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Albert Wilson will not suit up against the Giants as he continues to deal with a hamstring injury. (Source: BJ Kissel on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Wilson will miss another game in what would have been a great matchup. Tyreek Hill and Travis Kelce should feast against a struggling New York Giants defense that has looked lost for weeks. Demarcus Robinson should see some additional playing time in Wilson's absence.

Category: Injury Updates


The Steelers D/ST allowed 17 points to the Titans on Thursday, the seventh straight game in which the Steelers have held their opponents to fewer than 20 points. The D/ST totaled five sacks, four interceptions, and a blocked kick.

Fantasy Impact: The D/ST played extremely well despite being down Joe Haden. Defenders were constantly in Marcus Mariota's face and, other than the occasional misstep, the defense played lights out all game. They'll draw a favorable matchup in Week 12 against the Packers.

Category: Game Recaps


Kam Chancellor exited Week 10 with a stinger and teammate Earl Thomas hinted that Chancellor would not be on the field for Week 11. When asked about missing Richard Sherman this week, Thomas said, "we’re going to miss Sherm and Kam." (Source: Tim Booth on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: The Seahawks defense has been plagued by the injuries this season and the likely loss of Chancellor isn't going to help against the Falcons. The team put Cliff Avril on IR after suffering a stinger a month ago so IDP owners will want to monitor Chancellor's status as it's possible this could extend beyond just one week. Season-long owners of the Seahawks defense may want to consider trading the unit if your league still allows trades.

Category: Injury Updates


Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers (concussion) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills, but he is expected to play. (Source: Los Angeles Chargers on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Rivers practiced all week and is expected to suit up for Sunday's matchup. It's a good draw for Rivers, who will take on a Buffalo defense that has fallen apart in recent weeks. He'll be a low-end QB1 with some nice upside.

Category: Injury Updates


Ben Roethlisberger completed 30 of 45 passes for 299 yards and 4 touchdowns in the Steelers' Week 11 win over the Titans on Thursday Night Football. He added one carry for 10 yards and was sacked three times for -15 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Roethlisberger was on fire as the Steelers pulled away in the second half and kept their foot on the gas. This game was a great matchup for the Steelers' passing attack, and a tough matchup for the rushing attack, so it's not terribly surprising that Big Ben had a good day. However, Roethlisberger will be tough to trust in fantasy going forward, and has finished inside the Top-10 QBs in weekly scoring just once this season, in Week 2. The Steelers host the Packers next week, which should make Big Ben usable in fantasy if necessary, but Roethlisberger gets the Ravens in Week 14, which is a bad matchup. If you survive to the semifinals, Big Ben hosts the Patriots in Week 15, and travels to the Texans in Week 16, both of which are good matchups.

Category: Game Recaps


Le'Veon Bell rushed 12 times for 46 yards in the Steelers' 40-17 win over the Titans Thursday night. He also had nine receptions for 57 yards on 11 targets.

Fantasy Impact: Bell had a mediocre night by his standards against Tennessee, amassing 103 yards on 21 touches. He was heavily involved in the passing game and put up a nice PPR performance despite not finding the end zone. Bell remains an elite RB1 going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Jesse James caught five of his eight targets for 21 yards and one touchdown in the Steelers' Week 11 win.

Fantasy Impact: Jesse James had not scored a touchdown since Week 1 of this season, partly due to Vance McDonald seemingly passing him on the depth chart. Vance was a surprise inactive for Thursday's game, and he has a solid game. Jesse James should be a deep-end TE2, as McDonald should be back by Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


Blaine Gabbert will start for the Cardinals at quarterback in Week 11 against the Texans. (Source: Josh Weinfuss on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was a bit up in the air this week, as Drew Stanton had been practicing on a limited basis despite a knee injury, but Gabbert will now officially get his shot. Gabbert hasn't started a game since Week 5 of the 2016 season, and his shortcomings are well-known. But the Texans have allowed the third-most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks, making Gabbert at least a decent option in two-quarterback leagues.

Category: Transactions


Chris Hogan (shoulder) has been ruled out for the Patriots' Week 11 game against the Raiders. (Source: Jeff Howe on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: This was no surprise, as Hogan hadn't practiced all week. Hogan owners should be concerned about his long-term health at this point, given that his injury occurred three weeks ago and there have been no signs of improvement. For this weekend, Danny Amendola's stock rises a bit.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Bills left tackle Cordy Glenn has been ruled out of Sunday's game at the Los Angeles Chargers, in which rookie Nathan Peterman will make his first NFL start. (Source: Vic Carucci)

Fantasy Impact: This wouldn't have been much of an issue for the magical legs of Tyrod Taylor, but it's a problem for almost anyone else, especially a rookie, and especially against the Chargers' elite edge rushers, Joey Bosa and Melvin Ingram, who have a combined 18 sacks this year. This is another reason to not even consider Peterman in redraft leagues this week.

Category: Injury Updates


Terrelle Pryor (ankle) has been ruled out for the Redskins' Week 11 game against the Saints. (Source: Washington Redskins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Pryor hasn't made a fantasy or real-life impact at any point this season, so his absence shouldn't have much of an effect on the Redskins' passing game. Expect Jamison Crowder, Vernon Davis, and Chris Thompson to see the majority of targets on Sunday.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Jordan Reed (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Redskins' Week 11 game against the Saints. (Source: Washington Redskins on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact: Reed was deemed a game-time decision earlier in the week, but fantasy owners now have some clarity. Vernon Davis makes a fine start against New Orleans in Reed's place.

Category: Injury Updates, Transactions


Ryan Succop converted one of his two field goal attempts on Thursday against the Steelers, but hit both of his extra point attempts. Succop's 48-yard attempt was blocked, and it ended his streak of 56 straight successful field goal attempts from within 50 yards.

Fantasy Impact: While it was disappointing to see the streak end, Succop obviously remains one of the best kickers in fantasy. With a string of weak defenses on the horizon, Succop should continue to see plenty of opportunities going forward.

Category: Game Recaps


Rishard Matthews caught five of six targets for 113 yards, including a 75-yard touchdown catch, on Thursday against the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: Matthews has now scored twice in his last three games, and is now on pace for more than 1,000 yards receiving on the season. With a schedule that's highly favorable to wide receivers going forward, Matthews makes an excellent option at receiver for most fantasy teams.

Category: Game Recaps


DeMarco Murray gained 10 yards on eight rushing attempts on Thursday night against the Steelers. He also caught five passes for 37 yards.

Fantasy Impact: Murray couldn't get anything going on the ground at all, and is now averaging just 3.8 yards per carry on the season. The Titans' schedule gets much friendlier to all offensive players going forward, so Murray can still be considered an RB2 for the next several weeks, despite the dip in efficiency.

Category: Game Recaps


Erik Walden recorded a sack on two total tackles in the Titans' loss to the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: Walden, who hasn't recorded a sack since Week 3, recorded his second sack of the season against the Steelers.

Category: Game Recaps


Derrick Morgan recorded a sack on three total tackles in the Titans' loss to the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: After posting a goose egg in Week 10, Morgan added to his sack total against the Steelers, putting him at 6.0 for the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Logan Ryan recorded eight total tackles, including six solo tackles in the Titans' loss to the Steelers

Fantasy Impact: Ryan recorded his season high in tackles on Sunday, but is still looking for his first interception of the season.

Category: Game Recaps


Johnathan Cyprien recorded 10 total tackles, including six solo tackles in the Titans' loss to the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: Cyprien, who missed six games after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 1, recorded double-digit tackles for the first time this season. Cyprien will look to keep it going against the Colts in Week 12.

Category: Game Recaps


Adoree' Jackson forced a fumble and recorded 11 total tackles, all of which being solo tackles in the Titans' loss to the Steelers.

Fantasy Impact: Jackson had his best game of the season, recording his season high in tackles and his second forced fumble of the season. However, the 18th overall pick is still looking for his first interception of his career.

Category: Game Recaps