Free Agency and Injury report week 9 2020
Kyle Allen, QB, WAS
Allen suffered a gruesome leg injury and can be presumed to be done for the year. Alex Smith came into the game but was taken advantage of by the Giants defense. He threw three interceptions but also managed 325 yards and a score. Smith looked better than he did in Week 5 but still shouldn't be relied upon as a fantasy QB. He appears competent enough to keep Terry McLaurin's season afloat.
David Johnson, RB, HOU
David suffered a concussion in Week 9 versus the Jaguars and did not return. Duke Johnson handled all of the running back carries with David out. He was also targeted four times. Concussions are typically a one or two-week injury at most so Duke would likely be a short-term RB2 if David misses any time at all.
Justin Jackson, RB, LAC
Jackson left Week 9 almost immediately and did not record a touch. Kalen Ballage lead the team with 15 carries and three targets out of the backfield. The team was also without backup runner Troymaine Pope due to a concussion. Ballage appears to be the lead back whenever the Chargers are without Jackson and Pope. Joshua Kelley logged five targets but only nine carries. He's worth adding off the waiver wire if he is available but Ballage inexplicably looks like the super fantasy back in LA.
Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, JAC
Shenault left early with a hamstring injury and did not return. His absence paved the way for D.J. Chark to go for 146 receiving yards. Chris Conley stepped up with eight targets. He caught seven for 52 yards. Conley appears to be the replacement for Shenault but is only worth an add in deeper leagues.
Preston Williams, WR, MIA
Williams was carted off the field with a foot injury versus the Cardinals but no one receiver had a big day in his absence. DeVante Parker led the team in targets at seven and went for 64 yards on six catches. Jakeem Grant finished second on the team with five targets but would like slot in as a low-floor/low-ceiling option in fantasy if Williams is out for an extended period of time.
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Car
McCaffery suffered a shoulder injury that now has him listed as day-to-day, The injury doesn't look to be serious but he is in jeopardy of missing Week 10. Mike Davis would return to his previous role of taking on most of McCaffrey's work. Ownership that held on to him will be rewarded for at least another week. He should be added in all leagues once again.
Jakobi Meyers, WR. NE
Meyers operated as the No. 1 receiver for New England and the team could be without Julian Edelman and N'Keal Harry once again. Edelman is will likely be out again with a knee injury. Harry will need to clear concussion protocol before Week 10 if he is to return. Meyers went for 169 yards on 12 catches. He should be added in all leagues.