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    WR Fantasy Injury Report Week 2: Latest on Diontae Johnson, Christian Watson, Puka Nacua, and Others

    There are several big name wide receivers questionable to play -- what's the latest injury news for fantasy managers?

    Wide receivers have taken a beating from the preseason all the way through Week 1. The list of names on the injury list at wide receiver is sometimes hard to keep up with. But we have compiled a report of these injuries for fantasy football managers to help navigate these setbacks. Which wide receivers will go on Sunday? Who will be riding the bench?

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    Injury Updates for Top Fantasy Football WRs

    Here is the latest news on fantasy-relevant wide receivers at the start of Week 2.

    Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Getting beat down at home in Week 1 was not the way the Pittsburgh Steelers wanted to start their season. Even worse, one of their best receivers suffered a big setback in the loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

    Diontae Johnson went down in the early second half of Sunday’s game with a hamstring injury. The wideout has been unable to practice all week due to the setback.

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    It is not officially known if Johnson will miss significant time, but he is most likely not going to see action Monday night when the Cleveland Browns come to town. Official injury designations for Monday night games come out Saturday afternoon, but I would expect a “doubtful” or “out” tag for Johnson.

    Adjust your rosters accordingly, fantasy managers. It is unlikely Johnson sees the field on Monday.

    Christian Watson, WR, Green Bay Packers

    Editor’s Note: Christian Watson is inactive for Week 2.

    Green Bay Packers wide receiver Christian Watson did not play in Week 1 with a hamstring injury. For most of Week 2, Watson couldn’t hit the practice field in preparation for the Packers game on Sunday in Atlanta.

    But Watson was able to practice on a limited basis Friday. The team officially listed Watson as questionable for Sunday. Watson had been ruled out this time last week, so the questionable tag is definitely progress. But we will likely have to wait until near game time on Sunday to know if the speedy second-year wide receiver will play in Week 2.

    Puka Nacua, WR, Los Angeles Rams

    No one had a more surprising Week 1 than Los Angeles Rams rookie wide receiver Puka Nacua. Nacua had 10 catches and 119 yards in his NFL debut in the Rams’ win in Seattle.

    However, Nacua took a few licks that had him limited in practice this week with an oblique injury. The injury has officially given Nacua a questionable tag heading into Sunday’s home opener against the San Francisco 49ers.

    However, head coach Sean McVay told media that he expects Nacua to go this week. If the head coach thinks Nacua is healthy enough to play, I would expect him on the field. Unless other news breaks, Nacua should go in Week 2.

    Jakobi Meyers, WR, Las Vegas Raiders

    After a stellar Week 1 debut with the Las Vegas Raiders, Jakobi Meyers took a big hit near the end of the team’s win over the Denver Broncos that put him in concussion protocol. The receiver has been unable to clear from this list all week and officially is out for Sunday when the Raiders travel to Buffalo to take on the Bills.

    Meyers had nine catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns in his debut in Las Vegas, so he will be sorely missed in their offense. In his stead, expect Hunter Renfrow to get some more receiving opportunities for the Raiders.

    DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Tennessee Titans

    Editor’s Note: DeAndre Hopkins is inactive for Week 2.

    DeAndre Hopkins did not practice for the Tennessee Titans all week after suffering an ankle injury late in the Titans’ opening loss to the New Orleans Saints. The receiver is officially listed as questionable to play when the Titans take on the Los Angeles Chargers in their home opener.

    While Hopkins was unable to practice and is questionable, it is possible the receiver could still go on Sunday. Hopkins is an established veteran who has played in games without practicing for a week before. The question will be how his ankle feels come Sunday morning.

    We will have to monitor this injury all the way up until game time to see if Nuk goes or not.

    Brandin Cooks, WR, Dallas Cowboys

    Editor’s Note: According to Schefter, Cooks is not expected to play in Week 2.

    While the Dallas Cowboys enjoyed the drumming they put on the New York Giants in Week 1, one of their top receiving options has been dealing with a knee injury ever since. Brandin Cooks, who the Cowboys brought in through free agency this past offseason, has an MCL injury that puts his status in doubt for the Cowboys’ Week 2 contest against the New York Jets.

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    Cooks is officially listed as questionable, but the receiver was unable to practice this week. On top of the injury, the Cowboys face one of the best secondaries in the NFL with the Jets in town. A hobbled Cooks facing that defense is a recipe for low fantasy points in Week 2. Plan your starting rosters accordingly.

    Romeo Doubs, WR, Green Bay Packers

    Romeo Doubs has officially been removed from injury designation for the Packers as they prepare for a Week 2 contest in Atlanta. After being questionable leading up to Week 1, Doubs was still able to play for the Pack in a limited basis. He caught two touchdowns against the Chicago Bears, even though he played less than half of the Packers’ offensive snaps.

    Doubs’ services can certainly be used with teammate Christian Watson questionable for this game. The Packers will want as many options on the field on Sunday for Jordan Love, so Doubs suiting up will be a helping hand.

    Davante Adams, WR, Las Vegas Raiders

    Davante Adams sat out Las Vegas Raiders practice on Wednesday with a foot injury. But have no fear Raiders fans and fantasy managers: the superstar wide receiver returned and practiced in full both Thursday and Friday.

    Adams is listed as questionable leading into Week 2, but the fact he has been able to participate fully the last few days increases the likelihood Adams suits up on Sunday. Of course, we will monitor this injury leading up to game time but expect Adams to take the field in Buffalo on Sunday.

    Amari Cooper, WR, Cleveland Browns

    Things escalated quickly for Amari Cooper, the Cleveland Browns, and his fantasy managers. Cooper went from being off the injury report to missing time Saturday and being listed as questionable. On Sunday, Schefter reported that Cooper is unlikely to play on Monday.

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