Defenders Lamar Jackson, Josh Allen and Taylor Heinicke all left their games at least briefly on Sunday. Owners in singles QB tournaments likely won’t be interested in their back-up for the first round of a fantasy knockout, but potential absences for starting quarterbacks could cause great dwindling effect in fantasy football leagues. We have the latest trauma updates on these signal callers ahead of your Week 15 abandonment picks and decision making.
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Lamar Jackson injury update
Jackson (ankle) was taken to the locker room against the Browns after not being able to put much weight on his ankle, so a prolonged absence can be put on the table. We won’t know much until the weekend, but Jackson is clearly in pain, and we know his mobility is a key aspect of his game. If he can’t play, Tyler Huntley will start for Raven against the Packers this week.
We rank Huntley as QB27 for Week 15 against the defense of Green Bay, the top 10 unit against the fictional QB heading into Week 14. In the end, Huntley may have exceeded expectations with his rushed comeback, but we didn’t. anticipate a successful pass campaign. However, his rushed comeback made him one of the top givers in the QB/superflex two-way tournaments.
Josh Allen injury update
Allen is reported dealing with a mild case of “big toe”, so we will have to monitor his condition in the future. There aren’t many worries he’ll be out for Week 15 against Carolina since he returned to the game on Sunday from injury, but his mobility and ability to go up is solid. can be affected in an already difficult match. If he misses a game, Mitchell Trubisky will be the Buffalo starter.
Again, we don’t expect Allen to miss time, so we rank him as QB11 in week 15.
Taylor Heinicke injury update
Heinicke (knee) missed a few chances against Dallas, but he is expected to be ready to face the Eagles next week. However, he may also be facing an illness that affects his mobility, so perhaps his ceiling will be limited. Stay tuned for more updates.
Right now, we like Heinicke in QB13 in place, as the Eagles give the 13th fantasy point to QB. Should there be a situation where Jackson, Allen and Heinicke are absent, Washington’s reserve QB Kyle Allen should be the additional last priority QB in the two-QB/superflex tournaments.