Hakeem Nicks Injury: 5 Fantasy Football Players You Can Rule Out Week 2

Kasey ScottAnalyst ISeptember 13, 2011

Hakeem Nicks Injury: 5 Fantasy Football Players You Can Rule Out Week 2

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    Every season there are Week 1 injuries in the NFL that have huge effects on fantasy football rosters, like the Hakeem Nicks injury against the Washington Redskins. 

    Week 2 is a new week, and you shouldn't allow these injured players to bring down your squad en route to a fantasy-football title. 

    Here are the five players you can rule out for Week 2 and possible replacements for each.  

5) Sidney Rice

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    Sidney Rice missed the Seahawks Week 1 game against the San Francisco 49ers with a shoulder injury, and the injury is still bothering him. 

    According to Pete Carroll, the team is in "wait and see mode" when it comes to his Week 2 status. 

    With the news not encouraging in Seattle, you can count Sidney Rice out for Week 2. Mike Williams is the best replacement for Rice in Seattle if he is out on the waiver wire.  

4) Knowshon Moreno

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    Knowshon Moreno left the Broncos Monday night game in the fourth quarter with a hamstring injury. This is the same hamstring that troubled the running back in 2010 as he only played in 13 games.

    An MRI is scheduled for Moreno on Tuesday according to reports.  

    Moreno was less impressive Monday night as he only had 57 total yards and a fumble. 

    If you have an opportunity, go out and grab Willis McGahee now. 

3) Hakeem Nicks

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    Following a dissapointing 28-14 loss at Washington, the last thing the Giants want to hear about is their star receiver being injured. 

    According to the New York Daily News, Nicks is said to be "OK." Anytime you are dealing with a knee injury, your going to be very cautious. 

    There is swelling in the knee and the Giants play on Monday night. Nicks is also dealing with a wrist injury, which makes it seem that the Giants will be very cautious in dealing with their star wideout.

    Domenik Hixon is listed behind Nicks on the depth chart and did have two catches for 21 yards in Week 1 if you're looking for a quick fix.  

2) Steven Jackson

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    St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo has already come out and said that Jackson will probably be out for Week 2 according to rotoworld.com.

    Spagnuolo did add that Jackson's injury is a week-to-week situation meaning he could miss a few weeks. 

    If you still have the chance, go out and get Cadillac Williams who was impressive Week 1 in place of Steven Jackson. Williams had 19 carries for 91 yards. He also added five catches for 49 yards. 

    Jackson surely will be out Week 2 while Sam Bradford still has hopes of playing Monday night against the New York Giants.

1) Arian Foster

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    According to Nick Scurfield on Twitter, it doesn't sound as if Arian Foster will play in Week 2. Foster will try to practice on Wednesday according to reports, but it doesn't sound like he will go Week 2. 

    Ben Tate was more than impressive Week 1 as he accumulated 116 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries. 

    If you have Foster and don't have Tate, then you could be SOL in Week 2. Expect the Texans to be very cautious with Foster and to let Tate prove himself until Foster is close to 100 percent.