News and Views
The Facts: Eagles running back Jay Ajayi (back) could miss Sunday's game against the Colts
Diehards Line:Darren Sproles is also dealing with a hamstring injury that sidelined him last week and his status for this week is unknown. Should Ajayi and/or Sproles miss this week, Corey Clement becomes a very enticing option in a favorable matchup. Clement could become one of this week's best DFS value plays this week.
The Facts: Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown did not show up to work on Monday.
Diehards Line:Brown was clearly upset on the sidelines during Sunday's game against the Chiefs and he reportedly left the stadium in a hurry. He has posted controversial statements on social media suggesting that he may be unhappy in Pittsburgh. This is not what fantasy owners want to hear after Week 2. The Steelers report to work on Wednesday as they have Tuesday off, so we will see if he shows up then. Stay tuned.
The Facts: Bears running back Tarik Cohen suffered an ankle injury in Monday night's game against the Seahawks.
Diehards Line:Cohen did not have much of an impact in this contest, rushing for eight yards on four carries and catching one pass for 17 yards. The severity of the injury is not yet known, but we should know more about it early this week.
The Facts: The Seahawks have declared CB Tre Flowers, S Delano Hill, LB K.J. Wright, LB Bobby Wagner, OG Jordan Simmons, OG D.J. Fluker, and WR Doug Baldwin inactive for Monday night's game against the Bears.
Diehards Line:Not many surprises here as Doug Baldwin was already expected to miss this game. Look for Tyler Lockett and Brandon Marshall to see an increased workload tonight.
The Facts: The Redskins sign former Ravens first-round pick wide receiver Breshad Perriman.
Diehards Line:This is great low risk, high or somewhat high reward move for the Redskins. Perriman battled injuries and had drop issues with his tenure in Baltimore, but will get a fresh start in Washington. We don't expect for him to have much of a fantasy impact off the bat.
The Facts: The Patriots and Browns have reached an agreement that will send Josh Gordon to New England.
Diehards Line:The Patriots gave up a fifth round pick to make this happen. Gordon underwent an MRI on his hamstring and it came out fine, so he will be eligible to play in Week 3. This is huge news for Gordon and his owners (those who hung onto him), as well as Tom Brady. This offense has been upgraded in a big way and will cause issues for opposing defenses. To put this into perspective, as of Week 5 this could be Brady's weapons - Josh Gordon, Julian Edelman, Chris Hogan, Rob Gronkowski, James White, Rex Burkhead, and Sony Michel. They will reportedly be cutting Corey Coleman.
The Facts: Falcons running back Devonta Freeman who missed Sunday's game with a knee injury is considered day-to-day.
Diehards Line:Freeman was expected to miss 2-3 weeks with the injury, but when asked today, coach Dan Quinn said that Freeman is day to day and that he was unsure of a timeline. We do not expect Freeman back in Week 3, but will keep you up to date on this situation. Tevin Coleman got the start in Freeman's place on Sunday and rushed for 107 yards. He will start in Week 3 against the Saints if Freeman remains sidelined.
The Facts: NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported the New England Patriots are getting close on a deal for Gordon, per a source informed of the situation.
Diehards Line: The Browns made it public over the weekend they were planning to release him after the sides reached a point where the team said it was best to move their separate ways. Cleveland has since shifted to exploring trade options, Rapoport reported Monday. We'll follow up as needed.