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Follow our featured match starring Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth on Day 1 of the Ryder Cup. Watch now on Peacock.
Jay and Drew begin with Jay’s thoughts on the Damian Lillard trade and how he’s attack NBA futures in its aftermath, then pivot to wrapping up their Week 4 NFL handicap.

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  • DET Running Back #5
    The Jamaal Williams role travels. Returning from a Week 3 absence with a deep thigh bruise, Montgomery ended up matching his career high for carries, originally set back in Week 15, 2020 for the Bears. Montgomery was a bulldozer all night long but most acutely near the goal line, where he continues to monopolize work over ballyhooed rookie Jahmyr Gibbs. D-Mont has now scored in all three of his Lions appearances, with five total touchdowns to his name as the calendar flips to October. Montgomery is averaging just 3.8 yards per carry, but efficiency was never the thesis of coach Dan Campbell’s play. He wants thunder and he’s getting it. Fantasy managers simply need to get on board. There should be plenty of drives to finish in Week 5 against the rebuilding Panthers.
  • GB Wide Receiver #9
    At long last, Watson will make his 2023 debut. It’s highly unclear how healthy Watson actually is, but he’s a player the Packers have seemed to sit unless he’s 100 percent or something close to it. Although there is obvious re-injury risk and volatility, Watson is a perfectly fine upside option in the low-end WR3 ranks.
  • GB Running Back #33
    Jones is suiting up for the first time since Week 1. Jones practiced last week before sitting out, so he should probably be close to 100 percent, or at least as close as a player with a mid-season hamstring issue can get. He belongs on the RB1/2 borderline as an obvious focal point for a Packers offense that has been getting lucky with its passing attack through three weeks. AJ Dillon is a barely-there RB3. Inactive for the Packers are CB Jaire Alexander, WR Malik Heath, S Anthony Johnson, S Zayne Anderson, LB Brenton Cox, LB LB De’Vondre Campbell and G/T Elgton Jenkins.
  • ARI Wide Receiver #2
    All the “limited” tag means is that Brown suffered the injury mid-session. It’s possible, if not probable, he got in zero reps afterward. It is certainly something to watch ahead of Friday’s session. Even another “limited” day would keep Brown on track to face the 49ers. If he’s DNP, he should be considered on the wrong side of questionable.
  • LV Quarterback #10
    Garoppolo still officially remains in the concussion protocol, but this is a huge step in the right direction. He now has a realistic shot of suiting up against the Chargers’ awful defense. That would be much needed for Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers, who would be in danger of withering with Brian Hoyer under center. Friday’s practice will be critical, but Garoppolo has until Saturday to get cleared.
  • SF Wide Receiver #11
    Aiyuk not only practiced on Thursday, but shed his blue non-contact jersey according to ESPN’s Nick Wagoner. With Deebo Samuel (ribs) sidelined to start the week, Aiyuk returning to action is all the more important for the 49ers. Aiyuk appears to be trending in the right direction heading into Week 4’s matchup against the Cardinals. If Samuel is unable to go, Aiyuk would have high-end WR2 upside.
  • SF Wide Receiver #19
    Samuel was ruled day-to-day by head coach Kyle Shanahan after the 49ers Week 3 win over the Giants, but Samuel has yet to participate in either of the team’s first two practices to open this week. If he’s unable to log a limited session on Friday, Samuel will be considered questionable at best heading into the weekend. We’ll check back in on Friday to see how the team lists him heading into Week 4. The team also listed Jauan Jennings as limited with a shoulder injury.
  • PHI Wide Receiver #6
    Smith wasn’t on Wednesday’s injury report, indicating this is something that arose over the last 24 hours. The Eagles play their Week 4 matchup on Sunday against the Commanders, giving him nearly three days to get right ahead of game day. Assuming he’s healthy, Smith will be on track for high-end WR2 week against the Commanders.
  • GB Tackle #69
    Bakhtiari will miss at least the next four games, but the veteran left tackle could be sidelined for much longer. Bakhtiari continues to be plagued by a leg injury suffered in 2020, and has appeared in just 13 games since 2021. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, it’s “unclear when or if Bakhtiari will return this season.”
  • IND Quarterback #5
    Assuming he’s cleared by an independent neurologist ahead of Sunday’s Week 4 matchup against the Rams, Richardson will be ready to return after his one game absence. The dynamic rookie has logged two-straight practices to open the week, and simply needs to be cleared by said independent neurologist to clear protocol. We’ll wait for the official word on his Week 4 status, but things are looking good for the young signal-caller.

WATCH NOW

Can playoff drivers avoid big one at Talladega?
Dustin Long, Brad Daugherty, and Parker Kligerman preview the second Round of 12 NASCAR Cup playoff race at Talladega, where Kyle Busch, Bubba Wallace, and Brad Keselowski are feeling the pressure below the cutline.

NBC Sports Podcasts

Premier League

Why Man City, Tottenham, and Brighton — and Chelsea — should expect continued success and entertainment this Premier League season
Check out the Premier League fixtures and results for the 2023-24 season
Will Manchester City complete its quest for an unprecedented fourth-straight title?
Man City’s chances are surer, while Liverpool leapfrogs Arsenal and Spurs surge in odds to win the 2023-24 Premier League Trophy.
The 44th Ryder Cup
Europe never trailed in any match at any point to take the dominant advantage into the afternoon.
Viktor Hovland hits a bunker shot inside a foot on No. 15 at Marco Simone to give Europe a second match win in the opening foursomes at the Ryder Cup.
Both captains will play all 12 of their team members on Day 1 at Marco Simone.
The Live From the Ryder Cup crew evaluates Luke Donald’s Friday foursome picks to open play for Europe, particularly the inclusion of Ludvig Aberg, while veterans Matthew Fitzpatrick and Justin Rose wait and watch.
Todd Lewis talks with Tommy Fleetwood, Rory McIlroy, Viktor Hovland and Ludvig Aberg ahead of their Friday foursome matches as the Europeans look to win on home soil for the seventh consecutive time.
Watch as Viktor Hovland steps up to the par-4 fifth hole and makes a hole-in-one during a practice round for the 44th Ryder Cup.
Relive the Junior Ryder Cup winning putt as Europe takes home the title for the first time in six tournament appearances.

Rotoworld

Get an assist with your draft with the Rotoworld Basketball Draft Guide, which includes player rankings, positional tiers, projections, mock draft and much more!
George Bissell breaks down a pair of intriguing streaming candidates in the final Pickups of the Day for the 2023 season.
Rotoworld Football Show previews the Bengals’ matchup against the Titans this Sunday, discussing whether Cincinnati’s offense can start thriving and whether Derrick Henry can shake off last week’s dud performance.
Patrick Daughtery, Denny Carter and Kyle Dvorchak set expectations for De’Von Achane after his monster game against the Denver Broncos and what his workload may be against the Buffalo Bills.

NASCAR

Although not eligible for the driver’s title, Chase Elliott and his team are in the running for the owner’s crown.
Carson Hocevar has top-20 finishes in all four of his starts for Legacy Motor Club.
The Cup and Xfinity Series teams will celebrate NASCAR’s 30th year racing at Indianapolis.
There are nine drivers who won last year but haven’t reached victory lane this season. Dustin Long, Brad Daugherty, and Parker Kligerman debate who has the best chance among them to rectify it, including Chase Elliott.

NFL

Geno Smith’s success as the Seahawks starting quarterback was a heartwarming storyline last season given how long Smith had been waiting for his second chance to be a starting quarterback in the NFL.
There’s a level of confidence in Detroit that hasn’t been there for a long time.
When it comes to most punters and kickers, the men who fill these inherently interchangeable jobs in the NFL fall into a collection of vaguely recognizable names.

2023 Rugby World Cup on Peacock

The best of the best are in action in France through October 28th for the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Watch the best moments from Japan and Samoa’s matchup at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
Relive the action from Uruguay and Namibia’s matchup at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.
See the full highlights from Wales and Australia’s matchup at the 2023 Rugby World Cup.

MLB

Bryce Harper flipped out on the third base umpire and then flipped his maroon Phillies helmet over the protective netting and into the stands.
Dave Shovein takes a look at a legendary slugger playing in his final three games this weekend and a strong streaming option for Thursday’s slate.
Jorge Montanez goes through an end-of-season ranking of all the closers in the final edition of Saves and Steals for the 2023 season.
Ronald Acuña Jr. soaked up the cheers from the home crowd after becoming the charter member of the 40-70 club.

Golf

Check out the best shots and moments from the third day of Solheim Cup action, where the U.S. and Europe go head-to-head in singles match play resulting in a thrilling finish for Europe.
Carlota Ciganda birdies the par-3 17th to defeat Nelly Korda and capture the 14th point for Team Europe, who retains the Solheim Cup.
Angel Yin birdies the par-3 hole No. 17, and Celine Boutier misses her birdie putt, winning the match for Team U.S. and earning a point at the Solheim Cup.
Team Europe’s Leona Maguire stayed hot on Sunday in Spain, battling back from an early deficit in her singles match against Team USA’s Rose Zhang during Day 3 of the 2023 Solheim Cup.
Leona Maguire put on a show during Sunday singles at the 2023 Solheim Cup with the highlight being a long-distance eagle bomb at the par-4 14th, set up by a stellar drive.
Check out the best shots and moments from the second day of Solheim Cup action, where the U.S. and Europe split foursomes but the Europeans won three of four four-ball matches to square things up heading into Sunday.

NBA

Dallas needs the Doncic/Irving pairing to work, if it doesn’t Jason Kidd could be the scapegoat.
Lillard dropped a single called “farewell” to thank Trail Blazers fans (and throw a little shade at the organization)
Milwaukee and Portland kept the circle small and know how to keep a secret.

College Football

Notre Dame’s schedule has not unfolded as expected, not with Clemson and Pittsburgh down, but challenges await, nonetheless.
With sputtering offenses, the Hawkeyes and Spartans meet for a telling matchup at Kinnick Stadium.
Travis Hunter and the Colorado State safety whose late hit sent the Colorado standout to the hospital have put the incident behind them by going bowling.
After a close cover last week with Notre Dame, Brad Thomas is back with another bet in the Fighting Irish game

Betting

Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick analyze the betting odds for the Bills vs. Dolphins matchup in Week 4 and why Buffalo could be a smart bet laying 2.5 points.
Jay Croucher and Drew Dinsick break down the Chiefs being massive favorites over the Jets on Sunday Night Football and why New York’s defense could be the difference as +9.5-point underdogs.
Brad Thomas and the College Football Betting Team are back with another round of the Big Ten Betting Power Rankings

Brother From Another

Vincent Goodwill joins Brother From Another to break down which contenders might make a trade for Jrue Holiday after he was recently traded to the Portland Trail Blazers.
Vincent Goodwill joins Brother From Another to analyze Damian Lillard’s trade to the Milwaukee Bucks and how defense could play a major factor in his fit with the team.
Connor Rogers joins Michael Holley and Natalie to break down Robert Saleh’s comments regarding Jets quarterback Zach Wilson and what the team could possibly do to turn its season around.
Michael Holley and Natalie discuss the news that Taylor Swift will likely be attending the Chiefs-Jets game on Sunday Night Football and what the Swift rumors mean for Travis Kelce.

Local coverage

Wally and his owner were noticed outside Citizens Bank Park
The Bears have one sack this season
The Celtics now have a certifiable roadblock in their quest for Banner 18.
Warriors Insider Monte Poole and Dalton Johnson discuss Klay Thompson’s recent struggles and what this season could look like.

Latest

Schauffele, who lost his morning match with Patrick Cantlay, said the U.S. is not panicking.
In Week Three, the Packers spotted the Saints a 17-point halftime lead before rallying back for an 18-17 victory.
There was some confusion heading into Thursday night’s game about whether left tackle Taylor Decker would be in action for the Lions, but Decker wound up in the starting lineup for the first time since the season opener.
Lions running back David Montgomery was no stranger to Lambeau Field heading into Thursday night, but he was a stranger to leaving the building with a smile on his face.
The Packers’ coach was frustrated after Thursday night’s loss to the Lions.