Fantasy Football Week 11 Injury Tracker: Aaron Jones, De'Von Achane, Kenneth Walker Out
Injuries define Week 11 in Fantasy Football; Aaron Jones, Kenneth Walker, De'Von Achane, and D'Onta Foreman all suffer injuries.
The 2023 Fantasy Football season has been marked by a string of injuries, particularly at the running back position. In Week 11, several key players suffered injuries that could potentially impact their availability moving forward. Aaron Jones of the Packers, De'Von Achane of the Dolphins, and D'Onta Foreman of the Bears all left their respective games with injuries, raising concerns for fantasy football managers.
Jones' knee injury appeared to be the most serious, as he had to be carted off the field. However, Packers coach Matt LaFleur provided some optimism after the game, stating that he didn't believe the injury to be long-term. If Jones does miss time, AJ Dillon would step into an every-down role, though his production in previous starts has been relatively modest. The uncertainty surrounding Jones' injury makes it difficult to gauge Dillon's potential fantasy value.
Kenneth Walker of the Seahawks also left the game with an oblique injury, adding to the team's injury concerns. This could open the door for Zach Charbonnet to take on a more prominent role in the offense, though the Seahawks face a tough upcoming schedule that could hamper Charbonnet's fantasy value.
De'Von Achane's return from a knee injury was cut short as he aggravated the same knee in his limited action. Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel expressed caution about Achane's workload moving forward, given his injury history. Salvon Ahmed could see an increased role if Achane is forced to miss time, making him a potential fantasy option in deeper leagues.
Finally, D'Onta Foreman's ankle injury could lead to an expanded role for Khalil Herbert in the Bears' backfield. Herbert was the primary ball carrier in Foreman's absence, and could see a significant increase in touches if Foreman is sidelined. Roschon Johnson also figures to be involved in the Bears' backfield rotation, making him a potential waiver wire target for fantasy managers.
In conclusion, the rash of injuries in Week 11 has created uncertainty for several fantasy football players. The potential absence of key players could lead to increased opportunities for their backups, making them potential fantasy options in the coming weeks. However, the exact impact of these injuries remains to be seen, and fantasy managers will need to monitor the situation closely to make informed lineup decisions.