Injuries were a major problem following Week 1. We had several players hurt prior to the games even starting, and then plenty of guys went down on the field. It’s going to make the waiver wire extremely active heading into Week 2. And we’re here to help.
The two biggest injuries were to Marlon Mack (Achilles) and Blake Jarwin (ACL), who were lost for the season. But we also had other prominent players go down in their games with James Conner (ankle), Le’Veon Bell (hamstring), Phillip Lindsay (foot), Michael Thomas (ankle) and DeVante Parker (hamstring).
Along with that, Miles Sanders (hamstring), Kenny Golladay (hamstring) and Courtland Sutton (shoulder) were inactive for Week 1 due to lingering injuries. For those of you with multiple players on your Fantasy roster who were hurt, it was frustrating. But now it’s time to make adjustments.
The top players to add this week will likely be running backs, and the best options, in order for PPR leagues, are Benny Snell, Nyheim Hines, Malcolm Brown and Joshua Kelley. Snell, Hines and Brown have the chance to be starters in all leagues for Week 2 and beyond, and Kelley has long-term appeal — as well as flex potential in deeper leagues right away.