The damage fallout from Week 2 has left quite a few quarterback conditions up within the air, and fantasy football managers are going to must be on excessive alert your entire weekend, main as much as roster lock on Sunday.
A few of the accidents we’re at the moment monitoring probably received’t impact your beginning quarterback, as none of these within the high 15 can be out. Nevertheless, the ripple results from a few of these accidents could have a direct affect in your operating backs and huge receivers — which implies, if you happen to don’t belief a few of these backups, you higher search for assist elsewhere.
The Colts’ quarterback state of affairs probably warrants probably the most consideration. Carson Wentz is coping with two sprained ankles and didn’t follow till Friday. Even when he’s trending the proper route, he’s no positive factor to play. If he sits, we’re trying on the tandem of Jacob Eason and Brett Hundley. To place it properly, that will spell catastrophe for each the workforce and your surrounding fantasy gamers.
Working again Jonathan Taylor has already had a troublesome begin to the season, however with Eason or Hundley underneath heart, you may count on the Titans to stack eight males within the field and pressure Indianapolis to go the ball downfield. Although which will enhance the targets for receivers resembling Michael Pittman Jr. and Zach Pascal, neither backup QB has ever been lauded for his accuracy. The Titans protection isn’t sturdy, which meant this was probably a sport you wished as many shares of the Colts as attainable, with out Wentz, they may all be in bother.
Pittsburgh is one other state of affairs that bears monitoring. If Ben Roethlisberger is out, you could as effectively scratch all of your Steelers. The offensive line received’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 needs to be significantly lowered. As for the pass-catchers, you must have the ability to discover alternate receivers to make use of, however this might have been a really favorable matchup.
Nothing is etched in stone simply but, so don’t panic. If Wentz and Huge Ben play, you may not less than breathe a sigh of aid. As long as they make it via the complete sport, that’s.
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