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Sunday NFL preview: Who to start, sit in fantasy football

NFL Nation previews what to watch for around the league Sunday, including whether wide receivers T.Y. Hilton, Nelson Agholor and Allen Robinson will be studs or duds in Week 4.

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Week 4 fantasy football cheat sheet

With the New England Patriots on a bye this week, you made need some replacements for Brady and Gronk. We've got answers for that and more in our Week 4 Insider cheat sheet.

Gruden: Lions 'in for a real difficult night' in Seattle on MNF (1:31)
Jets have playmakers to defeat slumping Dolphins (1:16)
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Insider Trading: Week 4 fantasy advice

NFL Nation reporters explain why you should start Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and Panthers tight end Greg Olsen in fantasy football this weekend, and pick a few under-the-radar players to keep an eye on.

Mike Daniels: Green Bay is more motivated this year (1:48)
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Cardinals' Carson Palmer can blow dry hair, too

Carson Palmer, who has led Arizona to a 3-0 start, took to Instagram to put one of his other talents on display -- blow drying his daughter's hair.

Scandrick: Cowboys defense will be fine (0:55)
Bart Scott questions Brady's toughness (0:58)


Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The Jets' inactives: WR Chris Owusu, G Willie Colon, G Jarvis Harrison, LB Jamari Lattimore, CB Darrin Walls, TE Jeff Cumberland, T Ben Ijalana. WR Eric Decker is active. He practiced well yesterday and he's good to go. Three QBs are active once again.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

There were no surprises on the Dolphins' inactive list. Backup left tackle Jason Fox will start in place of Branden Albert (hamstring) for the second straight week. Miami tight end Jordan Cameron, who was listed questionable this week, will play Sunday against the Jets.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins have fallen behind 27-0, 17-6 and 10-0 in their first three games this season. I'm very curious to see how Miami shows up early today against the Jets.

James Walker ESPN Staff Writer 

The Dolphins and Jets are up first at 9:30am ET in what is a HUGE game for Miami head coach Joe Philbin (pictured) and his staff. Philbin said this week he believes his group can come up with solutions to the Dolphins' various issues. This is a big swing game for Miami (1-2). A third loss in a row early could spell big trouble heading into their bye week. But a win would lead to business as usual and the Dolphins would be back to .500.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Jets WR Eric Decker, questionable with a knee injury, is on the field early, working with the training staff. Barring a setback in the pre-game, he's expected to play, I'm told.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

The first look at London's Wembley Stadium, where the Jets and Dolphins play at 9:30 ET.

Schefter: Early Sunday roster notes

  • No final decision on Colts QB Andrew Luck's status, but one source said "it is trending the right way."
  • Eagles RB DeMarco Murray is expected to play today, per league source.
  • Packers WR Davante Adamse will not play today vs. San Francisco, per league sources.
  • Bears WR Alshon Jeffery will not play, per source. However, Bears optimistic Jay Cutler will play; will test hamstring pregame.

Why Cam Newton is a legit MVP candidate

Even with a limited receiving corps and a struggling offensive line, Newton has the Panthers 3-0. He's accomplished more with less than any other QB, writes Jason Reid. Story

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Brees starting vs. Cowboys

Saints QB Drew Brees told ESPN's Ed Werder he believes his passing shoulder is healthy and he is not puting his health at risk by starting in tomorrow night's game. He injured two muscles in his right rotator cuff and another in his shoulder in the Tampa Bay game on Sept. 20.

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Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

Wide receiver Steve Smith has been ruled out for next Sunday's game against the Browns, coach John Harbaugh told Comcast SportsNet. Smith has micro fractures in his back. "I think he's going to be OK in the long run," Harbaugh said.

Nick Wagoner ESPN Staff Writer 

Rams-Ravens trade is now official with league. Rams actually getting a conditional 2018 seventh-round pick from Baltimore in exchange for WR Chris Givens. Rams also released DT Doug Worthington from the practice squad.

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Predicting the Jets' inactives for tomorrow's game against the Dolphins: G Willie Colon, TE Jeff Cumberland, WR Chris Owusu, QB Bryce Petty, LB Jamari Lattimore, CB Darrin Walls and S Jaiquawn Jarrett. It's a tough call on WR Eric Decker (sprained knee). It could depend on how he works out in pre-game. I could see him dressing, but used in an emergency role, as Chris Ivory was last week.

Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

The Packers announced they have promoted WR Jared Abbrederis from the practice squad and released DL Bruce Gaston -- a sign Davante Adams won't play Sunday vs. the 49ers.

Dan Graziano ESPN Staff Writer 

Giants TE Daniel Fells (ankle) ruled out for Sunday. Giants signed TE Will Tye from their practice squad, released DT Kenrick Ellis.

John Keim ESPN Staff Writer 

The Redskins, in need of corner depth have promoted corner Deshazor Everett and cut defensive lineman Frank Kearse. Redskins corner Chris Culliver is questionable with a knee injury for Sunday's game vs. Philadelphia.

Will Arian Foster play this week?

Stephania Bell on the Texans' RB, who hasn't played all season: "All signs point to a go for Foster this Sunday although he remains a game-time decision, just as coach Bill O’Brien has said throughout the week." More injury updates


Sheil Kapadia ESPN Writer 

Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch is officially questionable for Monday night's game with a hamstring injury. He will likely go through an on-field routine with the trainers Monday afternoon to see how he feels. Nose tackle Brandon Mebane is questionable (groin) too. If he can't play, Jordan Hill will get the start. Hill played well in Week 3 vs. the Bears.

More wins on the way for the Packers?

Green Bay is a heavy favorite in each of its next three games before a pair of tough visits to Denver and Carolina.


Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer 

Not a big surprise here: Packers WR Davante Adams (ankle) and S Morgan Burnett (calf) have been downgraded to DOUBTFUL for tomorrow’s game against the 49ers. They had been questionable.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

"Obviously, he felt like it was his fault (last week) but it's on us to keep his head up, have his back, now more than ever, and keep giving him confidence that he's our guy. Because he is." - 49ers receiver Torrey Smith, on quarterback Colin Kaepernick

Field Yates @FieldYates

Due to injury & performance, the Steelers will be paying $6M this season to kickers not currently on their active roster.

Steelers release K Scobee, sign Boswell

The Steelers released veteran kicker Josh Scobee, two days after he missed two late FGs in the OT loss to the Ravens. He is replaced by Chris Boswell, who was in Giants training camp this summer.

Steve Smith listed as "week to week"

He left Thursday's game injured. The team released a statement, "While the Ravens do not give specifics about injuries out of respect to the men on our team and HIPAA laws, we want to dispel rumors and stories currently being reported about Steve Smith Sr.'s injury. He does have a back injury. It is not a surgical issue. His status is currently week-to-week."

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