I mean I’m no Grey’s Anatomy expert. Wait, actually I am! Remember that time Meredith Grey un-died for the sixth time after being saved by her third surprise half-sister? I suppose after watching 15 seasons of a medical drama, I’m probably an expert on health issues, such as the [checks notes] ulnar collateral ligament. Gross! Why did I ever agree to do the injury report if I can’t even spell out body parts? OK, EWB, time to soldier through, just like Meredith’s biological sister when she…oh! I almost spoiled McSteamy for you! So, instead of waxing poetic about my favorite soap opera / medical drama, let’s jump in to the stuff you’re actually here for: discussions of frayed elbow ligaments. 

The following players are listed as OUT for week 10 at the time of writing: 

Name Team Pos
Ja’Marr Chase CIN WR
Budda Baker ARI DB
Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah CLE LB
Pete Werner NO LB
De’Vondre Campbell GB LB
Mike Williams LAC WR
Xavier McKinney NYG DB
Dustin Hopkins LAC K
Jeffery Simmons TEN DL
Gregory Rousseau BUF DL
Deon Jackson IND RB
Donte Jackson CAR DB
Jordan Poyer BUF DB
Mecole Hardman KC WR
Josh Reynolds DET WR

Week 10 Injury Report and Roster News

Josh AllenAs the resident expert on elbone injuries because of my arbitrary assignment expertise in pitchers, I would like to report good news about Josh Allen: even if his elbow ligaments fall apart, he could probably play a reasonable tight end. Your dynasty teams are safe! Could you imagine Taylor Heinicke making 5-yard dump passes to Josh Allen? Dream big, friends! All right, the news is pretty meh, actually, but I process trauma with vague attempts at humor. Allen’s elbow is “injured.” That could mean a lot of things. But, you know what happens when an MLB pitcher sprains their ulnar collateral ligament? They almost always get Tommy John surgery. Remember Jacob deGrom in 2021? He sat for nearly a year while dealing with elbow issues that eventually became shoulder issues. That’s kind of the thing about mechanics in athletes: if you change your mechanics, you’ll have downstream effects. A hurt elbow can cause other body parts to compensate and possibly become over-extended. I’m not saying Allen is going to sit for a year like deGrom, but the fellow New Yorkers can serve as a lesson: athletes need rest. Allen missed most of the practices this week and is formally questionable for Sunday’s game against the Vikings. The good news, at least for DFS players, is that a Case Keenum and Stefon Diggs revenge game narrative versus the Vikings sounds incredible and is really cheap. For the rest of us normie fantasy players, you’re probably pivoting to Jimmy Garoppolo or Daniel Jones and praying that Allen got the brand name ibuprofen. 

Kyler MurrayHamstrung by his hamstring. Much like my maligned Rams stack that has brought me to Razzbowl adequacy, the Cardinals have underwhelmed throughout the 2022 season. Murray has struggled as a passer but has redeemed himself, fantasy-wise, through his legs. Who cares about 3 interception games when he runs for 80 yards? Murray is questionable for Week 10 at the time of writing, with Colt McCoy serving as backup. Strange, Colt McCoy really sounds like he should be on the Buffalo Bills. ENYWHEY. If McCoy is behind center, you’re probably abandoning most Cardinals in your lineups, except for DeAndre Hopkins. If Murray plays, he’ll be avoidable in DFS while most of the other Cardinals starters get a downgrade on your standard fantasy rosters. 

Jonathan TaylorYou know that time I nearly spoiled a major plot twist in Grey’s Anatomy for y’all? It was only 250 words ago, how could you miss it? ENYWHEY. Sprains are no good. Us benchwarmers are somewhat conditioned to think sprains are like, the time your finger got bent backwards too far when you were trying to jam as many fries into your mouth as possible in a minute. Sprains are the things that lead to Tommy John surgery. Jonathan Taylor has a sprained ankle, and it’s limited him to 16 rushes since week 4. Wish you could go back in time and redo all of your drafts now, right? Taylor suits up for the Colts this week, which isn’t saying much. I’m turning into a broken record about how the Colts have torched their season, and this past week they fired head coach Frank Reich and replaced him with locker room favorite Jeff Saturday. Remember August 2022? You could afford to buy yogurt and a house and still use Twitter without feeling greasy. You drafted Jonathan Taylor everywhere, knowing that Matt Ryan and Michael Pittman were going to open up the air game enough for JT to go for another easy 1,000-yard-plus season. Sigh.  

Deon JacksonSpeaking of our favorite waiver wire pickup, Jackson injured his knee in week 9 and is out for week 10. Back to the streaming board! 

Brandin CooksNobody can figure out if he’s injured or just doesn’t want to work. To an economist, that’s the pandemic in a nutshell! Supposedly Cooks is actually healthy but has been semi-benched because he hates the Texans. Me too, Brandin, me too. He was practicing again this week but who knows if he plays. If the Cam Akers situation has taught us anything, it’s that the nail that sticks out gets hammered down. Believe it or not, Allen Robinson has been an WR3/Flex for the past three weeks and would be a possible fill-in for your fantasy team if Cooks doesn’t play. 

D’Andre SwiftNo injury designation, but that didn’t keep the Lions from pulling him out of the game last week. Start at your own risk — something about this situation is weirder than writing for a humorous fantasy sports site that is under the leadership of a donkey. 

This is kind of a weird one for the injury report — stars and scrubs! The people who’ve been out for a while are still out, and the people who are questionable, are really questionable. That’s why you’ve got me responding in the comments — let me know how your teams are doing, and I’ll do my best to get you a win. 

And for you RazzBowl players, this is the last best ball week! Personally, I’ve got to pull off a strong game against our podcaster Sky Guasco in order for me to advance in the championship bracket. My team stacked Rams and Niners, which was a statistically good idea but has been miserable so far. Wish me luck!

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James Bolger
James Bolger
2 months ago

I am assuming that Kyler Murray is out for W10. My options are : Geno Smith, Garropolo, Daniel Jones. OR would you take a shot at Case Keemun based on the assumption that Allen will also sit? I’m intrigued by having access to that Buffalo Offense. Your thoughts would be appreciated.

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
2 months ago

Thanks for the insights as always, EWB! So, I’m sitting here with most of my teams still in the chase and feeling great about none of them…interested in your opinion on a couple of start/sits for this week (with long backstories I’ll skip) that are making my brain hurt:

1/2 ppr, need max upside, pick 3: Mooney, Pickens, Peoples-Jones, Rondale Moore

1/2 ppr, a sub-RB2 fail likely kills me, pick 1: Swift, Conner, Jeff Wilson
(leaning Conner if Kyler plays, but Swift is soooooo tempting…)

Thanks, man!

bobsnyder4210
bobsnyder4210
2 months ago

Thanks man…I should have rephrased that first one…it was a “which of these would you sit” (I have to play 3 of them). I’m all about Mooney being the best, but I’m trying to figure out whether to sit Pickens, Peoples-Jones or Rondale this week. If Kyler is out, it’s probably Rondale that sits, but otherwise I’m not sure.

This is my team that started the year with Javonte Williams, Ja’Marr, Hollywood, and Pittman. But thanks to Mixon, Hurts and a rotating cast of cast-offs, I’m still alive.

Thanks!

Catch my swift?
Catch my swift?
2 months ago

Here with a Deandre Swift question: I need to pick 2 starters from the following 3: Brandon Aiyuk, Jamaal Williams, and Swift…

Last week I started both Williams and Swift but it was because SF was in bye (CMC is my other rb)

Thanks!

Dude
Dude
2 months ago

In a very tight playoff race. It appears Allen is going to start today. If he starts, I have to have him in my lineup and trust that he will play the entire game, right?
And is it a no brained to start Pollard over Najee today even though Zeke looks to be playing?

Water Boy
Water Boy
2 months ago

Howdy Blair! Full ppr/ 10 team

This trade offer was sent to me yesterday I accepted it before the owner cancelled the offer just want to see what you think

I sent Gabe Davis + Kenyan drake

I received Kittle + miles sanders

My RBs are now Dalvin cook, Dameon Pierce, mattison, pollard, Mostert, miles sanders, zeke Elliot

My WRs are now Justin Jefferson, davante adams, courtland Sutton, Gallup , Pickens, OBJ

My TE is Kittle

Now that I have Kittle I plan on dropping Njoku, who to add? Kalif Raymond, Jarvis Landry, MVS, Mack hollins , Darius slayton, Sammy Watkins, Christian Watson, Deandre Carter, Alec Pierce , Tyquan Thornton, Samori Toure.

Or now that I have sanders would you move Mostert to a team who desperately needs a RB for one of his WRs? Tyler Boyd or Garrett Wilson? Or a team who has Jeff Wilson trade him Mostert so he locks up Miami for either drake London or Michael Carter?

Realistically trades rarely happen in the league so prob won’t happen

Thanks! Have a great Sunday

Water Boy
Water Boy
2 months ago

Forgot to mention i have kyren Williams on my IR , rams have activated him & he’s playing today so if I want to add any players or make a trade i need to either move Njoku to IR & put Williams in bench or just drop Williams , what do you think?

J C
J C
2 months ago

Best two of Tony, D Carter, Nico, Watson, Slayton. Lost Kupp, Godwin on a bye