Shark Bites

Jets RB La'Mical Perine has been diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain. He figures to miss multiple weeks and can be dropped from redraft rosters. Frank Gore will remain New York's lead back, with Ty Johnson and likely practice-squad call-up Josh Adams backing him up.

Browns HC Kevin Stefanski said Monday that DE Myles Garrett will miss another game on the COVID list. That puts him out for another upside matchup against Jacksonville. Porter Gustin started in Garrett's place against the Eagles, got his most playing time since Week 3 and notched a QB hit. He'll be just a low-level option against the Jaguars, though.

Falcons interim HC Raheem Morris confirmed that WR Julio Jones is iffy for Sunday's game against the Raiders. Jones battled a tight hamstring throughout yesterday's loss to the Saints, playing just 22 snaps and seeing only 2 targets. We'll keep an eye on his progress throughout the week, but fantasy owners should have a backup plan in place for Week 12.

Panthers HC Matt Rhule said Monday that he expects QB Teddy Bridgewater (knee) to practice Wednesday. That would suggest Bridgewater is trending toward playing against the Vikings in Week 12. Bridgewater nearly made the active roster for Sunday's win over the Lions but was a late scratch. P.J. Walker threw for 258 yards, 1 TD and 2 INTs on 70.6% passing in Bridgewater's place. Walker would presumably start if Bridgewater's knee isn't ready by Sunday.

Panthers HC Matt Rhule said Monday that he'll have to see Wednesday how far along RB Christian McCaffrey is in his recovery from a shoulder injury. Rhule called him "week to week," according to Joe Person of The Athletic. Mike Davis has started the past 2 games in McCaffrey's absence and would get another run at Minnesota this Sunday if McCaffrey remains out.

Update: ESPN's Adam Schefter adds that McCaffrey is "considered unlikely" to play Sunday.

The Bears head toward Week 12 with injuries to both QBs. Nick Foles sustained a hip injury late in last Monday night's loss to the Vikings. Mitchell Trubisky entered that week with a shoulder injury and is still working back from it. According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, HC Matt Nagy declined to say Monday who will start Sunday against the Packers, adding that a switch to Trubisky is "on the table." Tyler Bray came on to finish the Week 10 game after Foles' injury.

Jaguars DE Josh Allen avoided ligament damage in the knee he injured Sunday against the Steelers. But HC Doug Marrone says Allen "will be out for quite a while," according to ESPN's Michael DiRocco. That makes the inconsistent producer fine to drop in redraft IDP leagues.

Ravens RBs J.K. Dobbins and Mark Ingram have tested positive for COVID-19 and will hit the reserve list, according to NFL Network's Mike Garofolo. Unless they turn out to be false-positives -- which have been fairly rare this season -- that means both RBs will miss at least Thursday night's game against the Steelers. That leaves Gus Edwards to control the backfield for that game. He figures to check in as a RB2 in our Week 12 rankings and should be scooped up wherever available. We'll see about the status of Dobbins and Ingram for Week 13.

Bengals QB Joe Burrow tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee in Sunday's loss to Washington. ESPN's Adam Schefter and Ben Baby add that he also suffered "other structural damage." We'll have to see about the recovery timeline for this. There's a chance it challenges Burrow's start to 2021. At the least, it seems almost certain to cut way into his on-field prep time for his 2nd season. Burrow's absence the rest of this year pushes Ryan Finley into the starting lineup and clearly downgrades the fantasy outlooks for Bengals WRs.

Titans ILB Jayon Brown is expected to miss the rest of the season after injuring his left elbow in Sunday's win over the Ravens, according to multiple reports. He fractured and dislocated the elbow, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. That positions Rashaan Evans as the lead ILB for Tennessee going forward. Will Compton took over and closed out the game in Brown's spot Sunday.

Jets RB La'Mical Perine was knocked out of Sunday's game against the Chargers with an ankle injury. He remained in a committee with RB Frank Gore before going down. We'll look for an update on Perine's injury.

Texans WR Randall Cobb suffered a toe injury "considered significant" in Sunday's win over the Patriots, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He's set to undergo additional testing but "is set to miss games," Rapoport adds. Houston also lost WR Kenny Stills to a leg injury yesterday. That left Keke Coutee as the #3 WR.

Dolphins HC Brian Flores said after Sunday's loss in Denver that QB Tua Tagovailoa remains his starter. Flores also confirmed that the rookie was benched for performance, rather than injury. We'll see if he changes his mind after watching the film. To our eyes, QB Ryan Fitzpatrick clearly gives Miami a better chance to win right now.

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa was benched in the 4th quarter of Sunday's game in Denver. He went 11 of 20 for 83 yards, 1 TD and took 6 sacks. We'll see how QB Ryan Fitzpatrick fares in Tua's place and then who the Fins go with in Week 12.

The "initial diagnosis" on Bengals QB Joe Burrow's left knee is a torn ACL, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. "There may be additional damage," Rapoport adds. Burrow has already tweeted that he's done for the season. We'll look for another update on the final damage and exactly how long Burrow will be sidelined. He might not be a lock for the start of the 2021 campaign. QB Ryan Finley will step in for Burrow the rest of the way -- a huge downgrade for the offense.

Steelers WR JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a toe injury late in Sunday's win over the Jaguars. Those can be tricky. We'll look for an update on JuJu's status.

Falcons WR Julio Jones has been sidelined for the majority of Sunday's game against the Saints with what Fox Sports was told is "tightness" in his hamstring. Jones hasn't been officially ruled out, but we're not expecting to see him back in there at this point. We'll look for an update on his status.

Update: Jones returned to make a 4th-quarter, 4th-down catch -- and then gingerly walked off the field holding his left hamstring.

Titans TE Jonnu Smith suffered an ankle injury in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Ravens and is questionable to return. It's unclear if this is the same ankle that bothered Smith earlier this season. Stay tuned for an update.

Update: Smith returned to the game.

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Jaguars DE Josh Allen left in the 2nd half of Sunday's game against the Steelers with a knee injury. Allen needed help off the field and into the locker room. We'll see about the severity of the injury.

Cowboys DE Demarcus Lawrence (illness) is active for today's game against the Vikings. Use him as planned in your IDP lineups.

 
 
 

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