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.
It’s a good news, bad news situation for fantasy owners as it relates to the injury report for Week 8. The good news it it’s short. The bad news is that’s because six teams are on bye, so any injuries make filling out a complete lineup that much more difficult.
It was feast or famine for fantasy quarterbacks in week 7. Big names like Russell Wilson, Derek Car and Dak Prescott produced major fantasy numbers, while Cam Newton and Marcus Mariota were really bad.