Cam Newton has a hairline fracture in his ribs and won't play this week. Panthers Head coach Ron Rivera says he should be ready for Week One.
Newton has been remarkably durable during his career, but even at his size all the pounding he takes has to take a toll at some point. Even if he is ready at the start of the season his fantasy owners may have to contend with nagging injuries all season.ANALYST: Steve Pimental
Titans head coach Mike Mularkey said the team is giving Marcus Mariota more chances to run the football.
One of the bigger surprises this fantasy season has been the lack of running by Mariota, considering he came from a read option offense in Oregon. However, the rookie quarterback has still been a solid fantasy option despite the lack of running, so this will give a slight boost to his value if he is able to churn out a few yards on the ground. It’s always a tough situation when quarterbacks run more as they open themselves up for injury, but the Titans must feel confident that Mariota will know how to protect himself when he decides to take off and run. Analysis: Phil Backert