Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Damien Harris, Chase Edmonds, Rhamondre Stevenson, more affecting Week 10 waiver pickups



Damien Harris, Chase Edmonds, Rhamondre Stevenson, and Zack Moss all exited last week’s games early, so their statuses are cloudy heading into next week. The RB position is getting thinner by the week, so fantasy waiver pickups and Week 10 rankings will be greatly affected by their respective statuses. Get the latest injury updates below.

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WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE: Top pickups

Damien Harris injury update

Harris (head) left the game early against Carolina, but it’s unclear whether he suffered a concussion. We’ll have to stay on top of his status throughout the week, but we expect him to continue to be the primary back in this offense as long as he’s active.

Carolina was a tough matchup as the second-best defense against fantasy RBs, and Harris struggled with just 30 yards on 15 carries. However, he did score for the fifth straight game. Cleveland is a top-five unit against fantasy RBs, as well, but Harris’ workload and red-zone opportunities keep him in the RB2 range. If he’s out and Rhamondre Stevenson (head) is active, Stevenson would likely be the lead back and worth a waiver pickup. If both Harris and Stevenson are out, Brandon Bolden would be the guy to pickup and use against as a low-end RB2 in PPR leagues. 

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Chase Edmonds injury update

Edmonds reportedly suffered a high-ankle sprain against the 49ers and could be headed to short-term IR. At very least, it sure seems like he won’t play against Carolina in Week 10.

James Conner should assume the workhorse role in Arizona, as we saw last Sunday. We’ll see if Eno Benjamin becomes a factor, too, but we’d like to see that evidence in Week 10 before we tout him as a viable fantasy contributor.

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Rhamondre Stevenson injury update

Stevenson took a shot to the head on his final rushing attempt against Carolina and was ultimately ruled out in the fourth quarter. We’ll have to keep up with his status, but you can’t really start him if Damien Harris (head) is active, regardless of how well he was playing last Sunday. If Harris does figure to be out, Stevenson would rank as a low-end RB2 against a tough Cleveland front-seven, but as with all Patriots RBs, there is always a risk he’d be nothing more than one part of a committee. If both Harris and Stevenson are out, Brandon Bolden would be the Patriots lead back and worth a spot in fantasy lineups.

For now, Stevenson is nothing more than a deep-league flex option. He has a floor as low as zero points and a capped ceiling while Harris shares the same backfield.

Zack Moss injury update

Moss (concussion) was ruled out in the third quarter against Jacksonville, so we’ll have to keep up with the latest updates on his concussion protocols heading into a matchup with the Jets. Moss flashed early in the season, but lately, we’ve been reminded why the fantasy community wasn’t bullish on him heading into the year. He hasn’t taken the workhorse role in the offense, and this is a pass-first team with plenty of mouths to feed through the air.

Even though the Jets are last in the league in points allowed to fantasy RBs, Moss can only be ranked as high as the RB28 in PPR leagues and RB26 in standard given his inconsistent role in the offense. His ceiling is much higher, but with Devin Singletary commanding just as many touches, it’s tough to know what will happen in this backfield.


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