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Chris Godwin cleared for Week 3
Suffered concussion late in season opener
By: Doug Orth | Sep 21 2020, 6:45 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
#Bucs coach Bruce Arians says Chris Godwin passed the concussion protocol and he is good to go for Denver. (Tampa Bay Time - Rick Stroud)

FFToday's Take: It's been a rough start for Tom Brady pass-catchers as Mike Evans was slowed by a hamstring injury in Week 1 and Godwin being sidelined in Week 2. All three should be just fine to take advantage of a decimated Denver defense in Week 3, and it wouldn't be overly surprising if both wideouts posted top 15-20 numbers at their position for the week.
Injury Sterling Shepard expected to miss some time
Likely dealing with turf toe
By: Doug Orth | Sep 21 2020, 6:40 pm

New York Giants
Giants WR Sterling Shepard, knocked out yesterday with a toe injury, is believed to be dealing with turf toe, source said. He’ll have an MRI today, but that’s an ailment that generally causes a WR to miss some time. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)

FFToday's Take: Dealing with injury has unfortunately been the tale of Shepard's pro career to this point. The fifth-year pro wasn't making a huge dent in fantasy so far, but some of that could have been due to the quality of defenses the Giants have faced so far. Darius Slayton and Golden Tate are good bets to flirt with WR3 production in his absence, although starting either player will come with limited upside against the San Francisco 49ers in Week 3.
Injury Courtland Sutton done for the year
Torn ACL
By: Doug Orth | Sep 21 2020, 6:35 pm

Denver Broncos
Per sources: Courtland Sutton tore up his knee. Done for the year. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)

FFToday's Take: Jerry Jeudy was drafted in the first round to complement Sutton for at least this year. Now, he'll be counted upon to serve as the primary target - along with Noah Fant - for Jeff Driskel immediately and Drew Lock when he returns from his shoulder injury. KJ Hamler and Tim Patrick will also be asked to step up and absorb some of Sutton's targets. In most leagues, however, Jeudy will be the only one from the receiver group worth starting on a regular basis.
Injury San Fran likely w/o top two RBs in Week 3
Raheem Mostert, Tevin Coleman hurt vs. Jets
By: Doug Orth | Sep 21 2020, 6:20 pm

San Francisco
49ers’ RB Tevin Coleman is expected to miss “multiple weeks” with the knee injury he suffered Sunday, per source. So 49ers are expected to be without Coleman and Raheem Mostert on Sunday at the Giants. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)

FFToday's Take: Mostert reportedly suffered a sprained MCL that "should" keep him out for the next game against the Giants and maybe a bit longer. Undrafted rookie free agent JaMycal Hasty is expected to be elevated from the practice squad to join Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson as the three active backs in his absence. McKinnon would likely draw the start be the recommended fantasy play, but he may be kept under 15 touches given his injury history. Nevertheless, he would be a high-upside flex option.
Injury Parris Campbell out indefinitely with PCL and MCL injury
Out indefinitely
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 21 2020, 1:18 pm

Indianapolis Colts
The most specific info I have on Colts WR Parris Campbell is as follows: Its a PCL and MCL injury. The course of action (surgery or no surgery) has not yet been decided. That will likely determine his ultimate timeline. For now, he’s out indefinitely. Big blow. (Stephen Holder on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Colts aren't the deepest team at receiver but can now rely on T.Y. Hilton, Michael Pittman and whatever tight ends are healthy. TE Mo Alie-Cox posted a 5-111-0 line against the Vikings in Week 2.
Injury Worries about Courtland Sutton knee injury
MRI coming today
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 21 2020, 11:27 am

Denver Broncos
Drew Lock’s injury isn’t the only reason for concern: #Broncos talented WR Courtland Sutton is feared to have suffered a significant knee injury, sources tell me and @JamesPalmerTV. He’s scheduled for an MRI today. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Sutton, who was questionable for Week 2 with a shoulder injury, left the game on Sunday with cramps and a knee injury. If he were to miss significant time, Jerry Jeudy and TE Noah Fant would become the two best receiving options for Drew Lock (shoulder) or backup Jeff Driskel.
Injury Christian McCaffrey expected to miss multiple weeks
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 21 2020, 11:13 am

Carolina Panthers
Panthers’ RB Christian McCaffrey is expected to be sidelined “multiple weeks” with the ankle injury he suffered Sunday, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The league was decimated with injuries in Week 2 and McCaffrey couldn't escape the carnage. McCaffrey was injured in the fourth quarter on his second TD run. Mike Davis is next up on the depth chart and would figure to be the lead back and waiver wire target for fantasy owners.
Injury Drew Lock expected to miss 2-6 weeks
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 20 2020, 5:38 pm

Los Angeles Chargers
Broncos’ QB Drew Lock, who was in a sling after today’s loss to Pittsburgh, sprained his AC and is expected to be sidelined between 2-6 weeks, per me and @Jeff_Legwold. He will undergo an MRI on Monday to help determine extent of damage and how long he will miss. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Shefter is suggesting an AC joint sprain but MRI tomorrow will tell the story. Jeff Driskel replaced Lock on Sunday and finished with a 256-2-1 line against the Steelers. Denver's upcoming schedule includes TB, @NYJ, @NE, and MIA.
Injury Giants fear torn ACL for Saquon Barkley
More tests Monday
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 20 2020, 4:48 pm

New York Giants
Giants fear RB Saquon Barkley suffered a torn ACL today, sources tell me and @JordanRaanan. One source said the torn ACL was “certainly within the realm” but there will be more tests Monday to make a full and complete determination. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It's been a rough week for injuries including Barkley who will likely miss the remainder of the season. With Dion Lewis and Wayne Gallman next up on the depth chart it won't be shocking to see the Giants bring in a veteran for the remainder of the season.
Injury Golden Tate expected to play
Missed Week 1 with hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 20 2020, 8:15 am

New York Giants
#Giants WR Golden Tate, listed as questionable after missing Week 1 with a hamstring injury, is expected to play today, source said. He should be at full strength. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Giants receiving corps will be at full strength today against the Bears with Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard playing along side Tate. Slayton led the group last week with 6-102-2 line against the Steelers.
Injury Courtland Sutton, gametime decision
Trending in right direction
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 20 2020, 7:00 am

Denver Broncos
#Broncos WR Courtland Sutton, dealing with an AC joint sprain, has a good chance to play today, I’m told, but the team wants to work him out pregame to make sure his ailment has healed enough, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Sutton sat out Week 1 with a shoulder injury but appears on track to play in Week 2 assuming he can pass tests in pre-game warmup. Sutton is on the WR3 radar in a difficult matchup against the Steelers.
Injury George Kittle ruled out with knee sprain

By: Mike Krueger | Sep 18 2020, 4:45 pm

San Francisco
George Kittle was ruled out for their Week 2 game against the New York Jets with a knee sprain, 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said. Kittle will remain in the Bay Area for a couple of extra days of recovery before joining the team for the week in West Virginia as they prepare for their Week 3 game against the New York Giants. (NBC Sports)

FFToday's Take: With Kittle out, Jordan Reed will step into a starting role and is a decent low-end TE1 option given the lack of pass catching weapons for Jimmy Garoppolo. Wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk will see his first action of the season after sitting out Week 1 with a hamstring injury.
Injury Chris Godwin listed as Doubtful
Returned to practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 18 2020, 3:15 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Tight end Antony Auclair is officially out against the Panthers. Chris Godwin is doubtful. Bruce Arians said he'll consider bringing someone up from the practice squad. Tanner Hudson does play special teams and that player's primary job Sunday would be special teams. (Jenna Laine on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Godwin did return to practice on Friday but is officially listed as Doubtful. Mike Evans did end up playing last week after initially being listed as Doubtful, but returning from a concussion requires more hurdles to jump. It's looking like Godwin will sit which should give more playing time to Justin Watson. Mike Evans is in the WR1 and Scotty Miller is viable Flex option.
Injury Titans lose A.J. Brown for Week 2
Knee injury for Brown
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 18 2020, 2:00 pm

Tennessee Titans
-Titans receiver A.J. Brown (knee) has been ruled out for Sunday's game. -Titans running back Darrynton Evans (hamstring) has also been ruled out for Sunday. (Tennessee Titans)

FFToday's Take: Brown has a bone bruise on his knee that Adam Schefter speculated could keep him out beyond Week 2. Brown missed practice Thursday and Friday and will leave a void in the Titans passing game. Corey Davis (hamstring) becomes an intriguing fantasy asset against the Jags along with TE Jonnu Smith.
Injury Jack Doyle out for Week 2
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 18 2020, 1:45 pm

Indianapolis Colts
Jack Doyle, a two-time Pro Bowl tight end and quietly-efficient member of the offense, has been ruled out of Sunday's home opener against the Minnesota Vikings at Lucas Oil Stadium with knee and ankle injuries. The Colts initially believed Doyle would miss more than one game with the injuries. The status of rookie wideout Michael Pittman Jr. is uncertain after the second-round draft pick sustained a toe injury in Thursday's practice. (Fox59 Indianapolis)

FFToday's Take: With Doyle and Trey Burton (calf) out, Mo Alie-Cox should see increased snaps at the tight end position and is worth a look if you're desperate at the position. Pittman's toe injury should fly under the fantasy radar with T.Y. Hilton and Parris Campbell the top two options at receiver for the Colts.
Injury Jamison Crowder out for Week 2
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 18 2020, 11:45 am

New York Jets
#Jets injury update: Jamison Crowder has been ruled OUT FOR the game, per Gase. #Jets (Rich Cimini on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The loss of Crowder further depletes the Jets offense which is already missing Le'Veon Bell. Braxton Berrios is expected to see increased playing time. Breshad Perriman and TE Chris Herndon should be the top two targets for Sam Darnold.
Injury George Kittle unlikely to practice all week
TE still expected to play through knee sprain in Week 2
By: Doug Orth | Sep 17 2020, 11:55 pm

San Francisco
49ers TE George Kittle will get the whole week to rest, according to Kyle Shanahan, though he might be involved in Friday's practice. But Shanahan said there is no problem with him playing even if he doesn't practice. Shanahan optimistic that Kittle will be available on Sunday. (ESPN - Nick Wagoner)

FFToday's Take: Fantasy owners should remain skeptical for at least two reasons: 1) there's always a chance Shanahan protects him by cutting his snaps back and 2) he shouldn't be needed to beat the Jets. The natural pivot for fantasy owners would be Jordan Reed, but the position is deep enough this year that it would be advisable to go in another direction - such as Logan Thomas in shallow leagues or maybe even Dan Arnold in deep leagues.
Injury James Conner back at practice
Full participant
By: Doug Orth | Sep 17 2020, 7:35 pm

Pittburgh Steelers
James Conner, JuJu Smith-Schuster and Diontae Johnson were all full participants in practice today for the Steelers. (Dale Lolley on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The big surprise here is Conner, whose status seemed tenuous at best when HC Mike Tomlin said the team would "leave the light on (for him)" in regards to him playing in Week 2 earlier in the week. Conner's durability issues make him one of the more aggravating players for fantasy owners, but Week 1's early exit is much more than exception than the rule when he plays. Expect Conner to see his usual 15-plus touches in Week 2 if he is active with Benny Snell getting mixed in.
Injury A.J. Brown to miss multiple games?
Bone bruise on his knee
By: Doug Orth | Sep 17 2020, 7:20 pm

Tennessee Titans
Titans' WR A.J. Brown missed practice (Thursday) with a bone bruise in his knee that is jeopardizing his availability for Sunday's game against the Jaguars and possibly beyond, per source. Brown is likely to be week to week with his knee injury. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)

FFToday's Take: It's unclear when the injury happened, but things are trending in the wrong direction quickly for him. He was a limited participant in practice Wednesday but did not try to go on Thursday. Brown's absence opens the door for Corey Davis and Jonnu Smith to take on more targets - enough to make both low-end weekly starters in most leagues.
Injury Miles Sanders on track to go in Week 2
Sat out opener with a hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Sep 17 2020, 7:15 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Miles Sanders and Derek Barnett were FULL participants in practice today, per #Eagles. (Inside the Birds - Geoff Mosher)

FFToday's Take: Sanders was limited in practice all of last week, so consecutive full practices for him are a good sign he will play this week against the Rams. Philadelphia's offensive line is beat up and Carson Wentz is coming off a game in which he was sacked eight times, so the Eagles may not hesitate to put a lot on Sanders' plate right away. Consider him an RB2 with RB1 upside for this matchup.
Injury Golladay to miss practice Thursday
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 17 2020, 12:45 pm

Detroit Lions
Kenny Golladay is in danger of missing his second straight game because of a strained hamstring. Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia said Golladay will not practice Thursday because of the injury he suffered in practice last week. "We’ve seen progress, so we’ll just take it day by day from that standpoint, see how it goes," Patricia said. "But just like I said (before), we don’t want to push something into a bad spot, either." (Detroit Free Press)

FFToday's Take: Missing a Thursday practice is never a good sign for a player's availability on Sunday. Quintez Cephus (3-43) would get another start if Golladay sits. Cephus led the team in targets (10) in Week 1.
Injury Jamison Crowder misses practice Thursday
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 17 2020, 11:30 am

New York Jets
Jets early injury report: WR Jamison Crowder, who had seven catches for 115 yards and a TD last week, won't practice today due to a hamstring injury. He "pulled up" and was limited yesterday, per Adam Gase, who indicated it's not a long-term injury. Status for Sunday will hinge a lot on whether he practices tomorrow. Braxton Berrios would replace him in the slot. RB La'Mical Perine (ankle) will return to practice; a chance he plays. LT Mekhi Becton (knee) is fine. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Another hamstring injury. The Jets may be without another key piece of their offense after RB Le'Veon Bell was placed in IR with a hamstring injury of his own. If Crowder sits, Breshad Perriman and TE Chris Herndon would be the top targets for Sam Darnold.
Injury Chris Godwin in concussion protocol
Showed up Wednesday with symptoms
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 16 2020, 2:16 pm

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Pro Bowl wide receiver Chris Godwin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is experiencing delayed-onset symptoms after a hit to the head Sunday and is in the concussion protocol for Week 2, coach Bruce Arians said. "He did not show any symptoms Monday or Tuesday and then showed up today with some, so we're gonna be very, very cautious with that," Arians said Wednesday. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: On a good note, Mike Evans was able to practice on Wednesday. Godwin has a few days to clear the concussion protocol. Scotty Miller posted a 5-73 line in Week 1.
Injury Miles Sanders expected to practice Wednesday
Hamstring injury, on track to play in Week 2
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 16 2020, 1:00 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Doug Pederson on Miles Sanders, Lane Johnson, Derek Barnett practice availability: Expects them to get some work today. Brandon Graham still in concussion protocol. #Eagles (Jeff McLane on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: In addition to Sanders, any help on the offensive line would be welcome. Sanders was scratched last week with a hamstring injury but is on track to play this week according to Adam Schefter. How much he plays or if he's on a snap count remains to be seen. We should get a better idea of his true status after practice on Friday.
Injury 49ers signing WR Mohamed Sanu
Veteran wideout needed to shore up WR ranks in San Fran
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 16 2020, 9:39 am

San Francisco
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) on Twitter: "49ers are signing former Patriots’ WR Mohamed Sanu, per his agent @MikeMcCartney7" (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Deebo Samuel (foot) on injured reserve , the 49ers need capable WRs, and Sanu has experience with coach Kyle Shanahan. He'll slide into a significant role immediately and can be added in deep fantasy leagues. I wouldn't roll him out right away, but he's worth an add.
Injury Michael Thomas may miss several weeks
Ankle injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 15 2020, 6:41 pm

New Orleans
#Saints star WR Michael Thomas' high-ankle injury is worse than originally believed, and he’s now expected to miss several weeks, sources tell me and @RapSheet. Thomas is as tough as they come and surely will try to defy that timeline. But it'll be a battle. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Thomas is a fantasy stud that can't be replaced. It won't be surprising if the team puts Thomas on the three-week injured reserved. Without Thomas, Tre'Quan Smith could see some increased playing time but targets typically headed to Thomas will likey be spread around to Kamara, Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook.
Injury Jets place Le'Veon Bell, Denzel Mims on short-term IR
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 15 2020, 4:12 pm

New York Jets
#NYJ place Le’Veon Bell (hamstring) on IR, via source. Eligible to return in three weeks. (Kim Jones on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Bell is eligible to return Week 5. In addition, the team placed WR Denzel Mims on IR and signed Kalen Ballage. This is all undesirable for fantasy owners. Frank Gore should see an increased role in the backfield and is worthy of Flex consideration if you're desparate.
Injury Michael Thomas has high-ankle sprain
WR not ready to concede Week 2 yet
By: Doug Orth | Sep 14 2020, 6:25 pm

New Orleans
Saints star WR Michael Thomas suffered a high-ankle injury in Sunday’s win over the #Bucs, but it’s something he believes he can play through, sources tell me and @RapSheet. With an extra day before next Monday’s game vs. #Raiders, nobody ruling Thomas out. (NFL Network - Tom Pelissero)

FFToday's Take: The sad part is the injury happened on a block late in the game already decided. There is some belief this could be a "minor" high-ankle sprain, but it is difficult for even the most elite athletes to play through this injury and remain productive. Fantasy owners would be wise to use this week to prepare for the possibility Thomas may be limited for a few weeks at the very least. Emmanuel Sanders could be a capable fantasy starter should Thomas sit in Week 2 versus the Raiders.
Reduced receiving work for Austin Ekeler?
RB still a priority but lower target totals may be new norm
By: Doug Orth | Sep 14 2020, 6:15 pm

Los Angeles Chargers
Anthony Lynn said the new scheme - primarily the increased QB and pocket movement - will limit check downs to RBs, including Austin Ekeler, who only had one target Sunday. But he said it's still a priority to get Ekeler touches moving forward. (The Athletic - Daniel Popper)

FFToday's Take: Ekeler was plenty involved in Week 1 (20 touches), but 19 of them came via the running game. Seeing as how Lynn seems to be confirming this is the plan moving forward in what figures to be a grind-it-out ball-control offense, fantasy owners should consider putting Ekeler on the market in hopes someone will pay for last season. Without goal-line work (should be mostly Joshua Kelley) and a dramatic drop in receiving work, Ekeler may be an RB2 in 2020 with limited upside.
Injury Le'Veon Bell could miss a couple of weeks
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 14 2020, 2:07 pm

New York Jets
Gase said Bell could be out a couple of weeks. #Jets (Rich Cimini on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Bell left Week 1 with a hamstring injury and sounds like he won't be suiting up for Week 2 against the 49ers. Frank Gore is likely to get the start against his former team but will nothing more than a TD-dependent Flex option in a game that projects the Jets to be playing from behind.
Injury MRI confirms torn Achilles for Marlon Mack
Injury occurs in final year of rookie deal
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 14 2020, 11:00 am

Indianapolis Colts
Marlon Mack’s worst fear has been confirmed. A magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test revealed the Indianapolis Colts’ feature running back suffered a torn right Achilles tendon in Sunday’s opening 27-20 loss at Jacksonville, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Surgery is required, which will end his season and perhaps his career with the team. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This was Mack's final year of his rookie contract. Expect Jonathan Taylor to assume the bulk of the rushing duties for the Colts with Nyheim Hines mixed in. Both should excel in PPR leagues as Philip Rivers loves the dump-off pass to running backs.
Injury Cowboys fear torn ACL for TE Blake Jarwin
Likely out for the season
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 13 2020, 9:15 pm

Dallas Cowboys
After evaluation, Cowboys fear that TE Blake Jarwin has suffered a torn ACL, source said. An MRI to reveal injury's full nature but the team's belief is Jarwin has been lost for season. Injured right knee in second quarter. (Michael Gehlken on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Jarwin had a promising outlook as a full time player in a high-powered offense. Dalton Schultz and Blake Bell are next up on the roster, but neither offer the upside that Jarwin did.
Injury Mike Williams may give it a go?
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 13 2020, 8:51 am

Los Angeles Chargers
#Chargers WR Mike Williams, who has been battling an AC joint sprain from a few weeks ago, is likely to play today, sources say. It’s not 100% and the team wants to see him warm up. But there is optimism that he’ll be out there against the #Bengals. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Williams was trending towards sitting in Week 1 now it appears he has a chance to play. Even if he's active, fantasy owners would be wise to keep Williams on the bench this week given the uncertainty and risk.
Injury David Montgomery expected to play
Groin injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 13 2020, 7:03 am

Chicgao Bears
#Bears RB David Montgomery, listed as questionable with a groin injury, is expected to play today vs the #Lions, source says. He should receive his full workload. … WR Cordarrelle Patterson (knee, questionable) is also good to go. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Montgomery's groin injury looked bad a couple weeks ago but he's made a good enough recovery to suit up in Week 1. He's in Flex, low-end RB2 consideration this week against the Lions.
Injury Mike Williams not expected to play
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2020, 11:20 pm

Los Angeles Chargers
Chargers’ WR Mike Williams, who hurt his shoulder in training camp and was limited in practice last week, is not expected to play Sunday vs. the Bengals, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Williams was fully expected to miss Week 1 and it appears he will land on the inactive list. Keenan Allen and tight end Hunter Henry are the only viable options in the Chargers passing game for fantasy owners.
Injury Jalen Reagor expected to play
Shoulder injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2020, 11:05 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Eagles’ first-round pick Jalen Reagor, who was limited some at practice last week before practicing in full Friday due to a shoulder injury, will play today vs. the Washington Football Team. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Reagor's shoulder injury was expected to keep him sidelined to start the season. Surprise. He will join DeSean Jackson and Zach Ertz as the top targets for Carson Wentz against Washington in Week 1. Fantasy owners with the luxury of not forcing the rookie into their lineup might elect to wait a week just to make sure he isn't limited in Week 1.
Injury Miles Sanders out for Week 1
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2020, 4:00 pm

Philadelphia Eagles
Source: Eagles’ RB Miles Sanders will not make the trip to Washington and, due to a hamstring injury that had him listed as questionable, is out for Sunday’s opener against the Washington Football Team. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Sanders was limited in practice this week but has now been declared out. His absence opens the door for Boston Scott to be fantasy viable as an RB2 against Washington. Corey Clement should also get work in a backup role.
Injury Mike Evans upgraded to Questionable
Hamstring injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2020, 11:30 am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers
An encouraging step for Mike Evans, as the Bucs receiver is upgraded to questionable for Sunday vs. Saints as he deals with hamstring injury. (Greg Auman on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Evans was previously listed as Doubtful. Even if he's active for Sunday against the Saints, it will be difficult for fantasy owners to press the submit button on Evans in Week 1. Scotty Miller and Justin Watson would help fill the void if Evans sits.
Injury Tevin Coleman could sit due to poor air quality
NFL monitoring air quality for Cardinals / 49ers game
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 11 2020, 6:15 pm

San Francisco
RB Tevin Coleman has a preexisting condition that prevents him from practicing when air quality is bad. He’s in uniform and stretching on a side field. Shanahan said it will be a personal decision for Coleman as to whether he plays if AQI is over 150 Sunday. It's not an "automatic no," Shanahan said. (Matt Barrows on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: If the Air Quality Index pushes above 200 on Sunday the Rams / Cardinals could be postponed. Even if it's played, Coleman may elect to sit out given his sickle cell trait. Fantasy owners should pay attention to this development throughout the weekend.
Injury Deebo Samuel out, Brandon Aiyuk questionable
49ers thin at wide receiver
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 11 2020, 4:45 pm

San Francisco
Deebo Samuel is out for Sunday’s game with a foot injury, while wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk is questionable with a hamstring injury. (SI.com)

FFToday's Take: Aiyuik is going to be a gametime decision. The 49ers are woefully thin at wide receiver. The rookie receiver is difficult to trust in Week 1 even if he does play. Kendrick Bourne is worthy a look against the Cardinals as a Flex play.