Fantasy Football: Week 10 Injury Update, Top Waiver Wire Pickups

With Week 10 of the NFL season rapidly approaching, it’s time to assess the latest injury updates and scout waiver wires in a bid to find those all-important pickups.

Here is a roundup of the main injuries from Week 9 and their impact on your fantasy football roster.

Wide Receiver

A.J. Green—Cincinnati Bengals

Green suffered a toe injury against the Bucs in Week 8 and ESPN reported earlier this week he is expected to miss at least one game as he looks to avoid surgery, which could bring his season to a premature end.

Waivers pickup: Tre’Quan Smith—New Orleans Saints (5.9 fantasy points on average, owned by 17 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Geronimo Allison—Green Bay Packers

Allison missed Week 9 because of hamstring and groin issues and looks set to undergo surgery on a core muscle injury, which would rule him out for at least six weeks.

Waivers pickup: Marquez Valdes-Scantling—Green Bay Packers (8.1 fantasy points on average, owned by 20.7 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Paul Richardson—Washington Redskins

Washington placed Richardson on injured reserve, after he spent most of the season dealing with a shoulder injury. Along with Brandon Scherff and Shawn Lauvao, Richardson is one of three Washington player that have been ruled out for the season.

Waivers pickup: Josh Doctson—Washington Redskins  (5.5 fantasy points on average, owned by 17.3 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)


Derek Anderson—Buffalo Bills

With the exception of long-term absentees Josh Allen and Jimmy Garoppolo, Anderson is the only quarterback of note who could miss Week 10. The Bills signal caller has to clear the concussion protocol after suffering a heavy blow in Week 9.

Waivers pickup: Nick Mullens—San Francisco 49ers (0.8 fantasy points on average, owned by 3.7 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Running Back

Chris Carson—Seattle Seahawks

Carson left the field early in Week 9 because of a hip injury and remains a doubt ahead of Seattle’s trip to Los Angeles to face the Rams this coming Sunday.

Waivers pickup: Theo Riddick—Detroit Lions (6.3 fantasy points on average, owned by 16.5 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

GettyImages-1063453392 Chris Carson #32 of the Seattle Seahawks runs with the ball in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Chargers at CenturyLink Field on November 4 in Seattle, Washington. Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images

Chris Ivory—Buffalo Bills

Ivory left the field late in Week 9 after injuring his left shoulder. Bills coach Sean McDermott said he would be monitored day-to-day ahead of Sunday’s matchup against the Jets.

Waivers pickup: Duke Johnson—Cleveland Browns (9.4 fantasy points on average, owned by 49.5 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Raheem Mostert—San Francisco 49ers

Mostert fractured his right forearm as the 49ers beat the Raiders on Thursday Night Football and is set to undergo surgery, which will rule him out for the remainder of the season.

Waivers pickup: Elijah McGuire—New York Jets (1.1 fantasy points on average, owned by 9.4 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Leonard Fournette—Jacksonville Jaguars

The second year running back practiced on Monday as he finally looks to have recovered from the hamstring injury that has plagued him all season and which he aggravated in Week 4.

Waivers pickup: Jaguars head coach Doug Marrone suggested Fournette could play on Sunday.

Tight End

Rob Gronkowski—New England Patriots

Gronk missed the Patriots’ win against the Packers in Week 10 because of ongoing back and ankle issues and remains a doubt for New England’s trip to Nashville this week.

Waivers pickup: Chris Herndon—New York Jets (6.3 fantasy points on average, owned by 12.6 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams)

Charles Clay—Buffalo Bills

The veteran tight end injured his hamstring against the Bears and is unlikely to play on Sunday against the Jets, after Bills coach Sean McDermott admitted he was week-to-week.

Waivers pickup: Jack Doyle—Indianapolis Colts (4.3 fantasy points on average, owned by 40.4 percent of ESPN Fantasy Football teams.)

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