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49ers signing WR Mohamed Sanu

Fantasy Football, NFL News
September 16, 2020

Injury Veteran wideout needed to shore up WR ranks in San Fran

Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) on Twitter: “49ers are signing former Patriots’ WR Mohamed Sanu, per his agent
@MikeMcCartney7”
(Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: With Deebo Samuel (foot) on injured reserve , the 49ers need capable WRs, and Sanu has experience with coach Kyle Shanahan. He’ll slide into a significant role immediately and can be added in deep fantasy leagues. I wouldn’t roll him out right away, but he’s worth an add.

Michael Thomas may miss several weeks

Fantasy Football, NFL News
September 15, 2020

Injury Ankle injury

#Saints star WR Michael Thomas’ high-ankle injury is worse than originally believed, and he’s now expected to miss several weeks, sources tell me and @RapSheet.

Thomas is as tough as they come and surely will try to defy that timeline. But it’ll be a battle. (Tom Pelissero on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Thomas is a fantasy stud that can’t be replaced. It won’t be surprising if the team puts Thomas on the three-week injured reserved. Without Thomas, Tre’Quan Smith could see some increased playing time but targets typically headed to Thomas will likey be spread around to Kamara, Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook.

Jets place Le’Veon Bell, Denzel Mims on short-term IR

Fantasy Football, NFL News
September 15, 2020

Injury Hamstring injury

#NYJ place Le’Veon Bell (hamstring) on IR, via source. Eligible to return in three weeks. (Kim Jones on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Bell is eligible to return Week 5. In addition, the team placed WR Denzel Mims on IR and signed Kalen Ballage. This is all undesirable for fantasy owners. Frank Gore should see an increased role in the backfield and is worthy of Flex consideration if you’re desparate.

Michael Thomas has high-ankle sprain

Fantasy Football, NFL News
September 14, 2020

Injury WR not ready to concede Week 2 yet

Saints star WR Michael Thomas suffered a high-ankle injury in Sunday’s win over the #Bucs, but it’s something he believes he can play through, sources tell me and @RapSheet. With an extra day before next Monday’s game vs. #Raiders, nobody ruling Thomas out. (NFL Network – Tom Pelissero)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The sad part is the injury happened on a block late in the game already decided. There is some belief this could be a “minor” high-ankle sprain, but it is difficult for even the most elite athletes to play through this injury and remain productive. Fantasy owners would be wise to use this week to prepare for the possibility Thomas may be limited for a few weeks at the very least. Emmanuel Sanders could be a capable fantasy starter should Thomas sit in Week 2 versus the Raiders.

Le’Veon Bell could miss a couple of weeks

Fantasy Football, NFL News
September 14, 2020

Injury Hamstring injury

Gase said Bell could be out a couple of weeks. #Jets (Rich Cimini on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Bell left Week 1 with a hamstring injury and sounds like he won’t be suiting up for Week 2 against the 49ers. Frank Gore is likely to get the start against his former team but will nothing more than a TD-dependent Flex option in a game that projects the Jets to be playing from behind.