News and Views
The Facts: The NFL's motion to stay the preliminary injunction of Ezekiel Elliott has been denied.
Diehards Line:This means that Elliott can resume playing for the time being unless there is an order reinstating the suspension from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. This is great news for the Cowboys and fantasy owners who draft Zeke. For now, you will have one of the best backs in the league available to plug in your lineups.
The Facts: Randall Cobb is expected to have an MRI on his shoulder that he injured during Sunday night's game against the Falcons.
Diehards Line:Cobb left late in yesterday's game with the injury and this is the first update we receive. At this time, it is a wait and see game for a status update as we await the results of the MRI. Jordy Nelson (quad) also left Sunday's game and did not return. We will update you on their statuses as we hear it. If they both miss, Davante Adams will serve as the packers No. 1 WR.
The Facts: Tyler Eifert is dealing with back and knee injuries, and his status for Week 3 is unknown at this time.
Diehards Line:To no surprise Eifert pops up in the injury report. It has been a concern for fantasy owners who have drafted him throughout his career. We will continue to monitor his status throughout the week and update you as we hear it. Fantasy owners should have a backup plan in place in case he misses any time.
The Facts: Corey Coleman broke his hand in Week 2 against the Ravens.
Diehards Line:This same injury forced Coleman to miss six games last season. The young receiver can't catch a break and while he possesses nice upside, it means nothing if he can't stay healthy. For now we suggest to keep him stashed if you are able to. Kenny Britt and Rashard Higgins should see a bump in workload.
The Facts: Greg Olsen will undergo foot surgery on his broken foot and is expected to miss 6-8 weeks.
Diehards Line:This will like land Olsen on the IR, but he will be eligible to return towards the end of the season. If you have space on your bench, it is worth keeping him stashed. Ed Dickson is the next man up at tight end, but offers little fantasy upside and is only worth a consideration in deeper leagues.
The Facts: Sam Bradford could return to action in Week 3 if his knee therapy goes well.
Diehards Line:Bradford missed Week 2 against the Steelers with a knee injury, but could be back on the field as early as Week 3. The Vikings offense looked awful without Bradford and everyone on the offense gets a negative impact when he is not under center. Let's hope that he returns soon, we will monitor his status throughout the week and uodate you as we hear it.
The Facts: DeMarco Murray was dealing with hamstring tightness during Sunday's win over the Jaguars.
Diehards Line:This opened the door for Derrick Henry to rush for 92 yards and a touchdown on 14 carries. Murray has had a slow start to the season and could start losing touches to Henry who looked really good on Sunday. If Henry is still a free agent in your league, stop what you are doing and add him. He offers a ton of upside and could start seeing more touches if Murray is limited by the hamstring issue.
The Facts: Greg Olsen suffered a broken foot in Sunday's win over the Bills and is expected to miss about six games.
Diehards Line:The good news is that Olsen will return at some point this season. Fantasy owners should keep him stashed until he returns and hopefully he helps you down the stretch heading into the fantasy playoffs and beyond that. When healthy he is a TE1.
The Facts: Rob Gronkowski suffered a groin injury in Sunday's win and will test it out on Monday.
Diehards Line:The injury is initially reported to not be serious, but Monday's test will give us more information on the severity. Gronk has had an injury plagued career, so it will not be surprising to see him miss time. Fantasy should prepare accordingly, but hope for the best. When healthy, he's the best tight end in the league.