Injuries/Waiver Wire Week 2




Joe Burrow (Calf) – Burrow tweaked his calf in Sunday’s loss vs the Ravens.

Anthony Richardson – Richardson suffered a concussion and was unable to finish Sunday’s game vs the Texans.


Salvon Ahmed – Ahmed injured his groin and could not return.

Saquon Barkley – Barkley injured his ankle and needed to be helped off the field late in Sunday’s game vs the Cardinals. He is undergoing tests on Monday, but there is “cautious optimism,” according to Ian Rapoport.

Nick Chubb – Browns RB Nick Chubb was carted off the field during Monday Night’s game with a knee injury and is expected to miss the 2023 season.

Chase Edmonds – Edmonds was ruled out with a knee injury. Edmonds is getting an MRI on the knee, to determine the status of the injury.

David Montgomery – Lions RB David Montgomery suffered a quad injury vs the Seahawks. He is expected to need “a couple weeks” for the quad injury to heel.

Jamaal Williams – Williams left Monday Night’s game with a hamstring injury.


Davante Adams – Adams was evaluated for a concussion in Sunday’s loss vs Buffalo.

Odell Beckham, Jr. – Beckham suffered an ankle injury in the second half of Sunday’s game, but the injury is not considered serious.

Darnell Mooney – Mooney injured his knee and could not return to the game.

Jaylen Waddle – Waddle was evaluated for a concussion in Sunday night’s win vs the Patriots.


Logan Thomas – Thomas was evaluated for a concussion in Sunday’s win vs the Broncos.




Jordan Love – Available in over 60% of ESPN Fantasy leagues, Jordan Love is your top QB pickup for week 3. Love has played quite admirably over the first two weeks of the season. He’s scored over 20.00 fantasy points in each game, which puts him in the top five among QBs on the season.

Baker Mayfield – Mayfield is another QB who is widely available that has impressed in fantasy circles this season. He threw for 317 yards and a touchdown on Sunday, good for 20.38 fantasy points. Next week, he will face off against the Eagles, who just allowed Kirk Cousins to score 36.56 fantasy points vs them on Thursday Night. Mayfield is seemingly playing with a chip on his shoulder to start the season, has a couple of great weapons to throw to, and should be in a great game vs the Eagles next week.

Also Consider

Russell Wilson, Brock Purdy


Jerome Ford – The browns have lost star RB Nick Chubb for the rest of the 2023 season. They will now turn to RB Jerome Ford, who filled in admirably on Monday Night. Ford had 16 carries for 106 yards, plus three receptions for 25 yards and a TD on Monday Night. He should be the top add of the week in all formats.

Kyren Williams – Williams was mentioned as one of our top pickups last week, and he delivered in week two, scoring 28.0 fantasy points. There have been reports that RB Cam Akers is currently on the trade block, which is great news for Williams’ security in this starting role. Williams is still available in about 40% of ESPN Fantasy leagues at this time.

Zack Moss – Moss made his season debut on Sunday afternoon and performed well. Moss carried the ball 18 times for 88 yards, and even added four receptions for 19 yards, good enough for 20.7 fantasy points. Colts starting Jonathan Taylor remains out for the next couple of weeks, and Moss has earned more playing time in the foreseeable future.

Matt Breida – Giants starting RB Saquon Barkley left Sunday’s game with an ankle injury on Sunday, and Breida is the next man up for the Giants. New York is playing on a short week, playing vs the 49ers on Thursday Night. That does not bode well for Barkley’s week three status. Monitor this situation closely, but if Barkley is out, Breida is a nice pickup in deeper leagues.

Also Consider:

Roschon Johnson, Gus Edwards, Tajae Spears


Josh Reynolds – Reynolds had a big game in week two, hauling in five receptions for 66 yards and two touchdowns vs the Seahawks. He’s been operating as the number two receiver behind Amon-Ra St. Brown and has shown a nice connection with Goff. Available in 95% of ESPN Fantasy leagues, Reynolds is your top choice this week.

Robert Woods – One receiver that should be available in most fantasy leagues is Robert Woods. He has scored double-digit fantasy points in each of the first two weeks of the season, without even scoring a touchdown. Woods is becoming a trusted target for the rookie QB, as he was targeted 10 times in week one, and nine times in week two. Woods should be one of those solid flex or number three receiver options most weeks.

Tutu Atwell – Atwell was a recommended add for us last week, and he delivered in week two. Atwell hauled in seven receptions, for 77 yards on Sunday afternoon, good for 15.2 fantasy points. Atwell currently ranks as the 15th WR this season, pending Monday Night Football. As long as Kupp is on IR, Atwell makes for a solid short-term pickup.

Nico Collins – If you are looking for an upside play at receiver, take a look at Nico Collins. He had a huge game in week two, totaling 146 yards on seven catches, and scoring a touchdown. This came after a solid six catch for 80 yards day in week one. Collins might not be the most consistent receiver, but he clearly has some upside, which was shown on Sunday.

Also Consider:

Rashee Rice, Marvin Mims, Jayden Reed


Hunter Henry – Currently the number two TE on the season (Pending Monday Night Football), Henry has scored over 15 fantasy points in each of the first two games this season. He’s been getting more than five targets per game, and over 50 yards in each. Even without a TD (two on the season), those would be solid numbers from a TE that is available in 65% of ESPN fantasy leagues.

Zach Ertz – Veteran TE Zach Ertz has performed well to start this season, hauling in six receptions during each game. He had 56 yards in week two, good for 11.6 fantasy points. Ertz is available in over 52% of ESPN Fantasy leagues.

Also Consider:

Sam LaPorta, Hayden Hurst