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Joe Burrow Won't Say Where He's At Health-Wise

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) said it is "tough to say" what percentage health-wise he is at right now but reiterated "I'll be ready to go by the season." Burrow didn't look right early on in 2023 after injuring his calf during training camp last summer, and then he suffered a season-ending right-wrist injury in Week 11 against the Baltimore Ravens. The former first overall pick in 2020 out of LSU has bookended his four seasons in the NFL so far with serious injuries, but he's been a solid QB1 option for fantasy managers otherwise. The 27-year-old should be full-go for training camp next month and should be ready for the Week 1 season opener this fall, barring any setbacks with his wrist in training camp and the preseason. With one of the better one-two punches at wideout in the league, Burrow should be a fine midrange QB1 target in fantasy drafts after the big names at the position come off the board.

Jun 12, 2024 10:31 PM EST

Joe Burrow Expects To Be Ready For Regular Season

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) said it's "tough to say" what percentage health-wise he is right now during mandatory minicamp in June, but he reiterated "I'll be ready to go by the season." Burrow said last week that he's fully cleared to do everything that doesn't involve contact this offseason as he recovers from surgery to fix a torn ligament in his right wrist. The 27-year-old resumed throwing in April and is putting most of his focus on his mechanics as he looks to bounce back in 2024. We'll continue to keep a close eye on Burrow's progress in training camp this summer, but as long as he doesn't suffer any setbacks, fantasy managers should consider him a solid midrange QB1 target in drafts with two of the better receivers in the game in Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins at his disposal in the air attack.

Jun 11, 2024 2:10 PM EST

Joe Burrow Takes Scheduled Day Off On Tuesday

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) did not participate in Tuesday's workouts, according to However, head coach Zac Taylor said part of his return plan from last year's season-ending injury includes one day off each week this offseason. The organization is going to be extra cautious with the $275 million signal-caller, especially since he has missed at least six games in two of his first four NFL seasons. Assuming Burrow can stay healthy in 2024, he has mid-range QB1 upside in fantasy football. Tee Higgins is likely to remain on the roster for at least this season, and Ja'Marr Chase could be entering his prime heading into his age-24 season.

Jun 4, 2024 4:19 PM EST

Joe Burrow Looking "Great" At OTAs

According to Chris Roling of USA Today, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) looked "great" on "most of his throws" during the team's recent OTAs. The signal-caller, who suffered a season-ending wrist injury in a game against the Ravens in mid-November, also "added muscle to his frame." Without question, injuries have been Burrow's biggest issue since entering the National Football League as the No. 1 pick of the 2020 NFL Draft. However, if he can remain on the field, he could be a top-five fantasy quarterback, just like in 2022, when he threw for 4,475 yards, 35 touchdowns, and 12 interceptions. Fortunately, it appears Burrow is taking the steps necessary to ensure he stays healthy during the 2024-25 campaign.

Jun 1, 2024 9:15 PM EST

No "Special Pitch Counter" For Joe Burrow

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) hasn't faced any limits regarding his activity level during voluntary OTAs. "We designed the whole thing to stay within the constraints of where the medical people think he should be and where he wants to be right now," said offensive coordinator Dan Pitcher. "Nobody is sitting there with a special pitch counter. But we've been smart how we put it together." It's undoubtedly a positive update on the signal-caller, who suffered a season-ending torn ligament in his right wrist during a meeting with the Ravens in mid-November, and it appears he's well on his way to being ready for Week 1. While Burrow has all the tools needed to be a top fantasy quarterback, his health will be on the mind of all fantasy managers. With that said, the Bengals have a favorable schedule in 2024-25, meaning the 27-year-old could thrive as long as he stays on the field.

May 25, 2024 10:15 PM EST

Joe Burrow Cleared For Everything But Contact

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) threw in front of the media on Tuesday for the first time since injuring his right wrist last November. Burrow has been throwing for more than a month at the tail end of his expected six-month recovery process. Still, he expects this to take time to get all the way back to where he wants to be for training camp in late July. Burrow is fully cleared for everything except contact, which is supposed to come in around a month. "Whenever you have an injury to your throwing side, you're never quite sure how it's gonna turn out at the end, but I'm in a good spot," Burrow said. "I'm happy with where I'm at." Barring a setback when he starts taking contact, the 27-year-old should be ready to go for the start of the 2024 season as he looks to bounce back to being a high-end QB1 in fantasy.

May 7, 2024 9:09 PM EST

Joe Burrow Looks Great During Monday's Workout

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) got glowing reviews while throwing at Monday's offseason workout. Burrow has been throwing during the offseason as he recovers from his injured right wrist, but Monday was the first day of Phase 2 of the team's offseason program. "He didn't miss a beat. Whatever he did in the offseason worked," receiver Kwamie Lassiter said. Burrow went through everything new QBs coach Brad Kragthorpe asked of him during the one-hour workout, which included footwork drills around obstacles. "I think he looked as quick and as athletic as I've seen him look," Kragthorpe said. "He looked like the Joe Burrow we're used to seeing. I didn't see any difference. I thought the ball came out of his hand well. Confidently. I'm happy where he's at."

May 6, 2024 9:08 PM EST

Joe Burrow Back On The Field

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) is back on the field during the team's offseason workouts. Burrow is expected to be cleared for full contact at some point this month, and barring any setbacks after having surgery in November to fix a torn ligament in his right wrist, he should be fully recovered in time for training camp in late July. The 27-year-old has developed somewhat of a reputation for being injury-prone early in his career, but when he's healthy, he also has high-end QB1 upside in an offense that remains explosive with receivers Ja'Marr Chase and Tee Higgins. The former first overall pick in 2020 out of LSU was a Pro Bowler in 2022 in his last full season, when he threw for 4,475 yards, 35 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 16 starts. Burrow will be a fine QB1 target in fantasy after the top names come off the board.

May 6, 2024 2:18 PM EST

Joe Burrow Confident He'll Stay Healthy

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) has been plagued by numerous injuries over the years. He suffered a season-ending knee injury as a rookie and was burdened by a calf strain early in the 2023-24 campaign. As a result, he struggled by throwing just two touchdowns in the first four games of the season. Unfortunately, despite turning things around, the signal-caller sustained a wrist injury in November and had another season end abruptly. But Burrow is adamant he's doing everything he can to stay on the field this season. "I'm confident I've put all the work in I need to make sure I'm healthy," said Burrow while speaking to Geoff Hobson of the team's official site. "I'm continuing year-to-year to better hone that and make that more efficient." The former LSU Tiger is anticipated to be cleared well before Week 1 but will continue to rehab in the immediate future. With that said, Burrow has the potential to be the top quarterback in the National Football League. Yet, his inability to stay healthy is something that will remain a significant concern for fantasy managers.

Apr 12, 2024 11:12 PM EST

Joe Burrow Expects To Be Fully Cleared In May

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) said he expects to be cleared for contact in May. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft suffered a torn wrist ligament in his throwing hand on November 16 against the Baltimore Ravens. The injury ended his season after 10 games. After starting the season with a calf injury, Burrow threw for 2,309 yards, 15 touchdowns, and six interceptions before being sidelined. His recovery timeline puts him well on schedule to participate in all of the team's offseason activities, so this specific injury should not be a concern. However, he has now missed 13 games in four NFL seasons, so a future injury could be a risk. Either way, he is being valued as a mid or low-end QB1 in fantasy football. The team used the franchise tag on Tee Higgins, and Ja'Marr Chase is under contract, giving Burrow plenty of firepower to bounce back.

Mar 4, 2024 4:46 PM EST

Joe Burrow Thinks He'll Be Throwing By OTAs

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) thinks he can be ready to throw by organized team activities this offseason, but he's not completely sure of his timeline as he recovers from season-ending surgery on his right wrist. The 27-year-old signal-caller had a lost season in 2023, first suffering a calf injury in training camp that kept him out of the preseason and was responsible for both him and the Bengals offense getting off to a slow start in the regular season. Burrow's wrist injury caused him to miss the final seven games, and he finished with a career-low 2,309 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions in 10 games. Even if Burrow isn't quite ready to throw by OTAs this spring, he should be fully recovered by the time training camp starts at the end of July.

Jan 8, 2024 12:08 PM EST

Joe Burrow Undergoes Successful Surgery Monday

The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Monday that quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) underwent successful surgery on his injured right wrist. "The procedure went as planned and he is expected to make a complete recovery. Joe will return to Cincinnati this week to be with the team and begin the recovery and rehab process," the team said in a statement. Burrow tore a ligament in his right wrist in the Week 11 loss to the Baltimore Ravens and will be forced to miss the rest of what was an injury filled 2023 campaign for the 26-year-old. With better health in 2024, Burrow could be a nice QB1 bounce-back target in fantasy drafts. Jake Browning lost his first game as the starter in Week 12 against the Pittsburgh Steelers and will lead Cincy's offense the rest of the way.

Nov 27, 2023 7:44 PM EST

Joe Burrow To Have Wrist Surgery Monday

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) will undergo surgery on his wrist on Monday, according to sources. The expectation is that Burrow will make a full recovery for the 2024 season. Regardless of how far the Bengals advance in the playoffs if they were to qualify, head coach Zac Taylor said Burrow's season is over. The 26-year-old tore a ligament in his right wrist in the Week 11 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and the Bengals officially put him on Injured Reserve on Saturday. Burrow's 2023 season seemed doomed from the start when he strained his calf early in training camp. It forced him to miss all of the preseason, and he came out of the gates in the regular season not 100 percent and limited in his mobility. Both Burrow and the Bengals offense took some time to click, and when they finally did, he suffered the season-ending wrist injury.

Nov 26, 2023 11:12 AM EST

Bengals Officially Put Joe Burrow On Injured Reserve

The Cincinnati Bengals officially placed quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) on Injured Reserve and elevated quarterback AJ McCarron from the practice squad to the active roster in a corresponding move for Sunday's Week 12 contest against the division-rival Pittsburgh Steelers. This move should come as no surprise to anyone, as Burrow is going to miss the rest of the season due to a torn ligament in his right wrist that he suffered in the Week 11 loss to the Baltimore Ravens. The Bengals will move forward with Jake Browning under center from here on out, and the coaching staff isn't planning on changing the offensive game plan all that much with the change in QBs. Fantasy managers in single-year leagues can safely drop Burrow from their rosters at this point.

Nov 25, 2023 12:26 PM EST

Joe Burrow's Season Is Over

The Cincinnati Bengals announced on Friday that quarterback Joe Burrow (thumb) will miss the rest of the season after reportedly tearing a ligament in his right wrist in the Thursday night loss to the Baltimore Ravens. It's a monumental blow to the Bengals and fantasy managers. Any chance the Bengals might have had to make the playoffs this year likely went up in flames when the 26-year-old was hurt in Week 11. It was a frustrating year for Burrow, who started off slow due to a calf injury that caused him to miss all of training camp and the preseason. He finishes with 2,309 passing yards, 15 touchdowns and six interceptions in 10 games. The Bengals will be forced to trek on with quarterback Jake Browning under center, which will lower the fantasy value of all of the team's offensive skill players as a result the rest of the way.

Nov 17, 2023 2:56 PM EST

Bengals Believe Joe Burrow Has A Wrist Sprain

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said the belief is that quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) has a sprained right wrist. Burrow exited Thursday's eventual 34-20 loss to the Baltimore Ravens with the injury in the second quarter, completing 11-of-17 passes for 101 yards and a touchdown before being forced from the game following his passing score. The 26-year-old couldn't grip the football properly while warming up on the sidelines and was later ruled out near the start of the second half. Burrow's practice status sets up as one of Week 12's pivotal storylines heading into a showdown with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 10 days. Now at 5-5, the Bengals can ill afford to lose their star signal-caller for any amount of time at this juncture of the season amid a heated AFC North race. Jake Browning would fill in for Burrow next Sunday if he isn't healthy enough to play.

Nov 17, 2023 12:15 AM EST

Joe Burrow Won't Return On Thursday Night

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) has been ruled out for the remainder of the Thursday night game against the Baltimore Ravens due to a right-wrist injury he suffered late in the second quarter. Burrow was spotted wearing a brace on his wrist earlier in the day and then could not even throw a football on the sidelines after getting hurt. He came out of the locker room after halftime without his helmet and has now officially been ruled out. Jake Browning will finish the game under center for Cincinnati. Fantasy managers will be crossing their fingers that this isn't a serious injury that keeps Burrow out for an extended period of time. It took some time for Burrow to get back in a rhythm earlier this year due to a calf injury he suffered in training camp, and now his right wrist is a huge concern. Before leaving on Thursday night, Burrow went 11-for-17 for 101 yards and a touchdown, adding seven yards on one carry.

Nov 16, 2023 10:41 PM EST

Joe Burrow Questionable To Return On Thursday

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow (wrist) is questionable to return to Thursday's matchup versus the Baltimore Ravens. The superstar signal-caller was forced to exit in the second quarter due to a right wrist injury. He appeared to have hurt his wrist or elbow after being hit, but stayed in the game. However, Burrow was in obvious pain after throwing a touchdown pass later that drive. He attempted to warm up on the sideline, but eventually decided to head to the locker room. At this point, the Bengals might play it safe with their franchise quarterback and hold him out for the rest of the game. In his absence, Jake Browning will be tasked with leading the Bengals offense for this Week 11 contest.

Nov 16, 2023 9:39 PM EST

Joe Burrow Aims To Get Cincinnati On Track Versus Baltimore

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow will attempt to get his team back into the win column on Thursday night against the Ravens. Both clubs met in Week 2, with Baltimore earning the narrow victory. Burrow finished that one with 222 yards, two touchdowns, and a pick off 27-for-41 passing, which was a more productive showing than he had versus the Browns in the season opener. Unquestionably, the signal-caller struggled early on in the season because of an ailing calf. But he's played considerably better since the Bengals' Week 7 bye, throwing seven touchdowns and two interceptions. He's also completed at least 67.5% of his tosses in each of his last three games. Nonetheless, Burrow and the Bengals have a chance to climb the AFC North standings in Week 11, so the former LSU Tiger should be featured in all fantasy lineups.

Nov 15, 2023 8:17 PM EST

Joe Burrow Can't Lead Cincinnati To Another Win

Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow threw for 347 yards, two touchdowns, and two interceptions off 27-for-40 passing in Sunday's meeting with the Texans. However, it wasn't enough, as Houston snapped Cincinnati's four-game win streak in Week 10, courtesy of a late field goal from Matt Ammendola to take the lead with no time left on the clock. Despite the loss, Burrow has played well since returning from the Week 7 bye, tossing seven touchdowns and two picks in his previous three appearances. He's also been one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the league during those games, completing 75.2% of his throws. With the Bengals looking to get back into the win column, Cincy will be challenged on Thursday night by the Ravens, who sit atop the AFC North. Of course, Burrow remains a must-start for that one.

Nov 12, 2023 4:42 PM EST