We break down the final NFL injury report for week 11 of the 2011 NFL season. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams.
NFL teams submitted their final injury reports for Sunday's week eleven matchups and there is nothing particularly surprised. Michael Vick is questionable as expected and will be a game-time decision for the Eagles. Vince Young has been taking first team snaps and many folks seem to think he will get the call on Sunday.
In Atlanta, Julio Jones sat out practice all week and is listed as questionable, but would seem to be a long-shot to play. Harry Douglas would get the start opposite Roddy White if Jones is deactivated this Sunday. Douglas was limited in practice on Wednesday but a full participant Thursday and Friday.
For those wondering, the designations break down as follows:
Out: 0% change of playing
Doubtful: 25% chance of playing
Questionable: 50% chance of playing
Probable: 75% chance of playing
For fantasy purposes, you can almost always assume a probable player can be slotted into your lineup. I would be somewhat shocked if any of those Probable players ended up inactive this Sunday barring any news tonight or tomorrow. Questionable players on the other hand put you in a tough position. At least half if not more of these guys will play, but you will likely find yourself waiting on a "game-time decision" for most of them. It is not a problem for 1:00pm ET starts, but the 4:05 and 4:15pm ET starts, it can become a pain in the butt setting your lineup. For those I simply suggest trying to slot them into your flex position (if you have one) so you have some flexibility between running backs and wide receivers (and maybe even tight ends).
This Sunday we'll have final updates for all of these players so check back then. And of course, feel free to tweet us @sbnationfantasy with any sit/start questions you might have.
K Dan Carpenter, Cowboys
WR Doug Baldwin, Seahawks
WR Michael Crabtree, 49ers
WR Harry Douglas, Falcons
WR Braylon Edwards, 49ers
WR Devin Hester, Bears
WR Michael Jenkins, Vikings
WR Mario Manningham, Giants
WR Mohamed Massaquoi, Browns
WR David Nelson, Bills
WR Sidney Rice, Seahawks
WR Nate Washington, Titans
TE Antonio Gates, Chargers
K Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders