Fantasy Football: Week 11 Injury Recap

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Chris Thompson, RB, WAS

Fractured Fibula: out for season
The most reliable running back in the Washington backfield is out for the year after fracturing his fibula on Sunday against the Saints. His ankle was rolled on causing it to bend in an awkward fashion. Thompson will undergo season ending surgery, indicating he also likely suffered ligament damage. This is tough to see for a player who was having a breakout season. Samaje Perine will handle early down work with Byron Marshall providing a change of pass role for the Redskins.

Other players impacted: Samaje Perine, Byron Marshall, Kirk Cousins

D’Onta Foreman, RB, HOU

Torn Achilles: out for season
The Texans’ rookie running back out of Texas was having himself a breakout game, posting an impressive 10 rushes for 65 yards and 2 TDs prior to exiting early. His injury occurred during his second TD run where he leaped into the air and landed, immediately going to the ground. Foreman will undergo season ending surgery to repair the Achilles and should be ready for the start of the 2018 season. Lamar Miller will now have the backfield to himself.

Other players impacted: Lamar Miller, Alfred Blue

Kelvin Benjamin, WR, BUF

Knee injury (diagnosis unknown): out at least one week
Benjamin was carted off the field on Sunday with a right knee injury. The details regarding the extent of the injury have yet to be released, but according to head coach, Sean McDermott, Benjamin avoided any ligament damage to his knee. Of note, this is not the knee that kept Benjamin out all of 2015 with a torn ACL, which occurred to his left knee. Expect more details to surface in the next couple of days regarding his exact injury, but Benjamin will more than likely miss this week and possibly beyond.

Other players impacted: Zay Jones, Jordan Matthews, Deonte Thompson, Tyrod Taylor, Nathan Peterman

Robert Woods, WR, LAR

Left Shoulder Injury (diagnosis unknown): week to week
Woods had himself another nice fantasy day, posting 8 catches for 81 yards on Sunday against the Vikings but was seen with his left arm in a sling following the game. It’s unclear when or how exactly the injured happened, so it’s difficult to comment on the extent of his injury. Imaging tests on Monday came back negative, so he is not dealing with any structural damage. However, head coach, Sean McVay, reported that Woods could miss a couple of weeks. Like Kelvin Benjamin’s injury, there is a lot of unknown here. Look for more details to surface over the next few days.

Other players impacted: Jared Goff, Sammy Watkins, Tavon Austin, Cooper Kupp

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Jay Cutler, QB, MIA

Concussion: day to day
Jay Cutler took a hit to the head while scrambling, which caused him to exit early from Sunday’s contest against the Bucs with a concussion. He will now enter the league’s concussion protocol and should be considered day to day. If Cutler can’t go in Week 12, Matt Moore will start in his place.

Other players impacted: Matt Moore, DeVante Parker, Jarvis Landry, Kenny Stills