Detroit @ Carolina
Team Totals: Lions 24.25, Panthers 22.25
Matthew Stafford is expected to play through a right thumb injury in Sunday’s trip to Carolina, whose defense has permitted top-10 QB1 finishes in four straight games and top-16 scores in six of its last seven. Yet Kenny Golladay (hip), Danny Amendola (hip), and D’Andre Swift’s (concussion) absences curb Stafford’s upside in one of Week 11’s lowest-totaled games. Stafford shapes up as a low-floor, questionable-ceiling streamer. … Swift’s deletion reduces Detroit’s backfield from a three- to two-man ordeal featuring Adrian Peterson and Kerryon Johnson against the Panthers, who enemy backs have tagged for 4.9 yards per carry, a 153 total-yards average, and 12 all-purpose TDs in 10 games. Peterson is an RB2 based on opportunity and matchup, while Kerryon’s versatility propels his flex-play viability.