Happy Sunday morning! Make sure to get your lineups set today.
These players will be OUT this week:
Melvin Gordon: Let’s hope you were up early enough to get Gordon out of your lineup this morning. There was doubt yesterday that he would be able to play today in London, and that turned out to be the case. He was ruled inactive. Austin Ekeler is a great replacement in your lineup if you happen to have him as your handcuff.
Rob Gronkowski: Gronk is out for today’s game against the Bears. Edelman, Gordon, and James White were already good options, but they each get a slight uptick in value with Gronk out. Hogan does, too, but he’s still too risky to start.
Leonard Fournette: Fournette owners continue to hurt with their top pick still on the bench. Yeldon has been doing a fine job filling in. The Jags also just traded for Carlos Hyde, but they are saying that Yeldon is still the guy this week.
Devonta Freeman: You can go ahead and drop Devonta Freeman, as he has been moved to injured reserve. Tevin Coleman has been getting most of the touches, but Ito Smith is also worth picking up. He’s been getting a good share of the carries inside the 10 yard line.
Dalvin Cook: The Vikings are being extremely cautious with Cook’s recovery time. He’s out again this week. Latavius Murray has proven to be a solid option in his place.
Cooper Kupp: Kupp is going to miss today’s game with that knee injury. It looked a lot nastier than what it actually is. Definitely keep Cooks and Woods in your lineup if you have them.
Ryan Tannehill: It’s still Brocktober in Miami.
Marshawn Lynch: He’s done for at least a month, so pick up Jalen Richard or Doug Martin, if they’re available.
There are several other guys who are questionable to play, so make sure to keep an eye on them throughout the day. Those include: Adrian Peterson, Chris Thompson, Allen Robinson, Sony Michel, Isaiah Crowell
If you need to pick up someone today to replace any of these guys, here are a few options:
Frank Gore (RB, MIA)– Gore had over 100 yards rushing last week and is still available in 73% of leagues.
Jermaine Kearse (WR, NYJ)– Enunwa is out, so Kearse’s projections get a boost. He’s coming off a 9 catch, 90+ yard performance. He’s available in 78% of leagues.
Chester Rogers (WR, IND)– Rogers has had at least 14 PPR points in 3 straight weeks with TY Hilton out. Hilton is back this week, but Luck has shown that he still likes Rogers, who is available in 83% of leagues.
Marlon Mack (RB, IND)– Mack quietly came back last week from an injury. He got 12 carries for 89 yards and is only owned in 41% of leagues. He should be the Colts’ leading back, but that isn’t really something to get too excited about.
David Njoku (TE, CLE)– If you’re looking for someone to replace Gronk, Njoku is a high-upside choice. He’s playing against Tampa Bay, who has the worst passing defense in the NFL, and Baker Mayfield has shown that he likes throwing to Njoku. Go grab him if you can!
Joe Flacco (QB, BAL)– The Ravens go up against the porous Saints defense, so there should be several opportunities for Flacco to connect with receivers in the end zone today.