Until Drew Stanton finds regular playing time again, Fantasy managers shouldn't bother adding him to rosters.
Stanton (knee) didn't play a game during the 2019 season. Stanton was placed on injured reserve Sept. 16 and was never activated. He'll turn 36 years old in May, and Stanton hasn't played an NFL game since the 2017 season with the Cardinals when he completed 79 of 159 passes (50 percent) for 894 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions. Stanton will be an unrestricted free agent in March, and he'll seek another backup role if he wishes to continue playing.
Stanton (knee) is a candidate to be activated from IR in Week 10, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Coach Freddie Kitchens said he doesn't feel the need to sign another quarterback since Garrett Gilbert is currently backing up Baker Mayfield and Stanton could still return. Stanton would likely be the team's No. 1 backup if he returned, but he wouldn't play unless Mayfield was injured. The career backup last played with the Cardinals, completing 50 percent of his passes for 894 yards, six touchdowns and five interceptions over five games.
Stanton (knee) was placed on injured reserve Monday. A career backup, Stanton would be eligible to return to the lineup Week 10, but it's unlikely the team actually brings him back. If that's the case, Garrett Gilbert will serve as Baker Mayfield's backup for the remainder of the season.
Stanton (knee) is listed as questionable for Monday's game versus the Jets, Scott Petrak of the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram reports. Stanton surfaced on the team's injury report Saturday, and he may be in jeopardy of missing Week 2. If he's unable to go, expect Garrett Gilbert to serve as Baker Mayfield's backup quarterback.
Stanton appears in line to serve as the backup to Baker Mayfield in 2019 with Garrett Gilbert on the Week 1 inactive list, Mary Kay Cabot of The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. Even though Stanton appeared in just two preseason games and completed only six of his 14 pass attempts, this quarterback alignment was all but a given in Cleveland. He'll only hold fantasy utility in the event of an injury to starter Baker Mayfield, in which case Stanton would offer at least a small amount of intrigue due to the quality of offensive weapons at his disposal. That being said, the 35-year-old hasn't seen meaningful game action since 2017 with the Cardinals, when he completed just 49.7 percent of his passes across five contests.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|8||11/01||Las Vegas Raiders||26||22.88|
|15||12/20||@New York Giants||29||23.88|
|16||12/27||@New York Jets||17||19.13|
|3 Year Avg||49.1||298||2||2||2||0||19|