Free Agency and Injury report week 11 2020

By Kyle Dvorchak
Kyle Dvorchak

Joe Burrow, QB, CIN
Burrow suffered a torn ACL after taking a hit to the knee versus Washington. He will miss the remainder of the season. Ryan Finley took over for Burrow after he went down and will likely start for the team next week. They face the Giants at home. Tyler Boyd and Tee Higgins go from solid WR2 options to WR3s because of the downgrade in quarterback play. Finley averaged 4.9 adjusted yards per attempt in three starts last year.

Randall Cobb and Kenny Stills, WRs, HOU
Cobb suffered a foot injury while scoring a touchdown and Stills sustained a leg injury. Will Fuller and Brandin Cooks get an obvious bump from their absences. Keke Coutee will operate as the WR3 for Houston but is unlikely to hold much fantasy value. Jordan Akins saw six targets and converted them into five catches for 83 yards. He is worth a shot for teams streaming tight end in Week 12.

Rex Burkhead, RB, NE
Burkhead likely tore his ACL versus the Texans but the team will conduct further testing to confirm this. He was in the mix as a runner and a pass-catcher. His absence gives a minor boost to Damien Harris and James White. White saw a season-high nine targets versus the Texans and is a viable RB3 going forward.

Damiere Byrd, WR, NE
Byrd resurfaced in a major way with a 6-132-1 stat line on seven targets. Byrd was shutout last week and topped 40 yards once in his previous five games heading into Week 11. He was third on the team in targets this week. He’s nothing more than a deep flyer for Week 12.

Mark Ingram and J.K. Dobbins, RBs, Baltimore Ravens
The Ravens placed Ingram and Dobbins on the reserve/COVID-19 list after both players tested positive for the virus. Both players will miss the Ravens’ Thanksgiving game versus the Steelers. Gus Edwards and Justice Hill will get the bulk of the work for Baltimore on Thursday. Hill has no carries and one target on the year. Don’t expect to see much of him after a short week of practice. Edwards is one of the premier fantasy adds of the week.