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Week 4 Live Blog

by Ryan McDowell
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

Week Four is here and brings with it new LeVeon Bell rumors and plenty of difficult fantasy decisions. We also have our first byes of the 2018 season and the Panthers and Redskins take the week off. Here's to a great day for football!


(8:10PM) We needed overtime, but the Raiders and HC Jon Gruden got their first win of the season, taking out the Browns with a late field goal. That closes our time together. Enjoy the last two games of the week and check back next week for all of the Week Five action. 


(7:44PM) The Browns and Raiders are headed to overtime, but our other three late games are final...

Seahawks 20, Cardinals 17

Saints 33, Giants 18

Chargers 29, 49ers 27



(7:36PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Raiders blew a fourth-quarter lead and with time winding down, came back to tie the game. QB Derek Carr found TE Jared Cook for a touchdown and WR Jordy Nelson for the two-point conversion and the game is locked at 42 with under one minute left. 


(7:29PM) INJURY: Chargers RB Melvin Gordon is on the sidelines and being checked for an undisclosed injury. 


(7:16PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Saints offense opened up in the fourth quarter, thanks to RB Alvin Kamara, who broke off a 49-yard touchdown run to make it a 33-18 Saints lead with the two-minute warning approaching. Kamara now has 181 total yards and three touchdowns in the game. 


(7:14PM) TOUCHDOWN: Browns rookie RB Nick Chubb only has three carries in the game but two of those went for touchdowns, including his latest, a 41-yard dash. That score gave the Browns a lead with under five minutes remaining. Chubb has three carries for 105 yards in the game. 


(7:05PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Browns have regained the lead after RB Carlos Hyde finished off a successful drive. Rookie WR Antonio Callaway had the big play of the drive, catching a 59-yarder from QB Baker Mayfield but the receiver came up hurt after the play and left the field. 


(7:04PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Giants have cut the gap to one score thanks to a touchdown from RB Saquon Barkley and a two-point conversion for WR Sterling Shepard. The Saints lead 26-18 with under four minutes left in the game. 


(7:03PM) INJURY: 49ers QB CJ Beathard was hit hard and has left the game. Backup QB Nick Mullens will take over. 


(7:00PM) INJURY: Seahawks DB Earl Thomas, the subject of ongoing trade rumors, suffered a non-contact leg injury and was carted off. Ironically, Thomas had been skipping practice in an effort to stay fully healthy in search of a new contract. 


(6:59PM) INJURY: ESPN's Adam Schefter has reported Bengals TE Tyler Eifert suffered a broken ankle and will require surgery to repair the break. Eifert's season is over. 


(6:58PM) TOUCHDOWN: The play needed a coach's challenge and official review but it went in the Saints favor. RB Alvin Kamara scored his second touchdown of the day and now lead 26-10. 


(6:49PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Raiders have scored ten fourth-quarter points to overtake the Browns and now lead 31-28. The latest score came on a 19-yard pass from QB Derek Carr to WR Jordy Nelson, who now has 4/43/1 for the game. 


(6:46PM) TOUCHDOWN: 49ers TE George Kittle got loose! QB CJ Beathard hit Kittle, who did most of the work for an 82-yard touchdown catch, cutting the Chargers lead to just two points. 


(6:45PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Cardinals have tied the game on the first career touchdown pass for rookie QB Josh Rosen, who found WR Chad Williams from 22 yards out. 


(6:36PM) Chargers RB Melvin Gordon scored the Chargers latest touchdown but is having a quiet day overall. Gordon has 83 total yards on the day, but with a nine-point lead, he should be a huge part of the gameplan in milking the clock. 


(6:23PM) TOUCHDOWN: Seattle RB Mike Davis just added his second score of the game and the Seahawks now lead 17-10 over Arizona in QB Josh Rosen's first career start. 


(6:19PM) When we learned that Seattle RB Chris Carson would miss today's game, it appeared to be a huge opportunity for first-round rookie RB Rashaad Penny, who has clearly played behind Carson to open the season. Instead, veteran RB Mike Davis has controlled the backfield with 19 total touches already, compared to just five for Penny. 


(6:18PM) TOUCHDOWN: TE Jared Cook has been heavily involved in the Raiders offense this year, leading in most receiving categories, but he didn't have a touchdown. Until now. Cook caught a seven-yard score from QB Derek Carr and Oakland now trails by just one touchdown. 


(6:16PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Saints offense has been held in check for much of the day, yet still lead and that lead has grown now. RB Alvin Kamara ran nine yards up the middle for the easy score, making it a 19-7 game. Kamara has 97 total yards, while WR Michael Thomas has seen only two targets in the game. 


(6:04PM) The top-scoring FF TEs of the week, up to this point...

TE1- Zach Ertz

TE2- Trey Burton

TE3- Eric Ebron

TE4- Tyler Eifert

TE5- Geoff Swaim


(6:02PM) TOUCHDOWN: After a Derek Carr interception, the Browns quickly found the end zone to extend their lead. QB Baker Mayfield hit WR Jarvis Landry for a two-yard score, making the score 26-14. Landry now has four receptions for 34 yards and the score. 


(5:59PM) INJURY: 49ers WR Marquise Goodwin has been taken to the locker room with a leg injury.


(5:49PM) The top-scoring FF WRs for the week, so far...

WR1- Cooper Kupp

WR2- Golden Tate

WR3- DeAndre Hopkins

WR4- Corey Davis

WR5- Taylor Gabriel


(5:40PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Raiders closed to within three points by halftime after QB Derek Carr connected with WR Amari Cooper for an eight-yard score. Cooper has caught three of four targets for 37 yards. 


(5:36PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Chargers are back in the game as halftime approaches. QB Philip Rivers found RB Austin Ekeler for a 22-yard score and the Chargers cut the lead to three points after the successful two-point conversion. 


(5:29PM) The top-scoring FF RBs of the week, so far...

RB1- Ezekiel Elliott

RB2- James White

RB3- Tarik Cohen

RB4- Nyheim Hines

RB5- Todd Gurley


(5:21PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Chargers are on the board thanks to the first touchdown of the season for veteran TE Antonio Gates. Gates already has two grabs for 27 yards and the score as he's been more involved than recent games. 


(5:08PM) It is time to check out the top fantasy scorers from each position, up to this point...

QB1- Mitch Trubisky

QB2- Jared Goff

QB3- Andrew Luck

QB4- Kirk Cousins

QB5- Deshaun Watson


(5:02PM) The finals from all early games:

Jaguars 31, Jets 12

Texans 37, Colts 34

Packers 22, Bills 0

Titans 26, Eagles 23

Patriots 38, Dolphins 7

Cowboys 26, Detroit 24

Bears 48, Buccaneers 10

Bengals 37, Falcons 36



(5:01PM) After the Colts and QB Andrew Luck went for a fourth-down attempt in their own territory, the Texans and QB Deshaun Watson were able to put together a late drive for a game-winning field goal. This loss is on Colts HC Frank Reich


(4:57PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Raiders took an early lead over Cleveland thanks to a pick-six from QB Baker Mayfield. The Browns jumped back into the game thanks to a 63-yard touchdown run from rookie RB Nick Chubb. Cleveland leads 9-7.


(4:52PM) TOUCHDOWN: Who needs Jimmy G? A week after 49ers QB Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a torn ACL, ending his season, the Niners have taken a 14-0 lead on the road against the Chargers. After an earlier defensive score, QB CJ Beathard found WR Kendrick Bourne for the two-yard score. 


(4:39PM) TOUCHDOWN: Another shootout is expected in New York as the Giants host the Saints. QB Eli Manning got things started when he found WR Sterling Shepard for the first score of the game. Shepard has 3/14/1 early in the game. 


(4:37PM) TOUCHDOWN: Titans WR Corey Davis capped off his huge day with a game-winning touchdown catch in overtime. After converting multiple fourth-down attempts on the final drive, QB Marcus Mariota found Davis for the score. The receiver ends with a 9/151/1 line, his best game as a pro. 


(4:23PM) TOUCHDOWN: With just one second remaining, Bengals QB Andy Dalton found WR AJ Green for the game-winning touchdown, a 13-yard score. Green will finish with a 4/78/1 line, while WR Tyler Boyd had a team-leading 11 catches for 100 yards. 


(4:16PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Colts have scored with under a minute remaining. QB Andrew Luck found RB Nyheim Hines for his second score of the day. Luck is up to 389 passing yards and four scores and even leads the team with a measly 11 rushing yards. The team's two-point conversion attempt was successful and the game is tied. 


(4:00PM) INJURY: Colts WR TY Hilton is injured again and this time has been ruled out with a hamstring issue. 


(3:53PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Colts have scored on a five-yard pass from QB Andrew Luck to TE Eric Ebron. That's the third scoring pass of the game for Luck, who is up to 315 yards. The Colts two-point conversion attempt was ugly and unsuccessful and they now trail by five points midway through the fourth quarter. 


(3:51PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Dolphins avoided the shutout as backup QB Brock Osweiler found RB Frank Gore for a short touchdown, making the score 38-7 late in the game. 


(3:46PM) TOUCHDOWN: Lions WR Golden Tate is having a monster game against the Cowboys and just scored his second touchdown of the game, a 38-yarder to give his team the lead with just over two minutes remaining. Tate has caught all eight of his passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns. 


(3:42PM) TOUCHDOWN: Titans WR Corey Davis is having a huge game, catching five passes for 141 yards but it was WR Tajae Sharpe who caught the 11-yard touchdown pass from QB Marcus Mariota. The Titans lead 20-17. 


(3:41PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Jets have finally found the end zone following a Jaguars lost fumble. Rookie QB Sam Darnold found TE Jordan Leggett for the two-yard score, making it a 25-12 game early in the final quarter. 


(3:34PM) TOUCHDOWN: This is unreal. As Julio Jones plays through his ninth consecutive game without a touchdown, Falcons rookie WR Calvin Ridley caught his second of the day and sixth in the past three games. Ridley hauled in a 30-yarder, giving him a 3/47/2 line for the game. 


(3:31PM) TOUCHDOWN: Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston threw his first touchdown pass of the season, finding his favorite target TE Cameron Brate from 16 yards out. 


(3:25PM) TOUCHDOWN: Patriots RB Sony Michel has just scored his first career touchdown, bringing it in from 10 yards out. New England leads 38-0 over Miami. Michel has 112 yards on 25 carries. 


(3:21PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Jaguars domination continues against the Jets. QB Blake Bortles found WR Donte Moncrief for a 67-yard score, giving them a 25-3 lead last in the third quarter. Moncrief now has five catches for 109 yards on five targets. 


(3:19PM) TOUCHDOWN: Another rookie RB just found the paint. Lions RB Kerryon Johnson finished off a drive with an eight-yard score, cutting the Dallas lead to four points. Johnson started the game well but his usage has been erratic. He now has eight carries for 49 yards. 


(3:16PM) TOUCHDOWN: Colts rookie RB Nyheim Hines just made an amazing leaping grab for a 14-yard touchdown. The Texans lead 28-17.  


(3:08PM) INJURY: Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski, who has four catches for 44 yards, has been sent to the locker room with an ankle injury. He is questionable to return. 


(3:06PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Cowboys have now taken a ten point lead after their latest score, a touchdown pass from QB Dak Prescott to TE Geoff Swaim. Dallas leads 20-10. 


(3:04PM) TOUCHDOWN: Another blowout contest continues to get worse as New England has scored again on a touchdown pass from QB Tom Brady to RB James White for 14 yards. 


(3:02PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Bears are pouring it on. QB Mitch Trubisky just tossed his sixth score of the day, this one to WR Taylor Gabriel, who has a 5/79/2 line for the day. 


(3:01PM) INJURY: It is now being reported that Texans WR Will Fuller is dealing with an ankle injury, not a hamstring as previously reported. 


(2:59PM) You saw Bears RB Tarik Cohen high on the fantasy scorers list. He's seen 16 touches in the game for 106 yards while starting RB Jordan Howard has only touched the ball twice in the game. 


(2:57PM) TOUCHDOWN: Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery is making a quick impact. In his first game back on the field, he has caught all six of his targets for 76 yards and a touchdown. Philadelphia now leads 17-3 over the Titans. 


(2:56PM) INJURY: Texans WR Will Fuller (hamstring) is questionable to return. Remember, he missed Week One with a hamstring injury. 


(2:51PM) The Buccaneers and Bears are beginning the second-half and QB Jameis Winston is in the game, taking over for a struggling Ryan Fitzpatrick


(2:50PM) INJURY: Buccaneers TE OJ Howard suffered a knee injury and will not return to the game.


(2:46PM) INJURY: Bengals TE Tyler Eifert is down on the field and being attended to by the training staff. The injury appears to be a serious ankle injury. 


(2:42PM) INJURY: Some huge news from the later afternoon games, Seattle RB Chris Carson has been ruled out. We assume rookie RB Rashaad Penny will start. 


(2:38PM) With most games at the half, here are the top fantasy producers at each position:

QB- Mitch Trubisky, Matt Ryan, Andy Dalton

RB- Tarik Cohen, Giovani Bernard, Ezekiel Elliott

WR- Taylor Gabriel, DeAndre Hopkins, Cordarrelle Patterson

TE- Trey Burton, Tyler Eifert, Zach Ertz


(2:36PM) INJURY: The Jaguars have now ruled out RB Leonard Fournette (hamstring) for the remainder of the game. Oof!


(2:30PM) TOUCHDOWN: New England is wiping out the undefeated Dolphins, now up 24-0. QB Tom Brady hit WR Phillip Dorsett for a nine-yard score. Brady has already bested his numbers from last week with 154 passing yards and two scores. 


(2:29PM) TOUCHDOWN: Texans DE JJ Watt completed a strip/sack of Colts QB Andrew Luck and that led to a quick touchdown for Houston. QB Deshaun Watson threw a bullet pass to WR DeAndre Hopkins from five yards out to giving Houston a 21-7 lead. 


(2:26PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Cowboys have regained the lead as QB Dak Prescott hit RB Ezekiel Elliott with a short pass and Zeke did the rest. Elliott took it 38 yards, weaving through the defense for the touchdown. 


(2:23PM) TOUCHDOWN: The shootout continues as the Falcons and Bengals have combined for 49 first-half points. The latest comes on a one-yard touchdown run from Cincinnati RB Giovani Bernard, who is up to 56 total yards and two touchdowns in the game. 


(2:13PM) TOUCHDOWN: In a unique formation that saw both QBs Mitch Trubisky and Chase Daniel lined up side by side in the backfield, the Bears have scored again and Trubs threw his fifth touchdown pass of the day. He pitched to WR Taylor Gabriel who outran the defense for a three-yard score, making it 25-3 with around five minutes left in the half. 


(2:10PM) TOUCHDOWN: Falcons rookie WR Calvin Ridley is proving last week's amazing performance was no fluke. He's already seen four targets today, catching two of them. The latest went for an 11-yard touchdown from QB Matt Ryan


(2:09PM) TOUCHDOWN: After a horrendous snap led to a turnover, the Patriots increased their lead on a 22-yard touchdown run from RB James White. The Pats lead 17-0, looking to snap their two-game losing streak. 


(2:04PM) TOUCHDOWN: There are still nearly eight minutes remaining in the second quarter, but Bears QB Mitch Trubisky now has four passing touchdowns. The latest came on a 20-yard strike to a wide open WR Josh Bellamy. Trubisky has 221 passing yards and four scores while opposing QB Ryan Fitzpatrick has just 78 yards in the game. 


(2:03PM) TOUCHDOWN: It's just like old times. Eagles WR Jordan Matthews caught a 56-yard touchdown from QB Carson Wentz, giving Philly a 7-3 lead. 


(2:00PM) TOUCHDOWN: We finally have a touchdown in the Jets/Jags matchup. With RB Leonard Fournette on the sidelines, RB TJ Yeldon is seeing some work. He caught a short pass from QB Blake Bortles and took it for a 31-yard score to give Jacksonville a 13-0 lead. 


(1:58PM) INJURY/TOUCHDOWN: Well, this is a first...Bengals WR John Ross, who has struggled throughout his time in the league, caught a 39-yard underthrown touchdown pass from QB Andy Dalton and evidently hurt his lower leg on the play. Ross was able to leave the field on his own but was noticeably limping and favoring his leg. 


(1:57PM) INJURY: Cowboys QB Dak Prescott targeted WR Tavon Austin deep in the end zone. Austin couldn't make the catch and things got worse as Austin suffered an injury. 


(1:54PM) INJURY: The Colts got some good news as WR TY Hilton was able to return to the field after leaving with an earlier injury. 


(1:53PM) TOUCHDOWN: The shootout continues as Atlanta has tied the game at 14 each on a score from QB Matt Ryan to TE Logan Paulsen. WR Julio Jones leads the team with 52 yards on three receptions. 


(1:50PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Packers extended their lead over the Bills on a short scoring run from RB Aaron Jones, who leads the three-way committee with 33 yards on four carries. 


(1:49PM) TOUCHDOWN: Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is enjoying a career day. He just threw his third score of the day, hitting RB Tarik Cohen for a nine-yard score. Now trailing 21-3, we might see QB Jameis Winston sooner than we thought. 


(1:47PM) TOUCHDOWN: Someone woke up QB Tom Brady and the Pats. Brady found a streaking WR Cordarelle Patterson, who took it 55 yards for a touchdown. New England leads 10-0. 


(1:46PM) INJURY: Unfortunately, this is not really a surprise. Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette is feeling tightness in his injured hamstring and is questionable to return. 


(1:44PM) TOUCHDOWN: Stop me if you've heard this one...WR Will Fuller just caught a touchdown from QB Deshaun Watson, just as he has in every single game the two have played together over the past two years. The Texans lead 14-7. 


(1:42PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Lions have claimed the lead over Dallas thanks to a touchdown pass from QB Matthew Stafford to WR Golden Tate, spanning 45 yards. Tate has caught all three of his early targets for 46 yards. 


(1:40PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Bengals are back on top thanks to an extended drive and a 10-yard run by RB Giovani Bernard. Gio already has 42 total yards in the game. 


(1:38PM) The suspension is over for QB Jameis Winston but that is not slowing down veteran QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, who just connected with WR DeSean Jackson for a 48-yard gain. We're also seeing some playing time for rookie RB Ronald Jones, who just dropped a short pass from Fitzpatrick. 


(1:34PM) TOUCHDOWN: Earlier we saw TE Trey Burton catch a touchdown and now the Bears other free agent investment, WR Allen Robinson has his own. ARob caught a 14-yard score in the back corner of the end zone. As expected, the Bucs defense is making QB Mitch Trubisky look like a star. 


(1:28PM) TOUCHDOWN: A botched snap near their own goal line led to a Houston defensive score when QB Andrew Luck couldn't hang onto the ball. The game is knotted at seven. 


(1:26PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Packers are in the end zone as QB Aaron Rodgers hit TE Jimmy Graham for a three-yard touchdown. That's Graham's first touchdown with the Pack. K Mason Crosby missed the extra point, leading to a 6-0 score. 


(1:23PM) The Packers are into the red zone after RB Ty Montgomery broke free down the sidelines and QB Aaron Rodgers found him for 43 yards. 


(1:19PM) New Patriots WR Josh Gordon drew the start in his first game with the team and then caught a 13-yard pass to put the team in prime scoring position. The Patriots had to settle for a field goal to take an early three-point lead. 


(1:18PM) TOUCHDOWN: The Bengals have matched the Falcons as QB Andy Dalton connected with TE Tyler Eifert for a touchdown from 15 yards out. WR AJ Green hauled in a 38-yarder to key the drive. 


(1:16PM) INJURY: More information on Colts WR TY Hilton. The speculation about his injury is an upper-body issue that he could be getting x-rays to eliminate a possible broken clavicle. 


(1:14PM) The Patriots lost RB Rex Burkhead to the injured reserve last week, leaving rookie RB Sony Michel to serve as the primary ball carrier. He's off to a hot start with 36 rushing yards on his first four carries. 


(1:11PM) TOUCHDOWN: After WR TY Hilton got his team in scoring position, QB Andrew Luck found WR Zach Pascal for a four-yard score. Hilton was forced to the locker room with a scary looking injury. If he misses time, the Colts receiver corp is barren. 


(1:10PM) TOUCHDOWN: In what is expected to be a high-scoring game, the Falcons drew first blood against the Bengals. After a long drive that featured four rushes for RB Tevin Coleman, it was rookie RB Ito Smith who capped off the drive with a seven-yard score. 


(1:09PM) INJURY: The good news is that WR TY Hilton just hauled in a 40-yard reception, the Colts longest play of the season. The bad news is he came up hurt on the play and needed help to get to the sidelines. The Colts are in the red zone. 


(1:07PM) TOUCHDOWN: The first score of the day comes on a deep ball from QB Mitch Trubisky to TE Trey Burton, who dove to haul in a 39-yard score. 


(1:05PM) Last week, Lions rookie RB Kerryon Johnson broke the long streak with his 100-yard rushing game. Now, against the Cowboys, he's off to a good start. He broke off a 32-yard run and is dominating early work with the first three touches of the games for Detroit. 


(1:01PM) Among the several players ruled inactive today are WR Randall Cobb, WR DeVante Parker and RB Corey Clement. RB Ronald Jones and WR Alshon Jeffery are set to make their respective season debuts.