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Odell Beckham Jr. Sep 20 11:00am ET

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will not be traded and the team has no plans to do so in the future, according to Adam Schefter. There was speculation that Beckham was on the block after a disappointing loss to the Ravens in Week 1, though the Browns insist that this was never a possibility. The Pro Bowl wideout bounced back in a big way in Week 2, recording four catches for 74 yards and a score against the Bengals on Thursday night. With matchups against Washington, Dallas and Indianapolis on deck, Beckham can be viewed as a potential buy-low candidate, especially if any of his fantasy managers are concerned at the moment.

From RotoBaller

Cam Newton Sep 20 11:00am ET

New England Patriots quarterback Cam Newton enjoyed an impressive debut against the Miami Dolphins in Week 1, completing 15 of 19 passes for 155 yards and running for 75 yards and two scores. He looked like a threat out of the backfield again, opening up the playbook possibilities for New England in their post-Tom Brady era. With that being said, New England doesn't want to be reckless with Newton, who is 31 and coming off of foot and shoulder injuries. The Patriots wanted other teams to respect Newton's duel-threat ability, though they probably won't run him like that every week. Still, Newton has shown in the past that he can be an accurate passer, so he'll still be in the QB1 range moving forward.

From RotoBaller

Mohamed Sanu Sep 20 10:50am ET

San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is expected to make his debut with the team in Week 2 against the Jets. Sanu last played with the Falcons and Patriots in 2019, where he accumulated 520 receiving yards on 89 targets across 12 starts. The veteran receiver's arrival comes at a good time for a 49ers team dealing with injuries to two of their top pass-catchers, George Kittle (knee) and Deebo Samuel (foot). Sanu's familiarity with Kyle Shanahan should help him get acclimated to San Francisco's offense more quickly, making him a sneaky play in deeper leagues, especially with dates against the Jets and Giants coming up.

From RotoBaller

Allen Robinson Sep 20 10:40am ET

Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson and the team are now focused on coming to an agreement for a contract extension. Other teams began to inquire about Robinson's availability after rumors swirled of him wanting out of Chicago, though the team rebuffed trade interest for their star wideout. Now, the two sides are focused on hammering out the details of a new contract extension and the hope is that it will get done soon. Robinson, who placed third in the NFL with 154 targets in 2019, can now seemingly focus on football with juicy matchups coming up against the Giants and Falcons. He should be viewed as a strong WR1 for these contests.

From RotoBaller

Kenny Golladay Sep 20 10:20am ET

Detroit Lions wide receiver Kenny Golladay (hamstring) won't play Week 2 but is "really close" to a return, according to head coach Matt Patricia. Golladay hasn't been able to practice since injuring his hamstring prior to Week 1. Detroit's offense moved the ball well in Week 1, though they were clearly missing the presence of their alpha wideout. It hasn't been an ideal start to the season for those who drafted him, but it sure sounds like the extra week of rest could allow Golladay to be ready to take the field for Week 3 against the Cardinals, a potential high-scoring affair.

From RotoBaller

Benny Snell Jr. Sep 20 10:10am ET

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs James Conner and Benny Snell Jr. are expected to split carries moving forward. Conner left the game against the Giants early after getting injured and Snell Jr. made the most of the opportunity, posting a 100-yard day. While Conner is playing on Sunday against the Broncos, this is not an encouraging development for his fantasy prospects in the near future. Both backs could be used for fantasy purposes in a tough Week 2 matchup, though there is some risk due to the uncertainty of how the touches will be split. It's entirely possible that Snell Jr. snatches the lead back role from Conner this week.

From RotoBaller

Phillip Lindsay Sep 20 10:00am ET

Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (toe) is likely looking at a two-to-four week absence, as reported by Ian Rapoport. Lindsay sustained the injury in the first half of their Week 1 game with the Titans and he was initially listed as week-to-week. After getting a second opinion, his chances of suiting up for Week 3 aren't looking great either. It's unfortunate for fantasy managers because Lindsay was seeing a near-even split with Melvin Gordon III. Gordon III will see a boost in fantasy value while his fellow backfield mate is out, though he has tough matchups against the Steelers and Buccaneers on deck.

From RotoBaller

N'Keal Harry Sep 20 10:00am ET

New England Patriots wide receivers Julian Edelman (knee) and N'Keal Harry (shoulder) should both be on the field against the Seahawks Sunday night. Both were limited all week in practice, though the team was likely being careful with two players who were a huge part of their passing game in Week 1. Edelman and Harry saw a combined 13 targets against the Dolphins and would be viable fantasy options against Seattle, particularly if the game leans more toward the over.

From RotoBaller

Courtland Sutton Sep 20 9:53am ET

Denver Broncos WR Courtland Sutton (shoulder) reportedly has a good chance of playing in Week 2's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, although the team wants to see him participate in pregame workouts before making a final decision, according to a source.

Fantasy Spin: Sutton had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. He can be a starting fantasy option but owners should have alternative options available in case he is deactivated.

From TheHuddle

Brandin Cooks Sep 20 9:43am ET

Houston Texans WR Brandin Cooks (quadriceps) is expected to play in Week 2's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Spin: Cooks had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. At best, he should be viewed as a WR3 or flex option this afternoon in deeper fantasy formats because of the difficult matchup against the Baltimore defense.

From TheHuddle

Duke Johnson Sep 20 9:43am ET

Houston Texans RB Duke Johnson (ankle) is not expected to play in Week 2's game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Spin: Johnson had been listed as questionable on the injury report after being a limited practice participant throughout the week. Even if his condition suddenly improves enough for him to play this afternoon, fantasy owners should be able to find better options with more favorable matchups.

From TheHuddle

George Kittle Sep 20 9:40am ET

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle (knee) won't play in Week 2 though the team believes he'll be able to suit up for their Week 3 matchup with the New York Giants. Kittle is dealing with a bone bruise and a knee sprain, injuries that had cost him two games previously in his career. It's certainly not a guarantee, though it's encouraging news for fantasy managers. The Giants are not as soft against opposing tight ends as they used to be, though Kittle would be an obvious start if he's healthy.

From RotoBaller

Robert Quinn Sep 20 9:40am ET

Chicago Bears defensive end Robert Quinn (ankle) is expected to make his debut on Sunday against the New York Giants. Quinn arrived in Chicago this offseason as a big-time free agent to bookend Khalil Mack on Chicago's defensive line, though the ankle kept him from playing Week 1. If the 30-year-old plays, he and Mack could make life very difficult for Giants quarterback Daniel Jones and his offensive line. The Bears Defense is certainly in play as a fantasy option for Week 2.

From RotoBaller

Courtland Sutton Sep 20 9:30am ET

Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton (shoulder) has a good chance to play on Sunday against Pittsburgh. Sutton is dealing with an AC joint sprain, which sidelined him for Week 1. The second-year pro was limited for all three practice sessions this week, certainly an improvement from Week 1 when he wasn't able to participate in the team's final two sessions. Sutton will work out prior to the game to make sure he's good to go, but he appears to be trending in the right direction. Unfortunately, the matchup against the Steelers Defense is a tough one, so he shouldn't be considered anything more than a risky WR3.

From RotoBaller

Golden Tate Sep 20 9:30am ET

New York Giants wide receiver Golden Tate (hamstring) is expected to play against the Bears on Sunday. Tate was listed as questionable after missing Week 1 and practicing in limited fashion all week, but he is believed to be at full strength for a tilt with Chicago's defense. This defense isn't as feared as it once was, though Tate is still not the most appealing fantasy option until we see him suit up for the first time. There are likely better options out there than the veteran wideout.

From RotoBaller

Jimmy Smith Sep 20 9:23am ET

Baltimore Ravens CB Jimmy Smith (hip) is expected to play in Week 2's game against the Houston Texans, according to a source. He had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging two limited practice sessions during the week.

From TheHuddle

Tarik Cohen Sep 20 9:20am ET

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen agreed to a three-year contract extension worth $17.25 million, including $9.53 million in guaranteed money. Cohen had an excellent year in 2018, exceeding 400 rushing and receiving yards, though he fell back down to earth in 2019. He has the versatility to be an excellent player for both his team and fantasy managers, so this extension is good news on those fronts. Cohen should continue to be an active part of the Chicago offense moving forward.

From RotoBaller

Robert Quinn Sep 20 9:13am ET

Chicago Bears LB Robert Quinn (ankle) is expected to make his season debut in Week 2's game against the New York Giants, according to a source. He had been listed as questionable on the injury report after logging two limited practice sessions and one full session during the week.

From TheHuddle

Brandin Cooks Sep 20 9:10am ET

Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks (quad) should be good to go for Sunday's game against the Ravens. Cooks was a limited participant in practice all week, though he is expected to suit up for a tough matchup with Baltimore's secondary. The 26-year-old is a risky flex at best in this unappealing matchup, though he could serve as an emergency option for those dealing with injuries. Running back Duke Johnson (ankle) is not expected to play, so more volume should be headed the way of one David Johnson.

From RotoBaller

Kenny Golladay Sep 20 8:53am ET

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) is 'really close' to returning to action, according to head coach Matt Patricia, even though he has not practiced since sustaining a hamstring injury Sept. 9. He has already been ruled out for Week 2's game against the Green Bay Packers.

Fantasy Spin: When healthy, Golladay is a must-start option in all fantasy formats. WRs Marvin Jones, Quintez Cephus and Danny Amendola will continue to see plenty of targets while Golladay remains sidelined, with Jones worthy of consideration as a high-end WR3 in fantasy leagues, while Cephus and Amendola should be on the radar as flex options in deeper formats.

From TheHuddle