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Phillip Lindsay Won't Play In Week 2

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) missed practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Steelers. Lindsay hurt his toe in the first half of the Week 1 loss to the Steelers and was diagnosed with turf toe. He's listed as week-to-week for now, but the good news is that he had a near-even split of the workload with Melvin Gordon III before he went down with his injury. Gordon will be more of a low-end RB2 this Sunday with Lindsay out, despite the tough matchup against Pittsburgh's defense. Expect Royce Freeman to spell Gordon when he needs a breather, but he won't have any standalone fantasy value in this matchup.

Source: DenverBroncos.com

2020-09-18 16:47:05


George Kittle Ruled Out Against Jets

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee) has been ruled out for Week 2 against the Jets. Kittle suffered a knee sprain in the Week 1 loss to the Cardinals and will rest up for a week. The All-Pro tight end is a must-start each and every week, but his fantasy managers will have to pivot and go in another direction in Week 2. Jordan Reed could be an intriguing name to monitor as a one-week play at the position in DFS and deeper leagues, especially with Deebo Samuel (foot) still out. In the passing game, Kendrick Bourne, Dante Pettis, rookie Brandon Aiyuk and Trent Taylor could all benefit against New York, while running back Jerick McKinnon is also worth a look in deep PPR formats.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-18 16:43:16


Kenny Golladay Ruled Out For Week 2

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) has been officially ruled out for Week 2 against the Packers. Golladay will miss his second straight game to open the season, but hopefully his fantasy managers will be able to put him into their lineups for Week 3. The Lions will use three-wide sets of Marvin Jones Jr., Danny Amendola and rookie Quintez Cephus against their division rivals on Sunday. Jones will be a high-end WR3 and Amendola will be in flex consideration in DFS and deeper leagues. Tight end T.J. Hockenson will be intriguing with some TE1 upside with Golladay out again.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-18 16:08:51


Melvin Gordon III Should See Bigger Workload In Week 2

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III has more upside as an RB2 this weekend against the Steelers with teammate Phillip Lindsay (toe) week-to-week with turf toe. The matchup is a daunting one, though, as the Steelers Defense held Saquon Barkley in check (15 carries for six yards) in Week 1. But the extra touches that Gordon should receive on Sunday push him from a flex play to more of a low-end RB2. Royce Freeman should help spell Gordon when he needs a breather. In his first game with Denver, the 27-year-old had 86 total yards and a touchdown on 18 touches, but he also had a costly lost fumble in the first half. Gordon had 18 yards in eight carries against Pittsburgh last year while with the Chargers.

Source: RotoBaller

2020-09-18 16:01:09


Drew Lock Faces Tough Pittsburgh Defense In Week 2

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock faces a stiff test in Week 2 on the road against the Steelers Defense. The 23-year-old second-year signal-caller had his ups and downs in the Week 1 Monday night loss to the Titans. His mobility and arm strength were on display, but he was hurt by some drops and overthrows and he also fumbled the ball twice but recovered. His final line was 22-for-33 for 216 yards and one touchdown. Lock should get both Courtland Sutton (shoulder) and rookie K.J. Hamler (hamstring) back for this one, but the matchup is too tough to consider him as anything more than a low-end QB2 in leagues that start two quarterbacks.

Source: RotoBaller

2020-09-18 15:53:45


Khalil Mack, Robert Quinn Questionable For Bears Defense

Chicago Bears linebackers Khalil Mack (knee) and Robert Quinn (ankle) are both questionable to play in Week 2 against the Giants. Mack was also questionable for the season opener against the Lions, but he played and was quiet with just four combined tackles. Quinn missed Week 1 with Chicago after a big season with the Cowboys. The Bears are counting on the combination of Mack and Quinn to be a big pass-rushing force this year, so if they both sit out, it'll be excellent news for Daniel Jones and the Giants passing attack. Chicago's defense/special teams should be considered a midrange starting unit in fantasy, but they'll lose a little luster if one or both of Mack and Quinn are ruled out.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 15:45:58


Michael Thomas Not At Practice Friday

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) was not present at practice on Friday for the second straight day. There were reports that Thomas "felt fantastic" at practice on Thursday, and there is a "glimmer of hope" that he can play in Week 2 on Monday night against the Raiders, but it's a long shot, at best. The All-Pro receiver is dealing with a high ankle sprain, which can keep players out up to a month or more. The 27-year-old is known as a quick healer and wants to get back out there as soon as possible, but fantasy managers need to keep realistic expectations. You should be planning to be without Thomas this week. Both Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook should have heavy target shares with Thomas likely out.

Source: NewOrleans.Football - Nick Underhill

2020-09-18 15:40:10


Golden Tate Questionable Against Bears

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Bears. Tate sat out in Week 1 against the Steelers, but he was much more active in practice on Friday than he was last week. Even if the 32-year-old plays this weekend, there are likely better flex options you can plug into your fantasy lineups. If he doesn't play for the second straight week, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and tight end Evan Engram would all stand to benefit from extra targets in the passing game. Slayton was the biggest beneficiary in Week 1, hauling in two touchdowns.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 15:35:57


James Conner Good To Go Against Broncos

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (ankle) practiced in full the last two days and was taken off the Week 2 injury report. Conner will be active this Sunday against the Broncos, but he might play second fiddle to Benny Snell Jr. after Snell replaced the injured Conner in Week 1 against the Giants and ran for over 100 yards on the ground. Conner couldn't stay healthy last year as the team's lead back, so perhaps this will become more of a backfield committee in 2020 to preserve Conner's health. Snell is probably the more attractive RB3/flex this week, but both running backs are hard to trust because of the uncertain playing time split.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 15:30:25


Mike Evans Removed From Week 2 Injury Report

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) practiced in full on Friday and was taken off the Week 2 injury report. Evans will be good to go against the division-rival Panthers. The 27-year-old should draw the coverage of cornerback Donte Jackson, but he's good enough to put up points, and he should be targeted even more by cornerback Tom Brady with Chris Godwin (concussion) doubtful to play. Evans had a quiet Week 1 but still managed to find the end zone to salvage his day. With Godwin likely out, Evans will be a low-end WR1/high-end WR2 this Sunday.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-18 15:25:36


Panthers Defense Without Kawann Short, Yetur Gross-Matos

The Carolina Panthers Defense has ruled out defensive tackle Kawann Short (foot) and rookie defensive end Yetur Gross-Matos (concussion) for Week 2 against the Buccaneers. A shaky Panthers defense that allowed over 30 points to the Raiders in Week 1 will be hoping that rookie defensive tackle Derrick Brown can step up against their division rivals on Sunday. Already at the bottom of the pile for fantasy defenses, Carolina should be avoided like the plague this weekend against Tom Brady and the Bucs, who are looking for their first win of the season.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 15:20:27


DeVante Parker Listed As Questionable For Week 2

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Bills. Parker is in line to be a game-time decision on Sunday morning, but fantasy managers will know well in advance of the early games whether Parker will be able to play. The 27-year-old was able to get in three practices this week, so that bodes well for his availability. However, Parker will be a risky flex option for fantasy managers if he plays, since he'll likely be covered by Bills All-Pro cornerback Tre'Davious White. Preston Williams, Miami's No. 2 wideout, would be more attractive as a flex if Parker suits up. Otherwise, he'll likely draw the coverage of White in this one.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 15:15:39


Jack Doyle Ruled Out For Week 2

Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich said that tight end Jack Doyle (ankle, knee) is out for Week 2 against the Vikings. Doyle missed practice all week and will give way to Mo Alie-Cox as the team's starting tight end with Trey Burton already on Injured Reserve. Alie-Cox is a low-end TE2 to begin with, but on top of it, the Vikings were the best against opposing tight ends in 2019. When healthy, the 30-year-old Doyle is a low-ceiling TE2 in a Colts offense with plenty of mouths to feed, even after Marlon Mack's (Achilles) season-ending injury. He went for 49 yards in the season-opening loss to the Jaguars.

Source: Colts.com - Andrew Walker

2020-09-18 15:09:37


A.J. Brown Out For Week 2

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said that wide receiver A.J. Brown (knee) will not play in Week 2 against the Jaguars. Brown is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee and is listed as week-to-week. Make sure you remove the second-year receiver from your starting lineups this weekend. Corey Davis, who surprisingly caught seven of eight targets for 101 yards in the Week 1 win over the Broncos, should see a healthy amount of targets once again with Brown out. Consider him in the picture as a WR3/flex. Adam Humphries and Kalif Raymond should comprise three-wide sets on Sunday, with Humphries being a sleeper in DFS. Tight end Jonnu Smith has TE1 upside with Brown out.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-18 13:49:04


C.J. Anderson Hanging Up His Cleats

Veteran running back C.J. Anderson announced his retirement from football on Friday at the age of 29. Anderson went to the Pro Bowl in 2014 and won a Super Bowl with the Broncos in 2015 after being an undrafted free agent. He plans to pursue a career in coaching. Anderson managed 10 total touchdowns in 2014, and he also ran for 1,007 yards and three touchdowns in 2017 in his final full season with the Broncos. He'll finish his career with 776 carries for 3,497 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground while catching 108 passes for 900 yards and five additional scores.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-18 13:44:09


Julio Jones Dealing With Hamstring Injury

Atlanta Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said that wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) has been dealing with a hamstring injury for a couple of weeks, but he added that "my concern level is low" for the injury impacting Jones' play. The 31-year-old veteran All-Pro often deals with nagging injuries but has managed to play through them and remain productive in Atlanta's offense. Jones caught nine of his 12 targets for 157 yards in the Week 1 loss to the Seahawks. He has been limited this week with the hamstring injury, but he should be just fine to suit up this Sunday against Dallas. Jones is an elite WR1 that is a must-start if he's active.

Source: AtlantaFalcons.com - William McFadden

2020-09-18 13:38:24


Cowboys To Make Decision On Tyron Smith On Saturday

Dallas Cowboys left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) hasn't practiced all week due to a neck injury, and a decision will be made on his availability for Week 2 against the Falcons on Saturday. Head coach Mike McCarthy said that Smith wants to play. This is something to monitor since the Cowboys already have offensive lineman La'el Collins and Cam Erving on Injured Reserve. Losing Smith against Atlanta would be another big blow to their offensive line and could be bad news for quarterback Dak Prescott's protection this Sunday. Terence Steele would likely step in on Prescott's blind side if Smith doesn't get clearance.

Source: NFL Network - Jane Slater

2020-09-18 13:33:19


Kenny Golladay To Be Very Limited Friday

Detroit Lions head coach Matt Patricia said that wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) will be "very limited" in practice on Friday. Golladay missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday and is in real danger of missing his second straight game to kick off the 2020 season. Detroit's No. 1 receiver is on the wrong side of questionable for Sunday against the Packers, and you might even say he's doubtful at this point. You should be preparing for him to miss another game. Marvin Jones Jr., Danny Amendola and rookie Quintez Cephus should operate in three-receiver sets, with tight end T.J. Hockenson seeing more targets if Golladay sits again.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 13:29:38


Miles Sanders Expected To Play In Week 2

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) is expected to play in Week 2 against the Rams after sitting out the season opener. Sanders practiced in full on Thursday and should make his season debut as the team's bell-cow back this weekend. Against a Rams Defense that gave up plenty of yardage on the ground against the Cowboys in Week 1, fantasy managers should consider Sanders a strong RB2 this weekend. In other injury news, defensive end Derek Barnett (hamstring) is also expected to play after practicing in full on Thursday. Undrafted rookie Nate Herbig will start at right guard, according to head coach Doug Pederson.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-18 13:25:42


Chris Godwin Doubtful For Week 2

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (concussion) remains in the league's concussion protocol and will be listed as doubtful for Week 2 against the Panthers. Godwin will go through more tests on Saturday, and if doctors clear him then, he will be upgraded to questionable. The good news is that Tampa's game is early on Sunday, but even then, you should be making plans to be without Godwin this weekend. Mike Evans will be a strong WR1 play with Godwin likely sidelined, while slot man Scotty Miller is also quickly rising up the PPR ranks as a flex play in deeper leagues. Both tight ends Rob Gronkowski and O.J. Howard become a bit more attractive as well in a good matchup against Carolina's shaky defense.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-18 12:46:12


Amari Cooper Expected To Play In Week 2

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (ankle) is not expected to miss any time in Week 2. Cooper was a late addition to the injury report this week, which is always concerning, but it seems he is fine and fully expected to play. Cooper is a high-upside WR1 as long as he suits up, as the Falcons Defense was annihilated by the Seahawks passing game last week. Cooper will match up with rookie defensive back A.J. Terrell.

Source: Dallas Morning News

2020-09-18 12:40:25


C.J. Uzomah Done For The Season

Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said that tight end C.J. Uzomah (Achilles) will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles that he suffered in the Thursday night loss to the Browns. It had the looks of a season-ending injury when he was carted off the field. Uzomah will finish 2020 with eight catches on 11 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown in two games. Drew Sample should be expected to step in as the starter in Cincinnati, and although tight ends usually see more run with rookie quarterbacks, he'll be a low-end TE2 not worth chasing in the majority of leagues.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-18 12:35:21


Tyler Boyd Gets Back On Track In Week 2

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd finished with seven catches for 72 yards and a score during the Thursday night loss to Cleveland. The 25-year-old made a noticeable improvement in this one after a miserable four-catch, 33-yard performance in Week 1 against the visiting Chargers. Though A.J. Green eclipsed Boyd for looks from rookie signal-caller Joe Burrow (13), he still made enough noise to appease the fantasy managers who had him starting. While Boyd will likely have a few more performances like the one he had against Los Angeles, he should also produce some efficient outings moving ahead.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-18 12:34:55


Bills Defense Will Be Missing Matt Milano, Tremaine Edmunds

Buffalo Bills linebackers Matt Milano (hamstring) and Tremaine Edmunds (shoulder) have both been ruled out for Week 2 against the Dolphins, according to head coach Sean McDermott. Both Milano and Edmunds have appeal in IDP leagues as tacklers, but you will not be able to plug them into your lineups this Sunday. However, even with Buffalo's middle of the defense at less than full strength, the Bills Defense/special teams should remain a top-five fantasy unit in Week 2 against a less-than-stellar Dolphins backfield that includes Jordan Howard, Matt Breida and Myles Gaskin.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-18 12:31:20


Bengals Fear C.J. Uzomah Has Torn Achilles

The Cincinnati Bengals fear that tight end C.J. Uzomah (Achilles) suffered a torn Achilles during the Thursday night loss to the Browns, according to a source. Uzomah had been one of rookie quarterback Joe Burrow's most effective targets in the early going through two weeks, but he was carted off the field on Thursday night. He'll undergo an MRI exam on Friday. The 27-year-old has eight catches on 11 targets for 87 yards and a touchdown through two games, but this had the looks of a season-ending injury. In a best-case scenario, Uzomah will probably be out for multiple weeks, which would make Drew Sample the team's top pass-catching tight end. If that's the case, Sample would merely be a low-end TE2 for fantasy gamers.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-18 12:24:34


Joe Mixon Struggles Running Against Browns

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon ran for 46 yards off of 16 carries during the loss to the Browns. He also added four catches for 40 yards. Mixon trended in the wrong direction on the ground after posting 69 yards against the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1. However, he did make his PPR fantasy managers a little more comfortable by providing an uptick in receptions and receiving yards. Nonetheless, opposing defenses may start paying additional attention to rookie signal-caller Joe Burrow after his three-touchdown performance on Thursday night. As a result, the door may open a little wider for the former Sooner to get some extra breathing room moving ahead, so fantasy managers should continue to give him a few more chances to turn things around before even considering benching him.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-18 12:21:28


Jamison Crowder Out For Week 2

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring) will miss his team's Week 2 contest against the San Francisco 49ers. This leaves the Jets really shallow at receiver, with Breshad Perriman taking on the role as the team's No. 1 option this week. Perriman becomes an intriguing flex play, though the 49ers Defense is really good and the Jets passing attack as the ability to be really inconsistent. We might also see more of Braxton Berrios, but he's not really a fantasy option outside of being a cheap punt play in DFS contests.

Source: New York Jets - Ethan Greenberg

2020-09-18 11:37:18


Glimmer Of Hope For Michael Thomas In Week 2

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) "felt fantastic" at practice on Thursday and there is a "little glimmer of hope" that he can play on Monday night against the Raiders, according to a source. It's still unlikely that Thomas plays with his high ankle sprain, but the Saints were pleased with Thomas' progress even though he didn't actually practice. With the Saints playing on Monday this week, you almost have no choice but to bench the All-Pro wideout this week. The 27-year-old is making good progress, though, so there's an outside chance he could be back for Week 3. With Thomas likely out, Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook should be quarterback Drew Brees' go-to targets through the air against Las Vegas.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-18 10:53:46


Joe Burrow Throws Three Touchdowns On Thursday

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow had a terrific showing against the Browns in his Thursday night debut. The rookie threw for three touchdown tosses and 316 yards on 37-for-61 passing. He also had seven attempts for 19 yards. While the first-year signal-caller had issues with ball security by fumbling twice, the Bengals' coaching staff and front office personnel were likely ecstatic with Burrow's overall performance in this one. The former Heisman trophy winner has now racked up four total scores on the year in addition to demonstrating maturity and game management well beyond his years. Fantasy managers in all formats, especially those in need of a quarterback, should take notice, as he likely has some more positive outings in the works throughout the rest of the 2020 campaign.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-18 10:18:57


Hunter Henry Remains A Strong Option At Tight End

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry will look to build off his Week 1 performance with a date against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The injury prone tight end put together a team-high 73 yards with five catches and saw eight targets in Week 1 versus the Bengals. Henry was a favorite of new quarterback Tyrod Taylor and is likely to continue to see a decent share of targets in Week 2 as the Chargers could potentially be battling an uphill fight. Henry has shown the ability to be a top-10 tight end when he is healthy and should be rostered in all formats. He will compete with Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen and Mike Williams for touches this season and already looks like a favorite of Taylor in the offense.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 09:26:35


Mike Williams Could Benefit From Game Flow In Week 2

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams will look to build off of a solid Week 1 performance with a matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. Williams was dealing with a shoulder injury last week, but was still able to grab four catches for 69 yards on nine targets. The most important part of that line is that quarterback Tyrod Taylor was looking for his big target a bunch. Taylor isnt the most accurate quarterback, but Williams has shown flashes of being able to make spectacular catches in his young career. With the Chargers likely to be playing behind on Sunday, they may have no choice but to pass and Williams could be a part of that attack. Williams will be going up against a young secondary and could be considered a for the flex position in deeper leagues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 09:25:48


Keenan Allen Will Look For Better Results In Week 2

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen had a rough opening week against the Bengals and will look to get back on track versus the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 2. Allen was only able to muster four catches for 37 yards on eight targets in Week 1 with his new quarterback Tyrod Taylor. Allen is coming off of a 104-catch season and has consistently been one of the better options at his position. The loss of quarterback Philip Rivers to the Colts is expected to impact Allen, but he should still be able to put up strong numbers with Taylor behind center. The Chiefs are an 8.5-point favorite versus their division foe and thats a good sign that the Chargers could be behind and more likely to pass the ball. Allen also will be going up against a young Chiefs secondary and that could play to his advantage. He should be considered a WR2 heading into Sunday.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 09:24:17


Joshua Kelley Looks To Build Off Week 1 Momentum

Los Angeles Chargers No. 2 running back Joshua Kelley is coming off of a nice Week 1 performance and will look to solidify himself as part of the backfield in Week 2 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Although starting running back Austin Ekeler led the team with 67% of the snaps, Kelley chipped in with 24% and made the most of the opportunity presented to him. The rookie rushed 12 times for 60 yards and a touchdown in his Week 1 matchup versus the Bengals. Kelley has been making a strong impression on the coaching staff since training camp and has leap frogged Justin Jackson for the number two spot behind Austin Ekeler. Jackson did have 11 snaps, but that could decrease with the way Kelley is running. Kelley is shaping up to be one of the better insurance policies for managers and should be considered in leagues of 10-12 managers. He also makes for a cheaper option in DFS leagues for the time being.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 09:23:07


Browns Defense Picks Up Three Sacks In Win

The Cleveland Browns Defense picked up three sacks in a 35-30 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. Cleveland also recovered a Joe Burrow fumble near the Cincinnati goal line in the game, which wasn't as close as the final score indicates. Myles Garrett led the way as he was the one who forced the Burrow fumble on a sack in the third quarter. The Browns offense cashed in on that turnover two plays later on a Nick Chubb one-yard touchdown run. Cleveland's defense has another plus matchup in Week 3 against the Washington Football Team.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 00:14:18


Austin Hooper Goes For 21 Yards In Win

Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper caught two of four targets for 21 scoreless yards in a 35-30 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. It was another quiet game for Hooper, who only caught two passes for 15 yards in the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens. There was some hope he would have more chances in Week 2 after David Njoku was placed on injured reserve earlier in the week. It didn't help that the Browns only attempted 23 passes in a game that wasn't as close as the final score indicates. With just four catches for 36 yards through two games, Hooper is slipping into low-end TE2 territory in fantasy. He will look to rebound in Week 3 against the Washington Football Team.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 00:09:14


Duke Johnson Has A Shot To Play In Week 2

Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson (ankle) practiced on a limited basis on Thursday for the second straight day. Johnson was listed as week-to-week after suffering an ankle injury last Thursday in the season opener, but it looks as though he's made some quick progress. However, even if the 27-year-old winds up playing against a nasty Ravens Defense this week, he'll be a desperation flex play in PPR leagues. Buddy Howell is set to be the primary backup to David Johnson if Duke Johnson has to sit this one out.

Source: HoustonTexans.com

2020-09-18 00:08:14


Jarvis Landry Catches Three Passes

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry caught three of his four targets for 46 yards in a 35-30 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. It was a quiet game for Landry, who can normally be counted upon to see more than four targets in most games. That being said, the Cleveland offense under new head coach Kevin Stefanski wants to be run-heavy, which will cut into Landry's looks. Landry has caught eight of 10 targets for 107 scoreless yards through the first two games of the season. He will take on the Washington Football Team in Week 3.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 00:05:15


Michael Pittman Jr. Lands On Injury Report

Indianapolis Colts rookie wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. (toe) was a limited practice participant on Thursday after not showing up on the injury report on Wednesday. Pittman should be good to go on Sunday against the Vikings as long as he doesn't have any setbacks. The talented big-bodied receiver played fewer snaps than Zach Pascal in the season opener, finishing with two catches for only 10 yards in his NFL debut. Even if tight end Jack Doyle (ankle, knee) doesn't play, Pittman is too far down the pecking order in Indy's passing game to be considered a viable fantasy starter in most leagues.

Source: Colts.com - Andrew Walker

2020-09-18 00:01:54


Odell Beckham Jr. Scores In Week 2

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. caught four of his six targets for 74 yards and a touchdown in a 35-30 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. Beckham and Baker Mayfield connected for a pretty 43-yard touchdown in the second quarter to give Cleveland their second TD of the evening. That went in the books as Beckham's first score of the 2020 season. The star receiver has now drawn 16 targets through the first two games of the season, totalling seven catches for 96 yards. He will be a solid WR2 in Week 3 when he faces the Washington Football Team.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-18 00:01:22


Jack Doyle Misses Another Practice

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle (ankle, knee) missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday. The Pro Bowl tight end is now in serious doubt to play in Week 2 against the Vikings. With Trey Burton already on the shelf with an injury, Mo Alie-Cox would be forced into a starting role if Doyle can't suit up this weekend. Doyle played 54 offensive snaps in the Week 1 loss to the Jaguars and was targeted four times, finishing with three catches for 49 yards. For now, consider Doyle a very shaky TE2 this weekend. He'll need to get in at least a limited practice on Friday to have a shot at playing. Receivers T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell and rookie Michael Pittman Jr. could see more targets if Doyle is inactive.

Source: Colts.com - Andrew Walker

2020-09-17 23:57:22


Kareem Hunt Scores Pair Of TDs

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt had a big day in a 35-30 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. Hunt carried the ball 10 times for 86 yards and a score while adding two catches for 15 yards and another TD in the winning effort. Hunt got wide open behind the closest defender on his touchdown reception, an easy six-yard grab near the right pylon toward the end of the second quarter. He later tacked on what would be Cleveland's final score on a one-yard run in the fourth quarter. The veteran running back has been busy over Cleveland's first two games, racking up 23 rushes and six receptions. The new Cleveland coaching staff seems more inclined to use Hunt than the previous regime did in 2019, which bodes well for his fantasy value going forward. Hunt will be a solid option in Week 3 against the Washington Football Team.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-17 23:57:03


Nick Chubb Scores Twice In Week 2 Win

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb carried the ball 22 times for 125 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-30 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. Chubb also tacked on a nine-yard reception on the way to Cleveland's first win of the season. It was an excellent performance for Chubb, who had a quiet game in the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens. He capped off Cleveland's first drive with an 11-yard TD run and then scored on a one-yard plunge in the third. Chubb now has 185 rushing yards and two touchdowns after the first two weeks of the season. He will be a strong play in Week 3 against the Washington Football Team.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-17 23:51:53


John Brown Back At Practice Thursday

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown (foot) returned to practice on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday. Barring a setback, Brown should be expected to suit up in Week 2 against the Dolphins. The 30-year-old had six catches on a team-high 10 targets for 70 yards and a touchdown in Week 1 against the Jets, but he should see a lot of cornerback Byron Jones this Sunday. Brown beat Miami for three touchdowns in his two meetings with them last year, but things might be a bit more difficult this time around. Don't forget that Stefon Diggs is Buffalo's top wideout. Treat Brown as a WR3/flex this week and don't expect a repeat of his Week 1 numbers.

Source: WGR 550 - Sal Capaccio

2020-09-17 23:47:21


Baker Mayfield Throws Two TDs In Week 2

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield completed 16 of 23 passes for 218 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception in a 35-30 win over the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. Mayfield was effective in the win, finding Odell Beckham Jr. for a 43-yard score in the second quarter and a wide-open Kareem Hunt for a six-yard touchdown right before the half. It was a much-needed outing for Mayfield, who had begun to hear whispers that his starting job wasn't safe after a Week 1 loss. Mayfield heads into Week 3's showdown with the Washington Football Team with three touchdowns and two interceptions through two games.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-17 23:46:24


James Conner, JuJu Smith-Schuster Return To Practice

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (ankle) and wide receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) and Diontae Johnson (toe) all returned to practice on Thursday. Conner, who was an injury disappointment in 2019, was injured in the season opener and gave way to an efficient Benny Snell Jr. If Conner can avoid setbacks on Friday, he should be ready to go for Week 2 against the Broncos, although it's fair to wonder how much time he'll split with Snell. Snell will be the more attractive RB3/flex for fantasy managers until the Steelers show that they're willing to go back to Conner as the featured back. Smith-Schuster and Johnson should both be fine and could both feast against a young and inexperienced Denver secondary. Smith-Schuster had two touchdowns in Week 1 and is a must-start WR1. Johnson is more of a WR3/flex with upside now that Ben Roethlisberger is back and healthy.

Source: Steelers.com - Teresa Varley

2020-09-17 23:40:30


C.J. Uzomah Leaves Thursday's Game On A Cart

Cincinnati Bengals tight end C.J. Uzomah (Achilles) has been declared out for the Thursday night game after leaving the contest on a cart with an Achilles injury. The only good news here is that Uzomah had four receptions on six targets for 42 yards and a touchdown before departing with what looks to be a serious injury. He finished second on the team in receiving yards (45) in Week 1, too, catching four of his five targets. If Uzomah is forced to miss considerable time, Drew Sample should step in as the primary pass-catching tight end for rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. A long-term injury would also likely mean more targets for the receiving corps of A.J. Green, Tyler Boyd, Tee Higgins and John Ross.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-17 23:31:40


Amari Cooper Limited In Practice

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (foot) was limited in practice on Thursday, while left tackle Tyron Smith (neck) sat out. With La'el Collins and Cam Erving already on Injured Reserve, Smith's injury is one to watch heading into Week 2 against the Falcons. Cooper should be good to go this weekend as long as he doesn't suffer a setback in practice on Friday. If he were to sit out on Sunday, rookie CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup would see more targets in the passing game, especially with tight end Blake Jarwin out for the season. But if Cooper is active as expected, he'll be a surefire WR1 against a defense that was carved up by Russell Wilson in Week 1.

Source: Pro Football Talk - Josh Alper

2020-09-17 23:24:18


Chiefs Want Clyde Edwards-Helaire To Improve At Goal Line

Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire ran for 138 yards in his first NFL game and leads the league in that department after just one week, but the young back needs to improve near the goal line. He gained minus-two yards on six carries in goal-to-go situations against the Texans. Running backs coach Deland McCullough suggested that the rookie would remain the team's goal-line back in Week 2 against the Chargers. "Although it was a good performance, he knows he left some things out there on the field that could have helped us to be better," offensive coordinator Eric Bieniemy said. Fantasy managers shouldn't worry, as CEH should continue to see a big workload. He's a must-start each and every week in this explosive Chiefs offense.

Source: ESPN.com - Adam Teicher

2020-09-17 23:17:50


Rams Looking To Give Robert Woods An Extension

On the heels of Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp's long-term contract extension, head coach Sean McVay said that the team wants to give wide receiver Robert Woods an extension next. "We want to get him extended, too. He's a huge part of what we're doing. So, that's something that, I think, is definitely important," McVay said. Woods had six catches for 105 yards in the Week 1 win over the Cowboys, and the 28-year-old has back-to-back 1,000-yard receiving seasons. Kupp might be quarterback Jared Goff's favorite target, but Woods isn't far behind. He has a consistent target share in this offense and is one of the safest WR2 options in football. Against a leaky Philly secondary, Woods has WR1 upside in Week 2.

Source: NFL.com - Jelani Scott

2020-09-17 23:11:57


Michael Thomas Sits Out Again Thursday

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) missed practice for the second straight day and is unlikely to play in Week 2 against the Raiders on Monday night at this point while dealing with a high ankle sprain that he suffered in Week 1. It's a really tough blow for those that took the All-Pro wideout in the first round of their fantasy drafts, but you'll have to be patient as he works his way back. Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook should be the team's top receivers with Thomas on the shelf, with Tre'Quan Smith serving as the No. 2 receiver behind Sanders. Veteran quarterback Drew Brees will have a lower ceiling without his go-to target in the fold, but he could still put up QB1 numbers on Monday night.

Source: NewOrleans.Football - Nick Underhill

2020-09-17 23:05:38


Miles Sanders Looks Good To Go

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) practiced in full for the second straight day on Thursday, making it likely that he'll make his season debut in Week 2 against the Rams. Sanders was inactive for the season-opening upset to the Washington Football Team, with backup Boston Scott and company unable to get much going on the ground. With Alshon Jeffery still out with an injury and rookie Jalen Reagor being eased into things with his injury, Sanders should see plenty of work in his season debut, assuming he's close to full strength. Against a Rams Defense that was gashed by Ezekiel Elliott in Week 1, Sanders is a borderline RB1 this week.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-17 22:59:43


D.J. Chark Jr. Is Risky Week 2 Option

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark Jr. caught a touchdown in Week 1, but also was targeted just three times, catching all of them for 25 yards. Against a good Titans Defense this week, Chark's got a lot of downside. His low volume of work last week could be an anomaly, but it could also signal that quarterback Gardner Minshew II is set to spread the ball around this season, limiting the upside of each of his weapons. Chark's still the top fantasy receiver here, but there's a lot more risk than there was in 2019, even if it's really tough to justify sitting the third-year wideout.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-17 20:17:46


James Robinson Has Flex Appeal In Week 2

Jacksonville Jaguars running back James Robinson had a strong NFL debut in Week 1, rushing for 62 yards on 16 carries and adding a 28-yard reception. He played 68 percent of Jacksonville's snaps. While this Week 2 game against the Titans isn't prime for Robinson to have a breakout performance, his projected role gives him a relatively high floor and makes him worth a look as a fantasy flex option. No one else on the active roster right now should challenge Robinson for the job as the early-down back.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-17 20:11:12


Gardner Minshew II Faces Tough Week 2 Matchup

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew II had a stellar Week 1, completing 95 percent of his passes for 173 yards and three touchdowns. But a repeat performance seems unlikely in Week 2 as he faces a Tennessee Titans team whose defense should be up to the task to slow down the Minshew Mania. In Week 1, this Titans team held Drew Lock to just one passing touchdown. Minshew is worth a look in two-QB leagues, but don't expect him to have the same strong outing he did last week. There's just not enough offensive talent here to trust this team on a weekly basis.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-17 20:04:24


Randall Cobb Is Risky Play In Week 2

Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb is a risky option in Week 2 against the Baltimore Ravens. Cobb played 78 percent of Houston's snaps in Week 1 against the Chiefs, but was targeted just three times, catching two of them for 23 yards. It was a quiet first game for Cobb in his new uniform. Expected to serve as a safe underneath option for quarterback Deshaun Watson, it was instead Will Fuller V who was the primary target at basically every level. Cobb should see his role increase as the season goes along, but the Ravens vicious passing defense is going to make Week 2 tough sledding for this entire Texans offense. Consider Cobb a low-floor flex option in deep leagues. You're probably rostering a better option.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-17 19:44:37


Will Fuller V Is Houston's Only Viable Fantasy Receiver

Through one week, there's only one wide receiver on the Houston Texans who should be started in the majority of fantasy leagues: Will Fuller V. And while he has an incredibly tough Week 2 matchup with a Ravens team that's going to have a good shot at holding the Texans under 200 passing yards, Fuller's high target share makes him a flex option at worse for this matchup. He had bust potential against this defense, but his speed and ability to work as a deep threat makes him worth the risk due to his boom potential.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-17 19:29:55


David Johnson Faces Tough Week 2 Matchup

Houston Texans running back David Johnson had a strong debut for his new team in Week 1, with 11 carries for 77 yards and a touchdown plus three catches for 32 yards. But while Johnson is set to have a major role in Week 2 with Duke Johnson Jr. (ankle) sidelined, he still has a really tough defense barreling down on him: the Baltimore Ravens. The Ravens shut down Cleveland in Week 1 and while Johnson's going to have a high ceiling because of Houston's lack of other options at the position, he's also going to have a pretty low floor because the Ravens have the personnel to slow him down. Consider him a volatile RB2 option.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-17 19:18:54


Auden Tate Inactive In Week 2

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Auden Tate is a healthy scratch for Thursday's Week 2 contest against the Browns. Tate played 15 snaps in Week 1 but wasn't targeted. His absence will open up more snaps as the fourth receiver for either Mike Thomas or Tee Higgins, but neither of those guys is really a fantasy option in Week 2. This may suggest a larger role moving forward for the rookie Higgins, who could end up as a viable fantasy option at some point down the line.

Source: Cincinnati Bengals - Marisa Contipelli

2020-09-17 19:04:02


Jarvis Landry Active In Week 2

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (hip) is officially active for Thursday's Week 2 contest against the Cincinnati Bengals. Rookie wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones is inactive. Landry's been dealing with this hip issue all year after offseason surgery, but it didn't keep him off the field in Week 1, so it's no surprise that even on a short week, he's out there again. Landry's a solid flex play in full PPR leagues, though the Browns offense looked like a disaster in Week 1. If things don't get on the right track on Thursday, Landry could suffer.

Source: Cleveland Browns

2020-09-17 18:58:39


Corey Davis A Limited Participant In Thursday's Practice

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports. Davis was withheld from Wednesday's session, the Titans' first practice since he led the team with seven receptions for 101 yards in Monday's 16-14 win over the Broncos. If Davis is able to advance to full work in Friday's practice, fantasy managers would likely feel better about his condition heading into the Titans' Week 2 game against Jacksonville. Fellow wide receiver A.J. Brown(bone bruise) picked up an injury that could force him to miss time -- it would likely increase Davis's target share in the Tennessee passing attack if Brown sits.

Source: Terry McCormick (TitanInsider.com)

2020-09-17 18:53:45


Deshaun Watson May Struggle Against Ravens

Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson faces a tough Week 2 matchup against the Baltimore Ravens. Watson -- who had one of his worst games of 2019 against this team, when he had just 169 passing yards -- is still a must-start option in season-long formats because of his tremendous upside, but he has a pretty low floor this week. The Ravens proved in Week 1 that their 2020 defense was just as scary as their 2019 defense, holding Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield to 189 yards and picking him off. This is a week where you likely don't want to put Deshaun Watson in a DFS lineup.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-17 18:51:23


Brandin Cooks Limited In Thursday's Practice

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks was limited in practice on Thursday as he deals with a quad injury. Cooks was quiet in his Texans debut against the Chiefs, turning his five targets into just two catches and 20 yards. Even if he's able to suit up for Sunday's meeting with the Ravens, Baltimore possesses a really strong pass defense and should be able to limit Houston's passing game fairly effectively, making Cooks an extremely risky fantasy play. Consider him a low-end flex option at best in this contest.

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

2020-09-17 18:46:14


A.J. Dealing With Bone Bruise In Knee

Tennesee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown is dealing with a bone bruise in his knee that is "jeopardizing (Brown's) availability for Sunday's game against the Jaguars and possibly beyond," according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Per Schefter, Brown, who didn't practice Thursday, is likely to be week-to-week with the issue. If the young receiver is indeed forced to miss time, added looks in the Titans' passing game would be available for the likes of Corey Davis and Adam Humphries and Jonnu Smith. Owners of Brown should monitor this situation closely.

Source: Adam Schefter (ESPN.com)

2020-09-17 18:45:17


Brandon Aiyuk Practices In Full

San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk practiced in full on Thursday, positioning him to make his NFL debut against the Jets in Week 2. New York's pass defense appears to be pretty shaky after one week of play, and while you very likely should not be counting on a rookie wide receiver on this team to lead you to a fantasy victory, he does become an upside play in DFS contests. If tight end George Kittle (knee) misses the game, Aiyuk's value would jump a little as well.

Source: NBC Sports Bay Area - Matt Maiocco

2020-09-17 18:42:47


Justin Jackson Doesn't Practice Thursday

Los Angeles Chargers running back Justin Jackson (quad) didn't practice on Thursday. His availability for Week 2 is in doubt, and his place on this team's depth chart appears to be in doubt as well. Rookie Joshua Kelley seemed to grab the No. 2 running back role from Jackson in Week 1, relegating Jackson to a reserve role when he returns. His re-draft value has taken a huge hit.

Source: Los Angeles Chargers

2020-09-17 18:39:44


Buccaneers Defense A Good Option

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense gets a favorable matchup against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. The unit is an underrated one, as they were able to keep the Saints' offense in check, while generating pressure on Drew Brees. The sack and interception numbers might not have been there in Week 1, but there's potential for both against a questionable Panthers' offensive line. Fire up the Buccaneers as a defense in fantasy, as they have top-10 upside in Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 18:37:24


Ryan Succop A Starting Option In Week 2

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop could be in line for a good fantasy day against the Panthers in Week 2. Carolina surrendered two field-goals and four extra-points to Raiders kicker Daniel Carlson in Week 1, so the matchup has the potential to be a good one. Tampa Bay is also very capable of putting up points on the board against this Panthers Defense, making Succop a starting-caliber option in Week 2. He may not have the upside of others at the position, but he could certainly finish as a top-12 option this week.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 18:28:37


O.J. Howard A TE2 Against Carolina

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard gets a pretty tough matchup against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. Howard actually looked like the better tight end when compared to Rob Gronkowski, as he played less snaps but saw more targets and caught a touchdown pass from Tom Brady. This tight end room is almost too close to predict for fantasy purposes and is probably best avoided if possible. If Howard continues to earn Brady's trust, he could push ahead and become more relevant. For now, it's best to look at him as a TE2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 18:17:05


Rob Gronkowski Needs To Score To Return Value

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski will face off with the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. Gronkowski played 54 snaps to O.J. Howard's 37, though he caught just two of three targets for 11 yards in Week 1. Tom Brady actually looked Howard's way more frequently, so Gronkowski probably needs to score a touchdown if he's not producing as much outside of the red zone. It's also possible that Tampa Bay goes with a two-tight end set more frequently in Week 2 if Chris Godwin (head) is out, giving Gronkowski and Howard more looks. At any rate, the veteran tight end is looking like a touchdown-dependent TE1/2 for Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 17:46:41


Scotty Miller In Line For Bigger Role

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller could be in line for increased usage on Sunday if fellow wideout Chris Godwin (head) is unable to play. Miller saw six targets from Brady in Week 1, hauling in five of them for 73 yards. The 23-year-old would operate as Tampa Bay's second wideout if Godwin is out, a role that would likely net him at least six targets again. Miller is still relatively unproven, the matchup isn't the greatest and there are likely better options for fantasy managers to turn to in redraft leagues. However, Miller makes for a sneaky DFS play in Week 2 thanks to his reduced price.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 17:28:23


Chris Godwin Logs DNP Thursday, Looking Questionable

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (head) wasn't able to practice for the second consecutive day and remains in the concussion protocol. Godwin hasn't been ruled out yet for Sunday's game against the Panthers, but he is looking very questionable at this point. If Godwin does suit up, he'll be more of a WR2, as he may be limited. Fellow wideout Scotty Miller- already a Brady favorite- would be in line for more usage and would be a sneaky DFS play in the event that Godwin is out Sunday.

Source: Greg Auman

2020-09-17 17:17:18


Austin Ekeler Could Be A Strong Play In Week 2

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler had mixed results against Week 2 opponent the Kansas City Chiefs in 2019. Ekeler surprisingly only hauled in one reception in Week 1, but rushed for 84 yards on 19 carries. The Chargers will need to run the ball well in Week 2 to kill some clock versus the Super Bowl Champs and Ekeler should be a big part of their game plan. The running back will be competing with rookie Joshua Kelley for touches, but he has the upper hand as of now. With the Chiefs expected to put up plenty of points, Ekeler is likely to be on the field more than Kelley due to his pass catching ability and that should only help his Week 2 value. He remains a fringe top-10 running back heading into Week 2, but owners would be wise to insure him with the addition of Joshua Kelley.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-17 17:07:17


Mike Evans Could Feast Against Panthers

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) could be looking at a massive target share in Week 2 against the Panthers. Evans practiced in limited fashion on both Wednesday and Thursday, though he said he feels that the hamstring issue is behind him. With Chris Godwin (head) looking iffy to play, Evans will be the undisputed number-one option in this passing offense. Not only that, but head coach Bruce Arians lamented about Evans' lack of usage in Week 1 and said he feels bad when the receiver gets less than 10 targets. Sure sounds like the ball will be headed Evans' way early and often. He is a strong WR1 for Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 17:03:53


Leonard Fournette Hard To Trust For Now

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette has a great matchup ahead of him in Week 2 against the Panthers. Still, Fournette played just nine snaps and carried the ball five times for five yards in his Buccaneers debut. Game script may have limited his opportunities, though it's likely that he hasn't completely acclimated himself to a new playbook just yet. Fournette could potentially score a touchdown against a Panthers Defense that allowed three rushing scores in Week 1, but that's too risky for fantasy managers to count on. In all likelihood, the two-time, 1000-yard rusher will turn this backfield into a committee at some point. Keep him stashed on the bench.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 16:56:11


Tyrod Taylor Has A Tough Week 2 Matchup

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor is set up for a tough battle in Week 2 against the Chiefs on Sunday that contained Deshaun Watson in Week 1. Taylor wasnt bad, but he also wasnt great in Week 1. The dual threat quarterback rushed six times for only seven yards and threw for 208 yards in Week 1s victory against the Bengals. Taylor will now draw a tough Kansas City Chiefs Defense with an offense that wont allow Taylor to make much, if any mistakes to deliver a victory in Week 2. Taylor is a backend option in two-quarterback leagues and DFS for Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-17 16:55:09


A.J. Brown Likely Week-To-Week With Knee Injury

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown (knee) missed practice on Thursday with a bone bruise in his knee that will likely make him week-to-week, according to a source. Obviously, Brown's availability for Week 2 against the Jaguars is seriously in question. The team's No. 1 wideout had a quiet game in the Week 1 win over the Broncos, too, catching five passes for 39 scoreless yards. Browns' Friday participation will tell us a lot, but as of right now, you need to be making other plans for the WR1. If he's out this weekend, Corey Davis, who had seven catches for 101 yards in the season opener, would have a much higher ceiling. Tight end Jonnu Smith would also have TE1 upside, while Adam Humphries could be a sneaky flex play in PPR formats.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-17 16:51:01


Sammy Watkins Should Be Avoided In Week 2

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins continued his streak of having a dominant Week 1 against the Houston Texans in his opening game, but should be avoided in DFS and weekly leagues in Week 2. Watkins put together a strong line of seven catches, 82 and a touchdown in Week 1, but will face off against the Chargers who dominated the receiver in 2019. In a pair of matchups against the Chargers, Watkins caught just three catches for 34 yards. Although the Chiefs have a new weapon that could breakout any game, Watkins doesnt seem like the safest bet. With plenty of mouths to feed in KC including Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce, Watkins will also compete with wide receivers Demarcus Robinson and Mecole Hardman for targets. He is best suited as a bench player or waiver wire option in most formats for now.

Source: Pro-Football-Reference

2020-09-17 16:48:04


Ronald Jones II Poised For Strong Game

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II gets an ideal Week 2 matchup against the Carolina Panthers. Jones II played 33 snaps to Leonard Fournette's nine in Week 1, picking up 82 scrimmage yards against a Saints Defense that's tough on opposing halfbacks. Operating as the lead runner while Fournette continues to learn the playbook, Jones II will face a Panthers Defense that just allowed 133 rushing yards and three scores to the Raiders backfield. It's possible that Fournette begins to close the gap this week, though this Panthers defense is giving enough for Jones II to at least post high-end RB3 numbers.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 16:42:17


Travis Kelce Has Struggled Versus Chargers In His Career

Despite being arguably the best tight end option in the league, Travis Kelce has generally struggled versus the Chargers. Kelce will go up against the Chargers on Sunday, but has never eclipsed the 100 yard mark and only owns one touchdown in his 12 career games against the division rival. Kelce hauled in all six targets in Week 1 and chipped in a touchdown to go along with 50 yards. The Chargers have held the tight end standout to just 41 yards per game throughout his career and owners in DFS should take notice as this may not be the best week to start the All-Pro. Managers in weekly leagues should still roll out one of the games best at his position, but shouldnt expect the huge numbers he is capable of in Week 2.

Source: Pro-Football-Reference

2020-09-17 16:40:18


Tyreek Hill Draws Tough Matchup Versus Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill will look for better results against the Chargers in Week 2 as they are a team that has generally shut the star receiver down. Hill does own five touchdowns to resume against the Chargers, but has only had one game with over 100 yards in eight career matchups. With the Chiefs having explosive options all over the field, Week 2 may be a good time for DFS players to avoid Hill. Even with the tough matchup, managers in weekly leagues should still suit up Hill as he has too much potential to sit on the bench. Hill is coming off of a quiet opener with just five catches for 46 yards and a touchdown, but Week 2 may not be his best option at putting up WR1 numbers.

Source: Pro-Football-Reference

2020-09-17 16:33:19


Tom Brady Should Bounce Back Against Carolina

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady gets a good matchup in Week 2 against the Carolina Panthers. The results weren't pretty in his first appearance as a Buc, as the 43-year-old tossed two interceptions and struggled with accuracy throughout the contest. Fortunately, the Panthers are an easier defense to dissect than the Saints' unit and Brady should have some added motivation after being called out by head coach Bruce Arians. Tampa Bay will likely lean on the running game more against Carolina's suspect run defense, which will limit Brady's upside. Still, he should be able to post low-end QB1 numbers in this contest, despite the possibility of Chris Godwin (head) being absent.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 16:30:44


Mike Pouncey Placed On Injured Reserve

Los Angeles Chargers starting center Mike Pouncey (hip) will have hip surgery and has been placed on injured reserve. The surgery will end his 2020 season and be a big hit to the offensive line for the Chargers. Pouncey has a history of hip injuries and this is the latest string of them. The Chargers had a questionable offensive line entering the season and starters Bryan Bulaga and Trai Turner were also banged up going into Week 1. The Chargers are still expected to feature a strong running game with Austin Ekeler and Joshua Kelley even with the loss of Pouncey.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-09-17 16:24:23


Mike Pouncey Out For The Year

The Los Angeles Chargers placed starting center Mike Pouncey (hip) on Injured Reserve on Thursday, and he will miss the rest of the season because he'll need hip surgery. The Pro Bowl center injured himself prior to the season opener against the Bengals. The 31-year-old played in just five games for the Chargers last season because of injury. His absence the rest of the year is bad news for a Chargers offense that looked sluggish in the Week 1 win over Cincinnati. In Week 2 against the division-rival Chiefs and last year's Super Bowl champions, defensive tackle Chris Jones could wreak havoc in LA's backfield with Pouncey out of commission.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-17 16:22:45


Kenny Golladay Yet To Practice This Week

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring), who missed the season-opening loss to the Bears, missed his second straight day of practice on Thursday. Golladay hasn't been ruled out for Week 2 against the Packers, but it's obviously not a good sign, especially since he didn't play last week. The team's No. 1 wideout could disappoint his fantasy managers as a WR1 if he actually makes his season debut, but as of now, we'd be making other plans if you own him. Keep an eye on Golladay's practice status on Friday, as he'll need to do at least something to have a chance to play. Marvin Jones Jr., Danny Amendola and tight end T.J. Hockenson all become more intriguing if Golladay misses another contest.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-17 16:17:49


Panthers Defense An Unappealing Option

The Carolina Panthers Defense gets a tough matchup against Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2. Brady was sacked three times and threw two interceptions in Week 1, one of which was returned for a touchdown. Generally, the future Hall of Famer is strong coming off of a loss and he should be able to dissect this defense. This, plus the fact that they have limited turnover/sack potential makes them a defense to avoid in Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 14:28:33


Joey Slye A Low-End Option

Carolina Panthers kicker Joey Slye gets a tougher matchup in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Carolina put up 30 points against Oakland, granting Slye the opportunity to nail three field-goals and one extra-point. Scoring chances could be more limited against an underrated Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive unit that largely stifled the Saints offense in Week 1. Slye can be used in Week 2, but don't expect the same number of opportunities against Tampa Bay.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 14:07:10


Ian Thomas Best Left On Bench

Carolina Panthers tight end Ian Thomas gets a good matchup in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay struggled against tight ends in 2019 and allowed five catches for 80 yards to Saints tight end Jared Cook in Week 1. Unfortunately for Thomas, he only saw two targets against a beatable Raiders defense in Week 1 and didn't do much with them. It's certainly possible that Thomas is more involved in the offense and finds the end zone against the Buccaneers, but it's entirely alright if this occurs while he's on the bench or the waiver wire. He'll need to win in this matchup to prove himself for fantasy purposes.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 13:51:25


Curtis Samuel Needs To Prove Himself

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel saw a hefty amount of targets in Week 1 against the Raiders but didn't produce as fantasy managers would have hoped. Samuel saw eight targets, tying with Robby Anderson for second on the team, and also saw a rushing attempt. It's encouraging that Carolina is utilizing him as both a runner and receiver, which could boost his value down the line. Still, it would be better for fantasy managers to leave Samuel on their benches until he puts up a more efficient showing.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 13:38:18


Clyde Edwards-Helaire Seeks To Improve In Short Yardage

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire will look to build off a dominant debut in Week 1. Edwards-Helaire received 66.7% of the snaps given to the run game in Week 1. Darrel Williams is likely to operate as the third down back for now, but it appears to be the rookies job to lose. If there was one thing that Edwards-Helaire struggled with in his debut, it was short yardage gains as he was stuffed a whopping six times at the goal line. Offensive Coordinator Eric Bieniemy said that the rookie has got to do a better job in that situation and that the rookie knows he left some things on the field that could have helped the Chiefs. Managers should feel confident firing up the Chiefs first-round with a date against the Chargers Sunday afternoon.

Source: Adam Teicher

2020-09-17 13:30:51


Robby Anderson A Risky Flex Option

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson will face off with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2 after he enjoyed a huge start to his season. Anderson hauled in six of eight targets for 114 yards, including a long, 75-yard score. The matchup against the Buccaneers' secondary has potential, as they allowed the most pass plays of 20 yards or more and the fourth-most of 40 yards or more in 2019. However, it's an underrated defensive unit with a pass rush that might not give Teddy Bridgewater enough team to look deep down the field for Anderson. The 27-year-old is a flex start for fantasy managers in need of upside, though the floor is admittedly low in the event he busts against the Buccaneers.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 13:19:06


Patrick Mahomes Looks To Continue Success Against Chargers

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is in for a tasty treat in a matchup versus the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. Mahomes is coming off of a three touchdown performance on Thursday versus the Texans and will look to keep the momentum going. Arguably the best fantasy quarterback, Mahomes faces a Chargers team that he tore up in 2019 for six touchdowns, zero interceptions and 499 yards over two contests. Making things more favorable, the Chargers Defense will be without linebacker Drue Tranquill (ankle) and their star defensive lineman Joey Bosa (triceps) banged up, but expected to play. It should be a given that managers should start Mahomes every time out, but Sundays matchup could be extra special.

Source: Pro-Football-Reference

2020-09-17 13:16:41


Colts Defense Has Bad Matchup In Week 2

The Indianapolis Colts Defense allowed 27 points to Jacksonville in Week 1 and forced just one incompletion. They will face the Vikings this week, a team that scored 34 points and gained close to 400 total yards last week against the Packers. The Colts struggled against a rebuilding Jaguars offense, and Minnesota's is clearly far better. They will have to find ways to stop star running back Dalvin Cook and wide receiver Adam Thielen. The Vikings did not have long methodical drives but had a lot of chunk plays, averaging almost eight yards per play. The Colts defense is one of the lowest-priced defenses this week at $2,500 and should be considered a low-end starting defense in traditional leagues.

Source: Draft Kings

2020-09-17 12:30:46


Jack Doyle Could Be Questionable For Week 2

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle(ankle, knee) did not practice on Wednesday and could be up in the air heading into Week 2. Doyle was held to three catches for 49 yards on four targets in Week 1 against the Jaguars. If Doyle can play this week, he will be facing a Vikings Defense that allowed just one catch to tight ends in Week 1. Part of that is a product of the Green Bay offense not targeting the tight end much. However, Doyle is not one of the more heavily targeted players in this offense with guys like T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, Jonathan Taylorand Nyheim Hines. QuarterbackPhilip Rivers has built a good rapport with tight ends in the past, but he will need to build one with Doyle before considering Doyle a legitimate tight end option in fantasy lineups.

Source: Draft Kings

2020-09-17 12:10:58


Nyheim Hines Looks To Build On Strong Week 1 Performance

Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines had a good start to his 2020 season, finding the end zone twice and gaining 73 total yards. Head Coach Frank Reich stated that rookieJonathan Taylor will be the starting running back after Marlon Mack's (Achilles) injury, but also stated that Hines will see time on all downs. Hines showed how valuable he is in the passing game, catching eight passes on all eight of his targets. He also showed that he can pick up yards on the ground with an average of four yards per carry in Week 1. He enters this week with a DFS price of $5,300. He should not be considered an RB1 or RB2 due to not knowing the type of touches Taylor will see as the starter. However, he offers value in the flex position in a favorable Week 2 matchup against the Vikings, especially in PPR leagues.

Source: Draft Kings

2020-09-17 11:33:38


Raiders Defense A Bad Option In Week 2

The Las Vegas Raiders defense had a bad Week 1 outing against the Carolina Panthers, allowing 30 points, forcing zero turnovers and sacking the quarterback just one time. Things will not get easier this week when they take on quarterbackDrew Brees and the New Orleans Saints. The Saints scored 27 points on offense last week against a far more talented Buccaneers Defense. The only silver lining for the Raiders defense is that they likely will not have to deal with the Saints top receiver, Michael Thomas(ankle). However, the Saints have plenty of other offensive weapons to go to, so we can assume that they will score a decent amount of points. DraftKings has the Raiders defense priced at $2,000, which is the cheapest on the board.

Source: Draft Kings

2020-09-17 11:22:20


Darren Waller A TE1 In Week 2

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller started his 2020 campaign by hauling in six catches for 46 yards on nine targets in a win against the Panthers. Waller did not have great production but showed that he is still quarterbackDerek Carr's favorite option, leading the team in targets with nine. He will face off against the Saints for the first time in his career, a team that surrendered six catches for 47 yards and a touchdown to tight ends in Week 1. This is not an easy matchup for Waller, but his high target share suggests he is still a valuable TE1 option going into this week. DraftKings agrees with this notion, giving him the fifth-highest DFS price for a tight end at $5,400.

Source: Draft Kings

2020-09-17 11:13:18


49ers Defense A Strong Starting Option In Week 2

The 49ers Defense struggled to contain Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1, but this week, they face a much more favorable matchup against the New York Jets. Last week, the Jets committed two turnovers and managed just 254total yards of offense against a tough Buffalo Bills Defense. The 0-1 49ers should be locked in for their Week 2 game, coming off a disappointing home loss. Expect them to wreak havoc on Sam Darnold and company. The Jets will also be without lead running back Le'Veon Bell (ankle) in the game, which will make them even less effective offensively.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 11:01:20


Kendrick Bourne A Risky Deep League Starting Option In Week 2

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne was one of only two 49ers wide receivers to catch a pass in Week 1, the other being Trent Taylor. Both Bourne and Taylor earned five targets, but Taylor caught just two of them for seven yards, while Bourne caught two for 34 yards. This week, the 49ers should see rookie receiver Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) make his NFL debut while tight end George Kittle (knee) is currently questionable for the game. The 49ers have a very favorable matchup in Week 2 against a New York Jets Defense that was torched by the Buffalo Bills last week. Bourne should see at least five targets in the game and a potential, albeit risky, flyer as a WR3 or flex in deep leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 10:56:07


Henry Ruggs III Not A Good Option Against Saints

Las Vegas Raiders rookie wide receiver Henry Ruggs III finished his rookie debut with three catches for 55 yards against the Panthers. He will look to build on this performance against the Saints, but it will not be an easy matchup. The Saints Defense put the clamps on Tampa Bay receiver Mike Evans, allowing him to catch just one pass for two yards. Ruggs will likely see a lot of attention from Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore, who has been one of the better cornerbacks in the NFL since entering the league. Going against an elite corner suggests a difficult day for the rookie wide receiver. Ruggs has a lot of upside potential in the long run, but bettors would be advised to stay away from him this week.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-09-17 10:54:34


Brandon Aiyuk Could Be A Solid WR3 In Week 2

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) appears to be on track to make his NFL debut in Week 2 against the New York Jets. Aiyuk was questionable until almost game-time in Week 1 and this week, he returned to practicing in full. The 49ers are badly hurt at wide receiver and they are going into an extremely favorable matchup against a Jets Defense that allowed 312 receiving yards in Week 1 against the Bills. Aiyuk's outlook is even more promising if star tight end George Kittle (knee) is out for the game. He's currently questionable. Regardless, Aiyuk is a solid option as a WR3 or flex in Week 2 as he should see somewhere around seven or eight targets in his debut.

Source: NBC Sports

2020-09-17 10:50:22


George Kittle A Must-Start If He's Active In Week 2

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee) is currently questionable for Week 2 against the New York Jets. Kittle injured his knee midway through Week 1 and finished the game with a disappointing line of four catches for 44 yards. Kittle isn't expected to practice at all this week, but the team remains hopeful he can go in Week 2 regardless. If he's active, fantasy owners should start him and hope for the best, knowing what kind of upside he can provide. If he's out, Jordan Reed is a potential dart throw starting option in deep leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 10:43:22


Tevin Coleman Not A Viable Week 2 Starter

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman saw only six offensive snaps in Week 1. On the bright side, he was utilized by the offense in each of those six snaps, earning four carries and two targets. He compiled 24 total yards in the game. At this point, Coleman is nothing more than a handcuff for the team's No. 1 running back Raheem Mostert. Jerick McKinnon also plays a big role in the offense. McKinnon saw 19 snaps in Week 1 and had three carries and five targets. Coleman would be more likely to step into primary ball-carrying duties if Mostert were to go down, but regardless, Mostert is healthy and coming off a fantastic Week 1. Coleman can remain on waivers in most leagues and isn't a viable starting option for Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 10:37:52


Josh Jacobs Looks For Another Strong Performance

Las Vegas Raiders running back Josh Jacobs had a strong start to the 2020 season, scoring three times against the Carolina Panthers in Week 1. He will face a stout run defense against the Saints in Week 2. The Saints rank sixth against the run, so yards will not come easy for Jacobs. An encouraging sign for Jacobs is that he was able to catch four balls for 46 yards on six targets against the Panthers. Based on his rookie year, we knew that Jacobs would be a legitimate RB1 option. Becoming adept in the passing game will make him even more valuable going forward. Jacobs may struggle to pick up four yards a clip against this defense, but his heavy workload still makes him a good RB1 choice at a DFS price of $7,500.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-09-17 10:34:11


Jerick McKinnon A Solid Flex Option In PPR For Week 2

San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon should be heavily involved in the team's offensive gameplan in Week 2 against the New York Jets. McKinnon carried the ball three times for 24 yards and caught three of his five targets for 20 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. Last week's game was his first NFL action since 2017, so there's good reason to believe the team will use him more heavily going forward now that he's shaken off the rust, so to speak. Expect McKinnon to see around 10 touches in Week 2, with over half of his touches coming in the passing game. He's a great flex or RB3 option in PPR leagues. In non-PPR, he's a bit more risky with a lower ceiling, but can still be considered as a flex option.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 10:31:53


Raheem Mostert Could Explode In Week 2

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert was the team's top offensive weapon in Week 1. He rushed the ball 15 times for 56 yards and caught four of his five targets for 95 yards and a touchdown. This week, the 49ers face a New York Jets team that allowed over 400 yards of offense to the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. Expect the 49ers to heavily feature Mostert in Week 2. He should see around 20 touches and rack up over 100 total yards with one or more touchdowns in the game. He has unquestionable RB1 upside in Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 10:25:43


Derek Carr Has Tough Matchup In Week 2

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr will have a difficult matchup in Week 2 against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints Defense was able to grab two interceptions and sack quarterback Tom Brady three times in Week 1. Carr had an efficient performance against the Carolina Panthers but did not rack up a lot of fantasy points, throwing for just under 240 yards and one touchdown. Carr has shown that he does not turn the ball over, but his inability to push the ball downfield makes him a backup quarterback in most fantasy formats. He has a DFS price of $5,700, but don't expect a whole lot of upside from Carr this week.

Source: Draft Kings

2020-09-17 10:25:17


Jimmy Garoppolo Projects To Have A Solid Week 2

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo performed decently in Week 1, throwing for 259 yards and two touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals. This week, he goes up against a New York Jets Defense that was just torched by Josh Allen and the Buffalo Bills. Garoppolo's top pass-catcher, George Kittle (knee), is currently questionable for Week 2, but the team should see rookie receiver Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) make his NFL debut. Whether or not Kittle is available, Garoppolo should be able to piece together around 250 passing yards yet again with a good chance for two or more touchdowns. He's a great QB2 to start in two-quarterback leagues in Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 10:20:17


Browns Defense A Sneaky Option In Week 2

The Cleveland Browns Defense did not fare well in a 38-6 blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. Of course, the Ravens have one of the most dangerous offenses in the league, so last week's outcome isn't all that surprising. The Browns have a chance to bounce back in Week 2's Thursday night matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Cleveland is installed as six-point home favorites in the contest and will be going up against a rookie quarterback in Joe Burrow who is making just his second career start. Fantasy gamers can consider starting the Cleveland defense in fantasy as a unit with some sneaky upside for Week 2. They are also an interesting option in single-game showdown slates in DFS.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-17 10:16:14


Austin Hooper A TE2 In Week 2

Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper had a slow debut for his new team in Week 1. Hooper finished with just two catches for 15 yards and was overshadowed by fellow tight end David Njoku, who found the end zone. Hooper could be a larger part of the offense going forward as Njoku landed on injured reserve with a knee injury this week. The absence of Njoku should create more looks for Hooper in Week 2's Thursday night matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincy allowed Hunter Henry to lead the Los Angeles Chargers in receiving in Week 1, giving some hope to fantasy gamers who drafted Hooper to be their TE1. For now, it is best to treat Hooper as a mid-range TE2 until he shows more production on the field.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-17 10:12:15


Cardinals Defense A Low-End Starting Option In Week 2

The Cardinals Defense had a decent showing in Week 1, holding the San Francisco 49ers to 20 points. In Week 2, the Cardinals will host the Washington Football Team. The Cardinals are currently favored by about a touchdown in the game. The Washington Football Team didn't commit a turnover in Week 1, but they managed just 239 yards of offense in the game. The team scored 27 points in Week 1, but they were mostly fueled by their defense, which came up with three turnovers. The Cardinals should be able to hold the Washington Football Team to 20 or fewer points and they may be able to come up with a turnover or two as well as a few sacks, making them a low-end starting option in Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 10:07:35


Jarvis Landry Expected To Suit Up Thursday Night

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (hip) is expected to play in his team's Week 2 matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night. Landry missed practice on Tuesday and was limited on Wednesday. The extra rest appears to have been precautionary as Landry had hip surgery back in February. Landry will face off against a Bengals secondary that should be much more generous than the Baltimore Ravens cornerbacks who he did battle with in Week 1. The Cleveland passing offense has struggled since the beginning of the 2019 season but Landry has been the one source of consistent production for the team. Treat him as a low-end WR2 in fantasy leagues for this week.

Source: Tom Pelissero on Twitter

2020-09-17 10:06:07


Odell Beckham Jr. A WR3 In Week 2

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had an up-and-down game in Week 1's blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens. He led the team with 10 targets but only finished with three catches for 22 yards against an excellent Baltimore secondary. He should find it much easier to operate in Week 2's Thursday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Expect Beckham to see plenty of targets again in Week 2 against a Cincy secondary that is much more vulnerable than Baltimore's. That being said, it is hard to trust Beckham as much more than a WR3 until we see the Browns offense operate at a competent level, something that has been a rare sight over the past 17 games.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-17 10:01:47


Kareem Hunt A Low-End RB2 In Week 2

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt outproduced starter Nick Chubb in Week 1's blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Hunt out-touched Chubb 17 to 11 and outgained him in total yards, 81 to 66. Week 1's game script favored Hunt as the Browns fell behind early and shifted into catch-up mode. Cleveland is installed as six-point home favorites for their Week 2 Thursday night matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. If the game goes as expected, this sets up as a more favorable situation for Chubb. That being said, Hunt should see most of the work in the passing game and can be projected for at least 10 carries on the ground in a Cleveland offense that wants to skew run heavy. That's good enough to treat Hunt as a low-end RB2 for Week 2, especially against a Bengals Defense that coughed up a 148 rushing yards and a score to the Los Angeles Chargers in Week 1.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-17 09:54:47


Nick Chubb A Solid Play In Week 2

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb had a slow afternoon in his team's Week 1 blowout loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Chubb finished with just 11 total touches for 66 yards, six fewer touches than backup Kareem Hunt. Of course, the Browns fell behind early in that contest and shifted into catch-up mode, a game script that benefits Hunt over Chubb. Chubb should bounce back in Week 2's Thursday night game against the Cincinnati Bengals. Cincy's defense allowed the Los Angeles Chargers running backs to total 148 rushing yards and a score in their season opener. With the Browns playing at home as six-point favorites, look for the game script to favor Chubb this week. Shake off his Week 1 outing and fire Chubb up as a low-end RB1 in Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-17 09:47:39


Baker Mayfield Hard To Trust In Week 2

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield turned in a disappointing performance in a 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1, throwing for just 189 yards, one touchdown, and one interception. He will look to put that behind him when he takes on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2's Thursday night matchup. While Mayfield wasn't great in the season opener, there is some cause for optimism considering that Baltimore employs one of the top defenses in the league. The Cincinnati pass defense figures to be much more generous to the Cleveland passing attack on Thursday evening. Season-long fantasy gamers most likely have better starting options at the quarterback position for Week 2 but Mayfield does make for an interesting dart throw in DFS GPP contests.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-17 09:35:13


Dan Arnold Not A Viable Week 2 Starter

Arizona Cardinals tight end Dan Arnold is someone worth monitoring going forward. He was the only tight end to register a catch for the team in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. Arnold caught both of his targets in Week 1 and went for a total of 21 receiving yards. The team's other primary tight end, Maxx Williams, went catchless on two targets in the game. In Week 2, the Cardinals face the Washington Football Team in a game where quarterback Kyler Murray should put up a decent amount of passing yards. If Arnold improves upon his Week 1 numbers this week, he could be a worthy target going forward. But for now, he should remain on waivers.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 08:59:44


Christian Kirk Should Rebound, But Is A Risky Start

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk had a dreadful Week 1, catching just one of his five targets and gaining zero yards in the game. DeAndre Hopkins carried the passing game with 151 receiving yards on 14 receptions. All that is the bad news for Kirk. However, the good news is that Kirk tied with Larry Fitzgerald and Chase Edmonds for second on the team in targets in Week 1. Kirk has as good of a chance as any other Cardinals pass-catcher to be the second-most-targeted player in the offense behind Hopkins this year, provided he can be more efficient going forward. Keep him on your bench in Week 2, but try to avoid dropping him as he still has clear upside in a potent Cardinals offense going forward.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 08:53:23


Larry Fitzgerald A WR3/Flex Option In PPR In Week 2

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald caught four of his five targets for 34 yards in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. He was tied for second on the team in targets with Christian Kirk and running back Chase Edmonds. The team's No. 1 receiver, DeAndre Hopkins, soaked up a team-high 16 targets in the game. Fitzgerald averaged just 8.5 yards per reception in Week 1. He's the team's primary slot receiver and will be mostly looked at for short gains throughout the year. In PPR leagues, he has a relatively safe floor as he should regularly catch around four or five passes, but his ceiling is limited unless we see him become a frequent end zone target. He's worthy of starting as a WR3 or flex in PPR leagues in Week 2 against the Washington Football Team, but he should be avoided in non-PPR.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 08:48:22


Expect Another Big Game For DeAndre Hopkins In Week 2

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was heavily featured in his Cardinals debut in Week 1, earning a whopping 16 targets while leading the team in receptions (14) and receiving yards (151). No other Cardinal earned over five targets in the game. While the target disparity might not always be as drastic as it was in Week 1, the game certainly proved that Hopkins will see more than enough targets this year to enable him to have a high-end WR1 season. The Cardinals host the Washington Football Team in Week 2. Expect quarterback Kyler Murray to have a strong game, leaning heavily on Hopkins yet again to fuel the passing game. Hopkins has a great chance to top 100 yards yet again and should see multiple opportunities to score his first touchdown of the year as well.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 08:32:13


Chase Edmonds Should Be Heavily Involved In Week 2

Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds was targeted five times in the passing game in Week 1, which was tied for second on the team with Larry Fitzgerald. He caught three of those five targets for 19 yards and a touchdown while also rushing the ball six times for 26 yards in the game. The Cardinals are favored by about a touchdown in their upcoming Week 2 matchup against the Washington Football Team. Expect both Edmonds and the team's primary ball-carrier Kenyan Drake to play big roles. Edmonds should see around 10 total touches in the game, which gives him solid upside as a flex or RB3 in PPR leagues. In non-PPR, his upside is a bit limited and he might need another touchdown in order to come through for you.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 08:24:54


Kenyan Drake Has RB1 Upside In Week 2

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake was the team's primary ball-carrier in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, carrying the ball 16 times for 60 yards and a touchdown. He also added two catches for five yards on two targets. Expect to see him get a heavy workload in Week 2 as the Cardinals host the Washington Football Team. The Cardinals are favored by about a touchdown in the game. If they indeed hold a lead in the game, Drake will be leaned upon to keep that lead intact. The team's No. 2 running back Chase Edmonds will get plenty of work as well, primarily in the passing game, but Edmonds only saw six carries in Week 1 and doesn't figure to get many more than that going forward. Start Drake as a low-end RB1/high-end RB2 in Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 08:18:04


Kyler Murray Set For Big Week 2 Performance

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray had a fantastic Week 1 in his team's win over the San Francisco 49ers, throwing for 230 passing yards while adding a team-high 91 rushing yards. He had both a passing touchdown and a rushing touchdown in the game. Expect for him to improve upon those numbers in Week 2 as the Cardinals host the Washington Football Team. Murray had great chemistry with new No. 1 receiver DeAndre Hopkins in Week 1, connecting with Hopkins on 14 of 16 pass attempts for 151 yards. Murray should keep that connection going strong in Week 2 and also give his fantasy line a big boost with his running once again. Start him with confidence as a high-end QB1 in Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-17 08:09:14


Keep Joe Mixon Starting Against Cleveland

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon was undoubtedly one of the biggest flops in Week 1 against the Chargers as he finished with just 69 yards off of 19 carries for a miserable 2.0 YPC. He also underwhelmed catching passes out of the backfield by hauling in just one catch for two yards. Thanks in part to a lack of a familiar rapport with rookie quarterback Joe Burrow and the atrocious play of the team's offensive line, Mixon got off to a rough start to the 2020 campaign. Nonetheless, his fantasy outlook for the remainder of the year is still favorable, and has a strong chance of getting back on track against a Browns Defense that got slaughtered by the Baltimore Ravens last Sunday. Fantasy managers should keep Mixon classified as a must-start in all formats on Thursday night.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-16 21:11:19


N'Keal Harry Has Low-End WR3 Value

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry was expected to do big things when he was drafted by the team. Sadly, injuries derailed his rookie season, but he is hopeful to bounce back in 2020. Harry hauled in five of six targets for 39 yards in the Week 1 victory over the Miami Dolphins. The Patriots use a run-heavy offense, but Harry should still get plenty of targets each week. He'll face off against a Seattle Seahawks Defense in Week 2 that allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers last season. Harry doesn't have great upside here, but could possibly be used as a low-end WR3 in Week 2.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 21:08:01


Julian Edelman Has Promising Upside

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman technically didn't even start their Week 1 contest against the Miami Dolphins. However, he was on the field for a majority of their offensive snaps. Edelman finished with five receptions on seven targets for 57 yards. The Patriots are lacking reliable options, so quarterback Cam Newton should look his way quite often. Edelman will have a tougher matchup against the Seattle Seahawks Defense in Week 2. Although, the Seahawks gave up the most fantasy points to wide receivers last season. Fantasy owners should be able to trust Edelman as a WR3 and possibly low-end WR2 for Week 2.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 21:03:52


Tyler Boyd Hopes To Rebound On Thursday Night

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd didn't have the most impressive Week 1 against the Chargers and will look to bounce back on Thursday night against Cleveland. The 25-year-old is coming off two-straight 1,000-yard seasons, but he struggled last Sunday as he was relegated to second fiddle by the return of veteran wideout A.J. Green, who had nine targets on the day. Although his poor performance in the season opener wasn't promising, Boyd has done enough over his previous few seasons to earn another shot or two moving ahead. Fantasy managers should keep him starting in all formats against a subpar Browns Defense in Week 2. He is also a suitable DFS option, primarily since many will look elsewhere for options after his shoddy performance against Los Angeles.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-16 21:00:35


James White Has Good Potential For Week 2

New England Patriots running back James White is likely going to be an important part of the offense this season. The team likes to use him in both the running and passing game quite often. White rushed five times for 22 yards and hauled in all three of his targets for 30 yards through the air. He probably would've been more involved, but the Patriots were running away with the game versus the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. There should be more chances for White against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. He'll be a flex option for PPR leagues, but probably won't be anything more than a risky RB3 without PPR scoring.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 20:58:16


Sony Michel Considered RB3 Against Seattle

New England Patriots running back Sony Michel was the starter for their Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. He rushed 10 times for 37 yards and one touchdown. His lone touchdown was at the goal line, but quarterback Cam Newton figures to get plenty of chances there as well. The Patriots are going to use a run-heavy offense, which is good news for Michel's value. However, he'll get a matchup against a tougher Seattle Seahawks Defense in Week 2. Fantasy owners should be able to trust Michel as a RB3 or maybe a low-end flex option.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 20:47:38


A.J. Green Should Remain Starting In Week 2

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green secured five of his nine targets for 51 yards against the Chargers in Week 1. That was a respectable showing, primarily after injuring his ankle during training camp of last year, which resulted in the 32-year-old missing all of last season. Despite his lengthy tenure in the league, his upside is nearly as high as ever, even though he is currently catching passes from a rookie quarterback protected by one of the league's worst offensive lines. The former Bulldog almost pulled in a touchdown reception in Week 1 and has a decent shot at finding the end zone against a Browns Defense that hasn't impressed thus far. Fantasy managers should keep Green rolling in Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-16 20:42:49


Cam Newton Will Have Tougher Matchup In Week 2

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton had a promising first start with his new team in Week 1. He completed 15 of 19 passes for 155 yards and rushed 15 times for 75 yards and two touchdowns. However, it was against the Miami Dolphins below average defense, so it's not time to get carried away here. Newton has the potential to be a QB1 this season, assuming he can stay healthy. He'll have a tougher matchup this week against the Seattle Seahawks Defense. Newton should be able to be trusted as a QB1, assuming he can continue to get it done with his legs.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 20:41:30


Mike Gesicki TE2 Versus Bills

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki could be a huge part of the offense this season. He's expected to play as the slot receiver, which should increase his fantasy value. He was only able to haul in three receptions for 30 yards during the Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots. It won't get much easier for Gesicki versus the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. Fantasy owners should hang in there because Gesicki does have promising upside. He should be considered a TE2 versus the Bills tough defense.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 20:35:33


Joe Burrow Looking For First Touchdown Pass In Week 2

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will be searching for his first touchdown throw in Week 2 against the Browns on Thursday night. The rookie had a respectable debut last Sunday against the Los Angeles Chargers by compiling 193 yards on 23-for-36 passing. He also racked up 46 yards off of eight carries on the ground, which included a 23-yard scramble for a score in the first quarter. Although the former Heisman winner has all the tools necessary to be successful at the professional level, he will need more assistance from a Cincy offensive line that is one of the worst in the league. Regarding his outlook in Week 2 against Cleveland, he should remain benched in anything outside of deeper, superflex leagues while also being classified as a suitable dart throw in DFS contests due to his high upside against a mediocre Browns Defense.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-16 20:29:34


Preston Williams Gaining Some Steam

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams failed to capitalize on his chances during the Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots. He hauled in two of his seven targets for 41 yards. DeVante Parker (hamstring) was limited during Wednesday's practice, but is expected to suit up for Week 2 versus the Buffalo Bills. Williams should see plenty of targets coming his way, but that doesn't guarantee fantasy value. He'll be a boom-or-bust flex option versus the Bills in Week 2.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 20:13:12


DeVante Parker Limited During Wednesday's Practice

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) was limited during Wednesday's practice. He missed the second half of their Week 1 contest against the New England Patriots after aggravating his hamstring. It sounds like Parker is on the right track to play versus the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. However, that's a tough matchup for Parker against stud defensive back Tre'Davious White. Fantasy owners might want to downgrade Parker to a WR3 for this week.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 20:07:56


Matt Breida Rapidly Losing Value

Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida has quickly lost the trust of plenty of fantasy owners after his Week 1 performance versus the New England Patriots. Breida rushed five times for 22 yards in the loss. Jordan Howard received the start and the goal line carries. Myles Gaskin saw nine touches and saw a few targets through the air as well. The Dolphins have a horrendous running back committee that can't be trusted in most formats. It appears Breida could have the least amount of fantasy value out of all three of them. He belongs on the bench in almost all formats during their Week 2 matchup versus the Buffalo Bills.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 20:02:42


Jordan Howard Hopeful For Bounce Back Week

Miami Dolphins running back Jordan Howard was unable to get anything going on the ground during their Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots. He rushed eight times for seven yards and one touchdown. He did handle the goal line carries, but Matt Breida and Myles Gaskin were worked into the mix as well. That is likely going to be the case again versus the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. Fantasy owners are going to have a hard time trusting Howard right now. He should be considered a RB3 versus the tough Bills Defense.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 19:58:16


Myles Gaskin Shows Promise In Week 1

Miami Dolphins running back Myles Gaskin was surprisingly the best option in the running game for the team during their Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots. Gaskin rushed nine times for 40 yards and hauled in all four of his targets for 26 yards. The running back committee in Miami is horrendous. Both Matt Breida and Jordan Howard struggled to get anything going on the ground during Week 1. It remains to be seen if Gaskin will be as involved during their Week 2 contest versus the Buffalo Bills. As of right now, Gaskin is only worth a look in deep leagues until he proves he can be reliable every week.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 19:54:38


Ryan Fitzpatrick Risky Option Versus Bills

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick had a horrendous start to the 2020 campaign versus the New England Patriots in Week 1. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 191 yards and three interceptions. Despite that, head coach Brian Flores confirmed that Fitzpatrick will start during their Week 2 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. The team is likely just waiting until Tua Tagovailoa is fully healthy before benching Fitzpatrick. Fantasy owners can go ahead and avoid Fitzpatrick in this one. He won't have value in just about any format.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 19:48:55


Eagles Defense A Middling Week 2 Option

The Philadelphia Eagles Defense is a decent option in Week 2 fantasy lineups. They played well for a while in Week 1 before fading near the end of the game and letting the Washington Football Team take home a win. Still, they showed their upside and should be in a close enough game against the Los Angeles Rams to make them a top-12 option for this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 19:41:05


Jake Elliott Okay As A Week 2 Kicker

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott is a decent option in Week 2 fantasy lineups. The Eagles-Rams game could be a somewhat low-scoring affair, so neither kicker in the matchup makes for a top option, but Elliott is a consistent enough kicker to be worth a stream for desperate fantasy managers. He's ranked as the K14 for this week though, so there could be better options available on the wire in most leagues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 19:38:04


Dallas Goedert Looks To Build On A Great Week 1

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert is a strong fantasy starting option in Week 2. Goedert was fantastic in Week 1, essentially running the Eagles offense with eight catches for 101 yards and a touchdown. He's still officially "behind" Zach Ertz on the depth chart, but the Eagles run a majority of their offensive formations with both tight ends on the field. Goedert checks in as a top-10 fantasy tight end option in Week 2, with plenty of upside.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 19:35:29


Zach Ertz Still A Top Tight End Option In Week 2

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz had a mostly disappointing Week 1 despite catching a touchdown, but he remains an excellent fantasy option in any format. Ertz ended up being targeted seven times in Week 1, but caught just three passes for 18 yards. Ertz was resoundingly outplayed by Dallas Goedert in Week 1, but that can switch any week. It'll be a guessing game each week to predict which Eagles tight end will be the best fantasy bet, but Ertz remains the safer choice between the two. He's a top-five option against the Rams this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 19:30:04


J.J. Arcega-Whiteside Allegedly Still Exists

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside still plays for the Philadelphia Eagles, according to their official roster. Arcega-Whiteside was propped up all offseason as a possible breakout candidate, especially given the lack of other options at wide receiver for the Eagles. So, in Week 1, with the Eagles desperate for offense...Arcega-Whiteside was not even targeted. Legend says he was on the field in an Eagles jersey, but it's reaching Loch Ness Monster territory at this point. With rookies Jalen Reagor and John Hightower already ahead of him on the depth chart, Arcega-Whiteside is quickly fading into irrelevance in just his second season.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 19:19:00


Greg Ward Suddenly A Key Part Of The Eagles Offense

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward has suddenly once again become a key piece of the Eagles passing game. With injuries ravaging the Eagles roster like usual, Ward saw seven targets in Week 1, catching five passes for 31 yards. The Rams Defense tends to limit deep balls, so it's possible that DeSean Jackson and Jalen Reagor could be somewhat schemed out of the game, leading to even more short targets for Ward. He doesn't have much upside, but he enters Week 2 with a decent floor, even though the Eagles might run their offense through their tight ends.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 19:14:48


Jalen Reagor Not A Reliable Starter Yet

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor is not a recommended fantasy starter for Week 2 lineups. Reagor should absolutely be rostered in most formats, but he needs to show more on the field before he can be trusted in a starting lineup. The rookie was targeted four times in Week 1, catching just one pass for 55 yards. Very little of that was Reagor's fault, however, as horrific offensive line play had quarterback Carson Wentz rushing most of his throws and not allowing any deep routes to develop. Reagor and DeSean Jackson in two-wide sets could cause mismatches against weaker defenses, but the Rams Defense excels at limiting deep balls and could end up forcing the Eagles to stick with shorter passes and dump offs. Reagor can develop into a weekly starting option with plenty of upside, but he's just not there yet.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 19:08:29


DeSean Jackson A Risky Week 2 Start

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson is a risky start in Week 2 fantasy lineups. In Week 1, Jackson was targeted seven times but only caught two passes, totaling 46 yards. The Rams Defense is great at limiting deep passes, and that's where Jackson's game thrives. There's always the chance that he effectively blows the cover off a corner and scores on a deep ball, but he's also one of the wide receivers with the lowest floor, as it's just as easy to see Jackson end up catchless as it is to see him end up with a 100-yard game. He's great in best ball lineups, as he has been his whole career, but his use in more standard weekly formats is closer to that of a depth WR4/5.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 18:59:58


Corey Clement Could Have A Role In Week 2

Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement could suddenly have a role in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams. Although both Miles Sanders (hamstring) and Boston Scott (undisclosed) are expected to play in Week 2, either or both could be limited or on a snap count, leading to opportunity for Clement. Even with the possible path to playing time, he's nothing more than a last-ditch desperation play in 14-team leagues, though.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 18:54:17


James Conner Absent From Wednesday Practice

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday. Conner left Monday night's win over the New York Giants during the second quarter after injuring his ankle and did not return. Head coach Mike Tomlin did indicate to reporters on Tuesday that they weren't ready to rule Conner out of Week 2's matchup against the Denver Broncos but the running back is certainly trending in the wrong direction. It is looking unlikely that the injury-prone running back will be able to play in that contest. Benny Snell Jr. saw 19 carries in Conner's absence and would be a solid RB2 if Conner is ruled out.

Source: Brooke Pryor on Twitter

2020-09-16 18:43:33


Allen Robinson Expects To Remain With Bears This Year

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson said he expects to finish out the year with the team, but he didn't clarify whether he or his agent formally requested a trade after being disappointed with the team's long-term contract offers. ESPN's Dan Graziano and The Chicago Tribune both reported that Robinson, who is in the final year of his contract, has requested a trade. His agent, Brandon Parker, has denied the trade request. A-Rob had five catches for 74 yards on nine targets in the Week 1 win over the Lions and led the Bears with 98 receptions for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns in 2019. The 27-year-old will be facing a Giants secondary that allowed three TDs to Steelers receivers in Week 1, so Robinson will be a strong WR1 this weekend.

Source: ESPN Chicago - Jeff Dickerson

2020-09-16 18:34:43


Diontae Johnson Doesn't Practice Wednesday

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (toe) missed practice on Wednesday, according to reports. Johnson also missed time last week with what appears to be the same ailment, as he was held out of the Wednesday and Thursday sessions before getting a full practice in on Friday. So far, there are no reports that his toe injury got worse during Week 1's win over the New York Giants, where Johnson played on 55 of 64 offensive snaps and caught six balls on 10 targets. Fantasy gamers shouldn't worry about Johnson's Week 2 status as long as he's able to practice by Friday. Treat Johnson as an upside WR3 for Week 2.

Source: Brooke Pryor on Twitter

2020-09-16 18:33:35


D.J. Moore Could Bounce Back In Week 2

Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore could have a bounce-back performance in Week 2 against Tampa Bay. Moore was disappointing in Week 1, catching just four passes for 54 receiving yards, though he was targeted nine times. Moore will be just fine as a high-end WR2 most weeks if he continues to see that kind of volume in the passing game. This week presents a bit of a tough matchup against Buccaneers' cornerback Carlton Davis, who just held Michael Thomas (ankle) to three catches for 17 yards in Week 1. Still, Moore is talented enough to win this matchup and should have game script on his side, meaning more of an emphasis on the passing game for the Panthers. Consider him a solid WR2 this week.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-16 18:30:18


Randy Bullock Good To Go, Geno Atkins Ruled Out

Cincinnati Bengals kicker Randy Bullock (calves) practiced in full on Tuesday and Wednesday and is not on the final injury report for Week 2 against the Browns. Meanwhile, star defensive tackle Geno Atkins (shoulder) missed practice all week and has been ruled out. Bullock made two of his three field-goal tries in Week 1, but he badly botched a potential game-tying field goal late in the fourth quarter in the loss to the Chargers and immediately grabbed his calf. The Bengals brought in Austin Seibert this week, but it looks like Bullock will kick in Week 2. You should be ignoring him for fantasy purposes.

Source: Bengals.com

2020-09-16 18:23:37


JuJu Smith-Schuster Misses Wednesday Practice

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) missed practice on Wednesday. The veteran wide receiver was joined on the sidelines by Diontae Johnson in the team's first session since their Monday night win over the New York Giants. It is possible that the Steelers are just giving their top receivers some extra rest on a short week ahead of their Sunday showdown against the Denver Broncos. Smith-Schuster played on 55 of 64 offensive snaps last week on the way to catching six balls for 69 yards and two scores. As long as Smith-Schuster is able to return to at least a limited practice by Friday he is likely to play Sunday. Consider JuJu a low-end WR1 for Week 2 as long as he suits up.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 18:15:51


Christian McCaffrey An RB1 Despite Tough Test Ahead

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey will be in every fantasy manager's lineup when he takes the field for a Week 2 matchup with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In all likelihood, McCaffrey will put up his normal, week-winning numbers. Still, this Tampa Bay run defense is one to fear. They ranked first in the league against the run in 2019, held Alvin Kamara to just 1.3 yards per carry and even bottled up McCaffrey himself in two contests last season. McCaffrey is obviously talented enough to put up RB1 numbers this week, but don't be surprised if he looks more like an RB2 against Tampa Bay.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-16 18:15:16


Jarvis Landry Questionable Against Bengals

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (hip) is listed as questionable for the Thursday night game against the divisional-rival Bengals. Landry missed practice on Tuesday but was limited on Wednesday. He played 46 of 67 snaps in the Week 1 blowout loss to the Ravens and caught five of his six targets for 61 yards. Rashard Higgins would likely start opposite Odell Beckham Jr. if Landry is inactive. Also, both starting tackles Jack Conklin (ankle, finger) and Jedrick Wills Jr. (shin) and center JC Tretter (knee) are questionable. If he suits up, Landry will be a WR3/flex, but make sure to check the Thursday inactives before game time.

Source: ClevelandBrowns.com

2020-09-16 18:14:48


Ben Roethlisberger Extra Sore After Monday Night Game

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he was pretty sore after the Monday night win over the Giants in Week 1, his first game in 364 days after suffering a season-ending elbow injury in 2019. "I was saying today I feel like I was just in a car accident. Yesterday I felt like I was in a trainwreck. Hopefully tomorrow it'll feel like I just fell off a bike," Roethlisberger said. But the good news is that Big Ben's surgically repaired right elbow feels fine. To help keep him fresh, he'll continue to take Wednesdays off. He looked a bit rusty early in Week 1, but Roethlisberger eventually settled in to go 21-for-32 for 229 yards and three touchdowns. Against a Broncos secondary that will be starting two secondaries this Sunday, Big Ben will be a low-end QB1/high-end QB2 play.

Source: ESPN.com - Brooke Pryor

2020-09-16 18:04:36


Teddy Bridgewater A Low-End QB2 Against Buccaneers

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater draws a tough matchup in Week 2 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' improved defense. Tampa Bay's pass rush made Hall of Famer Drew Brees look very ordinary in Week 1 and could do the same to Bridgewater, especially considering his offensive line isn't as good as Brees'. The 27-year-old threw for 270 yards and a score against Oakland, though their defense isn't as talented as the Buccaneers'. The best case scenario for Bridgewater this week is that Tampa Bay jumps out to a big lead, forcing him to throw the ball to keep up. Still, the matchup isn't enticing enough to look at him as anything more than a QB2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-16 18:00:20


Boston Scott Could Have Value In Week 2

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott (undisclosed) had to leave the game in Week 1 but was able to return. He's likely to run behind Miles Sanders (hamstring) in Week 2, although Sanders is no sure thing to play. Even if Sanders gets the start, he may be limited or on a snap count, giving Scott perhaps one more week of legitimate stand-alone fantasy value. Once things settle down with injuries on the Eagles offense, Scott won't be much more than a valuable direct backup to Sanders, but for now, he can be used as a desperation Flex play, with slightly more value in PPR formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 17:53:57


Miles Sanders Looks Ready To Go For Week 2

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) practiced in full on Wednesday and should be good to go for Sunday's game against the Los Angeles Rams unless he experiences a new setback. The Eagles backfield was mostly a mess in Week 1 without Sanders. He'll bring a new element to the offense that should help the unit as a whole. Sanders could be on a snap count and remains a risk of re-injury, however, making him a risky low-floor option with high upside in Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 17:50:05


Carson Wentz Looking Like A QB2 In Week 2

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz looks like a solid QB2 option in Week 2. Taking on a tough Rams Defense and coming off a disappointing loss to the Washington Football Team, Wentz just doesn't have the weapons on offense to be trusted as a QB1. His floor is decent enough that he won't ruin your weekly score, but most fantasy managers are likely to find a higher ceiling option available to start in Week 2. Wentz will certainly have QB1 weeks, but this is unlikely to be one of them.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 17:46:55


Mike Evans Limited On Wednesday

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Head coach Bruce Arians said that Evans "ran really well" and had a great practice. The 27-year-old was able to play in Week 1, though he only registered one catch. Fortunately for his fantasy managers, Evans will see a lot more usage in Week 2, especially if fellow wideout Chris Godwin (head) is unable to go on Sunday. Hopefully Evans is able to get a full practice in before Sunday to ease any concerns about putting him in lineups.

Source: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

2020-09-16 17:46:20


Breshad Perriman Quickly Losing Value

New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman was listed as the No. 1 option for the team heading into their Week 1 matchup with the Buffalo Bills. He finished the game with three receptions on five targets for 17 yards. Both Jamison Crowder and Chris Herndon appear to be the favorable options in New York. Things aren't going to get easier for Perriman in Week 2 when he faces off against the San Francisco 49ers Defense. Perriman is basically a desperation flex right now, but has potential to be useful if he ever figures it out.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 17:42:39


Chris Herndon Has TE2 Value Versus 49ers

New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon could be headed towards a breakout season in 2020. He hauled in six of his seven targets for 37 yards in the loss to the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. The Jets don't have many reliable options on offense, so they will probably look Herndon's way quite often. He'll get a tough matchup against the San Francisco 49ers Defense in Week 2. Herndon should still see plenty of targets, which makes him a TE2 in PPR leagues for this week.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 17:38:12


Jamison Crowder Limited During Wednesday's Practice

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder (hamstring) was limited during Wednesday's practice. Crowder was battling a hamstring issue in training camp, but wasn't on the injury report during Week 1. He hauled in seven of his 13 targets for 115 yards and one touchdown in the Week 1 loss to the Buffalo Bills. Crowder is one of the few players on the Jets that offers decent fantasy value right now. Crowder has been reliable, so the Jets are likely going to look his way quite often. He gets a fairly tough matchup against the San Francisco 49ers Defense in Week 2. Fantasy owners should consider Crowder a WR3 for this one, assuming he is able to suit up.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 17:32:33


Frank Gore Named Starter For Week 2

New York Jets running back Frank Gore has been named the starter for their Week 2 matchup against the San Francisco 49ers. Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) has been placed on the injured reserve. That means, Gore, Josh Adams, and Kalen Ballage will be tasked with holding together the Jets rushing attack. The 37-year-old back rushed six times for 24 yards against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. He'll get another tough matchup against the 49ers Defense. Maybe Gore can be a low-end flex option, but he'll probably only be worth using in deep leagues.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 17:26:14


Sam Darnold Gets Difficult Task In Week 2

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold was expected to have a bounce back season with a new revamped offensive line. However, Darnold continued to struggle in their season opener versus the Buffalo Bills. He completed 21 of 35 passes for 215 yards with one touchdown and one interception. To be fair, Darnold has one of the worst supporting casts around him. Their rushing attack has been horrendous, so things aren't looking up for the Jets. Darnold will get a tough matchup against the elite San Francisco 49ers Defense in Week 2. Honestly, Darnold belongs on the waiver wire or bench in almost all formats until he proves he can do something positive.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 17:18:57


Dawson Knox Could See Slight Uptick In Value

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox has been lost in the shuffle, but was able to haul in two receptions for 26 yards during their Week 1 victory. Knox has big play potential, but the Bills have Stefon Diggs, John Brown (foot), and Cole Beasley who are all targeted more often than him. It'll be tough for him to see more than three or four targets per game, but that could change in Week 2. Brown is in danger of missing the game, which could mean quarterback Josh Allen looks his way a few more times. Knox should still be avoided in 12-team league regardless. However, he could have some value in deeper leagues if Brown is out.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 17:10:53


Cole Beasley Could See More Targets In Week 2

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley is not normally a reliable fantasy option most weeks. However, John Brown (foot) was held out of Wednesday's practice and is in danger of missing their Week 2 contest against the Miami Dolphins. Brown's absence would mean more playing time for Beasley. He finished with four receptions on seven targets for 58 yards in Week 1. He could be worth a look as a flex option, assuming Brown sits out. Otherwise, he'll likely remain only a deep league candidate.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 17:03:31


John Brown Unable To Practice On Wednesday

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown (foot) was held out of Wednesday's practice. He was on the field for almost every snap during their Week 1 victory over the New York Jets. Brown hauled in six of his 10 targets for 70 yards and one touchdown in that contest. However, the Bills are in danger of being without their deep threat for this one. Cole Beasley and Gabriel Davis could gain some fantasy value, assuming Brown sits out. They might be able to have some low-end flex value, but would probably be better used in deep leagues. Fantasy owners will have to check back later in the week for another update on Brown.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 16:59:56


Stefon Diggs Has High Upside Against Miami

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs had a fairly strong debut with his new team. He hauled in eight of his nine targets for 86 yards in the victory over the New York Jets. The Bills ran away with the game early, so they didn't need to target Diggs much in the second half. Quarterback Josh Allen loves to throw deep, so Diggs should have strong value against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2. Fantasy owners should be able to trust him as a WR2 against the shaky Dolphins secondary.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 16:53:14


Jimmy Graham A Touchdown-Dependent Option

Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham will be back on the fantasy radar heading into Week 2 against the Giants. Graham caught only three passes for 25 yards in Week 1 but brought in his first touchdown in a Bears uniform and had a second score expunged after an official review. The veteran will be a touchdown-dependent fantasy option against a Giants Defense that allowed eight receiving touchdowns to tight ends in 2019, tied for third most in the league. New York attempted to revamp their defense in the offseason but already is dealing with injuries to the unit, a group that was beaten regularly by the Steelers in Week 1. Graham's value will be best utilized in DFS leagues and standard scoring formats for Week 2.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-16 16:48:34


Need To See More From Parris Campbell

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell had an encouraging Week 1, catching six balls for 71 yards on nine targets. Campbell showed in Week 1 why the Colts were so excited about him when they drafted him. While Week 1 was a solid performance, fantasy owners would be advised to wait on him a while before putting him in their starting lineups. Last week against the Jaguars was the most yards and targets he ever saw in an NFL game. The Vikings are certainly a favorable matchup this week, so he can build on his performance if he continues to see consistent targets. If he continues to show consistency, he can be a legitimate flex option in the future. Campbell has a DFS price of $4,500, so DraftKings agrees that he still needs to prove himself to be considered a legitimate fantasy starter.

Source: Draft Kings

2020-09-16 16:47:51


Cowboys Defense Not A Strong Week 2 Option

The Dallas Cowboys Defense is not a strong Week 2 option in what could end up as a shootout against the Atlanta Falcons. While some of it came in what amounted to garbage time, the Falcons offense was still able to move the ball and put up points in Week 1 all while the Cowboys defense was unable to slow down the Seattle offense. It doesn't bode well for Week 2, especially since they only recorded one sack. The Cowboys defense will have better matchups where they could be used as a streaming defense, but this is not one of those weeks.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 16:46:25


Devin Singletary Looks To Bounce Back

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary struggled in the opening week against the New York Jets. He rushed nine times for 30 yards and hauled in five receptions for 30 yards through the air. Singletary started over Zack Moss, but Moss saw most of the goal line work. The Bills have a favorable matchup against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2, which means both backs should see a decent workload. However, Singletary wasn't able to do much in Week 1, so he'll be a low-end flex option in most formats.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 16:45:53


Anthony Miller Hoping For Consistency Against Giants

Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller came alive in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 1 comeback win over the Lions and will try and keep it going against the Giants this week. Miller hauled in five passes for 74 yards, including the game-winning touchdown, but fantasy owners have been fooled before by Miller's tantalizing talent. Consistency has become the key to the third-year receiver's success, who has had a tendency of disappearing one game after posting a solid fantasy line the week before. Despite the promising Week 1 returns, Miller needs to remain in 'prove-it' mode from a fantasy perspective. He will have a favorable chance this week against a Giants Defense that was horrible in 2019 and was ripped up repeatedly by the Steelers in Week 1.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-16 16:43:47


Zack Moss Should Be More Effective In Week 2

Buffalo Bills running back Zack Moss was unable to get much going on the ground during their Week 1 victory over the New York Jets. He rushed nine times for 11 yards and had three receptions for 16 yards and one touchdown. It seems like the Bills are leaning towards using Moss in goal line situations. Devin Singletary is still going to be involved, so that does limit Moss a bit. However, Moss will have a fairly solid matchup against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2. He probably won't be a RB2, but is worth considering as a flex option.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 16:39:29


Greg Zuerlein A Good Kicking Option For Week 2

Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein is a strong kicking option in Week 2 fantasy lineups. With the Cowboys taking on the Atlanta Falcons in what could be the highest scoring game of the week, Zuerlein should have plenty of chances to kick field goals or tack on extra points. In Week 1, "Greg the Leg" made two extra points and one of his two field goal attempts. He's ranked solidly in the top five of fantasy kickers for Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 16:39:25


Tarik Cohen's Value Capped Heading Into Week 2

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen made some solid contributions in Week 1, picking up 41 rushing yards on only seven carries in Week 1. Cohen will face a Giants Defense in Week 2 that allowed 149 rushing yards to the Steelers last week and allowed a 74.7% completion percentage to opposing backs in the passing game in 2019. Cohen has game-breaking talent but will be limited from a fantasy perspective with incumbent starter David Montgomery healthy and getting the bulk of the carries. The Bears also like getting Cordarrelle Patterson into the mix as well, further limiting the ceiling Cohen can reach in fantasy. Cohen may need to ride the bench in Week 2.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-16 16:38:34


T.Y. Hilton Draws Favorable Matchup Against Vikings

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton looks to bounce back against the Vikings after a disappointing Week 1 performance. Hilton was only able to amass four catches for 53 yards on nine targets in a losing effort against the Jaguars. He will look to bounce back this week against a Minnesota team that struggled last week against Green Bay's No. 1 receiver Davante Adams. They surrendered a whopping 14 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns against Adams. Hilton had two drops as well last week, so his fantasy day could have looked a little different if he grabbed those. He enters this week with a DFS price of $5,700 and should be considered a good WR2 option if he can convert some of those targets into catches.

Source: Draft Kings

2020-09-16 16:37:54


Dalton Schultz Suddenly A Starter In Week 2

Dallas Cowboys tight end Dalton Schultz is suddenly a starter after Blake Jarwin (knee) went down early in Week 1. Much more of a blocking type of tight end, Schultz still saw four targets in Week 1, catching one of them for 11 yards. With a week to practice as the starter, Schultz should be a little more involved in the passing game in Week 2. Despite a good matchup in a game that could be the highest scoring of the week, Schultz is nothing more than a touchdown-dependent dart throw in Week 2. Players in deep tight end bonus leagues may want to add him to their bench to see what happens, but he's not a recommended starter at this point.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 16:36:32


David Montgomery A Risky RB2 Option

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery will go up against a Giants Defense that allowed 141 rushing yards to the Steelers in Week 1. Montgomery came into the opener questionable with a groin injury but looked fairly healthy against Lions while leading the team with 13 carries for 64 yards. The Giants can certainly be beaten on the ground and allowed almost a 75% completion percentage to running backs last season. But Montgomery will have to compete for carries with teammates Tarik Cohen and Cordarrelle Patterson. Montgomery is worth a FLEX play but banking on him to post RB2 numbers will be a risky proposition.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-16 16:35:17


CeeDee Lamb Looks To Build On A Solid Debut In Week 2

Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb will look to build on his solid NFL debut from Week 1. He'll have a much easier matchup against a soft Atlanta Falcons secondary that allowed four passing touchdowns in Week 1. Lamb caught five passes in his first game, gaining 59 yards. While he fell well short of Amari Cooper's 14 targets, Lamb saw one more target than Michael Gallup in Week 1. Lamb checks in as a WR3 with touchdown upside in a good matchup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 16:31:32


Josh Allen Has Excellent Matchup Versus Dolphins

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen started off the 2020 season the right way by throwing for over 300 yards in Week 1. Allen completed 33 of 46 passing attempts for 312 yards and two touchdowns without any interceptions in the victory over the New York Jets. In addition to that, Allen rushed 14 times for 57 yards and two touchdowns. The accuracy is still an issue as Allen did miss some throws, but hopefully that will get better over time. He'll get an excellent matchup against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2. A team that heavily struggles defending the pass, so Allen should be fine to air it out. Fantasy owners should be able to lean on Allen as a QB1 here.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-16 16:30:49


Jonathan Taylor Stepping Into Starting Running Back Role

Indianapolis Colts rookie running back Jonathan Taylor will be stepping into a starting role going forward, confirmed by Colts head coach Frank Reich. Taylor was not able to do much on the ground last week, picking up only 22 yards on nine carries. However, he was able to show that he can be an asset in the passing game, grabbing six balls for 67 yards. Marlon Mack's (Achilles) injury has given Taylor the opportunity to see more of the workload rather than splitting carries. He will be facing a Minnesota Vikings Defense that allowed 158 yards and one touchdown on the ground last week. Reich confirmed that Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins will also be part of the mix, but Taylor getting the nod should give him solid RB2 value this week against a Vikings team that struggled against the run in Week 1.

Source: Draft Kings

2020-09-16 16:23:40


Philip Rivers Has Favorable Matchup In Week 2

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers will face off against the Minnesota Vikings Defense in Week 2. The Vikings defense surrendered over 300 yards and four touchdowns last week to Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The Vikings were also unable to force any turnovers and did not sack the Packers quarterback one time. Rivers threw for over 300 yards with one touchdown last week against the Jaguars. He also threw two interceptions, and that hurt what could have been a very solid fantasy day. He threw the ball 46 times, and we can expect Rivers to throw it a lot again against a depleted Vikings secondary. This will give him another good opportunity to rack up plenty of yards and touchdowns. He has a DFS price of $5,900, and this could be a good value pick if he limits the mistakes.

Source: Draft Kings

2020-09-16 16:11:10


Mitchell Trubisky Could Deliver Again Against Giants

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky will have another favorable matchup against a leaky Giants secondary in Week 2. New York worked hard trying to revamp their defense in the offseason but still were burned by the Steelers for three passing touchdowns in Week 1. Enter Trubisky, who was awful for three quarters against the Lions last week but ripped off three passing scores en route to a comeback victory in the fourth quarter. The Giants Defense was among the worst in 2019, allowing the eighth most fantasy points to opposing passers, including 30 touchdowns passes and a 65.5% completion percentage. Trubisky is not a starting fantasy quarterback in standard leagues but is worth a look in two-quarterback formats and DFS lineups for Week 2.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-16 16:10:20


George Kittle Won't Practice This Week

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee) will not practice this week because of his knee injury, but the Niners remain hopeful that he will play in Week 2 against the Jets. Kittle is battling a sprained knee, but as of right now, fantasy managers should expect him to be out there this Sunday. It's definitely something to watch for the elite tight end, though. Kittle had four catches on five targets for 44 yards in the season-opening loss to the Cardinals, which is a very below-average game for his standards. Gang Green was one of the better defenses against opposing tight ends in 2019. Kittle remains a top-tier, must-start fantasy tight end as long as he's active. If for some reason he doesn't play, Jordan Reed and Ross Dwelley would battle for playing time at the position.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-16 16:08:55


Michael Gallup Has A Good Chance To Score In Week 2

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup is a solid fantasy option in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons and a good chance to find the end zone. Gallup had a tough matchup in Week 1 but ended up with 50 yards on three catches. The Falcons Defense, however, allowed 56 passing plays that went for 20 yards or more last season. That's Gallup's game, and he should be the target of at least a few deep balls from quarterback Dak Prescott. Gallup comes into Week 2 as a high-ceiling WR2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 16:08:52


Kyle Rudolph Off Fantasy Radar

Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph will go up against a Colts Defense in Week 2 that allowed the 11th most fantasy points to tight ends in 2019. Rudolph caught only two passes for 28 yards in the opener and really has faded into the back on offense the past few seasons. Rudolph posted only 367 yards in 2019 and no longer is a featured played in the Vikings passing attack. The veteran tight end is not fantasy viable heading into Week 2.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-16 16:04:54


Justin Jefferson Waiting His Turn

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson will look build off his NFL debut in Week 2 against the Colts. Jefferson caught two passes for 26 yards against the Packers and was slotted in the Vikings offense as the third receiver. The Colts allowed three touchdown passes to receivers in Week 1 but Jefferson is still learning the ropes offensively. Jefferson has plenty of talent and could have fantasy value at some point this season but, for now, should ride the fantasy bench in Week 2.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-16 15:54:14


Hard To Trust Bisi Johnson Week 2

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bisi Johnson did enough to secure his role in Week 1 as the number two receiver heading into the team's matchup against the Colts. Johnson caught three passes for 56 yards to open the season and now will face a Colts Defense that allowed touchdowns to secondary receivers on the Jaguars in Week 1. Despite the starting role, it is hard to trust Johnson from a fantasy perspective with teammate Adam Thielen soaking up all the targets on the other side of the field. Johnson could be worth a spot on fantasy rosters in deeper leagues but is hard to trust deploying him in starting lineups for Week 2.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-16 15:46:52


Adam Thielen Ready To Keep It Rolling Week 2

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen enjoyed a fantastic Week 1 and will look to keep it going against the Colts in Week 2. Thielen caught six passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns against the Packers and now will face a Colts Defense that was put on its heels, at times, against the Jaguars last week. Thielen is the unquestionable number one target for quarterback Kirk Cousins and the veteran receiver will need a strong performance if the Vikings hope to pick up their first win of the season. Thielen will be a top-8 selection among wide receivers heading into Week 2.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-16 15:40:08


Dalvin Cook An Easy RB1 Choice Against Colts

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook will to look to build off a solid, if unspectacular, Week 1 performance this week against the Colts. Cook racked up only 50 rushing yards but punched in two touchdowns. Cook can break loose at any moment but will go up against a Colts Defense that allowed only three rushing touchdowns to opposing backs last season. Look for Cook to exceed the 12 touches he saw in Week 1 and should be in line to post RB1 numbers in Week 2.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-16 15:34:12


Kirk Cousins Poised For Favorable Week 2 Matchup

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will try and get his season going against the Colts in Week 2. Cousins was solid in Week 1, passing for 259 yards with two touchdown and one interception as the Packers blew the doors off the Vikings. Now Cousins will face a Colts team that allowed three passing touchdowns to Jaguars passer Gardner Minshew and a defensive unit that allowed 29 passing touchdowns last season. Cousins can be a frustrating fantasy asset but has an opportunity to post top-12 fantasy numbers among quarterbacks for Week 2.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-16 15:30:03


T.J. Hockenson Looking For Consistency In Week 2

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson will look to build off his solid Week 1 performance against the Bears heading into Week 2 against the Packers. Hockenson had five receptions for 56 yards with one touchdown against the Bears last week and appeared to have a solid rhythm going with quarterback Matthew Stafford. The second-year tight end will go up against a Packers Defense that allowed the 13th-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends in 2019, including six receiving touchdowns. Hockenson has plenty of talent and could become more than just a touchdown-dependent fantasy option in the weeks ahead.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-16 15:24:52


Danny Amendola Should Be Active Against Green Bay

Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola could be in line for more targets against the Packers in Week 2. After leading the team with 81 receiving yards in Week 1, Amendola could be in line for a larger role if teammate Kenny Golladay (hamstring) can't play. The veteran receiver was not able to produce against Green Bay last season but Amendola was a safety valve for quarterback Matthew Stafford to start the season. Despite the higher snap-count coming his way, Amendola is not fantasy viable for Week 2.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-16 15:10:13


Marvin Jones Jr. Has WR3/4 Value Against Packers

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. could be a main target of Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford's once again in Week 2 against the Packers. With Kenny Golladay (hamstring) missing practice again Wednesday, Jones Jr. quickly could be the main target in the Lions offense. The Packers allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to receiver's last season and Vikings receiver Adam Thielen enjoyed success against them. Jones Jr. caught four passes for 55 yards in Week 1 but it was mostly a quiet performance. Jones' value will be highest in deeper leagues and DFS formats for Week 2.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-16 15:04:07


Adrian Peterson In Line To Be Lead Back In Week 2

Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson should be in line to see the majority of the backfield touches Week 2 against the Packers. Peterson totaled 93 yards on 14 carries Week 1 and galvanized the offense at times with some tough, gritty runs between the tackles. The 35-year-old is no spring chicken but still has a little juice in his step and will face a Packers Defense that allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to opposing backs in 2019. In 19 career games against Green Bay, Peterson has 16 touchdowns with an average of 103.9 rushing yards per game. 'AP' is far from his prime but could provide some value at the right price in DFS for Week 2.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-16 14:56:47


D'Andre Swift Hopes To Put Debut Behind Him

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift will try and put last week behind him when the team takes on the Packers in Week 2. It was an NFL debut to forget, posting only 23 all-purpose yards and dropping the game-winning touchdown with :06 left to play against the Bears. The drop cost the Lions the game and now must face a Packers team that just put 43 points up against the Vikings. Green Bay did a solid job of bottling up star running back Dalvin Cook in Week 1 and allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to opposing runners in 2019. Swift has plenty of talent but now must fight for touches with veteran runner Adrian Peterson. The rookie deserves to be rostered in most formats but should be on the bench in Week 2 until his playing time solidifies.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-16 14:51:21


Matthew Stafford Could Struggle Again In Week 2

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford will face another NFC North rival in Week 2 against the Packers. Stafford passed for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the team's loss to the Bears in Week 1 but completed only 57.1% of his passes. The veteran passer got off to a strong start but completely disappeared in the second half and now will face a Packers Defense that was really tough on quarterbacks in 2019. Green Bay's defense allowed the fourth fewest fantasy points last season to opposing passers, including 17 interceptions. Stafford may also be without top wide receiver Kenny Golladay, further sending Stafford outside of the top-12 among quarterbacks for Week 2.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-16 14:46:34


Kenny Golladay Unable To Practice Wednesday

Detroit Lions Kenny Golladay (hamstring) will not practice Wednesday, casting further doubt on his availability for Week 2 against the Packers. Golladay was unable to play Week 1 against the Bears and his status for this week is now definitely up in the air. The Lions have been ravaged by injuries on defense and now must possibly prepare to play without their top receiver for the second straight game. If Golladay can't play, expect more targets for Marvin Jones Jr. and Danny Amendola.

Source: Kyle Meinke

2020-09-16 14:38:56


Marquez Valdes-Scantling Rising Among The Fantasy Ranks

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling will have an excellent matchup in Week 2 against the Lions. Valdes-Scantling stepped up last week against the Vikings, catching four passes for 96 yards and one touchdown. Now he will go up against an injury-plagued secondary with the Lions and has an opportunity to post a solid fantasy line once more. The Lions allowed 18 touchdowns to receivers last season and were completely gashed by the Bears in the fourth quarter of Week 1. Valdes-Scantling has been a hot waiver wire commodity this week and will carry WR3/4 value heading into Week 2.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-09-16 14:33:51


Ahkello Witherspoon In Concussion Protocol

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (head) suffered a concussion in Week 1 against the Cardinals and is in the league's concussion protocol, according to a league source. When he's good to go he'll take over for Richard Sherman (calf), who was placed on Injured Reserve on Wednesday. The Niners are suddenly thin in the secondary, but it might not matter much in Week 2 against a Jets offense that is already reeling and just lost running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) for at least three weeks. Witherspoon had a solo tackle in the Week 1 loss and managed 28 combined tackles, an interception returned for a touchdown and nine passes defensed in 10 games (eight starts) in 2019.

Source: The Athletic - Matt Barrows

2020-09-16 14:31:45


Davante Adams Could Feast On Lions

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams will look to stay hot against the Lions in Week 2. Adams exploded for 14 receptions, 156 yards and two touchdowns against the Vikings in Week 1. Now he will face a Lions team decimated by injuries, especially in their secondary. Detroit was burned consistently in the fourth quarter by the Bears and now must deal with Adams. The Lions allowed 18 touchdowns to wide receivers last season and Adams should be considered an easy WR1 selection for Week 2.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-09-16 14:27:12


Aaron Jones Has Favorable Week 2 Matchup

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will have an appealing matchup Week 2 against the Lions. Detroit allowed 149 total rushing yards to the Bears last week and allowed the seventh most fantasy points to running backs in 2019. Jones posted 66 rushing yards with one touchdown in Week 1 and will go up against a Lions Defense that lost several starters to injury in the opener. Jones can safely be deployed in lineups as an RB1 for Week 2.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-09-16 14:23:09


Amari Cooper Should Have A Good Week 2

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper shouldn't have too much trouble racking up fantasy points in a Week 2 matchup against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons secondary had no answer for any of the Seahawks wide outs in Week 1 and Cooper should add to that trend. He was targeted 14 times in Week 1 and caught 10 of those for 81 yards. He might not see quite that many targets this week, but he's a WR1 with an enormous PPR ceiling regardless.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 14:22:47


Aaron Rodgers Rises To QB1 Status For Week 2

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers may have been on the outside looking in during fantasy drafts but will be a QB1 option against the Lions in Week 2. Rodgers absolutely shredded the Vikings to open the season, passing for 364 yards and four touchdowns. The Packers will now host a Lions Defense that severely collapsed in the fourth quarter against the Bears and suffered numerous injuries on defense. The Lions allowed three passing touchdowns to Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky, which should have fantasy team's that have Rodgers in starting lineups salivating heading into Week 2.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-09-16 14:19:31


Ezekiel Elliott Set To Pick Up Where He Left Off For Week 2

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is an excellent fantasy option in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons. Elliott checks in as the overall RB2 for a matchup with a Falcons Defense that ranked 29th against the run. "Zeke" scored two touchdowns in Week 1 and could easily match that this week as well. Almost never off the field when the team is on offense, Elliott has one of the highest running back floors in fantasy and one of the higher ceilings in standard scoring as well. He's a must-start in all leagues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 14:14:13


Chris Godwin In Concussion Protocol

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (head) was not spotted at Wednesday's practice and is in the concussion protocol. Godwin took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Saints safety D.J. Swearinger late in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 1 loss but didn't feel symptoms until Wednesday. Head coach Bruce Arians said that they will be "very cautious" with the star wideout. At the very least, fantasy managers should begin thinking about their Week 2 lineup possibilities without the services of Godwin, though his status for the contest against Carolina is still unknown. If Godwin doesn't suit up, fellow wideout Mike Evans could be in line for a huge target share, in addition to more passes heading the way of Scotty Miller, Rob Gronkowski and O.J. Howard.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-09-16 14:13:29


Dak Prescott Has An Excellent Week 2 Matchup

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott has an excellent matchup in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons Defense was torched for 322 passing yards and four passing touchdowns in Week 1 and the Falcons secondary looked helpless for most of the game. Prescott comes in as the overall QB3 this week and should be a lock for at worst one of the highest floors of the week. Combine that with a very high ceiling and you have a guy who should be started in any fantasy format despite his lackluster Week 1 performance.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-16 14:11:26


Cowboys Defense Loses Sean Lee For Six Weeks

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Sean Lee (hernia) is expected to be out for six weeks after having hernia surgery last week in Philadelphia with specialist Dr. William Meyers, according to sources. Lee began the season on Injured Reserve and now may not return until mid-October. It's especially notable after Leighton Vander Esch broke his collarbone in the Week 1 loss to the Rams on Sunday night. The injuries to the middle of Dallas' defense will put more responsibility on both Jaylon Smith and Aldon Smith, with the latter being a bright spot in the season opener. Both Smiths will be in play as IDP starters at the position in Week 2, but the Cowboys Defense should be avoided against a strong Falcons passing attack.

Source: NFL Network - Jane Slater

2020-09-16 12:53:26


Miles Sanders, Lane Johnson On Track For Week 2

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) and left tackle Lane Johnson (ankle) are both on track to play in Week 2 against the Rams after missing the season-opening loss to Washington. The Eagles need both Sanders and Johnson back after they were upset in Week 1. The combination of Boston Scott, Corey Clement and Jason Huntley had just 16 carries for 55 yards. Keep a close eye on Sanders' practice status this week. If he's active, the second-year back will be, at worst, an RB3/flex for fantasy purposes if the Eagles choose to ease him back in from his nagging hamstring ailment. The return of Johnson on the left side would also be good news for Sanders owners.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-16 12:47:19


49ers Placing Richard Sherman On Injured Reserve

The San Francisco 49ers are placing cornerback Richard Sherman (leg) on Injured Reserve on Wednesday, according to sources. The exact injury is unclear, but he's expected to be back in a few weeks. Sherman will be out for three weeks on IR. The 32-year-old finished the Week 1 loss against the Cardinals, so it must not be too serious of an injury. Still, the loss of Sherman will be felt in the secondary for San Francisco, especially with Jason Verrett nursing an injury. But against a Jets team in Week 2 that just placed running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) on IR, the 49ers Defense is an elite fantasy play this weekend.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-09-16 12:39:20


Phillip Lindsay Could Be On The Shelf For A Few Games

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) is still receiving a second opinion on his turf-toe injury, but it wouldn't be a surprise to see him miss the next few weeks based on the nature of the injury and the position he plays. But the good news is that his injury isn't considered to be long-term. Lindsay is almost certainly going to sit out in Week 2 against the Steelers, so you should be making other plans if you were planning on starting him as an RB3/flex. Royce Freeman will spell Melvin Gordon III for however long Lindsay is out, but he doesn't have any real standalone fantasy value. Gordon will be facing a tough Steelers defensive front, making him more of an RB3/flex in his second game with Denver.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-16 12:33:52


A.J. Bouye Expected To Miss A Few Weeks

Denver Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye (shoulder) doesn't have surgery planned for his dislocated shoulder, according to a source. However, he'll likely be out a few weeks as he rehabs the injury. The Broncos will likely place him on Injured Reserve, which means he'd miss at least three weeks. It's a tough early season blow to a Denver defense that lost Chris Harris Jr. to free agency in the offseason. With a healthy Ben Roethlisberger and the Pittsburgh Steelers on the schedule for Week 2, Denver's secondary could be vulnerable with two rookies starting. The Broncos Defense looked good in the Monday night opener against the Titans, but Bouye's injury makes them much more risky as a starting unit this weekend.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-16 12:28:39


Falcons Sign Laquon Treadwell To Practice Squad

The Atlanta Falcons signed wide receiver Laquon Treadwell to their practice squad on Wednesday. Treadwell didn't make the club's 53-man roster out of training camp, but he'll remain with the team. A first-round pick by the Vikings in 2016, the Ole Miss product never lived up to the hype as a receiver. He's got good size at 6-foot-2, 215 pounds, but he put up just 65 receptions on 107 targets for 701 yards and two touchdowns in his four years with Minnesota in 53 total games. Treadwell could be intriguing if injuries strike the Falcons wideouts and he's brought up to the active roster, but he's well off the fantasy radar for now.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-16 12:18:30


Tre'Quan Smith A Flex Option For Week 2

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith is a good flex piece for Week 2 against the Raiders. With Michael Thomas out for a few weeks, Smith could see more targets headed his way as Drew Brees could distribute the ball more. The receiver grabbed only one reception on one target for 14 yards in Week 1, but it's worth noting the Raiders rank top-10 in points allowed to wideouts after one week of the season. Smith will be the fourth-best option in the passing game, behind Alvin Kamara, Jared Cook, and Emmanuel Sanders. Therefore, he merits flex value and nothing more.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 23:22:35


Emmanuel Sanders A Low WR3/Flex For Week 2

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders remains in the WR3/flex conversation for Week 2. It was a rather disappointing New Orleans debut for the veteran, as he only managed three receptions on five targets for 15 yards in Week 1. With Michael Thomas likely out in Week 2, Sanders could see his volume increase, but it's unclear how large his role will be considering Alvin Kamara and Jared Cook would likely see more targets. Consider Sanders a low WR3 or flex piece for Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 23:18:31


Wil Lutz A Great Starting Option This Week

New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz is a great option to start this week. As a member of a high-powered offense, Lutz's work is always steady, and he connected on both of his field goal attempts last week along with kicking in four extra points. Lutz has been a reliable kicking option the past few years, and he should be started this week because of his expected volume.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 23:13:19


49ers, Ziggy Ansah Unable To Reach Agreement

The San Francisco 49ers visit with free-agent pass-rusher Ziggy Ansah is over, but the two sides were unable to reach an agreement on a contract, according to a source. Ansah will continue to wait for the right opportunity on the open market. The former fifth overall pick of the Lions in 2013 has a long injury history but can be a productive pass-rusher when healthy, recording a career-high 14.5 sacks in his Pro Bowl season of 2015. Ansah spent last year in Seattle, racking up 18 total tackles, eight QB hits, two fumble recoveries, two forced fumbles and 2.5 sacks in 11 games (one start). The 31-year-old could be a nice rotational defensive end in the right situation if he can just stay healthy.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-15 23:11:06


Saints Defense A Low End Option This Week

The New Orleans Saints Defense did a good job in trying to contain Tom Brady and an explosive Buccaneers offense last week while also getting an impressive three sacks, two picks, and one fumble recovery. The task doesn't get any easier this week as they must now deal with the Raiders' Josh Jacobs, Darren Waller, and Henry Ruggs III. The Saints proved they could stop the Bucs offense last week, so they remain a lower end starting option this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 23:09:33


Jared Cook A Solid TE1 This Week

New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook remains a valuable TE1 for this week's matchup against the Raiders. Even with Michael Thomas on the field last week, Cook paced the team with five receptions on seven targets for 80 yards. With Thomas now out a few weeks, the veteran Cook could see an even bigger role. The Raiders were quite vulnerable against tight ends last year, so Cook is a very strong option for this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 23:02:17


Latavius Murray A Flex Piece For Week 2

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray is worth flex consideration this week against the Raiders. The back is coming off a solid Week 1 where he paced the team with 15 carries and got 48 yards as a result. Alvin Kamara is the top running back option on this team, but it was encouraging to see Murray get a decent role last week too. The Raiders were just gashed by Christian McCaffrey last week, meaning that Murray could capitalize on the carries he is given. Therefore, he remains a good flex piece for Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 22:58:28


Alvin Kamara Is An RB1 In Week 2

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara is an RB1 for the Week 2 contest against the Raiders. Despite getting less carries than Latavius Murray in Week 1, Kamara proved valuable in the passing game where he got five receptions on eight targets for 51 yards, and a touchdown. Kamara's huge role on this offense is solidified, so despite the lack of carries last week, he remains an RB1 this week because of the sheer volume he gets consistently.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 22:54:08


Drew Brees A Low QB1 For Week 2

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees is a low QB1 option for the Week 2 matchup against the Raiders. Brees had a modest showing against the Bucs in Week 1, but should remain in the QB1 tier considering the weapons he has, even if Michael Thomas doesn't play. As the leader of a high-powered offense, Brees merits a start for this week's matchup at the new Allegiant Stadium.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 22:49:52


Younghoe Koo A Solid Starting Option In Week 2

Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo is a solid starting option for Week 2. Koo connected on both of his field-goal attempts in Week 1, and both were notably from beyond 40 yards. Though he did miss an extra point, Koo should see quite a few kicking opportunities because the Falcons' offense is high-powered. This week's tilt against the Cowboys could be high-scoring, which means Koo could see a good amount of action.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 22:17:08


Falcons Defense Should Remain On The Bench This Week

The Atlanta Falcons Defense is simply not a viable streaming option for Week 2. After allowing 38 points and letting Russell Wilson "cook" in Week 1, the Falcons are in no position to be a trustworthy defense in Week 2. This is especially considering they face a loaded Dallas Cowboys offense that features talent all around the board such as Ezekiel Elliott, Amari Cooper, and CeeDee Lamb. Leave the ATL defense on the bench or waiver wire.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 22:12:05


Hayden Hurst A Low TE1 For Week 2

Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst should be considered a low TE1 for this week's match against the Cowboys. The new Falcon recorded three receptions and 38 yards on five targets. With the Falcons boasting a pass-happy offense, it was unfortunate Hurst couldn't get more in on the action as three WRs got over 100 yards in Week 1. Nevertheless, this week presents another opportunity for him to get good numbers as this game could be high-scoring. As a result, Hurst should be considered as low TE1 as he remains one of the top-four passing options on this team.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 22:08:40


Russell Gage A Flex Play In Deep Leagues This Week

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage is coming off his best showing in the NFL coming into Week 2. The 2018 pick recorded nine receptions for 114 yards on 12 targets in Week 1, something not many managers could have seen coming. It's worth noting that Gage is the WR3 on this team, so he could see a decent amount of targets, though it's likely he will not have these types of numbers every week. Considering the Falcons and Cowboys both have high-powered offenses when they face off in Week 2, this game could be high-scoring, and Gage could see more targets headed his way. He is a good flex play in deep leagues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 22:01:05


Calvin Ridley A High WR2 In Week 2

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is a fine play in Week 2's matchup against the Cowboys. Being the WR2 on the team and commanding a decent target share, the 25-year-old recorded nine receptions for 130 yards and two scores on 12 targets in a terrific Week 1 showing. The youngster has developed quite a rapport with Matt Ryan and is now one of the most important pieces on this offense. He should be considered a high WR2 for this Week 2 tilt.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 21:52:31


Julio Jones A WR1 For This Week

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is a WR1 for the Week 2 clash against the Cowboys. Last week, the talented wideout racked up nine receptions and 157 yards on 12 targets. With the robust chemistry the receiver has with Matt Ryan, along with his large target share in this offense, Jones should be started in what could be a high-scoring matchup against Dallas.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 21:48:36


Todd Gurley II An RB2 For Week 2

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II is a solid RB2 for the Week 2 match against the Cowboys. The 26-year-old took on the workhorse role for the team in Week 1 as expected and got 56 rush yards and a score on 14 carries. The second-most carries belonged to Brian Hill, but that was only three. This is good news for the former Ram, as he will be able to take on the bulk of carries for Atlanta each week. Dallas just allowed a decent game to the Rams' running backs, fueling Gurley's value for this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 21:45:20


Matt Ryan A Low QB1 In Week 2

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan should be considered a low-end QB1 in Week 2's bout against the Dallas Cowboys. With the defense reeling in Week 1, Ryan was forced to carry the team and try to keep up, getting 450 pass yards total. With Dallas boasting a high-octane offense, the Falcons may have to put up many points to keep up again. Start Ryan with confidence as he came through last week and many games for this team could likely come down to how many points the offense can put up.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 21:37:51


Denzel Mims Placed On Injured Reserve

New York Jets rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims (hamstring) has been placed on the injured reserve. The second-round pick will have to miss at least three weeks now. At this point, it would be a surprise to see Mims make much of an impact anytime soon, though he's still got tons of dynasty potential. Fantasy managers in shallower leagues who have Mims rostered probably don't need to have him right now, but if the Jets fall out of contention, we could see Mims get heavy usage later on in the season, making him worth holding in deep leagues.

Source: New York Jets

2020-09-15 21:23:30


Kahale Warring Moved To Injured Reserve

Houston Texans tight end Kahale Warring has been placed on the injured reserve, which means he'll miss at least three weeks. With Jordan Akins looking like a potential breakout candidate and Darren Fells remaining a solid play at tight end as well, it's looking more and more like Warring's not going to be the fantasy sleeper that some were expecting him to be in 2020. He can safely be dropped in redraft leagues and in shallower dynasty leagues at this point.

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

2020-09-15 21:17:38


49ers Sign Mohamed Sanu

The San Francisco 49ers have signed wide receiver Mohamed Sanu, who last played for the New England Patriots. With Deebo Samuel (foot) on the injured reserve, this 49ers team was in need of wide receiver depth, and Sanu's a solid addition. He's played for head coach Kyle Shanahan before when both were with the Falcons, and a healthy Sanu should be able to contribute right away in this receiving corps. Of course, health is a concern, as Sanu has dealt with an ankle issue that's limited him all offseason. Sanu's an intriguing addition in 14-team leagues.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-09-15 21:11:13


Michael Thomas Expected To Miss Several Weeks

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) may miss several weeks, according to Tom Pelissero of the NFL Network. The 27-year-old reportedly suffered a high-ankle sprain during Week 1, and the injury is worse than initially anticipated. It is a huge blow for fantasy managers, as Thomas is one of the top offensive threats in football. His absence dampers Drew Brees' fantasy outlook for at least the next two weeks, while Emmanuel Sanders and Tre'Quan Smith see a sizable uptick in value.

Source: Tom Pelissero

2020-09-15 20:52:55


Titans Staying Faithful To Stephen Gostkowski

Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Vrabel said on Tuesday that he expects kicker Stephen Gostkowski to be better than he was in the 16-14 Monday night win over the Broncos, and the team still believes in him after he missed three field goals and an extra point in Week 1. Gostkowski's reputation as one of the most accurate kickers in NFL history (86.8 percent success rate even after Monday's debacle) has bought him a longer leash. It helps that he made his fourth field-goal attempt -- the game-winner -- to seal the game in the fourth quarter. Even in a good matchup against Jacksonville in Week 2, fantasy owners shouldn't have as much faith in Gostkowski as Vrabel does. Look elsewhere.

Source: NFL.com - Nick Shook

2020-09-15 17:22:14


Jets Sign Kalen Ballage

The New York Jets signed running back Kalen Ballage on Tuesday with Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) going on the Injured Reserve. The Jets acquired Ballage from the Dolphins around three weeks ago, but he'll officially be added to the club's 53-man roster for some running back depth with Bell out for at least three weeks and rookie La'Mical Perine nursing an ankle injury. The 24-year-old had a dreadful 1.8 yards per carry on 74 rushing attempts in 2019 with Miami and will strictly represent depth behind veteran Frank Gore and Josh Adams heading into Week 2 against the 49ers. Even in the deepest of leagues, you can probably continue ignoring Ballage.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-15 17:12:45


Jets Put Le'Veon Bell On Injured Reserve

The New York Jets placed running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) on Injured Reserve on Tuesday, according to a source. Bell will be eligible to return in three weeks. The 28-year-old's disappointing two-year run with Gang Green continues, but hopefully he'll be able to return in three weeks as the team's lead back. Veteran Frank Gore should share the backfield duties with Josh Adams moving forward, as rookie La'Mical Perine nursing an ankle injury of his own. Gore will be more of an RB4/flex in standard-scoring leagues in Week 2 against a tough 49ers Defense, while Adams is worth a waiver pickup in deeper PPR leagues.

Source: NFL Network - Kim Jones

2020-09-15 17:04:24


Allen Robinson Feels Disrespected In Contract Talks

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson feels disrespected by the team's contract offers and doesn't think they have reflected fair market value. As a result, the receiver has removed his social media of all references to the Bears. As of now, Robinson and his agent haven't requested a trade. The 27-year-old signed a three-year deal with Chicago in 2018 and broke 1,100 receiving yards last season and was the best wideout on corner routes in the NFL, according to Next Gen Stats. His current deal leaves him 15th among receivers in annual average salary ($14 million), but 2020 is the final year of his deal. Contract issues aside, A-Rob should continue to be a target hog in the team's passing attack and will be a strong WR1 against the Giants in Week 2.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-09-15 15:51:13


Bengals To Stick With Randy Bullock

Despite claiming kicker Austin Seibert off waivers from the Browns on Tuesday, the Cincinnati Bengals plan to stick with kicker Randy Bullock (calf) heading into Thursday night's game against Cleveland. Seibert was waived by the Browns after he missed both of his kicks in the Week 1 loss to the Ravens. Bullock suffered a cramp in his left calf as he missed a potential game-tying 31-yard field goal against the Chargers with two seconds left in regulation. Head coach Zac Taylor said Tuesday that "Randy's our kicker." Bullock made his other two field-goal tries last Sunday, but he should be ignored in fantasy for Week 2's Thursday night game against the division-rival Browns.

Source: ESPN.com - Ben Baby

2020-09-15 15:42:27


A.J. Bouye Suffers Dislocated Shoulder

Denver Broncos cornerback A.J. Bouye (shoulder) suffered a dislocated shoulder in the Monday night loss to the Titans in Week 1, according to sources. The question is how much associated damage he suffered. The hope is that the injury isn't that bad and he won't miss much time. With the Steelers and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster on the docket in Week 2, Bouye's health is worth watching this week. When Bouye was forced to leave on Monday night, Denver was using two rookies -- Michael Ojemudia and Essang Bassey in the secondary -- so they could be extremely vulnerable against Big Ben and company in Week 2 if Bouye can't play.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-09-15 15:35:55


Zach Banner Ruled Out Against Broncos

Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin has ruled right tackle Zach Banner (knee) out for the Week 2 game against the Broncos, and he's still undergoing tests for what is feared to be a season-ending torn ACL. Offensive guard Stefen Wisniewski's (pectoral) status is more favorable, leaving him a chance to play against Denver. Rookie Kevin Dotson replaced Wisniewski in the fourth quarter on Monday night, while Chuks Okorafor took over for Banner and will start at right tackle against the Broncos this Sunday. David DeCastro (knee) has been out for more than two weeks after aggravating his injury in training camp, so Pittsburgh's offensive line is hurting early in the season.

Source: ESPN.com - Brooke Pryor

2020-09-15 15:27:02


Trent Brown Has A Chance To Play In Home Opener

Las Vegas Raiders offensive tackle Trent Brown (calf), who left the Week 1 win over the Panthers early with a calf injury, is not believed to have suffered a serious injury, according to a source. Brown, the team's starting right tackle, has a chance to play in Week 2 on Monday night against the Saints and their improved defense. If Brown suffers a setback in practice this week or can't go, Sam Young would be next in line to start at right tackle for the Raiders. Running back Josh Jacobs had three rushing touchdowns in the season opener and will be hoping that Brown is active in the team's Las Vegas home opener on Monday night.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-15 15:21:05


James Conner Has A Chance To Play In Week 2

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't ruling out running back James Conner (ankle) for Week 2 against the Broncos, with head coach Mike Tomlin saying the team will "leave the light on" for him. Conner's sprained ankle will be evaluated further on Tuesday, and fantasy owners will need to keep a close eye on his progress this week. But the injury-prone 25-year-old will be a shaky RB3/flex if he suits up, especially since Benny Snell Jr. looked completely adequate in relief while rushing for over 100 yards against the Giants on Monday night. Snell will be a popular waiver target this week, regardless of whether Conner is able to play this weekend.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-09-15 12:49:34


Le'Veon Bell Expected To Miss A Couple Weeks

New York Jets head coach Adam Gase said "we could be looking at a couple weeks" with running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) on the sideline after he was injured in the Week 1 loss to the Bills. The Jets are prepared to start the 37-year-old Frank Gore, the league's third all-time leading rusher, in Week 2 against the 49ers. Gore is San Francisco's all-time leading rusher after playing for them from 2005 to 2014. Rookie La'Mical Perine is recovering from a sprained ankle and might not be ready this weekend. Against a stout 49ers Defense looking for their first win, Gore will be merely an RB4/flex option in deeper leagues, but he's not a bad waiver wire pickup if you own Bell or are already struggling at the position. In the passing attack, receiver Jamison Crowder is likely to benefit the most from Bell's absence.

Source: ESPN New York - Rich Cimini

2020-09-15 12:39:05


Lions Placing Justin Coleman On Injured Reserve

The Detroit Lions are placing cornerback Justin Coleman (hamstring) on Injured Reserve because of a hamstring strain that he suffered in the Week 1 loss to the Bears on Sunday, according to a source. The hope is that he's ready to return when he's eligible in three weeks. Coleman had one pass defensed in the season-opening loss. The good news is he'll be back this year, but the bad news is that Detroit faces the division-rival Packers in Week 2 after Aaron Rodgers went off against Minnesota in the regular season opener. Hopefully for the Lions, rookie Jeff Okudah will be able to return for that one to try and slow down Rodgers and wide receiver Davante Adams.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-09-15 12:28:11


Zach Banner Likely Done For The Season

The initial diagnosis for Pittsburgh Steelers right tackle Zach Banner's knee injury is a torn ACL, according to a source informed of the situation. Banner will undergo an MRI exam to verify the potential season-ending injury. He was injured late in the 26-16 win over the Giants on Monday night. Banner was the starting right tackle and was in his second season with the team. Chukwuma Okorafor is listed as Banner's backup at right tackle on the depth chart. It's bad news for the Steelers offensive line early in the season, especially with running back James Conner (ankle) suffering an injury in the season opener as well.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-09-15 12:18:05


Bengals Claiming Austin Seibert Off Waivers

The Cincinnati Bengals are claiming kicker Austin Seibert off waivers from the Browns on Tuesday, according to sources. Randy Bullock's status is in question for Thursday night against Cleveland, so Seibert could wind up kicking against the team that just cut him in Week 2. Seibert missed a 41-yard field goal and an extra-point attempt in the Week 1 loss to the Ravens, so he shouldn't be on the fantasy radar this week if he makes the start over Bullock. The 30-year-old Bullock made two of his three field-goal tries in the 16-13 loss to the Chargers on Sunday and also hit an extra point.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-09-15 12:09:29


Phillip Lindsay Dealing With Turf Toe

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) is dealing with turf toe that the team hopes is "mild," according to a source. His status will be in question for Week 2 against the Steelers, so keep a close eye on his practice participation this week leading up to the game. Lindsay had seven carries for 24 yards and caught his one target for 11 yards, but he didn't play at all in the second half in the 16-14 loss to the Titans on Monday. When healthy, he's an RB3/flex option while splitting the workload with Melvin Gordon III, but he seems very questionable for Week 2 against the Steelers. If he can't go, Royce Freeman would be the primary backup to Gordon in a very tough matchup.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-15 12:02:52


Derrick Henry Breaks Century Mark In Yards

Tennessee Titans star running back Derrick Henry ran for 116 yards on 31 carries while hauling in all three of his targets for 15 yards during Monday's 16-14 win against the Broncos. The 2019 NFL rushing champion did not have his most efficient effort on the ground Monday night, grinding his way to 3.7 yards per carry on a massive workload. His pass-catching upside was higher than usual in the opener, as Henry's three receptions tied his season high from 18 regular-season and playoff games during 2019. Coming up in Week 2, Henry will face a Jaguars Defense against which he accumulated 203 rushing yards and three rushing scores in two matchups last season. He should be viewed as an easy RB1 in all league formats going into week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 08:20:13


A.J. Brown Has Quiet Night Against Broncos

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown hauled in five of eight targets for 39 receiving yards during Monday's 16-14 win against the Broncos. Monday night's performance was a massive drop off from Brown's average fantasy output over the latter stages of 2019, as he averaged 100 receiving yards per game with five total touchdowns Weeks 12 through 17 of last year. Against Denver, it was instead Corey Davis who enjoyed the majority of the wide receiver production with 101 yards on seven catches, while Adam Humphries pitched in with six catches and 47 yards of his own. Chalk up this mediocre performance to a matchup against a Vic Fangio defense that ranked top-12 against the pass last year. A Week 2 matchup against the Jaguars' inexperienced secondary may be just what the doctor ordered in regards to Brown's fantasy outlook. He's currently a fringe WR1/WR2 and should bounce back nicely against a weak Jacksonville pass defense in week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 08:13:54


Corey Davis Tallies 101 Yards Receiving On Eight Targets

Tennessee Titans receiver Corey Davis caught seven of eight targets for 101 receiving yards during Monday's 16-14 win against the Broncos. Davis is attempting to achieve the unusual fourth-year breakout season in 2020, and given that he had top-five overall talent coming out of Western Michigan in 2017, it may be his season to breakout in full. Davis attracted a middling target share last year in route to a 601-yard, two-touchdown season. In collecting eight targets Week 1 Davis surpassed all of his single-game totals from 2019, while also eclipsing 100 receiving yards for the first time since Nov. 11th, 2018. He now readies for a week 2 matchup against division rival Jacksonville, an opponent against which he only generated five catches and 73 yards across two appearances last year. He's likely to be a popular waiver wire add this week in all league formats with his usage and talent on full display in Monday night's performance. He's a sneaky flex play and could push himself into WR3 status if the target share continues for Davis.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 08:07:28


Jonnu Smith Finds End Zone In Win

Tennessee Titans tight end Jonnu Smith hauled in four of seven targets for 36 yards and a touchdown during Monday's 16-14 win against Denver. Entering his fourth NFL season out of Florida International, Smith kicks off 2020 as the Titans TE1. His Week 1 usage indicates a potential season-long increase in targets as he was just one target behind Corey Davis and A.J Brown for a team-high. Next up for Smith is a Week 2 matchup against a Jaguars Defense that allowed five catches and 69 yards to opposing tight ends in its season opener. He's a low-end TE1 in most league formats and should remain a key piece in the Titans passing attack going forward.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 07:58:31


Adam Humphries Plays Pivotal Role For Titans Pass Attack

Tennessee Titans slot receiver Adam Humphries caught six of seven targets for 47 receiving yards during Monday's 16-14 win against the Broncos. The former Clemson stand-out enjoyed a breakout season by recording 76 catches, 816 yards, and five touchdowns for the Buccaneers in 2018, but his debut campaign as a Titan last year did not go as smoothly. An ankle injury cut Humphries' season short, but his totals of 37 catches and 374 receiving yards were disappointing. Now healthy and reinvigorated in the Ryan Tannehill-led passing attack, Humphries ranked third on the team in targets Monday while placing second in receiving. Week 2 presents a plus matchup against a Jacksonville defense that was torched for 363 passing yards in its 2020 debut. He's worthy of a speculative add in PPR leagues and could be in line for a uptick in targets if he's healthy.

Source: ESPN.com

2020-09-15 07:53:24


Brandon McManus Quiet In Week 1 Loss

Denver Broncos kicker Brandon McManus didn't attempt a single field goal and made both of his extra-point attempts in a 16-14 loss to the Titans on Monday night in Week 1. This game was a defensive battle all the way through. Just signed to a four-year contract extension last weekend, the 29-year-old has one of the biggest legs in the NFL, and it plays really well in the high altitude in Denver. But with the Broncos still finding their identity on offense with Drew Lock under center, there will be ups and downs. McManus will be looking for his first field goal of 2020 in Week 2 against the Steelers, but Pittsburgh's strong defense won't make it any easier on this offense. At best, we'd consider McManus a low-end starting option next weekend.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 02:15:00


Broncos Defense Stands Firm Against Titans

The Denver Broncos Defense allowed Titans running back Derrick Henry to run for over 100 yards on the ground in the Monday night loss, but they held the league's rushing leader in 2019 to 3.7 yards per carry on his 31 rushing attempts. Missing defensive captain Von Miller (ankle), Denver's D held their own but didn't allow any turnovers while generating one sack against Ryan Tannehill. A.J. Johnson led the team with eight total tackles. The interior line looked solid against the run with Mike Purcell and Jurrell Casey doing the heavy lifting. Cornerback A.J. Bouye went down with an injury in the first half and never returned, leaving the Denver secondary vulnerable with two youngsters in Essang Bassey and Michael Ojemudia. The Broncos defense has potential to be a starting fantasy unit all year long but will face a stiff test in the Steelers in Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 02:09:56


Jerry Jeudy Hurt By Drops In NFL Debut

Denver Broncos first-round rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy finished his NFL debut on Monday night in the 16-14 loss to the Titans with four catches on eight targets for 56 yards. The rookie was hurt by a couple big drops on third down in this one, but his precision route-running was on full display, creating plenty of separation off the line of scrimmage. The smooth-footed receiver has a very bright future and could be more productive when No. 1 receiver Courtland Sutton (shoulder) returns, possibly as soon as Week 2. Fantasy owners should consider the Alabama product a WR4/flex on Sunday against a tough Steelers Defense, regardless of whether Sutton is active.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 02:01:23


Noah Fant Leads Broncos In Receiving Against Titans

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant had a team-high five catches for a team-high 81 yards and a touchdown in the 16-14 Monday night loss to the Titans. Fant looked good in this one and is a favorite of quarterback Drew Lock, so he has clear TE1 upside in his second season in the league. Targets might be harder to come by when No. 1 wideout Courtland Sutton (shoulder) returns to the fold, but Fant has plenty of room for improvement on his 2019 season in this intriguing offense. Against a stout Steelers Defense that just held Evan Engram to only two catches, Fant will be more of a TE2 for fantasy owners in Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 01:56:36


Phillip Lindsay Injures Foot In Season Opener

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (foot) injured his foot in the first half of the 16-14 Monday night loss to the Titans and didn't return after halftime. Lindsay finished with seven carries for just 24 yards and one catch for 11 yards. We'll have to wait and see how serious Lindsay's injury is. If he's forced to miss any time, Melvin Gordon III will be the clear backfield leader with Royce Freeman spelling him. The good news for Lindsay owners is that he was in a near-even timeshare with Gordon in the first half, and the Broncos could go with more of a hot-hand approach down the road between the two backs. But as long as Gordon is healthy, Lindsay is a low-upside RB3/flex.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 01:52:21


Melvin Gordon III Scores Touchdown In Broncos Debut

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III had 15 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 16-14 loss to the Titans. He also added three catches on three targets for eight yards in the passing game. Gordon looked refreshed and had some burst in his debut with the Broncos, but he was sharing touches pretty evenly in the first half until Phillip Lindsay went down with a foot injury. Gordon dominated touches in the second half, but as long as Lindsay remains in the picture, Gordon will be more of a low-end RB2 that's touchdown-dependent. Gordon's upside will be higher if Lindsay misses any time, so keep an eye on his status heading into Week 2 against Pittsburgh.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 01:47:10


Drew Lock Misses Some Opportunities In Week 1

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock went 22-for-33 for just 216 yards and one touchdown in the 16-14 loss to the Titans in Week 1 on Monday night. Lock look composed and made some nice throws, but he was also hurt by a few drops from rookie Jerry Jeudy and a big overthrow to DaeSean Hamilton late in the fourth quarter that would've likely sealed the game for Denver. The second-year QB should get No. 1 wideout Courtland Sutton (shoulder) back next week, but he'll face a tough matchup against Pittsburgh's stout defense on the road. There's a lot to like about Luck in this offense with so many weapons, but he'll remain a low-end QB2 against the Steelers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-15 01:42:13


Phillip Lindsay Questionable To Return

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (foot) is questionable to return to the Monday night game against the Titans with a foot injury. Lindsay didn't return to the field after halftime. In the first half, he had seven carries for 24 yards and also caught his only passing target for 11 yards. Both Lindsay and Melvin Gordon III operated in the backfield in the first half with a near-even split in workload. Obviously if Lindsay's foot injury requires to miss any game action heading forward, Gordon will have a much higher ceiling as an RB2. Royce Freeman, the club's third-string back, would also have a much bigger role. Check back for updates on the severity of Lindsay's injury.

Source: ESPN.com - Jeff Legwold

2020-09-15 00:26:52


James Conner Suffers Ankle Sprain

Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in the Monday night win over the Giants and will be examined on Tuesday. According to a source, the Steelers are "optimistic for a timely return." It's still a disappointing start for a player that missed six games due to injury in 2019. Conner has yet to play a full season in his three years and could miss some time early this season. He had just six carries for nine yards and two catches for eight yards before leaving with his injury. Benny Snell Jr. stepped in and took over, taking his 19 carries for 113 yards on the ground. With Conner potentially missing multiple weeks, Snell will be a popular waiver wire target heading into Week 2 in a potent Steelers offense with Big Ben back under center.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-15 00:13:18


Giants Defense Has Quiet Night In Week 1

The New York Giants Defense didn't do much for fantasy in a loss to the Steelers Monday night. New York allowed 26 points with two sacks and just one turnover. The night could have been worse for Big Blue as Ben Roethlisberger was shredding the New York secondary most of the night. The only thing that could stop Roethlisberger was game-script, as Pittsburgh took a run-heavy approach in the fourth quarter en route to 141 rushing yards. The uninspiring game should have the Giants defense on waivers in fantasy.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 23:25:59


Sterling Shepard Makes Six Catches On Monday Night

New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard caught all six of his targets for 47 yards in a loss to the Steelers Monday night. Shepard posted an impressive 68 percent catch rate last season as a slot receiver and got off to a good start in that department again this season. He has more value in PPR formats as he gets mostly short-area targets and converts them into a lot of catches, but not a ton of yards. He'll have a better matchup in Week 2 vs Chicago.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 23:13:27


Steelers Defense Forces Two Turnovers In Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers Defense played well in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants in Week 1. Pittsburgh managed to sack quarterback Daniel Jones three times while forcing two turnovers on their way to the win. To make matters worse for the Giants, a suffocating Pittsburgh run defense held New York to just 29 rushing yards on 20 carries in the game. The Steelers will be a high-end fantasy defense again in Week 2 when the take on the Denver Broncos at home.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 23:00:32


Evan Engram Vanishes In Monday Night Loss

New York Giants tight end Evan Engram made two catches for nine scoreless yards in a loss to the Steelers Monday night. Engram had seven targets, but couldn't do anything with them as he was blanketed by a strong Pittsburgh secondary all night. The fourth-year tight end averaged over 10.6 yards per catch in each of his three seasons so he should have better games than this one. He'll look to bounce back in a Week 2 matchup at Chicago.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 22:58:47


Eric Ebron Quiet In Steelers Debut

Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron had a quiet debut with his new team in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants in Week 1. Ebron was targeted just twice, catching one pass for 18 yards in the win. He split looks with fellow tight end Vance McDonald, who also saw two targets from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. The veteran tight end surely will have more productive days ahead of him but his lack of usage in the passing attack downgrades him to a low-end TE2 in fantasy going forward. The Steelers take on the Denver Broncos at home in Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 22:56:59


Chase Claypool Sees Three Touches In NFL Debut

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Chase Claypool saw three touches in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants in Week 1. Claypool caught both of his targets for 39 yards and added a nine-yard rush in the win. The rookie wideout had a long gain of 28 yards in his NFL debut after Pittsburgh used a second-round pick on him in the draft this past spring. Claypool has some potential as a size/speed athlete at the wide receiver position but he is currently behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, Diontae Johnson, and James Washington on the depth chart. Claypool is just a dynasty stash at this point in his career.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 22:53:10


Saquon Barkley Stonewalled By Steelers

New York Giants running back Saquon Barkley ran for six yards on 15 carries as the Steelers Defense lived in the Giants backfield all night. Barkley salvaged his night for fantasy with six catches for 60 yards, but it was a disappointing night for a player that went first overall in many fantasy drafts. Barkley will have better days than this as Pittsburgh is one of the top defenses in the league and the Giants completely abandoned the run late in the game as they were trying to mount a comeback. Barkley is a locked-in RB1 and should fare better vs the Bears in Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 22:49:28


James Washington Finds End Zone In Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington caught two passes for 34 yards and a touchdown in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants in Week 1. Washington was targeted three times in the win. The third-year wide receiver found the end zone in the second quarter on a 13-yard pass from Ben Roethlisberger. He caught the ball a few yards shy of the goal line and shook off a big hit to power his way over the goal line for the score. Despite the score, Washington operated as the clear No. 3 option in the passing game behind JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson, limiting his upside in fantasy. Washington will be a WR4 in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 22:48:46


Diontae Johnson Leads Steelers With 10 Targets In Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson caught six of his 10 targets for 57 yards in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants in Week 1. Johnson led the Steelers in targets and receptions and finished second behind only JuJu Smith-Schuster in receiving yards. The second-year wideout shook off a first-quarter blunder when he fumbled a punt return after New York's first possession of the game. He looked good in the game with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running crisp routes and getting open without much trouble against a weak Giants secondary. He will be a solid WR3 with upside in Week 2 against the Denver Broncos.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 22:45:04


Darius Slayton Goes Nuts Vs Steelers In Opener

New York Giants wide receiver Darius Slayton caught six passes for 102 yards and two touchdowns in a Week 1 loss to the Steelers. Slayton was tied for the team lead in targets with nine as he emerged as a favorite target of Daniel Jones. Slayton has had a knack for scoring touchdowns in his career as he had eight last season on just 48 catches. While that rate is unsustainable, Slayton should be plenty valuable as a top-target in the New York offense. He should be added in all fantasy leagues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 22:42:30


JuJu Smith-Schuster Scores Twice In Opener

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster caught six passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants. He finished second on the team with six targets, coming in only behind Diontae Johnson's 10. No one was happier than Smith-Schuster to see quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back healthy under center as the wideout almost matched his touchdown total of three from the entire 2019 season in just one game. Smith-Schuster is back on the map as a low-end WR1 going forward thanks to a reinvigorated Pittsburgh passing attack. Pittsburgh will face the Denver Broncos at home in Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 22:38:37


Daniel Jones Struggles Vs Steelers In Week 1

New York Giants quarterback Daniel Jones threw for 279 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in a Week 1 loss to Pittsburgh. Jones added 22 yards on four carries. It was a tough matchup vs a strong Steelers Defense, but Jones did not have an encouraging night for fantasy managers. He threw an awful interception in the red zone and only salvaged his night for fantasy by throwing 41 passes and adding a garbage-time touchdown to Darius Slayton. Jones will look to bounce-back in a better Week 2 matchup in Chicago.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 22:34:24


Benny Snell Jr. Goes For 113 Yards In Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Benny Snell Jr. carried the ball 19 times for 113 yards in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants in Week 1. Snell came on in relief of starter James Conner, who injured his ankle during the game and did not return. It was a solid performance for Snell, who lost weight in the offseason and looked more explosive than he did as a rookie in 2019. While Conner's status for Week 2's home matchup against the Denver Broncos is up in the air, fantasy gamers will want to make a run at Snell if he's sitting on waivers in their leagues. Snell could shape up as a decent RB2 in Week 2 if Conner doesn't play.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 22:29:52


James Conner Sees Eight Touches, Leaves With Ankle Injury

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner struggled in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants in Week 1. Conner saw six carries for nine yards and added two receptions for eight yards in the win before leaving early with an ankle injury. The ankle injury is yet another disappointing setback for Conner, who missed six games in 2019 with assorted injuries. Even worse for Conner owners is the fact that Benny Snell Jr. went for 113 yards as his injury replacement. For what it is worth, Conner was spotted pacing on the sidelines after the injury and didn't appear to be in much pain. His status is unclear for his team's Week 2 matchup against the Denver Broncos. Either way, fantasy gamers will want to check in on Snell's status for this week's waiver run.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 22:23:26


Ben Roethlisberger Throws Three Scores In Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger completed 21 of 32 passes for 229 yards and three touchdowns in a 26-16 win over the New York Giants in Week 1. He also added three rushes for nine yards in the win. Roethlisberger got off to a slow start in his first game action since Week 2 of last season but he knocked off the rust as the game went on. He found JuJu Smith-Schuster for two scores and added a third touchdown to James Washington in the winning effort. The veteran's surgically repaired elbow didn't appear to be an issue in the game as he looked sharp on the field. Roethlisberger will be on the QB1/QB2 borderline in Week 2 in a home matchup against the Denver Broncos.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 22:13:48


Courtland Sutton, K.J. Hamler Inactive In Week 1

The Denver Broncos are without two key receivers in their Week 1 meeting with the Tennessee Titans. Courtland Sutton (shoulder) and K.J. Hamler (hamstring) will both sit, which means the Broncos will be light on wide receivers. Rookie Jerry Jeudy should get a pretty sizable workload in his NFL debut, while both Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton become intriguing value plays in DFS contests. Tight end Albert Okwuegbunam is also inactive, which means we might see more Nick Vannett than expected.

Source: Denver Broncos

2020-09-14 21:02:39


James Conner Injures Ankle

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner (ankle) was observed getting his ankle taped during Monday Night's contest against the Giants. The injury doesn't appear too serious, but it is unknown when and if he will return to the game. In his place, Benny Snell Jr. should be the workhorse while Jaylen Samuels will likely catch passes out of the backfield.

Source: Brooke Pryor

2020-09-14 20:05:43


Anthony McFarland Jr. Inactive For Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Anthony McFarland Jr. will be inactive for his team's Week 1 contest against the New York Giants. Without McFarland available, the Steelers will rely on the same three running backs they did last year with James Conner, Benny Snell, and Jaylen Samuels. Conner should be considered the lead back here by a good bit and is a strong fantasy option in Week 1. In terms of Snell vs. Samuels, Snell appears above Samuels on the team's depth chart and should serve as the primary backup, giving him flex appeal in deep leagues. Samuels was fourth on the team's initial depth chart and is likely no more than an emergency option for the team.

Source: Pittsburgh Steelers

2020-09-14 18:05:18


Jeremy McNichols Promoted From Practice Squad

With Darrynton Evans out, the Tennessee Titans have promoted running back Jeremy McNichols from their practice squad. He'll be available on Monday night against the Broncos, but McNichols shouldn't be on anyone's fantasy radar. This is Derrick Henry's backfield, and while Evans is a candidate to spell him at times, the combination of McNichols and Sanorise Perry should barely see the football field.

Source: ESPN - Turron Davenport

2020-09-14 17:57:09


Nick Kwiatkoski Could Miss Some Time

Las Vegas Raiders linebacker Nick Kwiatkoski's (pectoral) MRI exam confirmed that he didn't suffer a torn pectoral muscle in the Week 1 win over the Panthers, according to a source. He could still miss time, but the injury isn't as severe as it initially looked, and the Raiders are in the process of determining his timeline. Kwiatkoski is a run-stuffing linebacker that can be of use in deeper PPR leagues, but it looks like he'll miss at least a little time. That will put more responsibility on Cory Littleton in the middle of the team's defense, with Raekwon McMillan potentially filling the middle linebacker role that Kwiatkoski occupies. In a Monday night showdown at home against the Saints in Week 2, the Raiders defense should be left on the waiver wire.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-14 17:53:32


Golden Tate Inactive Against Steelers

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring) won't play on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. With Tate out, expect to see a ton of Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard at wide receiver. Both players are solid fantasy options in this contest, though it's unlikely that a fantasy manager who was planning to start Golden Tate in this game will have access to either of those players. Instead, you could maybe take a dart throw on C.J. Board, who has had some solid performances in the preseason before. Or you could hope that running back Dion Lewis gets some snaps and is able to find the end zone in them. Either way, there's not much to work with in terms of pivoting off of Tate.

Source: ESPN - Jordan Raanan

2020-09-14 17:51:57


Broncos May Play It Safe With Courtland Sutton

The Denver Broncos haven't ruled out wide receiver Courtland Sutton (shoulder) against the Titans on Monday night, but he appears to be a long shot to play, according to a source. Sutton suffered an AC joint sprain a few days ago in practice. He'd likely play if it was a postseason game, but the Broncos might play it safe and sit him out at the end of the day. Sutton is officially listed as questionable, but he didn't practice on Saturday and is probably more doubtful than questionable at this point. Hopefully you already made other plans in Week 1. It makes even more sense to bench him this week with the Broncos playing the second of two Monday games this week. Rookie Jerry Jeudy should see more work in his NFL debut, but he's more of a WR4/flex with more attention coming his way if Sutton sits. Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton should fill out three-receiver sets against Tennessee.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-14 15:58:14


David Njoku Expected To Miss Three Weeks

Updating a previous report, Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku (knee) has a sprained medial collateral ligament and is expected to miss three weeks, according to a source. The Browns put Njoku on Injured Reserve on Monday, but it looks like he'll miss the minimum time with his knee injury. The 24-year-old caught all three of his targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 loss to the Ravens. Njoku will probably remain on the waiver wire in shallow leagues, but he's worth stashing in deeper formats if he continues to have a role alongside Austin Hooper when he returns. Hooper will have TE1 upside with Njoku on the sidelines for a bit, and rookie Harrison Bryant might get mixed in some more.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-14 15:09:20


Browns Place David Njoku On Injured Reserve

The Cleveland Browns placed tight end David Njoku (knee) on Injured Reserve with a knee injury on Monday. It's unclear exactly what the specifics of Njoku's knee injury are, but it sounds like he won't be out too long. He'll be forced to miss at least three weeks while on IR. He caught all three of his targets in Week 1 against the Ravens for 50 yards and a touchdown, a positive sign that he can still have some fantasy value with Austin Hooper in town. With Njoku on the shelf for at least a little while, it'll open the door for rookie Harrison Bryant to get some opportunities next to Hooper. Hooper remains the team's primary pass-catching tight end, though, and he'll be more attractive as a low-end TE1/high-end TE1 for however long Njoku is out.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-14 14:37:15


Browns Release Austin Seibert

The Cleveland Browns released kicker Austin Seibert on Monday. Seibert struggled in the team's Week 1 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, missing an extra point and a 40-yard field goal in the contest. The move was expected after Cleveland signed kicker Cody Parkey earlier in the day. Seibert heads to the free-agency bin just a year after the Browns spent a fifth-round rookie pick on him. He wraps his Cleveland career with an 83.3% field goal percentage (25 of 30) in 17 games.

Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter

2020-09-14 14:24:47


Michael Thomas Dealing With High Ankle Injury

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) suffered a high ankle injury in the Week 1 win over the Buccaneers, but it's an injury he thinks he can play through, according to sources. Nobody is ruling Thomas out just yet for Week 2, with an extra day before the game against the Raiders on Monday night. The No. 1 wideout in fantasy had just three catches for 17 yards, and he didn't get hurt until the fourth quarter, so his five targets were a cause for concern regardless of the injury. The 27-year-old should bounce back eventually, but it's fair to wonder if it'll come in Week 2 if he plays through the injury. Thomas is a must-start anytime he's on the field, but his status is surely worth watching throughout the week. Emmanuel Sanders and tight end Jared Cook could benefit if Thomas is more of a decoy in Week 2.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-09-14 13:50:25


Browns Signing Cody Parkey

The Cleveland Browns are signing kicker Cody Parkey to their 53-man roster on Monday, according to a source. It's a sign that Parkey will kick on Thursday night against the Bengals after Austin Seibert missed both of his attempts -- a 41-yard field-goal attempt and an extra point -- in the Week 1 blowout loss to the Ravens. Parkey was released by the Titans last year after making all three of his field-goal attempts, including a 51-yarder, in three games for Tennessee. He was a Pro Bowler in his rookie season with the Eagles and has made 84.3 percent of his 121 field goals attempted over six seasons. If he replaces Seibert as the team's primary kicker, you can ignore him in fantasy with the Browns offense already off to a slow start.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-14 13:24:55


Patriots Offense Tailored To Cam Newton's Strengths

The New England Patriots completely overhauled their offense to best suit quarterback Cam Newton, and it was on display in the Week 1 win over the Dolphins with a run-heavy offense with plenty of zone reads and quarterback keepers. Newton led the team in rushing on Sunday, taking 15 carries for 75 yards and two rushing scores. The 15 totes were the most by a QB under head coach Bill Belichick and were the second-most of Newton's career (17 carries in 2014). New England ran the ball 42 times for 217 yards, averaging 5.2 yards per carry and three rushing touchdowns. They ran the ball or used play-action on 82.5 percent of their offensive plays. But when he did throw, Newton completed 78.9 percent of his passes. The former MVP can put up points with his arm and legs, but he's also injury-prone with a much lower ceiling given the Pats' options at receiver. He'll continue to be a high-upside QB2 heading into Week 2 against Seattle.

Source: NFL.com - Kevin Patra

2020-09-14 13:17:59


Marlon Mack Out For Season With Torn Achilles

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (Achilles) will officially miss the rest of the 2020 season after suffering a torn Achilles in the Week 1 loss to the Jaguars. Mack had four carries for 26 yards and three catches for 30 yards before leaving with the injury in the second quarter. It comes after he rushed for 1,091 yards in a breakout 2019 season. Mack has never played a full 16-game slate in his four years in the NFL, and he's set to become a free agent in 2021. Nyheim Hines and rookie Jonathan Taylor each had 15 touches on Sunday, with Taylor earning 89 scrimmage yards and Hines going for 73 scrimmage yards and two touchdowns while getting a lot of red-zone action. Hines will be one of the hottest waiver pickups heading into Week 2, while Taylor will basically be a must-start RB2 from here on out.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-09-14 13:05:22


Leighton Vander Esch Out 6-8 Weeks

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch (collarbone) cleanly broke his collarbone on Sunday night against the Rams, according to a source. He'll need surgery and will return in six to eight weeks. Vander Esch is a starting linebacker in IDP leagues on a weekly basis, but he continues to have trouble staying on the field. The good news is that he'll be back this season, so those with enough room on their benches should try to keep him stashed in the meantime. The 23-year-old had three combined tackles in the Week 1 loss to the Rams. LVE's absence will put more pressure on Aldon Smith and Jaylon Smith, with the latter becoming an even more attractive IDP starter in the middle of Dallas' defense.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-14 12:56:12


Duke Johnson A Long Shot To Play In Week 2

Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson (ankle), who sprained his ankle in the game last Thursday against the Chiefs, is considered week-to-week and is a long shot to play in Week 2 against the Ravens, according to a source. However, he has a chance to play in Week 3, as it's not believed to be a serious injury. Buddy Howell would be next in line for backup duties behind David Johnson, but he'll have no standalone value if Duke Johnson is inactive this Sunday. Johnson had just five carries for 14 yards in Week 1 against the Chiefs before getting hurt. He'll likely be dropped in shallower formats since he's unlikely to play this weekend, but he could have some deep PPR league value once he returns.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-14 12:49:49


N'Keal Harry Sees Six Targets In Victory

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry was able to do his part in the Week 1 victory over the Miami Dolphins. He hauled in five of his six targets for 39 yards. He started alongside Damiere Byrd in this one, but Julian Edelman saw plenty of time as well. Harry should continue to be an important part of the Patriots offense going forward. However, he'll get a tougher matchup versus the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. He'll be viewed as a PPR flex option for that contest.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 01:34:07


Julian Edelman Hauls In Five Receptions

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman did not technically start during their Week 1 win over the Miami Dolphins. The team elected to start N'Keal Harry and Damiere Byrd, but Edelman was out there for a majority of their plays. Edelman hauled in five of his seven targets for 57 yards. It wasn't a great outing from him, but things should get better as the season goes on. Edelman should be able to produce WR3 numbers versus the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 01:30:44


Cowboys Defense Not Great In Week 1

The Dallas Cowboys Defense was not great in a Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. They allowed 20 points while recording one sack and one interception. The Rams were able to gain 153 yards on the ground and 269 yards through the air. The Dallas defense lost their top linebacker, Leighton Vander Esch, and will be without him for about half of the season. This unit didn't look great against a decent Rams offense, they could struggle again next week against the Falcons powerful passing offense.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 01:28:37


James White Gets Involved

New England Patriots running back James White is going to be an important part of the offense this season. He is someone that is going to be used in both the running and passing game. White rushed for 22 yards on five attempts with three receptions for 30 yards in the victory over the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. The Patriots were up big in this one, so there wasn't really a need for White. He could have low-end RB2 value against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. However, his value is really more useful in PPR leagues.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 01:27:04


Greg Zuerlein Makes A Field Goal And Two Extra Points

Dallas Cowboys kicker Greg Zuerlein made a 33-yard field goal and both of his extra point tries in Sunday night's loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Zuerlein made one field goal try and missed the other. The Cowboys offense overall just didn't seem to click all that well in this one, so Zuerlein should see some more kicking volume once the offense gets it together. He could be in for a big game in next week's matchup with the Atlanta Falcons.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 01:25:12


Sony Michel Scores During Week 1

New England Patriots running back Sony Michel was able to find the end zone during their Week 1 victory over the Miami Dolphins. He rushed 10 times for 37 yards and scored one touchdown. Michel appears to be the starting running back in this run-heavy New England offense. There should be enough value for Michel to remain owned in 12-team formats. However, it's going to depend on the opponent. He'll probably be a RB3 against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 01:22:51


Michael Gallup Makes Three Catches In Week 1

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Michael Gallup made three catches in Week 1, gaining 50 yards. Gallup was targeted five times, meanwhile Amari Cooper saw 14 targets and rookie CeeDee Lamb saw six. Still, Gallup was on the field for 69 snaps along with Cooper and while he may have a very high ceiling on any given week, he also could have the lowest floor. He's a good bet to reach more of his ceiling in Week 2 against the Falcons, though.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 01:20:55


Cam Newton Rushes For Two Touchdowns

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton looked good during his debut with the team. He completed 15 of 19 passes for 155 yards and rushed for 75 yards on 15 carries with two touchdowns on the ground. Newton looked healthy and was an elite short yardage passer in this one. To be fair, it was against a pretty awful Miami Dolphins Defense. There is potential for Newton to be a QB1 this season, but we'll see how he does against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 2. Newton is expected to have a little less value in that one.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 01:18:33


Mike Gesicki Quiet Against New England

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki was expected to be a big time option for the team this season. However, he was unable to get much going during the Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots. He hauled in three receptions for 30 yards, which is not what anyone wanted from him. There is plenty of upside for Gesicki, but he could struggle again versus the Buffalo Bills next week. Fantasy owners should consider him a TE2 for that contest.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 01:14:16


CeeDee Lamb Makes Five Catches In His First NFL Game

Dallas Cowboys rookie wide receiver CeeDee Lamb started in the slot in his first NFL game and did fairly well. He was targeted six times, catching five passes for 59 yards. He looked good with the ball in his hands, gaining some impressive yards after the catch. He played fewer snaps than Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, but he saw a lot of the field and could get quite a boost from tight end Blake Jarwin (knee) likely to miss the rest of the season.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 01:12:48


Preston Williams Shut Down By Patriots

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams was unable to get anything going during the Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots. He was guarded by Stephon Gilmore, so there was really no chance of Williams doing anything productive. He hauled in two of his seven targets for 41 yards. DeVante Parker (hamstring) could sit out versus the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. Usually, that would mean increased value for Williams, but he'll be matched up against Tre'Davious White. Which basically means Williams would be a boom-or-bust option for Week 2.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 01:10:26


Amari Cooper Leads The Cowboys In Receiving In Week 1

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper led the team in catches, yards, and targets in a Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Cooper was targeted 14 times, catching 10 passes for 81 scoreless yards. The Rams secondary was all over Cooper, but he was still able to come up with a decent fantasy performance, especially in PPR leagues. He'll have a much easier time in Week 2 against the Atlanta Falcons, in what should be a high-scoring game.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 01:10:11


Leighton Vander Esch To Be Placed On Injured Reserve

Dallas Cowboys linebacker Leighton Vander Esch was forced to exit the game in Week 1 and was quickly ruled out. After the game, he was placed on injured reserve with a broken collarbone. He will undergo surgery to correct the injury, and as long as things go according to plan, he should be able to return in 2020. Vander Esch is a legitimate difference maker on defense when he is on the field, but there have to already be concerns about his durability despite this being just his age-24 season. Career backup Joe Thomas will likely take Vander Esch's place, and it should be a noticeable decline in the middle of the Cowboys Defense.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 01:06:55


DeVante Parker Forced To Exit Early

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) was unable to play through the whole game during their Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots. He hauled in all four of his targets for 47 yards before exiting the game. Parker aggravated his hamstring that was bothering him leading up to the game. He'll likely be listed as questionable for Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills. Preston Williams should see his value increase if Parker is unable to play next week.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 01:06:08


Blake Jarwin Could Be Done For The Year

Dallas Cowboys tight end Blake Jarwin was forced to leave the game in Week 1 and could be done for the season. Jarwin went down with a non-contact injury and the Cowboys apparently fear that he may have torn his ACL. If that's true, Jarwin won't be back on the field until next season. It's a blow to the talented pass catcher who was looking at a fourth year breakout after Jason Witten left to the Raiders in the offseason. Dalton Schultz and Blake Bell are next up on the tight end depth chart, but neither player will be much of a difference maker on the field or in fantasy.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 01:03:38


Jordan Howard Scores In Week 1

Miami Dolphins running back Jordan Howard was able to find the end zone during the Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots. He rushed eight times for seven yards with one touchdown. Both Matt Breida and Myles Gaskin were involved in the rushing attack as well. None of them stood out, but Howard got a majority of the goal line work. Sadly, he'll get a tough matchup against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. He'll be a RB3 or risky flex option for this one.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 01:03:03


Tony Pollard Touches The Ball Four Times In Week 1

Dallas Cowboys running back Tony Pollard touched the ball four times in a Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Rams. Pollard ran the ball twice, gaining 10 yards and added two catches for 22 more yards. Pollard operated clearly behind Ezekiel Elliott, but showed a lot of the same burst he impressed with last season. Pollard won't be a reliable fantasy option as long as Elliott is on the field, but he is a direct backup with clear league-winning upside and should be rostered by all fantasy players with Elliott on their team.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 01:01:07


Matt Breida Looks Invisible Versus Patriots

Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida was unable to get anything going during the Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots. He finished with 22 rushing yards on five attempts. The Dolphins leaned on Jordan Howard and Myles Gaskin more in the running game. This offense is already pretty bad, so it's going to be tough for Breida to carve out fantasy value. He'll be a risky flex option for Week 2 against the Buffalo Bills.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:59:18


Ezekiel Elliott Scores Two Touchdowns In Week 1

Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott scored two touchdowns on Sunday Night Football, essentially operating as the entire Dallas offense. "Zeke" ran the ball 22 times for 96 yards and a touchdown, adding three catches for 31 yards and another score. Elliott's rushing touchdown came on a one-yard plunge while his receiving score came on a 19-yard catch and run. Elliott looked good in this one, and didn't seem to suffer much from a Cowboys offensive line that somewhat surprisingly struggled. He'll be another excellent option in Week 2 against the Falcons.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 00:58:39


Ryan Fitzpatrick Throws Three Interceptions

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick looked awful during their Week 1 loss to the New England Patriots. He completed 20 of 30 passes for 191 passing yards and three interceptions. To be fair, Fitzpatrick lost his best receiving option DeVante Parker (hamstring) for the second half. Regardless, there was really no chance of Fitzpatrick having success against the Patriots Defense. He'll head into a matchup against the Buffalo Bills in Week 2. Fantasy owners should probably avoid Fitzpatrick for this one since it'll probably be a similar outcome.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:53:46


Dak Prescott Mostly Held In Check In Week 1

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott was mostly held in check by the Los Angeles Rams Defense in a Week 1 loss. Prescott completed 25 of his 39 passes for 266 yards and one touchdown. His touchdown came on a check down pass to Ezekiel Elliott. Prescott was able to add 30 yards on the ground, but took three sacks and was constantly under pressure. The Cowboys offensive line didn't look at all like the elite unit they've been over the past few seasons. Prescott played slightly worse than his line shows, as a lot of his yards came in catch-up mode in the fourth quarter. Still, he'll be one of the better fantasy quarterback options in what should be a high scoring game against the Falcons in Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-14 00:53:03


Cole Beasley Makes The Most Of His Chances

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley played fairly well during the Week 1 win over the New York Jets. He finished with four receptions on seven targets for 58 yards. There was a chance he could've caught a massive touchdown, but quarterback Josh Allen underthrew him. Beasley doesn't have great fantasy value going forward with Stefon Diggs and John Brown ahead of him on the depth chart. He could be a useful deep league option, but that's about it going forward.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:48:41


John Brown Finds The End Zone

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown was fairly impressive during the Week 1 win over the New York Jets. He hauled in six receptions for 70 yards and one touchdown. Brown could've had a second touchdown, but quarterback Josh Allen overthrew him. He probably won't see a ton of targets with Stefon Diggs in the mix. However, Brown can be a useful WR3 depending on the matchup. He could be worth looking at versus the Miami Dolphins next week.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:44:55


Stefon Diggs Finished With Eight Receptions

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs made the most of his chances during the Week 1 victory over the New York Jets. Diggs hauled in all eight of his targets for 86 yards, but was unable to find the end zone. The Bills were up big fast in his game, so there wasn't much of a need to throw deep. Quarterback Josh Allen and Diggs appear to be getting their chemistry down. Diggs should remain a reliable WR2 option versus the Miami Dolphins in Week 2.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:40:35


Zack Moss Scores Touchdown During NFL Debut

Buffalo Bills running back Zack Moss has been trending in the right direction over the last few weeks. Moss was impressive during camp and should continue to see a solid workload going forward. He rushed for 11 yards on nine attempts with three receptions for 16 yards and a touchdown in the Week 1 victory over the New York Jets. Moss appears to be the favorite option near the goal line, so that is good news for his fantasy value. Devin Singletary will still be in the mix, but Moss should carry flex value into Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:36:59


Devin Singletary Gets It Done Versus Jets

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary had some trouble finding room to run during the Week 1 victory over the New York Jets. Singletary rushed nine times for 30 yards with five receptions and 23 yards in the passing game. It was a decent outing for Singletary in PPR leagues, but the threat of Zack Moss looms. Moss appears to be the guy they trust near the goal line. That is bad news for Singletary, but it's not time to panic yet. Singletary should still hold RB2 value against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:32:51


Josh Allen Throws Over 300 Yards

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen was throwing it all over the place during the Week 1 victory over the New York Jets. Allen completed 33 of 46 passes for 312 passing yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed 14 times for 57 yards and one touchdown. Allen was doing a little bit of everything in this game. Sadly, he did miss some chances with overthrows, but Allen continues to work on his accuracy. Fantasy owners knew Allen was still a work in progress. He'll get another encouraging matchup against the Miami Dolphins in Week 2. Fantasy owners can be hopeful for a similar performance in that one.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:27:45


Chris Herndon Hauls In All His Targets

New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon was able to haul in all six of his targets, but finished with only 37 receiving yards in the loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Jets offense looked awful, so Herndon made the most of his chances. He'll likely be targeted quite a bit in this offense, which is good for his fantasy value. Sadly, he'll face another top defense in Week 2 with the San Francisco 49ers. Fantasy owners should assume his value will be around the same for that one. Herndon has solid upside, assuming the Jets offense can figure it out at some point.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:22:40


Breshad Perriman Quiet On Sunday

New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman was listed as the No. 1 option heading into their Week 1 matchup with the Buffalo Bills. However, Perriman did not perform like a leading receiver and finished with three receptions for 17 yards in the loss. He only saw three targets during the entire game, but the Jets offense looked awful in this one. Things aren't going to get better for Perriman as he plays the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. He might be worth holding onto in 12-team leagues, but would be a risky WR3 play for next week.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:17:57


Jamison Crowder Shines In Loss

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder was basically the lone bright spot for the team during their 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The Jets looked awful in just about every area in this one. However, Crowder was able to haul in seven receptions for 115 yards and a touchdown. His lone touchdown was a 69-yard play that was really the only impressive thing the Jets did during the entire game. Most weeks Crowder will be a reliable WR3 fantasy option. That should be the case against the tough San Francisco 49ers Defense in Week 2.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:13:40


Frank Gore Has Uninspiring Performance

New York Jets running back Frank Gore was given extra touches with the loss of Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) during the first half. Sadly, Gore finished with 24 rushing yards on six attempts in the 27-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills. The 37-year-old running back is starting to look his age, but could see an extended role next week. Bell is likely going to be questionable heading into their Week 2 matchup with the San Francisco 49ers. However, Gore won't be a reliable fantasy option even with a few more touches in the backfield.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:08:41


Le'Veon Bell Departs Early Versus Bills

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) was expected to bounce back with a revamped offensive line, but that didn't quite happen during his first game of the 2020 season. He rushed six times for 14 yards and had two receptions for 32 yards in the loss to the Buffalo Bills. Bell injured his hamstring during the first half, but tried to play through the issue. Frank Gore took over the rushing duties after Bell left, but at that point the game script was already pass-heavy. Fantasy owners should consider Bell questionable for Week 2 against the San Francisco 49ers.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:04:55


Sam Darnold Has Rough Week 1 Outing

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold did not begin the 2020 season like he would've wanted. He completed 21 of 35 passes for 215 yards with one touchdown and one interception in the loss to the Buffalo Bills. Darnold looked awful out there, but to be fair he doesn't have much talent around him. There was basically no rushing attack and the revamped offensive line didn't mesh well during their first contest. Things won't get easier for Darnold as he plays the San Francisco 49ers in Week 2. Expect a similar outing to happen against the 49ers next week.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-14 00:00:16


Saints Defense Puts Up Strong Performance

The New Orleans Saints Defense had a great performance in their Week 1 win over the Buccaneers. They intercepted Tom Brady twice, one of which was returned for a touchdown by cornerback Janoris Jenkins. They sacked Brady three times and they recovered a fumble to round out the strong showing. It was a great start to the year for the unit and they have a decent shot of carrying it over into their next contest against the Raiders.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 23:03:15


Wil Lutz Perfect On All Six Kicks

New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz made both of his field-goal attempts and all four extra points in a 34-23 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1. Lutz enjoyed a solid day as New Orleans recorded six trips into the red zone. The veteran kicker should be able to put up many more stat lines like this one, especially if the Saints offense plays a more efficient game in Week 2. Lutz could be busy again in Week 2 against the Raiders suspect defense.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 22:56:34


Jared Cook Paces Team In Receiving Yards

New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook had a strong game for his team in a 34-23 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cook was a bright spot in an otherwise sloppy day for the offense, as he caught five of seven targets for a game-high 80 receiving yards, including a big 46-yard reception. The 33-year-old finished second to only Alvin Kamara in targets and seemed to pick up where he left off last year as a big-play threat. Cook is probably not going to consistently see this kind of volume, especially considering Michael Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders were barely involved in the game plan. Still, he's in a good position to build on this effort in Week 2 against his former team, the Raiders.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 22:50:48


Tre'Quan Smith Disappoints In Week 1

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith had a very quiet Week 1 game in a 34-23 win over the Buccaneers. Smith caught his lone target for four yards in what was a sloppy offensive game for New Orleans. It seemed to be a series of strange play calls from head coach Sean Payton, who said as much in the postgame presser. The 24-year-old was handpicked by his own quarterback Drew Brees as a breakout candidate this year, so the potential is there. Perhaps a juicy matchup in Week 2 against the Oakland Raiders can get Smith going.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 22:43:46


Emmanuel Sanders Saves Face With Touchdown

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders posted just 15 receiving yards on three catches in Week 1. Sanders managed to salvage his day a bit with a late touchdown, though it was not a great performance. All of the Saints pass-catchers not named Alvin Kamara or Jared Cook seemed to struggle in this one, a game head coach Sean Payton called one of his worst as a play-caller. It's reasonable to give Payton and the Saints the benefit of the doubt, especially in a season with no preseason games. Sanders gets a prime bounce-back spot in Week 2 against a beatable Raiders defensive backfield.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 22:38:31


Michael Thomas Puts Up A Dud Against Buccaneers

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas caught three of five targets for 17 receiving yards in a win over Tampa Bay. It was a strange sight seeing Thomas almost fazed out of the game plan, as he went a couple of series without recording a catch. Head coach Sean Payton took some of the blame, saying it was one of the worst games he's ever called. To make matters worse, Thomas limped off the field after Alvin Kamara landed on his ankle. If he's healthy for Week 2, fantasy managers should expect better production against a poor Raiders secondary.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 22:31:11


Latavius Murray Plods For 48 Rushing Yards

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray had a forgettable game in a Week 1 win over the Buccaneers. Murray carried the ball 15 times but picked up just 48 rushing yards, as Tampa Bay's strong front picked up where they left off last year. Fortunately, the 30-year-old retained his role in the offense from 2019, where he saw 10+ touches a game. Don't expect Murray to out-touch Alvin Kamara on the ground every game, though the former could have some standalone fantasy value in the right matchup. That might be next week against Oakland, who allowed a total of 128 rushing yards to the Panthers.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 22:19:48


Buccaneers Defense Struggles Against Saints

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense had a tough time containing the Saints offense in Week 1, managing one sack and allowing three total touchdowns. In a game that was expected be high scoring, Tampa did its best to hold Drew Brees and company in check, but ultimately struggled to contain tight end Jared Cook in particular. A better matchup awaits next week in the Panthers, but the Bucs' defense may not be the best option considering Carolina put up 30 points in Week 1 with Teddy Bridgewater, Christian McCaffrey, and Robby Anderson all looking in decent form.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 22:11:52


Alvin Kamara Finds The End Zone Twice In Week 1

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara scored two touchdowns- and nearly had a third- en route to a 34-23 victory over the Buccaneers. His potential third score was overturned. It was a rough day for Kamara on the ground against Tampa Bay's strong front, as he picked up just 16 yards on 12 carries, but the touchdowns and his work in the passing game gave him a good stat line. The newly-paid back was actually outpaced in the ground game by Latavius Murray, though it's nothing to be worried about moving forward. Kamara will look to have a better day on the ground in Week 2 against the Raiders, who allowed 96 rushing yards to Christian McCaffrey.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 22:10:40


O.J. Howard Grabs Touchdown In Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard had an encouraging Week 1, getting four receptions on six targets for 36 yards and a touchdown. With the Bucs loaded in regards to their pass-catching corp, it seemed Howard would not have much of a large role heading into the season, but he certainly made a great impression in Week 1. While it's likely he won't have a touchdown each week, he could provide a great presence for Tom Brady. With that being said, Howard is best suited for fantasy teams that start two tight ends and cannot be a TE1 due to Rob Gronkowski and Cameron Brate also cutting into his production on Tampa.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 22:04:56


Drew Brees Tosses Two Touchdowns In Win

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees threw two touchdown passes in a Week 1 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, though it was by no means a good performance for the 41-year-old. He only threw for 160 yards and averaged a measly 5.3 yards per attempt, as he struggled to get the ball downfield throughout the contest. Brees wasn't happy about his performance, throwing out the words "pitiful" and "awful", though it's worth noting head coach Sean Payton took some of the blame as a play-caller. Game script also may have played a part in Brees' less-than-stellar performance. The good news is, a great matchup awaits in Week 2 against the Raiders, who just allowed 270 passing yards to Teddy Bridgewater.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 21:59:17


Rob Gronkowski Musters 11 Yards In Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski had a very modest debut with his new team, only getting two receptions on three targets for 11 yards. This was a bit shocking considering Gronk and Tom Brady have years of chemistry, but it seems Week 1 was more about shaking off the rust and the team getting in sync. Gronk may not always be a factor each week considering the Bucs have plenty of talented pass-catchers, but he should remain a low TE1 considering his rich history of success with Brady and ability to be a huge playmaker.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 21:58:50


Dustin Hopkins Nails Two-Of-Three FG Tries

Washington Football Team kicker Dustin Hopkins made two field goals in three tries in a win over the Eagles Sunday. Hopkins miss came from 48-yards out but made two shorter kicks including a 40-yarder. Hopkins was also 3-for-3 on extra point attempts. Hopkins has been a consistent contributor in fantasy for years and should be a low-end starter in 12-team fantasy leagues. He'll have a good kicking environment in Week 2 at Arizona.

Source: ESPN.com

2020-09-13 21:58:14


Mike Evans Scores Touchdown On Only Catch

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans played in Week 1 despite a bunch of uncertainty regarding his playing status due to a hamstring injury. In the end, he was held in check while not playing at full capacity and he only recorded one catch for two yards which went for a touchdown. Evans' injury is concerning and it's something to keep an eye on as the Bucs prepare to play the Panthers in Week 2. Evans is a WR1 each week, but his value would decrease if he has to miss any time or can't play at full strength.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 21:54:24


Steven Sims Gains 50 Yards

Washington Football Team wide receiver Steven Sims Jr. caught three passes for 50 yards in a win over the Eagles in Week 1. Sims was the second WR for Washington in most formations, but was targeted just three times as Washington ran the ball most of the second half. Sims has fantasy appeal in 14-plus team leagues as he should get more targets as the second WR in this offense. Managers in standard-size leagues, however, likely have bigger fish to fry for the first waivers cycle of the season and shouldn't bother with Sims.

Source: ESPN.com

2020-09-13 21:51:01


Scotty Miller Gets 73 Yards In Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Scotty Miller recorded five receptions on six targets for 73 yards in the Week 1 loss to the Saints. With Mike Evans dealing with a hamstring injury and not playing at full capacity, the underrated Miller got some more looks and capitalized. Tom Brady often raved about Miller's abilities in training camp, and the WR would be in the conversation to start for fantasy if Evans has to miss any time due to injury. It's best to monitor how this all plays out as Miller would not have much fantasy value if the rest of the Tampa Bay pass-catching unit is at full strength.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 21:49:38


Logan Thomas Scores Week 1 Touchdown

Washington Football Team tight end Logan Thomas made four catches for 37 yards and a touchdown in a Week 1 win over Philadelphia. Thomas led Washington with eight targets as the Dwayne Haskins looked to his tight end frequently with few other options to target. Thomas' involvement in Week 1 bodes well for his fantasy appeal moving forward. Washington doesn't have a lot of proven talent other than Terry McLaurin so Thomas should see a weekly floor of four or five targets. He'll be a popular streamer in Week 2 vs a Cardinals Defense that allowed the most fantasy points to opposing tight ends last season.

Source: ESPN.com

2020-09-13 21:45:47


Chris Godwin Leads Team In Receiving Yards

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin led the team with six receptions on seven targets for 79 yards in Week 1. With fellow wideout Mike Evans not at 100 percent, Godwin shouldered the load in the loss against the Saints. He is a WR1 candidate each week considering his major role on the team and the fact that he is coming off a proven 2019 season. If Evans deals with any more setbacks, Godwin could see his role elevate further.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 21:45:03


Terry McLaurin Picks Up 61 Yards In Opener

Washington Football Team wide receiver Terry McLaurin caught five passes for 61 yards in a Week 1 win over the Eagles. McLaurin was shadowed by new Eagles cornerback Darius Slay and struggled to consistently get open for Dwayne Haskins. The good news for McLaurin is he still led the team with seven targets. This will likely happen most of the season with McLaurin, as teams can focus all their coverage to stop the second-year receiver. On the other hand, most teams don't have a corner like Slay so McLaurin should have some big weeks mixed in as the go-to option in this passing game. He's a solid WR2 in fantasy but faces another solid secondary next week at Arizona.

Source: ESPN.com

2020-09-13 21:40:04


49ers Defense Struggles To Contain Cardinals

The 49ers Defense gave up 24 points to the Arizona Cardinals in a Week 1 loss. It wasn't a horrible performance overall, but the team struggled to contain Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, especially in the run game as Murray tallied 91 rushing yards and a score. While the 49ers did come up with an interception on Murray, it was their only forced turnover in the game. They also added two sacks. The 49ers defense should have better days ahead, including next week, when they face Sam Darnold and the New York Jets.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 21:35:13


Kendrick Bourne Catches Just Two Of Five Targets

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne received five targets in the team's 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1, but was only able to come away with two catches for 34 yards. Bourne's five targets were tied for most on the team with four others, only one of whom, Trent Taylor, was a wide receiver. Bourne was the only 49ers receiver with double-digit receiving yards in the game. Clearly, for as long as Deebo Samuel (foot) and Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) remain sidelined, Bourne will be the top receiving option amongst 49ers wide receivers, but unfortunately, that alone doesn't promise fantasy production. Bourne could be a deep league WR4 or flex option in Week 2 as the team faces the New York Jets, but if Aiyuk is back, he should be avoided.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 21:30:38


A.J. Green Leads Team In Receiving In Week 1

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green hauled in five of his nine targets for a team-high 51 yards during the loss to the Chargers on Sunday. Green, who returned after nearly a two-year absence, was a popular option for rookie quarterback Joe Burrow. Although Burrow and Green weren't able to connect for six, they will likely develop a solid rapport as the season progresses, which may open the door for some impactful performances in 2020. Next up for Green in Week 2 will be the Browns, with the veteran wideout producing nearly 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns against Cleveland during his legendary career.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 21:30:24


George Kittle Held To 44 Receiving Yards In Week 1

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle had an underwhelming debut to the 2020 season. He caught four of his five targets for 44 yards and also added a nine-yard rush in the 49ers' 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Kittle briefly left the game late in the second quarter after injuring his leg and didn't catch a single pass afterwards, though after the game he declared that he was 100%. Despite the disappointing results, Kittle still tied for the team-lead in both targets and receptions and was second on the team in receiving yards. He's the clear focal point of the team's passing game and will most certainly reward his fantasy owners with better production going forward.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 21:25:21


Tyler Boyd Doesn't Perform Well In Week 1

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Tyler Boyd finished with four catches for 33 yards during the loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday. With rookie quarterback Joe Burrow getting his first start in the league, Boyd and A.J. Green will likely need a few more games to build a rapport with the new signal-caller. The 25-year-old is coming off two-straight 1,000-yard seasons but will need some more effective outings if he hopes to increase that mark. Nonetheless, he has a good shot at turning things around against the Browns in Week 2, a team that allowed the Ravens to produce 38 points in Week 1.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 21:22:47


Tevin Coleman Nets Just 24 Yards In Week 1

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman wasn't heavily involved in the offense in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals. Coleman carried the ball four times for 18 yards and caught one of his two targets for six yards. Raheem Mostert was the focal point of the team's running game as he carried the ball a team-high 15 times for 56 yards. Jerick McKinnon also ended up with a total of six touches in the game, including a touchdown reception. Coleman is definitely someone worth monitoring in all leagues going forward and he's a decent stash in deep leagues as he could be a Mostert injury away from instant fantasy value.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 21:21:06


Jerick McKinnon Catches Touchdown In 49ers Debut

San Francisco 49ers running back Jerick McKinnon made his long-awaited debut with the team in Week 1 and helped give the offense a bit of a spark. McKinnon carried the ball three times for 24 yards and reeled in three catches for 20 yards and a touchdown. McKinnon signed with the 49ers prior to the 2018 season, but tore his ACL before the season started. He then missed the entirety of the 2019 season after a setback from knee surgery in the preseason. Raheem Mostert led all 49ers running backs in carries with 15 and was also active in the passing game with four catches on five targets. McKinnon should certainly have a role in the offense going forward and is someone worth adding in deep PPR leagues and monitoring in all leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 21:16:34


Joe Mixon Has Rough Outing In Loss

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon ran for 69 yards off 19 carries during the Week 1 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers. He also added a catch for two yards. The former Sooner couldn't get any momentum on Sunday, as evidenced by his shoddy 2.0 YPC, which could be blamed partially on the offensive line's horrendous play. Mixon still has high expectations, especially from the fantasy managers who reached for him earlier than his ADP in drafts over the past few months. Still, he will need to make plays without much assistance from the offensive line if he hopes to succeed in 2020. Next up for Mixon and company will be the Browns, with the 24-year-old racking up 608 yards and four scores throughout six meetings with Cleveland throughout his career.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 21:14:13


Raheem Mostert Tallies 151 Yards In Week 1

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert was the team's offensive focal point in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals. Mostert carried the ball 15 times for 56 yards and caught four of his five targets for 95 yards and a touchdown. No other 49er earned over four carries in the game. Mostert's five targets were also tied for most on the team with four others. Mostert only caught 14 passes all year last year, with his season-high being a three-catch game in Week 2. If he can consistently find himself with around four catches per game in addition to around 15 carries, he should easily outperform his draft value. Start him with confidence as an RB2 going forward.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 21:11:31


Jimmy Garoppolo Throws for 259 Yards, Two Touchdowns

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo had a solid 2020 debut, completing 19 of 33 passes for 259 and two interceptions. He had a favorable matchup against the Arizona Cardinals, but didn't have much help in the receiving game with both Deebo Samuel (foot) and Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) inactive. The Cardinals put a lot of their attention on tight end George Kittle, who was limited to four catches for 44 yards in the game. While Garoppolo remains without his primary pass catchers, his upside is a bit limited. Next week, he faces a New York Jets Defense that was just torched by Josh Allen, making Garoppolo a decent QB2 option.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 21:06:13


Joe Burrow Plays Relatively Well Against Chargers

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 193 yards and an interception on 22-for-36 passing during the narrow loss to the Chargers on Sunday. He also added eight carries for 46 yards and a touchdown. The rookie displayed confidence and sound decision-making in his first professional appearance, especially for someone who didn't have a chance to develop with a few preseason appearances. The former Heisman winner did manage to find the end zone using his legs and also maintained an acceptable 63.9 completion percentage. Burrow will likely have some rough outings moving ahead, especially with Cincy having one of the worst offensive lines in the league. He has a shot at a more productive performance around against the Browns in Week 2, with Cleveland only putting up six points against the Ravens in Week 1.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 21:03:54


Cardinals Defense Performs Adequately In Week 1

The Cardinals Defense did a solid job containing the San Francisco 49ers offense in Week 1. They held the 49ers to 20 points in the game and while they didn't force any turnovers, they did come up with three sacks in the game. The Cardinals defense doesn't project to be a particularly reliable fantasy option going forward, but this was a promising start to the year. They could be worth consideration as a starting option next week as the team hosts the Washington Football Team.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 20:55:24


Dan Arnold Reels In Two Catches For 21 Yards In Week 1

Arizona Cardinals tight end Dan Arnold caught both of his two targets in Week 1 and gained 21 yards on the day. Despite the low yardage total, Arnold was still third on the team in receiving yards in a game where DeAndre Hopkins accounted for over half the team's production through the air. The team's other primary pass-catching tight end, Maxx Williams, went without a catch on two targets. Arnold is someone worth keeping an eye on. He'll of course need more than two targets per game to warrant a roster spot in fantasy, but if he can emerge as the team's primary tight end, he could see his fantasy value rise going forward.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 20:50:27


Keenan Allen Disappoints In Week 1

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allen caught only four of his eight targets for 37 yards during the narrow win over the Bengals in Week 1. This was a disappointing performance from the veteran as he failed to make any noise for the fantasy managers who were hoping for more. With limited practice time due to COVID-19, Allen may have needed Sunday's contest to shake off any residual offseason rust. Despite his lack of production against Cincinnati, he should remain in the starting lineup in all fantasy formats against the Chiefs in Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 20:49:21


Larry Fitzgerald Catches Four Passes For 34 Yards In Week 1

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald had a quiet game in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. Fitzgerald was targeted five times by Kyler Murray and came away with four catches for 34 yards. His five targets were tied for second on the team alongside Christian Kirk and running back Chase Edmonds. The bulk of the team's targets went to DeAndre Hopkins, who received 16. All in all, it wasn't an awful day for Fitzgerald in PPR, but given his lack of target depth, he'll need a bit more than five targets per week to warrant a regular starting spot going forward. For now, he remains a low-ceiling WR3 or flex option in PPR leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 20:46:04


Mike Williams Racks Up 69 Yards In Win

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (shoulder) finished with four catches (nine targets) for 69 yards during the win over the Bengals on Sunday. Williams' status heading into Week 1 was uncertain, and although he was able to suit up, questions remained regarding his workload against Cincinnati. Fantasy managers will want to monitor his health heading into the Week 2 outing against the Chiefs as it is likely he will make an appearance on the practice reports once again. He should remain a starter in deeper formats if he does play against Kansas City, despite a relatively challenging defensive matchup.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 20:41:15


Christian Kirk Catches Just One Pass In Week 1

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk was a non-factor in the team's 24-20 win over the San Francisco 49ers in Week 1. Kirk was targeted five times in the game and came down with just one catch that went for zero yards. It was an extremely disappointing performance for Kirk in his first game playing alongside DeAndre Hopkins, who, conversely, exploded for 14 catches for 151 yards on 16 targets. Owners of Kirk in fantasy should be patient if they can afford the roster spot. Better times are certainly ahead, though he should remain benched until we see him produce alongside Hopkins.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 20:40:55


DeAndre Hopkins Catches 14 Passes In Cardinals Debut

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins had a fantastic debut with the team on Sunday. He was targeted a whopping 16 times in the game and reeled in 14 catches for 151 yards, helping lead the team to a 24-20 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. No other Cardinal had over five targets or more than 35 receiving yards in the game. Hopkins also appeared to score a touchdown on a long 33-yard play in the fourth quarter, but a replay ruled him down just shy of the goal-line. Regardless, Hopkins' high target share and remarkable performance should put to rest any doubt that he'd lose some of his value on his new team. He's clearly an elite WR1 going forward.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 20:37:06


Hunter Henry Gets Plenty Of Attention In Week 1

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry was targeted eight times during the win over the Bengals on Sunday, finishing with five catches and a game-high 73 receiving yards. Henry's performance was welcomed by fantasy managers who opted to wait on a tight end during fantasy drafts through the previous few months. While the 25-year-old likely won't produce consistently during the year, he still earned himself a starting role in Week 2 against the Chiefs. Keep him rolling in all lineups, especially if he continues to play the way he did against Cincy.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 20:32:33


Chase Edmonds Catches Touchdown Pass In Week 1

Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds saw a good amount of action in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. Edmonds carried the ball six times for 26 yards and caught three of five targets for 19 yards and a touchdown. While he was out-touched by the team's lead back Kenyan Drake 18 to nine, Edmonds was more efficient with his touches, averaging 4.3 yards on the ground and 6.3 yards per reception, compared with 3.8 and 2.5, respectively, for Drake. Edmonds should continue to see somewhere around ten touches per week in a high-functioning offense. He should be owned in just about all fantasy leagues and is a potential flex option in PPR leagues going forward.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 20:30:43


Leonard Fournette Receives Only Five Carries

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette finished his debut with five carries for five yards and one reception for 14 yards. After coach Bruce Arians promised a solid role for the new RB in Week 1, it was quite disappointing that Fournette couldn't muster much of anything while also getting a very limited amount of carries. This could be a factor of the Bucs trailing for most of the game against the Saints. With Ronald Jones II being the RB1, Fournette's role will be smaller. Therefore, he shouldn't merit fantasy consideration going forward until his role is solidified.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 20:27:48


Kenyan Drake Gains 65 Yards, Scores Touchdown

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake was the team's primary ball-carrier as expected in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. Drake rushed the ball 16 times for 60 yards and a touchdown. He also added two catches on two targets for five yards. Chase Edmonds emerged as the team's top pass-catching option out of the backfield in the game. Edmonds was targeted five times and caught three passes for 19 yards and a touchdown. If Edmonds continues to see most of the targets in the passing game, it will limit Drake's upside, but fantasy owners should still be pleased with 18 touches on the day for Drake. He figures to be a high-end RB2 most weeks going forward.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 20:24:37


Michael Thomas Injures Ankle In Week 1

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas (ankle) was observed limping off the field at the two-minute warning during the win over the Buccaneers on Sunday. Although the injury could have been worse, fantasy managers should expect the veteran to practice sparingly throughout the week leading up to the Monday night, Week 2 showdown against the Raiders, with the potential for an absence if the ailment doesn't trend in the right direction.

Source: David Chao

2020-09-13 20:24:13


Kyler Murray Throws For 230 Yards, Rushes For 91

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray had a solid all-around game in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, leading his team to victory 23-20. Murray completed 26 of 40 passes for 230 yards, one touchdown and one interception and also rushed 13 times for 91 yards and a score. Murray only topped 90 rushing yards in a game once all of last year and he never reached 13 rushing attempts in a game. So his rushing numbers from Week 1 appear to be a promising sign of things to come. He also connected with his new No. 1 receiver DeAndre Hopkins on 14 of 16 targets for 151, which is similarly promising for his rest-of-season outlook.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 20:20:57


Ronald Jones II Leads Team In Carries

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II was able to keep the role coach Bruce Arians promised for Week 1, which was being the lead back. Jones got 17 carries and turned it into 66 yards while also chipping in 16 receiving yards. What was more encouraging for this RB was the fact that Leonard Fournette only received five carries. This bodes well for Jones' workhorse role on the team going forward, and he has quite a favorable matchup next week against a Panthers Defense that just allowed three touchdowns to Raiders RB Josh Jacobs, who shredded them.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 20:20:56


Joshua Kelley Has Productive Debut

Los Angeles Chargers running back Joshua Kelley ran for 60 yards and a touchdown off of 12 carries during the win over the Bengals in Week 1. The rookie was productive in his first game as a professional, maintaining an efficient 5.0 YPC on the day. Unsurprisingly, he conceded touches to Austin Ekeler, who had 19 attempts for 84 yards, but the fourth-round selection should continue to produce at times moving forward, although possibly not at the level we saw on Sunday. For those in deeper formats in need of a back, feel free to pick him up off the waiver wire, as long as he's available.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 20:17:04


Tom Brady Tosses Two Picks In Buccaneers Debut

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady had a tough debut with his new team, going 23-for-36 and getting 239 passing yards with two touchdowns and two picks. Brady notably threw a pick-six in the contest as well. The legendary QB's debut with his new team didn't go as well as hoped, but that also attributes to him still forming rapport with his new receivers. A better matchup awaits next week in the Panthers, who just allowed 34 points to the Las Vegas Raiders. Look for Brady to try and have a rebound performance then.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 20:16:31


Browns Defense Shredded By Baltimore

The Cleveland Browns Defense struggled to contain the Baltimore Ravens in a 38-6 loss in Week 1. Cleveland managed just two sacks and was unable to force a turnover in the loss. Fortunately most fantasy gamers didn't start the Browns defense as expectations weren't high for Cleveland in this matchup as the Ravens were one of the best offenses in the league in 2019 and returned all of their key players in 2020. Fantasy gamers can expect better results when the Browns face the Cincinnati Bengals at home on Thursday night in Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 20:06:56


David Njoku Scores TD, Leaves Early With Knee Injury

Cleveland Browns tight end David Njoku had a solid game in a 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. Njoku caught all three of his targets for 50 yards and a touchdown in the lopsided loss. The veteran tight end found the end zone on a one-yard pass from Baker Mayfield in the first quarter and later ripped off a 28-yard reception. He surprisingly outplayed high-profile free-agent signing Austin Hooper in the game as Hooper finished with just 12 yards on two catches. It wasn't all great for Njoku, however, as he left the game in the third quarter with a knee injury and didn't return. His status for his team's Week 2 showdown against the Cincinnati Bengals is unknown at the time. His team plays on Thursday so he doesn't have much time to get ready.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 19:59:29


Austin Ekeler Racks Up 84 Yards In Win

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler ran for 84 yards on 19 attempts in the tight win over Cincinnati on Sunday. He also added a catch for three yards. This was a respectable performance from the veteran despite conceding attempts to 2020 fourth-round selection Joshua Kelley, who managed to run for 60 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. The rookie should continue to get work moving ahead, but likely not at the capacity we saw in Week 1. Ekeler should remain starting in all formats, especially ones that reward a point-per-reception, against the Chiefs in Week 2 as he should pick up the pace on the receiving end at some point during the year.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 19:57:11


Austin Hooper Quiet In Cleveland Debut

Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper was quiet in a 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. Hooper was targeted just twice, catching both for 12 yards in his first game for Cleveland after joining the team as a free-agent signing in the offseason. More was expected out of Hooper, who wasn't even the most productive tight end on the team as David Njoku went for 50 yards and a score in the loss. Fantasy gamers shouldn't panic just yet as the Ravens have one of the better defenses in the league and quarterback Baker Mayfield was on the run all afternoon, which kept him off rhythm and forced him to rush throws. Hooper will look for a better outing in Week 2 when the Cincinnati Bengals visit Cleveland for the Thursday night game.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 19:54:59


Jarvis Landry Leads Browns In Receiving In Week 1

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry led his team in receiving in a 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. Landry hauled in five of six targets for 61 yards in the losing effort. The veteran receiver came into the game with some questions about how much he would play after offseason shoulder surgery but he saw enough run to finish second on the team in targets. Landry appears to be locked into his usual high-volume, low-upside role in new head coach Kevin Stefanski's offense. He will face off against the Cincinnati Bengals at home in Week 2 in the Thursday night game.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 19:50:43


Odell Beckham Jr. Quiet In Week 1

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. had a quiet outing in a 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. Beckham caught just three of 10 targets for 22 yards in the lopsided loss while committing several mistakes along the way. The star receiver committed a brutal drop that would have given his team a new set of downs on a third down. He also had a catch negated by a facemask penalty against him after the grab and another reception wiped away after stepped out of bounds before coming down with the ball. On the plus side, Beckham did draw a few pass interference flags for his team along the way. Beckham will look to bounce back in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 19:44:36


Tyrod Taylor Has Uneventful Day Against Cincy

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw for 208 yards during the narrow win over the Bengals on Sunday. He also added six carries for seven yards. This was a classic Taylor performance as he couldn't really get anything going on the day, which was evident by his 53.3 completion percentage. Although the Bolts managed to scrape a win together, the outlook for Week 2 doesn't look as promising as the team will travel back to California for a showdown with the defending Super Bowl Champions, the Kansas City Chiefs. Taylor isn't generally considered a fantasy starter in any format, so for those who are looking for a signal-caller for next weekend, you may want to look elsewhere.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 19:44:10


Falcons Defense Picked Apart In Week 1

The Atlanta Falcons Defense was shredded by Russell Wilson and the Seahawks in Week 1. The team allowed 322 passing yards and four scores to Wilson, as they simply had no answer for him or Seattle's pass catchers. Atlanta did register three sacks- 1.5 for Grady Jarrett- and a fumble, but it was a performance to forget. The unit should again be avoided in Week 2, as they're taking on a Cowboys offense that figures to have one of the strongest passing attacks in the league.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 18:47:11


Younghoe Koo Nails Two Field-Goals Against Seattle

Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo made both his field-goal attempts and one extra point in a 38-25 Week 1 loss to Seattle. Koo impressively made a pair of 49-yard kicks, showing both the strength and accuracy of his leg. While the missed extra point isn't ideal, it's not enough to damper Koo's good start to the 2020 season. The 26-year-old should see his fair share of kicking opportunities in an Atlanta offense filled with playmakers. Koo makes for a nice Week 2 start against Dallas, who could force the Falcons to put up points in order to keep up.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 18:41:24


Hayden Hurst Underwhelms In Falcons Debut

Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst had an underwhelming debut in Week 1 against the Seahawks. Hurst saw five targets and caught three of them, but only managed 38 receiving yards. The 27-year-old showed off his athletic ability with a diving, 27-yard reception, though he was mostly held in check by safety Jamal Adams and the rest of the Seattle secondary. It certainly didn't help that the three Atlanta wideouts all saw 12 targets, which is unlikely to happen every game, despite their respective skills. Hurst gets a good opportunity to bounce back in Week 2 against a questionable Dallas secondary.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 18:33:13


Russell Gage Records Career-High 114 Receiving Yards

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage had a career day against Seattle, catching nine passes for a career-high 114 yards in a losing effort. Gage took a hard hit from safety Jamal Adams and was in the concussion protocol, but was cleared to return to the game. The 24-year-old amazingly saw the same number of targets as fellow wideouts Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley in a pass-happy game script. Gage saw 13 targets in his last game of 2019 and opened up 2020 with 12 targets, so it seems like Atlanta really likes what they have out of their third receiver. Gage could be a nice waiver wire pickup for those who need receiver help, as the Falcons may be playing from behind more than they'd like. A potential high-scoring affair against Dallas awaits in Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 18:22:43


Justin Jefferson Catches Two Passes In Debut

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson caught two passes for 26 yards in his NFL debut against the Packers in Week 1. The highly-touted draft pick was targeted three times and was out-snapped by teammate Bisi Johnson. The Vikings think the world of Jefferson but it is clear he has to earn his way to more playing time. Jefferson's fantasy value exists only in dynasty leagues heading into Week 2.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-13 18:07:40


Bisi Johnson Adds 56 Receiving Yards In Loss

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bisi Johnson caught three passes for 56 yards in the team's 43-34 loss to the Packers in Week 1. Johnson beat out rookie Justin Jefferson as the starter heading into the season and Johnson came down with a nice 29-yard reception. He was only targeted four times in the game but proved that he could be a roadblock for Jefferson's fantasy value in the coming games. Johnson will be no more than a WR6 flier heading into Week 2.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-13 18:05:13


Calvin Ridley Breakout Season Starts With A Bang

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley put up a massive stat line in a 38-25 loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Ridley caught nine of 12 passes for 130 yards and two scores, the third multi-touchdown game of his career. Ridley's 12 targets were tied for the team lead with Julio Jones and Russell Gage (groin) as Atlanta ramped up their passing attack in an effort to make a comeback. If the 25-year-old gets volume like this- which could be likely given the way Atlanta's defense played- he should have no trouble smashing his ADP. He'll take on a Dallas Cowboys team with some question marks in the secondary. It's a great spot for Ridley to stay hot.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 18:04:49


Adam Thielen Shines In Week 1 Loss

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen caught six passes for a team-high 110 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings 43-34 loss to the Packers. Thielen saw eight targets in the game, most importantly a 19-yard and 37-yard receptions for touchdowns. After an injury-plagued season in 2019, Thielen is off to an elite start. The veteran should be considered a WR1 fantasy option heading into Week 2.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-13 18:02:30


Kirk Cousins Passes For 259 Yards In Defeat

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins completed 19-of-25 passes for 259 yards, two touchdowns and one interception in the Vikings disheartening 43-34 loss to the Packers. It was a choppy start for the Vikings offense and Cousins was sacked in the end zone for a safety in the first half. The veteran quarterback did lead the team to 24 fourth quarter points but it was not enough against an explosive Packers offense. Cousins should remain on the fringes of being fantasy viable heading into Week 2.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-13 17:56:28


Dalvin Cook Punches In Two Touchdowns

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook carried the ball 12 times for 50 yards and two touchdowns in the Vikings 43-34 loss to the Packers in Week 1. It was tough sledding at times for the dynamic runner but still converted on two short-yardage chances for two scores. Cook was the touches timeshare over teammate Alexander Mattison 12-6 but the Vikings offense just couldn't keep up with the Packers explosive attack. Cook should see a heavier workload in Week 2.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-13 17:53:11


Allen Lazard Chips In TD Reception In Week 1

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Allen Lazard caught four passes for 63 yards and one touchdown in the Packers 43-34 win over the Vikings in Week 1. Lazard capped off a seven-play, 75-yard drive in the fourth quarter with a four-yard touchdown reception as the Packers looked lethal on offense. The number two receiver position is up for grabs in the Packers offense and both Lazard and teammate Marquez Valdes-Scantling produced out of the gate. Lazard, however, lacks fantasy stability heading into Week 2.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-09-13 17:49:23


Julio Jones Puts Up 157 Receiving Yards

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones started off his 2020 season with a monster game. Jones hauled in nine of 12 targets for a game-high 157 yards, including a 44-yard reception. The 31-year-old was limited by a hamstring in practice, though in typical fashion, he came out and produced on Sunday as if nothing was wrong. Jones is the number-one receiving option on a team that may need to throw more than they would like to in 2020. He should get a chance to put up WR1 numbers every week. Up next is Dallas, who surrendered 118 yards and a score to Jones in 2018.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 17:48:44


Marquez Valdes-Scantling Catches Touchdown In Victory

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling caught four passes for 96 yards and one touchdown in the Packers 43-34 win over the Vikings in Week 1. The biggest question heading into the Packers season was who would step up as the number two receiver and Valdes-Scantling aced the first test. He caught a beautiful pass for a 45-yard touchdown as the Packers looked explosive on offense. Valdes-Scantling will be popping up on the fantasy waiver wire radar heading into Week 2.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-09-13 17:46:12


Devante Adams Explodes For 156 Yards, Two Scores

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Devante Adams enjoyed a monster Week 1, catching 14 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns in the Packers 43-34 win over the Vikings. Adams was making plays all over the field and led all players with 17 targets in the game. When the Packers offense is explosive, Adams is usually front-and-center. He will be a sure-fire WR1 selection heading into Week 2.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-09-13 17:42:25


Aaron Jones Notches Touchdown Against Vikings

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones racked up 76 all-purpose yards with one rushing touchdown in the team's 43-34 triumph over the Vikings. Jones led the team with 16 touches from the backfield and was an excellent complement to a dynamite vertical attack. It was a fantastic start for the Packers offense and a solid fantasy day for Jones. He will remain on the RB1 map heading into Week 2.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-09-13 17:40:06


Kareem Hunt Sees 17 Touches In Opener

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt out-touched starter Nick Chubb in a 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. Hunt carried the ball 13 times for 72 yards and added four receptions for nine yards in the lopsided loss. Meanwhile, Chubb only logged 11 touches and lost a fumble along the way. While Hunt seeing a larger workload than Chubb may have been a result of the Browns playing from behind all afternoon, that never happened in the eight games the two backs played in together in 2019. It is possible that the new Cleveland coaching staff will use the two in a more even split than was the case in 2019. Hunt will look to find the end zone in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Thursday night game.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 17:38:48


Todd Gurley II Finds The End Zone In Week 1

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II carried the ball 14 times for 56 rushing yards with a touchdown in a 38-25 loss to the Seahawks. Gurley II didn't get much work in the passing game and managed an average 4.0 yards per carry. Still, head coach Dan Quinn indicated that game script shifted the team's focus away from the run more than he would have liked, which robbed the star back from any further production. It is also likely that Quinn didn't want to run Gurley II out there for 20-plus carries in Week 1, especially with his health concerns. The 25-year-old will look to get more of a bigger workload against Dallas in Week 2.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 17:38:32


Aaron Rodgers Rifles Four Touchdowns In Win

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers came out swinging in Week 1, completing 32-of-44 passes for 364 yards and four touchdowns in the Packers 43-34 win over the Vikings. For those that are clamoring for Jordan Love will have to wait awhile as Rodgers sliced and diced the Vikings Defense. He hit star receiver Devante Adams all over the field and displayed some elite playmaking ability. Rodgers will sky-rocket up the fantasy ranks heading into Week 2.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-09-13 17:37:31


Danny Amendola Leads Lions With 81 Receiving Yards

Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola caught five passes for a team-high 81 yards in the Lions 27-23 defeat by the hands of the Bears in Week 1. Amendola was targeted seven times and none was bigger than a 32-yard reception that brought the Lions into the red zone with seconds to play in the game. With star receiver Kenny Golladay out with a hamstring, Amendola stepped up with a solid performance. But Amendola's fantasy value will be tied to Golladay's health heading into Week 2.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-13 17:31:29


Eagles Defense Not Great In Week 1 Loss

The Philadelphia Eagles Defense did not look great in a Week 1 loss to the Washington Football Team. They recorded three sacks and actually allowed only 192 total yards of offense, but 27 points as Washington was constantly working with short fields. There wasn't much to be excited about with this defense, and they'll likely be matchup-dependent throughout the season. They'll take on the Rams at home next week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 17:30:53


Jake Elliott Makes A Field Goal And Two Extra Points

Philadelphia Eagles kicker Jake Elliott made a 38-yard field goal and two extra points in a Week 1 loss to the Washington Football Team. Elliott should be a consistent, if somewhat safe kicking option throughout the season, although the Eagles offense looked like a mess at certain points in this one. They'll face the Rams next week.

Source: NFL

2020-09-13 17:27:14


Nick Chubb Rushes For 60 Yards, Loses Fumble

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb had a rough 2020 debut in a 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. Chubb carried the ball 10 times for 60 yards and lost a fumble while adding a six-yard catch in the lopsided loss. It is only one week but the workload split between Chubb and Kareem Hunt was much different than it was last season with Hunt seeing three more carries and three more receptions than Chubb. That possibly could have been a result of the Ravens taking a big lead but the Browns recently gave Hunt a contract extension so it's clear they like what he brings to the offense. Chubb will look to bounce back in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Thursday night game.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 17:23:31


Matt Ryan Throws For 450 Yards In Loss

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan completed 37 of 54 passes for 450 yards with two touchdowns and an interception in a loss to Seattle. Ryan was tasked with throwing the ball 54 times because of the defense's struggles and he rose to the occasion. His 450 passing yards are the most since Week 4 of the 2018 season, a year where he finished as the QB2 overall. If Atlanta's defense struggles like they did in Week 1, Ryan's arm will have to be relied upon more than ever. Ryan's next matchup against the Dallas Cowboys could be fantasy friendly, as both teams can put major points on the board.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 17:22:58


Marvin Jones Jr. Produces 55 Receiving Yards

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. caught four passes for 55 yards in the Lions loss to the Bears in Week 1. In an NFL opener that did not feature star receiver Kenny Golladay, Jones was targeted eight times but was mostly quiet. The Lions offense fizzled out in the second half and Jones was rarely a factor. He will maintain his WR4/5 fantasy value heading into Week 2.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-13 17:21:46


Jalen Reagor Catches One Pass In His First NFL Game

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor (shoulder) was targeted three times in a Week 1 loss, catching one pass for 55 yards. Reagor was expected to miss a few games with a shoulder injury but healed quickly and was able to suit up for Week 1. He showed his speed and should be a good complement to DeSean Jackson, but the Eagles offense needs to rework a lot of things before their Week 2 contest against the Rams.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 17:21:03


T.J. Hockenson Brings In Week 1 Touchdown

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson caught five passes for 56 yards and one touchdown in the Lions disappointing 27-23 loss to the Bears in Week 1. Hockenson enjoyed an active performance and appears to be gaining a solid rapport with quarterback Matthew Stafford. Hockenson secured all five of his targets for receptions, including a four-yard reception for his first touchdown of the season. Hockenson's fantasy arrow is pointing up heading into Week 2.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-13 17:17:27


Baker Mayfield Manages One TD

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield struggled to move the offense in a 38-6 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Week 1. Mayfield completed 21 of 39 passes for 189 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the lopsided loss. The Ravens only sacked him twice on the afternoon but they often got pressure on the third-year quarterback, forcing him to move off of his spot in the pocket and rush his passes on several occasions. Mayfield's touchdown pass was a one-yard hook-up with tight end David Njoku. Better days should be ahead for Mayfield and the Cleveland offense as Baltimore's defense was as tough as expected in the opener but the signal-caller will be hard to trust until he has a big game. Cleveland will face the Cincinnati Bengals at home on Thursday night in Week 2.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 17:16:59


DeSean Jackson Catches Only Two Passes in Week 1

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson was targeted six times but caught only two passes in Week 1, gaining 46 yards. Jackson looked healthy, but the entire Eagles offense struggled against the Washington Football Team. He and the Eagles will hope for better results against the Rams next week, but it's hard to rely on Jackson in anything besides best ball leagues at this point.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 17:16:41


D'Andre Swift Drops Game-Winning Touchdown

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift tallied only eight rushing yards, 15 receiving yards but had one touchdown in his NFL debut against the Bears in Week 1. Veteran Adrian Peterson was the lead back in this game and Swift did little with his scarce opportunities despite the goal-line score. His big chance came in the final seconds but he dropped a would-be game-winning touchdown pass from quarterback Matthew Stafford. Swift has plenty of talent but may need to ride the bench in Week 2 as a touchdown-dependent option who is fighting for touches with the resurgent Peterson.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-13 17:13:29


Adrian Peterson Shines In Lions Debut

Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson carried the ball 14 times for 93 rushing yards in the Lions 27-23 loss to the Bears. The veteran also added 21 receiving yards for an impressive debut. Peterson ran hard throughout the game and appeared to secure a role, at least for the next few games, in the Lions backfield. The Lions have talented rookie back D'Andre Swift as well but expect the youngster to split carries with Peterson in Week 2.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-13 17:10:43


Greg Ward Leads Eagles Wide Receivers In Targets In Week 1

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Greg Ward led the Eagles wide receivers in targets in Week 1 with seven. Ward ended up catching five passes for 31 yards in a game where everyone on the Eagles offense except for Dallas Goedert struggled. Ward and quarterback Carson Wentz reportedly had an excellent rapport in training camp, so we can expect to see him continue to see targets going forward, but if he keeps leading the wide receivers, the Eagles are going to have some issues scoring points.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 17:09:19


Matthew Stafford Passes For 297 Yards In Loss

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford completed 24-of-42 passes for 297 yards, one touchdown and one interception in the Lions 27-23 loss to the Bears in Week 1. Stafford executed some exceptionally clean drives but not having star receiver Kenny Golladay was not ideal. The Lions took a 17-point lead and began running the football but really struggled once the Bears began to mount a comeback. Stafford's interception wasn't his fault but hurts the final fantasy box score and will look to bounce back in Week 2.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-13 17:07:16


Tarik Cohen Delivers 47 All-Purpose Yards

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen carried the ball seven times for 41 yards and added six receiving yards in the Bears win over the Lions in Week 1. Cohen played plenty of snaps but lacked the touches, especially after the Bears went down by 17 points. The box score might not reflect it but Cohen's performance was positive, running hard between the tackles. He will, however, be no more than fringe fantasy play heading into Week 2.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-13 17:04:24


Justin Tucker Makes Them Count In Week 1

Baltimore Ravens kicker Justin Tucker nailed his only field-goal on Sunday against the Browns, a 41-yard attempt near the end of the first quarter. He also hit all five of his extra-point attempts. With the Ravens' offense continuing to put up points in bunches, the veteran should remain one of the most efficient fantasy kickers in the league. Keep him rolling in Week 2 against the Texans.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 17:03:46


Zach Ertz Scores A Week 1 Touchdown

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz was thoroughly outplayed by Dallas Goedert in Week 1, but Ertz was able to manage a decent game by scoring a touchdown. In total, Ertz caught three passes for 18 yards. His score came on a five-yard pass in the first quarter from Carson Wentz. The Eagles offense struggled overall in this one, so fantasy managers can expect more from Ertz going forward, assuming the Eagles get things together.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 17:03:15


Washington Defense Takes Over Game Vs Eagles

The Washington Football Team defense had a huge day for fantasy in a Week 1 win vs the Eagles. Washington recorded two interceptions, a fumble recovery, and sacked QB Carson Wentz eight times as the banged-up Eagles offensive line couldn't contain the tenacious Washington pass rush. The afternoon started rough for Washington as Philadelphia jumped out to a 17-0 lead. From there Ryan Kerrigan, Montez Sweat and Chase Young took over as the big-name pass rushers combined for 4.5 of Washington's eight sacks. Washington might not always limit points, but their pass rush makes them a high-floor, high-ceiling defense to target for fantasy.

Source: ESPN.com

2020-09-13 17:01:01


Allen Robinson Racks Up 74 Receiving Yards Week 1

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson caught five passes for 74 yards in the Bears thrilling 27-23 win over the Lions in Week 1. The Bears offense struggled mightily in the first half but Robinson seemed to be the only source of vertical offense at the time. The team rebounded to score 21 fourth quarter points to secure the win as Robinson led the team with nine targets. Robinson should return to WR1 status next week against the Giants.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-13 17:00:52


Ian Thomas Sees Cold Start To 2020 Season

Carolina Panthers tight end Ian Thomas only managed two receptions for 16 yards on two targets in Week 1. With Greg Olsen now out of the picture, Thomas is the new TE1 on Carolina, but he didn't start the 2020 season off on the right foot. The TE still has no competition for his role, but it remains to be seen how much of a factor he will play in the Panthers' passing offense going forward. He faces an improving Buccaneers secondary next week and should best be left on the bench until he proves otherwise.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:59:43


Willie Snead IV Scores A Touchdown In Week 1

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Willie Snead IV pulled in all four of his targets for 64 yards and a touchdown during the Week 1 victory over Cleveland. The Browns undoubtedly had its sights set on containing Lamar Jackson from picking up big gains on the ground, which ultimately opened the door for the Ravens' receiving corps. to make some noise. The 27-year-old likely won't have consistent, quality performances moving ahead, but he can be counted on to have a few effective outings throughout the year, primarily if the matchup is right.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 16:57:41


Chris Thompson Quiet In Week 1

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Thompson had just two touches in a Week 1 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He didn't receive a single carry but caught both of his targets for six yards. Thompson played 12 snaps. Not a great showing for those who thought Thompson in a Jay Gruden offense would look like he did in Washington. It's too early to drop Thompson, but it's not too early to start thinking about dropping him and to move him to your fantasy bench in Week 2 to be safe.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:55:40


Jimmy Graham Scores In Bears Debut

Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham caught three passes for 25 yards and one touchdown in the Bears comeback victory over the Lions in Week 1. Graham mistimed an easy reception early in the game but bounced back by securing a 2-yard catch for a score to begin a 21-point fourth quarter. The veteran then almost came down with a second touchdown but, after a scoring review, the referees determined his knee was down before crossing the goal line. Graham is no longer the fantasy stud of seasons past but this is a positive start to a new era with the Bears.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-13 16:55:20


Dallas Goedert Leads The Eagles In Receiving In Week 1

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Dallas Goedert led the Eagles in receiving in Week 1. He caught eight passes for 101 yards and a touchdown. Goedert's touchdown was a second quarter 34-yard strike from Carson Wentz on one of his few good throws of the afternoon. Goedert also led the team in targets with nine. He'll always have to share tight end targets with Zach Ertz, but games like this show that both can potentially be TE1s once the offense starts to click.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:53:19


Anthony Miller Catches Go-Ahead Touchdown

Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller tallied four receptions for 75 yards, including the game-winning touchdown, in the Bears 27-23 victory over the Lions in Week 1. It was a quiet first half for Miller but he came alive in the thrilling fourth quarter comeback, capping it off with a beautiful 27-yard touchdown catch. Miller saw six targets in the game and will be trending upwards in fantasy heading into a Week 2 matchup against the Giants.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-13 16:52:17


Curtis Samuel Sees Eight Targets

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel saw eight targets in Week 1, but only managed five receptions for 38 yards. Samuel finished tied for third in yards on the team, and didn't have an encouraging start to the 2020 campaign. The Ohio State product should be considered the WR3 on the team, and it's best to monitor how he does in the coming weeks before inserting him in your lineup. He will face an improving Buccaneers secondary next week, not making him an ideal fantasy starter.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:52:12


Antonio Gibson Turns 11 Touches Into 44 Yards

Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson had nine carries for 36 yards and caught two passes for eight yards in his NFL-debut Sunday vs Philadelphia. Gibson came into the season with plenty of hype, but was overshadowed by Peyton Barber in this game who had 17 carries and two touchdowns. While Week 1 wasn't ideal for Gibson, the electrifying rookie will still receive plenty of chances to make plays this season as today's game-script heavily favored Barber who the coaching staff leaned on in the fourth quarter with the lead. Gibson is too talented to be unrostered in fantasy, but he shouldn't be trusted as more than a deeper-league flex while Barber is prioritized for carries.

Source: ESPN.com

2020-09-13 16:49:59


D.J. Chark Scores Touchdown To Open 2020

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark caught three passes for 25 yards and a touchdown in a Week 1 win over the Indianapolis Colts. Chark's touchdown salvaged an otherwise disappointing game for the third-year player who was being considered a solid fantasy WR2 this season. It's too early to panic over his workload, but finishing third on the team in targets isn't exactly what fantasy managers want to see. Luckily for Chark, he gets a good Week 2 matchup with the Miami Dolphins.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:47:14


David Montgomery Posts 64 Rushing Yards Week 1

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery carried the ball 13 times for 64 rushing yards and added 10 receiving yards Week 1 against the Lions. The Bears went running-back-by-committee throughout and Montgomery was questionable heading into the game with a groin injury. But the second-year back notched some decent runs and was a contributor on offense. If he remains healthy, Montgomery should see more touches in Week 2.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-13 16:47:02


Mark Andrews Has Big Day Against Browns

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews hauled in five catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns during the decisive win over the Browns on Sunday. With Cleveland looking to contain Lamar Jackson from making significant gains using his legs, Andrews capitalized to have one of the most productive performances of Week 1. The third-year man out of Oklahoma should remain in the starting lineup in fantasy lineups in Week 2 against the Houston Texans, and for the remainder of the season, as long as he continues to play the way he did against the Browns.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 16:46:33


Corey Clement Takes Over In Week 1 After Injuries Strike

Philadelphia Eagles running back Corey Clement took over the Eagles backfield in Week 1. Starter Miles Sanders (hamstring) was out, giving the start to Boston Scott. Scott then had to leave with an injury of his own, leaving the backfield to Clement. He ended up running the ball six times for 19 yards and caught two passes for two more yards. If Sanders and Scott are out again in Week 2, Clement will be one of the more popular waiver wire additions.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:46:29


D.J. Moore Gets Four Catches In Week 1

Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore had a quiet Week 1 to the 2020 season, getting four receptions on nine targets for 54 yards. Despite a high-scoring affair with the Raiders, it was Robby Anderson and Christian McCaffrey who shined instead of Moore. It was encouraging to see him lead the team in targets, but ultimately the wideout couldn't capitalize on the opportunities this week. Now, the WR1 of Carolina will look to get back on track against an improving Buccaneers secondary next week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:46:21


Mitchell Trubisky Catches Fire In Comeback Win

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky completed 20-of-36 passes for 242 yards and three touchdowns in the Bears furious comeback win over the Lions 27-23 in Week 1. The Bears offense sputtered for much of the game, especially on third down as they failed to convert on their first seven conversions. But Trubisky got rolling in the fourth quarter and never let up, throwing three fourth-quarter touchdowns to lead an improbable comeback. Despite the shaky start and fantastic finish, Trubisky held serve and delivered an excellent fantasy performance against the Lions. He will have an opportunity to keep it rolling against a suspect Giants Defense in Week 2.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-13 16:43:50


Peyton Barber Leads Washington Backfield

Washington Football Team running back Peyton Barber ran for 29 yards on 17 carries and two touchdowns in a win over the Eagles Sunday. The 17 carries were more than rookie Antonio Gibson (nine) and J.D. McKissic (three) as the game-script heavily favored the steady, yet unspectacular, veteran in Barber. The backfield split was even between Gibson and Barber for most of the game, but Barber was given most of the work in the red zone and in the fourth quarter as Washington was looking to kill the clock. Despite a productive game, Barber rushed for just 1.7 yards-per-carry and can't be relied on to find the endzone every game. He's a low-upside RB3 in fantasy given his usage in Week 1.

Source: ESPN.com

2020-09-13 16:41:18


Marquise Brown Productive In Week 1 Victory

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown secured five of his six targets for 101 yards during the Week 1 win over the Browns. With Cleveland focusing most of its attention on stopping Lamar Jackson and his ability to find significant gains on the ground, the door was open for Hollywood to make some noise on the fantasy end. Regardless of league size or format, Brown should remain a must-start in Week 2 against the Houston Texans as the 23-year-old could be in line for some productive outings moving ahead.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 16:40:29


Laviska Shenault Jr. Catches Touchdown In NFL Debut

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. caught three passes for 37 yards and a touchdown in his NFL debut, a Week 1 victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Shenault also received two carries, finishing with 10 rushing yards. Shenault's going to get a lot of chances to move around the formation for Jacksonville this year and should be one of the team's most-used options. If that leads to a consistent-enough role for Shenault to be a weekly fantasy play is still unknown, but he should be the top waiver add on this team, even though Keelan Cole led the team in targets.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:40:05


Boston Scott Has His Week 1 Cut Short

Philadelphia Eagles running back Boston Scott, starting in place of the injured Miles Sanders (hamstring), ran the ball nine times for 35 yards and caught two passes for 19 yards in Week 1. He was forced to leave the game with an injury and the backfield was taken over by Corey Clement. There's a huge injury issue with the Eagles skill position players already. Clement could be a popular waiver wire addition this week if Scott's injury proves to be serious.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:39:44


Robby Anderson Gets Over 100 Yards In Debut

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson had a terrific debut with his new team in Week 1, notching six receptions for 115 yards and one touchdown. Surprisingly, it was Anderson who led all Carolina receivers in yards and receptions, but it was one 75-yard touchdown in which Anderson got most of his yards. With D.J. Moore still considered the WR1, the former Jet must continue to prove himself to become a weekly fantasy starter. He remains in the flex conversation for next week's tilt against the Buccaneers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:37:47


Mark Ingram II Doesn't Do Much In Win

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II finished with 10 carries for 29 yards during the massive win over the Browns on Sunday. As expected, the veteran conceded carries to rookie J.K. Dobbins, who finished with 22 yards off of seven attempts while also finding the end zone twice from inside the red zone. Ingram's stock moving ahead will undoubtedly take a tumble as he may find himself relegated to the benches in many fantasy leagues moving forward, with that potentially beginning come Week 2 against the Houston Texans. For those who find Dobbins floating around the waiver wire, snag him up before it's too late.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 16:35:52


Carson Wentz Struggles In Week 1

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was nowhere near his best in a Week 1 loss to the Washington Football Team. Wentz completed 24 of his 42 passes for 270 yards. He threw two touchdowns and two interceptions. Wentz absorbed an astounding eight sacks and was under pressure seemingly every time he dropped back to pass. Some of the blame goes to the Eagles offensive line, but even when he had time to throw, Wentz wasn't making the throws we're all used to seeing him make. He'll take the field against the Rams next week and hope for better results. He could have starting running back Miles Sanders back for that one.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:34:41


Keelan Cole Leads Jaguars In Week 1 Targets

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Keelan Cole was the team's target leader in a Week 1 win over the Indianapolis Colts. He brought in all five of those targets for 47 yards and a touchdown. Cole was basically out of the picture in 2019, but it looks like a strong camp has allowed him to re-enter the receiver rotation for the Jaguars. The ball is going to be spread around a lot here, so don't make Cole a priority add in shallow leagues, but he's worth an addition in deeper formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:33:25


Christian McCaffrey Continues To Showcase Elite Abilities

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey showed no signs of rust in the 34-30 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 1. The talented back ran for 96 yards and had two touchdowns on 23 carries. He also added three receptions for 38 yards. As the focal point of the offense, it was no surprise to see McCaffrey heavily involved in the game plan. Despite a tougher matchup against the Buccaneers next week, the RB remains a solid fantasy starter given his huge role and overall productiveness on the field.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:31:55


Dwayne Haskins Doesn't Do Much Despite Win

Washington Football Team quarterback Dwayne Haskins completed 17 of 31 passes for 178 yards and a touchdown in a win over the Eagles in Week 1. Haskins did exactly what Washington needed from him as he didn't turn the ball over as their defense and running game took over. The lack of weapons in the Washington offense was evident as star-receiver Terry McLaurin was shadowed by shutdown corner Darius Slay and no one else could consistently make plays for Haskins. Washington should be pleased with Haskins' performance in a win today and he showed enough to be a low-end QB2 in fantasy.

Source: ESPN.com

2020-09-13 16:30:40


James Robinson Is Solid In NFL Debut

Jacksonville Jaguars undrafted free agent running back James Robinson came out of nowhere to become the starting running back for the Jags in Week 1. He responded with a solid game, carrying the ball 16 times of 62 yards and catching his only target for 28 yards. Robinson should have already been added in most fantasy leagues, but if he's on the waivers in yours this week, he should be a high-priority add. Chris Thompson only had two touches, and no one else on this roster seems good enough to challenge Robinson as long as he keeps playing solid football.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:28:37


J.K. Dobbins Scores Twice In Debut

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins ran for two touchdowns against the Browns on Sunday. While the rookie's seven rushes for 22 yards wasn't the most impressive showing, his ability to get his number called inside the five-yard line should raise the eyebrows of fantasy managers. As expected, Mark Ingram II was involved. Still, his 29 yards off of 10 attempts may open the door for the second-round pick to become more involved from a volume standpoint moving ahead, with that trend potentially starting against the Texans in Week 2. Dobbins will undoubtedly be a popular waiver wire target throughout the week, especially for those in need of a back in deeper formats.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 16:27:51


Teddy Bridgewater Opens Carolina Debut With 270 Yards

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater recorded 270 passing yards, one passing touchdown, zero picks, and was 22-for-34 overall in Sunday's 34-30 loss to the Las Vegas Raiders. He also added four rushes for 26 yards. It was a modest Panthers debut for the QB. Bridgewater is certainly not the most explosive QB, so it's most important to monitor his consistency before considering him for fantasy. He faces a tough matchup next week against the division-rival Buccaneers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:25:36


Lamar Jackson Picks Up From Last Season On Sunday

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was dominant during the massive win over the Browns in Week 1. The 23-year-old got it done in all areas, throwing 275 yards and three touchdowns on an efficient 20-for-25 passing while adding seven carries for 45 yards. Jackson demonstrated why he was one of the first quarterbacks off the board in fantasy drafts over the previous few months. His outlook looks promising against the Texans in Week 2, with the reigning MVP throwing for four touchdowns during his lone meeting against Houston in his young career.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-13 16:19:59


Gardner Minshew Only Throws One Incompletion

If the Jacksonville Jaguars were tanking for Trevor Lawrence this year, they got off to a bad start at doing it in Week 1, as they defeated the Colts 27-20. Quarterback Gardner Minshew had a stellar game, going 19-for-20 for 173 yards and three touchdowns. While he didn't pile up yards, he made smart plays and helped the Jaguars capture the surprising victory. Minshew has a good matchup in Week 2 against the Miami Dolphins and should be considered a solid QB2 option in that game and moving forward.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-13 16:19:46


Le'Veon Bell Suffers Hamstring Injury

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) left in the third quarter during Sunday's Week 1 encounter with the Buffalo Bills. The veteran didn't get much going before the injury, compiling just six carries for 14 yards and two catches for 32 yards. Fantasy managers will want to monitor his progress heading into Week 2 and prepare to snag Frank Gore off of waivers if Bell cannot suit up against the 49ers.

Source: Jets Official Twitter Account

2020-09-13 16:07:53


Marlon Mack May Have Torn Achilles

The Indianapolis Colts fear that Marlon Mack suffered a torn Achilles on Sunday. If so, his 2020 season will be over. Nyheim Hines took on a larger role with Mack gone, working as a receiving back as expected but also seeing goal line work. Both Hines and rookie Jonathan Taylor would see their value jump up if Mack's season is over, with Hines being one of the top waiver priority for fantasy managers this week. Meanwhile, Taylor likely takes over as the lead back earlier than expected and should be a weekly start running behind a good offensive line.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-09-13 15:27:13


Mike Williams Active In Week 1

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (shoulder) is active for his team's Week 1 meeting with the Bengals. It's unclear how much workload Williams will get in this one as he's likely not at 100 percent, so fantasy managers with other options might want to avoid Williams. If he is on a snap count, Jalen Guyton is the next guy up and could be considered an interesting DFS value, though Guyton's lack of NFL experience is worrisome. Maybe it's best to ignore everyone out of these receivers except for Keenan Allen.

Source: Los Angeles Chargers

2020-09-13 15:22:24


Tevin Coleman Will Play In Week 1

There were concerns that San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman wouldn't suit up for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals due to concerns over the air quality in the Bay Area, but he'll officially be active for this matchup. With injuries all over their receiving corps, the Niners will likely rely heavily on the running game in this one, but with Coleman, Raheem Mostert, and Jerick McKinnon all there, it's hard to predict who'll be the best option for this team. It'll likely be Mostert who sees the majority of the work, but Coleman's an interesting value play since he should get some work in this one.

Source: San Francisco 49ers

2020-09-13 15:17:11


Brandon Aiyuk Inactive In Week 1

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) won't make his NFL debut against the Cardinals in Week 1. The 49ers will also be without Deebo Samuel (foot), which means their receiving corps isn't in great shape this week. Tight end George Kittle should be the team's leading receiver, but DFS players might want to take a look at Kendrick Bourne, who'll see increased usage in this contest against a Cardinals Defense that's likely to be pretty shaky in 2020.

Source: San Francisco 49ers

2020-09-13 15:10:48


Mike Evans Active For Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) is active for Week 1 against the New Orleans Saints. Expect a limited Evans in this one, but his size does make him a solid redzone threat for the Bucs in quarterback Tom Brady's debut with the team. I don't think fantasy managers should feel great about having to play Evans, but it's also hard to bench him unless you have someone you can sub in who's at least a high-end WR3.

Source: The Athletic - Greg Auman

2020-09-13 15:06:09


DeVante Parker Questionable To Return

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) is questionable to return on Sunday against the Patriots. Parker was dealing with the ailment heading into Week 1, so his departure during this contest isn't a big surprise. Before reaggravating his hamstring, the 27-year-old caught all four of his targets for 47 yards. In his absence, look for Preston Williams and Myles Gaskin to be the primary beneficiaries.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-09-13 15:03:32


Henry Ruggs III Returns

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (knee) returned in the third quarter during Sunday's game against the Panthers. The rookie suffered the injury in the first-half after completing a pass from quarterback Derek Carr that led to a tackle near the sidelines. Nonetheless, with his return, fantasy managers can breathe a sigh of relief.

Source: Vincent Bognisore

2020-09-13 14:51:49


Marlon Mack Suffers Non-Contact Injury

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (foot) suffered a potential foot/ankle injury midway through the second quarter against the Jaguars on Sunday. The veteran was carted back to the locker room, and with this injury being of the non-contact variety, it certainly doesn't look promising for Mack's outlook for the foreseeable future. His status for the remainder of the game and the season, for that matter, is uncertain at the moment. Nyheim Hines, who has two touchdowns already, and rookie Jonathan Taylor, will both likely pick up some extra work.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-09-13 14:45:09


Henry Ruggs III Leaves With Apparent Leg Injury

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (leg) suffered an apparent injury to his knee or ankle during the matchup against the Panthers on Sunday. After hauling in a pass from quarterback Derek Carr late in the second quarter, the rookie came up in obvious pain after getting tackled near the sidelines. He was able to walk to the locker room under his own power, but his status to return against Carolina is unknown.

Source: Vincent Bonsigore

2020-09-13 14:16:04


DeSean Jackson Returns To Game

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson (leg) limped off the field early in today's game against the Washington Football Team. He remained on the sidelines, holding his helmet, for a few drives before returning in the second quarter. It appears as if the injury wasn't anything major and he should be set to resume his role in the offense for the remainder of the game.

Source: Brandon Lee Gownton

2020-09-13 14:02:46


Marlon Mack Helped To The Sidelines With Ankle Injury

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack (ankle) was helped to the sidelines after suffering an ankle injury in the second quarter of today's game. He had four carries for 26 yards and three catches for 30 yards before the injury. Early indications are that it's nothing major as he was taken to the bench first, rather than the pop-up tent. Rookie Jonathan Taylor could get a chance to make some plays if Mack misses a few drives or more.

Source: Mike Wells

2020-09-13 13:58:21


Lions Could Lean On Adrian Peterson In Week 1

Newly-added Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson could see a sizable workload in Week 1 against the Chicago Bears. Fellow running backs D'Andre Swift (leg) and Kerryon Johnson (knee) have been limited in practice and the team might be cautious with them to start the year. Peterson told the Detroit Free Press this week, Theyre asking me to do a lot, in regards to his role in the offense. We could see double-digit touches for Peterson to open the year. Fantasy owners, however, might want to play it stay and avoid starting a Detroit running back this week.

Source: NBC Sports

2020-09-13 13:00:01


Qadree Ollison Inactive In Week 1

Atlanta Falcons running back Qadree Ollison is a healthy inactive for Week 1 against the Seattle Seahawks. Brian Hill and Ito Smith will be the team's backups to No. 1 running back Todd Gurley for the game. Hill and Smith likely won't see more than about four or five touches each at most and have little fantasy value apart from being a handcuff to Gurley. It's also a bit unclear whether Hill or Smith is the more likely No. 2 of the group. If one of them out-touches the other by a decent margin this week, they could be a worthy deep league target to stash on your bench in case Gurley goes down.

Source: Michael Fabiano

2020-09-13 12:51:55


Devin Duvernay And James Proche II Could Return Kicks Today

Baltimore Ravens rookie wide receivers Devin Duvernay and James Proche II appear to be likely candidates to field kick returns for the team today against the Cleveland Browns. Justice Hill (thigh) and Chris Moore (finger) are both ruled out for the game, giving Duvernay and Proche a more clear path to kick return duties. Duvernay, a third-round pick of the team this year, should also play at least a small role in the team's passing game to start the year. He's someone worth keeping an eye on in deep fantasy leagues.

Source: Morgan Adsit

2020-09-13 12:40:08


Brandon Aiyuk Looking Unlikely For Week 1

It's seeming less and less likely that rookie San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) will make his NFL debut this week. Aiyuk was limited in practices to close out the week and the team is likely to be cautious with him. Even if he's active for the game, he most likely wouldn't be too involved in the offense. With Deebo Samuel (foot) on Injured Reserve, Kendrick Bourne is the biggest beneficiary of Aiyuk being either inactive or uninvolved. Bourne is worthy of a WR3 or flex start in deep leagues.

Source: Matt Maiocco

2020-09-13 12:33:46


Donovan Peoples-Jones Inactive In Week 1

Cleveland Browns rookie wide receiver Donovan Peoples-Jones is a healthy inactive in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens. People-Jones was a sixth round pick of the team this summer and he has a chance to contribute as both a receiver and kick returner this year. This week, however, he'll be on the sidelines. Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry will lead the receiving corps with Rashard Higgins as the third receiver. Fourth-year receiver JoJo Natson could also see some targets and might take kick-returning duties as well.

Source: Ben Axelrod

2020-09-13 12:29:40


Riley Ridley Inactive In Week 1

Chicago Bears wide receiver Riley Ridley is a healthy inactive for the team's Week 1 game against the Detroit Lions. Ridley was a fourth round pick of the team in 2019 and had a disappointing rookie year with just six catches for 69 yards. Rookie fifth rounder Darnell Mooney and third year receiver Javon Wims have an opportunity to capitalize on Ridley's absence, though the team's top two receivers, Allen Robinson and Anthony Miller, are the only two receivers worth owning and starting in fantasy for now.

Source: Mark Grote

2020-09-13 12:24:27


Chris Hogan Active In Week 1

New York Jets wide receiver Chris Hogan is active for the team's Week 1 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Hogan figures to be the team's No. 2 receiver to open the year beside No. 1 receiver Breshad Perriman and slot receiver Jamison Crowder. Rookie Denzel Mims (hamstring) could eventually emerge for the team, but he is inactive for Week 1. Hogan isn't someone worth looking to in fantasy lineups this week. Perriman and Crowder should see the bulk of the receiver targets from quarterback Sam Darnold.

Source: Rich Cimini

2020-09-13 12:13:42


Bryce Love Inactive For Washington In Week 1

The Washington Football Team running back Bryce Love is a healthy inactive for Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. The team will go with rookie Antonio Gibson and veterans J.D. McKissic and Peyton Barber as their only running backs. Gibson was projected to lead the backfield in touches this week even before this news came out, so he gets a slight boost from the absence of Love. McKissic and Barber, meanwhile are risky dart throws in deep leagues, with McKissic being slightly more intriguing in PPR and Barber more intriguing in non-PPR. Both should see around five touches.

Source: John Keim

2020-09-13 12:04:02


DeeJay Dallas, Phillip Dorsett II Inactive In Week 1

Seattle Seahawks running back DeeJay Dallas is a healthy scratch in Week 1 against the Falcons, while wide receiver Phillip Dorsett II (foot) won't play either. Neither player was expected to be a fantasy option this week, so in the short term, these decisions don't mean much. But Dallas being inactive does suggest he's not as far along as some thought he'd be, as he was an interesting sleeper pick before the season. His path to 2020 fantasy relevance was expected to be difficult, but now it looks like he's a spot back in the pecking order of where he was expected to be.

Source: Seattle Seahawks

2020-09-13 11:55:56


Dede Westbrook Is Inactive In Week 1

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Dede Westbrook is a healthy scratch in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. That's...not good news for fantasy managers who have Westbrook rostered, as it means that rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. and veteran Keelan Cole have both moved ahead of him on the team's depth chart. If you have time this morning, you might want to drop Westbrook in shallower leagues if you're still holding onto the former Oklahoma product.

Source: AP - Mark Long

2020-09-13 11:51:14


N'Keal Harry Active, Jarrett Stidham Inactive

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry is officially active for Sunday's game against the Miami Dolphins. Harry should serve as the primary outside receiver for new quarterback Cam Newton, though the receiving corps in New England is hard to figure out right now, making Harry no more than a deep league option this week. Meanwhile, quarterback Jarrett Stidham is inactive, which means Brian Hoyer is going to be the primary backup. That could change going forward and it doesn't necessarily mean Hoyer would start if a Newton injury happens.

Source: New England Patriots

2020-09-13 11:47:17


T.J. Yeldon Among Bills Inactives

Buffalo Bills running back T.J. Yeldon and quarterback Jake Fromm headline the team's inactive list for Week 1 against the Bills. Yeldon had promise when he first arrived in Buffalo, but has struggled to find a role with this team. Taiwan Jones will be the third active back behind Devin Singletary and Zack Moss, but expect Jones to mainly serve as a special teams play. As for quarterback, the team is sticking with Matt Barkley as their backup to Josh Allen for the time being.

Source: The Athletic - Joe Buscaglia

2020-09-13 11:39:27


Kenny Golladay Inactive In Week 1

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay is officially inactive for Detroit's Week 1 meeting with the Chicago Bears. No surprises here, as fantasy managers should have been planning all week to be without Golladay, but if you still have him in your lineup, you need to make sure you slide someone else into that slot. If you're looking for a Lions player who might be worth a deep league dart throw because of this news, Danny Amendola should see plenty of usage in the slot.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-13 11:36:06


Tevin Coleman's Week 1 Status Uncertain

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman has yet to decide if he'll play in Week 1's meeting with the Arizona Cardinals. There's concern over Coleman's pre-existing health condition and the potential air quality issues in the Bay Area caused by nearby fires. That uncertainty coupled with that game taking place in the afternoon slate means that many fantasy managers might want to pivot off of Coleman this week. If he sits, Raheem Mostert should get most of the work for the 49ers, making him a solid fantasy play, with Jerick McKinnon sprinkled in and having strong upside.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-09-13 11:22:49


49ers/Cardinals Game Will Take Place As Scheduled

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the 49ers and Cardinals game will take place as scheduled on Sunday afternoon despite concerns about the air quality due to fires in the Bay Area. If you were concerned about playing 49ers or Cardinals players in your fantasy lineup this week because you were worried this game would need to be moved or postponed, you can safely go back to playing those players this week. The air quality issues shouldn't have a noticeable impact on the quality of play.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-09-13 11:00:36


All NFL Coaches And Players Pass Week 1 COVID-19 Test

Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network is reporting that all the players and coaches have passed the COVID-19 test from Saturday, which means we shouldn't see any last-minute scratches for Week 1 due to the virus. COVID-19 is going to be a looming threat to player health all season, but so far, the league has managed to keep things under control. We'll see if that continues, as we've seen that the MLB's bubble-less approach to combating the virus has had some cracks in it.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-09-13 10:33:09


Washington Defense To Be Without Kendall Fuller

The Washington Football Team will officially not have cornerback Kendall Fuller (knee) in Week 1. Fuller was doubtful coming into the week, so this news shouldn't come as much of a surprise. This does present a downgrade to the Washington defense for fantasy purposes, though you likely weren't going to be playing them against a dangerous Eagles offense. On the Philly side, this official gives a bump to DeSean Jackson, who is an intriguing flex option in Week 1.

Source: ESPN - John Keim

2020-09-13 10:18:26


DeVante Parker Probable To Play Against Pats

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) should be in the lineup against New England in Week 1. Parker was limited at practice on Wednesday and Thursday but did participate in full on Friday, which is an encouraging sign regarding his availability. However, there is a good chance he may be limited on Sunday and will also have a tough matchup ahead against a rough Patriots Defense. Fantasy managers may want to play it safe and look for potential production elsewhere.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-09-13 09:44:16


Mike Williams To Suit Up On Sunday

Los Angeles Charger wide receiver Mike Williams (shoulder) will indeed suit up in Week 1 versus the Bengals. His status has shifted back and forth leading up to Sunday, but he is ready to roll. Williams is coming off of a 1001 yard season, but will no longer have Philip Rivers to get him the ball. The Chargers new quarterback Tyrod Taylor figures to run a bit more, but Williams should still have WR4/WR5 value. He will be competing with fellow receiver Keenan Allen, tight end Hunter Henry and running back Austin Ekeler for touches this season.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-09-13 09:29:34


Mike Williams May Be Available Against Cincy

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (shoulder) may be available for the opener against the Bengals. Williams injured his AC Joint a few weeks back, and though it's not guaranteed he will be in uniform against Cincinnati, he has a decent shot at playing. The team will monitor things during pre-game warmups and take things from there, but if the 25-year-old doesn't see action in Week 1, look for Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry, and Austin Ekeler to get some extra attention from Tyrod Taylor.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-09-13 09:28:21


N'Keal Harry Expected To Play Against Miami

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry (shoulder) is expected to suit up against the Dolphins on Sunday. The sophomore wideout logged a full practice session on Friday, so it appears he will be catching passes from quarterback Cam Newton in Week 1. Harry has high expectations from some heading into the 2020 campaign and a good matchup against Miami in Week 1, so he should be classified as a must-start in deeper formats.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-09-13 09:18:14


David Montgomery Likely To Suit Up On Sunday

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (groin) is slated to play against Detroit on Sunday. Montgomery's outlook didn't look promising heading into Week 1. However, after logging some full practice sessions over the previous few days, he should be available to handle a full workload against the Lions. Tarik Cohen, who would have been the primary beneficiary for additional carries, should return to his usual role of catching passes out of the backfield while also getting a few touches here and there.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-09-13 09:01:59


Mike Evans Likely To Play In Opener

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) is expected to play on Sunday against New Orleans. The veteran missed a few practices during the week, but after participating in a limited fashion on Friday, he appears to be good to go. Evans is anticipated to be limited, however, so fantasy managers may want to hold him out in Week 1. Also, look for Chris Godwin and Rob Gronkowski to potentially get some additional looks from Tom Brady against the Saints.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-09-13 08:54:14


Mike Williams Not Expected To Suit Up For Week 1

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (shoulder) is not expected to suit upon Sunday against the Bengals in Week 1. Williams hurt his shoulder early in camp and was limited in practice throughout the week. Williams is coming off of a strong season with 89 catches and 1001 yards, but has downgraded at quarterback with the departure of Philip Rivers. The Chargers will open the season with Tyrod Taylor behind center, but also have first-round pick Justin Herbert. Williams will also be competing with Austin Ekeler, Hunter Henry and Keenan Allen for touches. Williams should be treated at a wide receiver four or five entering the season. Look for Joe Reed and Jalen Guyton to receive more snaps if Williams is indeed out. Both are best suited as dart throws in DFS.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-09-13 00:17:55


Carson Wentz Fully Healthy For Week 1

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz is fully healthy for Week 1's matchup against the Washington Football team. This comes after he missed practice a couple of weeks ago due to groin tightness. Nevertheless, Wentz holds no injury designation for Week 1 and is a QB1 this week against a Washington team that was in the top-10 in terms of most points allowed to QBs.

Source: NBC Sports

2020-09-12 17:59:24


Joe Mixon Not On Injury Report

Cincinnati Bengals running back Joe Mixon does not have an injury designation heading into Week 1's clash against the Chargers. The back had been dealing with migraines during training camp, but is now going to play. With a new contract under his belt, Mixon will look to continue his NFL rise. He is a solid RB1 for Week 1 as he could take on more carries with QB Joe Burrow still being a rookie in his first game.

Source: Bengals.com

2020-09-12 17:47:12


Diontae Johnson Holds No Injury Designation

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson holds no injury designation heading into Monday night's bout against the New York Giants. Johnson was dealing with a foot injury, but he practiced fully on Saturday and this makes it likely that he will suit up. The second-year player is now the WR2 on the team and also gets the benefit of having Ben Roethlisberger back. Johnson now has the opportunity to feast on a Giants team that has issues in the secondary and allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to wideouts last season. He is in the WR3 mix assuming he plays.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-12 17:32:40


K.J. Hamler Remains Questionable For Monday Night

Denver Broncos wide receiver K.J. Hamler remains questionable for Monday night's matchup against the Titans. The rookie has been dealing with a hamstring injury and the team could take a cautious approach by holding him out for Monday. The Penn State product figures to be the speedster on this offense when he can actually get on the field. With Courtland Sutton also ailing (AC joint sprain), rookie Jerry Jeudy benefits the most in fantasy and could see a bigger role than expected if both Hamler and Sutton can't suit up.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-12 17:23:41


Darrynton Evans Ruled Out For Monday Night

Tennessee Titans rookie running back Darrynton Evans has been ruled out for Monday's game against the Broncos. Evans has been dealing with a hamstring injury and the slated backup to Derrick Henry will now get his next chance to play against the Jaguars in Week 2. Evans rushed for over 1,100 yards in two of his three seasons at Appalachian State, and could take on a decent role as the RB2 on the team. He's worth stashing right now, as he could provide some value later in the season as he adjusts to playing in the NFL.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-12 17:16:00


Corey Davis Questionable For Monday Night

Tennessee Titans wide receiver Corey Davis is questionable heading into Monday night's matchup against the Denver Broncos. The wideout has been nursing a hamstring injury, but has still fully practiced in the last two days. This provides hope that Davis can play on Monday. He is the WR2 on the Titans and is looking to make up for a 2019 season in which he regressed. Nevertheless, the Broncos have a tougher pass defense, so it may be wise to consider him as only a flex if he ends up playing.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-12 17:08:42


Deebo Samuel Placed On Injured Reserve

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (foot) was placed on the injured reserve on Saturday. Samuel has a Jones fracture in his foot, which would have been difficult for him to play through. The team is hopeful that he'll be able to return for their Week 4 contest against the Eagles. In the meantime, receivers Brandon Aiyuk and Kendrick Bourne should see boosts to their fantasy value while tight end George Kittle should continue to dominate the targets.

Source: Cam Inman

2020-09-12 16:51:22


Golden Tate Questionable Against Steelers

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Steelers. Tate was limited all week, so there's a chance he suits up, though it is definitely not something fantasy managers want to count on. The matchup is tough enough and would be made even more difficult if Tate had to play banged up. If Tate is unable to go, Sterling Shepard, Darius Slayton and Evan Engram should all see more looks in the passing game.

Source: Dan Salomone

2020-09-12 16:30:13


Miles Sanders Ruled Out For Sunday

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Head coach Doug Pederson had referred to Sanders as day-to-day, though the team is thinking more about his long-term health by sitting him out for Week 1. The Eagles will go with some combination of Boston Scott, Corey Clement (quadricep) and Jason Huntley, though Scott is the one to play. Scott can be viewed as an RB2 against Washington's improved defense and is a great play for those who have Sanders rostered.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-09-12 16:15:31


Courtland Sutton Questionable For Monday Night

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (shoulder) is questionable to play on Monday Night Football against the Titans. Sutton wasn't able to practice on Saturday and was originally listed as doubtful, though head coach Vic Fangio said "he has made great strides" and "is questionable in the truest sense." That's simply not something Sutton's fantasy managers can count on, considering the game is the last one on the Week 1 slate. Managers are better off looking elsewhere rather than counting on a 50-50 shot, unless there's a positive update on Sutton's status Sunday morning. Rookie receiver Jerry Jeudy would get a boost in targets if Sutton can't go.

Source: Ryan O'Halloran

2020-09-12 15:47:46


Cooper Kupp And Rams Agree On Three-Year Extension

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp reached an agreement with the team on a three-year, $48 million extension on Saturday. Kupp will now be paid like a top-12 wideout after becoming the only receiver to record at least 90 catches, 1,100 receiving yards and 10 receiving touchdowns in 2019. The 27-year-old is a good bet to finish as a WR1 this year in the Rams' wide receiver-friendly offense. Kupp has a semi-tough matchup on Sunday against Dallas, though he's talented enough to produce great numbers.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-09-12 15:26:26


Alvin Kamara Signs Lucrative Contract With Saints

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara has agreed to a five-year, $75 million extension with the team Saturday. The deal guarantees Kamara $34.3 million in money and makes him the second-highest paid running back in the league in terms of yearly salary. There was some doubt late in training camp as to whether the deal would get done, but the sides have come to an agreement before Week 1. Kamara is one of only three players in NFL history to have at least 500 rushing and receiving yards in the first three seasons of a career. Fantasy managers should temper expectations a bit for Week 1 against Tampa Bay's strong front, though the season-long outlook remains high for Kamara.

Source: Adam Schefter

2020-09-12 13:59:41


Dalvin Cook, Vikings Agree To Five-Year Deal

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook agreed to terms on a five-year, $63 million deal on Saturday. The deal includes $28 million in guaranteed money for Cook, who made his first Pro Bowl last year after totaling a career-high 1654 yards from scrimmage and 13 touchdowns. It's interesting that the team was willing to commit to such a deal after just 29 games played from Cook in three seasons, though his talent is undeniable when healthy. Fantasy managers can breathe a sigh of relief that the deal is done ahead of Cook's juicy Week 1 matchup against Green Bay.

Source: Tom Pelissero

2020-09-12 13:27:18


Mike Evans Upgraded From Doubtful To Questionable

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) has been upgraded from doubtful to questionable for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Saints. Evans is seemingly trending in the right direction, logging a limited practice Friday after two consecutive DNPs on Wednesday and Thursday. There's a decent chance he plays Sunday, though he won't be at full strength. Fantasy owners can't be too confident starting him, but WR2 numbers are certainly possible, especially if this game lives up to its over/under.

Source: Jenna Laine

2020-09-12 13:10:37


Titans First-Round Pick Isaiah Wilson Arrested For DUI

Tennessee Titans first-round pick Isaiah Wilson was arrested Friday night for DUI, the Davidson County Sheriff's Office confirmed. Tennessee selected Wilson with the 29th pick in the draft to solidify their future at right tackle. Wilson started training camp on the COVID-19 reserve list and struggled with conditioning once he was able to take part in practice. He was once again placed on the COVID-19 reserve list last week.

Source: Turron Davenport (ESPN.com)

2020-09-12 10:56:22


Alshon Jeffery Officially Out For Week 1

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Alshon Jeffery (foot) has officially been ruled out for Week 1 against the Washington Football Team. The good news is that Jeffery avoided the Physically Unable to Perform list to begin the year, but he's expected to miss multiple weeks. The 30-year-old has battled injuries and inconsistency for his fantasy managers for what seems like forever at this point, so it's hard to recommend keeping him stashed in shallow leagues right now. With rookie Jalen Reagor (shoulder) expected to play through injury in the season opener, DeSean Jackson is the most attractive fantasy piece in the Eagles passing game against Washington.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 22:34:44


Denzel Mims, La'Mical Perine Ruled Out For Season Opener

New York Jets rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims (hamstring) and rookie running back La'Mical Perine (ankle) have both been ruled out for Week 1 against the Bills. Mims is dealing with injuries to both of his hamstrings, so he might not even be ready for Week 2. Breshad Perriman, Jamison Crowder and Chris Hogan should be the team's top three receivers to kick off the season. Perine is recovering from a low ankle sprain but shouldn't be out for too long. He should have a role on offense when he's healthy, but how much of a role he has remains to be seen with Le'Veon Bell and Frank Gore ahead of him on the depth chart.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 22:29:25


N'Keal Harry Questionable Against Miami

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry (shoulder) and rookie tight end Dalton Keene (neck) are both questionable for Week 1 against the Dolphins. Harry was reportedly a full practice participant on Friday, so he should be fine to play this weekend. The second-round wideout should see a healthy amount of targets from quarterback Cam Newton this year as the No. 2 receiver behind Julian Edelman, so Harry should have some flex appeal in deeper leagues right out of the gates. Just make sure to check back on Sunday morning to make sure Harry is active.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 22:23:31


Mike Williams Officially Questionable Against Bengals

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams (shoulder) is questionable for Week 1 against the Bengals. Williams put in limited practices all week, giving him a chance to suit up in the regular season opener. However, he likely won't be 100 percent, and Philip Rivers was a much better fit for him than Tyrod Taylor at quarterback. But the Bengals secondary shouldn't really scare anyone, and Williams is an excellent red-zone target and deep-play threat. There's much more bust potential than boom potential this week if he plays, but the 25-year-old would be in consideration as a flex option in DFS and non-PPR leagues if he winds up playing.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 22:17:35


Justice Hill, Chris Moore Won't Play In Week 1

Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill (thigh) and wide receiver Chris Moore (finger) have both been ruled out for Week 1 against the Browns. After a quiet rookie season in 2019, Hill doesn't have much of a path for a sophomore improvement in a backfield that also includes Mark Ingram II, Gus Edwards and promising rookie J.K. Dobbins. Hill's absence in Week 1 gives Dobbins some more helium as an RB3/flex against a beatable Browns Defense. Ingram, although not a sexy fantasy commodity, will be an RB2 as long as he remains the lead back in this high-powered offense. Moore is merely the No. 4 receiver behind Marquise Brown, Willie Snead and Miles Boykin.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 22:11:12


Browns Defense To Be Without Greedy Williams, Mack Wilson

Cleveland Browns cornerbacks Greedy Williams (shoulder) and Kevin Johnson (liver) and linebacker Mack Wilson (knee) have been ruled out for Week 1 against the Ravens. Cleveland's secondary is short-handed with Williams and Johnson sidelined and rookie safety Grant Delpit on Injured Reserve. That's not a good combination with Lamar Jackson and the explosive Ravens offense on the docket for the regular season opener on Sunday. Don't be surprised if Jackson connects on some deep balls in Week 1. The Browns Defense should be avoided for fantasy purposes to kick off the season.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 22:05:11


Danny Amendola, Jeff Okudah Questionable Against Bears

Detroit Lions wide receiver Danny Amendola (hamstring) and cornerback Jeff Okudah (hamstring) are questionable for Week 1 against the Bears. Amendola was limited in practice all week, so he has a pretty good chance of suiting up. With Kenny Golladay (hamstring) doubtful to play, Amendola could see his fair share of targets from quarterback Matthew Stafford, albeit against a strong Bears defensive front. If you're feeling frisky, Amendola will be a deep sleeper as a flex play in PPR leagues and DFS contests. Okudah was the third overall pick in this year's draft and should be a shutdown corner for Detroit. He was limited in practice the last two days, so we should see him out there making his NFL debut.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 21:57:07


Phillip Dorsett II Questionable For Week 1

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Phillip DorsettII (foot) has been dealing with a nagging injury, and it appears that he is likely to miss Week 1. Dorsett helps round out this team's receiver corps by giving them a consistent underneath receiver to pair with wideouts Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf. Dorsett can present some interesting WR3 value for fantasy if he's able to stay healthy. He could be an interesting bench stash in deeper leagues moving forward if he's able to get healthy.

Source: Bob Condotta

2020-09-11 21:51:47


Duke Johnson Dealing With Sprained Ankle

Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson (ankle), who sprained his ankle in the Thursday night loss to the Chiefs, is now questionable for the team's Week 2 contest against the Ravens, according to a source. Johnson injured himself in the second half of the game and never returned, finishing with five carries for just 14 yards. It's definitely not the start he had in mind in his first game with the team. The 26-year-old was a late-round flier in PPR leagues with fantasy managers hoping that the Texans can make better use of him in the passing game than the Browns did. His practice participation next week will give us a better idea if he'll be able to return next week. If he can't, Buddy Howell would likely be David Johnson's backup against Baltimore.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-11 21:50:01


David Montgomery, Cordarrelle Patterson Questionable

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (groin), wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson (knee), wide receiver Javon Wims (Achilles) and linebacker Khalil Mack (knee) are all questionable for Week 1 against the Lions. Montgomery has practiced in full the last two days, however, so it sounds as though he'll be active in the season opener. If he's less than 100 percent, though, the Bears could ease him into the lead-back workload, which makes him a risky RB3/flex against a questionable Detroit defense. Tarik Cohen has more flex appeal in PPR leagues with Montgomery nursing an injury. Patterson is essentially a gadget player/special teams guy with Chicago, leaving him a very low fantasy ceiling. Ignore him this weekend. Mack has been limited all week, suggesting he'll play.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 21:44:24


Broncos Extend Brandon McManus For Four Years

The Denver Broncos are giving kicker Brandon McManus a four-year, $17.2 million contract extension on Friday, including $9.5 million fully guaranteed. McManus has one of the strongest legs in the NFL and kicks half his games in altitude in Denver. The 29-year-old has hit 81.5 percent of his field-goal attempts in his six years in the NFL and has missed only three extra points in that time. If quarterback Drew Lock takes the next step in his first full season as the starter, McManus could easily wind up as a top-five fantasy kicker. With No. 1 wideout Courtland Sutton (shoulder) a long shot to play on Monday night, though, McManus is more of a low-end fantasy kicking option against Tennessee.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-11 21:34:53


Darrell Henderson Jr. Will Be Active Sunday Night

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell HendersonJr. (hamstring) had been dealing with a soft-tissue injury for the last couple of weeks, and his status for Week 1 was in question. On Friday, he completed his third consecutive day of full practice, and head coach Sean McVay stated that all of his players would be available to face the Cowboys on Sunday night. Henderson will likely be splitting touches heavily with fellow running backs Cam Akers and Malcolm Brown. Until we know more about the touch distribution in this committee backfield, Henderson will probably have more value in real life than in fantasy football.

Source: Stu Jackson

2020-09-11 21:24:17


Julio Jones Limited, Will Suit Up Sunday

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (hamstring) was listed as a limited participant for Friday's practice, though he will be on the field for the team's Week 1 matchup against Seattle. It doesn't appear to be anything that would limit Jones' workload on Sunday, so it was likely just Atlanta being cautious with their All-Pro wideout. The 31-year-old is likely to see a combination of cornerbacks Tre Flowers and Quinton Dunbar on the outside. A top-five finish at the position is certainly possible for Jones.

Source: Vaughn McClure

2020-09-11 18:11:33


Brandon Aiyuk Listed As Questionable

San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 1 against the Cardinals on Sunday. Aiyuk got in some practice time on Friday, so he definitely has a chance to make his NFL debut in the season opener. However, it remains to be seen how much he'd see the field if he's active and whether his injury will slow him down. Kendrick Bourne may be the better upside play as a flex in deeper leagues, while Dante Pettis and tight end George Kittle could also be heavily involved without Deebo Samuel (foot). Aiyuk is an intriguing yards-after-the-catch talent, but his injury makes him one to avoid, especially since San Fran will likely rely heavily on their ground game.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-11 17:26:16


Deebo Samuel Ruled Out For Week 1

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (foot) has been ruled out for Week 1 against the Cardinals. Samuel didn't practice this week, but he's ahead of schedule and could make his season debut next week against the Jets. When he's ready to return, Samuel should be quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo's No. 1 receiver, making him virtually a must-start each and every week. In his absence in the season opener, Kendrick Bourne and Dante Pettis should have more opportunities, while tight end George Kittle and potentially even pass-catching running back Jerick McKinnon will have bigger roles. Rookie Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) could be active, but there's a good chance he'd have his snaps limited.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-11 17:21:42


Josh Norman Ruled Out For Bills Defense

Buffalo Bills cornerback Josh Norman (hamstring) was ruled out for the Week 1 season opener against the Jets. Defensive tackle Vernon Butler (hamstring) has been listed as questionable. Norman is hoping to be a veteran presence for Buffalo's strong defense in 2020, but he'll be on the sidelines for the first game. Expect Levi Wallace to start opposite of All-Pro Tre'Davious White. Norman, 32, was benched late in the year in his final season in Washington and isn't the shutdown corner he was earlier in his career. Despite his absence, the Bills Defense is a top-five fantasy play this weekend in their divisional matchup with the Jets and quarterback Sam Darnold.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 16:48:55


Eagles Expect Good Things From Jalen Reagor

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor (shoulder) is on track to make his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Washington Football Team. Head coach Doug Pederson said they increased Reagor's workload this week. The team will watch him over the next 48 hours, but they "expect some good things." Reagor was also taken off the final injury report, so it appears he'll play on Sunday. However, we'd expect the 21-year-old to be eased in and play limited snaps while nursing his shoulder injury. Even with Alshon Jeffery out to begin the year, Reagor will be a shaky WR5/flex in deeper leagues in his NFL debut. The Eagles figure to use plenty of two-tight end sets with Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 16:39:34


Denzel Mims Not Looking Good For Sunday

New York Jets rookie wide receiver Denzel Mims (hamstrings) will not practice on Friday. Head coach Adam Gase said Mims had an issue with his other hamstring, and "it's not looking good" for the rookie making his NFL debut in Week 1 against the Bills. The 22-year-old out of Baylor wasn't trending as much of a fantasy play in the season opener to begin with, so this makes the decision easier for anyone who was considering him as a flex in deeper leagues. Breshad Perriman and Jamison Crowder will be Gang Green's top-two wideouts in a tough matchup with Buffalo's defense in the season opener. Mims may not make much of an impact in the team's offense early in the year as he battles to get back to 100 percent health.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 16:29:28


Miles Sanders Officially Listed As Questionable For Week 1

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Week 1 against the Washington Football Team. Sanders was limited for every practice the Eagles held this week due to his hamstring injury. Combine that with the fact that coach Doug Pederson has already stated that Sanders could have his workload managed early in the season and it makes for a risky running back in Week 1 fantasy lineups. Boston Scott would step up in place of Sanders, but it's more likely the two will split time in the Eagles backfield, making either player a high floor but low upside FLEX play for Week 1 (unless Sanders ends up playing his usual load, of course.)

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 16:10:49


Mike Evans Doubtful To Face Saints

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) is listed as doubtful to face the Saints in Week 1 on Sunday. There was some optimism building around Evans after he did some individual drills in practice on Friday, but his soft-tissue injury will likely keep him out and somewhat spoil quarterback Tom Brady's debut with the team. You should obviously make plans to be without Evans in the season opener. That makes Chris Godwin a must-start in fantasy, while it also hurts Brady's appeal as a low-end QB1 in his first start with Tampa. Scotty Miller will become a season-long and DFS sleeper if Evans is inactive on Sunday, while tight ends Rob Gronkowski, O.J. Howard and Cameron Brate could all see bigger workloads as a result.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-11 15:57:53


Kenny Golladay Doubtful For Week 1

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is listed as doubtful for Week 1 against the Bears after injuring his hamstring in practice this week. Golladay injured himself on Wednesday, sat out on Thursday and was "very limited" Friday, so fantasy managers need to start making other plans for the season opener. It's a rough start for Golladay and his fantasy owners, as he was supposed to be a set-and-forget WR1 all season long after becoming Matthew Stafford's go-to target before his injury in 2019. Without Golladay in the lineup against Chicago, Marvin Jones Jr., Danny Amendola and tight end T.J. Hockenson will be Stafford's top-three pass-catchers. Jones should be seen as a must-start.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-11 15:37:58


Courtland Sutton A Long Shot To Play On Monday

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (shoulder), who sprained his AC joint in practice on Thursday, appears to be a long shot to play on Monday night against the Titans in Week 1. He did not practice on Friday. Sutton hasn't officially been ruled out, but he seems doubtful at this point and should probably be removed from starting lineups, especially with the game being on Monday. If he somehow was active, he'd be low-upside WR3. Denver's three-wide sets in the season opener could consist of first-round rookie Jerry Jeudy, Tim Patrick and DaeSean Hamilton. Jeudy would become almost a must-start as a WR2 if Sutton is inactive.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-11 14:40:10


Jarvis Landry's Playing Time Could Be Game-Plan Dependent

After having hip surgery in February, Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry (hip) has been taking part in roughly every-other practice since training camp began. While he hasn't been listed on the injury report this week, Landry could see reduced snaps early in the season. Landry told reporters via Zoom, "How much [Ill play] will be, as far as game plan-wise, up to the coaches. Im still getting better. Im still improving and taking each and every day to work on the things that I need to work on to make sure Im healthy out there and make sure I can go out there and compete and help this team to win games. The fact that the Browns aren't ready to deploy Landry in a full-time role isn't great news for fantasy gamers relying on him to be their WR2/3 this season. Downgrade Landry to a shaky flex at best for his Week 1 showdown against the Baltimore Ravens.

Source: Ohio.com

2020-09-11 14:28:17


Tua Tagovailoa Will Be Available In Week 1

Miami Dolphins first-round quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (hip), who fractured and dislocated his hip in college last November, was a full practice participant this week and will be ready and available for the season opener on Sunday against the Patriots. The rookie from Alabama will open the season as veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick's primary backup, but Tagovailoa could eventually take over in 2020 if Fitzpatrick struggles at all. Miami is content to slow play it with the 22-year-old, though, which makes him a tough sell as a bench stash in season-long leagues this year, depending on your league size. But make no mistake, Tagovailoa is the team's QB of the future and is an excellent stash in all dynasty/keeper leagues.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-11 14:20:10


Mike Evans Likely To Be Game-Time Decision

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) is likely to be a game-time decision for Week 1 on Sunday against the Saints. "He did some individual stuff today. We'll see if he's sore tomorrow. It'll probably be a game-time decision," Arians said. There remains optimism that Evans will suit up, but if you own him, you should be prepared, especially since Tampa's game is an afternoon contest this Sunday. He might not be 100 percent even if he does play, so Evans may be more of a WR2 if he's active. If he sits out, Chris Godwin, Scotty Miller and tight end Rob Gronkowski would have more upside in the passing game. Make sure to check back on Sunday for game-day inactives.

Source: ESPN.com - Jenna Laine

2020-09-11 13:59:10


Kevin Stefanski To Call Plays In 2020

Cleveland Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters on Friday that he will call the offensive plays in his first season as head coach, but he'll also work collaboratively with offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. The Browns were a huge disappointment in 2019 under Freddie Kitchens, but Stefanski's vision for Cleveland's 2020 offense is expected to mesh much better with quarterback Baker Mayfield and the rest of the offense. Running back Nick Chubb should see plenty of work as the primary back, and two-tight end sets with Austin Hooper and David Njoku could be common under Stefanski. The main thing that fantasy managers will be watching will be the connection between Mayfield and his No. 1 wideout, Odell Beckham Jr.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-11 13:35:40


Mike Pouncey Not Expected To Play In Week 1

Los Angeles Chargers center Mike Pouncey (hip), who missed practice this week with a hip injury, is not expected to play in the Week 1 season opener against the Bengals, according to sources. It's a blow to the Chargers offensive line right out of the gate, as the 31-year-old eight-year veteran started all 16 games for the team a season ago. In quarterback Tyrod Taylor's first start of the 2020 season now that Philip Rivers is in Indianapolis, Pouncey's absence could have an impact on the road. The Bolts are expected to run the ball more often with Taylor under center, leaning on Austin Ekeler, Justin Jackson and rookie Joshua Kelley.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-11 13:30:24


Cowboys Sign DeMarcus Lawrence To Voidable Extension

The Dallas Cowboys signed defensive end DeMarcus Lawrence to a one-year voidable extension on Friday for salary cap purposes, converting $15 million of his 2020 base salary into a signing bonus and clearing $12 million in cap space this year, according to a source. Lawrence is already under contract through the 2023 season. Dallas plans to roll the extra cap space created into next season as they attempt to lock quarterback Dak Prescott into a long-term deal. The Cowboys had $17 million in cap space before freeing up the additional $12 million. The 28-year-old will be a starting defensive lineman in IDP leagues for the Sunday night showdown with the Rams.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-09-11 12:39:45


Patriots Give Stephon Gilmore A Raise

The New England Patriots gave reigning Defensive Player of the Year Stephon Gilmore a significant raise on Friday, bumping his salary from $10.5 million to $15.5 million this year with a chance to earn up to $17.5 million in incentives. This comes despite the fact that Gilmore has two years left on his contract, according to league sources. The first-team All-Pro cornerback had 53 total tackles, a career-high six interceptions (two for touchdowns) and a career-high 20 passes defensed in 2019. He was also a first-team All-Pro in 2018 in New England when he had two interceptions and 20 passes defensed. Gilmore's presence in the secondary makes the Patriots Defense a strong starting fantasy unit again in 2020 and in Week 1 against the Dolphins.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-11 12:25:40


Kenny Golladay To Be Limited Friday

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) will be "very limited" in practice on Friday, according to head coach Matt Patricia. Golladay injured his hamstring in practice on Wednesday and wasn't on the field Thursday, so this is an injury situation that bears watching all the way up until game time on Sunday. There's a chance that the Lions No. 1 wideout actually misses the Week 1 contest against the Bears. Golladay is a must-start WR1 when he's active, but things aren't shaping up in his favor in the first week in what was already going to be a tough matchup against Kyle Fuller. Treat the 26-year-old as more of a WR2 this week if he plays.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-11 12:20:04


Mike Evans At Practice Friday

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) is at practice on Friday, and there is optimism that he'll be fine for Week 1 against the Saints after dealing with a soft-tissue injury this week. Evans could still get a questionable tag for the season opener, but unless he suffers some sort of setback, he's trending in the right direction to be active for his fantasy managers. The contest with the Saints could turn into an offensive showcase in Tom Brady's first game with Tampa, so Evans is a must-start WR1 as long as he's active. Check back later to find out his official designation for Sunday's game, but we're expecting Evans to be out there.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-11 12:15:11


Charvarius Ward Fractures Hand

Kansas City Chiefs starting cornerback Charvarius Ward (hand) suffered a fractured hand in Thursday night's win over the Texans and will be re-evaluated on Friday to determine how much time he will miss. It's a tough blow to a Chiefs secondary that looked really good on Thursday night in slowing down quarterback Deshaun Watson basically until garbage time late in the fourth quarter with the game already sealed up. The Chiefs Defense was in play as a starting fantasy unit for Week 1, and they lived up to that billing on Thursday night. They should be an acceptable starting unit next week, too, as they face the Chargers and quarterback Tyrod Taylor on the road.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-11 10:49:56


Quenton Nelson Misses Practice Thursday

Indianapolis Colts All-Pro left guard Quenton Nelson (back) did not practice on Thursday. Left tackle Anthony Castonzo (oblique) and center Ryan Kelly (knee) were both limited participants for the second straight day. Castonzo and Kelly should be fine for the season opener against the Jaguars in Week 1, but Nelson's status is more up in the air. Both running backs Marlon Mack and rookie Jonathan Taylor should see action in a plus matchup against a suspect Jacksonville defense, but not having Nelson up front would certainly be a downgrade for both the running game and new quarterback Philip Rivers. Mack and Taylor are both solid RB2s for this matchup, while Rivers could be a sneaky QB start in DFS.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-11 00:10:42


Duke Johnson Suffers Leg Injury

Houston Texans running back Duke Johnson left Thursday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs with a leg injury and did not return. Johnson finished with 14 yards on five carries and failed to bring in his only target. If Johnson misses time, Houston will likely give the ball to David Johnson even more, though it's unclear who would play Duke's role on this team, as Houston went with two backs at times on Thursday. If Duke is healthy in Week 2, he faces a tough Ravens matchup and doesn't seem to have a well-established role yet, making him an easy fantasy fade.

Source: Texans PR

2020-09-11 00:06:28


Kenny Stills Held Without A Catch

Houston Texans wide receiver Kenny Stills was targeted twice in Thursday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He didn't catch either of them. It was the first time since Week 5 in 2016 that Stills was held catchless in an NFL game. Clearly, the addition of Brandin Cooks and Randall Cobb means Stills isn't one of the go-to players for quarterback Deshaun Watson, even though the duo have a year of familiarity. Stills is not an option in season-long leagues and won't have value unless an injury occurs to someone ahead of him on the depth chart.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-11 00:02:44


Deebo Samuel Misses Practice Again

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Deebo Samuel (foot) missed practice for the second straight day on Thursday. Samuel still has a shot to play in Week 1 against the Cardinals, but he'll have to get in at least a limited practice session on Friday. And even if the team's top wideout does suit up, he could easily be a decoy if he's not 100 percent. The 49ers have no real reason to rush Samuel and make things worse so early in the season. You should look to avoid the South Carolina product until he can get back onto the practice field without being limited. Rookie Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday, so he has a shot at making his NFL debut on Sunday. With Samuel and Aiyuk beat up, Kendrick Bourne should be the biggest beneficiary and has become a popular sleeper in Week 1.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-11 00:01:51


Darrel Williams Picks Up Seven Rushes And Two Catches

Kansas City Chiefs running back Darrel Williams was the clear backup to Clyde Edwards-Helaire on Thursday night versus the Houston Texans. Williams rushed seven times for 23 yards and also picked up a pair of receptions for seven yards. Williams got most of his action third downs. With the way Edwards-Helaire performed on Thursday, it's hard to see Williams have much value at the moment. With that said, Williams is one of the strongest insurance policies and if Edwards-Helaire were to struggle or go down, Williams would have immediate value.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 23:57:11


Brandin Cooks Quiet In Texans Debut

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks had some moments early in Thursday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs, and then he just sort-of vanished. Cooks was targeted five times, catching two passes for 20 yards. The five targets were second on the team to Will Fuller V, but that's really the only bright spot from his day. Cooks was on the field a lot and is the clear No. 2 guy to Fuller, so maybe this was just a bad day and the Texans offense will pick it up moving forward. Don't panic drop Cooks or anything, but a Week 2 meeting with the Ravens will be a good chance to put him on your fantasy bench.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 23:57:05


Sammy Watkins Continues To Enjoy Week 1

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins put together another strong opening game on Thursday versus the Houston Texans. Watkins led the Chiefs with both targets at nine and receptions with seven. He also chipped in for a team high 82 yards and one touchdown. Watkins seems to always love the opening game and managers shouldn't be so quick to get too excited as he has been a rollercoaster ride throughout his career. With Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Tyreek Hill, Travis Kelce, Mecole Hardman and D'Marcus Robinson in the picture, Watkins shouldn't be expected to put up strong numbers consistently. Due to being in the Chiefs high powered offense, Watkins will have strong games, but managers should temper their expectations with Patrick Mahomes have plenty of other options and mouths to feed. Watkins shouldn't be considered more than a WR3 or Flex option at the moment. Watkins will face off against the Chargers next Sunday.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 23:52:48


Randall Cobb A Nonfactor Against Chiefs

Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb's first target of his Houston Texans debut came with 3:50 to play in the fourth quarter of Thursday's loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. He finished with two catches for 23 yards. Expected to play a key role as an intermediate option, Will Fuller V instead took on that role in the team's opener, leaving no room for Cobb to work with. In deeper leagues, you might want to hold onto him to see if things change, but managers in shallow redraft leagues who are rostering Cobb might be better served to use that roster spot on whoever the hot waiver wire pickup is after Week 1.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 23:52:46


Tyreek Hill Scores Touchdown

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill went for five receptions, 46 yards and a touchdown on Thursday night versus the Houston Texans. The Cheetah was shut down for only one reception in the first half, but rewarded his managers with a strong second half. Texans cornerback Bradley Roby did a good job controlling Hill. Hill will face another tough matchup against the Chargers and they are likely to put Casey Hayward Jr. on the Chiefs superstar. Hill went for four receptions and 61 yards in one contest last season against the Chargers. Hill is likely to be heavily covered by opposing defenses, but his speed leads to many mismatches and managers should still consider him one of the best wide receivers in the game.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 23:45:57


Jordan Akins Catches Late Touchdown

Houston Texans tight end Jordan Akins caught a late touchdown in Houston's Thursday night loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Akins finished with two receptions for 39 yards, putting him second on the team in receiving yards on a night where quarterback Deshaun Watson spread the ball around. Akins looked much more dynamic than starting tight end Darren Fells and may have taken a step towards challenging Fells for the lead tight end role. It doesn't matter much, though, as even as a starter, Akins projects to be a deep league streamer.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 23:42:48


Travis Kelce Goes For 60 Yards And A Touchdown

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce had five grabs for 60 yards and a touchdown on Thursday night against the Texans. Kelce had a strong first half, but the Texans Defense adjusted to him in the second half. The leagues top tight end still had a solid evening and should continue to do so as the season goes on. Part of the most explosive offense in the game, managers should feel confident treating the games top tight end at WR1/WR2 status. The tight end will face off against the Chargers on Sunday a team that he put up 126 yards against with a touchdown and 10 receptions in 2019.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 23:38:42


Will Fuller V Is Clear Lead Receiver After Week 1

For anyone wondering what the breakdown of the Houston Texans receiving corps would look like in 2020, the answer after one week seems to be that wide receiver Will Fuller V is going to dominate the touches. Fuller was targeted 10 times against the Chiefs -- twice as many times as anyone else on the team -- and had eight catches for 112 yards. He was involved in the short and intermediate passing game, proving he's more than just a deep threat. While Thursday's game might lead to fantasy analysts fading the team's other receivers, Fuller's going to rise a little bit up the rankings.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 23:36:38


David Johnson Solid In Texans Debut

Houston Texans running back David Johnson looked more like his old self in his first game as a Texan, rushing for 77 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries. Johnson also added three catches for 32 yards, finishing just shy of 100 scrimmage yards. Johnson's the clear lead back for the team, and while he briefly exited to have the trainers look at him, he returned to the game and was effective after that as well. Expect a healthy Johnson to be heavily involved in this offense moving forward, especially if Duke Johnson's leg injury is serious and causes him to miss time.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 23:33:18


Clyde Edwards-Helaire Shines In NFL Debut

Kansas City Chiefs running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire had a magnificent debut on Thursday night against the Houston Texans. The rookie running back had 25 rushes and put up 138 yards including a 19-yard touchdown. The rookie running back also was targeted twice in the passing game, but did not make a catch. Edwards-Helaire lived up to all the hype and he didnt struggle much all other than getting stuffed six times at the goalline. The Chiefs offensive line looked great on Thursday and managers should be excited about Edwards-Helaire and what he can do in the Chiefs explosive offense. Backup running back Darrel Williams got most of the action on third downs and had 11 rushes and a pair of catches. Managers should worry about Williams as it seemed to be clear that its the rookies backfield for now. The rookie will look to keep things going against the Chargers next Sunday.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 23:31:01


Garbage Time Helps Deshaun Watson Salvage Week 1

For much of Thursday's season-opening loss, it looked like Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson was on his way to a really rough day. But with a touchdown pass and run in the fourth quarter, Watson emerged from Houston's 34-20 loss with some solid numbers. He finished with 253 passing yards on 20-for-32 passing with a touchdown and an interception. He added six carries for 27 yards and a score, mostly avoiding the run game until late. It was not an encouraging game. Watson is still a fantasy QB1 and still is one of the highest-upside plays at the position, but we'd be lying if we said Thursday's game wasn't at least a little worrisome, mostly because it exposed the issues the team has at wide receiver.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 23:27:27


Patrick Mahomes Throws For Three Touchdowns In Week 1

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes started his season on a high note on Thursday night against the Houston Texans. The Super Bowl MVP was 24-for-32 and racked up just 211 yards, but threw for three touchdowns with zero interceptions. Its no shock to fantasy managers that Mahomes is one of the best options in all formats and he will head into a matchup versus the Chargers in a favorable matchup on Sunday. Mahomes can safely be started every week other than his bye week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 23:22:21


Chris Conley Is Deep League Option In Week 1

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Chris Conley might not hold onto his starting role all season with Laviska Shenault Jr. lurking, but he's currently listed as a starter for the team and should be a solid fantasy option in deeper leagues in Week 1. Conley's been overlooked all offseason, but is coming off a solid 2019 that saw him catch 47 passes for 775 yards and five touchdowns. He had some bad games last season, but did have nine combined catches in two games against the Colts. In 14-team leagues, Conley's an intriguing flex option.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-10 19:57:53


Tyler Eifert Is Risky Week 1 Play

Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert isn't listed as the starter on the team's initial depth chart, though the oft-injured former Bengal is likely to be the best receiving option at the position for the team. But being the "best" option doesn't necessarily translate to fantasy football success, and Eifert is best left on the bench in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. Indy allowed the 13th-fewest fantasy points to the position last year, and Eifert's best left alone unless he's got an extremely plus matchup against a team that struggles against the position.

Source: Jacksonville Jaguars

2020-09-10 19:47:38


Ricky Seals-Jones Opens 2020 As Inactive

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Ricky Seals-Jones is inactive for the team's Thursday night meeting with the Houston Texans. Seals-Jones has been a promising receiving threat at times in his career, but the Chiefs already have the league's top tight end, Travis Kelce. It looks like they value what Nick Keizer and Deon Yelder bring to the field more than what Seals-Jones does, which means the former Texas A&M Aggie is really just an emergency option if anything happens to Kelce, not someone who'll be able to carve out an independent role on this team.

Source: Kansas City Chiefs - Matt McMullen

2020-09-10 19:14:59


Keke Coutee Inactive In Week 1

Houston Texans wide receiver Keke Coutee is inactive for Houston's Week 1 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, as is fullback Cullen Gillaspia. The Coutee news isn't a surprise, as he played a very small role on this team last season and seems like an emergency third slot receiver behind Randall Cobb and DeAndre Carter. At this point, Coutee doesn't need to be rostered in any redraft leagues.

Source: Houston Texans

2020-09-10 19:08:29


Brandin Cooks Active In Week 1

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quad) is active for Houston's Week 1 contest against the Kansas City Chiefs. It remains to be seen how Houston's wide receiver rotation will go this season, but Cooks is an interesting play this week against a Chiefs Defense that allowed a lot of yards and points to the Texans in last year's playoffs. Cooks will serve as an outside option with Will Fuller V and has upside, though it's safe to treat him more like a low-end WR3 or WR4 than as a top option in this game, as he'll likely be on a bit of a snap count.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-09-10 18:56:21


Jaguars Could Get Creative With Laviska Shenault Jr.

Jacksonville Jaguars rookie wide receiver Laviska Shenault Jr. is reportedly being used in a variety of ways at practice. Though the beat writer who reported this was unable to go into specifics due to the NFL's media rules, one can assume that Shenault is getting at least some work in the backfield, whether that be as a running back or as a wildcat quarterback, as Shenault played quarterback in college. The Colts are too good for you to put Shenault in a lineup in Week 1, but we could learn a lot in that first game about how Shenault will be used this season and if he'll soon be a popular waiver addition.

Source: First Coast News - Mia O'Brien

2020-09-10 18:28:01


Devine Ozigbo To Open Season On Injured Reserve

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Devine Ozigbo (hamstring) will start the 2020 season on the injured reserve. New rules this year mean Ozigbo could return for Week 4, but in the meantime it appears that undrafted rookie James Robinson is going to get the first crack at the lead back role. Robinson should be added in all 12-team leagues, while Ozigbo is still worth holding in deeper leagues but is likely a candidate to be dropped from fantasy rosters in the coming weeks for fantasy managers in need of additional depth. Jacksonville also added running back Dare Ogunbowale, who seems like an insurance policy for them right now.

Source: Jacksonville Jaguars

2020-09-10 18:19:30


Wil Lutz An Excellent Start Against Buccaneers

New Orleans Saints kicker Wil Lutz is one of the best fantasy kickers in the business. He'll square off against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in what could turn into a high-scoring affair. Lutz finished second to only Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker in total points with 147 and made 32 of 36 field goals while missing just one extra point. The veteran kicker enjoyed success against Tampa Bay last year, making at least one field goal and four PATs in both contests. Lutz can be started with confidence.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 18:18:09


Courtland Sutton Questionable For Week 1

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (sprained AC joint) is day-to-day and is questionable for Denver's season-opening game against the Denver Broncos. Sutton left practice early on Thursday with a shoulder issue, and this new appears to be a best-case scenario for Sutton. If he does have to miss Week 1, rookie Jerry Jeudy becomes a slightly better play, though the biggest fantasy riser might be Broncos wide receiver Tim Patrick, who'd become a potential DFS sleeper play.

Source: 9 News - Mike Klis

2020-09-10 18:12:21


Saints Defense A Middling Option

The New Orleans Saints Defense can be used as a starting option in Week 1 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but don't expect huge numbers. Tampa Bay is armed with weapons and a Hall of Fame quarterback in Tom Brady, who is far less likely to turn the ball over as much as his predecessor Jameis Winston. It's also likely that the Buccaneers won't allow as many sacks, because some of them could be attributed to Winston holding onto the ball too long. The Saints defense could register a few sacks here and there and maybe an interception, but this isn't the week to get excited about their prospects.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 18:05:35


49ers Defense Not A Reliable Starting Option In Week 1

The 49ers Defense had a fantastic year last year, finishing second in the league in yards allowed per game (281.8) and eighth in points allowed per game (19.4). However, they open this season against an Arizona Cardinals offense that will be looking to push the pace all game long, which could lead to a high-scoring affair. Last year, the Cardinals averaged 25.5 points per game against the 49ers and this year, Kyler Murray has a full year of experience under his belt and a new, elite receiver at his disposal in DeAndre Hopkins. The 49ers defense should come through for you most weeks, but this week, see if you can stream another unit.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 17:45:47


Brandon Aiyuk A Risky Week 1 Starter If He Plays

San Francisco 49ers rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) returned to practice on Thursday after being sidelined over two weeks with a hamstring strain. He's currently listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Given Aiyuk's injury and the limited offseason as a whole, Aiyuk shouldn't be counted on to deliver a solid fantasy showing in his NFL debut. Aiyuk is a great player to stash, but he should remain on benches in fantasy leagues even if he plays this week. If he sits, and fellow injured wide receiver Deebo Samuel (foot) also sits, then Kendrick Bourne is worth start consideration in deep leagues if you're in a bind.

Source: 49ers Web Zone

2020-09-10 17:40:27


George Kittle Should Have A Monster Week 1

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle is in a perfect position to start the 2020 season off with a bang. The 49ers are plagued with injuries at receiver right now. Both Deebo Samuel (foot) and Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) are questionable for the game. Whether or not Samuel and Aiyuk play, expect to see quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo pepper Kittle with targets all day against an extremely generous Arizona Cardinals pass defense. Kittle should see double-digit targets in the game and given the Cardinals' struggles against the pass last year, that could easily turn into a 100-yard game with a score, if not more.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 17:35:20


Kendrick Bourne A Potential Starting Option In Week 1

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Kendrick Bourne is currently listed as a starter on the team's depth chart, the only starting wide receiver who doesn't have an injury designation. If fellow starting wide receivers Deebo Samuel (foot) and Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) are out for Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals, Bourne becomes a deep league starting option as a WR3 or flex. Without Samuel and Aiyuk, quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will likely feature tight end George Kittle heavily and then spread the ball around a lot beyond that. Bourne might be the best candidate after Kittle to have a solid day as a receiver in that case, but it's far from a sure thing that he'll deliver. If either or both of Samuel and Aiyuk play, Bourne should be avoided.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 17:31:24


Tevin Coleman Not Worth Starting In Week 1

San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman will certainly play a role in Week 1 against the Arizona Cardinals, it's just unclear how big of a role he'll have at this point. The team's primary ball carrier will be Raheem Mostert and Coleman is slated to be the No. 2. Where Coleman could have the most value is in the passing game as Mostert hasn't shown much promise in that department so far in his career. The 49ers have an elite running game, making Coleman a great stash in most leagues, particularly deep leagues, but starting him in Week 1 is extremely risky given the lack of clarity in regards to his role.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 17:26:35


Raheem Mostert A Solid RB2 In Week 1

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert should be the primary ball carrier for the team in their season opener against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Mostert broke out in a big way during the second half of last year and he's in a good position to keep on rolling as we begin the 2020 season. The 49ers should be able to run all over a Cardinals Defense that allowed 120.1 rushing yards per game last year. Mostert should see at least 13 or 14 carries in a game that figures to be high-scoring and fast-paced. Start him as an RB2 with confidence.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 17:22:24


Jimmy Garoppolo Has Sneaky Week 1 Upside

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo might have a hobbled and questionable set of receivers going into Week 1, but he still finds himself in a relatively promising position. This Sunday, Garoppolo faces an Arizona Cardinals Defense that was atrocious against the pass last year, allowing 281.9 passing yards per game, second-worst in the league. Garoppolo should be able to connect with George Kittle on demand and then find additional production through an assortment of receivers and pass-catching running backs. In a game that could very well be high-scoring, Garoppolo could end up producing a low-end QB1 or high-end QB2 week. Start him if you don't feel great about your other options.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 17:18:29


Jalen Reagor Practices In Full On Thursday

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor (shoulder) was able to practice in full on Thursday. Reagor was expected to miss "at least" a month, but it now looks like he might be able to take the field in Week 1 against the Washington Football Team. Fantasy managers who drafted Reagor thinking they'd wait out the first few weeks of the season might get to see the rookie take the field right away. His outlook is somewhat murky, but another full practice on Friday will lead to an almost sure start on Sunday. Reagor would be a WR3 with upside if he is not limited.

Source: Tim McManus on Twitter

2020-09-10 17:09:23


Miles Sanders Limited Again In Thursday's Practice

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) was limited again in Thursday's practice. Sanders returned to a limited practice on Wednesday and apparently escaped without further injury as he was able to practice again on Thursday. A full practice on Friday would be a great sign for Sanders, but he's likely to get another limited practice in and be questionable at best for Sunday's game against the Washington Football Team. If he plays, he's a likely RB1/2 with the obvious risk of re-injury.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 17:04:30


Cardinals Defense Should Be Avoided In Week 1

In 2019, the Cardinals Defense ranked amongst the bottom-five of the league in points per game (27.6) and finished dead last in yards allowed per game (402). Don't expect that to change too drastically this year. Even if the team's defense is able to make some strides as a unit, they are still going to play victim to the offense's quick pace-of-play. In Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers, the Cardinals will likely give up a lot of yards both on the ground and through the air. And a lot of points as well. Avoid them at all costs.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 17:03:27


Larry Fitzgerald A Decent Flex In PPR Leagues In Week 1

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald should see some of the lightest coverage of his career this year with star receiver DeAndre Hopkins now in town. Expect Fitzgerald to take advantage often, starting in Week 1 as the team faces off against the San Francisco 49ers. Fitzgerald has a decent amount of value in PPR leagues as the Cardinals' primary slot receiver. He's averaged right around 10 yards per reception in each of the past five years and this year should be just about the same. Look for him to hook up with Kyler Murray on at least five or six passes this week, making him a solid flex or WR3 option in PPR leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 16:56:00


Christian Kirk A Solid Flex Play In Week 1

Arizona Cardinals wide receiver Christian Kirk should be in line for a solid role in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. The team's No. 1 receiver DeAndre Hopkins may end up with the bulk of the targets, but he's likely to be covered by the 49ers' top cornerback Richard Sherman, while Kirk could have a more favorable matchup. Larry Fitzgerald of course factors into the target-share heavily as well, but he'll mostly be looked to in short routes while Kirk will receive the more attractive, deeper targets from Kyler Murray. Start Kirk as a WR3 or flex and expect him to get around six or seven targets with a chance to break a few big plays.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 16:48:08


DeAndre Hopkins Should See Plenty Of Targets In Week 1

Fresh off his new contract, Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins will make his Cardinals debut this Sunday against the San Francisco 49ers. Hopkins might have a bit of a challenge in the game, going up against Richard Sherman and a 49ers Defense that ranked second in the league in pass defense last year. However, he should still get enough targets to make him worthy of starting as a WR1 in all fantasy formats. Look for quarterback Kyler Murray to try to establish the connection with his new star receiver early in the game and heavily rely on him in the red zone. Hopkins has a great chance to catch at least six or seven passes and find the end zone in the game.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 16:31:39


Chase Edmonds Not A Starting Option In Week 1

Arizona Cardinals running back Chase Edmonds should certainly have a role in the Cardinals offense this year, but it's hard to know just how big of a role that will be at this point. The team's primary running back Kenyan Drake had been dealing with a minor foot injury in recent weeks but is not listed on the team's injury report and should be expected to handle a full workload in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. Edmonds is a great stash in deep leagues. He could have value in PPR leagues if he's active in the passing game and he has humongous upside if Drake were to go down. But this week, it's best to just monitor the situation and see how big of a role he gets off the bat.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 16:25:27


Kenyan Drake A Low-End RB1 In Week 1

Arizona Cardinals running back Kenyan Drake should be set to have a big role in Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers. While the 49ers were dominant against the pass last season (2nd in the league in yards per game), they were amongst the middle of the pack in rushing defense, allowing an average of 112.6 rushing yards per game. Expect the Cardinals to try to establish the run early and often in Week 1 and that will all begin with getting Drake going. Start Drake with confidence and expect for him to see at least 15 touches in the game with the potential to rack up around 100 yards and a score.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 16:21:06


Kyler Murray Faces Tough Week 1 Matchup

Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is in an exciting place entering his second NFL season. He has the potential to break into the top tier of quarterbacks and deliver an elite fantasy season. However, he faces a tough challenge in Week 1 against a San Francisco 49ers Defense that was one of the league's best last year. The 49ers were first in the league in pass defense in 2019, allowing just 169.2 passing yards per game. They were also second in overall defense, allowing an average of 281.8 total yards from scrimmage per game. Murray has the type of elite potential that can overcome the toughest of matchups, but don't be alarmed if he has a slightly underwhelming 2020 debut.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 16:16:41


Michael Pittman Jr. Can Impact Colts Immediately

Indianapolis Colts rookie wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. will make his NFL debut on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Pittman was selected in the second round of the 2020 NFL draft and has the potential to make an immediate impact. He already has an NFL-sized body and showed at USC that he can play physical, run precise routes and is sure-handed. He will be competing with Parris Campbell and Zach Pascal for targets behind T.Y. Hilton. This is his first game, and he'll be going against a Jacksonville team that was 11th against the pass last season. He may not be a good lineup pick just yet, but he is certainly worth keeping an eye on.

Source: Draft Kings

2020-09-10 16:03:21


Parris Campbell Looking For Strong Second Season

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell was limited in 2019 due to injury, playing in just seven games. The 2019 second-round draft pick comes into the season listed as the No. 2 receiver on the Colts depth chart. He has very good speed and will spend a lot of time as a slot receiver. It is difficult to say what to expect from him coming into the season since we did not see much of him last year. He may emerge as a legitimate flex option if he sees consistent targets, but it is best to keep him out of the your starting lineups in shallow leagues until he proves otherwise.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-09-10 15:48:57


Seahawks Defense Should Be Benched In Week 1

The Seattle Seahawks Defense was one of the best the NFL had ever seen in the beginning of the last decade, but they've moved towards being an offensive-minded team over the last several years. While they've added some good pieces, especially safety Jamal Adams, this group still has some key areas to improve upon, such as their pass rush. In Week 1, they catch one of the NFL's best offenses in the Atlanta Falcons. This game will also be indoors, which makes for a greater opportunity for a shootout due to a lack of weather concerns. Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan does a good job of taking care of the ball. There are better streaming options at defense this weekend.

Source: Chris Burkhardt

2020-09-10 15:40:53


Jonathan Taylor Enters Season Splitting Workload

Indianapolis Colts running back Jonathan Taylor will play in his first NFL game on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The second-round rookie out of Wisconsin enters this season with a lot of hype around him. Colts head coach Frank Reich plans on using a platoon system in the backfield with Taylor and Marlon Mack. Taylor showed off his explosive, downhill running at Wisconsin but will need to develop more as a pass-catcher to be an every-down back in the NFL. The Jaguars have a poor defense against the run, so Taylor enters the week with a favorable matchup. However, he will not see a heavy workload quite yet.

Source: Draft Kings

2020-09-10 15:38:35


Rams Defense Should Be Avoided In Week 1

The Los Angeles Rams Defense was one of the better groups for fantasy just a couple of years ago. However, with the mass exodus of talent, they're a shell of that group and they can't be trusted on a consistent basis. With stars like Aaron Donald and Jalen Ramsey, they have some bright spots, but it's not enough to slow down this Dallas Cowboys group that can be a truly elite offense. We're not expecting the Cowboys Defense to do much better, but this game could turn into a shootout where the Rams are giving up points in bunches. Defenses are easier to stream on a weekly basis, and this is not one that we'd recommend to kick off the season.

Source: Charles Goldman

2020-09-10 15:34:20


Greg Olsen Should Be Faded In Week 1

Seattle Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen has potential to be a very valuable piece this season. This team has traditionally utilized the tight end position heavily, but that doesn't mean you should rely on him right away. The Atlanta Falcons were in the middle of the pack last year in defending tight ends, but that was with injuries on the back end. They have a good safety duo and it's also unclear how much Seattle will be using Olsen compared to the other tight ends. This early in the season, there are plenty of other options that you can count on, but Olsen could begin to present more value as the year goes on.

Source: Chris Burkhardt

2020-09-10 15:29:17


D.K. Metcalf Is A Strong Week 1 Play

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf is the No. 2 receiver on his team, but he's still a really good fantasy option. His unique combination of size and speed make him difficult for even the best cornerbacks to cover. In games that he saw at least five targets in last season, he averaged nearly 14 PPR points per game. He gives you a safe level of production every week and he can elevate even further with a big play or two. You likely drafted Metcalf to give you WR2 production this year, and he can do that in Week 1 against the Falcons.

Source: Chris Burkhardt

2020-09-10 15:21:44


Courtland Sutton Injured Thursday

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton made a reaching catch in practice on Thursday and fell to the ground. Sutton headed to the locker room with trainers after the play with an undisclosed injury. With All-Pro linebacker Von Miller (ankle) suffering a season-ending surgery on Tuesday, this is the last thing Denver wanted to see heading into Monday night against the Titans. Sutton had a solid second season in 2019 as a Pro Bowler and is set to take a third-year leap in quarterback Drew Lock's first full season as the starter. As the clear No. 1 receiver and the team's top weapon on offense, losing Sutton for any period of time to begin the season would be another devastating blow. Check back for more updates on his condition and whether he'll have a shot at playing in Week 1. If he's able to play, Sutton will be a strong WR2 choice.

Source: Denver 7 - Troy Renck

2020-09-10 15:21:34


Jack Doyle Cleared To Play In Week 1

Indianapolis Colts tight end Jack Doyle is not listed on the team's injury report and is set to go for Week 1. Doyle may see a fair amount of targets this week while facing a Jacksonville team that ranked 18th against opposing tight ends last season. Doyle comes off a season catching 43 balls for 448 yards and four touchdowns. Doyle is not a volume-based tight end and he only has one touchdown in 13 career games against the Jaguars. He may see an increased number of targets this season, especially with Trey Burton being out for the time being. However, he does not seem to be a viable TE1 option until he proves otherwise.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-09-10 15:20:02


Tyler Lockett Has WR1 Upside In Week 1

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett could be a WR1 at the end of Week 1. He was on pace to finish as a WR1 last season before an injury hobbled him for a month. Now he's fully healthy and he's playing with one of the league's best quarterbacks. The Atlanta Falcons overhauled their cornerback room this offseason and they are really young as a result. With an improved offensive line in front of quarterback Russell Wilson, he should be able to find Lockett on those deep shots down the field. If they're able to connect on one or two of those, he has an easy path to an absolutely huge game in the season opener.

Source: Chris Burkhardt

2020-09-10 15:13:35


Broncos Defense Loses Some Luster After Von Miller Injury

The Denver Broncos Defense can still be a borderline starting option for fantasy managers in 2020 after they were a late-round option in drafts, but the season-ending injury to All-Pro pass-rusher Von Miller (ankle) lowers their overall ceiling. Denver lost Pro Bowl cornerback Chris Harris Jr. and defensive lineman Derek Wolfe in the offseason, but they added cornerback A.J. Bouye and defensive tackle Jurrell Casey. A healthy Bradley Chubb should help make up for the loss of Miller as well. Containing last year's leading rusher Derrick Henry won't be easy on Monday night to kick off the season, but Denver's D will still be in play as a low-end fantasy starting unit at home.

Source: RotoBaller

2020-09-10 15:12:30


Royce Freeman The Team's No. 3 Back

Denver Broncos running back Royce Freeman's spot on the 53-man roster was considered shaky before training camp, but he enters Week 1 against the Titans on Monday night as the No. 3 back behind Melvin Gordon III and Phillip Lindsay. Gordon and Lindsay could wind up sharing the workload in more of an even 50/50 split, at least to begin the season, but Freeman is well behind as the third option in this backfield. That won't give him much fantasy appeal in shallow leagues, but he would be a waiver wire pickup if one of Gordon or Lindsay were to get hurt. The former third-round pick has been average in his two seasons in Denver, posting 3.9 yards per carry on 262 attempts. Freeman is off the fantasy radar for starting lineups to begin the 2020 season.

Source: OurLads.com

2020-09-10 15:02:43


T.Y. Hilton Fully Healthy Entering 2020

Indianapolis Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton will start the 2020 season fully healthy after playing only 10 games in 2019. Last year was just the third time in Hilton's eight-year career in which he failed to reach 1,000 yards receiving. Hilton will enter the year as the clear No. 1 option at receiver in front of young talentsParris Campbell and Michael Pittman Jr. He will match up against Jacksonville in Week 1, a team that ranked 11th against the pass last season. If Hilton shows he can be as productive as he was pre-injury, he will be a viable WR2 option in Week 1 for new quarterback Philip Rivers.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-09-10 15:02:20


Chris Carson Has An Interesting Week 1 Matchup

Seattle Seahawks running back Chris Carson finished as the RB12 last season in PPR formats, and he can start 2020 on a high note to make it to that RB1 level again. Against the Atlanta Falcons, game script is going to be important. The Falcons have an explosive offense and they can put up points in a hurry. If that were to happen, the Seahawks would be forced to throw the ball more, which could take Carson out of the flow of things. If the improvements they made to the defense are able to slow Atlanta down, he could have a huge game. Carson is likely going to be more in the RB2 category for this week.

Source: Chris Burkhardt

2020-09-10 14:59:45


Drew Lock Says Offense Has Been Clicking

Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock said something clicked for him and the offense over the final week of training camp practices. Denver's offense could benefit from an element of surprise on Monday night against the Titans, as no teams have film of offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur's new offense. Lock said he's far more comfortable heading into the season opener this year after getting some valuable starting experience in his rookie campaign. It won't hurt that the 23-year-old from Missouri will have more weapons in rookies Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler and running back Melvin Gordon III. The offensive line remains a big question, but Lock has all the necessary weapons in place to make a second-year leap. Fantasy owners want to see it to believe it first, though, as he wasn't even drafted as a QB2 in most standard single-QB leagues.

Source: DenverBroncos.com - Aric DiLalla

2020-09-10 14:56:16


Younghoe Koo A Great Option In Week 1

Atlanta Falcons kicker Younghoe Koo makes for a great start against the Seattle Seahawks. Koo missed just three kicks and one extra-point in eight games for the Falcons last year. The 26-year-old is set up nicely here, as the high over/under of this game suggests that there could be a lot of trips to the red zone for both teams. At the very least, Koo will be active in recording PATs and could even chip in a couple of field goals. He has a good chance of finishing among the top-12 kickers in Week 1.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-10 14:52:16


Jerry Jeudy Has A Chance To Be Special

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver Jerry Jeudy has a chance to be special and have a phenomenal career in the NFL. Jeudy, a first-round pick in April, was listed as a co-starter with Tim Patrick at the receiver spot earlier this week, opposite Courtland Sutton. The Alabama product worked extensively with the first-team offense for most of training camp and could be the first Broncos rookie receiver to start in Week 1 since Eddie Royal in 2008. Touted as the best route-runner of the 2020 rookie class, Jeudy has a chance to finish as a top-25 receiver if quarterback Drew Lock makes a second-year leap. In the Monday night matchup against Tennessee, the 21-year-old should be considered more of a WR4/flex in deeper leagues as he gets up to speed in the NFL.

Source: DenverBroncos.com - Aric DiLalla

2020-09-10 14:45:43


Noah Fant Being Moved Around In Offense

Denver Broncos tight end Noah Fant said "I'm moving around a lot and he's using me in different places," when asked about offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur's approach in training camp. It remains to be seen how much the Broncos use two-tight end sets, but Fant will be the club's primary pass-catching tight end regardless. The 22-year-old from Iowa had his ups and downs in his rookie season, but he showed intriguing upside when quarterback Drew Lock took over late in the season. Many pundits are prognosticating a breakout season for the 2019 first-rounder, and he'll have a solid matchup against Tennessee in Week 1 on Monday night. Treat Fant as a low-end TE1 for that showdown.

Source: The Denver Post - Ryan O'Halloran

2020-09-10 14:37:48


Falcons Defense Should Not Be Used In Week 1

The Atlanta Falcons Defense has one of the toughest matchups of any unit in Week 1. Seattle ranked in the top-15 in both passing and rushing yards, showing that they're one of the tougher teams to gameplan for. They also possess one of the most underrated passing attacks in the league, spearheaded by All-Pro Russell Wilson, Pro Bowler Tyler Lockett and rising star DK Metcalf. This game could turn into a shootout and fantasy managers will want to have no part of Atlanta's defense if it does.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 14:30:26


Greedy Williams Still Dealing With Shoulder Injury

Cleveland Browns cornerback Greedy Williams (shoulder) is not practicing on Thursday. Williams has been sidelined with a shoulder injury since the middle of August and his status for Cleveland's Week 1 showdown against the Baltimore Ravens is looking shaky. The likely absence of Williams is going to be a big problem for the Browns as it leaves Denzel Ward and not much else as they attempt to slow a Baltimore offense that was one of the best in the league in 2019. Fantasy gamers are going to want to upgrade the Baltimore passing attack and further downgrade the Cleveland D/ST for this weekend.

Source: Nate Ulrich on Twitter

2020-09-10 14:27:56


Russell Gage Questionable, A Risky Play If He Suits Up

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Russell Gage (groin) is currently questionable for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after putting in a limited session on Wednesday. Gage is practicing on Thursday, though it will be interesting to see what his status is on the injury report. The 24-year-old took over the Mohamed Sanu role in the Falcons' offense and had four games where he was targeted at least nine times. If Gage is unable to go, it would be a very slight boost to Julio Jones, Calvin Ridley and Hayden Hurst.

Source: D. Orlando Ledbetter

2020-09-10 14:22:28


Phillip Lindsay's Stock On The Rise?

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay was listed as a co-starter at the position with Melvin Gordon III when the team released their depth chart earlier this week. With Gordon dealing with a minor rib injury recently, the Broncos could go with more of a 50/50 split on Monday night against the Titans or use a hot-hand approach. Lindsay ran for over 1,000 yards in each of his two seasons in Denver, but the Broncos signed Gordon in free agency to be their primary back. The 26-year-old could easily wind up being the better fantasy value if he's given equal run as Gordon during the 2020 season. With Lindsay's stock on the rise, consider him to be in play as an RB3/flex in the season opener against Tennessee.

Source: Pro Football Talk - Charean Williams

2020-09-10 14:21:30


Melvin Gordon III Listed As Co-Starter

Denver Broncos running back Melvin Gordon III was listed as a co-starter with Phillip Lindsay when the team released their depth chart earlier this week. Gordon has also been bothered by a rib injury in the last week, but he returned to practice last Friday. The Broncos brought in the 27-year-old in free agency to be the lead back, but it sounds as though the team wants to go with more of a 50/50 split to start the season. There's bust potential with Gordon in his debut with Denver on Monday night against a sturdy Titans Defense that recently added Jadeveon Clowney, especially if Lindsay gets hot early and takes over with the hot hand. Monday night should give fantasy owners a better idea of how the Broncos plan to utilize both Gordon and Lindsay in their backfield.

Source: Pro Football Talk - Charean Williams

2020-09-10 14:15:50


Courtland Sutton Remains Team's Top Offensive Weapon

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton looked great in training camp and is looking to take a step forward from his 2019 Pro Bowl season as the team's top offensive threat. Sutton has already shown his ability on the deep ball, but he impressed with his connection with quarterback Drew Lock on intermediate routes in camp. The third-year receiver was Lock's go-to receiver, and he finished with 72 catches for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns. Rookies Jerry Jeudy and K.J. Hamler will give Lock some other options, but Sutton remains the top dog and could easily improve on last year's numbers with a full season of Lock under center. Against the Titans on Monday night, Sutton will be in play as a WR2 for fantasy owners.

Source: DenverBroncos.com - Aric DiLalla

2020-09-10 14:08:47


K.J. Hamler Highly Questionable For Week 1

Denver Broncos rookie wide receiver K.J. Hamler (hamstring) was expected to increase his practice workload on Wednesday, but he is deemed "highly questionable" to play on Monday night against the Titans, according to head coach Vic Fangio. Linebacker Mark Barron (hamstring), who was injured last Friday, is also highly questionable. Hamler is very quick and can make big plays when the ball is in his hands, but he's unlikely to see a ton of targets in his rookie season behind both Courtland Sutton and first-rounder Jerry Jeudy. His injury further cements the fact that Hamler should be avoided in fantasy lineups to open the season. If he's inactive, DaeSean Hamilton and Tim Patrick will battle for No. 3 duties.

Source: DenverBroncos.com - Aric DiLalla

2020-09-10 14:00:29


Jared Cook Dependent On Touchdowns In Week 1

New Orleans Saints tight end Jared Cook probably needs to find the end zone against Tampa Bay to justify starting him in Week 1. Cook did that a career-high nine times last season- including two against Tampa's defense- though he was not utilized as much in the red zone as one would think. Backup tight end Josh Hill actually recorded the same amount of red zone targets, 10, as Cook did. To be fair, Cook did miss some time to injury, but it shows that he was extremely efficient in his opportunities last year and that he pulled off several big plays. The Bucs defense allowed the ninth-most pass plays of 20 yards or more in 2019, so it is a pretty favorable matchup. Cook can be started, but just beware that his floor is lower than other low-end TE1s/high-end TE2s.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 13:59:09


David Montgomery Has A Chance To Play In Week 1

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (groin) told NFL Network's Stacey Dales that he's one step closer to feeling healthy after not doing much in practice on Wednesday to "be safe." Montgomery thought that he initially tore something when he suffered the injury on Aug. 26. He was listed as limited on the injury report on Wednesday, so he's trending in the right direction to face the Lions this Sunday. The matchup against Detroit is a good one, but the Bears could choose to ease Montgomery in because of his injury, making him a low-ceiling flex play. Even if Montgomery is active, pass-catching back Tarik Cohen will likely be the more attractive fantasy weapon as an RB3/flex.

Source: NFL Network - Stacey Dales

2020-09-10 13:43:25


Tre'Quan Smith Should Be Avoided In Week 1

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tre'Quan Smith should not be in fantasy lineups in Week 1. Smith could be a sneaky sleeper down the line, but it's too early to take a plunge and insert him into lineups, despite the matchup against an inconsistent Bucs secondary. The 24-year-old battled injuries last year and when he was in the lineup, faced stiff competition for targets. He does seem to have a knack for finding the end zone, but don't try to rely on that happening in this sort of uncertain fantasy environment.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 13:42:17


Marlon Mack Looks To Build On 2019 Performance

Indianapolis Colts running back Marlon Mack had a solid 2019 campaign, eclipsing 1,000 yards on the ground and picking up eight touchdowns. He enters this season as the No. 1 running back on the depth chart, but we can expect him to share time with rookie running backJonathan Taylor. Mack saw success against Jacksonville last season, picking up 186 yards and three touchdowns over two contests. Jacksonville ranks 28th against opposing running backs, so that suggests a favorable matchup for Mack. He should be a good RB2 option this week, but his upside is lower with Taylor now in the picture.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-09-10 13:39:18


Chargers Defense In Play In Week 1

The Los Angeles Chargers Defense is in play as a starting fantasy unit in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals. While the Chargers D lost a key contributor in safety Derwin James (knee) for the season, they still have a dominant pass rush led by Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram. Rookie linebacker Kenneth Murray could make an immediate impact, and nose tackle Linval Joseph will strengthen the interior of the defensive line. The Bolts will probably be more of a low-end starting defensive unit or bye-week filler/streamer in fantasy, but they have sleeper appeal in the season opener against a Bengals team that will be trotting out a rookie under center in Joe Burrow.

Source: RotoBaller

2020-09-10 13:34:54


Texans Optimistic That Brandin Cooks Will Play

There is a lot of optimism that Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) will make his debut with the team on Thursday Night Football in Week 1 against the Chiefs, but it remains to be seen how effective he'll be if he's active. For a receiver that relies mostly on his speed to be successful, a lower-body injury for Cooks is even more concerning. If Cooks doesn't play, it'll be Will Fuller V, Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills in three-receiver sets, and the Texans believe that this new-look receiving corps without DeAndre Hopkins will be better for quarterback Deshaun Watson. Because of the injury in Week 1, Cooks is a shaky WR4/flex in his Houston debut against KC.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-10 13:28:05


Chris Herndon Trending In Right Direction

New York Jets tight end Chris Herndon could surprise some people going into the 2020 season. The Jets don't have many reliable options, so Herndon should get plenty of chances, assuming he can stay on the field. Sadly, his first matchup is against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. The Bills allowed the second fewest amount of fantasy points to tight ends last season. The targets should still be there regardless, but his fantasy value won't be quite as strong as it is being predicted. Fantasy owners should stick with Herndon because it should pay off in the long run.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 13:28:01


Emmanuel Sanders Risky Despite Good Matchup

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders gets a good matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, though he comes with some risk. Sanders is now 33, playing in a new offense with a new quarterback after an offseason with no preseason games. It helps that he enjoyed a strong training camp this year and that much of the defensive attention will be directed towards fellow wideout Michael Thomas in Week 1. Sanders could be a sneaky tournament play, but there are probably better options on fantasy rosters in redraft leagues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 13:23:52


Denzel Mims Expected To Suit Up Week 1

New York Jets wide receiver Denzel Mims (hamstring) was able to fully practice on Wednesday. He should be able to suit up for Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. However, Mims is currently listed as the No. 4 option on the depth chart. He's expected to pass Chris Hogan at some point, but won't have great value to begin the season. The Jets have high hopes for Mims, but he's probably more of a stash option for later in the season. He won't be worth looking at right now unless maybe deep leagues.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 13:23:50


Tyrod Taylor On Week 1 Injury Report

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor (calf) is on the team's Week 1 injury report, but he got in a full practice on Wednesday and should be fine for the season opener at the Bengals on Sunday. The Chargers officially named Taylor the starter to open the season last week, while first-round rookie Justin Herbert will be the backup. The 31-year-old will run what's expected to be a more run-heavy offense in 2020. While the Virginia Tech alum can use his legs to make plays, the fact that he won't make a ton of passing attempts like Philip Rivers will keep his fantasy ceiling low. He should have a longer leash than originally expected, but Taylor should only be started as a low-end QB in superlex leagues against Cincinnati.

Source: Chargers.com

2020-09-10 13:21:33


Jamison Crowder Low-End WR2 During Week 1

New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder is probably going to be the team's best receiving option this season. He's currently listed as the No. 2 option, but will probably carry the most value. Sadly, he'll begin the season versus the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. A team that defends against the passing game very well. Crowder should see plenty of targets, which means he should be able to hit his prediction. Fantasy owners can view Crowder as a low-end WR2 for this matchup.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 13:19:31


Breshad Perriman Should Play Sunday

New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) was able to fully practice on Wednesday. It seems like he'll be good to play during their Week 1 matchup against the Buffalo Bills. Perriman is listed as the Jets No. 1 receiver, but his fantasy value isn't that great. The Bills defend well versus the passing game and Perriman hasn't done enough to warrant trust from fantasy owners. There's a chance that he has WR3 value this week, but probably belongs on the bench in most 12-team leagues.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 13:15:06


Philip Rivers Looks To Rebound In Indianapolis

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Philip Rivers had a tough 2019 season in Los Angeles, going 5-11 and finishing with the second-worst quarterback rating of his career. He will get a fresh start in Indianapolis, where he inherits one of the best offensive lines in football. Rivers' lack of mobility at his age makes protection even more important. He will face a rebuilding Jacksonville team in Week 1 that ranked in the bottom 20 in yards and points against last season. Rivers has seen a lot of success against Jacksonville over his career, with 24 touchdowns, five interceptions and a passer rating of 119.1. Rivers should be considered an under-the-radar QB1 option this week.

Source: Pro-Football Reference

2020-09-10 13:11:11


Von Miller To Have Surgery On Ankle

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (ankle) visited with Dr. Robert Anderson on Thursday and will have surgery to fix his dislocated tendon, according to a source. Miller will be out for at least three months and is unlikely to play in 2020. It's a huge blow to Denver's defense, as Miller and Bradley Chubb were looking forward to forming one of the best pass-rushing duos in the NFL in head coach Vic Fangio's second season. The good news is that the 31-year-old former Super Bowl MVP didn't tear the tendon in his ankle. The Broncos will need Chubb and Jurrell Casey to step up in the pass-rush department this year. Their defense still has a chance to be solid, but Miller's season-ending injury certainly gives them less upside as a low-end starting unit. Wrapping up the Titans and Derrick Henry on Monday night could prove more difficult.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-10 13:10:59


Frank Gore Should Be Avoided Versus Bills

New York Jets running back Frank Gore is always fun to watch play, but might not carry much fantasy value this season. Le'Veon Bell is expected to be the workhorse running back in New York. While Gore is expected to see playing time with the Jets. It probably won't be enough carries to make him worth rostering. His first matchup is against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. A team that does fairly well at stopping the running game. Maybe Gore can be a deep league option, but he should be avoided in most leagues.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 13:10:36


Le'Veon Bell Looking For Bounce Back Season

New York Jets running back Le'Veon Bell struggled to get much going last season, but it wasn't all his fault. The Jets had a horrendous offensive line, so most running backs would likely to have value. The good news is, the Jets addressed their offensive line issues over the offseason. Bell is expected to bounce back, but his first test will be against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. The Jets mentioned earlier in the offseason that they want to get Bell more involved in the passing game. That means, Bell should see increased fantasy value in PPR leagues. Fantasy owners should be able to trust Bell as a RB1 this season, but we'll see if the offensive line can hold up.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 13:06:48


Joshua Kelley Could Have Big Role In First Season

Los Angeles Chargers rookie running back Joshua Kelley flashed his potential in training camp this year and could have a big role behind Austin Ekeler in his first year in the NFL. Head coach Anthony Lynn has been impressed with Kelley, especially his versatility as a pass-catcher. Even Ekeler thinks the UCLA product will be a factor this year in the running backs room. With Justin Jackson (toe) missing the tail end of training camp with an injury, Kelley might actually have a leg up on the No. 2 job heading into Week 1 against the Bengals. The Chargers are going to run a lot this year and will take some of the load off Ekeler, so the rookie back could easily have some standalone RB3/flex appeal in PPR leagues. The season opener should give fantasy managers more of an idea of how LA plans to use the 22-year-old, so he'll be more of a dart throw in season-long formats this weekend.

Source: Sports Illustrated - Fernando Ramirez

2020-09-10 13:01:02


Sam Darnold Likely To Struggle Week 1

New York Jets quarterback Sam Darnold is looking for a bounce back season with an improved offensive line in 2020. The bad news is, Darnold's first test will be against the Buffalo Bills in Week 1. A team that gave up the third fewest amount of fantasy points to quarterbacks last season. The Jets don't exactly have the most exciting options at wide receiver. It wouldn't be surprising to see Darnold struggle again this season. Maybe he can be used as a QB2, but should likely be avoided in most 12-team leagues for Week 1.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 12:56:08


Zach Ertz Frustrated By Contract Talks

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, who recently broke off contract extension talks with the team, said that "it's been frustrating at times." Ertz said he wants to remain in Philadelphia, but "I don't know for sure if that feeling is mutual." The 29-year-old tight end wants a contract sooner than later, but the Eagles seem to be in no rush with two years still left on Ertz's current contract. As the Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane points out, the elephant in the room is teammate Dallas Goedert, who saw his role expand next to Ertz in 2019. That's the elephant in the fantasy room as well. Ertz is a top-five fantasy tight end for Week 1 against Washington, but his ceiling has lowered with Goedert taking away some of his targets.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-10 12:52:27


Dawson Knox Risky Option Against Jets

Buffalo Bills tight end Dawson Knox could be a tough fantasy option to trust for their Week 1 matchup against the New York Jets. Knox is the No. 1 tight end on the roster, but that doesn't mean a whole lot. The Jets gave up the fifth fewest amount of fantasy points to tight ends last season. Buffalo has plenty of options at receiver, so Knox probably won't be targeted too often. It's best to leave Knox on the waiver wire in most 12-team formats. He could have some TE2 value in deep leagues, but it really depends on if the Bills decide to involve him in the offense.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 12:49:26


Cole Beasley Could Be Tough To Trust

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Cole Beasley could see his value trending down this season. Both Stefon Diggs and John Browns are ahead of him on the depth chart. Beasley will still see targets, but probably not enough to hold value in most formats. He'll have a decent chance to do some damage against the New York Jets in Week 1. The Jets gave up the 11th most fantasy points to wide receivers last season. Beasley could have WR3 value in this one, but it's probably best to avoid him in most 12-team leagues.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 12:44:35


John Brown Has WR2 Value Versus Jets

Buffalo Bills wide receiver John Brown will be the No. 2 option going forward with Stefon Diggs joining the team. Despite that, his fantasy value should remain about the same as it was before. He'll kick off the season with a matchup against the New York Jets. A team that heavily struggled at defending the deep ball last season. Quarterback Josh Allen loves throwing deep, so this should be an excellent matchup for the Bills receivers. Brown will have WR2 value for this one, but has good upside, assuming he can catch a few deep balls.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 12:36:17


Russell Wilson Is A Lock For Week 1

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has continued to put up absolutely insane numbers throughout his career. In 2020, we expect that to continue with a big start in Week 1. This Atlanta Falcons team is in an interesting position. On offense, they're loaded, but the defense is a big question mark. Last season, they were ranked 25th against quarterbacks in fantasy, and they still have some work to do before they'll be considered a good defense. Wilson's running ability gives him a safe floor, and he's got some elite wide receivers to give him a high ceiling. Start him with confidence this week.

Source: Chris Burkhardt

2020-09-10 12:31:38


Clay Matthews Open To Playing In 2020

Despite not being able to come to an agreement with the Denver Broncos after visiting them, free-agent linebacker Clay Matthews remains open to play in 2020, "provided it's the right opportunity for him and his family," agent Ryan Williams said in a statement. The Broncos are looking for some linebacking help after releasing Todd Davis and after the season-ending ankle injury to Von Miller this week, but Matthews apparently wasn't the right fit. Ten of his 11 seasons in the league were with Green Bay, and he spent 2019 with the Rams. Matthews is no longer an elite pass-rushing linebacker, but he'd be a good veteran presence in the right locker room for a team that has a chance to compete in 2020. The 34-year-old actually posted eight sacks last year, which was his highest total since 2014.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-09-10 12:30:45


Stefon Diggs Has Excellent Matchup

Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs is preparing to suit up for the first time with his new organization. He'll begin his new journey with a great matchup against the New York Jets in Week 1. The Jets heavily struggled defending against the deep pass last season. Quarterback Josh Allen loves throwing deep and Diggs is expected to be their main deep threat this season. On paper, this is an excellent opportunity for Diggs. He should be able to be trusted as a WR1 against the Jets.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 12:29:49


Zack Moss Value Trending Up

Buffalo Bills running back Zack Moss has impressed the coaching staff during training camp. His fantasy value is trending in the right direction, but will have to split up the workload with Devin Singletary. However, Moss is the bigger of the two backs, so he could see a majority of the goal line work and possibly in third down situations. The Bills have a meeting with the New York Jets in Week 1. The Jets were fairly solid at defending the running game last season. As of right now, Moss should be viewed as a low-end RB2 for Week 1.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 12:21:57


Devin Singletary Could Struggle In Week 1

Buffalo Bills running back Devin Singletary could lose his starting job fairly quickly if his fumbling issues continue to haunt him in the regular season. Rookie running back Zack Moss has shined during training camp. It seems like the two of them will split up the carries in Buffalo. Moss might get more chances near the goal line because he's the bigger of the two backs. Singletary's value is trending down, especially against a New York Jets Defense that did well versus the run last season. Singletary will likely have RB2 value here, but it depends on how the team splits up the carries.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 12:16:22


Josh Allen Has Good Upside Versus Jets

Buffalo Bills quarterback Josh Allen should be viewed as an intriguing fantasy option for their Week 1 matchup against the New York Jets. Allen is a dual threat quarterback that can get it done with both his arm and his legs. Sadly, his accuracy is what hurt him last season, so hopefully that will improve this season. The Jets were average last season in terms of fantasy points allowed to quarterbacks. Allen should have QB1 upside for their Week 1 contest.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-10 12:07:53


Malcolm Brown Shouldn't Be Started In Week 1

Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown was a thorn last year with his ability to vulture touchdowns from former teammate Todd Gurley. While there is a possibility he does better this year, there's no guarantee with the crowded backfield they're currently trotting out. The team added running back Cam Akers in the draft after drafting Darrell Henderson last offseason. In Week 1, the Rams will debut their running-back-by-committee approach, with Akers likely leading in touches. While Brown should have a role, fantasy managers will likely want to take a wait-and-see approach before they throw him into their lineups in Week 1 against the Cowboys.

Source: Kenneth Arthur

2020-09-10 11:43:07


Temper Expectations For Cam Akers In Week 1

Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers has gotten a lot of hype this offseason, and he's a talented player. However, you may want to temper your fantasy expectations for the rookie in his first NFL game. In addition to the team likely being forced to throw more than run due to their matchup, we don't know how the backfield touches are going to shake out right out of the gates. Running back Darrell Henderson is dealing with an injury but should be able to play, and Malcolm Brown should see some touches as well. Until we see what Akers' workload is going to be, it's best to avoid him for now in DFS formats in Week 1 against Dallas.

Source: Kenneth Arthur

2020-09-10 11:36:33


A.J. Brown Looking To Build On Strong Rookie Year

Tennessee Titans wide receiver A.J. Brown will face a Denver Broncos secondary that lost some talent over the offseason, which could open the door for a strong performance for Brown. While the Titans are one of the most run-heavy teams in the NFL, Brown was still able to accumulate nine touchdowns last season (3rd most in NFL amongst WRs), in large part because of the play-action passing attack. While his target share may be lower than most WR1s on other teams, he's still a good bet to find the end-zone and rack up solid yardage. He's a low-end WR1/WR2 and a solid flex play in the majority of league formats heading into week 1.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 11:13:10


Justin Jackson Not On Week 1 Injury Report

Los Angeles Chargers running back Justin Jackson (toe) is not listed on the team's Week 1 injury report ahead of their game against the Bengals. Jackson fought a toe injury at the end of training camp, but he looks to be just fine ahead of the season opener. The 24-year-old might have to share repetitions with rookie Joshua Kelley as the backup to Austin Ekeler after the rookie impressed during training camp. Jackson obviously has more experience than Jackson, though, and he had 29 carries for 200 yards (6.9 yards per carry) in 2019. Jackson has been very efficient when he does touch the ball and this backfield should get plenty of work this year, but Jackson is merely a dart throw as a flex option in deeper leagues this weekend until we get a better read on who the Bolts actual No. 2 back is.

Source: Chargers.com

2020-09-10 10:59:55


Derrick Henry A Lock RB1 Heading Into Season Opener

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry will face a Denver Broncos Defense that ranked 12th in rushing yards allowed per game over the past four contests. In that same span, Henry has averaged 164.2 rushing yards per game (best in NFL among RBs). There has been some preseason talk about Henry getting more involved as a receiver in 2020 which would significantly improve his fantasy appeal. The departure of Dion Lewis could mean that Henry remains on the field for all three downs more than in past seasons. He's already one of the top backs in the NFL, and is a lock RB1 heading into his prime-time conference meeting in all formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 10:55:19


Tyler Higbee Should Be A TE1 In Week 1

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee went on a tear at the end of last season, and he'll be looking to continue that to start this season. Safety is the biggest weakness on the entire Dallas Cowboys roster, and Higbee can easily take advantage of that. He gives quarterback Jared Goff a safe option on the underneath routes, and he can get up the seam to cause some real damage. Outside of the top five or six tight ends, things can get real unpredictable. For Higbee, if he scores a touchdown, he should have a few catches that give him potential for a big Week 1.

Source: Kenneth Arthur

2020-09-10 10:54:41


Derrick Henry A Locked-In RB1 Heading Into Season Opener

Tennessee Titans running back Derrick Henry will face a Denver Broncos Defense that ranked 12th in rushing yards allowed per game over the past four contests. In that same span, Henry has averaged 164.2 rushing yards per game (best in NFL among RBs). There has been some preseason talk about Henry getting more involved as a receiver in 2020 which would significantly improve his fantasy appeal. The departure of Dion Lewis could mean that Henry remains on the field for all three downs more than in past seasons. He's already one of the top backs in the NFL, and is a lock RB1 heading into his prime-time conference meeting in all formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-10 10:52:23


Robert Woods A Great Option For Week 1

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods is one of the most consistent receivers in the NFL, and he remains underrated for fantasy. He's put up over 2,300 yards between the last two seasons, and he's also gone for over 85 receptions in each year. Similar to teammate Cooper Kupp, he's got a great matchup for Week 1. The Dallas Cowboys have a depleted cornerback room, and they won't be able to stick with Woods consistently. He's the clear No. 2 behind Kupp, but there isn't a third wide receiver that will be commanding targets away from him. You can start Woods this week, and he should be a WR2 pretty easily.

Source: Kenneth Arthur

2020-09-10 10:42:11


Cooper Kupp A Great Start For Week 1

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp has been one of the best fantasy receivers when he's been on the field. He finished as the WR4 last season, and he started the year extremely hot by averaging over 20 PPR points per game in his first eight contests. This year, he gets another chance to start the season on a high note against a Dallas Cowboys team that will be looking to win with overwhelming offense while their defense lags behind. They don't have any cornerbacks that can consistently cover him, and he should take advantage all game long in what should be a shootout matchup.

Source: Kenneth Arthur

2020-09-10 10:29:39


Jared Goff Has A Great Matchup In Week 1

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff regressed last season, along with the rest of the roster, but he is presented with a great matchup in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys lost starting cornerback Byron Jones this offseason, and their safety room saw no improvements. They'll be forced to throw the ball in Week 1 to keep up with the high-octane Dallas offense. The team subtracted wideout Brandin Cooks this offseason, but the rest of his weapons remain intact. Due to that volume, he's got a good shot at finishing as a QB1 at the end of the week.

Source: Kenneth Arthur

2020-09-10 10:06:00


Hunter Henry A TE1 Entering Season Opener

Los Angeles Chargers tight end Hunter Henry should be considered a strong midrange TE1 for Sunday's season opener on the road against the Bengals. Playing on the franchise tag this year, Henry isn't worried too much about it and wants his play to do the talking. The 25-year-old from Arkansas has yet to play a full season in his four years with the Bolts because of injuries, but he has the skills to finish as a TE1 at the end of the year. He put up 55 catches for 652 yards and five touchdowns in 12 games in 2019, but the move from Philip Rivers to Tyrod Taylor at quarterback is certainly a question mark. At the Bengals in Week 1 with Mike Williams (shoulder) likely out, Henry profiles as a top-10 fantasy wideout to open the season.

Source: RotoBaller

2020-09-10 00:44:35


Will Keenan Allen Stay Steady In 2020?

Los Angeles Chargers wide receiver Keenan Allenhas at least 97 catches for at least 1,196 yards in each of the past three seasons, and he's scored exactly six touchdowns in each of those years. But that would've been hard to replicate in 2020, even if it were still Philip Rivers, not Tyrod Taylor under center. The Chargers are expected to run the ball more this year with Taylor as their quarterback, which would lower Allen's fantasy ceiling with fewer targets. Taylor never completed more than 60 passes in any season to any one receiver in his three years as starter for Buffalo. Rivers targeted Allen, on average, 148 times the last three seasons. But with Mike Williams (shoulder) likely out in Week 1 against the Bengals, Allen could see a steady share of targets as Taylor's go-to weapon through the air. He'll be a WR2 in the first game of the season.

Source: Los Angeles Times - Jeff Miller

2020-09-10 00:31:10


Raiders Defense Has Tall Task In Week 1

The Las Vegas Raiders defense has the unenviable task of trying to shut down All-Pro do-it-all running back Christian McCaffrey in Week 1 on the road. McCaffrey had an MVP-caliber season last year, going over 1,000 yards both rushing and receiving with 19 total touchdowns. Pro Bowl linebacker Cory Littleton will be leaned on heavily in order to try and slow McCaffrey down in both the running and passing game. Although Las Vegas upgraded their defense in the middle of the field and have an intriguing young core in the secondary, they're well off the fantasy radar to begin the 2020 season. The Raiders had the fourth-lowest scoring defense in fantasy in 2019.

Source: Raiders.com - Levi Edwards

2020-09-09 22:35:08


Darrell Henderson Jr. Practices In Full

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson Jr. (hamstring) was a full participant in practice on Wednesday. Henderson had been heading in a positive direction prior to Wednesday, and his full participation puts him on track to be active for the Week 1 matchup against the Cowboys on Sunday night. Rookie Cam Akers is still the favorite to lead this backfield in touches, at least to begin the season, but Henderson could split carries with Akers and Malcolm Brown in the season opener. Of the three backs, Henderson is the least attractive from a fantasy standpoint, and he's a poor DFS and flex pick until we get a better idea of what his exact role will be.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 22:09:56


Curtis Samuel A Flex Piece For Week 1

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Curtis Samuel should be considered a flex piece for the Week 1 matchup against the Raiders. The addition of Robby Anderson means Samuel will have to fight for targets and earn a bigger receiving role behind WR1 D.J. Moore. It remains to be seen who Teddy Bridgewater will target more out of Anderson and Samuel, so it's best to view the Ohio State product as a flex piece for this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 22:09:52


Robby Anderson A Flex At Best In Week 1

Carolina Panthers wide receiver Robby Anderson should be considered a flex piece at best in this week's matchup against the Raiders. With Anderson making his Carolina debut this week, it remains to be seen how large of a role he will have in this passing offense. The WR will have to fend off Curtis Samuel if he wants to solidify the WR2 role on the team. The Raiders offer a middling matchup for opposing WRs. Anderson is a good flex piece this week at best mostly because of the uncertainty regarding his usage.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 22:05:35


Kenny Golladay, Danny Amendola, D'Andre Swift Limited

Detroit Lions wide receivers Kenny Golladay (hamstring) and Danny Amendola (hamstring) and rookie running back D'Andre Swift (hip) were all limited in practice on Wednesday. All three players should be good to go, barring any setbacks, for Week 1 against the Bears. Golladay is the clear No. 1 in Detroit and finished as a top-10 wideout in 2019. Start him with confidence as a WR1 despite the tough matchup with Detroit. Amendola might have a decent game here and there, but the targets probably just won't be there to make him anything more than a WR4/flex in deep PPR leagues on a weekly basis. Swift's stock is down a bit heading into his NFL debut because of the injury and the signing of Adrian Peterson. He has RB2 upside as the most likely leader of backfield touches in 2020, but RotoBaller has him as more of an RB3 in Week 1 against a stingy Bears Defense.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 22:00:40


D.J. Moore A Low-End WR1 In Week 1

Carolina Panthers wide receiver D.J. Moore is a low-end WR1 for this week's matchup against the Raiders. Moore is coming off a breakout second season in which he had 135 targets, 87 receptions, and 1,175 yards. The Raiders ranked in the middle in terms of points allowed to WRs last season, but Moore's huge role in this passing offense keeps him in the WR1 tier this week, even with him having a new QB in Teddy Bridgewater.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 22:00:25


Ian Thomas A TE2 In Week 1

Carolina Panthers tight end Ian Thomas is a good TE2 for the Week 1 matchup against the Raiders. With Greg Olsen now gone, Thomas will become the TE1 of the Panthers and he has no competition for his role. It's important to note the TE has been dealing with a toe injury recently, but the team seems confident he will be able to play. Thomas is a solid streaming option for teams with two tight ends as the Raiders allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to TEs last season.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 21:53:54


Justice Hill, Chris Moore Miss Practice

Baltimore Ravens running back Justice Hill (thigh) and wide receiver Chris Moore (finger) did not practice on Wednesday. Hill saw just 55 carries in his rookie season and is behind Mark Ingram II and Gus Edwards on the depth chart, so he's firmly off the radar for starting lineups in Week 1 against the Browns. If Hill is inactive, it could mean a bigger role for rookie J.K. Dobbins in his NFL debut. Moore is just wide receiver depth in Baltimore behind Marquise Brown, Willie Snead and Miles Boykin, so he doesn't have any fantasy appeal to begin the 2020 season. Rookies Devin Duvernay and James Proche II have more fantasy upside in their first season.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 21:51:54


Panthers Defense Is Not Streaming Option In Week 1

The Carolina Panthers Defense should not be started in this week's matchup against the Raiders. The Panthers had a lot of turnover on defense this past offseason with Luke Kuechly retiring and the losses of Mario Addison, Gerald McCoy, James Bradberry, Eric Reid, and Bruce Irvin, notably. Now, the infusion of new, young defensive players and a new coaching system will be hard to trust right off the bat in fantasy. In addition, the Raiders have talented players such as Josh Jacobs and Darren Waller, making this defense a fade.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 21:48:00


Chargers Slowly Working Mike Williams Back In

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that wide receiver Mike Williams (shoulder) is slowly being worked back into practice this week. Williams was listed as a limited participant in practice, giving him a chance to play in Week 1 against the Bengals. However, even if Williams is active for the season opener, he could easily be limited in terms of his snap count. We would recommend staying patient with Williams and avoiding him in both DFS and season-long fantasy formats this weekend. If he's inactive, it'll mean more targets for Keenan Allen, Jalen Guyton and tight end Hunter Henry, but this is a matchup where we'd expect the Bolts to take a ground-heavy approach.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 21:43:47


Joey Slye Best Left On The Bench

Carolina Panthers kicker Joey Slye should be left on the bench for this week's matchup against the Raiders. Las Vegas ranked 19th in points allowed to kickers last season, making them a generally tough matchup for the position. Slye also went 25 of 32 on field goal attempts last season, good for 78.1 percent. It's best to wait and see if the kicker can become a consistent fantasy asset as the season progresses before relying on him.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 21:41:14


Christian McCaffrey Is A Must-Start In Week 1

Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey is coming off a record fantasy season last year in which he finished with the second-most fantasy points of all time. The running back is truly elite in the rushing and passing game and is the focal point of the Carolina offense. Despite the Raiders being middle-tier in terms of allowing points to opposing RBs, McCaffrey's incredible usage makes him a must-start this week and every week thereafter.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 21:35:35


Mike Pouncey To Be Game-Time Decision Against Bengals

Los Angeles Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that center Mike Pouncey (neck) will be a game-time decision for Week 1 against the Bengals for an injury related to his neck injury from last year. Pouncey played in just five games last year because of his neck injury, so this is a concern for the team's offensive line. Losing the four-time Pro Bowler would certainly be a downgrade for quarterback Tyrod Taylor, who is taking over as the starter in LA with Philip Rivers now with the Colts. Dan Feeney would be next in line to start at center if Pouncey can't get the green light on Sunday.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 21:32:22


Teddy Bridgewater Should Be Avoided In Week 1

Carolina Panthers quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will be making his debut this week with the team. Bridgewater last played in 2019 with the New Orleans Saints in a total of nine games and started in five. Now in a new system, it's best to wait and see how the QB performs with a new set of weapons before starting him in fantasy in single-QB leagues. This is also considering that running backChristian McCaffrey is the focal point of the offense. Keep Bridgewater on the bench for this week's matchup against the Raiders.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 21:31:53


Jaguars Signing Dare Ogunbowale

The Jacksonville Jaguars are in the process of signing former Buccaneers running back Dare Ogunbowale on Wednesday after the special teams ace met with the Raiders earlier this week. Even in a Jacksonville backfield that no longer features Leonard Fournette, Ogunbowale, who is more of a pass-catching back, could struggle to carve out a role. The Jags also have rookie James Robinson and Devine Ozigbo who can work the early downs. Unless an injury strikes this current Jaguars backfield, Ogunbowale can continue being ignored in the vast majority of fantasy setups.

Source: NFL Network - Mike Garafolo

2020-09-09 21:27:23


Devine Ozigbo Misses Practice Wednesday

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Devine Ozigbo (hamstring) missed practice on Wednesday ahead of Week 1 against the Colts. Ozigbo performed well in training camp and was in line for some early down carries to begin the year after the team released Leonard Fournette, but he's not a lock to suit up in the season opener. Rookie James Robinson has gained steam in this backfield, along with pass-catching back Chris Thompson, ahead of Week 1. This backfield will likely remain fluid in the early going as a committee approach with little upside. Ozigbo is worth owning in much deeper leagues, but he's the least attractive flex option of the Jags running back trio as of right now.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 21:23:21


La'Mical Perine Misses Practice Wednesday

New York Jets rookie running back La'Mical Perine (ankle) did not practice on Wednesday ahead of Week 1 against the Bills. Perine recently suffered a low-ankle sprain, but he's not expected to be out for long. That doesn't mean he'll necessarily be active for the season opener this Sunday, though, and he's third on the RB depth chart behind Le'Veon Bell and veteran Frank Gore. The rookie from Florida should have some kind of a role when he's healthy, but it probably won't be a fantasy relevant one unless Bell or Gore suffer an injury that causes them to miss time. The 22-year-old should only be rostered in dynasty/keeper leagues for the time being.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 21:14:25


Breshad Perriman, Jamison Crowder, Denzel Mims Practice In Full

New York Jets wide receivers Breshad Perriman (knee), Jamison Crowder (hamstring) and rookie Denzel Mims (hamstring) all practiced in full on Wednesday. All three players should be able to suit up in the Week 1 season opener on the road against the Bills. Perriman will be the team's de facto No. 1 receiver with Robby Anderson gone, but he's one to shy away from in his Jets debut, as he's likely to draw the shadow coverage of All-Pro cornerback Tre'Davious White. As a result, Crowder could have the much better day production-wise for fantasy owners as more of a WR4/flex play. In an unusual offseason in which he missed time with his injury in training camp, Mims figures to get off to a slow start, and the matchup in Week 1 is easily avoidable if you own him.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 21:09:32


Miles Sanders, Jalen Reagor Limited Wednesday

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) and rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor (shoulder) were both limited in practice on Wednesday. Sanders is considered day-to-day for Week 1 against the Washington Football Team, but it's a positive that he returned to practice at all. There's a chance that Philly could manage Sanders' workload early in the year, making him more of a low-end RB1/high-end RB2 to kick off the season. Boston Scott would be in line for more touches if the Eagles limit Sanders at all. Reagor is progressing ahead of schedule, but the talented rookie is still expected to miss at least the first few weeks of the 2020 season. It'll open up more opportunities for deep threat DeSean Jackson, Greg Ward Jr., J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and possibly even rookie John Hightower.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 21:02:44


Julian Edelman On Week 1 Injury Report

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (knee) was listed as a limited practice participant on Wednesday ahead of Week 1 against the Dolphins. Edelman somehow usually finds his way onto the injury report but usually plays, so we'd expect him to be active for the season opener this Sunday. Miami upgraded their secondary in the offseason, but Edelman should still be peppered with targets from quarterback Cam Newton as his go-to aerial weapon. In what is expected to be more of a run-heavy offense sans Tom Brady, the 34-year-old's floor and ceiling will be lower in 2020. However, he's not a bad under-the-radar WR3 to kick off the season against a familiar foe.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 20:52:46


Amari Cooper On Track To Play In Week 1

Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper (hamstring) was a full practice participant on Wednesday after being limited recently with a hamstring issue. Fantasy managers never want a player to enter the season injured, but it looks like Cooper will suit up on Sunday for Week 1. The team's No. 1 wideout is more of a No. 2 for fantasy with rookie CeeDee Lamb now in the picture, and he'll face a tough matchup in the Rams shutdown cornerback Jalen Ramsey. Cooper is a must-start in fantasy anytime he's on the field, but don't be surprised if he puts up a dud in Week 1 coming off his hamstring issues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 20:44:05


Brandin Cooks Questionable For Thursday Night

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) is officially questionable for the Week 1 Thursday night game against the Chiefs. Cooks returned to a limited practice for the walkthrough on Wednesday. It's nothing new for Cooks, as he's had a history with injuries, particularly concussions. A speedy wideout with a lower-body injury is a big risk to start the season. He'll be a boom/bust WR3/flex if he suits up. If he's inactive, it'll be Will Fuller V, Kenny Stills and Randall Cobb in three-receiver sets for Houston in their first game without DeAndre Hopkins. Losing Cooks would also be a slight downgrade for quarterback Deshaun Watson as a QB1.

Source: HoustonTexans.com

2020-09-09 20:38:31


Deebo Samuel, Brandon Aiyuk Miss Practice

San Francisco 49ers wide receivers Deebo Samuel (foot) and Brandon Aiyuk (hamstring) and cornerback Jason Verrett (hamstring) all missed practice on Wednesday. Samuel was activated from the Non-Football Injury list over the weekend, but he's no lock to play in Week 1 against Arizona. The same rings true for the rookie Aiyuk. With both receivers hurt, Kendrick Bourne and Dante Pettis figure to have much bigger roles in the passing game this Sunday, as well as tight end George Kittle and maybe even the forgotten man in Jerick McKinnon. Even if Samuel and Aiyuk are active on game day, they'll be risky WR4/flex plays in season-long leagues.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 20:29:31


Fred Warner Activated From COVID-19 List

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Fred Warner was activated from the COVID-19 list on Wednesday. It looks as though the Niners defense will have Warner on hand for their Week 1 matchup on Sunday against the Cardinals. San Fran could look to ease the 23-year-old into action against Arizona's up-tempo offense, but those in IDP leagues should at least have the option to use Warner as a starter at the linebacker position this weekend. Despite losing DeForest Buckner on the defensive line, the 49ers Defense is a top fantasy unit and should be started against the Cardinals.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 20:22:42


Vic Beasley Returns To Practice

Tennessee Titans linebacker Vic Beasley returned to practice on Wednesday after he was activated to the 53-man roster on Saturday from the Non-Football Injury list. Beasley missed 10 unexcused days of training camp and also failed his initial physical with the team. The Titans Defense was already on the radar as a potential fantasy streamer, and the recent addition of Pro Bowl defensive end Jadeveon Clowney makes them a bit more attractive. Clowney will be moved around the defense to help create mismatches, which could make Beasley more productive after he recorded eight sacks in his final season with Atlanta.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 20:17:24


Jalen Richard Enters Season As No. 2 Back

Las Vegas Raiders running back Jalen Richard will open the 2020 regular season as the primary backup to Josh Jacobs, and he's also in line to return punts on special teams. Richard's third-down pass-catching role came into clearer focus when the team traded rookie Lynn Bowden Jr. to the Dolphins. Jacobs is expected to have a much bigger role in the passing game in his sophomore season, but don't ignore the fact that Richard secured 36 receptions in 2019. Still, the 26-year-old probably won't have standalone fantasy value, even in PPR leagues, unless Jacobs goes down with an injury. Even in a great matchup against Carolina in Week 1, Richard should be firmly planted on your benches in deeper leagues.

Source: OurLads.com

2020-09-09 19:44:14


Derek Carr Needs To Lead Offense To More Scores

Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr was in charge of an offense that scored 26 points per game back in 2016 when the team went 12-4, but other than that season, he has had trouble getting the ball into the end zone. Carr had a 70.4 percent completion rate and career-highs in yardage (4,054) and yards per attempt (8.0) in 2019, but the Raiders still brought in competition for him in the offseason in the form of Marcus Mariota. Despite being 11th in the league in total yardage, the Raiders only scored touchdowns 52.8 percent of the time (22nd in the league) when they reached the red zone. Carr had a great training camp and has more weapons in the passing game this year, but he's shown in the past that he's nowhere near QB1 material. In a decent matchup against the Panthers in Week 1, he's a low-end QB2 for those in superflex leagues.

Source: San Jose Mercury News - Jerry McDonald

2020-09-09 19:33:30


Hunter Renfrow's Stock On The Decline?

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Hunter Renfrow was one of the most productive rookie receivers last year despite missing three games with an injury. The former Clemson star was one of just four rookie pass-catchers since 2014 to be drafted outside of the top 100 and reach 600 or more receiving yards. But with added targets in the passing game -- rookies Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards -- many are pegging Renfrow to see a drop in production in his sophomore season. That'll especially be the case if the Raiders use Ruggs out of the slot, as Renfrow played 71 percent of his snaps out of the slot in 2019. The 24-year-old can probably be left to the waiver wire in standard-size leagues to begin the year, and we wouldn't recommend him for most starting lineups despite a good matchup against Carolina in Week 1.

Source: Raiders Wire - Marcus Mosher

2020-09-09 19:05:33


Bryan Edwards Set To Start In First NFL Game

Las Vegas Raiders rookie wide receiver Bryan Edwards is listed as a starter on the team's depth chart heading into Week 1 against the Panthers. He'll line up alongside fellow rookie Henry Ruggs III and Hunter Renfrow. An opportunity for Edwards opened up when Tyrell Williams (shoulder) was placed on Injured Reserve, so the 21-year-old is worth a waiver pickup early on if you're in need of more receiver depth. He had an outstanding training camp and was even compared to Davante Adams by quarterback Derek Carr. Edwards has a favorable matchup against Carolina out of the gates, but it's fair to wonder how many snaps he'll play as a complementary option in his first game. Consider him a DFS sleeper on Sunday.

Source: OurLads.com

2020-09-09 18:53:58


Henry Ruggs III To Face Donte Jackson In NFL Debut

Las Vegas Raiders rookie first-round wide receiver Henry Ruggs III is set to be matched up against Panthers cornerback Donte Jackson in Week 1 on Sunday. Ruggs is one of the fastest players in the NFL at his position (4.27-second 40-yard dash), but Jackson ran an impressive 4.32-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine. It should be a track meet on Sunday in what will be a matchup to watch. With Ruggs set to work out of the slot early in the season, he could see even more targets from quarterback Derek Carr, and he has the speed necessary to turn any play into a home run. But Ruggs will have his hands full with Jackson, making him more of a boom/bust WR4/flex in his first NFL game.

Source: Raiders Wire - Marcus Mosher

2020-09-09 18:43:34


Darren Waller Hoping For Encore After 2019 Breakout

Las Vegas Raiders tight end Darren Waller is looking to become more of a household name at the position after breaking out in 2019 as he continues to stay sober after addiction issues earlier in his career. Waller had 90 catches for 1,145 yards, three touchdowns and a Pro Bowl nod last year. He's been sober for three years after being addicted to opiates and cocaine. The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder is a converted receiver with great hands, and he was the team's top receiving threat a year ago. While Tyrell Williams is on Injured Reserve, the Raiders added impressive rookie receivers Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards and veteran tight end Jason Witten, so targets may be harder to come by in 2020. Running back Josh Jacobs expects to be much more involved as a pass-catcher, too. Regardless, Waller is a borderline top-five fantasy TE and should be started everywhere he's owned in Week 1 against the Panthers.

Source: ESPN.com - Paul Gutierrez

2020-09-09 18:29:37


Mike Gesicki Has Intriguing Matchup

Miami Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki (glute) could have intriguing value for Week 1 against the New England Patriots. He was limited during Wednesday's practice, but is expected to be out there on Sunday. Gesicki is expected to see a heavy workload in the slot this season. He's a prime breakout candidate, but has a tough opponent to begin the season. Fantasy owners should consider Gesicki a low-end TE1 for Week 1. He likely has the most upside out of all the players on the Dolphins offense against the Patriots.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 18:01:44


Michael Thomas A Top Play Against Tampa Bay

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas is lined up to have a big start to his 2020 season. Thomas faces the Buccaneers, who he has enjoyed success against in his career. The All-Pro wideout has averaged just over 11 targets per game in seven career contests against Tampa Bay, including two 100-yard games with touchdowns in last year's showdowns. It should be noted that Emmanuel Sanders is the best number-two receiver the Saints have had in years and Alvin Kamara is back healthy, meaning Thomas won't have to be relied upon as much. Still, head coach Sean Payton likes the matchup of Thomas against the Buccaneers defensive backs and will presumably continue to exploit it. Thomas should easily post WR1 numbers this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 17:47:47


Preston Williams Likely To Struggle Versus Patriots

Miami Dolphins wide receiver Preston Williams (knee) was limited during Wednesday's practice. Williams, DeVante Parker (hamstring), and Mike Gesicki (glute) are all banged up, but expected to play on Sunday. However, the New England Patriots allowed the second fewest amount of fantasy points to receivers last season. Williams admitted earlier this week that he still isn't 100 percent healthy after tearing his ACL last season. He could be limited in Week 1 and the Dolphins have a tough matchup here. Fantasy owners might be able to trust Williams as a WR3, but we'll see if he's limited or not.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 17:36:36


Latavius Murray Should Be Avoided Against Buccaneers

New Orleans Saints running back Latavius Murray goes up against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who were the best at defending the run in 2019. It's a tough Week 1 matchup for fellow back Alvin Kamara as well, though it's harder for Murray to produce here given that Kamara will dominate the share of the running back targets. That's ultimately how tailbacks will have to produce against this unit, because it will likely be tough sledding on the ground. There is a chance Murray finds his way into the end zone this week, but this is not the matchup to try to find out.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 17:35:34


DeVante Parker Has Tough Matchup

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (hamstring) was limited during Wednesday's practice. Head coach Brian Flores suggested that players dealing with injuries could have their playing time reduced. Preston Williams (knee) was limited as well, but both players are expected to play on Sunday versus the New England Patriots. Sadly for Parker, he'll be matched up against Stephon Gilmore in this one. Parker is already banged up, but now he has to deal with one of the better defensive backs in the league. He should see plenty of targets, but fantasy owners might see a dud to begin the season. Parker has high-end WR3 value for this Week 1 matchup.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 17:28:54


Matt Breida A Low-End RB2 For Week 1

Miami Dolphins running back Matt Breida has a new organization, but didn't gain much fantasy value. He's listed as the backup to Jordan Howard, but Breida figures to split the carries with him. Sadly, he'll get an unfavorable matchup against the New England Patriots in Week 1. The Pats allowed the least amount of fantasy points to running backs last season. The Dolphins are likely going to be forced into pass-heavy game scripts quite often, which is bad for their running backs. It remains to be seen how the Dolphins plan to use their new backs. Fantasy owners should consider Breida a low-end RB2 for his first game with Miami.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 17:20:43


Alvin Kamara RB1 Despite Tough Matchup

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara faces a tough test in his first game of the 2020 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay had the best run defense in the NFL in 2019 and returned the starters who helped make it possible. It's certainly a tough matchup on the ground for Kamara, though the Buccaneers struggled to stop receiving backs in fantasy football last year. That could be where Kamara does his damage against this defense, so expect a big number of targets for the 25-year-old. He's a slightly better play in PPR formats because of this, though he should be able to do enough to post RB1 numbers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 17:15:27


Jordan Howard Makes For Interesting Option

Miami Dolphins running back Jordan Howard could be an interesting fantasy option with his new organization. He'll likely split up the carries with Matt Breida, but that shouldn't kill his value. Howard had success during his time with the Philadelphia Eagles last season. The Dolphins have Howard listed as their starter, but the New England Patriots aren't an easy team to run against. The downside is the Dolphins are likely going to be forced into pass-heavy game scripts during the second half of contests. Howard should have low-end RB2 value for Week 1.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 17:13:41


Alvin Kamara An RB1 Despite Tough Matchup

New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara faces a tough test in his first game of the 2020 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay had the number one run defense in the NFL in 2019 and returned the starters on the defense who helped make it possible. It's certainly a tough matchup on the ground for Kamara, though the Buccaneers struggled to stop receiving backs in fantasy football last year. That could be where Kamara does his damage against this defense, so expect a big number of targets for the 25-year-old. He's a slightly better play in PPR formats because of this, though he should be able to do enough to post RB1 numbers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 17:10:12


Ryan Fitzpatrick Has Unfavorable Week 1 Matchup

Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick was named the starter, but his fantasy value will be dependent on their opponent. Sadly, Miami kicks off Week 1 versus the New England Patriots. A team that allowed the fewest amount of fantasy points to quarterbacks last season. The good news is, Fitzpatrick will likely be forced into plenty of pass-heavy game scripts. He could be a deep league option or maybe a two quarterback league candidate depending on the matchup. Otherwise, fantasy owners can probably ignore Fitzpatrick in most 12-team formats.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 17:02:57


Mike Evans Dealing With Hamstring Issue

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans (hamstring) is officially listed as having a hamstring injury ahead of Week 1 against the Saints, and he could be a game-time decision on Sunday. It's especially alarming because Evans ended last season on Injured Reserve with a hamstring injury. Keep a close eye on the team's No. 1 receiver's practice status through the rest of the week. Sunday's matchup against Tampa has a high probability of being a high-scoring affair, but Evans is becoming a much riskier WR1, especially if he plays in the season opener at less than 100 percent. Were he to be inactive, Chris Godwin, Scotty Miller and Rob Gronkowski would all benefit in the passing game. Quarterback Tom Brady's fantasy outlook as a QB1 would also become more shaky if Evans were to sit out.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-09 16:45:22


Vikings Put Danielle Hunter On Injured Reserve

The Minnesota Vikings placed defensive end Danielle Hunter (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve on Wednesday, meaning he'll miss at least the first three games of the season. Hunter hasn't practiced since last month with an undisclosed injury. The former LSU Tiger has 14.5 sacks in each of the last two years, but the Vikings will be without a key defensive playmaker early on. When healthy, the 25-year-old is a starter at defensive line in IDP leagues, but you'll have to go in another direction if you own him. Minnesota's acquisition of defensive end Yannick Ngakoue is looking even better now. The Vikings Defense will now be slightly less attractive as a low-end starting defensive unit with Hunter on IR.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-09 16:34:25


Drew Brees Has Path To QB1 Numbers In Week 1

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees could produce QB1 numbers in his first game of the 2020 season against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Tampa Bay had an elite run defense last year but they were much more susceptible to the pass, meaning the volume will likely be there for the 41-year-old in this one. In his lone meeting against the Buccaneers in 2019, Brees completed 80 percent of his passes for 228 yards with three touchdowns and no interceptions. Fantasy managers should feel comfortable slotting Brees into their lineups, with the expectation that QB1 numbers are on the way.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 16:32:36


Devin Asiasi A Low-End TE2 Versus Miami

New England Patriots tight end Devin Asiasi has promising upside, but it remains to be seen how the team decides to use him. Currently, Ryan Izzo is listed as the starting tight end for Week 1 versus the Miami Dolphins. However, he's likely there because of his excellent blocking ability. Asiasi should see some passes thrown his way, but it's unclear how much action he'll see during their first game. He won't be a great fantasy option for Week 1, but has low-end TE2 value. Asiasi could have more value down the road, but it really depends on his role in the offense.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 16:31:08


N'Keal Harry Has Promising Upside

New England Patriots wide receiver N'Keal Harry wasn't too effective during his rookie season, but hopefully that will change. He has a favorable matchup against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. The Pats don't have many reliable receiving options besides Julian Edelman. Harry could be in for a big year, assuming he can stay healthy. He'll likely see a heavy dose of targets during Week 1. Whether or not he makes those targets count remains to be seen. Harry should have WR2 value against the Dolphins, but at worst he should be a high-end WR3.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 16:23:00


Julian Edelman Has Favorable Week 1 Matchup

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman could be in for a big game to kick off the season. He'll get a favorable matchup against the Miami Dolphins, who allowed the fourth most fantasy points to receivers last season. The Pats don't have many reliable and healthy options at receiver, which means Edelman will have a high volume of targets. The healthy of quarterback Cam Newton will be a big factor in Edelman's value this season. New England doesn't have too many weapons, so expect them to lean on Edelman in the passing attack. Fantasy owners should be able to trust Edelman as a WR1 for Week 1.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 16:15:07


Rex Burkhead Could See More Snaps

New England Patriots running back Rex Burkhead could see an increased workload in their Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Damien Harris (hand) has been placed on the injured reserve. Sony Michel (foot) is likely going to be limited during their first game of the year. Which leaves, James White and Burkhead to do a majority of the work on the ground. White has much better fantasy value because the Pats use him often in the receiving game. Burkhead probably won't do enough to warrant using in most formats. However, he could have some flex appeal in deep leagues against the below average Dolphins Defense.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 16:08:02


James White Could Be Intriguing Option

New England Patriots running back James White could make for an intriguing fantasy option for Week 1 against the Miami Dolphins. Damien Harris (hand) was placed on injured reserve, which means increased value for the rest of the backs. Sony Michel (foot) is expected to be limited for their first game. That leaves James White and Rex Burkhead to do a majority of the work on the ground. White is usually used as a receiving back, which makes him even more appealing for PPR leagues. He'll have high-end RB2 upside against the below average Dolphins Defense in Week 1.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 16:03:22


Sony Michel Risky For Week 1

New England Patriots running back Sony Michel (foot) has only been able to practice for two weeks following offseason surgery. The team is likely going to ease him back into action and have him on a snap count for Week 1 versus the Miami Dolphins. The good news for Michel is that Damien Harris (hand) landed on the injured reserve. Michel should see increased value once he's back to full speed. However, the Patriots will work James White and Rex Burkhead into the mix as well. Michel has a favorable matchup against the Dolphins, but the fact he's likely going to be limited makes him a risky fantasy option.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 15:57:09


Cam Newton Has High Upside Versus Dolphins

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton was unsurprisingly named starter earlier this week. The 31-year-old has battled injuries the last couple of seasons, but appears to be healthy now. Newton doesn't have great weapons in New England, but should be able to produce as a QB2. He'll have high-end upside as possibly a QB1, assuming he can stay healthy. His first matchup will be against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1. He'll get a favorable matchup here as the Dolphins allowed the second most fantasy points to quarterbacks last year. There's always the risk of injury with Newton, so fantasy owners should approach with caution. On paper, Newton is a high-end QB2 for Week 1 against Miami.

Source: Yahoo Sports

2020-09-09 15:50:11


Bisi Johnson Earns The Start Week 1

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Bisi Johnson is listed as the number two receiver on the Vikings depth chart heading into Week 1. Johnson has won the job over first-round pick Justin Jefferson after consistently making splash plays during training camp. It appears the Vikings coaching staff wants to reward that hard work but Johnson will have a tough test Week 1. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has really struggled against the Packers in the past, leaving Johnson will little fantasy appeal for Week 1.

Source: Chris Schad

2020-09-09 15:34:24


Justin Jefferson Listed Third On WR Depth Chart

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson is listed as third on the wide receiver depth chart heading into the team's Week 1 matchup against the Packers. Jefferson was selected in the first round of the 2020 draft, but for now, he has been supplanted as a starter by teammate Bisi Johnson. Jefferson will carry plenty of fantasy value this year, especially in keeper leagues, but he may not be starter-worthy for at least a few games. The Vikings passing game has a tough matchup in Week 1, as quarterback Kirk Cousins struggled mightily against the Packers last season.

Source: Chris Schad

2020-09-09 15:13:15


Davante Adams Has Dynamite Matchup

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams will have a fantastic matchup Week 1 against the Vikings. Adams will face a Vikings Defense that underwent an overhaul in the offseason and allowed the fifth most fantasy points to opposing receivers in 2019. The Vikings also allowed the seventh most receptions to receivers and Adams, in particular, tore up their secondary last season. In two games against Minnesota, the 27-year-old caught 20 passes for 222 yards. Adams is a no-brainer WR1 selection for Week 1's slate of games.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-09-09 15:07:08


Danielle Hunter Not Practicing Wednesday

Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter (undisclosed) isn't practicing on Wednesday. The Vikings remain optimistic about his timetable for a return, but it doesn't look like that will come in Week 1 against the Packers. Minnesota continues to be cautious with their star pass-rusher, who hasn't practiced since Aug. 14. If you were planning on using Hunter as your defensive line starter in IDP leagues to kick off the year, you should be making alternate plans as we speak. When healthy, the 25-year-old is an integral part of the Vikes defense, racking up 14.5 sacks each of the last two seasons.

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

2020-09-09 14:59:08


Adam Thielen Will See Targets Against Green Bay

Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen should see plenty of targets Week 1 against the Packers. Thielen's 2019 was derailed by injuries but returns as the unquestioned number one receiver in the Vikings offense. He will go up against a Packers Defense that allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers last season. Fantasy team's do need to keep in mind that quarterback Kirk Cousins has struggled mightily against the Packers the past few seasons. But that could also entail that the ball will go to the players Cousins trusts most and Thielen certainly is one of those. The veteran receiver's fantasy value will be maximized most in PPR-formats for Week 1.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-09 14:57:59


Hayden Hurst Has Breakout Potential In Week 1

Atlanta Falcons tight end Hayden Hurst was a popular breakout choice this year and he could make good on those predictions as early as Week 1 against Seattle. The Seahawks Defense allowed the second-most fantasy points to opposing tight ends in 2019, though new safety Jamal Adams will surely help in that department. Still, Hurst's speed and reported chemistry with Matt Ryan should make him a tough matchup for the Seattle defense to handle. There is a bit of risk, considering this is Hurst's first game in a new offense with a new quarterback in a year where there were no preseason games. However, if this game turns into a shootout- which is a good possibility- Hurst could put up TE1 numbers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 14:56:51


Aaron Jones Hoping To Continue Success Against Vikings

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones will face a Vikings Defense in Week 1 that allowed the 16th-fewest fantasy points to opposing backs in 2019. Jones combined for 19 touchdowns last season and now gets a Week 1 matchup against a team he absolutely destroyed last season. In two games against the Vikings, Jones racked up 270 yards and three touchdowns in two games. Look for the Packers to run their offense through Jones in Week 1, making the talented runner an easy RB1 selection to kick off the 2020 season.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-09-09 14:50:00


Dalvin Cook Will Be Focal Point Week 1

Minnesota Vikings running back Dalvin Cook may not have a long-term contract but will be ready to lead the charge on offense in Week 1. On paper, the matchup may seem daunting against a Packers run defense that allowed the 11th fewest fantasy points to runners in 2019. But Cook absolutely shredded the Cheeseheads in his lone appearance against them last year, racking up 191 all-purpose yards with one touchdown. Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins has not enjoyed success against the Packers the past few seasons so look for Cook to be featured early and often.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-09 14:43:23


Kirk Cousins Can't Be Trusted Against Packers

Minnesota Vikings quarterback Kirk Cousins will have a difficult matchup Week 1 against the Packers. Cousins really struggled against Green Bay in 2019, passing for only 352 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions across two games against them last season. Green Bay was fantastic suppressing production from opposing passers last year, allowing the fourth fewest fantasy points to the position. They allowed only 18 touchdowns to quarterbacks and Cousins could struggle to post top-15 numbers among quarterbacks. Cousins is not a favorable option for Week 1.

Source: Minnesota Vikings

2020-09-09 14:37:38


Aaron Rodgers Has Stiff Week 1 Matchup

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers will have a tough first test Week 1 against the division-rival Vikings. Rodgers' offensive production tailed off last season, as he failed to pass for more than 240 yards in six of his last eight games. Now he will face a Vikings Defense that allowed the 11th-fewest fantasy points to opposing passers in 2019. Rodgers himself failed to light up the scoreboard against the Vikings last season, passing for two touchdowns and averaging only 212.5 passing yards in two games. Rodgers' fantasy value heading into drafts was at an all-time low, and he could fail to impress the fantasy community in Week 1.

Source: Green Bay Packers

2020-09-09 14:31:46


T.J. Hockenson Ready To Take Next Step

Detroit Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson will have an intriguing matchup Week 1 against the Bears that may give him some sleeper value in deeper leagues. Chicago last season tied for sixth most receptions allowed to opposing tight ends at a 72.3% completion clip. Hockenson burst on the scene in Week 1 of last year but completely disappeared from the offensive scheme the rest of the season. Now the second-year tight end will be looking to take the next step and hopefully will have a full season from veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford. Hockenson could be a streaming option in PPR-formats against the Bears in Week 1.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-09 14:25:44


Danielle Hunter's Week 1 Status In Doubt

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Danielle Hunter's (undisclosed) status for the season opener in Week 1 is very much in doubt. If Hunter practices on Wednesday, he'll likely be limited. His chances of playing against the Packers this weekend could depend on whether he can get in a full practice by Friday. The 25-year-old pass-rusher is a key piece of the Vikings Defense and has made the Pro Bowl each of the last two seasons. He had 70 combined tackles, 15 tackles for loss, 22 QB hits and has had exactly 14.5 sacks in each of the last two seasons. If Hunter is active on Sunday, he should be started in IDP leagues. If he's unable to go, it'd be good news for Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay's passing attack to kick off the season.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-09 14:22:09


Marvin Jones Jr. Will Be WR3/4 Option Week 1

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones Jr. will have a tough first test in Week 1 against a talented Bears Defense. Jones caught 62 passes for 779 yards with nine touchdowns in only 13 games last season and the Lions are hoping for a full season from veteran quarterback Matthew Stafford. Jones will go up against a Bears defense that allowed the second fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers last season. But Jones had underwhelming success against Chicago last season, catching only eight passes for 117 yards and one touchdown in two games. Jones will carry WR3/4 value heading into Week 1's games.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-09 14:13:12


Kenny Golladay Should Matchup-Proof Week 1

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay will look to get his season off on the right foot against a tough Bears Defense in Week 1. Golladay posted a career-high 1,190 yards with 11 touchdowns even as the Lions had a revolving door at quarterback due to injuries. His Week 1 matchup on paper seems unappealing against a Bears secondary that allowed the second fewest fantasy points to opposing receivers. But Chicago struggled covering the physicality of Golladay in 2019, who posted seven catches for 215 yards and two touchdowns in two games against them last season. Golladay can be started with confidence Week 1.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-09 14:07:03


Mike Evans Could Be Game-Time Decision Sunday

Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians said that wide receiver Mike Evans is dealing with a soft-tissue injury, and he could be a game-time decision on Sunday in Week 1 against the division-rival Saints. Making things even more difficult for fantasy managers is the fact that the Bucs play an afternoon game in Week 1. If Evans does suit up, he might be limited and would be a risky low-end WR1, albeit in a matchup with high-scoring potential in quarterback Tom Brady's first game outside of New England. Evans' injury and potential to miss the season opener also makes Brady more of a risky low-end QB1 in Week 1. If Evans were to be inactive, it will open the door for more targets for Chris Godwin, Rob Gronkowski and sleeper Scotty Miller.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-09 14:06:30


Jimmy Graham Has Sleeper Value Against Lions

Chicago Bears tight end Jimmy Graham will have a fantastic matchup Week 1 against the Lions. The former Pro Bowler was a huge disappointment in Green Bay the past two seasons and many national pundits think he is washed up. But Graham has drawn rave reviews during training camp for the Bears and head coach Matt Nagy will be making it a point to reincorporate the tight end position back into the offensive scheme. Graham will have a strong matchup against a Lions Defense that allowed the third most fantasy points to opposing tight ends in 2019. The Lions allowed the ninth fewest targets to the position but opposing passers completed 68.8% of their throws, averaging 10.28 yards per completion. Graham could easily find the end zone Week 1 and could post top-10 numbers among tight ends out of the gate.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-09 14:01:20


Anthony Miller Has Favorable Week 1 Matchup

Chicago Bears wide receiver Anthony Miller will have a chance to get his season off to a strong start with a favorable matchup against the Lions Week 1. Miller was a disappointment last season, hauling in only four receptions through his first four games and did not produce until the final handful of games. Miller will have a lot on the line this season and will face a Lions Defense that allowed the third most receptions (211) to receivers last season and the second most receiving yards (2,828). Miller himself has enjoyed moderate success in four career games against the Lions, catching 18 passes and averaging 77.1 yards per game. Miller is not a Week 1 fantasy option in standard formats but could be a bargain in DFS if the Bears offense gets off on the right foot to start the season.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-09 13:53:31


Calvin Ridley A WR2 Against Seattle

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Calvin Ridley is in line for a good day against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1. Ridley figures to matchup with 2019 Pro Bowler Shaquill Griffin, who was the Seahawks' most improved player according to Pro Football Focus. The good thing for Ridley is, Atlanta moved him into the slot occasionally in 2019, so perhaps he can take advantage of different looks against Seattle's defense. The high over/under of this game and the pass-happy nature of the Falcons' offense makes Ridley a good start as a WR2 for Week 1 with the potential for more.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 13:51:53


Allen Robinson II To Carry WR1 Status Week 1

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson II has an attainable chance at posting WR1 numbers Week 1 against the Lions. Robinson posted top-10 wide receiver production last season, catching a career-high 98 passes for 1,147 yards and seven touchdowns. He enters the season as, by far, the most accomplished offensive weapon on a Bears team that struggled last season to score points. The veteran receiver will have an appealing matchup Week 1 against a Lions team that allowed the third most receptions (211) to receivers in 2019 and allowed the second most yards (2,828). In two games against Detroit last season, Robinson posted 14 receptions for 172 yards and one touchdown. Robinson should be deployed in lineups with confidence.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-09 13:47:15


Josh Jacobs Motivated To Produce In Passing Game

Las Vegas Raiders second-year running back Josh Jacobs is motivated to improve his pass-catching numbers in Year 2. "I think he's got to stay wire-to-wire healthy and we have to get more out of him in the passing game, more on the field on third down. He had a great year last year and we expect more of him from this year," head coach Jon Gruden said. Even though he missed the last four games with a right shoulder fracture, Jacobs still finished with a franchise rookie record of 1,150 yards and seven touchdowns. But he caught only 20 passes for 166 yards. The 22-year-old has stated that he'd like to catch at least 60 passes in 2020, which would be excellent news for fantasy managers that took him in the late first/early second round of drafts. Jacobs also set a Raiders rookie record with five 100-yard rushing games, and his 1,150 rushing yards were the fourth-most in NFL history for a player 21 years or younger. He's a must-start RB1 each and every week, including in Week 1 against the Panthers, a team that was constantly exploited on the ground in 2019.

Source: ESPN.com - Paul Gutierrez

2020-09-09 13:44:38


Todd Gurley II A Good Bet To Find The End Zone In Week 1

Atlanta Falcons running back Todd Gurley II will face a familiar foe in his Week 1 matchup against the Seattle Seahawks. There were some question marks regarding Gurley II's health, though he alleviated some of those concerns with a strong training camp. The matchup against Seattle isn't the greatest, but the 26-year-old has enjoyed success against their defense in the past. In his last five games against the Seahawks, Gurley II has exceeded 50 rushing yards and scored at least one touchdown. In a potentially high-scoring game, Gurley II is a good bet to find the end zone at least once. Slot him into your lineup as an RB2 this week.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 13:16:49


Aqib Talib Hangs Up His Cleats

Former Denver Broncos and New England Patriots All-Pro cornerback Aqib Talib announced his retirement from football on Wednesday. Talib said he seriously considered an offer to return to New England and head coach Bill Belichick for a role covering opposing tight ends, but in the end, his heart just wasn't in it anymore. In his 13-year career, Talib made five straight Pro Bowls from 2013 to 2017 and was a first-team All-Pro in 2016 with the Broncos. He won a Super Bowl ring with Denver in 2015 and was an elite lockdown cornerback in his prime. The 34-year-old spent the last two seasons with the Rams but struggled with injuries and played in only 13 total games. He will now take his talents to the booth as a commentator.

Source: Aqib Talib on Twitter

2020-09-09 13:10:24


Von Miller Out 5-6 Months With Dislocated Tendon

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (ankle) was diagnosed with a dislocated peroneal tendon in his ankle after suffering the injury in practice on Tuesday. Essentially, the tendon flipped over the ankle bone. Miller will likely need surgery with a general recovery time of five to six months. In a best-case scenario, he'd be out for three months. The Broncos best defensive player will miss all of the 2020 season, which will make their defense a less-exciting starting unit in fantasy. It'll also put much more pressure on defensive end Bradley Chubb, who missed most of last year with a torn ACL in his knee. The Broncos will also need offseason acquisition Jurrell Casey to step up if they are going to compete with the defending Super Bowl champion Chiefs in the AFC West.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-09 13:00:16


Matt Ryan Possesses Upside Against Seahawks

Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has upside in a plus-matchup against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 1. Seattle has a good secondary, but the loss of Jadeveon Clowney leaves them with a questionable pass rush. Ryan has thrown at least two touchdowns in each of his last two meetings against the Seahawks and has exceeded the 300-yard mark in one of those meetings. This game has one of the highest over/unders of any on this weekend's slate and could turn into an offensive battle between Ryan and Russell Wilson. Ryan should be started in all formats.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-09 12:57:17


Ryan Shazier Announces Retirement

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier (neck) officially announced his retirement from football on Wednesday. Shazier had been out of football since the 2017 season when he suffered a debilitating spine injury. It's a true shame that the 28-year-old's career had to end much too soon because of an injury that almost completely paralyzed him. Shazier was a two-time Pro Bowler with Pittsburgh and had 201 solo tackles, seven sacks, seven interceptions, seven forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries in 46 games over four seasons. It's another reminder of how dangerous football can be and how a serious injury can cut short a potentially great career.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-09 12:53:22


Jalen Ramsey, Rams Agree On Massive Extension

The Los Angeles Rams and cornerback Jalen Ramsey agreed on a massive contract extension on Wednesday. Ramsey's five-year, $105 million extension averages $21 million per year and is the largest contract signed by a cornerback. He's the first defensive back in NFL history to sign a deal worth more than $100 million and his $71.2 million at signing is the largest guarantee for a defensive back. The Rams acquired Ramsey from the Jaguars last year for two first-round picks, and now they finally have him locked up for the long term. The 25-year-old is one of the best shutdown corners in the league and has made the Pro Bowl each of the last three seasons. However, like most shutdown corners, he's not much of an IDP asset because opposing quarterbacks often ignore his side of the field. Ramsey had 31 solo tackles, one interception and four passes defensed in his nine games played with LA last season.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-09 12:46:42


Chiefs Defense In Play As Week 1 Streamer

When thinking of dominant defenses, the Kansas City Chiefs Defense just doesn't come to mind. However, they actually averaged the 11th-most fantasy points per game last year after really struggling early in the year. Houston put up numbers in the first half of their playoff matchup with the Chiefs last year, but Kansas City gave up just 10 points after the first quarter. Houston's offense will look a lot different in 2020, too, without All-Pro wideout DeAndre Hopkins. Most people will agree that the Texans offense isn't nearly as scary without Hopkins. At home as they look to defend their Super Bowl title, you could do much worse than the Chiefs defense as a low-end defensive play in Week 1.

Source: RotoBaller

2020-09-09 12:41:30


Chiefs Expecting Good Things From Mecole Hardman

Kansas City Chiefs special teams coordinator Dave Toub said the team is expecting a lot of good things from second-year wide receiver/return man Mecole Hardman this year. Hardman is the team's top kick returner to start the season, and he'll be the No. 3 wideout behind Tyreek Hill and Sammy Watkins. He worked hard in the offseason to improve as a receiver, working on his release and defeating press coverage. The 22-year-old had the third-most kick-return yards in 2019 with 704, and his 26.07 average yards per kickoff return was also the third-most. Hardman was extremely efficient as a receiver in his rookie year, but the problem is that he saw just 41 targets in 16 games. If Hill or Watkins sit out with injuries this year, Hardman could really explode. In Week 1 against a suspect Texans secondary, Hardman will a sleeper as a WR4/flex in deeper fantasy leagues.

Source: Chiefs Wire - Charles Goldman

2020-09-09 12:30:31


Chiefs Trust Darrel Williams In All Aspects Of Game

Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach said that the team has a lot of trust in backup running back Darrel Williams. Hes one of those guys that hes been here for such a long time and theres a lot of trust in regards to his ability in all phases of the game running and blocking, in particular, pass pro too, Veach said. Williams is listed as the No. 2 to rookie Clyde Edwards-Helaire, but he should have a role early on, especially in pass protection, where the Chiefs may not fully trust the rookie. The 25-year-old was worth a flier late in PPR leagues, and he's also worth a waiver pickup where he went undrafted. He's in play as a DFS sleeper in Week 1 against the Texans and should be considered a deep sleeper as a flex play in season-long leagues.

Source: Arrowhead Pride - Pete Sweeney

2020-09-09 01:34:28


Sammy Watkins Healthy Heading Into Thursday Night

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Sammy Watkins (groin) was not listed on the team's injury report ahead of Week 1 against the Texans on Thursday after he dealt with a groin strain during training camp. Watkins plays in a potent offense, but he was as boom-or-bust as they come in 2019. That led to him being more of a late-round pick as a WR4/5 in most fantasy leagues, despite the fact that he excelled last postseason and he's the No. 2 receiver in a Patrick Mahomes-led offense. The Texans Defense allowed plenty of damage to opposing receivers last year, so we could easily see Watkins turning some heads in the season opener. Consider him a WR4/flex with boom potential in season-long leagues and a cheap sleeper pick in DFS this week.

Source: Chiefs.com

2020-09-09 01:25:07


Tyreek Hill Good To Go For Week 1

Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill (hamstring) is not listed on the team's Week 1 injury report after suffering a minor hamstring strain at the end of August. Hill has been a full-go at practice this week leading up to the Thursday night opener against the Texans. Unless he has a setback, Hill, who was taken in the early rounds in most drafts as a high-end WR1, will be on the field on Thursday. The 26-year-old is somewhat of a risky high-end WR1 because of injury concerns and the fact that he can be boom/bust in terms of fantasy production, but he's a must-start as long as he's healthy. Houston's defense also allowed 166.5 receiving yards per game and 18 total touchdowns to wide receivers in 2019.

Source: Chiefs.com

2020-09-09 01:17:35


Is Clyde Edwards-Helaire Worth The Hype?

Kansas City Chiefs rookie running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire was practicing against an LSU defense loaded with future NFL players in his freshman season in 2017, and the star running back ran for 1,916 yards and 24 total touchdowns in his final two seasons before being a first-round pick in 2020. Expectations are high for CEH in his rookie season in a potent offense run by head coach Andy Reid and quarterback Patrick Mahomes, but Edwards-Helaire looked like a good fit as the team's featured back in training camp. The 21-year-old was expected to have a big role, but it got even bigger when Damien Williams opted out of the season. The Chiefs are very confident and impressed with their rookie back, but they may ease him in since he didn't get any preseason games under his belt. It means he might be a tad volatile early in the season, but Edwards-Helaire is still, at worst, a low-end RB1 for the Thursday night opener against the Texans.

Source: ESPN.com - Adam Teicher

2020-09-09 01:10:07


Texans Defense Is Not A Viable Week 1 Option

There are a lot of nice pieces on the Houston Texans Defense. There's J.J. Watt. Whitney Mercilus. Bradley Roby. Justin Reid. None of that matters in Week 1, because the Texans face Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs on Thursday night. The last time the Texans were on an NFL field, they allowed 51 points to the Chiefs in a playoff loss. Even if the Texans manage to get pressure on Mahomes, the yardage and scoring numbers that they'll allow will make their D/ST unplayable in season-long leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-08 23:38:56


Von Miller's MRI Shows Season-Ending Tendon Injury

Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos pass-rusher Von Miller's (ankle) MRI exam showed a season-ending tendon injury to his ankle. Miller tore a ligament in his ankle during practice on Tuesday, and the initial fear was that it would be season-ending. He will meet with foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson on Thursday for a second opinion, but all indications are that the Broncos Defense will be without their best player for the 2020 campaign. The 31-year-old is expected to need surgery on his ankle. The Broncos were looking forward to Miller having a better year in his second season under defensive-minded head coach Vic Fangio, as well as teaming up with Bradley Chubb to form a dangerous pass-rushing unit. Denver's D could still be formidable based on the matchups, but losing Miller doesn't make them as attractive as a starting fantasy unit on a weekly basis.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-08 23:12:34


Chris Thompson Has PPR Appeal In Week 1

Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Thompson is the only veteran running back on the current Jaguars roster. He should see plenty of targets out of the backfield, just as he did when he was with Washington, and could wind up with more rushing attempts than expected with two untested players in front of him. Thompson is an intriguing flex option in full PPR leagues against the Colts in Week 1 because we've seen him have success as a receiving threat before. While there's risk because of the uncertainty of his role, deep league managers might be wise to take the chance.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-08 21:23:43


D.J. Chark Is Only Safe Fantasy Receiver In Jacksonville

Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver D.J. Chark is coming off a breakout second season and should continue that in his third season, serving as the main offensive weapon for quarterback Gardner Minshew. Another 1000-yard season is within reach for Chark, who opens the year against a Colts team that allowed the 10th-most fantasy points to opposing receivers in 2019. While it's hard to argue that any other receiver on this team is a safe fantasy option at this point, Chark's role as Minshew's No. 1 wideout makes him a weekly WR2 option for fantasy managers. Start him with confidence in Week 1.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-08 21:09:03


Adrian Peterson Has Stiff First Test Against Bears

Detroit Lions running back Adrian Peterson is back in the NFC North and will face a familiar, yet formidable, foe Week 1 against the Bears. Peterson was cut loose by Washington last week and was signed by the Lions to provide insurance among a running backs group battling injuries. With rookie D'Andre Swift (leg) and Kerryon Johnson (knee) limited in practice, Peterson could see a healthy amount of snaps right out of the gate. But the matchup will be daunting against a Bears Defense that allowed the seventh fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs last season. Of course Peterson could turn back the clock and burn the Bears one more time but the smart money would suggest that the 35-year-old runner should remain on the fantasy bench for Week 1.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-08 20:24:40


D'Andre Swift A Risky Play Week 1

Detroit Lions running back D'Andre Swift (leg) continues to practice on a limited basis heading into the team's Week 1 matchup against the Bears. Swift has missed the majority of training camp with an injury that has been shrouded in mystery. The Lions also recently signed veteran runner Adrian Peterson, further clouding Swift's availability heading into the season. Odds are that Swift will suit up but will go up against a Bears Defense that the seventh fewest fantasy points to opposing runners last year. It may be wise to sit all of the Lions running backs in Week 1 and evaluate who gets the "lion's share" (pun!) of the touches moving forward.

Source: Billy Heyen

2020-09-08 20:18:22


Tarik Cohen On Course To Be Lead Back Week 1

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen is expected to see the bulk of the carries Week 1 against the Lions. Teammate David Montgomery (groin) returned to practice but his status is iffy at best to play in the opener. Enter Cohen, who has game-breaking abilities with the ball in his hands but is coming off an extremely disappointing 2019. Cohen's receptions rose from 71 to 79 last season but his yards-per-catch was cut almost in half from 10.2 to only 5.8. The speedster, however, will have an intriguing matchup against a Lions Defense that last season allowed the seventh most fantasy points to opposing running backs. Detroit was middle-of-the-pack in terms of receptions allowed to running backs but allowed a 71% completions percentage and seven touchdown receptions to the position. These numbers set up well for Cohen to have an active effort Week 1 and will carry moderate FLEX value with upside against the Lions.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-08 20:09:22


David Montgomery Back At Practice, Still Questionable

Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (groin) returned to practice but remains very iffy for Week 1 against the Lions. Montgomery injured the groin during a non-contact drill two weeks ago and is expected to be a game-time decision heading into Sunday. Despite an on-paper appealing matchup, Montgomery playing Week 1 may not deliver fantasy results and, even worse, could re-aggravate the injury. If there is a Bears running back worth considering for Week 1 it would be Tarik Cohen, who's value will be tied mostly to PPR-formats. If Montgomery sits for the first game, it is fair expect him to be back at full strength heading into Week 2.

Source: Patrick Finley

2020-09-08 20:03:57


Matthew Stafford Could Underwhelm Week 1

Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford enters the 2020 season with plenty of bounce-back buzz but could underwhelm in Week 1. Stafford was en route to a career season in 2019 but a fractured back ended his season. The veteran passer is garnering plenty of top-10 quarterback buzz but will go up against a Bears Defense that allowed the second fewest fantasy points to opposing passers last season. Chicago's defense held opponents to only 16 passing touchdowns in 2019 and, in 18 career games against the Bears, Stafford has thrown 21 interceptions. The arrow is certainly pointing up for Stafford's season as a whole, but fantasy teams may need to temper expectations for Week 1.

Source: Detroit Lions

2020-09-08 19:56:35


Von Miller Suffers Ankle Injury, Could Be Season-Ending

Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller (ankle) suffered an injury late Tuesday during the team's indoor practice. It's being described as a "freak" ankle injury and it is believed that it could cost the usually-durable Miller his 2020 season. Denver was looking forward to having potentially one of the best pass-rush duos in the league in Miller and Bradley Chubb, though that could be in serious jeopardy in light of today's news. This news likely downgrades Denver's defense for fantasy purposes, since they likely won't register as many sacks if they don't have Miller.

Source: Ian Rapoport

2020-09-08 19:55:38


Mitch Trubisky Has Appealing Week 1 Matchup

Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky is officially the team's starter heading into Week 1 and will have an intriguing matchup against the Lions. In five career games against Detroit, Trubisky has thrown for 11 touchdowns while averaging 271.1 passing yards per game. The fourth-year starter has by far enjoyed the most success in his career against a Lions Defense that really struggled last year. Detroit's defense allowed the sixth most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks in 2019, including the third most passing yards (4,395) and 29 passing touchdowns. Trubisky is not expected to be drafted in most fantasy standard formats but gets a fantastic DFS matchup in Week 1 to get his 2020 off on the right foot.

Source: Chicago Bears

2020-09-08 19:50:04


Julio Jones A WR1 Against Seattle

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones faces a middle-of-the-pack matchup against the Seattle Seahawks secondary in Week 1. Seattle ranked 14th in fantasy points allowed to wide receivers, so it is a semi-tough matchup. However, Seattle is a bit banged up, with Tre Flowers (ankle) and Jamal Adams (hand) nursing injuries. Jones is likely to draw the bigger Flowers on the outside, who did have three interceptions last year but was up-and-down in coverage. It's a matchup that Jones should be able to exploit and fantasy managers should expect WR1 numbers.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 19:47:56


Davante Adams Should Have Strong Week 1

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams gets a strong matchup against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 1 of the 2020 season. In two games against Minnesota last year, Adams averaged 12.5 targets per game, 10 catches per game and 111 receiving yards per game. It's a juicy matchup for the 27-year-old against Minnesota's young cornerbacks, both of whom are relatively unproven at the NFL level. Adams should easily finish as a WR1 and will likely be well worth his expensive price in DFS.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 19:29:46


James Robinson Could Be Interesting Week 1 DFS Play

The Jacksonville Jaguars backfield is a mess right now, but undrafted free agent running back James Robinson appears to be the starter for the team. Because we don't have much to go on this week, starting Robinson in season-long formats seems like a tough call, but he's an interesting DFS option for fantasy managers who are looking to differentiate their lineup from everyone else's. The Colts were good against the run last year, which limits Robinson's upside, but if you're looking for a dart throw at the position, Robinson's intriguing. In season-long, consider him a deep league flex option at best.

Source: Jacksonville Jaguars

2020-09-08 19:29:45


O.J. Howard A TE2 For Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end O.J. Howard is best viewed as a TE2 for the Week 1 matchup against the Saints. With the presence of Rob Gronkowski, Howard's fantasy value takes a hit, as he will not be the primary tight end target for quarterbackTom Brady. The Saints also proved to be a tough matchup for opposing tight ends last year. The Bucs still plan to have Howard in their plans despite a disappointing 2019 season, but unless Gronk and/or Cameron Brate come down with the injury bug, there just probably won't be enough targets to put Howard in the TE1 conversation.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 19:20:37


Gardner Minshew Is QB2 Option To Start Season

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew is a solid QB2 option with upside in Week 1 against the Indianapolis Colts. Minshew finished with rookie season with 3,271 passing yards on a 60.6 completion percentage with 21 touchdowns and six interceptions. The 2020 Jaguars have a chance to be really bad, but bad teams can make for good fantasy plays, and Minshew's likely going to be throwing a ton this year, which could result in Minshew sneaking into low-end QB1 territory at some point. Against this Colts Defense, don't expect Minshew to explode, but he should in for a solid outing.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-08 19:18:01


Tom Brady A QB1 For Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady will make his debut with a new team for the first time in his career, and it will be a heavyweight battle against a divisional opponent in the Saints. Brady has a plethora of weapons in Tampa, and this should be a high-scoring affair. When it comes to Brady, it seems age is just a number. The 43-year-old should be considered a QB1 this week against a New Orleans team that ranked in the middle of the pack in fantasy points to opposing QBs.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 19:14:34


Leonard Fournette A Flex Play In Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Leonard Fournette will appear in a new uniform for Week 1 of the 2020 season after being surprisingly released by the Jacksonville Jaguars last week. Always known as a workhorse back in the NFL, Fournette will have to fight with Ronald Jones II for that role in Tampa. Still getting acclimated to his new team's system, Fournette will not have that role to begin the season. Head coach Bruce Arians made it clear the newly signed back will have a role for this week's bout against the Saints, though it's important to note New Orleans did allow the fifth-fewest fantasy points to backs last season. At this point, Fournette could play a bigger role in the passing game, but only time will help tell what his role on this team will be in the long run. For now, consider him a flex play in Week 1, as he should see some playing time based on what Arians said.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 19:08:34


Richard Rodgers Signs With The Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed tight end Richard Rodgers. Rodgers played for the Eagles last season, but only appeared in one game after playing in seven games in 2018. He signed with the Washington Football Team earlier this offseason but was released at final cuts. With Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert atop the depth chart, Rodgers won't be asked to do much more than block on offense this season.

Source: Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter

2020-09-08 19:06:40


Ronald Jones II An RB3 For Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Ronald Jones II is still the RB1 in Tampa after the team signed Leonard Fournette last week, but the back should be considered an RB3 for this week in fantasy. Jones must prove he is capable of shouldering the load as the RB1 with Fournette vying for that role while he gets up to speed on offense. His first chance to do that comes against the Saints, but New Orleans allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points to running backs last year. Therefore, Jones is a riskier play this week, but he should get enough work to merit RB3/flex value in fantasy.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 19:02:20


Ryan Succop Should Be Avoided In Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers kicker Ryan Succop should be avoided in the Week 1 matchup against the Saints. New Orleans allowed the eighth-fewest points to the position last year, and it will be the kicker's first game with a new team, as he just signed with Tampa a week ago. Last season, Succop only appeared in six games for the Tennessee Titans and kicked a career-low 16.7 percent, making only one out of six field-goal attempts. It's worth noting that all of his misses were from beyond 40 yards.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 18:55:03


Austin Ekeler Remains Elite Dual-Threat Weapon

Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler is the unquestioned number one option in the Chargers' backfield ahead of Sunday's season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals. Daniel Popper of The Athletic recently mentioned that Justin Jackson and Joshua Kelley could also see a handful of touches in the offense, but there is no doubt that Ekeler is the featured piece. The 25-year-old ran 132 times for 557 yards and three touchdowns in 2019 and also delivered 92 receptions for 993 yards and eight more touchdowns. He is a stalwart in PPR leagues but projects to have RB1 value in all formats in 2020. Jackson, on the other hand, is nothing more than a handcuff, especially if he cedes carries to Kelley.

Source: Daniel Popper

2020-09-08 18:48:54


Chris Godwin Is A WR1 In Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin is coming off a breakout season in 2019 where he finished as the second-best fantasy wideout. This was with Jameis Winston at quarterback, so the addition of Tom Brady is another plus for the receiver. Godwin and Mike Evans enter 2020 atop the Bucs WR depth chart, but both should be considered equally valuable. With a solid engrained role on this offense and going up against a Saints Defense that allowed the fifth-most fantasy points to wideouts last season, Godwin has a chance to make some huge noise this week. He's a must-start player.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 18:46:18


Mike Evans A Solid WR1 For Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has only had 1,000-yard seasons in his NFL career, and the addition of quarterbackTom Brady only helps his value for 2020. With a stacked Tampa offense this season, Evans' role is still big enough for him to sustain his fantasy value. Despite their generally sturdy defense, the Saints did allow the fifth-most fantasy points to wideouts last year. In what is expected to be a high-scoring game, Evans is a solid WR1 and must be started.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 18:41:32


Sony Michel Expected To Be Eased Back From Injury

New England Patriots running back Sony Michel (foot) will likely be eased back into the mix ahead of Sunday's Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Michel has only practiced for the last two weeks after undergoing offseason foot surgery. While he is expected to suit up for Week 1, it seems apparent that the Patriots will limit his initial workload. This caps Michel's fantasy value in the early season and will get Rex Burkhead and James White more involved in the offense against the Dolphins. Rookie running back Damien Harris (finger) will also fight for touches when he returns from the injured list, but the backfield is unquestionably Michel's when he is back at full health. The Patriots are an RB committee to avoid in Week 1.

Source: Mike Reiss

2020-09-08 18:37:29


Rob Gronkowski A Low-End TE1 In Week 1

Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Rob Gronkowski should be considered a low-end TE1 for this week's matchup against the Saints. The talented tight end will be playing his first game since the 2018 Super Bowl, which was over one and a half years ago. Naturally, he may be shaking off some rust. Though it's a plus playing on a high-powered offense with his old quarterbackTom Brady, the Saints only allowed the 23rd-most fantasy points to TEs last season, making this first matchup a challenging one for Gronk.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 18:31:10


Buccaneers Defense Should Be Avoided In Week 1

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Defense will face a stiff test in Week 1 against the division-rival Saints at the Superdome. Last year, the Bucs had a notoriously weak secondary, which many quarterbacks targeted. This season, the biggest concern on this defense is still in the secondary, as the team has young cornerbacks in Carlton Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting. With two high-powered offenses facing each other in this contest, it's a good idea to fade the Bucs defense this week, especially considering guys like Michael Thomas, Alvin Kamaraand Jared Cook can be highly explosive.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 18:23:12


Devante Parker Returns To Practice Tuesday

Miami Dolphins wide receiver DeVante Parker (undisclosed) returned to practice on Tuesday, which bodes well for his chances of playing against the New England Patriots on Sunday. Parker has been dealing with a minor injury and was spotted wearing a compression sleeve on his thigh/hamstring area. The 27-year-old is the unquestioned WR1 on the Dolphins' depth chart and projects to build off of his breakout 2019 campaign. Nevertheless, his matchup against Stephon Gilmore and the Patriots suggests that expectations need to be tempered for Week 1.

Source: Cameron Wolfe

2020-09-08 18:23:04


Brandin Cooks Absent From Practice Tuesday

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quad) was not seen at the team's practice on Tuesday, according to Aaron Reiss of The Athletic. The 26-year-old was limited at practice on Monday, and this does not bode well for his chances of playing in Thursday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. More will be known about Cooks' status tomorrow, but this is not an ideal start to his Texans' career. If he does miss Thursday's game, Will Fuller V and Randall Cobb project to see even more targets against a stifling Chiefs' secondary.

Source: Aaron Reiss

2020-09-08 18:15:57


Breshad Perriman Starting To Feel Better

New York Jets wide receiver Breshad Perriman (knee) is reportedly "feeling a lot better," according to head coach Adam Gase. The 26-year-old is presumed to return to practice soon, and the hope is that he can suit up for Week 1 against the Buffalo Bills. Regardless, Perriman has not practiced since late August due to knee swelling, so expect some rust upon his return. Even if he does manage to play, the Jets offense will be in tough against a stingy Bills Defense, making most of their receiving core a fantasy fade.

Source: Rich Cimini

2020-09-08 18:07:39


Travis Kelce Practices In Full Tuesday

Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice after being limited on Monday. Kelce was never in doubt to miss Thursday's season opener against the Houston Texans, but it is nice to see him back to complete health. The 30-year-old is coming off of his fourth-straight season with over 80 receptions and 1000 receiving yards. He has been the top fantasy TE in PPR formats for the past three seasons and shows no signs of slowing down in the Chiefs potent offense. He is a must-start option in Week 1 against a Texans Defense that he torched in the 2019 AFC Divisional Round.

Source: James Palmer

2020-09-08 17:51:55


Patrick Mahomes Has Been Great In Chiefs Losses

Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has a 108.2 passer rating in games that the Chiefs have lost, including the playoffs, in his time as a starter the last two full seasons. His passer rating for all games, including the playoffs, sits at 108.6. In Mahomes' 36 career starts, including the postseason, the Chiefs are 28-8 (.778). The Super Bowl MVP has never had a QBR below 52.6 in the seven games the team has lost when he has started. It goes to show how good Mahomes has been so far in his career, even when KC winds up on the losing end. The 24-year-old signed a 10-year, $503 million extension and will remain with the Chiefs through the 2031 season. He came off fantasy boards early in drafts as the first or second QB and will be a must-start all year long, including on Thursday night in the 2020 season opener against Houston.

Source: The Kansas City Star - Pete Grathoff

2020-09-08 17:12:01


Eddy Pineiro On IR, Cairo Santos Expected To Start In Week 1

The Chicago Bears placed kicker Eddy Pineiro (groin) on Injured Reserve on Tuesday, and Cairo Santos is now expected to be the starting kicker in Week 1 against the Lions. Pineiro will be eligible to return after missing the first three weeks, but he can obviously be avoided to begin the year in all fantasy leagues. Santos, 28, kicked in five games for the Titans last year but made just 44.4 percent of his nine field-goal tries. The veteran kicker will just be keeping the spot warm until Pineiro returns from his injury, so he's not a good bet as a starting fantasy kicker at the beginning of the 2020 season.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-08 16:29:08


DeAndre Hopkins Becomes Highest-Paid Non-QB In History

The Arizona Cardinals made star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins the highest-paid non-quarterback in history on Tuesday, giving him a two-year contract extension worth $54.5 million in new money ($27.25 million per season), according to sources. Hopkins did the deal himself and will receive $42.75 million guaranteed at signing. Nuk has been an elite wideout in both real life and in fantasy since he burst onto the scene, and he could have an even higher ceiling with quarterback Kyler Murray in Kliff Kingsbury's aggressive passing offense. But a potential reduction in targets could be a problem, and some are wondering if he's gained enough chemistry with Murray yet. Regardless, Hopkins is a strong WR1 choice in the second round of drafts.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-08 16:22:28


Mike Glennon Promoted To Active Roster

The Jacksonville Jaguars promoted quarterback Mike Glennon to the active roster on Tuesday and placed linebacker Quincy Williams on Injured Reserve in a corresponding move. The team also signed former Eagles cornerback Sidney Jones to their practice squad. The Jags released Glennon over the weekend and then added him back to their roster as the primary backup to Gardner Minshew II in 2020. The 30-year-old former third-round pick in 2013 has played in just four games the last two seasons with the Cardinals and Raiders, and he threw for 56 yards on 10 attempts with one touchdown in 2019. He's obviously well off the fantasy radar.

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

2020-09-08 16:17:10


J.D. McKissic Listed As Starter For Washington

The Washington Football Team's first depth chart of the season lists running back J.D. McKissic as the starting running back. We always warn our readers to take early season depth charts with a grain of salt, but this is something to watch after the team surprisingly cut veteran Adrian Peterson last week. Don't read too much into the listing on the depth chart, as Peyton Barber and rookie Antonio Gibson both figure to see plenty of work in this backfield. McKissic has a reputation as more of a third-down guy in his career, so if anything, he might be worth a late-round flier in really deep PPR leagues. Washington is expected to use more of a committee approach to the RB position, so it limits the overall upside of guys like Gibson, Barber and McKissic. Gibson is the most attractive fantasy piece of the trio.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-08 16:12:03


Packers Working On New Deal With Aaron Jones

Green Bay Packers running back Aaron Jones said the team is currently working on a new deal with him. "Yes they definitely are. My agent and them are taking care of that. I'm gonna focus on football," Jones said. It makes sense with Jones heading into the final season of his rookie deal in 2020. Even though Green Bay surprisingly took running back A.J. Dillon in the second round this year, Jones should be the lead back this year and is far and away Green Bay's best running back. He's efficient with the rock in his hands and also catches plenty of passes from quarterback Aaron Rodgers, making him a high-end RB2, even if we see some touchdown regression in 2020.

Source: NFL Network - Will Selva

2020-09-08 16:05:50


Buccaneers Officially Sign Josh Rosen

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers officially signed former Dolphins and Cardinals quarterback Josh Rosen to their practice squad on Tuesday. Rosen, a first-round pick out of UCLA, hasn't lived up to that billing with two different teams so far in his time in the NFL. It's highly unlikely that he'll see the field in 2019 behind future Hall of Famer Tom Brady, Blaine Gabbert and Ryan Griffin, but at least Rosen has a chance to sit and learn behind one of the greatest QBs to ever play the game. The 23-year-old has no fantasy value at the moment, and it's even hard to recommend keeping him stashed in deep two-QB dynasty/keeper formats.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-08 16:00:59


Saints, Alvin Kamara Close To New Contract Extension

The New Orleans Saints and Pro Bowl running back Alvin Kamara are "extremely close" to a lucrative new contract extension that the two sides are hoping to finalize in the next few days, according to sources. There had been recent trade speculation, but a new deal would silence that talk and keep Kamara in New Orleans through the prime of his career. Even though the 25-year-old dealt with injuries in 2019 and disappointed with just six total touchdowns, he's still a strong RB1 selection in the middle of the first round in fantasy drafts, especially in point-per-reception leagues. Kamara is just a year removed from scoring 18 total times (14 rushing, four receiving), and he continues to operate behind an excellent offensive line in New Orleans.

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

2020-09-08 15:56:21


Jalen Reagor Could Be Ready For Week 2

Philadelphia Eagles rookie wide receiver Jalen Reagor (shoulder) could be ready as soon as Week 2. John Clark from NBC Sports Philadelphia reports that it is "looking good"for Reagor to join the team on the field for the second game of the season. Originally expected to miss up to a month with a slight labrum tear, Reagor has done "very well in his rehab" and is clearly ahead of schedule. The Eagles take on the Rams in Week 2 and it looks like Reagor will be on the field. There should be plenty of targets for him, as the Eagles are likely going to struggle at wide receiver in Week 1.

Source: John Clark on Twitter

2020-09-08 15:00:10


Steelers Defense A Strong Fantasy Option In Week 1

The Pittsburgh Steelers open their 2020 season on the road against the New York Giants. Per usual, the Steelers are expected to have a strong defense this season and they are set up to be productive in Week 1 against a Giants offense that was very generous to fantasy defenses in 2019. New York quarterback Daniel Jones struggled to protect the ball last year as he threw 12 interceptions and had an NFL-leading 18 fumbles as a rookie. The Steelers are 5.5-point road favorites and can be started with confidence in all fantasy formats for Week 1.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 14:42:59


Browns Defense In A Tough Spot In Week 1

The Cleveland Browns Defense draws a tough matchup in their season opener in Week 1. Cleveland will face an explosive Baltimore Ravens offense on the road to kick off the year. Baltimore sported one of the top offenses in the league in 2019 and is returning all of their important players at the skill positions. The Ravens could even conceivably be better in 2020 with a fully healthy Marquise Brown and star rookie running back J.K. Dobbins in the fold. The Browns are 7.5-point road underdogs in a game where the Ravens have an implied 28.25-point team total. The Browns have some talent on the defensive side of the ball this season but this isn't the week to use the unit in fantasy.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 14:35:27


Kareem Hunt Signs Two-Year Extension

The Cleveland Browns signed running back Kareem Hunt to a two-year, $13.25 million extension on Tuesday. The deal will keep Hunt in Cleveland through the end of the 2022 season after the running back was initially scheduled to become a free-agent after the year. While the extension is good news for Hunt, it isn't particularly great for those who have been rostering him in dynasty leagues while hoping for him to land a role as a team's lead back in 2021. As it stands, Hunt will see a handful of carries behind Nick Chubb while doing most of his damage in the passing game for Cleveland as he has been lining up all over the formation in camp.

Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter

2020-09-08 14:33:03


James Washington A Flex Option In Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver James Washington draws a plus matchup against the New York Giants in Week 1 of the season. Washington came on strong at the end of the 2019 season and should benefit from quarterback Ben Roethlisberger being back under center for the team. The Giants were one of the most generous teams in the league when it came to allowing wide receiver production in 2019, so Washington has a chance to get off to a fast start. The main concern is just how many targets Washington will draw this season as he is likely the No. 3 option in the passing game behind JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson. Washington shapes up as a flex option in Week 1's opener.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 12:40:21


Diontae Johnson A WR3 In Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson will open up the season with a road game against the New York Giants. Johnson turned in a very productive rookie season, catching 59 passes for 680 yards and five scores while mostly catching passes from backup quarterbacks. He should have little trouble building upon those numbers in 2020 with starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back under center. Johnson gets a plus matchup to open up with as the Giants were one of the most generous defenses in the league when it came to allowing wide receiver production. Treat Johnson as a solid WR3 for the opening week of the season.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 12:34:04


JuJu Smith-Schuster A Strong Play In Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster will take on the New York Giants on the road in Week 1. Smith-Schuster should be one of the happiest members of the team to have quarterback Ben Roethlisberger back under center this season. Smith-Schuster's numbers without Big Ben suffered in 2019 as he set career-lows in receptions, yardage, and touchdowns. JuJu is primed to have a big bounce-back this season and should get off on the right foot in a plus matchup against a Giants secondary that was generous to receivers in 2019. Treat Smith-Schuster as a high-end WR2 in Week 1.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 10:29:08


Austin Hooper Set To Make Cleveland Debut

Cleveland Browns tight end Austin Hooper will debut with his new team when he travels to Baltimore to take on the Ravens in Week 1. Cleveland awarded Hooper with a huge free-agent contract in the offseason and he has reportedly shown excellent chemistry with quarterback Baker Mayfield in the early going. Good chemistry might not be enough in Week 1, however, as the Ravens were one of the best defenses in the league when it came to limiting opposing tight ends in 2019. Treat Hooper as a mid-range TE2 for the season opener.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 10:15:53


Jarvis Landry A Flex Play For Week 1

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Jarvis Landry will travel to Baltimore to face the division-rival Ravens in Week 1. Landry spent most of the offseason rehabbing his hip after undergoing surgery in February. All signs point to him being able to play in Week 1, although it is unclear how limited (if at all) he will be in the early stages of the season. Add in a tough matchup against a Baltimore secondary that was stingy against receivers in 2019 and it's easy to be a bit hesitant with Landry in fantasy to open the season. He's best deployed as a flex option for Week 1.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 10:11:08


Odell Beckham Jr. A WR2 In Week 1

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will take on a tough Baltimore Ravens Defense in a road game to kick off the season in Week 1. Beckham squared off against Baltimore twice in 2019, posting two catches for 20 yards in their first meeting and four catches for 44 yards and a score in their rematch. The Ravens boasted a strong secondary in 2019 and the Cleveland offense that is expected to be run-heavy under new head coach Kevin Stefanski. For both of those reasons, treat OBJ as a low-end WR2 for his matchup in Week 1.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 10:05:49


Kareem Hunt A Solid Flex In Week 1

Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt will travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens in Week 1. Hunt enters the year as the team's clear third-down back as he should see the majority of the running back targets in the passing game. While that is a role that can be hard to predict on a weekly basis, Hunt could see a decent amount of work in Week 1 if the Ravens offense is as good as it was last season. There's a good chance that Baltimore gets out to a big lead and forces that Browns to throw often, assuring that Hunt would see plenty of snaps in the second half. Treat Hunt as a solid flex play in Week 1.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 09:56:02


Greg Olsen Could Have Sneaky Fantasy Value In 2020

Seattle Seahawks tight end Greg Olsen dealt with a number of injuries over the past three seasons, all spent with the Carolina Panthers. This year, he's healthy to start the year and could be ready for a fresh start catching passes from elite quarterback Russell Wilson. Olsen caught 52 passes for 597 yards in the 14 games he played last year, proving he still has something left in the tank. Wilson loves to utilize his tight ends and Olsen will be the team's primary pass-catching tight end to start the year. In deep leagues, he's worth targeting as a late round flyer. He has decent touchdown upside and should see a steady amount of targets as well.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-08 09:53:04


Nick Chubb A Solid RB2 In Week 1

Cleveland Browns running back Nick Chubb will travel to Baltimore to take on the Ravens to kick off the 2020 season. Chubb faced off against the Ravens twice in 2019 with mixed results. He racked up 165 rushing yards and three touchdowns the first time they met but only managed 45 scoreless yards in the rematch in Week 16. Chubb doesn't project to see much in the passing game with Kareem Hunt around but he remains one of the top pure runners in the league. Treat him as a mid-range RB2 for Week 1 due to the tough matchup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 09:51:54


Tyler Lockett Set To Be Seahawks No. 1 Receiver In 2020

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Tyler Lockett has been extremely consistent, reliable and efficient over the past two seasons. Last year was his first season with over 100 targets and he delivered with 1,057receiving yards and eight touchdowns. This year, he should be able to at least reproduce those numbers and maybe even improve upon them. Lockett's teammate, second-year wide receiver DK Metcalf, is a trendy breakout player in fantasy this year as he had an exceptional rookie year last year with 900 receiving yards and seven touchdowns. However, Lockett is still the No. 1 for now and should be drafted ahead of Metcalf.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-08 09:47:52


James Conner A High-End RB2 For Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner enters the 2020 season as the team's clear lead back, despite missing six games in 2019 due to assorted injuries. Conner gets a nice matchup to open up the season as he will take on a New York Giants Defense that was generous to opposing running backs last year. Fantasy gamers who drafted Conner got a player who can easily put up RB1 stats when he's on the field and this is as healthy as he's been in a while. Look for the Steelers to ride Conner while they can, both on the ground and in the passing game. Treat Conner as a high-end RB2 with plenty of upside for his Week 1 matchup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 09:38:19


Baker Mayfield Hard To Trust In Week 1

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield has plenty of appeal as a post-hype sleeper in 2020. The entire Cleveland offense let down fantasy gamers in 2019 but the talent is still there for Mayfield to put together some QB1 weeks in 2020. That is unlikely to be the case in Week 1, however, as the Browns travel to Baltimore to face a Ravens secondary that was very stingy against opposing passing attacks in 2019. Mayfield also will have to contend with what most expect will be a run-oriented offensive attack implemented by new head coach Kevin Stefanski. For now, treat Mayfield as a low-end QB2/high-end QB3 for Week 1's matchup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 09:33:13


Rashaad Penny Will Begin The Season On PUP List

Seattle Seahawks running back Rashaad Penny (knee) had reconstructive knee surgery this past December and is still on the path to recovery. He was placed on the PUP list this past weekend and will remain there until after Week 6, when he'll be eligible to begin practicing again. Chris Carson will be the team's workhorse back to open the season with Carlos Hyde filling in as the team's No. 2. If Carson struggles in the early going, Penny could be worth watching as we near the season's midpoint, but for now, Penny can remain undrafted and unowned in all fantasy formats.

Source: CBS Sports

2020-09-08 09:28:53


Ben Roethlisberger A Low-End QB1 In Week 1

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will take the field on Sunday for the first time since he injured his throwing elbow in Week 2 last season. The Steelers will open the year by taking on the New York Giants on the road in a prime matchup for the passing attack. Roethlisberger comes with some question marks as he hasn't played in a while and is entering his age-38 season but he certainly draws a plus opponent to allow him to shake off the rust as the Giants were very leaky against the pass in 2019. The last time Big Ben played a full season, he attempted 675 passes in 2018 but it is hard to say whether the Steelers will be as pass-heavy in 2020. For now, consider Roethlisberger a low-end QB1 for his Week 1 matchup.

Source: NFL.com

2020-09-08 09:26:58


Carlos Hyde Slated To Be Seahawks No. 2 Back To Start The Year

Seattle Seahawks running back Carlos Hyde figures to open the year as the team's No. 2 back behind starter Chris Carson. Hyde got a lot of reps with the first team offense at training camp while Carson was away from the team dealing with a family matter. Those reps should have Hyde ready to contribute when his number is called at the start of the year. Fellow running back Rashaad Penny (knee) is currently on the PUP list after offseason knee surgery, which leaves the team with Carson, Hyde, second-year back Travis Homer and rookie DeeJay Dallas. Carson should be a workhorse to start the year, which doesn't leave much room for Hyde to contribute fantasy value, but owners of Carson in deep, deep leagues might want to grab Hyde as a clear handcuff for safety purposes.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-08 09:24:10


Russell Wilson Dialed In At Training Camp

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has been dialed in at training camp this year according to Seahawks reporters. He's been spreading the ball around a lot and excelling in red zone drills. During one red zone drill last week, he connected with four different receivers for touchdowns on four straight plays. Wilson might have the best set of receiving options of his career this year with the receiving duo of Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf as well as the tight end duo of Greg Olsen and Will Dissly. The team's third receiver Phillip Dorsett II should also be a factor. Expect Wilson to have a big year and finish as a clear QB1 in all formats.

Source: Seahawks.com

2020-09-08 09:17:28


Gerald Everett Expected To Be Involved In 2020

Los Angeles Rams tight end Gerald Everett entered the 2019 season as the team's primary tight end, but after he was sidelined with an injury, fellow tight end Tyler Higbee stepped up in a big way for the team. Now, Higbee appears set to lead all Rams tight ends in targets with Everett playing second fiddle. Regardless of the pecking order, Everett still figures to have a sizable role in the offense. In a recent interview, Rams head coach Sean McVay said that Everett is "a big part of what were doing." Due to how effective Higbee was down the stretch last year, it's hard to imagine anything like a 50/50 target share between the two tight ends, but Everett could end up seeing around 25% of the tight end targets, which would of course hurt Higbee. Everett isn't someone worth targeting in fantasy drafts right now, but if Higbee goes down, Everett could be a valuable asset.

Source: Rams Wire

2020-09-08 09:10:38


Tyler Higbee Looking To Build On Strong Finish To 2019

Los Angeles Rams tight end Tyler Higbee was a difference-maker in fantasy down the stretch last year. He caught at least seven passes in each of his final five games, tallying over 100 receiving yards in four of the five games. This year, he figures to play a prominent role in the offense once again, but with fellow tight end Gerald Everett back in the picture, Higbee could see his target share go down, at least a little. Higbee's breakout last year came after an injury to Everett, who opened the year as the team's primary tight end. Still, Everett is entering his fourth NFL season this year and has never shown the consistent production Higbee displayed late last year. Higbee is a great TE1 to target in drafts after the top tier of tight ends is off the board.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-08 09:04:46


Van Jefferson Continuing To Impress In Rams Camp

Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver Van Jefferson has earned praise from coaches and teammates so far in training camp this year. Star defensive tackle Aaron Donald recently told reporters that Jefferson would "definitely make an impact in this league right away." Jefferson is a 24-year-old rookie who was a second round draft pick of the team this year. Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods are the clear top two receivers on the team and Josh Reynolds projects to at least open the season as the team's No. 3, but Jefferson is next in the pecking order and is someone who is certainly worth keeping an eye on.

Source: Orange County Register

2020-09-08 08:58:04


Josh Reynolds Could Have Sneaky Value In Deep Leagues

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Josh Reynolds projects to begin the season as the No. 3 receiver on the team behind Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. In 2018, when the Rams' offense was at its best behind quarterback Jared Goff, Reynolds showed flashes of fantasy value as the team's No. 3. Over the second half of the 2018 season, he caught a total of five touchdown passes. With Brandin Cooks now in Houston, Reynolds has a more clear path to targets in 2020. Rookie Van Jefferson could pose a threat to him, but the No. 3 receiver spot is Reynolds' to lose. Keep an eye on him in deep leagues, specifically PPR leagues where three or more receivers are started.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-08 08:48:47


Robert Woods Should Be Featured Heavily In 2020

Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Robert Woods has topped 1,100 receiving yards in each of the past two seasons, with a total of 269 targets along the way. However this year, he could be in line for his best season yet. The team lost Brandin Cooks to free agency this offseason and now Woods and Cooper Kupp essentially stand alone as the team's top receiving threats. Despite having a solid year in 2019, Woods still only found the endzone twice over 15 games. Expect that to change in 2020. Woods should not only easily surpass 1,100 yards yet again if he stays healthy, but he should end up scoring at least six touchdowns to boot.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-08 08:16:59


Malcolm Brown Should Have A Role In Rams Offense

Los Angeles Rams running back Malcolm Brown is the veteran of the team's current running back trio. He's joined by rookie Cam Akers and second-year back Darrell Henderson Jr. Head coach Sean McVay has been adamant about not having a true No. 1 running back entering the season, which suggests that all three backs will be involved at least to start the year. Brown has been either a No. 2 or No. 3 for the Rams since first joining the team in 2015, so it's safe to guess he won't be getting the bulk of the carries for the team this year. Expect him to see around five touches in the team's Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys. He should be left undrafted in all standard fantasy leagues.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-08 07:59:15


Darrell Henderson Jr. Trending Towards Playing In Week 1

Los Angeles Rams running back Darrell Henderson Jr. (hamstring) suffered a hamstring strain in the team's first scrimmage about two weeks ago and is still recovering. However, head coach Sean McVay recently stated that he was optimistic Henderson would be able to play in the team's Week 1 game against the Dallas Cowboys. Henderson is expected to split carries with rookie Cam Akers and veteran Malcolm Brown to start the year. Last year, Henderson played second fiddle to Todd Gurley and rushed the ball 39times for 147 yards, good for 3.8 yards per carry. He's a decent late-round flyer in deep leagues given the fact that he figures to get steady touches in a potent offense, but if Akers comes out of the gate strong, Henderson, might be relegated to No. 2 status yet again this year.

Source: Rams Wire

2020-09-08 07:52:35


McVay Says Rams Will "Ask A Lot" Of Cam Akers

While the Los Angeles Rams are unwilling to commit to a starting running back going into the season, it seems safe to say that rookie Cam Akers will get a good amount of work regardless of the pecking order. In a recent interview, Rams head coach Sean McVay said, "Hes a young player, but were going to ask a lot of him." Akers enters the season in something of a time-share with Darrell Henderson Jr. and Malcolm Brown, but Akers certainly has the most appeal of the trio. Henderson and Brown averaged 3.8 and 3.7 yards per carry, respectively, last year and have yet to show the potential to be reliable No. 1 backs. Akers is a great running back to target in drafts with the potential to have a big rookie year in a great offensive system.

Source: Rams Wire

2020-09-08 07:45:51


Jared Goff Should Be A Solid QB2 In 2020

Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff threw for 4,638 yards, 22 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 2019. It was a disappointing output after a breakout 2018 campaign in which he compiled 4,688 yards, 32 touchdowns and just 12 interceptions. This year, Goff will be without running back Todd Gurley for the first time in his career. Goff also won't have the dynamic Brandin Cooks at his disposal. Gurley's departure could help Goff as it should require him to throw the ball more and give him additional touchdown opportunities. However, the main allure with Goff is the fact that he has the innovative offensive mind of Sean McVay working for him. Draft Goff as your second quarterback in two-QB leagues and he should provide solid returns.

Source: ESPN

2020-09-07 17:45:08


JC Tretter Back Practicing

Cleveland Browns center JC Tretter (knee) returned to practice on Monday. Tretter missed most of training camp after having what was termed a cleanup procedure on his knee. Tretter's return brings the Cleveland offensive line back to full strength the week before they open the season against the Baltimore Ravens. Tretter being back pushes rookie center Nick Harris to a reserve role after Harris had been taking snaps at center with the first team during Tretter's absence.

Source: Andrew Gribble on Twitter

2020-09-07 17:00:49


J.K. Dobbins A Borderline Flex Option Against Cleveland

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins is a risky option in Week 1 against the Browns. Although it's expected that the rookie receives a prominent role in 2020, he may concede carries to Mark Ingram II, especially during goal-line opportunities. Until Dobbins' workload is revealed, his presence in fantasy lineups is risky, particularly for those who have other options. If needed, primarily in deeper formats, he is a borderline flex option, at best, but his activity and opportunity for work should be monitored on a week-to-week basis.

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2020-09-07 14:16:24


Mark Ingram II Still Has Value In Week 1 Despite Logjam

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II still has fantasy value heading into 2020 despite his projected regression from last year. Although the veteran will likely concede carries to rookie J.K. Dobbins, particularly later on in the season, he should still be considered an asset by fantasy managers. The 30-year-old should get his touches, especially within the five-yard line, and should remain a fantasy starter, primarily in deeper formats as a flex option, against a Cleveland team that struggled to defend the run in 2019. Continue to utilize Ingram's services until he is overthrown for the No. 1 spot on the depth chart, or Dobbins begins to outproduce him consistently.

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2020-09-07 14:03:32


Darren Fells Opens 2020 As Boom/Bust Option

Houston Texans tight end Darren Fells enters 2020 with the same outlook he had for most of 2019, which is that he's a boom-or-bust fantasy tight end. Fells caught seven touchdowns in 2019, but also had eight games in which he finished with 20 or fewer yards. Fantasy managers shouldn't trust Fells to be a weekly starter, but if you're in a two-TE league and need to throw a dart at someone, Fells isn't the worst option for now, though an unproductive start to the season could open up a spot for Jordan Akins or Kahale Warring.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-07 13:11:26


Marquise Brown Could Make Some Noise Against Cleveland

Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Marquise Brown could be in line for a successful year in 2020, with that trend possibly starting in Week 1 against Cleveland. Hollywood had flashes of efficiency throughout his 14 appearances during the regular season in 2019, compiling two games with multiple trips to the end zone and seven games with over at least 10 yards per reception. With many teams hoping to avoid Lamar Jackson from picking up significant gains on the ground, the sophomore wideout may draw some favorable defensive matchups, potentially resulting in some effective fantasy outings. The ceiling is high for Brown in Week 1, and for the remainder of the season, for that matter.

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2020-09-07 12:55:31


Randall Cobb Has Deep League PPR Appeal In Week 1

Houston Texans wide receiver Randall Cobb wasn't the biggest name to join the Houston Texans this offseason, but he might be the addition that ends up helping the team the most as he'll serve as a solid slot option for the team. While the Week 1 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs is scary for Houston's offense, Cobb's upside as the team's one real underneath threat makes him an intriguing flex play in deeper PPR leagues. There's risk because of the matchup and the fact that this is his first game with Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson, but there's upside because he could wind up leading the team in targets in his expected role.

Source: Pro Football Reference

2020-09-07 12:45:30


Brandin Cooks Is Risky Week 1 Play

With no preseason, familiarity could be more important than ever at the beginning of the 2020 NFL season. That might not be great news for fantasy managers who've rostered Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks. A talented receiver, Cooks has two key things working against him in Week 1: it's his first game as a Texan, and he faces the Kansas City Chiefs, who allowed the second-fewest fantasy points per game to wide receivers last season. Cooks is still a solid season-long player, but it might be a good idea to keep him on the bench this week in shallower formats until we start to see his rapport with quarterback Deshaun