Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said that rookie WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba has a “slight fracture” in his wrist, for which he will receive surgery, and is facing a timeline of 3-4 weeks, putting his status for Week 1 into question.
Fantasy Impact: Smith-Njigba was slated to start from Day 1 as the Seahawks’ WR3. His timeline for recovery is promising, as it means he shouldn’t miss too much time. The Seahawks’ season opener is on September 10 against the LA Rams, and it might be a tall task for him to be ready by then. Carroll has also developed a reputation as overly optimistic about his athletes’ return status. His current half-PPR ADP is WR36.