Fantasy Harm Updates: Brandin Cooks, A.J. Inexperienced, Golden Tate, extra have an effect on drafts, Week 1 rankings

Vast receiver accidents are already popping up forward of Week 1, not permitting fantasy soccer house owners to catch their breath earlier than watching the harm studies all week main as much as kickoff. Brandin Cooks will at the least be determined by Thursday Night time Soccer, whereas A.J. Inexperienced, Golden Tate, and Breshad Perriman could have house owners worrying into the weekend. There’s additionally depth chart information on Dede Westbrook, who may’ve discovered his means onto quite a lot of fantasy benches late in drafts.

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Brandin Cooks harm replace

The Texans “fastidiously managed” Cooks follow reps all August, and he was listed on Monday’s harm report as restricted as a consequence of a quad harm. There hadn’t been any indication through the summer time as to what Cooks’ harm was, so at the least now we all know. A restricted Monday follow suggests Cooks will likely be good to go Thursday, though Texans beat writers have speculated that his snaps will likely be restricted to open the season.

In what possible will likely be a season-opening shootout, Cooks might nonetheless have an enormous fantasy sport in restricted snaps Thursday night time. Proper now, he is a dangerous play as a WR3, so a full follow within the subsequent few days may ease worries a bit. Will Fuller is the highest wideout to play for Houston in Week 1, with Randall Cobb offering flex attraction in PPR leagues and Kenny Stills solely usable in very deep codecs.

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Is A.J. Inexperienced taking part in Week 1?

Bengals head coach Zac Taylor instructed reporters Monday that he expects Inexperienced to be a “full-go” in Week 1. That comes after Inexperienced was varied levels of restricted all through coaching camp whereas coping with a hamstring harm. 

There’s an opportunity that Inexperienced can also be held to restricted snaps within the opener after not having a full camp. In opposition to the Chargers on Sunday, Inexperienced is a dangerous WR3 play. If doable, it could be finest to see Inexperienced get one sport below his belt earlier than trusting him in your fantasy lineups. Inexperienced being energetic would barely decrease the worth of Tyler Boyd, however he is nonetheless a powerful WR3 play in PPR codecs and a flex in customary leagues.

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Will Golden Tate play Week 1?

Tate missed Monday’s follow with a hamstring harm. He reportedly hasn’t practiced for the reason that remaining week of coaching camp as a consequence of what’s being known as a soft-tissue harm. The Giants do not play in Week 1 till Monday night time towards the Steelers, giving Tate an additional day.

The thrill out of coaching camp has all been behind Sterling Shepard being New York’s No. 1 wideout, and Darius Slayton is coming off a powerful rookie yr. An absent or restricted Tate simply units them as much as solidify their spots in Week 1. If Tate performs after not practising a lot, there is a good probability his taking part in time will likely be restricted. All three of New York’s WRs are in WR3/flex vary, with Tate being the one who positive aspects probably the most worth in PPR codecs (though not if his snaps are held down).

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Breshad Perriman harm information

Perriman is “feeling lots higher” whereas coping with swelling in his knee, in response to Jets head coach Adam Gase. Perriman hasn’t practiced since late August. The Jets open the season Sunday in Buffalo.

When wholesome, Perriman possible fills Robby Anderson’s sneakers because the deep risk in New York’s offense, nevertheless it seems to be unlikely he’ll play a significant function in Week 1. With rookie Denzel Mims additionally dinged up, Jamison Crowder may very well be joined by Chris Hogan and Braxton Berrios because the Jets’ receiving corps Sunday. Solely Crowder is price contemplating towards a strong Buffalo protection and doubtless solely in PPR leagues.

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Dede Westbrook depth chart replace

Depth charts aren’t every part, however Jaguars WR Dede Westbrook was listed with the third-team offense Monday on Jacksonville’s depth chart. Contemplating Westbrook has been a dependable possibility since he entered the league for the Jags, such a public demotion cannot be good.

The Jaguars form as much as be very dangerous this yr, so you should not have any worries about dropping Westbrook in case you already drafted him. Keep away from him completely if nonetheless drafting. Past DJ Chark, who’s a beginning fantasy wideout, Jacksonville seems to be prefer it’ll depend on Chris Conley, Laviska Shenault and Keelan Cole. Shenault has some intrigue as a rookie within the late rounds of a draft, whereas Conley might rack up PPR worth whereas the Jags play from behind.

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