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Who is Tua Tagovailoa’s backup for fantasy football

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa suffered an injury in Week 2. We break down what the backup options are heading into Week 3 for fantasy football.

Tua Tagovailoa #1 watches as Jacoby Brissett #14 of the Miami Dolphins throws the ball at the Baptist Health Training Complex on August 25, 2021 in Miami Gardens, Florida. Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images

Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered an injury on Sunday in the first quarter of Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. The second-year quarterback was carted off the field and sent to the locker room with a rib injury. He was announced as questionable to return.

With Tagovailoa’s game status unclear, the Dolphins have brought in backup quarterback Jacoby Brissett. Brissett signed a one-year deal with Miami in the offseason after spending the last couple of seasons with the Indianapolis Colts. Last season with the Colts, Brissett was strictly used in short yardage/goal line situations, scoring three rushing touchdowns.

But in his last full season starting under center, the veteran quarterback completed 60.9% of his passes 2,942 yards, 18 touchdowns and 6 interceptions in 2019. He also added 228 rushing yards and four touchdowns. It’s too entirely to say whether or not Brissett is worth starting in fantasy, but could be a top waiver wire add if Tagovailoa is out for an extended period of time.