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Week 2 Injury Report Update: Get A Backup Plan Ready For Odell Beckham

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For our Week 2 injury report update, we wanted to provide Fantasy players with the biggest news to focus on.

We know you have a lot of lineup planning to do, so let’s jump right in…

Week 2 Injury Report Update

Quarterbacks

Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts

We already knew Luck was ruled out for Week 2, but what we didn’t know was who would start. The choices for the Colts were to either start Scott Tolzien or Jacoby Brissett.

Tolzien was terrible in Week 1, completing just 9-of-18 passes for 128 yards. He also threw two interceptions. However, Brissett just joined the team at the beginning of September.

But it looks like Tozlein’s performance was bad enough to give Brissett the starting gig for Week 2. This gives the offense a better chance to win, but it doesn’t do much for the Fantasy value of T.Y. Hilton, Donte Moncrief, or Jack Doyle.

 

Running Backs

David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals

David Johnson is expected to be out until December, and Kerwynn Williams is going to be the starter.

He will split time, though, with Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington. This will most likely be a committee for the rest of the year unless one of the above-mentioned backs steps up.

Jordan Howard, Chicago Bears

Howard is listed as questionable with a shoulder injury, but his Fantasy value was on a downward spiral before the injury announcement.

In Week 1, Howard split time with rookie Tarik Cohen, and Cohen was a much more valuable asset in the passing attack. Now with Howard’s injury, he could have an even more diminished role heading into Week 2.

LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills

McCoy didn’t practice on Friday, but that was because the Bills gave him a “rest day.”

He is dealing with groin soreness, but he should be ready to go against the Carolina Panthers in Week 2. McCoy is getting all the work he can handle, which is great for his Fantasy production.

McCoy recorded a total of 27 touches in Week 1, rushing for 110 yards and catching five passes for 49 yards.

 

Wide Receivers

Odell Beckham, New York Giants

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This is a tough one because OBJ will most likely be a game-time decision on Monday. It looks like he should play, but you need to get a backup plan ready if any news breaks Sunday about Beckham not playing.

You might just have to decide to sit him if you’re worried he’ll be limited.

Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins

Landry is questionable with a knee injury heading into Week 2, but it appears as of right now that he will play.

However, his upside could be limited this season. Jay Cutler has mostly shown a rapport with DeVante Parker, and Cutler went as far as calling Parker a “faster” version of Alshon Jeffery.

John Brown, Arizona Cardinals

Brown was ruled out for Week 2 on Friday because of a quad issue. There’s no timeline for when he can return.

At this point, it’s safe to drop Brown from your roster if you have a chance to grab a receiver who will be more consistently involved with his offense.

Danny Amendola, New England Patriots

Amendola is ruled out because of a concussion, and Fantasy players are trying to figure out who will see more work.

Some believe Chris Hogan will have a bigger role, while others believe Rex Burkhead and James White will see more passes. It’s impossible to guess what Bill Belichick will do, so don’t get too cute with your lineup decisions.

Josh Doctson, Washington Redskins

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Doctson was limited at practice on Friday, and he’s questionable for his matchup with the Los Angeles Rams.

Markus Wheaton, Chicago Bears

He’s questionable, but I’m not bringing up Wheaton because I think you might start him.

Wheaton being questionable means this depleted offense is in even more need of a receiver to step up. Kendall Wright only hauled in three passes for 34 yards in Week 1, but he is one of the best receivers in Chicago now by default.

 

Tight Ends

Vance McDonald, Pittsburgh Steelers

McDonald didn’t practice on Thursday or Friday, which is an indication he will not suit up for Week 2.

That means Jesse James should once again receive a healthy amount of targets.

Jordan Reed, Washington Redskins

Reed is dealing with a fractured big toe that could affect his Fantasy production throughout the year.

He caught five passes for just 36 yards last week, but the offense as a whole for Washington struggled. It’s important to monitor his situation closely throughout the week to see if he has had any setbacks in practice.

For Week 2, he’s a full go.

 

Before heading out, make sure to check out this video about a DFS value for Week 2.

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