Week 11 Fantasy Football Injury GameDay Updates and Outlooks
Here are in-depth Fantasy Football Injury Capsules for Sunday Gamefday from the staff at InsideInjuries.com.
The Browns activated Corey Coleman from IR this week. He broke his hand in Week 2, similar to the injury he suffered in the 2016 season. This time the fracture was to a different bone. The Browns offense is unreliable, but he should see plenty of targets as their top receiver today. Coleman has passed his Optimal Recovery Time and our analytics list him as a Cautious Fantasy Play in week 11.
Bryant was able to get in one more practice this week than he did last week when he was limited on Friday. Bryant will again play through his high ankle sprain and knee injury, but it will continue to limit him on the field. With a four week Optimal Recovery Time, Bryant remains weeks away from being healthy. That recovery time could lengthen as he continues to try to play through the injuries.
Ertz tried to play through a hamstring strain in Week 9, but after warming up it was clear he wasn't healthy. He then had a Week 10 bye to get healthy and has reached his Optimal Recovery Time. Ertz remains an Elevated Injury Risk due to the highly recurrent nature of hamstring strains, but his Health Performance Factor is Above Average. He can be plugged into fantasy lineups for week 11.
Woodhead will be a game-time decision today. He played in Week 1 despite being a High Injury Risk due to a preseason hamstring strain and ended up suffering a more serious injury, tearing the hamstring. He is eligible to play this weekend after being designated as a player to return from IR. Woodhead remains two weeks away from his Optimal Recovery Time. Even if he is active, he is a risky fantasy play. It's also a crowded backfield in Baltimore, so avoid him in fantasy lineups for now.
Fournette is expected to play today, but his ankle remains a concern. When he was hurt in Week 6, Inside Injuries said: "We aren't so optimistic about the long-term impact of this injury. Fournette has a history of ankle and foot injuries dating back to his time at LSU. Repeat ankle injuries lead to stretching of the ligaments. This increases the risk of future injuries because the ankle isn't as strong as it was pre-injury."
The same still applies. Fournette will go through pre-game tests and try to play but may see limited snaps and won't be as effective as he was earlier in the season. His Health Performance factor is Below Average, and he is High Risk. If you have other decent RB options on your roster, consider starting them over Fournette.
Jeffery popped up on the injury report on Thursday with an ankle problem, an injury that has been lingering for much of the season. Over the last few seasons Jeffery has battled quite a few injuries, including previous problems with hamstring, groin, knee, shoulder and calf. He is expected to play, but keep an eye on his lateral movements and his quickness getting off of the line. It's very risky to play Jeffery today. He may not play as many snaps as usual and he won't be quite as sharp. His Health Performance Factor is Below Average.
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