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Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker (groin) is not listed on the final Week 1 injury report. He was added on Thursday and limited in practice, but he's evidently good to go for this weekend's opener vs. the Rams. Walker is in a nice spot with Seattle 4.5-point home favorites.

Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker was added to the injury report on Thursday with a groin issue and limited in practice. Walker, of course, missed about two weeks in early August with a groin injury. His availability for Sunday's opener vs. the Rams is now uncertain. Walker's absence would make rookie RB Zach Charbonnet an exciting fantasy play. Check back tomorrow for an update on Walker.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Wednesday that WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba (wrist) will play vs. the Rams this weekend. JSN is just over two weeks removed from wrist surgery but "hasn't said a peep" about the issue and has "no hesitation," Carroll said. We'd try not to use the rookie in Week 1 fantasy lineups, but he could quickly emerge as a viable starter. Smith-Njigba's availability is also a boost for QB Geno Smith.

Panthers WR Laviska Shenault has cleared the concussion protocol. He'll be ready for Week 1, barring a setback. There's been talk of new HC Frank Reich using Shenault out of the backfield this year, but he remains unlikely to emerge as a viable fantasy option.

Seahawks WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba was on the practice field on Tuesday for the first time since breaking a bone in his wrist on August 19. His left hand was heavily wrapped, but JSN was catching passes. It's encouraging news, although his availability for the start of the season is still uncertain. Stay tuned for updates.

Seahawks WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba (wrist surgery) is expected to open the season on the active roster, per insider Ian Rapoport. JSN remains highly questionable to play in the opener. But he’s clearly expected back within the first few games. Head to the WR rankings, and you’ll see the rookie projected for 15 games.

Per ESPN's John Keim, Commanders HC Ron Rivera feels QB Sam Howell has a chance to be "really good" for the team this season. "For three seasons, I've always felt that I had a question mark [about quarterback]," shared Rivera, adding that the team feels "very strongly ... going into this season that we've got a guy." Though Howell made just one start last year, the team liked how he developed as a rookie enough that they're prepared for him to be the starter in 2023. A fifth-round pick in last year's NFL Draft, Howell will have an opportunity to work in an offense under the tutelage of ex-Chiefs OC Eric Biemiemy with a strong supporting cast of pass-catchers. Check out where Howell appears in our current QB rankings.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Tuesday that WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba has a "slight fracture" in his wrist and that the team is "optimistic on a 3-4 week timeline," per insider Corbin Smith. Carroll is about as unreliable as they come in terms of injury updates, so take this with a giant grain of salt. But we're a little less than three weeks away from Seattle's season opener, so it sounds like JSN is likely to at least miss Week 1. We'll continue to look for updates on his status.

Panthers WR Laviska Shenault was placed in the NFL’s concussion protocol. The injury took place on Monday, per reporter David Newton. Shenault remains a late-round flier for those in deep formats.

Seahawks WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba is having surgery on his left wrist in Philadelphia on Tuesday after breaking a bone Saturday night against Dallas. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the rookie "still could have a chance to be ready for the start of the regular season." The team should know more about his return timeline after the surgery. We'll await that news before judging whether to move JSN in our 2023 PPR rankings.

Seahawks WR Jaxon Smith-Njibga has played 13 snaps out wide and 13 snaps in the slot through two preseason games. It looks like Seattle is gearing him up to play all over the formation this season, which can only be good news for his fantasy value. Smith-Njigba isn't cheap in fantasy drafts, but he's capable of beating his 7th-round ADP. Check out more fantasy takeaways from Week 2 of the preseason.

Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker sat out the team's second preseason game Saturday against the Cowboys. But he returned to full practice two days before that for the first time since suffering his groin injury. We'll see whether Walker gets into the final preseason game, but he'll at least have multiple weeks of workouts before the regular season.

Commanders HC Ron Rivera named QB Sam Howell the Week 1 starter. There was never much doubt that Howell would get the nod to open the season. The question is whether he'll play well enough to keep backup QB Jacoby Brissett off the field. Howell has had a nice training camp by all accounts and looked good in Washington's preseason opener.

Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker returned to practice Saturday. He took part in positional drills for the first time since sustaining a groin injury late in July. Barring a setback, Walker has plenty of time to round back into form ahead of the regular season. We'll see how he and Zach Charbonnet fit together in the remaining preseason games.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll came away from the preseason opener pleased with the play of RB Zach Charbonnet. The rookie carried 4 times for 14 yards, adding 2 grabs for 14 additional yards. “Looked good, didn’t he?” Carroll said. “He looked really physical. Guys on the sidelines were going crazy for him. He has had a great start with us.” Current projections have Charbonnet for about 9 touches per game. He sits as a top-40 RB in our RB rankings.

Joe Person of The Athletic says that fantasy football players should "keep an eye" on Panthers WR Laviska Shenault, "who has been getting significant reps in the backfield." We're taking note, because Carolina looks weak at RB behind Miles Sanders. Although Shenault's a WR, he's sturdily built at 6'1, 220 pounds. He has already logged 38 carries through three pro seasons and rushed 40 times over his final two college campaigns. Shenault's varied utility and a Panthers depth chart with questions at both RB and WR at least makes Shenault an interesting pick at the end of best ball drafts. He sits just fifth among Carolina wideouts in our fantasy football WR rankings.

According to multiple reports, the Bills' MLB job has come down to Tyrel Dodson vs. Terrel Bernard. And HC Sean McDermott has indicated it's even heading into the preseason games. The Athletic's Joe Buscaglia reports that Bernard left Thursday's practice with a hamstring injury. That's likely to keep Bernard out of Saturday night's exhibition opener, which could give Dodson an early advantage. It's also noteworthy that third-round rookie Dorian Williams is not in on this competition. We've had Bernard projected as the favorite in our IDP rankings, but Matt Milano might be the only Bills LB fit for most fantasy football leagues.

Seahawks HC Pete Carroll said Wednesday that RB Ken Walker (groin) has resumed running full speed, per ESPN's Brady Henderson. Walker is expected to resume cutting later this week. He's been sidelined for close to two weeks now, but it sounds like he's on track to be ready for the start of the season. We'll keep you updated on Walker's status.

Seahawks RB Kenny McIntosh is expected to miss a couple of weeks with a left knee sprain. HC Pete Carroll said the team got “very good news” on the knee. A Round 7 rookie, McIntosh doesn't hold much dynasty value in a strong Seattle backfield.

Seahawks WR D'Wayne Eskridge has been suspended six games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Eskridge's agency revealed in a statement that he was involved in a domestic violence incident in February. Eskridge was not convicted but has enrolled in domestic violence counseling. The 2021 second-round pick has mustered just 17 catches through two NFL seasons. He's completely off the redraft radar and has very little dynasty value left.

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