Michael Turner Scores Touchdown To Salvage Fantasy Value

September 17, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner (33) dives for a touchdown but comes up short in the first half against the Denver Broncos at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner rushed for only 42 yards on 17 carries but scored a touchdown against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. We break down the fantasy implications.

Atlanta Falcons running back Michael Turner rushed for only 42 yards on 17 carries but scored a touchdown against the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football. The Falcons intercepted a pass and returned it to the 1-yard line, setting up an easy score for Tuner. Outside of that run, Turner struggled to a 2.5-yards-per-carry average on Monday and looked slow doing it.

Fantasy Impact: Michael Turner's days of being a fantasy stud are certainly behind him. He doesn't have the same speed or burst that he once had, appearing a step or two slower this season. He won't have much fantasy value moving forward.

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