Fantasy RB Injury Report Week 10: Joe Mixon, Austin Ekeler, Nick Chubb injury updates

There is no position more important in fantasy football than running back, and knowing which players are healthy or who is on the injury report could be the difference in a win or loss in Week 10. With players like Christian McCaffrey, Joe Mixon, Nick Chubb, Austin Ekeler, and more all surrounded by injury questions, the landscape could change drastically from what we saw last week. Looking at the most recent RB injury reports and updates, we try to figure out who we should lock into our Week 10 fantasy lineups and who might continue to miss time.

Please note that we will continue to update this article as more news and injury updates become available.

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The biggest injury question marks for fantasy RBs heading into Week 10

Every week in the NFL, there are plenty of bumps and bruises that players have to work through, and Week 10 is no different. However, there are some big questions marks that we need to address, which revolve around key players throughout the league. This includes the likes of Austin Ekeler, Chris Carson, Christian McCaffrey, David Montgomery, Joe Mixon, and Nick Chubb. Below their injury status are more updates on the running backs around the league – those updates are sorted by conference.

Will Austin Ekeler play in Week 10?

Friday, November 13: It appears that Austin Ekeler will not suit up on Sunday as he continues to recover from his injury sustained earlier this season.

Thursday, November 12: No further updates have been given regarding Austin Ekeler’s status for Week 10.

Wednesday, November 11: No further updates have been given regarding Austin Ekeler’s status for Week 10.

Tuesday, November 10: Austin Ekeler recently displayed a video on social media that showed he had started running again. Now, Ekeler fans might have been excited by the prospect of his return; unfortunately, he wasn’t ready to suit up in Week 9. Initially reported by Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, Chargers’ RB Austin Ekeler suffered a Grade 2 hamstring strain during the team’s Week 4 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

It later came out by Ekeler himself during a live stream that part of the tendon essentially ripped off the bone, which is much closer to a Grade 3 injury. Austin Ekeler might be getting closer to playing, but fantasy managers might need to have patience as Week 10 is very much in doubt.

What is RB Chris Carson’s status on the injury report and for your fantasy lineups in Week 10?

Saturday, November 14: Carson (foot) has been ruled out ahead of Sunday’s divisional matchup against the Rams, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Friday, November 13: Chris Carson is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Rams.

Thursday, November 12: Chris Carson did not participate in practice on Thursday. He remains questionable for Sunday. Check back throughout the week to see if Chris Carson will play on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 11: Chris Carson was listed as questionable on the team’s injury report

Tuesday, November 10: After missing each of the team’s last two games due to injuries, the Seahawks could see the return of RB Chris Carson for this week’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. On Wednesday’s injury report, Carson was listed as questionable.

Head coach Pete Carroll expressed optimism toward Carson and his progress heading into Week 10, saying, “I had hoped that we would get a look at him last week on Friday. That’s what we had planned to do, it just didn’t work out. So we’ll see as we’re going; it’s encouraging, though.”

Knowing that Chris Carson had a shot at making it onto the field in Week 9 vs. the Bills should give fantasy managers confidence in his availability for Sunday. If Carson cannot make it back, the team will be relying on DeeJay Dallas, Travis Homer, and Alex Collins for another week. Dallas has seen 32 touches for 97 yards and three touchdowns in the last two games. It is worth noting that Carlos Hyde could make his return this week as well.

Will Christian McCaffrey be on the fantasy RB injury report in Week 10?

Friday, November 13: According to Adam Schefter, Panthers officially ruled out RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) from Sunday’s game against the Buccaneers. The team continues to hope he can return next week.

Thursday, November 12: According to reports, McCaffrey was able to get a second opinion on his shoulder injury. The results were more positive, and he now has a realistic chance to play next week.

Wednesday, November 11: According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Panthers’ RB Christian McCaffrey is not expected to play Sunday against Tampa Bay due to a right shoulder injury. McCaffrey will now be considered week to week.

Tuesday, November 10: Here we go again! Just when we thought he was back, Christian McCaffrey has landed back on the injury report for Week 10. And on Wednesday, putting his fantasy status in doubt. After finally making his return from a high ankle sprain in Week 9, McCaffrey is in danger of missing his seventh game of the season due to a shoulder injury that he suffered on Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.

“As of right now, he is listed as day-to-day,” coach Matt Rhule said on Monday as he began preparing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In Week 9, McCaffrey quickly reminded the fantasy world why he was the 1.01 in late-August, rushing 18 times for 69 yards and a touchdown along with 82 yards receiving and another score on ten catches. Christian McCaffrey is one RB that fantasy managers are sick of seeing on the injury report.

Will David Montgomery play in Week 10?

Saturday, November 14: Montgomery (concussion) will not play in Monday’s matchup against the Vikings.

Friday, November 13: Montgomery did not practice on Friday and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

Thursday, November 12: David Montgomery did not participate in Thursday’s practice. He is listed as questionable for Sunday.

Wednesday, November 11: David Montgomery is still in the concussion protocol.

Tuesday, November 10: Unfortunately for the Bears and fantasy managers in Week 10, David Montgomery’s injury status is up in the air. Montgomery exited Sunday’s game against the Titans in the fourth quarter and has been placed in concussion protocol, according to James Palmer of the NFL Network.

Montgomery will have an extra 24 hours to clear the league’s protocol since the Bears don’t play again until Monday night. Before exiting, David Montgomery was having a typically inefficient day, rushing 14 times for 30 yards and catching three passes for 12 yards.

Will RB Joe Mixon play in Week 10, or will his injury keep him out of fantasy lineups?

Saturday, November 14: Adam Schefter reported that Joe Mixon has been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game.

Friday, November 13: According to reports, Bengals head coach Zac Taylor said RB Joe Mixon is doubtful for Sunday’s game. He was held out of practice for precautionary reasons.

Thursday, November 12: According to Enquirer’s Tyler Dragon, Joe Mixon isn’t practicing again today. He is listed as questionable for Sunday.

Wednesday, November 11: According to reports, Joe Mixon (foot) did not participate in any team drills at practice on Wednesday. We will continue to monitor the situation for more updates.

Tuesday, November 10: Joe Mixon suffered a right foot injury in the first half of Cincinnati’s Week 6 game against the Indianapolis Colts. The issue sidelined him for the first two practices of Week 7, and in the lead-up to the Bengals’ showdown with the Cleveland Browns, Mixon was at best a limited participant and closed out the week as a non-participant.

Cincinnati Bengals head coach Zac Taylor offered an update on Joe Mixon shortly before the Browns game, saying: “He’s just got a foot injury. We’ll see how this weekend goes. The only thing I’d rule him out for is this game.”

No official updates have been provided to this point, but the Bengals did have a bye week to freshen up after the Titans game, and seeing that Taylor implied in Week 7 that Joe Mixon would be week-to-week, it seems as though he should soon be gearing up to hit the field again. Until then, Gio Bernard will be the running back to play for fantasy.

Will RB Nick Chubb play in Week 10 or continue his stay on the injury report?

Sunday, November 15: Nick Chubb is active for the Cleveland Browns Week 10 game against the Houston Texans.

Saturday, November 14: Ian Rapoport reported that Nick Chubb has been activated from the IR and will play Sunday.

Friday, November 13: Nick Chubb was not listed on the injury report.

Thursday, November 12: Chubb practiced without his brace today. He was not listed on the team’s injury report.

Wednesday, November 11: Nick Chubb was not listed on the team’s injury report. Barring any setbacks, it looks like Chubb will be a go for Sunday.

Tuesday, November 10: All signs point to Nick Chubb returning to the RB1 fantasy status this week as the Browns have designated him to return from injured reserve, the team announced MondayMary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer reported that Nick Chubb practiced on Monday while wearing a full knee brace as a precautionary move by the team and their medical staff. Before his injury, Nick Chubb was near the top of the league’s leaderboard in rushing yards with 335 yards and four touchdowns. His six rushes of 20-plus yards still lead the league

Fantasy RB Injury Report, Week 10: AFC Players

Anthony McFarland Jr., Pittsburgh Steelers (Illness)

Sunday, November 15: Anthony McFarland is inactive for the Pittsburgh Steelers game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Friday, November 13: McFarland is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bengals.

Thursday, November 12: Anthony McFarland was added to the injury report on Thursday with an illness. He did not participate in Thursday’s practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday.

Damien Harris, New England Patriots (Chest/Ankle)

Sunday, November 15: Damien Harris is active.

Friday, November 13: Harris is listed as questionable for the Patriots’ matchup against the Ravens on Sunday night.

Thursday, November 12: Harris remained limited at practice on Thursday.

Wednesday, November 11: Damien Harris, currently battling a chest and ankle injury, was a limited participant at practice on Wednesday.

David Johnson, Houston Texans (Concussion)

Saturday, November 14: David Johnson has been placed on the IR and will be out at least three weeks.

Friday, November 13: David Johnson has officially been ruled out for Sunday’s game.

Thursday, November 12: Johnson did not practice today.

Wednesday, November 11: Houston Texans head coach Romeo Crennel said that David Johnson, who is in the concussion protocol, wasn’t available to practice on Wednesday.

Justin Jackson, Los Angeles Chargers (Knee)

Saturday, November 14: The Chargers placed Jackson on injured reserve Saturday.

Friday, November 13: Jackson has been ruled out for their game in Week 10.

Thursday, November 12: Jackson did not practice on Thursday. He is listed as questionable for Sunday.

Wednesday, November 11: In his daily press conference, Chargers head coach Anthony Lynn said that he’s leaning towards resting Jackson at practice this week because of his knee injury.

Mark Ingram, Baltimore Ravens (Ankle)

Saturday, November 14: Ian Rapoport reported that Mark Ingram (ankle) is set to play tonight following a full practice on Friday.

Friday, November 13: Ingram (ankle) returned to practice Friday, Jonas Shaffer of The Baltimore Sun reports. He is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots.

Thursday, November 12: Ingram did not practice on Thursday. He is listed as questionable for Sunday.

Wednesday, November 11: Mark Ingram (ankle) was limited at practice on Wednesday.

Matt Breida, Miami Dolphins (Hamstring)

Sunday, November 15: Matt Breida is inactive for the Miami Dolphins Week 10 matchup with the Los Angeles Chargers.

Saturday, November 14: Adam Schefter reported that Breida (hamstring) is not expected to play in Week 10, but has a good chance to return in Week 11.

Friday, November 13: Breida (hamstring) is officially listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Chargers, Cameron Wolfe of ESPN.com reports.

Thursday, November 12: Breida was a limited participant in Thursday’s practice. He is listed as questionable for Sunday.

Wednesday, November 11: The Miami Dolphins held a walk-through on Wednesday and Matt Breida (hamstring) was a limited participant.

Troymaine Pope, Los Angeles Chargers (Neck)

Sunday, November 15: Troymaine Pope is active for the Los Angeles Chargers Week 10 matchup with the Miami Dolphins.

Friday, November 13: Pope (neck) is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game at Miami.

Fantasy RB Injury Report, Week 10: NFC Players

Antonio Gibson, Washington Football Team (Shoulder)

Sunday, November 15: Antonio Gibson is active for the Washington Football Team’s Week 10 matchup against the Detroit Lions

Thursday, November 12: Gibson returned to practice in full and is on track to play Sunday.

Wednesday, November 11: Antonio Gibson didn’t practice on Wednesday as he battles a shoulder injury.

Carlos Hyde, Seattle Seahawks (Hamstring)

Saturday, November 14: Hyde has been ruled out ahead of the contest Sunday against the Rams, Curtis Crabtree of Sports Radio 950 KJR Seattle reports.

Friday, November 13: Hyde is officially listed as questionable for the Seahawks’ game against the Rams on Sunday.

Thursday, November 12: Hyde did not practice on Thursday. He is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game.

Wednesday, November 11: Carlos Hyde was listed as questionable on the team’s injury report.

Darrell Henderson Jr., Los Angeles Rams (Thigh)

Sunday, November 15: Darrell Henderson is active for the Los Angeles Rams Week 10 matchup with the Seattle Seahawks.

Friday, November 13: Henderson was not listed on the Rams’ injury report. He appears ready to go on Sunday.

Thursday, November 12: Rams HC Sean McVay said Henderson will practice today and is expected to play Sunday. He was a limited participant and is listed as questionable for Sunday.

Wednesday, November 11: Darrell Henderson, who is battling a thigh/quadriceps injury, did not participate in Wednesday’s practice.

Devonta Freeman, New York Giants (Ankle)

Friday, November 13: The Giants are placing Freeman (ankle) on injured reserve, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Thursday, November 12: Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports that Freeman was unable to finish Thursday’s practice due to a minor aggravation of his ankle injury.

Wednesday, November 11: Devonta Freeman (ankle) was a limited participant at Wednesday’s walk-through practice.

Kenyan Drake, Arizona Cardinals (Ankle)

Sunday. November 15: Kenyan Drake is active for the Arizona Cardinals Week 10 matchup against the Buffalo Bills.

Saturday, November 14: Adam Schefter reported that Drake (Ankle) has a good chance to play against the Bills, but he will test it out before the game and see how he feels.

Friday, November 13: Drake will be a game-time decision against the Bills. He is listed as questionable on the team’s injury report.

Thursday, November 12: Drake was a limited participant in practice on Thursday. He is listed as questionable for Sunday.

Wednesday, November 11: Darren Urban of the Arizona Cardinals website reports that Kenyan Drake (ankle) was limited at Wednesday’s practice.

Miles Sanders, Philadelphia Eagles (Knee)

Sunday, November 15: Miles Sanders is active for the Eagles Week 10 game against the Giants.

Thursday, November 12: Sanders was not listed on the injury report Thursday. It appears he is ready to go on Sunday.

Wednesday, November 11: Miles Sanders (knee) participated in a limited basis at Wednesday’s practice.

Tevin Coleman, San Francisco 49ers (Knee)

Friday, November 13: Coleman was officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Saints.

Thursday, November 12: No further updates were provided.

Wednesday, November 11: According to David Lombardi of The Athletic, head coach Kyle Shanahan said that Tevin Coleman (knee) is unlikely to be available Sunday in New Orleans. However, they hope he will return on November 29 against the Rams after their Week 11 bye.

Travis Homer, Seattle Seahawks (Knee)

Sunday, November 15: Travis Homer is active for the Seattle Seahawks Week 10 matchup against the Los Angeles Rams.

Friday, November 13: Homer was not listed on the team’s injury report on Friday.

Thursday, November 12: Travis Homer was added to the injury report on Thursday with a knee injury. He was a limited participant at practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday.

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