Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest news on Russell Wilson, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Carson, more affecting Week 10 rankings



Russell Wilson, Rob Gronkowski, Chris Carson, Antonio Brown, and Logan Thomas were all on bye last week, but they likely wouldn’t have played anyway, as all have been battling injuries. Heading into Week 10, it’s unclear how many will suit up. All are heavy hitters at their respective positions, so the latest injury updates will have a big effect on Week 10 fantasy rankings.

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WEEK 10 WAIVER WIRE: Top pickups

Russell Wilson injury update

Wilson (finger) could return from IR as soon as this week against Green Bay, so his fantasy owners will be watching his status closely heading into the weekend. There haven’t been many reports on his recovery since he originially suffered the injury, but we’ll update this post as news comes in. Even with injury concerns, Wilson would be right in the mix as a QB1 if he does play.

If he’s out, Geno Smith is our QB27 this week. Green Bay suddenly looks strong on defense and is a top-10 unit against fantasy quarterbacks.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Rob Gronkowski injury update

Gronkowski (back) briefly returned to action in Week 8 against the Saints but was ultimately ruled out early in the game after limited action. Since the Bucs were on a bye, there haven’t been updates on his status, but perhaps the bye week was enough time for him to get healthy. As with all of these guys coming off a bye, we’ll be at the mercy of future injury reports this week.

Tampa plays Washington in Week 10, and while they’re a middle-of-the-pack unit against TEs statistically, they’ve had one of the easier schedules and have largely avoided a ton of studs. That said, we like Gronk as our TE7 in PPR leagues and TE5 in standard leagues.

Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker

Chris Carson injury update

Carson (neck) would practice this week if it were up to him, but it’s unclear whether he’ll get his wish at this point in the week. There was originally no timetable for his return, and there have been concerning reports about his injury status, so we think it’s unlikely he’s back against Green Bay. If he is expected to play, we’ll update his status and our Week 10 RB rankings.

However, this figures to be Alex Collins’ backfield while Carson remains out, but Rashaad Penny may eat into his touches more. Overall, it’s a tough backfield to trust, and we rank Collins as the RB25 in standard and RB24 in PPR. Even if Collins is the workhorse, it’s tough to think he’ll have a lot of success if Geno Smith remains the starter. Quarterback success often leads to running back success.

Antonio Brown injury update

Brown (ankle) is expected to return in Week 10 against Washington, so those who got him at a great price in preseason drafts will reap the benefits once again.

With Washington being the third-worst defense against fantasy WRs, we rank Brown as the WR14 in PPR leagues and WR12 in standard. Truth be told, his upside is the No. 1 overall WR in fantasy, but his floor could be ultra-low coming off an injury in a crowded WR room. All that said, he’s obviously a must-start.

Logan Thomas injury update

Thomas (hamstring) has been out since Week 3, but he’ll reportedly return to practice this week, and figures to play in Week 10 against Tampa Bay. He’s currently found on nearly half of all Yahoo league waiver wires, and you should roster him a soon as you read this. It’s not common for a player with top-five upside at their position to be available in Week 10, so now is your chance to get a difference-maker at tight end if you don’t have one.

Tampa is the 11th-worst defense against fantasy tight ends, so we rank Thomas as our TE6 in PPR leagues and TE7 in standard leagues.


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