By Week 11, many real-life football players are either out for a game (or more) or on injured reserve, which greatly impacts fantasy rosters as well. It's the point of the season where teams are placing players on IR if there is no chance that they'll return before the end of the season. Time is even more of a factor in fantasy when you consider the playoffs are just a few weeks away.
In terms of fantasy-relevant quarterbacks and running backs, Matthew Stafford has been ruled out, as has Devonta Freeman, Chase Edmonds, Chris Thompson, and Darren Sproles (was placed on IR this week). Matt Breida is doubtful so it seems like this will be Tevin Coleman's turn to serve as the workhorse in San Francisco's backfield. Ty Johnson cleared the concussion protocol on Saturday and was removed from the injury report. He and J.D. McKissic figure to share the touches out of the backfield for the Lions on Sunday.
For the rundown on wide receivers (and one tight end), click here. For the rest of these players, be sure to check the inactive report on Sunday morning.
Teams on bye: Green Bay, New York Giants, Seattle, Tennessee
Note: All times are ET and all games are on Sunday, Nov. 17.
Le'Veon Bell (ribs/knee/illness), RB, New York Jets at Washington Redskins, 1 p.m.
Bell put in limited practices this week. Even though he's banged up, fantasy owners should expect to have him available. In Week 10, he had 18 carries for 34 yards and a touchdown. He added four receptions for 34 yards. The matchup against the Redskins is a good one; they allow the seventh-most fantasy points to running backs. Bell should play and is an RB2.
David Montgomery (ankle), RB, Chicago Bears at Los Angeles Rams, 8:20 p.m.
Fantasy owners should be slightly concerned with this one. Montgomery was able to get in a limited practice, which is a good sign for Week 11. However, he also will likely be a game-time decision. Since he's playing Sunday night, this makes it a tough call for fantasy owners. The team hasn't seemed very concerned with him missing the game after "lightly" rolling his ankle in practice. Odds are that he gets it taped up and plays in Week 11 as an RB2.
Jordan Howard (shoulder), RB, Philadelphia Eagles vs. New England Patriots, 4:25 p.m.
Howard is dealing with a stinger but is listed as a shoulder injury. The Eagles just signed Jay Ajayi on Friday, indicating that Howard's status is likely in doubt for Week 11. He hasn't been cleared for contact, and the clock is running out for that clearance to occur. Fantasy owners should not expect to have Howard in Week 11. Miles Sanders will be an RB2 with no one else stealing work from him.
Raheem Mostert (ankle), RB, San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals, 4:05 p.m.
Mostert was able to put in limited practices this week. With Matt Breida doubtful, the 49ers are likely going to want to have him active in Week 11 behind Tevin Coleman. Coleman will receive the majority of the touches for the 49ers, but Mostert will be involved as well. The Cardinals just allowed touchdowns to both Tampa Bay running backs in Week 10. Mostert shouldn't be started in most fantasy leagues, but he will likely be active.
— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.
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