Free Agency and Injury report week 4 2020

By Kyle Dvorchak
Kyle Dvorchak

Damien Harris, NE, RB

Harris ran for 100 yards on 17 carries versus the Chiefs on Monday night. He got the majority of the carries for New England with Sony Michel (quad) on injured reserve. Harris saw four carries in his rookie season after New England spent a Day 2 pick on him in the 2019 draft. It appears as they though have no choice but to let Harris run wild. He's the best add off the waiver wire this week.

Joshua Kelley, LAC, RB

The Chargers are expected to be without Austin Ekeler for 4-6 weeks as the star back deals with a Grade 2 hamstring strain. That sets up Joshua Kelley to be the lead-back for the Chargers. Through three weeks, Kelley had 42 carries to Ekeler's 47. In week 4, saw nine carries and three targets. Justin Jackson got involved as well with six carries and two targets. Kelley has played well through a quarter of the seasons and is unlikely to cede a ton of work to Jackson. He's a high-end RB2 for as long as Ekeler is out.

Ke'Shawn Vaughn, TB, RB

The Bucs could be without Leonard Fournete (missed Week 4), LeSean McCoy (ankle), and Kenjon Barner (concussion). The latter two left and did not return in Week 4. That leaves Ronald Jones and Vaughn as the only healthy backs currently on the Bucs roster. Vaughn hadn't taken an offensive snap leading into Week 4 but he showed up in a major way on Sunday. He only carried the ball three times but added two catches on three targets for 22 yards and a score. Vaughn needs other backs to remain injured to be a viable fantasy option but is worth an add off the wire.

Scott Miller, TB, WR

Miller caught five of seven targets for 83 yards and a score while filling in as the No. 2 for Tampa. Chris Godwin missed Week 4 with a hamstring pull and could be out multiple weeks going forward. The Bucs also lost O.J. Howard to an Achilles' tear. Miller is locked in as the second receiver for a high-scoring offense and now has a path to even more targets. He's a solid flex play for the next few weeks.

Rob Gronkowski, TB, TE

With Howard and Godwin out, Gronk saw three targets and only brought down one of them. He should be rostered in most leagues but can't be relied on as a starter in fantasy until he strings together more than one useful game.

Tre'Quan Smith, NO, WR

Smith caught two touchdown passes but did so on four targets. Emmanuel Sanders saw nine looks, more than doubling the total of Smith. With Thomas expected to return in Week 5, Smith is a fringe roster-worthy player unless he unseats Sanders as the WR2 for New Orleans.

D'Ernest Johnson, CLE, RB

Cleveland lost Nick Chubb in Week 4 to a knee injury. He was placed on IR and will miss at least three weeks. Kareem Hunt should see most of the carries and backfield targets for Cleveland while Chubb is out but Johnson could have a role. He led the team with 13 carries for 95 yards. Johnson isn't worth starting in most leagues but does deserve a spot on a fantasy roster in every format.