This Week 2 Sunday News topic will be updated all Sunday long!!!
9/14 (07:18pm) Ryan Mathews
was carted off the field in Week 2 against the Seahawks; the injury is thought to be a knee/leg injury.
Take: Danny Woodhead
and Donald Brown
are currently the next players up. We will keep you posted, but getting carted off is not a good sign. This has always been the risk with Mathews
and a big reason why he was always ranked so low on my dynasty and redraft rankings. Stay tuned.
9/14 (07:18pm) According to Adam Schefter on Twitter, both Bears WRs Alshon Jeffery
and Brandon Marshall
will be active tonight.
It seems like both are a go, but keep tabs on the game at kickoff, as setbacks can happen in warm-ups. Just stay on top of it, and one way is to sign-up for Smart Alerts
9/14 (04:47pm) Jamaal Charles
is now headed to the locker room.
The good news is that he was walking to the locker room, not being driven, but he had a bit of a limp. It’s thought to be his foot. Knile Davis
should be grabbed in all leagues if your league allows for instant add/drops. Charles
owners likely own the backup already, but if not, be certain to grab him ASAP. Stay tuned. Smart Alerts
will update you in real-time on this, so be sure to sign up!
9/14 (04:40pm) Jamaal Charles
is on the sideline having his foot looked at.
Stay tuned on this one, hopefully he is back in the game shortly.
9/14 (03:23pm) The Broncos have declared WR Cody Latimer
inactive for Week 2 against the Chiefs.
This is a healthy scratch, which is interesting given that Wes Welker
(suspended) is still out. Folks, if you need a sleeper WR3 this week, Andre Caldwell
is your guy! He will have plenty of run and opportunity this week.
9/14 (03:01pm) Robert Griffin III
has a dislocated ankle according to NFL Red Zone.
This won’t help the “Kirk Cousins is better” movement that won’t seem to go away. The injury looked bad, and he was carted off the field, so don’t expect RG3
back anytime soon. Even if he is iffy to return soon, you have to think Washington will rest him longer than usual so that they can quietly give Kirk Cousins
a proper run, as he deserves it. Stay tuned, and sign up for Smart Alerts
to get real-time alerts on this.
9/14 (03:00pm) Antonio Gates
(hamstring) is active for Week 2 against the Seahawks.
Take: Ladrius Green
owners were hoping that Gates
would miss this one, but Green
is still a decent high-end TE2 option until his playing time gets a bump. Given how Gates
is older and always kinda banged up, buying low on Green
(especially in dynasty) is a good idea.
9/14 (02:31pm) Robert Griffin III
was forced from Week 2 with an ankle injury; he will not return.
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to get real-time alerts on this.
9/14 (02:31pm) DeSean Jackson
was forced from Week 2 with a shoulder injury; he will not return.
was attempting to pull in a deep pass from Kirk Cousins
when he got hurt. Andre Roberts
has replaced him in the line-up. Stay tuned.
9/14 (02:31pm) A.J. Green
was forced from Week 2 with a toe injury; he will not return.
This is horrible news, especially since the injury has bothered Green
all week. His Week 3 status is very much in question. Mohamed Sanu
is now the top receiving option for the Bengals for the remainder of today.
9/14 (01:08pm) Dez Bryant
is headed to the locker room due to a head injury, or shoulder injury.
We will keep you posted. Hopefully, like Antonio Brown
on Thursday, Dez
runs back out onto the field soon. Stay tuned.
9/14 (12:59pm) Bobby Rainey
is expected to start Week 2 against the Rams. Fox’s Jay Glazer is reporting that Doug Martin
(ankle) is inactive for Week 2.
is a decent desperate start for those who just lost Martin
, but get on our forums
if you have a dilemma and need some quick help!
9/14 (12:35pm) Tom Krasniqi of 620 WDAE in Tampa Bay just tweeted this: “The feeling I’m getting is that #Bucs RB Doug Martin
is UNLIKELY to play today. Regardless, expect to see a lot of Bobby Rainey
Keep in mind that other sources suggest that Martin
will play, and we cannot yet confirm that the above tweet holds more water. Just walk into this situation carefully, and know that Rainey
might see a lot of action regardless of whether or not Martin
plays. The good news is that the Bucs play in the late games today, but the bad news is many have to decide before the morning games kickoff. Stay tuned and sign up for Smart Alerts
to get real-time alerts on this.
9/14 (12:19pm) Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune has a “hunch” that one of Alshon Jeffery
plays on Sunday night against the 49ers.
Word over the last hour has been that there is a “75%” chance neither Brandon Marshall
(ankle) or Alshon Jeffery
(hamstring) plays Sunday night against the 49ers, but everyone is doing their best job guessing on this one. We won’t know for sure until game-time, but my guess also is that one will play. Marshall
looked like the one with the better shot to play earlier in the week, so my guess, and it is a guess at this point, is that if only one goes it will be Marshall
. If either WR misses Week 2, and especially if both do, look for Jay Cutler
to provide less fantasy points than expected. Matt Forte
will be used heavily in Week 2, which is good for all Forte
owners. Stay tuned!Stay tuned! And, sign up for Smart Alerts
to get real-time alerts on this.
9/14 (12:19pm) Tim Wright
could be used more in Week 2.
could be one of the sneakier moves of the week (just don’t bench a stud for the guy, we’re talking more of a spot start play of the week here). He isn’t even the team’s second or third receiving option, but he has TD potential, which makes him sneaky for those in need at the tight end position (like if you lost Jordan Cameron
this week and have very little options on waivers).
9/14 (12:01pm) Kenny Stills (quad) is officially active for his Week 2 contest the Browns.
Stills has big-play ability, but can have a big TD one game, and nothing the next week. Use him only in large leagues knowing he is uncontrollably hot and cold.
9/14 (12:01pm) DET has declared both WR Ryan Broyles
and WR Kevin Ogletree
as inactive for Week 2.
Neither should have been starting in any format.
9/14 (12:01pm) Aaron Dobson
is active for his Week 2 game with the Vikings; rookie RB James White
and WR Kenbrell Thompkins
could have some appeal later on in the year, but not quite yet, not until he proves healthy.
9/14 (11:49am) Cecil Shorts
(hamstring) has been declared inactive for Sunday’s Week 1 contest against the Redskins.
Take: Allen Hurns
again enters another week as the top Jaguars receiving option. He is a fine fantasy WR3 this week.
9/14 (11:48am) Sources suggest that Austin Davis
will be the Rams’ starting quarterback in Week 2.
Not a huge surprise, but note there is still a small, small chance a change could be made (meaning Hill
starts) last-minute. For now, Davis
looks like the starter, and our Analyzer/Rankings have been updated to reflect this. Neither was a recommended start of any kind this week (unless you play in a HUGE 2QB league — In that case, Drew Stanton
is an option for you if you’re desperate, but again, only in HUGE 2QB leagues would we even consider starting either Davis
9/14 (11:47am) Jordan Cameron (shoulder) is inactive for Week 2 against the Saints.
Horrible news. Get him out of your lineups if you have him starting. Jump on our forums
for advice on last-minute replacements. Quick names include: Ladarius Green (SD), Delanie Walker (TEN), Travis Kelce (KC), Larry Donnell (NYG).
9/14 (11:45am) Adam Schefter of ESPN has confirmed that Andre Ellington
(foot) is expected to play against the Giants in Week 2.
No surprise here, and with Palmer
could see a lot of run. Hopefully that Cards passing attack can keep the Giants’ defense a touch honest.
9/14 (11:45am) Word is that Cam Newton
(ribs) will have “no limitations” in Week 2 against the Lions.
He could be rusty in this one, but he certainly has the talent to drop top 5-10 fantasy QB numbers during any start he makes.
9/14 (11:45am)A.J. Green (foot) is officially active for his Week 2 contest against the Falcons.
is ready to have a huge Week 2. Great news.
9/14 (11:45am) Giants declared WR Odell Beckham inactive for Week 2.
Not a recommended start anyway. But, Victor Cruz
should be in for a lot of targets in this one.
9/14 (11:40am) DeAngelo Williams (thigh) is inactive for Week 2 against the Lions.
out of your line-up if you have him in your line-up. Jonathan Stewart
is a decent play if you are desperate at the position. Mike Tolbert
will also get some run, and possibly the TD action.
9/14 (11:35am) Sources are reporting that Carson Palmer
(shoulder) will not play in Sunday’s Week 2 contest against the Giants.
is dealing with some nerve issues in the shoulder after taking a hit last Monday night. Not that Stanton
can’t surprise, this is clearly bad for both Michael Floyd
and Larry Fitzgerald
has four career starts to his name. Could it have a negative impact on Andre Ellington
? Sure, but it’s also possible that the Cards run more in this one, and they could have success. For the long-term, Ellington
owners really want Palmer
back, but it wouldn’t be shocking if the Giants still can’t stop Ellington
in this one. We will keep you updated on Palmer
, but as it stands now, he is very questionable for Week 3.
9/14 (4:15am) Jaguars RB Storm Johnson
(ankle) has been ruled out for Week 2.
The Redskins, who face the Jaguars this week, lost NT Barry Cofield (ankle) last week, so Toby Gerhart
(ankle, probable) has a decent match-up here. Not that Gerhart
can’t play well all year, but he is a great sell-high candidate if he does have a strong Week 2.
9/14 (4:12am) ESPN New York is predicting that Cardinals WR Michael Floyd
will be shadowed by Giants CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
in Week 2.
It looks as if teams are already seeing Floyd
as the No. 1 WR in AZ, something we predicted this off-season. This could be good for Fitz
owners, as he could finally see the ball again. We still love Floyd
moving forward; he still has low-end fantasy WR1-type upside the rest of the way (but of course don’t buy him at that value – you never want to buy a player at max value).
9/14 (4:11am) ESPN Boston is expecting Patriots RB Shane Vereen
to get more early-down and short-yardage opportunities in Week 2.
This is fantastic news considering Vereen
received three goal-line touches last week. Vereen
has sneaky-good high-end RB2-type upside moving forward (in PPR).
9/14 (4:10am) Andre Ellington
(foot) says that he is “good to go” for Sunday’s Week 2 contest against the Giants.
Ellington, working on a short week, returned to a limited practice on Friday. The Cardinals’ official website confirms that it would “probably be an upset” if he doesn’t play Sunday. Ellington clearly wasn’t 100 percent in Week 1, but still totaled 80 yards on 18 touches.
He saw limited action in practice on Friday, but no outlet or source is reporting that he has any chance of missing Week 2. Is he 100%? No, but managing 80 total yards and getting 18 touches is pretty darn good for a player we’re all worried about. It’s a shane he isn’t 100%, as Ellington
was one of our bigger RB2 breakouts this year… let’s hope he gets going against the Giants defense.
9/14 (4:05am) Wes Welker
will not play in Sunday’s Week 2 contest against the Chiefs.
Once a new drug policy is ‘official’, we fully expect Welker
to return to action in Week 3. Anything can happen, though, so stay tuned on this one.
9/14 (4:04am) Rams QB Shaun Hill
(questionable, thigh) traveled with the team to face the Bucs in Week 2.
This looks like a game-time decision, with Austin Davis
looking to start in place of Hill
if he can’t go. Stay tuned, although, no one should be starting either Hill
in Week 2.
9/14 (4:04am) The NFL confirmed that Vikings RB Adrian Peterson
, who is deactivated for Week 2, could be looking at disciplinary action under the league’s personal-conduct policy.
“Could” is the wrong word if you ask us. I think “will” is the better word. Read more about our stance here
. Matt Asiata
will start Sunday against NE, and rookie Jerick McKinnon
, who we talk up here
, is expected to see touches.