HC Sean McVay says Rams RB Cam Akers "separated some rib cartilage" in Sunday's win over the Eagles but that he "should be OK." We'll see through the practice week whether Akers will actually be on track to play at Buffalo in Week 3. Akers faces a tough outlook for touches after Malcolm Brown delivered a strong Week 1 and Darrell Henderson a nice Week 2.
Rams RB Malcolm Brown fractured a pinky in Sunday's win over the Eagles, HC Sean McVay told Jourdan Rodrigue of The Athletic. McVay said it won't cost Brown any further time. We'll see how the RBs split work after Henderson's strong Week 2 and Cam Akers' return from Sunday's rib injury.
The MRI has confirmed that 49ers DE Nick Bosa tore his left ACL in Sunday's win over the Jets. So his season's done. It's also the 2nd ACL tear of his football career. Bosa previously tore his right ACL in high school. That at least means Bosa has been through the process. We'll see about his progress during the offseason. The Niners, meanwhile, agreed to a 1-year deal with DE Ezekiel Ansah to help fill the void.
Packers WR Davante Adams wanted to re-enter the game after injuring his hamstring in Week 2, HC Matt LaFleur said Monday. "I know he wanted to go back in the game, I just told him, ‘Let's see how these next few series go and see if we need you,'" LaFleur said. So this sounds like a minor hamstring injury. We'll keep an eye on Adams' practice participation this week but are tentatively expecting him to play against the Saints on Sunday night.
Raiders WR Henry Ruggs (knee) is expected to play against the Saints tonight, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. Ruggs was ineffective playing through this knee injury in the 2nd half of the opener. And he only got in 1 limited practice this week. He's a risky fantasy play tonight.
Vikings OLB Anthony Barr will miss the rest of the season after tearing a pectoral muscle in Sunday's loss to the Colts. That should mean full playing time for weak-side starter Eric Wilson going forward. Wilson wound up playing 92% of the snaps vs. Indy, totaling 7 tackles and grabbing an INT. He saw 7 other games of 70% playing time or more over the previous 2 seasons when other LBs went down. Wilson finished all 3 such games last season with 8+ tackles.
The 49ers expect RB Tevin Coleman to miss "multiple weeks" with the knee injury he suffered late in Sunday's win over the Jets, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. That leaves San Francisco expecting to miss its top 2 RBs for Sunday's visit to the Giants. Jeff Wilson and Jerick McKinnon will lead the backfield work and are both worth pursuing -- at appropriate levels -- on waiver wires this week.
49ers HC Kyle Shanahan conceded Monday that RB Raheem Mostert (knee) "likely won't play" vs. the Giants this weekend. Mostert is reportedly dealing with a minor MCL sprain, so this shouldn't be a long-term absence. But it's looking like the 'Niners will be down to RBs Jerick McKinnon and Jeff Wilson for at least Week 3. Both guys are worth scooping off waiver wires.
Niners HC Kyle Shanahan says QB Jimmy Garoppolo's high-ankle sprain isn't serious, according to multiple reports. The team considers Garoppolo week to week, and he might have a shot to play the Giants this Sunday. We'll see how the week goes for Garoppolo. Nick Mullens would start if Garoppolo misses further time.