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We head into the main portion of Week 11 with another robust injury report on tap, one that still has a fair share of big names. There is a bit less uncertainty this week on some star players, however, with several having been ruled out or confirmed via sources to not be playing. Meanwhile, we'll have notable returns to action at both the quarterback and running back position. With plenty of news brewing, let's jump right into the latest as of early Sunday morning:
The Lions' Matthew Stafford (back) will not play in Sunday's Week 11 battle versus the Cowboys after missing practice all week. Stafford remains without a firm timetable for return, and Jeff DrIskel will fill in for him for the second consecutive game. Driskel wasn't a complete washout for Detroit's pass catchers in a Week 10 contest versus the Bears, throwing for 269 yard and a touchdown to Kenny Golladay. However, Sunday, he'll be facing a Dallas defense allowing the fifth-fewest fantasy points per game (14.0) to quarterbacks in standard scoring formats.
The Colts' Jacoby Brissett (knee) does not carry an injury designation for Sunday's AFC South battle versus the Jaguars. While he'll still be minus T.Y. Hilton (calf), Brissett should still represent an upgrade over backup Brian Hoyer,