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Jameis Winston questionable heading into Week 2

We break down news that Jameis Winston has a back injury. What it means for Week 2.

Jameis Winston #2 of the New Orleans Saints reacts at the conclusion of the 27-26 victory over the Atlanta Falcons at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on September 11, 2022 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images

Friday update: Winston was limited all week with back soreness and is officially questionable, but it appears he should be fine to play on Sunday.

New Orleans Saints quarterback Jameis Winston was limited in practice on Wednesday due to a back injury. He led the Saints to a huge comeback win against the Atlanta Falcons last week, passing for 269 yards and two touchdowns after returning from missing the second half of the 2021 season.

He visited the injury tent for a short period on Sunday, but came back into the game afterwards and led the Saints to a 27-26 win. The Saints are scheduled to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday for Week 2.

Fantasy football implications

There is no concrete information available yet as to whether Winston will play on Sunday. The Saints’ backup is Andy Dalton. If you’re hesitant to play Winston in fantasy this weekend, you may also want to seriously consider the implications for receivers Michael Thomas, Jarvis Landry, and Chris Olave, all of whom put up good numbers last week but may not find as much success on the field with Dalton.