Week 2 of the NFL regular season was not kind to fantasy players, as a host of top tier fantasy players at all key positions suffered injuries early in their games and missed significant time.
If you had RG III on your fantasy squad and were counting on him as your starter, you will want to put a claim in on Kirk Cousins. Cousins came in and played very well against the Jags. He will be the starter for a while in Washington as RG III could be done for the season with an ankle injury. The good news is that if you can grab Cousins as a replacement you should not see a drop off in numbers and may actually see an improvement. Cousins has always been considered a better passing QB and Griffin has been putting up horrible numbers since returning from a serious knee injury. Cousins will face a very questionable Eagles secondary in his next start.
Jamal Charles left early in Kansas City's loss to the Broncos. It is known how much time he will miss, but he is very questionable at best to play next week. His replacement Knile Davis ended up having a very nice afternoon, rushing for 79 yards and two touchdowns. Davis will step in to the feature back role for as long as Charles is out, so he is definitely worth the pickup if you need help at RB.
Good news for Adrian Peterson owners is that the Vikings have reinstated him to the team and expect him to play in week 3 against the Saints. The only way AP would not play next week is if the NFL were to step in and suspend him. At this point that seems very unlikely given the fact that he has not been convicted of a crime yet. However, Peterson owners may want to grab Matt Asiata in case Peterson is forced to miss more time. Asiata will be the main feature back should AP need to miss anymore time. He did not do great things on the ground this past Sunday, but the Vikings were behind and had to move away from the ground game. He did catch five passes for 48 yards and a touchdown. In an offense that lacks a lot of weapons, Asiata will be a key player should AP miss more time.
For those who own AJ Green, assuming you have viable backup WR options there should be no need to panic. Green may miss the Bengals Week 3 game, but then the team has a bye in week 4 and he will be back by Week 5, so in reality he will only miss one more game.