UPDATE: The Steelers and Titans game scheduled for Week 4 has been postponed. There is no make up date set yet, but fantasy managers should immediately bench any Steelers or Titans players.
While the NFL was the only major sports league not to make any major changes to their 2020 in-season structure during the COVID-19 pandemic, it was always just going to be a matter of time before their hand was forced.
That is the case in Week 4, as positive COVID tests for multiple Tennessee Titans players has forced the postponement of their matchup with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But what does the postponement mean for fantasy football managers?
Fantasy Football Postponed Game
For the time being, fantasy football managers need to take a wait-and-see approach. The NFL still hasn't announced their official plans for when the game will be played, and that means that fantasy football websites can't make any official decisions on how this will play out.
Fantasy sites will certainly have been prepared for this situation heading into the season though, so expect them to reveal their decisions shortly after the NFL makes an official call.
In general, you can probably expect Steelers and Titans players' points to count toward their Week 4 score if the game happens on Monday or even Tuesday. If it gets postponed to later in the season, however, those players will all likely be given scores of zero for the week.
That means that fantasy managers need to be prepared with a backup plan if they were expecting to start someone like Derrick Henry or James Conner this week.
Hopefully this postponement isn't a major issue, allowing the teams to take the field Monday. The NFL's handling of this first postponed game of the season will set the tone for what may become a recurring issue in the 2020 season.
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