The Training Room: Week 2 Fantasy Football Injury Report

The Training Room: Week 2 Fantasy Football Injury Report

By Russell Manalastas (Injury Expert), last update Sep 16, 2017

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The first Sunday of the NFL regular season is wrapping up and unfortunately we've got some significant injuries that will affect how you plan out the rest of your week. Every week we weill come out with this report to give people an idea of who is injured and what the outlook is for that upcoming week and beyond. 

Player Injury Timetable For Recovery Potential Pickup Comments
Jordan Howard Sprained Shoulder Day to Day Tarik Cohen Cohen put every fantasy owner on notice last week with his performance, and there's a chance he gets to prove that Week 1 wasn't just a fluke with this news about Howard's shoulder. Howard is likely to play, but there's a chance they scale back his usage as to prevent his shoulder injury from getting aggravated or potentially worse. If you spent the money on Cohen this week during the waiver wire, he's looking like a solid play this week. 
Jarvis Landry Knee Pain Day to Day Kenny Stills Landry was downgraded to limited on Friday due to his knee pain after not being on the injury report all week. It is still likely that Landry will play, but I would make sure that he gets through warm-ups without any issues before giving him the green light.
Sam Bradford Knee Injury Day to Day Kyle Sloter  There's definite concern here as this is the same knee that Bradford had both of his previous ACL reconstructions on. Swelling and pain in a previously surgically repaired knee is usually a concern as there is a possibility that there could be other structures in his knee that are being stressed. Bradford did travel with the team which puts him on track to start Week 2, but he can be at risk of a re-aggravation, especially because it is his plant leg when throwing the ball. 
Danny Woodhead Strained Hamstring Multi-week injury Terrance West, Javorius Allen Woodhead seems to have re-aggravated his hamstring injury that he was recovering from during the preseason. There's a good chance the Ravens error on the side of caution and make sure he's 100% before he returns to the field, making this possibly a lengthy absence. 
Danny Amendola Concussion, Knee Injury Week to Week Chris Hogan, Dion Lewis Amendola has been ruled out for Week 2 when the Patriots play the Saints. Amendola does have a history of concussions, but there has been no indication as to what type of knee injury Amendola is dealing with. I'd continue to hold him for now, but it is going to be hard to find any details as to what's going on with Amendola when you're dealing with the Patriots
John Brown Quad Strain Multi-Week Injury Jaron Brown Brown has already been ruled out for this week and is not travelling with the team to their Week 2 game in Indianapolis. Like we discussed with Danny Woodhead, re-aggravations to pre-existing injuries usually take longer to recover due to more significant tissue irriation and strength deficits. 
Josh Doctson Strained Hamstring Day to Day Jamison Crowder, Ryan Grant, Brian Quick Doctson has practice in limited fashion all week and is questionable heading into this weekend's game against the Rams. It certainly sounds like the Redskins organization is frustrated with Doctson's continued trouble with injuries and would likely be limited if he is active. 

 

On The Radar

This area is dedicated to those who are close to returning from an injury or from a suspension. 

Player Injury Timetable for Recovery Potential Pickups Comments
Odell Beckham High Ankle Sprain Day to Day Sterling Shepard Beckahm looks on track to be active on Monday Night Football against the Lions. Beckham has been limited in practice this week, but that is much better compared to last week where he didn't practice at all. Again the Giants schedule doesn't do anyone favors as they play on Monday, but Beckham has a better chance of playing this week, although it'll be hard to predict what the Giants will do in terms of his usage. 
Doug Martin Suspension N/A Jacquizz Rodgers, Charles Sims Martin has yet to start serving his three game suspension due to the Bucs having a Week 1 bye due to Hurricane Irma. Now Martin will not be able to play until Week 5, which is the worst case scenario for fantasy owners. 
Willie Snead Suspension N/A Ted Ginn, Brandon Coleman Snead has two more games on his suspension for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy. The Saints will continue to use 
Mike Williams Low Back Pain Week to Week Travis Benjamin, Dontrelle Inman It's a good sign that the Chargers 1st round pick was able to avoid any major back surgery and manage his injury conservatively. Look for Williams to participate more in practice next week in hopes he can ramp up his activities and be ready within the next 1-2 weeks. Even when he does return, I see the Chargers bringing him along slowly. 

 

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