Andrew Quarless' Updated Fantasy Value After Jermichael Finley's Injury
The Green Bay Packers lost star tight end Jermichael Finley to a scary injury Sunday against the Cleveland Browns, as illustrated by Paul Imig of Fox Sports:
The stretcher has been rolled to the middle of the field. This is a scary scene for Jermichael Finley. #Packers— Paul Imig (@Paulimig) October 20, 2013
As a result, backup Andrew Quarless has now been pushed to the forefront of the fantasy landscape at the tight end position as the primary backup.
Now in his fourth year, Quarless has a career-high 21 receptions in a season and has scored just one touchdown back in his rookie year. This year, Quarless had caught just four passes for 28 yards entering the game with Cleveland.
What Quarless lacks in statistics, he makes up for with impressive size at 6'4", 252 pounds. This alone is worth a glance from a fantasy standpoint, not to mention he'll immediately be one of Aaron Rodgers' favorite targets with Randall Cobb out for an extended period of time.
Finley saw six or more targets in each game this season not counting games he's missed with an injury and Sunday's contest against the Browns. Quarless is worth an add in all leagues as a result.
Perhaps playing in Quarless' favor is a favorable schedule from here on out. He gets the horrific Minnesota secondary, before a slight uptick in competition against Chicago, but then things go back to laughably bad against Philadelphia.
Depending on how much time Finley will miss, Quarless is worth a look based on the matchup and the health of others such as Jones.
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