In today’s Fantasy Life Newsletter we enjoy Waz’s updated rankings. It's 9/25.
We have lots of injuries to keep tabs on over the next 24 hours. Luckily Waz is here with his updated Week 3 rankings, as well as some notes on how injuries could further shake things up. Take it away, Waz…
* After ranking as my WR3 on Wednesday, DeAndre Hopkins (WR16) didn’t practice all week due to a rib injury and is a game-time decision. Luckily, the Cardinals are at Jacksonville with a 1:00 PM EST kickoff time, so there is an opportunity to pivot if necessary.
* There is a lot of chatter about what fantasy managers should do about Dalvin Cook (RB3). He didn’t practice all week, but I expect him to suit up and carry a role similar to what he’s seen thus far. He’s averaging 25 touches through two games, and while he may not exceed that this week, he still carries Top 5 RB upside. Be mindful that Cook plays in the afternoon, so if any worse news drops by tomorrow, have a contingency plan.
* Despite logging a limited practice on Friday, Tee Higgins (NR) is doubtful to play on Sunday due to a shoulder injury. As a result, Tyler Boyd (WR31) and Ja’Marr Chase (WR32) moved up.
* With Diontae Johnson out this week due to a knee injury, JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR29) climbs up a bit, and James Washington (WR76) cracks the top-150.
* I expect Darrell Henderson (RB36) to suit up this week, but I’m not confident about it. He’s an afternoon game-time decision, and a looming Sony Michel (RB46) doesn’t make it easier. I’d avoid this backfield at all costs, but if you’re desperate, take the gamble on Henderson.
* I’d also consider avoiding the Giants pass catchers, if possible. With Kenny Golladay (WR34) nursing a hip injury and Evan Engram (NR) recovering from his calf injury, Sterling Shepard (WR26) looks to be the safest bet. The problem is, Golladay and Engram could both play and siphon the majority of looks. It’s difficult to project the target share at this point, so I think it’s safe to wait and see how it plays out, especially with Engram back in the mix.
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Rob Waziak aka "Waz" is a fantasy football analyst who competes in draft and season-long expert rankings competitions. He's consistently been at or near the top of all industry-wide leaderboards since 2017.
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