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It Would Be A Good Thing If Matt Moore Started Thursday Against Ravens Over Jay Cutler

By Travis Pulver - 6 years ago in NFL News

It Would Be A Good Thing If Matt Moore Started Thursday Against Ravens Over Jay Cutler

The Miami Dolphins have not shared the extent of the chest injury suffered by quarterback Jay Cutler during Sunday’s game against the New York Jets yet. They will likely hold off as long as possible in order to keep the Baltimore Ravens– who they play next on Thursday Night Football in Week Eight — guessing on who they should prepare for.

But wait—what happened to Cutler?

As usual, Cutler was taking a beating behind the Dolphins offensive line against the Jets Sunday. It finally became too much when he was blasted by Jordan Jenkins during the third quarter. It was almost a shame because he had been playing well (12-16 for 138 yards, two touchdowns, and one interception).

The previous week, against the Atlanta Falcons, he only threw for 151 yards (19-33) in a 20-17 win. Prior to that, he only had 92 yards (12-26) against Tennessee. He’s only passed for more than 200 yards twice this season (Week One and Two).

Okay. So, Cutler’s hurt and we don’t know how bad.

Why should daily fantasy players care?

Matt Moore came in and threw for 188 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Jarvis Landry finished the day with seven receptions for 93 yards and a touchdown. Kenny Stills had six receptions for 85 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

It was easily the best game each has had all season.

Football Experts

Miami plays Baltimore on Thursday Night Football in Week Eight. If it was a normal week, depending on the severity of the injury (team is getting an MRI and X-Rays), it would not be hard to imagine Cutler playing. But on a short week with the Dolphins still in contention for the division lead—don’t count on it.

The Dolphins may not have had enough confidence to roll with Moore after Ryan Tannehill was lost for the season, but he is not a bad quarterback. He threw for 200+ in four starts last season with nine touchdowns and four interceptions.

Baltimore’s defense has gotten lucky this season. They haven’t had to play too many really good passing teams. Andy Dalton and the Bengals struggled to start the season, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers have been having issues, and the Raiders were without Derek Carr when they played.

But they did give up almost 300 passing yards to the Cleveland Browns and over 240 to Blake Bortles.

Should the Dolphins roll with Matt Moore against the Ravens Thursday night, Moore would not be an advisable option but Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry certainly will be.


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