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Fantasy Football Week 11 injury report: Updates on Calvin Ridley, Joe Mixon, Davante Adams and more

Nov 5, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Davante Adams (17) catches a ball before a game against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

A player's injury status can have a significant effect on fantasy football — it can alter draft strategy, roster construction, and, most importantly, it can determine start-or-sit decisions for your fantasy team.

Each week, I will comb through the official injury reports for each game and give updates and analysis for fantasy-relevant players. Injuries are fluid, so make sure to stay up to date by following @mario_pilato on Twitter.

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ARIZONA CARDINALS

N/A

ATLANTA FALCONS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Calvin Ridley WR 81.5 WR10 Foot  (-)

Mario’s take: Ridley suffered a mild midfoot sprain in the second quarter of MNF in Week 8. He missed Week 9 and had extra time to heal during the Falcon’s Week 10 bye. Ridley was a limited participant at practice all week and I expect him to return to action in Week 11.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

N/A

BUFFALO BILLS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
John Brown WR 68.4 N/A Ankle Questionable

Mario’s take: Brown suffered an ankle injury in the fourth quarter of Week 10. He will try to recover during the Bills' Week 11 bye.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Christian McCaffery RB 76.0 N/A Shoulder Out
Teddy Bridgewater QB 69.2 QB20 Knee Out

Mario’s take: McCaffery suffered a sprained A/C joint sprain when he landed hard on his shoulder late in Week 9. A Grade 1 sprain return-to-play timeline is one to three weeks. McCaffery did not play in Week 10 and has been ruled out for Week 11.

Bridgewater injured his knee late in the fourth quarter. He suffered a Grade 1 MCL sprain. Typical return to play timeline is one to two weeks. He practiced in a limited fashion all week. PJ Walker Jr. has been ruled the starter for Week 11. Bridgewater will be ready to go in Week 12.

CHICAGO BEARS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
David Montgomery RB 77.4 N/A Head Out
Mitchell Trubisky QB 70.4 N/A Shoulder  Doubtful
Nick Foles QB 67.8 N/A Hip Questionable

Mario’s take: Montgomery suffered a concussion in Week 9. He entered the five-step concussion protocol and missed Week 10. I expect Montgomery to return to action after the Bears' Week 11 bye.

Trubisky missed another week with his shoulder injury, but I expect him to return after the Week 11 bye.

Foles injured his lower back late in Week 10. He suffered a hip pointer, and I expect him to be back after the Bears' bye.

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Joe Mixon RB 66.0 RB54 Foot  IR
Tee Higgins WR 74.0 WR23 Illness Questionable

Mario’s take:  Mixon injured his foot in the first half of Week 6. He returned after halftime, but Giovani Bernard saw an expanded role. Mixon did not play in Week 7, Week 8, Week 9 (bye), and Week 10. Mixon did not practice all week and he has been placed on IR, he will miss at least the next three weeks.

Higgins missed practice Thursday due to an illness but returned Friday. I expect Higgins to be ready for Week 11.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Odell Beckham Jr. WR 75.3 N/A Knee  IR

Mario’s takeBeckham tore his ACL in Week 7. I originally believed his foot inverting might have prevented an ACL tear, but that was not the case.  I believe he also damaged his meniscus. Beckham will undergo surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.

DALLAS COWBOYS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Dak Prescott QB 85.2 N/A Ankle  Out
Ezekiel Elliott RB 60.6 RB11 Hamstring (-)

Mario’s take: Prescott suffered a compound fracture in his ankle during Week 5. A compound fracture is when the bone has gone through the skin. It is unclear if he suffered multiple fractures or ligament damage, which would create instability.

Elliott rested his injured hamstring during the Cowboys' Week 10 bye. He admitted his hamstring is still tight, but it is feeling better. I expect Elliott to play in Week 11.

DENVER BRONCOS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Courtland Sutton WR 72.9 N/A Knee IR
Drew Lock QB 56.9 QB25 Ribs Questionable
Noah Fant TE 63.6 TE6 Ankle Questionable
Jerry Jeudy WR 68.3 WR32 Ankle  Questionable

Mario’s take: Sutton left the game in Week 2 due to a knee injury and cramping and was later diagnosed with an ACL tear. Sutton will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Lock injured his ribs during the game in Week 10. He did not practice Wednesday, but the Broncos are hopeful he can increase his activity as the week progresses. Lock was a limited participant Thursday and Friday and I believe he will play in Week 11.

Fant did not practice Wednesday, a limited participant in practice Thursday, and a full participant at practice Friday. It is likely the Broncos held him out for maintenance purposes, so I expect Fant to play in Week 11.

Jeudy was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday, and a full participant in Friday's practice. He will be ready to go in Week 11.

DETROIT LIONS

 

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Danny Amendola WR 71.9 WR69 Hip Out
Kenny Golladay WR 81.6 WR82 Hip Out
Matthew Stafford QB 70.1 QB16 Thumb Questionable
Marvin Jones Jr. WR 66.9 WR40 Knee (-)
D'Andre Swift RB 70.7 RB50 Head Out
T.J. Hockenson TE 76.0 TE4 Toe (-)

Mario’s take: Amendola strained his hip in the second half of Week 10. The typical return to play timeline is one to two weeks. He did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 11.

Golladay suffered a Grade II groin strain in the third quarter of Week 8. He did not play in Week 9 or Week 10. Golladay returned to practice in a limited fashion Wednesday but missed practice on Thursday and Friday. He has been ruled out for Week 11.

Stafford did not miss any time in Week 10 but said that he would be getting X-rays on his right thumb in his interview. X-rays were negative, but he was diagnosed with a partial UCL tear in his thumb. He did not practice Wednesday but was a limited participant at practice Thursday and Friday. Due to the injury being a partial tear, I expect Stafford to play in Week 11.

Jones Jr. was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday, and  a full participant in Friday's practice. He will be ready to play in Week 11.

Swift missed Thursday’s practice due to a concussion. Entering the five-step concussion protocol this late in the week is not a good sign. Swift has been ruled out for Week 11.

Hockenson was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice and was a full participant in Friday's practice. He will be ready to go for Week 11.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Allen Lazard WR 68.4 WR54 Core  Questionable
Darrius Shepherd WR 52.8 N/A Shoulder Questionable
Davante Adams WR 92.1 WR1 Ankle (-)
Marcedes Lewis TE 68.1 N/A Knee  (-)
Robert Tonyan TE 69.2 TE16 Ankle (-)
Tyler Ervin RB 66.1 RB77 Ribs Out

Mario’s take: Lazard was a limited participant in practice all week and I expect him to play in Week 11.

Tonyan was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday, and  a full participant in practice Friday. He will be ready to go in Week 11.

Adams was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, did not practice Thursday, and was limited on Friday. Adams is on track to play in Week 11 and I expect him to be out there.

Lewis was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, did not practice Thursday, and was a full participant Friday. He will be good to go for Week 11.

Brown did not practice Wednesday but was a limited participant in Thursday's and Friday's practice. I expect Brown to be ready for Week 11.

Ervin left the game in the second quarter of Week 10 with a rib injury. He did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 11.

HOUSTON TEXANS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
David Johnson RB 56.9 N/A Head IR
Duke Johnson RB 61.9 RB13 Illness (-)
Kenny Stills WR 58.7 WR93 Back Questionable

Mario’s take: Johnson suffered a concussion in the second quarter in Week 9. He missed Week 10 and was placed on IR. Johnson will miss at least the next two weeks.

Johnson did not practice Wednesday, returned in a limited fashion Thursday, and was a full participant in Friday's practice. He will be ready to go for Week 11.

Stills did not practice Wednesday but was a limited participant in Thursday's and Friday's practice. I expect Stills to play in Week 11.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Mo Alie-Cox TE 86.7 TE22 Knee (-)
Parris Campbell WR 72.8 N/A Knee  IR
Jack Doyle TE 53.7 TE31 Head  Questionable

Mario’s take: Cox was a limited participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday, and miss practice Friday. I expect Cox to play in Week 11.

Campbell was carted off the field in Week 2 after spraining his MCL and PCL. His multi-ligament injury has ruled him out indefinitely. I expect him to be back in four to six weeks.

Doyle suffered a concussion during the second quarter of Week 9. He has been placed in the five-step concussion protocol and missed Week 10. Doyle did not practice Wednesday but was a full participant in Thursday's and Friday's practice.  I expect Doyle to return to action in Week 11.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Dede Westbrook WR 53.7 N/A Knee IR
Devine Ozigbo RB N/A N/A Hamstring (-)
Gardner Minshew III QB 69.7 N/A Thumb Questionable
James O’Shaughnessy TE 51.8 TE40 Knee  Out
James Robinson RB 74.2 RB10 Shoulder (-)
Laviska Shenault Jr. WR 73.5 WR80 Hamstring Out

Mario’s take: Westbrook was carted off in the fourth quarter of Week 7 with a torn ACL. He will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Ozigbo re-injured his hamstring in Week 7 and has not played since. He was a limited participant in Wednesday's and Thursday's practices, and was a full participant in Friday's practice. Ozigbo will rerturn to action in Week 11.

X-rays showed that Minshew had suffered multiple fractures and torn ligaments in his thumb. He did not play in Week 9 or Week 10. Minshew has practiced in a limited fashion all week but I do not expect him to return in Week 11.

O’Shaughnessy did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 11.

Robinson was a limited participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday, and a full participant in Friday's practice. He will be ready to go for Week 11.

Shenault injured his hamstring in Week 9. He came out and briefly re-entered the contest. Shenault pulled up on a route and subsequently missed the rest of the game and Week 10. He did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 11.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Clyde Edwards-Helaire RB 72.4 RB15 Illness (-)
Darrel Williams RB 59.4 RB69 Illness (-)
Sammy Watkins WR 66.9 WR45 Hamstring/Calf Out

Mario’s take: Edwards-Helaire and Williams missed practice Thursday but were full participants in practice Friday. They will play in Week 11.

Watkins was a full participant at practice Wednesday and was a limited participant in practice Thursday and Friday. He has been ruled out for Week 11.

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Jalen Richard RB 66.6 RB72 Chest Questionable

Mario’s take: Richard exited the first half of Week 10 with a chest injury. His x-rays came back negative. Richard has not practiced all week and I am not optimistic he plays in Week 11.

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Austin Ekeler RB 84.5 RB55 Knee IR
Justin Jackson RB 70.4 N/A Knee IR

Mario’s take: Ekeler was carted off the field in Week 4. He hyperextended his knee at an awkward angle, immediately grabbed his hamstring and could not put any pressure on his left foot. Ekeler escaped with a Grade 2 hamstring tear and will miss four to six weeks.

Jackson reinjured his knee during pregame warm-ups in Week 9. He was taken out of the game after one snap. Jackson was placed on IR and will miss at least three weeks.

LOS ANGELES RAMS

N/A

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Myles Gaskin RB 68.3 N/A Knee IR

Mario’s take: Gaskin was surprisingly placed on IR in Week 9. He has a sprained MCL and will miss the next two weeks.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Irv Smith Jr. TE 67.3 TE32 Groin  Questionable

Mario’s take: Smith Jr. missed Week 10 but returned to practice as a limited participant all week. I expect Smith Jr. to return to action in Week 11.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Damien Harris RB 89.7 RB22 Chest/Ankle Questionable
Julian Edelman WR 68.8 N/A Knee IR

Mario’s take: Harris was a limited participant in practice all week and I expect him to play in Week 11.

Edelman underwent surgery in Week 8 and will miss at least three weeks after being placed on IR.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Alvin Kamara RB 84.9 RB2 Foot (-)
Drew Brees QB 76.0 N/A Shoulder  Out
Tre’Quan Smith WR 63.9 WR72 Head (-)

Mario’s take: Kamara popped up on the injury report Wednesday, He was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, missed practice Thursday, and was a full participant at practice Friday. Kamara will play in Week 11.

Brees did not return in the second half of Week 10 after injuring his ribs. Tests revealed fractured ribs on both sides of his chest, as well as a collapsed lung. Brees is expected to miss multiple weeks.

Smith has entered the five-step concussion protocol and missed practice Wednesday, was limited Thursday, and was a full participant Friday. He will be good to go for Week 11.

NEW YORK GIANTS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Saquon Barkley RB 60.2 N/A Knee IR
Devonta Freeman RB 55.0 N/A Ankle  Questionable

Mario’s take: Barkley sprained his MCL and tore his ACL and meniscus in Week 2. He will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Freeman did not play in Week 8, Week 9 or Week 10. He has been placed on IR and will miss at least three weeks.

NEW YORK JETS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Sam Darnold QB 57.1 QB28 Shoulder Doubtful
Chris Hogan WR 56.1 N/A Knee  IR

Mario’s take: Darnold seemed to reinjure his shoulder in the fourth quarter. Just like in Week 4, when he initially injured his A/C joint, he battled through the rest of the game. Darnold has been ruled doubtful for Week 11.

Hogan was injured in Week 5 and was put on IR. He underwent arthroscopic surgery and will miss at least eight weeks.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Zach Ertz TE 59.6 N/A Ankle Questionable

Mario’s take: Ertz suffered an ankle injury early in the fourth quarter of Week 6. He suffered a high-ankle sprain and will miss four to six weeks. Eagles designated Ertz to the return from the injured reserve list. He looks on track to return to action in Week 11.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Jaylen Samuels RB 42.4 RB90 Quadriceps Out

Mario’s take: Samuels did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 11.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Deebo Samuel WR 73.1 N/A Hamstring Questionable
Jeff Wilson  RB 79.1 N/A Ankle IR
Jimmy Garoppolo QB 67.5 N/A Ankle IR
George Kittle TE 79.7 N/A Foot IR
Tevin Coleman RB 65.7 N/A Knee Questionable
Raheem Mostert RB 89.1 N/A Ankle Out

Mario’s take: Samuel injured his hamstring in Week 7. He missed Week 8, Week 9 and Week 10. He did not practice Wednesday, and I do not expect him to play until after the 49ers' Week 11 bye.

Wilson injured his ankle while scoring his third touchdown of the game in the third quarter of Week 7. He was placed on IR and will miss at least three weeks.

Garoppolo reinjured his high-ankle sprain in Week 8. This is a tough injury to deal with because you will be ineffective if you come back too early. He missed multiple games the first time around with this injury, and Garoppollo is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Kittle left the game in the fourth quarter of Week 8. It looked as if Kittle would suffer from a mild inversion ankle sprain, but X-rays revealed a small fracture in his foot. Kittle will miss the next eight weeks.

In Coleman’s first game back from IR, he exited early with a knee sprain, which is the same injury that caused him to go on IR earlier in the season. Coleman missed Week 9 and Week 10. I expect him to come back after the Week 11 bye.

Mostert injured his ankle in Week 6. He tried to return in the third quarter but was ruled out for the rest of the game. I believe he either suffered a high ankle sprain or a moderate-lateral ankle sprain. He did not play in Week 7, Week 8, Week 9 or Week 10. I do not expect Mostert to return until after the Week 11 bye.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Chris Carson RB 80.6 RB47 Foot Out
Carlos Hyde RB 62.8 RB56 Hamstring (-)
Tyler Lockett  WR 77.4 WR6 Knee Questionable
Travis Homer RB 58.0 RB80 Wrist/Knee/Thumb Out

Mario’s take: Carson suffered a midfoot sprain in the second quarter of Week 7. He didn’t play in Week 8, Week 9 or Week 10. Carson did not practice Tuesday but got a limited session on Wednesday. Carson has been ruled out for Thursday Night Football.

Hyde missed Week 8, Week 9 and Week 10. He logged a limited practice Tuesday and was a full participant on Wednesday. Hyde will play in Week 11.

Lockett did not practice all week. Head coach Pete Carroll expects him to play on TNF.

Homer has been a limited participant in practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 11.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

N/A

TENNESSEE TITANS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Adam Humphries WR 74.1 WR87 Head Questionable
A.J. Brown WR 81.6 WR12 Knee (-)

Mario’s take: Humphries suffered a concussion after a scary hit at the end of the first half in Week 8. He was entered into the five-step concussion protocol. Humphries missed Week 9 and Week 10. Humphries missed practice Wednesday and needs to be monitored as the week progresses.

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Dontrelle Inman WR 61.6 WR83 Hamstring Questionable
Kyle Allen QB 68.5 N/A Ankle IR

Mario’s take: Inman missed Week 9 and Week 10. He did not practice Wednesday or Thursday but was a full participant at Friday's practice. I am optimistic he plays in Week 11.

Allen is undergoing surgery to repair his fractured dislocated ankle. He will miss the remainder of the season.

 

Mario Pilato has a master's degree in Kinesiology and a bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports Science, along with eight years of experience in the strength and conditioning industry, including at the collegiate and NFL level. His injury analysis articles will appear weekly.

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