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NFL Week 10 Injury Report: All 14 games

Seattle, Washington, USA; Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) returns to the sideline following a series against the Los Angeles Rams the second quarter at Lumen Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

A player's injury status can have a significant effect on both real life and fantasy football. So, each week, PFF injury analyst Mario Pilato will comb through the official injury reports for each NFL game and give updates and analysis for fantasy-relevant players.

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KEY
DNP: Did not participate in practice
LP: Limited participation in practice
FP: Full participation
(-): Not listed
OUT: Player will not play
D: Player is unlikely to play
Q: Player is not certain to play
NIR – Rest: Not injury-related or resting veteran

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BAL @ MIA | DET @ PIT | JAX @ IND | CLE @ NE | ATL @ DAL |
NO @ TEN | BUF @ NYJ | TB @ WFT | CAR @ ARZ | MIN @ LAC |
SEA @ GB | PHI @ DEN | KC @ LV | LAR @ SF


Baltimore Ravens@ Miami Dolphins (+8.5)

Name Position Team Injury Fantasy Rank Proj. points Mon. Status Tues. Status Wed. Status Game Status
Marquise Brown WR BLT Back WR13 14.4 LP FP FP (-)
Sammy Watkins WR BLT Thigh WR72 5.2 LP LP FP Q
Tua Tagovailoa QB MIA Left Finger QB19 2.8 LP LP LP Q
Latavius Murray RB BLT Ankle RB64 0.0 DNP DNP DNP D
Nick Boyle TE BLT Knee 0.0 LP LP LP Q

The Over/Under for this game is currently 46. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


Detroit Lions @ Pittsburgh Steelers (-7.5)

Mario's Take: Lions RB Jamaal Williams will miss his second straight game with a thigh injury. I expect him to miss another week or two.

Steelers WR Chase Claypool is out for Week 10 with a toe injury. I believe he is dealing with a Grade 2 turf toe injury — RTP is typically one to three weeks. It takes one month to completely heal.

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is out for Week 10 after being placed on the COVID-19 list.

Andrew's Take:  Expect D'Andre Swift to have a massive role with Williams sidelined.  In the first three quarters of their Week 8 contest Swift played 95% of the offensive snaps and saw 18 touches before straight garbage time.

The last time Diontae Johnson played without Claypool in the lineup, he saw 14 targets. Love him in DFS this week at $6,800 on DraftKings

James Washington is also getting some steam with Claypool out of the lineup, but I am less optimistic he can deliver a worthwhile performance. Washington has already seen a bump in usage since JuJu Smith-Schuster‘s injury, and he has not been involved in the offense whatsoever.

His 12% target rate per route run ranks sixth-worst this season among WRs with at least 19 targets.

For immediate plug-and-play production off the waiver wire, start Pat Freiermuth. He’s coming off a third straight productive outing, catching five passes for 43 yards and two touchdowns on a 73% routes run per dropback rate. The rookie is averaging 13.5 fantasy points and a 17% target share in his past three games.

He is set up nicely to continue his hot streak versus the Detroit Lions, who rank 31st in yards per target allowed to tight ends.

Don’t be overly concerned about Eric Ebron‘s return, either. The most likely scenario is that he takes over the snaps currently being occupied by third-string tight end Zach Gentry, or the Steelers and run their base offense from 12 personnel. There’s no putting the Freiermuth genie back in the bottle.

But there is obvious concern for all Steelers pass-catchers with the change at quarterback. Mason Rudolph is slated to start with Ben Roethlisberger placed on the COVID-19 list.

It makes Washington a much better option in DFS for two reasons. First, Rudolph's arm and ability to attack downfield (9.0 aDOT) significantly boosts Washington's fantasy outlook as a vertical threat.  Second, the backup quarterback doesn't have the same tendency to hyper-target Johnson on every other play, so it does move DJ down the fantasy football rankings ever so slightly.

It affects the Steelers rookie tight end the most, who was bound to see his production regress after scoring the second-most fantasy points over expectation the last four weeks. Freiermuth and Big Ben have a strong connection that is not guaranteed to carry over with Rudolph under center.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 42.5. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


Jacksonville Jaguars @ Indianapolis Colts (-10.5)

Name Position Team Injury Fantasy Rank Proj. points Wed. Status Thurs. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Carson Wentz QB IND Illness QB14 20.0 (-) LP FP (-)
Trevor Lawrence QB JAX Ankle QB20 16.4 LP LP FP (-)
T.Y. Hilton WR IND Concussion WR72 7.1 LP FP FP (-)
James Robinson RB JAX Heel RB19 6.9 DNP LP LP Q
Jack Doyle TE IND NIR-Rest TE34 4.2 (-) DNP FP (-)

Mario's Take: Jaguars RB James Robinson was trending up all week but did not participate in positional drill work on Friday. It sounds like a game-time decision, but I am optimistic Robinson plays.

Andrew's Take: Add Carlos Hyde. If JRob can't go, it's hard to fade Hyde after he saw 22 touches last week. Make sure he isn't on waivers as we await the Robinson news.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 47.5. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


Cleveland Browns @ New England Patriots (-2.5)

Mario's Take: Patriots RBs Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson did not practice all week because they have been placed in the five-step concussion protocol, but they had an extra day to make it through the protocol because it's a home game. It was not enough for Damien Harris but was for Rhamondre Stevenson.

Andrew's Take: Damien Harris has been ruled out, which sets the stage for Rhamondre Stevenson to draw the start for the New England Patriots assuming he clears the concussion protocol.  Stevenson draws a tough matchup versus the Cleveland Browns run defense – the unit ranks fourth in fewest yards per carry and second in explosive run rate allowed to opposing running backs.

However, Stevenson has been more involved in the passing game than Harris ever was, giving him an additional outlet to score fantasy points. The rookie is coming off his best game as a pro – 12 touches for 106, 78.9 PFF grade – so expect him to keep rolling.

Play D'Ernest Johnson everywhere. Nick ChubbDemetric Felton and John Kelly all tested positive for COVID-19 and will be out in Week 10.

This thrusts Johnson into a true every-down role — even more so than when he first filled in for Chubb and Kareem Hunt back in Week 7. In that game, Johnson played 69% of the snaps and seized 24 touches en route to a No. 4 overall finish.

With a snap share above at least 70% for Johnson with no other Cleveland running back available he has to be ranked as a top-10 running back for Week 10. It doesn’t hurt his case either that the New England Patriots have allowed the sixth-most fantasy points per game to running backs over the last four weeks.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 45. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


Atlanta Falcons @ Dallas Cowboys (-8.5)

Mario's Take: Cowboys WR Cedrick Wilson was a DNP all week until logging a limited session on Friday. He is dealing with a shoulder injury. It is more of a pain management situation, so he's likely to get the shot if he plays.

Andrew's Take: Michael Gallup is set to return from injured reserve (IR) this week in a plus matchup versus the Falcons. Recall that fill-in No. 3 wide receiver Cedrick Wilson ran a route on 91% of Dak Prescott’s dropbacks in Week 9 because Dallas shifted its base offensive personnel without Blake Jarwin, lining up in 11 personnel on 82% of their plays, which was a far cry from their 54% average entering the game.

The change in personnel bodes extremely well for Gallup, as he should step in and be an immediate contributor for the Cowboys offense. Playing him is a cheap way to get exposure to the game with the highest total on the main slate.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 54.5. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


New Orleans Saints @ Tennessee Titans (-3)

Name Position Team Injury Fantasy Rank Proj. points Wed. Status Thurs. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Ryan Tannehill QB TEN Illness QB16 22.8 (-) (-) DNP (-)
A.J. Brown WR TEN Knee WR5 15.7 LP FP DNP (-)
Julio Jones WR TEN Hamstring WR31 11.4 (-) LP DNP Q
Ty Montgomery RB NO Hamstring RB75 1.1 LP LP LP Q
Tory Carter TE TEN Hip 0.2 DNP DNP LP (-)
Alvin Kamara RB NO Knee RB48 0.0 DNP DNP DNP OUT

Mario's Take: Titans QB Ryan Tannehill was a DNP Friday, but I am not concerned. He missed practiced due to illness but will be ready Sunday. WR AJ Brown had his typical DNP and will be ready to roll. WR Julio Jones was shown on video running a route and clearly aggravating his hamstring strain. I do not expect him to play in Week 10, and they should sit him until he is 100% healthy.

Saints RB Alvin Kamara has been ruled out of Week 10 due to a knee injury. I do not expect this to be a lengthy injury. He will be back in the next week or two.

Andrew's Take:  Start Mark Ingram II in DFS and season-long leagues. The veteran running backs saw 14 touches last week while working alongside Kamara, making 20-plus touches well in his range of outcomes. The backfield has zero competition and the matchup ranks sixth-best per PFF's strength of schedule tool. He is RB8 in the PFF Fantasy projections.

Julio Jones was placed on IR, setting A.J. Brown up for another monster week.

The Saints have allowed the third-most fantasy points to WRs over the last four weeks, and Brown has essentially been the Tennessee Titans‘ entire passing attack over that time span. The talented wide receiver has been seizing a massive 50% air yards share and 32% target share, solidifying his alpha status.

For DFS, the punt play is Marcus Johnson at $3,000. He ran a route on 74% of Ryan Tannehill's dropbacks in Week 8 filling in for Jones.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 44. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


Buffalo Bills @ New York Jets (+13)

Mario's Take: Jets WR Corey Davis made progress this week and logged a full practice Friday. I believe he will return in Week 10. RB Tevin Coleman will return to the field in Week 10 after logging a full practice Friday. QB Zach Wilson logged a full practice Friday but the Jets named Mike White the starter. This will give Wilson the chance to be 100% healthy before coming back.

Bills RB Zack Moss logged limited practices Thursday and Friday. He is on the right track to play Sunday but will need to be cleared by a neurologist.

Andrew's Take: Moss will play and should be in starting lineups. This week, his matchup versus the New York Jets — who have allowed the most fantasy points per game to RBs — is divine.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 47.5. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Washington Football Team (+9.5)

Mario's Take: Bucs WR Chris Godwin was  a DNP all week until logging a limited session Friday. He is a true game-time decision but has a shot at playing. With the amount of injuries they have, he may press to play. TE Rob Gronkowski has been ruled out another week. He is close to returning, and I expect him back in next couple of weeks. WR Antonio Brown has been ruled out yet again. There was a video that surfaced earlier this week of him rehabbing his ankle. His ankle was clearly swollen — displaying a lack of balance — and had an abnormal gait. Due to this I believe he is weeks away from playing.

Washington Football Team WR Dyami Brown was a limited participant all week, and I expect him to return to action. WR Curtis Samuel has been ruled out of Week 10. He went a saw another specialist about his groin issue. I believe it is getting close to the Washington Football Team shutting him down for the season.

Andrew's Take: Bucs expect receiver Chris Godwin to be able to play Sunday vs. Washington. It's a big boost for offense with one of Tom Brady’s top targets able to go despite foot injury. If he's active, you start him. Play him alongside Evans in DFS stacks because the injury concerns will suppress his overall rostership.

You can still start Tyler Johnson as a low-end WR3 option or in DFS.

The second-year wide receiver is an awesome punt option because he should see a lot of playing time in a good matchup with Brown out. In his last two games filling in for Brown, Johnson has run a route on 66% of Brady’s dropbacks.

And in Week 8, Johnson turned his usage into five catches for 65 yards on six targets. With a full-time role in a Brady-led offense, Johnson should easily pay off his cheap salary.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 51. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


Carolina Panthers @ Arizona Cardinals (-10.5)

Mario's Take: Cardinals QB Kyler Murray was a DNP all week until logging a limited session on Friday. He is a game-time decision, but it looks like the Cardinals will rest him for another week.

DeAndre Hopkins was a DNP all week, and I believe he will miss his second straight game. Depending on standings, I would not be shocked if the Cardinals sit Hopkins until after their Week 12 bye. They have Super Bowl aspirations, and it would be the smart move.

WR Rondale Moore returned to practice in a limited fashion on Friday from his neck/concussion injury. I am optimistic he will clear the five-step protocol before Sunday's game.

RB Chase Edmonds has been ruled out with an ankle injury. I believe he has suffered a high-ankle sprain and will miss multiple weeks.

Panthers QB Sam Darnold has been placed on IR with an incomplete fracture in his scapula. This injury takes four or more weeks to heal. The Panthers have signed and brought Cam Newton back home. I believe we have seen the last of Sam Darnold in a Panthers jersey.

Andrew's Take:  Prepare lineups for life without Kyler Murray and DeAndre Hopkins for a second straight week.

Per Adam Schefter, WR Rondale Moore is most likely to play. However, even with Hopkins, A.J. Green and Chase Edmonds out last week, Moore had just five catches for 25 yards.

Christian Kirk is the one to start here after he ran a route on 100% of Colt McCoy's dropbacks and posted a team-high 91 receiving yards. He's a solid DFS option at $5.5K on DraftKings.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 44. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


Minnesota Vikings @ Los Angeles Chargers (-3)

Name Position Team Injury Fantasy Rank Proj. points Wed. Status Thurs. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Keenan Allen WR LAC Knee WR10 17.5 DNP LP LP Q
Stephen Anderson TE LAC Ankle TE52 2.6 FP FP FP (-)
Justin Jackson RB LAC Quadricep 0.0 DNP DNP DNP D

Mario's Take: Chargers WR Keenan Allen is questionable with a knee injury but has logged two limited practices in a row. He is trending in the right direction, and I believe he plays in Week 10. RB Justin Jackson has been a DNP all week with a quad injury. I do not believe he plays in Week 10 and could miss another week or two.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 53.5 PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


Seattle Seahawks @ Green Bay Packers (-3.5)

Name Position Team Injury Fantasy Rank Proj. points Wed. Status Thurs. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Alex Collins RB SEA Groin RB29 5.2 LP LP (-) (-)
Marcedes Lewis TE GB NIR-Rest TE37 4.5 (-) DNP FP (-)
Dominique Dafney TE GB Hamstring 0.0 DNP DNP DNP D
Equanimeous St. Brown WR GB Ankle WR98 0.0 LP LP LP Q

Mario's Take: The big news from this one is Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will return from his finger surgery. There will be no limitations or setbacks. RB Chris Carson is not as lucky: He will miss yet another week. Carson did practice some this week, but it seems he is still a little bit away from playing. His neck injury could flare up at any time, and I expect it to be an issue all year.

Andrew's Take: View Alex Collins as a top-30 running back. He is still the Seahawks starting running back with Carson out of the lineup.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 49.5 PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


Philadelphia Eagles @ Denver Broncos (-2.5)

Name Position Team Injury Fantasy Rank Proj. points Wed. Status Thurs. Status Fri. Status Game Status
DeVonta Smith WR PHI Elbow WR24 13.6 LP FP FP (-)
Tim Patrick WR DEN Knee WR37 10.2 DNP LP LP Q
Albert Okwuegbunam TE DEN Knee TE29 3.9 DNP LP LP Q
Kendall Hinton WR DEN Shoulder WR117 2.7 LP LP FP (-)
Mike Boone RB DEN Hip 0.3 (-) LP DNP Q
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside WR PHI Ankle 0.0 LP LP FP (-)

Mario's Take: Broncos WR Tim Patrick was a DNP on Wednesday but logged limited practices on Thursday and Friday. I expect Patrick to play in Week 10.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 45. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


Kansas City Chiefs @ Las Vegas Raiders (+2.5)

Name Position Team Injury Fantasy Rank Proj. points Wed. Status Thurs. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Tyreek Hill WR KC Ankle WR3 21.1 FP FP FP (-)
Travis Kelce TE KC Neck TE1 16.3 FP FP FP (-)
Darren Waller TE LV NIR-Rest TE2 15.4 DNP FP (-) (-)
Josh Jacobs RB LV Knee RB14 13.7 FP FP FP (-)
Hunter Renfrow WR LV Ankle WR25 13.2 LP FP FP (-)
Michael Burton RB KC Pectoral 0.6 FP FP FP (-)

The Over/Under for this game is currently 52. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.


Los Angeles Rams @ San Francisco 49ers (+4)

Name Position Team Injury Fantasy Rank Proj. points Thurs. Status Fri. Status Game Status
Elijah Mitchell RB SF Rib RB15 13.2 LP LP (-)
George Kittle TE SF Calf TE4 12.2 LP LP (-)
JaMycal Hasty RB SF Ankle RB55 5.6 DNP DNP (-)
Buddy Howell RB LA Ankle 0.0 LP FP (-)

Andrew's Take: Add Jeff Wilson Jr. He will serve as the primary backup to Elijah Mitchell and should see his first game action of the season with JaMycal Hasty sidelined.

The Over/Under for this game is currently 49. PFF Greenline uses exclusive game and player data to make projections on NFL game spreads, moneyline, and over/under.

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