Sunday, September 13, 2015

Sunday morning updates - Week 1

Ah, yes yes yes. It's a beautiful Sunday morning in Fantasyland, so it's time to take a quick stroll across the NFL so we can make any necessary last-minute adjustments to our winning lineups.

Alshon Jeffery (calf) is active and should be a solid go against the Packers. He may not be 100%, but he's surely better than your backup options.

Prospects for Mike Evans (hamstring) aren't quite so positive. Though Evans is "optimistic" he will play, his bum hammy apparently hasn't healed fully, so don't be surprised if he's limited even if he is active today. That's too bad, because the Titans present a very nice matchup. Louis Murphy would start in his place, but you've got better alternatives, I hope.

Michael Floyd (fingers) looked like he'd be good to go, but the NFL Network just reported that he's inactive. Seems too early to make that call for the later game, so keep an eye on this one. I still like Carson Palmer's chances against the Saints.

Roddy White is expected to play. He's a marginal WR3/WR4 option this week.

Victor Cruz (calf) almost surely won't play tonight.

Dwayne Bowe is out. Yeah, I know. Who cares?

Tre Mason (thigh) is out, but you weren't going to start him anyway, right? Not against the Seahawks. Benny Cunningham is an even worse option. Just be patient...Gurley will be there soon.

Is the Falcons running game something we should watch, or avoid, this year? We'll start to find out Monday night against the Eagles. Rookie Tevin Coleman will get the start, but Devonte Freeman -- who likewise has been battling a bum hammy during preseason -- is probable and will share the carries. I'd keep both on your bench in Week 1.

I like Zach Ertz's chances this year, as long as both he and Sam Bradford are healthy. Sam looks good heading into Week 1, but Zach has been dealing with a sore groin (aren't we all?). He's questionable going into MNF, so if he's your TE, you may be better off riding another option today.

Next up: The inactives. I'll be tweeting them starting in just a couple of minutes at twitter.com/ladd_biro.

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