It’s that time again! Here is the injury update for week 11.
Drew Brees (New Orleans Saints) – Drew Brees has been placed on the IR meaning he will be out for at least three weeks. I would’ve thought that Jameis Winston would be the clear and obvious starter, however, it is looking like Taysom Hill will be the starter. He will be a week winner because some leagues have him listed as a TE instead of a QB. If this is the case, Hill would be the best waiver signing of the year.
Gardner Minshew (Jacksonville Jaguars) – Minshew will continue to miss weeks with a hand injury. I don’t even know if I should keep putting him on this list as the Jaguars will most likely be sticking with rookie Jake Luton for the remainder of the season.
Sam Darnold (New York Jets) – Joe Flacco will be starting once again. Not much to say about this situation that hasn’t already been said, Jamison Crowder’s value has a small drop without Darnold.
Christian McCaffrey (Carolina Panthers) – Hopefully he will be back in week 12. Mike Davis will once again be the starter, and he should have an excellent game against this Lions defense.
Joe Mixon (Cincinnati Bengals) – We’ve seen this before. Giovani Bernard will be the starter once again this week but his ceiling is limited by a tough Washington Defense.
D’Andre Swift (Detroit Lions) – Swift suffered a concussion in practice late this week and is out. This is a tough blow as Swift was coming off of one of his best games of the season. Adrian Peterson will be the featured back with more involvement from Kerryon Johnson.
Kenny Golladay (Detroit Lions) – Golladay is out once again with that hip injury. Danny Amendola is also out this week, meaning that Marvin Jones Jr. and Marvin Hall both have some value this week.
Laviska Shenault Jr. (Jacksonville Jaguars) – Shenault hasn’t played since week 9 and will miss this week. There really isn’t any value in Shenault’s replacements as the Jaguars have a very difficult matchup in the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Teddy Bridgewater (Carolina Panthers) – There is still hope that Teddy two gloves will start this week vs the Lions. It is not a very big chance, but a chance none the less. This is a favorable matchup against the Lions, however, I wouldn’t take the risk this week.
Drew Lock (Denver Broncos) – Lock practiced Thursday and Friday and will attempt to play through his rib injury. I would sit Lock this week due to multiple reasons, inconsistency, injury, and a bad matchup against the Dolphins. Jerry Jeudy should still be a start and Tim Patrick as a risky flex.
Damien Harris (New England Patriots) – Harris is listed as questionable this week once again, but I fully expect him to play. Harris has been questionable for the last couple of weeks and always seems fine by gameday. Harris is a decent start this week, even with the threat of Sony Michel coming back.
Allen Lazard (Green Bay Packers) – Lazard will be a game-time decision this week against the Colts. I wouldn’t start Lazard this week if you don’t have to (due to a tough matchup). Davante Adams was questionable earlier this week and Lazard would have had some value if Adams didn’t play, but Adams should be good to go this Sunday.
Noah Fant (Denver Broncos) – Fant returned to practice this Thursday on a limited basis and should start this week against the Dolphins. This isn’t the most favorable matchup for Fant, but he has the talent to put up points against any team.
Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions) – After a mid-week scare, it’s looking good for Stafford. Unfortunately for him, he is missing two of his receiver this week in Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola. Stafford is a QB2 this week and should only start if you are really desperate. (Start Alex Smith instead, trust me).
Clyde Edwards-Helaire (Kansas City Chiefs) – Clyde missed Thursday’s practice due to an illness, but was taken off the list on Friday. He should be a locked and loaded starter this week.
Alvin Kamara (New Orleans Saints) – Kamara missed practice on Wednesday and Thursday with an ankle injury, but has been taken off of the injury report after he practiced on Friday. Kamara is an obvious start this week with a favorable matchup.
Calvin Ridley (Atlanta Falcons) – Ridley was taken off of the injury report after dealing with a foot injury. I don’t need to say much more as he is a top WR almost every week.
A.J. Brown (Tennessee Titans) – Brown returned to practice Friday and should be good to go this week against a tough Ravens defense. Brown has a pattern of missing Thursday practices so there isn’t much to be worried about besides a tough matchup.
Tee Higgins (Cincinnati Bengals) – Higgins missed Thursday’s practice with an illness but returned to practice on Friday. Higgins has been amazing all year and should have a decent game this week against Washington.
Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers) – Head Coach Matt LaFleur said that Adams is “Good to go” this week against the Colts. It’s a tough matchup but that usually doesn’t matter for Adams.
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