Antonio Brown, Dallas Goedert, DeAndre Hopkins and Rob Gronkowski make headlines about a group of successful pass catchers heading into Week 11. Their status is looking bleak for now, so we’ll have to Stay up to date with the latest trauma updates. Each of these people has at least the top 12 and their positions, so the Week 11 fantasy starting calls will be heavily impacted.
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Antonio Brown injury update
Since the Buccaneers don’t play until Monday night, we don’t have a practice report on Wednesday, but we’ll get one later on Thursday. Last week, Brown (legs) was quickly ruled out, but the thinking is he will be able to return this week to face the Giants. We’ll have to stay tuned by the end of the week for more updates.
Brown, along with Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, are all in the top five any given week, and the Giants are a middleweight team that are WRs, but because AB is about to be injured, he ranks as WR20 in standard and WR22 in PPR . tournaments. All three Bucs’ WR are must-starts, so their rank between them is almost irrelevant.
Dallas Goedert injury update
Goedert (concussion) not practice wednesday, but you already know he’s got a head injury – we’re not going to speculate on whether or not he cleared the protocols. We saw the boys concussion and compete the following week and we saw the boys absent the following week, so it could go either way. We will update this post as more information becomes available.
DeAndre Hopkins Injury Update
Hopkins (hamstring) not seen at practice on Wednesday, and we might be inclined to assume he’ll miss the Seattle game. Hamstring problems can linger, and since Arizona has said goodbye to Week 12, it wouldn’t be surprising if the team gave him a full week off. After saying goodbye, he will have a month of rest to prepare for the match. If we had to guess, that might be the way things go, but nothing is official, and we need to keep an eye on his condition.
We don’t expect Arizona to put him on the field if he’s not quite ready, so we rank Hopkins as WR5 in standard and WR4 in PPR tournaments. Seattle has indeed improved against the fictional WR, but we have to consider they have faced Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Jacksonville and Green Bay in the past four games. No team has multiple WR studs.
Rob Gronkowski Injury Update
Like Antonio Brown, Gronk has no practice updates as Tampa Bay is a day behind from Monday night’s game against the Giants. Last week, Bruce Arians said Gronk is 2-3 weeks away from ‘back to normal’ and it’s hard to imagine they would play him if he was still injured. They regret sending him back to the original, so we imagine Gronk is out. Again, nothing is official, so we will update this part of the post in the future.
If he plays, he ranks as TE5 as standard and PPR . Tournament. New York is pretty good against tight ends, but we’ve seen Gronk grow this year. Again, we don’t expect Tampa Bay to play him if he’s not ready, so we’re willing to take the risk when he counts fast. Up until this point, OJ Howard and Cameron Brate haven’t shown us enough to be considered good picks at the end of the movie if he’s out.