The unfortunate reality of the NFL is that when players are allowed to go full speed, injuries are bound to happen. Week 11 of the NFL season was no exception. Now that fantasy football managers are updating their lineups for the coming week, several players have found themselves on the injury report, leaving their status for Week 12 up in the air.
Update 11/26/2021: For the most recent injury news, make sure to check out our up-to-date Week 12 Fantasy Injury Report.
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Fantasy Football Injury Report: QB update
Which signal-callers are banged up coming out of Week 11? Who’s availability is in jeopardy for Week 12?
Justin Fields, Chicago Bears
Justin Fields was ruled out early in the third quarter due to a rib injury. It’s not certain when Fields suffered the injury, but it seems to have come during a sack on his final drive. He initially went into the blue medical tent before heading back into the locker room. After the game, head coach Matt Nagy said he was unsure whether Fields’ injury came from one play in particular or from the cumulative effect of being hit repeatedly.
Fields ended Week 11 going 4-of-11 for 79 yards with a lost fumble. Andy Dalton came in and finished the game. The Bears have a quick turnaround as they face the Detroit Lions on Thanksgiving.
Fantasy Football Injury Report: RB update
How is the injury bug affecting RB committees heading into Week 12? Will fantasy managers need to make backup plans just in case?
Michael Carter, New York Jets
Michael Carter left the game on Sunday due to an ankle injury. Carter ran for 63 yards on 9 carries before leaving the contest in the third quarter. Head coach Robert Saleh did not have an update on Carter during his postgame press conference, stating, “We’ll figure out more tomorrow.”
Jordan Howard, Philadelphia Eagles
Jordan Howard suffered a knee injury in the third quarter against the New Orleans Saints and, after being listed as questionable, was ruled out early in the fourth quarter. Howard was examined in the medical tent but stayed on the sideline, which tends to be a good sign. Howard rushed 10 times for 63 yards as he moved into the RB2 role behind Miles Sanders, who returned on Sunday.
WR Injury Update
News for pass catchers is essential in PPR leagues. These are the fantasy-relevant WRs currently on the NFL’s Week 11 injury report.
A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans
A.J. Brown exited Week 11 in the third quarter due to a chest injury. Brown took a hard hit following a catch near the Titans’ sideline and went down on one knee, clearly in pain. Earlier in the game, Brown sustained a hand injury and was listed as questionable to return. Brown caught 5 passes for 48 yards before exiting a second time as the Titans lost to the Houston Texans.
CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys
With 21 seconds left in the first half, CeeDee Lamb went up for a potential touchdown catch but came down hard, and his head bounced off the turf. Lamb stayed on the ground for a few seconds and needed help getting off the field. He remained in the locker room for the start of the second half, and the Cowboys quickly ruled him out.
Given that Dallas plays on Thanksgiving, the Cowboys could be without their top two targets. Amari Cooper has been ruled out of Week 12 following a positive COVID-19 test, and Lamb will enter the NFL’s concussion protocol.
Jamal Agnew, Jacksonville Jaguars
After making a reception early in the fourth quarter, Jamal Agnew was tackled with his right leg at an extremely awkward angle. He instantly went to the ground in pain. According to the team, Agnew was ruled out with a hip injury but also had his knee hyperextended. There is a high probability this is a serious injury.