NFL Week 2 Injury Tracker: Which Players Could Impact Your Fantasy Lineup?

Jordan Cohn
September 14, 2019 - 5:29 pm

Two starting quarterbacks, a few second-round fantasy picks, and some key role players were injured in Week 1.

Here’s a rundown of the Week 2 injury report and who you should keep your eye on before plugging them into your lineups.

Arizona at Baltimore

RB Mark Ingram, BAL (Shoulder)
WR Marquise Brown, BAL (Hip)

Fantasy Impact: Both are questionable as of now, but Ingram most recently turned in a full day of practice while Brown was limited. If Brown is limited, WR Willie Snead gets a boost in his production, which is most important for his daily fantasy value. Ingram and TE Mark Andrews are both reliable fantasy options no matter the status of Brown.

Update: Both Ingram and Brown are expected to play.

Chargers at Lions

TE Hunter Henry, LAC (Knee)
WR Mike Williams, LAC (Knee)
K Michael Badgley, LAC (Groin)

Fantasy Impact: The injuries for the Chargers are notable, and only one is completely sorted out: Hunter Henry will be out for weeks with a fracture. However, both Mike Williams and Michael Badgley are up in the air for Sunday. Badgley was able to kick in Friday’s practice — an encouraging sign — while Williams’ status seems more and more in doubt as we progress through the week.

Update: Williams expected to play. Badgley will not.

Colts at Titans

No notable injuries

49ers at Bengals
RB Tevin Coleman, SF (Ankle)
WR Jalen Hurd, SF (Back)
WR AJ Green, CIN (Ankle)
RB Joe Mixon, CIN (Ankle)

Joe Mixon runs against the Cleveland Browns.

Fantasy Impact: AJ Green is still rehabbing his injury and figures to be out for a few more weeks. Joe Mixon is a big one here for fantasy purposes, and he missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but he looks ready to go based on his performance at Friday’s practice. Still, RB Gio Bernard may be a sneaky DFS play if Mixon’s workload is down. Tevin Coleman’s ankle injury will hold him out, meaning that backup RB Matt Breida will have plenty of opportunity in a game that could see a lot of action on the ground. Jalen Hurd’s back injury continues to delay his debut.

Update: Mixon will test his ankle before the game, but is likely to play.

Jaguars at Texans
WR Marqise Lee, JAC (Knee)
WR DeAndre Hopkins, HOU (Rib)

Fantasy Impact: DeAndre Hopkins’ name is frequently accompanied by that fat red “Q,” but he always seems to suit up and will be in for an intense matchup against Jalen Ramsey. Though Ramsey presents a very difficult matchup, we’ve seen it many times before, and Hopkins always produces. WR Marqise Lee is questionable this week, but with Nick Foles sidelined for the foreseeable future, he isn’t worth a start regardless.

Update: Lee is ruled out for the Jaguars.

Vikings at Packers
OT David Bakhtiari, GB (Back)
TE Jimmy Graham, GB (Finger)

Fantasy Impact: Offensive linemen don’t frequently appear on these fantasy injury roundups, but Bakhtiari’s impact will be sorely missed if he’s held out. Everyone, from Aaron Rodgers and the receiving corps, to running backs Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams will suffer if Bakhtiari is out. Jimmy Graham played through the finger injury last week, so his limited participation in practice shouldn’t be too much cause for concern.

Update: Bakhtiari is planning to play.

Cowboys at Redskins
WR Jordan Reed, WAS (Concussion)

Fantasy Impact: With RB Derrius Guice out for 6-8 weeks after successful meniscus surgery, Adrian Peterson and Chris Thompson will both get a boost and are worthy of flex consideration. It really just depends which one of those two is more prominently featured in the game plan. Reed will sit out again after failing to move past concussion protocol

Seahawks at Steelers
WR Tyler Lockett, SEA (Back)
WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT (Toe)

Fantasy Impact: The two teams’ respective No. 1 wide receivers dealt with injuries this week, but both should suit up when they face off on Sunday. Lockett practiced in a limited fashion on Thursday, and Smith-Schuster did the same after his X-ray came back negative. Keep an eye on their status, but they should both be raring to play come Sunday.

Update: Lockett expected to play.

Bills at Giants
WR Cole Beasley, BUF (Illness)
WR Cody Latimer, NYG (Calf)
WR Sterling Shepard, NYG (Concussion)

Fantasy Impact: The Giants WR corps can’t catch a break. Shepard (42 yards in Week 1) is still in concussion protocol, and Cody Latimer (74 yards in Week 1) couldn’t practice with a calf injury. The lead receiver for the Giants will likely be Bennie Fowler, who has shown a solid rapport with Manning and is a solid DFS option on Sunday. Beasley couldn’t practice with an illness on Thursday.

Patriots at Dolphins
WR Antonio Brown, NE (Non-Injury)
WR Albert Wilson (Hamstring)

Fantasy Impact: The fact that AB still might play despite the severity of the allegations against him is shocking to many. The latest is that he could very well suit up and take the field Sunday against a lowly Dolphins team; an interesting move, to say the least. Wilson’s injury doesn’t have a major impact, as there aren’t really any fantasy options in Miami.

Chiefs at Raiders
QB Patrick Mahomes, KC (Ankle)

Fantasy Impact: Mahomes will play but will be limited movement-wise by his ankle. However, he remains an elite QB option. The bigger factor might be how he overcomes the loss of Tyreek Hill, who is out multiple weeks with a collarbone injury. We’ll have to see how the offense adjusts without its most versatile threat to attract the defense and stretch the field.

Patrick Mahomes drops back for a pass against the Jaguars.

Saints at Rams

No notable injuries

Bears at Broncos

No notable injuries

Eagles at Falcons

No notable injuries

Browns at Jets
RB Dontrell Hilliard, CLE (Concussion)
WR Rashard Higgins, CLE (Ankle)
QB Sam Darnold, NYJ (Illness)
RB Le’Veon Bell, NYJ (Shoulder)
LB C.J. Mosley, NYJ (Groin)
DT Quinnen Williams, NYJ (ankle)

Fantasy Impact: Dontrell Hilliard vultured a touchdown from RB Nick Chubb last week, but that doesn’t seem to be a concern going into Monday night’s matchup while he’s in concussion protocol. Higgins, the fourth or fifth receiving threat in Cleveland, is dealing with an ankle injury but will play on Monday. The team dealing with more severe injuries is the Jets, whose starting QB will be sidelined with mono as Trevor Siemian takes his place. Le’Veon Bell’s MRI came back negative, and he’s optimistic that he’ll play Monday night. Regardless, with Siemian running the show, the Jets will likely struggle to produce much against the Browns defense.