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La Canfora: Vikes will stick with Case Keenum at QB

Monday, November 13, 2017, 4:59pm

Jason La Canfora on Twitter - [Full Article]

Vikings will be sticking with Case Keenum as their starter this week I'm told.

Related players: Teddy Bridgewater

Fantasy Impact:

According to La Canfora's tweet, the Vikings feel Keenum has been highly productive, is clicking with receivers, and is a great fit in the scheme. HC Mike Zimmer opened the door when he said he's going to handle the QB situation day-by-day. There was also a Jay Glazer report on Sunday the team feels Bridgewater is their franchise QB, but it's hard to pull the trigger with Keenum playing well right now. Looks like Keenum gets another week.

Browns WR Corey Coleman will return Week 11

Monday, November 13, 2017, 4:52pm

Nate Ulrich on Twitter - [Full Article]

Browns HC Hue Jackson said all systems go for Corey Coleman's return Sunday vs. Jacksonville.

Fantasy Impact:

It could be a nice boost for QB DeShone Kizer, but as we've seen with the Titans' Corey Davis, for example, it may take some time for Coleman to get back into the flow. It also doesn't help the Jags came into last week as the best defense as far as allowing fantasy points to WRs. Be sure to check our rankings Wednesday, but Coleman seems best left on the bench, at least for this week.

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) full go Monday

Monday, November 13, 2017, 2:23pm

Dave Zangaro on Twitter - [Full Article]

Eagles TE Zach Ertz (hamstring) said he was a full go in practice today.

Fantasy Impact:

Ertz was a surprise scratch back in Week 9 against the Broncos, but the Eagles offense didn't miss him as much as fantasy owners did. Ertz said he needed the bye week to heal and should be good to go for a Sunday night game in Dallas in Week 11.

Skins RB Rob Kelley dealing with ankle, knee injuries

Monday, November 13, 2017, 2:17pm

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

Rough Sunday for Redskins RB Rob Kelley: After tests this morning, Kelley was diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain AND a grade 1/2 MCL sprain in his knee.

Related players: Samaje Perine, Chris Thompson

Fantasy Impact:

Unofficial reports say at least four weeks for each injury, but it could certainly be longer than that. IR is definitely a possibility for Kelley. Perine should take over the early-down work in Washington for the next couple of weeks at least. Thompson will keep his third-down and change-of-pace role.

Texans to stick with Tom Savage at QB

Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:52pm

Aaron Wilson on Twitter - [Full Article]

Bill O'Brien: 'Tom Savage will start the game against Arizona.'

Related players: T.J. Yates, Josh Johnson

Fantasy Impact:

Savage turned the ball over four times in Week 10 and also fumbled a ball away in a Week 9 loss against the Colts. Fortunately for DeAndre Hopkins owners, Savage continues to be able to get him the ball.

Packers RB Aaron Jones (knee) to miss 3-6 weeks

Monday, November 13, 2017, 12:46pm

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Packers RB Aaron Jones expected to be sidelined 3-6 weeks with MCL injury, per source.

Related players: Ty Montgomery, Jamaal Williams

Fantasy Impact:

If he misses three weeks, Jones would return for Week 14—when a lot of fantasy playoffs begin. Of course, anything longer than three weeks means he could miss time in the fantasy playoffs. Montgomery reportedly re-injured his ribs leaving Williams as the team's likely RB1 heading into Week 11.

Schefter: Falcons RB Devonta Freeman unlikely to play Week 11

Monday, November 13, 2017, 11:51am

Adam Schefter on Twitter - [Full Article]

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman is unlikely to play next Monday night at Seattle against the Seahawks after suffering his second concussion of his season.

Related players: Tevin Coleman, Terron Ward

Fantasy Impact:

Schefter added in another tweet he wouldn't be shocked if this is a multi-game absence. Coming into this week, Seattle was ranked 12th in terms of fantasy points allowed to running backs and really shut down Adrian Peterson on Thursday night. It's not a great matchup, but Coleman should again see an uptick in snaps with Ward also factoring in the mix. Be sure to check out our rankings on Wednesday.

Monday, November 13, 2017, 10:23am

Troy Hughes on Twitter - [Full Article]

Jason Garrett says he anticipates K Dan Bailey to be out vs. Eagles.

Vikings to evaluate QB on day-to-day basis

Monday, November 13, 2017, 10:21am

ESPN - [Full Article]

HC Mike Zimmer has said the Vikings will evaluate who will start each game, between Case Keenum and Teddy Bridgewater, on a "day-to-day" basis. After the game Sunday, Zimmer revealed that he still isn't ready to detail much of his strategy, but he might have given an important clue about where it's headed.

"I've got a plan, and we'll just see how it goes," Zimmer said. "Sometimes plans change. We'll see how it goes, and we'll sit down this week, and we'll visit about it and go from there."

Fantasy Impact:

Fox's Jay Glazer said following this week's Falcons-Cowboys broadcast, the Vikings see Bridgewater as the franchise QB. Keenum played well this week and threw for four TDs, but did have two INTs on back-to-back drives in the second half that did give the Skins some life. It's hard to see this as good news for Keenum going forward, even after playing very well once Sam Bradford went down. Seems like it's only a matter of time before Bridgewater is back under center.

Texans WR Will Fuller has cracked ribs

Monday, November 13, 2017, 9:51am

Ian Rapoport on Twitter - [Full Article]

WR Will Fuller suffered cracked ribs in their loss to the Rams, I’m told. But the damage is not extensive and he may just miss one game.

Related players: Bruce Ellington

Fantasy Impact:

It looks like Fuller is out for Week 11 but has a chance to return for Week 12. Either way, Fuller has taken a major hit since QB Deshaun Watson was lost for the season. Ellington would likely be the second option at WR if Fuller does indeed miss Week 11, but it's hard to get excited about putting him in lineups.

49ers say they have no plan for QB Jimmy Garoppolo right now

Monday, November 13, 2017, 8:38am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

The 49ers don’t know when recently acquired quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo will make his debut.

Coach Kyle Shanahan told reporters after Sunday’s game that speculation Garoppolo would start in two weeks, following this week’s bye, is incorrect.

“That’s not my plan,” Shanahan said. “I don’t have a plan yet. There’s no way anything you guys hear reported could be accurate, because I just told you guys our plan.”

Related players: C.J. Beathard

Fantasy Impact:

Beathard is coming off a nice game against the Giants so the team may want to continue to see what he has. Still, with a week off coming up, Week 12 seems like a logical time to make the switch to Garoppolo, but as of now, the team isn't committing to that. It's hard to believe the 49ers don't have any plan for when to play him, however, especially for a guy they spent a second-round pick on.

Pats Beat: Team shows glimpse of how they could use TEs

Monday, November 13, 2017, 8:31am

MassLive - [Full Article]

Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett were rarely healthy at the same time in the 2016 season, so we never saw the duo achieve its full potential. But when they did play together, the Pats liked to line them up next to each other on the same side of the formation. They frequently did this on Sunday night, and it resulted in a few big plays.

Fantasy Impact:

Bennett played just seven snaps on SNF, but QB Tom Brady was 6-for-6 for 78 yards during that time. Bennett actually caught three of those passes for a total of 38 yards while Gronk had a catch for 26 yards. Bennett clearly isn't healthy but isn't letting on the severity of the injury. Clearly he's healthy enough to play, but in terms of fantasy it's hard to tell right now if the Pats were just easing him in or if he's going to be limited.

Colts QB Jacoby Brissett in concussion protocol

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 8:03pm

USA Today - [Full Article]

After being cleared through the NFL's concussion protocol late in the third quarter of a 20-17 loss to Pittsburgh, Jacoby Brissett didn't take postgame questions because he was still being evaluated for a head injury by team doctors.

"Scott Tolzien started warming up as soon as Jacoby came out, because we could have lost him for the entire game," coach Chuck Pagano said, explaining one of Sunday's odder scenes. "So he went through the protocol and passed it and got back out there in time to run that series."

Fantasy Impact:

Team officials said Brissett was initially evaluated for a concussion on the sideline twice — once with team doctors and once by the unaffiliated neurological consultant. He passed both times. Then, after the game, he developed concussion-like symptoms again and returned to the protocol.

Texans WR Will Fuller leaves game with rib injury

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 7:22pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

Wide receiver Will Fuller V has been ruled out with a rib injury for the remainder of the Houston Texans' game against the Los Angeles Rams.

Fuller was injured in the second quarter after he took a hard hit while attempting to catch a short pass up the middle of the field. The wide receiver stayed down on the field and was helped up and to the sideline by the Texans' medical staff.

Fantasy Impact:

Fuller's status for next week is certainly up in the air at this point. He hasn't been a great fantasy play anyway since Tom Savage took over at quarterback.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman exits with concussion

Sunday, November 12, 2017, 7:20pm

Vaughn McClure on Twitter - [Full Article]

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman being evaluated for a head injury and his return is questionable.

Related players: Tevin Coleman, Terron Ward

Fantasy Impact:

Freeman never did return to the game leaving Coleman and Ward to carry the load. The Falcons next game in Week 11 is on Monday night against Seattle, so Freeman owners may need to have backup plans in place depending on how quickly Freeman can get out of protocol.

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