Having already seen running back David Montgomery go down with a thigh injury, the Detroit Lions cannot afford to lose standout wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown. But ASRB did suffer an injury against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday.
Amon-Ra St. Brown Injury Update
St. Brown seemed to be banged up for most of Detroit’s Week 2 game. He was slow to get up after several plays and spent time on the sideline with trainers. At one point, St. Brown got his shoe taped on the sideline.
The Lions have since offered an update on St. Brown, noting he’s questionable to return on Sunday due to cramping.
#Lions Injury Update:
WR Amon-Ra St. Brown, Cramping, Questionable
— Detroit Lions PR (@LionsPR) September 17, 2023
Fortunately, Brown returned to the game as the fourth quarter wound down.
St. Brown posted six receptions for 71 yards and a touchdown in Detroit’s season-opening win against the Kansas City Chiefs. He’d managed six catches for 102 scoreless yards against Seattle before departing.
A fourth-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, St. Brown put up at least 90 receptions, 900 yards, and five touchdowns over his first two pro campaigns.
Fantasy Fallout From St. Brown’s Injury
Amon-Ra St. Brown has been a fantasy star since he broke out late in 2021, and he has continued that momentum into this season. That said, his injury would leave this Lions offense without a reliable receiver.
Josh Reynolds has impressed in the early going this season, but banking on him as a fantasy asset is a little too optimistic.
Sam LaPorta has a handful of catches in both games this season and has proven the ability to wiggle free on those short-yardage passes. He may not carry a ton of per-target upside, but his volume of looks puts him on the fringe of the top 10 among tight ends, and he should certainly be rostered in all leagues.
The buy-low window remains open for Jahmyr Gibbs. His role in the passing game could expand if the Sun God is sidelined. I’m willing to explore trade offers for the talented rookie back
— PFN Fantasy Analyst Kyle Soppe