Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Chris Godwin, DeAndre Hopkins, Chase Claypool, more affecting Week 10 start ’em, sit ’em decisions



Chris Godwin, DeAndre Hopkins, Chase Claypool, and Antonio Browns headline the banged-up WRs heading into Week 10, and it’s possible none will be on the field on Sunday. Fantasy start ’em, sit ’em calls will be heavily affected by their statuses, so you need to know the latest injury updates ahead of your lineup decisions.

We also have injury updates on banged-up QBs (click here), RBs (click here), and TEs (click here). For all the latest fantasy news, follow us on Twitter  @SN_Fantasy.

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Chris Godwin injury update

Godwin (foot) did not practice Wednesday, and Bruce Arians said we’ll have to wait and see about his status come Sunday. Heading into a matchup with Washington, all Bucs’ pass-catchers have the chance to smash against the second-worst defense against fantasy WRs. Antonio Brown (see below) is also banged up, so this situation could go a number of ways. If only Godwin is out, Mike Evans and Brown should go off, and if both Godwin and Brown are out, Evans looks like a top-five play at WR, while Tyler Johnson would draw heaving starting appeal as the Bucs’ WR2.

If Godwin can play, we rank him as the WR15 in PPR and in standard leagues. Realistically Evans, Brown, or Godwin could finish as the No. 1 overall WR this week. Would that surprise anyone?

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DeAndre Hopkins injury update

Hopkins (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday and will likely be a game-time decision (again) against Carolina.

Carolina has a strong defense against fantasy WRs, but if Hopkins plays, we still view him as the WR9 in standard and WR8 in PPR. If Hopkins plays but Murray doesn’t, consider D-Hop a WR2 with Colt McCoy at the helm of the offense. If Hopkins is out, it’s tough to stay whether A.J. Green or Christian Kirk will benefit most, but both would be in play as at least WR3s.

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Chase Claypool injury update

Claypool (toe) did not practice Wednesday and is considered “week-to-week.” 

That said, we’re going to assume he’s out against Detroit, meaning Diontae Johnson should be in line for an absurd number of targets, and James Washington could become a factor, too. There will also be more work on the table for breakout TE Pat Freiermuth.

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Antonio Brown injury update

Brown (ankle) didn’t practice Wednesday, but he was finally able to lose his walking boot. Still, he’s trending toward missing this game and returning in Week 11, but he could ultimately be a game-time decision. See Chris Godwin’s section of the post for fantasy outlooks of Buccaneers’ WRs.

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Pencil AB in at the WR12 in standard and WR14 in PPR if he can go.


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