Gameday Injuries: Week 2

Gameday Injuries: Week 2

This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 8 AM ET on Sunday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.

After an action-packed Week 1, we're set for a big Week 2 that unsurprisingly has a notably larger injury report than that of the season's opening slate of games. However, the majority of concerns are found within the wide receiver position, as key Fantasy players at quarterback, running back and tight end are all healthy for the most part. There are a couple of big names already ruled out, however, so without further ado, let's dive into the health outlook as of early Sunday morning:

QUARTERBACKS   

The Texans' Deshaun Watson (coach's decision) will be inactive again for Sunday's Week 2 matchup against the Browns. Tyrod Taylor will start against Cleveland after racking up 290 yards and two touchdowns while adding 40 rushing yards in a Week 1 win over the Jaguars.

The Raiders' Marcus Mariota (quadriceps) was placed on injured reserve Saturday, sidelining him for at least the next three games. Nathan Peterman, who has nine games of NFL experience over his first three seasons, will serve as Derek Carr's backup beginning with Sunday's Week 2 contest versus the Steelers.  

RUNNING BACKS     

The Raiders' Josh Jacobs (toe) will not play in Sunday's AFC clash against the Steelers after missing practice all week. In his absence, offseason signee Kenyan Drake,

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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