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Jimmy Garoppolo practices Wednesday, game-time decision for fantasy owners

New England Patriots quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo splits first-team reps in practice Wednesday. We break down fantasy Implications.

New England Patriots starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was seen taking snaps alongside backup QB Jacoby Brissett in the team’s practice Wednesday, according to Patriots’ beat writer Ryan Hannable. Garoppolo went down in Week 2 with an AC sprain to his right shoulder and suited up as the backup QB in Week 3. The third-year QB reportedly still has pain and does not have full mobility in his throwing shoulder, according to Patriots writer Michaels Giardi. Garoppolo is expected to suit up Sunday, though the Patriots have not indicated who will be the starting QB for their Week 4 matchup against the Buffalo Bills.

Fantasy Impact: Garoppolo was on fire before he went down in Week 2. He is fighting pain and stiffness, but it does not seem be showing as a setback in practice. Since Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is known for making late-week decisions, Garoppolo owners may not know his status until right before kickoff. Expect Brissett to run the offense again in Week 4 if Garoppolo is unavailable.