Quarterback updates from around the league
There’s been an abundance of quarterback news breaking around the NFL today, so lets run it all down and see what shakes out:
MIAMI—After his three-interception performance against the Baltimore Ravens, Chad Henne has been benched in favor of longtime veteran Chad Pennington. While this doesn’t officially mark the end of Henne’s season, he could very well be on the sidelines for the rest of the year if Pennington can figure out a way to win some football games. Keep in mind that if Pennington plays well, he could be a guy to target as the Dolphins have a very favorable fantasy playoff schedule.
DETROIT—Shaun Hill has been announced as the Week 10 (at Buffalo) starter for the injured Chad Henne. Hill is battling back from a broken forearm, but averaged 282.5 passing yards and 2.0 touchdowns per game in four full starts during Matthew Stafford’s early-season absence (shoulder). Hill will be a hot pickup on the waiver wire, so we advise you to target him if you need help at the QB position.
SEATTLE—Matt Hasselbeck has been cleared to play in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. The veteran signal-caller suffered a concussion two weeks ago and did not play in last Sunday’s loss to the New York Giants.
NASHVILLE—Vince Young missed practice on Wednesday due to knee and ankle injuries. As of now, there is no official word on whether or not the former Texas Longhorn will start this Sunday in Miami. Now that the Titans have wide receiver Randy Moss lining up on the outside, Young’s fantasy value has the opportunity to rise.
CHARLOTTE—Rookie Jimmy Clausen has been named the Week 10 starter for Sunday’s game at Tampa Bay. Matt Moore went down last Sunday with a shoulder injury and is officially out for the remainder of the season. Clausen is not worth a pickup, should not be inserted into any starting lineups and will lower the value of receivers Steve Smith and David Gettis.