As we near kickoff for the first full day of fantasy football this season, it’s time to get your lineups finalized and locked in. We’ve already had previews of every Sunday game (part one and part two) and also given our position-by-position rankings (indexed here). The last piece of the gameday puzzle is figuring out the impact injuries will play.
Come back around noon for the gametime decisions as the inactives are announce, but as we start off our Sunday morning here’s the latest on key fantasy injuries headed into week one:
Adrian Peterson-Min-RB: Peterson appears to be ready to go, but even if he’s active he’s only expected to get 10-15 carries. While the fact that Peterson is going to be on the field is an encouraging sign for his owners going forward, the best plan is probably to sit him this week and fins a RB elsewhere. If Peterson plays well and doen’st have any setbacks, he’ll be usable in fantasy football next week.
Marshawn Lynch-Sea-RB: Lynch is currently expected to play although back spasms can be a tricky call. He’s officially questionable headed into today’s game in Arizona. If you’re smart, you’ll have Robert Turbin to start in the 4:25 kickoff just in case Lynch is a late inactive.
Maurice Jones-Drew-Jac-RB: MJD will be active and ready for Sunday but is expected to be just a rotational third-down back. If possible, go a different direction for the first week and be thankful you’ll have Drew the rest of the season.
Jonathan Stewart-Car-RB: Stewart is a game-time decision after spraining his ankle. Look elsewhere for a starter in fantasy football this week if possible.
Beannie Weels-Ari-RB: Wells is a gametime decision. Get used to it and stay away if possible. Even if he does play he’ll share carries with Ryan Williams.
Denarius Moore-Oak-WR: Moore is practicing on a limited basis, but it’s risky to start him unless you have another Monday night option. He was usually drafted as a good sleeper and backup pick so avoid starting him if there are other options you can roll with. I like Moore’s prospects going forward, but starting him this week is definitely a high-risk play.
Ryan Mathew-SD-RB: Mathews is officially out of Monday Night’s game. Ronnie Brown gets the start in his absence.
Jacoby Ford-Oak-WR: Ford has been ruled out.