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Week 4 Fantasy Blog

by Kate Magdziuk
Updated On: October 5, 2020, 10:08 am ET

Welcome to Week 4 of the NFL Season! This has been a hectic week for your fantasy football teams, with the cancellation of the PIT/TEN matchup, Cam Newton testing positive for COVID-19, a false-positive test from FB Michael Burton with the Saints... I could go on and on. There are plenty of inactives to note for your fantasy football lineups... but we'll still be in for loads of NFL action today!


Rams 17 - Giants 9

Colts 19 - Bears 11

Bills 30 - Raiders 23

(7:30 PM) With 1:29 to go, Derrick Carr finds WR Nelson Agholor for a seven-yard score. The Bills win, starting the season 4-0. 

(7:01 PM) Devin Singletary rushes for his first score of the season to bring the Bills up 30-16.

INJURY UPDATE: Austin Ekeler was spotted on crutches after being carted off of the field in today's outing against the Bucs. Word is that he's suffered a hyperextended knee and strained hamstring.

(6:57 PM) DB Josh Norman forces a fumble from TE Darren Waller in his first game active asa Buffalo Bill. 

Josh Allen comes up with a long bomb to Stefon Diggs for 49 receiving yards.

(6:48 PM) WR John Brown makes a big catch at the goal line, ruled short of being a touchdown. The Bills challenge, but lose. Josh Allen sneaks it at the goal line and is in for the touchdown on the second attempt. 

(6:44 PM) BIG PLAY! Giants quarterback Daniel Jones hits WR Darius Slayton in stride for a 33-yard play. Jones throws an INT, and the Rams kneel it out.

(6:28 PM) Finally, some more points on the board. It's been a slow afternoon slate. QB Jared Goff hits LAR wideout Cooper Kupp for a 55-yard receiving touchdown. 

(5:47 PM) With just 0:22 to go in the half, Gruden's Raiders drive and score on a three-yard pass from Carr to future Hall-of-Famer Jason Witten. It's his third reception and first score as a Raider.

INJURY UPDATE: QB Josh Allen has returned to the sideline and is making some throws.

(5:28 PM) INJURY ALERT! Bills QB Josh Allen heads to the locker room with what appears to be a wrist injury. 

(5:04 PM) Josh Allen scores yet again, this time, with an 11-yard passing touchdown to Cole Beasley. It was an acrobatic catch to bring the Bills to 14.

(4:37 PM) #LetJoshCook. He and the Bills drive and cap it off with a 26-yard touchdown to rookie WR Gabriel Davis.

(4:30 PM) The hype was short-lived. Gerald Everett reels in a 10-yard reception... and fumbles. It's recovered by the Giants at the LA 34, setting up Graham Gano for a 35-yard field goal.

(4:22 PM) The Rams drive, and TE Gerald Everett surprises with a two-yard rushing touchdown.


Panthers 31 - Cardinals 21

Bengals 33 - Jaguars 25

Saints 35 - Lions 29

Vikings 31 - Texans 23

Seahawks 31 - Dolphins 23

Buccaneers 38 - Chargers 31

Ravens 31 - Washington 17

Browns 49 - Cowboys 38

(4:07 PM) JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT IT WAS A GAME! Odell Beckham Jr. rushes for a 50-yard touchdown. The extra point is BLOCKED but recovered by the Browns into the end zone for a two-point conversion. Madness. 

INJURY NEWSTE OJ Howard's season ends prematurely with an Achilles injury. With Tom Brady under center, Howard finishes the season on pace for a career-high 584 receiving yards and 8 TDs.

(4:03 PM) The Cowboys are coming back with just minutes to go in the game. Dak Prescott and company cap off a long drive with a five-yard touchdown to rookie WR CeeDee Lamb. It's his second of the game.

(3:56 PM) Ryan Fitzpatrick rushes for a 10-yard touchdown. The Dolphins go for two and have a successful conversion from Fitzpatrick to WR Preston Williams.

Kyler Murray hits RB Chase Edmonds for a two-yard receiving touchdown. The Cardinals are down by 10 with two minutes left in the game.

(3:51 PM) Barn Burner Alert. Dak Prescott throws a 26-yard score to TE Dalton Schultz. The Cowboys go for two, and Dak Prescott keeps it. The two-point conversion is good, and the Cowboys are within 9 with six minutes to go.

(3:48 PM) QB Ryan Fitzpatrick throws a pick, returned by Seattle to the MIA 33. Russell Wilson hits DK Metcalf for a 32-yard gain, down at the one-yard line, and RB Chris Carson gets the score.

(3:41 PM) Russell Wilson and WR David Moore connect for a 17-yard touchdown.

(3:33 PM) Tom Brady hits his training camp darling, WR Scotty Miller, for a 19-yard touchdown.

Justin Herbert throws a 72-yard bomb to WR Jalen Guyton. It's his second career touchdown, each of which has come from rookie quarterback Justin Herbert.

Dallas RB Tony Pollard rushes for a three-yard touchdown. They go for the two-point conversion and convert with a pass from Prescott to Ezekiel Elliott

(3:15 PM) Matthew Stafford throws to TE TJ Hockenson for a one-yard receiving touchdown. Detroit is down 14 points with 19 minutes to go. 

LAC QB Justin Herbert is slinging it today, and he's slinging it well. With four minutes to go in the third quarter, Herbert has completed 14/17 for 196 passing yards and two touchdowns.

(3:05 PM) Joe Mixon scores his third touchdown of the day on a 23-yard scramble in his first career game of three or more scores.

Kirk Cousins and Adam Thielen are vibing. The WR reels in a nine-yard receiving touchdown to maintain Minnesota's lead.

Kyler Murray finds Christian Kirk for his second passing touchdown of the day. Kirk was inactive in Week 3 with an ankle injury.

(2:56 PM) A rare sighting: a wild Russell Wilson turnover appears! Wilson throws a pick to Miami DB Xavien Howard in the end zone. It's his second interception of the 2020 NFL Season.

(2:47 PM) SPLASH PLAYS! Kirk Cousins finds WR Adam Thielen for a 39-yard reception. The drive stalls out to end with a missed field goal. Deshaun Watson and Will Fuller connect yet again, this time for a 43-yard reception to lead them into the red zone.

(2:39 PM) Tom Brady hits WR Mike Evans, who exited the game earlier with an injury, for a six-yard touchdown. 

Deshaun Watson shows signs of life. He finds a wide open Will Fuller for a 24-yard touchdown. The Texans trail by four points in the third quarter.

INJURY UPDATE: Browns RB Nick Chubb has officially been ruled OUT with a knee injury.

(2:30 PM) Russell Wilson hits RB Travis Homer for a three-yard receiving touchdown. It's his 15th passing touchdown through 14 quarters of NFL football.

(2:24 PM) Lamar Jackson throws a pick in Washington territory. With 30+ seconds, Washington manages a field goal.

(2:17 PM) QB Teddy Bridgewater throws to... Reggie Bonnafon for the receiving touchdown. 

RB Joe Mixon finally finds the end zone for his first score of the season. Heading into Week 4, Mixon had averaged just 3.8 yards per touch.

(2:07 PM) Ezekiel Elliott fumbles! The Browns Defense continues to put Baker Mayfield and company in good spots. As RB Nick Chubb remains in the locker room, questionable to return, Kareem Hunt leads them into the end zone to bring the Browns up 28-14.

Drew Brees finds WR Tre'Quan Smith for a two-yard receiving touchdown. Brees and company take the lead over the Lions 21-14.

INJURY UPDATE: WR Mike Evans has returned to the game.

(2:00 PM) QB Lamar Jackson scores his first rushing touchdown of the season, exploding for a 50-yard run. 

BIG PLAY & A SCORE! Washington RB Antonio Gibson sets himself up for a goal line touchdown after a 40 yard reception. 

QB Kyler Murray finally makes some magic happen with a goal line touchdown pass to TE Jordan Thomas. The Cardinals have been off to a quiet start so far, as Murray has just 35 passing yards with 8 minutes to go in the second quarter. 

Baker Mayfield throws for his second score of the day to TE Austin Hooper (he lives!). It's his first touchdown with the Cleveland Browns 

(1:50 PM) BIG PLAY: The Saints go for it on fourth down and it pays off. Drew Brees hits Alvin Kamara for a 29-yard play. QB Taysom Hill fumbles on the next handoff, but Alvin Kamara is set up for a one-yard score with a 19-yard reception to Latavius Murray.

Odell Beckham Jr. is having himself a day. The Browns drive, and Baker Mayfield finds Beckham Jr. for his second score of the day. 

(1:40 PM) Teddy Bridgewater has wheels! He scrambles for an 18-yard touchdown! Carolina holds the lead 14-0. 

INJURY ALERT: LAC RB Austin Ekeler is down, being helped off the field with what appears to be a hamstring injury. CLE RB Nick Chubb is also down with a leg injury.

(1:37 PM) Dak Prescott threads the needle with a 20-yard touchdown to Amari Cooper.

TURNOVER: More bad news for Houston. WR DeAndre Carter fumbled on the punt return - recovered by Minnesota in Houston territory.

(1:29 PM) It's another pick-six for Tom Brady! The Chargers take the lead.

Latavius Murray devastates Kamara managers with a sniped goal line touchdown.

(1:25 PM) Dalvin Cook rushes for a five yard touchdown, fresh off a career-game in Week 3. 

Mark Ingram is set up for a one-yard rushing TD with a 33-yard reception from WR Marquise Brown

(1:18 PM) The rookie's got some juice! LAC QB Justin Herbert hits WR Tyron Johnson for a long bomb to tie up the game.

We might be in for a shootout. The Dallas Cowboys answer quickly with a long touchdown as Dak Prescott hits pay dirt with rookie WR CeeDee Lamb.

INJURY ALERT: Bucs WR Mike Evans is being evaluated for a right leg injury. RB LeSean McCoy is also questionable to return with 

(1:11 PM) What MCL sprain? Seattle RB Chris Carson is set up for a goal line touchdown after Russell Wilson finds DK Metcalf for 37-yards. 

QB Drew Brees throws for an interception to set up the Lions' second touchdown in the first five minutes of the first quarter.

(1:06 PM) We've got our first touchdowns and turnovers of the day. Miami's Ryan Fitzpatrick might be Ryan Fitztragic today. He throws his first INT right into the arms of Seattle safety Ryan Neal.

Detroit QB Matthew Stafford manages his first score of the day to rookie RB D'Andre Swift.

Tom Brady hits TE Cameron Brate for his first catch (and target) of the 2020 NFL season. Brate hadn't played more than seven offensive snaps in any game Weeks 1-3. 

TRICK PLAY! WR Jarvis Landry throws 37-yard bomb touchdown to old friend and long-time teammate WR Odell Beckham Jr. 

Week 4 Inactives 

QBs: TyRod Taylor (LAC), Jimmy Garoppolo (SF), Cam Newton (NE) 

RBs: Carlos Hyde (SEA), Leonard Fournette (TB), TJ Yeldon (BUF), Bryan Edwards (LV), Cam Akers (LAR), Raheem Mostert (SF)

WRs: Michael Thomas (NO), Mike Williams (LAC), Chris Godwin (TB), Dede Westbrook (JAC), Rashard Higgins (CLE), Steven Sims Jr. (WAS), Michael Pittman (IND), DeSean Jackson (PHI), Alshon Jeffrey (PHI)

TEs: Jared Cook (NO), Jordan Reed (SF)

Defense: Jamal Adams (SEA), Byron Jones (MIA), Chase Young (WAS), Marshon Lattimore (NO), Janoris Jenkins (NO), Dee Ford (SF)

Week 4 Actives

RBs: Chris Carson (SEA), DeeJay Dallas (SEA), Kareem Hunt (CLE), Joe Mixon (CIN)

WRs: Terry McLaurin (WAS), John Ross III (CIN), Scotty Miller (TB), Christian Kirk (ARI)


Kate Magdziuk

Kate Magdziuk is a contributor for Rotoworld, RotoViz, and host of BallBlast: A Fantasy Football Podcast. You can find her on Twitter @FFBallBlast.