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Mike Strachan could get more run
Mike Strachan - WR, IND

Colts rookie receiver Mike Strachan could start on Sunday if Parris Campbell and Michael Pittman are unavailable.

Dynasty Analysis

Strachan was a seventh round draft pick this year and was one of the highlights of Colts camp, resulting in him making the final 53-man roster. Strachan caught two passes for 26 yards in his Colts debut against the Seahawks last week. However, with Pittman and Campbell banged up, he could find himself with more playing time this week. Strachan has received praise from the likes of Reggie Wayne and Chad Ochocinco this off-season, who were both reportedly very impressed with his talent, size and strength. While it's too early to see him as much of a dynasty asset, he's worth a pre-game add in deep leagues if one or both of those other receivers are sidelined. Worst case scenario - you cut him next week and avoid using any FAAB money.

DLF Analyst:      
Sep 17: 5:57 PM EST
Trey Sermon to make his debut
Trey Sermon - RB, SFO

49ers running back Trey Sermon will make his NFL debut this week.

Dynasty Analysis

Sermon was a surprise healthy inactive last week, but apparently did enough in practice to merit getting called up. The San Francisco running back situation is as messy as always now that Raheem Mostert is done for the season again. At this point, it looks like Elijah Mitchell will start, with Sermon, JaMycal Hasty and possibly even Trenton Cannon getting some reps as well. We'll need to wait at least one more week to have a read on this, but Mitchell looks like the only relatively safe play on Sunday. As for Sermon, this is at least a solid first step for him to regain the dynasty value he's suddenly lost over the last couple of weeks.

DLF Analyst:       Source: The Athletic
Sep 17: 10:26 AM EST
Will Fuller will not return this week
Will Fuller - WR, MIA

Dolphins receiver Will Fuller won't play in week two due to a personal reason.

Dynasty Analysis

In addition, Head Coach Brian Flores wouldn't say if he expects Fuller back at all this season. The Dolphins are respecting Fuller's privacy and not saying exactly what has happened, but this is obviously a serious development that leaves his season in doubt. At this point, dynasty owners shouldn't be expecting anything from the deep threat and his absence won't help the development of Tua Tagovailoa. At this point, DeVante Parker and Jaylen Waddle look like the clear top two options in the offense. Preston Williams could resurface now as well. Fuller should be held on to in dynasty leagues until we find out more. Stay tuned.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Cameron Wolfe on Twitter
Sep 17: 10:19 AM EST
Dyami Brown sees more action
Dyami Brown - WR, WAS

Dyami Brown caught three passes for 34 yards in Washington's week two win against the Giants.

Dynasty Analysis

Even better, Brown was on the field for 60 snaps and that meant he was rarely on the sideline. With six targets this week, it's apparent Washington would like to get him involved sooner, rather than later. At some point, he seems destined to break a big play and his usage suggests that should happen in the coming weeks. The big-play wideout remains a solid hold in dynasty leagues and his usage will be a major story in dynasty leagues when Curtis Samuel returns.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 17: 10:14 AM EST
Kadarius Toney invisible
Kadarius Toney - WR, NYG

Kadarius Toney did not have a target in the Giants week two loss against Washington.

Dynasty Analysis

The Giants offense scored 29 points this week, but Toney was not involved. At one point, he was seen upset on the sideline, likely due to his lack of usage. The beginning of the season has been a disaster for Toney, who still has just two catches for -2 yards on the season. The Giants look like a team unable to figure out how to use Toney and high-priced free agent Kenny Golladay, instead funneling targets underneath to Sterling Shepard, along with their tight ends and running backs. It's a concern for now, but Toney's talent should win out in the end. On the plus side, he's now on pace for -17 receiving yards instead of -34. Yikes.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 17: 10:10 AM EST
Devonta Freeman called up by Ravens
Devonta Freeman - RB, BAL

The Ravens have signed Devonta Freeman off their practice squad.

Dynasty Analysis

Freeman will further muddy the waters with the likes of Ty'Son Williams and Latavius Murray. To make things worse, Head Coach John Harbaugh has recently said Le'Veon Bell will be next to sign and that all four of these players will have a role moving forward. While this seems to solve the Ravens running back problem, it could create a disaster for fantasy purposes. Based on the age of the backfield veterans, the only player who could really rise in terms of dynasty value is Williams, who should still get the first shot at the job. Still, we're going to need to see more from him before feeling confident with him in dynasty lineups. As for the other veterans, it looks like Latavius Murray has the most short-term value, followed by Freeman and Bell.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 16: 12:11 PM EST
Trenton Cannon claimed by 49ers
Trenton Cannon - RB, SFO

Former Raven Trenton Cannon was claimed on waivers by the 49ers.

Dynasty Analysis

Let the Shanahanigans begin! While this could just be a special teams addition, the fact the 49ers claimed Cannon is clearly not a good sign for Trey Sermon. Conventional thought was Sermon would be activated starting this week, but this makes that assumption unclear. Even worse, the 49ers still have Jeff Wilson waiting in the wings. This whole backfield is looking as volatile as ever, but that's just par for the course here. At this point, Elijah Mitchell looks like a screaming buy in dynasty leagues and Sermon is looking like a shaky rookie pick, at least early in his career.

DLF Analyst:       Source: 49ers Web Zone
Sep 15: 4:16 PM EST
Trenton Cannon released by Baltimore
Trenton Cannon - RB, SFO

The Ravens have released running back Trenton Cannon.

Dynasty Analysis

Cannon was used sparingly on offense in Baltimore's opener, ceding most of the work to Ty'Son Williams and Latavius Murray. With Le'Veon Bell and Devonta Freeman waiting in the wings on the practice squad and Devin Duvernay entrenched as their returner, there just wasn't any room for Cannon. Expect to see Bell and/or Freeman promoted this week as Baltimore attempts to find some cohesion with the group. At this point, all signs seem to point to Williams as the lead back, Murray as a change of pace or 1B option, and Bell likely taking over on third downs. However, all of this is speculation until we see a little more from the Ravens.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Jeff Zrebiek on Twitter
Sep 14: 3:15 PM EST
Kerryon Johnson resurfaces with SF
Kerryon Johnson - RB, SFO

The 49ers have signed free agent running back Kerryon Johnson to their practice squad.

Dynasty Analysis

This is the first news we've heard about Johnson since his release from the Eagles in training camp. The former Lion will be placed on the practice squad for now and be elevated should the 49ers need more help at the running back position. At this point, it's hard to see much value with Johnson as the 49ers have Elijah Mitchell, Trey Sermon, JaMycal Hasty and Jeff Wilson when he returns from injury. Johnson's name is one to file away because any 49ers running back could emerge during the season. Still, there are much better uses for valuable roster spots at the moment.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Pro Football Rumors
Sep 14: 2:43 PM EST
Raheem Mostert out for the season
Raheem Mostert - RB, SFO

Raheem Mostert will undergo season-ending knee surgery.

Dynasty Analysis

This is the worst possible news for Mostert, who will miss all of 2021 after playing in just eight games last season. The talented runner jumped around the league early in his career with stops in Miami, Baltimore, Cleveland, and Chicago before finding a more permanent home with San Francisco in 2016. Unfortunately, a series of injuries has kept him from ever really fulfilling his true potential as he's only been able to play in all 16 games in one of his seven seasons in the league. At 29 years old, it's hard to see a path for Mostert to regain much dynasty value after this latest injury. On a side note, our job is to bring you dynasty analysis. Mostert's family has received multiple terrible messages on social media and that's unacceptable. You follow us to get analysis and that's what we're providing.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Raheem Mostert on Twitter
Sep 14: 2:05 PM EST
Ty'Son Williams up and down in opener.
Ty'Son Williams - RB, BAL

Ty'Son Williams rushed for 65 yards and one touchdown on nine carries, adding three catches for an additional 29 yards in the Ravens MNF loss to the Raiders.

Dynasty Analysis

The box score and fantasy scoring look great. Unfortunately, Williams did almost all of his damage in the first half as the Ravens started leaning on Latavius Murray (28 yards and one touchdown on ten carries) in the second half. He also missed a key block that led to a critical fumble from Lamar Jackson that put the Raiders in position to win the game. Still, Williams looked like he belonged in the league and he should be in line to be the 1A to Murray's 1B moving forward, at least for now. The usage of Williams moving forward is going to be pretty significant in dynasty circles.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NFL.com
Sep 13: 11:06 PM EST
Raheem Mostert out two months
Raheem Mostert - RB, SFO

San Francisco running back Raheem Mostert will go on injured reserve and likely miss the next eight weeks of the season.

Dynasty Analysis

This is yet another tough break for Mostert, who missed half of last season with an ankle injury. Now 29 years old, "Must Start" looks like a player whose body is just giving out, this time it's with chipped cartilage in his knee. With Mostert out, the 49ers will turn to some combination of Elijah Mitchell, JaMycal Hasty and Trey Sermon, who was inactive in the first game. This is going to be a tough backfield to predict and Kyle Shanahan is being very cryptic as to what to expect. At this point, all three of those running backs need to be owned as things play out. As for Mostert, he's likely worth holding on to at the moment, but his career seems to be running on fumes.

DLF Analyst:       Source: Sporting News
Sep 13: 5:31 PM EST
Rashaad Penny out a few weeks
Rashaad Penny - RB, SEA

Seattle running back Rashaad Penny injured his calf and will be sidelined a few weeks.

Dynasty Analysis

It's much of the same with Penny, who can't seem to make it through a game healthy, no less an entire season. With Chris Carson back in town and capable looking backups in DeeJay Dallas and Alex Collins, Penny is looking like a roster clogger at this point. Dynasty owners who used a first round rookie pick on him in 2018 certainly don't want to cut bait, but Penny has yet to show us much of anything other than medical bills over the past three seasons.

DLF Analyst:       Source: SB Nation
Sep 13: 5:24 PM EST
Damien Harris could lose work
Damien Harris - RB, NEP

Damien Harris may have his role scaled back as a result of his late fumble in the Patriots opener.

Dynasty Analysis

Normally "reports" like this are to be taken with a grain of salt. However, Mike Reiss is just about as plugged in to the Patriots as any reporter our there is to their beat writing team. Harris was supposed to have a breakout season (and still could), but this just reaffirms what we've all known for a long time - the New England backfield is volatile and unpredictable. If Harris does lose snaps, Rhamondre Stevenson, James White and even JJ Taylor could benefit. Still, it's going to be tough to trust any of these players on a weekly basis, an idea we all hoped was going to be squashed by Harris this season.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 13: 5:18 PM EST
Ryan Fitzpatrick out 6-8 weeks

Washington quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick will miss the next 6-8 weeks with a hip injury,

Dynasty Analysis

He's been placed on IR and Washington reportedly hopes he'll be back to play this season. It's a tough break for Fitzpatrick, who has worked his entire career in an effort to be a team's starter. Unfortunately, that didn't last an entire game. Taylor Heinicke will take over and Kyle Allen will be waiting in the wings should that not go well. Heinicke is a good waiver add in a Superflex, but doesn't have too much appeal in 1QB formats unless he comes out of the gates hot. As for Fitzpatrick, it's going to be tough to hold on to him in a shallow non-Superflex league.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 13: 5:12 PM EST
Jerry Jeudy carted off
Jerry Jeudy - WR, DEN

Jerry Jeudy was carted off with a lower leg injury in the Broncos season opener against the Giants.

Dynasty Analysis

The streak of opening day games without a significant injury ended in a hurry as Jeudy was carted off with a lower leg injury. He went down after making a catch and immediately grabbed for his ankle. While we don't know the extent of the injury quite yet, we always brace for the worst when the cart comes out. Jeudy was set up for a breakout season with Teddy Bridgewater at the helm, but we may need to wait yet another season to see it. If he misses significant time, the values of Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick and KJ Hamler will all rise. Late news indicate it's a high ankle sprain for Jeudy, which would keep him out likely 6-8 weeks.

DLF Analyst:       Source: NBC Sports
Sep 12: 5:37 PM EST
Amon-Ra St. Brown catches two in debut

Lions receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown caught two passes for 23 yards in the Lions opening week loss against the 49ers.

Dynasty Analysis

St. Brown was targeted four times. far behind D'Andre Swift (11) and TJ Hockenson (10). Still, St. Brown remains a solid dynasty league target as the Lions have failed to have any receiver show up as a true alpha. While his performances may be up and down a bit, we like St. Brown in the long-term.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 12: 5:09 PM EST
Nico Collins quiet in opener
Nico Collins - WR, HOU

Rookie wide receiver Nico Collins caught just one pass for seven yards in the opening week surprise win for the Houston Texans.

Dynasty Analysis

Much like Terrace Marshall in Carolina, Collins failed to live up to the hype in this one. Also much like Marshall, this might open a tiny window of opportunity to nab Collins on the cheap as a "throw in" with a bigger trade. Collins has been solid all off-season and brighter days are certainly ahead for him. While this was a tough start, dynasty owners shouldn't panic.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 12: 4:54 PM EST
Kyle Pitts fails to catch 30 passes today
Kyle Pitts - TE, ATL

Kyle Pitts had just four catches for 31 yards in the Falcons season opening loss to the Eagles.

Dynasty Analysis

Pitts was hyped so much in the off-season, that some owners may have expected him to set rookie records from the start. Instead, we were reminded rookie tight ends take a while to develop. In addition, we were also reminded Atlanta is a terrible football team. There will be brighter days ahead for Pitts and there's little doubt he ends the season as a TE1. However, asking for dominance early on still feels like fool's gold.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 12: 4:45 PM EST
Jalen Hurts looks like a QB1
Jalen Hurts - QB, PHI

Jalen Hurts completed 27-of-35 passes for 264 yards and three touchdowns, while adding 62 rushing yards on seven carries.

Dynasty Analysis

Wow. After an off-season where the Eagles oddly just seemed lukewarm on Hurts as their long-term starter, he came out and destroyed the Atlanta defense. While the Falcons are far from the best team in the NFL, Hurts has clearly improved over the past year or so and has the looks of a bona fide QB1 in dynasty leagues. With DeVonta Smith and a revamped receiving corps (even Jalen Reagor looked good today), Hurts looks like a player whose dynasty value is clearly on the rise.

DLF Analyst:       Source: ESPN
Sep 12: 4:40 PM EST
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