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Emmanuel Sanders (foot) expected to play

Fantasy Football, NFL News
September 12, 2021

Injury Listed as Questionable

#Bills WR Emmanuel Sanders, listed as questionable with a foot injury, is expected to play today vs. the #Steelers, source said, barring an unexpected setback. (Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Sanders was limited in practice this week but it appears he’ll be out there today against the Steelers. He makes for a viable WR3 in the Bills heavy passing attack.

Austin Ekeler expected to play in Week 1

Fantasy Football, NFL News
September 10, 2021

Injury Limited in practice Friday

Brandon Staley said he expects Austin Ekeler to play Sunday: “He looked good out there. Optimistic for sure.” #Chargers (Daniel Popper on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: Ekeler was limited in practice Friday after missing Wednesday and Thursday. Ian Rapport has reported that Ekeler is expected to play. A matchup against Washington isn’t the best for Ekeler’s fantasy prospects but he’s still a strong start assuming his workload is not limited.

Curtis Samuel lands on IR, groin injury

Fantasy Football, NFL News
September 10, 2021

Injury Will miss first three games

Ron Rivera very clear that surgery not an option for Curtis Samuel. The issue is rest, and Samuel’s time on the Covid list set back his recovery. Rivera is confident that a few more weeks of rest should get Samuel back on his feet (JP Finlay on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The IR designation means that Samuel will miss at least the first three games of the season. He’s battled a groin injury since early this summer and hasn’t been right since. In his place, Dyami Brown and Adam Humphries out of the slot will see increased snaps.

Ravens bring in Latavius Murray, one-year deal

Fantasy Football, NFL News
September 10, 2021

Baltimore full of veteran RBs

Ravens now have reached agreement on a one-year deal with former Saints’ RB Latavius Murray, per source. (Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The Ravens have added three veteran running backs in the past couple days including Le’Veon Bell, Devonta Freeman and now Murray. Murray is likely the best bet to see playing time of this group behind Ty’Son Williams and should be the highest waiver wire priority of the three.

Austin Ekeler misses another practice

Fantasy Football, NFL News
September 9, 2021

Injury Hamstring injury

RB Austin Ekeler (hamstring) wasn’t practicing during the portion open to the media. He was running on the side. (LA Times – Jeff Miller)

Nerdy Football Analysis: The positive here is he was running on the side. However, there’s reason for concern after he missed Wednesday’s practice as well. It is a bit troubling since Ekeler and all of the key players on this offense were held out of preseason action to make sure they were everyone healthy for Week 1. While the Chargers are reportedly optimistic he will play against Washington this weekend, it would be prudent to pick up Justin Jackson in any league he is still available.