Updates on Roethlisberger, Lynch, and Watkins injuries

Dave Pratt, DPT, checks in on Ben Roethlisberger, Marshawn Lynch, Sammy Watkins, and all other fantasy-relevant injuries for Week 4 of the NFL season.

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(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

(AP Photo/Tom Gannam)

Updates on Roethlisberger, Lynch, and Watkins injuries


Three fantasy stars went down with injuries in Week 3: Ben, Marshawn Lynch, and Sammy Watkins. Luckily, none of them suffered season-ending injuries. However, at least two of them will miss multiple weeks.

Lets jump into all of the fantasy-relevant injury news you need to know heading into Week 4. As with every week, this article will be updated throughout the week as more is known regarding these injuries.

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Dave Pratt, DPT, is a licensed physical therapist and a former collegiate football player. He has years of experience analyzing game footage and injuries. Throughout the NFL season, he will breakdown and discuss all fantasy-significant injuries in this weekly column. The first edition of the column will be made available on Monday afternoons, and updates will be made throughout the week. An accelerated update on all of the pressing injury news will be made available on Sunday mornings. Follow him on Twitter @PFF_DavePratt

  • evo34

    “Because [Roethlisberger] is more of a stationary quarterback…” Watch much football?

    • SteveS

      What was wrong about that statement? Does he roll out often and throw on the run often? No. He is great shaking off sacks and moving within the pocket, but he is the definition of a stationary quarterback. It’s not an indictment on his athleticism. He has exactly 1 carry so far this year.

      • evo34

        He is probably the best throw on the run QB in NFL history. But yeah, other than that, you’re right….

        • SteveS

          “best throw on the run QB in NFL history”. Really??? Come on, you don’t really believe that do you? Aaron Rodgers…ever heard of him? Steve Young…ever heard of him? I think Big Ben is criminally underrated, but not in terms of his athleticism and mobility.

          • evo34

            No one throws later after the snap than Ben. Rodgers is all about quick timing. Do you ever watch how he performs under severe pressure? Young would be considered plodding in today’s era of speed.

    • Dave Pratt

      Evo34, SteveS’s reply basically sums it up. Roethlisberger is a big-bodied QB with great pocket awareness and an impressive ability to shake off defenders. However, I don’t consider him a “dual-threat quarterback”.

      • evo34

        “Dual threat” and “stationary” are very different things. Some QBs scramble to run; others scramble to pass. The fact that he relies on his legs to generate successful passes more than most QBs means that he doesn’t need his legs?