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The information: Kadarius Toney didn’t take part in group drills Wednesday and is day-to-day with a hamstring damage.
What it means in fantasy: Toney additionally handled a knee challenge all summer season, inflicting him to overlook apply. Along with his damage historical past as a rookie — he missed 7 video games — fantasy managers will not be proud of this information. In keeping with our reside draft tendencies, Toney is the WR41. He carries a substantial amount of danger, particularly when in comparison with different broad receivers with related common draft positions; Elijah Moore (WR40), Brandon Aiyuk (WR42) and Christian Kirk (WR43) amongst them. I might moderately have Kirk on my group.
Going deeper: Toney had a 28.9% goal charge when he was on the sphere final season. He additionally led Giants’ receivers in yards after the catch (230).
The information: NFL Community’s Cameron Wolfe reported that per Mike McDaniel, Jaylen Waddle has missed many of the final two weeks with an undisclosed damage.
What it means in fantasy: As McDaniel installs his offensive scheme, Waddle, who holds the league file for many receptions as a rookie, shouldn’t be there. The large takeaway in fantasy soccer is that Tyreek Hill has loads of time to ascertain rapport with Tua Tagovailoa. In keeping with our reside draft tendencies, Waddle is the WR17 whereas Hill, who’s undervalued in fantasy drafts, is the WR7.
Going deeper: Since 2010, there have been 15 situations of broad receivers altering groups within the offseason after surpassing 1,000 or extra yards the earlier season. The broad receivers had one other 1,000-yard season 9 instances in his first 12 months with a brand new group. Do not hesitate to pick Hill in fantasy drafts as a result of he is catching passes from Tagovailoa and never Patrick Mahomes.
The information: Josh McDaniels is not snug making a prediction on Darren Waller‘s standing for Week 1 in opposition to the Chargers.
What it means in fantasy: Darren Waller has been out for some time. He went out early in camp, returned for at some point, then went out once more. As hypothesis grew about Waller’s absence presumably being associated to a contract, our very personal Adam Schefter reported it was a hamstring damage. It’s regarding that Waller is lacking out on apply time as McDaniel installs his offensive scheme. However, you’re feeling snug drafting Waller at his common draft place. He is the TE5 in our reside draft tendencies.
The information: Matt Barrows of The Athletic reported that Jeff Wilson Jr. will begin within the 49ers preseason sport on Thursday.
What it means in fantasy: Regardless of a crowded backfield with Trey Sermon (who’s rumored to be on the roster bubble), JaMycal Hasty and rookie Tyrion Davis-Worth, Wilson is the favourite for the No. 2 operating again job behind Elijah Mitchell. Wilson is price contemplating towards the top of your fantasy draft. When given a excessive variety of touches, he has been productive, and Mitchell has but to show he can keep wholesome for lengthy stretches.
Going deeper: Wilson has averaged 19 fantasy factors per sport in eight video games the place he has acquired 15 or extra touches since 2019.
The information: Michael Gallup will keep away from the reserve/PUP checklist.
What it means in fantasy: Gallup may return someday throughout the season’s first 4 weeks. It’s pressing for the Cowboys to seek out one other broad receiver moreover CeeDee Lamb to step up for a group already coping with James Washington‘s foot damage. Gallup is WR67 in our reside draft tendencies, which may very well be an amazing worth when he returns to a Cowboys offense that ranked second in complete yards per sport (401.4) final season.
The information: Wealthy Cimini of ESPN writes that Michael Carter remains to be the Jets’ prime again.
What it means in fantasy: Let’s be actual. Fantasy soccer managers count on rookie Breece Corridor to surpass Carter because the lead again for the Jets. New York traded as much as the No. 35 total choose within the second spherical to pick Corridor who had a splendid collegiate profession at Iowa State. Carter is the RB41 in our reside draft tendencies whereas Corridor is the RB20. Corridor is my most well-liked goal in fantasy drafts, however Carter will proceed to have a task within the Jets backfield. Relating to rookies, endurance is vital.
Going deeper: With 3,941 speeding yards, Corridor completed as Iowa State’s second main rusher. Amongst operating backs who performed solely three seasons, his 718 speeding makes an attempt rank tenth in Massive 12 historical past.
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