Sidney Rice Injury: Updates on Seahawks WR's Week 11 Status and Fantasy Value

Zachary D. Rymer@zachrymerMLB Lead WriterNovember 14, 2011

SEATTLE - NOVEMBER 13:  Wide receiver Sidney Rice #18 of the Seattle Seahawks has this pass broken up in the endzone by Cary Williams #29 of the Baltimore Ravens at CenturyLink Field on November 13, 2011 in Seattle, Washington. The Seahawks defeated the Ravens 22-17. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
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Stop me if you've heard this before, but Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Sidney Rice is injured.

This is indeed the story of Rice's NFL career. At the moment, he's dealing with a concussion that he suffered on Sunday against the Baltimore Ravens. The NFL and the teams within it do not take concussions lightly, so Rice's status for Week 11 must be considered up in the air.

For all the latest concerning Rice's status and the fantasy implications that come with it, check back here periodically for updates.


Update: Monday, Nov. 14 at 4:10 p.m. ET

Rice left in the third quarter of Seattle's 22-17 win over the Ravens on Sunday, and the word from Pro Football Talk's Mike Florio is that he suffered a "mild concussion."

The hits just keep coming for Rice. He's battled injuries for much of the 2011 season, and he actually came into Sunday's game with a foot injury. If he's not an injury risk, no player is.

Regardless, you can rest assured that the Seahawks are going to play it safe with Rice. The league has a protocol when it comes to players with concussions. If Rice is unable to satisfy it, he'll be a no-go for Sunday's game at the St. Louis Rams.

However, we are talking about a "mild" concussion here, so my best guess is that Rice will be able to play.

As far as Rice's fantasy value is concerned, we're talking about a guy who is barely worth playing to begin with. That said, you'll want to start him against the Rams if Rice is given the green light. The Rams are among the league leaders in terms of fantasy points allowed to wide receivers.

So stay tuned. Rice's status will be determined before you know it.


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