Gameday Decisions: Last Minute Roster Moves For Week 1
Your lineups are about to lock and you don’t know if you’re safe with your FLEX or not. Here are all the rumors and last-minute injury reports across the league to help you make the right decision. Stay tuned through the day as we’ll be updating this post when we hear more.
Chicago Bears @ Atlanta Falcons
Guard Kyle Long is out for the Bears which could hamper Jordan Howard’s effectiveness against the Falcons.
Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals
John Ross – Knee – The Bengals’ first round pick is not expected to play after suffering a knee sprain late in the season. He has not been ruled out completely, though he is unlikely to see a major role until later in the year. AJ Green remains the number one option in Cincinnati with Tyler Eifert as his number two.
Oakland Raiders at Tennessee Titans
Sebastian Janikowski – Back – Oakland’s longest tenured player will be sidelined for quite some time after landing on the injured reserve on Saturday. The Raiders signed Giorgio Tavecchio to take over in the short-term. Tavecchio has been signed for four NFL teams, but never appeared in an actual game. His last live action came in college at Cal where he posted a 75% mark his senior year. He plays into Oakland’s setup as a left-footed kicker, allowing for a smooth transition with Marquette King holding.
Atlanta Falcons at Chicago Bears
Markus Wheaton – Finger – Chicago’s offseason acquisition is not expected to play in the season opener. Wheaton is expected to play as the second option to Kevin White this year. With his debut delayed at least a week, Kendall Wright should see an uptick in targets, but White carries the highest ceiling of all Bears’ receivers.
Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Redskins
Jordan Reed – Toe – Injuries have plagued Jordan Reed‘s career and a fracture in his toe from the preseason may linger into the regular season. Still expected to play, Jamison Crowder and Terrelle Pryor would be the immediate beneficiaries in targets. Josh Doctson, who remains unproven, would likely move into the third option in the passing game without Reed.
Jamison Crowder – Hip – Washington’s slot receiver is expected to play despite a nagging hip injury. At less than 100% his vital quickness may take a bit of a hit, but he will at least be available at find more value as a PPR option.
Indianapolis Colts at Los Angeles Rams
Aaron Donald – Holdout – While the star defensive tackle has returned to the team, he has already been ruled out for this afternoon’s game. Indianapolis’ offense will be limited without Andrew Luck and will take any added gain to their rushing attack.
New York Giants at Dallas Cowboys
Odell Beckham Jr. – Ankle – The star receiver is not expected to play in Sunday’s primetime game, but he has not been ruled out. Team’s do not need to submit their final rosters until later in the day. He is unexpected to be 100% even on the off-chance that he does play.