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Jacoby Brissett awaits MRI, not ruled out yet for Week 10 [UPDATE]

Jacoby Brissett injured his knee in Week 9 and awaits word on the severity of the MCL sprain. We break down the fantasy and betting implications heading into Week 10.

Indianapolis Colts quarterbacks Brian Hoyer and Jacoby Brissett talk with head coach Frank Reich on the sidelines against the Pittsburgh Steelers during the fourth quarter at Heinz Field. Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Jacoby Brissett status update, 4:37 p.m.

The Colts announced on Monday that Brissett suffered an MCL sprain, and the QB and his coach are optimistic about things moving forward, per beat writer Stephen Holder. They are talking about him potentially playing this Sunday against the Dolphins, but we’ll see what the practice reports bring starting Wednesday.

The Indianapolis Colts lost quarterback Jacoby Brissett to a knee injury, but it could prove to be relatively minor for the time being. Brissett did not return to the game, but the team has not yet ruled him out for Week 10 vs. the Miami Dolphins.

Brissett has sprained his left MCL, according to beat writer Mike Chappell, and the team is awaiting the results of an MRI to determine the severity. An MCL sprain does involve a tear of ligament, but it is more modest than a complete tear. It can cost anywhere from a game or two to a month or more.

The Colts are currently an 11.5-point favorite at DraftKings Sportsbook. The Dolphins are awful, so even if Brian Hoyer gets the start, the expectation is they will win fairly handily. Although Brissett has not been ruled out, the DK has likely already baked in a potential Hoyer start in this number. The only big change to this number at this point would be if Brissett unexpectedly was cleared to play.

From a fantasy perspective, Hoyer is worse than Brissett, but considering T.Y. Hilton’s injury, Zach Pascal is the only decent starting option among the receivers. Marlon Mack remains a solid fantasy start without Brissett, and is particularly good against a bad Dolphins squad. Tight ends Jack Doyle and Eric Ebron remain fringe starting options, but a Dolphins matchup offers a little bit of value.