NFL Injury Updates & Fantasy Football Impact: Week 11 Recap

Week 11 of the NFL season brought thrilling games and unfortunate injuries that will have a significant impact on both teams and fantasy football. In this recap, we'll discuss the latest injury updates and how they will affect the players' teams and fantasy lineups. From season-ending injuries to potential replacements, let's dive into the fallout of Week 11.

Devastating Injuries in Week 11

The impact of season-ending injuries on key players

In Week 11, the NFL witnessed devastating injuries that will have a significant impact on both teams and fantasy football. The most impactful injury was the season-ending wrist injury to Cincinnati Bengals' franchise QB Joe Burrow. This injury will have dire consequences for the Bengals and their fantasy skill players moving forward.

On the other side of the ball, the Baltimore Ravens suffered a brutal loss as star tight end Mark Andrews endured both a fibula and ankle ligament injury. Losing Andrews is an unmitigated disaster for his fantasy managers, as his production cannot be easily replaced.

Fantasy Impact of Injuries

How injuries affect fantasy football lineups

The injuries to Joe Burrow and Mark Andrews will have a significant impact on fantasy football lineups. Backup QB Jake Browning will struggle to provide fantasy value for the Bengals' skill players, lowering their starting consideration. However, Ja'Marr Chase should still be able to provide serviceable outputs based on his talent alone.

In Baltimore, backup TE Isaiah Likely will step in for Mark Andrews, but he is unlikely to maintain true consistency as a fantasy producer. Fantasy managers will need to explore other options to fill the void left by Andrews' absence.

Disappointing Return for De'Von Achane

The short-lived return of a promising rookie RB

Fantasy managers were excited about the return of rookie RB De'Von Achane for the Miami Dolphins in Week 11. However, his return was cut short after re-injuring his knee early in the game. Although Achane was cleared to return, the coaching staff opted to exercise caution and hold him out.

His absence likely put fantasy managers at a disadvantage in their matchups. The status of Achane's practice leading up to Week 12 against the Jets needs to be closely monitored, as his availability will impact the fantasy value of RB Raheem Mostert.

Unlucky Season for Cooper Kupp

Injury woes continue for the Rams' wide receiver

Cooper Kupp has had an unlucky season plagued by injuries. In Week 11, he suffered an ankle injury and was forced to leave the game early. This injury adds to the leg injuries he has been dealing with throughout the season.

Rookie WR Puka Nacua stepped up as the Rams' top option in Kupp's absence, but Kupp's practice status leading up to Week 12 against the Cardinals needs to be closely monitored. Nacua will need to continue performing if Kupp misses more time.

Additional Injury Updates

Other notable injuries in Week 11

Green Bay Packers' RB Aaron Jones suffered a knee injury against the Chargers, but fortunately, his ACL remains intact. However, he is expected to miss some time going forward, impacting the Packers' backfield.

Seattle Seahawks' RB Kenneth Walker went down with an oblique injury against the Rams and did not return to the game. The severity of his injury is unknown, but it could potentially keep him sidelined for future games.

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