It happens every year. In fact if it doesn’t happen to you, consider your lucky. The injury bug bites and infects all. Within the first two weeks, I’ve lost the following players to injury all on one team: Danny Woodhead, Zach Ertz, Jamaal Charles (granted i drafted him injured), and Julio Jones is even fighting off some injuries. But I know someone else in another league who has lost AP, Keenan Allen, Danny Woodhead, and Zach Ertz. That is brutal. I’m going to go through which players you should be concerned about for at least the near future.
Danny Woodhead: It pains me to say this because he is so talented. But you can drop Danny Woodhead. His season is over after tearing his ACL Sunday afternoon. He should be ready to go by the beginning of next season because the injury happened so early into the season. But start looking for replacements and trade for Melvin Gordon if you can.
Adrian Peterson: So at least we know what is wrong with him now. AP has a torn meniscus in his right knee. Not nearly as serious as Woodhead’s injury, but no one knows how much time he will miss. He has not been ruled out of next week’s game. If he gets partial surgery he will be back in about 4 weeks. If he gets the full surgery he will be out for about 4 months. Big difference there. If you own AP you need to own Jerrick Mckinnon. If you don’t own AP, Mckinnon he is worth a waiver claim anyway.
Arian Foster: Foster suffered from a groin injury during the game after giving it go with a previous hamstring injury. He is considered day to day. Don’t be surprised if he plays this week. Also don’t be surprised if the oft-injured Foster either reaggravates this injury or stumbles upon on another one. Foster owners should already have Ajayi by now.
Jonathan Stewart: Stewart also injured his hamstring this past weekend. It also not thought to be serious, he will probably miss at least one game. Pick Up Fozzy Whittaker as a one week replacement. But, when stewart comes back, he will take back is regular role.
Try to persevere through the rough week that was fantasy football.