Posted: 2/10/2021 12:11 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) is on track to begin running with a soft target of Wednesday, Feb. 10, which would be exactly 10 weeks after the reconstructive surgery on his left knee. He could begin throwing Wednesday, Feb. 24.
Huddle Up: Each of these timelines will be important in Burrow's potential return in time for Week 1 of the 2021 season. So long as all progresses according to plan, he'll be a low- to mid-tier QB1 in 2021 fantasy drafts.
Posted: 1/12/2021 7:21 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) told the team's website Tuesday, Jan. 12, that he intends to resume throwing in mid-February and begin running on an underwater treadmill shortly thereafter.
Huddle Up: Burrow added that he doubts he'll play during the preseason if there is one this summer, although he remains optimistic he'll be ready to go for the season opener. Assuming Cincinnati makes some upgrades on the offensive line and he doesn't experience a setback in his recovery from a torn ACL, Burrow should once again be a fine QB2 option in fantasy leagues in 2021.
Posted: 1/08/2021 2:24 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) said he believes that he will be ready for the start of the 2021 season.
Huddle Up: Burrow likely will not do much during offseason workouts, so fantasy players will need to keep an eye on him during training camp. He played well during before the injury and should be at least a high-end No. 2 quarterback in fantasy leagues.
Posted: 12/03/2020 7:39 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) on Wednesday, Dec. 2, underwent 'successful' knee surgery and is expected to make a 'complete recovery,' the team said Thursday in a news release.
Huddle Up: Due to the extensive damage and expected recovery time, Burrow likely won't be ready to return until the middle of the 2021 season at the earliest. We will certainly monitor his offseason progress.
Posted: 11/30/2020 7:36 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) is scheduled to travel to Los Angeles to undergo reconstructive knee surgery on his torn anterior cruciate ligament later this week, according to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network.
Huddle Up: The fact Burrow is scheduled to have surgery this week means the swelling in his knee has subsided quickly, so it is a positive first sign in what figures to be at least a nine-month recovery. The rookie can obviously be dropped in any redraft league, but he figures to remain a strong dynasty asset despite this injury. Assuming Burrow is able to return for training camp in 2021 - which may not happen considering the seriousness of his injury - he should be considered a strong QB2 option.
Posted: 11/24/2020 2:51 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow's (knee) MRIs cast optimism Monday, Nov. 23. He has the torn ligaments and some cartilage damage, but he could be ready for Week 1.
Huddle Up: In contrast, Carson Wentz had his multi-ligament injury Dec. 10 and missed the first two weeks the following season. So Burrow could be on the field, but maybe he's not 100 percent for Week 1.
Posted: 11/24/2020 2:19 am UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) should be able to play during the 2021 season, but head coach Zac Taylor said he does not know if Burrow will be ready for the start of the 2021 season.
Huddle Up: Fantasy players will need to monitor Burrow's recovery during the offseason and training camp to see when he may be able to return. He likely will be a No. 1 fantasy quarterback in the future but probably will be a risky option in 2021.
Posted: 11/23/2020 9:03 pm UTC
Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Monday, Nov. 23.
Posted: 11/23/2020 7:16 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and medial collateral ligament in his left knee Sunday, Nov. 22, according to multiple sources. Burrow also reportedly suffered other structural issues in his knee as well, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Huddle Up: It means Burrow may not be ready for the start of the 2021 season. Some sources are suggesting this injury is similar to the one that Carson Wentz suffered in 2017 and caused him to miss the first couple of games of the following season. Either way, it's horrible news for the No. 1 overall pick and the Bengals, who will be forced to ride with Ryan Finley the rest of the way. It's possible none of the Cincinnati receivers are worth starting in fantasy consistently for the rest of the year, and the Bengals should be considered a prime target for owners who like to stream defenses.
Posted: 11/23/2020 1:14 pm UTC
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals QB Joe Burrow (knee) was given an initial diagnosis of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, and he'll undergo tests to see if there's more damage. His season is over.
Huddle Up: Ryan Finley should take over, but he has zero fantasy appeal. It will be interesting to see if they bring back RB Joe Mixon, who can return around Week 14 from a foot injury, with the season looking to be a wash.