As always, injuries the week before can have a drastic effect on Sunday's NFL DraftKings Fantasy Football teams. Check out the biggest injuries from Week 2 that are sure to change their respective team's' offensive strategies.
Top Injuries in NFL Week 2
Greg Olsen, TE, Carolina Panthers
Olsen broke his foot in NFL Week 2. He's out for a significant amount of time. Olsen won't be eligible to return until Week 12. Does that mean back-up TE Ed Dickson gets his number called this Sunday versus the New Orleans Saints? Probably not.
It does mean that RB Christian McCaffrey could be a DFS stud on Sep. 24. McCaffrey has so far acquired a combined 20.8 NFL fantasy points. CM could eclipse that in Week 3 because Carolina battles the defense-challenged New Orleans Saints.
Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers
During Wednesday's practice, Jordy Nelson said that he should play on Sunday. Jody's listed as probable due to a quadricep issue. Green Bay's only averaging 71 rushing yards per game. What it means is that if Nelson is hampered in any way, Aaron Rodgers is going to throw the football to Randall Cobb and Davante Adams. Although Cincinnati's rush defense isn't great, it's hard to see Green Bay relying on the rush versus the Bengals.
Sam Bradford, QB, Minnesota Vikings
Although Sam Bradford didn't get hurt in Week 2, it's such a huge injury for the Vikings that I thought it necessary to discuss in this blog. Minnesota battles Tampa Bay in a key NFC matchup in Week 3. Tampa could have field day against Minnesota's offense if Bradford is out. If Bradford plays, Tampa's D might have trouble stopping RB Dalvin Cook.
Garrett Boles, OT, Denver
This could be a massive injury. Denver had trouble all last season protecting QB Trevor Siemian. The rushing attack was no where to be found. Boles has been the key to Denver's rushing resurgence. Boles is listed as being out indefinitely. What it means is that every single Broncos' skill player must be downgraded until DFS players are sure Denver's offense can thrive without him.
Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland
Coleman is, again, on IR after having surgery to fix his right hand. Coleman is questionable to return in Week 11. He could be out for the entire season. Cleveland's offense, which has been dreadful so far, might not be all that bad without Coleman. The Browns should hand the ball off to Isaiah Crowell. Since they face Indianapolis on Saturday, at least we know Crowell should provide some fantasy points.
Jordan Reed, TE, Washington
Washington's Jordan Reed is questionable due to a shoulder injury. Reed is QB Kirk Cousins favorite target. If Reed can't go, expect Washington to throw to RB Chris Thompson as well as WR Terrelle Pryor Sr.
Rob Kelley, RB, Washington
Washington's starting RB is probable Sunday. So far, back-up Chris Thompson has outplayed Kelley. Thompson has rushed for 81 yards on only 6 attempts. He's rushed for 2 TDs. Whether Kelley plays or not shouldn't matter. No DraftKings NFL Fantasy players should put Kelley on any of their DFS squads.