Week 10 is here and the injury report is long. The good news is a number of players were already ruled out, so fantasy owners have time to plan. When it comes to COVID-19 concerns, Ben Roethlisberger is good to go. However, Buffalo's Tyler Kroft (tight end) and Josh Norman (cornerback) will not be playing at Arizona this weekend. This gives a bump to Arizona wide receivers and leaves Kroft owners (likely in two-tight end leagues) scrambling.
New England kicker Nick Folk and Washington kicker Dustin Hopkins are both questionable. In Week 9, Folk was questionable heading into the game as well and he connected all three of his field goal attempts, including a long one of 51 yards and went 3-for-3 on extra points as well. Hopkins was not questionable heading into Week 9, so this is a new injury. Fantasy owners should not plan on using Hopkins if they don’t have to. Folk should be fine, but is not a recommended fantasy start for Week 10.
As always, be sure to check the inactive report before game time for the status of all players.
Kyle Allen, QB, Washington Football Team
Chris Carson, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Tevin Coleman, RB, San Francisco 49ers
Kenny Golladay, WR, Detroit Lions
Carlos Hyde, RB, Seattle Seahawks
Dontrelle Inman, WR, Washington Football Team
Justin Jackson, RB, Los Angeles Chargers
David Johnson, RB, Houston Texans
Christian McCaffrey, RB, Carolina Panthers
Gardner Minshew, QB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Joe Mixon, RB, Cincinnati Bengals
David Montgomery, RB, Chicago Bears
John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals
Deebo Samuel, WR, San Francisco 49ers
Laviska Shenault, Jr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars
Irv Smith, Jr. TE, Minnesota Vikings
Teams on bye: Atlanta, Dallas, Kansas City, New York Jets
Note: All times are ET and games are on Sunday, Nov. 15 unless otherwise noted.
Kenyan Drake (ankle), RB, Arizona Cardinals vs. Buffalo Bills, 4:05 p.m.
Drake is being considered a game-time decision after putting in limited practices this week. He missed Week 9, following the Cardinals bye with the ankle issue, but it seems he may be able to play this week. Chase Edmonds should still be the lead back in a good matchup, but he drops from a borderline RB1 to a low RB2 with Drake active. Drake's owners have a tough decision to make. If Drake starts, he's an RB2, but a game-time decision in a late-afternoon game is hard to wait for. Make sure you have other options if you do plan on starting him. It's also possible the team eases him back in if Edmonds is doing fine.
Allen Robinson (knee), WR, Chicago Bears vs. Minnesota Vikings, 8:15 p.m. (Mon.)
Since the Bears aren't playing until Monday, this sounds like it may be a tough call. However, all signs point to Robinson playing. He was able to practice in a limited fashion, so it may just be that he was dealing with some soreness. Given the struggles of the Bears on offense, Robinson should be treated as a WR2.
Jerry Jeudy (shoulder), WR, Denver Broncos at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m.
After missing Wednesday's practice, Jeudy was able to return to a limited practice on Thursday. The team has said that they expect him to play, so fantasy owners should plan to have him in their lineups as well. It's risky as the Broncos play in the 4 p.m. ET window, but there are no signs that he'll sit out in Week 10. The Raiders aren't a great pass defense, so Jeudy should be a WR2.
T.J. Hockenson (toe), TE, Detroit Lions vs. Washington Football Team, 1 p.m.
After not practicing on Thursday, Hockenson returned to practice on Friday. For anyone following practice and injury reports, you know that Friday's practice is the telling one in determining if a player will be active on Sunday. Since Hockenson was able to practice, plan on having him in your lineups as a TE1.
Mark Ingram (ankle), RB, Baltimore Ravens at New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m.
Ingram hurt his ankle in Week 6, had the bye in Week 7, and still missed the next two games with the injury. He was able to practice this week, which puts him on track to play, although he did miss Thursday's practice after being limited on Wednesday. Fantasy owners are going to have to wait until Sunday night to know his status, which means the safest bet is to leave him on the bench as it's a risky start all the way around.
Matt Breida (hamstring), RB, Miami Dolphins vs. Los Angeles Chargers, 4:05 p.m.
It is possible that Breida plays in Week 10 after missing Week 9. However, the Dolphins' backfield is a mess that is going to be awful for all fantasy owners to figure out. Breida, when healthy, might be the best option, but he's not healthy this week. The safest best for fantasy owners this week is to leave Breida on the bench.
Damien Harris (ankle/chest), RB, New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:20 p.m.
Harris had the ankle injury prior to Week 9, but he picked up the chest injury during the game. In Week 9, he only had 14 carries for 71 yards. However, that was against the Jets. He faces the Ravens in Week 10, which is a much stiffer test. Fantasy owners should expect Harris to play, but temper expectations when it comes to production.
N'Keal Harry (concussion), WR, New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens, 8:20 p.m.
Harry has missed the last two games because of a concussion. He was able to return to practice in a limited capacity this week, which means he likely will play Sunday night. However, with Jakobi Meyers stepping up as Cam Newton's favorite target, it's hard to trust Harry this week. Given the matchup, the questionable tag, and the presence of Meyers, leave Harry on the bench.
Robert Tonyan (ankle), TE, Green Bay Packers vs. Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m.
All signs point to Tonyan sitting. For fantasy owners that are still trying to capture his Week 4 magic, you may have to continue to wait. Tonyan injured his ankle in practice on Thursday and didn't practice on Friday. Leave him on the bench this week.
— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.