Similar to last week, Week 10 has a ton of uncertainty surrounding injury situations. Below, Waz shares all of his thoughts, as well as his updated rankings heading into Sunday. Take it away, Waz…
* Both Kyler Murray (QB14) and DeAndre Hopkins (WR29) are likely game-time decisions again this week. Murray did put in limited work yesterday and the expectation is that he will play. On the other hand, Hopkins was a DNP all week and will likely miss his second straight game. We should see a healthy dose of Christian Kirk (WR31), A.J. Green (WR39), and Zach Ertz (TE11) in the passing game.
* The Buccaneers have already ruled out Antonio Brown and Rob Gronkowski, and Chris Godwin (WR25) is at risk of joining them. Godwin was a DNP on Wednesday and Thursday because of a foot injury, but logged a limited practice yesterday. If Godwin sits, look for Tyler Johnson (WR43) to make a splash in his absence, as well as an increased red zone opportunities for O.J. Howard (TE20) and Cameron Brate (TE26).
* James Robinson (RB17) put in a pair of late-week limited practices, but didn’t partake in positional drills yesterday. He could be a GTD with a legitimate 50/50 chance of playing. If he sits, Carlos Hyde (RB43) could flirt with low-end RB2 numbers on volume alone against a Colts defense that ranks 2nd in Rush DVOA.
* Keenan Allen (WR15) has been nursing a knee injury, but logged back-to-back late-week practices and should be active. If Allen is limited in any way, both Chargers tight ends, Jared Cook (TE17) and Donald Parham Jr. (TE24), as well as Jalen Guyton (WR74), could see increased looks.
* Neither Damien Harris (RB39) nor Rhamondre Stevenson (RB44) has been cleared of the concussion protocol yet. Unless they put in a contact practice, they are longshots to suit up tomorrow. If one or both sit, Brandon Bolden (RB30) should lead the backfield with some J.J. Taylor (RB47) sprinkled in.
* After reaggravating his hamstring in practice on Thursday, I do not expect Julio Jones (WR33) to play tomorrow. If he does, he’s likely to be on a limited snap count. Whether or not Jones plays, it’s wheels-up for A.J. Brown (WR5), the de facto focal point of the Titans offense sans Derrick Henry. It’s worth mentioning that Ryan Tannehill (QB13) was a DNP yesterday due to an illness, but the expectation is that he plays.
* Broncos’ WR3, Tim Patrick (WR34), has been dealing with a knee injury, but logged a pair of limited practices this week. He should play, and despite likely being fourth in line for targets behind Jerry Jeudy (WR22), Noah Fant (TE5), and Courtland Sutton (WR26), still carries decent standalone flex appeal against an Eagles defense that ranks 21st in Pass DVOA.
* After a pair of limited practices and a full participant in practice yesterday, Corey Davis (WR40) appears on track to make his return from his hip injury that sidelined him for two games. Tevin Coleman (NR) should also return from a hamstring injury that has kept him out for four weeks, but he will likely be the odd man out behind Michael Carter (RB21) and Ty Johnson (RB36). Mike White (QB28) will be starting over Zach Wilson (QB37) this week. Both Carter and Johnson have been heavily targeted in the passing game when White is behind center.
* Zack Moss (RB40) still needs to clear the concussion protocol, but is trending in the right direction. Because of the concussion he suffered, I believe that the Bills will lean a little more on Devin Singletary (RB22) this week against a Jets defense that ranks 31st in Rush DVOA.
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Rob Waziak aka "Waz" is a fantasy football analyst who competes in draft and season-long expert rankings competitions. He's consistently been at or near the top of all industry-wide leaderboards since 2017.
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