What is the latest update for the Week 11 RB injury report as fantasy football managers contemplate the news from around the NFL? Let’s take a look at the status of Gus Edwards, Ezekiel Elliott, Jamaal Williams, David Montgomery, and more.
RB Injury Report Heading Into Week 11
Gus Edwards, BAL | Hamstring (Questionable)
Update: Gus Edwards is inactive for the Ravens’ Week 11 game.
After we saw Gus Edwards limited all week at practice, he was listed as questionable on the Baltimore Ravens’ final injury report. In his post-practice media availability, head coach John Harbaugh said, “I think we will wait for Sunday to be sure… Gus was out there limited. I was planning on those guys being back, but I don’t want to get ahead of myself.”
That wording from Harbaugh just leaves a strange feeling that one of Edwards or Mark Andrews may not be active. It may have just been the Ravens leaving themselves wiggle room. However, on Sunday morning, NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport shone some light on that. He tweeted that Edwards is not likely to play, but that a pre-game workout could change the thinking.
If he is active, Edwards is a tough player to trust this week. With Kenyan Drake performing nicely in recent weeks, it’s hard to know how big Edwards’ role will be. Additionally, Edwards suiting up somewhat hurts Drake’s fantasy value. With both active, neither could end up having value.
The safest place to take a shot on the pair would be in Underdog Fantasy Best Ball leagues. Then, if they score a touchdown this week, you can reap the rewards without taking a major risk.
In the event Edwards does not suit up, then it will be hard for fantasy managers to sit Drake this week. While Justice Hill and Mike Davis should mix in, Drake will most likely be the primary ball carrier.
Ezekiel Elliott, DAL | Knee (Questionable)
Update: Ezekiel Elliott is active for the Cowboys’ Week 11 game.
Once again, Ezekiel Elliott was limited all week for the Dallas Cowboys. However, while he was listed as doubtful last week, he is questionable this week on the Cowboys’ final injury report. Elliott continues to progress towards playing, with his status seeing an upgrade each week.
Prior to practice, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy told reporters, “I anticipate him going,” when asked about Elliott’s status for Sunday. On Sunday morning, both ESPN’s Adam Schefter and Rapoport tweeted that Elliott is expected to play in Week 11.
The next question for fantasy managers is whether they can trust Elliott in their lineups. It’s hard to imagine the Cowboys giving Elliott a huge workload this week.
Elliott being active makes this a potentially tough situation for Tony Pollard’s fantasy managers as well. Elliott would cut into Pollard’s ceiling without providing considerable fantasy value in return. It will be hard to consider sitting Elliott if he’s active, but caution might be the prudent thing.
Jamaal Williams, DET | Illness (Cleared)
While illnesses have been a concern for some players in recent weeks, that appears not to be the case for Jamaal Williams. He was back as a full participant Thursday and remained as such Friday. While we would expect D’Andre Swift’s role to grow this week, Williams’ role near the goal line should keep him fantasy relevant in Week 11.
David Montgomery, CHI | Personal (Cleared)
Personal issues that crop up on Wednesdays and Thursdays don’t tend to be major issues. That proved to be the case this week, as Montgomery was back at practice as a full participant on both Thursday and Friday. He should be a full go this week, and with Khalil Herbert on the IR, Montgomery could have a huge role.
Deon Jackson, IND | Knee (Cleared)
Despite only being a limited participant in practice on Thursday and Friday, Deon Jackson was cleared on the Indianapolis Colts’ final injury report. Outside of deep leagues, Jackson has very limited fantasy value when Jonathan Taylor is healthy. Jackson might get more touches than he did when Nyheim Hines was around, but he is unlikely to see significant work.
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Jerick McKinnon, KC | Hamstring/Shoulder (Cleared)
Despite being limited all week, Jerick McKinnon was not listed on the Kansas City Chiefs’ final injury report. He is now set to suit up in Week 11, where he remains in this intriguing committee in KC. With Isiah Pacheco’s role growing and McKinnon seeing targets in a pass-catching role, it has been tough for them to have consistent value.
McKinnon’s main value comes in PPR formats and really in 14-team leagues and deeper. In non-PPR formats, he is hard to trust outside of the very deepest leagues.
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