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Fantasy Football injury report: Updates on Mike Evans, Courtland Sutton, Julian Edelman and more

A player's injury status can have a significant effect on fantasy football — it can alter draft strategy, roster construction and, most importantly, it can determine start-or-sit decisions for your fantasy team.

Each week, I will comb through the official injury reports for each game and give updates and analysis for fantasy-relevant players. Injuries are fluid, so make sure to stay up to date by following @mario_pilato on Twitter.

Sunday, September 13th

Seattle Seahawks @ Atlanta Falcons — 1:00 PM ET

WR Phillip Dorsett II, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR82 — Questionable (foot)

Dorsett was a limited participant in Thursday's practice and did not practice on Friday. The veteran receiver dealt with a foot injury throughout camp, but it is believed that he will be ready for Week 1.

RB Rashaad Penny, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: N/A — Out (knee)

Penny was put on the active/PUP list while he recovers from ACL surgery. He will miss the first six games of the season.

TE Will Dissly, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: TE39 — N/A (Achilles)

Dissly was a limited participant in Thursday's practice but was not listed on Friday's injury report. He recovered quickly from Achilles tendon surgery and has been working his way back throughout camp. He will be ready for Week 1.

Carolina Panthers @ Las Vegas Raiders — 1:00 PM ET

WR Bryan Edwards, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR68 — N/A (knee)

Edwards was listed on the injury report on Friday. He has been practicing all week, and there is no concern about him missing Week 1.

Green Bay Packers @ Minnesota Vikings — 1:00 PM ET

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Sep 29, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears running back David Montgomery (32) runs with the football in the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field. Credit: Quinn Harris-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Bears @ Detroit Lions — 1:00 PM ET

RB David Montgomery, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: RB63 —  Questionable (groin)

Montgomery was a full participant in Thursday's and Friday's practice. He injured his groin about two weeks ago. It was initially reported that he would miss two to four weeks, but Montgomery has rehabbed well, and now every indication is that he will play Week 1.

WR Cordarrelle Patterson, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR120 — Questionable (knee)

Patterson popped up on the injury report for the first time in the week on Friday. He is expected to be ready to go for Week 1.

RB D’Andre Swift, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: RB39 — N/A (hip)

Swift was a limited participant in Thursday's practice but was a full participant at practice on Friday and was removed from the injury report. Swift will play Week 1.

WR Danny Amendola, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR57 — Questionable (hamstring)

Amendola was a limited participant in Thursday's and Friday's practice. It is believed that he will be ready for Week 1.

WR Kenny Golladay, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR8 — Doubtful (hamstring)

Golladay was listed as a non-participant in Thursday's and Friday's practice. The hamstring injury is concerning because it popped up during the middle of the week. Golladay is unlikely to play Week 1.

Miami Dolphins @ New England Patriots — 1:00 PM ET

WR DeVante ParkerPFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR30 —  N/A (hamstring)

Parker was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. He was a full participant at practice on Friday and was removed from the injury report. Parker will be ready for Week 1.

WR Preston Williams, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR43 —  N/A (knee)

Williams was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. He was a full participant at practice on Friday and was removed from the injury report. Williams has recovered from his ACL surgery and will play Week 1.

TE Mike Gesicki, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: TE18 —  N/A (glute)

Gesicki was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. He was a full participant at practice on Friday and was removed from the injury report. Gesicki is ready to play Week 1.

WR Julian Edelman, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR28 —  N/A (knee)

Edelman was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. He was a full participant at practice on Friday and was removed from the injury report. Edelman will play Week 1.

WR N'Keal Harry, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR56 — Questionable (shoulder)

Harry was a full participant Friday but showed up on the injury report. He is expected to play Week 1.

New York Jets @ Buffalo Bills — 1:00 PM ET

WR Denzel Mims, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR97 — Out (hamstring)

Mims was a limited participant in practice and was a non-participant at practice on Friday. He injured both his hamstrings during camp. Mims will not be making his debut in Week 1.

Oct 27, 2019; Orchard Park, NY, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) runs with the ball on his way for a touchdown against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter at New Era Field. Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles @ Washington Football Team — 1:00 PM ET

RB Miles Sanders, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: RB8 — Out (hamstring)

Sanders was limited at practice on Thursday and Friday. He strained his hamstring earlier in camp and has been progressing, but he was ruled out for Week 1 on Saturday. The Eagles are making the right choice sitting Sanders and making sure he comes back when he is 100%. Hamstring injuries have a reinjury rate as high as 22-34%.

WR Alshon Jeffery, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: N/A — Out (foot)

Jeffery is still recovering from Lisfranc surgery. He is expected to be ready before Week 7.

WR Antonio Gandy-Golden, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR90 — N/A (concussion)

Gandy-Golden was a full participant in Thursday's practice. He was a full participant at practice on Friday and was removed from the injury report. Gandy-Golden will be ready for Week 1.

Indianapolis Colts @ Jacksonville Jaguars — 1:00 PM ET

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Cleveland Browns @ Baltimore Ravens — 1:00 PM ET

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Los Angeles Chargers @ Cincinnati Bengals — 4:05 PM ET

WR Mike Williams, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: N/A — out (shoulder)

Williams was limited at practice on Thursday and Friday. He injured his shoulder about two weeks ago, and the return-to-play timeline was set at two to four weeks. It is looking like Williams will be out for Week 1.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ New Orleans Saints — 4:25 PM ET

WR Mike Evans, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR17 — Questionable  (hamstring)

Evans did not participate in practice Thursday and was limited in Friday's practice. On Saturday, he was upgraded from doubtful to questionable. There is optimism he can give it a go Week 1, but he needs to be closely monitored leading up to kickoff and is a risky fantasy play.

Arizona Cardinals @ San Francisco 49ers — 4:25 PM ET

WR Brandon Aiyuk, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR55 — Questionable (hamstring)

Aiyuk was a limited participant in Thursday and Friday's practice. Logging his first back-to-back practices is a step in the right direction, but his Week 1 status is murky. Aiyuk needs to be closely monitored leading up to kickoff.

WR Deebo Samuel, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR77 — Out (foot)

Samuel was a non-participant at practice on Thursday and Friday and is still recovering from his Jones fracture surgery. Samuel was placed on IR Saturday and will miss at least three games.

Dallas Cowboys @ Los Angeles Rams — 8:20 PM ET

RB Darrell Henderson, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: RB68 — N/A (hamstring)

Henderson was a full participant at Thursday's and Friday's practice. He has been battling the injury throughout camp but will be ready for Week 1.

Monday, September 14th

Dec 29, 2019; Baltimore, Maryland, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Diontae Johnson (18) runs with the ball in the third quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Credit: Mitchell Layton-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Steelers @ New York Giants — 7:15 PM ET

WR Diontae Johnson, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR37 — N/A (foot)

Johnson was a non-participant in Thursday's practice. He was a full participant at practice on Friday and was removed from the injury report. Johnson will play Week 1.

WR Golden Tate, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR51 — Questionable (hamstring)

Tate was a limited participant in Thursday's and Friday's practice. He should be ready to go for Week 1.

Tennessee Titans  @ Denver Broncos — 10:10 PM ET

RB Darrynton Evans, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: RB59 — Questionable (hamstring)

Evans was limited on Thursday and Friday. It is believed that Evans will be ready for Week 1.

WR Corey Davis, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR69 — Questionable (hamstring)

Davis was limited in Thursday's practice, but he was a full participant at practice on Friday. He should be ready to play Week 1.

WR Courtland Sutton, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: WR21 — Questionable (shoulder)

Sutton is considered day-to-day after spraining his A/C joint in practice on Thursday. He did not practice on Friday or Saturday, and his availability for MNF is murky. Sutton needs to be monitored closely heading into kickoff.

WR K.J. Hamler, PFF Week 1 Consensus Rank: N/A — Questionable (hamstring).

Hamler was a limited participant in Thursday's and Friday's practice. It was first reported that he would be out around a month. I am not overly optimistic that he will suit up Week 1.

 

Mario Pilato has a master's degree in Kinesiology and a bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports Science, along with eight years of experience in the strength and conditioning industry, including at the collegiate and NFL level. His injury analysis articles will appear weekly.

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