Michael Turner DUI Arrest: Fantasy Value Could Drop

ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 17: Michael Turner #33 of the Atlanta Falcons carries the ball against the Denver Broncos at the Georgia Dome on September 17, 2012 in Atlanta, Georgia (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Michael Turner was arrested for a DUI hours after the Falcons beat the Broncos on Monday Night Football. We break down the potential fantasy implications.

Michael Turner was arrested for driving under the influence hours after the Atlanta Falcons beat the Denver Broncos on Monday Night Football in Week 2. Turner was booked into Gwinnett County Jail in Georgia at 5 a.m. ET on Tuesday morning. The power running back finished with 42 yards and a touchdown on 17 carries in the win.

Fantasy Impact: Any potential discipline from the NFL won't come down until the legal process has run its course, so Turner will be eligible to play going forward. This incident could affect how head coach Mike Smith divvies playing time, however. The team is very high on backup Jacquizz Rodgers, and for good reason. The diminutive running back is a good receiver out of the backfield and has been solid on kickoff returns. Turner is averaging just 2.6 yards per carry this season. Stay tuned.

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