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news: Ravens RB JK Dobbins Fully practiced on Wednesdays.

What does it mean in fiction: Having trained fully for the first time since sustaining a knee injury last year in the Ravens pre-season final, Dobbins has a better chance of playing Sunday against the Dolphins. Baltimore will easily get back into the game when he comes back. It’s too risky to count on Dobbins as anything more than a flexible option when he returns.

go deeper: Dobbins had 805 yards on 134 coaches in 2020. He scored a touchdown in seven consecutive games, including a wild card game against the Titans, which tied for the second longest streak in NFL history by a novice player.


news: Seahawks RB Kenneth Walker III He is fully involved in the practice.

What does it mean in fiction: Walker is on track to make his NFL debut on Sunday against the 49ers. Recruited in the second round, he stunned coaches over the summer despite a nagging hernia injury. Walker is now ready to go but fantasy squads can’t be trusted just yet. Used Seahawks Rashad Bini In periods of early decline and Travis Homer On the scroll the first week, as expected. Take a wait-and-see approach with Walker to see what role he will play on the Seattle Commission.


news: WR . Chargers Kenan Allen Off for tonight’s game against the Chiefs.

What does it mean in fiction: With the veteran receiver out, Josh Palmer firmly on the flex radar. Palmer had five receptions for 66 yards and one touchdown in one game that Allen missed last season. It is available in 98.6% of journals. Palmer can be considered a flexible option with an upside.


news: “We’re going to go with the hot hand in the game,” 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said when talking about San Francisco’s retraction by the committee.

What does it mean in fiction: A comment like this makes the fantasy director’s stomach ache, as if they were eating old sushi from a gas station. It is worth noting that in both Jeff Wilson Jr.. His four starts in 2021, he had no fewer than 13 rushing attempts. juniors Tyrion Davis-Price And the Jordan Maysoon You’ll be involved, but as I wrote in this week’s Waiver Wire column, Wilson is best viewed as a flexible option.


news: Cardinals WR Rondell Mor and TE Zach Ertz Did not practice Wednesday.

What does it mean in fiction: The Cardinals won’t know Moore’s availability until later in the week, but the lack of progress doesn’t bode well for his presence against the Raiders in Week 2. As for Ertz, he is expected to take part in Thursday’s training and play on Sunday. Moore (and Ertz) will help fill the void left by him DeAndre Hopkins, who is serving a suspension, at the Arizona reception group when he returns. The second year receiver is still available in 70.7% of ESPN consortia. In the first week against the bosses, Greg Dorch He led the Cardinals in goals (9), receptions (7) and reception yards (63). It must be seen by fantasy directors in deep leagues. Marquis Brown Still WR2. Ertz is TE1.


news: black RB Dandrey SwiftAn ankle injury is nothing to worry about.

What does it mean in fiction: The best fast performance of Swift’s first week career came against the Eagles in the afternoon when he played through an ankle sprain. He did not train on Wednesday but is not worried about missing out on this week’s game against the Leaders. Swift’s absence appears to be a precaution. We’ll know more after training on Thursday. If Swift is unable to play in Week 2, Jamal Williams He will get the most touches.

go deeper: Detroit’s back-to-back duo, Swift and Williams, are well positioned for fantastical success behind the team’s revamped offensive line. For the first time since 1998, the Lions had 25 lunge attempts and three quick touchdowns in Week 1. The game also saw Detroit average 6.5 yards per carry.


news: ESPN’s Sarah Barshop reports that Rams coach Sean McVeigh said WR Van JeffersonStatus “similar to what it was.”

What does it mean in fiction: Jefferson did not train Wednesday. A pair of procedures were performed on his left knee, one after the Rams’ Super Bowl victory and the other in early August. Jefferson’s situation seems to be from week to week. There should be one meal prep for fantasy directors. Not to prioritize Ben Lark; This is it Allen Robinson II It should not be abandoned in fantasy football. The Rams will figure out how to engage him, and in this week’s match against the Hawks, he could have his breakout game.


news: pirate wr Julius Jones He did not train for hacking on Wednesday, and RB Leonard Fortnite was specified.

What does it mean in fiction: Several players appeared in the injury report on Wednesday as the Buccaneers prepare for their week two game against the Saints. Jones has a knee injury and a WR Russell Gig He has a hamstring injury. Both did not exercise. fortnite (hamstring), Mike Evans (calf) and Prishad Berryman (The knee) was all limited by injuries. Tom Brady It would be hard to trust him as a fictional rookie if Jones or Evans (although ESPN’s Jenna Lynn has mentioned that his calf injury appears to be minor) are out for Week 2. This scenario would have me considering the captain’s QB broadcast Carson Wentz‘Saints’ James Winstonor ponies Matt Ryan. I’ll also remind the directors of this fantasy Rachel White It will handle a large workload if fortnite wastes time.

go deeper: Fournette averaged 17.8 touches and 90.4 total yards per game in 2021.


news: 49ers TE George Keitel He was still aside from Wednesday’s training.

What does it mean in fiction: After suffering a groin strain last week, Kittel did not play against the Bears in the first week. Tyler Croft And the Ross Doyle Combined for four goals in Chicago. If Kittle can’t play, none of the others will be a good choice for streaming. Fantasy directors should consider Giants TE Evan Ingram Or Ramez TE Tyler Higby.


news: Steelers RB Nagy Harris Wed practice was limited.

What does it mean in fiction: As reported in Wednesday’s column, all reports indicate that Harris is planning to play this week. Whether you can trust him in fiction is a whole other conversation. Harris finished his first week against the Bengals with 12 touches before injuring his foot, but averaged 22.4 touches per game in 2021. Harris can be considered a mid-range RB2 in Week Two against a Patriots defense that grabbed the Dolphins to 43 yards a week the first.


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