Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said today that Devonta Freeman (knee) will not be back this season.
This isn't a huge surprise, but with Ito Smith also done for the year, it solidifies Tevin Coleman as a workhorse the rest of the way. He is a solid RB2 this week despite the tough matchup against the Panthers.
While this is likely just a case of the Lions playing it safe with their star running back, it is important to note that Swift dealt with a groin ailment during camp, so an aggravation is possible. However, the Lions play on Monday night, so he still has two more days to log a full practice session and ease the concerns of Lions fans and fantasy managers alike. Swift looked excellent in his first game with Jared Goff under center and is currently our 13th ranked running back for Week 2.
Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz returned to practice on Thursday, logging a limited session.
Ertz was given a veteran rest day on Wednesday and appears to be on track to play on Sunday. He left Week 1's contest early with the hamstring issue, but a limited practice on a Thursday suggests that he will be cleared, barring any setbacks. It is clear that Ertz will maintain a role in the Eagles offense, something which hurts the upside of teammate Dallas Goedert. Ertz is currently our 21st ranked tight end for Week 2, Goedert is ranked 11th.
Brown is one of those receivers who is seemingly always banged up, but the short week (the Ravens played on Monday) may be a factor in his non-participation. Brown will likely need to practice in some fashion on Friday in order to be cleared for Sunday. With the Ravens playing on Sunday night, fantasy managers may want to have a contingency plan at the ready. Brown had a strong outing in Week 1 and will be needed for a Ravens team looking to pull off an upset over the Kansas City Chiefs. The speedy Ravens wideout is currently our 33rd ranked receiver for Week 2.