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Injuries and Waiver Wire week 10 2022
WEEK 10 INJURY REPORT:
Leonard Fournette III (Hip) - Fournette suffered a hip pointer injury and could not return. According to Adam Schefter, despite suffering a hip pointer vs. the Seahawks, Fournette is likely to be ready for Tampa Bay's next game after its bye.
Khalil Herbert (Hip) - Herbert suffered a hip injury and couldn't finish the game.
Trinity Benson (Knee) - Benson was unable to finish the game after suffering a nasty looking knee injury.
D'Wayne Eskridge (Hand) - Eskridge could not return after suffering a hand injury. Per John Boyle, Eskridge got hit in the hand and it was swelling up, but it's not broken.
Danny Gray (Ankle) - Gray rolled his ankle during warmups on Sunday night.
Jerry Jeudy (Ankle) - Jeudy suffered an ankle injury. Ian Rapoport said Jeudy was being evaluated for an injury to the back of his ankle, but not to his Achilles. Per NFL.com, Coach Hackett said post-game that they're hoping they "dodged a bullet" with Jeudy's injury. A Monday update by Ian Rapoport suggests that Jeudy is believed to have strained a muscle behind his ankle.
Jake Kumerow (Ankle) - Kumerow injured his ankle and was unable to finish the game.
Cooper Kupp (Ankle) - Kupp suffered a high ankle sprain Sunday vs. the Cardinals, per Adam Schefter. Schefter also notes that "it doesn't sound good."
JuJu Smith-Schuster (Concussion) - Smith-Schuster took a nasty hit to the head and was unable to return. He will have to pass through concussion protocol.
Zach Ertz (Knee) - Ertz suffered a season-ending knee injury. According to Adam Schefter, Ertz was spotted in a brace after Arizona's win and is expected to miss the rest of the season with the knee injury he suffered on Sunday.
Gerald Everett (Groin) - Everett was seen sitting on the bench with his helmet off during this opening offensive series of the second half.
WEEK 11 WAIVER WIRE:
Daniel Jones III (NYG) - Sitting at QB15 on the season (pending MNF), Daniel Jones makes for an intriguing waiver-wire addition for week 11. In his first game fresh off the bye, Jones scored 18+ fantasy points, passing for 197 yards and two touchdowns, while also rushing for 24 yards. He gets a great matchup vs the Lions in week 11, as Detroit allows the seventh-most fantasy points per game to opposing QBs over the last two weeks. Following that, Jones has a Thanksgiving game vs the Cowboys in week 12. Jones might not have a lot to work with at WR, but he makes up for it with his rushing ability when needed.
DeShaun Watson (CLE) - Browns QB DeShaun Watson is eligible to return to practice this week and game-action in week 13, in a revenge game vs the Texans. It's better to get ahead of the curve and add the talented QB now if you have room now, before his FAAB price increases. Watson has shown he can be a top-five QB when he's on the field in 2018, 2019 and 2020 (albeit that was years ago) and to be able to get someone of that caliber off the waiver wire this late in the season would be a huge boost to any QB-needy fantasy team.
Jared Goff (DET), Kenny Pickett (PIT)
Rachaad White (TB) - Rachaad White handled the bulk of the Buccaneers' carries this week, gaining 105 yards on 22 attempts. Buccaneers RB Leonard Fournette suffered a hip injury this week, which needs to be monitored. Rookie Rachaad White was a third-round pick in the 2022 draft and has been breathing down Fournette's neck over the last few weeks. If White is available in your league (as he is in nearly 92% of NFL Fantasy leagues and 56% of Yahoo fantasy leagues) add him now.
Isiah Pacheco (KC) - Pacheco was finally given an opportunity on Sunday and ran with it. Pacheco led the Chiefs backfield with 16 rushing attempts for 82 yards, finally proving that he's their lead back now. Pacheco is entering low-end FLEX/RB2 territory. The Chiefs have already had their bye, which is a plus. There will be shoot-out potential games in the coming weeks with games @ LAC, vs LA, and vs CIN over the next three weeks.
Kenyan Drake (BAL) - The Ravens had their bye in week 10 but are still dealing with several injuries in their backfield. JK Dobbins is still out for a number of weeks, and Gus Edwards' status is up in the air. Available in roughly 59% of NFL fantasy leagues, Kenyan Drake is a name you can add in deeper leagues. He has a great schedule with games vs CAR, @ JAX, and vs DEN coming up. Also, if Gus Edwards (BAL) was dropped and you have the roster space, don't forget about him, either.
Jaylen Warren (PIT), Kyren Williams (LA)
Donovan Peoples-Jones (CLE) - DPJ has been a repeat name in this column, if you are following closely. The receiver came through in week 10, leading the Browns in receiving and hauling in five receptions for 99 yards. He's quietly been coming along nicely this season as a WR3/FLEX option in plus matchups. Over his last four games, DPJ has hauled in 6-71-0, 4-81-0, bye in week nine, and 5-99-0 receiving. He's not quite scoring TDs just yet, but with DeShaun Watson coming back soon, his upside in that department could increase in the near future.
Terrace Marshall Jr. (CAR) - Another receiver who has been on a bit of a hot streak lately is Panthers second-year wideout, Terrace Marshall. Marshall, a former 2021 second-round pick, has been on a bit of a role ever since HC Matt Rhule was fired, and Robby Anderson was traded. Over his last three weeks, Marshall has tallied 4-87-0, 3-53-1, and 1-43-0 stat lines. Week 10 was a bit of a disappointment, but he still hauled in a long catch. Don't sleep on Marshall moving forward as the WR2 in this Panthers' offense.
Parris Campbell Jr. (IND) - The Colts have had a lot of change over the last few weeks, with the firing of their Offensive Coordinator, the benching of Matt Ryan, and the eventual firing of Frank Reich, and the re-emergence of Matt Ryan. Week 10 was the Colts' first game under new HC Jeff Saturday. It's only a one-game sample size, but Campbell led the Colts in receiving, hauling in seven receptions for 76 yards and a TD. Campbell has dealt with injuries throughout his career, but he is a very talented former second-round pick from just a few years ago (2019). Perhaps the new coach will continue to push for more Campbell targets.
Kadarius Toney (KC) - Another Chief who was given an opportunity this week was second-year player Kadarius Toney. Toney was acquired by the Chiefs right around the trade deadline, and was limited in his first game action, catching just two passes for 12 yards in week nine. Well, in week 10, we got to see what Toney can do in his new role. He caught four passes for 57 yards and hopped into the end zone for a TD. Chiefs' receivers JuJu Smith-Schuster was banged up this week and will have to clear concussion protocol in order to see the field. Take a look at Toney.
Christian Watson (GB), Nico Collins (HOU), Zay Jones (JAX)
Cole Kmet (CHI) - What if I told you that there was a tight end available in over 57% of NFL Fantasy leagues, that has scored the second-most fantasy points among TEs over the last two weeks? Well, Cole Kmet is that guy. With the emergence of QB Justin Fields, TE Cole Kmet has also emerged, scoring two touchdowns in back-to-back games. The TDs are a bonus and can't be counted on, of course, but what I'm most impressed with is the seven targets in week 10, and the six targets in week nine. Let's ride the hot hand and add Kmet where he is available.
Greg Dulcich (DEN), Cade Otton (TB)