Fantasy Football Week 1: Latest Injury Roundup & Analysis

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Fantasy Football Week 1: Latest Injury Roundup & Analysis
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It might not be here just yet, but I'm writing about regular-season football now. You should be making decisions about your fantasy team—or at least last-minute, well-informed decisions about who to draft. With just days to go before games and with rosters more or less set, we know a lot more about the teams and players and how they should perform. 

Then again, did we really learn much from the preseason? If NFL writer Mike Tanier can predict perfectly how Tim Tebow's preseason would go and several players didn't even bother suiting up for exhibitions, maybe we're better off just looking into crystal balls and magazines printed in May. Owners lined their pockets with four games, sold tickets to practice and generally acted exactly like you think a monopolistic cabal would if it wasn't entirely evil. 

Injuries remain one of the biggest stories in the NFL and one of the most underreported. We have referees in the studio explaining rules, but no doctor or trainer giving insight into something that unfortunately changes more games and seasons than any replay. I can't cover every injury here, but I'll get to the biggest, and if you put your question down in the comments, I'll do my best to get to many of them.

Remember, I'll have your updates on Thursday (plus the upgrades and downgrades for Thursday night's game), and then we'll have the big party here on Sunday mornings, with both written and video updates heading into fantasy lineup time. For now, let's get to the injuries... 



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