The following is a list of injured players for Week 2 (September 16-17) and the fantasy implications of all the major injuries:
Fantasy take: Johnson's absence will hurt the offensive line, but Edgerrin James should still be active. Johnson has little fantasy value at this time. Sean Morey would see more work if Johnson is out.
Out: DT Rod Coleman (knee); Doubtful: S Chris Crocker (knee); Questionable: WR Laurent Robinson (hamstring).
Fantasy take: McNair could be a gametime decision vs. the N.Y. Jets. Kyle Boller would start in his absence. Lewis has a stain in his triceps, not a tear, and he plans to be active. Clayton, who didn't start in Cincinnati, should be monitored throughout the weekend. He has a favorable matchup, but the presence of Williams seems to have hurt his fantasy stock. The absence of Ogden will hurt the offensive line, which was re-constructed in the offseason.
Out: DE Ryan Denney (foot), LB Keith Ellison (ankle), TE Kevin Everett (neck), S Ko Simpson (ankle), CB Jason Webster (forearm), LB Coy Wire (knee); Questionable: WR Josh Reed (thigh).
Fantasy take: Buffalo's defense is riddled with injuries, which is tremendous news for fantasy owners who have Pittsburgh's prominent offensive skill position players.
Out: S Nate Salley (knee); Doubtful: DE Stanley McClover (thigh); Questionable: S Deke Cooper (thigh); Probable: DE Mike Rucker (thigh).
Fantasy take: Even if Olsen returns, he only warrants consideration in larger fantasy leagues. Muhammad and Urlacher are fine and will start vs. Kansas City. Muhammad is no more than a No. 3 or 4 fantasy wideout.
Out: LB Rashad Jeanty (shin), S Ethan Kilmer (knee), DE Frostee Rucker (hamstring); Doubtful: C Eric Ghiaciuc (thumb); Questionable: S Nedu Ndukwe (hamstring); Probable: T Willie Anderson (foot), WR Antonio Chatman (hamstring), K Shayne Graham (hip), WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (knee), S Dexter Jackson (thigh), CB Deltha O'Neal (knee).
Fantasy take: Houshmandzadeh returned to practice late in the week and is a solid fantasy starter in Cleveland. Graham also returned to work and should be active in most formats.
Fantasy take: Glenn underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Thursday, so Patrick Crayton will continue start in his absence. Newman's return would help the value of the Dallas defense.
Out: G Ben Hamilton (concussion), T Ryan Harris (back); Questionable: TE Stephen Alexander (calf), CB Domonique Foxworth (ankle), CB Karl Paymah (concussion); Probable: DE Tim Crowder (ankle), S John Lynch (ankle), WR Javon Walker (shoulder) DE Tim Crowder (ankle), S John Lynch (ankle), WR Javon Walker (shoulder).
Fantasy take: Tatum Bell will see more work with Duckett out, but he's still no better than a flex starter. There have been reports that Jones could be back this week, but it now appears he won't return until Week 3.
Green Bay Packers
Out: T Tony Moll (neck), DE Mike Montgomery (knee); Doubtful: S Aaron Rouse (hamstring); Questionable: WR Carlyle Holiday (knee), WR Greg Jennings (hamstring), RB Vernand Morency (knee), G Jason Spitz (calf); Probable: CB Al Harris (elbow), DE Aaron Kampman (rib), TE Donald Lee (knee).
Fantasy take: Jennings could be a game-time decision to start in New York. He'd be a viable No. 3 or 4 fantasy wideout against a vulnerable Giants defense. James Jones would start if Jennings were unavailable. Morency's status remains uncertain, but Brandon Jackson will start regardless. Harris is a top cover corner and could make life hard for the Giants wideouts.
Questionable: DT Travis Johnson (foot), DE Ndukwe Kalu (hand), DT Amobi Okoye (foot).
Out: C Brad Meester (ankle), PK Josh Scobee (right quadriceps); Questionable: LB Clint Ingram (ankle), DT Tony McDaniel (knee); Probable: DE Reggie Hayward (Achilles), DT John Henderson (thigh), DE Bobby McCray (elbow), S Gerald Sensabaugh (shoulder), DT Marcus Stroud (shin), WR Reggie Williams (back).
Kansas City Chiefs
Out: WR Eddie Kennison (hamstring); Questionable: LB Keyaron Fox (back), S Jon McGraw (hamstring).
Fantasy take: Should Chatman become unavailable for Week 2, Ronnie Brown would be a much more attractive No. 2 fantasy back vs. Dallas.
Questionable: S Mike Doss (calf), RB Tony Richardson (forearm), RB Chester Taylor (hip); Probable: LB Vinny Ciurciu (hand), WR Robert Ferguson (ankle), RB Naufahu Tahi (ankle).
Fantasy take: Brady could be close to breaking the record for the most consecutive weeks on the injury report. He's a fine start vs. San Diego. Randy Moss (team decision) has been removed from the injury report and will start, so keep him active.
Fantasy take: Derrick Ward will start in place of Jacobs and is a viable fantasy flex starter. Manning's status is uncertain; Jared Lorenzen saw most of the first-team work in practice and would start if Manning is out. Tynes should be fine and will be active vs. Green Bay. The potential return of Umenyiora would be huge for the G-Men, but their defense still warrants no fantasy consideration.
Fantasy take: McCown's foot ailment is worse than the cracked bone in his finger. Daunte Culpepper is expected to start in Denver, but he's not a recommended fantasy option.
Out: WR D.J. Hackett (ankle); Doubtful: LB LeRoy Hill (foot), RB Maurice Morris (hip), WR Ben Obomanu (hamstring); Probable: DT Brandon Mebane (shoulder).
Fantasy take: Williams was limited in Friday's practice, and his status is uncertain vs. New Orleans. Michael Pittman and Earnest Graham would share the workload if the Cadillac is on blocks.
Doubtful: S Vernon Fox (groin); Questionable: DE Phillip Daniels (foot), S Pierson Prioleau (hamstring); Probable: TE Cody Boyd (shoulder), CB Fred Smoot (hamstring), TE Todd Yoder (ankle).
Fantasy take: Clinton Portis (team decision) was taken off the injury report. He's a fine No. 2 fantasy back or flex starter.