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Week 2 Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Alshon Jeffery, Mike Evans, Julio Jones, Delanie Walker

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Several elite wide receivers missed a fair amount of practice time leading into their Week 2 matchups. Are any of these important pass catchers in danger of not playing today or should you consider not starting them for your fantasy team? Get the latest information on these wideouts and a few tight ends below before setting your lineup. And don't forget about the running backs and those key players involved in the later games either.

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Alshon Jeffery, WR Chicago Bears vs. Arizona Cardinals

Questionable – Hamstring

Jeffery played through the injured hamstring in Week 1, but only had five receptions for 78 yards. He suffered a setback this week in practice, and earned the Questionable tag once again for Week 2. This is a case where Jeffery may end up sitting, but fantasy owners will know early. Even if he does play, it's not a great matchup and he's clearly not at 100 percent. He's a WR2 with a lot of risk this week. If you do have safer options, play them. If Jeffery is out, Eddie Royal, Marquess Wilson and Martellus Bennett get a boost.

Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at New Orleans Saints

Questionable – Hamstring

Evans did miss Week 1 with the hamstring injury. He was able to put in limited practices this week, but until he tests the hamstring at full game speed, it will be hard to tell if he can play. Evans says he's fine and will play, but the decision is not up to him. If he is active on Sunday (and we will know early this week), he's a high WR2 with the fear he may exit the game early.

Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons at New York Giants

Probable – Hamstring

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While Jones did miss some practice this week, he did put in a full practice on Friday. Given the probable tag and the full practice, Jones should be fine to play on Sunday. He's a clear WR1.

Delanie Walker, TE, Tennessee Titans at Cleveland Browns

Questionable – Wrist

Walker has a strained ligament in his wrist and missed the majority of practice this week. While he did get out on the field a little on Friday, his playing status will likely depend on how his wrist feels during warmups to determine if he plays today. Even if he is active, try to find a substitute tight end as he may be limited in the game.

Jordan Reed, TE, Washington Redskins vs. St. Louis Rams

Questionable – Thigh

Reed hurt his quadriceps muscle in practice on Wednesday. He put in limited practices on Thursday and Friday and believes he will play. He is a TE2 if active, because of the risk of re-injury.

Brandon Pettigrew, TE, Detroit Lions at Minnesota Vikings

Out – Hamstring

Not that many fantasy owners were starting Pettigrew, but this does give Eric Ebron's value a boost. Ebron is a high-end TE2 with Pettigrew ruled out.

— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.