NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reports Jaxon Smith-Njigba (wrist) is a “long shot” for Week 1 against the Rams.
Smith-Njigba, by all accounts, will miss about a month after undergoing wrist surgery on Tuesday. The rookie injured his wrist in the Seahawks’ Week 2 preseason game against the Cowboys on a catch and run for a near touchdown. The fantasy prospects of both Tyler Lockett and DK Metcalf get a big boost for the season opener against a middling Rams secondary. Meanwhile, Smith-Njigba’s redraft ADP will likely drop a round or two, making him an interesting bench stash in 12-team leagues.