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The Week 2 NFC South clash between your SAINTS and Tampa Bay Buccaneers has a variety of injury concerns circling it.
Alvin Kamara’s status for the Saints may be the most concerning injury for fantasy football players from that game.
Kamara have not practiced each one of the last two days due to a rib injury. He could be officially listed as questionable, per ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter.
A potential absence as well as limited action for Kamara could throw a wrench in fantasy football plans due to the alternatives the Saints have in the backfield.
The statuses of Jameis Winston and Mark Ingram may also be watched closely. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reported both players are listed as questionable alongside Kamara.
Tampa Bay already ruled Chris Godwin out for the Week 2 clash in the Superdome. Three wide receivers and Leonard Fournette may also be listed as questionable, per ESPN’s Field Yates.
Injury concerns aren’t limited by the Tampa Bay-New Orleans clash. Baltimore listed running back J.K. Dobbins as questionable before Sunday’s ending up in the Miami Dolphins, per Yates.
Dobbins didn’t play in Week 1 but did practice through the entire week. Which should allow some desire to seep set for fantasy football players looking for help at running back.
Below is really a consider the other top injuries which could affect fantasy football rosters for Sunday’s Week 2 games.
- Alvin Kamara, RB, NO: questionable (ribs), per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
- Chris Godwin, WR, TB: out (hamstring), per Schefter.
- Jameis Winston, QB, NO: questionable (back), per team injury report.
- Mark Ingram, RB, NO: questionable (ankle)
- D’Andre Swift, RB, DET: questionable (ankle), per NFL.com.
- Kadarius Toney, WR, NYG: questionable (hamstring), per NFL.com.
- Mac Jones, QB, NE: will play (back), per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
- Najee Harris, RB, PIT: will Play (foot), per Rapoport.
- C.J. Uzomah, TE, NYJ: doubtful (hamstring), per NFL.com.
- George Kittle, TE, SF: questionable (groin), per The Athletic’s Matt Barrows.
- Damien Williams, RB, ATL: out (rib), per NFL.com.
- Tee Higgins, WR, CIN: questionable (concussion), per Yates.
- Michael Gallup, WR, DAL: out (knee), per NFL.com.
- Rondale Moore, WR, ARI: out (hamstring), per NFL.com.
- K.J. Hamler, WR, DEN: out (knee/hip), per NFL.com.
- Allen Lazard, WR, GB: Questionable (ankle), per Schefter.
Alvin Kamara Listed as Questionable
Kamara’s insufficient practice time could mean he’ll skip the clash with Tampa or he will be suffering from it if he plays.
New Orleans’ fantasy football situation at running back differs than any team in the NFL due to Taysom Hill’s presence.
Hill reclaimed his role because the NFL’s No. 1 touchdown vulture by scoring in the Saints opener contrary to the Atlanta Falcons. He also led the Saints in rushing yards with 81.
By Friday, Hill is listed as a quarterback and a good result in Yahoo fantasy football leagues. The positional versatility is essential for fantasy managers looking for roster help, in fact it is also worrisome for individuals who may rise against a new player listed as a good end that puts up running back numbers.
Hill ran for 54 and 33 yards in two of his last three meetings with the Buccaneers. He could possibly be regarded as a fantasy option even though Kamara is ruled as designed for Sunday.
The complete Bucs-Saints game is difficult to straighten out from the fantasy perspective at this time. Godwin being out opens up roles in the passing game for Jones and Gage, but both players are listed as questionable.
The waiver wire will probably see some late action Sunday morning, also it wouldn’t normally be surprising to see Bucs and Saints players lead the set of adds from the waiver wire due to the unknowns for the reason that contest.
J.K. Dobbins Questionable Despite Practicing
In a far more promising situation, Dobbins practiced all week in the buildup to the Ravens’ home opener contrary to the Miami Dolphins.
Dobbins’ questionable status appears more promising compared to the designation directed at Kamara on Friday afternoon.
Dobbins can change right into a popular fantasy football running back the coming weeks, nonetheless it may be smart to show some caution with the third-year running back. He missed most of 2021 and must get accustomed to in-game action again.
Baltimore used Kenyan Drake, Mike Davis and Justice Hill at running back Week 1, but do not require did anything of significance. Drake had probably the most carries of the trio, but he managed 31 yards on 11 carries.
Lamar Jackson shouldered the offensive load contrary to the Jets, as he threw for three touchdowns and completed 17 of his 30 passes.
A pivot from the Baltimore running backs is essential if you were to think Dobbins won’t make an instantaneous impact. Miami held Damien Harris to 48 rushing yards on nine carries in Week 1, therefore the matchup might not be ideal to utilize Dobbins.
Jeff Wilson Jr. and Darrell Henderson are two of the running backs you can land on the waiver wire instead of Dobbins. Wilson could shoulder Elijah Mitchell’s workload in SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA, and Henderson played more snaps than Cam Akers in Week 1.
Starting Dobbins off his extended rest period is really a risk, but if you were to think he will depend on the duty, then play him at your personal risk. He ought to be a far greater fantasy contributor because the season continues on.