Terrace Marshall has also been limited throughout the week. This could all translate to a much bigger role for rookie Jonathan Mingo, who had already been getting a lot of buzz through training camp. Depending on Thielen's status leading up to the game, Mingo could be in Flex consideration for deeper leagues.
CAR WR Jonathan Mingo - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook
Week 1 at Atlanta Falcons
Jonathan Mingo is far from a sure thing this week, but he faces a Falcons defense that ranked 25th in aFPA to opposing wide receivers last year and the three players ahead of him on the depth chart are all hobbled and questionable for the first game of the season. If two of Adam Thielen (ankle), D.J. Chark (hamstring), and Terrace Marshall (back) miss the game, Mingo could be worth a gamble as a WR3 in deeper formats.