• 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
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.
Ken Zalis ranked No. 3 in FantasyPros’ 2019 Fantasy Football Draft Accuracy Rankings.