Monday Morning Trainer’s Room: Chris Thompson and Kelvin Benjamin Highlight the NFL Week 11 Injury Report

It was a tough day for a few key fantasy players.

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.

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.

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.



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.

Cold Tub:

  • 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

Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Instagram for our instant injury news and analysis.


Related Posts