My name is Jeff Mueller, a Doctor of Physical Therapy, and I am here to help guide you through these weekly injuries and provide (hopefully) helpful insight into how bad the injury is and what the expected timeline for recovery is for your key player. The weekly injury roundup will be posted on Wednesdays to discuss injuries that just occurred. I would also encourage you to tune in to the DLF YouTube channel (make sure to subscribe!) to tune in to helpful content throughout the week.
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To start off with, remember we have some Bye Weeks coming up starting Week Six. I always advise not to make bad trades to simply navigate bye weeks. Bye weeks do not matter that much, not nearly as much as season-long value for your roster. In fact, try to take advantage of various situations where a leaguemate may want to make a bad trade just to help their bye week situation.
I’ll touch on these guys more down below too, but now is also a good time to target a few injured players, including Dalvin Cook, D’Andre Swift, Michael Thomas, and Chris Godwin. There are several players who are wildly overproducing their expectations for the season, so try to capitalize on current perception and trade value to “Buy Low” on these injured players who are projected to return soon.
Let’s dive in.
Mac Jones, QB NE
Injury: Left High Ankle
Return to Play: Week 8-11
Fantasy Impact: Jones suffered a severe left high ankle sprain and will be out for an extended period of time. To be honest, I’ll put the timetable as week 8-11 (bye week is week 10), but I won’t be surprised if rehabilitation does not help and he winds up getting surgery in-season. If he is able to return, don’t be surprised if you hear about him getting a Tightrope procedure in the off-season. He was already benchable in superflex leagues, so not sure what you’ll get from him in fantasy for the rest of the season.