gage, Atlanta Falcons (ankle)
  • WR, Scotty Miller, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (turf toe, IR)

PLAYERS TO MONITOR

  • QB, Andy Dalton, Chicago Bears (knee)
  • QB, Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts (ankle)
  • RB, Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team (shin)
  • RB, Darrell Henderson, LA Rams (rib)
  • RB, Josh Jacobs, Las Vegas Raiders (ankle)
  • WR, DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks (foot)
  • WR, Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks (hip)
  • WR, Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers (hamstring)
  • TE, George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers (calf)

LIKELY OUT

  • TE, Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (ribs, doubtful)

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