Even though San Francisco's Blaine Gabbert did look capable against the Seattle Seahawks in Week 11, there's no disputing that the Arizona Cardinals will be a tough test for him and a depleted 49ers offense.
Week 11 was the epitome of devastating early and mid-game injuries especially to running backs. It was also a lesson in the importance of owning handcuffs towards the end of the season for your star running backs. Marshawn Lynch owners were overjoyed if they plugged Thomas Rawls in to their lineups or kicking themselves if they left him on the bench.
Welcome to the Week 11 running back injury report. With four teams on a bye (Pittsburgh, New York Giants, Cleveland and New Orleans), the list is shorter than weeks past, but some big names have made the list. Also, keep in mind that running backs that are on the injury report but are listed as probable and have gotten in a full practice (Ronnie Hillman, Joique Bell, Eddie Lacy, Alfred Morris) are not on this report as they will suit up on Sunday. Don't forget to check out the quarterback/tight end injury report and the wide receiver injury report. Please note all games are at 1 p.m.
The Week 11 quarterback injury report is short and easy: four quarterbacks and all are ruled out. Ryan Fitzpatrick, Teddy Bridgewater and Aaron Rodgers are both on the injury report as probable, but both practiced in full and are on track to play. For tight ends, Owen Daniels was able to practice in full on Friday (and is listed as probable), so if you were planning on starting him, you can continue to do so.
As we enter the last week of the NFL and fantasy season with any teams on bye (Cleveland Browns, New York Giants, New Orleans Saints and Pittsburgh Steelers), we look at players who have tough matchups in Week 11.
It’s Week 11 of the NFL season, also known as the last week with any teams on bye. Fantasy-wise this means this is the last week owners should have to worry about anything other than injuries (and there are a LOT) preventing them from fielding their best lineup.