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Following a Week 1 that went off without a hitch, the NFL heads into its second full Sunday of action with a significant degree of receivers already among the walking wounded. There's also a pair of big-name running backs already confirmed to be out of action, as well as one very prominent absence at tight end. The week consequently shapes up as one where Fantasy managers will be forced to do a fair amount of pivoting in their lineups, so without further ado, let's dive into the latest news on the health front as of early Sunday morning:
The Jets' Joe Flacco (neck) will remain out as expected for Sunday's Week 2 tilt against the 49ers, as he continues the latter stages of his recovery from offseason neck surgery. Fourth-round rookie James Morgan will serve as Sam Darnold's primary backup for the second straight week.
The Broncos' Phillip Lindsay (toe) has been declared out for Sunday's game against the Steelers after missing practice all week. His absence will thrust Melvin Gordon into a lead-back role in just his second game with Denver, although Royce Freeman, who's seen plenty of work across his first 30 NFL games the last two seasons alongside Lindsay, will be around to share the load, including