| A.J. Brown good to go for Week 5|
Julio Jones Out
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 8 2021, 2:45 pm
|The Tennessee #Titans got some good news on Friday when Coach Mike Vrabel said Friday that wide receiver A.J. Brown would play Sunday in Jacksonville. Julio Jones did not practice all week again with his injury and is out a second straight week with a right hamstring issue. (Terry McCormick on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Brown got in full practices on both Thursday and Friday and should give some juice to the struggling passing attack in Tennessee. He's the only receiving option worth fantasy consideration as we expect the gameplan as the Jaguars will be focused on Derrick Henry.
| Sterling Shephard, Darius Slayton out for Week 5|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 8 2021, 2:41 pm
|WRs Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton. G Ben Bredeson and S Jabrill Peppers are out Sunday against the #Cowboys.
Starting LT Andrew Thomas (foot) is questionable. (Jordan Raanan on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Once again, the Giants will roll with Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and John Ross as their starting wide receivers. Golladay was very efficient with his 7 targets last week, catching six for 116 yards. Toney (6-78) projects to work more out of the slot against the Cowboys defense.
| Christian McCaffrey listed as Doubtful|
Limited in practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 8 2021, 1:42 pm
|Matt Rhule says he wasn’t “going to play any games” with the injury status. Christian McCaffrey was limited all week, so he’s doubtful for the game.
For what it’s worth, this seems like it’s better in the long haul for him and the team. (Joe Person on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: McCaffrey got in some limited work this week but he's unlikely to play in Week 5 meaning Chuba Hubbard, Royce Freeman and Rodney Smith will handling running back duties against the Eagles. Smith took some receiving work (5 tgts, 5-48) last week against the Cowboys and is a wet blanket on Hubbard's fantasy value.
| Russell Wilson injures finger on TNF|
HC: QB's status for Week 6 unclear
By: Doug Orth | Oct 7 2021, 11:55 pm
|Pete Carroll called it a bad sprain for Russell Wilson’s finger. Said it’s too early to tell what his availability will look like. They knew they needed to throw it to catch up and Wilson couldn’t throw, Carroll said. (ESPN - Brady Henderson)|
FFToday's Take: The good news is that Wilson briefly returned to the game and tried to work through his injury on the sideline for most of the fourth quarter. However, he figures to deal with a fair amount of swelling if he is in fact dealing with a sprain. Wilson's history suggests he'll be ready to go against the Steelers in Week 6, but time will tell if this is a multi-week injury. If Wilson can't suit up for the first time in his pro career, Seattle will turn to Geno Smith, who accounted for himself nicely after coming on in relief of Wilson in Week 5 against the Rams.
| Chase Edmonds misses another practice|
Shoulder injury; limited to side work
By: Doug Orth | Oct 7 2021, 11:30 pm
|Chase Edmonds did not practice for a second straight day Thursday, Oct. 7. (AZcardinals.com)|
FFToday's Take: Another DNP on Friday would cast significant doubt on the overall RB12's ability to suit up in Week 5 against the 49ers. Friday's injury report should shed more light on his status, but fantasy managers should prepare to be without him until further notice. James Conner would be set up for a full workload in all likelihood if Edmonds sits, while Jonathan Ward would most likely serve as the breather back.
| Chris Carson Out for Thursday Night Football|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 7 2021, 6:39 pm
|Seahawks’ RB Chris Carson is out for tonight’s game against the LA Rams due to a neck injury. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: With Carson out, we expected Alex Collins to get the bulk of work for the Seahawks at running back and is in the RB2 conversation if your needy at the position. Travis Homer is likely to work in as a change of pace option.
| Dalvin Cook misses practice on Thursday|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 7 2021, 4:58 pm
|Nick Vigil was upgraded to a full participant in Thursday’s practice. Dalvin Cook was dressed out, had a helmet and went thru individuals from what we saw but did not practice again today. (Courtney Cronin on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Cook was obviously limited last week with his ankle injury and ended up splitting work with Alexander Mattison rendering both unplayable in fantasy. In an ideal world, Cook would take this week off against the Lions and allow his ankle to heal. The Vikings have a bye in Week 7.
|Calvin Ridley out for Week 5 due to personal matter|
Won't make the trip to London
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 7 2021, 1:34 pm
|Calvin Ridley will not make the trip to London for the upcoming game against the New York Jets due to a personal matter. (Atlanta Falcons on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Falcons are playing the Jets in London this week but Atlanta will be doing so without arguably their best player on offense. We might see more usage for Cordarrelle Patterson who has been making the most of his limited usage during the first four weeks. Atlanta will also be without Russell Gage (ankle) leaving them short-handed at WR. Mike Davis, Patterson and TE Kyle Pitts are the viable fantasy options. The Falcons have a bye in Week 6.
| Chris Carson missed practice Wednesday|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 6 2021, 4:29 pm
|Seahawks’ RB Chris Carson did not practice today due to a neck injury and Seattle said it is not expected to decide his status until before Thursday night’s game vs. Rams. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Alex Collins played meaningful snaps last week (13 carries) and could be inline for a bigger workload in Week 5 if Carson is not able to go.
| TE Logan Thomas heads to IR, Jace Sternberger signed|
Hamstring injury for Thomas
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 6 2021, 2:15 pm
|Former #Packers TE Jace Sternberger is headed to the WFT 53-man roster, while Logan Thomas goes to Injured Reserve, source said. He’s out at least 4 weeks. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The very thin tight end position takes a hit. Thomas was injured early in the first quarter of Week 4. Ricky Seals-Jones will get the start in Week 5 against Saints but can't be counted to demand the same amount of targets as Thomas. RSJ is on the TE2 radar.
|Bears name Justin Fields their starting QB|
Nagy pivots on Dalton
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 6 2021, 1:12 pm
|Justin Fields is the Bears’ starting quarterback, both Sunday and beyond.
Coach Matt Nagy made the announcement on Wednesday, saying Fields “has done everything to show us that he’s ready for this opportunity.”
Nagy said there is nothing, short of an injury to the rookie quarterback, that will send Fields back to the bench.
“This is Justin’s time,” he said. (Chicago Sun Times)|
FFToday's Take: Nagy had previously said that Andy Dalton would be the starter when healthy. I guess something changed. After getting demolished by the Browns in Week 3, Fields played reasonably well in Week 4 against the Lions despite and underwhelming stat line of 11-17, 209-0-1, 9 rush yds. He's yet to show enough running production to make him a QB1 consideration and the upcoming schedule isn't friendly. Consider him a middling QB2 moving forward.
| Teddy Bridgewater in concussion protocol|
Broncos QB's status up in the air for Week 5
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 5 2021, 10:19 am
|Broncos quarterback Teddy Bridgewater’s availability for Sunday’s game at Pittsburgh is uncertain after he sustained a concussion in Sunday’s loss to Baltimore. (Denver Post)|
FFToday's Take: Fangio said it is possible Bridgewater could be on the field Thursday in a limited capacity, and we can't really recommend picking up Drew Lock, the Broncos’ starter last year, who entered the game after halftime and was 12 of 21 for 113 yards and one interception. The Broncos WR corps takes a hit if Lock is at QB, but we could see more targets for the RBs and Noah Fant.
| David Montgomery out 4-5 weeks|
Damien Williams will be new lead back for Bears
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Oct 5 2021, 9:47 am
|Dan Graziano (@DanGrazianoESPN) on Twitter: "Per source, tests showed Bears RB David Montgomery has a knee sprain that’s expected to keep him out 4-5 weeks. Not season-ending, but Bears will be without their starting RB for a while."
This means that Damien Williams, who has a bruised thigh but isn't in doubt to play Week 5, will shoulder most of the RB duties in Montgomery's stead. (Twitter/ESPN)|
FFToday's Take: After Montgomery and Damien Williams it's just rookie Khalil Herbert and Tarik Cohen, who's on IR. The Bears could add another live body for practice reps and possible Week 5 activation, but there's no word on when Cohen will be activated.
| Jimmy G could play in Week 5?|
49ers QB pulled at half in Week 4 due to calf injury
By: Doug Orth | Oct 4 2021, 11:55 pm
|Jimmy Garoppolo "has a chance" to play for #49ers Sunday at Arizona.
Shanahan: "It wasn’t as bad as we thought it might have been. Today he’s in a lot of pain and still sore. Wednesday if it’s getter better, he has a good chance." (Bay Area News Group - Cam Inman)|
FFToday's Take: In theory, if Garoppolo is dealing with a calf bruise, he has a chance to play in Week 5. If he has any kind of calf strain, however, he should be expected to be sidelined until after the 49ers return from their Week 6 bye. Trey Lance simultaneously showed his upside and youth in relief of Garoppolo, but it should be noted that he posted at least 20 fantasy points in most scoring setups despite a lack of recent reps with the starters and a game plan built for Garoppolo. If Garoppolo sits as he should against the Cardinals in Week 5, Lance's dual-threat ability will put him in the low-end QB1 conversation.
| Logan Thomas week-to-week with hamstring injury|
Ricky Seals-Jones next TE up
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 4 2021, 1:03 pm
|WFT Pro-Bowl guard Brandon Scherff suffered a sprained MCL during Sunday’s win over Atlanta that is considered a likely 2-3 week injury, per source.
TE Logan Thomas suffered a hamstring injury Sunday that is expected to leave him week to week. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Thomas scored two touchdowns over the first three weeks but left early in Week 4 with a hamstring injury. Ricky Seals-Jones saw 4 targets in relief but won't have anything more than TE2 value in Week 5 against the Saints.
| Joe Mixon considered week-to-week with sprained ankle|
Low-grade ankle sprain
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 4 2021, 11:06 am
|Bengals’ RB Joe Mixon was diagnosed with a low-grade ankle sprain that will leave him week to week, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Samaje Perine is the next man up and will be fantasy relevant as long as Mixon is out. He'll be a popular waiver wire pick in Week 5. The Bengals have GB, @DET and @BAL on their upcoming schedule.
| David Montgomery avoids ACL injury, further testing today|
May miss some time
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 4 2021, 9:32 am
|Bears don’t believe RB David Montgomery tore his ACL, but they are doing further testing today to determine the extent of the injury, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: We'll have to wait on the diagnosis to get an idea on Montgomery's timeline, but is seems like Damien Williams (thigh bruise) will see an increase in value in the coming days. Rookie Khalil Herbert also got some playing time yesterday after Montgomery went down.
| Kittle expected to play, Elijah Mitchell expected to sit|
Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 3 2021, 7:15 am
|49ers’ TE George Kittle, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a calf injury, will play vs. the Seahawks, per source. 49ers’ RB Elijah Mitchell, listed as questionable for Sunday due to a shoulder injury, will be out Sunday vs. the Seahawks, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Kittle was limited in practice Friday but should be good to go this afternoon against Seattle. He's yet to find the endzone in 2021 but did have 9 targets last week (7-92) against the Packers. With Mitchell being out, Trey Sermon should see the bulk of running back touches but it's difficult to project him as anything more than a low-end RB2 given his low usage last week in the same role.
| Dalvin Cook expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 3 2021, 7:00 am
|Vikings’ RB Dalvin Cook, listed as questionable for Sunday due to an ankle injury, is expected to play barring a pre-game setback, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Cook was limited in practice week but should be good to go against the Browns today in a game with a 51.5 total. There's no indication right now that Cook will be limited, making him a solid RB1 play.
| Justin Fields to start, Andy Dalton Doubtful|
Bears vs. Lions in Week 4
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 2 2021, 11:45 am
|It's Justin Fields to start for the #Bears Sunday after Andy Dalton's injury designation was changed to doubtful: (Patrick Finley on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Fields turned in a horrendous performance (6-20, 68 yds; 3 carries, 12 yds) last week against the Browns in his first start as a pro. The Lions should be an easier defense to attack but it's going to be hard to trust the Chicago QB in fantasy given what we saw last week.
| Rob Gronkowski listed as Doubtful|
Arians calls him a gametime decision
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 1 2021, 4:19 pm
|Rob Gronkowski officially doubtful for Sunday. Bruce Arians said he’d be a “game-time decision.” (Jenna Laine on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Gronk is now in danger of missing Sunday night's game against the Patriots. If he can't go, Cameron Brate and O.J. Howard would see increased work with Brate being the favorite for more targets. We should get another Gronk update before games kickoff on Sunday.
| Titans will be without A.J. Brown and Julio in Week 4|
Both receivers missed practice Friday
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 1 2021, 2:00 pm
|Titans receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Brown didn't practice again on Friday, and Coach Mike Vrabel ruled OUT both players for Sunday's game. Jones, who didn't play down the stretch in Sunday's win against the Colts, is listed on the Injury Report with a hamstring injury.
Brown, who appeared on last week's Injury Report with a knee injury, is also listed on this week's Injury Report with a hamstring injury. (Tennessee Titans)|
FFToday's Take: Julio was missing late in the game last week against the Colts and reportedly has a hamstring injury. Josh Reynolds who has been inactive for the first three games will be forced into duty along side Chester Rodgers and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine. Tight end Anthony Firkser (knee) is also expected to play.
| Giovani Bernard out for Week 4|
Ke'Shawn Vaughn expected to be active
By: Mike Krueger | Oct 1 2021, 12:29 pm
|Bruce Arians says Jamel Dean and Giovani Bernard are out vs. Patriots on Sunday. With Gio Bernard out, Ke’Shawn Vaughn dresses as the No. 3 running back, though Arians said he might use Fournette more in Bernard’s pass-catching and third-down role. (Greg Auman on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: If Fournette is utilized on third downs this would be a nice bump in his value for PPR leagues giving more RB2 value. We may see Vaughn sprinkled in on Sunday night against the Patriots but I would guess Fournette does see an increase in usage this week.
| DNP for Antonio Gibson on Thursday|
By: Doug Orth | Oct 1 2021, 1:00 am
|Antonio Gibson played with a shoulder injury last week. He has a shin injury that kept him out of practice Thursday. Gibson was not on the injury report Wednesday, but he did wear a sleeve on his injured shin during practice, Nicki Jhabvala of TheAthletic.com reports. (Pro Football Talk)|
FFToday's Take: There does not appear to be much concern in Washington over Gibson's Week 4 status at the moment. On the bright side, he practiced on Wednesday with a sleeve over his shin. The frustrating thing for his fantasy owners is how often Washington turns to J.D. McKissic on passing downs. The defense has not played well enough to this point for Gibson to get the workload so many fantasy managers expected when they drafted him, leaving him as a middling RB2 in the body of a high-upside RB1.
| George Kittle misses second straight practice|
TE expected to play in Week 4 despite calf injury
By: Doug Orth | Oct 1 2021, 12:40 am
|Even though George Kittle (calf) sat out of practice for a second straight day on Thursday, the expectation is that the All-Pro tight end will play Sunday. The fact that Kittle is slated to speak to the media on Friday is reason to be hopeful.
NFL teams do not usually make players who are on the injury report available for interviews, thus his availability is a good sign. (NBC Sports Bay Area)|
FFToday's Take: Kittle and injuries go hand-in-hand, although much of that can be talked up to how physical he is after the catch. For now, it appears as if fantasy managers can leave him in lineups. To this point of the season, Kittle has been good but not great in fantasy. Much of the blame for that goes to an offense that has become a bit too conservative and is almost entirely reliant on the run-after-catch ability of its pass-catchers.
| D.J. Chark to miss significant time|
Fractured ankle early during TNF
By: Doug Orth | Oct 1 2021, 12:20 am
|WR D.J. Chark suffered a fractured ankle, source said. Out indefinitely. Just a brutal injury for one of Jacksonville’s best players. (NFL Network - Ian Rapoport)|
FFToday's Take: Chark got hurt when he got rolled up on blocking on a run play. There is a strong possibility that he will not play again this season. Laviska Shenault got it going against the Bengals and figures to move into every-week WR3 consideration now that he will be a full-time wideout. Marvin Jones could see the biggest bump, however, as Chark was the only other receiver consistently seeing intermediate and deep targets over the first three games before his dud in this one. Expect Jones to be a strong WR3 option the rest of the way.
| Dalvin Cook limited on Thursday|
Vikings RB says he expects to play
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 30 2021, 4:45 pm
|Limited in practice today for the #Vikings were RB Dalvin Cook (ankle), linebacker Anthony Barr (knee), tight end Tyler Conklin (glute, elbow), kicker Greg Joseph (hip) and nose tackle Michael Pierce (elbow, shoulder). Tackle Christian Darrisaw again full participant. (Chris Tomasson on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Cook has two straight limited sessions after missing last week with a sprained ankle. It appears he's trending towards playing this week against the Browns and should return to his normal workload.
| Diontae Johnson back at practice, Claypool & JuJu limited|
Steelers at Packers in Week 4
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 30 2021, 4:17 pm
|New injury for the Steelers popped up today: WR Chase Claypool was limited with a hamstring injury. JuJu Smith-Schuster (ribs) was also limited. WR Diontae Johnson (knee) was upgraded to full participant, as was TJ Watt (groin). (Brooke Pryor on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Johnson missed last week with a knee injury but appears to be on track for Week 4 against the Packers. There's no indication at this time that Claypool or JuJu will miss but we'll m monitor their injury status as the week goes on.
| James White out for the year, hip injury|
T-12th in targets among RBs
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 29 2021, 4:31 pm
|After further medical examinations this week, Patriots’ RB James White’s hip injury is expected to end his 2021 season, per @FieldYates and me. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: White injured his hip in Week 3 and the Patriots turned to Brandon Bolden who saw 4 targets in relief. New England coaches are having trust issues with Damien Harris and his pass protection. Perhaps we could see some J.J. Taylor this week? Stay tuned...
| Tee Higgins out for Week 4|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 29 2021, 3:27 pm
|Bengals WR Tee Higgins and S Jessie Bates III are officially out Thursday night against the Jaguars. (Field Yates on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Higgins missed last week as well with his shoulder injury. The Bengals have employed a run-heavy approach to start the season but their passing game should be centered around Ja'Marr Chase and Tyler Boyd on Thursday. Both are viable options with Chase holding the larger upside.
| Julio Jones getting treatment for leg injury|
Status for Week 4 unclear
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 29 2021, 10:34 am
|Could the #Titans be without their top two WRs this Sunday?
WR Julio Jones is getting treatment on a leg injury, and his status vs the #Jets is up in the air, sources tell me and
@TomPelissero. A.J. Brown also may miss a week or two with a hamstring injury. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Titans may run Derrick Henry 40 times this week against the Jets if Julio and Brown are out. Even if Julio plays, expect to see a lot of Chester Rogers and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine on Sunday.
| Kadarius Toney could be in the slot for Week 4|
Giants rookie set for expanded role with team's WR injury woes
By: Antonio D'Arcangelis | Sep 28 2021, 9:20 am
|The Giants saw two of their top wide receivers, Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard, suffer hamstring injuries in Week 3, opening the door for more snaps from disgruntled rookie WR Kadarius Toney. Shepard primarily plays in the slot, so if he can’t play this Sunday in New Orleans, Toney might wind up stepping in. (NJ.com)|
FFToday's Take: The Giants drafted Toney 20th overall this year, and he’s had a limited role so far -- so it won’t be an easy spot for him to break out. He played five and 19 snaps in the first two games, and then got 46 last week (66% of the action), as Shepard and Slayton both got hurt in the first half. Still, Toney had just three targets and hauled in 2-16-0s. For the season, he has five targets and 4-14-0 receiving, but might be worth a look as a deep league add or DFS punt play.
| Darrell Henderson on good path to play in Week 4|
By: Doug Orth | Sep 27 2021, 11:55 pm
|Rams injuries, per Sean McVay:
- RB Darrell Henderson is making good progress, "Hopeful" they'll get him back this week. (ESPN - Lindsey Thiry)|
FFToday's Take: The Rams took the decision to rest Henderson down to the wire in Week 3, so it would be a surprise if he sits in Week 4. However, Sony Michel performed well enough in his stead against the Bucs that McVay may choose to ride the hot hand moving forward. It's not the worst idea for fantasy managers to try to trade Henderson to a league-mate who believes he will return to a featured role.
|Josh Gordon resurfacing in Kansas City|
Officially reinstated following completion of Week 3
By: Doug Orth | Sep 27 2021, 11:50 pm
|Former All-Pro WR Josh Gordon, who is being reinstated, is planning to sign with the Kansas City Chiefs, sources tell ESPN. (ESPN - Adam Schefter)|
FFToday's Take: It remains to be seen what the 30-year-old receiver has left or if he can avoid another off-field setback, but Kansas City represents a great landing spot for him if he can stay on the field. The odds are long Gordon will be impactful in fantasy, however. He will begin his time in KC on the practice squad. Assuming he is in decent shape and picks up the playbook fairly quickly, he might be ready to contribute in about a month. While he will likely hit once or twice, it's hard to see a realistic scenario in which he becomes a regular fantasy starter.
| Christian McCaffrey avoiding IR for now|
Suffered hamstring injury in Week 3
By: Doug Orth | Sep 27 2021, 11:30 pm
|Panthers HC Matt Rhule says RB Christian McCaffrey will not be placed on IR with his hamstring injury. Seems to indicate they think he has a chance to be back in less than 3 weeks. (ESPN.com - Cameron Wolfe)|
FFToday's Take: It suggests the Panthers believe the injury is a minor one since an IR stint would cause him to miss three games. They are also opening themselves up for second-guessing and a repeat of last year's injury-plagued season if they are wrong. While McCaffrey recovers, Chuba Hubbard is expected to receive the lion's share of backfield work in Carolina. Royce Freeman will also see some work, although he should only be viewed as a handcuff to Hubbard for now.
| A.J. Brown considered week-to-week with hamstring injury|
Julio Jones limited in Week 3
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 27 2021, 4:21 pm
|Titans’ WR A.J. Brown has a strained hamstring and is expected to be considered week to week, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Brown rehabbed knee surgery all off-season and is now battling a hamstring injury which at the very least sounds like is going to keep from playing in Week 4. Expect to see more Chester Rogers and Nick Westbrook-Ikhine lining up at WR for the Titans in the coming weeks. Josh Reynolds was Inactive in Week 3 and Julio Jones was limited.
|Bears not sure who their Week 4 QB will be|
Fields, Foles, Dalton all in the mix
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 27 2021, 1:31 pm
|Bears’ HC Matt Nagy told reporters today that all three QBs - Justin Fields, Nick Foles and Andy Dalton - are under consideration to start in Week 4 against the Lions. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Nagy is searching for answers after the rookie's disastrous performance (6-20, 68 yds, 0 TDs; 3 car, 12 yds) against the Browns in Week 3. It's going to be tough for fantasy owners to feel comfortable starting Allen Robinson or Darnell Mooney even in a decent matchup against the Lions in Week 4.
| KJ Hamler out for the year with torn ACL|
Broncos suffering losses at WR
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 27 2021, 1:10 pm
|Broncos’ WR KJ Hamler tore his ACL Sunday and is out for the season, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Broncos are already missing Jerry Jeudy (multiple weeks) and now must rely on Courtland Sutton and Tim Patrick as their top two wideouts. Tight ends Noah Fant and Albert Okwuegbunam could see their usage increase in the short term.
| Darrell Henderson not expected to play|
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 26 2021, 7:30 am
|Rams’ RB Darrell Henderson, who is questionable for Sunday due to a rib injury, is not expected to play today vs. the Buccaneers, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: Jake Funk and Sony Michel should handle the majority of running back touches for the Rams today against the Buccaneers. Game plans don't typically call for running against the Bucs so Michel's upside is probably capped at an RB2 level in Week 3.
| Dalvin Cook unlikely to play, sprained ankle|
Missed practice all week
By: Mike Krueger | Sep 26 2021, 7:10 am
|As the week progressed, there was a less confident tone that Vikings RB Dalvin Cook would play Sunday vs. Seattle due to his sprained ankle, per source. Cook didn’t practice all week, it’s early in season, and going into pre-game warmups it was considered “unlikely” he plays. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)|
FFToday's Take: The Vikings and Seahawks don't play until 4:25 pm so we'll have to wait for the Inactives to come out to be sure, but it sounds like Alexander Mattison will get the start at RB for Minnesota. Mattison vaults into RB2 territory with RB1 upside.