Injuries are a part of the game, but for fantasy football, they’re a major part of the game. One player gets hurt and your whole roster could crumble if you don’t have a backup plan. We’re here to update you on the most fantasy-relevant injuries and how their team plans to move forward.
Jay Gruden says RB Chris Thompson has a fibula fracture and will need surgery. https://t.co/wEa6HQN8Pf
— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) November 19, 2017
Absolutely devastating. Chris Thompson’s monster fantasy season is now over after breaking his fibula when he got rolled up on against the Saints on Sunday. Thompson led the ‘Skins in both rushing and receiving, and was the 10th highest scoring running back through 11 weeks. With Thompson joining Rob Kelley on the shelf, this is Samaje Perine’s backfield. The newly acquired Byron Marshall will handle some of the pass-catching duties, but Perine is a must-add if he’s available in your league.
— Buffalo Bills (@BuffaloBills) November 19, 2017
After making a 20-yard catch early on, Kelvin Benjamin quickly reached to the back of his knee, then was helped to the sideline before exiting the field on a cart. There haven’t been many details on the extent of the knee injury; however, the receiver was spotted walking out of the locker room with his knee wrapped. He may have dodged a bullet, but we’ll know more tomorrow after he gets an MRI. Charles Clay would get a definite bump if Benjamin misses time.
1:26 PM UPDATE:
McDermott: no ligament damage for Benjamin's knee. Still evaluating further. Hyde should be ok going forward. #Bills
— Chris Brown (@ChrisBrownBills) November 20, 2017
Dolphins QB Jay Cutler officially will not return to the game, it was announced. No surprise. He is being evaluated for a concussion.
— James Walker (@JamesWalkerNFL) November 19, 2017
Jay Cutler’s disastrous first half where he threw three interceptions was cut short after taking a blow to his head on the final play of the first half. Cutler exited the game after being diagnosed with a concussion and did not return. In his absence, Matt Moore completed 17 of 28 pass attempts for 282 yards and a touchdown. If Moore plays next week, Kenny Stills will be a legitimate streaming option.
- Robert Woods was carted off the field with a shoulder injury but it looks like he avoided serious injury. Still, this is something to monitor throughout the week.
- D’Onta Foreman is believed to have torn his Achilles after scoring his second touchdown of the game. Brutal injury for Foreman, as this was his best game as a pro.
- Bengals TE Tyler Kroft exited the game with a hand injury, but later returned with a wrap around his hand because he’s a tough football player.
- Clay Matthews suffered a groin injury and did not return
- Marshon Lattimore injured his ankle and returned to the game before re-injuring the ankle. His status is unknown for Week 12.
- Bears WR Josh Bellamy was concussed on a brutal hit while blocking and he did not return