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News: Bears quarterback Justin Fields injured his non-throwing shoulder in Game 1 of the final pitch against the Falcons on Sunday.

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What does fantasy mean? Fields’ shoulder pain was so severe that he had to be wheeled off the field after the game. His hamstrings also bothered him during the game. Fields’ mobility declined as the game progressed after 14 rushes in the first half, more than any quarterback since 2000. He led the Bears in rushing with 85 yards and a touchdown on 18 attempts. Fields also had 153 passing yards and a touchdown along with an interception. He tied Kyler Murray for the most consecutive passing games and quick touchdowns in the Super Bowl era. Fields’ arm wasn’t in a sling, but he’s going to have an MRI on Monday. Keep for updates. The Bears play the Jets in Week 12.


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News: Bengals forward Joe Mixon left Sunday’s game against the Steelers with a concussion.

What does fantasy mean? Mixon had 20 yards on seven carries and 42 receiving yards on three catches when he rode off for evaluation. Samaje Perin filled a void for the Bengalis. He had 30 yards on 11 tries, plus four receptions for 52 yards and three touchdowns. Perin became the first Bengal runner in team history to hit three touchdown receptions in the same game. Perine could be a great RB2 against the Titans if Mixon fails to get past the league’s concussion protocol.

Let’s go deeper: This season, Mixon averaged 19.9 touches and 19.1 fantasy points per game.


News: RB Chiefs Clyde Edwards-Heler was ruled out with a high ankle sprain on Sunday against the Chargers.

What does fantasy mean? The Chiefs tried to use CEH more after he was not given a single rush or goal and only played four snaps against the Jaguars in Week 10. He was given two carries but left the game before the break. RB Isaiah Pacheco scored a career-high 107 yards in 15 attempts against the Chargers, becoming the first Chiefs to eclipse runners for 100 yards this season. Jeric McKinnon ran 21 routes, taking on most of the transfer work. The Chiefs’ upcoming schedule is very runner-friendly and should make fantasy managers salivate. In week 12, Pacheco is firmly on the RB2 radar if Edwards-Heler misses even once.


News: Falcons TE Kyle Pitts pulled out of Sunday’s game against the Bears in the third quarter with a knee injury.

What does fantasy mean? The worst-case scenario could have been avoided as The Score’s Jordan Schultz reported that, according to preliminary reports, he did not tear his knee ligaments. Pitts led the Falcons in receiving (three) and receiving yards (43). After Pitts left the game, MyCole Pruitt filled the void for Atlanta as Anthony Firkser was a healthy inactive. The absence of Pitts for an extended period would be a serious blow to the Falcons, who, oddly enough, are in contention for the NFC South title. We should know more after the MRI on Monday.

Let’s go deeper: Pitts caught 68 of 110 targets for 1,026 receiving yards and a touchdown as a rookie last season. With Marcus Mariota at center this season, the Falcons’ offense is fourth in the league with 32.8 rush attempts per game, while the Pitts are averaging 5.9 goals and 7.6 fantasy points.


News: Sportzshala’s Jordan Raanan reported that WR Van’Dale Robinson may have suffered a serious right knee injury Sunday against the Lions.

What does fantasy mean? Robinson caught nine of 13 targets for 100 yards, his best fantasy performance of the season. Robinson posted an Instagram story with a “frustrated face” emoji after the game. The Giants will play division rival Cowboys in Dallas on Thanksgiving Day. At the current state of affairs, New York clearly does not have enough hands for a rematch. Darius Slayton, who has scored at least 11 fantasy points in four consecutive games, is a candidate for the higher role. It’s also possible that Odell Beckham Jr and the Giants will reunite as a result of Robinson’s injury.


News: Steelers forward Jaylen Warren suffered a hamstring injury against the Bengals.

What does fantasy mean? Warren gradually earned more playing time in the Steelers’ backfield. After an injury in the first quarter, Naji Harris had the most snaps in the remainder of the game and finished with a total of 116 yards and two touchdowns on 24 touches. Harris could be seen as a volume-based RB1 in Week 12 against the Colts if Warren missed time as the Steelers relied heavily on their runners.


News: Chargers WR Mike Williams injured his right ankle again on Sunday against the Chiefs.

What does fantasy mean? On the Sunday morning broadcast, Sportzshala’s Stephanie Bell and the Fantasy Football Now team discussed the possibility of Williams aggravating his injury. Bell mentioned on social media that this was “a challenge for WR coming back from a high ankle sprain both cut and landing.” If Williams misses extra time, Josh Palmer and DeAndre Carter will win. Palmer recorded eight receptions, 106 receiving yards and two touchdowns on Sunday to lead the Chargers with 36 routes.

Keenan Allen also looked great in his comeback. He caught five of eight targets for 94 yards. Bell said Allen “looks strong so far after his return from a hamstring injury. Explosive out of line, steep run down the route.” Sportzshala’s Lindsey Thyry reported that Allen was on the snap count, but fantasy managers were very encouraged that he played 67.6% of offensive snaps in his first game back.


News: Sportzshala’s Adam Schefter reported that Cooper Kupp is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing surgery for a high ankle sprain.

What does fantasy mean? It usually takes six to eight weeks for players to recover from rope surgery. Some players returned to the game ahead of schedule, others took longer. Getting the Rams back in playoff contention would increase the chances that Kupp could return later in the season. If Los Angeles’ struggle continues, Kupp may not play again until 2023. To make matters worse, Matthew Stafford left Sunday’s game to assess for a concussion, although coach Sean McVeigh could not confirm this. The Rams will most likely start John Woolford or Bryce Perkins against the Chiefs in Week 12.


Some notable Sunday performances

For more of Sunday’s top performers, see The Fantasy Rise and Fall of Tristan H. Cockcroft and Matt Bowen in Week 11.

News: Cowboys RB Tony Pollard had 189 yards and two touchdowns in 21 against the Vikings on Sunday.

What does fantasy mean? Pollard led the opening downs with 39 snaps to Ezekiel Elliott’s 21. Elliott missed the last two games with a knee injury and finished with 47 yards and two touchdowns on 16 touchdowns. Pollard has scored 22 or more fantasy points in his last three games, including two games over 33 points. Elliott averaged 21.6 touches per game over his career and was able to recover his full workload. If you want to maximize Pollard’s value, now is the time to trade it in.

Let’s go deeper: On Sunday, Pollard had two touchdowns for 30 or more yards against the Vikings. He became the first runner to accomplish this feat in a game since Jamaal Charles in 2015. Pollard has averaged 6.8 yards per touch this season, more than any running back with 100 or more touches.


News: Steelers TE Pat Freiermuth and WR George Pickens set a season-high fantasy points against the Bengals on Sunday.

What does fantasy mean? Freiermuth caught eight of the 12 targets for 79 yards and ran 26 routes. He led the Steelers in goals for the second week in a row. Four of Fryermuth’s nine games this season have ended in receiving 75 or more yards. He is firmly on the TE1 radar against the Colts in week 12. Prior to the penalty and Pickens’ ejection, he caught four of six targets for 83 yards and a touchdown. He played 86% of offensive snaps. For several weeks, the Steelers coaching staff had been talking about how Pickens had become the team’s best receiver. Since he played almost the same number of snaps, ran the same number of routes and saw the same number of goals as Dionte Johnson, this is what happened. Pickens scored 14 or more fantasy points in consecutive games. He can be seen as a high-end flex player in week 12 against the Colts.


News: TE Chiefs Travis Kelsey caught six of 10 goals for 115 receiving yards and three touchdowns Sunday against the Chargers.

What does fantasy mean? It was Kelce’s 33rd career game in which he scored 100 or more yards. He broke the tie with Rob Gronkowski with the toughest end in league history. In addition, Kelche had a season-high 72 yards after a catch. Kelsey scored 20 or more fantasy points in three straight games with 34 goals.


News: WR Raiders Davante Adams caught seven of 13 targets for 141 receiving yards and two touchdowns Sunday against the Broncos.

What does fantasy mean? It was Adams’ 13th career game with 100 or more receiving yards and two touchdowns. He bounced back after scoring 1.2 fantasy points against the Saints in Week 8, scoring 27 or more fantasy points in three straight games. He is the sixth player in league history to play six or more seasons with 10 or more touchdowns, joining Hall of Famers Randy Moss, Jerry Rice, Marvin Harrison, Terrell Owens and Chris Carter.


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