Fantasy Football Injury Status Week 2: Saints receivers bound to have good week without Michael Thomas
Want to see more content on fantasy football? Our fantasy football section of the website has rankings and projections updated every week to give you the best updates on your fantasy football team. In this article, I will be providing insights into the injuries in week two of the NFL that will affect fantasy owners. There are a lot of injuries to top fantasy players which will cause trouble to owners that have them. Make sure to look out for possible waiver wire picks for the players that are injured.
Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
Ryquell Armstead (injured reserve): Ryquell Armstead will be out for a while because of COVID-19. I recommend picking up James Robinson, who had a decent fantasy week in week one with nine fantasy points.
A.J Brown (out): A.J Brown suffered a knee injury in week one that will keep him out for week two. He is expected back in week three, but I would start Corey Davis who will receive more targets from the team leading eight he had in week one. Also, tight end Adam Humphries could be a sleeper starter at the tight end position.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina Panthers
Chris Godwin (doubtful): Chris Godwin entered concussion protocol after week one, and while he has made progress he most likely not play on Sunday. This injury will hurt a lot of fantasy owners, and while Mike Evans will be due to receive most of the targets, tight end O.J Howard and second-year receiver Scotty Miller should step in to receive more targets in week two.
Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver Broncos
Phillip Lindsay (out): Phillip Lindsay has been dealing with turf toe after week one’s game against the Titans and will not play in week two. Melvin Gordon will receive the majority of carries for week two with the possibility of Royce Freeman obtaining some touches, but he will not be worth the start in fantasy football because of his lack of production with minimal touches and inability to goal-line rush.
Courtland Sutton (questionable): Courtland Sutton has been dealing with an AC joint injury that kept him out for week one. He is apparently 50-50 to play in the game against the Steelers on Sunday, so he probably will be limited in snaps even if he plays. I expect Jerry Jeudy to have a better game than he did in week one after dropping some key passes from Drew Lock. I would start him and possibly Noah Fant in your lineup even with the difficult matchup against the Steelers defense.
Philadelphia Eagles vs. Los Angeles Rams
Alshon Jeffrey (out): Alshon Jeffery is still out with a foot injury that kept him out of week one against an upsetting loss the Washington Football Team. He is expected to return in week three, but tight end Dallas Goedert had an explosive week one with 24 fantasy PPR points. I would start him again for week two and look to possibly use Desean Jackson and rookie Jalen Reagor at flex in week two if necessary for your team.
New York Jets vs. San Francisco 49ers
Leveon Bell (injured reserve): Leveon Bell was put on injured reserve with a hamstring injury that will not let him be available to play until week five. Look for Frank Gore to receive the majority of the touches in the backfield. With his experience and ability to provide quality numbers with multiple touches, he may be worth the addition to the bench for owners of Bell.
Jamison Crowder (out): Jamison Crowder is listed as out for week 2 with a hamstring injury. He had a great week in week one against the Bills, but I expect second-year Breshad Perriman to be a good flex play for week two. He had a very solid final few weeks last season with over 100 yards in several of the last game. Plus, Chris Herndon had six catches off of seven targets in week one making him a possible addition and flex play without Crowder in week two.
George Kittle (out): George Kittle has been listed as out with a knee injury. With him and Deebo Samuel out on the injured reserve, the 49ers pass game will be needing guys to throw to. Kyle Jusczyk and Kendrick Bourne could be possible additions until Deebo makes his return. However, since the 49ers usually run the ball more than they like to pass the ball, I would not consider them to be fantasy plays for week two.
Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo Bills
DeVante Parker (questionable): DeVante Parker is questionable to play on Sunday. He has a solid chance because he has been practicing this week. Without him, expect Preston Wiliams and Mike Gisecki to have good enough games to be considered flex plays for week two.
Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota Vikings
Jack Doyle (out): Jack Doyle is listed as out for week two with an ankle injury. He did not receive a lot of targets in week one, so do not expect their backup tight end to produce enough for fantasy football. Paris Campbell and T.Y Hilton should receive more targets without him.
Marlon Mack (injured reserve): Marlon Mack tore his Achilles in week one and will need season-ending surgery. I would start Jonathan Taylor as an RB2 and possibly Nyheim Hines as a flex play.
Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit Lions
Kenny Golladay (out): Kenny Golladay has been dealing with a hamstring injury that will keep him out for week two. Look to see more targets for the impressive T.J Hockenson at tight end, Danny Amendola, and Marvin Jones Jr.
Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta Falcons
All players good for fantasy!
Chicago Bears vs. New York Giatns
Golden Tate (questionable): Golden Tate is questionable to play in week two with a hamstring injury. Darrius Slayton and Evan Engram will receive the majority of targets and both are viable starters along with Sterling Shepard in week two.
Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington Football Team
All good for week two of fantasy football!
Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
All fantasy players are healthy for week two.
Houston Texans vs. Baltimore Ravners
Brandin Cooks (questionable): Brandin Cooks has been dealing with a quadriceps injury, but he has been practicing all week which makes him a probable starter in week two. He may be limited in snaps but I would start him as a solid flex play.
Duke Johnson (questionable): Duke Johnson was limited in practice on Friday with an ankle injury. He only got five carries in week one, and now with an injury concern, he would not be a reliable fantasy play for week two.
Seattle Seahawks vs. New England Patriots
Julian Edelman (questionable): Julian Edelman was limited on Friday with a knee injury. He is questionable so be alert for his status for Sunday as he is a starter for fantasy football.
N’Keal Harry (questionable): N’Keal Harry is questionable and was limited on Friday with a shoulder injury. Edelman and Harry would be tough losses for the Patriots in week two, but with the amount the Patriots run on offense, I do not think any backup wide receiver would be worth starting in fantasy for week two.
Las Vegas Raiders vs. New Orleans Saints
Henry Ruggs III (questionable): Henry Ruggs did not practice on Friday which is concerning for Las Vegas. Darren Waller should have a solid game if he is not able to play and in bigger leagues, Nelson Agholor could be a waiver wire start at flex as the second option.
Michael Thomas (out): Michael Thomas is officially out for week two after suffering an ankle injury he originally thought was minimal. Emmanuel Sanders and Jared Cook will be solid fantasy starters for week two and will receive many targets in the passing game.
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