Fantasy Football Week 1 Injury Report - Miles Sanders OUT!

Before you finalize your Week 1 fantasy football rosters, be sure to check up on the latest injury updates from SI Fantasy insider Ben Heisler.

Even with no preseason action to worry about, several NFL squads are still dealing with both nagging and serious injuries ahead of the start of the season. We'll check in on the most impactful injuries regarding fantasy rosters, as well as update their current condition throughout the course of the week.

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Fantasy Football Week 1 Injury Notes

PHI RB Miles Sanders - OUT

INJURY: Hamstring


UPDATE (4:00 PM, Saturday 9/12): Latest breaking reports say that Sanders is not travelling to Washington because of his injured hamstring. He will NOT play in Sunday's season opener against Washington.


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CHI RB David Montgomery - QUESTIONABLE


STATUS: Questionable.

UPDATE: Montgomery was a full participant in practice on Thursday.

After most expected Montgomery to miss a few weeks, he returned to practice in a limited capacity on Wednesday. If Montgomery is able to go, with the minimal depth the Bears have at running back, he would be a startable option against the Lions on Sunday.

D'Andre Swift - Lions RB


STATUS: Probable

Swift continues to find himself in further and further precarious situations after being a very exciting rookie prospect to start the offseason. He's likely to be third on the depth chart behind Kerryon Johnson and the newly signed Adrian Peterson as he recovers from a hip injury. Swift had a limited practice but should be available for Sunday.

Tevin Coleman - 49ers RB

INJURY:N/A - sickle cell trait (air pollution concerns)

STATUS: Questionable

Coleman was held out out practice and could sit on Sunday if the air quality is not at a level that is safe for him to play. The air quality index (AQI) in Santa Clara is currently higher than 150.

Mike Evans - Buccaneers WR

INJURY: Hamstring

STATUS: Questionable

Via NFL Network reporter James Palmer, Evans did not practice Tuesday or Wednesday this week. The injury is considered a "soft tissue" injury and Head Coach Bruce Arians says Evans remains day to day.

UPDATE: Arians told that Evans will not have to practice this week in order to play on Sunday. However, he also stated the decision could, "go all the way to the wire."

Evans is currently in the top 10 of Michael Fabiano's top WR starts for Week 1. 

Furthermore, SI Gambling analyst Frankie Taddeo says Evans' injury status is already impacting the Vegas lines for Bucs/Saints. As of Thursday morning, the Saints are 3.5-point favorites at DraftKings Sportsbook.

A.J. Green - Bengals WR

INJURY: Hamstring

STATUS: Probable

Green has been pulled off the injury report, according to SI Bengals insider James Rapien.

Mike Williams - Chargers WR

INJURY: Shoulder

STATUS: Probable.

Williams is back and practicing with his team, according to SI Chargers insider Fernando Ramirez.

SF WR Deebo Samuel (OUT/IR)



Samuel has been added to injured reserve. He will miss at least three weeks.


INJURY: Hamstring

STATUS: Aiyuk (Questionable)

Both Samuel and Aiyuk missed practice on Wednesday recovering from their respective injuries. Kendrick Bourne and Trent Taylor would likely be the beneficiaries at the WR spot, although George Kittle remains the TE1 of the slate against an Arizona Cardinals team that led the league in TDs allowed to tight ends (16). Kittle is the most expensive TE of the Sunday slate at DraftKings ($7,200)

Kenny Golladay - Lions WR

INJURY: Hamstring

STATUS: Doubtful

SI Lions insider John Maakaron reports that Golladay was limited in Thursday's practice and had his name show up on the injury report on Wednesday. Golladay should be good to go on Sunday vs the Bears.

UPDATE: Via NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Golladay will be "very limited" at Lions practice on Friday.

Golladay has now been downgraded to DOUBTFUL for Sunday's game.

Courtland Sutton - Broncos WR

INJURY: Shoulder


Sutton landed awkwardly on his right shoulder during Thursday's practice and left the field. He has been officially listed as "limited."

No updates as of now regarding his status for Monday night vs the Titans at home.

Jalen Reagor - Eagles WR

INJURY: Shoulder

STATUS: Probable

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that Reagor's shoulder is "trending in the right direction" on Friday. Reagor injured his shoulder a few weeks ago in practice making a tackle, but all signs appear that he should be able to play vs Washington in Week 1. Additionally, teammate Alshon Jeffrey has been ruled OUT for Week 1.

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