Matt Cassel ruled inactive for Week 6 by Chiefs: Fantasy implications

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Matt Cassel is inactive for Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. We break down the fantasy implications.

As expected, Matt Cassel has been ruled inactive for Sunday's game between the Kansas City Chiefs and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cassel suffered a concussion during last week's loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and was forced to leave the game late.

With Cassel out, Brady Quinn is set to make his first start since the 2009 season. He went 2-for-2 passing for 32 yards after replacing Cassel in the fourth quarter last week.

Fantasy Impact: The Chiefs have a bye in Week 7, so Cassel could be back on the field in Week 8 against the Oakland Raiders. He likely isn't fantasy worthy in your league, however, considering his incredibly high turnover rate this season.

If Quinn is going to have a good game, it could come this week against a Bucs secondary that is giving up a league-worst 345 yards passing per game this season. He has never been a reliable fantasy option, however, so owners are taking a major gamble by moving Quinn into the starting lineup.

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