Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) did not take part in practice on Thursday. Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said that the team will take it "day-to-day" with Borrow after he aggravated a calf injury in the Week 2 loss that kept him out for all of training camp and the preseason, and Burrow himself said "we'll see" when asked if he'll play on Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams. Burrow's calf injury and inactivity this summer is a big reason why Cincy's offense has gotten off to a slow start, and that may not chance for a while if he's forced to miss additional time. If you drafted the 26-year-old hoping he'd be your starter each and every week, you should already be searching for an insurance policy in Week 3, especially with the Bengals' game not coming until Monday this week. If Burrow misses Monday's game, Jake Browning would make the start under center.
Sep 21, 2023 6:51 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) participated in Thursday's practice and was seen wearing a sleeve on his right calf. The 26-year-old strained the calf during training camp in July and missed most of the preseason as a result. So far this season, Burrow has struggled to live up to the expectations placed on him after signing his 5-year, $275 million contract extension just before the Bengals' season started. Through the first two weeks, Burrow has 304 passing yards and has completed 57% of his passes, leading to speculation that the calf injury may be hampering his performance. Burrow is considered day-to-day and is questionable for his Week 3 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.
Sep 21, 2023 1:59 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) has apparently been feeling better the last few days after reaggravating his strained calf in Sunday's Week 2 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, per Mike Garafolo. The Bengals play on Monday night so they won't begin practicing until Thursday so the extra day of rest should help Burrow, Garafolo noted. While it's encouraging to hear that he's feeling better, this calf issue is likely to linger throughout the season. To make matters worse, NFL insider Ian Rapoport noted that "we are not going to get a 100% healthy Joe Burrow, probably for some time" while speaking on Good Morning Football on Wednesday morning. This could just come down to pain tolerance for the fourth-year quarterback. However, even if he's able to tough it out and play through the pain, he's not nearly as effective as a passer with a bum calf. The Bengals will release their practice report on Thursday but fantasy managers that roster Burrow would be wise to have a backup plan in case Cincinnati decides to rest their franchise QB in favor of backup Jake Browning on MNF against the Los Angeles Rams.
Sep 20, 2023 11:37 AM EST
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said it was hard to say if quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) will be able to play next Monday night against the Los Angeles Rams in Week 3. Burrow apparently tweaked a right-calf injury in the Week 2 loss to the Baltimore Ravens that he's been dealing with since early in training camp. With the Bengals not playing until Monday night this week, Burrow's injury could make fantasy managers' decisions very tough. At the very least, you should have a backup QB in place just in case it doesn't look good for Burrow later this week. The 26-year-old and the Bengals got off to another slow start on Sunday, but he managed to go 27-for-41 for 222 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. If Burrow cannot play next Monday, Jake Browning would be given a start.
Sep 18, 2023 6:00 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) threw for 222 yards, two touchdowns, and one pick during Sunday's loss to Baltimore. The signal-caller played much better in Week 2 than he did during the opener. However, it wasn't good enough, as the Bengals remain winless on the year. Even worse, according to ESPN's Ben Baby, Burrow re-aggravated his calf injury, which he suffered during training camp. That said, there should be an update within the next day or so, but it's not unrealistic to assume Burrow could miss time. If that's the case, Jake Browning may be under center for the Monday Night Football meeting with the Los Angeles Rams.
Sep 17, 2023 5:49 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) had a rough start to the 2023-24 campaign. During the Week 1 loss to the Cleveland Browns, the signal-caller threw for 82 yards off an uncharacteristic 14-for-31 passing. But Burrow will look to bounce back in Week 2 for another AFC North showdown, this time with Baltimore. He has played well against the Ravens throughout his career, averaging over 300 passing yards and nearly two touchdowns (five meetings). Baltimore will also have some holes in the secondary on Sunday, as safety Marcus Williams (pectoral) and cornerback Marlon Humphrey (foot) won't play. Fantasy managers in all formats need to consider Burrow a must-start.
Sep 15, 2023 9:12 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow struggled during the loss to the Browns. The signal-caller, who recently received a record-breaking contract, went 14-for-31 to total 82 yards. He also had a carry that resulted in negative yardage. The former LSU Tiger missed nearly all training camp with a calf injury, so some residual rust was expected. The sloppy weather in Cleveland also didn't help. Nonetheless, it's only Week 1, and fantasy managers shouldn't overreact. That said, despite Burrow's miserable performance, he remains a must-start for Week 2 against Baltimore, considering slow starts are common from the 2020 No. 1 overall pick.
Sep 10, 2023 4:45 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow has agreed to a massive extension with the organization on Thursday. The 26-year-old has signed a five-year, $275 million extension that keeps him locked up through 2028. This deal includes a record-breaking $219 million guaranteed, making Burrow the highest paid player in the league. The 26-year-old is already one of the best players in the league, so no one should be surprised to see him getting this extension. The Bengals should will legitimate Super Bowl contenders as long as Burrow can stay healthy.
Sep 7, 2023 9:09 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) practiced in full on Thursday. The signal-caller injured his calf during training camp, so he's been slowly working his way back. That said, as long as he continues to practice and doesn't suffer any setbacks, he should be out there in Week 1 against the Browns. Burrow has thrown for 295 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception per game in five regular-season meetings versus Cleveland throughout his career, so he should be starting in all fantasy formats if he's healthy enough to play. Of course, fantasy managers should continue to monitor things over the next few days.
Sep 7, 2023 7:07 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) is expected to practice in full on Wednesday, which puts him on track to start in Week 1 against the Cleveland Browns this Sunday. As long as Burrow doesn't suffer a setback with his calf this week in practice, fantasy managers should have him locked into their starting lineups to kick things off this weekend. The 26-year-old suffered a calf strain at the start of training camp and missed all of camp and the preseason, though, so it could take him a bit to find his rhythm with his receivers. However, Burrow should still be considered a high-upside QB1 with one of the best receiving corps in the NFL at his disposal.
Sep 6, 2023 1:22 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) appears to be ready to play against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. It's a little more optimistic than head coach Zac Taylor calling the signal caller "day-to-day" earlier this week. We'll get more clarity when Cincinnati releases the first injury report of the season on Wednesday. If Burrow plays, he'll be a QB1 for fantasy managers. Jake Browning is serving as the backup for the Bengals to begin the season.
Sep 5, 2023 9:08 AM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) is "day-to-day" ahead of the team's Week 1 game against the Cleveland Browns, according to head coach Zac Taylor. Taylor also stopped short of officially declaring Burrow ready to take the field for the start of the 2023 regular season this Sunday. The 26-year-old appears to be trending in the right direction for Week 1, but we'll have a better idea of his availability once Cincinnati releases their first injury report of the year on Wednesday. If for some reason the Bengals play it safe and hold him out, backup Jake Browning would run the offense, making all of Cincy's offensive skill players less attractive in fantasy lineups. Burrow is a must-start if he's active, although he could be rusty after not playing at all in the preseason.
Sep 4, 2023 4:07 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) has been dealing with a lingering injury, but was able to return to the practice field this week. It sounds like the plan is for Burrow to suit up for the Week 1 matchup against the Cleveland Browns. However, Burrow's mobility could be limited in that game, according to Cameron Wolfe. The 26-year-old should be fine going forward, but the team wants to be cautious and avoid a long term issue. That being said, Burrow's fantasy value could take a hit for Week 1, but he remains a strong QB1 for fantasy leagues.
Sep 1, 2023 9:46 AM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) is on the practice field Wednesday and is participating in his normal position drills in shoulder pads and a helmet. Charlie Goldsmith of the Enquirer reports Burrow is moving around and throwing the ball well. The former No. 1 overall pick suffered a calf strain on July 27 and his Week 1 availability has been a topic of discussion. Every update since has seemingly been positive, so he should be considered in line to start against the Cleveland Browns on September 10. However, setbacks often happen and fantasy managers should continue to monitor his progress.
Aug 30, 2023 2:44 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said a snag in contract negotiations with quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) is not why he isn't practicing. Burrow hasn't been at practice since straining his right calf on the second day of preseason workouts on July 27. "I think he has a very healthy body," Taylor said. "And I'm encouraged by that." Taylor was non-committal on whether Burrow would return to practice next week ahead of Week 1 of the regular season. If for some reason the 26-year-old isn't ready for the Week 1 opener, Jake Browning would get the nod under center. Burrow has had plenty of time to heal up since suffering his calf injury, though, so it would be a pretty big surprise if he's not ready to go. When active, Burrow will be a must-start, high-end QB1 in fantasy lineups.
Aug 30, 2023 12:07 AM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) suffered a calf injury early in training camp and has been sidelined for a few weeks. However, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said on Monday that Burrow is looking healthy. "He looks great," Taylor said. "Physically walking around, he looks as good as he's ever looked." That's great news for the Bengals and fantasy managers, as it looks more and more likely that he'll be available to play in the Week 1 season-opener against the Cleveland Browns. Like last season, Burrow will carry a QB1 outlook into every matchup in 2023. A top-three fantasy finish is well within his range of outcomes.
Aug 21, 2023 2:06 PM EST
Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (calf) is not traveling with the team for their upcoming preseason matchup with the Atlanta Falcons. The 26-year-old is still dealing with a non-contact calf injury he suffered during the second day of training camp. He was recently spotted doing some on the field work, such as throwing and running. However, head coach Zac Taylor has kept Burrow's timetable to return to practice a secret. At this point, it's safe to assume Burrow won't suit up at all during the preseason.
Aug 18, 2023 4:50 PM EST
Coach Zac Taylor said Friday that Burrow is expected to miss "several weeks" with a calf strain, Paul Dehner Jr. of The Athletic reports.
Jul 28, 2023 1:08 PM EST
Bengals sources have reportedly confirmed that Burrow suffered a strained right calf during Thursday's practice, Dianna Russini of ESPN reports.
Jul 27, 2023 3:54 PM EST
Burrow, who suffered what is believed to be a calf strain during Thursday's practice, is slated to undergo further testing to assess his injury, Grant Gordon of NFL.com reports via NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.
Jul 27, 2023 3:24 PM EST