We have a tendency to all recognize how important the quarterback is to an NFL team. We have a tendency to’ve seen the Browns wallow through a decade of incompetence and a revolving door at the position.
Thus with news that Ben Roethlisberger will be out for a minimum of one game and maybe abundant more, there is a full lot of hysteria occurring with Antonio Brown owners and anyone who includes a piece of the Steelers offense.
However that wasn’t the only story in Week vi.
The story of Wally Pipp is known all too well and in all probability told all too often. Sure, average players lose their jobs because of injuries, but it’s very rare for it to happen to a superstar. Therefore rare, that I typically refuse to believe it’s happening even when it’s becoming pretty clear to everyone else.
Week half dozen was the week of reckoning for that non-public blind spot as a combine of players we have a tendency to’d thought-about nothing more than place-holders solidified their grip on starting roles.
Now we tend to have to determine whether we tend to truly believe it will last the rest of the season. Let’s dive in.
As if the embarrassing loss against the Dolphins wasn’t unhealthy enough, it certain sounds just like the Steelers could have just lost Roethlisberger for at least the subsequent few weeks. This is nothing however unhealthy news for a team that employs Landry Jones as its backup quarterback.
Jones played one full game in 2015 and threw for 209 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions against the Kansas City Chiefs. This may be a fourth-spherical choose who has been in the league for four years and there’s nothing to counsel he has the pedigree to sustain the elite production we’ve come to expect from the Steelers.
Antonio Brown falls to the second tier of No. one wide receivers at the terribly least. Sammie Coates, like therefore many passes thrown his means, becomes borderline droppable. Jesse James loses all of his charm. Even Le’Veon Bell takes a small hit due to the very fact this offense will not have nearly the identical touchdown potential.
Verdict: Believe it. The sole real question is how long the Steelers will should be while not their quarterback. I’m not a doctor, but when I have injury questions I sometimes turn to one.
Jene Bramel of Footballguys will an glorious job with injury news and he speculated that it could be anything as tiny as a 1-game absence and something as large as an injury that costs Roethlisberger the rest of the season. My understanding is we may not have a timetable until the procedure is really done.
At any rate, we have a tendency to’re downgrading all of our Steelers for Week seven against the Patriots and we tend to’re crossing our fingers for their price over the remainder of the season. I’m still beginning Bell and Brown everywhere. When all, in that lone Jones begin last year Brown still topped a hundred yards. I’m holding Coates until I see specifically how long-term this injury is, but James was a streaming tight end at best, thus you’ll realize someone else for Week 7.
We have a tendency to’ve seen backups like Dak Prescott and Jimmy Garoppolo perform admirably already this season and Jones might surprise us, however I would not expect anything like what we have a tendency to saw from the Steelers for the primary five weeks of the season.
The Cowboys just went into Lambeau Field and dismantled the Packers on the back of their rookie quarterback and running back. Prescott did throw his 1st interception of the season however he additionally threw 3 touchdowns and now incorporates a 103.nine quarterback rating, averaging more than 8.two yards per attempt.
For the foremost half the Cowboys haven’t asked for a lot of from their rookie quarterback, however he is delivering everything they have. Both Brett Favre and Troy Aikman said on the published the team should persist with the rookie even once Tony Romo is healthy, and at now, I don’t recognize how you would argue with them. Not only that, however you ought to stick to him as your starter in Fantasy.
Verdict: Don’t believe it. Personally, I don’t see any reason the Cowboys would not return to Romo whilst he’s ready to play. Prescott has done an exceptional job of leading the Cowboys to a five-one record, however he’s no Romo. The terribly argument for Prescott, that the Cowboys don’t would like that much from their quarterback, is an argument for Romo.
That being said, even if Prescott is known as the starter I would not trust him every week as your No. 1 quarterback. The problem is that you must be extraordinarily economical to provide Fantasy stats in this offense as a quarterback. Most weeks, Prescott hasn’t been that. This was only his second game with multiple passing touchdowns and his 1st game with 3 total. He’s only thrown for additional than 250 yards once.
That’s not a knock on Prescott, it’s simply the reality of being in a slow-paced, run-initial offense. He is a remarkable story that Cowboys fans should adore. He should additionally be a backup quarterback when Romo is healthy and a streamer at best on your Fantasy team.
Boy, have I been wrong on this one. I thought Charles would be prepared for the start of the season. Wrong. I thought Charles would make an impact against the Steelers in Week four. Wrong. Finally, I thought he’d get at least a 50/fifty split on Sunday against the Raiders. Approach wrong.
The Chiefs are extremely cautious with their star running back and at now it’s arduous to believe they’re going to ever go back to him full time. In Week half dozen, Ware saw a lot of carries (24 to 9) and was way a lot of economical with 163 total yards. As of now you’ve got to assume Ware is that the No. 1 RB in Kansas City and Charles is the most adorned amendment-of-pace back we tend to’ve ever seen.
Verdict: Believe it — at least for now. These were unique circumstances with a game that was underneath management for many of the second half on a terrible field in even worse conditions. Charles saw his final carry with 4:fifteen to travel in the 3rd quarter as the team allowed the additional powerful Ware to ice the sport away.
All that being said, if Ware is that the guy who ices game and more doubtless to induce work in the red zone, he’s in all probability a beginning back in Fantasy for the foreseeable future. I apprehend in some leagues he was dropped with Charles’ return. He ought to be scooped make a copy immediately.
For the Charles owners, I wouldn’t panic yet. He is still the foremost efficient back in NFL history and that efficiency ought to be helped by a decrease in workload. He’ll stay a borderline No. 2 RB till his workload will increase.
I tried to tell you guys to possess religion in Jim Bob Cooter.
OK, yes that was 2 weeks ago and I was ready to drop Tate furthermore. However he’s back!
The Lions wide out took advantage of Theo Riddick’s absence and usurped Marvin Jones because the team’s No. one wide receiver in one fell swoop. Tate is should-own once once more and ought to probably be in your beginning lineup Week 7.
Verdict: Believe it. Almost all of it. I don’t believe Tate is the No. one for the Lions, however it’s obvious he’s back in Matthew Stafford’s sensible graces. This could be a team that cannot run the ball and needs all the help it will get in terms of offensive weaponry. I would feel confident starting Tate as a flex in PPR leagues moving forward. Let’s just hope there’s not another major shift coming in this passing game.