As the season progresses it is hard to find those diamonds in the rough or that guy that no one has heard of. This week we are going to examine the plethora of injuries across the league and who the most likely successor is to that starting job as well as highlight some prime matchups as well as surprising performers to this point. This article will also highlight a few long-term and speculative players that could see their value rise over the course of the season.
Robert Quinn OLB (LAR): Robert Quinn has been completely forgotten about for the Rams. He is the prototypical 4-3 defensive end but has been asked to play linebacker. Quinn has struggled a bit in his new role but this does not diminish his speed off the edge and ability to get after the quarterback. Coming off two injury-plagued seasons, Quinn is in arguably the most important season of his career. Add that to the plus matchup he has with the Cowboys commitment to running Ezekiel Elliot and Quinn has a chance to rack up the tackles this week. Quinn’s value was hurt by scheme change and his previous injuries but look for a bounce-back performance this week against Dallas.