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Brandon LaFell (W, Cin)

Brandon LaFell corralled four of six targets for 44 yards in Thursday's 22-7 win over the Dolphins.


The veteran wideout wasn't needed much on a night where A.J. Green exploded for 173 yards and a touchdown, but was efficient with the looks he did receive. LaFell has mostly played his second receiver role to perfection to date in 2016, with a season-high 91 yards in the opener, a 49-yard reception in that same game and only one contest where he failed to snare at least 66 percent of his targets. He also has at least one reception of over 20 yards in three of the first four weeks of the season, serving as an ideal complement to the target-dominant A.J. Green when called upon.

C.J. Uzomah (W, Cin)

C.J. Uzomah caught four of five targets for 45 yards in Thursday's 22-7 win over the Dolphins.


The second-year pro was actually only behind A.J. Green in team receiving yardage on the night, and tied with Brandon LaFell for second-most receptions as well. Uzomah was technically behind Tyler Kroft on the depth chart in Week 3, but saw all the tight end targets Thursday and capitalized on all but one of them. Uzomah has been serviceable in Tyler Eifert's (ankle) stead, but the latter is reportedly expected to return for the Bengals' Week 5 tilt versus the Cowboys according to Geoff Hobson of the team's official site.

Giovani Bernard (R, Cin)

Giovani Bernard totaled 18 yards on 10 carries and added 24 yards through the air by snaring three of four targets in Thursday's 22-7 victory over the Dolphins.


Bernard was once again stymied on the ground, following a Week 3 outing versus the Broncos where he managed just eight yards on five carries. However, while that type of performance against a stalwart Broncos defense was understandable, his struggles against a Dolphins unit that was missing two starting linebackers was a bit more perplexing. Nevertheless, Bernard's biggest contributions typically come in the passing game, with Jeremy Hill handling the lion's share of carries, so the lack of production on the ground is not overly concerning. Through four games, Bernard has now tallied 25 carries but already hauled in 19 passes, including one for a touchdown.

A.J. Green (W, Cin)

A.J. Green hauled in 10 of 12 targets for 173 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 22-7 win over the Dolphins.


The Pro Bowler got his night started off right with a highlight-worthy leaping grab of a 51-yard heave from Andy Dalton and added a 43-yard grab in the third quarter that set up a Mike Nugent field goal. He also powered his way through a Tony Lippett tackle attempt for a seven-yard touchdown in the first period and put together his second 100-yard performance over the season's first four games. After two rather ordinary performances versus the Steelers and Broncos, Green's production Thursday was a reminder of his immense value in any fantasy format, and is team-high 12 targets a testament to his role as the focal point of the Bengals attack.

Jeremy Hill (R, Cin)

Jeremy Hill gained 71 yards on 21 carries in Thursday's 22-7 win over the Dolphins.


Although the Dolphins managed to limit him to 3.4 YPC and a game-long rush of 19 yards, Hill still provided the Bengals offense with an important measure of balance throughout the night. After totaling only 53 yards through his first two games, Hill has now put together solid back-to-back performances, gaining 168 yards over Weeks 3 and 4. He's also encouragingly seen his carries rise each successive week, and his increasing involvement and secure red-zone role make him a solid fantasy asset ,particularly in standard scoring formats.

Andy Dalton (Q, Cin)

Andy Dalton completed 22 of 31 passes for 296 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in Thursday's 22-7 victory over the Dolphins. He also netted minus-12 yards on six rushes and fumbled twice but recovered both.


The veteran signal-caller turned in an efficient performance against a Dolphins defense that has struggled to defend the pass through the first four weeks. Dalton's most spectacular play came on a first-quarter scramble where he deftly side-stepped the rush and slung a 51-yard heave downfield to a leaping A.J. Green, who snared the pass at its highest point. He also found four other receivers on the night, but looked Green's way the most by far (10 targets). Through four weeks, Dalton has put the ball up 146 times, as compared to the 116 attempts he tallied over the same time period last season. Despite the considerable uptick, he's only netted three touchdown passes, but the Bengals' aggressive air approach, if it endures, could certainly pay dividends for Dalton's fantasy owners throughout the season.

DeVante Parker (W, Mia)

DeVante Parker (hamstring) secured two of three targets for 20 yards in Thursday's 22-7 loss to the Bengals.


The second-year pro couldn't forge many connections with Ryan Tannehill on a night where the Dolphins QB was continually harassed and therefore found time in the pocket to often be at a premium. Parker's downfield routes often need at least a few seconds to develop, which wasn't a luxury that the Bengals' formidable pass rush afforded very often Thursday. Parker's performances through the three games he has played have ranged from impressive to mediocre, but his vast upside certainly remains. However, given the current state of the Dolphins' virtually non-existent rushing attack, it may take a return by Arian Foster to the lineup to open things up consistently for the second-year pro and the Miami passing game as a whole.

Jarvis Landry (W, Mia)

Jarvis Landry (shoulder) snared seven of 10 targets for 61 yards in Thursday's 22-7 loss to the Bengals.


Ryan Tannehill's favorite target was his typically active and reliable self, serving as the most dependable source of offense on a night where the Dolphins ended seven offensive possessions in punts. Landry didn't appear to show any ill effects from the shoulder ailment he battled throughout the short practice week and is now averaging a whopping 11 targets through four games, with double-digit looks in each contest. Irrespective of Miami's overall fortunes, Landry once again looks like one of the most prolific producers in the league in PPR formats and DFS cash games.

Kenny Stills (W, Mia)

Kenny Stills secured one of three targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 22-7 loss to the Bengals.


The speedster got loose for a beauty of a 74-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill on the Dolphins' second play, which would turn out to be the only score of the night for the beleaguered offense. The majority of the targets the rest of the night went to Jarvis Landry, with Stills seeing a noticeable drop from the season-high eight he saw in Week 3 versus the Browns. With DeVante Parker and Jarvis Landry seemingly commanding the majority of Tannehill's attention week-to-week, Stills' appears to be heavily big play-dependent for his fantasy production to date this season.

Jay Ajayi (R, Mia)

Jay Ajayi totaled 33 yards on six carries and secured both of his targets for 13 yards in Thursday's 22-7 loss to the Bengals.


The second-year back led a paltry running attack and did manage 5.5 yards per tote, but the Dolphins' offense as a whole was largely bogged down after an early 74-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill to Kenny Stills. Ajayi was second in carries to Kenyan Drake in last week's overtime victory over the Browns, but outpaced him by four totes in Thursday's contest. However, neither back appears to be the answer to providing head coach Adam Gase's offense a semblance of balance, leaving the Dolphins hoping for an Arian Foster (groin) recovery in time for the Week 5 tilt against the Titans in 10 days.

J.J. Watt underwent back surgery Thursday, and is expected to be out the remainder of the season, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.


The reigning Defensive Player of the Year was thought to have had a slim chance of returning this season, but that appears to be ruled out following surgery. He recorded 1.5 sacks and eight tackles through the first three weeks of the season. Devon Still and and Antonio Smith figure to have big shoes to fill at defensive end in Watt's absence.

Ryan Tannehill (Q, Mia)

Ryan Tannehill completed 15 of 25 passes for 189 yards with a touchdown and interception in Thursday's 22-7 loss to the Bengals. He took five sacks and lost a fumble as well.


The stark reality of a complete absence of an NFL-caliber running attack smacked Tannehill and the Dolphins in the face in this one, as the Bengals seemed largely unconcerned with Miami's ground attack. Instead, they pinned their ears back and came after Tannehill, who was harassed frequently in addition to the five takedowns he endured. The highlight of the fifth-year pro's evening– and that of the team as a whole for that matter– was a pretty 74-yard scoring connection to a wide open Kenny Stills in the first quarter. Besides the typically reliable Jarvis Landry, who hauled in 70 percent of his 10 targets, Tannehill only completed two other passes to a receiver after that early bomb, both of which went to DeVante Parker. Tannehill and the Dolphins will now have 10 days to prepare for a rebound in a Week 5 home date with the Titans.

Stephen Anderson (hamstring) is expected to miss Week 4's game against the Titans, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.


The Texans have been hit by injuries to their depth skill players, as Anderson, Braxton Miller (hamstring) and Jonathan Grimes (ankle) all will sit out Sunday. Ryan Griffin, who had 10 targets in the Week 3 loss to New England, will be the primary receiving target at tight end against Tennessee.

Byron Maxwell didn't start Thursday versus the Bengals, Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald reports.


Maxwell hasn't played well so far this season as he has struggled in both pass coverage and tackling. Tony Lippett will be the starting corner and how well he plays will determine whether or not Maxwell will get his starting job back.

Jimmy Graham (T, Sea)

Jimmy Graham (knee/back) was a non-participant at Thursday's practice, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.


Just as Graham appeared to establish himself as a viable option for Russell Wilson (ankle/knee), the tight end was unable to practice Thursday due to an undisclosed back injury. Graham is expected to be a key target for the hobbling Wilson, whose lack of mobility have the potential to guarantee sustained looks for the foreseeable future. The Seahawks will wait out Friday's practice to learn of Graham's potential to play in Week 4, but a fog currently hangs over his status.

Derron Smith (chest) is active for the Bengals' Week 4 tilt against the Dolphins.


Smith injured his chest against the Bronco's in Week 3 and the short week had put his status into question. It's unclear at this time if the rookie will be at all limited.

Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring) has been listed as inactive for Thursday's game against the Dolphins.


Kirkpatrick didn't practice at all this past week, making his listing of inactive unsurprising. Look for Chris Lewis-Harris to see extra snaps in Kirkpatrick's absence.

Damien Williams (R, Mia)

Damien Williams is in line to start at running back for the Dolphins in place of Arian Foster on Thursday against the Bengals.


After logging one carry for 15 yards and catching three passes for 10 yards in Week 3, Williams appears to be in line for added opportunities Thursday, though with Kenyan Drake, Jay Ajayi and Isaiah Pead also on hand, his Week 4 workload is hard to predict, with some form of committee arrangement likely on tap.

Branden Albert (ankle) is inactive for Miami's Week 4 matchup with Cincinnati.


Albert didn't practice all week but was still considered a game-time decision on Thursday. With Albert out, the Dolphins will slide Laremy Tunsil over to left tackle and start Billy Turner at left guard.

Kiko Alonso (hamstring) is active for the Dolphins' Week 4 game against the Bengals.


Alonso was able to practice fully on Wednesday, resulting in optimism he'd play Thursday. He's been a tackling machine through the first three weeks, averaging 10 tackles per game. He'll look to continue that run of performances against Cincinnati.