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Carson Wentz Injury: Fantasy Football Rapid Reaction (2021)

Aug 2, 2021

We’re back to provide the rapid reaction to Carson Wentz’s injury and the fantasy football impact on the rest of the Indianapolis Colts’ roster.

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The Details of the Injury

Here are the details of the trade courtesy of our NFL News Desk.

Colts QB Carson Wentz will undergo surgery Monday on his foot and will be out approximately 5-12 weeks according to head coach Frank Reich.

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How does Carson Wentz’s injury impact the Indianapolis Colts?

The immediate reaction to the Carson Wentz news is that this has to be a downgrade for the receiving options in this Indy offense. While we weren’t exactly sure what version of Wentz we were going to get this season, we knew that it would be better than anything else the Colts currently have on their roster. It’s difficult to determine exactly how far we need to move down players like Michael Pittman Jr., T.Y. Hilton, Parris Campbell, etc. because we have an expected absence of 5-12 weeks for Wentz right now. That could either mean a slight hiccup to their fantasy production or a massive falling out. Until we get more information, I’ve moved down Pittman and Hilton a few spots, and Jonathan Taylor has moved down a couple of spots as well. If Jacob Eason is the starting QB, the overall plays ran for this offense are most likely going to take a dip. JT should still be a safe option, but I’m not sure if I can rely on him as a cornerstone of my fantasy football roster right now.
– Kyle Yates

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