2020 Season: Week 1 Sunday Morning Preview

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Malcolm McMillan (@McLateralFF)
The Lateral Writer

Welcome to the Sunday Morning Preview! Hopefully last night you poured yourself a drink, read our Saturday Nightcap, and woke up feeling refreshed for a full day of watching football while your significant other gives you the side-eye for paying attention to your scores on your phone than the game you are making them watch.

Still, sometimes things change during the night. Players are confirmed Out with an injury that was Questionable only the day before, people tinker with their lineups while you slept and suddenly there is someone left on waivers that you did not notice before.

That is what the Sunday Morning Preview is here for! You will find the biggest injury updates and reminders, along with a player at every position that is rostered in less than 50% of Yahoo leagues and a player at every position that is rostered in less than 50% of ESPN leagues. Finally, I will also give you the best player available from the leagues I play in. Every league is a bit different, so this gives you another potential player to take a look at if you need it.

Week 1 Sunday Morning Preview

Key Injury Updates

David Montgomery (QUESTIONABLE, Groin) is ACTIVE, but key an eye out for a pre-game setback

Tevin Coleman (QUESTIONABLE, Heart Condition) Coleman is fine, but his pre-existing heart condition combined with the poor air quality from fires in the Bay Area could lead to him sitting out

Mike Evans (QUESTIONABLE, Hamstring) is likely to play, but we will not know until after the 1 pm games start. Risky to play him, especially with a tough matchup and a rumored snap count, but given the talent, you may find you need to play him

Kenny Golladay (OUT, Hamstring) is now ruled INACTIVE for Week 1

Mike Williams (QUESTIONABLE, Shoulder) is now likely to play after being rumored to be out

N'Keal Harry (QUESTIONABLE, Shoulder) is ACTIVE and could be a FLEX play against a weak Dolphins DST given he practiced in full on Friday

Jalen Reagor (QUESTIONABLE, Shoulder) was upgraded to a full participant on Friday and is now expected to play. Worth FLEX consideration against a weak Washington pass defense and with Alshon Jeffery still out

DeVante Parker (QUESTIONABLE, Hamstring) is now likely to play but has a tough matchup in NE

Danny Amendola (QUESTIONABLE, Hamstring) is ACTIVE and in line to benefit from Golladay's absence

Key Injury Reminders

Miles Sanders (OUT, Hamstring) did not even travel with the team. Find Boston Scott ASAP if you can

Courtland Sutton (QUESTIONABLE, Shoulder) could be played, but it will be much safer to start someone else, especially with a healthy Jerry Jeudy likely reducing Denver's need to risk Sutton often

Golden Tate (QUESTIONABLE, Hamstring) should not be started against a tough Pittsburgh secondary while managing an injury

Deebo Samuel (OUT, Foot) is now on IR. Find Kendrick Bourne for a solid FLEX play

Top Waiver Players Yahoo

Derek Carr (QB) 18% rostered
Malcolm Brown (RB) 20% rostered
Jalen Reagor (WR) 37% rostered
Eric Ebron (TE) 37% rostered
Tennessee Titans (DST) 45% rostered
Chris Boswell (K) 30% rostered

Top Waiver Players ESPN

Derek Carr (QB) 14.5% rostered
Boston Scott (RB) 39.9% rostered
Curtis Samuel (WR) 49.8% rostered
Jack Doyle (TE) 39.9% rostered
Detroit Lions (DST) 9.3% rostered
Younghoe Koo (K) 47.6% rostered

Top Waiver Players Still Available in My Leagues

Ben Roethlisberger (QB) 84% rostered Yahoo/61.4% rostered ESPN
Malcolm Brown (RB) 20% rostered Yahoo/6.6% rostered ESPN
Kendrick Bourne (WR) 10% rostered Yahoo/1.3% rostered ESPN
Jack Doyle (TE) 27% rostered Yahoo/39.9% rostered ESPN
Indianapolis Colts (DST) 77% rostered Yahoo/91.3% rostered ESPN
Nick Folk (K) 0% rostered Yahoo/0.6% rostered ESPN

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