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Fantasy Football Week 2 Injury Recap: Saquon Barkley, Parris Campbell, Jimmy Garoppolo and more

A player's injury status can have a significant effect on fantasy football — it can determine draft strategy, roster construction and, most importantly, start-or-sit decisions for your fantasy team.

Each week, I will review the positional players’ injuries from Thursday's and Sunday’s games. Injuries are fluid, so make sure to stay up to date by following @mario_pilato on Twitter.

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Thursday, September 17

Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland Browns

Bengals:

TE C.J. Uzomah, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: TE31 — Ankle injury

Uzomah tore his Achilles tendon in the fourth quarter and did not return. He will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Browns:

N/A

Sunday, September 20th

Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Panthers:

RB Christian McCaffrey, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: RB2 — Ankle injury

McCaffrey injured his ankle on a touchdown run in the fourth quarter and did not return to the game. He is set to miss 4-6 weeks with a high-ankle sprain.

Buccaneers:

N/A

New York Giants @ Chicago Bears

Giants:

RB Saquon Barkley, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: RB4 — Knee injury

Barkley tore his ACL in the second quarter of the game. He will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Sep 20, 2020; Chicago, Illinois, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) practices before the game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. Credit: Mike Dinovo-USA TODAY Sports
WR Sterling Shepard, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: WR47 — Toe injury

Shepard left the game with a toe injury at the end of the second quarter and did not return. He is thought to be dealing with turf toe, which could force him to miss multiple weeks, as skill position players need the toe to push off.

Bears:

N/A

Atlanta Falcons @ Dallas Cowboys

Falcons:

N/A

Cowboys:

N/A

Detroit Lions @ Green Bay Packers

Lions:

N/A

Packers:

WR Davante Adams, PFF Consensus Week 2 Rank: WR1 — Hamstring injury

Adams pulled up in the red zone in the third quarter due to a hamstring injury. He did not return to the game. Adams reentered the game but was pulled out early. I don’t believe this to be a serious hamstring strain.

Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee Titans

Jaguars:

N/A

Titans:

N/A

Minnesota Vikings @ Indianapolis Colts

Vikings:

N/A

Colts:

WR Parris Campbell, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: WR36 — Knee injury

Campbell was carted off the field in the first quarter with a sprained MCL and PCL, which is expected to keep him out for some time.

Buffalo Bills @ Miami Dolphins

Bills:

N/A

Dolphins:

N/A

San Francisco 49ers @ New York Jets

49ers:

QB Jimmy Garoppolo, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: QB20 — Ankle injury

Garoppolo first injured his ankle in the first quarter. He left the game in the third quarter with a high ankle sprain. The return-to-play timeline ranges from three days to three-plus weeks. Garoppolo will undergo further evaluation to understand the severity of the injury.

Sep 20, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert (31) rushes for a touchdown during the first quarter against the New York Jetsat MetLife Stadium. Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
RB Raheem Mostert, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: RB20 — Knee injury

Mostert was pulled out of the game at halftime due to a mild MCL sprain. The return-to-play timeline for a Grade 2 MCL sprain is typically two to four weeks. He will undergo further evaluation to understand the severity of the injury.

RB Tevin Coleman, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: RB51 — Knee injury

Coleman suffered a knee injury during the game. The specific injury and severity are unclear.

Jets:

WR Breshad Perriman, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: WR52 — Ankle injury

Perriman exited the game in the second quarter due to an ankle injury and did not return. He sprained his ankle and is considered week to week, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Los Angeles Rams @ Philadelphia Eagles

Rams:

RB Cam Akers, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: RB30 — Rib injury

Akers suffered a rib injury in the first quarter and did not return to the game. He will undergo further evaluation to understand the severity of the injury.

Eagles:

N/A

Denver Broncos @ Pittsburgh Steelers

Broncos:

WR Courtland Sutton, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: WR35 — Knee/leg injury

Sutton left the game with what was reported as a knee injury/cramping. However, he was diagnosed with a torn ACL and is out for the season.

QB Drew Lock, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: QB31 — Shoulder injury

Lock injured his shoulder on a sack in the first quarter and did not return to the game. I believe he didn’t injure his A/C joint like first reported — it’s either his labrum or cuff. Information will come out with further evaluation.

Steelers:

N/A

Washington Football Team @ Arizona Cardinals

Football Team:

N/A

Cardinals:

N/A

Kansas City Chiefs @ Los Angeles Chargers

Chiefs:

N/A

Chargers:

Sep 13, 2020; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) throws during the second quarter against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium. Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports
QB Tyrod Taylor, PFF Week 2 Consensus Rank: QB22 — Chest injury

Taylor was pulled from the game after warmups due to a chest injury. It seemed to be more of a medical issue, as he was taken to the hospital. He is considered week to week, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.

Baltimore Ravens @ Houston Texans

Ravens:

N/A

Texans:

N/A

New England Patriots @ Seattle Seahawks

Patriots:

N/A

Seahawks:

N/A

Mario Pilato has a master's degree in Kinesiology and a bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports Science, along with eight years of experience in the strength and conditioning industry, including at the collegiate and NFL level. His injury analysis articles will appear weekly.

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