Recapping the Injuries week 2 2017

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal One of the things that fantasy owners fear the most is injuries to their players and this week we saw several players going down with injuries. Some of which will keep them out the entire season, while others will miss some time, but should see the field at some point this season. For those who lost players that are expected to miss significant time, adjustments need to be made and the waiver wire will be your best friend. With that said, let’s take a look at some of this week’s injuries and how it may affect fantasy owners and their teams.

Allen Robinson – Jaguars: The worst case scenario happened in this situation as Robinson suffered a torn ACL in the season opener and will miss the remainder of the season. Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns will serve as the one and two wide receivers for Jacksonville, while Keelan Cole and Arrelious Benn will serve as the third and fourth receiver. For those in redraft leagues, Robinson can be dropped.

Danny Amendola – Patriots: Amendola left Thursday night’s game after taking a big blow to the head and has been diagnosed with a concussion. He is considered week-to-week at this time, so it is certainly a situation to keep an eye on. He will have to pass the concussion protocol before being able to get back on the field.

Kevin White – Bears: White left Sunday’s game after suffering a shoulder injury. He has been placed on IR after being diagnosed with a fractured scapula. His season is not lost just yet, but this injury adds to the many he has had in his young NFL career. While he has not been ruled out for the season, it is unlikely we see him on the field again this year. Kendall Wright and Markus Wheaton should see a bump in targets moving forward.

David Johnson – Cardinals: The consensus number one overall pick in this year’s fantasy drafts went down in Week 1 with a wrist injury. Initial reports suggest that he will miss an extended period of time, however, he is seeking a second opinion according to Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians. For now, fantasy owners should be preparing for the worst and hoping for the best. Prior to exiting, Johnson had 91 total yards with six receptions. This is definitely a situation worth keeping a close eye on.

Danny Woodhead – Ravens: Woodhead left Sunday’s game after sustaining a hamstring injury and is expected to miss some time. He was off to a nice start catching three passes out of the backfield, but suffered the injury and had to be carted off of the field. Both Terrance West and Javorius Allen received over 18 carries and could be busy during Woodhead’s absence. Fantasy owners should keep Woodhead stashed for the time being.

C.J. Fiedorowicz – Texans: The Texans tight ends had a rough Sunday as Fiedorowicz suffered a concussion and so did Ryan Griffin. With these two in the protocol and unlikely to play, and Stephen Anderson also in the protocol, the Texans may have to turn to Evan Baylis in Week 2. This is definitely a situation you want to monitor closely. Both Griffin and Fiedorowicz are highly questionable for Week 2.