Daniel Jones QB (NYG)
Daniel Jones Will open season as backup: Jones will serve as the No. 2 quarterback behind Eli Manning during Sunday's season-opener against the Cowboys, Art Stapleton of The Bergen Record reports.
Our take: Jones' strong preseason performance earned him the clear backup gig ahead of Alex Tanney . The sixth overall pick's momentum could pave the way for him to push for a starting role should Eli Manning struggle to move the offense during the early weeks of the regular season, especially if the Giants' campaign begins to resemble last year's 5-11 season.
Jones isn't currently being drafted in fantasy drafts right now.
Mitch Trubisky QB (CHI)
Mitch Trubisky Underwhelms in season-opening loss: Trubisky completed 26 of 45 passes for 228 yards with no touchdowns and one interception in the Bears' 10-3 loss to the Packers on Thursday. He also rushed three times for 11 yards.
Our take: The final line comes off as somewhat serviceable, but it belies the disjointed nature of Trubisky's performance for the majority of the contest. The early-game playcalling did the third-year signal caller no favors, either, with coach Matt Nagy dialing up multiple gadget plays that effectively prevented the passing game from getting into any sort of rhythm. However, there was plenty of blame to place squarely on Trubisky's shoulders, as he was frequently inaccurate and often hesitant in the pocket. The mobile 25-year-old failed to escape pressure on multiple occasions as well, as he was downed on five occasions overall. Trubisky ultimately capped off his disappointing night by throwing an end-zone interception to short-circuit a 13-play, 59-yard would-be game-tying drive and then taking a sack on 4th down at his own five-yard line with 1:02 remaining. A disaster of an opening performance now behind him, Trubisky will look to dust himself off and bounce back in a tough road assignment versus the Broncos a week from this coming Sunday.
The fantasy value of Mitch Trubisky is measured by his average draft position (ADP). The graph below shows how it's trending in the latest mock drafts . In recent drafts, Trubisky's current ADP is
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Aaron Rodgers QB (GB)
Aaron Rodgers Just enough in season-opening win: Rodgers completed 18 of 30 passes for 203 yards with a touchdown and no interceptions in the Packers' 10-3 win over the Bears on Thursday. He also rushed three times for eight yards.
What it means: The combination of Rodgers' veteran acumen and a stalwart effort by the Packers' defense led to a slugfest of a Week 1 victory for Green Bay. The perennial Pro Bowler connected with eight different pass catchers on the night, and despite enduring five sacks and seeing a sixth nullified by penalty, he managed to avoid turnovers altogether. Rodgers also came up with one of the few offensive highlights for either squad when he uncorked a 47-yard rainbow to Marquez Valdes-Scantling early in the second quarter, a completion he followed up with an eight-yard touchdown throw to Jimmy Graham two plays later. While the game hardly served as a ringing endorsement of the offense's overall grasp of new head coach Matt LaFleur's scheme, both the quality of the opponent and the fact it was Rodgers first full game in the system have to be taken into account. A hard-fought season-opening victory under his belt, Rodgers will look to produce a successful encore against another bitter division rival in the Minnesota Vikings a week from this coming Sunday.
The fantasy value of Aaron Rodgers is measured by his average draft position (ADP). The graph below shows how it's trending in the latest mock drafts. In recent drafts, Rodgers's current ADP is 5.05
Watch out to see if Rodgers's value changes in light of this update.
Nick Foles QB (JAX)
Nick Foles Oblique issue not concerning: Foles' oblique issue won't keep him off the field Sunday against the Chiefs, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official site reports. "We're not concerned about it," coach Doug Marrone noted Thursday of the QB's listed injury.
What it means: Marrone di acknowledge that Foles had been dealing with an oblique issue during "training," but the minor nature of the injury was underlined by the signal-caller being listed as a full participant on Wednesday's estimated practice report.
Foles isn't currently being drafted in fantasy drafts right now.
Geno Smith QB (SEA)
Geno Smith Absent from injury report: Smith (knee) wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, John Boyle of the Seahawks' official site reports.
Our take: Smith had a strong preseason and has finally shaken off a nagging knee injury. He'll suit up for Sunday's game versus the Bengals to serve as a backup to Russell Wilson , who has never missed a game in his seven-year NFL career. Smith has little regular-season experience over the last four years, playing in just 10 contests and throwing for 611 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions.
Smith isn't currently being drafted in fantasy drafts right now.
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