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Baker Mayfield will start Week 11 vs. Lions

We break down the news that Baker Mayfield is dealing with a knee injury, and what it means for Week 11.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) throws against the New England Patriots during the first half at Gillette Stadium.  Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports

Friday update: Browns head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters that Mayfield will start.

Thursday update: Mayfield was officially back at practice on Thursday and is on track to play on Sunday against the Lions.

Wednesday update: Mayfield told the media on Wednesday that while he is sore right now, he will play on Sunday, per Zac Jackson. He noted he might not practice on Wednesday, but he expects to play this weekend against the Lions.

Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is a walking injury at this point in the season, as he added knee injury yesterday to his long list of ailments. Mayfield was forced from Sunday’s game against the Patriots due a knee injury and didn’t return. The game was out of hand at that point though and he was likely held out to keep him healthy.

Head coach Kevin Stefanski told reporters that Mayfield is “day-to-day,” but he is feeling good about where he is,” per Jake Trotter. We can expect Mayfield to miss some practice this week, but likely be ready to take on the Lions in Week 11.

Fantasy football implications

The Lions defense isn’t anything to write home about and Mayfield, even though he is coming off an awful game against the Patriots, could have some fantasy value. You’ll likely want to pass on him in most 12-team leagues as usual, but he’s a start in QB2 leagues with a good matchup.