Week 10 NFL Injury Report and Fantasy Football Impact
Another week, another slew of crippling injuries. This week, fantasy owners lost Aaron Rodgers for four-to-six weeks with a broken collarbone, Darren McFadden to a hamstring injury, and possibly Arian Foster with a back injury. Luckily, there are several players making their return from injury this week to help you plug you lineup holes. Let’s take a look at who’s in and who’s out for Week 10.
Rashard Mendenhall (toe): Mendenhall remains limited in practice but is expected to return to the field this week against the Texans.
Roddy White (hamstring): White remains limited in practice but is expected to play against the Seahawks this week.
Marlon Brown (finger): Brown has been limited in practice this week but is fully expected to play on Sunday against the Bengals.
EJ Manuel (knee): Manuel has been seeing full practices all week and will start on Sunday against the Steelers for the first time in four games.
Robert Woods (ankle): Woods hasn’t practiced this week after injuring his ankle on Sunday and is highly questionable for this week’s game.
Marquise Goodwin (hamstring): Marquise Goodwin returned to practice on Thursday and, while questionable, will likely play against the Steelers.
Jay Cutler (groin): It’s only been three weeks since Jay Cutler suffered a groin tear but he has been cleared to return and is expected to start against the Lions on Sunday.
Gio Bernard (ribs): Gio has been limited in practice but is expected to play this week against the tough Ravens defense.
Jermaine Gresham (groin): Gresham sat out practice on Thursday and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game. If he can’t play, Tyler Eifert could be in line for a big bump.
Dez Bryant (back): Bryant returned to practice on Thursday, a good sign that he will play on Sunday against the Saints.
Miles Austin (hamstring): Austin still hasn’t practiced this week and isn’t expected to play against New Orleans.
Wes Welker (ankle): Welker returned to practice today, a positive sign that he will play this week against the Chargers.
Julius Thomas (ankle): Thomas returned to practice on Wednesday and is expected to play this week against San Diego.
Calvin Johnson (knee): Johnson remains limited in practice but is fully expected to play on Sunday against the Bears.
Nate Burleson (forearm): Burleson is back in practice but is highly questionable for this week’s game.
Aaron Rodgers (collarbone): Rodgers is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a broken collarbone that he suffered in the first quarter of Monday’s game against the Bears.
Arian Foster (back): Foster added a back injury to his hammy injury on Sunday and hasn’t practiced this week. He’s highly questionable for this week’s game against the Cards.
Ben Tate (ribs): Tate remains limited in practice but is expected to continue playing through his broken ribs and is expected to play on Sunday.
Garrett Graham (thigh): Graham has been limited in practice but is expected to start against a Cards defense that gives up a ton of points to tight ends.
Trent Richardson (ankle): Richardson remains out of practice but is likely to play on Sunday against the Rams. If he’s out, Donald Brown should get a nice bump.
Cecil Shorts (groin): Shorts got a scheduled day off from practice on Thursday and is expected to play against the Titans this week.
Kyle Rudolph (foot): Rudolph is expected to miss four-to-six weeks with a fractured foot.
Jimmy Graham (foot, elbow): Graham remains out of practice but is likely to play through his foot injury for the third straight week.
Marques Colston (knee): Colston is back at practice, a positive sign that he will play on Sunday after missing last week’s game against the Jets.
Darren Sproles (concussion): Sproles has been cleared to play after suffering a concussion on Sunday against the Jets and is fully expected to suit up against the Cowboys this week.
New York Giants:
Victor Cruz (neck): Cruz returned to practice on Thursday and is expected to play this week against the Raiders.
Brandon Jacobs (hamstring): Jacobs was on the bike through all of practice on Thursday and is highly questionable for Week 10. With Andre Brown back, he’s not likely to have a big part on offense anymore.
Darren McFadden (hamstring): McFadden missed practice again on Thursday and is not expected to play this week. Rashad Jennings will likely get the start if DMC is out.
Michael Vick (hamstring): Vick remains limited in practice and is not likely to play this week which would leave Nick Foles as the starter following a seven-touchdown day against Oakland on Sunday.
Eddie Royal (toe): Royal continues to miss practice inbetween games but hasn’t missed a single Sunday and is expected to play once again this week.
Marshawn Lynch (knee): Lynch has been limited this week but is expected to play.
Zac Stacy (foot): Stacy is still nursing a foot injury but he’s expected to play after piling up 178 total yards and two touchdowns on Sunday against the Titans.
Lance Kendricks (hand): Kendricks hasn’t practiced this week and is highly questionable for this week’s game against the Colts.