Gov. Wolf Statement on Commitment to Fair and Equitable Treatment of All Pennsylvanians During COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgGov. Wolf Statement on Commitment to Fair and Equitable Treatment of All Pennsylvanians During COVID-19 Pandemic March 30, 2020 Press Release,  Public Health Governor Tom Wolf today released a statement on his commitment to ensuring all Pennsylvanians receive fair and equitable access to lifesaving health care during the COVID-19 pandemic. His full statement is here:“Pennsylvania’s standards of care – in times of crisis and not – are based on an ethical allocation framework, meaning care is provided equitably across all populations without regard to patient age, race, gender, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, ethnicity, religion, or socioeconomic status. We follow the provisions set forth in the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act (PHRA) and advise any Pennsylvanian who feels they or a loved one have been discriminated against in any way to contact the PHRC.“I will not tolerate discrimination in allocation of lifesaving resources based on any factor including, but not limited to age, disability and socioeconomic status to Pennsylvanians seeking medical care in our commonwealth. This belief is something I hold and expect at all times, but especially during this public health crisis. William Penn founded our state on tolerance and acceptance and that is a tenet we espouse today and every day. It is especially important in these unprecedented times when we all must work together to support each other.“I am committed to protecting all Pennsylvanians affected by COVID-19, and we will not discriminate in this fight.”Disability rights groups and the Medical Assistance Advisory Committee under the Department of Human Services have advocated for a clear policy prohibiting discrimination in the allocation of resources should the pandemic cause healthcare needs to exceed capacity. Governor Wolf and his administration have committed to establishing policy that strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability or socioeconomic status in this fight against COVID-19.View this information in Spanish here.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Week 4 Fantasy Football TE Rankings

first_imgLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 4 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 4 Fantasy TE RankingsThese rankings are for standard, non-PPR leagues.1Travis Kelce, KC @ DET2Zach Ertz, PHI @ GB3Evan Engram, NYG vs. WAS4Mark Andrews, BAL vs. CLE.  Andrews put up a Week 3 dud, catching just three passes for 15 yards. Lamar Jackson still targeted him seven times, though, including around the end zone on a few occasions where Jackson just threw bad passes. Cleveland was susceptible to tight end production last season and it allowed a pair of TE touchdowns in Week 1. Facing the Jets and Rams, two teams that don’t feature the TE, the past two weeks have inflated Cleveland’s numbers this season, but Andrews should bounce back in Week 4.5Darren Waller, OAK @ IND.  Waller seems to be pretty matchup-proof at this point. In a Week 3 game in which the Raiders offense struggled, Waller caught 13 passes for 134 yards. His low output so far was six catches for 63 yards. He needs to be in your fantasy lineup every week. 6Austin Hooper, ATL vs. TEN.  Hooper is averaging more than six catches per game this season, and he just caught two touchdowns in Week 3. He’s turned into Matt Ryan’s second-favorite target at the moment.7Will Dissly, SEA @ ARZ.  Arizona has allowed more fantasy points to tight ends than any other team in 2019. Dissly is also coming off two-straight weeks of at least five catches, 50 yards and a touchdown. This is the perfect time to plug Dissly into your lineup, as his usage is high and the matchup is ideal.8Vernon Davis, WAS @ NYG9O.J. Howard, TB @ LAR.  After zero Week 2 targets, Howard caught three-of-four looks for 60 yards in Week 3. His usage doesn’t seem like it’ll return to 2018 heights at this point, so his ceiling is a bit limited, especially against a good Rams defense. 10Greg Olsen, CAR @ HOU11Delanie Walker, TEN @ ATL12Eric Ebron, IND vs. OAK13T.J. Hockenson, DET vs. KC.  After a historic NFL debut, Hockenson has back-to-back weeks with one catch. The Chiefs have allowed more than 70 yards per game to tight ends this season, so maybe the rookie can get back on track while the Lions play catch up in Week 4.14Jared Cook, NO vs. DAL.  Cook received two Week 3 targets from Teddy Bridgewater and looks like a very tough fantasy start in New Orleans, especially with Drew Brees inactive, but Dallas has mostly struggled against TEs this year, so Cook has a hint of upside this week.15Jason Witten, DAL @ NO16Trey Burton, CHI vs. MIN17Irv Smith Jr., MIN @ CHI.  Smith has overtaken Kyle Rudolph as the pass-catching tight end in Minnesota. He equaled O.J. Howard’s three catches for 60 yards in Week 3. It’s probably not time to plug Smith in yet, especially against the Bears, but he could turn into a popular bye week fill-in going forward.18Jack Doyle, IND vs. OAK19James O’Shaughnessy, JAX @ DEN20Noah Fant, DEN vs. JAX21Jimmy Graham, GB vs. PHI22Kyle Rudolph, MIN @ CHI23Gerald Everett, LAR vs. TB.  Tampa has allowed the third-most fantasy points to tight ends in 2019. Everett didn’t do much even with Tyler Higbee absent in Week 3, but he’s a great athlete and former second-round pick. He’d fit the bill as a deep-league bye week replacement for Kittle.24Jordan Akins, HOU vs. CAR.  Akins is a large, athletic dude who used to play minor league baseball. He scored two touchdowns and had 73 yards on three Week 3 catches despite playing just 45 percent of offensive snaps. It was probably just an anomaly, but he might have one or two more games like that this season. 25Tyler Eifert, CIN @ PIT26Sean Culkin, LAC @ MIA.27Matt LaCosse, NE @ BUF28Mike Gesicki, MIA vs. LAC Bye weeks can sneak up on fantasy football owners, but they’re officially back in Week 4 with the 49ers and Jets taking the week off. No one is going to miss any of the Jets tight ends, but for one owner in every league, the 49ers being idle is a very big deal. That owner needs a fill-in for one of his or her top draft picks, George Kittle. They might not have even thought about the position since drafting Kittle, so some of the names in our Week 4 fantasy TE rankings might be unfamiliar. Hopefully you own a good backup or are crafty on the waiver wire because replacing Kittle’s production for this week will be difficult.The most prominent name who could be on your waiver wire is Seahawks TE Will Dissly. A week after catching five passes for 50 yards and two scores, Dissly reeled in six balls for 62 yards and a late garbage-time touchdown in Week 3. He gets a matchup with the Cardinals in Week 4, who have allowed the most fantasy points to TEs in 2019. Dissly would’ve been in consideration for our top 10 this week regardless of matchup after his two good weeks, but playing against Arizona is too good to pass up. WEEK 4 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | D/ST | KickerO.J. Howard owners have to be a little encouraged by his Week 3 usage after zero targets in Week 2. He received four targets, catching three for 66 yards. That’s still much-lower usage than Howard received last season, but it was good enough that you’ve got to run him out there in your fantasy lineup for another week. He’s still one of the most talented TEs in football.WEEK 4 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endIt might be time to move on from Jared Cook, who was targeted twice by Teddy Bridgewater. He caught one pass for seven yards and had a bad drop on the other target. His usage was already down compared to 2018 in Oakland even when Drew Brees was healthy. Now that Bridgewater is playing QB, there are simply better options than Cook, though another favorable matchup on paper against the Cowboys makes him a real wild card.In Minnesota, the changing of the TE guard might be happening earlier than expected. While Kyle Rudolph continues to play heavy snaps, it’s rookie Irv Smith Jr. who has been the best receiving tight end for the Vikings so far. It’s not an overly intriguing passing system, but in deeper leagues or for owners still holding onto Rudolph, Smith’s three catches for 60 yards in Week 3 (compared to Rudolph’s one target) might be the way to go.WEEK 4 DFS LINEUPS:DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPP | Y! cash | Y! GPPElsewhere in rookie tight end land, T.J. Hockenson has had two poor weeks after a big NFL debut. He could bounce back in a solid matchup against Kansas City in Week 4. His former Iowa teammate, Noah Fant, obviously has athleticism but doesn’t look to be a Year 1 fantasy option playing with Joe Flacco, though a favorable Week 4 matchup against the Jaguars makes him a sleeper in deeper formats and DFS contests.WEEK 4: Waiver pickups | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap countsReminder: These rankings will be adjusted throughout week, so check back often for the latest updates and analysis! MORE WEEK 4 DFS: Top values | Stacks | Lineup Builderlast_img read more