Byron Leftwich has broken ribs, unlikely to play in Week 12: Fantasy implications

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Byron Leftwich suffered two broken ribs and will likely not play as the Steelers' depth chart gets blown up again. We break down the fantasy implications.

ESPN's Chris Mortensen is reporting, via Adam Schefter, that Pittsbrugh Steelers QB Byron Leftwich has two broken ribs and is unlikely to play against the Cleveland Brownss. Leftwich was abused by the Ravens on Sunday night, suffering brutal hit after brutal hit.

With Ben Roethlisberger (ribs, shoulder) sidelined indefinitely, the Steelers are down to just one healthy QB in Charlie Batch. Look for them to work out street free agents this week, with Dennis Dixon a likely candidate.

Fantasy Impact: Even if healthy, Leftwich can't be counted on in fantasy. His vaunted cannon arm wasn't there and his accuracy was all over the place.

The Steelers have a major QB crisis with their playoff hopes on the line--they need Big Ben back in the worst way. This news hurts the fantasy value of Mike Wallace, Antonio Brown and Heath Miller.

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