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Bills linebacker Matt Milano is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after leaving Sunday’s game against the Jets with a head injury. (Source: Buffalo Rumblings )

Fantasy Impact: Milano sustained the apparent concussion in the fourth quarter of the 41-10 win. Prior to the injury, he recorded six tackles and one interception. The pick was the second of the season for the standout second-year linebacker. He will have the Week 11 bye to recover which should give him enough time to pass through the protocol and be ready to play against the Jaguars.

Adam Schefter is reporting that Julian Edelman's ankle injury is not considered serious and he is not expected to miss much, if any, time. (Source: Adam Schefter)

Fantasy Impact: The Patriots have a bye week this coming week so it's a good time for Edelman to have been banged up in terms of missing time. No cause for alarm as long as Edelman gets back on a practice routine next week. As long as he's limited by mid-week and full practice ideally at least once before game time, he should be good to go. We will keep everyone posted as more information is available but Edelman is a solid WR2 with slightly more appeal in PPR leagues.

Jakeem Grant didn't suffer a torn Achilles Week 10 against the Packers as the team had initially feared. (Source: Ian Rapoport on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: That's the good news. Still, Grant will likely miss time with the injury. As such, he loses the limited fantasy value he had. His loss could free up more targets for Danny Amendola, who has become the only fantasy-relevant WR in this offense.

Sam Darnold is now out of his walking boot according to the Jets. However, his status for Week 12 isn't known. (Source: Brian Costello on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The team has a bye to allow Darnold to get healthy, but it's not clear if he'll be able to return against the Patriots or if he'll remain a backup to Josh McCown. Given the struggles of McCown against the Bills Week 10, the Jets could feel a need to get Darnold back in there following the bye. Neither player is relevant outside of deep 2QB leagues, and the same can be said for the rest of the team's skill position players.

Marvin Jones has been diagnosed with a bone bruise and is considered day-to-day. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The good news is that his ACL and MCL weren't impacted during the injury, but his status for Week 11 isn't clear at this point. Owners will need to monitor his practice status through the week. Should he miss time with the injury, Kenny Golladay would continue to see an uptick in targets, as would the team's RBs, most notably Theo Riddick.

The Chiefs have said that Sammy Watkins has a good chance to return Week 11 against the Rams. (Source: Brooke Pryor on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Watkins was out with a foot injury this weekend against Arizona, but the injury was never expected to be a long-term issue. Still, there has to be some cause for concern given the issues Watkins has had with foot injuries previously in his career. While the injury clouds his outlook a bit, Watkins has shown that he's a high-upside WR3, and there should be plenty of scoring against the Rams.

David Fluellen (knee) avoided serious injury but won't play in Week 11, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. (Source: Jim Wyatt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: It looked like Fluellen may have a chance to pass Derrick Henry on the depth chart but ended up leaving the game in Week 10 with a knee injury. It looked to be serious at the time but was not an ACL injury thankfully. Consider Fluellen questionable for Week 11 and fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.

Coach Mike Vrabel said Taywan Taylor (knee) has a shot to return to practice this week, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. (Source: Jim Wyatt on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Taylor missed the game in Week 10 against the Patriots with a foot injury. If he can practice this week he could be available for the game in Week 11 against the Titans. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on updates.

Cooper Kupp torn ACL confirmed

Mon, Nov 12th 10:57am EST
By Brendan Tuma

Adam Schefter of ESPN reports that Cooper Kupp suffered a torn ACL in Week 10 versus Seattle. (Source: Adam Schefter on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: As expected. It's a brutal blow to both the 25-year-old and the Rams offense as a whole. This will probably mean an uptick in targets for both Brandin Cooks and Robert Woods. Gerald Everett and Josh Reynolds will see more playing time as well. Kupp finishes his sophomore campaign with 566 yards and six touchdowns in eight games.

Jaire Alexander recorded five total tackles (all solo) and two passes defended before exiting due to a possible concussion in the Packers' win over the Dolphins. Alexander later told reporters he did not suffer a concussion.

Fantasy Impact: Good news for Alexander, who is having a fantastic rookie season. While Alexander is easily in the discussion for Defensive Rookie of the Year, he's a better fantasy option for those playing in dynasty formats.

Kentrell Brice recorded two total tackles (one solo) before being carted off the field with an ankle injury in the Packers' win over the Dolphins.

Fantasy Impact: A tough break for Brice, who avoided missing extended time after injuring his knee just last week. It' currently unknown how severe Brice's injury is. Josh Jones will fill in for any time Brice misses.

Despite leaving for a short period of time in the third quarter with an apparent knee injury, mainstay linebacker Lavonte David (knee) returned to the field and finished the contest with seven solo tackles in the loss to Washington Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: IDP owners, as well as Tampa Bay fans, hearts skipped a beat when David went down. Tampa Bay can not afford to lose David after losing Kwon Alexander (knee) for the year. Tampa Bays depth at linebacker is a weak link as players like Adarius Taylor, who originally was released at the beginning of the season, have been counted on to step in. But there may be some help on the way if the team activates Kendell Beckwith. He has until Wednesday to be activated or sent to injured reserve after returning to practice a couple of weeks ago from the PUP list. Taylor's IDP owners will want to monitor Beckwith's status as he had starting experience in 2017 with lots of success. With David temporarily going down it may have pulled the trigger for a Beckwith return. David's knee situation should be monitored heading into Week 11 versus the New York Giants.

Martavis Bryant left Sunday's game against the Chargers with a knee injury in the third quarter.

Fantasy Impact: The severity of the injury is currently unknown but feared be serious by coach Jon Gruden.