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Jimmy Garoppolo questionable for Week 4 vs. Chargers

We break down the news that Garoppolo is concussion protocol and what it means for Week 4.

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Sept. 29 Update — Garoppolo is officially questionable, but has been able to get in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. At this point he still needs the final okay from the independent doctor before he can play Sunday. He will have time to do that and there’s a decent chance he plays this weekend.

Sept. 29 Update — Garoppolo remains in the concussion protocol on Friday. He was able to return to practice on Thursday, but likely will head into the weekend listed as questionable.

Sept. 28 Update — Garoppolo was officially listed as a limited practice participant and is still in the league’s concussion protocol heading into Friday.

Sept. 28 update — Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is back at practice on Thursday. He is likely still in the league’s concussion protocol, but it’s a good sign that he is already able to get back on the field. With another practice session on Friday, he would have a good chance of suiting up against the Chargers on Sunday.

Sept. 27 AM update — ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler reported that the Raiders are optimistic that Jimmy Garoppolo can work his way through concussion protocol and be available for Sunday’s game against the Chargers. He still has to pass through all of the steps and be cleared by an independent neurologist to return to the field.

Sept. 25 PM update — Head coach Josh McDaniels confirmed on Monday that Jimmy Garoppolo is in concussion protocol. He will need to be cleared by team doctors and an independent neurologist before being allowed to take the field again.

The Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was evaluated for a concussion following the team’s 23-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night.

The veteran QB played the duration of the contest, but was not made available for the postgame press conference. It is unclear exactly when he may have sustained a head injury as he finished the game going 28-44 for 324 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions.

Fantasy football implications for Week 4

We should get an update on Garoppolo’s status on Monday afternoon and if he’ll have to enter concussion protocol ahead of their Week 4 matchup against the Los Angeles Chargers this Sunday. If he does enter concussion protocol, he would need clearance by the team doctor and an independent neurologist to return to the field.

If Garoppolo were to miss Sunday’s game at L.A., backup Brian Hoyer would step in to fill the gap. That could potentially decrease the fantasy football viability of receivers Davante Adams and Jakobi Meyers while running back Josh Jacobs may get more work on the ground.