Big-time fantasy names keep dotting the top of the leaderboard for running backs. Ezekiel Elliot (who got another last-minute reprieve from the courts) and LeSean McCoy led the way in scoring in Week 8, while Melvin Gordon and Lamar Miller continued to prove their RB1-worth with top-five performances.
After Deshaun Watson tore his ACL in practice on Thursday, fantasy owners were in a bind. The promising, potential rookie of the year that was leading fantasy teams to the playoffs was now out for the rest of the season. His replacement, Tom Savage, is not a recommended fantasy option for Week 9.
Just when fantasy owners (and football fans in general) were starting to enjoy the skills and playmaking ability of Deshaun Watson, Houston’s electric rookie quarterback tears his ACL during practice on Thursday and is now out for the rest of the season.