Shark Bites

Redskins RB Derrius Guice injured his right knee in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. This is the opposite knee in which Guice tore the ACL last summer. "He’s likely to miss some time," Rapoport tweeted. "The hope is he does not need surgery, but the team is doing a full evaluation." We'll update Guice's status when we learn more. His absence would again leave Adrian Peterson as Washington's lead ball-carrier.

Washington believes DE Jonathan Allen suffered an MCL sprain in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Allen is headed for an MRI but is expected to miss some time. That not only takes an IDP option away for however long he's out but hurts a Washington run defense that already stunk the past 2 years.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that 49ers RB Tevin Coleman is expected to miss time with the ankle injury he suffered in yesterday's win over the Bucs. Coleman is undergoing additional testing today to determine the severity of the injury, so we should learn more over the next 24 hours. His absence will leave Matt Breida atop the depth chart and Raheem Mostert as the #2 RB.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that the Chiefs are still evaluating WR Tyreek Hill's injury, with "options ranging from missing a few games to IR/designated to return." The latter move would knock Hill out until at least Week 10. We'll stay on top of the situation, but Chiefs WRs Mecole Hardman and Demarcus Robinson are both worth adding off waiver wires this week.

The Jaguars have acquired QB Josh Dobbs from the Steelers in exchange for a 5th-round pick. We imagine that Dobbs is coming to back up QB Gardner Minshew, who played well in relief of Nick Foles yesterday, but we'll see what we hear from the team. Dobbs was a 4th-rounder back in 2017 and struggled to a 54.5% completion rate with 0 TDs and 2 INTs this preseason. Meanwhile, Foles will hit IR-designated-to-return after today's surgery to repair his broken collarbone, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. The earliest Foles can return is Week 10.

49ers WR Dante Pettis played just 2 snaps in Sunday's win over the Bucs. HC Kyle Shanahan said afterward that Pettis' groin injury was at least partly to blame. "He had health issues," Shanahan said. "That's why he missed a week of practice. He just got cleared to come back on Monday, so he was a little behind the 8 ball on that. But he didn't start the game, and we didn't have a ton of long drives where we got into the substitution flow." Pettis, of course, had a rough August and put in full practices last Thursday and Friday. So we're not ready to say the groin was the only reason for the limited playing time. Pettis is still worth stashing in most fantasy leagues but can't be trusted in Week 2 lineups.

Jaguars QB Nick Foles will undergo surgery on his broken left clavicle on Monday. “We don’t have a time span [for return]," Foles said. “We’re going to take it one day at a time ... I’m going to do everything I can to get back as quickly as I can to where I’m ready to roll.” Pro Football Talk speculates that Foles could be placed on IR-designated-to-return. That'd knock him out until at least Week 10. Rookie QB Gardner Minshew is set to take over as Jacksonville's starter. He played well against the Chiefs on Sunday but is still a downgrade for this entire Jags offense.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a toe injury late in Sunday night's loss to the Patriots. He's scheduled for further tests this week but told reporters after the game that he expects to be ready for Week 2. Former NFL head team Dr. David Chao believes Smith-Schuster is dealing with a "mild" sprain of his big toe based on video of the injury. We'll update this situation as we learn more.

"Early reports are optimistic" on Bengals RB Joe Mixon's injured ankle, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. He's believed to have "just an ankle sprain." It sounds like Mixon avoided the dreaded high sprain, which would have cost him multiple weeks. We still wouldn't consider him a lock for Week 2, though, and would be grabbing RB Gio Bernard wherever he's available. Bernard racked up 27 carries and 13 targets in the 2 games Mixon missed last year.

Colts WR Devin Funchess suffered a broken collarbone in Sunday's loss to the Chargers. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that Funchess is likely heading for surgery. Expect the wideout to miss at least half the season. His injury will leave more available for fellow WRs Deon Cain and Parris Campbell.

49ers HC Kyle Shanahan said after Sunday's win over the Bucs that he's "concerned" about RB Tevin Coleman's ankle injury. Coleman had a walking boot on his left foot and is scheduled for an MRI on Monday. We should learn more then. If Coleman misses time, Matt Breida will be San Francisco's lead back with Raheem Mostert the #2.

Patriots RB Damien Harris is a healthy scratch for tonight's opener against the Steelers. He's behind Sony Michel, James White and Rex Burkhead for now. Harris might still be the best bet for carries in this backfield if Michel misses time this season, but he's obviously just a fantasy handcuff.

Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) is inactive for tonight’s game against the Steelers. Julian Edelman, Josh Gordon, Phillip Dorsett and Jakobi Meyers figure to serve as New England’s top 4 WRs.

Patriots TE Matt LaCosse (ankle) is active for tonight’s game against the Steelers. It’s a surprise after NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported this morning that LaCosse wasn’t expected to play. It’s unclear how big a role he’ll have, leaving him as just a fantasy flier.

Seahawks TE Will Dissly injured his right knee in the 2nd half of Sunday's opener against the Bengals. That's the same knee in which Dissly tore the patellar tendon last September. It's unclear if this is related, but we should learn more over the next 24 hours.

Patriots LB Kyle Van Noy is a surprise inactive for tonight's game against the Steelers. Van Noy didn't show up on the injury report at all this week and had been working with the starters. We'll see what's up with this situation and how the LB playing time breaks down for the Pats against Pittsburgh.

Update: It appears Van Noy is missing the game because his wife is giving birth.

Colts WR Devin Funchess appeared to hurt his left shoulder late in Sunday's game against the Chargers. We'll pass along an update on his status when we get one.

Chargers WR Mike Williams hurt his knee in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game against the Colts and is officially questionable to return. We'll update his status when we learn more. Williams' absence leaves Travis Benjamin as Los Angeles' #2 WR.

Bengals RB Joe Mixon hurt his ankle in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's game in Seattle and is officially questionable to return. We'll pass along an update when we get one. Mixon's absence has Gio Bernard operating as Cincinnati's lead back.

Browns QB Baker Mayfield left the stadium Sunday with his right wrist wrapped. An X-ray turned up negative, though, according to multiple reports. The injury is merely a bruise. It sounds like we should expect to have Mayfield available for next Monday night's visit to the Jets.

 
 
 

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