Wes Welker out for Thursday’s game, fantasy owners must look elsewhere

Dustin Bradford

The Broncos slot receiver is sidelined with a concussion. We break down the fantasy implications.

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker (concussion) will not play in the team's Week 15 game against the San Diego Chargersaccording to a report by FOX Sports' Jay Glazer. Welker has suffered two concussions in the past month.

Fantasy Impact: With the Broncos being a virtual shoo-in for the playoffs and a Super Bowl contender, don't look for the team to rush back Welker.

There's no doubt suffering two concussions in a short amount of time is nothing to mess with. That means fantasy owners should probably look elsewhere for another starter, not just this week, but perhaps for Week 16 and maybe even 17 as well.

Jacob Tamme handled slot work after Welker left the game, but he is a tight end so you would not be able to swap him in for Welker. The Broncos notable wide receivers are all taken, so keep an eye out for other waiver options

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