Breaking Daily Fantasy NFL Football News 9-28-2015
Ben Roethlisberger Out 4-6 Weeks
The Pittsburgh Steelers lost quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for up to six weeks with a sprained MCL and bone bruise. Fortunately the MRI taken on Roethlisberger did not show any damage to the ACL which would have sidelined Big Ben for the rest of the season. The backup is veteran Michael Vick
The Steelers quarterback is a very tough player to replace on fantasy rosters. Big Ben put up some career numbers in the 2014 campaign. Last year he completed 67% of his throws for 4952 yards with 32 touchdowns and nine picks. In his three starts he was completing 75% of his passes for 912 yards with four touchdowns and two picks.
Vick played in ten games for the New York Jets last year. He completed just 52% of his throws for 604 yards with three touchdowns and two picks. Michael Vick in relief to Roethlisberger on Sunday completed 5 of 6 throws for just 38 yards. Vick has not been an accurate passer in recent seasons. Prior to his time with the Jets, Vick was under center for the Philadelphia Eagles where he struggled big time with turnovers. Because of his knack for the mistake the Steelers may lean on their run game. Running back Le’Veon may be worth a look next week on rosters.
Victor Cruz Announces His Return to Lineup in Week 4
The New York Giants wide receiver has not played in 2015 as he tries and recovers from a calf injury. In 2014 he missed most of the season with a knee injury. In his career he has 24 touchdown receptions and averages 15 yards per catch.
Odell Beckham Jr
The Giants second year wide out has 19 receptions for 269 yards and two touchdowns in his three games. Beckham Jr. has touchdown catches in two straight games.
Randle has been expected to step up with Cruz out. After two bad games to start the year Randle contributed in the win against Washington last week with seven catches for 116 yards with a touchdown. He averaged 16 ½ yards per reception last week.
The former New England Patriot dual purpose back was acquired during the offseason. Vereen throughout his career has been very active in the passing game and could take away targets from Cruz. On the year Vereen has 12 receptions for 122 yards.