Fantasy Soccer Damage Updates: Leonard Fournette, Aaron Rodgers, Marcus Mariota amongst Week 2 QB, RB worries | Fantasy


The opening week of the 2018 NFL season is now within the books, and as is all the time the case, a lot of accidents got here together with it. Leonard Fournette was the largest RB who bought knocked out of a recreation, whereas Aaron Rodgers was the largest participant of any sort who went down (however got here again). Marcus Mariota additionally handled a doubtlessly worrisome harm, leaving all three on the beginning ’em/sit ’em bubble heading into Week 2 — and presumably forcing their fantasy soccer house owners to move to the waiver wire.

We’ll maintain you within the loop on all the most recent updates from across the league as extra harm information trickles after Week 1.

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Leonard Fournette harm replace

UPDATE: Jaguars coach Doug Marrone mentioned Fournette’s harm is “minor.”

There all the time appears to be at the very least one big-name working again who will get harm in Week 1. This yr, it was Fournette. The Jaguars star exited the season opener within the first half and by no means returned. He was nursing a hamstring harm and was declared out for the sport early within the second half.

Regardless of this information, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone is “fairly optimistic” about Fournette’s harm. This might seemingly point out that Fournette could have an opportunity to go well with up in Week 2 the place he could have a good matchup towards the Patriots. After all, if his hamstring is not totally wholesome, he may even see fewer carries that he usually does, however he’ll nonetheless get a good quantity of touches.

Fournette’s hamstring is certainly value monitoring, and if he misses any time, waiver-darling T.J. Yeldon is the handcuff to personal within the Jaguars backfield. However for now, we expect that Fournette will see some motion, so he does qualify for our Week 2 RB rankings.

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Aaron Rodgers harm information

UPDATE: Packers coach Mike McCarthy mentioned the staff remains to be “accumulating all the data” on Rodgers’ harm.

There may be lots of uncertainty in regards to the knee harm that Rodgers suffered towards the Bears in Week 1. Within the first half, Rodgers was happening on a sack when Bears defensive lineman Roy Robertson-Harris landed on his left knee. Rodgers instantly grabbed his leg and could not stroll off the sphere. He ultimately bought to the sideline and was carted off, and in that second, it regarded like his season is perhaps in jeopardy.

Nevertheless, Rodgers shockingly returned to the sport and led an inconceivable comeback for the Packers. Nonetheless, he regarded hobbled for a lot of the night and was clearly having bother placing weight on his left leg. Rodgers did not lack confidence within the post-game interview, saying that he can be enjoying subsequent week, in accordance with NFL Community’s Ian Rapoport.

We’re keen to belief Rodgers for the second, which is why he’s nonetheless included in our Week 2 QB rankings. That mentioned, we’ll be carefully watching any exams he has performed to test on the knee within the coming days, however hopefully all seems simply advantageous for the Packers star. If Deshone Kizer takes over, all Inexperienced Bay offensive gamers would take a serious hit.

Marcus Mariota harm replace

UPDATE: Titans coach Mike Vrabel mentioned Mariota’s harm is “nonetheless being evaluated“.

Mariota suffered an elbow harm that knocked him out of the Titans-Dolphins contest. He tried to return at one level however was ultimately faraway from the sport. Per ESPN’s Turron Davenport, Mariota mentioned that he was “all proper” however that he could not really feel his hand and that is what led him to depart the sport. 

Offered that nothing about Mariota’s analysis adjustments, evidently he ought to have an opportunity to go well with up in Week 2. Nonetheless, any harm to a QB’s throwing arm must be monitored carefully. So, we’ll maintain an in depth eye on Mariota and see if he actually is able to go in Week 2. It could be finest to make use of him as a backup for the upcoming week, until you do not have a greater possibility to begin. There are some stable QBs on the waiver wire that would garner consideration, as nicely. If Blaine Gabbert begins for the Titans, it might be a blow to the values of Corey Davis and even Dion Lewis.

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