Heading into Fantasy Football Week 2 action, here are the top six injuries to keep an eye on today.
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Oct 11, 2015; Kansas City, MO, USA; Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles (25) is helped off the field against the Chicago Bears in the second half at Arrowhead Stadium. Chicago won the game 18-17. Mandatory Credit: John Rieger-USA TODAY Sports
You don’t want to take a chance starting an injured player, even if they end up playing. This week’s fantasy football injury list isn’t too detrimental but, is it really worth starting a previously questionable player?
Aug 20, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars running back Chris Ivory (33) runs during the first quarter of a football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 11, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski (87) during pregame warmups prior to a game against the New Orleans Saints at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 8, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas (88) is pulled down by Carolina Panthers cornerback James Bradberry (24) in the third quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 8, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Carolina Panthers running back Jonathan Stewart (28) against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The Broncos defeated the Panthers 21-20. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
I told someone during our fantasy football draft that running backs come and go all season; backs are always getting injured and miss games. Jonathan Stewart is another running back making the injury report this week.
In the middle of the week, he was added to the injury report listed as questionable with a knee injury. He continued to stay limited during practice throughout the rest of the week.
Although he is still listed as questionable, Stewart is expected to play in this week’s game against the San Francisco 49ers. But, that doesn’t mean he will be used to his full potential.
Keep in mind, Sammy Watkins was originally listed as questionable and then played in Thursday’s game. He didn’t even earn double-digit fantasy points.
Filler Options: T.J. Yeldon, Spencer Ware, Tevin Coleman
Sep 11, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) runs with the ball against Cleveland Browns free safety Jordan Poyer (33) during the third quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports