Shark Bites

Bears OLB Khalil Mack is active for today's game against the Lions after entering the day questionable with a knee issue. As expected, OLB Robert Quinn is inactive with his ankle injury. He came in doubtful after not practicing all week.

Jets S Marcus Maye is active for today's game at Buffalo. He was listed as questionable with calf and ankle injuries but appears ready to go. Maye likely carries some re-injury risk, however. So don't bump him too high up your DB hierarchy.

Patriots DE/OLB Chase Winovich is active for today's game against the Dolphins. He entered the day questionable with a shoulder issue but looks good to use as planned.

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Patriots WR N’Keal Harry (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Dolphins. He’s nota recommended fantasy play vs. CBs Byron Jones and Xavien Howard.

Bears RB David Montgomery (groin) is active for today’s game against the Lions. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday. And NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said this morning that Montgomery is expected to handle a “full workload.”

Lions WR Kenny Golladay is inactive for today’s opener against the Bears. We’ll see if he’s able to return for Week 2 after injuring his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice. Golladay’s absence today leaves WR Marvin Jones, WR Danny Amendola and TE T.J. Hockenson as the top targets for QB Matt Stafford.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the 49ers aren't sure if RB Tevin Coleman will play against the Cardinals today. Coleman has a sickle-cell trait, and the air quality in Santa Clara will be poor today due to the surrounding wild fires. "Decision belongs to Coleman," Schefter adds. Niners-Cardinals doesn't kick off until 4:25 pm ET. So unless you have a viable late-game alternative, Coleman should be on your bench. He might be limited even if he ends up active. Coleman's absence would mean more work for RBs Raheem Mostert and Jerick McKinnon.

ESPN's Adam Schefter and NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hear that Chargers WR Mike Williams (shoulder) is now expected to play against the Bengals today. That's contrary to Schefter's previous report. We'd still expect Williams to be limited today and wouldn't use him in Week 1 fantasy lineups. But his availability only helps QB Tyrod Taylor.

Buccaneers WR Mike Evans has a "good chance" to play against the Saints today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. The Bucs "are optimistic he will go but want to see how he's feeling Sunday and test him pregame first." The 4:25 p.m. ET kickoff adds risk, of course, if you're waiting to decide on whether to start Evans. And there's certainly re-injury risk with his hamstring. If you have another attractive option, we'd lean that way. If Evans winds up inactive, then WR Scotty Miller would gain upside.

Update: NFL Network's Ian Rapoport adds that Evans "may be on a pitch count" today.

Chargers WR Mike Williams is not expected to play against the Bengals today, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Williams put in limited practice this week with his shoulder injury and enters the day questionable. But you should look elsewhere at WR. We'll confirm his status when the late-game inactives come out.

Bears RB David Montgomery is expected to play against the Lions today, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Montgomery is listed as questionable with his groin injury, but Rapoport reports that the Bears plan to give him a full workload. The groin issue still makes us a bit nervous, but it's certainly an upside matchup if Montgomery is near full health. Montgomery's availability chips away at RB Tarik Cohen's fantasy value. Cordarrelle Patterson (questionable, knee) will also play, according to Rapoport.

Patriots WR N'Keal Harry is "good to go" for today's opener against the Dolphins, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Harry is officially questionable with a shoulder issue.

Titans RB Darrynton Evans (hamstring) is out for Monday night's opener vs. the Broncos. That leaves only RB Senorise Perry and FB Khari Blasingame to spell RB Derrick Henry. Henry has a shot to play nearly every snap in Week 1.

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The 49ers have placed WR Deebo Samuel (foot) on IR. It's a bit surprising after Samuel was seemingly trending in the right direction -- and potentially even being ready for Week 1. We haven't heard of a setback, but Samuel is now out for at least the first 3 weeks. With WR Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) questionable for Sunday's opener vs. Arizona, Kendrick Bourne and Trent Taylor figure to operate as San Francisco's top 2 WRs.

The Patriots activated K Nick Folk from the practice squad. He'll handle kicking duties at least for Sunday's opener vs. Miami. (Rookie K Justin Rohrwasser is on the practice squad.) Folk is a middling Week 1 fantasy option.

Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Titans. After hurting that right shoulder on Thursday, he didn't practice on Friday or Saturday. So consider him on the wrong side of 50/50. With the late kickoff, Sutton should be on fantasy benches. His absence would mean more targets for WR Jerry Jeudy and TE Noah Fant. Broncos rookie WR K.J. Hamler (hamstring) is also listed as questionable after a limited week of practices.

Steelers WR Diontae Johnson (foot) isn't listed on the final Week 1 injury report. He put in full practices on Friday and Saturday after sitting out on Thursday. Johnson is safe to get into fantasy lineups as a WR3 in Monday night's plus matchup vs. the Giants.

Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Steelers. Between the hamstring, the late kickoff and the tough matchup, Tate belongs on fantasy benches this week.

The Eagles have ruled RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) out for Sunday’s game at Washington. ESPN's Adam Schefter indicated that Sanders has a real chance to return for Week 2. Look for Boston Scott and Corey Clement to get the bulk of the work in the opener, with Scott profiling as a better FLEX option. Note that Clement was added to the injury report on Friday with a quad injury.

The Vikings and RB Dalvin Cook have agreed to a 5-year, $63 million extension, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. The deal comes in short of the one signed by Saints RB Alvin Kamara -- but Cook is still now the 6th highest-paid RB in average annual salary. He should remain the focal point of Minnesota's offense in 2020.

 
 
 

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