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24 T.J. Yeldon (RB)
Jacksonville’s running back corps is looking thin going into Week 3. Taking over for Fournette’s duties as the No. 1 back, T.J. Yeldon picked up an ankle injury in Week 2. Yeldon was upgraded to a limited participant on Thursday after a DNP on Wednesday, which means he’s trending in the right direction. Yeldon will need 2 weeks to get back to 100%, but it’s possible he plays Week 3 if Fournette can’t go.
Sep 21, 2018 12:02 PM EST
25 Marlon Mack (RB)
Mack returned to action last week after being out for the past 5 weeks with a hamstring strain. He was nearing his Optimal Recovery Time, but we warned that his Elevated Injury Risk was a concern. Sure enough, he’s back on the sidelines this week after aggravating the hamstring injury and picking up a foot injury. A DNP on both Wednesday and Thursday is not a good sign for his Week 3 availability.
Sep 21, 2018 12:01 PM EST
33 Dalvin Cook (RB)
After the game, Cook told the media that his hamstring is “fine,” but he hasn't practiced yet this week. A mild, Grade 1 strain comes with a 2-3 week Optimal Recovery Time, which means Cook shouldn’t play in Week 3. Given that hamstring strains are highly recurrent, it would be the smartest decision for Cook to sit out until Week 4 or 5.
Sep 21, 2018 12:01 PM EST
Mariota’s elbow/nerve injury is still a major concern heading into Week 3. Mariota was technically active for Week 2, but never played. The concern here is that the numbness doesn’t seem to be subsiding. Mariota’s ability will be drastically hindered if he’s forced to play against the Jaguars’ elite defense.
Sep 21, 2018 12:01 PM EST
11 Julio Jones (WR)
Julio Jones is almost always dealing with some sort of injury, and this time it’s his calf. Jones has dealt with various lower body injuries over the years, including knee, ankle, and foot injuries. He is now a High Injury Risk, and our 3 week Optimal Recovery Time means he won’t be 100% for Week 3 if he plays. Jones has missed plenty of practice in his career, but back-to-back DNPs this week is a little concerning.
Sep 21, 2018 12:00 PM EST
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