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Injury Parris Campbell Inactive for Week 2
Late add to the injury report
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 19 2021, 11:32 am

Indianapolis Colts
Officially active today for the Colts: Eric Fisher, Quenton Nelson, Khari Willis, Darius Leonard, Michael Pittman Jr. Inactive: WR Parris Campbell. (Zak Keefer on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Both Pittman and Campbell (abdomen) were late adds to the injury report this week but while Pittman will be on the field, Campbell will ride the bench. Zach Pascal becomes an intriguing DFS tournament play as a result.
Injury Jamison Crowder expected to play for Jets
Groin injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 19 2021, 7:00 am

New York Jets
#Jets WR Jamison Crowder, questionable with a groin injury, is expected to play vs. the #Patriots, source said. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Crowder has missed time with a groin but expected to return to the field today against New England. The Jets looked woeful on offense much of Week 1 and Crowder's role is unclear, making him an undesirable fantasy option in Week 2.
Injury Raiders rule out Josh Jacobs for Week 2
Gruden talks up Peyton Barber
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 17 2021, 3:32 pm

Oakland Raiders
Interesting from Gruden, when asked about the opportunity for Kenyan Drake with Josh Jacobs out: "We're excited about the opportunity for Peyton Barber. We really like Peyton Barber." #Raiders (Vic Tafur on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Gruden talking up Peyton Barber is interesting and worthy of a chuckle at the same time but most likely Drake will come out of this game with the most fantasy points between the two running backs. Jacobs (toe) was obviously hobbled in the Raiders Week 1 game against the Ravens.
Will Fuller out for Week 2 due to personal matter
Timetable for return is unclear
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 17 2021, 11:30 am

Miami Dolphins
Dolphins wide receiver Will Fuller won't play in Sunday's game against the Bills and his absence for personal reasons is indefinite. "He's dealing with a personal issue," Dolphins coach Brian Flores said Friday. "I've had multiple conversations with him the last couple of days. He is definitely dealing with a personal issue. I respect his privacy. I ask that everyone respects his privacy. We support Will. And we'll take it one day at a time." (Palm Beach Post)

FFToday's Take: This sounds like Fuller could miss multiple weeks but we just don't have a clear timeline as of now. He was getting ready to make his debut after coming off suspension in Week 1. For the time being the Dolphins will press forward with DeVante Parker and Jaylen Waddle as their top two wideouts.
Injury Ty'Son Williams stuck in expanding committee?
OC wanted to "get other backs involved" in Week 1 loss
By: Doug Orth | Sep 16 2021, 8:00 pm

Baltimore Ravens
Roman said Ty'Son Williams' usage in second half was more a reflection of wanting to get other RBs involved. Said the days of one back playing whole game are over. (The Athletic - Jeff Zrebiec)

FFToday's Take: Here's one problem with Roman's comment: the Ravens haven't been a one-back team in years. Here's another problem: Latavius Murray gave the running game next to nothing in "relief" of Williams in Week 1. A more accurate statement would have been Roman doesn't trust Williams in pass pro yet. Baltimore doesn't have the margin for error now it used to, and it shouldn't take long before it becomes clear Williams needs to carry more of the load. The Ravens need to be more concerned with whether it should be Murray, Le'Veon Bell or Devonta Freeman working in tandem with him.
Ravens call up Devonta Freeman from practice squad
Le'Veon Bell waiting in the wings
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 16 2021, 8:40 am

Baltimore Ravens
Ravens are signing veteran RB Devonta Freeman to their active roster, per his agent @DrewJRosenhaus. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: He joins Ty'Son Williams and Latavius Murray in the Baltimore backfield. The Ravens gave the cold shoulder to Williams in the second half of Week 1 after a botched pass protection assignment and a couple shaky ball-handling situations with Lamar Jackson on the read option. This isn't good news for Williams fantasy outlook. Le'Veon Bell remains on the practice squad.
Injury Odell Beckham Jr. out for Week 2
Still recovering from ACL injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 15 2021, 1:04 pm

Cleveland Browns
Browns’ HC Kevin Stefanski said today that WR Odell Beckham Jr. will not play Sunday vs. Houston. (Adam Teicher on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This is somewhat surprising considering Beckham seemed close to playing Week 1 against the Chiefs. His absence will give more work to Donovan Peoples-Jones and rookie Anthony Schwartz although both aren't recommended fantasy options this week against Houston as the Brown could easily rush for 200 yards.
Injury Evan Engram out for Week 2
Calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 15 2021, 12:39 pm

New York Giants
The #Giants ruled out TE Evan Engram with a calf injury, as he’ll miss his second straight game. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Engram missed Week 1 with a calf injury and will sit the bench again on a short week. In his absence Kyle Rudolph posted a 2-8-0 line on five targets against the Broncos. Both tight ends are off the fantasy radar for now.
Kenny Stills working out for Saints
Veteran WR could return to his old team
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 14 2021, 9:15 am

New Orleans
Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) via Twitter: "The #Saints worked out a group of receivers today that included veterans Marqise Lee and Kenny Stills." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Stills could make for a speculative add in deeper formats if he signs with the Saints, who are pretty thin at WR this season -- especially with Tre'Quan Smith injured and Michael Thomas on IR until midseason.
Injury Raheem Mostert likely out two months
Torn knee cartilage
By: Doug Orth | Sep 13 2021, 8:00 pm

San Francisco
Raheem Mostert will go on IR for approximately eight weeks with torn knee cartilage. (NBCS Bay Area - Matt Maiocco)

FFToday's Take: It's hard to pin something like this specific injury to anything Mostert did wrong, but his injury history and running style have long made him a risky option for fantasy. Elijah Mitchell ran for over 100 yards in his pro debut, but that after Trey Sermon was a healthy scratch. Did Sermon fall down the depth chart that quickly or was he scratched because Mostert started and Mitchell and JaMycal Hasty offered more value on special teams? Either way, Mitchell figures to the top priority on waivers for many fantasy squads this week.
Injury Ryan Fitzpatrick out several weeks with hip injury
MRI today to determine how much time he'll miss
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 13 2021, 7:25 am

Washington Redskins
From @GMFB: Washington Football Team QB Ryan Fitzpatrick suffered a hip subluxation, knocking him out several weeks and likely meaning a stint on IR. He'll have an MRI today to determine how much time he'll miss. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Fitzmagic left in the second quarter giving way to Taylor Heinicke (11-15, 122-1-0). We can expect Heinicke to get the start in the next few games (NYG, @BUF, @ATL, NO) with the possibility of him becoming the permanent starter if Fitz is out for the year.
Injury Josh Jacobs downgraded to Questionable, illness
Monday night game against Baltimore
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2021, 7:44 pm

Oakland Raiders
#Raiders RB Josh Jacobs (illness) has been downgraded to questionable for tomorrow’s game vs. Baltimore. (Vic Tafur on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Kenyan Drake could see increased usage if Jacobs sits but at this time we don't have a good read on the severity of the illness. Stay tuned...
Injury Jerry Jeudy leaves with high ankle sprain
6-72 line on 7 targets in Week 1
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2021, 6:40 pm

Denver Broncos
#Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy has a high ankle sprain, source said. X-rays negative. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Jeudy was taken to the locker room on a cart but it appears he escaped a season-ending injury. He posted a 6-72 line on 7 targets before exiting. He'll likely miss multiple weeks. Expect Tim Patrick and KJ Hamler to pick up the slack.
Injury Saquon Barkley's role still a question mark
Eased in?
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2021, 7:45 am

New York Giants
#Giants RB Saquon Barkley will play today vs. the #Broncos, fully cleared by doctors following a strong week, sources say. That said, Barkley - recovering from a torn ACL - will be eased in and used sparingly. He’ll get snaps, but the team won’t put him at risk so early. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Not exactly what Barkley owners want to hear but at the same time we've seen instances in the past where these "limited role" tweets don't actually come true. Unless you have a true viable RB1 option, it's probably OK to keep Barkley in your lineup.
Injury Odell Beckham Jr. a gametime decision
Signs point to him playing
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2021, 7:15 am

Cleveland Browns
Odell Beckham Jr. looked good at practice this week but didn’t take full reps, and hasn’t had any contact all summer - which is why Browns want to see how he feels pre-game today before making any decisions on his status vs. the Chiefs, per source. It will be about how OBJ feels. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: We've been under the assumption this week that OBJ will be out there in a late-game against the Chiefs. It's likely that will be the case, but there is still some doubt about his availability. Ian Rapoport is reporting he's expected to play. OBJ owners should have a plan B in place just in case.
Injury Emmanuel Sanders (foot) expected to play
Listed as Questionable
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 12 2021, 7:00 am

Buffalo Bills
#Bills WR Emmanuel Sanders, listed as questionable with a foot injury, is expected to play today vs. the #Steelers, source said, barring an unexpected setback. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Sanders was limited in practice this week but it appears he'll be out there today against the Steelers. He makes for a viable WR3 in the Bills heavy passing attack.
Injury Austin Ekeler expected to play in Week 1
Limited in practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 10 2021, 7:30 pm

Los Angeles Chargers
Brandon Staley said he expects Austin Ekeler to play Sunday: “He looked good out there. Optimistic for sure.” #Chargers (Daniel Popper on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Ekeler was limited in practice Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday. Ian Rapport has reported that Ekeler is expected to play. A matchup against Washington isn't the best for Ekeler's fantasy prospects but he's still a strong start assuming his workload is not limited.
Injury Curtis Samuel lands on IR, groin injury
Will miss first three games
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 10 2021, 12:12 pm

Washington Redskins
Ron Rivera very clear that surgery not an option for Curtis Samuel. The issue is rest, and Samuel's time on the Covid list set back his recovery. Rivera is confident that a few more weeks of rest should get Samuel back on his feet (JP Finlay on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The IR designation means that Samuel will miss at least the first three games of the season. He's battled a groin injury since early this summer and hasn't been right since. In his place, Dyami Brown and Adam Humphries out of the slot will see increased snaps.
Ravens bring in Latavius Murray, one-year deal
Baltimore full of veteran RBs
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 10 2021, 9:13 am

Baltimore Ravens
Ravens now have reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Saints’ RB Latavius Murray, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Ravens have added three veteran running backs in the past couple days including Le'Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman and now Murray. Murray is likely the best bet to see playing time of this group behind Ty'Son Williams and should be the highest waiver wire priority of the three.
Injury Austin Ekeler misses another practice
Hamstring injury
By: Doug Orth | Sep 10 2021, 2:00 am

Los Angeles Chargers
RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) wasn’t practicing during the portion open to the media. He was running on the side. (LA Times - Jeff Miller)

FFToday's Take: The positive here is he was running on the side. However, there's reason for concern after he missed Wednesday's practice as well. It is a bit troubling since Ekeler and all of the key players on this offense were held out of preseason action to make sure they were everyone healthy for Week 1. While the Chargers are reportedly optimistic he will play against Washington this weekend, it would be prudent to pick up Justin Jackson in any league he is still available.
Injury Ravens fear two ACL injuries, Gus Edwards & Marcus Peters
Ravens hit hard with pre-season injuries
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 9 2021, 4:10 pm

Baltimore Ravens
From NFL Kickoff Early Edition: The #Ravens likely lost two more stars for the season, as RB Gus Edwards and CB Marcus Peters are feared to have torn their ACLs in practice today. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The hits just keep coming for the Ravens. After losing J.K. Dobbins (ACL) it appears another RB is out for the year. The team did sign Le'Veon Bell to the practice squad and it would seem likely that he will now be elevated for Monday night's game against the Raiders. Ty'Son Williams becomes the defacto RB1. Expect Baltimore to be bringing in another free agent (Latavius Murray?) soon. Edit: Devonta Freeman has been signed to the practice squad.
Injury Curtis Samuel misses practice Thursday
Groin injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 9 2021, 12:45 pm

Washington Redskins
No surprise: Curtis Samuel a DNP again today. (John Keim on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Samuel was working with the trainer today a day after he looked less than enthused at practice. It's safe to say that Samuel is trending in the wrong direction for being on the field in Week 1. He's battled a groin injury the entire off-season. If he doesn't play, it will mean more reps for Dyami Brown and Adam Humphries.
Injury Kicker Ka'mi Fairbairn out for Week 1
Joey Slye to their practice squad
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 8 2021, 12:22 pm

Houston Texans
Kicker Ka’imi Fairbairn will also not play in Week 1, David Culley said. The Texans signed kicker Joey Slye to their practice squad yesterday. (Aaron Reiss on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Kickers. You probably weren't targeting the Texans kicker for your Week 1 lineup but in case your stuck with Fairbairn on your roster, it's safe to dump him for somebody else.
Injury Saints release Latavius Murray
Team asked RB to take a paycut, Murray refused
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 7 2021, 6:00 pm

New Orleans
Saints are releasing RB Latavius Murray, per source. They asked for a pay reduction yesterday and he refused. Murray is coming off his best season, averaging 4.5 yards per carry and 7.7 yards per catch. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Saints liked what the saw from Tony Jones during the preseason which made this move not so surprising. He becomes the No.2 RB behind Alvin Kamara. Murray will likely get some interest from RB needy teams (BAL?) although the Ravens did sign veteran Le'Veon Bell to their practice squad earlier today.
Tevin Coleman listed as RB1 on Jets depth chart
Veteran snags top role heading into Week 1
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 7 2021, 12:40 pm

New York Jets
Tevin Coleman is listed as the RB1 on the Jets Week 1 depth chart. (

FFToday's Take: Ty Johnson and rookie Michael Carter just didn't have enough of a grasp of the offense heading into Week 1, leaving Coleman as the default RB1 headed into the matchup against Carolina. Coleman isn't the sexiest option but he should be considered in some deeper fantasy formats against the Panthers.
Injury Torn Achilles for Ravens RB Justice Hill
Baltimore working out Le'Veon Bell and others to help shore up ranks
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 7 2021, 10:45 am

Baltimore Ravens
Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) via Twitter: "Source: #Ravens RB Justice Hill tore his Achilles at practice recently. He’s out for the season. That’s why they are working out backs." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Le'Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman, and Elijah Holyfield worked out for the Ravens on Monday after Hill, initially slated to be active as the team's No. 3 back by default, went down. Hill is heading to season-ending injured reserve, leaving just Gus Edwards and Ty'Son Williams available at this time. We expect one or more veteran backs to be added this week.
Sony Michel on track to play Week 1
Rams new RB still learning playbook but should be available
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 7 2021, 10:44 am

Los Angeles Rams
Kevin Modesti (@KevinModesti) via Twitter: "Also "on track" for the Rams' game against the Bears on Sunday is running back Sony Michel, who's learning the playbook after the Aug. 25 trade. McVay said he'll know more later in the week." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Michel could eventually challenge Darrell Henderson for touches in a committee role, but he'll likely be eased in at first until he's up to speed with Sean McVay's scheme.
T.J. Hockenson on track for 1,000 yard season?
Reports say TE is "building great chemistry" with Lions QB Jared Goff
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 7 2021, 10:32 am

Detroit Lions
ESPN's Eric Woodyard writes in his "bold predictions" preview that 2020 Pro-Bowler T.J. Hockenson put in lots of work this offseason alongside former Iowa teammate George Kittle and "is already building great chemistry" with QB Jared Goff. Last season, Hockenson finished with 67 catches for 723 yards. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: A 1,000 yard season might be a stretch, but the expectations for Hockenson, who's dealt with nagging injuries his first few seasons in the league, are pretty high heading into 2021. We have him as our No. 6 overall TE projected for 72-787-5 this year, but it's true that he's a very talented player on a team without too many great skill positions players.
Injury Evan Engram a long-shot for Week 1
Calf injury
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 6 2021, 8:10 am

New York Giants
From @GMFB: #Giants RB Saquon Barkley (knee) is close to being fully cleared. Meanwhile, TE Evan Engram (calf) hasn’t been ruled out vs. the #Broncos, but he’s considered a long-shot for Sunday heading into the week. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: With Engram likely out, expect Kyle Rudolph to get the start against the Broncos but will be more in the TE2 range. Engram was injured in the Giants final preseason game on 8/29.
Atlanta snags Wayne Gallman off waivers
Set to back up Mike Davis following Qadree Ollison release
By: Doug Orth | Sep 2 2021, 11:15 pm

Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons signed running back Wayne Gallman, who spent the offseason and training camp with the 49ers. Gallman signed with San Francisco after spending his first four seasons with the Giants; he logged a combined 34 carries for 153 yards in three preseason appearances. (Around The NFL)

FFToday's Take: Fantasy managers should take note; this is not a ho-hum move by the Falcons. Mike Davis has yet to prove he can handle a feature back role, so he's a poor bet to do so at 28 years old. Cordarrelle Patterson is the only other running back on the roster and he's more of a hybrid player. Gallman proved himself to be an effective back last year when he averaged 4.6 YPC behind the Giants' struggling offensive line. Once he gets up to speed, he should be considered a threat to Davis' workload.
Injury Saquon Barkley good to go for opener?
Optimism building for RB to play Week 1 vs. Denver
By: Doug Orth | Sep 2 2021, 11:00 pm

New York Giants
Saquon Barkley is trending in the right direction and has a strong chance to play Week 1 against Denver, per source. Team won't decide until next week and has been cautious so could still hold him back. But there is optimism. Barkley tore his ACL in Week 2 of 2020. (ESPN - Jeremy Fowler)

FFToday's Take: Fantasy managers should still expect Barkley to get eased into action over the first week or two of the season after he just returned to team drills recently. How quickly he resumes his usual bell-cow role will depend on how he looks in and recovers from those early games. If Barkley is held back a bit early, Devontae Booker will serve as the primary back.
Injury Irv Smith likely out for the season, knee surgery
4-5 month recovery timetable
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 1 2021, 11:44 am

Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota Vikings tight end Irv Smith Jr. underwent surgery to repair his meniscus Wednesday morning and is likely to miss the season based on the 4-5 month recovery timetable, sources told ESPN's Adam Schefter. Smith was injured in the team's preseason finale at Kansas City on Friday. (ESPN)

FFToday's Take: Smith had some upside value in fantasy drafts this Summer after the departure of Kyle Rudolph, but can now be crossed off your cheatsheet. The Vikings worked a trade with the Jets yesterday to acquire the under-achieving Chris Herndon who needed a change of scenery. Even with Tyler Conklin (hamstring) likely to see a bump in targets, fantasy owners can avoid the Vikings TE position for now.
Injury Michael Thomas expected to land on PUP list
Off-season foot surgery
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 31 2021, 11:59 am

New Orleans
Saints’ WR Michael Thomas, who underwent off-season foot surgery, is expected to land on PUP, which will sideline him the first six weeks, per sources. Being that the Saints have an early bye, placing Thomas on PUP would sideline him for at least the first five games. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The Saints have a bye in Week 6, meaning Thomas would be eligible to play in Week 7 against the Seahawks. Thomas has battled injuries the last two seasons allowing him to play in only 7 games in 2020. If you're league has a deep bench, he's worthy of look in the later rounds. Marquez Callaway and Tre'Quan Smith will work on the outside while Thomas is away.
Patriots release Cam Newton
Unvaccinated veteran QB may be done as a starter
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Aug 31 2021, 10:50 am

New England Patriots
Tom Pelissero (@TomPelissero) via Twitter: "The #Patriots have released Cam Newton, source said." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: This seals the deal giving rookie Mac Jones the starting QB job in New England and giving him the reins as team leader. Newton may catch on with another team as a backup, but the former MVP's days as a starter may be finished.
Texans still preparing for season without Deshaun Watson
Tyrod Tylor probably the starting QB with Davis Mills struggling
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Aug 31 2021, 4:30 am

Houston Texans
Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) via Twitter: "Texans are prepared to have Deshaun Watson on the 53-man roster and inactive every week, according to multiple league sources. Watson, who has issued a standing trade request with no deal imminent, would be paid his $10.54 million salary." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It looks like the Texans may be in tank mode especially early this season, as they are ready to play this season without their embattled star QB. Rookie Davis Mills has been bad so far, and it appears as though Tyrod Taylor is the guy they'll go with if Mills doesn't step it up and Watson is deemed a "healthy scratch" every week (and isn't cleared to play -- which he probably won't be anytime soon).
Injury Trey Lance expected to miss a week with "chip" in finger
49ers rookie QB probably not starting Week 1
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Aug 31 2021, 4:24 am

San Francisco
Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) via Twitter: "49ers’ QB Trey Lance has a small "chip" in his finger and is expected to miss about a week, per HC Kyle Shanahan." (Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Fantasy owners who banked on Lance being under center right away need a backup plan, though the extent of the injury -- or even what finger it is -- is unknown at this time. Jimmy Garoppolo appears to have staved off Lance for at least another week or two.
Injury Lions release WR Breshad Perriman
Expected to start when signed in March
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 30 2021, 7:15 am

Detroit Lions
First of many cuts this week is a notable one: Lions have released WR Breshad Perriman, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Given the lack of depth at position Perriman was penciled in as a starter once he was signed back in March. Now he's released. Tyrell Williams is the clear No.1 wideout for the team with Kalif Raymond and Rookie Amon-Ra St. Brown working as the other starters. Quintez Cephus is serving as the No.4 option. Williams and tight end T.J. Hockenson are the only viable options in drafts right now.
Injury T.Y. Hilton expected to miss multiple weeks
Unspecified injury
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 29 2021, 9:57 am

Indianapolis Colts
NEWS: With the regular season 2 weeks away, Colts WR T.Y. Hilton is expected to miss multiple weeks with an unspecified injury, multiple sources tell @zkeefer and I. The injury is *not* considered season ending. Hilton was injured in Wednesday's practice but later returned. (Stephen Holder on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: The injury is unspecified but Adam Schefter is reporting that is a upper back/neck situation. Hilton can likely be avoided in most drafts for the time being while Michael Pittman Jr. gets a slight boost. The Colts like to rotate receivers so it's difficult for any of them to become a steady WR2 option in fantasy.
Injury J.K. Dobbins injured in Ravens 3rd preseason game
Knee injury
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 28 2021, 6:26 pm

Baltimore Ravens
Ravens RB J.K. Dobbins is out of the blue medical tent and appears to be going on a cart to locker room. Several Ravens offensive players are going over to to see him. (Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: Getting carted to the locker room is never a good sign. He was holding his knee after getting tackled on a screen pass. We'll have to wait for an official diagnosis but it doesn't look good. If Dobbins is out for an extended time, Gus Edwards would see a significant bump in fantasy value. Stay tuned...
Injury Irv Smith expected to undergo surgery for meniscus injury
Timeline unclear but likely won't be ready for Week 1
By: Mike Krueger | Aug 28 2021, 2:12 pm

Minnesota Vikings
#Vikings starting TE Irv Smith Jr. is expected to undergo surgery for a meniscus injury that will sideline him for at least the start of the regular season, per sources. Exact timetable TBD for now, but Smith seemed poised for a breakout season and now it’s on hold. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

FFToday's Take: It sounds like Irv could miss the early part of the regular season but we should get a clearer timeline in the coming days. With so many late-round tight ends available, it's easy to avoid drafting him for now. Tyler Conklin is next up on the Vikings tight end depth chart.