By Jamal Murphy, OFN Chief Fantasy Analyst
Fantasy Football: Key Injuries (Week 2)
This is the NFL and injuries happen and happen quickly. Here are the key injuries with fantasy football ramifications for week 2.
WR Danny Amendola, New England Patriots…Amendola is dealing with a knee injury, as well as the concussion he suffered in week 1. He won’t play Sunday. His absence should bump up Chris Hogan’s value a couple notches.
WR Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants…Probably the biggest injury question this week. Beckham reportedly practiced on Thursday, so he should be a go for Monday night. If he plays, he’s obviously a WR1.
WR John Brown, Arizona Cardinals…Brown has been hindered by a lingering quad issue since preseason and won’t play on Sunday. He was targeted nine times in week 1, so he’ll be missed this week.
RB David Johnson, Arizona Cardinals…Fantasy football’s consensus number one pick is out for the season with a dislocated wrist. Expect Kerwynn Williams and Andre Ellington to attempt to pick up the slack against the Colts.
QB Andrew Luck, Indianapolis Colts…Luck has been ruled out for week 2. Scott Tolzien and Jacoby Brissett will battle for the QB position in the meantime.
RB Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks…Pete Carroll says that Rawls should be ready to go this week, after practicing all week. Rawls moves to the top of the depth chart at the Seattle RB position.
WR Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars…Robinson tore his ACL and is out for the season. Allen Hurns’ value increases now that he is the Jag’s number one receiver.
WR Terrence Williams, Dallas Cowboys…Williams hasn’t practiced this week with a sprained ankle. If he doesn’t play Sunday, Brice Butler and/or rookie Noah Brown could see more time at WR.
RB Danny Woodhead, Baltimore Ravens…Woodhead was placed on IR and is expected to be out for an extended period. Terrence West and Javorius Allen should receive more carries.