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Monday, November 23, 2015

FANTASY FOOTBALL WEEK 11 INJURY REPORT: JUSTIN FORSETT JOINS RUNNING BACK INJURY CARNAGE

Week 11 in fantasy football continued to sabotage rosters as more injuries came down the pike.  Let's take a look at all the latest injury news and notes>

-The biggest injury of the day could have come from either one of two Baltimore Ravens offensive players.  First running back Justin Forsett broke a forearm which puts him out for the entire 2016 season.  Later in the game, QB Joe Flacco tore his ACL and maybe his MCL as he too is finished fro the year.  The higher overall value lies with Forsett who was counted on as high as a low end RB 1 in PPR formats and a solid 2 in all other leagues.  Overall Forsett failed to match his tremendous 2014 production from a per game standpoint, while Flacco remained just a QB 2 in both two passer leagues and a backup in single formats.  Forsett now joins Le'Veon Bell, Jamaal Charles, and maybe now Marshawn Lynch as part of the massive amount of injuries striking the top heap of running backs.  The replacement is the mediocre Buck Allen who has only some minor value in PPR formats. 

-Speaking of Lynch, there are reports he needs season-ending hernia surgery which would put the bow on a truly horrific campaign in 2015 for the veteran.  It is looking more and more like all of the massive amount of carries Lynch has had in his career is starting to catch up with him as he was not even running that great when he was on the field.  Meanwhile backup Thomas Rawls is coming off a 200-plus rushing day in Week 11 and if available is the top waiver add.  Surely the Seahawks already are beginning to question the contract extension they handed him this past offseason.

-Yet another running back pulled up lame Sunday as Charcandrick West strained a hamstring.  That opened the door to Danny Ware picking up 100-plus yards and two scores in garbage time in the blowout win over the San Diego Chargers.  The Chiefs are calling West day-to-day as they deem the injury minor in nature but hamstring are always very tricky so this bears watching.  At the very least all West owners need to add Ware. 

-Chicago Bears running back Matt Forte is expected to return for the Thursday night Thanksgiving game versus the Green Bay Packers are missing three games with an MCL sprain in his knee.  Rookie Jeremy Langford scored another touchdown in Week 11 but it also was his worst rushing game since becoming the starter.  It is possible the Bears will split the work 50/50 between the two going forward, with Langford likely getting goal-line work.  This is not good news for Forte who surely will be looking for a new team in free agency.

-Philadelphia Eagles QB Sam Bradford has now passed the concussion protocol and should be able to go Week 12 after sitting out this past Sunday's loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers with a shoulder and concussion.  Mark Sanchez was terrible in throwing three interceptions in Week 11 which means the Eagles will waste no time getting Bradford back in there. 

-Brock Osweiler will start again in Week 12 as Peyton Manning is still hobbled by the torn ligament in his foot,  Manning is now getting a second opinion on the foot and it is entirely possible Osweiler starts the rest of the way. 

-Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is hurt yet again, this time a sprained MCL in his knee.  The less severe type of knee injury compared to the ACL, Reed could play in Week 12 if he can get a practice in by Saturday. 

-It looks like DeMarco Murray will get the lion's share of carries again in Week 12 as Ryan Matthews is still not through the concussion protocol and is not practicing. 

 

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