Fantasy Harm Updates: James Conner, Miles Sanders, Phillip Lindsay, extra influence Week 2 RB rankings

Our Week 2 RB rankings are stuffed with “questionable” backs coping with accidents, as regular. James Conner’s mysterious Monday evening ankle damage nonetheless has us doubting his Week 2 availability, and Phillip Lindsay might miss out, as properly. Latest updates recommend Miles Sanders is trending towards being energetic, although, and so is Duke Johnson, so it is not all unhealthy for RBs this week. After all, which may not make your fantasy begin ’em, sit ’em choices any simpler. 

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James Conner damage replace

Conner, as anticipated, did not observe Wednesday as a result of his ankle damage. Earlier, Mike Tomlin stated that the Steelers would “depart the sunshine on” to play in Week 2 towards the Broncos. Conner did not play within the second half on Monday evening as Benny Snell Jr. got here in and rushed for 113 yards.

The Athletic has reported that Snell might see extra motion even as soon as Conner returns. Conner did not run properly Monday earlier than leaving the sport, whereas Snell seemed significantly better all through his evening. In Week 2, it is trying like Snell deserves RB2 consideration with Conner doubtless out. If Snell is not but owned in your league, this extra information about post-Conner return workload makes him a must-add. Jaylen Samuels will function the pass-catching specialist/change-of-pace again, however he would not have a lot fantasy worth, even in PPR leagues.

WEEK 2 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Vast receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Miles Sanders damage information

Sanders (hamstring) was concerned in observe all final week earlier than being held out Sunday. He was a full participant in Philadelphia’s Wednesday observe this week, so certainly he’ll go well with up in Week 2, assuming he encounters no setbacks. The Eagles play the Rams in Week 2. 

ESPN’s Adam Schefter has additionally reported Sanders is on observe to play in Week 2. The Rams have a robust defensive entrance, however Sanders continues to be an RB2 play with him doubtless seeing 15-plus touches. 

WEEK 2 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating again | Vast receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Will Phillip Lindsay play Week 2?

A number of NFL Community studies have stated that Lindsay’s Week 2 standing is unsure, with Ian Rapoport saying that Lindsay is more likely to miss a number of weeks together with his turf toe damage. Broncos head coach Vic Fangio would not rule Lindsay out for this week, calling him “day after day.”

The Broncos play in Pittsburgh throughout Week 2 towards a Steelers protection that held Saquon Barkley in verify. Lindsay would solely be a flex play, at finest, even when he performed, and a dangerous one at that. With out Lindsay, Melvin Gordon’s workload must be safe, however he might discover it robust sledding towards Pittsburgh, making him a back-end RB2 or flex play. Royce Freeman solely noticed six snaps in Week 1 after Lindsay was injured, which means Freeman is barely usable within the deepest of PPR leagues if Lindsay is out. 

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Duke Johnson damage replace

Johnson missed the second half of Houston’s opener with an ankle damage. He practiced Wednesday, although, and appears more likely to go well with up in Week 2 towards Baltimore.

David Johnson was the massive winner of the Thursday evening opener within the Texans’ backfield. Duke solely had 5 carries and one goal earlier than leaving the sport. A wholesome Duke Johnson is a deep-league PPR possibility, however the Ravens protection is robust, so depart Johnson on fantasy benches.

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