Posted: 3:00 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 2013
By James Brady
Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker practiced in full on Friday, and is listed as probable for the team's Week 2 matchup against the New York Giants, as noted by Rotoworld. Welker is dealing with a nagging ankle injury and has been limited in practice to this point.
Welker looked good in Week 1 against the Baltimore Ravens. While Demaryius Thomas had five receptions for 161 yards and two touchdowns and Julius Thomas had five receptions for 110 yards and two touchdowns, Welker had a whopping nine receptions, but for just 67 yards. He also had two touchdowns of his own, though.
At this point, it sounds likely that Welker will play on Sunday. There were no setbacks in practice and the ankle was always viewed as a minor injury.
Fantasy Impact: Welker is a solid wide receiver and will be very productive for fantasy owners this season. He's one of the better No. 2 receivers you can have in your leagues, and he should be started, regardless of injuries (unless confirmed out). This one isn't anything to worry about, so start him with confidence.