Another week of fantasy football has come and gone. We now enter Week 4 of the NFL season! Teams have been hit hard by injuries all over the league. Key players may miss some time for your fantasy IDP squad. Now with the reports of the COVID tests affecting the Titans, injury reports and waiver wires will be more important to pay attention too. Lets get down to it with the Week 4 Individual Defensive Player Injury Report!
Arizona Cardinals/ DB/ Budda Baker – Doubtful
Budda has been a defensive player who’s avoided a major injury. However, it’s 2020, and here’s another whopper for fantasy IDP managers everywhere, Budda Baker is undergoing surgery on his thumb soon. He played through a UCL tear in his thumb during the game against Detroit. He led the team is tackles while he was at it! Even in pain, Baker still went all out for his team. Baker is a weekly start and that IDP production won’t be very easy to replace. He’s as solid for your fantasy IDP team as he is for the Cardinals. Deionte Thompson will likely see an increase in snaps for a few games. Mike Hilton has also been solid for Pittsburgh! He’s another defensive back you could grab and probably start right away.
He’s doubtful for week 4, so it’s a good idea to go ahead and bench Baker for the time being.
Green Bay Packers/ LB/ Christian Kirksey – Doubtful
Here we go again! It seems like something like this happens at least once a season with Kirksey – landing on the defensive player report. It’s been rare to see him play 16 games the past few seasons. Hopefully, this time, it’s not going to be a super lengthy absence. The Packers have kept things quiet when it comes to Kirksey’s injury. All we know is that it is a shoulder injury. With it looking like he will miss Week 4 against the Falcons, and possibly beyond, it’s time to start looking for possible replacements. One guy to keep an eye on is Ty Summers. He will likely replace Kirksey while he is out. Summers logged 9 total tackles while filling in for Kirksey against New Orleans.
Sadly, it’s time yet again to send Kirksey to your bench for awhile.
Washington Football Team/ DL/ Chase Young – Questionable
Only a week after some of us lost Nick Bosa to a season-ending injury, we saw another defensive player in Chase Young go down with a groin injury. They’re saying it doesn’t look serious. Although, Young will undergo a MRI to confirm. Chase Young has given us a glimpse of why he had all the hype this off-season. He’s looked every bit of the draft value for Washington. If Young is to miss any time with this injury, I believe a guy like Montez Sweat will receive more snaps and IDP results. He had a solid game for his IDP managers after Young went down. Overall, the other players on Washington’s defensive line may see chances at more play making opportunities.
In the end, I believe Young will end up sitting out this week. Make sure to keep up with his injury status just in case he does end up playing. He could score you points even on limited snaps.
A look at each team and the Week 4 defensive player injury report
1. Arizona Cardinals – Budda Baker/ DB/ Thumb/ Doubtful – Chris Banjo/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Jalen Thompson/ DB/ Ankle/ IR – Robert Alford/ DB/ Pectoral/ IR
2. Atlanta Falcons – Darqueze Dennard/ DB/ Hamstring/ IR – Takkarist McKinley/ DL/ Groin/ Questionable – Kendall Sheffield/ DB/ Foot/ Questionable – Foye Oluokon/ LB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Ricardo Allen/ DB/ Elbow/ Questionable – Grady Jarrett/ DL/ Hip/ Questionable – AJ Terrell/ DB/ Illness/ COVID RESERVE
3. Baltimore Ravens – Justin Madubuike/ DL/ Knee/ Questionable – Tavon Young/ DB/ Knee/ IR – Iman Marshall/ DB/ Knee/ IR
4. Buffalo Bills – Del’Shawn Phillips/ LB/ Quadriceps/ Questionable – Micah Hyde/ DB/ Ankle/ Questionable – Josh Norman/ DB/ Hamstring/ IR – Niles Scott/ DL/ Undisclosed/ IR
5. Carolina Panthers – Kawann Short/ DL/ Foot/ Questionable – Donte Jackson/ DB/ Toe/ Questionable – Jason Ferris/ LB/ Undisclosed/ IR – Eli Apple/ DB/ Ankle IR
6. Chicago Bears – Sherrick McManis/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – John Jenkins/ DL/ Thumb/ IR – Michael Joseph/ DB/ Undisclosed/ IR – Artie Burns/ DB/ Knee/ IR
7. Cincinnati Bengals – Geno Atkins/ DL/ Shoulder/ Questionable – Trae Waynes/ DB/ Pectoral/ IR – Renell Wren/ DL/ Quadriceps/ IR
8. Cleveland Browns – Greedy Williams/ DB/ Shoulder/ Questionable – Olivier Vernon/ DL/ Abdomen/ Questionable – Jacob Phillips/ LB/ Knee/ Questionable – Tae Davis/ LB/ Elbow/ Questionable – Denzel Ward/ DB/ Groin/ Questionable – Curtis Weaver/ DL/ Foot/ IR – George Obinna/ DL/ Triceps/ IR – Trevon Young/ DL/ Undisclosed/ IR – Grant Delpit/ DB/ Achilles/ IR
9. Dallas Cowboys – Chidobe Awuzie/ DB/ Hamstring/ IR – Anthony Brown/ DB/ Ribs/ IR – Sean Lee/ LB/ Sports Hernia/ IR – Leighton Vander Esch/ LB/ Collarbone/ IR – Azur Kamara/ LB/ Undisclosed/ IR
10. Denver Broncos – Davontae Harris/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Jurrell Casey/ DL/ Biceps/ IR – Austin Calitro/ LB/ Hamstring/ IR – Jeremiah Attaoucho/ LB/ Quadriceps/ Questionable – DeMarcus Walker/ DL/ Calf/ IR – Mark Barron/ LB/ Hamstring/ IR – Dre’Mont Jones/ DL/ Knee/ IR – Von Miller/ LB/ Ankle/ IR – A.J. Bouye/ DB/ Shoulder/ IR – Justin Strnad/ LB/ Wrist/ IR
11. Detroit Lions – C.J. Moore/ DB/ Calf/ Questionable – Desmond Trufant/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Justin Coleman/ DB/ Hamstring/ IR – Mike Ford/ DB/ Leg/ IR – Austin Bryant/ DL/ Undisclosed/ PUP – Jashon Cornell/ DL/ Achilles/ IR
12. Green Bay Packers – Randy Ramsey/ LB/ Groin/ Questionable – Kenny Clark/ DL/ Groin/ Questionable – Christian Kirksey/ LB/ Shoulder/ Doubtful – Rashan Gary/ LB/ Ankle/ Questionable – Treyvon Hester/ DL/ Undisclosed/ Questionable – Kabion Ento/ CB/ Undisclosed/ IR – Kamal Martin/ LB/ Knee/ IR – Curtis Bolton/ LB/ Knee/ PUP
13. Houston Texans – Peter Kalambayi/ LB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – A.J. Moore/ DB/ Hamstring/ IR – Gareon Conley/ DB/ Ankle/ IR – Duke Ejiofor/ LB/ Knee/ IR
14. Indianapolis Colts – Rock Ya-Sin/ DB/ Illness/ Questionable – Matthew Adams/ LB/ Ankle/ IR – Malik Hooker/ DB/ Achilles/ IR – Kemoko Turay/ DL/ Ankle/ PUP – Sheldon Day/ DL/ Knee/ IR
15. Jacksonville Jaguars – Leon Jacobs/ LB/ Knee/ IR – Andrew Wingard/ DB/ Groin/ Questionable – Jarrod Wilson/ DB/ Hamstring/ IR – Quincy Williams/ LB/ Abdomen/ IR – Dontavius Russell/ DL/ Undisclosed/ IR
16. Kansas City Chiefs – L’Jarius Sneed/ DB/ Collarbone/ Questionable – Alex Okafor/ DL/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Chris Jones/ DL/ Groin/ Questionable – Khalen Saunders/ DL/ Elbow/ IR – Alex Brown/ DB/ Knee/ IR
17. Las Vegas Raiders – Damon Arnette/ DB/ Thumb/ Questionable – Nick Kwiatkoski/ LB/ Pectoral/ Questionable – Daniel Ross/ DL/ Foot/ Questionable – Tanner Muse/ LB/ Toe/ IR
18. Los Angeles Chargers – Chris Harris/ DB/ Foot/ IR – Nick Vigil/ LB/ Groin/ Questionable – Melvin Ingram/ DL/ Knee/ IR – Asmar Bilal/ LB/ Calf/ IR – Justin Jones/ DL/ Shoulder/ IR – Drue Tranquil/ LB/ Ankle/ IR – Derwin James/ DB/ Knee/ IR
19. Los Angeles Rams – Jordan Fuller/ DB/ Shoulder/ Questionable – Justin Lawler/ LB/ Foot/ IR – Travin Howard/ LB/ Knee/ IR
20. Miami Dolphins – Clayton Fejedelem/ DB/ Pectoral/ Questionable – Byron Jones/ DB/ Groin/ Questionable – Nate Brooks/ DB/ Undisclosed/ IR – Vince Biegel/ LB/ Achilles/ IR
21. Minnesota Vikings – Cameron Dantzler/ DB/ Ribs/ Questionable – Mike Hughes/ DB/ Neck Questionable – Danielle Hunter/ DL/ Neck/ IR – Troy Dye/ LB/ Foot/ IR – Anthony Barr/ LB/ Pectoral/ IR – Myles Dorn/ DB/ Undisclosed/ IR – Kenny Willekes/ DL/ Leg/ IR – Ben Gedeon/ LB/ Undisclosed/ PUP – Quentin Poling/ LB/ Undisclosed/ Questionable
22. New England Patriots – Josh Uche/ LB/ Foot/ IR – Michael Barnett/ DL/ Undisclosed/ IR – Beau Allen/ DL/ Undisclosed/ IR – Brandon King/ LB/ Quadriceps/ PUP
23. New Orleans Saints – Marcus Williams/ DB/ Undisclosed/ Questionable – David Onyemata/ DL/ Calf/ Questionable – Marcus Davenport/ DL/ Elbow/ Questionable – Chase Hansen/ LB/ Hip/ Questionable – Anthony Lanier/ DL/ Undisclosed/ Questionable – Kiko Alonso/ LB/ Knee/ PUP – Jalen Dalton/ DL/ Triceps/ IR – Johnson Bademosi/ DB/ Undisclosed/ IR
24. New York Giants – Brandon Williams/ DB/ Groin/ Questionable – Adrian Colbert/ DB/ Quadriceps/ Questionable – Jabril Peppers/ DB/ Ankle/ Questionable – David Mayo/ LB/ Knee/ IR – Xavier McKinney/ DB/ Foot/ IR – Montre Hartage/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable
25. New York Jets – Jordan Jenkins/ LB/ Shoulder/ Questionable – Ashtyn Davis/ DB/ Groin/ Questionable – John Franklin-Myers/ DL/ Knee/ Questionable – Quincy Wilson/ DB/ Concussion/ Questionable – Jordan Willis/ DL/ Ankle/ Questionable – Arthur Maulet/ DB/ Groin/ IR – Blake Cashman/ LB/ Groin/ IR – Kyron Brown/ DB/ Quadriceps/ PUP – Jabari Zuniga/ DL/ Quadriceps/ IR – Patrick Onwuasor/ LB/ Knee/ IR
26. Philadelphia Eagles – Avonte Maddox/ DB/ Ankle/ Doubtful – Rudy Ford/ DB/ Groin/ Questionable – Craig James/ DB/ Thigh/ IR – Vinny Curry/ DL/ Hamstring/ IR – Daeshon Hall/ DL/ Knee/ PUP – Will Parks/ DB/ Hamstring/ IR
27. Pittsburgh Steelers – None
28. San Francisco 49ers – Dre Greenlaw/ LB/ Quadriceps/ Questionable – K’Waun Williams/ DB/ Hip/ Questionable – Ahkello Witherspoon/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Dee Ford/ DL/ Back/ Questionable – Mark Nzeocha/ LB/ Quadriceps/ Doubtful – Emmanuel Moseley/ DB/ Concussion/ Questionable – Nick Bosa/ DL/ Knee/ IR – Solomon Thomas/ DL/ Knee/ IR – Richard Sherman/ DB/ Calf/ IR – Ronald Blair/ DL/ Knee/ PUP – Julian Taylor/ DL/ Knee/ PUP
29. Seattle Seahawks – Neiko Thorpe/ DB/ Hip/ Questionable – Jordyn Brooks/ LB/ Knee/ Doubtful – Quinton Dunbar/ DB/ Knee/ Questionable – Jamal Adams/ DB/ Groin/ Questionable – Lano Hill/ DB/ Back/ Questionable – Rasheem Greene/ DL/ Neck/ IR – Marquise Blair/ DB/ Knee/ IR – Bruce Irvin/ LB/ Knee/ IR – Emmanuel Ellerbee/ LB/ Undisclosed/ IR – Branden Jackson/ DL/ Spine/ IR
30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Sean Murphy-Bunting/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Justin Evans/ DB/ Foot/ PUP
31. Tennessee Titans – DaQuan Jones/ DL/ Illness/ COVID RESERVE – Chris Jackson/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Derick Roberson/ LB/ Knee/ Questionable – Adoree’ Jackson/ DB/ Knee/ IR – Dane Cruikshank/ DB/ Undisclosed/ IR
32. Washington Football Team – Matthew Ioannidis/ DL/ Biceps/ IR – Cole Holcomb/ LB/ Knee/ Questionable – Chase Young/ DL/ Groin/ Questionable – Reuben Foster/ LB/ Knee/ IR