Nicks has bone bruise: Giants receiver Hakeem Nicks’ knee injury isn’t as serious as feared earlier in the week. However, the wideout is still dealing with swelling and spent part of Wednesday’s practice riding a stationary bike. There is a small chance that he could miss the team’s Week 2 game against the St. Louis Rams, although Nicks himself doesn’t expect to. Considering his undisputed status as Big Blue’s number one receiver, it is a situation worth keeping a close eye on.
Jags’ Lewis is a “question mark”: With tight end Marcedes Lewis missing Jaguars practice on Wednesday due to a calf injury, it looks questionable that he will play on Sunday against the New York Jets. Jacksonville’s passing game was less than dominating in Week 1, with Luke McCown throwing for just 175 yards, and Lewis’ production suffered because of it. Even if he is available, this week’s matchup doesn’t favor a bounce back week — the Jets allowed just 5.92 fantasy points to tight ends last year. Normally, Zach Miller would start in his place, but he’s questionable as well, which put Zach Potter in line for the start. Don’t expect much production from Jacksonville’s tight end position this week, but as NFL Fantasy Live discussed, there are lots of worthwhile tight ends.
Eagles want more Maclin: Disappointed fantasy owners who spent a pick on Jeremy Maclin should take that this could be a bounce back week for the young wideout. In Week 2, the Eagles will face an Atlanta Falcons defense that struggled to keep receivers in check in 2010 and didn’t do much better in the first week of 2011 — allowing the Chicago Bears receivers to post 12 catches for 186 yards in the season opener. If offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg keeps his promise, Maclin should see quite a few more targets on Sunday.