With just four teams on bye compared to six each of the past two weeks, the wide receiver injury report doesn’t lack for names for fantasy owners to read up on. Not being able to count on any Bills, Colts, Lions or Raiders in Week 10 only adds to the difficulty when it comes to filling out wide receiver (and possibly flex) spots in lineups.
As for wide receivers that are on the Week 10 injury report, Travis Benjamin and DeSean Jackson are both listed as doubtful with neither likely to play. Those already ruled out include Jeremy Maclin, Markus Wheaton and Darrius Heyward-Bey.
Teams on bye: Buffalo, Detroit, Indianapolis, Oakland
Note: All games are on Sunday, Nov. 13 unless otherwise noted. All times are ET.
Brandon Marshall (foot), WR, New York Jets vs. Los Angeles Rams, 1 p.m.
Even though he's on the injury report, Marshall is fully expected to play. He had full practices this week, and he should be fine. He hasn't found the end zone since Week 5, and he has struggled since Eric Decker has been out. In the last four games, he has averaged about four receptions and 55.8 receiving yards per game. Even with Ryan Fitzpatrick banged up, Marshall is still a solid wide receiver for Week 10, but fantasy owners looking for the 100-plus yard games and touchdowns have to temper expectations.
Jarvis Landry (shoulder), WR, Miami Dolphins at San Diego Chargers, 4:05 p.m.
The concern with Landry is that he injured his shoulder in practice, not in Week 9, which means he had less time to get treatment to get ready for this afternoon. Landry missed practice on Thursday, but did return for a limited session on Friday. With Kenny Stills (calf) also questionable, the Dolphins are pretty banged up in their receiving corps. Both Landry and Stills are expected to play on Sunday, but both may be a little limited. Look for DeVante Parker to have a bigger role, and for Jay Ajayi to continue to dominate. Landry drops to a WR3 in standard leagues and a low WR2 in PPR formats for Week 10.
Tyrell Williams, WR, San Diego Chargers vs. Miami Dolphins, 4:05 p.m.
Williams just missed one practice this week after playing the entire game in Week 9. He is on track to play and should be in for a bigger role with Travis Benjamin likely out. In every week this season, the Dolphins have allowed an opposing receiver to score a touchdown (disclaimer: in Week 3, Terrelle Pryor rushed for a touchdown, but he also had 144 receiving yards in that game). Williams is coming off a six-reception, 65-yard game with a touchdown in last week’s win over the Titans and is a solid WR2.
Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots vs. Seattle Seahawks, 8:30 p.m.
Edelman has been on the injury report with a foot injury for multiple weeks, but he’s yet to miss a game. Fantasy owners should not be concerned about his availability for Week 10 either. He found the end zone for the first time this season last week, and he should be a big part of the offense tonight. While the Seahawks’ defense is solid, they are traveling across the country on a short week. Seattle also has allowed an opposing receiver to score a touchdown in each of the past two games. The focus will likely be on taking Rob Gronkowski out of the game, leaving Edelman to rack up receptions and fantasy points. He's a WR2.
Allen Hurns (concussion), WR, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, 1 p.m.
Hurns’ toughness isn’t in question, as he’s played through a multitude of injuries the past two seasons. However, Hurns is still in the league's concussion protocol, even though he was able to return to practice on a limited bases, and will likely be a game-time decision today. He also suffered an ankle injury in Week 9, but the concussion is the concern here. Watch the inactive report this morning for his status if you are looking at playing him. He's been putting up WR3 numbers with the occasional WR2 showing. If cleared, he is a WR3 against Houston.
Will Fuller (leg), WR, Houston Texans at Jacksonville Jaguars, 1 p.m.
Coming off the bye, fantasy owners thought that Fuller would be back and healthy. However, he still has the questionable tag and only put in limited practices all week. He hasn't had a good fantasy game since Week 4, as he has just six catches (on 17 targets) for 49 yards in the last four games. To trust Fuller this week is a desperation play. He'll likely be active, but he's a WR4.
Victor Cruz (ankle), WR, New York Giants vs. Cincinnati Bengals, 8:30 p.m. (Mon.)
Cruz hasn't practiced all week since injuring his ankle last Sunday. The injury-plagued receiver has been losing work to Sterling Shepard all season and has yet to have more than five receptions in a game. Cruz is very unlikely to play on Monday night, and fantasy owners certainly shouldn't hold out hope that he'll be available and successful for them. He's still worth holding onto for fantasy purposes, but not starting in Week 10.
— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. She also writes for SoCalledFantasyExperts.com among other sites. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.