Did you see what’s going on out in San Francisco? I’m sure you’ve seen, it’s a pretty big story; that crazy pandemic sex party involving 8 emus, 2 wild boars, a bunch of “little people” and a fountain of semen. True story. Oh, and the whole surrounding bay area is on fire causing extremely poor air quality which has put the Cardinals and 49ers game in jeopardy of being postponed. Besides the tragedy of people’s homes burning down, I also own Kyler Murray on 49 of my 50 fantasy teams. So I’m not crazy about this developing story. I mean the fires story, the sex party stuff was actually kind of intriguing. So stay safe if you’re out west and keep tabs on the status of the Cardinals/49ers game if you own any of their players. And if you end up needing help finding last minute replacements, my week one fantasy football rankings will continue to be updated all the way up until Sunday kickoff. Anyway, here’s what else I saw yesterday in fantasy football:

Deebo Samuel – Has officially be ruled out for the fire opener (if it’s played) coming off his Jones fracture, but rookie Brandon Aiyuk did get some reps in during Friday’s practice. Sounds like he’ll be a game time decision, but regardless the kid’s a risky week one start after missing most of camp with his hamstring injury—avoid if at all possible. 

Kenny Golladay – Popped up on the Lions’ injury report Thursday with a hammy. Captain Obvious called to say this isn’t great for Golladay owners and that I should take a shower. If Kenny G can’t sing on Sunday (he’s now listed as doubtful) then Marvin Jones and T.J. Hockenson become great options. On the other hand, Matthew Stafford gets dinged a bit without his top receiver. Also, remember the name Quintez Cephus—the 5th round rookie WR out of Wisconsin had a phenomenal camp and could make a fantasy impact as soon as week one. 

D’Andre Swift – Was taken off the injury report and will play against Da Bears. I’d steer clear of the rookie week one after he missed most of training camp and the Lions brought in old man Adrian Peterson. Just feed Kerryon Johnson the rock!

Courtland Sutton – Did not practice Friday and at this point it would be surprising to see him on the field in the opener after spraining his shoulder late in the week. All the fantasy doctors on Twitter, who may or may not actually be doctors, seem to believe Sutton could miss a couple weeks. We might get a chance to see just how good Broncos’ rookie WR Jerry Jeudy is right away. Fellow rookie speedster K.J. Hamler surprisingly might play Monday night as well, it could be fun. 

Mike Evans – Questionable for Sunday’s matchup against the Saints with a hamstring injury as well. Even if Evans plays I’d shy away if you have any other reasonable option since he’ll likely be shadowed by lockdown corner Marshon Lattimore. And if Evans is out, Scotty Miller jumps onto deep league and DFS radars. But don’t tell Scotty.

Miles Sanders – Practiced for the third day in a row. Sanders will play on Sunday. Alright, so we don’t know that for sure but if he doesn’t play someone better hide all the sharp objects in my house because I own Sanders on every team.

Jalen Reagor – Also practiced for the third day in a row and sounds like there’s a decent chance he suits up Sunday. Like Aiyuk, I’d try my best to avoid starting the rookie wide out who missed a big chunk of camp.

Diontae Johnson – JuJu said in his Friday presser that Diontae is all systems go against the Giants after missing some time with a foot injury. Well, if Dr. JuJu says so! I’d fire my Johnson up this week, Diontae too.

Jarvis Landry – While he isn’t on the Browns injury report, it sounds like Landry isn’t fully recovered from offseason hip surgery either. Landry told reporters that the number of snaps he plays will be dependent on gameplan. Which sounds kind of like every other player in the league, doesn’t it?

David Montgomery – In a surprise turn of events, the Full Monty’s groin is healed and rearing to go. He practiced in full on both Friday and Saturday. Sounds like he’s on the right side of questionable for the game against the Lions on Sunday.

Will Dissly – Is now 100% after an Achilles injury and ready to go for the Seahawks opener. There’s TE1 upside here even with Greg Olsen in town, unfortunately Dissly is more injury prone than my nephew Billy who has to wear a helmet around the house.

Denzel Mims – Apparently Mims has now injured his other hamstring and will miss Sunday’s game. Hey Denzel, Will Fuller called and he wants his hamstrings back!

 

  1. toolshed says:
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    I have an opportunity to stash a player in one deeper league with a big bench via an open IR spot. Do uou think Raquel Armstead is worth a stash. Not that I am expecting him back next week, but their rb situation is murky.

    Since Evans is now doubtful and plays a later game on Sunday, woukd you wait to see if he plays and if not just plug in scott miller or punt completely and roll with John Brown. .5 ppr. Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Sure if you aren’t using it grab Armstead. He might not be worth anything if robinson looks good early, but who knows.

      Tough spot in Evans there. Brown isn’t the most enticing option so I’d just wait it out with Evans, it kind of sounds to me like hell play…

  2. hitzone says:
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    10 team ppr

    1)trade my J taylor/Moore/Allen/Metcalf for Michael Thomas/Golladay/Dobbins/Lamb

    My starting 7 would be

    CEH
    Akers
    Adams
    Thomas
    Boyd
    Golladay
    1 of Gibson/Dobbins/James Robinson/Evan Engram

    2)If i could get him to do it for akers instead of J taylor do it?

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yes I’d do that deal and yes I’d prefer the version where you give Akers instead of Taylor

  3. southside dom says:
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    With the Golladay news, in a standard league, who would you start at WR3: Marvin Jones vs CHI or Terry McLaurin vs CHI?

    Also, while I’m here. Who for RB2 (also standard scoring): James White vs MIA or JK Dobbins vs CLE?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Terry at WR3 for me. Not great options there for RB2 in week one, I’d go Dobbins. It sounds like you’re loaded at wide receiver, maybe you can flip one for another running back?

      • southside dom says:
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        Yea, keeper league so most of the good RBs were kept. Here’s my squad. Who would you target for a Fuller/Jones type?

        QB – Josh Allen
        RBs – CMC, Dobbins, White, Edmonds, Darrel Williams, J. Kelley
        WRs – Julio, Juju, McLaurin, Fuller, Jones
        TEs – Hurst, Gesicki

        Hoping one of the RB flyers hits or I get lucky on the waiver wire. Don’t trust Fuller to last the whole year either

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Fuller has big upside but I agree it’s a good time to sell high…I don’t trust him to stay healthy either.

          Maybe you can get someone like Cam Akers or David Montgomery for him. Might Leornard Fournette for Jones possibly…something in that range.

          I like Kelley and Edmonds, White not so much in standard.

  4. Sancho says:
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    If you had to bench 1: Devante Parker @NE, Jarvis Landry @BAL, or Emmanuel Sanders vs. TB ?(PPR league)

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Parker has a tough matchup vs Gilmore but think I’d bench Landry…it’s close

      • Sancho says:
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        Thanks got 1 more. If you had to rank these 3 qbs for this week: Cousins, Burrow, Wentz

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem. I’d go with Wentz this week at Washington.

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          Cousins 2nd for me if you start two. Want to see what Burrow looks like in his first game before firing him up…

  5. Gary Z says:
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    Hey DT…Don’t tell Scotty, Scotty doesn’t know!!! Haha its been years since ive seen that flick!

    Lindsay, Akers, Kerryon, Sanders, Cohen, which 2 would you start out of this group?

    Thanks!

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      Ha exactly, Gary!

      PPR? I’d start Akers for sure. Is that Miles Sanders? If so then I’d go with him…

      No problem!

  6. The sportsguy says:
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    Mike Evans injury has me rethinking Brady versus Goff..was Brady but maybe not…also losing Evans forces decision for flex on Michel, Harry or a questionable Evans.. Standard scoring with distance bonuses

    Thinking Goff and Michel

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go with Brady and Michel. So many weapons for Brady still…

  7. Chet says:
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    Thanks, DT! How would you rank the following three for the rest of season (10 teams, standard scoring)? Sony Michel, Leonard Fournette, and Desean Jackson

    • Donkey Teeth

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      No problem, Chet!

      Sorry I missed this earlier. Fournette, DJax, Michel for me…

  8. DT – thanks for the article.

    Play in a deep 14 team, 1 pt PPR + IDP league.

    Looking to add some depth to my WR crew. We start 4 and these are my current starters:

    Julio Jones
    Amari Cooper
    Terry McLaurin
    Christian Kirk

    Question – given the slim pickings – please rank these guys in Season Long. As mentioned, league is deep with limited options — and I’d like to stash ahead of potential breakout. Understanding these change with matchups and injures, but as we stand today… NEED 3, please

    KJ Hamler (rostered)
    John Ross III (rostered)
    Scotty Miller (rostered)
    Tre’quan Smith
    Bisi Johnson
    Quintez Cephus
    Denzel Mims

    Thanks. Good luck week 1.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      No problem, El Burro. Sorry I missed this earlier.

      Trequan, Mims, Cephus for me but they’re all truly dart throws is the same range. Like you said, very fluid…

      Good luck to you too!

  9. bobsnyder4210 says:
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    I have M Sanders out in two 1/2PPR Leagues and also have B Scott in both
    #1, I can play Scott or R Woods in the flex
    #2, I can play Scott or M Ingram or K Allen in a flex
    Any Thoughts?

    Bonus question: I have Jonathan Taylor currently in a flex in a full PPR league that gives the usual 1 pt for every 10 rush or rec yds but also gives 1 pt for every 10 rush attempts. I also have Boston Scott on the bench. Stick with Taylor even with the wk1 volume uncertainty or put Scott in this week?

    Thanks

    • Donkey Teeth

      Donkey Teeth says:
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      I’d go with Woods, Allen and Taylor but they’re all tough calls. Maybe toss Scott in over Allen just to kinda hedge your bets so you don’t feel stupid if he goes off!

      • bobsnyder4210 says:
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        Thanks! And yea, I gotta throw him in one just in case…

        • Donkey Teeth

          Donkey Teeth says:
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          No problem, good luck!

  10. Allan says:
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    Got Rodgers and Jones as my current QBs. With Sanders on my IR this week I can pick up a streamer. Would you play any of Tyrod, Rivers, Goff, or Carr over them? 6 points passing TD.

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d stream Goff this week and bench Jones

  11. Cubjet says:
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    Courtland Sutton is now a game time decision
    My options

    Jamison Crowder
    Marlon Mack(I am starting Jonathan Taylor)
    or
    Wait till game time and put Jonnu Smith in if he doesn’t play

    Thanks in advance

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go with Crowder assuming it’s a PPR league.

      No problem

  12. Fizz says:
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    Standard scoring. Need a flex.

    B. Scott
    M. Gallup
    E. Sanders
    T. Cohen
    A. Lazard

    • Donkey Teeth

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      I’d go with Scott there

  13. Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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    12 teamer with extra 1 pt per 1st down, PPR regular besides.
    QB: (1) wentz or j.allen
    RB: (2) AAron/KJ (clearly on your rankings)
    WR (3): MT, nuke, thielen
    TE (1): cook
    2 flexes: hilton and then which out of these: goedert, p-will, j.howard

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Coin flip between Howard and Preston for me. Lean Howard unless you feel like you need the upside for your matchup.

      • Mobin Can't Hack It says:
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        yeah i think if not for the first downs part i’d go p-will easily, but he could have a pretty good day (say 4-85 and 3 1st’s) and howard could have a super boring day (60 yards, and like 6 1sts). if parker was out this i think would be easy p-will fade with gilmore stuck on him, but it appears parker will have gilmore stuck on him (and both sides of that matchup are interesting, as parker killed him in week 17 last year, and it appears parker from a post specifically about this it showed how he averaged the same points vs great shadow CB’s and without them; albeit most of those numbers would’ve been without p-will last year)

        – your KJ ranking of course makes this easy, for many rankers all 3 are far closer.

        • Donkey Teeth

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          Yep that all makes sense. Plus Howard’s odds of a TD have to be slightly higher.

          Hopefully I’m not totally off base regarding KJs usage!

  14. Russowl says:
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    With Miles Sanders being ruled out do you like Boston Scott over Kerryon Johnson this week ? Standard 10 pt bonus @100 rushing or receiving

    Qb -dak
    Wr-Julio
    Wr-obj
    Rb-chubb
    Rb-J Taylor
    Te- Hooper
    W/r -scary terry
    W/r/t -Kerryon
    Bn. D . Parker
    Scott
    Mattison
    E. Sanders
    Kirk
    Swift
    Gibson

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Yeah I have Scott a little ahead of Kerryon

  15. Russowl says:
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    I own Taylor. Should I drop Mattison or Reagorfor Hines?

    . Standard 10 team 10 point bonus at 100 rushing or receiving yards

    • Donkey Teeth

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      Lost Mattison for him if you still can

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