Fantasy Football 2015: Injury Update 9/21
Taking a Look at the Injured Fantasy Stars Heading into Week 3
September 21, 2015
It’s a Week 2 NFL Monday, which makes this a good time to check out some of the key injury situations in the fantasy football world. We’ve got a fresh crop of names and information for you this morning, so let’s check out the latest news and see what we’re looking at heading into Week 3.
Let’s start with the elephant in the room here, the Packers’ Eddie Lacy. He didn’t last long in Green Bay’s win over the Seahawks last night, leaving early in the first quarter due to an ankle injury. He’d be ruled out for the remainder of the game around halftime.
Lacy’s injury likely torpedoed many a fantasy week, as he scored less than a point before leaving. The good news is that the initial X-rays were negative, so he appears to have simply sprained his ankle rather than suffering a break. Owners will want to keep a close eye on him in the coming days to see where he’s at.
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While we’re on the subject, it’s worth mentioning that Davante Adams also injured his ankle in this game, but he was able to return.
Now let’s move on to the Cowboys, who have some major issues moving forward. They got a win against Philly yesterday, but lost Tony Romo to a broken left collarbone.
Romo suffered the same injury in Week 7 of 2010, and was out for the rest of the season. He’ll get an evaluation today and we’ll have some more info on his condition. We’re probably looking at 8-10 weeks of healing, though.
Cowboys TE Jason Witten also suffered not one, not two, but three injuries yesterday. He sprained both ankles and one knee in the victory, but was able to play through the issues.
Witten will likely at least be limited in practice this week, and could end up missing some time. With Romo gone, he doesn’t look like such a good fantasy tight end anymore.
Before we move on, let’s check on Dez Bryant, who got some bad news yesterday as well. He required a bone graft during his surgery on his broken foot, and that means twice the recovery time as initially reported.
Bryant will be out of action for 10-12 weeks, which may end up getting him dropped in shallow leagues or those with small benches. Definitely bad news for the Cowboys and fantasy owners.
The 49ers’ Carlos Hyde appears to have escaped any significant injury during Week 2. He was pulled from the game against the Steelers and evaluated for a concussion. Hyde passed the tests, but the team decided against putting him back in.
There was no sense in putting Hyde back in during San Fran’s blowout loss, so he should be fine for Week 3 against Arizona.
If you’ve got the Eagles defense on your roster, you’ll want to keep tabs on LB Kiko Alonso. He suffered a knee injury yesterday and will have an MRI today.
Alonso doesn’t have good luck with his knees. He tore an ACL last year and was gone for the whole season.
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