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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


Rashaad Penny was listed as doubtful ahead of the Seahawks Week 2 game against Tennessee. (Source: Turron Davenport on Twitter )

Fantasy Impact: Pete Carroll already said Penny won't play after missing practice all week. DeeJay Dallas figures to act as the No. 2 running back in the Seahawks backfield, though Chris Carson should continue to see heavy usage himself.

Category: Injury Updates


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


Jets WR Jamison Crowder (groin) is questionable for Week 2 against the Patriots. (Source: Henry McKenna on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Crowder just returned from the reserve/COVID-19 list, but he's now battling a groin injury. The veteran slot receiver was limited in practice this week. Crowder's presence could hurt Elijah Moore's potential for early-season production.

Category: Injury Updates


Seahawks WR D'Wayne Eskridge (concussion) is doubtful for Week 2 against the Titans. (Source: Turron Davenport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Eskridge suffered a concussion in Week 1 and likely won't play against Tennessee this weekend. Freddie Swain should once again fill his role in Week 2.

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


Colts WR Parris Campbell has been listed as questionable for Week 2 with an abdomen injury. (Source: Colts.com)

Fantasy Impact: The word "injury" has been synonymous with Parris Campbell to this point in his career. The young and talented WR just can't seem to stay healthy. It's hard to justify a roster spot for Campbell, except for in Dynasty and very deep re-draft leagues.

Category: Injury Updates


Colts WR Michael Pittman Jr. has officially been listed as questionable for Sunday with an ankle injury. (Source: Colts.com)

Fantasy Impact: Pittman had a disappointing Week 1. With TY Hilton set to miss time, many expected Pittman to see a hefty workload. Unfortunately, three targets for 29 yards do not precisely meet those criteria. Pittman should be a bench stash in all formats until he proves otherwise.

Category: Injury Updates


ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that Texans QB Deshaun Watson will be inactive in Week 2 for "not injury related" reasons. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Once again Watson will remain sidelined in Houston. Until his legal situation has been resolved, it's unlikely the QB sees the field, especially not with the Texans.


Ravens WR Marquise Brown has officially been listed as questionable for Sunday with an ankle injury. (Source: Adam Beasley)

Fantasy Impact: Brown returned to the practice field on Friday, so barring a setback he's ready to roll on Sunday. Brown had six receptions for 69 yards and a touchdown opening week vs. the Raiders but faces a Chiefs D/ST Sunday known for taking away the big play. He can be considered a FLEX in PPR formats, and a low-end WR3 in standard leagues in Week 2.

Category: Injury Updates