Week 10 had too many injuries to count, and that’s what we’re here for. The week 11 fantasy football injury report is here to help you prepare for the final few weeks of the fantasy season.
Week 11 fantasy football injury report: QBS
Allen somehow played in week 10 after suffering a UCL sprain in week 9. From a fantasy football standpoint, Allen played incredibly well, completing 29 passes for 330 yards and a touchdown. Despite his 2 interceptions, he ended up with ~27 fantasy points depending on the scoring format. From an injury standpoint, as long as Allen does not suffer a new Injury, his elbow will continue to get better over the next few weeks. After this performance in week 10, you must continue to start Allen.
Week 11 fantasy football injury report: RBS
After returning from his ACL injury in week 7, Edwards suffered a hamstring injury in week 8. The team expects him to be back for week 11, which may make things difficult for fantasy managers as Kenyan Drake has finished in the top 15 RBs 3 times so far this year. My best advice for the Baltimore backfield is to keep an eye on the team up to game time. Whoever is taking 1st team reps is the RB I would start. Edwards put in a limited practice yesterday, so he will likely be good to go for week 11. Hamstring injuries don’t seem to significantly impact RBs, so fire him up if he plays.
Week 11 fantasy football injury report: WRS
Jeudy suffered an ankle injury on the first play of the game. He was running a route and sustained a non-contact injury. He was carted off the field and did not return to the game. The initial concern here is for an Achilles injury. Based on the video, he was changing directions when he clearly injured himself and fell to the ground, grabbing at the back of his calf. Luckily, he had an MRI showing only a “mild” injury. They have not said precisely what type of injury he had, but it is likely a calf strain which can have quite an impact on receivers.
Our data shows WRs will miss 1.8 games with this type of injury. Upon return to the field, they see a decline of -5.6 fantasy points in the first game back! This is a significant decline compared to the other injuries we have data on. I would not expect Jeudy to suit up for week 11.
JuJu suffered a concussion in week 10 and was removed from the game. This was another scary injury similar to Tua a few weeks ago; Smith-Schuster appears to go into posturing after he is hit. Concussions can be difficult to predict how long the player will be out. Some players can return by the next week, while others require a few weeks to fully recover. Based on the video and how JuJu presented initially, I imagine he will miss at least 1 week due to injury.
Mecole Harman and Marquez Valdez-Scantling also missed practice on Wednesday. Kadarius Toney will be in line for a massive role in week 11 should either of these players miss the game this week. Toney finished as the WR12 on the week while only playing 44% of snaps. If his snap percentage increases, he could be extremely valuable in this high-powered offense.
Week 11 fantasy football injury report: TES
Everett suffered a groin injury early in the Charger’s week 10 matchup against San Francisco. He had 2 catches before the injury and did not see another target or reception afterward. In our small sample size, TEs will miss, on average, 1 game with this type of injury. Upon return, they see a decline of -1.6 fantasy points in their first game back. With an already depleted receiving core, the Chargers will likely look to Tre’ McKitty at TE if Everett cannot suit up in week 11. Everett put in a limited practice on Wednesday. This is an excellent sign, as the Chargers will need him in week 11.
Andrews injured his shoulder in week 8, sat out week 9, and had a bye in week 10. I would expect him to be back for week 11. He put in a limited practice on Wednesday and should be good for week 11 without many limitations.
Njoku suffered a high ankle sprain in week 7. He self-proclaimed that he would be back for week 10 after the Brown’s bye, but clearly, that didn’t happen. He still has not practiced and should be out for week 11. Tight ends miss an average of 4.6 games with this type of injury. If you include the bye week, he should miss 1-2 more weeks if he remains in line with the rest of the data. Continue to wait on Njoku until he can get some sort of practice in.