Head Coach Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs has ruled out Charcandrick West for Sunday's game against the Steelers. West has lost touches all season to Spencer Ware and with Jamaal Charles returning this means West's fantasy value will decrease even more. West is droppable in leagues now if for some reason he was still on a roster.
Bryce Harper will return to the Nationals lineup Friday. Last years' National League MVP has not had the season he and the Nationals were hoping for batting .244, 24 home runs, and 85 RBIs. Harper and manager Dusty Baker have claimed Harper is not injured.
Jamaal Charles according to a source from the Chiefs will play Week 4 reports Ian Rappaport. Charles will be on a "pitch count" against the Steelers. The veteran is expected to get between 10-15 snaps in the game. The Fantasy impact is to keep Charles on your bench and continue to start Spencer Ware against a banged up Steelers defense. Good news for Charles owners to finally see him play after recovering from an ACL injury sustained last season.
After J.J. Watt reinjured his back last week against the Patriots has decided to go under the knife and fix the issue. Adam Schefter of Espn reports that Watt underwent back surgery Thursday and is expected to be the remainder of the season. Watt had 1.5 sacks and eight tackles in three games this season. The Houston Texans will miss the 2015 Defensive Player of the Year.
Gates was not close to playing in Week 3 and it appears he's not likely to play Week 4 either. If Gates is out, Hunter Henry will assume the pass-catching duties at tight end, and will face a horrendous Saints defense that ranked last in PPG to tight ends last season. That makes him an intriguing play in DFS but not exactly someone you want to target for more than a week or so in seasonal.
Breeland is dealing with a high ankle sprain and missed most of practice this week. He'll sit out Week 4 and is hopeful he can return next week but high ankle sprains tend to be multi-week injuries. Kendall Fuller will fill in for Breeland at corner.
Doctson was absent from practice the entire week and could be out for multiple weeks, per Head Coach Jay Gruden. Doctson injured his achilles in the offseason and it was feared that he'd miss his entire rookie year, but he was able to avoid a serious issue, but it appears the injury is still nagging him. It's likely going to be an up and down year for the rookie so if you're holding onto him in anything except a dynasty league, you can cut bait.