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news: Steelers quarterback Mitch Trubesky It was listed as a start on the team’s official depth chart ahead of Sunday’s game against the Bengals.

What does it mean in fiction: This news should come as no surprise since Trubisky has been named one of the Steelers’ attack leaders. On the Steelers crime show Deontay JohnsonAnd the Claypool chaseAnd the George PickensTrubisky is on the streaming radar for those using a superflex format or two quarterbacks.


news: Jaguar running backwards James Robinson He will be active for the first week against the leaders.

What does it mean in fiction: Robinson appears to have covered any remaining flooring in his recovery from a ruptured hock. Robinson won’t see the full workload in the first week; In late August, Pederson told reporters that he would not give Robinson significant touches upon his return. Instead, he said, “I think you’re gradually increasing his reps,” according to ESPN. Robinson will form a committee with Travis Etienne Jr. , which is considered a low-level RB2 for week 1.


news: Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Packers coach Matt LaFleur wasn’t sure Allen Lazard He will play in Week 1.

What does it mean in fiction: There will be a lot of new faces in Aaron RodgersThe Receiving Corps and one of the familiar faces may not be available in the first week against the Vikings. Christian Watson He also missed most of the training camp while recovering from minor knee surgery, and his condition is uncertain. You shouldn’t forget Randall Cope As a flexible option in the deep leagues.


news: Rams coach Shawn McVeigh said Matthew Stafford There are ‘no limitations’ in practice or game planning while ESPN’s Dan Graziano said that his elbow injury could be a ‘problem all season’.

What does it mean in fiction: This situation does not need to be complicated. Stafford has an elbow problem more commonly associated with shooters. It’s all about pain management, and Stafford averaged 35.3 passes per game last season. If you draft Stafford, you should be concerned about that. If you have space, add a viable backup player to your list. Matt Ryan (available in 76.7% of periodicals), Justin Fields (available in 53.2% of journals) and James Winston (Available in 68.1% of Leagues) Everyone can start with a Managers Fantasy this season.


news: It was mentioned by Adam Shifter T. Higgins He returned to training on Monday for the Bengals.

What does it mean in fiction: Higgins has been handcuffed due to the shoulder surgery he underwent in the off-season. Cincinnati’s heavy pass attack makes him an excellent WR1 against the Steelers.

go deeper: Higgins was essential to the Super Bowl track. Higgins had 18 passes for 309 yards and two touchdowns in four playoffs.


news: This was mentioned by Adam Scheffer of ESPN Drake London He returned to training on Monday for the Hawks.

What does it mean in fiction: This is great news for fantasy directors with London on their candidate lists. The rookie receiver injured his knee during the team’s first pre-season game. The Hawks expect London to play a big part in their passing game in 2022. He could be seen as a flexible option against the Saints.


news: Barry Jackson from the Miami Herald reported it Jaylene Waddell He’s back in training on Monday and should be fine for the first week against the Patriots.

What does it mean in fiction: Waddell was injured most of the summer. This is great news for the fantasy directors who crafted it. Waddle can be thought of as WR2.

go deeper: Last season, Waddle set a new record with 104 receptions. Miami led with 1015 yards and six touchdowns. despite of Trek Hill Having become Dolphins’ #1 receiver, Waddle will continue to be a vital part of the attack.


news: Cam Akers And the Daryl Henderson Jr.. She is “okay” for week 1.

What does it mean in fiction: Henderson and Akers have resumed training and are expected to play against the Bills. Rams are happy, but fantasy directors are not. It’s hard to trust the Akers as anything more than a low-end RB2 in the Rams’ backyard in a frightening retreat by the committee.


news: Russell Gig On track to play the first week against the Cowboys

What does it mean in fiction: For the first time since his injury in a joint training with the Dolphins, Gage has practiced for days in a row. Although he missed the entire pre-season, he could start the season as the Buccaneers’ No. 3 receiver. Chris Goodwin He was seen training on Monday without a knee brace. By all indications, Godwin has been making excellent progress since tore his ACL in week 15 of last season. Fantasy managers shouldn’t be in a rush to add Gage to their lineup.


news: Van Jefferson He did not train on Mondays for rams.

What does it mean in fiction: It’s hard to imagine Jefferson playing in the season opener against the Bells on Thursday night. Despite the praise of Rams attack coordinator Lian Quen Ben Larkprogress and Toto AtoilVersatility, you don’t have to include either in your imaginative Week 1 lineup


news: Isaiah Mackenzie He was listed as a full participant in the exercise of Bills Monday.

What does it mean in fiction: McKenzie, 27, can now be included in fantasy rosters for those who play deeper formats. after, after Cole BeasleyMacKenzie’s departure, expected to be the primary slot option in the Bills. He is well suited for this position.

go deeper: Josh Allen He ranks second among midfielders in wide reception goals over the past two seasons. Beasley averaged 12 fantasy points per game during his three seasons with the Bills.


news: Darren Urban of the Arizona Cardinals reports it Zach Ertz He’s getting hurt in his calf day in and day out this week.

What does it mean in fiction: Ertz has had a calf injury since early August, and his condition at Week 1 is uncertain. Trey McBride or Max Williams Ertz will fill if it is out. If Ertz is on your list and you need a streaming device, I’ll consider it Austin Hopper (available in 83.3% of journals) or Evan Ingram (available in 80% of journals).


news: Chris Thomason of St. Paul Pioneer Press reports this Irv Smith Jr.. He is expected to play in the first week against the Packers.

What does it mean in fiction: Smith has been sidelined with a thumb injury since the beginning of August. Heavy Vikings attack under a new boss Kevin O’Connell It would definitely put Smith on the streaming radar. He hasn’t played since picking up 30 passes for 365 yards and five touchdowns in 2020 and he should be on my fantasy watch list.

go deeper: Now this Kyle Rudolph And the Tyler Conklin Gone, Smith should be a full-time Vikings player. He averaged 13 Fantasy points in four games with Rudolph in 2020.


news: This was mentioned by Ryan O’Loran from The Denver Post Albert Okoigpunam You expect to be ready for the first week.

What does it mean in fiction: Okwuegbunam is recovering from a lower body injury and will play the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. with the rookie Greg Dolcic Starting off the season on injured reserve, Okwuegbunam can be considered low TE2 due to the abundance of Broncos receivers.


Things we read

news: ESPN’s Dan Graziano reports Trillon borax Expected to be featured by Titans.

What does it mean in fiction: The Titans plan to play a major role for Burks in the passing game, which may explain their additional cast during pre-season. Despite being a heavyweight team, Tennessee lacks any playmakers outside of it Robert Woods in the receiver. If you are in the 30.3% of leagues where Burks is available, you should add it.


news: Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Ramondry StevensonHis attention to the details of running the track “definitely showed up in practice”.

What does it mean in fiction: There’s a good chance Stevenson will get a bigger role. One of the most important things Stevenson could add to his game, especially with a busy backcourt in New England, might be the ability to catch passes. Belichick wants his running back to play all three crises. Stevenson is clearly their best receiver and is well positioned to exceed the expectations of fantasy managers.


reading: Nation reporter Marcel Louis Jacques wrote about how to do it Tua Tagoviloa He has changed in preparation for the 2022 season and why the Dolphins trust him.

What does it mean in fiction: A career season within reach of Tagovailoa. His new coach, Mike McDaniel, fits his character better. Brian Flores has reportedly been very strict with his players, and some may have felt they couldn’t be themselves. McDaniel is more relaxed and encouraging. It is also fitted with Tyreek Hill and Chase Edmonds As additional offensive playmakers. Tagovailoa will have some huge weeks of broadcasting in 2022. For those who play in the Premier Leagues, he’s an excellent QB2 player with a height.


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