Fantasy Football Injury Report

Reviewing the key injuries this week and how they will impact fantasy football.

Ja'Marr Chase

Fantasy Football Injury Report

Even more quarterback turnover will take place after a whirlwind Week 9. However, a ton of impactful fantasy football options are due to return to action in Week 10. Our Fantasy Football Injury Report keeps you up-to-date on all the fantasy-relevant news that will impact Week 10 and the playoff drive.

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Now, let’s break down all the latest fantasy-relevant injury news in this week’s  Fantasy Football Injury Report for Week 9. We will continually update this list.

Week 10 Byes: Kansas City, Los Angeles Rams, Miami, Philadelphia


Ja’Marr Chase (WR) Cincinnati Bengals – Chase landed hard on his back in Cincinnati’s Sunday Night victory over Buffalo. Chase played through the injury. However, it had a noticeable impact on his play and the early report sounded disconcerting. We will keep the FullTime Discord updated.

Justin Jefferson (WR) Minnesota Vikings – The Vikings could welcome Jefferson back as early as this week. However, he has yet to return to practice. We will monitor Jefferson’s practice participation throughout the week and keep FullTime Fantasy Members advised in the Discord Channel. UPDATE: Jefferson and K.J. Osborn are expected to miss Week 10.

Deebo Samuel (WR) San Francisco 49ers – The 49ers welcomed Samuel back to practice on Monday. He will return this week in Jacksonville and just in the nick of time too. San Francisco has lost three straight games and faces a surging Jaguars squad also coming off of their bye.

Dallas Goedert (TE) Philadelphia Eagles – Godert fractured his right forearm trying to snag a sideline catch. He will miss a minimum of 3-4 weeks. The Eagles don’t have a viable in-house replacement, so expect more targets for DeVonta Smith and Kenneth Gainwell.

Justin Fields (QB) Chicago Bears – After missing three games, Fields has returned to practice in a limited capacity. Fields is trending in the right direction. And his return would be a boost for all Chicago fantasy options. UPDATE: Fields is OUT.

David Montgomery (RB) Detroit Lions – Montgomery returned to practice on Monday and will be back in Detroit’s lineup on Sunday in Los Angeles. This is a welcomed development for fantasy football managers. But, it does complicate things after Jahmyr Gibbs’s breakout performance prior to the bye.

James Conner (RB) Arizona Cardinals – Some more good news- the Cardinals are expected to welcome back both QB Kyler Murray and RB James Conner. And after Arizona’s shutout loss in Cleveland, these reinforcements are just in time. Murray projects to be a middling QB2 until we see how he performs. However, Conner is a strong, volume-based RB2 option.

Josh Downs (WR) Indianapolis Colts – Downs tweaked a knee injury and could not play in the second half of Indy’s Week 9 game. We will know more about his knee as the week progresses.

Treylon Burks (WR) Tennessee Titans – Burks is in the NFL’s concussion protocol and is considered doubtful for Week 10.

Cole Kmet (TE) Chicago Bears – You can breathe a sigh of relief as tight end Cole Kmet was a full participant in Tuesday’s practice after sitting out Monday.

Daniel Jones (QB) New York Giants – A lost season for Jones ended in Week 10. Jones suffered a non-contact new injury that turned out to be a torn ACL. With Tyrod Taylor (ribs) on IR, Tommy DeVito will take over for the Giants.

Cam Akers (RB) Minnesota Vikings – A second ruptured Achilles will end Cam Akers’s season. Akers already made an unprecedented return to action following his first Achilles injury. However, expecting a second miraculous recovery is highly unlikely.

Matthew Stafford (QB) Los Angeles Rams – The fact that the Rams signed Carson Wentz is worrisome. Stafford injured his thumb in Week 9 and missed last week’s game. When he’s up to speed, Wentz is an upgrade over Brett Rypien, who was held to 130 scoreless yards in Sunday’s defeat.

Darren Waller (TE) New York Giants – More bad news for the Giants. The hamstring injury that forced Waller out of Week 9 is severe enough that the club placed Waller on IR. Subsequently, Waller will be out until at least Week 15.

Robert Woods (WR) Houston Texans – After missing two games, Woods is expected to return this week at Cincinnati, so be cautious with the amount of FAAB you use on Noah Brown. Also, Woods makes an intriguing pickup per FullTime Fantsy’s Matchup Analyzer Tool, which ranks the Texans with the second-easiest schedule for wide receivers in the next four weeks. UPDATE: Woods has not returned to practice, putting his Week 10 status in doubt.

The Houston Texans have the second-easiest upcoming WR schedule per FullTime’s Matchup Analyzer Tool.

Ka’imi Fairbairn (PK) Houston Texans – The Texans were forced to use RB Dare Ogunbowale as an emergency kicker after Fairbairn injured his quadriceps. Subsequently, the Texans just signed free agent Matt Amendola to their practice squad. That puts Fairbairn’s Week 10 availability in doubt. UPDATE: Faibarin will not play.

Khalil Herbert (RB) Chicago Bears – Chicago designated their starting running back to return from IR. However, Herbert will not play on Thursday. Continue to start D’Onta Foreman.

De’Von Achane (RB) Miami Dolphins – Reports indicate that Achane will be ready to return to action following Miami’s Week 10 bye.

D.J. Chark (WR) Carolina Panthers – Chark sat out practice on both Monday and Tuesday. This is a concern with the Panthers playing on Thursday. However, Chark played through his elbow injury last week without complications, so it is possible it’s just preventive rest. UPDATE: Chark is out.


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