Kyler Murray’s status heading into the weekend will affect leagues of all shapes and sizes, while the latest news on Ben Roethlisberger and Baker Mayfield will have an impact in Week 11 fantasy start ’em, sit ’em calls in two-QB/superflex leagues. We have the latest injury updates.
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Kyler Murray injury update
Murray (ankle) practiced Wednesday, marking just his second practice since he sustained his injury. Last week, he only practiced Friday and was eventually ruled out for Week 10. Since he’s taking the practice field earlier in the week this time around, that seems to be somewhat of a good sign. For now, it’s tough to know for sure if he’ll take the field against the Seahawks.
Murray ranks as the QB5 if he can play in Week 11 at Seattle. The Seahawks have been strong against QBs in recent weeks, but we view Murray as mostly matchup proof.
Ben Roethlisberger COVID update
NFL Network’s Aditi Kinkhabwala said it “sounds like” Ben Roethlisberger (COVID-19) will play against the Chargers on Sunday Night. The reality is we won’t know for sure until we officially hear something one way or another.
However, Roethlisberger is borderline playable even in a good matchup, so in single-QB leagues, he has no business in your lineup against a top-six fantasy defense against QBs. We rank him as the QB29, so you could realistically find a better option in superflex leagues, too, depending on how deep the league is.
Baker Mayfield injury update
Kevin Stefanski said he is “confident” Baker Mayfield (knee) will play in Week 11 against the Lions. That’s good news for Mayfield, but we’re not confident in his fantasy prospects, even in what should be a favorable matchup. He’s banged up whether he plays or not, and this could be a heavy dose of Cleveland’s running game. This Browns’ passing game leaves a lot to be desired, and with little rushing upside, it’s tough to have any confidence in Mayfield.
That’s not to say he’s a bottom-dweller option, but he’s not in the QB1 territory like many others would be against Detroit. We rank him as the QB16 but see his floor much lower.