Freeman now in doubt
Devonta Freeman has now missed two practices and his status for this week’s game is now in doubt. If out, Tevin Coleman would step up and the sledding was tough for Ezekiel Elliot last week against the Panthers. He saved his fantasy day with a touchdown, but there is no guarantee Coleman sees that. He should be a lock for a healthy amount of touches and becomes absolutely startable, especially in a flex spot.
Pettis Breakout Game?
Last week against the Vikings, Dante Pettis flashed some major playmaking ability with Marqiuse Goodwin sidelined. At this point, Goodwin looks unlikely to suit up for Week 2 and Pettis ($4,300) would make for a great sleeper play this week against a Detroit team that looked terrible Monday night despite having Darrius Slay. Pettis won’t get the Slay-ride, so should be free to move about the field. Did you know he is the son of former baseball player Gary Pettis? Most people do. Unless you didn’t… in that case, now you do!
Fournette Expected to Play
After missing most of the Week One contest against the Giants after suffering a hamstring injury, the Jaguars expect RB Leonard Fournette to play this week in a big game against the New England Patriots.
Rodgers Iffy for Week Two
After pledging to play in Week Two after leading the Packers to a comeback victory on Sunday night, QB Aaron Rodgers is now uncertain about his status this Sunday against the Vikings. Considering Rodgers was able to come back into the game, Rodgers seems to be likely to play, though he and the team is being cautious.
D-Jax in concussion protocol
DeSean Jackson is reportedly in the league’s concussion protocol and did not practice on Wednesday. He is also nursing a shoulder injury. D-Jax got concussed near the end of his 5-catch, 146-yard throttling of the Saints in Week 1, so fantasy users who almost certainly didn’t start him in Week 1 look unlikely to be able to start him in Week 2. Perhaps more importantly for upside-seeking fantasy owners, Chris Godwin would play a more significant role in Week 2 if D-Jax sits out. Godwin had three grabs for 41 yards and a TD in Week 1 and is a mere $5,000 in Fanball DFS contests this weekend against a mediocre Eagles secondary that was torched for 169 yards by Julio Jones in Week 1.
Allen named starter
Josh Allen has been named starter for the Buffalo Bills. This isn’t a surprise as there is a decent chance that you (yes, you… the guy reading this) could have performed as well as Nathan Peterman has in the NFL. Could not be much worse… This move means very little for fantasy as there are no startable Buffalo Bills for the foreseeable future. We will post breaking news if a Bill ever becomes fantasy relevant this season.
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Raiders Bring Back Martavis Bryant
Rekindling the flame after one of the shortest divorces in league history, the Raiders have brought back Martavis Bryant on a one year deal. A suspension still seems to be looming for Bryant, though this saga has had more unnecessary twists than a Dan Brown novel. He’s expected to be on the field this Sunday, though given the state of Oakland’s passing game and the mystery surrounding Bryant, he can only be rostered in Bryant-Only leagues.
Ben Roethlisberger Battling Sore Elbow
After going 0-3 from long range in my pickup basketball game last night, I am also claiming an elbow ailment. This looks to be an innocuous injury for Big Ben, a man who is no stranger to a little drama throughout the course of the year. He’s ready to rock for a date against a talent-bereft Kansas City defense on Sunday and should put the five turnover opening affair behind him in short order.
Olsen with Broken Foot
It is now a little more official… Greg Olsen has once again broken his foot. As we stated earlier, Ian Thomas is the backup and looked great in the preseason. The Panthers are not putting Olsen on IR, so we will see how long Thomas will be available as a streaming option, but he’s not a bad speculative add if you are in need. Ian szn has begun. Ed Dickson had some decent games with Olsen out last year, Thomas should find some good matchups over the next half season.
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Coleman gets 3rd chance
Corey Coleman, all-star ball dropper from HBO’s Hard Knocks will get a 3rd chance this season as the New England Patriots have decided to kick the tires. Much like when they kicked the tires on Kenny Britt and Michael Floyd. The former 1st rounder has an opportunity here as the depth chart is paper thin, however this is Rob Gronkowski’s team(in the passing game), Phillip Dorsett looked serviceable, Chris Hogan should do better, and Julian Edelman will be back next week. Let other people waste the roster space.