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Seahawks rookie WR Metcalf to have minor knee surgery

Mon Aug 19 12:59am ET

Players: Doug Baldwin, Russell Wilson, D.K. Metcalf

Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf (14) and cornerback Ugo Amadi (28) walk on the field following NFL football training camp, Monday, Aug. 5, 2019, in Renton, Wash. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)


Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf reaches for an incomplete pass during the first half of the team's NFL football preseason game against the Denver Broncos on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)


Seattle Seahawks wide receiver DK Metcalf reaches for an incomplete pass under pressure from Denver Broncos cornerback Isaac Yiadom, left, during the first half of an NFL football preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Stephen Brashear)


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Seattle Seahawks wide receiver D.K. Metcalf will have minor knee surgery in an early setback for an offense counting on the second-round draft pick.

Metcalf was held out of Sunday's preseason game at Minnesota, and coach Pete Carroll said the rookie from Mississippi probably would have a procedure on Tuesday. The injury was discovered earlier this week, but Carroll said the team believes it will not ''derail him for long.''

After taking a surprise tumble down the draft board, Metcalf landed in Seattle with the 64th overall selection. With the retirement of Doug Baldwin, there's an opportunity for Metcalf to figure prominently in the passing game for five-time Pro Bowl quarterback Russell Wilson. Metcalf was targeted four times last week in the exhibition game against Denver and had one catch for 8 yards.

Player Notes
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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mark Andrews Sep 19 9:40pm ET

Baltimore Ravens tight end Mark Andrews looks to build off his effective Week 1 performance on Sunday against the Texans. The 25-year-old had a spectacular start to the season against the Browns, finishing with five catches for 58 yards and two touchdowns. His ceiling for the remainder of the season is high, primarily since opposing defenses will be focused on slowing down Lamar Jackson. Fantasy managers in all formats should keep Andrews rolling in Week 2.

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Mark Ingram Sep 19 9:30pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running back Mark Ingram II is a risky play heading into Sunday's meeting against Houston. The veteran had an unfavorable performance during the Week 1 slaughter over the Browns, rushing for just 29 yards on 10 attempts. While Ingram may have a few more solid performances throughout the 2020 campaign, the presence of rookie back J.K. Dobbins, who had seven carries and two touchdowns against Cleveland, will undoubtably lower his stock moving forward. For those with nowhere else to turn, the 30-year-old should still hold a spot as a starter as the upside is still barely there against the Texans, as long as fantasy managers are comfortable with the potential for another shoddy performance as well.

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J.K. Dobbins Sep 19 9:30pm ET

Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins has a favorable upside on Sunday against the Texans. Although Mark Ingram II will potentially continue to snag some carries, the rookie managed to find the end zone twice against the Browns despite only touching the ball seven times. Dobbins is still a risky option, but he also has a high ceiling in Week 2, especially inside the five-yard line. For those in deeper leagues looking to throw a dart, the former second-round pick has plenty of potential against Houston to produce another effective fantasy performance.

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Jaire Alexander Sep 19 9:13pm ET

Green Bay Packers CB Jaire Alexander (hand) was added to the injury report, but he is expected to play against the Detroit Lions in Week 2.

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Lamar Jackson Sep 19 9:10pm ET

Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson was impressive during the season-opener against the Browns and will look to keep that momentum going into Week 2 against Houston. The Texans Defense didn't impress against Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs during the Thursday night matchup, allowing the former MVP to compile three touchdown tosses. Heading into Sunday, Jackson has all the tools needed to make some noise for fantasy owners. The third-year signal-caller threw for 222 yards and four touchdowns on nearly 71 percent passing against the Texans in Week 11 of 2019. He also added 10 carries for 79 yards. While Jackson's previous success against Houston doesn't mean another stellar outing is on tap, his ceiling is higher than usual on Sunday.

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Henry Ruggs III Sep 19 8:00pm ET

Las Vegas Raiders wide receiver Henry Ruggs III (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Saints. Ruggs III didn't practice on Wednesday or Thursday before getting in a limited session on Friday. The rookie is at least trending in the right direction and probably has a good shot to suit up, especially considering he was on the practice field Saturday. The matchup against the Saints isn't great, as they were stingy against the Buccaneers' wideouts in Week 1. Consider Ruggs III a risky WR3/4 if he plays.

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Josh Adams Sep 19 7:50pm ET

New York Jets running back Josh Adams was promoted from the practice squad on Saturday ahead of the team's Week 2 matchup with the 49ers. With Le'Veon Bell (hamstring) on Injured Reserve, the Jets are bringing up Adams for some depth. Frank Gore will see most of the carries, with the leftovers going to fellow backs La'Mical Perine (ankle) and newly acquired Kalen Ballage. Adams did score a garbage time touchdown in Week 1, though his role is far too unpredictable to count on for any production. This backfield is one of the more unappealing ones in fantasy football at the moment.

From RotoBaller

Tarik Cohen Sep 19 7:40pm ET

Chicago Bears running back Tarik Cohen is working on a contract extension with the team. The talks have progressed well and the two sides were pushing to get the deal done in advance of Week 2, though it may have to wait until after Chicago's game against the Giants on Sunday. The dynamic halfback has averaged 4.2 yards per carry on 257 career attempts and has exceeded 300 receiving yards in each of his three seasons in the league. The Bears are clearly viewing him as an important part of their future, which is music to the ears of fantasy managers. Stay tuned for details on any potential contract signing.

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Ryan Tannehill Sep 19 7:30pm ET

Tennessee Titans quarterback Ryan Tannehill gets a favorable matchup against the Jaguars in Week 2. Tannehill looked good in his opening game of 2020, completing 29 of 43 passes for 249 yards and two touchdowns in a win over the Denver Broncos. Now he'll square off with a Jacksonville defense that surrendered 363 passing yards to Philip Rivers. Tannehill is certainly skilled enough to dissect the Jaguars' defense, though he may take a backseat to Derrick Henry in this one. The veteran could be a good streaming option this week, but his upside is capped because Tennessee may not need to rely on his arm to win this week.

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Anthony Zettel Sep 19 6:13pm ET

Free-agent DB Grant Haley (Giants) and DT Anthony Zettel (Vikings) were signed to the New Orleans Saints' practice squad Saturday, Sept. 19.

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Jordan Richards Sep 19 5:23pm ET

Baltimore Ravens DB Jordan Richards was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 19.

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Devante Bond Sep 19 5:23pm ET

Chicago Bears LB Devante Bond was promoted from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Sept. 19.

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Josh Malone Sep 19 4:53pm ET

New York Jets LB Alec Ogletree was signed to the active roster from the practice squad Saturday, Sept. 19. WR Josh Malone was also promoted to the active roster from the practice squad.

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