We are only two weeks into the 2019 season, but there are an endless amount of injuries that have occurred to notable players. Injuries are one of the most important areas to focus on in fantasy football when making decisions in your lineups.
To help you make those decisions, we will highlight the injuries that could affect your fantasy football teams. Along with that, there will be possible replacements listed if there’s a legitimate chance that a player is inactive on Sunday or Monday.
With that being said, here is your Fantasy Football Injury Report for Week 3 of the 2019 season.
Panthers’ Cam Newton (Out): After struggling against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 2, it was discovered that Cam Newton re-aggravated his foot injury from the preseason. Newton missed the entire week of practice and has been ruled out against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Kyle Allen will start for the Panthers at quarterback in Week 3.
Saints’ Drew Brees (Out): Drew Brees underwent thumb surgery earlier this week after suffering an injury in Week 2 against the Los Angeles Rams. The New Orleans Saints are expected to start Teddy Bridgewater in his place. You could take a flier on him in deeper leagues but there are likely better options available.
Jets’ Sam Darnold (Out): The New York Jets are expected to be without Sam Darnold for a few weeks due to falling ill to mono. Luke Falk is going to be the starter in Week 3 against the New England Patriots this week. Falk isn’t someone you should consider under any circumstance in fantasy football.
Possible replacements: Jacoby Brissett, Matthew Stafford, Jimmy Garoppolo
Bills’ Devin Singletary (Out): Over the first two weeks of the season, Devin Singletary has made the most of his limited opportunities for the Buffalo Bills. Unfortunately, a hamstring issue will sideline the rookie rusher in Week 3. In his absence, Frank Gore will handle the starting duties and is a viable option this Sunday.
Chiefs’ Damien Williams (Out): The Kansas City Chiefs will host the Baltimore Ravens in a highly anticipated matchup this week. However, they will be without Damien Williams in their backfield. LeSean McCoy has also been nursing an injury this week but is active on Sunday.
Colts’ Marlon Mack (Active): Throughout the week, Marlon Mack missed a couple of practices but he was able to log a limited practice on Friday. Mack is now officially listed as active for Week 3. You are starting Mack against the Falcons.
Patriots’ James White (Out): White is set to miss the Jets’ game due to the expected birth of his child.
Possible replacements: Frank Gore, Raheem Mostert, Chris Thompson
Eagles’ DeSean Jackson (Out): The Philadelphia Eagles are banged up. DeSean Jackson has already been ruled out with an injured abdomen.
Cowboys’ Michael Gallup (Out): Michael Gallup has been crucial to the aerial attack of the Cowboys this year but will be inactive with a knee injury. We could see a heavy dose of Ezekiel Elliott and Amari Cooper on Sunday.
Eagles’ Alshon Jeffery (Out): Along with Jackson, Philadelphia will be without Alshon Jeffery on Sunday against the Detroit Lions. Jeffery has missed the entire week of practice due to a calf issue. Nelson Agholor will fill in at wide receiver.
Colts’ T.Y. Hilton (Active): T.Y. Hilton (along with Mack) was limited in practice this week with a quad injury. Hilton is officially active and on track to start on Sunday.
Possible replacements: Nelson Agholor, Randall Cobb, John Brown
Browns’ David Njoku (Out): The Cleveland Browns suffered a blow to their offense with David Njoku sustaining a broken wrist injury. The team has placed him on injured reserve.
Rams’ Tyler Higbee (Out): On the other side of the Browns-Rams game on Sunday night, Tyler Higbee will also be sidelined with an injury. Gerald Everett seeing more snaps with the Rams’ starters.
Ravens’ Mark Andrews (Active): The Ravens passing attack has been highly effective this season, due in large part to Mark Andrews at tight end. The pass-catching tight end was limited in practice for the majority of the week with a foot injury, but he’s active against the Chiefs.
Packers’ Jimmy Graham (Active): Graham is active for the Week 3 game against the Broncos.
Eagles’ Dallas Goedert (Active): Goedert gives Carson Wentz another receiving option with both Jackson and Jeffery sidelined.
Possible replacements: Will Dissly, Jason Witten, Gerald Everett