Fantasy Football Week 1: Most Significant Injuries

By Vincent Frank on Monday, September 11th 2017
Fantasy Football Week 1: Most Significant Injuries

David Johnson, Running Back, Arizona Cardinals

Johnson exited Sunday's loss to Detroit with what was later confirmed to be a sprained wrist. While x-rays were negative in regards to a break, an MRI later on Monday will dictate how long Johnson will be out. The Cardinals are reportedly expecting him to miss as much as half the regular season. Johnson entered the year as the No. 1 fantasy player in terms of ADP. With him out, Kerwynn Williams will likely take over as Arizoan's starter. He's not a fantasy-relevant option. 

Danny Woodhead, Running Back, Baltimore Ravens

After missing all but two games due to an ACL injury last season with the Los Angeles Chargers, new Baltimore Ravens running back Danny Woodhead hoped to revive his career in a new city. 

Dealing with a hamstring injury throughout the preseason, Woodhead was active for Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. That didn't last too long. Woodhead was carted off the field with another hamstring injury in the first half. There are no further updates available at this time. 

Kevin White, Wide Receiver, Chicago Bears

White will be placed on season-ending injured reserve after suffering a fractured scapula in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons. This comes after he played a total of four games in his first two NFL season. Needless to say, White's career is in jeopardy with all of these injuries. For the Bears, it especially hurts after the team lost Cameron Meredith to a torn ACL during the spring. Kendall Wright led all Bears wide receiver with three catches for 34 yards on Sunday. He'll be asked to step into a No. 1 receiving role. 

Allen Robinson, Wide Receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars 

The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without No. 1 receiver Allen Robinson for the remainder of the season after he sustained a torn ACL against the Houston Texans on Sunday. 

Robinson's injury occurred immediately after his first catch of the season on a non-contact play. Jacksonville ruled him out almost immediately, a clear indication that the injury itself was serious. Look for Allen Hurns, who had fallen out of favor, to step into a starting role opposite Marqise Lee. Though, the Jags' offense is now all about rookie Leonard Fournette after he put up 124 total yards and a score in his regular season debut. 

C.J. Fiedorowicz, Tight End, Houston Texans 

From a fantasy perspective, the focus has to be on 2016 breakout tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz, who was among those who suffered a concussion on Sunday. Texans head coach Bill O'Brien indicated Monday that he's unlikely to go against Cincy. With fellow tight ends Ryan Griffin and Stephen Anderson also in the protocol, the Texans find themselves in a less-than-ideal position here. 

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