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Fantasy football: Week 11 injury news and early targets to watch

Fantasy football: Week 11 injury news and early targets to watch

Fantasy football: Week 11 injury news and early targets to watch

The bears asked for a lot Justin Fields in recent weeks, and Fantasy football the players are reaping the rewards of this latter time, with Fields providing absolutely massive production. That could catch up to them in Week 11, however, as Fields suffered a few injuries that put at least his short-term availability in question — which would be a big blow to the QB position, which has been much smaller than expected this season.

Fields had another strong game on Sunday, rushing for 85 yards and a touchdown, adding 153 yards and a score through the air, posting a 24.6 on 6 TD passes. However, he was limited for much of the second half as a runner, putting up just 12 yards on four carries as he appeared to be dealing with a hamstring or some sort of leg injury.

That would be alarming enough given how reliable Fields is on his feet. However, in one of the team’s final games, he took a hit that injured his shoulder and had to be taken to the locker room late in the game to be checked out.

Hopefully that’s not a problem for Fields, but with the way the schedule plays out, it’s possible that Fields could miss a few weeks with even a few minor issues — the Bears’ bye week is coming up in Week 13. , so they could give him three weeks off after missing two games. That wouldn’t be a bad outcome for the Bears, but it could be potentially disastrous for Fantasy players relying on Fields, who may have to play in the Finals three weeks before the playoffs without an elite QB.

And there really aren’t that many quarterbacks worth adding on waivers these days. In tonight’s newsletter, I took a look at the top waiver wire targets coming out of Week 11, but there are no good replacements for Fields. The top option available in more than half of CBS Fantasy leagues for Week 12 might be… Jacoby Brissett? it is possible Kenny Pickett? Now is not the time to need help at QB – in 2QB leagues I would at least look at Bryce Perkinswhich has some rushes up when Matthew Stafford I can’t go.

We’ll get to the main targets for Week 12 shortly, but first let’s take a look at the other injuries in Sunday’s games that you need to know about.

Week 11 Injury Tracker

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We don’t have any details on Fields’ injury other than he wasn’t wearing a sling after the game and said the pain was “pretty bad.” Here are the other injuries we’re keeping an eye on after Sunday’s games:

Joe Mixon (concussion) – Mixon had a decent game Sunday, totaling 62 yards before leaving with a concussion, and Samara Perine made sure of Bengal did not miss it. He only rushed for 27 yards on nine carries, but he was huge in the passing game, scoring three touchdowns on four catches for 52 yards. If Mixon should miss the Week 12 game vs Titans, Perine would be a top-15 RB. For what it’s worth, Mixon missed two games the last time he suffered a concussion in 2017.

Matthew Stafford (concussion protocol) – Stafford was hit in the third quarter and was removed from the game to be checked into the concussion protocol. After the game, coach Sean McVay told reporters he wasn’t sure if Stafford had a concussion, so it’s possible it was just a precaution after Stafford missed last week’s game with a concussion — a similar situation with Christian Watson a few weeks ago who was removed from the game but did not have a concussion. Either way, Stafford should be cleared to play in Week 12, and if he can’t, Bryce Perkins will likely start the game against Chiefs with John Woolford this week due to a neck injury.

Mike Williams (ankle) – Williams suffered an aggravation of a pre-existing ankle injury while catching Sunday night, and while he tried to shake it off, he was clearly nowhere near 100% and was soon ruled out. Don’t be surprised if Williams has to miss some time here again with this injury that has kept him out since Week 7. Depending on the schedule, it could be dropped, though you’ll want to wait for more information in the coming days.

Kyle Pitts (knee) – Pitts took a low blow to the knee and remained down before leaving the field and going to the locker room. He was unable to return to the game, but The Score’s Jordan Schultz reports that “early indications” Pitts didn’t suffer any ligament damage. He’ll have a knee exam on Monday to confirm that, but it looks like he’s at least avoided the worst-case scenario — although, like Fields, he could miss even a few weeks in something like an optimistic outcome .

Clyde Edwards-Heller (ankle) – Edwards-Heller sprained his ankle in Sunday’s game, which likely means he will miss at least a few weeks. This provides some clarity for the Chiefs backfield as Isiah Pacheco has to handle the bulk of the rushing work and Jerick McKinnon leads the way in passing situations. Both enter the game as RB3 candidates moving forward. Edwards-Helaire can be reset.

Van’Dale Robinson (knee) – Robinson had a potential breakout game with nine catches on 13 targets for 100 yards, his first ever 100-yard game. Unfortunately, he was injured on the last catch, had to be carried to the sideline and was ruled out shortly after leaving the game. After the game, ESPN reported that the team feared Robinson had suffered a major injury, leaving one of the league’s thinnest receiving corps even more underpowered heading into a short week. Darius Slayton is probably the only pass catcher in this offense even worth considering, with at least 12 PPR points in each of the last four games.

Kadarius Toney (hamstring) – Toney started in 80% of CBS Fantasy leagues in Week 12, so his catchless game before leaving was a real nuisance. Given his history — including multiple hamstring injuries dating back to the preseason — Toney appears to be at high risk of missing some time. It’s just unfortunate for a talented player who couldn’t stay on the field.

October 9, 2022; New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; Seattle Seahawks running back Kenneth Walker III (9) rushes for a touchdown against the New Orleans Saints in the second half at Caesars Superdome.

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Other wide receivers have gotten more buzz and more attention over the past few weeks, but Donovan Peoples-Jones looks like a must on the list. On Sunday, he finally scored his first touchdown of the season, and it came from nowhere.

Here’s who else we’ll be adding to Week 12:

Main goals:

  1. Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Brown (64%)
  2. The very crotchRB, Bengals (13%)
  3. Cam AkersRB, Rams (43%)
  4. Traylon BurksWR, Titans (28%)
  5. James CookRB, Bills (28%)

For the rest of my top priorities and why I focus on them, see here.





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