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Jason Myers made one field goal and missed one attempt in the Seahawks 27-11 loss Thursday against the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: Myers missed a 47-yard attempt wide right before later nailing a 27-yard field goal. He also hit his one extra point attempt. It does not look like Myers is going to hold as much upside from a fantasy football perspective in this new look Seahawks offense.

Category: Game Recaps

Travis Homer took five carries for 44 yards in the Seahawks 27-11 loss Thursday against the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: With Rashaad Penny and Kenneth Walker both sidelined, Homer started the game for Seattle. He ripped off a huge 33-yard run, but otherwise struggled behind an offensive line that didn't look as good as it did last week. Homer will look to earn the No. 3 role in the Seahawks backfield behind Penny and Walker.

Category: Game Recaps

DeeJay Dallas took five carries for 15 yards to go along with four receptions for 52 yards in the Seahawks 27-11 loss Thursday against the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: With Rashaad Penny and Kenneth Walker both sidelined, it was the Dallas and Travis Homer show in the Seahawks backfield. After catching a touchdown last week, Dallas continued to thrive in the passing game out of the backfield for the Seahawks. He won't be fantasy relevant but it is possible he has an impact on Penny or Walker if he carves even a small role in the passing game.

Category: Game Recaps

Geno Smith completed 10-of-18 passes for 112 yards in the Seahawks 27-11 loss Thursday against the Bears.

Fantasy Impact: With Drew Lock (COVID-19) sidelined, Smith once again played the entire first half for Seattle. After struggling last week but at least leading a touchdown drive in his final possession, Smith struggled even more at home on Thursday. He had a couple of big game completions, but overall struggled to move the ball consistently. We will see if Lock is able to play next week but despite not playing, he might have taken a step forward in the Seahawks QB battle given how much Smith struggled.

Category: Game Recaps

Broncos offensive coordinator Justin Outten said Thursday that quarterback Russell Wilson will not play in any of Denver’s preseason games according to’s Zac Stevens. (Source: Zac Stevens on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Outten said Wilson “really loves this game [and] always wants to play” but he hasn’t asked to play this preseason. Wilson has already developed chemistry with his offense, especially wide receiver Courtland Sutton, in training camp. Fantasy managers should have no doubt Wilson will hit the ground running on Monday Night Football in Week 1 on the road against his former team, the Seattle Seahawks. Managers should even relish the fact Russ opens with his revenge game to hopefully start the fantasy season off right.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said quarterback Patrick Mahomes and the rest of the starters will play as much as the entire the first half of Saturday’s preseason game against the Commanders according to ESPN’s Adam Teicher. (Source: Adam Teicher on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mahomes will get as much as a half to get the starting offense tuned up for the regular season before likely sitting the third and final preseason game. Backup quarterback Chad Henne will not play on Saturday and instead, Mahomes will turn the reigns over to the second-year quarterback Shane Buechele whenever his night is over. New faces and injuries on offense mean Mahomes will play deeper into a preseason game than most teams attempt these days. Assuming Mahomes makes it out of Saturday’s game unscathed, fantasy managers most likely won’t see him on the field until Week 1 in Arizona.

According to Mike Chappell, QB Matt Ryan will be sitting out of the Indianapolis Colts' second preseason game on Saturday. (Source: Mike Chappell on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Colts' head coach Frank Reich said most of the team's 1s won't play, Ryan included, with QB Nick Foles likely to start, followed by QBs Sam Ehlinger and Jack Coan. Ryan struggled a little bit in the first preseason game, but that shouldn't be a significant reason to fade the former MVP in a new offense. Ryan is currently going as the QB22, according to FantasyPros, despite never finishing below QB19 in his career.

Category: Rumors

According to Nicki Jhabvala of the Washington Post, Washington Commanders head coach Ron Rivera said RB J.D. McKissic missed practice Thursday as the team deals with multiple soft tissue injuries. (Source: Nicki Jhabvala on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rivera didn't seem too concerned, and it's likely just out of precaution. McKissic will likely continue to play a big role in Washington's passing attack. Over the last two seasons, McKissic has played in 27 games and caught 123 passes. McKissic's passing prowess has helped keep RB Antonio Gibson's fantasy value at bay. McKissic is going on average as the PPR RB47, and with consecutive top-50 finishes, he always maintains flex-tier value at RB in PPR formats.

Category: Injury Updates

According to Dale Lolley of DK Pittsburgh Sports, RB Jaylen Warren, an undrafted rookie out of Oklahoma State, is expected to be the Pittsburgh Steelers' RB2 behind RB Najee Harris, supplanting Benny Snell. (Source: Dale Lolley on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Harris hasn't shown much concern for injury risk and the Steelers weren't too interested in using multiple RBs, only giving 36 carries to their RB2 last season, Snell. However, with an expected massive workload for Harris as Pittsburgh's bell-cow back, Warren becomes someone to keep on every manager's radar as a handcuff and should be rostered in deep leagues. Warren is essentially going undrafted in fantasy drafts right now.

Category: Rumors

Despite free agent WR Antonio Bown telling Dallas Cowboys general manager Jerry Jones to call him, Jones responded with disinterest, saying he wants to give the young guys a chance to play. (Source: TMZ Sports)

Fantasy Impact: The Cowboys certainly have a lot of young WRs at their disposal after trading WR Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns. WR CeeDee Lamb is expected to be a WR1 this season in Dallas, with an average PPR draft position of WR7. Rookie Jalen Tolbert and Michael Gallup are also expected to have major roles, WRs 69 and 55, respectively, while some combination of Noah Brown, Simi Fehoko and James Washington will likely get used throughout the season. A youth movement at pass-catcher seems like the most likely outcome in Dallas.

Category: Rumors

Quarterback Daniel Jones remains the starter in New York and Tyrod Taylor will serve as his back up despite Taylor receiving some first team reps according to SNY’s Connor Hughes. (Source: Connor Hughes on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Taylor’s first team reps were reportedly always part of the plan and the Giants reiterated they are not an indictment on Jones’ play. It was revealed that Jones underwent “non-football related” surgery in the offseason and has been injury prone throughout his career so New York could just be seeing what they have in Taylor should he be called upon. Jones missed six games of the season last year after suffering a season-ending cervical neck strain in Week 12.

Buccaneers head coach Todd Bowles said Thursday that he does not have a firm date when Tom Brady will return to the team but that the team and Brady will revisit it after the Tennessee game according to The Athletic’s Greg Auman. (Source: Greg Auman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brady remains away from the team on a hiatus for “personal reasons” that was reportedly planned well before training camp. It remains unknown publicly what exactly the “personal reasons” are, only that he is addressing them and the absence was pre-planned. When Brady left, Bowles said he would return after the Tennessee game and now there is “no firm date” and they will “revisit” the situation after their second preseason game. The longer this goes on, the louder the rumors that Brady is re-retiring will get. This lack of preparation, or at least the appearance of it, is incredibly off-brand for the seven-time Super Bowl Champion and at the very least should be concerning for fantasy managers even if he does play because his heart doesn’t appear fully in this season. That being said, if he remains out of retirement it should be expected that Brady wouldn’t play if he wasn’t going to give it his full effort. For now, it is wait-and-see until after Tampa Bay’s game against the Titans on Saturday night.

Tyrod Taylor is impressing coaches with nice touch on his throws and is looking sharp during his reps. (Source: Dan Duggan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Taylor has seen first team reps in camp, despite head coach Brian Daboll stating Daniel Jones is the starter and Taylor is the backup. With Jones’ injury history, and most recently missing the final six games of 2021, it makes sense for the Giants to prepare Taylor in the event he has to start at any point this season.

According to Dan Duggan, the Giants coaching staff are putting a clear emphasis on veteran WR Kenny Golladay more involved. (Source: Dan Duggan on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Golladay had a solid day at practice, making a nice adjustment on a deep ball for the longest completion of camp with Daniel Jones. The 28-year-old WR figures to still command a large target share, followed closely by Kadarius Toney. Fantasy managers will be looking for a bounce back season after scoring no touchdowns in 2021.

Miles Sanders is missing his third practice due to a hamstring injury. (Source: Eliot Shorr-Parks on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Sanders is likely to be in a timeshare this season with Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott siphoning touches from the third-year back. He is missing valuable practice time with what should be a much improved Eagles offense. Despite the missed time, Sanders figures to still be lead back and is a solid flex option.

Category: Injury Updates

Grant Calcaterra is still not practicing due to a hamstring injury. He last practiced on July 30th. (Source: Reuben Frank on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Calcaterra is missing valuable practice time as he attempts to work his way up the depth chart. The 2022 sixth-round pick is currently the fourth TE on the depth chart, so he is unlikely to carry any fantasy value this season.

Category: Injury Updates

Deshaun Watson will be suspended 11 games, and be fined $5 million as well. The independent disciplinary officer assigned to Watson's case had issued only a six-game suspension, but that was raised to 11 games after the NFL and NFLPA went through their appeal process. (Source: ProFootballTalk on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Watson is one of the league's premier QBs and has not played since the end of the 2020 season. The 26-year-old will now have to sit out another 11 games in 2022. With his suspension being less than a full season, fantasy managers will have the option to draft Watson as a bench stash to help them in their fantasy playoff push. In redraft formats, all Browns fantasy players will take a bit of a hit with the step down from Watson to Jacoby Brissett, especially the pass-catchers. Consider drafting Watson as a late-round flyer to help your fantasy team win games down the stretch.

Mark Andrews will not play in Sunday’s preseason game against the Cardinals according to The Athletic’s Jeff Zrebiec. (Source: Jeff Zrebiec on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mark Andrews is one of several Baltimore veterans, including quarterback Lamar Jackson, that will not play in Sunday’s preseason game in Arizona. Andrews has not played yet this preseason after sitting out last Thursday’s preseason opener against Tennessee. Andrews should still be the first or second right end (Travis Kelce) off the board on draft day and should hit the ground running in Week 1, even if he ends up playing zero snaps this preseason.

James Robinson will not play in Saturday’s preseason game against Pittsburgh but is expected to be ready for Jacksonville’s Week 1 matchup against the Commanders according to NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe. (Source: Cameron Wolfe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: James Robinson has reportedly recently begun participating in team drills and making open field cuts with ease. His return from his Achilles injury is right on track with the original timeline of mid-August. Head coach Doug Pederson said Thursday that the “hope and expectation” is that he will play in Week 1. Fantasy managers should have patience with the running back as he comes off a serious injury but have to be pleased with his progress. He will also be competing for time with Travis Etienne, Jr. for playing time so temper expectations if they are based off his numbers pre-injury last season.

Category: Injury Updates

Jaguars head coach Doug Pederson said Thursday that quarterback Trevor Lawrence would start the second preseason game on Saturday and play into the second quarter against the Steelers. (Source: Jacksonville Jaguars on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Peterson said Lawrence and the rest of the first team offense will play into the second quarter to work on “execution” and “clean up some things.” Lawrence enters his sophomore season working on his second offense in two years in the NFL and third offense in three years if you go back to his Clemson days. Lawrence is also getting used to his new toys, i.e. newcomer Christian Kirk and a healthy Travis Etienne, Jr., and can use all the game-speed reps he can get after an underwhelming rookie season. Lawrence, in his new look offense geared around his strengths, has the potential to have a breakout fantasy season, and make fantasy managers who take the leap of faith in drafting him very happy on their returns.