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What to do with Teddy Bridgewater, P.J. Walker in Week 11 fantasy football

We go over the fantasy football outlooks of Teddy Bridgewater and P.J. Walker ahead of the Panthers’ Week 11 matchup against the Lions.

Teddy Bridgewater #5 of the Carolina Panthers looks to pass against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during their NFL game 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 would get the start based on Adam Schefter’s prior reporting.

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

The Carolina Panthers host the Detroit Lions while facing a huge question. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater injured his knee last week, and his status is uncertain for Week 11. He was listed as limited all three days, but did take snaps during the team’s Saturday walkthrough, according to Adam Schefter.

Bridgewater will go through pregame warmups on Sunday, and if he is unable to go, Schefter is reporting P.J. Walker would get the start over Will Grier.

Fantasy Football analysis: Panthers QBs Teddy Bridgewater, P.J. Walker

The Lions rank 11th worst in fantasy points allowed to the quarterback position and 10th worst in pass defense efficiency. Through ten weeks, Bridgewater ranks 10th among fantasy quarterbacks, quietly putting together a low end QB1 season. His scrambling skills have boosted him, with rushing touchdowns each of the past two games and at least 10 rushing yards in 8 of his 10 starts. He’s not a huge rushing threat, but it’s enough to get you some extra fantasy points.

Walker has made two appearances for the Panthers since signing this offseason. He’s 3 of 8 for 15 yards. The consensus XFL MVP this past spring, it’s tough to gauge what Walker would be able to do in a starting role. It’s also difficult to determine what this means for the Panthers pass catchers. It should be viewed as a downgrade, but it’s anybody’s guess how much.

Fantasy Start/Sit Recommendation

If Bridgewater starts, he’s a low end QB1. If Walker starts, he’s only worth starting in 2-QB leagues or QB as a flex leagues.