Gameday Injuries: Week 2

Gameday Injuries: Week 2

This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 8 AM ET on Sunday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.

Following a Week 1 that went off without a hitch, the NFL heads into its second full Sunday of action with a significant degree of receivers already among the walking wounded. There's also a pair of big-name running backs already confirmed to be out of action, as well as one very prominent absence at tight end. The week consequently shapes up as one where Fantasy managers will be forced to do a fair amount of pivoting in their lineups, so without further ado, let's dive into the latest news on the health front as of early Sunday morning:

QUARTERBACKS 

The Jets' Joe Flacco (neck) will remain out as expected for Sunday's Week 2 tilt against the 49ers, as he continues the latter stages of his recovery from offseason neck surgery. Fourth-round rookie James Morgan will serve as Sam Darnold's primary backup for the second straight week.

RUNNING BACKS  

The Broncos' Phillip Lindsay (toe) has been declared out for Sunday's game against the Steelers after missing practice all week. His absence will thrust Melvin Gordon into a lead-back role in just his second game with Denver, although Royce Freeman, who's seen plenty of work across his first 30 NFL games the last two seasons alongside Lindsay, will be around to share the load, including

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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