Need help dealing with an injury situation for Week 2? We’re going to list the most impactful scenarios here as the injury reports pile up. In each one, we’ll give you some options to consider if you’d rather play it safe and go a different direction for Week 2. Keep checking back.
Officially listed as questionable, Jamey Eisenberg’s Start of the Week is expected to play after being limited in practice all week with an ankle issue. Coach Ron Rivera said as much.
I know we just saw Sammy Watkins struggle to make an impact in a football game in part because of an injury, but his severity and Stewart’s injury don’t seem to be on the same level. So long as Stewart is officially active on Sunday, he should roll against a 49ers defense that had to fly across the country to play its second game in six days against a well-rested Panthers squad. Stewart is a top 15 Fantasy running back.
|ATT: 0||YDS: 0||TD: 0|
|ATT: 21||YDS: 39||TD: 1||TAR: 6||REC: 4||REC YDS: 30||REC TD: 0|
Ivory’s status: Out
Chris Ivory might be out of the hospital, but it doesn’t mean he’s back for the Jaguars. His absence means another big workload for T.J. Yeldon against a bad Chargers run defense. Last week the Bolts allowed 4.4 yards per rush and 11.8 yards per reception to Kansas City’s running backs. Yeldon is a recommended Fantasy play because of the matchup, but if he can’t generate a lot of rushing yards, the door is wide open for Ivory to emerge as the running downs back for Jacksonville.
|TAR: 7||YDS: 58||TD: 0|
Status: Expected to be out
After being on the receiving end of roughly 21 percent of Carson Wentz’s yards, Ertz isn’t expected to suit up at Chicago on Monday thanks to a serious rib injury. Brent Celek and Trey Burton are expected to pick up snaps in his place, but Burton is the one who could pick up the targets.
Offensive coordinator Frank Reich talked Burton’s opportunity up on Friday, suggesting that his improved play in training camp should translate into on-field success on Sunday. His preseason workload — seven catches on seven targets for 48 yards and a score — wasn’t so bad. Is he a desperation tight end to pick up? I did in a 24-team PPR league I’m in, but that’s really, really deep. I suppose if you’re in absolute dire straits at tight end you could give Burton a look.
Source: CBS Sports / Week 2 Fantasy Football injury report news and fallout: Don’t sweat it with Stewart