Duke Johnson rushed eight times for 31 yards and caught 9-of-10 targets for 85 yards and a touchdown in the Browns' Week 4 loss to San Diego.
Johnson left for a brief spell with a leg scare in the third quarter, but he returned to the game. The Browns have finally figured out how to use Johnson as a specialty back; he caught six passes last week and had nine more against the Chargers. It should also be noted that Johnson was in Sunday's game late in a goal-line situation, ahead of Isaiah Crowell. Although Crowell remains in control of lead-running duties, Johnson is an asset in PPR leagues on this kind of usage. He should be viewed as an every-week flex option. The Browns face the run-tough Ravens in Week 5.
Josh McCown completed 32-of-41 passes for 356 yards, two touchdowns, and no interceptions in the Browns' Week 4 loss to San Diego.
McCown took four sacks and lost a fumble on one of them, but this was one of the best games of his career. He connected with eight different pass catchers while consistently keeping Cleveland's offense on the move. The Browns tied the game 27-27 late, but Philip Rivers drove the Chargers to victory on the last drive, which Josh Lambo ended with a game-winning field goal. Against a leaky Ravens pass defense, McCown will be at the low end of the streaming discussion in Week 5.
Adrian Peterson rushed 16 times for 81 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's Week 4 loss to the Broncos, adding four catches for 13 additional yards.
It was a lost fantasy day for Peterson against Denver's elite defense until he exploded for a 48-yard touchdown in a tight fourth quarter. With the Broncos stacking the line on 4th-and-1, Minnesota opened a gaping hole, and Peterson galloped to the end zone nearly untouched. Showing no ill effects from his year off, the 30-year-old Peterson finds himself on pace for 1,488 yards rushing and 12 touchdowns through four games. He's averaging a robust 4.96 yards per carry. AD (still) isn't human.
Carson Palmer completed 29-of-46 passes for 352 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Cardinals' 24-22, Week 4 loss to the Rams.
The Cardinals entered the game 3-0 and had yet to trail at all on the scoreboard at any point. They didn't lead at any point on Sunday. The Rams' pass rush harassed Palmer all afternoon, hitting him nine times and registering a couple sacks. Palmer's touchdown went to David Johnson in the fourth quarter to bring the Cardinals within two points. His interception was on a deep shot down the middle to John Brown that Janoris Jenkins picked off in the end zone. Palmer remains a strong QB1 and is on pace for a 40:12 TD:INT ratio. Arizona heads to Detroit in Week 5.
Ladarius Green secured 4-of-6 targets for 53 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 4 win over the Browns.
Green's highlight was a 19-yard contested catch for a touchdown on a perfect rainbow throw from Philip Rivers in the third quarter. Green played well when available in the first month of the season, but his time as a fantasy option is likely to end with Antonio Gates coming off suspension in Week 5. The Chargers play the Steelers next Monday night.
Teddy Bridgewater completed 27-of-41 passes for 269 yards and a touchdown in Minnesota's 23-20, Week 4 loss to the Broncos, adding three rushes for 23 yards.
It was easily Bridgewater's best start of the season, but he was undone by shaky protection. Under siege from Denver's elite front seven, Bridgewater took seven sacks for 57 yards. Bridgewater wasn't holding onto the ball too long, he simply didn't have time. Bridgewater was gutsy all afternoon, hanging in the pocket and picking up some really tough yardage on his runs. With 25 percent of the season in the books, the sophomore is on pace for 3,096 yards, eight touchdowns and eight picks. The TD rate will obviously pick up, but Bridgewater is merely a low-end QB2 in Minnesota's run-first offense.
Keenan Allen secured 4-of-7 targets for 72 yards and a touchdown in the Chargers' Week 4 win over the Browns.
Allen got the Chargers on the board early by beating Browns CB Pierre Desir for a 28-yard touchdown, winning in tight quarters as Desir's coverage was good. The rest of Allen's catches helped move the chains. Through four games, Allen is on pace for 132 receptions, 1,548 yards, and 12 touchdowns. He looks much improved following a disappointing sophomore NFL season and will be a borderline WR1 play against the Steelers in Week 5, especially with Stevie Johnson (hamstring) and Malcom Floyd (concussion) in doubt.
Dontrelle Inman secured 3-of-5 targets for 88 yards in the Chargers' Week 4 win over the Browns.
Taking over for Stevie Johnson (hamstring) and Malcom Floyd (concussion) across from Keenan Allen, Inman delivered a clutch 68-yard reception that gave San Diego an eight-point lead in the fourth quarter when Philip Rivers hit John Phillips for a goal-line TD pass. A crafty possession-type receiver, Inman could be the Chargers' No. 2 wideout in Week 5 against Pittsburgh.