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.