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Published: Sept. 11, 2015 at 08:20 p.m.

Week 1 fantasy stock watch

Nothing is ever set in stone in the NFL, and as the first Sunday of the NFL season approaches several key fantasy players have seen their stock rise or fall in the last few days. Astute fantasy owners need to track this movement with the utmost attention to make sure they start the optimal lineup come Sunday. With that in mind, here are 10 players whose Week 1 stock has been on the move.

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  • <p>After Randall Cobb suffered a sprained AC joint in Week 3 of the preseason, his owners were forced into a panic. However, Cobb has practiced this week and is listed as probable for Sunday. He'll be a WR1 for the Packers and fantasy lineups against the Bears this week. </p> 10

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    Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers

    After Randall Cobb suffered a sprained AC joint in Week 3 of the preseason, his owners were forced into a panic. However, Cobb has practiced this week and is listed as probable for Sunday. He'll be a WR1 for the Packers and fantasy lineups against the Bears this week.

  • <p>Speaking of the Bears, their star wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery, gets a tick up after practicing in a limited basis on Friday. Had he not practiced, he would have been all but out. If he starts for the Bears he should start for your fantasy team. The Packers could be without their star safety Morgan Burnett, meaning Jeffery could have an easier path to success.</p> 9

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    Alshon Jeffery, WR, Chicago Bears

    Speaking of the Bears, their star wide receiver, Alshon Jeffery, gets a tick up after practicing in a limited basis on Friday. Had he not practiced, he would have been all but out. If he starts for the Bears he should start for your fantasy team. The Packers could be without their star safety Morgan Burnett, meaning Jeffery could have an easier path to success.

  • <p>The first-round draft pick hasn't practiced in what seems like months, and has been officially ruled out for Week 1. Owners who took a flier on his upside could be hard pressed to hold onto him until he finally sees the field. As of right now, we have no idea when that will be, meaning targets could be flooding to the likes of Kamar Aiken and Grockett Gillmore.</p> 8

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    Breshad Perriman, WR, Baltimore Ravens

    The first-round draft pick hasn't practiced in what seems like months, and has been officially ruled out for Week 1. Owners who took a flier on his upside could be hard pressed to hold onto him until he finally sees the field. As of right now, we have no idea when that will be, meaning targets could be flooding to the likes of Kamar Aiken and Grockett Gillmore.

  • <p>Evans finally practiced on Friday, saying he was able to run routes at full speed and felt "pretty good." If he starts, he gets the benefit of a juicy matchup against the Titans, whose top two cornerbacks are also battling injuries.</p> 7

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    Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Evans finally practiced on Friday, saying he was able to run routes at full speed and felt "pretty good." If he starts, he gets the benefit of a juicy matchup against the Titans, whose top two cornerbacks are also battling injuries.

  • <p>For some reason, Alfred Morris just cannot have nice things. While he's finished as a top-15 fantasy running back in each of his first three seasons, he's also seen his carries, yards and yards per attempt fall in each season as well. He has historically performed better with Robert Griffin III under center, but it'll be Kirk Cousins calling the shots in Week 1. Oh, and Matt Jones has looked phenomenal in the preseason and figures to get the goal-line work because, again, Alfred Morris cannot have nice things. Sigh.</p> 6

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    Alfred Morris, Washington Redskins

    For some reason, Alfred Morris just cannot have nice things. While he's finished as a top-15 fantasy running back in each of his first three seasons, he's also seen his carries, yards and yards per attempt fall in each season as well. He has historically performed better with Robert Griffin III under center, but it'll be Kirk Cousins calling the shots in Week 1. Oh, and Matt Jones has looked phenomenal in the preseason and figures to get the goal-line work because, again, Alfred Morris cannot have nice things. Sigh.

  • <p>LeSean McCoy will play in Week 1, but admits that he's not 100 percent. Still, for those who invested a high draft pick in the Bills back, they're feeling much better with even a limited McCoy than some curtain-jerker from their bench.</p> 5

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    LeSean McCoy, RB, Buffalo Bills

    LeSean McCoy will play in Week 1, but admits that he's not 100 percent. Still, for those who invested a high draft pick in the Bills back, they're feeling much better with even a limited McCoy than some curtain-jerker from their bench.

  • <p>The post-Terrance West trade glow has faded for Crowell, as Duke Johnson has been cleared and could play a "big role" on Sunday. I've steered clear of this backfield in fantasy drafts, but if you're stuck with Crowell, I hope it's only as a flex this week against the tough Jets defense.</p> 4

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    Isaiah Crowell, RB, Cleveland Browns

    The post-Terrance West trade glow has faded for Crowell, as Duke Johnson has been cleared and could play a "big role" on Sunday. I've steered clear of this backfield in fantasy drafts, but if you're stuck with Crowell, I hope it's only as a flex this week against the tough Jets defense.

  • <p>When Arian Foster first needed groin surgery, there was a fear that he could be put on the IR boomerang and lost until Week 10. However, now the reports are that Foster could see the field in a matter of weeks, and by early October at the latest. Those fantasy owners who invested a middle-round pick in the Tennessee product are feeling much better about this advanced timetable.</p> 3

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    Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans

    When Arian Foster first needed groin surgery, there was a fear that he could be put on the IR boomerang and lost until Week 10. However, now the reports are that Foster could see the field in a matter of weeks, and by early October at the latest. Those fantasy owners who invested a middle-round pick in the Tennessee product are feeling much better about this advanced timetable.

  • <p>Tre Mason figured to have solid fantasy value while Todd Gurley worked his way back from his torn ACL a season ago, but after battling a hamstring injury for weeks Mason is officially questionable for Week 1. Since he's already dinged up and playing the Seattle defense, owners would be wise to look elsewhere for a starting asset this weekend. </p> 2

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    Tre Mason, RB, St. Louis Rams

    Tre Mason figured to have solid fantasy value while Todd Gurley worked his way back from his torn ACL a season ago, but after battling a hamstring injury for weeks Mason is officially questionable for Week 1. Since he's already dinged up and playing the Seattle defense, owners would be wise to look elsewhere for a starting asset this weekend.

  • <p>After apparently "winning" the Titans backfield duties when David Cobb went on the IR boomerang, Sankey's limited fantasy appeal has taken a hit after the team traded for Terrance West. We don't quite know how much West will see the field this week, but his presence alone is enough to do some serious damage to Sankey's stock.</p> 1

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    Bishop Sankey, RB, Tennessee Titans

    After apparently "winning" the Titans backfield duties when David Cobb went on the IR boomerang, Sankey's limited fantasy appeal has taken a hit after the team traded for Terrance West. We don't quite know how much West will see the field this week, but his presence alone is enough to do some serious damage to Sankey's stock.