NFL Week in Review (September 13, 2021)

NFL Review with Lineup Rewind: Week 1 (9/13/21)


Fifteen games have been played in Week 1 and we will take a look at the top fantasy performers from each team in passing, rushing, and receiving as well as provide updates on any notable injuries. We will also take a quick look at the projections for the game on Monday night.

AFC

EAST

BUFFALO BILLS (0-1) – The Bills drop one at home – losing 16-23 to the Steelers.

Key Fantasy Players:

Josh Allen 18.20 FP
Devin Singletary 11.00 FP
Stefon Diggs 15.90 FP
Cole Beasley 14.00 FP
Gabriel Davis 12.00 FP

(No notable injury updates)

MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-0) – The Dolphins take an early lead in the AFC East with a 17-16 win over the Patriots.

Key Fantasy Players:

Tua Tagovailoa 17.18 FP
Myles Gaskin 12.60 FP
Salvon Ahmed 4.80 FP
Jaylen Waddle 16.10 FP
DeVante Parker 12.10 FP

(No notable injury updates)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (0-1) – The Mac Jones era begins with a 16-17 loss to Miami.

Key Fantasy Players:

Mac Jones 15.24 FP
Damien Harris 15.70 FP
James White 12.10 FP
Nelson Agholor 18.20 FP
Jakobi Meyers 10.40 FP

(No notable injury updates)

NEW YORK JETS (0-1) – The Jets’ slow start proves too much to overcome as they lose 14-19 to the Panthers.

Key Fantasy Players:

Zach Wilson 19.32 FP
Ty Johnson 3.60 FP
Michael Carter 3.00 FP
Corey Davis 26.70 FP
Braxton Berrios 10.10 FP

(No notable injury updates)

NORTH

BALTIMORE RAVENS (0-0) – The Ravens will face the Raiders on Monday night.

Key Fantasy Players:

Lamar Jackson FC projection – 25.85 FP
Mark Andrews FC projection – 14.19 FP
Marquise Brown FC projection – 13.01 FP
Sammy Watkins FC projection – 8.99 FP
Ty’Son Williams FC projection – 8.82 FP

(No notable injury updates)

CINCINNATI BENGALS (1-0) – The Bengals need overtime to finish off the Vikings by a score of 27-24.

Key Fantasy Players:

Joe Burrow 18.64 FP
Joe Mixon 28.00 FP
Samaje Perine 3.90 FP
JaMarr Chase 23.90 FP
Tee Higgins 15.80 FP

(No notable injury updates)

CLEVELAND BROWNS (0-1) – The Browns blow a 12-point halftime lead to lose 29-33 to the Chiefs.

Key Fantasy Players:

Baker Mayfield 16.64 FP
Nick Chubb 23.10 FP
Kareem Hunt 17.10 FP
Jarvis Landry 19.40 FP
Anthony Schwartz 11.60 FP

Injury update:

Odell Beckham Jr. ACL recovery – did not play, return uncertain

PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-0) – The Steelers earn a big road win and defeat the Bills 23-16.

Key Fantasy Players:

Ben Roethlisberger 12.02 FP
Najee Harris 5.90 FP
Diontae Johnson 14.60 FP
Chase Claypool 10.00 FP
JuJu Smith-Schuster 9.20 FP

(No notable injury updates)

SOUTH

HOUSTON TEXANS (1-0) – Houston wins big against Jacksonville to secure a 37-21 victory.

Key Fantasy Players:

Tyrod Taylor 23.64 FP
Mark Ingram 14.50 FP
David Johnson 11.80 FP
Brandin Cooks 21.20 FP
Pharaoh Brown 10.70 FP

(No notable injury updates)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (0-1) – The Colts can’t keep pace with the Seahawks and lose 16-28 to start the season.

Key Fantasy Players:

Carson Wentz 19.34 FP
Jonathan Taylor 17.60 FP
Nyheim Hines 14.20 FP
Zach Pascal 20.30 FP
Michael Pittman 5.90 FP

(No notable injury updates)

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (0-1) – The Jaguars show they have a lot of room for improvement in a 21-37 loss to the Texans.

Key Fantasy Players:

Trevor Lawrence 25.08 FP
James Robinson 8.40 FP
Carlos Hyde 7.80 FP
Marvin Jones 18.70 FP
D.J. Chark 17.60 FP

(No notable injury updates)

TENNESSEE TITANS (10-4) – The Titans’ offense struggles in a 13-38 loss to the Cardinals.

Key Fantasy Players:

Ryan Tannehill 17.18 FP
Derrick Henry 10.70 FP
Jeremy McNichols 6.30 FP
A.J. Brown 14.90 FP
Chester Rogers 10.20 FP

(No notable injury updates)

WEST

DENVER BRONCOS (1-0) – The Broncos get their first September win under Coach Fangio with a 27-13 win over the Giants.

Key Fantasy Players:

Teddy Bridgewater 20.46 FP
Melvin Gordon 23.80 FP
Javonte Williams 5.10 FP
Tim Patrick 13.90 FP
Jerry Jeudy 13.20 FP

Injury update:

Jerry Jeudy Ankle – left game Sunday with a high ankle sprain, expected to miss multiple weeks

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (0-1) – The Chiefs storm back in the second half to defeat the Browns 33-29.

Key Fantasy Players:

Patrick Mahomes 36.28 FP
Clyde Edwards-Helaire 10.20 FP
Tyreek Hill 40.10 FP
Travis Kelce 25.60 FP
Mecole Hardman 4.90 FP

(No notable injury updates)

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (0-0) – The Raiders face the Ravens for the first Monday night game of the season.

Key Fantasy Players:

Derek Carr FC projection – 18.63 FP
Darren Waller FC projection – 16.36 FP
Josh Jacobs (questionable) FC projection – 13.71 FP
Henry Ruggs III FC projection – 10.89 FP
Bryan Edwards FC projection – 8.92 FP

Injury update:

Josh Jacobs Illness – on track to play

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (1-0) – The Chargers win on the road with a 20-16 victory at Washington.

Key Fantasy Players:

Justin Herbert 18.38 FP
Austin Ekeler 11.70 FP
Mike Williams 22.20 FP
Keenan Allen 22.00 FP
Jared Cook 10.60 FP

(No notable injury updates)

 

NFC

EAST 

DALLAS COWBOYS (0-1) – The Cowboys’ kicking game wasn’t up to par in a 29-31 loss to the Bucs on Thursday night.

Key Fantasy Players:

Dak Prescott 31.42 FP
Tony Pollard 8.30 FP
Ezekiel Elliott 5.90 FP
Amari Cooper 41.90 FP
CeeDee Lamb 26.40 FP

Injury update:

Michael Gallup Calf – placed on IR, will miss a minimum of 3 games

NEW YORK GIANTS (0-1) –  The Giants start poorly in a 13-27 loss to the Broncos.

Key Fantasy Players:

Daniel Jones 22.38 FP
Saquon Barkley 3.70 FP
Devontae Booker 2.30 FP
Sterling Shepard 27.30 FP
Kenny Golladay 10.40 FP

Injury update:

Saquon Barkley Knee – limited in practice, expected to play in Week 2

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (1-0) – The Eagles give a great team effort in a 32-6 romp over the Falcons.

Jalen Hurts 28.76 FP
Miles Sanders 17.30 FP
Kenneth Gainwell 12.30 FP
DeVonta Smith 19.10 FP
Jalen Reagor 16.90 FP

Injury update:

Zach Ertz Hamstring – left the game briefly on Sunday, expected to play Week 2

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (0-1) – Washington’s season begins with a home loss to the Chargers by a score of 16-20.

Key Fantasy Players:

Taylor Heinicke 10.58 FP
Antonio Gibson 12.80 FP
Logan Thomas 12.00 FP
Terry McLaurin 10.20 FP
Adam Humphries 3.00 FP

Injury update:

Antonio Gibson Shoulder – left the game briefly on Sunday, expected to play on Thursday
Ryan Fitzpatrick Hip – suffered hip subluxation, expected to miss 6-8 weeks
Curtis Samuel Groin – placed on IR, will miss at least the first 3 weeks of the season

NORTH

CHICAGO BEARS (0-1) – The Bears lost their opener by a score of 14-34 to the Rams.

Key Fantasy Players:

Andy Dalton 7.54 FP
David Montgomery 21.80 FP
Damien Williams 8.00 FP
Allen Robinson 9.50 FP
Cole Kmet 9.20 FP
(No notable injury updates)
DETROIT LIONS (0-1) – The Lions showed a promising offense but fell short in a 33-41 loss to the 49ers.

Key Fantasy Players:

Jared Goff 32.92 FP
Jamaal Williams 25.00 FP
D’Andre Swift 24.40 FP
T.J. Hockenson 25.70 FP
Quintez Cephus 12.20 FP

Injury update:

Tyrell Williams Head – left the game Sunday after a helmet to helmet hit, return questionable

GREEN BAY PACKERS (11-3) – The Packers laid an egg losing 3-38 to the Saints.

Key Fantasy Players:

Aaron Rodgers 3.32 FP
Aaron Jones 4.20 FP
A.J. Dillon 3.60 FP
Davante Adams 10.60 FP
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 4.70 FP

(No notable injury updates)

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-1) – The Vikings’ comeback fell short as they lose 24-27 in overtime to the Bengals.

Key Fantasy Players:

Kirk Cousins 25.04 FP
Dalvin Cook 21.40 FP
Ameer Abdullah 3.90 FP
Adam Thielen 30.20 FP
K.J. Osborn 14.60 FP

(No notable injury updates)

SOUTH

ATLANTA FALCONS (0-1) – The Falcons got off to a disappointing start with a 6-32 blowout loss to the Eagles.

Key Fantasy Players:

Matt Ryan 7.36 FP
Mike Davis 10.20 FP
Calvin Ridley 10.10 FP
Cordarrelle Patterson 8.70 FP
Kyle Pitts 7.10 FP

(No notable injury updates)

CAROLINA PANTHERS (0-1) – The Panthers hold on to defeat the Jets in a 19-14 win.

Key Fantasy Players:

Sam Darnold 20.06 FP
Christian McCaffrey 27.70 FP
Chuba Hubbard 2.40 FP
D.J. Moore 15.40 FP
Robby Anderson 12.70 FP

(No notable injury updates)

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (1-0) – The Saints surprise with a 38-3 demolition of the Packers.

Key Fantasy Players:

Jameis Winston 29.62 FP
Alvin Kamara 18.10 FP
Tony Jones 6.30 FP
Juwan Johnson 17.10 FP
Deonte Harris 15.20 FP

(No notable injury updates)

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (0-1) – The Buccaneers outscore the Cowboys and win 29-31 in a thrilling Thursday night game.

Key Fantasy Players:

Tom Brady 32.16 FP
Leonard Fournette 10.90 FP
Giovani Bernard 3.20 FP
Rob Gronkowski 29.00 FP
Chris Godwin 27.50 FP

(No notable injury updates)

WEST

ARIZONA CARDINALS (1-0) – The Cardinals fly high in a 38-13 victory over the Titans.

Key Fantasy Players:

Kyler Murray 34.56 FP
Chase Edmonds 14.60 FP
James Conner 5.30 FP
DeAndre Hopkins 26.30 FP
Christian Kirk 24.00 FP

(No notable injury updates)

LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-0) – The Rams look new and improved in their 34-14 win over the Bears on Sunday night.

Key Fantasy Players:

Matthew Stafford 27.34 FP
Darrell Henderson 15.70 FP
Cooper Kupp 26.80 FP
Van Jefferson 16.00 FP
Robert Woods 12.40 FP

(No notable injury updates)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (1-0) – The 49ers’ offense shines brightly in a 41-33 win over the Lions.

Key Fantasy Players:

Jimmy Garoppolo 18.76 FP
Eli Mitchell 19.40 FP
JaMycal Hasty 8.80 FP
Deebo Samuel 35.90 FP
George Kittle 11.80 FP

Injury update:

Raheem Mostert Knee – left the game Sunday, may be out for 2 months
Brandon Aiyuk Hamstring – questionable for Week 2, may miss multiple weeks

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1-0) – The Seahawks’ passing game gets the job done in a 28-16 win over the Colts.

Key Fantasy Players:

Russell Wilson 27.06 FP
Chris Carson 13.70 FP
DeeJay Dallas 2.00 FP
Tyler Lockett 29.00 FP
DK Metcalf 16.00 FP

Injury update:

Rashaad Penny Calf – expected to be out for a few weeks

About Rob

Since getting out of the casino business, Rob has been playing DFS regularly with a focus on MMA and the NFL. He now lives in Denver, CO.

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