Week 11 NFL Injury Report With Betting Advice
The week 11 NFL injury report actually brings some good news potentially, as the Dallas Cowboys could finally get quarterback Tony Romo (collarbone) back. They sorely need him if they want to have a shot at the playoffs in 2015, while his presence would greatly impact NFL betting for their game against the Miami Dolphins. There’s more than Romo on the report this week, though. Let’s take a look at all of the big injuries and see how they may affect games this week:
Tony Romo, QB, Cowboys – Probable
Romo has officially been put on the active roster, meaning barring anything crazy, he will make his first field appearance for the Cowboys since week two. Dallas started 2-0 with Romo as their main man under center and with him sidelined, they’ve lost seven straight games. Lazy logic says his return means they’ll win this week and run the table but that’s a lot easier said than done. Still, a healthy Romo absolutely gives the Cowboys a boost as they head to South Beach to take on the Dolphins.
Sam Bradford, QB, Eagles – OUT
Bradford is dealing with a shoulder injury and was also concussed last week, so he’s already been ruled out. He could be back next week but for now will be replaced by backup Mark Sanchez. Sanchez is actually arguable the better fit for Chip Kelly’s system, so we could see him have a fine performance in a huge game against the Buccaneers. Sanchez doesn’t crush Philly’s week 11 odds and might even enhance them.
Peyton Manning, QB – OUT
Manning is definitely out this week due to a foot injury and other issues and it’s quite possible he won’t return again in 2015. Denver is clearly sliding away from being a Super Bowl contender and if they’re not careful, they could even lose their division and playoff spot. They’re fine for now, while they have another winnable game against the Bears this week. Brock Osweiler enjoys his first career NFL start on the road, though, and it’s anyone’s guess how he fares. Denver is likely to still pull out the win, but Osweiler is a true wild card and definitely puts this game’s outcome into question.
Matt Forte, RB, Bears – Questionable
Forte has sat out Chicago’s last two games due to a knee sprain and though he’s getting closer to a return, it’s possible he sits a third game out. Jeremy Langford has been fantastic in his stay, so the Bears really aren’t missing Forte all that much. They’d probably look a little better with him, but if they lose this week against the Broncos, not having Forte probably isn’t going to be why.
Marshawn Lynch, RB, Seahawks – Questionable
Beast Mode was iffy for last week and ended up playing so it’s likely he suits up again this week in a must-win home date against the 49ers. Seattle handled the Niners pretty easily last time and this time Blaine Gabbert is under center, so with or without Lynch, they’re probably a safe pick.
Darren McFadden, RB, Cowboys – Probable
Run DMC is a little banged up and there has been word both that he is expected to play, but that the Cowboys want to lessen his workload. This week is more about the return of Tony Romo, but a healthy and active McFadden would certainly be great for Dallas.
Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Broncos – Questionable
Sanders is quite banged up and is very questionable heading into week 11. Brock Osweiler needs all the help he can get in his first NFL start, so not having Sanders would deliver a pretty big hit to the Broncos’ offense. Keep tabs on his status if you’re planning on betting on this game.
Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots – OUT
Edelman broke his foot last week and he’s going to be out for the rest of the regular season. He’ll be back for the playoffs and odds are this doesn’t kill New England’s bid to get back to their second straight Super Bowl, but it very well could keep them from going 16-0. Danny Amendola is a terrific replacement in the slot, though, so it’s also possible the Pats don’t miss a beat.
Vincent Jackson, WR, Buccaneers – Questionable
V-Jax has missed a few games with a knee sprain but is just now finally getting close to full strength. If he suits up this week the Eagles would have two dangerous wide receivers to contend with.
Malcom Floyd, WR, Chargers – OUT
Floyd is out and suddenly the Bolts are rather depleted in their passing game. San Diego is reeling with five losses in a row and will face the Chiefs with Stevie Johnson and Dontrelle Inman as their top two wide receivers. It’s not the best news in the world.
Ladarius Green, TE, Chargers – Questionable
The hits keep coming for San Diego, as backup tight end Ladarius Green is also unlikely to suit up this week. Green said as much in a recent interview and this is actually a big loss if he is indeed out, as he was getting a lot of playing time with San Diego’s wide receivers all hurt. The Chargers have a good matchup on paper but are suddenly lacking the necessary talent to exploit it with. These are the biggest NFL injuries to track for week 11, but always be sure to stay on top of the news leading into game day or before you finalize your bets. Other than that, good luck with your bets this week!
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