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The eventful and Fantasy-radioactive start to the 2019 season continued in Week 2, with two more elite names going down for significant time. Then, another big-name gunslinger succumbed to injury during the week, making Week 3 a particularly challenging one for Fantasy owners at the quarterback position. There's also plenty on the health-related front elsewhere, so without further ado, let's dive right into examining a medical report bursting at the seams as of early Sunday morning:
The Panthers' Cam Newton (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's Week 3 road battle against the Cardinals. Newton apparently aggravated his preseason injury in a Week 2 loss to the Buccaneers and was sporting a walking boot this past week while sitting out all three practices. Kyle Allen, who completed 18 of 34 passes for 165 yards in four preseason games and also saw Week 17 action as the starter last season, will take the reins of the offense versus an Arizona defense that's allowed the second-most fantasy points (34.00) per game to quarterbacks in standard scoring settings over the first two games. With such little NFL film on Allen, it's difficult to ascertain how much of a Fantasy downgrade Carolina's pass catchers see with him at the controls; however, they should get plenty of extra