The damage fallout from Week 2 has left plenty of quarterback conditions up within the air, and fantasy football managers are going to should be on excessive alert the complete weekend, main as much as roster lock on Sunday.
Among the accidents we’re at the moment monitoring doubtless gained’t impact your beginning quarterback, as none of these within the high 15 shall be out. Nevertheless, the ripple results from a few of these accidents may have a direct impression in your operating backs and extensive receivers — which implies, if you happen to don’t belief a few of these backups, you higher search for assist elsewhere.
The Colts’ quarterback scenario doubtless warrants probably the most consideration. Carson Wentz is coping with two sprained ankles and didn’t observe till Friday. Even when he’s trending the proper course, he’s no certain factor to play. If he sits, we’re trying on the tandem of Jacob Eason and Brett Hundley. To place it properly, that may spell catastrophe for each the group and your surrounding fantasy gamers.
Operating again Jonathan Taylor has already had a troublesome begin to the season, however with Eason or Hundley underneath middle, you may count on the Titans to stack eight males within the field and drive Indianapolis to cross the ball downfield. Although which will improve the targets for receivers equivalent to Michael Pittman Jr. and Zach Pascal, neither backup QB has ever been lauded for his accuracy. The Titans protection just isn’t sturdy, which meant this was doubtless a sport you wished as many shares of the Colts as attainable, with out Wentz, they might all be in bother.
Pittsburgh is one other scenario that bears monitoring. If Ben Roethlisberger is out, chances are you’ll as nicely scratch all of your Steelers. The offensive line gained’t maintain in opposition to a stacked field, which hurts the worth of Najee Harris, and Mason Rudolph’s shortcomings as a passer will decrease the worth of all their receiving targets. You’ll be able to’t sit Harris, however your expectations ought to be critically lowered. As for the pass-catchers, you must have the ability to discover alternate receivers to make use of, however this is able to have been a really favorable matchup.
Nothing is etched in stone simply but, so don’t panic. If Wentz and Massive Ben play, you may at the very least breathe a sigh of reduction. As long as they make it by means of the complete sport, that’s.
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