Fantasy football: How serious are the injuries of Sakun Barkley, Michael Thomas, AJ Brown and others?
In the coming week, training camps for all 32 NFL teams will be in full swing, and fantasy football fans will undoubtedly see some of the top predicted skill players at the beginning of the season on the PUP (physically unenforceable) list. News, or worse.
Which illnesses of these big-name players deserve attention? Which ones can stay in the regular season and therefore affect their draft stock?
Although it is too early to make any such decisions within about a month and a half after the start of a meaningful game, it is important for serious fantasy football players to understand the development of these top players.
Since many drafts will be played in a month or less, and Dynasty League has begun offseason activities, let’s take a look at some injuries related to NFL fantasy to keep a close eye on:
Cam Ackles, RB, Rams
As many people already know, Akers tore his anterior cruciate ligament during training to stay in shape during the season and completed this year of training. Akers has a pretty good rookie year and has goalkeeper potential, so his injuries have affected the dream boss. Darrell Henderson immediately became more valuable, and there is no real second spot behind him on the roster. Many people hope that the Rams will sign a free agent who can be represented in the regular season.Pay close attention to the RB situation in Los Angeles
Saquon Barkley, RB, Giant
Barkley is still in the top five because he recovered from an ACL injury a year ago, but he started the year on the PUP list and will not train for the foreseeable future. This is a wise move by the Giants, because there is no reason to rush back. Knowing Barkley, he should be ready to play in Week 1, unless he encounters setbacks, but he has some obvious risks in the draft.
Dark Prescott, quarterback, cowboys
According to reports, Prescott is another star player who has ended the season due to injury from 2020. He will be ready to participate in the preseason and should play well in the regular season.
AJ Brown, WR, Titans
Brown, injured his knees last season and was seriously injured. This year he will not start on the PUP list. The Titans decided that this is good news. He is not suitable for training this offseason, but it looks like he will train with his teammates in the training camp.
Michael Thomas, WR, Saints
From good news to bad news on the racecourse, Thomas-his draft stock has fallen due to the retirement of his former QB Drew Bris-underwent ankle surgery in June and was not ready at the start of the season in September . He is the draft pick and stasher later this year.
Odell Beckham Jr., WR, Browns
He paid the price at the end of 2020 due to a knee injury, and it seems optimistic that OBJ will be ready to participate in training camp next week. He is likely to be ready to compete in the first week.
Amari Cooper, WR, cowboy
Cooper will start the year on the PUP list because he is recovering from an ankle injury. The Dallas report said there were no serious concerns and he should abandon the title sometime this summer.
Jonnu Smith, TE, Patriots
The June hamstring injury has been plagued by Smith, but apart from the restrictions on starting his training camp, he seems not to miss time.
Brandon Aiyuk, WR, 49ers
A groin injury prevented Iyuk from participating in OTA, and he deserves attention when starting the training camp.
Zach Moss, RB, Bill
Moss underwent ankle surgery during the offseason, which prevented him from participating in OTA, but people expect him to go all out in training camp.
Kadarius Toney, WR, Giants
The Giants added first-round draft pick Tony to the COVID roster.
Kyle Rudolph, TE, Giants
The previously undisclosed foot injury will temporarily leave Rudolf out, as he will start the year on the PUP roster.
Ramndrey Stevenson, RB, Patriots
Reports say that the fourth-round pick will be a popular sleeper option because he tries to play a role in the New England backcourt, but non-football injuries will slow him down.
Jeff Wilson Jr., RB, 49ers
A knee injury will allow the Ninier team to recover for at least six weeks.
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