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Fantasy Injury Updates: Aaron Rodgers, DeSean Jackson, Davante Adams impacting Week 2 start 'em, sit 'em decisions


Fantasy Injury Updates: Aaron Rodgers, DeSean Jackson, Davante Adams impacting Week 2 start 'em, sit 'em decisions

Night net null A couple of big-name quarterbacks suffered injuries in the first week of the Night net season, with Aaron Rodgers and Marcus Mariota both exiting games early (and coming back, in Rodgers' case). This will have a major impact on Week 2 fantasy football rankings and start/sit decisions, and the health of these two will have a major impact on other parts of their respective offenses. In addition to these quarterbacks, there are some banged-up pass catchers, including DeSean Jackson, Davante Adams, Marquise Goodwin, Will Fuller, and DeVante Parker, who fantasy owners will be searching for updates on.We'll keep you updated through the weekend on all the latest injuries that are impacting passing games for Week 2 (Go here for updates on RBs, including Leonard Fournette, Devonta Freeman and more). MORE FANTASY: RB Handcuffs Chart | Week 2 Waiver PickupsIs Aaron Rodgers playing in Week 2?The injury saga surrounding Rodgers has dragged on throughout the week with minimal clarity being provided about the left knee injury he suffered against the Bears. While Rodgers returned to the game and led an improbable comeback, it was clear that he wasn't at 100 percent and wasn't putting a lot of weight on his injured leg. Despite this, little had been confirmed about his injury after the Sunday night contest. Now, there is a bit more clarity. According to Rodgers himself, via ESPN's Rob Demovsky, he is dealing with a knee sprain that has made him feel "pretty sore the last three days." He hasn't committed to suiting up against the Vikings either, and he missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday, but he said he's just taking it a day at a time. However, Mike Zimmer and the Vikings are expecting him to play, so they will be creating a defensive game plan to combat him either way.Obviously, if Rodgers plays, it's tough to bench him. He's one of the best QBs in fantasy, and even in a bad matchup, he still falls within our top 12. That said, if he does end up missing this game and DeShone Kizer has to play, the Packers offense will be significantly downgraded across the board. Few players would be worth starting if Rodgers is out. His status could have a major trickle-down effect, so it will be important to see if he can do anything at practice over the next few days. But even if he is on the field, don't expect him to be 100 percent.Week 2 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerMarcus Mariota injury newsAccording to Jim Wyatt of Titans Online , Mariota is "feeling good" and should see the field this Sunday barring a se

tback. Mariota was dealing with an elbow injury that he suffered in the season-opening loss to the Dolphins, but it seems that the Titans will try to play him against the Texans.Given that Mariota is dealing with an elbow injury, it's hard to recommend trusting him against a good defense. Considering that he struggled a bit in the opener and at one point, he couldn't feel his fingers and hand, he falls lower in our QB rankings than he normally would in Week 2. He could bounce back in the future, but we need to ensure that he still has good zip on his passes before recommending him as a starter.WEEK 2 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsIs DeSean Jackson playing Week 2?Jackson was a popular waiver pickup after posting 146 yards and two TDs on five catches in the season opener. However, he suffered a shoulder injury and a concussion during the contest, and he's now questionable for Week 2.Jackson didn't practice on Wednesday, but he was on the field Thursday. It's unclear exactly how much he participated, but being on the field is definitely a good sign for him. That said, if Jackson can't quite make the recovery and is out, Chris Godwin will become the de facto No. 2 receiver for the Bucs, and he could see a lot of targets from Ryan Fitzpatrick. He could have a big game, especially if the Bucs are playing from behind as expected, so if you have both Tampa receivers, Godwin is probably the one to trust this week.Davante Adams injury newsAdams (shoulder) didn't practice Wednesday and was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, and signs are pointing to him playing on Sunday against the Vikings.Of course, Adams' value will ultimately be affected by Aaron Rodgers' status. As long as Rodgers is expected to start, Adams should be in fantasy lineups, but if Rodgers is out, that changes the equation.MORE WEEK 2 DFS: Values | Stacks | Lineup BuilderMarquise Goodwin injury updateGoodwin suffered a quad injury that kept him out of most of the 49ers season opener against the Vikings. According to 49ers senior reporter Joe Fann, Kyle Shanahan is "not sure" about whether or not oodwin will suit up in Week 2. This would seemingly indicate that Goodwin might truly be a game-time decision this week.If Goodwin does miss time, which seems like a strong possibility, second-round rookie Dante Pettis will likely step into a bigger role, as Fann indicated . Pettis had two catches for 61 yards and a score in the opening week of the season and in a matchup with the weaker Lions defense, he could be a major boon if all goes well. If you have Goodwin and Pettis is still available in your league, grabbing him now makes a lot of sense.WEEK 2 Night net PICKS ADVICE: Pick 'em leagues | Survivor poolsWill Fuller injury newsFuller sat out the Texans opener as he continued to deal with a hamstring injury. According to ESPN's Sarah Barshop, Bill O'Brien is hopeful that Fuller will return in Week 2 to take on the Titans. He was on the practice field Thursday for the second straight day, so that is probably a good sign for him. If Fuller does return, he can be trusted as a WR3/FLEX because of his speed and TD potential.​WEEK 2 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsDeVante Parker injury updateParker has been dealing with a finger injury since the preseason, and his inability to catch passes (because of the injury) kept him out in Week 1. According to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald, Adam Gase said Parker seems "fine" and is "itching to play." That means it's possible that he will return to the field in Week 2, though it's still possible he could miss time.If Parker suits up, it's not exactly clear what type of role he'll play in the offense. Kenny Still has emerged as the team's No. 1 receiver while Albert Wilson and Danny Amendola are reliable players as versatile inside/outside players. Parker could end up seeing playing time on the outside, but given his inconsistent play, it will be hard for him to do enough to be relevant in fantasy. At this point, Parker is a fringe-stash candidate at best, and if he misses action again on Sunday, or performs poorly, it may be time to cut ties with the perennial fantasy bust.

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