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How to handle Teddy Bridgewater injury in Week 11 fantasy football

Teddy Bridgewater is on the Panthers final injury report for Week 11. We break down what it means for fantasy football roster decisions.

Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Carolina Panthers signals to his team during their NFL game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Bank of America Stadium on November 15, 2020 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

Final status update: The Panthers elected to deactivate Bridgewater, so he’s not even the emergency QB for this game.

UPDATE: Jay Glazer is reporting Bridgewater will NOT play in Week 11, which means P.J. Walker will get the start, per a previous Adam Schefter report.

Game status: Teddy Bridgewater is ACTIVE for Week 11, but it’s not clear yet if he’ll be the starter.

Game day update: The Panthers will make a decision on Bridgewater after he goes through pre-game warmups, per Adam Schefter. He took snaps during the team’s Saturday walkthrough, but if he can’t go, P.J. Walker will get the start.

Teddy Bridgewater is officially listed as questionable on the Week 11 injury report. The Carolina Panthers quarterback is dealing with a knee injury that he suffered on a brutal hit last week against the Buccaneers, one that forced him out of the game. It’s left his playing status in serious doubt this week, but there were some positive signs from the team on Friday.

Fantasy impact: Teddy Bridgewater (knee injury)

As recently as Thursday, there were reports that Bridgewater would not play this week’s game against the Lions. But one Friday, Panthers head coach Matt Rhule offered a more optimistic outlook. He told the media that Bridewater was looking much improved at Friday’s practice and “felt better” about his chances of playing.

This is probably going down to the wire. If Bridgewater can’t play, the Panthers will turn to either P.J. Walker or Will Grier. The former could offer some limited fantasy upside given the matchup against a weak Lions defense.