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Fantasy Football Week 10 Injury Updates: Emmanuel Sanders, John Brown, Cecil Shorts, Nate Washington

Emmanuel Sanders

Emmanuel Sanders

As has been the case for the majority of the season, there are plenty of injured wide receivers that fantasy owners must be aware of entering Week 10. The rundown for the early games can be found here as well as the injury picture for RBs and QBs/TEs.

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Remember all of the names listed below are playing in one of the later games, which means you may actually have to make a decision on them before their game kicks off.


Teams on bye: Atlanta, Indianapolis, San Diego, San Francisco

John Brown, WR, Arizona Cardinals at Seattle Seahawks (Sunday, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Questionable – Hamstring

Brown was able to put in limited practices this week, but is still considered to be a game-time decision for Sunday night. When Brown was a game-time decision in Week 8, he was active, but didn't play in the game. The Cardinals had a bye in Week 9, and the hope was Brown would be good to go this week. However, that doesn't appear to be the case. He has a tough matchup against the Seahawks and is banged up. If possible, leave him on your bench. It's tough to sit him, but remember what happened in Week 8.

Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City Chiefs (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

Questionable – Ankle

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After missing practice all week, Sanders is a game-time decision with an injured ankle. Based on the reports out of Denver, it looks like Sanders may sit this game out. It's a tough call because it is a late afternoon game, and Sanders has been a solid WR2 this season. However, with the injury and the struggles of the Broncos’ offense, keep Sanders on your bench if possible.

Cecil Shorts, WR, Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals (Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Questionable – Hamstring

Shorts was able to practice in full after the bye week, so he is fully expected to play Monday night. He is a WR3 as he will likely get you five receptions for about 60 yards based on his average so far this year. Shorts being active, however, does cut into Nate Washington's upside for fantasy owners that have enjoyed his production over the past two games.

Nate Washington, WR, Houston Texans at Cincinnati Bengals (Monday, 8:30 p.m. ET)

Questionable – Hip

Washington was able to get a full practice in on Friday, so he should be good to go Monday night. However, he now finds himself behind DeAndre Hopkins and Cecil Shorts on the depth chart. His production has come when Shorts has been out of the lineup. With Shorts back, Washington is a low WR3. The upside is there, but don't expect another 100-yard game.

Victor Cruz, WR, New York Giants vs. New England Patriots (Sunday, 4:25 p.m. ET)

Out – Calf

Imagine that, another week with Cruz already ruled out. Spoiler alert: he won't be on next week's report (the Giants have a bye). Cruz has said he's aiming to return in Week 12. We'll believe it when we see it. Also, it's hard to recommend starting and trusting someone for your fantasy playoffs that hasn't played football in a year, coming off major surgery and additional injuries.

— 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.