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.