Fantasy Football: Week 10 Injury Updates
As the NFL season continues into Week 10, we find ourselves in a season of change. The leaves have turned and have begun to fall and the world around us is looking a lot different than it did on Draft Day in our leagues. Trade deadlines are now looming and the final surge for fantasy playoff berths is here. With the importance of each week, it’s now more than ever that we need to pay close attention to injuries as we try to eat that W in Week 10.
New Orleans at Buffalo (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)
New Orleans: The Saints will be without S Kenny Vaccaro (groin) who was ruled out for this weekend on Friday’s official injury report. Their offense could also be without G Larry Warford (abdomen) and T Terron Armstead (shoulder) who were both limited in practice on Friday).
Buffalo: WR Zay Jones (ankle) and T Cordy Glenn (foot/ankle) have both been ruled out of Sunday’s game, according to the official injury report. TE Charles Clay (knee) hopes to return to the field, barring any setbacks. He has been limited in practice all week and is currently listed as questionable.
Green Bay at Chicago (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)
Green Bay: Since the loss of Aaron Rodgers (collarbone), the Packers surely know the importance to have all hands on deck as they attempt to finish the season with Brett Hundley. Unfortunately, the team will be without S Morgan Burnett (groin), T Bryan Bulaga (knee), and DT Quinton Dial (chest) this week. None of them participated in practice this week. Additionally, LB Ahmad Brooks (back) may miss after limited participation in practice all week, as he is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report on Friday.
Cleveland at Detroit (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)
Cleveland: There is no fantasy relevant injury information to report.
Detroit: This week may be the week the Lions get rookie WR Kenny Golladay (hamstring) back from the injury report. He was a limited participant in practice this week and is listed as questionable for this weekend against Cleveland. Also on the injury report is DE Ziggy Ansah (back). Ansah is doubtful after not practicing this week.
Pittsburgh at Indianapolis (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)
Pittsburgh: The Steelers will be without LB James Harrison (back) this weekend. He is the only player on the final injury report.
Indianapolis: WR Kamar Aiken (hamstring) has already been ruled out of this Week 10 matchup. Fellow wideout T.Y. Hilton (groin) was limited on Thursday and Friday and while it would be surprising to see Hilton miss this game, he is officially listed as questionable.
Los Angeles Chargers at Jacksonville (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)
Los Angeles Chargers: There is no fantasy relevant injury information to report.
New York Jets at Tampa Bay (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)
New York Jets: The main news out of Jets practice on Friday was the announcement that RB Matt Forte (knee) is out for this week’s game in Tampa Bay. This opens the door for Bilal Powell and Elijah McGuire to receive more work.
Tampa Bay: Tampa Bay has decided to shut down QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder) for “the next few weeks”. This means Ryan Fitzpatrick will get the start in a revenge game against the Jets. The Bucs defense could be missing a few key pieces as well as DE Robert Ayers (ankle/calf), CB Brent Grimes (shoulder), and DT Gerald McCoy (shoulder) are all listed as questionable. CB Robert McClain (hamstring) joins them on the injury report as doubtful, as well.
Cincinnati at Tennessee (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)
Cincinnati: After missing last week, RB Jeremy Hill (ankle) was held out of practice all week and has been ruled out for this week’s game against the Titans. Expect Joe Mixon and Gio Bernard to handle the rushing load this week.
Tennessee: G Quinton Spain (toe) has been ruled out on the Titans’ official injury report. TE Delanie Walker (ankle) is listed as questionable after a limited performance in practice on Friday (his first practice of the week).
Minnesota at Washington (Sunday, 1:00 PM ET)
Minnesota: The Vikings QB carousel has been a wild ride this season and it took another turn, this week, as Sam Bradford (knee) was placed on IR to make room for the reactivation of Teddy Bridgewater (knee). At this point in time, Bridgewater has been said to be the backup to Case Keenum against Washington, while he continues to get back up to speed.
Washington: Washington is once again up against the wall, in regards to the health of their team. The team has a dozen players listed as questionable including WR Jamison Crowder (hamstring), TEs Jordan Reed (hamstring) and Niles Paul (concussion), and the entire starting offensive line. The team’s injury report is a laundry list of potential vulnerabilities that the Vikings will look to exploit.
Houston at Los Angeles Rams (Sunday, 4:05 PM ET)
Houston: The Texans look to get DE Jadeveon Clowney (knee) and CB Johnathan Joseph (knee) back from injury this weekend as both were full participants in practice and are not listed on the final injury report from this week.
Los Angeles Rams: LB Robert Quinn (illness) is doubtful according to the team’s final injury report.
Dallas at Atlanta (Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)
Dallas: WR Dez Bryant (knee/ankle) was limited in his participation in practice on Friday while DT Maliek Collins (foot) was limited and T Tyron Smith (back/groin) did not participate. All three have been listed as questionable on the official injury report. And, although not injury related, it is important to note (in case you’ve been under a rock this week) that RB Ezekiel Elliott will not play this Sunday after his suspension was restored after the latest appeal, this week.
New York Giants at San Francisco (Sunday, 4:25 PM ET)
New York Giants: The Giants continue to deal with a long list of injuries, particularly on the defensive side of the ball. They have already announced they will be without three LBs as B.J. Goodson (ankle), Devon Kennard (quad), and Keenan Robinson (quad) have all been ruled out. Meanwhile, LBs Jonathan Casillas (neck) and Calvin Munson (quad) are also listed as questionable alongside DEs Kerry Wynn (knee) and Olivier Vernon (ankle), who hasn’t seen the field since Week 4.
San Francisco: The 49ers will be without TE George Kittle (ankle) and WR Trent Taylor (ribs) this weekend, after losing Pierre Garcon (neck) for the season, two weeks ago. This means that WRs Aldrick Robinson and Marquise Goodwin should get the majority of playing time on the outside and RB Carlos Hyde could see continued usage in the passing game. On defense, they hope to have DL Solomon Thomas (knee) and CB K’Waun Willimas (quad) who are both listed as questionable on this week’s final injury report.
New England at Denver (Sunday, 8:30 PM ET)
New England: WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) will miss his second straight week as he has already been ruled out for Week 10. Joining him on the injury report this week and all listed as questionable are WR Danny Amendola (knee), CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion/ankle), CB Eric Rowe (groin), and newly acquired TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder).
Denver: The Broncos list WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) as questionable, however after two full-participation days in practice on Thursday and Friday, it would be surprising to see him miss any action in Week 10.
Miami at Carolina (Monday, 8:30 PM ET)
Miami: RB Damien Williams (illness) and Ndamukong Suh (knee) were both held out of practice on Thursday. Keep an eye on their official status heading into Sunday and see if any updates make themselves known from the team’s official injury report.
Carolina: The only Panther not to practice on Friday was C Ryan Kalil (neck). The Panthers’ injury report is pretty clean, otherwise.