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How to handle Jacoby Brissett’s injury in Week 10 fantasy football

The Colts QB is out this week.

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett is pursued by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree during the first quarter at Heinz Field. Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports

Jacoby Brissett status update

The Colts downgraded Brissett to OUT on Saturday. The hope is he will be back next week, but it will depend on Week 11 practices.

Is there anything worse than hearing the words “game-time decision” when you have fantasy football decisions to make? No, there is not. That was the case for the Indianapolis Colts quarterback, Jacoby Brissett, as of Saturday morning, but since then, his status has been downgraded to out. The Colts will roll with Brian Hoyer.

It happened last week against the Steelers. Initially labeled as a knee injury, it was later reported to be a sprained MCL. Brissett left that game in the second quarter after making just five pass attempts. Since then, he’s been limited in practice all week, getting the questionable tag on Friday and leaving his status up in the air for a Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins.

There was some hope that he might play. One report had him taking most of the first team reps in practice and only a slightly elevated work load for backup Brian Hoyer. Nope.

Fantasy football analysis, Indianapolis Colts QB Jacoby Brissett

Brissett has had some solid performances this season, but isn’t been inconsistent lately. In three of his last four starts, including last week when he left in the second quarter with his knee injury, he has not thrown a single touchdown pass.

But this week’s opponent is the Dolphins, a team so bad they make even the most basic opponent look like vintage Tom Brady. It’s too bad, but probably prudent since the Colts aren’t likely to need their starting QB to win this one.

Hoyer has some low-level appeal for fantasy, given the opponent, and could be worth a money saving pick in DFS leagues.