Recapping the Injuries week 3 2017

By Armando Marsal
Armando Marsal Week 2 is in the books and this was one filled with injuries. Fortunately it does not appear that anyone will miss the remainder of the season due to these injuries, but we do have some players who are expected to miss a significant amount of time. It is still early in the season, so the waiver wire should have some talent that can help you fill in some voids. Now let’s take a look at some of the players who sustained injuries this week and what we can expect.

Randall Cobb – Packers: Cobb suffered a shoulder injury late in the fourth quarter of Sunday night’s game. He had an MRI on Monday and results came back negative. It is a situation worth monitoring, but at this time he does not appear to be in any danger of missing the Packers next game and is listed as day-to-day.

Jordy Nelson – Packers: Nelson suffered a quad injury early in Sunday night’s game against the Falcons and never returned. It is uncertain whether the injury will keep him off the field for some time, but fantasy owners should plan as if he is. Davante Adams gets a big boost if Nelson misses, while Randall Cobb and Ty Montgomery should see an increase in targets as well. This is a situation we will be monitoring closely throughout the week.

Corey Coleman – Browns: Coleman suffered a broken hand on Sunday and already underwent surgery. His timetable is 6-8 weeks, so his season is not over. However, he is expected to miss a significant portion of the fantasy season. In re-draft leagues, fantasy owners can go ahead and drop him if necessary. Rashard Higgins played in 76 percent of the snaps against the Ravens and led the team with 11 targets. He should see an increase in targets during Coleman’s absence.

Phillip Dorsett – Patriots: Dorsett left in the fourth quarter of Sunday’s game and never returned. It is uncertain if they kept him out due to the score of the game or if he could not return due to the injury. Either way, his status for Week 3 is in question.

Corey Davis – Titans: Davis briefly exited Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury, but did return in the fourth quarter. This is an aggravation of the training camp injury, which is concerning. He is currently listed as day-to-day. Even if he plays in Week 3, he faces an elite Seahawks defense, so there is no fantasy appeal.

Greg Olsen – Panthers: Olsen suffered a broken foot in Sunday’s win over the Bills. He is expected to have surgery to repair the broken foot and miss 6-8 weeks post-surgery. His season is not over, so fantasy owners will need to keep him stashed and hope he is back in time for the fantasy playoffs. Ed Dickson is expected to move into the starting tight end duties in Carolina, but he offers little appeal and should only be considered in deeper leagues.

Jordan Reed – Redskins: Reed sustained a bruised chest on Sunday and is considered day-to-day. This is the risk in drafting him as he appears on the injury report often. The good news is that the injury is not a serious one. Fantasy owners should monitor his status throughout the week, but baring any setbacks he should be ready for Week 3.

Rob Gronkowski – Patriots: Gronk left Sunday’s game with a groin injury. Initial reports suggest that it is not a serious injury and that he is fine. That being said, it certainly is worrisome and a situation worth keeping a close eye on due to his injury track record. Since 2012, he has not played a full season. He should be considered questionable for Week 3 and fantasy owners should prepare for the worse, but barring setbacks should be able to give it a go.

Jimmy Graham – Seattle: Graham appears to have suffered an ankle injury in Sunday’s win over the 49ers. There are no official reports on the severity of the injury, but he is considered questionable for Week 3. He is off to a slow start and playing hurt, making it a tough situation for fantasy owners on a weekly basis. If you have another option who is producing, you may want to keep Graham on the bench until he gets healthier.

Robert Kelley – Redskins: Kelley was knocked out of Sunday’s game with a rib injury and is considered day-to-day. His status for Week 3 is up in the air and it will be very dependent on his practices this week. If he misses any time, Samaje Perine and Chris Thompson should see an increased role.

Rex Burkhead – Patriots: Burkhead left Sunday’s game with a rib injury. The severity of the injury is unknown at this time, but we should know more throughout the week. He has played just 18 snaps through the first two games and does not appear to be a focal point on this offense. We will update you on his status as we hear it.

Terrance West – Ravens: West is dealing with a soft-tissue injury and only played 15 snaps in Sunday’s game. There are no updates on the severity of the injury and whether or not it will force him to miss any time. He is listed as questionable for Week 3, but it is a situation worth keeping a close eye on.

DeShone Kizer – Browns: Kizer left Sunday’s game with a migraine but returned. He suffers from migraines and these can come sporadically which can be concerning for fantasy owners. He struggled immensely against the Ravens, throwing for 182 yards and committing four turnovers. He is expected to play in Week 3 against the Colts.