Injury Questions: Week 10

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Welcome to Week 10 of the National Football League, Fantasy Division. This week isn't riddled with injuries, but any injuries with six teams on their byes can make an impact, so let's get down to business.

For lineup decisions let Pat Daugherty help you out with his Week 10 Rankings. For sleepers Nick Mensio gives you the scoop in his latest. And always be sure to read Evan Silva’s detailed look at every game in his Matchups column.

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Falcons at Buccaneers

* Harry Douglas (foot) is listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week. It looks like he’ll be able to go.

* Antone Smith (neck) is listed as questionable. He just doesn’t get enough snaps, even if he can go.

* Julio Jones says he's "100 percent" over the ankle injury he was playing through before the Falcons' Week 9 bye. Look for him to get back on track this week.

* Vincent Jackson (knee) is listed as questionable. He was upgraded to a full practice on Friday and has played through questionable tags already this season. He should be fine to get in your lineups.

* Doug Martin (ankle) is listed as doubtful so Bobby Rainey will get the start again. Charles Sims should be active this week, but Rainey played well last week and if they do end up giving Sims a big workload I doubt it’s in his first game.

Titans at Ravens

* Nate Washington (shoulder) returned to a full practice on Friday, but is still listed as questionable. He should return to his #3 receiver role behind Kendall Wright and Justin Hunter.

* Owen Daniels (knee) returned to a full practice Friday and is listed as probable. He had a pretty good game right back from his surgery, so I expect him to play fully this week.

Cowboys vs. Jaguars (in London)

* Tony Romo (back) is listed as probable after practicing in full on Friday. There’s no way he’s 100% and the Jaguars defense averages three sacks per game. Be cautious.

* Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is probable after tweaking his hamstring on Wednesday and missing Thursday’s practice, but returning to practice Friday.

Chiefs at Bills

* Donnie Avery (groin) was able to practice some this week, but won’t be able to return against the Bills.

* Sammy Watkins (groin) is listed as questionable after re-tweaking his groin in Wednesday’s practice. He’s looking like a game-time decision at the moment. Robert Woods, who is probable with a back injury, would most likely be the target leader if Watkins can’t go.

* Fred Jackson (groin) is listed as questionable, but coach Doug Marrone says he isn’t where he needs to be yet. So why is he listed as questionable? It’s worth keeping an eye on if you are making a desperation play with Anthony Dixon. Marrone is not exactly 100% truthful about injuries.

Dolphins at Lions

* Lamar Miller (shoulder) was limited in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable. All the beat writers believe he’ll be able to go in this tough matchup.

* Reggie Bush (ankle) is listed as probable after getting the bye week to rest his ankle. The Dolphins aren’t a good matchup and Theo Riddick could start to take away a few snaps.

* Calvin Johnson (ankle) is listed as probable after practicing this week and appears to be over his ankle injury. He has a tough matchup, but this is Megatron we’re talking about.

* Joseph Fauria (ankle) and Brandon Pettigrew (foot) are both listed as questionable and should be able to go against the Dolphins.

49ers at Saints

* Patrick Willis (toe) missed practice all week, but is listed as questionable. He appears to be closer to doubtful than probable.

* Brandon Lloyd (hamstring) is listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week. If he can’t go Stevie Johnson would get a bump.

Steelers at Jets

* The Steelers defense is hurting as they won’t have Troy Polamalu (knee), Ryan Shazier (ankle), Ike Taylor (forearm), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) or Ross Ventrone (hamstring). If you’re going to take a flier on Michael Vick this might be the time to do so.


Broncos at Raiders

* Wes Welker (back) is listed as probable. He still has some value with Peyton Manning as his quarterback, but probably only during the bye weeks.

* Montee Ball (groin) is listed as questionable after getting limited practices in this week. This is a very winnable game for the Broncos and Ball will not return as the starter, so they could hold him out another week. Either way he isn’t a startable fantasy player at the moment.

Rams at Cardinals

* Stepfan Taylor (calf) is listed as out so Marion Grice will once again back up Andre Ellington.

Giants at Seahawks

* Rashad Jennings (knee) is listed as doubtful. He is getting closer, but still no go. Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis will face off against the Seahawks.

* Marshawn Lynch (calf) missed Thursday’s practice, but returned Friday and is listed as probable. He’ll play.

* Doug Baldwin (groin) was able to practice Thursday and Friday and is listed as probable.


Bears at Packers

* Martellus Bennett (ribs) is listed as questionable and says he will “probably” play. It looks like he’s going to go, but hopefully we’ll get a little better read on this one before Sunday.


Panthers at Eagles

* Eagles activated left guard Evan Mathis (knee) from injured reserve/designated for return. This is a big boost to the offense and LeSean McCoy.