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Matt Cassel Injury: QB's Injury Won't Hurt Jamaal Charles' Fantasy Value
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Brady Quinn under center would mean more defenders in the box against the Kansas City Chiefs, but Jamaal Charles fantasy owners shouldn't worry.

In case you haven't heard by now—if you haven't, you must have an Eric Winston filter—starting quarterback Matt Cassel suffered a concussion on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens and is highly unlikely to play this week.

The news comes from the Kansas City Star's Adam Teicher:

Chiefs fans everywhere rejoice. Too soon?

Anyways, Cassel, a former Pro Bowler, has had an extremely rough start to the season: 58.5 completion percentage, 1,150 yards (230 per game), five touchdowns, nine interceptions and four fumbles.

But while Cassel has been atrocious under center, Brady Quinn, his backup, would be, um, atrocious-er. 

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Throughout his six-year career, the former Notre Dame star has completed just 52.5 percent of his 356 pass attempts for an anemic 5.4 yards per attempt and 10 touchdowns to nine interceptions. 

Cassel, at least, possesses that potential that he will once again transform back into his former productive self, but defenses know Brady Quinn doesn't have the talent to beat them.

That means a lot of defenders in the box, which in turn means a lot of nervous Jamaal Charles fantasy owners. 

Fortunately, there's no need to worry—Jamal Charles isn't human. 

The dynamic back is just over a year removed from tearing his ACL, but he apparently had some sort of unstoppable robot parts inserted into his knee because he has looked completely dominant to start the season.

Like, 551-yards, 5.4-yards-per-carry dominant. 

Jamaal Charles will face lots of pressure with Brady Quinn under center, but it won't matter.

Charles could face a defensive box full of 11 Tim Tebows and he would still find a way to be productive. He's just too elusive and quick to not continue to put up his spectacular yards-per-touch career numbers, no matter who he has handing him the football.

Additionally, the less talent under center, the more likely Charles is to receive carry after carry. If anything, the unsteadiness of Kansas City's signal caller position will only improve Charles' fantasy value. 

 

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