Fantasy WR Injury Report Week 11: DeAndre Hopkins, Chase Claypool, Antonio Brown, and more

With injuries and bye weeks taking their toll, let’s look at the latest WR injury report updates for fantasy football in Week 11.

Nothing can derail a potentially successful fantasy football season quicker than injuries. That’s especially true at the ever-so-critical wide receiver position, where elite-level players can make or break a contending fantasy team. As we head into Week 11, several WRs find themselves on the injury report for their respective teams. Therefore, fantasy managers need to pay close attention to any WR injury updates and reports as NFL kickoffs draw near.

Update 11/18/21: For the most recent information on all fantasy-relevant players, check out our up-to-date Week 11 Fantasy Injury Report.

Fantasy WR Injury Report Week 11 | AFC

In the middle of what has seemed like a brutal season full of injuries, these are the fantasy-relevant WRs in the AFC currently on the NFL’s Week 11 injury report. With some players trending in the wrong direction, many fantasy managers might need to start considering secondary options.

Will Fuller, Miami Dolphins

Dolphins head coach Brian Flores said Monday that Will Fuller (finger) is unlikely to play Sunday against the Jets, Hal Habib of the Palm Beach Post reports. Flores indicated last week that Fuller might return to practice in Week 11.

Fuller has been on the injured reserve since injuring his finger in Week 4 against the Indianapolis Colts.

N’Keal Harry, New England Patriots

Per the team’s practice report, N’Keal Harry (knee) was a limited participant on Tuesday as the Patriots prepared for a Thursday Night Football game against the Atlanta Falcons. Harry has been dealing with this injury for several weeks, but barring any setback, he should play in Week 11.

Denzel Mims, New York Jets

Denzel Mims (illness) remains on the COVID-19 list following a positive test last week. Mims is vaccinated, so he needs two negative tests at least 24 hours apart before he can return to the Jets.

Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Chase Claypool (toe) is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, per Ray Fittipaldo of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Claypool sustained a toe injury late in Week 9, which forced him to miss last week’s game. An MRI revealed Claypool did not sustain a season-ending injury, but he was deemed week-to-week.

Fantasy WR Injury Report Week 11 | NFC

Which NFC wide receivers currently sit on the injury report ahead of Week 11? Who is in danger of missing their matchup this week, leaving fantasy managers in a difficult position?

DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals

DeAndre Hopkins entered Week 10 as a game-time decision but the Cardinals ruled him out ahead of their game against the Carolina Panthers.

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Hopkins has been out since Week 8. Even in that week, he spent the majority of the game on the sidelines after re-aggravating his hamstring injury in the first quarter.

CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys

Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy said Monday that CeeDee Lamb (arm) is “going to be fine” for the team’s Week 11 game in Kansas City, Michael Gehlken of the Dallas Morning News reports. It was initially labeled as an arm contusion but was later described as essentially a charlie horse.

Sterling Shepard, New York Giants

Dan Duggan of The Athletic reports Sterling Shepard (quadriceps) worked off to the side during Monday’s practice but didn’t take part in team or individual drills. Shepard has only played in two games since Week 3. The Giants hoped the bye week would help get Shepard trending in the right direction.

Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers

49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan indicated Tuesday that Deebo Samuel is considered day-to-day with a shin bruise, according to Matt Maiocco of NBC Sports Bay Area. There has been nothing to suggest Samuel is in danger of missing Week 11. 

Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Antonio Brown (ankle/heel) has missed the Buccaneers’ last three contests and remains questionable for Week 11. Brown needs to take considerable steps forward in his progress if he hopes to play against Giants. Yet, he has an extra day to prepare as Tampa Bay plays on Monday Night Football.

Tommy Garrett is a Fantasy Analyst for Pro Football Network and is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association (FSWA). You can read all of Tommy’s work here, listen to him on PFN’s Fantasy Football podcast, and check out his contributions in PFN’s free fantasy newsletter. Give him a follow on Twitter: @TommyGarrettPFN.


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