Oct 27, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers (12) throws during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Packers defeated the Vikings 44-31. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports
Replacing Aaron Rodgers
Rodgers was the first QB drafted in nearly ever fantasy football draft this year, and needless to say, his owners are in panic after today’s news that he’ll be out around 3-6 weeks with a broken collarbone. But not all has to be doom and gloom, as there are many quality backups likely available in your league if you are scrambling for someone to start for the next month or so.
Here are a pair of guys who you could replace Rodgers with:
Houston Texans’ Case Keenum
The former Houston Cougars star has been a revelation for the Texans, and he’s performed well in his first two games against a pair of tough defenses in the KAnsas City Chiefs and Indianapolis Colts.
After racking up 350 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions in a 27-24 loss to the Colts Sunday night, there is a chance Keenum could put up Rogers-like numbers this week against the Arizona Cardinals, who’s pass defense is ranked 24th overall, allowing 254.3 yards passing per game.
He has looked every bit the legitimate starting quarterback in each of his two starts, and with a great weapon in Andre Johnson out to go with a solid ground game so long as Arian Foster and Ben Tate are healthy, Keenum will continue to thrive without having to carry this loaded offense.
Houston also has two games against the tanking Jacksonville Jaguars over the next five weeks, and Keenum could very well be the savior for fantasy owners looking for a Rodgers replacement now.