Fantasy Football Today: Are Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Miles Sanders in the game? Injuries at week 11, questions

Week 11 is shaping up to be quite strange. How weird? Well I think you can argue that the rollback has more reliable options than the wide receiver. Yeah, that kind of weird.

That’s because we have people like DeAndre Hopkins, Marquise Brown, Amari Cooper, Antonio Brown, Allen Robinson and Sterling Shepard, as well as the Broncos and Rams goodbye. Some of these situations have out-of-the-box replacements in-house – Rashod Bateman WR2 SZN activated – but most of them are pretty cloudy. This is how you get to a point where I feel better to start RB27 (Zack Moss) before WR24 (Hunter Renfrow). This usually does not happen.

You’re going to have a lot of questions about your queues this week, I know. Adam Aizer and Heath Cummings kept you up to date with the latest news and answered a few kick-off / sit-down questions on this morning’s FFT podcast, and Jamey Eisenberg, Dave Richard and Heath are on CBS Sports HQ from 10 a.m.ET on the spot. dispatch of the 1 p.m. matches to answer your questions and keep you informed of all the news to know about the FFT live.

Be sure to check out both, but if you want more straightforward answers to your questions and other news updates, I have two more ways for you to earn: go to Twitter and use the hashtag “#AskFFT”, where our entire team will answer questions all morning; and head over to the FFT YouTube channel to chat with Adam and I from 11:30 am until kick-off. We’ll be there until kick-off to answer as many questions as possible, so be sure to be in the chat early to ask your questions.

Here’s the rest of our preview content to get you ready, and check out my updated position rankings at the bottom of the newsletter to help you solve any early dilemmas you might run into:

Quarterbacks

Murray and Jackson are both legitimately questionable for Sunday. According to reports from Sunday morning, Murray’s chances of playing appear somewhat slim, indicating a third straight absence. With the Cardinals saying goodbye in Week 12, it makes sense to have an extra week off. Jackson was added to the injury report on Saturday after missing several days of training with an illness unrelated to COVID, and there’s a real chance he won’t be cleared to play. I always start Jackson if he’s active, while Tyler Huntley would only be a 2QB League contender.

Ball carriers

Jones’s absence was expected all week, and that puts AJ Dillon in a position to play a big role against the Vikings. I’m expecting at least 15 carries and three targets, and that’s the floor for Dillon, who is a top 10 RB for me. I also expect a similar production from Mark Ingram in Kamara’s absence; he had 14 ranges and seven targets in Week 10 with Kamara, racking up 20.8 PPR points. He is one of the top 15 RB.

Mitchell’s absence makes Jeff Wilson one of the best plug-and-play options for this week against the Jaguars. He’s likely to see more than 15 races, and while Jacksonville has been surprisingly stingy against the race this season, he’s an RB2 for this week.

And, with McNichols absent, D’Onta Foreman is in the RB2 discussion. He’ll likely share the job with Adrian Peterson, but I think Foreman is the better game of the two – he’s more likely to take on some of McNichols’ passing role.

Barkley is the most important name here, and unfortunately he doesn’t play until Monday night, so he’s the hardest to call. Barkley has a huge advantage if he plays, obviously, but if you have to choose between him and someone who plays on Sunday your best bet is to go with the sure thing. And that’s probably true even if you have Devontae Booker, who himself is in question with a hip injury. You might just be able to play with Barkley and Booker, but there’s a risk neither of them play and you’ll get stuck. It is not an ideal situation.

Edwards-Helaire is also questionable for Sunday’s game after being activated from IR. You’d think that since they elevated him to the active roster when they weren’t required to, that would likely mean Edwards-Helaire is going to play, but there’s no guarantee of that. – and he will probably have a limited role if he plays. I would try to avoid it and hope it is ready to make a big impact in week 13 after the bye. It’s hard to trust Darrel Williams as a marginal RB2 with Edwards-Helaire status in the air.

Probably in: James Robinson (knee / heel), Miles Sanders (knee), Nick Chubb (COVID-19)

Chubb was activated from the reserve / COVID-19 list on Friday and is expected to start on Sunday. He should be a great option against the Lions, and replacement D’Ernest Johnson is also a decent game, although he will likely need a touchdown to make you feel good about starting him. Robinson should play something like his normal role despite knee fear, and he’s a top-of-the-line RB2.

Sanders is more of an RB3 in his expected comeback. The Eagles are a lot busier with racing than they were when Sanders last played, but we just don’t know how much he’ll play or what kind of role Jordan Howard or Boston Scott might have with returning Sanders. . Plus, the game against the Saints is really tough.

Wide receivers

  • Outside: DeAndre Hopkins (hamstrings), Marquise Brown (thigh), Amari Cooper (COVID-19), Antonio Brown (ankle), Allen Robinson (hamstrings), Sterling Shepard (quad), Allen Lazard (shoulder), Anthony Schwartz (concussion)
  • Legitimately questionable: Donovan Peoples-Jones (groin), Curtis Samuel (groin), Devin Duvernay (knee),
  • Intended to play: Chase Claypool (toe)

Well, I guess the good news is that we really don’t have any question marks that really matter this week. With Marquise Brown out, I expect Rashod Bateman to have a solid game against the Ravens, and he’s in the WR2 talk for me. He’s been very solid in his first four games (18 catches, 241 yards) and he has the potential to make a real breakthrough here.

Michael Gallup is also in the WR3 talk with Cooper out for Sunday’s game as well as Thursday’s Thanksgiving game in Week 12. Darnell Mooney could be in contention for a significant target share against the Ravens and is also in the game. this discussion WR3.

The most interesting questions probably concern Claypool and the WR Giants. Claypool has shown flashes this season, including a pretty healthy role when JuJu Smith-Schuster fell, but he hasn’t always been productive. There was a weekly hike there, but it’s more of a WR3. And that’s probably the same lineup I would put Kadarius Toney and Kenny Golladay on with Shepard. It’s a great clash against the Buccaneers, but we just haven’t seen enough consistent production from either to be too confident in them. There are a lot WR3s with an increase this week.

Tight ends

Hopefully Gronkowski is in perfect health for Monday’s game, because it’s a great game. He trained in full on Thursday and Friday but couldn’t make it on Saturday so it’s hard to know what to expect here. I would try to avoid the situation if I can, but we know how Gronkowski is one of Tom Brady’s main Red Zone targets, so if you can get Evan Engram as your insurance policy just in case Gronkowski would be ruled out on Monday, I don’t mind this approach.

Updated rankings

Here are my last Sunday morning rankings:

Strategist

  1. Patrick Mahomes vs. DAL
  2. Tom Brady vs. NYG
  3. Josh Allen vs. IND
  4. Dak Prescott @KC
  5. Lamar Jackson @CHI
  6. Jalen Hurts vs. NO
  7. Justin Herbert vs. PIT
  8. Aaron Rodgers @MIN
  9. Joe Burrow @LV
  10. Russell Wilson v ARI
  11. Tua Tagovailoa @NYJ
  12. Ryan Tannehill vs. HOU
  13. Derek Carr vs. CIN
  14. Cam Newton vs. WAS
  15. Kirk Cousins ​​vs. GB
  16. Daniel Jones @TB
  17. Justin Fields vs. BAL
  18. Jimmy Garoppolo @JAX
  19. Tyrod Taylor @TEN
  20. Baker Mayfield vs. DET
  21. Taylor Heinicke @CAR
  22. Trevor Lawrence vs. SF
  23. Carson Wentz @BUF
  24. Trevor Siemian @PHI

To recover

  1. Christian McCaffrey vs. WAS
  2. Najee Harris @LAC
  3. Austin Ekeler vs. PIT
  4. Dalvin Cook vs. GB
  5. By André Swift @CLE
  6. Leonard Fournette vs. NYG
  7. Jonathan Taylor @BUF
  8. Ezekiel Elliott @KC
  9. AJ Dillon @MIN
  10. Joe Mixon @LV
  11. David Montgomery vs. BAL
  12. James Conner @SEA
  13. James Robinson vs. SF
  14. Nick Chubb vs. DET
  15. Mark Ingram @PHI
  16. Michael Carter vs. MIA
  17. Jeff Wilson @JAX
  18. Myles Gaskin @NYJ
  19. Josh Jacobs vs. CIN
  20. Antonio Gibson @CAR
  21. Miles Sanders vs. NO
  22. Onta Foreman vs. HOU
  23. Alex Collins vs. ARI
  24. Clyde Edwards-Helaire vs. DAL
  25. Saquon Barkley @TB
  26. Darrel Williams vs. DAL
  27. Zack Moss vs. IND
  28. Kenyan Drake vs. CIN
  29. Ty Johnson vs. MIA
  30. Devonta Freeman @CHI
  31. Tony Pollard @KC
  32. Devin Singletary vs. IND
  33. Ernest Johnson vs. DET
  34. Devontae Booker @TB
  35. David Johnson @TEN
  36. Nyheim Hines @BUF
  37. JD McKissic @CAR
  38. Jamaal Williams @CLE
  39. Patrick Taylor @MIN
  40. Adrian Peterson vs. HOU
  41. Latavius ​​Murray @CHI
  42. Alexander Mattison v GB
  43. Brandon Bolden @ATL
  44. Deejay Dallas vs. ARI
  45. Boston Scott vs. NO
  46. Trey’s Sermon @JAX
  47. Giovani Bernard vs. NYG
  48. Jordan Howard vs. NO

Wide receivers

  1. Tyreek Hill vs. DAL
  2. Davante Adams @MIN
  3. Lamb CeeDee @KC
  4. Stefon Diggs v IND
  5. Justin Jefferson vs. GB
  6. Keenan Allen vs. PIT
  7. Deebo Samuel @JAX
  8. Chris Godwin vs. NYG
  9. Ja’Marr Chase @LV
  10. DK Metcalf v ARI
  11. Mike Evans vs. NYG
  12. AJ Brown vs. HOU
  13. DJ Moore vs. WAS
  14. Terry McLaurin @CAR
  15. Brandin Cooks @TEN
  16. Diontae Johnson @LAC
  17. Rasod Bateman @CHI
  18. Tyler Lockett vs. ARI
  19. Jaylen Waddle @NYJ
  20. Tee Higgins @LV
  21. Adam Thielen vs. GB
  22. Michael Pittman @BUF
  23. DeVonta Smith vs. NO
  24. Hunter Renfrow vs. CIN
  25. Darnell Mooney vs. BAL
  26. Corey Davis vs. MIA
  27. Jarvis Landry vs. DET
  28. Cole Beasley vs. IND
  29. Marvin Jones vs. SF
  30. Mike Williams vs. PIT
  31. Sammy Watkins @CHI
  32. AJ Green @SEA
  33. Christian Kirk @SEA
  34. Kenny Golladay @TB
  35. Michael Gallup @KC
  36. Jamal Agnew vs. SF
  37. Jamison Crowder vs. MIA
  38. Kadarius Toney @TB
  39. Chase Claypool @LAC
  40. Laviska Shenault Jr. vs. SF
  41. Mecole Hardman vs. DAL
  42. Emmanuel Sanders v IND
  43. Tyler Boyd @LV
  44. Brandon Aiyuk @JAX
  45. Mark Callaway @PHI
  46. Elijah Moore vs. MIA
  47. Marcus Johnson vs. HOU
  48. Rondale Moore @SEA

Tight end

  1. Travis Kelce vs. DAL
  2. Darren Waller vs. CIN
  3. Mark Andrews @CHI
  4. George Kittle @JAX
  5. Mike Gesicki @NYJ
  6. Dalton Schultz @KC
  7. TJ Hockenson @CLE
  8. Dan Arnold vs. SF
  9. Rob Gronkowski vs. NYG
  10. Pat Freiermuth @LAC
  11. Tyler Conklin vs. GB
  12. Dawson Knox v IND
  13. Jared Cook vs. PIT
  14. Cole Kmet vs. BAL
  15. Zach Ertz @SEA
  16. Austin Hooper vs. DET
  17. JO Howard vs. NYG
  18. Adam Trautman @PHI
  19. Evan Engram @TB
  20. David Njoku vs. DET
  21. CJ Uzomah @LV
  22. Gerald Everett vs. ARI
  23. Anthony Firkser vs. HOU

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