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Sam Howell Benched in Week 15 Loss vs Rams



HC Ron Rivera was quick to recommit to Howell as the team’s Week 16 starter after the game, but Rivera has been wrong about a lot of things this season and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him backtrack on that statement later in the week. Of course, that’s speculation at this point, but Howell undoubtedly had a disappointing performance in a game where he was thoroughly outperformed by the veteran Jacoby Brissett despite playing for three and a half quarters of the game. With just three games left in the season and the playoffs officially out of reach for the Commanders, there wouldn’t be much to gain from benching Howell in favor of Brissett - between that and the fact that Rivera named Howell as the starter for Week 16, fantasy managers should proceed into next week’s games with the assumption that Howell will, in fact, be under center for them until further notice.

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