Fantasy Damage Updates: Mike Evans, Kenny Golladay, Mike Williams, extra WRs affecting Week 1 start-sit choices

Irrespective of how lengthy you wait to carry your fantasy draft, you’ll by no means be protected from the damage bug. This week, we had three key WRs endure/worsen accidents in observe, and all three — Mike Evans, Kenny Golladay, and Courtland Sutton — are wanting uncertain for his or her Week 1 video games. Throw that on prime of Deebo Samuel, who we already know is out, and Mike Williams, Golden Tate, and N’Keal Harry, who’re listed as “questionable,” and your Week 1 begin ’em, sit ’em choices at extensive receiver instantly received a complete lot harder. Luckily, we have now the most recent updates beneath that will help you — it is the least we may do (actually).

For damage information on RB David Montgomery, click on right here; for the Week 1 climate report, go right here. Examine again right here and on Twitter @SN_Fantasy for all the most recent information. 

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Is Mike Evans taking part in Week 1?

UPDATE 1: ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported late Saturday night time that Evans “has an excellent probability to play,” nevertheless, a last resolution is not going to be made till after pre-game warmups. 

Evans (hamstring) was truly upgraded from “uncertain” to “questionable” on Friday, which supplies his homeowners somewhat little bit of optimism about his probabilities of suiting up in Week 1’s late-afternoon showdown in opposition to New Orleans. 

Even with that stated, Evans nonetheless appears nearer to “uncertain” than actually “questionable” after lacking observe late within the week. Even when he performs, he is likely to be little greater than a red-zone specialist, which supplies him a slim path towards returning fantasy worth. At this level, Evans homeowners may want it if he is simply inactive.

If he does miss the sport, Chris Godwin figures to get much more targets, with Justin Watson and Scotty Miller additionally taking part in extra snaps. Miller would change into an fascinating PPR flex, with Watson serving as an excellent deep-league/DFS flier due to his spectacular measurement. All of Tampa’s TEs may also get bumps in targets, nevertheless it’s robust to slim down which, if any, are value taking part in till we see them on the sphere. 

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Is Kenny Golladay taking part in Week 1?

Golladay suffered a mid-week hamstring “tweak” that went from unhealthy to worse in a rush. After lacking observe on Thursday and Friday, he’s listed as “uncertain” for Detroit’s season opener in opposition to Chicago. 

With Golladay nearly actually out, that leaves Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola to choose up many of the slack among the many extensive receivers. Jones goes from a borderline WR3/flex to a strong WR2. Amendola goes from afterthought to a PPR flex and attainable flex in deep customary leagues. Marvin Corridor is little greater than a Hail Mary play in DFS tournaments.

TE T.J. Hockenson may additionally profit from Golladay being out, particularly within the crimson zone, however QB Matthew Stafford nonetheless takes successful and turns into a dangerous play in single-QB leagues. 

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Is Mike Williams taking part in Week 1?

UPDATE: Williams shouldn’t be anticipated to play in Week 1, in line with ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Williams (shoulder) received in some restricted practices towards the tip of the week, and he is listed as “questionable” for Sunday’s late-afternoon matchup in opposition to Cincinnati. 

It is a shock that Williams even has the “Q” tag after some damaging reviews about his well being final week. If he does play, he’ll current a serious danger given his damage and change to a brand new, extra conservative quarterback. It is a pretty favorable matchup on paper, however Williams homeowners ought to in all probability play it protected and maintain him on their benches for no less than one week. 

If you happen to plan to play Williams, ensure you have another from one of many different late video games or prime-time video games. To make it straightforward, you possibly can stash certainly one of Jalen Guyton or Joe Reed, the 2 Chargers receivers who determine to profit most if Williams is out. Guyton has spectacular athleticism and might be a deep-league sleeper in Week 1.

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Is Courtland Sutton taking part in Monday night time?

Sutton is formally “questionable” after injuring his shoulder in observe on Thursday. It will be considerably shocking if the Broncos pushed for him to play since it is so early within the season, but when he is capable of go, then he is capable of go, so it is robust to get a learn on this case. 

As a result of Denver performs the late Monday night time recreation, fantasy homeowners should not depend on Sutton. If you happen to really feel you completely should, have a backup from both the Broncos (DaeSean Hamilton? Tim Patrick? KJ Hamler?) or Titans (Corey Davis?) able to go. Relying on the dimensions of your league, it is attainable each beginning TEs, Jonnu Smith and Noah Fant, can be found, and both can be higher flex choices than these different WRs. 

Is Golden Tate taking part in Monday night time?

Tate (hamstring) received in restricted practices all week, however he is nonetheless listed as “questionable” for Monday’s recreation in opposition to Pittsburgh. As with Sutton, it does not appear notably sensible for the Giants to push him in Week 1, however we can’t know for positive till after pre-game warmups. 

Even when Tate is lively, he should not be in fantasy lineups. His presence would barely decrease the values of Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton, however each are wanting like viable flex performs based mostly on quantity alone. After all, nobody would blame you if you happen to pale everybody within the Giants passing recreation (with the attainable exception of TE Evan Engram) due to the robust matchup. 

N’Keal Harry damage replace

Harry (shoulder) practiced in full on Friday however continues to be listed as “questionable” for Sunday’s recreation in opposition to Miami. 

This seems like a traditional Patriots damage report transfer. If you happen to have been planning on taking part in Harry, go forward and do it. He must be superb. 

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