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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Bears LT Jason Peters (quad) is expected to play in Week 2. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Peters was limited last week with his quad but looks to be good to go on Sunday against the Bengals. Peters' availability bolsters a Bears offensive front that struggled to protect the immobile Andy Dalton in Week 1.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Colts OT Eric Fisher (Achilles) is expected to play in Week 2. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Fisher is in line to make his 2021 debut on Sunday against the Rams. This is terrific news for the Colts, who had their hands full last week against Seattle's defensive front and it will only be ramped up by a wide margin against the Rams. Fisher will likely start if he is indeed active.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport is reporting Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) is expected to play in Week 2. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Despite the fact that Crowder was inactive last week (COVID) and limited this week in practice with his groin, the expectation is that the veteran slot receiver will be on the field against New England. With Corey Davis the de facto No. 1 option for Zach Wilson, the target-reliant Crowder might be a risky fantasy play facing a Patriots team that he's hung a pedestrian 18/158/1 line on in five career games. One of the lowest point totals on this week's slate (43), it would be wise to look elsewhere for fantasy purposes.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Seahawks WR D'Wayne Eskridge (concussion) is not expected to play in Week 2. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Eskridge was a non-factor last week in the season opener. Now, he is not expected to be on the field for Sunday's matchup against the Titans. On a Seahawks team in which the spot of the No. 3 pass-catcher behind D.K. Metcalf and Tyler Lockett is presumably wide open, Eskridge could be even farther down in the pecking order following this injury. However, this is terrific news for TE Gerald Everett, who could be the perfect fit for that role. The next wideout up is Freddie Swain.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Seahawks RB Rashaad Penny (calf) is not expected to play in Week 2. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Penny is listed as doubtful on the injury report. Therefore, it is not surprising that the oft-injured rusher is not expected to suit up in a soft matchup against Tennessee. Deejay Dallas is next in line for the RB2 role behind Chris Carson. Dallas is not on the fantasy radar in Week 2.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Colts WR Parris Campbell (abdomen) is expected to play in Week 2 but will be tested in pregame warmups as a precaution.

Fantasy Impact: Schefter notes that Campbell was a late Friday addition to the injury report with an abdomen injury. However, barring a setback, Campbell will be tested in pregame and is expected to play as long as he looks the part. It won't be the best matchup for Campbell facing a Rams secondary that gave up nothing to the Bears last week, but he could be busy underneath, raising his floor in PPR. I'd look elsewhere if you have the means on your bench or on the wire.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. (ankle) is expected to play in Week 2 but will be tested in pregame warmups as a precaution. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pittman was a late addition to the injury report (Friday) with an ankle issue but is in line for an active designation for Sunday's early tilt against the Rams. In a presumably soft matchup last week against the Seahawks, Pittman was a non-factor. Now, he gets the Rams and will see standout CB Jalen Ramsey in coverage. If he doesn't see Ramsey the entire time, he will get Darious Williams. It won't be the best matchup to start Pittman in fantasy unless you're in dire straits.

Category: Injury Updates


The Raiders placed QB Marcus Mariota (quad) on injured reserve. (Source: Field Yates on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Mariota will miss at least three games due to the injury. Derek Carr will continue functioning as the Raider's unquestioned starter moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates


Detroit Lions RB Jamaal Williams (chest) was a full participant at Saturday's practice, per the team's injury report. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Williams averaged 6.0 YPC and caught eight of his nine targets for 56 yards receiving yards in a Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. His nine carries resulted in a rushing touchdown, elevating Williams to an RB4 finish in half-PPR formats, one spot ahead of Swift (RB5). With Swift questionable despite practicing fully on Saturday, Williams holds high-end RB2 value against a pedestrian Packers defense. Keep monitoring both Detroit running backs ahead of Monday night.

Category: Injury Updates


Detroit Lions RB D'Andre Swift (groin) is questionable ahead of Monday night's game against Green Bay despite being a full participant at Saturday's practice, per the team's injury report. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Swift caught eight receptions for 65 yards and a touchdown in a Week 1 loss to the San Francisco 49ers. He also led Detroit in carries and targets, while Jamaal Williams (chest) saw a similar workload to finish one spot ahead of him as the RB4 in half-PPR formats. Continue monitoring Swift's status ahead of Monday night's game at Lambeau Field.

Category: Injury Updates


Patriots OL Trent Brown has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 2 game against the Jets due to a calf strain. (Source: Mike Reiss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Brown has dealt with a lot of injuries the past two season and played just seven snaps in Week 1. His absence hurts the Patriots' offensive line.

Category: Injury Updates


Josh Sweat and the Eagles agreed to a three-year, $40 million extension. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Sweat was in the final year of his rookie contract. He gets $26.9 million guaranteed out of this deal. He has 10 total sacks through the first three seasons of his career.

Category: Transactions


Brian Hoyer and the New England Patriots came to an agreement on a one-year deal on Saturday. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: This move promotes Hoyer off the practice squad. Hoyer adds depth to the Patriots quarterback room behind Mac Jones.

Category: Transactions


Lions WR Tyrell Williams (concussion) has been ruled out for Monday's Week 2 matchup against the Packers. (Source: Tim Twentyman on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected. Detroit will turn to the trio of Kalif Raymond, Amon-Ra St. Brown, and Quintez Cephus to play in three-wide sets against Green Bay. None of them are recommended fantasy plays.

Category: Injury Updates


Steelers TE Eric Ebron (hamstring) was removed from the team's Week 2 injury report. (Source: Brooke Pryor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Ebron will play against the Raiders. He didn't practice on Thursday, but it was apparently a minor issue. Ebron isn't a recommended fantasy option this season.

Category: Injury Updates


Patriots TE Jonnu Smith (hip) is questionable for Week 2 against the Jets. (Source: Henry McKenna on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Smith was added to the injury report on Thursday and logged "limited" sessions the next two days. He'll likely play, but the hip issue is one to monitor moving forward.

Category: Injury Updates


Jets WR Keelan Cole Sr. (knee) is questionable for Sunday's Week 2 game against the Patriots. (Source: Henry McKenna on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Jamison Crowder (groin) is also questionable. The Jets' WR corps is one to avoid outside of Corey Davis this weekend.

Category: Injury Updates


NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Raiders RB Peyton Barber is expected to "handle some of the lead back duties" in Week 2 against the Steelers. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Josh Jacobs has already been ruled out, which leaves Barber and Kenyan Drake as the top two RBs for Las Vegas. Drake remains the preferred fantasy start of the duo, but we can't assume he'll transition into a bell-cow sans Jacobs. It sounds as if Barber will be a factor on early downs, in particular.


The Saints have ruled out C Erik McCoy for Sunday's game with a calf injury. (Source: Mike Triplett on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: McCoy left the game early on Sunday with what was described as "a lower leg injury". The standout center hasn't been placed on IR, so the team is hoping to get him back sooner rather than later.

Category: Injury Updates


Colts OL Braden Smith has been ruled out for Week 2 with a foot injury. (Source: Colts.com)

Fantasy Impact: It appears to be a multiple-week injury, as the Colts are considering placing their up-and-coming young tackle on short-term IR. Smith has been an integral piece to an offensive line many consider to be the best in the league. He signed a big contract extension in July. Carson Wentz may be in trouble this Sunday as the Colts take on Aaron Donald and the Rams.

Category: Injury Updates