Some Notes:

• Jaguars running back Ryquell Armstead is back on the COVID list. The Jags listed James Robinson as their starter at running back.

• Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks is dealing with a quad injury and missed practice Sept. 7.

• Chiefs running back Darrell Williams is the handcuff to Clyde Edwards-Helaire.

• Chargers wide receiver Mike Williams is iffy for Week 1 with a shoulder issue.

• Giants wide receiver Golden Tate missed practice Sept. 7 with a hamstring issue.

• Patriots running back Damien Harris was placed on injured reserve with a hand injury.

• Thursday night game: Houston at Kansas City

• Monday night games: Pittsburgh at New York Giants; Tennessee at Denver

Hot Pickups Of The Week: James Robinson, Devine Ozigbo, Bryan Edwards, Joshua Kelley, Greg Ward, Eric Ebron, Laviska Shenault Jr., Jack Doyle, Darrell Williams

Fantasy Football Start ‘Ems for Week One:

Quarterback Must Starts: Patrick Mahomes, Lamar Jackson, Dak Prescott, Russell Wilson, Drew Brees, Matt Ryan, Carson Wentz, Deshaun Watson, Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers

Running Back Must Starts: Christian McCaffrey, Ezekiel Elliott, Saquon Barkley, Dalvin Cook, Derrick Henry, Josh Jacobs, Joe Mixon, Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Austin Ekeler, Aaron Jones, Alvin Kamara, Chris Carson, David Johnson, James Conner, Todd Gurley

Wide Receiver Must Starts: Michael Thomas, Davante Adams, Julio Jones, Tyreek Hill, Chris Godwin, Kenny Golladay, Allen Robinson, Mike Evans, DeAndre Hopkins, DJ Moore, Calvin Ridley, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Terry McLaurin, Adam Thielen, Robert Woods, Keenan Allen, D.K. Metcalf, Michael Gallup, DJ Chark, Tyler Lockett

Tight End Must Starts: Travis Kelce, George Kittle, Mark Andrews, Zach Ertz, Darren Waller, Jared Cook, Hayden Hurst, Tyler Higbee, Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle, Evan Engram

Must Start Defenses: Bears, 49ers, Ravens, Bills, Steelers, Patriots

Sleepers Of The Week:
Quarterback:
Jared Goff
Running back: Boston Scott
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Emmanuel Sanders/Dallas Goedert
Defense: Indianapolis

Busts Of The Week:
Quarterback:
Josh Allen
Running back: Melvin Gordon
Wide Receiver/Tight End: Amari Cooper
Defense: Los Angeles Rams

Locks Of The Week:
1. Indianapolis over Jacksonville
2. Kansas City over Houston
3. Buffalo over New York Jets

Picks With Points

NFL Lines For Week One
Picks are in bold.

FavoriteLineUnderdogTotal
at Chiefs -9 Texans 54.5
Seahawks -1.5 at Falcons 49
at Bills -7 Jets 39.5
at Lions -3 Bears 44.5
at Vikings -3 Packers 46
at Patriots -6.5 Dolphins 43
Eagles -3.5 at Washington 43
Raiders -3.5 at Panthers 47.5
Colts -8 at Jaguars 45
at Ravens -8 Browns 48.5
Chargers -3.5 at Bengals 43
at Saints -3.5 Buccaneers 49
at 49ers -7 Cardinals 47.5
Cowboys -3 at Rams 52
Steelers -2.5 at Giants 47.5
at Broncos Pick Titans 41

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