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Dede Westbrook Injury Update Boosts Fantasy Outlook Ahead of Possible Week 11 Return vs Colts

Jason Schandl
Indianapolis Colts v Jacksonville Jaguars
Indianapolis Colts v Jacksonville Jaguars / Logan Bowles/Getty Images

Dede Westbrook made an early exit with a neck injury in Week 8, which forced the Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver to miss the team's last game in Week 9.

Now back at practice following a Week 10 bye, Westbrook looks set to return to action in a Week 11 matchup with the Indianapolis Colts.

This positions the wideout to immediately go back tin Week 11 fantasy football lineups. While Dede may not be having the high-profile season that teammate DJ Chark is, he has seen at least five targets in each of the seven games he's played in, averaging 7.7 per contest.

That volume gave Westbrook a team-high 23 percent share of the Jags' targets through Week 7, and he ranked 30th among wideouts in PPR fantasy scoring during that time frame.

It remains to be seen whether the return of Nick Foles will provide the Jaguars' passing game with a boost or not, but thanks to Westbrook's reliance on volume rather than efficiency for fantasy production in 2019, the WR's value should be pretty well insulated despite the QB change.

Westbrook does return in a seemingly unfortunate spot in Week 11, as the Colts have held opposing wideouts to bottom-10 fantasy production this season. Even still, Westbrook could be a fringe WR3/FLEX option this week, and he ranks 35th at the WR position in our Week 11 PPR fantasy football rankings.

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