The quarterback depth chart below breaks down all 32 NFL teams in terms of current fantasy value for the 2017 season. This is a file I’ve done in the past — previously known as the “Tamme Index” — and it’s important to note it does not necessarily reflect a player’s position on his NFL team’s depth chart.
A player listed in the “starter” column is the most valuable quarterback on his team in terms of fantasy value.
A player listed under “handcuff” should see increased fantasy value if the starter becomes injured or sees his role diminish.
“He’s tough enough to handle it. He’s got weapons to handle it,” Hinch said. “This is a big stage. He wants to do well, like everybody does, and having to live it out on this stage has been a little bit of a grind for him. Got to have a short memory as a closer, no matter what. If we need him to get critical outs, he’s going to come in and give his best.”
The players didn’t kneel to protest the anthem itself, but were rather upset at team owner Bob McNair following his comments at the owners’ meetings.
After McNair, who has said he wants his players to stand during the anthem, mangled a figure of speech earlier this month and referred to NFL players as prison inmates, he faced immediate backlash and later issued an apology.
McNair was quoted in a lengthy ESPN article , speaking at the Oct. 17 NFL owners meetings about protests during the national anthem.
“We can’t have the inmates running the prison,” he said, a malapropism of the idiom, “the inmates are running the asylum.”
McNair issued a statement Friday, saying he regretted using that expression.