Quarterback is the deepest position in fantasy football, but whenever a must-start QB is “questionable,” it sets off waves of panic. That’s especially true when the ailing QBs in question are superstars like Kyler Murray and Lamar Jackson. Week 11 start ’em, sit ’em decisions will hang in the balance while we wait for the latest injury updates, which we’ll provide below.
Is Kyler Murray playing Week 11?
Murray (ankle) hasn’t played since Week 8, but after getting in a week’s worth of limited practices, he’s “questionable” for Sunday’s game in Seattle. Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury has said the star QB will be a “game-time decision,” but it certainly seems as if he’s likely to play. The only worry is the fact Arizona has a Week 12 bye, so it’s possible the Cardinals choose to give Murray two more full weeks of rest.
For now, we’re guessing Murray will play. As long as he suits up, he’s a must-start regardless of matchup. However, because he’s playing in a late-afternoon game, there aren’t many potential pivots if he’s out. Daniel Jones would be the best widely available QB, with Ben Roethlisberger being the next-best option. After those two, Cardinals’ backup Colt McCoy is likely the only other QB who might be available.
Is Lamar Jackson playing Week 11?
Jackson missed time earlier in the week with an illness, but after practicing in full on Friday, he wasn’t on the Ravens’ initial injury report. That changed on Saturday when he was downgraded to “questionable.”
The good news is Jackson is dealing with a non-COVID-related illness, so it still seems likely he’ll suit up against Chicago. If he does, he’s a must-start as always. If Jackson is a surprise scratch, Tyler Huntley will start in his place. He’s not a reliable option in single-QB leagues, but he can work in a superflex spot if you need him.