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NFL DFS Optimal Lineups: Week 11
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Charles Clay Headshot

Clay (knee) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Following a three-game absence, Clay hauled in just two of three targets for 13 yards in last Sunday's 47-10 loss to the Saints, but with that contest under his belt, he could be more involved this weekend, assuming no setbacks with his knee. That's a scenario that could be in effect Sunday if the tight end holds up well enough to provide Buffalo's new starting signal-caller, Nathan Peterman, with a safety valve in the team's passing game.
2:38 pm (EST)
Jerry Hughes Headshot

Hughes (shin) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Hughes avoided missing his first game since the 2011 season, and he'll slot back into his top defensive end role. However, Philip Rivers has been a tough man to sack this season, ranking third in the league in sack percentage (3.29 percent). Hughes hasn't had a sack in five weeks either, making him an unfavorable IDP option in Week 11.
2:38 pm (EST)
Jordan Matthews Headshot

Matthews (knee) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Chris Brown of the Bills' official site reports.

Matthews practiced to some degree most of the week, so this is a bit of a surprise. Since the Bills' passing attack has been inconsistent all season and will now try rookie quarterback Nathan Peterman at quarterback, perhaps the absence takes some of the guesswork out of things for Matthews owners.
2:36 pm (EST)
Jake DeBrusk Headshot

DeBrusk assisted on the game-tying goal and minutes later scored the eventual game-winner Saturday against San Jose.

DeBrusk is making a strong impact in his debut NHL season, notching four goals and nine points through 18 contests. The 21-year-old is slotted on the second line and seeing occasional power-play time. His strong totals over his WHL and AHL careers indicate he's one to watch in the coming years. DeBrusk was a healthy scratch at a point this season, but if he can stick in the lineup, he offers some valuable services in deeper formats.
2:35 pm (EST)
Clay Matthews Headshot

Matthews (groin) will not return to Sunday's game against the Ravens, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Matthews suffered the injury in the first half and was subsequently ruled out after a halftime evaluation. Kyler Fackrell and Ahmad Brooks will step in opposite Nick Perry at outside linebacker for Green Bay.
2:35 pm (EST)
Evan Smith Headshot

Smith is being evaluated for a concussion during Sunday's game against Miami, Jenna Laine of reports.

Depending on the results of this evaluation, Smith may be placed into the league's concussion protocol. For the time being, though, the experienced Kevin Pamphile will slot into the left guard position.
2:35 pm (EST)
Patrick Beverley Headshot

Beverley (knee) is officially listed as questionable for Monday's matchup with the Knicks, Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports.

Beverley has missed the last five games because of a sore right knee, but is trending towards full strength. He'll likely test out the injury during Monday's morning shootaround, with another update coming shortly after that session regarding his potential availability. If Beverley does return, that should send Sindarius Thornwell back to a bench role.
2:24 pm (EST)
Shawn Lauvao Headshot

Lauvao is questionable to return to Sunday's game with a neck injury, JP Finlay of NBC Sports Washington reports.

Lauvao was questionable for Sunday's game as he has been dealing with a neck stinger since late October, and he appears to have aggravated the injury. Tony Bergstrom stepped in at left guard in his absence.
2:24 pm (EST)
Markieff Morris Headshot

Morris is expected to be limited to around 24 minutes of playing time during Sunday's matchup with the Raptors, Candace Buckner of the Washington Post reports.

Morris missed the first seven games of the season following offseason sports hernia surgery and with the Wizards heading into a back-to-back set, they'll attempt to limit Morris' overall workload to avoid additional strain on the previous injury. That being said, fantasy owners may want to look elsewhere for power forward options until Morris is on a full workload.
2:17 pm (EST)
Jamie Meder Headshot

Meder (ankle) won't return to Sunday's game against the Jaguars, Mary Kay Cabot of reports.

The out designation could signal long-term ailment for Meder, and he'll have one week to recover before Week 12's matchup with the Bengals. Expect more updates on this injury when the Browns resume practice on Wednesday, and Larry Ogunjobi will fill in for the time being.
2:15 pm (EST)
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