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BREAKING: Sony Finally Announces PlayStation 5 Price

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BREAKING: Sony Finally Announces PlayStation 5 Price

Today’s PlayStation 5 Showcase event announced the price for the next-gen PS5 console. The disc + digital PS5 will cost $499 and the Digital-only version is priced at $399. This is definitely great news for PS5 fans and could spell trouble for the folks over at Microsoft.

Over the past couple of days, multiple rumors suggested that the PlayStation 5 would be priced lower than the Xbox Series X. A Bloomberg analyst had suggested it would be $399 for the digital-only and $449 for the disc+digital version of the PS5. Looks like the prediction was absolutely spot on/ not very far from the actual price.

This definitely changes a lot of things in the ‘console war’. This pricing definitely puts Sony in a favorable position and will definitely help boost their sales. While people may argue that there are other factors to consider, the price remains the most important factor when it comes to choosing between the two consoles.

Of course, the PlayStation exclusives are an added benefit and definitely attract people to Sony’s rig. But the influence that pricing has cannot be overlooked.

The Showcase also revealed a lot more information regarding the pre-orders and the launch date of the console. There were also multiple game announcements that surely made fans all over the world happy.

PlayStation 5 price announcement changes things for Microsoft

Moreover, it will be interesting to see how Microsoft changes its strategy for Xbox. Even though they have the $299 price Xbox Series S, the sales for the Xbox Series X now hang by a thread. Xbox’s pricing was termed ‘aggressive’, but Sony went beyond that. Microsoft is in a tough spot now, as the seemingly more powerful Xbox Series X is now at the risk of losing out the lion’s share of the market to its counterpart.

Xbox Chief Phil Spencer had mentioned earlier that the Xbox is not the star of Microsoft’s strategy anymore. Instead, the company will focus more on the Xbox Game Pass and the xCloud service. However, this doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t be worried about the console sales for Series X and S.

PlayStation’s announcement is absolutely amazing and Sony can definitely expect huge demand for the PlayStation 5.

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Fantasy Injury Updates: Michael Thomas, Chris Godwin, Kenny Golladay, more impact Week 3 WR rankings

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Fantasy Injury Updates: Michael Thomas, Chris Godwin, Kenny Golladay, more impact Week 3 WR rankings

In addition to all the injuries coming out of Week 2, there were a handful of top wide receivers who missed action altogether due to injury: Michael Thomas, Chris Godwin, Kenny Golladay, A.J. Brown and Jamison Crowder. Those five guys have a chance to make it back for Week 3, but their availability will be known more once practice reports and more news come out as the week goes on. Right now, they’re big question marks impacting our Week 3 wide receiver rankings and affecting possible sleepers to pick up off the waiver wire.

For all the latest fantasy injury news and updates, check back here and on Twitter @SN_Fantasy

MORE WEEK 3: Best Waiver Wire Pickups

Michael Thomas injury update

Thomas missed the Saints’ game in Las Vegas on Monday night due to a high-ankle sprain he picked up late in Week 1 against the Buccaneers. The initial reports had suggested Thomas would miss multiple weeks with the injury, although he wasn’t ruled out for Monday until the weekend despite not practicing all week. NOLA.com broke down other reasons why Thomas’ injury could keep him out a number of weeks, too.

There’s always a chance Thomas feels compelled to rush back with the Saints’ passing attack in disarray, but players do historically miss multiple weeks with high-ankle sprains. Emmanuel Sanders only had one catch in Thomas’ absence, while Jared Cook and Tre’Quan Smith were the main beneficiaries. Smith is worth a waiver pickup if still available in 12-team leagues, especially for Thomas owners. 

WEEK 3 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Chris Godwin injury news

A late hit to the head in Week 1 kept Godwin out of Week 2 as he dealt with the NFL’s concussion protocol. Godwin made it out of concussion protocol Monday, though, according to Pro Football Talk. At this point, only a setback would keep Godwin out of Week 3 against Denver.

It’s safe to plan on starting Godwin in fantasy this week, especially with Denver’s defense dealing with numerous injuries. Godwin’s return pushes Scotty Miller back to the brink of fantasy irrelevance, although he could still matter some weeks in PPR formats.

Will Kenny Golladay play Week 3?

Golladay has missed the first two games of the season due to a hamstring injury. According to ESPN, the Lions’ top WR is expected back for Week 3 when the Lions take on the Cardinals.

A return to the field for Golladay should mean a return to fantasy lineups for a solid WR2 option, especially against an underwhelming Arizona defense. Golladay’s return makes Marvin Jones Jr. nothing more than a flex play, while Danny Amendola and Quintez Cephus only retain value in very deep leagues. 

A.J. Brown injury update

Brown missed Week 2’s game with a bone bruise on his left knee. Reports from the weekend suggest there’s still a chance Brown’s injury keeps him out longer. Brown didn’t practice Thursday or Friday last week, so a return to the practice field would be the best sign that he could be on his way back.

Adam Humphries has PPR utility if Brown remains out, but a Brown return means he’s the top option in this passing attack and a great play against the Vikings in Week 3, with Corey Davis returning to a flex-level play. Ryan Tannehill looks likely to continue his consistent play regardless, but a Brown return can only help him in Week 3’s favorable matchup.

WEEK 3 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Jamison Crowder injury news

After a big Week 1, Crowder missed Week 2 with a hamstring injury. Crowder missed Thursday and Friday practice last week, but his injury isn’t expected to be long-term, and he could be back as soon as this week, according to ESPN.

Breshad Perriman is also dealing with an injury and looks less likely to play in Week 3, so Crowder could be looking at all the targets he can handle. He’s a flex option in PPR leagues against the Colts. Chris Hogan and Braxton Berrios have some PPR intrigue only if Crowder and Perriman are both out. 

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“Big Rides Out There” – Free Agent Erik Jones Opens up on 2021 NASCAR Plans

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Erik Jones is one of those free agents for the 2021 season who are still on the hunt for a seat. The likes of Hendrick Motorsports or Chip Ganassi Racing come to mind as potential destinations for the 24-year-old driver.

Erik Jones opened up about the same in a recent interview, he said, “There is stuff going on, we have been in a lot of talks with different teams and trying to find an opportunity. It’s a tough environment. There’s definitely teams that are struggling to find sponsorship and to find money.”

“It’s challenging, but like I said there are big rides out there, and hopefully, I can get an opportunity with one of them and built a relationship with sponsors to go out and be a contender.”

“We’re moving along and hopefully within the next few weeks or month I hope we can announce something.”

READ MORE- Who Can Replace Jimmie Johnson, a Veteran or a Youngster?

Strong Finish for Erik Jones at Bristol

Erik Jones is the driver of the No. 20 Toyota for the Joe Gibbs Racing team. The 24-year-old racer won’t be driving for the Joe Gibbs Racing group in 2021. The group has headed out in different directions with the driver, despite the fact that he is having a pretty decent 2020 NASCAR season with 7 top-5 finishes.

Jones finished third during Saturday night’s Bass Pro Shops Night Race 500 at the Bristol Motor Speedway. He began the race from the back of the field as his vehicle fizzled pre-race review twice. Jones was able to make a solid rebound as he completed stage 1 in the sixteenth position. Before the finish of stage 2, Jones was in the top 10. He completed the second stage in the ninth position.

While his teammate Kyle Busch was battling for his first victory of the season with Kevin Harvick, Jones completed the race in the third position. This matches his best finish of the season.

 

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Why Rob Gronkowski has been invisible in Buccaneers offense

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Why Rob Gronkowski has been invisible in Buccaneers offense

Rob Gronkowski is two catches and 11 yards ahead of the pace he set last year … in retirement.

The Buccaneers tight end has not been a significant part of the passing attack with best bud Tom Brady and, if you believe coach Bruce Arians, that may not change anytime soon.

“Not really,” Arians said Monday when asked if he was surprised about Gronkowski’s lack of receiving production. “He got a nice pass interference call for us [and we] missed him on the over route.

“We’re not throwing the ball 50 times to tight ends – that’s what we have receivers for [and] that’s the way our offense is built. Gronk’s playing great run blocking in the fourth quarter, so I’m not concerned with his pass catches or his targets.”

Gronkowski had a quiet opener in the Buccaneers’ loss to the Saints and then went without a catch in Sunday’s victory over the Panthers. The 31-year-old sat out last season and was then traded from the Patriots in order to join Brady in Tampa Bay. In 2018, Gronkowski was no longer the dominant threat he had been in previous seasons finishing with 47 catches.

The hope was that he would come back revitalized after a season away and his body recovered. Gronkowski, however, is now a part of a much more talented skill group than he was in New England. Brady has Mike Evans, Chris Godwin (missed Week 2) and O.J. Howard at his disposal.

Arians, who criticized Brady after Week 1, does not think defenses are focusing on Gronkowski.

“I don’t think they’re paying that much attention to him,” Arians said. “Tom has the ball [and] he decides where it’s going, so he’s reading the defenses and he’s taking whatever they’re giving him. We don’t force passes to anybody.”

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