As you all know things can change before Sunday kickoff so be sure to check back as we will be updating Injury status throughout the weekend and then every 10 minutes starting at 11:30 Sunday morning up until the 1pm kickoffs.
We will then check back in with updates starting at 3pm for the late games.
WEEK 11 Byes: Tennessee, Minnesota, NY Giants, and Seattle
Week 10 saw multiple QBs knocked out of action , most notably Big Ben and Mike Vick seem likely to miss multiple weeks with significant injuries. The Monday night battle for the NFC conference lead could pit Jason Campbell vs Colin Kaepernick – not exactly what ESPN was hoping for. Jay Cutler will miss this week’s game after suffering his 6th concussion. Alex Smith passed his concussion tests and is expected to start but remains just a desperation play against Chicago’s opportunistic defense.
The depth at the RB position takes a major hit this week as injuries and byes will leave many owners scrambling to waiver wires. Ryan Mathews has been a major disappointment this season and a neck injury suffered in week 10 has his status forthe 4pm kickoff with Denver in doubt (Jackie Battle and Ronnie Brown would split carries if Mathews can’t go). Mathews did return to Friday’s practice and appears likely to start barring a setback.
RUN DMC suffered his annual injury in week 9 as a high ankle sprain is expected to keep him and backup Mike Goodson in street clothes for the 2nd straight week elevating Marcel Reece to borderline RB2 status against the porous Saint defense. The Cowboys’ Demarco Murray is likely to miss his 5th straight game with a foot injury, which should keep Felix Jones fantasy relevant for the week 11 matchup against the struggling Brown defense. MJD will also remain sidelined but backup Rashad Jennings has been MIA and is just a desperation play against the stout Houston defense. One positive note is Darren Sproles practiced on Thursday and has a decent chance to suit up in Oakland. If Sproles is active it would put a major damper on the Chris Ivory hype train (might be deactivated).
At the WR position, the Packers bye week can at an opportune time for Jordy Nelson owners as he’s fully expected to return for the week 11 matchup in Detroit. Greg Jennings is targeting a week 13 return after surgery. Atlanta’s Julio Jones is labeled as a game time decision after missing practice with an ankle injury (Harry Douglas would be a deep sleeper vs Arizona if JJ can’t go). Pierre Garcon has missed 6 games with a foot injury but has a 50/50 chance to return against Philly after putting in limited practice (would be an upgrade for RG3).
At the TE position Aaron Hernandez will miss his 4th straight game and Owen Daniels is listed as a game time decision (but expected to start after putting in full practices Weds through Friday).
|Beanie Wells||RB||ARI||42||OUT||Toe||La'Rod Stephens Howling gets one more start with Beanie expected back in week 12. Atlanta run defense ranked 25th (130 YPG).|
|Julio Jones||WR||ATL||100||ACTIVE||Ankle||Will play but limited vs. Arizona's 2nd ranked pass defense.|
|Andrew Hawkins||WR||CIN||OUT||Knee||Rookie Mohammed sanu will start vs. Kansas City pass defense ranked 8th (214 YPG)|
|DeMarco Murray||RB||DAL||99||OUT||Foot||Felix Jones expected to start vs. Cleveland's 27th ranked run defense.|
|Titus Young||WR||DET||85||ACTIVE||Knee||Limited practice. Green Bay 20th ranked pass defense (244 YPG)|
|Jordy Nelson||WR||GB||100||ACTIVE||Hamstring, foot||Limited practice but expected to start @ Detroit's 9th ranked pass defense (missing multiple starters in secondary).|
|Greg Jennings||WR||GB||91||OUT||Groin, abdomen||Held out of practice. Could return in week 13 vs Minnesota.|
|Owen Daniels||TE||HOU||100||ACTIVE||Back||Jacksonville defense that allows 2nd fewest PPG to tight ends (no TDs allowed).|
|Ben Tate||RB||HOU||62||OUT||Hamstring||Justin Forsett will backup Arian Foster vs. Jacksonville's 29th ranked run defense (137 YPG).|
|Maurice Jones-Drew||RB||JAC||99||OUT||Foot||Rashad Jennings starts @ Houston's 3rd ranked run defense (fewest fantasy PPG to RBs).|
|Dwayne Bowe||WR||KC||100||ACTIVE||Thigh||Likely matchup with CB Leon Hall (Cincinnati 18th ranked pass defense - 235 YPG).|
|Jeremy Kerley||WR||NYJ||52||ACTIVE||Heel||Likely matchup with shutdown CB Cortland Finnegan. St. Louis has 13th ranked pass defense (229 YPG).|
|Jeremy Maclin||WR||PHI||100||ACTIVE||Back||Full practice. Probable for Week 11 at Washington|
|Michael Vick||QB||PHI||84||OUT||Concussion||Nick Foles starts against Washington's 30th ranked pass defense (302 YPG) - allow 2nd most fantasy PPG to opposing QBs.|
|Pierre Garcon||WR||WAS||65||ACTIVE||Foot||Missed 6 games but will start vs. Philadelphia's 12th pass defense (225 YPG).|
|Santana Moss||WR||WAS||55||ACTIVE||Head||Full practice - cleared from concussion and will start in the slot. AVG just 35 YPG but has 5 TDs over 9 games.|
|Donald Brown||RB||IND||77||ACTIVE||Knee||Limited Friday practice. Split workload with Vick Ballard vs. New England's 9th ranked run defense (97 YPG).|
|Coby Fleener||TE||IND||18||OUT||Shoulder||Dwayne Allen starts at New England defense allowing 3rd most fantasy PPG to opposing tight ends (11 FPPG).|
|Rob Gronkowski||TE||NE||100||ACTIVE||Hip||Indianapolis allowing fewest fantasy PPG to opposing tight ends (3 FPPG - just 1 TD).|
|Aaron Hernandez||TE||NE||100||OUT||Ankle||Will miss 4th straight game.|
|Brandon Lloyd||WR||NE||100||ACTIVE||Knee||Limited practice. Indianapolis allows 5th most fantasy PPG to WRs (26 Fantasy PPG).|
|Wes Welker||WR||NE||100||ACTIVE||Ankle||Friday practice. Indianapolis allows 5th most fantasy PPG to WRs (26 Fantasy PPG).|
|Darren Sproles||RB||NO||97||OUT||Hand||Chris Ivory, Mark ingram and Pierre Thomas split carries vs. Oakland 21st ranked run defense (119 YPG) - 3rd most rushing TDs allowed (13).|
|Darren McFadden||RB||OAK||99||OUT||Ankle||Marcel Reece starts Week 11 vs. New Orleans 31st ranked run defense (162 YPG).|
|Marcel Reece||RB||OAK||82||ACTIVE||Hamstring||Full practice. Probable for Week 11 vs. New Orleans|
|Darrius Heyward-Bey||WR||OAK||74||ACTIVE||Hamstring||A surprise start after missing Friday practice. Great matchup vs. New Orleans 31st ranked pass defense (307 YPG).|
|Brandon Myers||TE||OAK||59||ACTIVE||Shoulder, concussion||Full practice. New Orleans allowing 12TH most fantasy PPG to opposing tight ends (8 FPPG).|
|Ryan Mathews||RB||SD||100||ACTIVE||Neck||Returned for Friday practice. Denver 10th ranked run defense (98 YPG). Mathews had 22 carries for 79 yards (3.4 YPC) in week 6 meeting.|
|Ray Rice||RB||BAL||100||ACTIVE||Toe||Full practice. Pittsburgh 6th ranked run defense (95 YPG).|
|Torrey Smith||WR||BAL||100||ACTIVE||Chest||Limited practice. Pittsburgh allowing fewest fantasy PPG to WRs (17 fantasy PPG).|
|Antonio Brown||WR||PIT||96||OUT||Ankle||Emmanuel Sanders starts vs. Baltimore defense allowing 16th most fantasy PPG to WRs.|
|Ben Roethlisberger||QB||PIT||95||OUT||Right shoulder||Byron Leftwich starts vs. Baltimore's 26th ranked pass defense (258 YPG) - only allowed 8 passing TDs (9th fewest fantasy PPG to QBs).|
|Rashard Mendenhall||RB||PIT||92||ACTIVE||Achilles'||Full practice. Expected to start vs. Baltimore's 26th ranked run defense - 11th most fantasy PPG to RBs. Redman and Dwyer also in the mix in dreaded RBBC.|
|Jay Cutler||QB||CHI||75||OUT||Concussion||Jason Cambell starts vs San Fran's 5th ranked pass defense (197 YPG).|
|Alshon Jeffery||WR||CHI||18||Questionable||Hand||Limited practice. Questionable for Week 11 at San Francisco|
|Frank Gore||RB||SF||100||Probable||Ribs, wrist||Full practice. Chicago run defense ranked 4th (92 YPG) - 3rd fewest fantasy PPG.|
|Alex Smith||QB||SF||59||Questionable||Concussion||Limited practice. Expected to start vs. Chicago's 10th ranked pass defense (215 YPG) - 3rd fewest Fantasy PPG to QBs.|
|Mario Manningham||WR||SF||28||Probable||Shoulder||Full practice. Probable for Week 11 vs. Chicago. Averaging just 37 YPG with 1 TD.|