It looks like Teddy Bridgewater has suffered a serious knee injury, as he was taken to the hospital in an ambulance and is currently sedated and getting and MRI according to the Vikings. We don’t have any confirmation yet on the extent of the injury but all signs point to Teddy being lost for the season, which would be a huge blow to the playoff chances for the Vikings. There are probably many fantasy owners out there who will have to juggle their rosters as well . . .
It will be interesting to see who the Vikings target in terms of other quarterbacks. The Browns will want a lot for Josh McCown, but Mark Sanchez will likely be released by the Broncos and the Jets might be cutting Bryce Petty.
Tony Romo is injured again, and Dallas fans have to feel sick. Some are hyping Dak Prescott as an interesting replacement, but I’m not buying that hype.
Meanwhile, Ezekiel Elliott looked amazing in the preseason game against Seattle, including a punishing play when he ran over Kam Chancellor. Elliott flashed all the skills he showed at Ohio State where he led the Buckeyes to a National Championship, and he naturally has fantasy football fans drooling.
But you have to wonder how much the Romo injury will affect his production. He has an amazing line in front of him, but defenses will be stacking the box and daring Prescott to beat them with his arm. This will be interesting to watch.
Art Briles said recently that he’s never done anything “illegal, immoral or unethical.” Really? I get the guy wants to defend himself given the mess he left at Baylor, but this seems like a pretty bizarre statement, and as you can see from the video above he’s getting ripped for it.
I’ve been playing fantasy football for decades, and it’s amazing how much the experience has changed the last several years with the mobile phone apps. The instantaneous scoring and feedback changes the whole experience so you can even follow the exact score of your fantasy game while you’re at an actual NFL game (assuming they have decent reception at the stadium).