Injury report for week 2 right here, folks. We’re here to give you the latest news on key players that are questionable for Sunday and Monday games. We all know how frustrating it is to have one of your stud players put up a big goose egg in points because he was scratched from the game at the last minute. Winning in fantasy football takes a little bit of luck avoiding the injury bug in addition to your unquestionable mad skills. If you have any of the players below on your team, check out the week 2 sleepers to find replacement options.
Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
Heading into week 1, Newton was looking promising to play but ended up sitting out to further rest his ribs. He has been practicing this week and should be a full go in week 2.
Carson Palmer, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Palmer appears to have some nerve issues in his shoulder, and while he hasn’t practiced much this week, he’s expected to play on Sunday.
Andre Ellington, RB, Arizona Cardinals
Ellington is still listed as questionable with a foot injury. He still hasn’t practiced this week, but this seems like a repeat of the narrative going around this time last week when it was being reported he might be out for four weeks. Instead, he played exceptionally well against the Chargers with 18 touches for 80 yards. My money is on him playing again despite missing practice.
Adrian Peterson, RB, Minnesota Vikings
Not an injury, but he’s out for week 2 in another ugly issue for the NFL.
Toby Gerhart, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Gerhart has been limited in practice with an ankle injury but he’s expected to play Sunday against the Redskins.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Carolina Panthers
Williams is likely out on Sunday with a thigh issue. Jonathan Stewart will get the start in his place with Mike Tolbert and Fozzy Whittaker also in the mix. None of them seem like strong plays going up against a tough D-line in Detroit though.
Eddie Lacy, RB, Green Bay
Lacy looks good heading into week 2 after suffering a concussion last week. He’s been a full go in practice so Lacy owners shouldn’t have any concern playing him.
Doug Martin, RB, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Martin did not look good at all in week 1 until he was pulled from the game with a reported knee injury. He has been limited in practice thus far but is expected to play against the Rams on Sunday.
Ben Tate, RB, Cleveland Browns
Tate is out with a knee injury, probably for a couple of weeks, so look to Terrance West and Isaiah Crowell to step up in his absence.
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Oakland Raiders
MJD is out with a hand injury. Darren McFadden will get the start against the Texans with Latavius Murray now in the backup role.
Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall, WR, Chicago Bears
Both are looking less than 50/50 for week 2 against the 49ers. Both Jeffery (hamstring) and Marshall (ankle) still haven’t practiced this week. Jeffery’s injury appears to be of greater concern, so Marshall owners should feel slightly better. In any case, whether just Jeffery or both Jeffery and Marshall are out for Sunday night’s game, Santonio Holmes should see a nice uptick in production.
Keenan Allen, WR, San Diego Chargers
Allen is probable for Sunday’s game against Seattle. His ribs are good enough that’s been practicing.
Mike Wallace, WR, Miami Dolphins
Wallace has been limited in practice with a hamstring issue but all signs point to him playing in week 2.
Cecil Shorts III, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Shorts looks to be out again in week 2, and possibly even longer. Look for Marqise Lee and Allen Hurns to continue to perform well in his absence.
Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins
Reed’s hamstring injury is significant enough to rule him out for a few weeks. Logan Paulsen will step into the starters role in the meantime, but he’s not worth rostering until Washington shows some competence on offense.
Jordan Cameron, TE, Cleveland Browns
Cameron still hasn’t practiced this week dealing with a shoulder issue. Consider him questionable heading into week 2. Cameron owners should have a backup option in place.
Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego Chargers
Gates has not been practicing and is still listed as questionable with a hamstring injury. Like last week, look for the more explosive Ladarius Green to step up if Gates is out.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
Gronk’s knee held up in week 1 so he should be good to go in week 2.