Fantasy Harm Updates: Miles Sanders, David Montgomery, Devine Ozigbo affect Week 1 RB rankings

Week 1 is lastly right here, and what would an NFL week be with out checking in on operating again accidents. Fantasy homeowners who’re relying on Miles Sanders or David Montgomery might be in luck, although, as there’s extra optimism about their respective damage conditions than there was early in camp. And if Devine Ozigbo was a waiver pickup or late-round sleeper for you, he has already allow you to down and handed the backfield in Jacksonville over to James Robinson, considered one of our Week 1 RB sleepers. (Not less than that is one begin ’em, sit ’em choice that is a little bit simpler now, proper?)

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Miles Sanders damage replace

Sanders (hamstring) returned to Eagles apply Wednesday. It is the primary time the media had seen him at apply for the reason that first week of coaching camp. Philadelphia has been calling Sanders “day-to-day” recently, with Doug Pederson acknowledging that the Eagles might restrict Sanders’ snaps Sunday. Philly performs in Washington on Sunday.

Sanders was possible drafted as your RB2, and if he is wholesome towards a Washington protection with loads of query marks, he is most likely nonetheless price enjoying even when he does not get a full allotment of snaps. Boston Scott turns into extra fascinating if Sanders is proscribed, although, particularly in PPR codecs as a flex play. If Sanders is out, Scott’s an RB2 in all codecs.

WEEK 1 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Is David Montgomery enjoying Week 1?

Montgomery (groin) was formally restricted in Chicago’s Wednesday apply, participating in stretching and particular person drills. Chicago opens the season Sunday in Detroit. A restricted apply Wednesday places Montgomery on observe to play Sunday.

The Lions allowed the fourth-most fantasy factors to operating backs in 2019. If Montgomery is energetic, he is an RB2 for Week 1 until there’s any robust indication that his workload can be held nicely shy of its traditional quantity. If Montgomery regresses and misses the sport, Tarik Cohen is price enjoying in PPR leagues whereas Ryan Nall possible will get the early-down work. Nall could be a speculative flex play, at finest.

WEEK 1 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Extensive receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Devine Ozigbo damage replace

Ozigbo missed Wednesday’s apply with a hamstring damage. Thursday morning, Ozigbo was positioned on Injured Reserve. Meaning he has to overlook not less than three weeks. The Jaguars signed launched Buccaneers RB Dare Ogunbowale to their energetic roster.

Ozigbo’s absence truly make issues extra predictable right here for fantasy homeowners in a RB room with loads of unknowns after the discharge of Fournette. Rookie James Robinson from Illinois State would obtain the early-down work after already being named RB1 on the Jacksonville depth chart. Chris Thompson would see passing-down work, with Ogunbowale possible solely getting work on particular groups after signing just a few days earlier than recreation day.

The Colts have been one of many stingiest run defenses in soccer final season, so this is not an excellent enticing matchup for anybody. Robinson’s possible draw back could be an early Jacksonville deficit retaining him off the sphere. In PPR codecs, Thompson might work his approach to a flex-worthy day in comeback mode. Robinson is a dangerous flex play in commonplace leagues as a result of matchup and the unknown about how his expertise will play on the NFL stage.

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