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Fantasy Football Week 10 injury report: Updates on Christian McCaffrey, Nick Chubb, Calvin Ridley and more

A player's injury status can have a significant effect on fantasy football — it can alter draft strategy, roster construction, and, most importantly, it can determine start-or-sit decisions for your fantasy team.

Each week, I will comb through the official injury reports for each game and give updates and analysis for fantasy-relevant players. Injuries are fluid, so make sure to stay up to date by following @mario_pilato on Twitter.

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ARIZONA CARDINALS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Kenyan Drake RB 60.3 N/A Ankle Questionable

Mario’s take: Drake left in the fourth quarter of the game in Week 7 due to a high ankle sprain and has not played since. He was limited in practice on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Drake is a game-time decision, and I believe he will play. The question with high ankle sprains is how effective the player will be when they return. Saquon Barkley and Alvin Kamara were never the same in the 2019-2020 season after returning from their high ankle sprains.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Calvin Ridley WR 81.5 N/A Foot  Out

Mario’s take: Ridley suffered a mild mid-foot sprain in Week 8. A typical return-to-play timeline for a Grade 1 mild mid-foot sprain is around one week. He missed Week 9, and the Falcons have a bye in Week 10.

BALTIMORE RAVENS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Mark Ingram  RB 54.0 RB60 Ankle  Questionable

Mario’s take:  Ingram suffered a mid-to-high left ankle sprain in Week 6. He came back into the game with a heavily taped ankle but exited for good after just one carry. Ingram missed Week 8 and Week 9. He was a limited participant in practice Wednesday, missed practice on Thursday, and was a full participant Friday. Talk from the Ravens is they believe he returns in Week 10, and I am optimistic he returns.

BUFFALO BILLS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
John Brown WR 65.9 WR45 Knee (-)

Mario’s take: Brown missed practice on Wednesday but was a full participant at practice Thursday and Friday. I believe it was to manage his health; he should be ready to go for Week 10.

CAROLINA PANTHERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Christian McCaffrey RB 76.0 RB44 Shoulder Out

Mario’s take: McCaffrey suffered a sprained A/C joint sprain when he landed hard on his shoulder late in Week 9. A Grade 1 sprain return-to-play timeline is one to three weeks. McCaffrey has been ruled out for Week 10.

CINCINNATI BENGALS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Joe Mixon RB 66.0 RB16 Foot  Doubtful

Mario’s take:  Mixon injured his foot in the first half of Week 6. He returned after halftime, but Giovani Bernard saw an expanded role. Mixon did not play in Week 7 or Week 8, and he rested during the Week 9 bye. Mixon did not practice the whole week. I do no expect Mixon to return in Week 10.

CHICAGO BEARS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
David Montgomery RB 77.4 RB47 Head Questionable
Cole Kmet TE 64.0 TE56 Groin Questionable
Mitchell Trubisky QB 70.4 N/A Shoulder Doubtful
Allen Robinson II WR 80.7 WR10 Knee Questionable

Mario’s take: Montgomery suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of Week 9. He entered the five-step concussion protocol and has not practiced all week. The Bears have an extra day of rest due to playing on MNF, but I am not optimist Montgomery will be ready for Week 10.

Kmet has not practiced all week due to a lingering groin issue. I believe he will follow the same path, practice-wise, as last week. He should be good to go for Week 10.

Trubisky missed practice on Thursday and Friday. Trubisky likely misses another week with his shoulder injury.

Robinson was a limited participant at practice Thursday and Friday, but I expect him to be ready for Week 10.

CLEVELAND BROWNS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Nick Chubb RB 76.1 RB12 Knee Questionable
Odell Beckham Jr. WR 75.3 N/A Knee  IR

Mario’s take: Chubb has not played since Week 4 due to an MCL sprain. The Browns designated Chubb for return from the injured reserve on Monday. He has been practicing all week. I expect Chubb to return to action in Week 10.

Beckham tore his ACL in Week 7. I originally believed his foot inverting might have prevented an ACL tear, but that was not the case.  I believe he also damaged his meniscus. Beckham will undergo surgery and will miss the remainder of the season.

DALLAS COWBOYS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Dak Prescott QB 85.2 N/A Ankle  Out

Mario’s takePrescott suffered a compound fracture in his ankle during Week 5. A compound fracture is when the bone has gone through the skin. It is unclear if he suffered multiple fractures or ligament damage, which would create instability.

DENVER BRONCOS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Courtland Sutton WR 72.9 N/A Knee IR
Tim Patrick WR 71.6 WR41 Hamstring (-)
Jerry Jeudy WR 66.9 WR16 Shoulder Questionable
Noah Fant TE 68.4 TE4 Ankle (-)

Mario’s take: Sutton left the game in Week 2 due to a knee injury and cramping and was later diagnosed with an ACL tear. Sutton will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Patrick was a limited participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday and a full-go at Friday's practice. He will play in Week 10.

Fant was a limited participant Wednesday and was a full participant at practice Thursday and Friday. He will be ready to play in Week 10.

Jeudy did not practice Wednesday but was a limited participant at practice Thursday and Friday. I expect Jeudy to play in Week 10.

DETROIT LIONS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Kenny Golladay WR 81.6 WR81 Hip Out
T.J. Hockenson TE 78.7 TE2 Toe Questionable

Mario’s take:  Golladay injured his hip in the third quarter of Week 8. I believe he suffered either a Grade 1 or Grade 2 groin strain. A Grade 1 strain would cost him one to two weeks, while a Grade 2 strain would cost him three to six weeks. He did not play in Week 9 and missed practice all week. Golladay has been ruled out for Week 10.

Hockenson did not practice Thursday but was a limited participant at Friday's practice. He is trending up, and I am optimistic Hockenson has a shot at playing Sunday.

GREEN BAY PACKERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Equanimeous St. Brown WR 52.8 N/A Knee Questionable
Marcedes Lewis TE 68.6 N/A Knee (-)
Robert Tonyan TE 70.2 TE13 Knee Questionable

Mario’s take: Brown has been a limited participant at practice all week, and I expect him to play in Week 10.

Lewis was a limited participant Wednesday, missed practice on Thursday, but was a full participant at Friday's practice. He will play in Week 10.

Tonyan was a limited participant at Thursday’s practice and did not practice Friday. He needs to be monitored all the way up to kick-off.

HOUSTON TEXANS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
David Johnson RB 56.9 RB45 Head Questionable

Mario’s take: Johnson suffered a concussion in the second quarter of Week 9. He entered the five-step concussion protocol and has not practiced all week. I do not expect Johnson to play in Week 10.

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Mo Alie-Cox TE 90.5 TE22 Knee Questionable
Parris Campbell WR 72.8 N/A Knee  IR
Jack Doyle TE 53.7 TE40 Head  Out

Mario’s take: Cox was a limited participant at practice Wednesday, and I expect him to play in Week 10.

Campbell was carted off the field in Week 2 after spraining his MCL and PCL. His multi-ligament injury has ruled him out indefinitely. I expect him to be back in four to six weeks.

Doyle suffered a concussion during the second quarter of Week 9 and has been placed in the five-step concussion protocol. He has been ruled out for Week 10.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Dede Westbrook WR 53.7 N/A Knee IR
Devine Ozigbo RB N/A N/A Hamstring Out
D.J. Chark Jr. WR 73.2 WR23 Illness (-)
Gardner Minshew III QB 69.7 N/A Thumb Out
Laviska Shenault Jr. WR 73.5 WR68 Hamstring Out

Mario’s take: Westbrook was carted off in the fourth quarter of Week 7 with a torn ACL. He will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Ozigbo reinjured his hamstring in Week 7 and has not played since. He did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 10.

X-rays showed that Minshew had suffered multiple fractures and torn ligaments in his thumb. He did not play in Week 9 and has been ruled out for Week 10.

Shenault injured his hamstring in Week 9. He came out and briefly re-entered the contest. Shenault pulled up on a route and subsequently missed the rest of the game. I believe he suffered a Grade 1 strain. He was a limited participant in Wednesday's and Thursday's practice, and he missed Friday's practice entirely. Shenault has been ruled out for Week 10.

Chark missed practice Thursday due to an illness but was a full participant at Friday's practice. He will play in Week 10.

KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Sammy Watkins WR 66.9 N/A Hamstring Out

Mario’s take: Watkins injured his hamstring during the second quarter of Week 5. He missed Week 6, Week 7, Week 8 and Week 9. The Chiefs have a bye in Week 10 and expect Watkins to return to the lineup in Week 11.

LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

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LOS ANGELES CHARGERS

 

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Austin Ekeler RB 84.5 N/A Knee IR
Justin Jackson RB 70.4 RB40 Knee Out
Troymaine Pope RB 65.9 RB52 Neck Questionable

Mario’s take: Ekeler was carted off the field in Week 4. He hyperextended his knee at an awkward angle, immediately grabbed his hamstring and could not put any pressure on his left foot. Ekeler escaped with a Grade 2 hamstring tear and will miss four to six weeks.

Jackson reinjured his knee during pregame warmups in Week 9. He was taken out of the game after one snap. Jackson did not practice all week and will not play in Week 10.

Pope has been a full participant at practice all week, and I expect him to return to action in Week 10.

LOS ANGELES RAMS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Cooper Kupp WR 74.7 WR10 Wrist (-)
Darrell Henderson Jr. RB 90.2 RB20 Thigh/Quadriceps (-)

Mario’s take: Kupp was a limited participant at practice Wednesday and Thursday and a full participant at Friday's practice. He will play in Week 10.

Henderson Jr. did not participate in practice Wednesday, was a limited participant Thursday, and a full participant at Friday's practice. I do believe they are managing his injury and that he will be ready for Week 10.

MIAMI DOLPHINS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Myles Gaskin RB 68.3 N/A Knee IR
Matt Breida RB 58.9 RB59 Hamstring Out

Mario’s take: Gaskins was surprisingly placed on IR last week. He has a sprained MCL and will miss the next two weeks.

Brieda missed Week 9. He was a limited participant all week but has been ruled out for Week 10.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Irv Smith Jr. TE 67.3 TE26 Groin  Questionable

Mario’s take: Smith didn’t practice Thursday or Friday. He has an extra day to rest due to playing on MNF, but I am not optimistic that he plays in Week 10.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Damien Harris RB 87.0 RB33 Chest/Ankle Questionable
Julian Edelman WR 68.8 N/A Knee IR
N’Keal Harry WR 65.3 WR82 Head Questionable

Mario’s take: Harris was a limited participant in practice all week, and I expect him to play in Week 10.

Edelman underwent surgery in Week 8 and will miss at least three weeks after being placed on IR.

Harry sustained a head injury in Week 7. He was placed into the five-step concussion protocol. Harry was out for both Week 8 and Week 9. He was a limited participant in practice all week. I expect him to return to action in Week 10.

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Drew Brees QB 78.2 QB12 Shoulder  (-)
Michael Thomas WR 66.6 WR4 Ankle/Hamstring (-)

Mario’s take: Bress was a limited participant at practice all week, and he will play in Week 10.

Thomas missed time from Week 2 to Week 6 due to a high ankle sprain and missed Week 7 and Week 8 with a hamstring injury. He made it through Week 9 without any setbacks during the game. Thomas was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday and a full participant in Friday's practice. He will play in Week 10.

NEW YORK GIANTS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Saquon Barkley RB 60.2 N/A Knee IR
Devonta Freeman RB 55.0 RB46 Ankle  Out
Sterling Shepard WR 77.4 WR35 Shoulder/Toe (-)
Golden Tate WR 63.2 WR79 Knee Questionable

Mario’s take: Barkley sprained his MCL and tore his ACL and meniscus in Week 2. He will undergo surgery and miss the remainder of the season.

Freeman did not play in Week 8 or Week 9. He was a limited participant in Wednesday’s practice. He was unable to finish Thursday's practice, and he did not practice Friday. Freeman has been ruled out for Week 10.

Shepard was limited in practice all week, and he will play in Week 10.

Tate is believed to have suffered a minor knee injury in practice Thursday and was a limited participant in Friday's practice. I expect Tate to be ready for Week 10.

NEW YORK JETS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Sam Darnold QB 57.1 N/A Shoulder Out
Chris Hogan WR 56.1 N/A Knee  IR

Mario’s take: Darnold seemed to reinjure his shoulder in the fourth quarter. Just like in Week 4, when he initially injured his A/C joint, he battled through the rest of the game. I imagine the Jets will protect their franchise QB and sit him until after their Week 10 bye.  

Hogan was injured in Week 5 and was put on IR. He underwent arthroscopic surgery and will miss at least eight weeks.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Alshon Jeffery WR N/A WR64 Foot (-)
Miles Sanders RB 60.4 RB8 Knee     (-)    
Zach Ertz TE 59.6 N/A Ankle Out

Mario’s take: Jeffery is recovering from a Lisfranc injury and has yet to play this season. He has been a full participant in practice all week. Jeffery is set to see his first action of the season in Week 10.

Sanders injured his knee on a 74-yard run in Week 6. He missed Week 7 and Week 8. He was able to rest during the Week 9 bye. Sanders was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and a full participant in Thursday's and Friday's practice. He will return in Week 10.

Ertz suffered an ankle injury early in the fourth quarter of Week 6. He suffered a high-ankle sprain and will miss four to six weeks.

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Anthony McFarland Jr. RB 56.9 RB62 Illness Questionable
JuJu Smith-Schuster WR 73.0 WR26 Knee (-)

Mario’s take: McFarland missed practice Thursday and Friday due to an illness. I do not believe he will be ready for Week 10.

Smith-Schuster missed Wednesday’s practice like he has done all year — it is of no concern. He practiced in full on Thursday and Friday, and he will play in Week 10.

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Deebo Samuel WR 73.1 WR83 Hamstring Out
Jeff Wilson RB 79.1 N/A Ankle IR
Jimmy Garoppolo QB 67.5 N/A Ankle IR
George Kittle TE 79.7 N/A Foot IR
Tevin Coleman RB 65.7 RB66 Knee Out
Raheem Mostert RB 89.1 RB57 Ankle Out

Mario’s take: Samuel injured his hamstring in Week 7. He missed Week 8 and Week 9. He did not practice all week and has been ruled out for Week 10. I do not expect him to play until after their Week 11 bye.

Wilson injured his ankle while scoring his third touchdown of the game in the third quarter of Week 7. He was placed on IR and will miss at least three weeks.

Garoppolo reinjured his high-ankle sprain in Week 8. This is a tough injury to deal with because you will be ineffective if you come back too early. He missed multiple games the first time around with this injury, and Garoppollo is expected to miss six to eight weeks.

Kittle left the game in the fourth quarter of Week 8. It looked as if Kittle would suffer from a mild inversion ankle sprain, but X-rays revealed a small fracture in his foot. Kittle will miss the next eight weeks.

In Coleman’s first game back from IR, he exited early with a knee sprain, which is the same injury that caused him to go on IR earlier in the season. Coleman missed Week 9 and has been ruled out for Week 10. I expect him to come back after the 49ers' Week 11 bye.

Mostert injured his ankle in Week 6. He tried to return in the third quarter but was ruled out for the rest of the game. I believe he either suffered a high ankle sprain or a moderate-lateral ankle sprain. He did not play in Week 7, Week 8 or Week 9. I do not expect Mostert to return after the Week 11 bye.

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Chris Carson RB 80.6 RB11 Foot Out
Carlos Hyde RB 62.8 RB63 Hamstring Out
Travis Homer RB 56.9 RB61 Knee Questionable
Greg Olsen TE 61.3 TE25 Foot (-)

Mario’s take: Carson suffered a mid-foot sprain in Week 7. He didn’t play in Week 8 or Week 9. Carson did not practice all week, and has been ruled out for Week 10.

Hyde missed Week 8 and Week 9. He did not participate in Wednesday’s and Thursday's practice but was a limited participant at Friday's practice. He has been ruled out for Week 10.

Olsen did not practice Wednesday, but he practiced in full on Thursday and Friday. He will be ready for Week 10.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Chris Godwin WR 73.3 WR19 Finger (-)
Scotty Miller WR 67.6 WR89 Hip/Groin (-)

Mario’s take: Godwin was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday, and he was a full participant in Friday's practice. Godwin will play in Week 10.

Miller was a limited participant in practice Wednesday and Thursday and a full participant at Friday's practice. He will play in Week 10.

TENNESSEE TITANS

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Adam Humphries WR 74.1 WR87 Head Out

Mario’s take: Humphries suffered a concussion after a scary hit at the end of the first half in Week 8. He was entered into the five-step concussion protocol. Humphries missed Week 9 and has been ruled out for Week 10.

WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM

Player Pos PFF grade Consensus Rank Injury Status
Antonio Gibson RB 77.8 RB14 Shoulder (-)
Dontrelle Inman WR 61.6 WR84 Hamstring Out
Kyle Allen WR 68.5 N/A Ankle IR

Mario’s take: Gibson did not practice Wednesday but practiced in full on Thursday and Friday. He will be ready to roll in Week 10.

Inman missed Week 9 and did not practice Wednesday but was a limited participant Thursday and Friday. He has been ruled out for Week 10.

Allen is undergoing surgery to repair his fractured dislocated ankle. He will miss the remainder of the season.

 

Mario Pilato has a master's degree in Kinesiology and a bachelor's degree in Exercise Sports Science, along with eight years of experience in the strength and conditioning industry, including at the collegiate and NFL level. His injury analysis articles will appear weekly.

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