Week 11 Fantasy Football Injury Report : Fitz Ducks Alonso, Attack of The Achilles Injuries & Defenseless...Defenders?

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After each week of NFL football games for the 2017-2018 season, the Heads 'N Tales podcast will be posting an episode dedicated to injuries and health & safety topics surrounding the NFL. Specifically we will talk about possible prevention strategies, the rulebook, equipment and other injury buzz around the league.  My co-host and strategist for these episodes will be one of my closest friends, Josh Boyd (hence the J in "JK"..I'm the K...).  Josh and I grew up playing baseball together. Josh was a division-1 center fielder for Monmouth University and experienced his fair share of injuries throughout his career.  Although Josh never played organized football, the dude flat-out knows the game of football and undoubtably knows more about the ins-and-outs of the sport better than I do from both a fan and x's & o's perspective.  Our intention for these episodes is to spark conversations around topics that are usually brushed under the rug or only minimally covered in the hopes of making football and all sports safer for the athletes who play them.  

You are currently looking at the show notes for Week 11!

Week 11 Injuries:

Chris Thompson, RB Washington, Fractured Fibula (Out for Year)

  • Is this a result of not going 100%?

Alex Okafor, DE New Orleans, Torn Achilles (Out for Year)

  • Signed 1 year contract in offseason after 4 years in ARI
  • Breakout year, pending free agent again
  • Why guys hold out and should hold out for big contract when they can

Kelvin Benjamin, WR Buffalo, Right Knee, Status TBD (History)

  • Not a defenseless receiver situation 
  • Torn Left ACL in 2015 training camp
  • Avoided any ligament damage this injury

D’Onta Foreman, RB Houston, Torn Achilles (Out for Year)

Jay Cutler, QB Miami, Concussion

(Via Instagram)

(Via Instagram)

Johnny Holton, WR Oakland, Concussion Protocol

  • Returned to Game

Jake Elliot, K Philadelphia, Concussion

  • It's not everyday you see a kicker with a concussion

Week 11 Hits:

Jacksonville Punt Returner hit on Cleveland Gunner on Punt

Some are saying this was a heads up play...

  • This is technically within the legal rules because a fair catch was not signaled
  • We think the defenseless player definition needs to be expanded to include situations such as this one 

Kiko Alonso misses hit on Ryan Fitzpatrick

  • Looking back on the Flacco hit, this looks like head-hunting

Travis Kelce trick play interception leads to our first Defenseless Defender!

Week 10 Updates:

  • Ear piece for official
  • 15 yard penalty and timeout removed like you lost a review in real time for not following concussion protocol
  • Steelers/Titans Thursday Night Game
    • No Major injuries reported
    • Are Thursday night games really the problem?

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