Fantasy Football Injury Report: 25 Players to Keep an Eye on in Week 10

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Introduction

Intro
Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

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.

Jeff is an NFL Featured Columnist for RantSports.com. Like Jeff’s Facebook Page here. Follow him on Twitter @Jeff_Shull

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Haloti Ngata, Ed Reed, Jimmy Smith - Questionable

Ngata
David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Stevie Johnson - Questionable

Johnson
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Stevie Johnson is listed as questionable but should continue to play through his injury.

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DeMarco Murray - Out

Murray
Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

DeMarco Murray is still out with his foot injury and Felix Jones will start in his place.

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Calvin Johnson - Questionable

Johnson
Rob Foldy-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Hakeem Nicks - Probable

Nicks
Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

Hakeem Nicks practiced this week and will play, but he’s not been himself lately. If you have better options, bench him.

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Dez Bryant - Questionable

Bryant
Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Dez Bryant practiced fully this week and is good to go.

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Owen Daniels - Questionable

Daniels
Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Jamaal Charles - Probable

Charles
Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Jamaal Charles will play on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though I’m not sure you want to trust him.

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Ryan Tannehill - Probable

Tannehill
Thomas J. Russo-US PRESSWIRE

Ryan Tannehill played last week and should be fine this week against the Tennessee Titans.

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Percy Harvin - Doubtful

Harvin
Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Given that Percy Harvin has apparently been walking around with crutches at times this week, I seriously doubt he plays Sunday.

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Adrian Peterson - Probable

AP
Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Aaron Hernandez - Questionable

Hernandez
Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Wes Welker - Questionable

Welker
Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Wes Welker has been listed as questionable all season; he should be fine and playing against the Buffalo Bills.

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Brandon Lloyd - Probable

Lloyd
Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

Though Brandon Lloyd was limited in practice this week, he expects to play Sunday.

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Darren Sproles - Out

Sproles
Matt Stamey-US PRESSWIRE

Darren Sproles is out for the foreseeable future with a broken hand. He could be back by next week.

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Ahmad Bradshaw - Questionable

Bradshaw
Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

Ahmad Bradshaw is battling foot problems but had his typical week of practice and should be good to go Sunday.

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Darren McFadden - Out

Mcfadden
Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

The Oakland Raiders have ruled out Darren McFadden, who suffered a high ankle sprain last week.

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LeSean McCoy - Probable

McCoy
Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Antonio Brown - Questionable

Brown
Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Jonathan Dwyer - Probable

Dwyer
Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

After missing a week and watching Isaac Redman go off, Jonathan Dwyer is expected to play this week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

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Rashard Mendenhall - Questionable

Mendenhall
Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Robert Meachem - Questionable

Meachem
Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Robert Meachem returned to practice on Thursday and expects to play this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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Marshawn Lynch - Questionable

Lynch
Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Despite being limited with back and wrist problems in practice, Marshawn Lynch expects to play against the New York Jets. Beast mode, engaged.

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Frank Gore - Probable

Gore
Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

Frank Gore was dealing with a hand injury, but practiced all week and should be fine. Go ahead and start him.

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Danny Amendola - Questionable

Amendola
Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

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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Introduction

Intro
Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

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.

Jeff is an NFL Featured Columnist for RantSports.com. Like Jeff’s Facebook Page here. Follow him on Twitter @Jeff_Shull

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Haloti Ngata, Ed Reed, Jimmy Smith - Questionable

Ngata
David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Stevie Johnson - Questionable

Johnson
Mark J. Rebilas-US PRESSWIRE

Stevie Johnson is listed as questionable but should continue to play through his injury.

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DeMarco Murray - Out

Murray
Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

DeMarco Murray is still out with his foot injury and Felix Jones will start in his place.

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Calvin Johnson - Questionable

Johnson
Rob Foldy-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Hakeem Nicks - Probable

Nicks
Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

Hakeem Nicks practiced this week and will play, but he’s not been himself lately. If you have better options, bench him.

7 of 26

Dez Bryant - Questionable

Bryant
Daniel Shirey-US PRESSWIRE

Dez Bryant practiced fully this week and is good to go.

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Owen Daniels - Questionable

Daniels
Thomas Campbell-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Jamaal Charles - Probable

Charles
Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Jamaal Charles will play on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, though I’m not sure you want to trust him.

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Ryan Tannehill - Probable

Tannehill
Thomas J. Russo-US PRESSWIRE

Ryan Tannehill played last week and should be fine this week against the Tennessee Titans.

11 of 26

Percy Harvin - Doubtful

Harvin
Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Given that Percy Harvin has apparently been walking around with crutches at times this week, I seriously doubt he plays Sunday.

12 of 26

Adrian Peterson - Probable

AP
Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

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.

13 of 26

Aaron Hernandez - Questionable

Hernandez
Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Wes Welker - Questionable

Welker
Greg M. Cooper-US PRESSWIRE

Wes Welker has been listed as questionable all season; he should be fine and playing against the Buffalo Bills.

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Brandon Lloyd - Probable

Lloyd
Jim Brown-US PRESSWIRE

Though Brandon Lloyd was limited in practice this week, he expects to play Sunday.

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Darren Sproles - Out

Sproles
Matt Stamey-US PRESSWIRE

Darren Sproles is out for the foreseeable future with a broken hand. He could be back by next week.

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Ahmad Bradshaw - Questionable

Bradshaw
Tim Heitman-US PRESSWIRE

Ahmad Bradshaw is battling foot problems but had his typical week of practice and should be good to go Sunday.

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Darren McFadden - Out

Mcfadden
Kirby Lee-US PRESSWIRE

The Oakland Raiders have ruled out Darren McFadden, who suffered a high ankle sprain last week.

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LeSean McCoy - Probable

McCoy
Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Antonio Brown - Questionable

Brown
Jim O'Connor-US PRESSWIRE

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.

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Jonathan Dwyer - Probable

Dwyer
Jason Bridge-US PRESSWIRE

After missing a week and watching Isaac Redman go off, Jonathan Dwyer is expected to play this week against the Kansas City Chiefs.

22 of 26

Rashard Mendenhall - Questionable

Mendenhall
Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

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.

23 of 26

Robert Meachem - Questionable

Meachem
Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

Robert Meachem returned to practice on Thursday and expects to play this Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

24 of 26

Marshawn Lynch - Questionable

Lynch
Steven Bisig-US PRESSWIRE

Despite being limited with back and wrist problems in practice, Marshawn Lynch expects to play against the New York Jets. Beast mode, engaged.

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Frank Gore - Probable

Gore
Cary Edmondson-US PRESSWIRE

Frank Gore was dealing with a hand injury, but practiced all week and should be fine. Go ahead and start him.

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Danny Amendola - Questionable

Amendola
Jeff Curry-US PRESSWIRE

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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