Sit Start Injury Report Saturday Morning Week 10 2021

By KC Joyner
KC Joyner

Every fantasy manager knows that injuries can have a huge impact on a fantasy team's performance.

That makes properly navigating each week's injury report a must. To assist in this effort, this weekly article series will analyze the fantasy football impact of the Friday and Saturday injury reports.

The injured players are noted by player position and then their injury status. Out means the player has been ruled out of this week's contest. Doubtful means the player is very unlikely to start. Questionable indicates the player might start. Start likelihood is increased if a player has participated in practices that week, so practice participation levels are frequently noted in these posts.

Let's look at the Week 10 injury report. The initial edition of this article is generated following the league's Friday injury report. It is then updated on Saturday night with any injury changes that have been posted since the Friday update.

Atlanta at Dallas

Atlanta injuries

The Falcons have no notable injuries.



Dallas injuries

T Tyron Smith: Out
WR Cedrick Wilson: Questionable
Not having Smith in the lineup is a negative for the Cowboys, but fantasy managers have to be thrilled at the idea that no Dallas fantasy prospect outside of Wilson, who isn't on fantasy radar screen with the return of Michael Gallup, is on this list.




Buffalo at New York Jets

Buffalo injuries

RB Zack Moss: Questionable
Moss is still in the concussion protocol, but he had a limited practice on Friday and thus is trending towards playing. If he is out, Devin Singletary will have viable volume-based flex value in this matchup.



New York injuries

RB Tevin Coleman: Questionable
WR Corey Davis: Questionable
Davis and Coleman both practiced in full on Friday and thus will almost certainly play in this contest. Coleman could vulture some workload away from Michael Carter and Ty Johnson, but he has no viable start value. Davis is a viable WR3/flex candidate based on the Jets recent offensive resurgence.




Carolina at Arizona

Carolina injuries

The Panthers have no notable injuries.



Arizona injuries

RB Chase Edmonds: Out
RB Jonathan Ward: Out
G Justin Pugh: Out
S Budda Baker: Questionable
C Max Garcia: Questionable
WR DeAndre Hopkins: Questionable
WR Rondale Moore: Questionable
QB Kyler Murray: Questionable
The Cardinals are one of the most banged up teams in the league on offense right now. Edmonds are Ward are both out, so James Conner will once again be the lead back with Eno Benjamin spelling him as the alternate back. The offensive line has issues with Pugh already being ruled out and Garcia missing Friday's practice, which trends him towards missing this game. Murray, Hopkins, and Moore are all slated to be game time decisions, which is a problem since this is a late Sunday kickoff. Fantasy managers who have viable early kickoff alternate starters for Murray and Hopkins would do well to consider going with those alternates due to the risk factor of waiting for late inactives.




Cleveland at New England

Cleveland injuries

DE Takkarist McKinley: Out
RB Nick Chubb: Out
RB Demetric Felton: Out
CB Greedy Williams: Questionable
Chubb and Felton's absences vault D'Ernest Johnson into the middle of the RB2 tier. Cleveland's D/ST has the depth to absorb these injuries, but this may still be a risky matchup given how few big plays the Patriots offense has given up of late.



New England injuries

K Nick Folk: Questionable
RB Damien Harris: Questionable
WR N'Keal Harry: Questionable
LB Ja'Whaun Bentley: Questionable
LB Dont'a Hightower: Questionable
CB Jalen Mills: Questionable
TE Jonnu Smith: Questionable
RB Rhamondre Stevenson: Questionable
LB Kyle Van Noy: Questionable
Harris and Stevenson are on the wrong side of questionable and likely to miss this game, as they did not practice all week long and are still in the concussion protocol. Brandon Bolden and J.J. Taylor are likely to split the workload in their absence and both weigh in as flex candidates. The defensive injuries are piling up for the Patriots and it could open the door for the Browns offense to get moving despite the COVID-19 issues with Chubb and Felton.




Detroit at Pittsburgh

Detroit injuries

K Austin Seibert: Out
RB Jamaal Williams: Out
T Taylor Decker: Questionable
Williams being out means that D'Andre Swift will be a pseudo bell cow for this matchup, although he may share a bit of the workload with Jermar Jefferson and Godwin Igwebuike.



Pittsburgh injuries

WR Chase Claypool: Out
Claypool was expected to miss this game following his toe injury last week. His departure adds some value to Diontae Johnson and Pat Freiermuth.




Jacksonville at Indianapolis



Jacksonville injuries

RB James Robinson: Questionable
Robinson didn't practice on Wednesday but had limited practices on Thursday and Friday and thus is on track to play but do keep an eye out on the inactives on Sunday to confirm this before slotting him into starting lineups as flex option.



Indianapolis injuries

CB Xavier Rhodes: Out
DT DeForest Buckner: Questionable
Rhodes has been hit or miss in coverage this year, so his absence doesn't add much value to his likely matchup against Laviska Shenault.




Kansas City at Las Vegas

Kansas City injuries

T Lucas Niang: Out
T Mike Remmers: Out
CB L'Jarius Sneed: Questionable
The Chiefs offensive struggles could continue with starting right tackle Remmers and backup right tackle Niang out of this contest. If Sneed misses this game, it adds marginal value to DeSean Jackson, assuming Jackson takes over as the starting flanker this week, but it won't be enough to consider Jackson anything more than a longshot upside option.



Las Vegas injuries

The Raiders have no notable injuries.




Minnesota at Los Angeles Chargers

Minnesota injuries
LB Anthony Barr: Out
DT Michael Pierce: Out
CB Bashaud Breeland: Questionable
The Vikings defense has fallen off of late and these injuries will not help them turn things around against a very difficult matchup.




Los Angeles injuries

CB Ryan Smith: Out
CB Michael Davis: Doubtful
RB Justin Jackson: Doubtful
S Nasir Adderley: Questionable
WR Keenan Allen: Questionable
LB Joey Bosa: Questionable
The Chargers could have limited quality depth in their secondary if Adderley ends up out of this contest. That could help Kirk Cousins, Justin Jefferson, and Adam Thielen all hit their respective fantasy production ceilings in this contest. Allen had two limited practices this week and thus should be able to play. Bosa hit the injury report on Thursday with an ankle ailment and did not practice on Friday, which could also help the Vikings aerial prowess in this matchup.




New Orleans at Tennessee

New Orleans injuries

T Terron Armstead: Out
S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson: Out
RB Alvin Kamara: Out
Kamara's bell cow rushing workload finally caught up to him and it leads to Mark Ingram II taking over as the Saints lead back. Ingram's workload offers starter-caliber value, but his lack of big play ability probably makes him best suited as a RB2/flex candidate.



Tennessee injuries

WR Julio Jones: Questionable
Jones has been a massive disappointment in fantasy football this year and things don't look like they will get better this week, as he landed on the injury report on Thursday with a hamstring ailment and missed Friday's practice. Fantasy managers might do well to just go ahead and find another option rather than hoping that Jones is active and able to fight through this injury.




Philadelphia at Denver

Philadelphia injuries

T Andre Dillard: Questionable
The Eagles have proven quite adept at running the ball of late, as they are only one of six teams this year to have posted 175+ rushing yards in two straight games. Dillard's absence won't help, but it really doesn't impact the Eagles rushing projections.



Denver injuries

T Garrett Bolles: Out
T Bobby Massie: Out
WR Tim Patrick: Questionable
G Dalton Risner: Questionable
CB Patrick Surtain: Questionable
The Broncos offensive line is falling apart, as in addition to the injuries listed above, they also lost starting guard Graham Glasgow to a broken leg last week. The Eagles rush defense is very suspect this year in Jonathan Gannon's passive schemes but losing four offensive linemen in one week is enough to add a ton of risk to Melvin Gordon, Javonte Williams, Teddy Bridgewater, and all the Denver pass catchers.




Seattle at Green Bay

Seattle injuries

The Seahawks have no notable injuries on the injury report, but fantasy managers should be aware that Chris Carson was not reactivated from injured reserve this week. That means Alex Collins will be Seattle's lead back this week.



Green Bay injuries

T David Bakhtiari: Doubtful
DE: Kingsley Keke: Doubtful
DT Kenny Clark: Questionable
CB Eric Stokes: Questionable
It would have been a plus to have Bakhtiari back in the lineup, but the Packers have played without him all year and shouldn't miss a beat without him for another game.




Tampa Bay at Washington

Tampa Bay injuries

WR Antonio Brown: Out
TE Rob Gronkowski: Out
CB Dee Delaney: Questionable
WR Chris Godwin: Questionable
LB Jason Pierre-Paul: Questionable
Gronkowski hasn't had a fantasy impact since September and Brown hasn't been in the lineup since Week 6, so fantasy managers haven't been counting on starting them for a while. Their collective absences should keep a ton of passes going to Mike Evans and Chris Godwin and make Tyler Johnson a potential flex option in deeper leagues.



Washington injuries

WR Curtis Samuel: Out
CB Benjamin St-Juste: Out
DE Montez Sweat: Out
WR Dyami Brown: Questionable
T Sam Cosmi: Questionable
The biggest injury news for Washington this week is that Antonio Gibson did not appear on the final injury report, although the difficult rush defense matchup makes him best suited as a flex candidate.




Los Angeles Rams at San Francisco

Los Angeles injuries

C Brian Allen: Did not practice
LB Von Miller: Limited practice
Miller progressed from not practicing on Wednesday to a limited practice on Thursday, so the Rams may benefit from his pass rushing prowess in this contest.



San Francisco injuries

RB JaMycal Hasty: Did not practice
S Jimmie Ward: Limited practice
TE George Kittle: Limited practice
CB Emmanuel Moseley: Limited practice
CB Josh Norman: Limited practice
Kittle looked to be at full strength last week in catching six passes for 101 yards and a touchdown, so the limited practice is probably just a form of load management. San Francisco's secondary could be in bad shape if all of these injuries result in missed starts, but that's not likely to happen.