Wes Welker injury update: Ankle not a major issue, fantasy value ready to go in Week 2

Dustin Bradford

Wes Welker missed some practice with an ankle injury. We break down the fantasy implications.

Wes Welker (ankle) is listed as probable to face the Giants on Sunday. He was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday, then was in there on a full basis on Friday. The former Patriot will play.

In Thursday's kickoff against the Ravens, no player was turning heads faster than Welker with his new team. He ran his option routes to perfection and Peyton Manning dropped it in to him in stride all game long in the easy win. He finished with nine catches for 67 yards and two scores on 11 targets.

Fantasy impact: If Week 1 was any indication, Welker and Manning are going to be among the league leaders in receptions and TDs, respectively. The Broncos have a loaded offense with Welker and improving tight end Julius Thomas adding to their weapons. Welker might not be catching nine balls a game, but he's looking like a lock to catch 10 balls. He's a must-start option in PPR and a WR2 in standard.

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