The unfortunate reality of the NFL is that when players are allowed to go full speed, injuries are bound to happen. Week 9 of the NFL season was no exception. Now that fantasy football managers are updating their lineups for the coming week, several players have found themselves on the injury report, leaving their status for Week 10 in the air.
Fantasy Football Injury Report: QB update
Which signal-callers are banged up coming out of Week 9? Who’s availability is in jeopardy for Week 10?
Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals
Darren Urban of the Cardinals’ official site reports Kyler Murray (ankle) wasn’t in attendance for Thursday’s practice. Ahead of last week’s game, head coach Kliff Kingsbury stated Murray did not need to practice to play, yet he was unable to suit up. Friday’s practice will give us a better indication of his status for Week 10.
Sam Darnold, New York Jets
Steve Reed of the Associated Press reports that Sam Darnold is expected to be out at least four weeks after being diagnosed Tuesday with a partial non-displaced fracture of his right scapula. P.J. Walker will start in Week 10 with newly signed Cam Newton set to take over.
Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Packers head coach Matt LaFleur said Thursday that Rodgers (COVID-19) has continued to participate in virtual meetings and remains on track to start in Week 10.
This is all provided that Rodgers “checks out well” when eligible to return from the reserve/COVID-19 list Saturday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
Carson Wentz, Indianapolis Colts
Joel A. Erickson of The Indianapolis Star reports Carson Wentz was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice due to a non-COVID-19-related illness.
Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars
According to the Jaguars’ practice report, Trevor Lawrence (ankle) was a limited participant on Thursday. Head coach Urban Meyer stated earlier in the week that Lawrence would play in Week 10.
Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks
Michael-Shawn Dugar of The Athletic reports head coach Pete Carroll said Russel Wilson (finger) would have been a full practice participant Wednesday if the Seahawks had to list him on their injury report. Wilson does not have to be listed, however, because he is still on the IR.
Fantasy Football Injury Report: RB update
How is the injury bug affecting RB committees heading into Week 10? Will fantasy managers need to make backup plans just in case?
Zack Moss, Buffalo Bills
On Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills’ official site reports Zack Moss (concussion) was listed as a limited practice participant. Moss is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol and practiced in a non-contact jersey Thursday.
Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns
Nate Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports there’s still a chance Nick Chubb could come off the reserve/COVID-19 list in time for Sunday’s game against the Patriots, according to offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt. With that said, it seems unlikely we see Chubb play this week.
Demetric Felton, Indianapolis Colts
Ulrich also reported head coach Kevin Stefanski said Wednesday that he does not have any updates on the status of Felton (illness) for Week 10.
Jamaal Williams, Detroit Lions
According to the Lions’ practice report, Jamaal Williams (thigh) did not participate in Thursday’s practice. He has yet to practice this week and did not play in Week 8.
He had the bye week to help him recover and is questionable for Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
James Robinson (heel) was a limited participant at the Jaguars’ practice on Thursday. Robinson missed Week 9 and Wednesday’s practice meaning his participation Thursday was a sign his injury rehab has progressed.
Damien Harris, New England Patriots
Jim McBride of The Boston Globe reports Damien Harris (concussion) wasn’t spotted at Thursday’s practice. He is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol.
Rhamondre Stevenson, New England Patriots
Ryan Hannable of WEEI reports Rhamondre Stevenson (concussion) remained sidelined at practice Thursday. Like Harris, Stevenson remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol.
Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints
Alvin Kamara (knee) has yet to practice in the leadup to Week 10 against the Tennessee Titans. Kamara is dealing with a sprained knee, but it has been described as a “mild” sprain. Friday’s practice will give us a better idea of his availability for Week 10. Should he miss or be limited, Mark Ingram would be in line for a significant workload.
Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers
Teresa Varley of the Steelers’ official site reports that Najee Harris was limited due to a foot injury at Thursday’s practice. Per Brooke Pryor of ESPN, this is the first time Harris has appeared on the team’s injury report this season. He was a full participant Wednesday, so there is concern Harris picked this up during practice.
WR Injury Update for Week 10
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A.J. Green, Arizona Cardinals
Urban of the Cardinals’ official site reports A.J. Green (illness) was limited at Thursday’s practice. The Cardinals activated Green from the reserve/COVID-19 list on Thursday.
DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals
Urban also reported DeAndre Hopkins (hamstring) wasn’t in attendance for Thursday’s practice. Hopkins was a DNP for the second straight day after missing last week’s game.
Rondale Moore, Arizona Cardinals
Rondale Moore (concussion/neck) did not participate in Thursday’s practice, according to Urban. The extent of his neck injury is unknown, but he needs to pass NFL concussion protocols first.
Cole Beasley, Baltimore Ravens
Cole Beasley (ribs) was listed as a limited practice participant on Thursday, Chris Brown of the Bills’ official site reports.
Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns
Ulrich of the Akron Beacon Journal reports Jarvis Landry (knee) returned to a limited practice Thursday. Landry has been following a similar pattern for the past two weeks.
Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys
Jon Machota of The Athletic reports Amari Cooper (hamstring) was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. Cooper is expected to play in Week 10.
Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos
George Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports Broncos head coach Vic Fangio said Tim Patrick (knee) would be a limited participant in Thursday’s practice.
T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
Kevin Bowen of 107.5 The Fan Indianapolis reports T.Y Hilton (concussion) logged a full practice Thursday. Hilton is trending towards receiving clearance to play Sunday against the Jaguars.
Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
Keenan Allen (knee) returned to a limited practice Thursday. Allen didn’t practice Wednesday, but his return to the field Thursday suggests he’ll be good to go for Sunday’s game against the Vikings.
Corey Davis, New York Jets
Corey Davis said Wednesday that his hip is feeling better and that he went “full throttle” in his return to practice, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Davis has missed the last two games but is expected to return in Week 10.
Denzel Mims, New York Jets
The Jets placed Denzel Mims on the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday after he tested positive, Al Iannazzone of Newsday reports.
Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers
Dale Lolley of DK Pittsburgh Sports reports Chase Claypool (toe) didn’t participate in Thursday’s practice session. Although Claypool’s MRI revealed that he avoided a season-ending toe injury, he’s missed both practices, and early reports suggested he might miss multiple games.
Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Per the team’s injury report, Chris Godwin (foot) didn’t practice Thursday. There is concern Godwin will either miss Week 10 or play on a limited snap count.
TE Injury Update for Week 10
Which tight end injuries should we be mindful of when setting our Week 10 fantasy lineups? Who is in danger of missing their next game?
Albert Okwuegbunam, Denver Broncos
Stoia III of The Denver Gazette reports Fangio said Albert Okwuegbunam (knee) would be a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. He was a DNP on Wednesday, which suggests Okwuegbunam’s injury is progressing in the right direction.
George Kittle, San Francisco 49ers
Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area reports George Kittle (calf) will be a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. Kittle missed three games due to a calf injury but returned in Week 9 to a heavy workload, playing on 73% of the snaps while recording 6 receptions on 8 targets for 101 yards.
Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
According to the team’s injury report, Rob Gronkowski (back) did not participate in Thursday’s practice. Gronkowski was spotted running on a side field with team trainers for a second consecutive session. He is in danger of missing his fifth straight game due to a combination of rib injuries, a lacerated lung, and now back spasms.