Fantasy Football Injury Report

Reviewing the key injuries this week and how they will impact fantasy football.

Fantasy Football Injury Report

Week 10 lacked the number of impactful injuries that we’ve seen lately. However, there were still plenty of ailments to monitor and players potentially returning. Our Fantasy Football Injury Report keeps you updated on all the injuries and their impact on fantasy football.

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Now, let’s break down all the latest fantasy-relevant injury news in this week’s  Fantasy Football Injury Report for Week 11. We will continually update this list.

Week 11 Byes: AtlantaIndianapolisNew EnglandNew Orleans

Deshaun Watson (QB) Cleveland Browns – A surprising update. Watson played through a shoulder injury against Baltimore but will have season-ending surgery. Desperate fantasy managers can now target P.J. Walker on the waiver wire. But this is a huge blow for the contending Browns.

Tee Higgins (WR) Cincinnati Bengals – It looks like Higgins will miss Week 11 with a hamstring injury. The Bengals play on Thursday, which leaves Higgins less time to recover. He will not practice this week. Even if he were active for this game, Higgins would likely be used as a decoy, and no fantasy manager wants to relive that experience.

De’Von Achane (RB) Miami Dolphins – The Dolphins already cleared Achane to return to face the soft Raiders run defense this week. Also, Achane is expected to be 100% healthy and recovered, putting him squarely in the RB2 radar.

Justin Jefferson (WR) Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings opened the 21-day window for Jefferson to return prior to Week 10. However, they kept him out last week. Now, reports indicate that the club is just in the process of ramping up his activity, so don’t expect Jefferson to be active in Week 11.

Alexander Mattison (RB) Minnesota Vikings – Mattison is in concussion protocol. Ty Chandler makes sense as a waiver wire add for Mattison managers.

Hayden Hurst (TE) Carolina Panthers – Hurst is also in concussion protocol.

Michael Thomas (WR) New Orleans Saints – New Orleans is off this week, so there may not be any updates on Thomas. However, there has been talk that he suffered a mild MCL sprain, which would keep Thomas sidelined for 2-4 weeks.

Odell Beckham (WR) Baltimore Ravens – Beckham sat out Tuesday’s practice with a sore knee. However, Beckham played through it in Week 10 and there doesn’t seem to be much concern at this point. Seems like a veteran rest day.

Justin Fields (QB) Chicago Bears – Fields has now missed four games. He had some limited practice sessions last week, so Fields is progressing positively. Our early lean is that Fields will return this week in Detroit.

Matthew Stafford (QB) Los Angeles Rams – Another veteran expected to return to the lineup is Matthew Stafford, who has been throwing the ball throughout LA’s Week 10 bye. Also, head coach Sean McVay indicated that he thinks Stafford will be under center this week against Seattle.

Pat Freiermuth (TE) Pittsburgh Steelers – The Steelers are expected to have start TE Pat Freiermuth back this week. Muth has been sidelined since hurting his hamstring in Week 4 and his return will be a big boost at a position that has precious little depth.

Nico Collins (WR) Houston Texans – A calf injury kept Collins out of practice and ultimately out of Week 10. There have not been any updates yet. But Collins will need to return to practice fully before we can safely say he’ll be himself in Week 11. Subsequently, we’ll have to monitor the practice reports out of Houston.

Khalil Herbert (RB) Chicago Bears – The Bears opened Herbert’s window last week but kept him out of Thursday’s game. That will give Herbert an extra 10 days to recover from his ankle injury. But, now the question is usage after D’Onta Foreman has shown well as Chicago’s starter.

Treylon Burks (WR) Tennessee Titans – Burks has been dealing with a knee injury. However, he still must clear the NFL’s concussion protocol before he can play. In five games, Burks only has eight receptions for 122 yards. In a low-volume Tennessee passing attack now being led by a second-round rookie, Burks has little fantasy value.

Trent Sherfield (WR) Buffalo Bills – Sherfield left Buffalo’s Monday night loss early with an ankle ailment.

River Cracraft (WR) Miami Dolphins – The Dolphins activated Cracraft (shoulder) from IR.

Leighton Vander Esch (LB) Dallas Cowboys – For IDP enthusiasts, you’re used to Leighton Vander Esch being on the injured list. Unfortunately, his latest neck injury will end his season. An ESPN report indicated this could be the end of the line for the linebacker.

 


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