With rosters cut down to 53 all across the NFL and no preseason games remaining, it’s one of the slower news days we’ve had maybe thus far. With the season just days away, we’ll not only take a look at the news cycle, but we’ll break down the injury report as well. As we approach the beginning of the 2022 fantasy football season, take a look at the fantasy football rankings, the cumulative ADP, and ALL of our FREE NFL Draft Guide! Let’s take a look at the news cycle for Friday, September 2nd!



The Texans Love Their Juice in the Morning, Sign O.J. Howard

The former first-round pick was released from Buffalo when rosters were cut to 53 but quickly found a new home in Houston. Despite playing all 17 games last year, Howard was not involved much offensively, which is disappointing considering the Bucs threw the ball 700 times. Howard joins another crowded tight end room with Pharaoh Brown and Brevin Jordan and we’re really unsure he can make much impact on fantasy football.

Russell Wilson Stacks Money Mile High With Contract Extension from Denver

The 33-year-old Russell Wilson has yet to play a game in Denver, but that doesn’t matter to the Broncos because they handed him a five-year extension worth $245M with $165 guaranteed. We know how great Wilson has been throughout his career and how much of a winning pedigree he has. This is excellent news for the future of Broncos’ pass catchers.


Josh Gordon Signs on With Tenneessee’s Practice Squad

Could this be Josh Gordon’s last chance? He definitely has an opportunity to catch on with the 53-man roster considering Tennessee kept just five receivers, one who’s coming off an ACL tear a year ago in Robert Woods. Gordon, who lead the NFL in receiving yards back in 2013, hasn’t done much. He had just five receptions across 12 games last year.

NFL Injury Report

J.K. Dobbins, BAL - Knee

It’s been an interesting week for Ravens’ running backs as they placed Gus Edwards on PUP, signed Kenyan Drake, and are still lukewarm on J.K. Dobbins’ Week 1 status. Coach John Harbaugh was quoted as saying Dobbins’ quickness is “kind of back.” Not exactly instilling confidence that he’ll be ready for Week 1, but we’ll wait for something more concrete to come out.

Elijah Mitchell, SF - Hamstring

The 49ers have had Elijah Mitchell back on the practice field all week long as they got him back on Sunday. He was always slated to play in Week 1 and the 49ers had been consistent that his nagging hamstring injury wasn’t serious and this return all but confirms that. Mitchell enters the regular season as the 49ers starting running back.

James Robinson, JAX - Achilles

I mean, this is what we love to see. 

As of last week, the Jaguars had said Robinson was so close to being back. This week, he’s being hit in practice as he shed the non-contact jersey. You love to see it.

Miles Sanders, PHI - Hamstring

Miles Sanders hadn’t practiced since August 10th, but that changed on Thursday. 

The Eagles did go out and sign Trey Sermon which made everyone worry a bit about Sanders’ hamstring, but his return to practice should let have his fantasy owners breathing a sigh of relief.

Kenneth Walker III, SEA - Midsection

Pete Carroll provided an update saying “this is really uncharted territory for him and for us too in that regard in what he’s coming back from”, according to SI.com. With Walker missing so much training camp and all of the team's preseason games, it’ll take him a bit to get caught up to speed. Walker enters the season as the team’s second running back.

Michael Gallup, DAL - Knee

As of two days ago, Michael Gallup passed his physical and is now off of the PUP list. He’s still not playing Week 1, but Jerry Jones said if it was the Super Bowl, he’d play, that’s how close to playing he is.


Chris Godwin, TB - Knee

There are a lot of reports in terms of Chris Godwin that we’re 100% unsure of at this point. As of earlier this week, Chris Godwin was still practicing with a non-contact jersey on.

That said, a report came out from Outkick.com that stated that two sources within the Bucs organization claimed Godwin will be ready for Week 1.

Diontae Johnson, PIT - Shoulder

After leaving the Steelers' final preseason game, Mike Tomlin assured us that there is absolutely no long-term concern with Diontae Johnson’s shoulder injury.


Drake London, ATL - Knee

We have yet to see Drake London return to practice, but there doesn’t seem to be any real concern considering his ADP hasn’t dropped, reports are that he’ll be ready for Week 1 too.


Rondale Moore, ARI - Undisclosed

We still don’t know what the injury Rondale Moore has, but it’s enough that has kept him out of practice and his Week 1 status is also a concern as well.


Pharaoh Brown, HOU - Hamstring

With Brown’s uncertainty for Week 1, maybe it makes sense for Houston to see OJ Howard to give themselves some tight end depth. Brown missed the Texans' final two preseason games. 

That being said, progress has definitely been made on Brown’s side of things according to head coach Lovie Smith.

Zach Ertz, ARI - Calf

Zach Ertz has been a very popular tight end target this draft season with DeAndre Hopkins out for six weeks due to a suspension. That said, Ertz is said to “be close” for Week 1. His status is up in the air to start the year due to the calf injury.


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