Despite last week being the first week of the season, there were less injuries this go around. If only that pattern could keep going until the end of the season.
Here’s your weekly rapid-fire injury report for week 2:
Roddy White (groin) made it known via Twitter that he would play on Monday. With his questionable status you would be taking a chance on him but he is someone I’d be willing to take a chance on. If you do decide to take him for his word and roll with him on Monday, be sure to pick up a back-up. Harry Douglas (Atl) or Brandon Stokley (Den) would be your best back-up options.
Steve Smith (knee) and Hakeem Nicks (foot) are all systems go for their games on Sunday. They are probable on the injury report and are definitely worth your first or second wide receiver slots.
Jake Locker (shoulder) was a full participant in practice on Friday and even with his questionable status on the injury report, expect him to start for Tennessee. The only question I would have for you is why are you starting him? If you’ve got him in your starting lineup take a look at the waiver wire and pick up Minnesota’s Christian Ponder or the Rams’ Sam Bradford.
Jonathan Stewart (ankle) is active for Sunday’s game against the Saints. Because of a poor performance by the Panthers run game last week against the Bucs, the return of Stewart should be big for them. Stewart would be a decent play as a flex or second running back in deep leagues.
Even with Kenny Britt (knees) listed as questionable on the injury report, the expectation is that he will suit up against the Chargers. There have been reports that Tennessee was going to ease him back into action but even with less reps Britt should still have a game worthy of a flex spot.
Antonio Gates (ribs) was a limited participant in practice but the consensus among those close to the situation is that Gates will suit up Sunday despite the rib injury. I wouldn’t be surprised if Gates went off against Tennessee despite the injury.