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Week 1 Fantasy Blog

by Kate Magdziuk
Updated On: September 9, 2019, 12:42 am ET

Football is back! And I'll be keeping you up to date on all of the biggest plays, touchdowns, injuries, storylines and more throughout the day.


4 PM EST Slate, Final Scores: 

Chargers 30, Colts 24
Seahawks 21, Bengals 20
Cowboys 35, Giants 17
49ers 31, Buccaneers 17
Lions 27, Cardinals 27


(8:23 PM) The game ends as the overtime clock expires. Tied, 27-27.


(8:06 PM) FIELD GOAL! Detroit ties it up with a 33-yard field goal. 


(7:57 PM) Larry Fitzgerald brings in the 45-yard reception with 9:20 left in overtime. The longest completion of the game sets up the 28-yard field goal. Arizona leads for the first time in the game, now 27-24. Lions get a shot to score.


(7:43 PM) ARIZONA TIES IT! Kyler Murray hits sophomore WR Christian Kirk for the two-point conversion! Tie game.


(7:39 PM) Arizona rallies. After a blocked punt sets them up at their own 40-yard line, Kyler Murray and company drive down, getting down to the goal-line with no timeouts. Murray hits Larry Fitzgerald for the 4-yard touchdown to make it 22-24. 

(7:26 PM) TURNOVER! Daniel Jones fumbles the ball on a five yard scramble. Dallas recovers - game over.


QB ALERT!: Down 17-35 against the Cowboys, Giants send in rookie QB Daniel Jones to close out the game. Eli had a decent day, posting 306 yards and a touchdown, but it wasn't enough against a high-powered Dallas offense.


(7:20 PM) Jameis Winston is intercepted for a third time for a pick-six. This all-but seals the win for the 49ers and turns up the heat on QB Winston, who's in a contract year. 


(7:18 PM) TOUCHDOWN! Kyler Murray hits David Johnson for a 27-yard touchdown. Good news for those brave enough to roll out Murray in his first regular season game, but it's worth noting that most of their offensive yardage came in what seems to be garbage time.


(7:11 PM) Austin Ekeler ends the overtime period with a 7-yard rushing touchdown. 

LA Chargers running backs finish their first game without holdout Melvin Gordon with 215 offensive yards and three touchdowns. Ekeler is the guy to own in PPR formats, finishing the day with seven targets.


(6:55 PM) Touchdown! Rookie TE T.J. Hockenson nabs the 23-yard score from Matthew Stafford. Stafford is the Lions' leading rusher for the day with 22 yards. 


(6:49 PM) If T.Y. Hilton owners were worried about his fantasy football value with Brissett under center, they have to feel good about the rapport shown in week one. Hilton reels in his second touchdown of the day, going 19 yards for the score. Marlon Mack punches it in for the two-point conversion to tie up the game.

Uncharacteristically, veteran placekicker Adam Vinatieri has missed two field goals and an extra point that would have given them the lead early. 


(6:39 PM) Dallas is still rolling. They execute a near-flawless drive that leaves Gallup with a total of 146 yards. RB Ezekiel Elliott runs it in for a hard-fought 10-yard touchdown. Welcome back.


(6:32 PM) Tyler Lockett has been quiet tonight, but you can't bottle him up for long. He brings in the 44-yard reception from Russell Wilson for the touchdown.


(6:24 PM) The Cowboys Offense continues to roll. Dak Prescott racks up another touchdown with the 25-yard pass to Randall Cobb. Amari Cooper is sitting pretty with 106 yards and a touchdown. Gallup has 84 yards, and Cobb's happy with 69-yards and a touchdown. Dallas enjoys the lead at 28-10.

Marlon Mack is enjoying a great game - 17 carries for 147 yards and a touchdown. Indy is still down 16-24.


(6:18 PM) INJURY UPDATE: Cincinnati RB Joe Mixon is currently being evaluated for an ankle injury and is questionable to return.

However, if you were waiting on the John Ross breakout game, here it is. Ross has now racked up 132 yards and two touchdowns.


INJURY UPDATE: 49ers RB Matt Breida comes back in after being evaluated for a concussion. Tevin Coleman left the game with an ankle injury and has been RULED OUT. Breida and backup RB Raheem Mostert will carry the load.


(5:51 PM) The Chargers RB corps continue to truck on without holdout Melvin Gordon. Austin Ekeler reels in the 55-yard reception for the touchdown. That's his second receiving touchdown on the day.


(5:43 PM) Dak Prescott has thrown his third touchdown of the day, first to Blake Jarwin, then to veteran Jason Witten and now Amari Cooper. Of note, RB Ezekiel Elliott has had seven carries to Tony Pollard's four. 

O.J. Howard continues to struggle, as a pass bounces off his hands and into the hands of Nzeocha. On the following drive, Deebo Samuel fumbles after a 5-yard reception. Each of these offenses has deployed sloppy execution with four total turnovers.


(5:29 PM) After driving with the help of rookie wide receiver D.K. Metcalf, Chris Carson fights his way into the end-zone on a 10-yard screen pass.

Detroit's 2019 first-round pick is also looking the part. T.J. Hockenson has racked up three receptions for 77 yards approaching halftime. Kenny Golladay caps the drive with a 9-yard receiving touchdown from Matt Stafford. Arizona's offense has totaled 54 yards.

INJURY UPDATE: 49ers RB Matt Breida is being evaluated for a concussion.


(5:21 PM) Tampa Bay intercepts Jimmy Garoppolo at San Francisco's 15-yard line. Taken to the house for a Bucs defensive touchdown.


(5:13 PM) Giovani Bernard executes the flea-flicker! Andy Dalton to John Ross for the 33-yard touchdown.

Tampa Bay TE Cameron Brate has now had two touchdowns called back on an offensive penalty. Jameis Winston hits O.J. Howard for an 11-yard reception, and he fumbles - recovered by 49ers.


(5:05 PM) Seattle RB Chris Carson continues to run strong, putting up 7 rushing attempts for 25 yards and a touchdown.


(4:50 PM) The Arizona Cardinals' offense gets off to a slow start. Kyler Murray has racked up a total of 17 scrimmage yards and an INT.

The Chargers' offense continues to show no signs of slowing down. They march down the field and Phillip Rivers hits Keenan Allen for the 28-yard touchdown.


(4:44 PM) Jacoby Brissett finds TY Hilton for the 4-yard touchdown.


(4:42 PM) 2018's Offensive Rookie of the Year opens up the season with a fumble, recovered by the Giants, then follows it up with a 59-yard run. He's still Saquon Barkley. He sets them up for the touchdown - Eli Manning to Evan Engram for one-yard TD.


(4:27 PM) The Los Angeles Chargers are ready to go today as hold-out RB Melvin Gordon watches from home. LAC kicks off their first drive proving a point, with Gordon's backup running backs totaling 62 yards. Ekeler reels in the 1-yard touchdown from Rivers. 


1 PM EST Slate, Final Scores: 

Bills 17, Jets 16
Vikings 28, Falcons 12
Ravens 59, Dolphins 10
Chiefs 40, Jaguars 26
Titans 43, Eagles 32
Rams 30, Panthers 27
Eagles 32, Redskins 27


(4:19 PM) INJURY UPDATE: Jacksonville QB Nick Foles is confirmed with a broken collarbone. Rookie QB Gardner Minshew rolled out going 22/25 for 275 yards, two touchdowns and an INT. He should get the start until further notice, as Foles will undergo surgery tomorrow.

Todd Gurley bounced back in the second half with a strong 25-yard run. He finished the day with 14 carries and one reception for 101 yards from scrimmage.


(4:07 PM) Baker Mayfield continues to look shaky with a pick-six at the end of the fourth quarter. 

Cam Newton owners aren't happy today, but if you owned Christian McCaffrey, he made up for it. McCaffrey showed off today, totaling 209 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns. He ran his way through tackles to bring them to the 1-yard line. Fullback Alexander Armah snipes the touchdown.


(3:58 PM) The Bills Offense looks like they've shaken off some rust. After turning over the ball four times in the first half, they take the lead over the Jets with a 38-yard bomb from Josh Allen to John Brown. Brown has managed seven receptions for 123 yards and a touchdown in his first regular-season game as a Bill.


(3:55 PM) The Titans continue to dominate as they reel in Mayfield's second interception for the day to set up Delanie Walker's second touchdown of the day. 

Eagles rookie RB Miles Sanders had a long touchdown run called back due to offensive penalty. He looks good.


(3:39 PM) Falcons finally manage to put points on the board with a beautiful touchdown pass from Matt Ryan to sophomore WR Calvin Ridley

It's the DJ Chark show in Jacksonville, but much-hyped Dede Westbrook finally finds the end-zone for the 15-yard touchdown.

A Baker Mayfield interception sets up Titans for the touchdown - Marcus Mariota to veteran Delanie Walker for the touchdown.

Christian McCaffrey continues to rack up yards and touchdowns. He's at 141 yards from scrimmage and two touchdowns. With the Rams, Todd Gurley continues to be uninvolved totaling just six carries for 33 yards. Malcolm Brown steals the show.


(3:31) Touchdown! Alshon Jeffrey reels in his first score of the day for two yards. Darron Sproles gets the 2-point conversion.

Bills rookie RB Devin Singletary looks good in the second half, putting up 70 yards in just four carries. QB Josh Allen keeps it for the rushing TD to hopefully save you from negative points in your fantasy leagues.


QB ALERT!: Ryan Fitzpatrick has been benched for Josh Rosen. Rosen has thrown two passes so far... one of them an interception. 


(3:27 PM) Touchdown! Baker Mayfield finds TE David Njoku for a 3-yard touchdown.

Dalvin Cook runs up the middle for the 7-yard touchdown. Atlanta continues to have no answers for the Vikings Defense as they remain without a score. 

Derrick Henry isn't much of a pass catcher, but that doesn't matter in week one. A 75-yard screen pass to the house. Titans lead 22-13.

Sammy Watkins reels in his third touchdown of the day, beating Jalen Ramsey in the flat for the 3-yard touchdown. He's now racked up 198 yards and three touchdowns.


(3:16 PM) DeSean Jackson finds the end zone for the second time today. Carson Wentz to Jackson for the 53-yard touchdown. Jackson looks at home back in Philly, totaling six receptions for 126 yards and two touchdowns. 


(3:08 PM) Sam Darnold had a touchdown to TE Ryan Griffin called back. Fantasy owners get a re-do: Sam Darnold to Le'Veon Bell for the 15-yard touchdown! Darnold to Bell again for the two-point conversion. Welcome back, Bell!


(3:02 PM) TOUCHDOWN! Christian McCaffrey continues to look hot with an 8-yard touchdown up the middle.

Damien Williams with the 1-yard rushing touchdown!

Lamar Jackson his fifth touchdown of the day to FB Patrick Ricard for 1-yard. 


HALFTIME NOTES: The Browns are showing their youth as they've continued killing drives through the first half with offensive penalties. Titans lead 12-6. ... The Eagles Offense looks rusty in Carson Wentz's first game back from injury. Washington continues to move the ball well, currently leading 20-7. ... The Miami Dolphins are tanking. Next. ... The Bills are relying on their defense to keep them in this week one matchup versus the Jets. Josh Allen has racked up two interceptions and two fumbles in the first half. ... The Vikings Defense is looking comfortable at home as they shutout the Atlanta Falcons in the first half. Dalvin Cook leads the way with 77 yards and a touchdown. Sanu leads the way for the Falcons with two receptions for 37 yards. ... The Rams Offense shows spark, and Jared Goff has targeted WR Cooper Kupp early and often in his return from the ACL tear last November. Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey leads the way offensively with 65 rushing yards and four receptions for 36 yards. ... The Chiefs continue to look like the Chiefs, even versus the staunch Jaguars Defense. Sammy Watkins has dominated the first half with six receptions for 178 yards and two touchdowns. DJ Chark is the wide receiver to own in Jacksonville this week, looking good with backup QB Gardner Minshew.

(2:34 PM) While the Eagles Offense continues to search for their rhythm, rookie WR Terry McLaurin continues to ball out in his first regular-season game. Three receptions for 104-yards and a touchdown headed into halftime.

The Dolphins offense shows signs of life. Ryan Fitzpatrick finds Preston Williams in the end zone for six yards. Touchdown.


(2:26 PM) The Buffalo Bills Offense is off to a rough start, as Josh Allen has his second interception of the day. He's lost two fumbles in addition to his pick-six in the first quarter.

Mark Ingram II continues to have a day versus the Dolphins Defense. The Ravens make it 42-3 with Ingram's 1-yard rushing touchdown.


(2:18 PM) Injury updates: Tyreek Hill has been officially RULED OUT with a shoulder injury. 


(2:12 PM) Lots of offense! Kirk Cousins keeps it, leaps over the pile for a 1-yard rushing touchdown

Lamar Jackson continues to terrorize the Dolphins with his fourth touchdown of the day - a 5-yard pass to rookie Miles Boykin. If there was any question about the Miami Dolphins tanking, consider it answered.

The Eagles Offense finally shows some spark - Carson Wentz to DeSean Jackson for a 51-yard touchdown.


(2:02 PM) Injury update: Patrick Mahomes took a hit and is limping on his left ankle. After being checked out in the blue medical tent, he returns to the gameplay. Something to keep an eye on.

Derrick Henry leaps over the pile for the one-yard touchdown.

Case Keenum hooks up with rookie WR Terry McLaurin for the 69-yard touchdown. Welcome to the NFL.



(1:54 PM) Injury update: Derrius Guice is back.

Malcolm Brown (LA) up the middle for 5 yards, touchdown.

Lamar Jackson continues to terrorize the Dolphins Defense with a 33-yard touchdown to Willie Snead IV. That's his third of the day.


(1:50 PM) Injury update: In his first regular-season game ever, returning from the ACL, Redskins RB Derrius Guice has been spotted in the medical tent. Updates to follow.


(1:41 PM) TOUCHDOWN! WR Sammy Watkins nabs his second touchdown on the day. His line on the day so far? Four receptions for 151 yards and two touchdowns.

QB Nick Foles has officially been RULED OUT for the Jaguars with a left shoulder injury. Rookie Gardner Minshew is now under center.

Tyreek Hill is being carted to the locker room after colliding with cornerback Jalen Ramsey on the catch.


(1:35 PM) Lamar Jackson and Marquise Brown continue to tear up the Dolphins secondary. Another bomb between the pair - Brown's stat line so far on the day: two receptions for two catches, 130 yards, and two touchdowns.


(1:33 PM) Our first injury update of the day... After throwing his first touchdown with Jacksonville Jaguars, QB Nick Foles heads to the locker room with the medical staff. He took a hard hit on the 35-yard TD to DJ Chark and looks to be bracing his left hand/arm.


(1:25 PM) TOUCHDOWN! Lamar Jackson's starts hot in Miami with a 47-yard touchdown to rookie Marquise "Hollywood" Brown.

Dalvin Cook rushes for the 21-yard touchdown.


(1:19 PM) Josh Allen to Cole Beasley intercepted at Buffalo's 17-yard line, taken to the house by the New York Jets Defense. Touchdown.


(1:12 PM) Lots of action! Kirk Cousins to WR Adam Thielen for 23 yards and a touchdown. The connection is still there. 

Case Keenum to Vernon Davis for a hard-fought 48 yards. Touchdown. 

Mark Ingram (BAL) rushes for a 1-yard touchdown!

Cleveland's Dontrell Hilliard rushes for 4 yards, touchdown. The Browns kicking woes continue. Placekicker Austin Seibert misses.


(1:09 PM) TOUCHDOWN! Patrick Mahomes to Sammy Watkins for 68 yards. Extra point is good.


(1:08 PM) RB Christian McCaffrey is off to a hot start. After a tough 17 yard run, McCaffrey managed to come down with pass from Cam Newton tipped at the line, taking it for five yards. 


(12:57 PM) Look for the return of Le'Veon Bell to game action today after his 2018 holdout with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He takes the field for the first time in over a year with the New York Jets. 

(12:48 PM) Players ruled ACTIVE for today include RB LeSean McCoy, WR Mike Evans, WR Robby Anderson, WR Stefon Diggs, WR Albert Wilson, WR Marquise Brown. Keep an eye on the Kansas City backfield, as we look to see the carry splits between their new free agent signing and starting running back, Damien Williams.

(12:47 PM) Some players ruled OUT for today include RB Adrian Peterson, WR Taywan Taylor, TE Jordan Reed, TE Tyler Kroft, K Mike Badgley. Punter Ty Long will kick for the Chargers today. 


Kate Magdziuk

Kate Magdziuk is a contributor for Rotoworld, RotoViz, and host of BallBlast: A Fantasy Football Podcast. You can find her on Twitter @FFBallBlast.