Quarterbacks! They run, they throw, they get injured. And sometimes they even get promoted. Here’s a roundup of fantasy quarterback news from the past 48 hours or so
Derek Anderson, Cle - Suffered an apparent concussion. Losing
Kyle Orton, Chi – Won the starting job from Rex Grossman. This is an improvement, as Orton can’t possibly be as bad as Grossman. He probably won’t be good though and he isn’t a fantasy option right now. This may improve the odds of success for Matt Forte a tiny bit, but it doesn’t affect anybody else.
Tarvaris Jackson, Min – Sprained his right knee. He intends to keep playing with a brace though, so it doesn’t seem to be too bad. With Bryant McKinnie out for four weeks,
Peyton Manning, Ind -- Rumors are circulating that his recovery from knee surgery is taking longer than expected, and that he may miss the season opener. I’m sending this rumor to every owner in my league – I hope people get nervous about Manning and he slips into the mid/late second round. Even if he DOES miss the first two games, he’s a first-round type talent for the other 14 games and I can always find a QB to fill in the first two weeks. For example, Matt Leinart faces