We had several RBs go down in Week 2, and it was a run to the fantasy football waiver wire to pick up potential backups. Which players and injuries do you need to keep your eye on as Week 3 gets closer?
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Injury Updates for Top Fantasy Football RBs
Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
The Browns placed Nick Chubb on IR today after a horrendous injury in the Monday night game. Chubb has a possible knee dislocation with multiple torn ligaments and will miss the rest of the season. Jerome Ford and newly signed Kareem Hunt will take over the backfield.
Jamaal Williams, New Orleans Saints
The Saints RB room is diminished, and it is about to get smaller. Jamaal Williams will miss “some time” as he recovers from a hamstring injury he sustained on Monday.
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With Alvin Kamara out for one more game, rookie Kendre Miller looks to make his debut. The team reported that Miller should be a full go at practice this week.
Update: Williams was not seen at Saints practice on Thursday.
Derrick Henry, Tennessee Titans
Star RB Derrick Henry popped up on the Titans’ injury report on Wednesday. Henry has a toe injury, and he was limited in practice. If Henry has to miss any time, rookie Tyjae Spears would be the lead back. Spears generated 49 yards on the ground in Week 2 and looks like a promising prospect.
Update: Henry was not spotted at Titans practice on Thursday.
Aaron Jones, Green Bay Packers
Green Bay missed their explosive RB Aaron Jones last Sunday, and his Week 3 status is still uncertain. Jones warmed up with the team on Wednesday but didn’t join his team on the field for the start of practice. Jones did not participate in individual drills.
Update: Jones returned to Packers practice on Thursday.
David Montgomery, Detroit Lions
Detroit’s starting RB David Montgomery suffered a thigh injury in the second half of the Lions’ loss on Sunday. Montgomery himself said he was expecting to miss a couple of weeks, but head coach Dan Campell referred to him on Monday as “day-to-day.” Craig Reynolds and Rookie Jahmyr Gibbs should get an uptick in work with Montgomery out.
Update: Montgomery did not participate in practice for the Lions on Thursday.
Miles Sanders, Carolina Panthers
Carolina’s main RB, Miles Sanders, was limited in practice on Wednesday. Sanders is battling a pectoral injury after putting up 43 yards on the ground against the Saints on Monday night. Chubba Hubbard is the next man up if Sanders is limited this week, and Hubbard did rush for 60 yards in Week 1.
Isiah Pacheco, Kansas City Chiefs
It was reported that Chiefs’ Isaiah Pacheco is not dealing with a hamstring tear but simply a hamstring issue. He did not practice on Wednesday and is considered day-to-day. If he cannot go on Sunday against Chicago, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Jerick McKinnon could see more work.
Update: Pacheco returned to practice on Thursday.
Austin Ekeler, Los Angeles Chargers
Fantasy managers were left pining for Austin Ekeler on Sunday after Joshua Kelley had problems delivering for the Chargers. Ekeler is working hard to get back on the field, but he did not practice on Wednesday, still nursing an ankle injury. He says he is week-to-week.
.@AustinEkeler is working hard to get back on the field 💪
— Yahoo Fantasy Sports (@YahooFantasy) September 20, 2023
Saquon Barkley, New York Giants
The Giants have declared Saquon Barkley out for the Thursday night game after he sprained his ankle in the last few minutes of the Giants’ win over the Cardinals.
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Matt Breida and Gary Brightwell will carry the load against a tough San Francisco defense.
Justice Hill, Baltimore Ravens
Justice Hill popped up on the Baltimore injury report today as a no-show at practice, and it was unclear why. It was later reported that Hill suffered a toe injury that could result in him missing Week 3. The Ravens are concerned — they signed veteran RB Kenyan Drake to cover their bases.
Update: Hill did not practice on Thursday for the Ravens.
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