Week 2 is in the books and wouldnâ€™t ya know it we saw a bunch more of the aerial assaults week one brought. A shootout between Jason Campbell and Ryan Fitzpatrick, Cam Newton torching the defending champs, and a surprising offensive philosophy in New England to let Tom Brady throw some more. I know this, I sure wouldnâ€™t want to be a Defensive Coordinator these days. Letâ€™s get to some week 2 notes and waiver wire pickups as we head into week 3.
Note 1: Injuries again
I understand that this is the NFL and injuries will always happen due to the violent nature of the sport, but I had a bad feeling we might see even more due to the lock out and lack of actually practice time. I have never personally played professional football, but I would be willing to bet there is a pretty big difference between running stairs or a treadmill, and running into Ray Lewis. Just saying. With that being said, a couple more big names went down week 2, the biggest of course being Jamaal Charles who is out for the season with a torn ACL.Â A common top 5 pick this season, Charles will leave a lot of fantasy teams hurting for that number 1 running back that seems to be so hard to find in this passing era we seem to be in. Thomas Jones will take over as the running back in KC, but donâ€™t sleep on Dexter McCluster who has multiple position eligibility in certain leagues. Heâ€™s super light, so he wonâ€™t carry the ball excessively, but Todd Haley has to find a way to get the ball in his hands. It has to go somewhere.
Miles Austin had an amazing 3 touchdown day that came to an end late when he re injured his hamstring. The prognosis seems to say he will be out through the Cowboys week 5 bye.
Michael Vick was knocked out of the Eagles-Falcons game in the third quarter with a concussion. His status is questionable for week 3.
Mario Manningham was also concussed in week 2 and his status for next week is also unknown.
Tony Romo and Felix Jones both suffered injuries and both came back in and played through them. Romo cracked a rib and punctured his lung while Jones separated his shoulder. Both are questionable for Monday Night Football/