This last week earlier than Week 1 of the NFL season will get underway leaves us all anxious and fearful about each little little bit of harm information that emerges. Meaning proper now we’re questioning about Amari Cooper, Damien Harris, and Chris Herndon. We’re additionally making an attempt to make sense of what the Leonard Fournette signing means for Ronald Jones. Fantasy drafts are nonetheless happening, and different homeowners are planning their Week 1 lineups, and we’ve the newest on that quartet.
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DOMINATE YOUR DRAFT: Final 2020 cheat sheet
Amari Cooper harm replace
Cooper has not been a full participant at any of the Cowboys’ 4 practices this week. Thursday, he labored with resistance cords off to the aspect. Jerry Jones has mentioned Cooper’s restricted work has been of the preventative nature. Cooper did take care of plantar fasciitis final yr, which is actually a nagging foot harm that will not essentially simply disappear, though no indication has been on condition that he is nonetheless coping with that now.
Cooper is a top-10 fantasy WR when wholesome, and that features for a Week 1 matchup with the Rams that ought to see loads of factors. If Cooper have been to overlook time, Michael Gallup would vault into the top-20 of our weekly rankings and CeeDee Lamb could be a powerful WR3/flex play.
2020 STANDARD FANTASY RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker | Superflex | High 200
Damien Harris harm information
Harris may miss Week 1, in line with ESPN, whereas NFL Community is reporting that Harris not too long ago had surgical procedure on his pinky finger. With Sony Michel and Lamar Miller returning towards full well being, Harris’ window of alternative was already closing earlier than his harm.
Speak about a slowed-down hype prepare. Harris had just a few days there the place he may’ve been the preferred Patriots working again, however for now, it seems to be like Michel and James White are almost definitely to hold the load in Week 1. Harris goes again to being a really late-round flier in drafts nonetheless to come back.
2020 PPR RANKINGS:
Working again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | Superflex | High 200
Will Ronald Jones nonetheless get carries after Fournette signing?
Bruce Arians mentioned Thursday morning, mere hours after Leonard Fournette signed with the Buccaneers, that Ronald Jones II continues to be “our man,” including that “nothing’s modified for him.” Arians additionally instructed LeSean McCoy will stay concerned within the offense.
There’s numerous transferring elements right here, whenever you embody rookie Ke’Shawn Vaughn and pass-catching again Dare Ogunbowale, however it’s arduous to think about the signing of Fournette modifications nothing for Jones. The vote of confidence suggests these of you who’ve already drafted Jones ought to maintain tight for every week or two, however Fournette continues to be our favourite to guide this backfield in manufacturing and return RB2 worth.
2020 FANTASY SLEEPERS:
6 QBs | 16 RBs | 14 WRs | 10 TEs | 5 D/STs | One from every crew
Chris Herndon harm replace
Herndon left Tuesday’s apply with irritation in his lungs, however he returned to apply Wednesday and must be advantageous for Week 1. The Athletic has reported constructive issues in regards to the connection between Darnold and Herndon this coaching camp.
FANTASY DRAFT STRATEGIES:
Snake draft | Public sale | Finest ball | IDP
After getting some hype final preseason, Herndon was a significant bust. He may include worth this yr if you end up desirous to draft a backup TE. He is going off the board 20th on the place and confirmed on the finish of 2018 that he can return borderline starter worth if given the chance.