There’s nothing worse than watching your favorite NFL team struggle through a game without an injured star player and there’s nothing more frustrating than trying to win your fantasy football matchup with a star hobbled by an injury. There’s really nothing you can do about the former and only so much you can do about the latter, but here are the injured players you need to know about heading into Week 3:
The Atlanta Falcons will be without Steven Jackson against the Miami Dolphins this week and Roddy White is still nursing that bum ankle, so he might as well be out, too. Obviously, you want to sit both players if you have either of them on your fantasy team.
Danny Amendola may or may not need surgery on his hip, but he’s going to miss the New England Patriots‘ contest against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Rob Gronkowski is doubtful for the game, but there are rumors he might suit up at the last minute, but you shouldn’t risk it if you have him on your bench.
Larry Fitzgerald‘s hamstring injury forced him to leave the Arizona Cardinals‘ win over the Detroit Lions, but he likely won’t be able to play in Week 3 against the New Orleans Saints. If you have any other option, it’s best to sit Larry just in case.
Brandon Weeden has a sprained thumb, so he’ll likely miss the Cleveland Browns‘ game against the Minnesota Vikings this week. That really doesn’t affect anyone in fantasy land and bad news like this is typical for Cleveland fans.
Reggie Bush‘s knee injury looked scary on Sunday, but they say he’s okay. However, he’s not a sure bet to play this week, so check his status right up until game time to be sure.
Eddie Lacy‘s concussion is pretty severe, so the Green Bay Packers‘ running back isn’t expected to play again until Week 5. James Starks will carry the rushing load in Green Bay for the time being.
Maurice Jones-Drew and Blaine Gabbert are both likely to miss the Jacksonville Jaguars‘ Week 3 game against the Seattle Seahawks. Of course, the game is going to be over by half time, so it really doesn’t matter.