This is the best-case scenario for the Bengals and fantasy managers alike. After video surfaced of his non-contact injury in camp, it appeared that Burrow’s 2023 season – or a significant portion of it – was in jeopardy of being lost.
However, it now seems that Burrow is trending towards a return in time for Week 1, with reports indicating that him starting the Bengals Week 1 tilt against Cleveland “should be realistic”.
While he will certainly miss most, if not all, of training camp and the preseason, plus potentially a week or two to open the season, he should be able to get right to play a majority of the scheduled games in 2023.
His ADP should shift very little, if at all, as a result of these reports, and given that Burrow produces most of his fantasy points through the air and not on the ground, fantasy managers should be able to rest assured that a leg injury won’t hurt his prospects once he returns.