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Fantasy Football: Focusing on injury risk for Le'Veon Bell, Matt Breida entering Week 1

Dr. Brandon Bowers breaks down some of the biggest injury storylines to watch in Week 1.
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Putting a player in your lineup player dealing with an injury always comes with some risk, so don't make the final call until you see what SportsLine NFL injury analyst Dr. Brandon Bowers has to say.

Dr. Bowers, a Doctor of Physical Therapy currently practicing in the outpatient orthopedic setting on northeast side of Columbus, Ohio, completed his undergraduate work at Siena Heights University. He earned his doctorate in physical therapy from the University of Toledo.

He is currently employed by Athletico Physical Therapy and treats a high volume of high school and collegiate athletes in the clinical setting. He's worked previously for a host of different websites serving as an injury analyst, publishing weekly columns, appearing on podcasts and radio shows to provide injury content.

We can tell you Dr. Bowers likes Jay Ajayi's chances to play a big role in the opener against the Falcons despite missing the final two weeks of the preseason. 

"Provided there is no structural damage for Ajayi, which appears to be the case, the most likely diagnoses in this situation are generalized foot soreness or a low-grade foot sprain," Dr. Bowers said. "Looking ahead to Week 1 against the Atlanta Falcons, Ajayi figures to play a large role in the game plan for Philadelphia."

Dr. Bowers also has identified a star player dealing with a "moderate" chance of further injury this season, and has breaks down what kind of physical challenges Le'Veon Bell could face if he plays with limited practice time. 

Which players dealing with injuries concerns are a risk for Fantasy? And what challenges will Le'Veon Bell face if he plays Week 1? Join SportsLine now to see a full injury analysis for players dealing with health concerns, all from a doctor with a history of treating athletic injuries

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