2021 Fantasy Football: Russell Wilson Injury

by Garrett Ball
2021 Fantasy Football: Russell Wilson Injury

The 2021 Fantasy Football season continues to be ravaged by injuries. This past week we saw the Seattle Seahawks lose quarterback Russell Wilson for at least a month to a ruptured middle-finger tendon on Thursday Night Football.

In the wake of Russell Wilson's injury, not to mention several other NFL quarterback injuries that happened this week, I thought it would be a good idea to do a special edition of the QB streamers article, ahead of the Waivers.

Wilson was averaging 9.12 adjusted net yards per pass attempt before the injury. Only Matthew Stafford was better.

I'll be going over a couple of players to target that should have a friendly schedule until Wilson returns.

Click here for my Week 6 QB Streamers article!

We also published an update on JuJu Smith-Schuster's injury and how to manage it!

2021 Fantasy Football: Russell Wilson Injury

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Sam Darnold, Carolina Panthers - QB10 overall
5.73 ANY/A - 24th

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If he's still on your waiver wire, target Darnold. Christian McCaffrey should be back soon and he has a superstar WR in D.J. Moore.

He had a bad game against Philly but almost every quarterback has had a bad game at this point.

In five games he's rushed for five touchdowns so he has that going for him. He's taking it himself around the goal line, and that alone gives him a nice floor if the passing game isn't working.

Darnold gets to face the Vikings, Giants, Falcons, and Patriots in the next month. Very nice.

Teddy Bridgewater, Denver Broncos - QB24
7.46 ANY/A - 12th

Teddy remained solid while returning from injury in a loss to the Steelers with 18.62 Fantasy points.

He has gone over 20 Fantasy points in his two other starts that were not limited because of a blowout victory or injury.

His next four opponents are the Raiders, Browns, Washington, and the Cowboys. The Browns are the only ones that really give me pause, even though they just got lit up by Justin Herbert.

Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts - QB20
7.11 ANY/A - 17th

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Before you say anything, Wentz has actually been decent this season. He just passed for 402 yards and two touchdowns against Baltimore on Monday Night Football.

He's scored at least 17.58 Fantasy points in every game except for the game against Tennessee. He played that game with two bum ankles and was a game-time decision.

His next four opponents are the Texans, 49ers, Titans, and Jets. Pretty friendly schedule.

Justin Fields, Chicago Bears - QB33
3.05 ANY/A - 34th

If you have the guts to pick him up and start him, that is. Fields has rushing upside, but his passing upside is capped at the moment.

He faces Green Bay, Tampa Bay, San Francisco, and Pittsburgh over the next four weeks.

He might be forced to play more aggressively against the Packers and Bucs. That's a good thing. I want to see his arm unlocked. However, I will admit, I don't have the guts to pull the trigger on this one. But hey, if you're into that thing and like his potential...by all means.

Remember to check out the Week 6 QB Streamers post at the end of this week for a more detailed look at your quarterback options for Sunday!

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