The Week 11 injury report for fantasy-relevant players is shorter than it has been this season, but wide receiver still leads the way. Players already ruled out include Jeremy Maclin, Chris Hogan Darrius Heyward-Bey, Markus Wheaton, DeAngelo Williams, Jacquizz Rodgers, and the big one, Rob Gronkowski.
Fantasy owners need to make sure the players in their lineup are active before that game gets started. With four teams on bye, the player pool is a little diminished; so staying up to date on all the injury news is even more important than usual. Don’t forget to check the wide receivers that are playing in the early games, as well as the running backs.
Teams on bye: Atlanta, Denver, New York Jets, San Diego
Note: All games are on Sunday, Nov. 20 unless otherwise noted. All times are ET.
Amari Cooper (back), WR, Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans, 8:30 p.m. (Mon.)
Cooper has four games with more than 100 yards this season, however, he has just two touchdowns. The matchup with Houston is a tough one. The Texans have given up the third-fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers, including just five touchdowns. Cooper will play on Monday night, but the matchup makes him only a WR2.
Randall Cobb (hamstring), WR, Green Bay Packers at Washington Redskins, 8:30 p.m.
When Cobb struggles with injury, his performance suffers. Last season, Cobb tried to play through a shoulder injury. This year, it’s a nagging hamstring injury. He has put in limited practices, and will play on Sunday. However, Davante Adams has surpassed him as the No. 2 wide receiver in Green Bay, making Cobb a WR3 for Week 11.
DeSean Jackson (shoulder), WR, Washington Redskins vs. Green Bay Packers, 8:30 p.m.
Jackson missed Week 10 with a shoulder injury and he is officially questionable for tonight’s important game. Jackson is likely going to be a game-time decision after just putting in limited practices. Because this is the Sunday night game fantasy owners may have to make a decision well before Jackson’s status is revealed. If that is the case, leave D-Jax on the bench. Even if he does play, he is a WR3. His return also brings Jamison Crowder’s fantasy value and appeal down.
Zach Ertz (hamstring), TE, Philadelphia Eagles at Seattle Seahawks, 4:25 p.m.
The Seahawks have surrendered one touchdown to an opposing tight end this season. Both Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett fared well last Sunday, but otherwise Seattle has been able to limit the damage done by TEs. Ertz did practice in full on Friday and is on track to play later today. Even with the tough matchup, Ertz is a low TE1.
Will Fuller (leg), WR, Houston Texans at Oakland Raiders, 8:30 p.m. (Mon.)
As Houston’s offense is struggling, so are the receivers (just ask DeAndre Hopkins owners). Fuller will likely be a game-time decision, and based on that information alone, he should be left on fantasy benches. He's been a disappointment since Week 2. Hang on to Fuller if you've kept him to this point, but do not rely on him for Monday night.
— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.