The NFL injury opponent is wreaking havoc on the ground

First Aaron Rodgers, next Saquon Barkley, and then Nick Chubb fantasy owners are paying the price after week two.

Barry Gipson


It’s really unfortunate for these men that the “Injury Opponent” and its timing is impeccable. Fantasy Football owners are also feeling the pain in their lineups this week.

There is a bigger war being waged here

As the close of the second week in the NFL finished tonight one thing is for certain. The “Injury Opponent” is wreaking havoc on the ground. Which ultimately is very unfortunate for these men and their careers. Aside from that when it comes to fantasy football, ouch!

Fortunately for my fantasy lineups, the only bad grounding I experienced after week two was Mr. Rodgers. My strategy this season was CONTRARIAN to the current pass-happy NFL. I focused my attention on the ground at the most important position in fantasy football, RB.

When I introduced you to BIG GUCCI this week he shared with you his fantasy football “TRAP” pick of the week for your lineups. Fading both RB Breece Hall and Dalvin Cook of the Jets against this top-ranked NFL Cowboys defense.

Micah Parsons The Lion Dallas Cowboys Defense NFL MVP
The Lion and this top-ranked Cowboys DEF have their sights set on Arizona Cardinals QB Josh Dobbs next. Congrats if you drafted this defense in your league. Enjoy the feast this season.

All four NFC East teams won during week two. Are you surprised? I’m not. The New York Giants' 21-point comeback was marred by RB Saquon Barkley's ankle injury at State Farm Stadium in Arizona. A big blow to the owners who drafted him RD1 this year potentially out 2–3 weeks.

The Eagles lost RB Kenneth Gainwell to a rib injury which gave Deandre Swift a golden opportunity that he seized on TNF against the Vikings kicking off week 2. Then on Monday Night Football RB Nick Chubb of the Browns suffers a knee injury against the Steelers. Another big blow to owners who chased him in RD1 of their drafts. This is why DEPTH matters to win the marathon. The Commanders kept Russ from cooking at home in Denver which was the upset of the week IMO. Riverboat Ron strikes again.

After the devaluation of the most important position in fantasy football took place with other RBs like Jonathan Taylor (IND), and Josh Jacobs(LVR) this summer you have to ask the question. Is there a bigger war being waged here by the NFL on the RB market?



Barry Gipson

A Father, Dallas Cowboys fan, and veteran sharing advice and more for the '24 NFL season. A pivot in content.