Fantasy Football Injury Updates: Latest news on Dak Prescott, Baker Mayfield affecting Week 8 lineup decisions

Quarterbacks Dak Prescott and Baker Mayfield have been banged up in latest weeks, and their statuses heading into Sunday is in problem. Dak has been a fantasy celebrity this 12 months, and his well being will probably have an impact on all leagues (and a number of move-catchers), even though Mayfield’s standing will primarily have an impact on two-QB/superflex leagues (and himself). We have the most current information on the two gunslingers underneath so you can plan forward with your Week 8 fantasy start off ’em, sit ’em selections.

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Dak Prescott injury update

UPDATE: Prescott was fairly cryptic on Thursday when asked if he would start off, expressing he did not know if it was “just [his] final decision.” For now, we still assume him to participate in.

Prescott (calf) did not follow Monday, but he took part in personal drills Wednesday. The Cowboys remain optimistic he’ll acquire the industry on Sunday evening against the Vikings, so we’ll remain optimistic, much too.

It’s well worth noting Minnesota has vastly improved its protection and is a prime-5 unit against QBs so significantly this period. That mentioned, this Cowboys’ offense is borderline matchup proof, so we still rank Prescott as the QB7 of Week 8. If he is out, it would surely be a big strike for move-catchers Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb, Michael Gallup, and Dalton Schultz. It could also have an impact on Ezekiel Elliott like we noticed very last 12 months. You might be still commencing Cooper, Lamb, and Zeke, but Schultz and Gallup grow to be riskier.

Quarterback | Operating back again | Wide receiver | Restricted conclude | D/ST | Kicker

Baker Mayfield harm update

UPDATE: Mayfield practiced Thursday and reportedly “appeared excellent,” which would reveal he is trending toward taking part in against the Steelers.

Forward of Wednesday’s follow session, Kevin Stefanski mentioned he expected Mayfield (remaining shoulder) “to do everything” in follow. We’ll have to observe his standing to see how follow went but looking at he wasn’t limited, you will find a strong chance he is the conductor of the Browns’ offense against the Steelers.

Week 8 Common RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Operating back again | Wide receiver | Restricted conclude | D/ST | Kicker

Even so, until you’re in a deep two-QB/superflex league, it truly is challenging to rely on Mayfield against a talented Steelers’ protection. In our rankings, we have Case Keenum at the No. 29 spot (out of 30) amid QBs, and Mayfield would not rank much higher if he is all set to go.