clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Fantasy Football: Week 1 NFL injury report

New, comment

The regular season is here! If you are a fantasy football fanatic, check out the latest on injuries so you won't be left with more points on your bench than your starting lineup.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Editor's Note: FanDuel is running a $1,000,000 fantasy football league in week 1. The Top 46,000 teams win cash with $100,000 paid to first place. Join now!Here are a few big-point players who have been battling injury.

RB Todd Gurley - The running back out of St. Louis, or whatever the name of your fantasy team is if you take things that far, will not be playing in week 1. If you have him on your fantasy team, like I do (Go Colorado Homebrews!), have no fear! Gurley might be active as soon as week 2.

RB LeSean McCoy - Another injured running back, alas! The problem with McCoy is that he might start this week. Unlike Gurley who is a definite no-go for week 1, benching McCoy could leave you reeling if he ends up playing and scores a lot of fantasy points. After all, there isn't much worse than having a 30-point player just hanging out on your bench. If he does end up playing, the obvious concern is reinjury. So, my advice on McCoy is to wait and see. More information could be coming out later in the week.

WR Randall Cobb - Cobb suffered a minor injury during the preseason. With Jordy Nelson out with a torn ACL, Cobb will be a frequent target up in Green Bay this season. It is unknown, however, how much he will contribute during week 1, especially now that another one of Rodgers favorite targets, James Jones will play a bigger role than Cobb while Cobb is convalescing.

WR Alshon Jeffery - If you have Jeffery on your roster, you might be worried going into this week's game. Jeffery has been suffering from a calf injury that has made his availability dubious and dampened the enthusiasm of Jeffery fans everywhere. The Bears are facing off against the Packers, so if Jeffery does play, the Packers defense could limit his point-scoring possibilities. Jeffery has not practices yet this week, but the Bears continue to hope that he will be ready for the opener.

WR Victor Cruz - Another reliable receiver most fantasy owners would love to have on their team. If he is healthy. And, that is a really big "if" for the receiver who has missed 12 games over teh past two seasons. Unfortunately, Victor Cruz may not be ready for the game against the Dallas Cowboys since he is currently suffering from a strained calf, an injury that sidelined him during the preseason.

WR Mike Evans - Evans' participation in practice this week has been hampered by a hamstring injury. A solid pick for the whole of the season, he is shaky for his team's opener this week. Optimistic owners hope the downtime is merely precautionary. More pessimistic owners could freak out over the "lingering" nature of the injury and the effectiveness of quarterback Jameis Winston who is playing behind a less-than-stellar offensive line.

Other injured players to keep tabs on include C.J. Spiller and Duke Johnson. Arian Foster, Martavis Bryant, and Le'Veon Bell will all definitely be out for the season opener this week.