Are you feeling that? It’s not the post voting hangover from this week, it’s that feeling we all get this time of the fantasy football season. When’s the trade deadline? Do waivers lock? Am I on the bubble or am I in? Choices you make this week will possibly decide your fate! I am happy that you are trusting me with a small part of the complete process. Now, take a breath, buckle up, and with that, let’s get to the injuries.
Ryan Tannehill, QB, MIA – Ryan Tannehill is out for Week 10 and is still dealing with an AC Joint/Shoulder injury. Its Brock Osweiler time in Miami still so if you are desperate, Brock might be able to get you through the Bye week.
Josh Allen, QB, BUF, and Derek Anderson, QB, BUF – Josh Allen is now questionable with an elbow issue. He was initially expected to miss 2-to-3 games, so this was expected for Allen to still sit in Week 10. Derek Anderson is now hurt too. Peterman?!?! Peterman?!?! Sorry Buffalo, I’m sending you love.
Marlon Mack, RB, IND – Marlon Mack is dealing with an ankle injury which seems to be plaguing him for a few weeks including the Bye week. Mack had a monster game in Week 7 and Week 8 and he should continue this trend into Week 10. In the event, he misses time, turn to Nyheim Hines.
Chris Carson, RB, SEA – Chris Carson injured his hip during the Chargers game and he is trending in the wrong direction for Week 10. He did not practice Wednesday and owners should check back at the end of the week. Mike Davis is who owners should grab NOW! I have a sneaky suspicion that Carson might be out for a few weeks.
Sony Michel, RB, NE – Sony Michel is practicing again and is progressing his way back from a knee injury. James White and Cordarrelle Patterson need to be rostered even if Michel returns. White is still worth starting and Patterson could emerge later in the season if Michel or White takes a step back.
Royce Freeman, RB, DEN – There is a lot of positive feelings that Royce Freeman will return to the field in Week 11. Trade Phillip Lindsey now? I’m considering it even though the Denver running backs have an excellent remaining schedule. Lindsey will still be the best RB in town moving forward.
Dalvin Cook, RB, MIN and Leonard Fournette, RB, JAC – As promised, I’m grouping Dalvin Cook and Leonard Fournette together on this report until further notice. Sadly, this will HOPEFULLY be the last week that I have to do this pairing. Dalvin Cook (crossing fingers as I type) looked great last week and will be ready for a full load in Week 11. While Leonard Fournette is practicing fully and seems to be ready to return in Week 10. Bravo if you were able to hold both or buy either on the cheap.
Giovani Bernard, RB, CIN – Gio was limited in practice on Wednesday. He seems very close to returning so check to see if he is available on waivers. If owners held onto him, I would give him a game prior to starting him just to see how the knee is holing up.
Darren Sproles, RB, PHI – Sproles seems very close to a return, but I would steer clear of the Eagles backfilled if at all possible. Josh Adams would be my back of choice for the rest of the season.
A.J. Green, WR, CIN – This stinks. A.J. Green is dealing with a toe injury and is expected to miss a few weeks. Tyler Boyd can be relied upon, in Green absence. John Ross is a dart through at this point. Alex Erickson would be my choice for any owner that might be desperate for a WR fill-in.
Stefon Diggs, WR, MIN – I love it when Bye weeks come as players get injured. Diggs will have some extra time to heal up from his rib injury. Aldrick Robinson or Laquon Treadwell are the replacements for desperate owners, but I would look elsewhere for WR help if Diggs is still out.
Sammy Watkins, WR, KC – If he misses this week, Chris Conley would be the pickup of choice. Conley isn’t a bad plan for Sammy Watkins owners to go grab now as he is dealing with a foot injury. I get the feeling he will miss this week.
Geronimo Allison, WR, GB – Out for the season and placed on IR. I was very excited for Allison this year but now it is Marquez Valdes-Scantling time!
Keke Coutee, WR, HOU – Keke Coutee stated he will not return until he is fully healthy. With Demaryius Thomas now in town and already playing well, the Texans can afford to rest Coutee. Owners can probably drop him in 10-12 team leagues.
Paul Richardson, WR, WAS – Paul Richardson is now on IR and is done for the season. Maurice Harris is my pickup, especially this week as Washington finds themselves playing Tampa Bay. Harris was a target monster last week…thank me later.
John Ross, WR, CIN – John Ross is returning at the best possible time with Green being hurt. If owners are in a pinch and are looking for a miracle this week Ross is your guy. I would not want to place all of my faith in Ross, but he is practicing fully so that is a great sign.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, NE – It’s starting to feel like one of those off years for Rob Gronkowski. There is some speculation that he will sit this week and with the Patriots on Bye the following week, it’s time to go with the backup plan again. Vernon Davis is worth a look as he is playing Tampa.
Jordan Reed, TE, WAS – Here we go again with Jordan Reed. Hopefully, he is okay, but he really hasn’t looked like himself this season. As I just mentioned, Vernon Davis is worth a look this week and possibly longer as Washington is playing Tampa Bay.
Charles Clay, TE, BUF – Charles Clay is looking to miss this week’s game and possibly will be out longer as he deals with a hamstring. Jason Croom would be the filling, but please don’t put yourself through that situation.
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