Every week we will break down the notable players that are on the injury report for the current week and who could replace them.
With one game down to start the 2019 season, here are the notable IDP players that are on the injury report for the rest of the games for Week 1.
Chiefs @ Jaguars
Jaguars defensive tackle Marcell Dareus is questionable for the week with an elbow injury. If he is unable to go, Taven Bryan will fill his role if he is out. Bryan doesn’t present a high-upside play this week. Scroll through the free agents and see what you can find.
Rams @ Panthers
Panthers linebacker Bruce Irvin has been declared out with a hamstring injury. That means this year’s first-round linebacker (or defensive end in some leagues) Brian Burns has a chance to start right out the gates. He had a very good preseason and could expand on that Week 1
The 16th overall pick could make his first career start this week.
Colts @ Chargers
Colts defensive end Jabaal Sheard has been ruled out this week with a knee injury. Kemoko Turay could be taking over for Sheard this week and presents good upside for a back-end DE2 or a high-end DE3.
Chargers linebacker Denzel Perryman is questionable for the week, however, he is expected to play.
Bengals @ Seahawks
Seahawks defensive end Ezekiel Ansah is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. Sounds like he will play, however, if he doesn’t play then Rasheem Green will be taking over the majority of the snaps.
49ers @ Buccaneers
49ers rookie defensive end Nick Bosa is listed as questionable for the week, but it sounds like he will be ready to go for Sunday’s game.
Lions @ Cardinals
Cardinals linebacker Haason Reddick is questionable for the week and was limited in practice on Friday. If he doesn’t go, Joe Walker or Dennis Gardeck could be taking his place. You can find better linebackers in the free-agent pool.
Lions linebacker Jarrad Davis is questionable for this week’s game. Sounds like the rookie Jahani Tavai will make the start if Davis can’t go this week. Tavai could be an LB3 this week trying to contain Cardinals QB Kyler Murray.
Another rookie could be seeing his first career start due to injury.
Texans @ Saints
Saints defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins is questionable for the week with an Achilles injury. Always tough to play on a sore Achilles and don’t want to risk possible further damage. If he can’t go, Mario Edwards could be filling his shoes. Edwards isn’t worth owning. If you don’t have an extra defensive tackle, check the waiver wire.
Broncos @ Raiders
Broncos linebacker Todd Davis didn’t practice on Friday and is questionable for Monday nights game. Josey Jewell will take over the lead from the middle. Malik Reed could be a candidate to replace Davis this week. Reed had a solid preseason with four sacks and ten tackles.
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