2020 Week 2 – Individual Defensive Player Injury Report

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Week 1 of the NFL has officially come and gone. Now, we all look forward to the second week of the NFL season to begin on Thursday night. The first week of football brought us some expected but unfortunate injuries to quite a few players on both sides of the ball. We’re here to find out about the IDP players that look to be sitting out for Week 2. Let’s not waste any more time and check out the Week 2 Individual Defensive Player Injury Report!


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Dallas Cowboys/ OLB/ Leighton Vander Esch – Injured Reserve

First up on the injury report – Leighton Vander Esch. This one had to sting for a lot of us IDP lovers! LVE left the game early Sunday night as a result of a collarbone injury. As he was headed to the sidelines, you could tell he was uncomfortable. Many people were expecting a nice bounce-back season from him. Now, it looks like we may have to wait a bit longer for him to get back into action. Because of his broken collarbone, he was placed on IR, which means he’s likely out 6 to 8 weeks! He is set for a possible week 7 return as long as everything goes well during the rehab process. We can all only hope for the best while we wait for him to get back to 100%. LVE is young and a great defensive player, so that means you shouldn’t quit on him just yet.

Start or Bench?  – Bench


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Green Bay Packers/ DL/ Kenny ClarkQuestionable

The big man in the middle for the Packers recently received a nice payday. Unfortunately, he went down with a groin injury in week 1. Clark is a solid play in your DT or DL spot for your IDP squad. He’s a potential weekly starter unless the matchup is REALLY bad. Although I’m certainly not a medical expert, I believe the Packers were more so just being cautious with his injury. Keep an eye on Green Bay’s injury report, however, I do believe they will have him back for Week 2 against the Lions. As a result of the injury, however, Clark might see limited snaps. So, if you start him this week, keep that in mind.

Start or Bench?  – Start


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Cincinnati Bengals/ DB/ Shawn Williams Questionable

Williams missed his first game since 2017 as the result of a calf injury. He is widely considered to be the odd man out in the Bengals safety trio with Vonn Bell becoming the new starting strong safety. Therefore, with the Bengals playing the Browns Thursday night, there’s a good chance he may miss another week of football – keep an eye on the injury report. I was already putting him on the bench and I recommend you do the same. If you can sell him, I’d do it. Maybe you can get lucky and find a gullible team that will take him off your hands. Consequently, due to injuries, I believe Williams will be the back up for Bell once he is healthy.

Start or Bench? – Bench


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Notable IDP Players For Week 1 Injury Report

 

1. Arizona Cardinals – Jalen Thompson/ DB/ Ankle/ Questionable – Robert Alford/ DB/ Pectoral/ IR

2. Atlanta Falcons – Kendall Sheffield/ DB/ Foot/ Questionable – Charles Harris/ DL/ Ankle/ Questionable – Marlon Davidson/ DL/ Knee/ Questionable – Darqueze Dennard/ DB/ Undisclosed/ Questionable

3. Baltimore Ravens -Justin Madubuike/ DL/ Knee/ Questionable – Iman Marshall/ DB/ Knee/ IR

4. Buffalo Bills – Vernon Butler/ DL/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Del’Shawn Phillips/ LB/ Quadriceps/ Questionable – Tremaine Edmunds/ LB/ Shoulder/ Questionable – Matt Milano/ LB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Josh Norman/ DB/ Hamstring/ IR – Niles Scott/ DL/ Undisclosed/ Questionable

5. Carolina Panthers – Jason Ferris/ LB/ Undisclosed/ Questionable – Stantley Thomas-Oliver/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Donte Jackson/ DB/ Ankle/ Questionable – Natrell Jamerson/ DB/ Illness/ Questionable – Eli Apple/ DB/ Ankle/ IR

6. Chicago Bears – Robert Quinn/ LB/ Ankle/ Questionable – Michael Joseph/ DB/ Undisclosed/ IR – Artie Burns/ DB/ Knee/ IR

7. Cincinnati Bengals – Geno Atkins/ DL/ Shoulder/ Questionable – Renell Wren/ DL/ Quadriceps/ IR

8. Cleveland Browns – Greedy Williams/ DB/ Shoulder/ Questionable – Olivier Vernon/ DL/ Abdomen/ Questionable – Kevin Johnson/ DB/ Abdomen/ Questionable – Mack Wilson/ LB/ Knee/ Questionable – Jacob Phillips/ LB/ Knee/ Questionable – Curtis Weaver/ DL/ Foot/ IR – Trevon Young/ DL/ Undisclosed/ IR – George Obinna/ DL/ Triceps/ IR – Grant Delpit/ DB/ Achilles/ IR

9. Dallas Cowboys – Jourdan Lewis/ DB/ Ankle/ Questionable – Sean Lee/ LB/ Sports Hernia/ IR – Azur Kamara/ LB/ Undisclosed/ IR

10. Denver Broncos – A.J. Bouye/ DB/ Shoulder/ Questionable – Mark Barron/ LB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Von Miller/ LB/ Ankle/ IR – Justin Strnad/ LB/ Wrist/ IR

11. Detroit Lions – Justin Coleman/ DB/ Hamstring/ IR – C.J. Moore/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Jeff Okudah/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Desmond Trufant/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Mike Ford/ DB/ Leg/ IR – Austin Bryant/ DL/ Undisclosed/ PUP – Jashon Cornell/ DL/ Achilles/ IR

12. Green Bay Packers – Montravius Adams/ DL/ Toe/ Questionable – Randy Ramsey/ LB/ Groin/ Questionable – Raven Greene/ DB/ Quadriceps/ Questionable – Treyvon Hester/ DL/ Undisclosed/ Questionable – Kamal Martin/ LB/ Knee/ IR – Kabion Ento/ DB/ Undisclosed/ IR – Curtis Bolton/ LB/ Knee/ PUP

13. Houston Texans – Jonathan Greenard/ LB/ Ankle/ Questionable – Gareon Conley/ DB/ Ankle/ IR – Duke Ejiofor/ LB/ Knee/ IR

14. Indianapolis Colts – Julian Blackmon/ DB/ Knee/ Questionable – Kemoko Turay/ DL/ Ankle/ PUP – Sheldon Day/ DL/ Knee/ IR

15. Jacksonville Jaguars – Jarrod Wilson/ DB/ Hamstring/ IR – Josh Jones/ DB/ Leg/ Questionable – Quincy Williams/ LB/ Abdomen/ IR – Dontavius Russell/ DL/ Undisclosed/ IR

16. Kansas City Chiefs – Charvarius Ward/ DB/ Hand/ Questionable – Alex Okafor/ DL/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Khalen Saunders/ DL/ Elbow/ Questionable – Alex Brown/ DB/ Knee/ IR

17. Las Vegas Raiders – Nick Kwiatkoski/ LB/ Pectoral/ Questionable – Tanner Muse/ LB/ Toe/ IR

18. Los Angeles Chargers – Drue Tranquill/ LB/ Ankle/ IR – Derwin James/ DB/ Knee/ IR

19. Los Angeles Rams – Justin Lawler/ LB/ Foot/ IR – Travin Howard/ LB/ Knee/ IR

20. Miami Dolphins – Clayton Fejedelem/ DB/ Pectoral/ Questionable – Nate Brooks/ DB/ Undisclosed/ Questionable – Vince Biegel/ LB/ Achilles/ IR

21. Minnesota Vikings – Danielle Hunter/ DL/ Neck/ IR – Myles Dorn/ DB/ Undisclosed/ IR – Kenny Willekes/ DL/ Leg/ IR – Ben Gedeon/ LB/ Undisclosed/ PUP – Quentin Poling/ LB/ Undisclosed/ Questionable

22. New England Patriots – Cassh Maluia/ LB/ Knee/ Questionable – Michael Barnett/ DL/ Undisclosed/ IR – Beau Allen/ DL/ Undisclosed/ IR – Brandon King/ LB/ Quadriceps/ PUP

23. New Orleans Saints – P.J. Williams/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Marcus Davenport/ DL/ Elbow/ Questionable – Anthony Lanier/ DL/ Undisclosed/ Questionable – Kiko Alonso/ LB/ Knee/ PUP – Jalen Dalton/ DL/ Triceps/ IR – Johnson Bademosi/ DB/ Undisclosed/ IR

24. New York Giants – Tae Crowder/ LB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – David Mayo/ LB/ Knee/ IR – Xavier McKinney/ DB/ Foot/ IR – Montre Hartage/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable

25. New York Jets – Blake Cashman/ LB/ Groin/ IR – Avery Williamson/ LB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Kyron Brown/ DB/ Quadriceps/ PUP – Patrick Onwuasor/ LB/ Knee/ IR – Jabari Zuniga/ DL/ Quadriceps/ IR

26. Philadelphia Eagles – Craig James/ DB/ Thigh/ IR – Vinny Curry/ DL/ Hamstring/ IR – Javon Hargrave/ DL/ Pectoral/ Questionable – Brandon Graham/ DL/ Concussion/ Questionable – Derek Barnett/ DL/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Daeshon Hall/ DL/ Knee/ PUP – Will Parks/ DB/ Lower Body/ IR

27. Pittsburgh Steelers – NONE

28. San Francisco 49ers – Jason Verrett/ DB/ Hamstring/ Questionable – Ronald Blair/ DL/ Knee/ PUP – Julian Taylor/ DL/ Knee/ PUP

29. Seattle Seahawks – Branden Jackson/ DL/ Spine/ IR – Emmanuel Ellerbee/ LB/ Undisclosed/ IR

30. Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Justin Evans/ DB/ Foot/ PUP

31. Tennessee Titans – Vic Beasley/ DL/ Knee/ Questionable – Derick Roberson/ LB/ Knee/ Questionable – Adoree’ Jackson/ DB/ Knee/ IR – Dane Cruikshank/ DB/ Undisclosed/ IR

32. Washington Football Team – Thomas Davis/ LB/ Calf/ Questionable – Kendall Fuller/ DB/ Calf/ Questionable – Reuben Foster/ LB/ Knee/ IR – Ryan Bee/ DL/ Undisclosed/ IR


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Just a guy who enjoys his football.. I'm a true IDP Degenerate. I play in 19 leagues currently. In all honesty, I probably tend to focus on the defensive side more than I should. My fantasy teams tend to lack that offensive prowess lol. I have two kids but they aren't always with me, so when I'm on my own I put my time into fantasy, among other hobbies. It's a honor to be here with others doing what I enjoy.