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October 02, 2023

Fantasy football injuries: The latest on Mike Evans, Tee Higgins, Javonte Williams and more

The Steelers' Kenny Pickett and Pat Freiermuth also sustained injuries in what's becoming a rough season for Pittsburgh.

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The news is pretty solid coming out of Week 4's fantasy football action, as there are only a handful of minor injuries to star players but nothing huge. So as we wait for the real studs — like Saquon Barkley and Austin Ekeler to get healthy — the injury reports in the meantime should be pretty light.

Here's a look at some updates from Week 4 action:

Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers

A hamstring injury held Evans to just three catches Sunday, but the injury is reportedly minor. Adding to Evans' hopes for a speedy return is Tampa's Week 5 bye. Expect him to be healthy or close to it in two weeks.

Tee Higgins, WR, Bengals

Higgins fractured a rib, which does not sound like an easy injury for a wide receiver. His status will be up in the air for Week 5 but it seems likely he might miss a little time. It's hard to find fantasy options on this beleaguered Cincinnati offense. I guess fire up Tyler Boyd?

Javonte Williams, RB, Broncos

Williams got just five touches before a hip flexor injury knocked him out of Denver's win over the Bears. He is not expected to have long-term issues and could be back next week.

Pat Freiermuth, TE, Steelers

Three catches is all the Steelers' top tight end would produce, as he left with a hamstring injury. His playing status is one to monitor, as hamstring injuries can take a wide variety of forms.

Kenny Pickett, QB, Steelers

It seems like it was just not meant to be this season, as things continue to go wrong in Pittsburgh. A knee injury is expected to keep Pickett sidelined for a few weeks, but it is not a torn ACL. Mitch Trubisky will be the starter going forward and is not fantasy-relevant in most leagues.

Matthew Stafford, QB, Rams

The veteran Stafford has been solid despite missing Cooper Kupp, but he sustained a hip injury in Sunday's overtime win. He might be on injury reports leading up, but he told reporters he will be playing next week.

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