The Week 11 QB and TE fantasy football injury report is filled with fantasy-relevant starters. As always, it’s hard to find a team that doesn’t have an injured player. What is their status heading into Sunday and Monday, and can we trust their fantasy football projections if they are active?
Update 11/21/21: For the most recent injury news, check out our up-to-date Week 11 Fantasy Injury Report.
Fantasy QB Injury Report
The following QBs either have notable injuries or are coming off some. How will this impact their fantasy value going forward and the value of their potential replacements?
Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
Kyler Murray has been a game-time decision the last two weeks with an ankle injury. In addressing Murray’s availability for Week 11, head coach Kliff Kingsbury stated, “it’s going to be close.” That said, Murray was at practice Wednesday and Thursday. He should be viewed as questionable, though seemingly on the right side of the designation.
Baker Mayfield, Cleveland Browns
Baker Mayfield has been dealing with injuries to his shoulder, knee, and foot, which is about three-quarters of a famous children’s song. And just like famous children’s songs, we can’t get Baker out of our heads.
He has a get-right game against the Lions this weekend and returned to practice on Thursday. Head coach Kevin Stefanski is “confident” Mayfield will play.
Tua Tagovailoa, Miami Dolphins
On Thursday he got in his first full practice since fracturing his finger earlier this month. At this point, he appears likely to retake the field in Week 11, which would be good news for those seeking yet another streamable QB.
Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers
Through Week 9, Ben Roethlisberger had the fewest fantasy points of any QB who’d started every game this season. The 39-year-old missed Week 10 after joining the reserve/COVID list. Pittsburgh coaches and beat reporters are expecting him to return in Week 11, though he still needs to produce two negative tests to be activated.
Jared Goff, Detroit Lions
The former fantasy standout is limping to the finish line this season, despite being barely halfway done with the race. Goff played through an oblique injury in Week 10, and now it’s caused him to miss practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Either backup Tim Boyle or David Blough will be in line to score a few fantasy points if Goff is forced to sit.
Fantasy TE Injury Report
Looking at the injury report for fantasy tight ends in Week 11, what is the value for those impacted? Moreover, what is the fantasy value of their potential replacements?
Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
We haven’t seen Rob Gronkowski on the field since Week 8 due to back spasms. Before that, he’d been out since Week 3 with multiple broken ribs and a punctured lung. This weekend might mark a return to relative normalcy, as the all-time great TE practiced Thursday. If he’s able to suit up against the Giants, he would return to his normal high-TE2 floor/high-TE1 ceiling.
Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles lost Dallas Goedert in the first half last weekend after he took a hit to the helmet. He remains in the concussion protocol, which is always tough to navigate, though he did return to a limited practice Thursday.
If Goedert doesn’t clear protocols, former QB-turned-TE Tyree Jackson would be a fascinating streamer in 14-team leagues.
Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team
Logan Thomas’ outlook appeared more promising a couple of weeks ago. Then, last week, head coach Ron Rivera shared that Thomas was “just not ready to be put on the football field.” And he hasn’t practiced yet this week.
Washington’s No. 1 TE has been on injured reserve since early October. As I wrote last week, we realistically might not see Thomas for weeks — and perhaps not until 2022 — since there’s no reason to rush him back.
Ricky Seals-Jones, Washington Football Team
The high-performing backup tight end has not practiced this week due to a hip injury. Third-stringer John Bates contributed 3 catches for 25 scoreless yards last weekend in relief. Bates would be an interesting streamer in 16-team leagues if Ricky Seals-Jones isn’t available.
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