Shark Bites

An MRI has confirmed that Colts RB Marlon Mack suffered a torn Achilles in Sunday's opener. Mack will miss the rest of the season and hit free agency next offseason coming off a major injury. His absence leaves the Colts backfield to Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines. Hines actually out-snapped the rookie 39 to 26 in Week 1, tallying 7 carries and 8 targets to Taylor's 9 carries and 6 targets. We're expecting Taylor to quickly emerge as the clear lead ball-carrier here, but Hines should remain plenty involved, especially in the passing game.

Jets LB Blake Cashman left in the 1st quarter of Sunday's loss to the Bills after suffering a groin injury. He started next to Neville Hewitt at ILB with Avery Williamson out but only made it through 3 snaps. Harvey Langi filled in the rest of the way, managing 6 tackles and a pass breakup among 83 snaps. We'll see about Williamson's status heading into Week 2.

Cowboys MLB Leighton Vander Esch fractured his collarbone in Sunday night's loss to the Rams and will go on IR, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Vander Esch is expected to return this year, but he'll likely miss at least half the games. Don't bother hanging on to LVE in redraft leagues, unless you have an IR spot to play with. His absence will help the tackle upside for LB Jaylon Smith and SS Darian Thompson.

The Cowboys believe TE Blake Jarwin tore his right ACL in Sunday's game against the Rams, according to insider Michael Gehlken. If that's the case, Jarwin will miss the rest of the 2020 campaign. That'd leave Dalton Schultz as Dallas' top TE. He's not an exciting talent, but the strength of Dallas' offense might make him a spot-start option in fantasy football. Jarwin's absence might also just mean more targets for WRs Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb.

Cowboys TE Blake Jarwin suffered a non-contact knee injury in the 2nd quarter of Sunday night's game against the Rams. He's officially questionable to return. Stay tuned for updates.

Cowboys LB Leighton Vander Esch left in the 1st half of Sunday night's game against the Rams with a collarbone injury. He's questionable to return.

Update: The Cowboys have ruled him out for the game. We'll await further word on his outlook. Joe Thomas entered in his place.

Bills MLB Tremaine Edmunds (shoulder) and weak-side LB Matt Milano (hamstring) each left in the 3rd quarter of Sunday's win over the Jets. We'll see about the status of each starter heading into Week 2.

Chargers LB Drue Tranquill left in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game against the Bengals with an ankle injury. He was carted off with an air cast on the injured ankle, which points to a pretty serious injury. We'll watch for updates on his outlook.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that "early indications" point to an ankle fracture for Tranquill.

Jets RB Le'Veon Bell left Sunday's game at Buffalo in the 3rd quarter with a left hamstring injury. He is doubtful to return. Josh Adams opened the ensuing drive in the backfield.

Raiders LB Nick Kwiatkoski left Sunday's game against the Panthers with a pectoral injury and has been ruled out for the rest of the day. If the injury turns out to be a tear, Kwiatkoski's season would likely be over. We'll watch for updates on his status.

The Colts "fear" a torn Achilles for RB Marlon Mack, NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports. That'd be a season-ending injury -- and leave Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines in the backfield. Taylor would easily be the best fantasy bet, but Hines has been surprisingly involved in the opener.

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Bucs WR Mike Evans (hamstring) is active for today’s game against the Saints. He’s been trending in the right direction, putting in a limited practice on Saturday and being upgraded from doubtful to questionable. Still, he won’t be at 100% today. And NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said this morning that Evans "may be on a pitch count" today. He obviously comes with elevated risk in Week 1 fantasy lineups.

49ers RB Tevin Coleman is active for today’s game against the Cardinals. There was concern that he’d be held out with his sickle-cell trait considering the poor air quality in Santa Clara. Coleman might still be limited today and is a risky fantasy play.

49ers WR Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) is inactive for today’s game against the Cardinals. With WR Deebo Samuel also out, Kendrick Bourne and Trent Taylor figure to operate as San Francisco’s top 2 WRs.

Raiders WR Henry Ruggs left Sunday's game against the Panthers with a knee issue. He is questionable to return.

Update: Ruggs returned to start the 2nd half.

Dolphins WR DeVante Parker left Sunday's game at New England with a hamstring injury. The team has dubbed him questionable to return.

Packers DT Kenny Clark left Sunday's game at Minnesota in the 1st half with a groin injury. The team has ruled him out for the game. We'll see about the seriousness of the issue beyond that.

Chargers WR Mike Williams (shoulder) is active for today’s game against the Bengals. Expect him to be limited, so he’s not a recommended fantasy play.

Lions LB Jamie Collins got ejected in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's game against the Bears after he made contact with an official. Keep that in mind as you look at the LB options for your IDP roster and lineup heading into Week 2. Collins should be an every-down LB for Detroit ... when he doesn't take himself out.

Colts RB Marlon Mack suffered an ankle injury in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Jaguars and is officially questionable to return. His absence leaves Nyheim Hines and Jonathan Taylor in Indianapolis' backfield.

Update: The Colts have ruled Mack out for the rest of the game. NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reports that the Colts fear a torn Achilles' tendon for Mack.

 
 
 

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