Two San Diego Tight Ends Are Banged Up And Have A Tough Matchup
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. Please also check out the running back and wide receiver injury report. Note that all games are at 1 p.m. EST unless otherwise noted.
Peyton Manning, QB, Denver Broncos at Chicago Bears
Out - foot
After awarding his fantasy owners with negative points in Week 10, he will be sitting in Week 11. Suffering from plantar fasciitis, Manning reportedly won't be back on the field until he his healthy, and then he will be the starter. Brock Osweiler will fill in. In less than a half in Week 10, Osweiler threw for 146 yards, a touchdown and an interception. He's worth a flyer in two-quarterback leagues.
Andrew Luck, QB, Indianapolis Colts at Atlanta Falcons
Out - abdomen
After suffering a lacerated kidney, Luck has been ruled out for not only Week 11, but probably an additional month as well. Matt Hasselbeck will take over as quarterback in his absence. When Hasselbeck played earlier this season, he put up decent numbers: 282 and 213 yards in two games with three total touchdowns and no interceptions. He's worth starting in two-quarterback leagues.
Brian Hoyer, QB, Houston Texans vs New York Jets
Out - concussion
After suffering a concussion in Week 10, Hoyer has been ruled out for Week 11. He hasn't passed the league's concussion protocol yet, and the hope of the Texans is that he'll be ready for when they face the Saints next Sunday in Week 12. T.J. Yates will step in for Houston and shouldn't be started in fantasy leagues. The Texans pass-catchers (namely DeAndre Hopkins) take a hit in value as well.
Sam Bradford, QB, Philadelphia Eagles vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Out - concussion
Welcome, Mark Sanchez. After suffering a concussion and a sprained AC joint in his non-throwing shoulder in Week 10, Bradford will miss Week 11. Sanchez will fill in for Bradford. In his only game action of the year (taking over in Week 10), Sanchez threw for 156 yards and an interception. Hopefully for Jordan Matthews owners, the pair will rekindle the magic they had in 2014. Sanchez is a QB2 this week.
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, TE, Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles
Questionable - shoulder
For some reason the Bucs keep listing Seferian-Jenkins as questionable, although he has yet to play. Every week it seems he might be close, but every week, he is deemed inactive. This week should be no exception. He's remained limited in practice and the word out of Tampa Bay is that he's not going to play in Week 11.
Ladarius Green, TE, San Diego Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, 4:05 p.m.)
Questionable - ankle
Both tight ends for San Diego are on the injury report, but it appears that Green is truly more questionable than Gates. In a tough matchup against Kansas City (who gives up the fewest fantasy points to opposing tight ends), Green is not a recommended start. He's banged up (just practicing for the first time on Friday) and Gates will likely be playing. Even in an offense that is losing players left and right, Green needs to get through a game before fantasy owners should think about starting him.
Antonio Gates, TE, San Diego Chargers vs Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, 4:05 p.m.)
Probable - knee
Gates has the probable tag, while Green is questionable. Expect to see Gates on Sunday, although if you have better options at tight end, use them. Gates has a knee issue, which is causing a hip problem. He had two touchdowns in his first game back, but in the past two games he's played, he has 10 receptions for 125 yards and two touchdowns. The Chiefs haven't allowed a tight end to get more than four receptions yet this season. Gates is a good player, and because of position scarcity, is still a TE1 this week, but barely.