NFL Injuries Gone Wild

Teddy Bridgewater 2018. Photo via Mark Sanchez, nypost.com

September 19, 2019 — Injuries are raining high early in the NFL season and it has cost a few superstar teams.

Drew Brees recently underwent thumb surgery after tearing a few ligaments, Big Ben Roethlisberger‘s season is over due to an elbow injury, Cam Newton is currently in a walking boot, Sam Darnold has mono and his backup Trevor Semien broke his ankle Monday night vs the Browns, Eli Manning has been replaced with Danny Dimes for the first time in his career.

Along with these individual injuries, the Eagles were so banged up after losing to the Falcons they canceled practice and opted for a walkthrough. Two WR are out DeSean Jackson with a groin injury and Ashlon Jeffrey witih a calf injury. The Bengals are fairly beat up as well, check out their practice chart from Wednesday:

via NFL.com

Week 3 is going to be one heck of a ride with multiple QB changes.

Josh Rosen has been reported to start for the Dolphins who continue to get pummeled. Dolphins face the Cowboys in Dallas on Sunday – which we can guarantee will end up an L. Dolphins offense simply needs a lot of offensive help.

One top game of the week is Lamar Jackson (2-0) vs Patrick Mahomes (2-0) in Kansas City; Mahomes has continued to toss deep passes down the field and Jackson has proven to do a little passing and a little running if needed. Baltimore needs to cover heavy on the Chiefs passing game, deep threats are how the Raiders lost (and their faulty offense) because they crowded the line of scrimmage.

“You name it. … We’ve got guys that can absolutely fly all over the field. Speed kills in this game. If you’ve got it, you’re in the advantage.

Travis Kelce discussing the Chiefs offense. NFL.com

The Saints take on the Seahawks in Seattle with their new QB Teddy Bridgewater. Truly, Bridgewater is a threat; he has a more reliable offense, defense and kicker *cough cough* than he did with the Vikings. Now is his time to shine. This match-up will a fun one to watch and I’m hoping the Saints can pull through, not only because I have Kamara on my fantasy team.

Fantasy news: DeSean Jackson (WR, Eagles) is out, which sucks because I played him rather than Brandin Cooks (WR, Rams) because of a ‘gut feeling’ 🙄.
O.J. who? Howard hasn’t done much the past two weeks and put up a nice 0.0 in week 2 against Carolina – I picked up Will Dissly as an addition to make a game time decision, but Seattle vs Saints…not too sure how that will play out defensively. (And I just said go Saints so.)

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