Dolphins WRs DeVante Parker (hamstring) and Preston Williams (knee) are not listed on the final Week 1 injury report. Both guys were full participants in Friday’s practice. Still, HC Brian Flores hinted earlier this week that guys dealing with even minor injuries might be limited in the opener. That — plus a tough matchup vs. the Patriots — makes Parker a WR3 and Williams a guy we’d rather not use in Week 1 fantasy lineups.
Patriots WR Julian Edelman (knee) isn’t listed on the final Week 1 injury report. He was limited in practice, but expect that to be the norm throughout the season. Edelman is a strong bet to lead New England in targets in Sunday’s opener vs. Miami.
Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Saints. He should be on fantasy benches. Evans' absence leaves Scotty Miller and Justin Watson as Tampa's #2 and #3 WRs -- but we wouldn't trust either outside of DFS tournaments. WR Chris Godwin should dominate targets in New Orleans this weekend. TEs Rob Gronkowski and O.J. Howard could also see volume spikes.
Eagles WR Jalen Reagor (shoulder) isn't listed on the final Week 1 injury report after putting in full practices on Thursday and Friday. It was a speedy recovery from the rookie, who suffered what was believed to be a 4-week injury less than 2 weeks ago. Reagor seemed to be in line for a big role prior to that injury, but it's unclear how the missed time will impact that. We'd try not to use him in Week 1 fantasy lineups -- although there's certainly upside here.
Eagles RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) was limited in practice all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s opener vs. Washington. Sanders is expected to play, but HC Doug Pederson hinted earlier in the week that his workload will likely be managed. Consider Sanders more of a risk/reward RB2 for Week 1.
Lions WR Kenny Golladay is listed as doubtful for this weekend’s opener against the Bears after injuring his hamstring in Wednesday’s practice. Fantasy owners should obviously have him on Week 1 benches — and hope he’s able to return for Week 2. Golladay is a big loss for QB Matt Stafford and frees up extra targets for Marvin Jones, T.J. Hockenson and Danny Amendola.
Chargers WR Mike Williams (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals after a limited week of practice. His availability would boost QB Tyrod Taylor’s outlook — but Williams can’t be trusted in Week 1 fantasy lineups.
Bears RB David Montgomery (groin) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s game against the Lions. He practiced all week, including full workouts on Thursday and Friday, so we’re expecting Montgomery to play. This is a nice matchup vs. Detroit, but the groin injury suffered just a couple of weeks ago adds risk.
Broncos WR Courtland Sutton will not practice on Friday after spraining the AC joint in his right shoulder on Thursday, according to NFL Network's James Palmer. "But there is hope that he will be limited Saturday," Palmer adds. "Still considered day to day." We'll get another update on Sutton tomorrow, but fantasy owners should obviously have a backup plan in place. Sutton will carry elevated risk even if he plays against the Titans on Monday night.
Jaguars OC Jay Gruden said RB James Robinson "can handle the workload. He’s tough. He’s strong. He’s got great vision. He can explode through holes. We’ve been impressed with him." Frankly, Jacksonville doesn't have a choice but to make Robinson the lead ball-carrier, with Ryquell Armstead on the COVID list and Devine Ozigbo on IR with a hamstring injury. Robinson is a good bet for 10+ carries in Sunday's opener vs. the Colts. But he doesn't bring much TD upside and will lose most of the pass-catching work to RB Chris Thompson.
Chiefs CB Charvarius Ward suffered a hand fracture in the 2nd half of Thursday night's win over the Texans. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that they're still figuring out how much time Ward might miss. The Chiefs were already without CB Bashaud Breeland for the 1st 4 games because of suspension. Rookie L'Jarius Sneed led K.C. corners in playing time in the opener, seeing 93% of the defensive snaps. Elsewhere, DE Alex Okafor left early with what HC Andy Reid called a "mild" hamstring strain.
Texans RB Duke Johnson suffered a leg injury in Thursday night's opener in Kansas City and didn't return. We'll look for an update on his status. Johnson's absence would mean more work for RB David Johnson, who looked good in his Texans debut. Buddy Howell is currently the only other RB on the roster.
Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quad) is active for tonight's game against the Chiefs. There's a good chance he's limited after missing time in training camp and this week with the quad injury, so try not to use Cooks in Week 1 fantasy lineups.
Broncos WR Courtland Sutton sustained a sprained AC joint in his right shoulder in practice Thursday, according to Mike Klis of 9News. Sutton is reportedly questionable for Monday night's game against the Titans. That's certainly better than it could have been. But the late kickoff -- the final of Week 1 -- probably means you'll need to use another WR in your lineups.
49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday. That gives the rookie a shot to play against the Cardinals this weekend, although he shouldn't be in your Week 1 fantasy plans after missing over 2 weeks of practice.
Giants WR Golden Tate (hamstring) was limited in Thursday's practice. "Doesn’t seem 100%," ESPN's Jordan Raanan tweeted. We'll continue to track Tate's status, but fantasy owners should look elsewhere for Week 1. Tate already had a tough matchup vs. the Steelers.
Bears RB David Montgomery (groin) was listed as a full participant in Thursday's practice, putting him on track to play against the Lions this weekend. Montgomery still comes with elevated risk after suffering that groin injury just a couple of weeks ago -- although this is a favorable matchup.
Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) remained sidelined on Thursday. He was spotted working with a trainer on an outdoor field while the team practiced indoors, according to insider Rick Stroud. We'll see if Evans is able to practice on Friday, but he's obviously is danger of missing this weekend's opener in New Orleans.
Lions WR Kenny Golladay didn't practice on Thursday after suffering a hamstring injury on Wednesday. HC Matt Patricia said earlier today that he expected Golladay to be able to put in a limited workout. We'll see what he's able to do tomorrow, but fantasy owners should start lining up an alternative.
Eagles RB Miles Sanders (hamstring) remained limited in Thursday's practice. He's fully expected to play in this weekend's opener vs. Washington -- but HC Doug Pederson suggested that Sanders' workload will be managed.
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