Week 11 DFS Injury Impact
Injuries and players missing time for other reasons are always a big deal in fantasy football but even more so in DFS where one player’s issues can completely alter an entire game and the next man up mantra becomes vital due to the salary cap nature of DFS. Thus, it’s important to stay on top of all the injury and suspension news before locking in your DFS lineups.
Here are the most relevant players on the main slate (If you’re looking for injury news for the primetime slate, check out the primetime slate article) in danger of missing time or returning to action in Week 11:
Cincinnati Bengals @ Baltimore Ravens – 1:00pm ET
Doubtful for the Ravens: Joe Flacco
Upgrade: Lamar Jackson and Alex Collins
It looks like Lamar Jackson will be making his first NFL start on Sunday. Expect him to struggle at times but he does get to play at home against a Bengals defense that ranks dead last in passing yards allowed per game and 22nd in Pass DVOA. He also offers rushing upside as he totaled 4,132 rushing yards and 50 rush TDs in his college career. Lamar’s presence should upgrade Alex Collins, who already has a fantastic matchup, as well.
OUT for the Bengals: Tyler Eifert, Tyler Kroft, and Josh Malone
Doubtful for the Bengals: A.J. Green
Upgrade: Tyler Boyd, John Ross, Alex Erickson, and C.J. Uzomah
Upgrade: The Ravens D/ST
The Ravens defense ranks second in yards per game allowed (305) and second in points allowed (160). They get to play at home against the Bengals at the perfect time as Cincinnati has been ravaged with injuries. The Bengals offense ranks a lowly 25th in yards per game on the year as well.