Carolina Panthers All-Pro running back Christian McCaffrey will be sidelined for multiple weeks after suffering a high right ankle sprain in Sunday's 31-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. McCaffrey has not missed a game since being selected eighth overall by the Panthers in the 2017 NFL Draft. However, he is now set to miss up to six weeks.
One week after Tom Brady threw two interceptions in a losing debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, he led four touchdown drives -- two that came off turnovers -- to hold off the Carolina Panthers 31-17 on Sunday for his first Buccaneers win at Raymond James Stadium. Brady completed 23 of 35 passes for 217 yards and a touchdown to improve to 1-1 in NFC South play. Brady is now 49-13 (.
The running back position was hit particularly hard, as consensus top-two fantasy picks Christian McCaffrey and Saquon Barkley went down, while Raheem Mostert and Cam Akers came out of Week 2 nursing injuries, as well. The statuses of these players will have a massive impact on potential Week 3 waiver wire decisions and could create some lineup quandaries and depth problems for fantasy owners. And the injured RBs were just the tip of the iceberg of Week 2 injuries.