Which players in the starting lineup for Week 1 of the 2012 NFL regular season will no longer be starting one week later? Are there some Week 1 starters who are in danger of losing some snaps in Week 2?
There are a number of reasons why a starter from Week 1 could be removed from the starting lineup just a week later. We have injury issues, players coming off a suspension or suspension appeals being finalized and coaches' decisions based on poor performance, medical conditions or poor matchups in upcoming games.
We will highlight a number of scenarios in which a player who started in Week 1 will no longer be starting in Week 2, or they will have their total number of snaps reduced. It is very conceivable that other starters will be demoted later in the week after coaching staffs have finalized those decisions.
Most teams that are changing starters are doing so due to an injury-related situation. Although there were plenty of questionable performances in Week 1, those starters could be replaced in practice sessions later this week.
This presentation is something that fans of a specific team will want to track, as well as those that might be trying to decide which players to sit or start on a fantasy football team. It is also good to know if you generally like to stay on top of what is going on around the NFL.