For the benefit of those that still have the luxury of adjusting your fantasy football rosters between now and the games this coming Sunday, we are going to take a look at the fantasy football stars that are on the injured list and determine which of them you need to sit and which ones are safe to start.
When reviewing this presentation, realize that this is being published Thursday morning, so we will have to exclude the opening game of the New York Giants versus Dallas Cowboys on Wednesday evening from our consideration.
As a result of the Thursday publication, it is very possible that players can be upgraded by the medical staffs of the teams later in the week, or they can suffer a setback in practice later this week as well. So you are encouraged to check back on their condition late Saturday or early Sunday just to see if there has been any further movement that would influence your decision to sit or start them.
Also, please note that we will be focusing on the starting quarterbacks, top-two wide receivers, top-two running backs and the starting tight ends for teams, so you won't be seeing any injury updates on the third-string quarterbacks or the No. 5 and 6 wide receivers on a team. Also, we are focusing on the injured offensive fantasy football stars, so defensive players will not be featured here.
If we advise you to sit a player you were hoping to start, some leagues still allow you to pick up free agents mid-week. Hopefully you still have time to pick up a replacement. Or you can try to handcuff the injured player to his backup, so you will have a starter either when the team makes their final announcement prior to kickoff.
This presentation will feature 20 injured stars, and for each slide, we will conclude it with a START or SIT verdict for each player.
Good luck to you in your Week 1 games.