The opening week of the 2018 NFL season is now within the books, and as is all the time the case, quite a lot of accidents got here together with it. Leonard Fournette was the most important RB who received knocked out of a sport, whereas Aaron Rodgers was the most important participant of any variety who went down (however got here again). Marcus Mariota additionally handled a doubtlessly worrisome damage, leaving all three on the beginning ’em/sit ’em bubble heading into Week 2 — and probably forcing their fantasy soccer homeowners to move to the waiver wire.
We’ll maintain you within the loop on all the newest updates from across the league as extra damage information trickles after Week 1.
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Leonard Fournette damage replace
UPDATE: Jaguars coach Doug Marrone said Fournette’s injury is “minor.”
There all the time appears to be no less than one big-name operating again who will get damage in Week 1. This 12 months, it was Fournette. The Jaguars star exited the season opener within the first half and by no means returned. He was nursing a hamstring damage and was declared out for the sport early within the second half.
Regardless of this information, Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone is “pretty optimistic” about Fournette’s damage. This might seemingly point out that Fournette may have an opportunity to swimsuit up in Week 2 the place he may have an honest matchup towards the Patriots. In fact, if his hamstring is not totally wholesome, he might even see fewer carries that he usually does, however he’ll nonetheless get an honest quantity of touches.
Fournette’s hamstring is unquestionably 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.
Week 2 Rankings:
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Aaron Rodgers damage information
UPDATE: Packers coach Mike McCarthy mentioned the staff remains to be “collecting all the information” on Rodgers’ damage.
There’s a variety of uncertainty in regards to the knee damage 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 received to the sideline and was carted off, and in that second, it seemed like his season is perhaps in jeopardy.
Nonetheless, Rodgers shockingly returned to the sport and led an unbelievable comeback for the Packers. Nonetheless, he seemed 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 taking part in subsequent week, in response to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
We’re prepared 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 assessments he has completed to verify on the knee within the coming days, however hopefully all seems simply wonderful for the Packers star. If Deshone Kizer takes over, all Inexperienced Bay offensive gamers would take a serious hit.
Marcus Mariota damage replace
UPDATE: Titans coach Mike Vrabel mentioned Mariota’s damage is “still being evaluated“.
Mariota suffered an elbow damage 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 go away the sport.
Offered that nothing about Mariota’s prognosis adjustments, it appears that evidently he ought to have an opportunity to swimsuit up in Week 2. Nonetheless, any damage 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 strong QBs on the waiver wire that might 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.