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Packers RB Ty Montgomery (ribs) ruled OUT for Week 11

Friday, November 17, 2017, 4:42pm

Rob Demovsky - [Full Article]

Packers head coach Mike McCarthy earlier in the day said he didn't expect Montgomery would play this week and now it's official, as he has been ruled OUT for Week 11's contest against the Baltimore Ravens.

Fantasy Impact:

Jamaal Williams will be the team's No. 1 RB this week. Our aFPA metric shows this to be a great matchup for Williams, and we have him ranked as our No. 14 RB in both standard and PPR leagues.

Texans WR Will Fuller (ribs) ruled OUT for Week 11

Friday, November 17, 2017, 4:29pm

Mike Jurecki - [Full Article]

After not practicing at all this week, Fuller was officially listed as OUT on the team's injury report on Friday.

Fantasy Impact:

With Fuller out, DeAndre Hopkins will be the center of attention for QB Tom Savage, but will also likely be shadowed by top CB Patrick Peterson. This could lead to Bruce Ellington becoming a sneaky start. Both Chris Raybon and TJ Hernandez pointed out that Ellington has seen 8 targets in each of Savage's starts. We have Hopkins ranked as our No. 5 WR in PPR leagues and our No. 9 WR in standard leagues. While Ellington is ranked as our No. 44 WR in standard leagues and our No. 37 WR in PPR leagues.

Cardinals name Blaine Gabbert starting QB for Week 11

Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:52pm

Arizona Cardinals Twitter - [Full Article]

With Drew Stanton nursing a knee injury, the Cardinals will turn to Blaine Gabbert at quarterback this week versus the Houston Texans. Gabbert joins Bills QB Nathan Peterman as quarterbacks making their starting season debut this week—bringing the number of different quarterbacks to start a game this season to 47.

Fantasy Impact:

The good news for fantasy owners is that Gabbert gets to start his season with the third-best possible matchup for QBs against the Texans, according to our aFPA metric. The Texans are allowing 20.1 fantasy points per game (third-most), 269.2 passing yards per game (sixth-most), and 2.1 passing TDs per game (tied for second-most) to the quarterback position. The Texans have also allowed three different QBs to rush for at least 30 yards against them—a feat Gabbert achieved twice in five starts last season.

If you play in a fantasy league that requires you to start only one quarterback you probably have no use for Gabbert, despite the tasty matchup; however, if you play in a two-quarterback or superflex league, Gabbert could make for an ideal QB2 streamer this week.

Pats WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) ruled OUT for Week 11

Friday, November 17, 2017, 3:41pm

Jeff Howe - [Full Article]

Hogan will miss his second straight game due to a shoulder injury.

Fantasy Impact:

With Hogan out and Danny Amendola dealing with his own knee issues, the Pats are losing healthy bodies at the WR position. Brandin Cooks is the only Patriots WR you can trust this week. We have Cooks ranked as our No. 8 WR in standard leagues and our No. 14 WR in PPR leagues. Martellus Bennett and Rex Burkhead, who saw a combined 6 targets last week, could see increased workloads this week.

Bills FB Mike Tolbert (hamstring) ruled OUT for Week 11

Friday, November 17, 2017, 2:25pm

Buffall Bills - [Full Article]

In a crushing blow for Mike Tolbert enthusiasts everywhere, the Bills FB has been ruled out for the team's Week 11 contest against the Los Angeles Chargers after missing three straight practices.

Fantasy Impact:

Tolbert headed into Week 11 as the Bills' second-leading rusher (at the running back position) behind LeSean McCoy. On the season, Tolbert toted the rock 50 times for 179 yards and 1 touchdown. He also caught 12 of his 13 targets for 61 yards. We had Tolbert ranked as our No. 60 RB in all formats and McCoy is a top-6 RB this week.

Washington WR Terrelle Pryor (ankle) and TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) both OUT for Week 11

Friday, November 17, 2017, 2:09pm

John Keim - [Full Article]

Washington will be without the services of Reed and Pryor in Week 11 when they take on the New Orleans Saints.

Fantasy Impact:

Pryor hasn't been much of a factor all season for Washington and Reed hasn't played since Week 8. Jamison Crowder is our top-ranked Washington WR and Vernon Davis is a top-6 ranked TE in all formats.

Falcons RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) won't practice on Friday

Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:20pm

Vaughn McClure - [Full Article]

Falcons head coach Dan Quinn said during a press conference that Freeman won't practice today.

Fantasy Impact:

With Freeman still dealing with concussion symptoms, it seems highly unlikely at this point he will play this week. That means you can fire up Tevin Coleman as an RB1 this week versus the Seahawks, which is how we view him. Coleman is our No. 9 ranked RB in PPR leagues and we have him ranked as our No. 10 RB in standard leagues. Terron Ward may also see an increase in snaps.

Jaguars RB Leonard Fournette (ankle) not practicing

Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:15pm

Ryan O'Halloran - [Full Article]

Fournette was limited in practice on Wednesday and Thursday. Missing practice today is clearly a downgrade and a situation to monitor the rest of the weekend until inactives are officially announced.

UPDATE: Fournette has officially been listed as questionable for Week 11.

Fantasy Impact:

For now, we have Fournette ranked as a top-8 RB in all formats in a decent matchup against the Browns, according to our aFPA metric. However, Fournette did recently miss two games and wasn't as effective as we've been accustomed to upon his return last week—totalling 33 yards on 17 carries. Prior to his injury, he came off back-to-back games of 181 yards and 2 touchdowns and 130 yards and 1 touchdown. Make sure to check back with us on Sunday for an updated look at his status and ranking.

McCarthy: 'I think Ty (Montgomery) is going to be out this week'

Friday, November 17, 2017, 12:09pm

Mike Spofford - Packers.com - [Full Article]

During a Friday morning news conference, Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said he doesn't believe Montgomery will play this week against the Ravens.

"I think Ty is going to be out this week," McCarthy said. "I don't think there's a long-term concern."

Fantasy Impact:

The Packers are already without Aaron Jones, and if Montgomery does indeed miss this week's contest against the Ravens, it means Jamaal Williams will be the team's No. 1 RB.

Our aFPA metric shows this to be a great matchup for Williams, and we have him ranked as our No. 14 RB in both standard and PPR leagues.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Jaguars QB Blake Bortles (right wrist, illness) took full practice reps again Thursday. Bortles is a Sneaky Start against the Browns who are last in the league in QB aFPA.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Packers QB Brett Hundley (hamstring) took full practice reps again Thursday. It looks like Hundley is on track to play. It’s not a good matchup, but Hundley is capable of putting up points quickly as a runner.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Browns QB DeShone Kizer (ribs) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday. Kizer is best avoided this week given a tough matchup against the Jaguars (No. 1 in QB aFPA).

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Broncos QB Brock Osweiler (right shoulder) took full practice reps Thursday after being limited Wednesday.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Chargers QB Philip Rivers (concussion) took limited practice reps Wednesday. His head coach, Anthony Lynn, said that the team thinks he’ll play, but it’s “up to the doctors.” We should know on Saturday whether or not he’s cleared to play. Owners making a Thursday call between Marcus Mariota or Ben Roethlisberger versus Rivers, the safe play is to start Roethlisberger/Mariota.

Thursday, November 16, 2017, 7:07pm

Texans QB Tom Savage (right shoulder) took full practice reps again Thursday.

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