The Week 11 injury report is the shortest that it's been all season, so fantasy owners rejoice! A lot of the suspense has already been removed with several players being ruled out prior to Sunday, including Rob Gronkowski and Jeremy Maclin. Others that have already been declared out are DeAngelo Williams, Jacquizz Rodgers, Chris Hogan, Darrius Heyward-Bey and Markus Wheaton.
With four teams on bye, some skill positions may be tough to fill, but thankfully, the running back portion of the injury report is short and even the questionable guys should play. As always, be sure to check the inactive report before game time to confirm a specific player is active. Also be sure to consult the wide receiver/tight end (part 1, part 2) updates before setting your lineup.
Teams on bye: Atlanta, Denver, New York Jets, San Diego
Note: All times are ET and games are on Sunday, Nov. 20 unless noted otherwise.
DeMarco Murray (foot), RB, Tennessee Titans at Indianapolis Colts, 1 p.m.
Murray has been on and off the injury report with a foot injury, but it hasn't limited him in any game action. He's a clear RB1 this week in what should be a high-scoring matchup. He's scored a touchdown in each of the past five games and that streak should continue in Week 11. The foot injury shouldn't be a concern for fantasy owners. However, given Murray's injury history, Derrick Henry should be owned as a handcuff.
Lamar Miller (ankle), RB, Houston Texans at Oakland Raiders, 8:30 p.m. (Mon., Mexico City)
Even though Miller did leave the last week’s game briefly for a few series, he should be fine to play on Monday night. He put in limited practices all week and he has come out and said he'll be ready to go. Miller, originally projected to be a top-five fantasy RB at the start of the season, has been a disappointment. He's cracked 100 rushing yards twice this season and has just three total touchdowns. He's a low RB1 for Monday night.
Latavius Murray (ankle), RB, Oakland Raiders vs. Houston Texans, 8:30 p.m. (Mon., Mexico City)
Since returning from injury earlier this season, Murray has five touchdowns in three games. In Week 9 (prior to the bye week), he had his best game of the year, turning 20 carries into 114 yards and three touchdowns. He also had one catch for 13 yards. The 20 carries were a season high for Murray, whose fantasy value has largely been tied to TDs this season. The lack of volume is why he’s a RB2 for Monday night. Don't worry about the ankle injury.
Theo Riddick (ankle), RB, Detroit Lions vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m.
With limited practices all week, Riddick will be fine to play this afternoon. He did miss a couple of games earlier in the season, but he returned and he’s had 11 and 14 carries in his last two games (Lions were off in Week 10). He also has four touchdown receptions thus far. The matchup against Jacksonville is a decent one, although the Jaguars have yet to give up a touchdown catch to a RB. Because of all the points that should be scored, Riddick is a RB2 in PPR leagues.
— 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.