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The injury bug has apparently decided to mostly dine from the priciest portion of the NFL menu this season, as it sunk its teeth into yet another handful of elite Fantasy pieces during Week 3. That leaves us with another rocky medical landscape heading into the final football weekend of September. The last few days also saw the culmination of the last skill-position player holdout, a development that could have an immediate on-field impact. With plenty to pore over as usual, here's the latest health-related news for your Fantasy lineups as of early Sunday morning:
The Lions' Matthew Stafford (hip) was a rather surprise addition to the final injury report ahead of Detroit's Week 4 interconference showdown against the Chiefs, as he turned in a limited practice Friday. Early Sunday reports indicate that Stafford is expected to make his 132nd consecutive start Sunday, but that the veteran is dealing with significant pain that has worsened as the week has gone on. The Lions would be looking at a sizable downgrade at the position were Stafford to unexpectedly miss, as undrafted rookie Jeff Blough serves as his primary backup and Jeff Driskel slots in as the third quarterback.
The Panthers' Cam Newton (foot) will remain out in Week 4 against the Texans and is expected