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Footballguys.comDaily Email Update • Vol. 22, #218 • Nov. 21st, 2020


News And Notes From Around The League

Howdy Folks,

Week 11 games are on us and we've got the News and Notes you need. Let's get to it.

J


1. KC - WR Mecole Hardman activated

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Kansas City Chiefs WR Mecole Hardman was activated from the COVID-19 list Saturday, Nov. 21.

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Good news for the speedy receiver here. He's cleared to play against the Raiders on Sunday night and is worth considering as a flex play for Fantasy GMs in Week 11.

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2. DEN - QB Drew Lock to start Sunday

Source: 9News.com - Mike Klis

Denver Broncos QB Drew Lock (ribs) will get the start Sunday, Nov. 22, against the Miami Dolphins after showing enough progress with his injured ribs in practice this week, per a source.

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Ribs injuries come down to pain tolerance. Lock is tough and that is not in question. What is in question is his ability to be a quality starter in this league. Lock has looked like he's regressed from last year and may not be the long-term answer for the Broncos. He's running out of time to prove otherwise.

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3. KC - WR Sammy Watkins ruled out of SNF

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Kansas City Chiefs WR Sammy Watkins (calf, hamstring) was ruled out of Week 11's game against the Las Vegas Raiders Saturday, Nov. 21.

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Watkins was trending towards coming back this week but that's not the case now. He was downgraded to limited participation at both Thursday's and Friday's practices. The Chiefs are used to playing without him, so expect more looks for guys like Mecole Hardman (fresh off the COVID list) and Demarcus Robinson.

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4. CIN - RB Joe Mixon lands on injured reserve

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

Cincinnati Bengals RB Joe Mixon (foot) on Saturday, Nov. 21, was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a foot injury.

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Mixon's foot injury just isn't healing enough for him to come back in the near future. He missed a couple of games and a bye week due to this injury and is still not right. Mixon is out at least the next three weeks with this designation and his return in 2020 is no guarantee. That means Gio Bernard continues as the lead back for the Bengals and a RB2 for Fantasy GMs out there.

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5. BAL - WR Dez Bryant gets the call for Week 11

Source: ESPN.com - Field Yates

Baltimore Ravens WR Dez Bryant was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Nov. 21.

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This is the second time that Bryant has been elevated from the practice squad. The Ravens are a run-heavy team, so don't expect much from Byrant if he does see the field in Week 11.

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6. DEN - Denver brings up three

Source: NFLCommunications.com

Denver Broncos TE Troy Fumagalli, DB Alijah Holder and LB Josh Watson were elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Nov. 21.

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Noah Fant is playing banged up but Fumagalli won't get much work...even though he could get some snaps here and there against the Dolphins on Sunday.

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7. NO - QB Trevor Siemian signed

Source: NOLA.com - Amie Just

The New Orleans Saints signed QB Trevor Siemian to their active roster Friday, Sept. 20, according to his agent, Mike McCartney. However, he will not be available for Week 11's game versus the Atlanta Falcons. Siemian could be cleared to begin practicing next week.

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The Saints need some veteran depth while Drew Brees deals with his ribs injury. Taysom Hill is the starter and Jameis Winston is the backup while Brees is out. That means Siemian, a former starter in this league, will work as the no.3 quarterback behind those two.

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8. NE - RB Sony Michel comes off IR

Source: NFL Network - Ian Rapoport

New England Patriots RB Sony Michel on Saturday, Nov. 21, was activated off the Reserve/Injured list. In a corresponding move, OL Hjalte Froholdt was placed on waivers.

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Michel has been back at practice for a couple of weeks. Activating him now means he could return to the field on Sunday. Damien Harris has taken over in the Patriots backfield, so Michel will likely have to push for snaps (which could be limited as he's eased back in) behind him.

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9. IND - TE Jack Doyle clears protocol

Source: Colts.com

Indianapolis Colts TE Jack Doyle on Saturday, Nov. 21, cleared the league's concussion protocol, and his questionable designation was lifted for Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.

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It looks like Doyle will be available this week for the Colts. They have a TEBC featuring Mo Alie-Cox, Trey Burton and Doyle. We'll see how the three are mixed into the rotation if in fact Doyle does return in Week 11.

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10. TEN - OLB Jadeveon Clowney placed on IR

Source: The Associated Press

Tennessee Titans LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee) on Saturday, Nov. 21, was placed on the Reserve/Injured list with a knee injury.

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There have been reports speculating that Clowney could need meniscus surgery and his 2020 season is in doubt. Injuries continue to hold Clowney back in his pro career no matter where he's landed. He's set to hit the open market once again in 2021.

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11. DET - WR Mohamed Sanu called up to active roster

Source: NFL Network - Tom Pelissero

Detroit Lions WR Mohamed Sanu was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Nov. 21, for the game Sunday, Nov. 22, against the Carolina Panthers.

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That's how desperate the Lions are at the wide receiver position. They have Kenny Golladay and Danny Amendola out this week. Sanu will work in as a reserve receiver behind Marvin Jones, Marvin Hall, and Quintez Cephus.

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12. NE - WR Donte Moncrief added to roster for Week 11

Source: ESPN.com - Mike Reiss

New England Patriots WR Donte Moncrief was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster Saturday, Nov. 21, for the game Sunday, Nov. 22, against the Houston Texans.

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This move comes one day after N'Keal Harry was added to the injury report and labeled as questionable with a shoulder injury. We don't think Moncrief will get a lot of work if he's active for Week 11.

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That'll do it for today, Folks. Thanks for reading and thanks for being part of the Footballguys Family. We'll see you tomorrow with the Update.

Peace,

J