Back in the dark ages of injury updates -- you know, 2008, when I first started doing them here at SI -- it was much harder to get the speed of updates that fantasy players wanted. I'd get the info from one of my sources, write it up, send it in to the editors, and it'd make it up pretty quick. Today, the world moves at Twitter speed, where quick updates happen in milliseconds. It creates a problem as much as it creates an opportunity, with misinformation and worse, misinterpretation, happening at the same speed.
Last week, a rumor shot out that
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The Texans came out of Week 1 with a big win over their nemesis and a lot of bumps and bruises. They have a lot of issues on the defensive side, but the Official Injury Report (OIR) looks a lot worse than it actually is.
The Bills didn't provide much clarity for fantasy owners in Week 1. The team spread out the carries, but was that more the ineffectiveness of
Minnesota will head into Week 2 with only one major question on its list and we can honestly expect this to be there all season long.
The only significant issue for the Chiefs this week is
If health decides games, this one's going to be a good test. The Steelers have an extensive injury listing, plus are without
The Bears OIR looks like
The Eagles have finally officially said that
Was it the knee or the QB that made
Is there a connection between
People seem much more worried about
The Rams came out of Week 1 with some significant injuries, which tells us a bit more about the Cardinals than it does the Rams. The most notable injury might be to
The Jets came out of a heavyweight Monday night match with a big loss, but a short injury report. Does that match up? The loss is, of course,
The Ravens have a lot of big names on the OIR heading into what's expected to be another physical matchup this week, but for the most part, all of those names will play.