Dr. Roto is back in action on the FullTime Fantasy Podcast Network!
Dr. Roto breaks down the latest NFL news affecting the Fantasy Football landscape, including the injuries of Ben Roethlisberger and Drew Brees!
What a huge week for fantasy owners! Firstly, Big Ben’s injury is a tremendous blow to the Steelers as a whole. While I like Mason Rudolph, I still feel that he is about a year away from being “ready.” This obviously hurts the value of JuJu Smith-Schuster quite a bit. Donte Moncrief can be dropped, but James Washington might see an uptick in value since he played college football with Rudolph. We are still waiting to hear about RB James Conner’s MRI on his knee, so the news in Pittsburgh could actually get worse.
The New Orleans Saints will be without starting QB Drew Brees for the next six weeks as he is out after undergoing thumb surgery. Brees is probably as important to the Saints as Patrick Mahomes is to the Chiefs. Without him, there is no engine. Yes, Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas are still there, but they take a huge hit with Teddy Bridgewater as the starter. Look for a big push to the running game, so bump up Latavius Murray. Also, TE Jared Cook takes a hit as Teddy Bridgewater might struggle to find secondary receivers.