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NFL Player News - nfl

Jacob Eason, QB | IND

Tue, Aug 03, 2021

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Fill-in Colts starting QB Jacob Eason is expected to play the entire first half of Indy's preseason opener against the Panthers on Aug. 15.

The 2020 fourth-rounder is the next man up with Carson Wentz set to miss the next 5-12 weeks after undergoing foot surgery. Should Wentz return near the front end of that timeline, Eason might only get a start or two. If it is more toward the back, Eason could get an entire half season's worth of starts. That is if he holds onto the starting gig. The Colts also have sixth-round rookie Sam Ehlinger in the house, and could easily end up adding a veteran complement. Eason has a big arm, but his but anticipation, accuracy, and short-area touch always left something to be desired during his star-crossed college career. It's not a good situation for the always quarterback-needy Colts. Not a dual threat, there isn't any late-round fantasy juice here.

Matthew Stafford, QB | LAR

Tue, Aug 03, 2021

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Matthew Stafford's thumb X-rays have come back negative.

Dak Prescott, QB | DAL

Tue, Aug 03, 2021

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The Cowboys have decided to be "more conservative" with Dak Prescott's (shoulder) return timeline.

In the words of coach Mike McCarthy, Prescott has “taken a step back” in his return. It does not appear that McCarthy is referring to a setback, only a change in philosophy. It's still not what we want to see, of course. McCarthy said the team is trying to avoid "something bigger" happening to its franchise player's shoulder. Prescott, obviously, will not play in this week's Hall-of-Fame Game. For now, we still haven't read anything that suggests Prescott is in danger of missing Week 1. Fantasy drafters can still operate under the assumption he will be back to 100 percent in plenty of time for the opener.