With IR designations being four weeks at minimum, we might start to see some players coming off the list, and you might have some decisions to make moving on. Here is the latest on the fantasy-relevant players currently on IR.
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Which Players Are on IR in Week 4?
Aaron Rodgers, QB, New York Jets
After only a few snaps, Aaron Rodgers went down with a torn Achilles, and with it, most felt the Jets’ season was over. However, some hope did arise after Rodgers underwent an innovative surgery to repair the Achilles, which could lead to a faster recovery. Sources suggest he could be available for the playoffs; the Jets just have to get there first.
Chase Edmonds, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
The Bucs placed Chase Edmonds on IR after he sustained an injury to his MCL in Week 2. Edmonds will now miss at least four weeks. Rachaad White will continue to carry the load for the Bucs, but managers should keep their eye on rookie Sean Tucker moving forward.
Cooper Kupp, WR, Los Angeles Rams
The Los Angeles Rams have surprised many with their ability to keep the offense going sans Cooper Kupp. Kupp went on the IR after a setback occurred with a hamstring injury that took place in the preseason, and he is eligible to return next week.
With Puka Nacua and Tutu Atwell carrying the load, although head coach Sean McVay has said he is optimistic about Kupp’s Week 5 return, the Rams could easily give him more time to recover. When Kupp does return, managers will be hoping for Nacua to take on that Robert Woods role from a few seasons back.
Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, Miami Dolphins
RB De’Von Achane had a coming-out party on Sunday with four TDs, only to be matched with Raheem Mostert’s four as well. Jeff Wilson Jr. is still on the PUP due to a midsection and finger injury, and when he returns, he has the potential to grab a portion of this incredible Miami offense.
Managers may have forgotten about him, so check your waiver wire and stash him if possible, especially considering that Mostert is often vulnerable to injury.
Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers
Steelers WR Diontae Johnson went on IR after a hamstring injury sustained in Week 1. The Steelers defense has been rolling, Kenny Pickett is improving, and a Week 7 return for Johnson seems a strong possibility with Pittsburgh on a bye in Week 6.
George Pickens will continue to be the biggest target hog, but Pat Freiermuth’s usage should continue to increase. He had 41 yards and a TD in Week 3.
Kyler Murray, QB, Arizona Cardinals
With the Arizona Cardinals showing signs of life this week, upsetting Dallas, there seems to be more incentive for Kyler Murray to return after IR. He has one more required week on the PUP, but if we see the Cardinals pull out another win, Murray might push to return soon, seeing that Arizona is slowly falling out of the Caleb Williams lottery.
Many managers wrote off Murray entirely this season, with him only being rostered in 24% of Yahoo leagues.
Jonathan Taylor, RB, Indianapolis Colts
The Colts RB only has one more required week on the PUP, but managers aren’t sure what will happen after that. Zack Moss had a great Week 3, but if Jonathan Taylor returns to Indy to play, he will walk right into his traditional workload. With so many teams needing an RB, it would not be surprising if Taylor manages to convince the Colts to trade him.
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