Fantasy Football Injury Report: 25 Players to Keep an Eye on in Week 10
One of the most important things for a fantasy football player is to have depth on their bench and know when to use it. Well, there isn't any better time to have depth then when a player in your starting lineup misses time with an injury. So for those of you looking to set your lineups, this slideshow will provide 25 names to keep an eye on as the week turns to Sunday.
One injury that might be worth noting is Coby Fleener, who did not play last week and backup Dwayne Allen looked good in his stead. Allen and Fleener were both drafted in the 2012 draft along with Andrew Luck, and Allen could be worth a look in deeper leagues or if you're looking for a backup to replace one of the many disappointing tight ends. How inept has that position been this season? Other than the few top quality guys, it seems like Owen Daniels and Heath Miller are the only pleasant surprises at the position.
I'd also recommend heading to your waiver wire to pick up Taiwan Jones or Marcel Reece, as both Darren McFadden and Mike Goodson have been ruled out this week. Don't be afraid of the Baltimore Ravens defense, who has become suspect with all of their injuries (which I'll get to in a minute). In deeper leagues, Mark Ingram might also be worth a look as he had a decent game against the Philadelphia Eagles filling in for Darren Sproles, who is out indefinitely with a broken hand.
In any event, these 25 players are worth noting on your injury report this weekend, and some of their statuses remain in doubt until game time.
Haloti Ngata, Ed Reed, Jimmy Smith - Questionable
Haloti Ngata is listed as questionable, but even if he plays he admitted himself he’s not the same player he was before the shoulder and knee problems. Ed Reed has a torn labrum and practiced this week, but he’s also not been the same this season. Even though they are playing the Oakland Raiders, You might want to stay away from playing Baltimore’s defense.
Stevie Johnson - Questionable
Stevie Johnson is listed as questionable but should continue to play through his injury.
DeMarco Murray - Out
DeMarco Murray is still out with his foot injury and Felix Jones will start in his place.
Calvin Johnson - Questionable
Calvin Johnson came out and said he thought he suffered a concussion and nerve damage in the Week 4 loss to the Minnesota Vikings, but later retracted those statements. He’s expected to play this weekend, but seems to be less than 100 percent.
Hakeem Nicks - Probable
Hakeem Nicks practiced this week and will play, but he’s not been himself lately. If you have better options, bench him.
Dez Bryant - Questionable
Dez Bryant practiced fully this week and is good to go.
Owen Daniels - Questionable
Owen Daniels was very limited in practice this week with a back injury and the Houston Texans say he is a game time decision. It doesn’t look good.
Jamaal Charles - Probable
Jamaal Charles will play on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though I’m not sure you want to trust him.
Ryan Tannehill - Probable
Ryan Tannehill played last week and should be fine this week against the Tennessee Titans.
Percy Harvin - Doubtful
Given that Percy Harvin has apparently been walking around with crutches at times this week, I seriously doubt he plays Sunday.
Adrian Peterson - Probable
Adrian Peterson should be good to go after practicing this week. His return from the serious knee surgeries last year is nothing short of incredible.
Aaron Hernandez - Questionable
Aaron Hernandez missed the New England Patriots’ last game in London, but practiced this week and should be good to go. Though I worry about whether he is 100 percent; high ankle sprains are tough on skill players.
Wes Welker - Questionable
Wes Welker has been listed as questionable all season; he should be fine and playing against the Buffalo Bills.
Brandon Lloyd - Probable
Though Brandon Lloyd was limited in practice this week, he expects to play Sunday.
Darren Sproles - Out
Darren Sproles is out for the foreseeable future with a broken hand. He could be back by next week.
Ahmad Bradshaw - Questionable
Ahmad Bradshaw is battling foot problems but had his typical week of practice and should be good to go Sunday.
Darren McFadden - Out
The Oakland Raiders have ruled out Darren McFadden, who suffered a high ankle sprain last week.
LeSean McCoy - Probable
LeSean McCoy sat out two practices with the flu but should play. However, four of the Eagles’ original starting offensive linemen are not going to play. Both tackles and their center are out for the year and Danny Watkins is out this week, so I may actually consider benching McCoy if there are better options.
Antonio Brown - Questionable
Antonio Brown left last week’s game with an ankle sprain and is not expected to play Monday night. I’d stay away from him.
Jonathan Dwyer - Probable
After missing a week and watching Isaac Redman go off, Jonathan Dwyer is expected to play this week against the Kansas City Chiefs.
Rashard Mendenhall - Questionable
Though limited in practice this week, I expect the Steelers will keep Rashard Mendenhall out at least another week. There is no need to rush him back against the lowly Chiefs.
Robert Meachem - Questionable
Robert Meachem returned to practice on Thursday and expects to play this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Marshawn Lynch - Questionable
Despite being limited with back and wrist problems in practice, Marshawn Lynch expects to play against the New York Jets. Beast mode, engaged.
Frank Gore - Probable
Frank Gore was dealing with a hand injury, but practiced all week and should be fine. Go ahead and start him.
Danny Amendola - Questionable
Danny Amendola is finally set to return from his broken collarbone this week. He practiced and is listed as questionable, but he is good to go.
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