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Bryce Young on track to play in Week 4

Fantasy Football, NFL News
September 27, 2023

Injury Missed Week 3 with ankle injury

Panthers coach Frank Reich said Bryce Young looked good in his return today and is tracking toward starting Sunday vs. Vikings.
“Just have to make sure there’s no major setbacks, no flare-ups. But if he stays on track, then I think things are headed in the right direction.”
(Joe Person on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The rookie QB missed Week 3 with an ankle injury but it appears he will be out there against Minnesota on Sunday. Young has been shaky in his first two starts totaling just 299 passing yards, 2 TDs and 2 INTs in two games. Even in a decent matchup, it will be difficult to trust Young as anything more than a mid-range QB2.

Aaron Jones, Christian Watson could return in Week 4

Fantasy Football, NFL News
September 26, 2023

Injury Both players have been sidelined by hamstring injuries

It sounds like the Packers should have two of their key weapons back on the field for Thursday night’s game against the Lions.

Via multiple reporters, receiver Christian Watson said, “That’s the plan” when asked if he was playing in Week 4. Watson has missed the first three games of the season with a hamstring injury.

Receiver Romeo Doubs also told reporters that running back Aaron Jones will also return from his hamstring injury this week. (PFT – Michael David Smith)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Jones sounds as if he is closer to a return than Watson, if only because the former was looking good in warmups and on the fence to play in Week 3. Watson’s return could take the Packers’ passing game to the next level, which will be critical against a Detroit defense that has been decent against fantasy receivers. Consider Jones a solid fantasy RB2 against a tougher-than-expected run defense and Watson a high-upside WR3 – one that could be on a snap count – against Detroit.