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Live Blog: Week 11

by Jeff Brubach
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

The fantasy football regular season is winding down as Week 11 is now in progress. The NFL schedule provides plenty of excitement this week, in addition to the last batch of bye weeks, so fantasy owners will have plenty to follow on Sunday. Below, we will break down the Week 11 fantasy action as it happens, providing instant analysis on injuries, backfield splits, target totals, and other statistical developments that will impact fantasy matchups everywhere. Follow along throught the day and good luck in Week 11!
* That marks the end of the Rotoworld Week 11 Live Blog. Thanks for reading, and check back next Sunday for the Week 12 edition. *
(7:07 PM): Eddie Lacy is up to 87 rushing yards on 16 carries today, and is just three yards shy of a season-high in rushing. 14 yards on eight carries for James Starks.
(7:01 PM): For the Sunday night game, John Brown is ACTIVE, and Michael Floyd is INACTIVE. Update your lineups accordingly.
(6:59 PM): Spencer Ware continues to make a case to be the waiver wire pickup of the week, as he just scored his second touchdown of the day to go with 96 rushing yards on 11 carries.
(6:55 PM): James Jones continues to lead Green Bay receivers, as he has six catches on 11 targets for 109 yards and a score. After 21 targets in Week 10, Davante Adams has three catches on four targets for 36 yards.
(6:52 PM): Thomas Rawls just picked up touchdown number two on the day to go with 186 total yards in an impressive performance. Rawls should remain rostered in all leagues in case Marshawn Lynch misses more time this season.
(6:46 PM): Green Bay backfield update: Eddie Lacy has 65 yards on 11 carries, while James Starks has 14 yards on eight attempts. Starks does have 30 yards in the receiving game but Lacy is taking the upper hand in this backfield so far today.
(6:43 PM): With Charcandrick West dealing with hamstring issues, Spencer Ware has racked up 69 yards on seven carries and is a name to file away before waiver wire deadlines this week.
(6:40 PM): Adrian Peterson just found the end zone for the third-straight week. Peterson now has over 100 total yards or a score in five consecutive games.
(6:37 PM): San Diego's offensive struggles continue, as Philip Rivers is just 17/28 for 167 yards and an interception on the afternoon. Still no receptions for Antonio Gates today, and Stevie Johnson and Javontee Herndon lead the Chargers in targets with seven each.
(6:28 PM): Thomas Rawls is up to 140 rushing yards on 21 carries, the second-highest total of the week behind Doug Martin's 235 yard outburst for Tampa Bay.
(6:18 PM): Shaun Draughn has been running tough for the 49ers today, and has 72 total yards on 14 touches against Seattle. Draughn is the San Francisco leading rusher and receiver today.
(6:11 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Kansas City RB Charcandrick West is dealing with a hamstring issue and his return is questionable.
(6:05 PM): Thomas Rawls is at 108 total yards and a score on 17 first half touches. More work is in store for Rawls in the second half as Seattle has a comfortable lead over San Francisco.
(5:55 PM): Blaine Gabbert just conducted a nice two-minute drive and found Vance McDonald for a score. Gabbert is 12/17 for 105 yards and the touchdown so far today.
(5:51 PM): Randall Cobb just found the end zone for Green Bay on his second catch of the day. The Packers offense has just 128 total yards at half, but holds a two-score lead over Minnesota.
(5:48 PM): Teddy Bridgewater is probable to return, per the Vikings.
(5:39 PM): Just two touches for Danny Woodhead in the first half, both rushing attempts. Melvin Gordon led the San Diego backfield with six carries for 11 yards, but not much success for the Chargers offense so far today.
(5:35 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Teddy Bridgewater is hurting, and Shaun Hill is in at QB for Minnesota. Updates to come.
(5:22 PM): The Green bay offense is scuffling again. Aaron Rodgers is just 6/11 for 54 yards and James Jones leads the team with two catches for 27 yards. Jones also leads the team with five targets. This offense misses Jordy Nelson incredibly. Randall Cobb has no catches on one target.
(5:19 PM): Tyler Lockett just caught his second touchdown of the first half, as he just connected with Russell Wilson for a score. Two catches, 35 yards, and two touchdowns for Lockett. Wilson is 9/10 for 97 yards and two touchdowns. Lockett won't be a reliable fantasy option down the stretch this season but his dynasty stock is pointed straight up.
(5:16 PM): No catches yet for Antonio Gates. Stevie Johnson and Ladarius Green lead the Chargers with three targets each.
(5:12 PM): Eddie Lacy up to 32 rushing yards on four carries. Four carries for 14 yards for James Starks.
(4:57 PM): Thomas Rawls just punched in a short goal line score and has 46 total yards already for Seattle. Rawls is in line for a huge workload today, as Seattle will likely be playing with a big lead throughout this game.
(4:54 PM): Teddy Bridgewater is 4/5 for 70 yards and a score after hitting Kyle Rudolph for a 47-yard score. The Vikings lead the Packers 6-3.
(4:49 PM): Targets were distributed fairly evenly for Tampa bay with Vincent Jackson back in the mix. Five players caught three or more passes for the Bucs and five different players caught touchdown passes from Jameis Winston as well. Four catches for 56 yards and a touchdown for Jackson in his return.
(4:46 PM): Julio Jones leads the NFL in receiving yardage with 160, and targets with 15. Matt Ryan was looking for his top target often as the Falcons fell to Indianapolis 24-21.
(4:43 PM): Four carries early for James Starks, who has 14 yards. One carry for Eddie Lacy for no gain.
(4:40 PM): Seattle scored on its opening drive, as Russell Wilson hit Tyler Lockett for a score. Thomas Rawls looked great on the drive, stacking up 39 total yards on four touches as he fills-in for Marshawn Lynch.
(4:35 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * In a shocking development, Baltimore QB Joe Flacco has a torn ACL, per coach John Harbaugh. Matt Schaub will likely take over at QB for the Ravens to finish the season.
(4:28 PM): DL Dontari Poe jsut scored a goal line touchdown for Kansas City, vulturing Charcandrick West, who had a solid drive. Elsewhere, Shaun Draughn handled the first two carries for San Francisco but managed just two yards.
(4:23 PM): The late games are underway, as the Chiefs and Chargers are halfway throguh the first quarter. Charcandrick West has provided the most fantasy action so far, with a 47-yard reception.
(4:13 PM): Brock Osweiler picked up a win in his first start as Denver topped Chicago 17-15. Osweiler finished 20/27 for 250 yards with two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Denver hosts the New England Patriots in Week 12.
(4:02 PM): Bears RB Jeremy Langford just scored for the third straight week to help fantasy owners. Langford has just 25 yards on 13 carries today and 17 receiving yards on three catches. Ka'Deem Carey was also heavily involved in this backfield today, but left the game early with a concussion.
(3:59 PM): Javorius "Buck" Allen has led the Baltimore backfield since Justin Forsett's injury, but has just 52 yards on 19 carries. Allen has also chipped in with 48 receiving yards on five catches, salvaging his stat line. Get your waiver claims ready.
(3:56 PM): Graham Gano is the leading fantasy kicker so far this week. Gano has three field goals and five extra points in Carolina's blowout of Washington.
(3:47 PM): DeAndre Hopkins owners should not worry if Brian Hoyer (concussion) misses more time. T.J. Yates has fed Hopkins 11 targets today.
(3:42 PM): Kamar Aiken just scored for Baltimore and has 27 yards on three catches. Aiken has six targets today after seeing 14 targets in Week 10 with Steve Smith out.
(3:38 PM): Vernon Davis has tied a season-high in catches with six, and set a new season-high in yards with 68 as he has hauled in all six of his targets from Brock Osweiler today. Davis could make himself relevant in the world of fantasy tight ends down the stretch.
(3:35 PM): Robert Turbin is serving as Darren McFadden's primary backup today and has 35 yards on seven carries. This is something to keep in mind with DMC struggling with groin issues.
(3:33 PM): Doug Martin is now up to 240 yards on 24 carries and a beefy 10.0 yards per carry average. Tampa Bay is handling Philadelphia 38-14.
(3:24 PM): Brock Osweiler is having a fine day for Denver, with 232 yards and two scores on 19/26 passing. Osweiler has targeted Demaryius Thomas eight times on the day and Ronnie Hillman is leading Broncos running backs with 97 yards on 19 carries.
(3:19 PM): Tevin Coleman just lost a fumble in Atlanta, but has led the Falcons backfield with Freeman out. Coleman has 44 yards on 15 carries and no catches.
(3:14 PM): Jameis Winston is having a fantastic game, with 227 yards and five touchdown passes. Like Cam Newton, Winston has hit five different receivers on the scores today. Doug Martin is up to 189 rushing yards and should see more carries as Tampa Bay begins to milk a 35-14 lead.
(3:10 PM): Matt Hasselbeck just hit Ahmad Bradshaw for a second touchdown and is now 16/21 for 129 yards today. Hasselback has targeted running backs (Bradhsaw, Gore) six times today. Donte Moncrief leads the team in targets with six.
(3:03 PM): More late game news, as Marshawn Lynch is INACTIVE for Seattle. Thomas Rawls will lead the way for Seattle today.
(2:59 PM): Cam Newton has erupted for five touchdown passes so far with 13:52 left in the third quarter as the Panthers are hammering Washington 38-14. All five touchdown passes have gone to different receivers, with Devin Funchess catching number five. Funchess has three catches for 29 yards and the score on seven targets.
(2:52 PM): Tony Romo just threw his second interception of the day and is 10/18 for 148 yards with a score to go with the two picks. Plenty of targets for Dez Bryant so far (7), but only two grabs for 21 yards for Romo's favorite target.
(2:49 PM): Ronnie Hillman has 66 yards on 12 carries and C.J. Anderson is sitting at 26 yards on four carries so far for Denver. Both backs have one reception as Hillman has led the way in this backfield.
(2:46 PM): Latavius Murray just scored his first touchdown since Week 7 and has 26 yards on 10 carries to go with the score. Oakland is finally on the board in what will hopefully be a higher scoring second half in Detroit.
(2:42 PM): In late game news, San Diego TE Ladarius Green is ACTIVE.
(2:38 PM): Sunday target leaders:
Running Back
Charles Sims (4): 3 rec, 26 yds, TD
Bilal Powell (3): 1 rec, 11 yds
Kyle Jusczyk (3): 2red, 5 yds
Wide Receiver
DeAndre Hopkins (9): 4 rec, 98 yds, TD
Dez Bryant (7): 2 rec, 21 yds
Golden Tate (7): 5 rec, 39 yds
Roddy White (6): 2 rec, 17 yds
Calvin Johnson (6): 4 rec, 81 yds
Michael Crabtree (6): 3 rec, 17 yds
Tight End
Brent Celek (5): 3 rec, 37 yds
Vernon Davis (4): 4 rec, 39 yds
Owen Daniels (4): 3 rec, 53 yds
Greg Olsen (4): 2 rec, 39 yds, TD
Zach Miller (4): 1 rec, 21 yds
(2:31 PM): Bears RB Jeremy Langford had an underwhelming first half, with just 11 yards on seven carries. Ka'Deem Carey has 27 yards on eight carries in what has been essentially an even backfield split so far today.
(2:28 PM): Ryan Tannehill just hit Jordan Cameron for a score in Miami. Just Cameron's second score of the season and first since Week 6.
(2:21 PM): Just three field goals in the first half between Detroit and Oakland, in a surprising turn of events. Oakland QB Derek Carr has just 57 passing yards at half, with Amari Cooper catchless in two quarters. Michael Crabtree leads the Raiders with six targets.
(2:18 PM): Cam Newton now has four touchdown passes on 13 completions for Carolina, as the Panthers lead Washington 28-14. Four different players have caught the touchdowns for Carolina. Rookie Devin Funchess is the leading target for Newton, with five so far today.
(2:15 PM): The Eagles and Bucs are locked in a shootout today, with Tampa Bay leading 21-14 after Mark Sanchez just hit Darren Sproles with a touchdown pass. Sanchez has been great today in his first start after Sam Bradford's injury, as he is 10/14 passing for 113 yards and two scores.
(2:10 PM): Matt Hasselbeck is now 11/14 for 84 yards with one touchdown and one interception after hitting Ahmad Bradshaw on a short score. Jameis Winston also just threw a touchdown pass, and has three touchdowns on just six completions so far today.
(2:07 PM): Doug Martin is exploding today, with 172 yards on his first ten carries of the afternoon. Martin just ripped off a huge 84-yard run and the Bucs are threatening to score again in Philadelphia.
(2:04 PM): DeAndre Hopkins just caught a 61-yard touchdown from T.J. Yates as Houston leads the NY Jets early. Hopkins is up to 98 yards and a score on four catches, while Yates has been solid with 127 yards on 10/16 passing. Hopkins has been Yates' favorite target so far with five targets.
(2:01 PM): Case Keenum is just 4/9 for 31 yards so far today in his first start for St. Louis. The Rams have run the ball 12 times today with Todd Gurley and will lean on the rookie today.
(1:53 PM): Atlanta FB Patrick DiMarco now has two touchdowns on the day as he just caught his second score from Matt Ryan. A disappoiting development for fantasy owners, but Julio Jones does have 65 yards early in this game. Tevin Coleman has 20 yards on nine carries so far with Devonta Freeman out.
(1:51 PM): Vincent Jackson just found the end zone in his first game back after a knee injury. Tampa Bay QB Jameis Winston now has two touchdown passes on the day.
(1:48 PM): Ameer Abdullah is leading the Detroit backfield today with five carries for 28 yards. Joique Bell has five yards on three carries so far today.
(1:41 PM): Todd Gurley just scored on a short touchdown plunge and has six touchdowns over the last five weeks, including a score in every game. Gurley has eight carries for 25 yards in the first quarter.

(1:38 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Devonta Freeman is now out for the day after suffering a concussion. Tevin Coleman will lead the Atlanta backfield today.

(1:34 PM): Cam Newton now has two touchdown passes to running backs today as he hits Mike Tolbert for a short score. Mike Evans also just found the end zone as the Bucs tie the Eagles at seven.
(1:30 PM): If Just Forsett does indeed have a broken arm, Buck Allen will be a hot waiver wire name this week. We will monitor how the Baltimore backfield work is divided for the rest of the day.
(1:27 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Justin Forsett is now down with an apparent arm injury. Forsett was taken off the field with his arm in an air cast, according to reports out of Baltimore.
(1:20 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Devonta Freeman is heading into the locker room to be checked for a possible head injury. More updates to come but Tevin Coleman should handle the rushing duties while Freeman is out.
(1:19 PM): * INJURY UPDATE * Alfred Morris has a rib injury and is questionable to return. Matt Jones is in line for a nice workload today as long as Morris is out.
(1:16 PM): Carolina capitalizes on a Kirk Cousins interception as Cam Newton hit Jonathan Stewart for a touchdown. Devin Funchess with three early targets in this game as he starts in place of Philly Brown.
(1:13 PM): Mark Sanchez is filling in for Sam Bradford today in Philadelphia and is off to a nice start. Sanchez is 5/5 passing for 67 yards and a touchdown as he just hit Josh Huff for a score.
(1:09 PM): The Broncos get the Sunday scoring started with a 48-yard touchdown strike from Brock Osweiler to Demaryius Thomas. Thomas scrambled his way into the end zone with some nice YAC yards and should see plenty of action today with Emmanuel Sanders out.
(1:05 PM): Matt Hasselbeck with an early interception for Indianapolis. Rough start for the Colts backup QB.
(1:00 PM): Eight early games today, so there will be lots to discuss during the first round of games. Just three late games on the schedule, including the key NFC North battle between Minnesota and Green Bay.