Jameis Winston completed 26-of-43 passes for 287 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions in Tampa Bay's 37-23, Week 4 loss to the Panthers, and also lost a fumble.
He added four rushes for 12 yards. Don't let the two scores fool you: This was as bad as any quarterback has played this season. Winston was woefully inaccurate, telegraphing passes and continually throwing behind his receivers. In addition to his five turnovers, he also committed two intentional grounding penalties. Winston routinely held onto the ball too long. The lowlight was his first pick. Locked onto TE Brandon Myers, Winston easily let Josh Norman jump in from for a pick six. Winston now has seven picks through his first four starts, and has completed more than 20 passes only once. He won't be on the QB2 radar against the Jaguars next week.
Cam Newton completed 11-of-22 passes for 124 yards and two touchdowns in Carolina's 37-23 Week 4 shellacking of the Bucs, adding 12 rushes for 51 yards.
Newton had an easy afternoon against Lovie Smith's non-competitive football team, finding Ted Ginn for both his scores. Newton could have had a few more completions, but was hurt by drops, including one by Devin Funchess in the end zone. Newton has gotten off to a blazing hot start on the back of a soft schedule, but things will stiffen considerably after Carolina's Week 5 bye, as the Panthers must travel to Seattle.
Giants SLB Devon Kennard exited Week 4 against the Bills with a hamstring injury.
He left midway through the fourth quarter and was ruled out for the remainder of the game. Kennard made an impressive, leaping interception in the first half.
Devonta Freeman rushed 14 times for 68 yards and three touchdowns and caught 5-of-6 targets for 81 yards in the Falcons' Week 4 win over Houston.
The Falcons began pulling starters in the third quarter -- up 42-0 -- and Freeman was among them. Terron Ward came in to close out the rout. Freeman now has back-to-back three-touchdown games and has earned the Falcons' starting running back job, even whenever Tevin Coleman (ribs) returns. Coleman's status is uncertain for Week 5 against the Redskins. Even if Coleman does play, Freeman will be a legitimate RB1 option in fantasy.
Jaguars CB Aaron Colvin exited Week 4 against the Colts with a shoulder injury.
Colvin suffered a setback with the shoulder injury he's been dealing with last two weeks. His return is questionable. Dwayne Gratz replaced Colvin.
Matt Ryan completed 19-of-27 passes for 256 yards and a touchdown in the Falcons' Week 4 win over the Texans.
He was sacked just twice among 29 dropbacks. Ryan's box score-stats were limited by Atlanta's rushing attack, which accounted for four touchdowns. Ryan was relieved by Sean Renfree with the game out of hand. Through four weeks, Ryan is on pace for a 24:8 TD-to-INT ratio. He'll be a mid-range to high-end QB1 play when Atlanta takes on Washington in Week 5.
Julio Jones managed four catches for 38 yards on six targets in the Falcons' Week 4 blowout win over the Texans.
Jones' box score was torpedoed by game flow, as Atlanta smashed Houston on the strength of rushing touchdowns, three by Devonta Freeman. Julio will remain the top fantasy receiver play on the board in Week 5 against the Redskins. Through four weeks, Julio is on pace for an absurd 152-1,912-16 receiving line.
The Texans benched Ryan Mallett in favor of Brian Hoyer in Sunday's Week 4 loss to the Falcons.
Mallett was miserably inaccurate, missing open receivers and throwing behind them all day long. He finished 12-of-27 passing for 150 yards and an interception. One of the least efficient quarterbacks on an NFL roster, Mallett very much deserved to be sat down with Houston down 42 to nothing. Look for Hoyer to be the Texans' starting quarterback on Thursday against the Colts.