A fly in your beer. That’s what Aaron Rodgers owners experienced Monday night as the prized QB suffered a fractured collarbone. Reportedly out at least three weeks, many playoff-tracking gamers are scrambling to find a suitable replacement. If you’re that guy/gal, here are my top-three waiver saviors:
Case Keenum, Hou (10-percent owned) – Brilliant in his first two games, the Steve Young-clone has totaled 10.5 yards per attempt, 310.5 passing yards per game and tallied an impeccable 4:0 TD:INT split. Undaunted, mobile and reasonably accurate, he easily could finish top-10 over the next three weeks. The Texans schedule: at Arizona (allowed five multi-TD passers in eight games), Oakland (Foles’d) and Jacksonville (Most fantasy points given up to QBs on year).
Nick Foles, Phi (27-percent owned) – Foles = Peyton Manning? In terms of record-setting performances, that’s a correct statement. Off a mind-blowing 7-TD game against the Raiders, the Arizona product appears entrenched as Philly’s starting QB moving forward. Gifted the softest remaining schedule of any passer (at GB, Was, BYE, Ari, Det, at Min, Chi, at Dal), he, like Keenum, has strong odds of racking top-10 numbers down the homestretch.
Jake Locker, Ten (22-percent owned) – In a favorable road matchup against St. Louis, Locker disappointed, ranking well-outside the QB top-20. Still, he’s registered 20-plus fantasy points in three of his past four games and has a delectable three-game stretch upcoming facing Jacksonville, Indianapolis and Oakland. Considering his multidimensional skill set and renewed ground game, he’s a top-flight option.