Providing Fantasy Advice, Articles, and Up to Date News!
Doug Martin was in Tuesday's practice, and was running with the first-team offense, per Greg Auman on Twitter. This is great news for Martin and his fantasy owners. He struggled in Week 1 and Bobby Rainey did a good job filling in for him in Week 2. It’s unsure how the workload would be split up, but this is a great matchup for Martin. Fantasy owners can roll with him as a No. 2 RB if he plays.
49ers tight end Vernon Davis avoided a significant left ankle injury, per the CSN Bay Area. A Monday MRI revealed a deep bruise and no structural damage. This is great news for Davis and the Niners. He was seen on crutches following Sunday night’s game. At this point fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief. His Week 3 status is unknown, but there’s a chance he suits up. We will keep you posted on his status as we hear it.
Rams wide receiver Tavon Austin has been diagnosed with a sprained right MCL and is expected to miss about two weeks, per the NFL Network. We will keep you posted on his status, but Austin didn’t have much of a fantasy impact heading into Week 2.
Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III could miss 6-8 weeks with a dislocated ankle, per the NFL Network. An MRI Monday revealed no fracture. Kirk Cousins will start in Griffin’s absence. There have been reports that OC Jay Gruden is more content running the offense around Cousins. Therefore once Griffin returns to action, it’s unknown if he will regain the starting position. At this time, fantasy owners should keep Griffin stashed on their bench until further notice.
Chargers running back Ryan Mathews has a sprained MCL that could keep him out 4-5 weeks, per the NFL Network. No surgery is required at this time. Donald Brown is expected to see a role increase in Mathews’ absence. Fantasy owners should pick up Brown off waivers.
Saints running back Mark Ingram will miss about a month with a hand, per Adam Schefter. This is a tough blow as he was having a great start to the season. He carried the ball 24 times for 143 yards and three touchdowns. The Saints will not lean on Khiry Robinson and Pierre Thomas. Fantasy owners should pick up Robinson off waivers.
Jaguars’ tight end Marcedes Lewis will be out 6-8 weeks with a high ankle sprain according to the NFL network. This is a tough blow for the Jaguars offense that lack offensive weapons. Fantasy owners in redraft formats can cut Lewis at this time.