Fantasy Impact of Broncos-Patriots Postponed Game

Jason Schandl
How the Broncos-Patriots game being postponed will impact fantasy football in Week 5.
How the Broncos-Patriots game being postponed will impact fantasy football in Week 5. / Adam Glanzman/Getty Images
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Unsurprisingly, the COVID-19 outbreak that caused postponed games in Week 4 hasn't been a one-off issue. The New England Patriots played a game despite Cam Newton's positive test, and now the league is dealing with the consequences.

The Week 5 matchup between the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots, which was originally pushed back to Monday, has now been removed from the Week 5 slate and re-scheduled for Week 6.

That means fantasy football owners need to scramble to get Patriots and Broncos out of their lineups immediately.

Fantasy Football Postponed Game

Luckily for fantasy managers, this news comes well before the kickoff of the 1 p.m. games, meaning just about everyone playing this week (outside of Thursday Night Football, of course) is available to serve as a replacement. If you don't have enough bench depth or are dealing with too many injuries to fill out your starting lineup, you'll have to head to the waiver wire for some last minute replacements.

You probably weren't planning to start either of these team's QB, but they did have viable options at every other position.

If you need a running back, consider Justin Jackson (39 percent Rostered on Yahoo!), Malcolm Brown (39 percent) or even a dart throw like Gus Edwards (3 percent) if you're really desperate.

Waiver options are much more appealing at wideout, with Brandin Cooks (43 percent), Russell Gage (42 percent), and Golden Tate (34 percent) all available.

At tight end, Eric Ebron (51 percent), Mo Alie-Cox (37 percent) and Logan Thomas (19 percent) are all solid replacements for Noah Fant.


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