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Monday, September 10, 2018

2018 FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 1 INJURY REPORT

Monday is Injury Report day where we look at some of the key injuries from the games the day before in terms of its potential impact for Week 2.  Let's get right to it.

-Obviously the biggest injury news of the day was the knee injury suffered by Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers but amazingly, he came back to the field for the second half and engineered a monumental comeback that included three scoring tosses.  Rodgers admitted after the game there was some "damage" in the knee and head coach Mike McCarthy spoke on Monday about how he has to be looked at by the doctor's again in terms of whether he can go for Week 2.  The key is what the actual damage is and this is no doubt going to remove the running aspect of Rodgers' game which is a decent negative in terms of his immediate fantasy football outlook.  Also the Packers have to weigh whether sitting Rodgers for a game or two to fix the issue is worth it long-term here.  For now all Rodgers owners should be looking at Case Keenum on the waiver wire as a good replacement option. 

-Jacksonville Jaguars running back Leonard Fournette will have to try and come back from Sunday's hamstring injury which has his Week 2 status a bit cloudy but backup T.J. Yeldon played well in his place and is right there as one of the top adds off waivers.  As far as Fournette is concerned, he has a history of being a slow healer and so his status for Week 2 can't be anything better than 50/50.

-Tennessee Titans QB Marcus Mariota suffered an elbow injury that knocked him out early in the team's opener to the Miami Dolphins.  While head coach Mike Vrabel said Monday it seemed like Mariota would be all right, he took is likely looking at a 50/50 deal for Week 2 which means the woeful Blaine Gabbert would be under center.  The latter would be very bad news for Corey Davis and Rishard Matthews.

-You can already go ahead and cut loose Titans tight end Delanie Walker who is done for the season after suffering a broken ankle and ligament damage in the joint Sunday.  Jonnu Smith will take over for Walker and he has some deep league appeal given his decent receiving ability. 


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