Fantasy Football injuries, news and notes: Brian Robinson has a chance to play this season

Running back Brian Robinson could be released from the hospital Monday, and coach Ron Rivera told reporters that doctors are optimistic that Robinson could play again this season.

Robinson was shot in the buttock and lower leg during an attempted robbery over the weekend and underwent successful surgery on Sunday. Rivera told reporters that team officials will speak with doctors later Monday to get an update on Robinson’s status, and a decision on his roster status will likely be made after that. Robinson is a candidate for the Non-Football Injuries list, which would see him out for at least the first four games of the season, however the fact that he may still get a chance to play is a big plus. News.

Robinson’s likely absence means commanders will have to rearrange their corridor plans. Robinson, a third-round rookie out of Alabama, had apparently overtaken Antonio Gibson on the team’s depth chart and was in line for short-yardage, first-down work to open the season, and he’ll still have a chance to win that one back. paper if and when he is cleared to return to football. However, it seems likely that Gibson will return to the lead role, at least to open the season now.

That likely makes Gibson a viable mid-round RB2 candidate again, with JD McKissic likely returning to his passer-by role from previous seasons. There was a chance that Gibson would push McKissic for some of those pass-catching opportunities with Robinson as the first-down running back, but I expect the status quo from last season to resume, at least until Robinson is healthy enough to play. again.

That could happen sometime this season, which is amazing, and hopefully Robinson’s bright future in the NFL will just be pushed back a few weeks while he recovers. I hope the commanders give him every opportunity to get back into the role he earned in training camp and the preseason when he’s cleared to play.

Najee Harris dealt with a Lisfranc sprain in camp

Harris told reporters about the injury after the team’s final preseason game, saying he is four weeks out of the injury, usually on a 4-6 week schedule. That puts him on track to be fully healthy in time for Week 1, which is good news, but I can’t say this isn’t a cause for concern. The main argument in favor of Harris as a first-round fantasy is that he has the kind of projected workload that few running backs can really compete with, as an all-down running back on a team that likes to use their running back a lot. major. I expect him to be more efficient than he was last season in an offense that I hope is more functional, but if he’s slowed down by the lingering effects of this injury, or worse, suffers a setback, that would really dampen his prospects. Harris is still a first-round pick, but he’d probably prefer him toward the end of the first round rather than where he usually goes, which is somewhere around sixth or seventh.

Darren Waller is approaching an extension

Waller hasn’t been a factor in the preseason and most of training camp, but it appears it has been related to his desire for a new contract, not a serious injury. Waller recently left his previous agency, and Josina Anderson of CBS Sports reports that Waller has had discussions about becoming the highest-paid tight end in the league. That should get him back on the field in time for Week 1, and while the Raiders are installing a new offense under head coach Josh McDaniels, not to mention goal-grabber Davante Adams, there doesn’t seem to be much concern about his ability to catch up for the start of the season. Waller is still a top-five tight end in ADP, but he’s a risk given the new offense and Adams’ presence. There are a lot of upsides, but I don’t like the idea of ​​making the 30-year-old a fifth-round pick, which is where he goes in the NFC drafts over the past week, even though I don’t have him ranked very far. from there in my top-200.

giants”hopefulKadarius Toney will be ready for Week 1

Toney has been dealing with knee and hamstring injuries for much of training camp, continuing a theme that has haunted him throughout his more than a year in the NFL. But new head coach Brian Daboll told reporters that he “he thinks [Toney’s] getting close” to being able to practice and should be able to play in Week 1. Toney has a lot of upside and seems like the best option on offense if he’s healthy, but the Giants have been frustrated by his inability to stay on the field, and even bought near the trade deadline.Toney has great boom-or-bust potential, but I’m willing to bet on the upside because he usually gets out of the first seven rounds on drafts — he’s my No. 74 overall player right now.

The Vikings are considering moving Alexander Mattison

Mattison has been seen as one of the more obvious wives in Fantasy in recent years, but she’s been asking the Vikings for a new contract, who apparently aren’t going to give it to her. Chris Tomasson of the Pioneer Press reports that the Vikings are seeking a third- or fourth-round pick in exchange for their talented backup running back, and at least a dozen teams have expressed interest.

It looks like Mattison’s time as a backup to the oft-injured Dalvin Cook is coming to an end, putting Kene Nwangwu and Ty Chandler in a position to move up the depth chart if a trade drops. It’s unclear what the real backup would be though, so it also won’t be worth drafting as high as Mattison, who often calls in the ninth round. Mattison also seems like a riskier pick at that price right now, though it’s possible he lands somewhere like the Rams, where he might have a chance early in the game given his injuries.

Márquez Valdés-Scantling is out of the concussion protocol

Valdes-Scantling missed the Chiefs’ preseason finale because of the issue, but it’s now been fixed, putting him in a good groove to be ready for Week 1. The Chiefs’ receiving corps has been ambiguous throughout camp. , and the fact that MVS and JuJu Smith-Schuster missed so much time with injuries hasn’t provided much clarity. Smith-Schuster is the most expensive option on the team, with Valdes-Scantling often available for a 9th or 10th round pick, making him an excellent dart shooter as a WR4/5 with a huge weekly advantage if he can emerge as Mahomes. favorite downfield target.

See also  NFL Week 6 Ratings: Bills get 'A-' for surviving Chiefs; Chargers get 'C+' for ugly OT win over Broncos

Leave a Comment