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Week 1 Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Mike Evans, Alshon Jeffery, Randall Cobb, Michael Floyd

Alshon Jeffery

Alshon Jeffery

Heading into Week 1 of the NFL season, the injury report should be small, right? Hardly. Because of all of the injuries in the preseason, many players are carrying the Questionable tag as Week 1 approaches. While some injuries are straightforward and coaches are forthcoming with information, other teams and players are still question marks. Two wide receivers that most fantasy owners are following closely are Mike Evans and Alshon Jeffery. Both are listed as Questionable for Sunday's games and both may end up being a game-time decision. Fantasy owners know those are the most frustrating words anyone wants to hear, but let's take a look at the injured wideouts and breakdown what their outlook is for Week 1. Check here for the latest on the running back and tight end front.

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Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Tennessee Titans

Questionable - Hamstring

This is going to be the toughest injury to handle. Evans did practice on Friday and the reports said he looked good and was able to run at full speed. He was given the Questionable tag and will likely be a game-time decision. The Bucs will probably allow him to warm up and see how his hamstring responds. Unfortunately for fantasy owners, the Buccaneers play in the late round of games on Sunday, so a lineup decision will have to be made earlier in the day. Based on the practice reports, it seems like Evans will play, however, anything can change when he starts warming up for the game. Hopefully you have another receiver you can play from the later games in case he is ruled out. If he does play, don't hesitate to put him in your lineup as the upside outweighs the risk, but if you have to make a decision early in the day, the safest option is to leave him on your bench and hope he doesn't have a career day.

Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers

Questionable - Calf

Jeffery suffered a calf injury in the middle of August. He had crutches and a walking boot, but only used them for a few days. He missed the key third preseason game, and put in limited practice sessions this past week. While the Bears did not offer any real injury updates on Jeffery, the word out of Chicago is that Jeffery will play. The concern with this is the possibility of re-injuring the calf during the game. The Bears will want to make sure he is as healthy as possible after losing rookie Kevin White. Look for Eddie Royal to have more targets while Jeffery returns to 100 percent.

Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears

Probable - Shoulder

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Cobb hurt his shoulder in the preseason, but he is Probable for Week 1. While he won't be playing at 100 percent, as long as he doesn't land awkwardly on the shoulder, he should be fine for fantasy purposes. He's a clear WR1, as the top option for Aaron Rodgers, especially this week against division Chicago.

Michael Floyd, WR, Arizona Cardinals vs. New Orleans Saints

Questionable - Hand

Floyd was given the Questionable tag heading into Week 1. He's put in limited practices this week, but the reports are indicating that he will end up playing on Sunday. However, Floyd's fantasy owners shouldn't be counting on a big game from the receiver that has missed a significant amount of practice in the preseason. John Brown has emerged as one of Carson Palmer's favorite targets. Floyd is a WR4 for Week 1.

DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins at Washington Redskins

Probable - Foot

The potential sleeper has been cleared to play, but don't be eager to get him in your lineups for Week 1. While Parker has been practicing and did play in the preseason finale, the Dolphins may not use him fully in Week 1. With Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills and Greg Jennings on the roster and healthy, Miami has no reason to rush Parker into full game action, especially against Washington. He is promising, but don't be too eager for Week 1.

Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons

Probable - Elbow

White is coming off elbow surgery, but has been practicing this past week, so should be good to play in Week 1. The Falcons play Monday night, but all signs point to him being active. While White is the No. 2 passing option for Atlanta, he is only a WR3 for fantasy purposes.

Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants

Out - Calf

After injuring his calf in practice, Cruz missed the last two preseason games. The Giants were optimistic he would play in Week 1, however, that was before he missed practice leading up to the Sunday night game. At this point, Cruz has been ruled Out for Week 1, and unless the Giants provide a timetable for his return, look for Rueben Randle to be the No. 2 receiver.

— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.