Fantasy Damage Updates: Miles Sanders, David Montgomery, D’Andre Swift, extra impression drafts, Week 1 rankings

Week 1 of the NFL season is lastly right here, and meaning it is time for fantasy soccer homeowners to actually begin worrying about accidents. Now it isn’t nearly drafting for the entire season — it is about making your Week 1 begin ’em, sit ’em selections. So, in case you have Miles Sanders, David Montgomery, D’Andre Swift, Deebo Samuel or Mike Williams, there’s some trigger for concern. Thankfully, we’ve the most recent harm updates and information to attempt to take advantage of knowledgeable start-sit selections. 

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Miles Sanders harm replace

Stories popping out of Eagles camp have been a bit mild on Sanders (hamstring) regardless of the proclamation Aug. 19 that he was “week-to-week.” About 12 days later, studies indicated he was doing “shadow drills.” The Eagles determined to maintain solely three working backs on their roster after reduce day, although, which suggests Sanders ought to be able to go for Week 1 towards Washington. Early follow studies this week ought to give us the perfect trace of Sanders’ standing.

Philadelphia additionally stored Boston Scott and Corey Clement on the 53-man roster. Scott could be the intriguing RB2 goal if Sanders missed Week 1, particularly in PPR codecs, whereas Clement could be a much less sure flex play. So long as Sanders will get some work at follow this week, it is protected to name him an RB2 for Week 1.

Quarterback | Working again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Is David Montgomery enjoying Week 1?

NFL Community reported Aug. 27 that Montgomery (groin) would miss two-to-four weeks. The entrance finish of that timeline would get Montgomery again simply in time to play the Lions on Sunday. Stories point out Montgomery (groin) was at Chicago’s follow Sunday, nevertheless it was closed to the media, so participation is unknown.

Like with Sanders, perhaps we will learn into reduce day — the Bears launched Artavis Scott, who would’ve performed a backup function to Ryan Nall if Montgomery missed the opener. If Montgomery practices this week, you’ll be able to slot him in as an RB2 towards the Lions. If Montgomery is out, this backfield may very well be a wasteland unfold between Nall, Tarik Cohen, and Cordarrelle Patterson. Solely Cohen could be a semi-safe play if Montgomery is out, and even then, primarily in PPR leagues.

Quarterback | Working again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

D’Andre Swift harm information

The most important hit to Swift’s worth may be the signing of Adrian Peterson. Swift missed every week of camp due to a leg harm in August however returned in a restricted foundation by the top of the month, and no studies have emerged to recommend the rookie from Georgia has regressed. As an alternative of a two-headed backfield with Kerryon Johnson and Swift, it is now a three-headed “monster” with AP, too.

As a result of Swift was dinged up throughout camp, if Peterson is energetic Week 1 towards the Bears, it is in all probability greatest to sit down all of your Detroit RBs till we see how this performs out. Even when AP sits whereas acclimating to his new crew, Swift is a dangerous flex play towards a stable Chicago protection whereas in a timeshare.

Will Deebo Samuel play Week 1?

Samuel (foot) was faraway from the Non-Soccer Damage checklist on Saturday. All of San Francisco’s optimistic chatter earlier in coaching camp about Samuel’s Week 1 standing was backed up by that transfer — now we’ll see if Samuel practices in full at any level this week.

A snap depend may very well be in play for Samuel come Sunday’s matchup with the Cardinals, however towards a leaky protection, a big-play receiver like Samuel might nonetheless be a worthwhile fantasy play. He is extra within the WR3/flex vary, although, till we will depend on his well being and full participation.

When will Mike Williams be again?

The Athletic reported Saturday that the Chargers are “making ready for the chance to enjoying a majority of September with out” Williams, who’s coping with an AC be part of harm. The Chargers additionally stored six receivers on reduce day, which suggests Williams’ Week 1 availability may be unsure, not less than.

Behind Keenan Allen, Hunter Henry and Austin Ekeler, the likeliest heavy-snap-getters for L.A. in Week 1 are younger WRs Jalen Guyton and Joe Reed. Neither is value a play in season-long leagues, however each are usable DFS punt performs — Guyton for his size-and-speed combo and Reed for his receiving/dashing/returning mixture of abilities.

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