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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #208 • Nov. 11th, 2020


Christian McCaffrey Ruled Out and MORE


Howdy Folks,

Good day to you. We're only hours away from Week 10 kickoff if you can believe that. The season is zooming on by.

We've got the Wednesday practice updates and the news and notes ready for you. Let's go.

J


1. CAR - RB Christian McCaffrey ruled out

Source: The Athletic - Joseph Person

Updating previous reports, Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) has been ruled out for Week 10, according to a source.

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McCaffrey went from day-to-day to week-to-week pretty quickly. This shoulder injury is going to knock him out for some time, and there's no word on whether or not he'll go to Injured Reserve. In the meantime, Mike Davis takes over (again) as the lead back. He's a RB1 for Fantasy GMs and a must add if someone dumped him when McCaffrey was back last week.

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2. CAR - RB Christian McCaffrey to play again in 2020

Source: The Athletic - Joseph Person

Carolina Panthers RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) probably should be considered week-to-week at this point but will be able to play again this season, according to head coach Matt Rhule. McCaffrey is not expected to play in the Week 10 game.

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McCaffrey is week-to-week with this shoulder injury. Mike Davis takes over as the starter again and has RB1 upside for Fantasy GMs while McCaffrey misses more time.

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3. ARI - RB Kenyan Drake listed as limited

Source: ESPN.com - Josh Weinfuss

Arizona Cardinals RB Kenyan Drake (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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A good sign for Drake as he tries to come back from this ankle injury. He's considered day-to-day, but he's on track to return in Week 10 against the Bills barring any setbacks. Drake's return would form a RBBC with Chase Edmonds.

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4. CLE - QB Baker Mayfield activated

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Cleveland Browns QB Baker Mayfield was activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list, and he'll practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Mayfield is getting RB Nick Chubb back this week. That means the team should run the ball early and often. Mayfield has a good matchup against the Texans but the team may not need to air it out unless Deshaun Watson and company put up a fight.

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5. HOU - RB David Johnson not on field

Source: Houston Chronicle - Aaron Wilson

Houston Texans RB David Johnson (concussion) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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It's looking like Duke Johnson will finally get the role they've been talking about. The Texans go up against Duke Johnson's old team, the Browns, on Sunday and if he's the lead guy they Fantasy GMs should trust him as a RB2 or flex play with upside in Week 10.

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6. SF - RB Raheem Mostert stays sidelined

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

San Francisco 49ers RB Raheem Mostert (ankle) was ruled out for Week 10 by head coach Kyle Shanahan Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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There was a thought that Mostert could return this week against the Saints but that's not going to happen. Instead, they'll continue moving forward with Jerick McKinnon and JaMycal Hasty as the top two options in the backfield.

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7. TEN - WR A.J. Brown ready to play

Source: TennesseeTitans.com

Tennessee Titans WR A.J. Brown (knee) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11, and is not on the injury report for Week 10.

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Good news for the Titans here. They are going up against the Colts on Thursday night and may go through the air a bit more than some think. With Brown back, that makes QB Ryan Tannehill a better fantasy play.

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8. JAX - QB Gardner Minshew misses another practice

Source: Packers.com

Jacksonville Jaguars QB Gardner Minshew (thumb) remained sidelined from practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Jake Luton gets another start this week. The rookie looked good in his debut in Week 9 and could keep the job if he continues to play well...even when Minshew is ready to go.

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9. DEN - Jerry Jeudy doesn't practice Wednesday

Source: DenverBroncos.com - Aric DiLalla

Denver Broncos WR Jerry Jeudy (shoulder) was a non-participant at practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Jeudy is coming off a breakout game against the Falcons in Week 9. It would be nice to see if he could continue this hot streak as the most talented weapon on the Broncos offense. The rookie first-round pick will need to at least be limited in order to travel and play against the Raiders on Sunday.

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10. CIN - RB Joe Mixon sits out

Source: Bengals.com

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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A bit of disappointing news on Wednesday as Mixon is coming off a Week 9 bye and could not participate in practice. We'll see if he can give it a go on Friday.

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11. DEN - TE Noah Fant limited Wednesday

Source: DenverBroncos.com - Aric DiLalla

Denver Broncos TE Noah Fant (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Fant is going to be limited with this ankle problem for the rest of the year. He's not himself but he is tough and playing through this ankle injury, posting TE1 numbers most weeks along the way. With Albert Okwuegbunam (knee) out for the rest of the year, Fant doesn't really have much competition for snaps/targets at the TE position in Denver.

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12. WAS - RB Antonio Gibson doesn't practice

Source: WashingtonFootball.com

Washington Football Team RB Antonio Gibson (shoulder) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Let's see if Gibson can get a full practice in by Friday. With QB Alex Smith starting, RB J.D. McKissic is going to get plenty of targets and is flex worthy in PPR leagues. Gibson could be a flex play with upside as their lead ball-carrier if he's healthy.

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13. PHI - RB Miles Sanders listed as limited

Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Philadelphia Eagles RB Miles Sanders (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Sanders should be out there against the Giants on Sunday. He's missed a couple of contests with this knee problem and the team should use more of Boston Scott behind Sanders to help keep him fresh.

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14. PHI - WR Alshon Jeffery practices in full

Source: PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Philadelphia Eagles WR Alshon Jeffery (calf) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Jeffery should be back in action this week after almost a full year missed. Fantasy GMs shouldn't get too thrilled as the veteran is behind Jalen Reagor and Travis Fulgham in the pecking order at the wide receiver position in Philly.

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15. DET - WR Kenny Golladay sits out Wednesday

Source: WashingtonFootball.com

Detroit Lions WR Kenny Golladay (hip) didn't participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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The Lions were without Golladay on Sunday and it seems to be trending for another missed game. Check back on his status Friday to see if he has to miss Week 10.

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16. NYG - RB Devonta Freeman listed as limited

Source: Giants.com

New York Giants RB Devonta Freeman (ankle) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Wayne Gallman has been scoring touchdowns every week while Freeman has been out. The veteran may return this week against the Eagles but we're not super excited to plug Freeman into the lineup unless it's a desperation 'what the heck' flex.

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17. MIA - WR Preston Williams to IR

Source: ESPN - Adam Schefter

Miami Dolphins WR Preston Williams (foot) was placed on the Reserve/Injured list Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Williams is talented but he's been banged up in each of his two pro seasons. Last year it was a knee that cost him half the season, this year it's this foot injury which may sideline him more than the three-week minimum he'll have to be on IR. Without Williams, expect a bump in targets for DeVante Parker and Mike Geisicki.

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18. MIA - RB Matt Breida limited Wednesday

Source: MiamiDolphins.com

Miami Dolphins RB Matt Breida (hamstring) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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We'll see what Breida can do as the week of practice goes on. The Dolphins backfield isn't very exciting without him.

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19. NE - Limited practice for RB Damien Harris

Source: Patriots.com

New England Patriots RB Damien Harris (ankle, chest) was limited during practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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We'll see what Harris can do later in the week. The Patriots RBBC is one that regularly frustrates Fantasy GMs...and this matchup against the Ravens should be no different.

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20. JAX - Laviska Shenault limited Wednesday

Source: Packers.com

Jacksonville Jaguars WR Laviska Shenault Jr. (hamstring) was limited at practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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Shenault's hamstring injury isn't as serious as feared but it's still a concern. The rookie is gifted but oft-injured dating back to his college days at the University of Colorado.

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21. PIT - WR JuJu Smith-Schuster sits out

Source: Steelers.com - Teresa Varley

Pittsburgh Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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That's par for the course with Smith-Schuster. He's going to get a rest day on Wednesday, but expect him back in practice later in the week.

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22. LVR - Bryan Edwards practices in full

Source: Raiders.com

Las Vegas Raiders WR Bryan Edwards (ankle) was a full participant at practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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The Broncos secondary is banged up, so Edwards could have a deep flex worthy week for Fantasy GMs.

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23. WAS - RB Bryce Love may return soon

Source: The Washington Post - Nicki Jhabvala

Washington Football Team RB Bryce Love (knee) has been designated to return from the Reserve/Injured list and was scheduled to participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 11, according to a source.

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Love could be a big-play back in the NFL if he can ever stay healthy and return to the form he showed in college at Stanford. We'll continue to monitor him in deep dynasty formats.

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That'll do it for today Folks. Thanks for being part of the Footballguys Family and spending your season with us.

Peace and Grace to you,

J