Broncos S Brandon Meriweather Sprains MCL/PCL: Fantasy Implications

August 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Redskins defensive back Brandon Meriweather (31) leaves the field after being injured against the Chicago Bears during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE

Denver Broncos safety Brandon Meriweather sprained his MCL and PCL this week in practice. We discuss the fantasy implications at SB Nation.

Mike Shanahan reported that Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather sprained his MCL and PCL in practice this week. The injury will cause Meriweather to miss the next 2-4 weeks of the regular season. With the departure of Laron Lalndry, this comes as a huge hit to the 'Skins as they were looking to fill the position with the former Patriots and Bears safety.

Analysis: The Washington Redskins D/ST has sleeper fantasy value, but Meriweather's injury does not help it out any. Secondary injuries can typically lead to more points being score upon that team, which negates points from fantasy defenses. Meriweather was also a good support against the run. Without support in the secondary, it's going to be more difficult for players like Brian Orakpo and Ryan Kerrigan to get to the quarterback.

For more on the Washington Redskins, head over to Hogs Haven and SB Nation Washington. For more fantasy info, check out SB Nation's Fantasy War Room 4-8pm Monday through Friday, and 8am to 1pm on Sunday. Also, be sure to play SB Nation's own Fantasy Football game, Pick 6!

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