Along with wild come-from-behind wins, Week 2 also had a number of significant injuries. The FullTime Fantasy Football Injury Rundown will update you on the severity and fallout.
Before you finalize your waiver wire claims for Week 3, it’s crucial to know the latest injury info.
Here is the Fantasy Football Injury Rundown for Week 3 and how fantasy managers should approach it for this week and moving forward. This list will be updated as injury news rolls in all week.
Trey Lance (QB) San Francisco 49ers – Lance was a popular breakout candidate this preseason bases on his massive upside. Unfortunately, the bust part of boom/bust is applicable here as Lance’s season is over after a massive ankle injury. He’s already had surgery and the Niners will march forward with Jimmy Garoppolo. Lance drafters will likely have to surge ahead with a streaming approach. But Garoppolo, Carson Wentz, or Jared Goff make respectable replacements.
James Conner (RB) Arizona Cardinals – An ankle injury caused Conner to exit early and he did not return. Early indications are that the injury isn’t serious but his inability to come back into a game that Arizona trailed is concerning. His Week 3 practice participation will be key. If Friday rolls around and Conner hasn’t practiced, it’s a good bet he’ll miss the game. Darrel Williams and Eno Benjamin split snaps evenly after Conner departed.
Jerry Jeudy (WR) Denver Broncos – Jeudy hurt his rubs in the first quarter and did not return. He’s being listed as day-to-day. If Jeudy is forced to miss a game or two, Courtland Sutton would offer WR1 upside. Now if we can just do something at quarterback.
Michael Pittman (WR) Indianapolis Colts – The Colts must’ve had a rough practice week. It cost them their top two wideouts and did not result in a win. Pittman hurt his quad but is considered day-to-day. He’s got a solid chance of suiting up this week and the club desperately needs his presence.
Damien Harris (RB) New England Patriots – After getting hit in the knee, Harris limped off the field and did not return. In true Patriots fashion, he told the media he was “fine” after the game. We don’t expect the team to exactly be upfront about the true details of Harris’s knee. We’ll have to monitor his practice participation all week. If he’s ruled out, it would be a boon for Rhamondre Stevenson, who actually played more snaps than Harris in Week 3.
Michael Gallup (WR) Dallas Cowboys – There is a chance that Michael Gallup (ACL) returns in Week 3. We would advise caution here but if Gallup is cleared to start, he would immediately be the Cowboys’ No. 2 option. A healthy Gallup is a solid weekly WR3/4.
Gabriel Davis (WR) Buffalo Bills – A surprise inactive on Monday, Davis injured his ankle during Saturday’s practice. He was ruled out of Buffalo’s trouncing of Tennessee but there have been no updates on the injury itself. We’ll keep an eye on his status for Week 3 and update the FullTime Discord.
Dalton Schultz (TE) Dallas Cowboys – Dr. Jerry Jones implied that Schultz might only miss one week but shouldn’t be absent long. This is good news, as Schultz appeared to suffer a major knee injury in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys’ upset over Cincinnati. Fantasy managers should be prepared to stream a tight end for a week or two but shouldn’t be shocked if Shultz is slow to recover.
Julio Jones (WR) Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Jones was listed as a game-time decision but was ultimately ruled out of Week 2. The aging, oft-injured wideout is dealing with a knee injury and is questionable for Week 3. The Bucs could desperately use him in the lineup. Our early guess is he will be able to play against the Packers.
Hunter Renfrow (WR) Las Vegas Raiders – On what turned out to be the final play of the game, Renfrow took a hard hit to the shoulder from Isaiah Simmons. The hit was bad enough to put Renfrow in the league’s concussion protocol.
Devin Duvernay (WR) Baltimore Ravens – Ravens’ wideout Devin Duvernay is also in the league’s concussion protocol after exiting in the fourth quarter of the Ravens’ loss to Miami. Duvernay returned the opening kick for a score. Other than that, he wasn’t involved much, snagging both of his targets for 42 yards.
Tyrion Davis-Price (RB) San Francisco 49ers – After rushing 14 times for just 33 yards in Week 2, Davis-Price exited with an ankle injury. Word dropped Monday that TDP suffered the dreaded high-ankle sprain and will miss multiple weeks. There is no reason to keep the rookie rostered except in dynasty leagues. Jordan Mason is next up in the Niners backfield.
Tyler Kroft (TE) San Francisco 49ers – Kroft injured his MCL and will be sidelined for a month or more. With George Kittle nearing a return, there is no reason to hold onto Kroft in any format.