Fantasy Football News: 2013 NFL Week 10 GameDay Injury Update
Jason's Fantasy Football Analysis: Week 10 GameDay Injury Report
November 10, 2013
Week 10 GameDay Injury Report
Week 10 is looking pretty calm on the injury front compared to the last few weeks. There are a few key players listed as questionable that fantasy owners will need to verify their statuses before kickoff, but the other injury news this week is of players returning to the field.
Giovani Bernard - Bernard injured his ribs in week 9 during the Thursday night game so he has extra time to heal. Bernard practiced on a limited bases this week and he is expected to play, but fantasy owners need to double check his status once the active/inactive lists are released.
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Roddy White - White has been practicing all week on a limited basis, and he says he is going to play this week. White makes for a risky play, but he has had success against Seattle's big cornerback, Richard Sherman, in the past. White burned Sherman last year in the playoffs to the tuned of a 47 yard touchdown bomb, and White could be motivated to get out on the field and teach Sherman another humbling lesson. The problem is that White will not be able to get the best of Sherman if he is not 100%, and limited practices suggest White is not 100%. White is looking like a go, so fantasy owners will have to decide if they feel lucky enough to roll with White this week.
Jermaine Gresham - Gresham has not practiced the last two days, but Marvin Lewis is saying that Gresham will play this week. Keep on eye on this situation closely if you need TE help this weekend. If Gresham does not play, then Tyler Eifert is in line for a potential breakout game.
Jay Cutler and E.J. Manuel are both expected to start this weekend. Cutler makes for a slightly risky start this week considering how quickly he is getting back on the field, but he has been a stud this year and is worth a start if you think he will pick up right where he left off. Manuel on the other hand should be avoided in all leagues. He is going to Pittsburgh to face a desperate Steelers defense that will be fighting for their jobs.
Clay Matthews and Aldon Smith are also getting back in the action this week. Matthews will play for the Packers this week, but his right hand will be heavily wrapped to protect his thumb. Aldon Smith is going to be eased back into the flow for the 49ers, but this is a good sign for fantasy owners who are relying on the 49ers defense to carry them through the fantasy playoffs.
Other Injuries to Note:
Head Coaches, Gary Kubiak and John Fox, will not be on the sidelines for their respective teams this week. It is not normal to see head coaches on the injury report, but their absences must be noted by fantasy owners. The Broncos should be just fine without Fox because we all know Peyton Manning is a player/coach and he will continue to lead one of the most explosive offenses in NFL history. Gary Kubiak's absence from the Texans sideline could have a huge impact on their offense though. Case Keenum looked awesome in the first half last week when Kubiak was calling the plays, but Keenum struggled in the second half last week after Kubiak had to leave the field. The Texans have had one week to get organized, and now fantasy owners will need to watch and see how the Texans offense performs without their normal play caller.
David Wilson and Doug Martin have both been placed on season ending IR. This leaves Mike James as the starter for the Buccaneers for the rest of the season, and opens the door for Andre Brown to become the lead back in New York.
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