It's Sunday morning and a full slate of games is just hours away. The guys at NFL Network, ESPN and other major sports news sources are sharing the news from around the league that they're getting from their sources. Here are some of the most notable items.
There's plenty of concern about Odell Beckham Jr. (ankle). He's a gametime decision, but there's a real chance he winds up being inactive. I have nothing to add to the Friday rankings update about where he falls in the rankings if active. If he's out, though, Sterling Shepard and Brandon Marshall are the clear top targets and should be out there every play, and Evan Engram would likely play a lot as well.
Another year, another injury issue for Thomas Rawls (ankle). Never mind that he practiced fully at the end of last week; Ian Rapoport says the Seahawks might hold him out this week to get him healthy. Given the chance of limited snaps or aggravating an injury early, you want no part of Rawls if he's active; more likely he doesn't play and Eddie Lacy becomes far more appealing, ranked as shown in our Friday update.
Rapoport says the same situation applies to T.J. Yeldon. I'm not sure there are many PPR leagues deep enough that Yeldon was a strong consideration anyway.
I have sometimes had my doubts about the journalistic accuracy of Jason La Canfora. Sometimes (just an opinion) he seems overly sensationalistic. But credit where it's due: I am pretty sure La Canfora was the first one to report that Andrew Luck could wind up on the PUP list to start the season. That didn't happen, but it does sound like he could miss a month. Nobody drafted Luck as a starter anyway, but he appears to be several weeks away from playing.
Jamison Crowder (hip) is expected to play and appears where he was ranked on Friday. Newer news is a report that Jordan Reed has a fractured toe that could limit him all season. Not great news for those who have Reed as their starter, nor terribly surprising for those who drafted him fully aware of the injury risk.