Falcons running back Devonta Freeman has been ruled out for a second straight week as he recovers from a concussion. That puts Tevin Coleman in line for another big workload on Sunday. Normally a guy who gets 18-30 snaps per game, Coleman has played more than 40 snaps in each of the last two weeks with Freeman hurt. Expect Coleman to be another popular play in DFS and Fantasy leagues again this week.
Dolphins quarterback Jay Cutler is also dealing with a concussion and like Freeman was ruled out on Friday. As a result, Matt Moore will get his second start of the season for Miami. Moore has played well in relief of Cutler on two occasions this year but was horrendous in a spot start against the Ravens in a Thursday night game, which the Dolphins lost 40-0. The Dolphins remain huge underdogs to get a win in New England against the Patriots on Sunday.
Impressive Steelers rookie JuJu Smith-Schuster has seen an uptick in playing time since joining the starting lineup three weeks ago, but his impressive freshman season hits a speed bump with the former USC receiver ruled out for Sunday night's matchup against the Steelers. With a hamstring injury sidelining the rookie, Martavis Bryant could see an uptick in playing time, though the Steelers may prefer a ground-oriented attack in a game they're favored to win big against the Packers.
The Bills made a big trade for a receiver before the deadline, but Kelvin Benjamin has only seen 45 snaps on the field since the trade before Week 9. After getting a full game of action against the Saints, Benjamin suffered a knee injury after just four snaps in Week 11 and didn't return to the game. Despite missing practice all week, he was initially listed as questionable for the team's Week 12 game against the Chiefs, but he didn't travel with the team on Saturday and was downgraded to out. With three other Bills pass-catchers listed as questionable, Tyrod Taylor could be severely limited in the passing game if he doesn't have any quality options.
Injuries must be accounted for when making Fantasy and picks pool/gambling decisions, and we've taken care of a lot of the legwork for you by collecting all the final injury reports in one place. Below you'll see the game status of every player on each team's injury report if they're ruled questionable or worse a few minutes after they're in. We'll also give quick thoughts on how those designations affect your decisions for Week 11.
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On to the injuries as they develop. Check back throughout Friday (and check back Saturday for the Monday night game):
- Browns: WR Sammie Coates OUT; DB Derron Smith DOUBTFUL
- Bengals: LB Vincent Rey, S Shawn Williams OUT; CB Darqueze Dennard QUESTIONABLE
Analysis: Though the Browns won't have Coates, Kenny Britt avoided a final injury designation despite being limited in practice all week. Isaiah Crowell, JC Tretter and Jabrill Peppers are also all good to go after being upgraded to a full practice Friday. The Bengals had several players limited in practice this week, but only two players are confirmed out for this matchup. The secondary injuries likely won't prove too much of an issue against a team that has trouble finding success through the air.
Bears at Eagles
- Bears: WR Josh Bellamy, DE Roy Robertson-Harris, ILB Danny Trevathan, S DeAndre Houston-Carson DOUBTFUL; QB Mark Sanchez, WR Dontrelle Inman, TE Dion Sims, OT Tom Compton, G Kyle Long, DE Akiem Hicks, DE Mitch Unrein, OLB Pernell McPhee, CB Bryce Callahan QUESTIONABLE
- Eagles: TE Trey Burton, DT Beau Allen QUESTIONABLE
Analysis: The Bears continue to deal with a ton of injuries, and Trevathan's absence bodes well for the Eagles' running game on Sunday. Long was limited Thursday and Friday with an ankle issue, and if he can't go, we can downgrade the Bears' offense. By contrast, the Eagles enter Sunday's game mostly healthy, with just a pair of key depth players questionable. Kicker Jake Elliott is ready to go after being placed in the concussion protocol in Week 11.
Dolphins at Patriots
- Dolphins: QB Jay Cutler, G Jermon Bushrod, DE William Hayes OUT; OT Laremy Tunsil, LB Stephone Anthony, S Maurice Smith QUESTIONABLE
- Patriots: WR Chris Hogan, OT Marcus Cannon, C David Andrews OUT; TE Martellus Bennett DOUBTFUL; WR Danny Amendola, WR Matthew Slater, DT Malcolm Brown, CB Eric Rowe, S Patrick Chung QUESTIONABLE
Analysis: Cutler's absence sets Matt Moore to make his second start of the season. The Dolphins lost his first start 40-0 to the Ravens. Miami will be down one starting lineman with Bushrod sidelined, though Tunsil was able to practice in full on Friday after dealing with an illness this week. The Patriots again have to deal with multiple injuries on the offensive line and a potentially limited receiving corps, though Amendola has been a limited participant in practice all week. Rob Gronkowski popped up on the injury report with an illness this week but didn't receive a final injury designation. Neither did Tom Brady, who was limited with an Achilles injury this week.
Bills at Chiefs
- Bills: RB Mike Tolbert, WR Kelvin Benjamin, OT Cordy Glenn, G John Miller OUT; WR Jordan Matthews, WR Deonte Thompson, TE Charles Clay QUESTIONABLE
- Chiefs: OLB Dee Ford, ILB Terrance Smith OUT; WR Albert Wilson, DL Allen Bailey, OLB Tamba Hali QUESTIONABLE
Analysis: The Bills have massive injury concerns on on offense, with two lineman and their best receiver out and three other pass-catchers listed as questionable. Matthews, Thompson and Clay were limited all week, and if all three can give it a go, the Bills' chances markedly improve. The Chiefs' pass rush could be hampered with Ford out and Hali questionable. The team just signed Darrelle Revis this week, but it's unknown whether he'll be ready to suit up in this game.
Buccaneers at Falcons
- Buccaneers: QB Jameis Winston, C Evan Smith, DE Robert Ayers, CB Vernon Hargreaves OUT; DE William Gholston QUESTIONABLE
- Falcons: RB Devonta Freeman, OT Ty Sambrailo OUT
Analysis: The Buccaneers can ill-afford to be down too many defenders going up against a high-upside Falcons offense in Atlanta, but Gholston seems like a good bet to play after practicing in full on Thursday and Friday. Ryan Fitzpatrick gets another start in place of Winston. Freeman was limited in practice this week while in the concussion protocol but ended up being ruled out on Friday. Tevin Coleman will again feature as the team's lead back. Julio Jones was limited in practice all week but is in no danger of missing the game.
Panthers at Jets
- Panthers: CB Captain Munnerlyn OUT; C Ryan Kalil, C Tyler Larsen QUESTIONABLE
- Jets: RB Matt Forte, G Brian Winters, DE Muhammad Wilkerson QUESTIONABLE
Analysis: Though it's up in the air who will play center for the Panthers after Kalil was limited all week, the Panthers are getting tight end Greg Olsen back after his activation from IR on Friday. Cam Newton was limited in practice early in the week but is good to go for Sunday. Munnerlyn was downgraded to out on Saturday. The Jets had 17 players on the injury report this week, but most practiced in full and are good to go. Forte returned to a limited practice on Friday, giving him a shot at playing on Sunday. Wilkerson and Winters were both limited all week and figure to be available.
- Titans: WR Rishard Matthews QUESTIONABLE
- Colts: TE Darrell Daniels, DT Hassan Ridgeway OUT; G Kyle Kalis, DE Margus Hunt QUESTIONABLE
Analysis: The Titans are dealing with just one injury, but that could have an effect in Fantasy, with Matthews unable to practice Friday with a hamstring injury. If he can't go, Marcus Mariota could lean more on rookie Corey Davis. The Colts are also mostly healthy for this game, and the big news is that Jacoby Brissett avoids a final injury designation after being in the concussion protocol this week. He's practiced in full the entire week and could have success in a great matchup.
- Seahawks: G Oday Aboushi, CB Shaquill Griffin, S Kam Chancellor OUT; RB Mike Davis DOUBTFUL; TE Jimmy Graham, OT Duane Brown, G Luke Joeckel, DE Dion Jordan, DT Jarran Reed, LB Bobby Wagner, LB Michael Wilhoite, LB D.J. Alexander QUESTIONABLE
- 49ers: S Adrian Colbert OUT; RB Raheem Mostert, WR Trent Taylor, OT Trent Brown, DE Solomon Thomas QUESTIONABLE
Analysis: The Seahawks are decimated in the secondary and could be in trouble in the front seven as well with five linemen or linebackers questionable, including defensive leader Wagner. Davis flashed in a big role on Monday but is set to miss this game, leaving the running back back in the hands of Thomas Rawls and Eddie Lacy. The Seattle offensive line is also banged up, meaning Russell Wilson could be running for his life yet again. On the 49ers side, Brown was unable to practice Friday after picking up a shoulder injury this week. His absence would be a big blow for the San Francisco line.
Saints at Rams
- Saints: CB Marshon Lattimore, CB Ken Crawley OUT
- Rams: RB Malcolm Brown, WR Robert Woods OUT; CB Nickell Robey-Coleman DOUBTFUL; RB Lance Dunbar, LB Bryce Hager QUESTIONABLE
Analysis: The Saints lose their two talented young corners in this matchup, which will make things much tougher against an elite passing unit. With Woods sidelined, the opportunity is there for Cooper Kupp to see more targets in this game. The team could also choose to employ more two tight end sets and get talented rookie Gerald Everett on the field more than usual. Depth is thin behind starting running back Todd Gurley this week as well.
- Jaguars: WR Allen Hurns OUT; OT Jermey Parnell, G Patrick Omameh, LB Donald Payne, CB Jalen Ramsey QUESTIONABLE
- Cardinals: WR John Brown, DL Corey Peters OUT; QB Drew Stanton, RB Elijhaa Penny, WR Brittan Golden, DL Josh Mauro, S Rudy Ford QUESTIONABLE
Analysis: Hurns is missing his first game of the season, likely making Marqise Lee the No. 1 receiver despite him being limited in practice all week. Keelan Cole and Dede Westbrook could also see increased roles. Leonard Fournette avoids an injury designation after being limited all week. Ramsey was added to the injury report Friday with a hand injury and said himself he doesn't expect to play. Unfortunately for the Cardinals, they lose one key outside receiver in Brown who could've taken advantage of the Ramsey injury. Blaine Gabbert will make another start in place of Stanton.
- Broncos: WR Emmanuel Sanders, TE Jeff Heuerman, DE Adam Gotsis, DT Domata Peko, OLB Shane Ray QUESTIONABLE
- Raiders: CB David Amerson OUT; WR Cordarrelle Patterson, WR Johnny Holton, G Gabe Jackson, LB Cory James QUESTIONABLE
Analysis: Sanders was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday and draws a questionable tag as the team turns to Paxton Lynch to take the reins at quarterback. Aqib Talib missed Wednesday's practice with a shoulder injury but has practiced in full since and is good to go. Patterson was unable to practice Friday, and the Raiders could be thin at the receiver position behind Amari Cooper and Michael Crabtree. It's unclear how the defense will respond after the firing of Ken Norton Jr., but at least the unit is relatively healthy for this game.
Packers at Steelers
- Packers: RB Aaron Jones OUT; RB Ty Montgomery, DT Kenny Clark DOUBTFUL; RB Devante Mays, G Lucas Patrick, C Corey Linsley, OLB Clay Matthews, CB Kevin King, S Morgan Burnett QUESTIONABLE
- Steelers: WR JuJu Smith-Schuster, TE Vance McDonald, CB Joe Haden OUT; S Mike Mitchell QUESTIONABLE
Analysis: The Packers again find themselves shorthanded at running back, where rookie Jamaal Williams will likely see most of the work again this week. The team also has several key defenders listed as questionable, including Matthews, who was unable to practice all week. The Steelers lose an emerging part of the passing game with Smith-Schuster sidelined. He started the last three games for the Steelers and played at least 50 snaps in each. Martavis Bryant could see more action with the rookie sidelined.
Texans at Ravens
- Texans: WR Will Fuller, OT Julie'n Davenport, C Greg Mancz OUT
- Ravens: OL Jermaine Eluemunor OUT; RB Terrance West, OT Ronnie Stanley, OT Austin Howard, OLB Terrell Suggs, ILB C.J. Mosley, CB Jimmy Smith QUESTIONABLE
Analysis: Fuller remains out for the Texans, but DeAndre Hopkins was upgraded to full practice on Saturday and avoided a final injury designation. The Ravens could be dealing with offensive line issues in this game, though Stanley was a full participant on Friday and Saturday as he works his way back from a concussion. Three star defenders are also listed as questionable, but only Suggs was unable to practice on Saturday.