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#11 Everything You Need To Know Before Kickoff

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Week 1 is here. Kickoff is minutes away and I know you are tinkering with your starting lineup.

Let’s get down to brass tacks with everything you need to know before pressing submit...

  • Miles Sanders was ruled out for the opener, meaning Boston Scott will see a major uptick in snaps and touches as the lead running back. He’s what we call “good chalk” in DFS. 
  • N’Keal Harry is expected to play today, despite being listed as questionable with a shoulder injury. 
  • David Montgomery is expected to be active and receive a full workload vs. the Lions. I still prefer Cohen as the RB play in Chicago today. 
  • Mike Williams is unlikely to play, per Adam Schefter. It’s the Austin Ekeler, Keenan Allen, and Hunter Henry show.
  • Mike Evans, who is questionable with a hamstring injury, is expected to play Sunday against the Saints. Proceed with caution if you have other options. It sounds like he could be a decoy and Scotty Miller could see an uptick in work. 
  • Kenny Golladay is doubtful for Week 1. Marvin Jones will operate as the No. 1 receiver, with T.J. Hockenson and Danny Amendola picking up the rest of the target slack. 
  • Jerick McKinnon could see an elevated role in Week 1 with Tevin Coleman’s availability in question due to poor air conditions. Be sure to check inactives later. 
  • Jarvis Landry will play, but Jene Bramel thinks he may not play every down as he continues to recover.
  • Courtland Sutton is a true game-time decision for Monday Night Football.
  • Denzil Mims was ruled out for the opener vs. the Bills. Breshad Perriman is shaping up as a nice Week 1 play. 
  • Incredibly, Jalen Reagor is good to go for the game vs. Washington and does not carry an injury designation. 
  • D’Andre Swift (hip) is cleared to play and doesn’t have an injury designation for today’s game against the Bears. 
  • Debbo Samuel has been placed on IR and will not play for at least the first three weeks of the season.
  • Cooper Kupp, Alvin Kamara, and Dalvin Cook all signed contract extensions yesterday.

Good luck today, everyone. 

 

Pete Overzet

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