Injuries and Waiver Wire week 10 2021
WEEK 9 INJURY REPORT WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE
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Kyler Murray (Ankle) - Murray did not play in week nine with an ankle injury.
Tua Tagovailoa (Finger) - Missed week nine with a fracture in his middle finger.
Trevor Lawrence (Ankle) - Lawrence suffered a low-ankle sprain but was able to return to the game.
Mike White (Hand) - White suffered a hand injury on Thursday night but should be able to play in week 10.
Devontae Booker (Hip) - Booker injured his hip in week nine. Booker got an X-Ray on the hip and is fine.
Chase Edmonds (Ankle) - According to Adam Schefter, Edmonds has a high ankle sprain and is expected to miss multiple weeks.
Ezekiel Elliott (Knee) - Elliott suffered a knee contusion but was able to play through it.
Damien Harris (Head) - Harris suffered a head injury in week nine.
Zack Moss (Concussion) - Moss suffered a concussion in week nine.
Rhamondre Stevenson (Head) - Stevenson suffered a head injury and did not return.
DeAndre Hopkins (Hamstring) - Hopkins missed week nine with a hamstring injury.
D.J. Moore (Ribs) - Moore took a big shot to the ribs but was able to play through the injury.
Tim Patrick (Cramps) - Patrick suffered cramps in Sunday's week nine victory vs the Cowboys.
Albert Okwuegbunam (Knee) - Albert Okwuegbunam aggravated his knee injury on Sunday.
Jonnu Smith (Hip) - Smith suffered a shoulder injury and did not return
Kaden Smith (Concussion) - Smith suffered a concussion.
Durham Smythe (Eye) - Smythe suffered an eye injury and did not return.
TEAMS ON BYE IN WEEK 10:
Chicago Bears, Cincinnati Bengals, Houston Texans, New York Giants.
WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE OPTIONS:
Matt Ryan (ATL) - In week 10, Matt Ryan faces off against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys currently are allowing the fifth most passing yards per game in the NFL (287.5) and the sixth most fantasy points to opposing quarterbacks this season. This is a great opportunity to stream Ryan, who is currently coming off a week where he was the number three scoring fantasy quarterback of the entire week.
Trevor Siemian (NO) - We will want to add whoever is the starting quarterback for the Saints this week. In week nine, it was Trevor Siemian, though Taysom Hill did play snaps as well. In week 10, the Saints get a fantastic matchup against the Tennessee Titans. Tennessee has some of the most inexperienced quarterbacks in the league, and teams have been targeting them often. Tennessee is allowing the second most pass attempts per game to QBs (40.4) this season, the eighth most passing yards per game to quarterbacks this season (284.7), and the eighth most passing touchdowns per game to QBs on the season (1.78 Pass TDs per game). I like Siemian if he starts, but if by some chance Taysom Hill gets named the starter, he is also an intriguing add as well.
A.J. Dillon (GB) - A.J. Dillon has been carving out a role in this Packers offense despite backing up starting RB Aaron Jones. In three of the last four weeks, Dillon has played 38% or more of offensive snaps for the Packers. He scored double digit fantasy points in week nine, which is an encouraging sign. He remains game-script dependent, because Aaron Jones is clearly the top RB in Green Bay, but if Dillon was dropped in your league, he is worth an add and can be considered a flex option in the right matchup given the bye weeks and injuries.
Jeremy McNichols & Adrian Peterson (TEN) - In his first game with the Titans, just days after being signed, Peterson scored a touchdown and had 10 rushing attempts. He played the second most snaps at the RB position on the team with 33%, just behind Jeremy McNichols who played 45% of the snaps in week nine. McNichols had seven rushes for 24 yards, as well as three receptions for 11 yards. I expect more snaps and moving forward for Peterson as he gets up to speed in this offense. This very well may be RB by committee with McNichols, Peterson, and even D'onta Foreman, but the Titans are going to continue to run the football without Henry. All three of the Titans RBs should be considered adds, but the two top options are Peterson & McNichols.
Also Consider: Eno Benjamin (ARZ), Jordan Howard (PHI)
Mecole Hardman (KC) - While the Chiefs' offense has been struggling for most of the season, one of the surprises has been Mecole Hardman. Hardman is the number two receiver on this team and has been playing better than anticipated for most of the season. While Hardman is not a consistent option, he's shown some flashes of his second-round pick potential this season. He's played in 62.3% of the team snaps through the first nine weeks of the season. The Chiefs have matchups vs the Raiders and the Cowboys before a week 12 bye. Hardman has seen six, seven, five, and five targets in each of the last four games this season. He's only had one touchdown on the year back in week six, but we are following the targets and the matchups here.
Elijah Moore (NYJ) - On Thursday night, Elijah Moore put on a show. The rookie broke out with eight targets, seven receptions for 84 yards and two touchdowns, displaying the immense potential he possesses. Hopefully, this breakout leads to more big games for the rookie. The Jets have matchups vs Buffalo, vs Miami, and @ Houston over the next three weeks, which are prime opportunities for Moore.
Russell Gage (ATL) - Gage has ultimately been underwhelming this season for the Falcons but showed some signs of life in week nine vs the Saints. Gage had eight targets, seven receptions for 64 yards on Sunday. With Calvin Ridley out for the Falcons, someone has to step up alongside Pitts. Perhaps Gage is that option. Atlanta has matchups vs the Cowboys, Patriots, and Jaguars over the next three weeks. The Cowboys and Jaguars are especially great matchups for Gage to thrive in.
Also Consider: Brandon Aiyuk (SF), Donovan Peoples-Jones (CLE)
Evan Engram (NYG) - Evan Engram needs to be 100% rostered in fantasy leagues moving forward. The Giants tight end has had three straight weeks over 10+ fantasy points and has scored a touchdown in two of those games. After a week 10 bye, the Giants get a tough matchup vs the Buccaneers, but then it's mostly smooth sailing vs the Eagles, Dolphins, Chargers and Cowboys over the next few weeks. Grab Engram if he is available.
Dan Arnold (JAX) - Look, most Jaguars players are going to be inconsistent this season, because of their situation. However, one player who has come along over the last two weeks is TE Dan Arnold. Arnold has had over 60 yards receiving in each of the last two weeks, and double-digit fantasy points in each game. Arnold was a bit up and down when he first arrived with the Jaguars, but he has produced solid numbers recently. With a matchup vs the Colts on deck, Arnold is a nice streaming option for fantasy managers who need assistance at the position.
Also Consider: Logan Thomas (WAS)
CLE @ NE
DEN vs PHI
BAL @ MIA