Fantasy fallout from Teddy Bridgewater injury

Fantasy fallout from Teddy Bridgewater injury


[THEME MUSIC] BRAD EVANS: The injury imp is feasting right now in fantasy land, and particularly on the quarterback position. Earlier it was Tony Romo, just this past weekend against the Seattle Seahawks. And now it sounds like Teddy Bridgewater could be sidelined for an extended period of time after suffering a scary non-contact injury in practice on Tuesday. He had to leave facilities in Minnesota in an ambulance, which is never a good sign. So assuming the worst, here is the fantasy spin moving forward for related Vikings. Now, Shaun Hill looks like he would get the next call up. A guy who is a competent veteran. He’s been in the league, seemingly, since the Calvin Coolidge administration. But a player who just a couple of seasons ago for the then St. Louis Rams played as a starter in eight games and averaged over 225 yards per contest with a 9-6 touchdown interception split. That included a rushing TD. Also completed right around 63% of his passes. More of a pocket guy, but we’ve got to remember how conservative Minnesota was last season in terms of a vertical perspective. They only chucked it on the year 484 times, which ranked dead last in the NFL. This is still Adrian Peterson’s team. I wouldn’t knock down AP at all in fantasy drafts this weekend, a guy that’s still worth a late first round pick despite the high mileage on the odometer reading. And Stefon Diggs, a fellow Terrapin, like Shaun Hill’s a guy I wouldn’t ding either. A player that has really stood out here in training camp and the exhibition season. Going a round pick number 104 overall. I still think, even with Hill under center, Diggs has a great shot at, say, 75 catches over a thousand yards along with a handful of touchdowns. So Vikings fans, chin up. This move may be more of the lateral one than a devastating one.

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