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Fantasy Injury Report: Kyler Murray, Aaron Rodgers, Chris Godwin injury updates

As fantasy football managers finalize lineups for Week 10, what are the latest updates surrounding players on the injury report?

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While rankings and projections are beneficial, few things are more important in fantasy football than following injury updates. Injuries not only impact the player in question but the teammates and the offenses around them. Here’s an update on some critical injury reports to watch and their fantasy football impact.

Fantasy Football Injury Report: QB update

Let’s go through the injuries currently impacting quarterbacks. These situations have evolved throughout the week, and the majority are now looking fairly clear-cut as to the availability of each player.

Sam Darnold, Carolina Panthers

On Friday, the Panthers placed Sam Darnold on the injured reserve. This comes as no surprise as Darnold is expected to miss 4-6 weeks with a fractured shoulder blade. P.J. Walker will start Sunday with either Cam Newton or Matt Barkley backing him up. Expect Newton to start as soon as Week 11, though. On Sunday morning Adam Schefter reported that league sources believe the Panthers are acting as though Darnold will not play again this season.

Trevor Lawrence, Jacksonville Jaguars

The Jaguars removed Trevor Lawrence from the injury report. He’s still dealing with a slight ankle sprain, but he is good to go this week.

Kyler Murray, Arizona Cardinals

Kyler Murray posted a limited practice on Friday, his first in two weeks. Murray is a true game-time decision. Head coach Kliff Kingsbury plans to be cautious with Murray but said he will play if he’s healthy enough.

Murray is reportedly pushing to play and the Cardinals will give him the opportunity to work out before the game. However, the expectation is that Murray will be inactive and Colt McCoy will start. Jordan Schultz reported that one source suggested it is 85 percent likely that Murray is out today.

Update: Murray is inactive.

Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

The Steelers placed Ben Roethlisberger on the COVID list Saturday. He is out this week. Mason Rudolph will start with Dwayne Haskins backing him up.

Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers

According to Adam Schefter, Aaron Rodgers “has remained asymptomatic from COVID-19 and has met the NFL/NFLPA return-to-play protocols, per sources.” The Packers activated him from the COVID list Saturday afternoon. He will start Sunday against the Seahawks.

Ryan Tannehill, Tennessee Titans

Ryan Tannehill missed Friday’s practice due to an illness. He carries no injury designation. He appears on track to play this week.

Russell Wilson, Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks activated Russell Wilson from IR. He will return from his finger injury Sunday against the Packers. With Rodgers also back, what could’ve been Jordan Love vs. Geno Smith is, in fact, Aaron Rodgers vs. Russell Wilson.

Zach Wilson and Mike White, New York Jets

Zach Wilson remains out with a knee injury. Mike White has no injury designation and will start.

Fantasy Football Injury Report: RB update

Which running backs are dealing with injuries that may affect their game status? Let’s see which RB committees are hobbled heading into Week 10.

Chris Carson, Seattle Seahawks

Pete Carroll initially said Chris Carson would be a game-time decision. Yet, Carson remains on IR and will not play this week.

Nick Chubb, Cleveland Browns

Unfortunately, Nick Chubb was unable to record the negative tests necessary to play Sunday. He remains on the COVID list. Chubb will almost certainly be ready to go in Week 11, but Week 10 is once again D’Ernest Johnson week.

Alex Collins, Seattle Seahawks

The Seahawks did not list Alex Collins on the final injury report. He’s been dealing with a groin injury that is more general soreness, but he’s good to go this week. With Carson out at least another week, Collins should be the lead back.

Chase Edmonds, Arizona Cardinals

Chase Edmonds will miss the next 4-6 weeks with a high ankle sprain. James Conner will start Sunday with Eno Benjamin behind him.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City Chiefs

Andy Reid said Clyde Edwards-Helaire looked good at practice. He seems to be nearing a return from IR due to a knee injury, but it’s not going to happen this week.

Ezekiel Elliott, Dallas Cowboys

Ezekiel Elliott (knee) practiced in full on Friday. He is not on the final injury report and will play Sunday.

Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team

The Football Team did not list Antonio Gibson on the final injury report. He will continue to play through his shin injury.

Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson, New England Patriots

Both Patriots running backs did not practice all week with concussions. Damien Harris is out Sunday, but Rhamondre Stevenson still has a chance to clear the concussion protocol Sunday morning and could be active.

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Update: Stevenson cleared the protocol and is active.

Najee Harris, Pittsburgh Steelers

Najee Harris popped up on the injury report Thursday with a foot issue. He practiced fully on Friday and carries no designation. He’s fine.

Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints

Alvin Kamara did not practice all week with a knee sprain. Early Saturday, Kamara was officially ruled out for Week 10. As a result, Mark Ingram will start and get the bulk of the work. Ty Montgomery is likely the primary backup.

Zack Moss, Buffalo Bills

Zack Moss got in limited practices Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, Moss officially cleared the concussion protocol and will play this week.

James Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars

James Robinson is questionable to play this week due to his heel injury, but the tone is far more optimistic than it was at this time last week. Robinson got in limited practices Thursday and Friday. Ian Rapoport reported Sunday morning that Robinson is a true game-time decision and will work out ahead of Sunday’s game.

Update: Robinson is active.

Jamaal Williams, Detroit Lions

The bye week did not resolve Jamaal Williams’ thigh injury. He is out this week. D’Andre Swift will share the work with Jermar Jefferson.

Fantasy Football Injury Report: WR Injury Update

How are the fantasy-relevant wide receivers dealing with injuries? Let’s see which pass-catchers may require a Plan B for Week 10’s action.

Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

Keenan Allen is on the injury report with a knee issue, but head coach Brandon Staley said Allen will play. Fantasy managers should be able to rely on Allen playing in the late window Sunday.

Update: As expected, Allen is active.

Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills

Cole Beasley got in limited practices on Thursday and Friday. He has been dealing with bruised ribs but is not listed on the final injury report. He will play.

A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans

Evidently, A.J. Brown not practicing on Fridays is a maintenance thing. He carries no injury designation and will play Sunday.

Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Unsurprisingly, Antonio Brown was ruled out this week due to his ongoing ankle injury. He is not close to a return and is very likely out Week 11 as well.

Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers

Chase Claypool did not practice all week and is out with a toe injury. He is likely to miss multiple weeks. James Washington should start in two-receiver sets opposite Diontae Johnson and is a desperation spot starter this week.

Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys

Amari Cooper was limited at practice all week with his ongoing hamstring issue. He carries no injury designation for Sunday and will play.

Corey Davis, New York Jets

After missing two games with a hip injury, Corey Davis returned to practice this week. He is listed as questionable, but Robert Saleh indicated Davis will play.

Update: Davis is active.

Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys

The Cowboys activated Michael Gallup from IR on Saturday. He will return to action this week.

Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

After missing practice Wednesday and Thursday, Chris Godwin got in a limited practice Friday. Head coach Bruce Arians said they will see how Godwin’s foot responds and make a choice before the game.

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Godwin is a true game-time decision. Fortunately, the Bucs play at 1 PM, so fantasy managers will have time to adjust. Per Rapoport’s report Sunday morning, Godwin is expected to be active. Tyler Johnson would be an intriguing start if Godwin can’t play.

Update: Godwin is active.

T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

T.Y. Hilton cleared the concussion protocol. He will return this week.

DeAndre Hopkins, A.J. Green, and Rondale Moore, Arizona Cardinals

The Cardinals activated A.J. Green from the COVID list. He is back this week. DeAndre Hopkins didn’t practice all week with his hamstring strain. Same thing for Rondale Moore and his concussion. Both are listed as questionable and are game-time decisions.

Moore is considered more likely to play according to Adam Schefter. Meanwhile, it is looking like Hopkins will miss another game.

Update: Hopkins is inactive. Moore is active.

Julio Jones, Tennessee Titans

Julio Jones was not listed on the injury report Wednesday. He was downgraded to a limited practice Thursday before not practicing Friday. The team initially listed him as questionable with his ongoing hamstring issue, but he was clearly not trending in the right direction. On Saturday, the Titans placed Jones on IR. We won’t see him again until Week 14 at the earliest.

Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns

Jarvis Landry (knee) returned to practice Thursday and Friday after missing Wednesday. That’s just the weekly routine for the veteran. He will play this week.

Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders

Hunter Renfrow (ankle) practiced fully on Friday and is not listed on the injury report. He’s good to go.

Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams

On Friday, Robert Woods tore his ACL at practice. It remains to be seen whether Van Jefferson or Odell Beckham starts in two-receiver sets. Unsurprisingly, the Rams announced that Beckham will be active Monday despite being with the team for just a few days.

Fantasy Football Injury Report: TE Injury Update 

Are there any tight end injuries we need to be concerned about? The TE market is already thin, so if you have a TE on this injury report, your alternatives will be less than ideal in all likelihood.

Noah Fant, Denver Broncos

The Broncos activated Noah Fant from the COVID list. He is good to go.

Rob Gronkowski, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Unsurprisingly, Rob Gronkowski is out Sunday with a back injury. He is not close to playing. There is absolutely no chance he plays Week 11 either.

Dawson Knox, Buffalo Bills

Dawson Knox practiced fully on Thursday and Friday. He carries no injury designation and appears to be fully recovered from his broken hand. He will play Sunday.

Logan Thomas, Washington Football Team

Logan Thomas’ hamstring is doing well, but he’s not ready to be put on the football field. Thomas remains on IR, meaning Ricky Seals-Jones will get another start at tight end.

Jason Katz is a Fantasy Analyst at Pro Football Network. You can follow him on Twitter: @jasonkatz13 and find more of his work here. Don’t forget to listen to the PFN Fantasy Football podcast and check out our free fantasy newsletter.

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