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Published: Sept. 26, 2014 at 02:17 p.m.
Updated: Sept. 26, 2014 at 04:33 p.m.

NFL Week 4 fantasy stock watch

With three weeks of NFL action in the books, we're starting to get a better sense of how the 2014 fantasy season might shake out. Below are 14 players whose stock is rising or falling heading into Week 4. Keep an eye on these players heading into Sunday to help make the right choices for your fantasy lineup, as their stock could be on the move again before kickoff.

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  • <p>Charles practiced this week, and while he was limited reporters in attendance said he appeared to be moving well. This doesn't likely mean he'll be back to his complete workhorse ways, but his stock is on the rise.</p> 14

    Jamaal Charles - Up

    Charles practiced this week, and while he was limited reporters in attendance said he appeared to be moving well. This doesn't likely mean he'll be back to his complete workhorse ways, but his stock is on the rise.

  • <p>With Charles' stock on the rise, the fantasy market must adjust with Davis' stock taking a hit. Davis should still see a number of touches on Monday night with Charles working his way back from his ankle injury, but he also doesn't figure to retain his short-lived workhorse status.</p> 13

    Knile Davis - Down

    With Charles' stock on the rise, the fantasy market must adjust with Davis' stock taking a hit. Davis should still see a number of touches on Monday night with Charles working his way back from his ankle injury, but he also doesn't figure to retain his short-lived workhorse status.

  • <p>Gronk has been fighting to recover from a number of injuries early this season, and as such has played fewer than half of the Patriots snaps. That could change, as Gronk has said he's ready "to start rolling more and more." That's an excellent sign for his fantasy owners, and let's hope he gets rolling in Week 4.  </p> 12

    Rob Gronkowski - Up

    Gronk has been fighting to recover from a number of injuries early this season, and as such has played fewer than half of the Patriots snaps. That could change, as Gronk has said he's ready "to start rolling more and more." That's an excellent sign for his fantasy owners, and let's hope he gets rolling in Week 4.

  • <p>Marshall suffered an ankle injury in Week 1, and after battling through it (for three touchdowns) in Week 2 he aggravated the injury in Week 3. Marshall has been held out of practice prior to Friday and is questionable for his matchup against the Packers. If he starts, he'll be hard not to start in fantasy, but his ankle is a serious concern. </p> 11

    Brandon Marshall - Down

    Marshall suffered an ankle injury in Week 1, and after battling through it (for three touchdowns) in Week 2 he aggravated the injury in Week 3. Marshall has been held out of practice prior to Friday and is questionable for his matchup against the Packers. If he starts, he'll be hard not to start in fantasy, but his ankle is a serious concern.

  • <p>White missed the Falcons Week 3 thrashing of the Buccaneers, but head coach Mike Smith said that White will "absolutely" play this Sunday against the Vikings. White is still second-fiddle to Julio Jones in the Atlanta passing attack, but should see plenty of targets and is worth a start as a WR2.</p> 10

    Roddy White - Up

    White missed the Falcons Week 3 thrashing of the Buccaneers, but head coach Mike Smith said that White will "absolutely" play this Sunday against the Vikings. White is still second-fiddle to Julio Jones in the Atlanta passing attack, but should see plenty of targets and is worth a start as a WR2.

  • <p>Decker played last Monday night against the Bears, but ended up being sidelined again with his nagging hamstring injury. It isn't a good sign when a player says "I'm leaning on the positive side that I'm definitely going to be out there." If Decker is on your fantasy team, do yourself a favor and let him rest on the bench this week, even if he doesn't do so in real life.</p> 9

    Eric Decker - Down

    Decker played last Monday night against the Bears, but ended up being sidelined again with his nagging hamstring injury. It isn't a good sign when a player says "I'm leaning on the positive side that I'm definitely going to be out there." If Decker is on your fantasy team, do yourself a favor and let him rest on the bench this week, even if he doesn't do so in real life.

  • <p>Davis has returned to practice on a limited basis this week, but it feels like the 49ers are just limiting his reps so he can be a full go against the Eagles on Sunday. If Davis returns to the starting lineup, he's a must-start in fantasy.</p> 8

    Vernon Davis - Up

    Davis has returned to practice on a limited basis this week, but it feels like the 49ers are just limiting his reps so he can be a full go against the Eagles on Sunday. If Davis returns to the starting lineup, he's a must-start in fantasy.

  • <p>Many had Tannehill pegged as a sleeper candidate this season, but after averaging under 13 fantasy points per game thus far and having his starting role questioned, his stock is falling rapidly in fantasy.</p> 7

    Ryan Tannehill - Down

    Many had Tannehill pegged as a sleeper candidate this season, but after averaging under 13 fantasy points per game thus far and having his starting role questioned, his stock is falling rapidly in fantasy.

  • <p>Williams missed Week 3 with a thigh injury, but has been a full participant in practice this week. The Panthers struggled to get the ground game going against the Steelers, and they'll likely turn to Williams in hopes that he can spark their offense. He's worth a start as an RB2 or flex this weekend. </p> 6

    DeAngelo Williams - Up

    Williams missed Week 3 with a thigh injury, but has been a full participant in practice this week. The Panthers struggled to get the ground game going against the Steelers, and they'll likely turn to Williams in hopes that he can spark their offense. He's worth a start as an RB2 or flex this weekend.

  • <p>Forsett was a hot waiver-wire pickup after he rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, but Forsett has returned to more of a change of pace role, whether it's behind Bernard Pierce or Lorenzo Taliaferro. With Pierce likely returning from his thigh injury, and Taliaferro looking like the most impressive back of the bunch, Forsett's stock is falling pretty quickly.</p> 5

    Justin Forsett - Down

    Forsett was a hot waiver-wire pickup after he rushed for 70 yards and a touchdown in Week 1, but Forsett has returned to more of a change of pace role, whether it's behind Bernard Pierce or Lorenzo Taliaferro. With Pierce likely returning from his thigh injury, and Taliaferro looking like the most impressive back of the bunch, Forsett's stock is falling pretty quickly.

  • <p>Johnson was back to practicing in full after being dogged by an ankle injury earlier in the Week. Even though he hasn't found the end zone yet this year, Johnson remains a startable option as a WR2 this week.</p> 4

    Andre Johnson - Up

    Johnson was back to practicing in full after being dogged by an ankle injury earlier in the Week. Even though he hasn't found the end zone yet this year, Johnson remains a startable option as a WR2 this week.

  • <p>After running like it was 2010 during the first two weeks of the season, Foster missed Week 3 with a hamstring injury and is now a game-time decision for Week 4. Fantasy owners are now stuck in limbo waiting on Foster's status each week, which is not a good situation to be in.</p> 3

    Arian Foster - Down

    After running like it was 2010 during the first two weeks of the season, Foster missed Week 3 with a hamstring injury and is now a game-time decision for Week 4. Fantasy owners are now stuck in limbo waiting on Foster's status each week, which is not a good situation to be in.

  • <p>Ivory has by far been the Jets most productive back, averaging 5.7 yards per carry. The split has been pretty even between Ivory and Johnson, but that could change if Ivory continues to outproduce his more famous backfield partner.</p> 2

    Chris Ivory - Up

    Ivory has by far been the Jets most productive back, averaging 5.7 yards per carry. The split has been pretty even between Ivory and Johnson, but that could change if Ivory continues to outproduce his more famous backfield partner.

  • <p>Even though Johnson has seen more snaps than Ivory, Ivory has been moving the chains and grinding out the hard yards that don't seem to be in Johnson's repertoire. Those hoping for Johnson breathing new life into the Jets offense and his career this season might need to hold their breath. CJ2K's stock is falling, and could fall even farther the deeper we get into the season.</p> 1

    Chris Johnson - Down

    Even though Johnson has seen more snaps than Ivory, Ivory has been moving the chains and grinding out the hard yards that don't seem to be in Johnson's repertoire. Those hoping for Johnson breathing new life into the Jets offense and his career this season might need to hold their breath. CJ2K's stock is falling, and could fall even farther the deeper we get into the season.