Week 1 Injury Report On 4 PM Games, Effects On Fantasy Value

Mike Williams, Game Time Decision, WR – Los Angeles Chargers

Mike Williams was listed as questionable prior to game time but is expected to play and see a good chunk of field time as well.

With Williams playing Week 1, fantasy owners can expect Tyrod Taylor to spread the ball around.

This could put a damper on Keenan Allen as it would take away targets from him. It could also have a positive effect on both Hunter Henry and Austin Ekeler as well as Williams would draw more attention from the defense.

Bryan Bulaga, Game Time Decision, OT – Los Angeles Chargers

With Bulaga listed as questionable, it could hurt the production of Tyrod Taylor and the Chargers run game as well being that he is not the only offensive lineman in jeopardy of sitting out Week 1.

This could affect Justin Jackson as he is expected to be the teams go to back when running the ball.

Geno Atkins, Out, DT - Cincinnati Bengals

Atkins plays a key role on this Bengals team as he is the leader of their defensive line.

With his absence in this NFL game, it could possibly open up the run game a little for the Chargers, but they have issues of their own on the offensive line as well.

Mike Evans, Active, WR – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Evans was seen as doubtful prior to the Bucs Week 1 matchup against the Saints.

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With Evans officially listed as active, This will certainly give Tom Brady a higher ceiling as it gives him another premier option to throw to.

This could put a negative effect on both Chris Godwin and Scotty Miller as well.

Josh Jones, Out, OT – Arizona Cardinals

The absence of Jones is crucial to this Cardinals offense who have a tough Week 1 matchup against a tough San Francisco 49ers defense.

This could turn out costly for Kyler Murray’s fantasy value as well as the Cardinals run game as well.

Tevin Coleman, Game Time Decision, RB – 49ers

Tevin Coleman is the clear cut RB2 for a thin 49ers running game.

If he is sidelined in this one, fantasy football owners can expect a big outing from Raheem Mostert as he will surely be an every-down running back.

This could also open up the 49ers passing game as well as it will force them to throw more.