The Fantasy Football Impact of the significant injuries in Week 1
Fantasy Football owners witnessed a frantic Week 1 with injuries to substantial fantasy players. The impact of those injuries will result in fantasy owners scrambling for updates on their potential return. How does this affect the other players on those teams? The Fantasy Fixers take a look at each of the significant injuries in Week 1 and what are the next steps for fantasy owners.
Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill suffered a collarbone injury that will result in Hill missing multiple weeks. His absence in Week 1 opened the door wide open for Sammy Watkins to explode to the tune of 9 catches for 198 yards and 3 touchdowns. Watkins always exhibited talent but has been injury-prone throughout his career, missing 18 games in the last three seasons. The Fantasy Fixers advise all owners to pick up Sammy Watkins immediately and also keep in mind rookie wide receiver Micole Hardman.
Nick Foles suffered a broken clavicle in his Week 1 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. Foles was placed on Injured Reserve and will be eligible to return Week 11. Foles may want to hurry back after he saw what rookie Gardner Minshew II accomplished when he took over. All Minshew did was go 22 of 25 passing for 275 yards and two touchdowns. The Fantasy Fixers talking quarterback controversy?
Another injury with fantasy impact was suffered by San Francisco 49ers running back Tevin Coleman. He suffered the dreaded high-ankle sprain. The initial prognosis is a two to six-week recovery, but that’s a tricky injury which could result in lingering pain throughout the remainder of the season. Matt Breida is the biggest benefactor, and The Fantasy Fixers want owners to check their waiver wire for his availability. Also, the guys think that Raheem Mostert is a sneaky pickup as he played well when Coleman went down on Sunday.
Pick Up City
Fantasy Football owners who consistently win all have one thing in common. They all play the waiver wire. There will always be injuries and players who don’t perform. Championship caliber owners examine the available players and know who to pick up and when.
The Fantasy Fixers reviewed the Week 1 results and discovered who are the best players to pick up. If you require a quarterback, Case Keenum looked like the old Case Keenum from the Minnesota Vikings and threw for 380 yards and three touchdowns. Rookie Gardner Minshew II replaced the injured Nick Foles and passed for two touchdowns.
Questions from the podcast team
- Which players benefited the most from the Week 1 injuries?
- Who should be the most added players in Fantasy Football as we head into Week 2?
- Are the Lamar Jackson and the Baltimore Ravens offense legit?
- Are the Miami Dolphins the worst team since the 1970s Tampa Bay Buccaneers?
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