A number of big-name fantasy RBs land on Week 10 injury report

RotoExperts.com delivers all the important player news with in-depth fantasy analysis for Week 10.


» Jason Campbell (ankle) was able to fully practice by Friday and will start against the Broncos. Still, he is not recommended for fantasy use, especially against Denver, which can easily contain his mediocre pass catchers.
» Trent Edwards (concussion) will return to the starting lineup this week, but he was not much of a fantasy factor earlier this season and should not be used as he faces a suddenly rejuvenated Titans squad.
» Brett Favre (hip, groin) is listed as probable for Week 10. Favre is playing very well and is a strong start as he faces Detroit. The Vikings are no lock to blow out a divisional opponent, but Favre should post good fantasy numbers regardless of how wide the scoring margin is.
» Matt Hasselbeck (shoulder) was able to practice in full by Thursday. However, he is not a good bet to come through with quality fantasy numbers this week. Hasselbeck will struggle to keep up with Arizona and could take a beating behind a wobbly offensive line.
» Aaron Rodgers (feet) was able to return to full practices by Thursday and will start against the Cowboys. He should deliver solid fantasy numbers against a shaky Dallas secondary. He'll perform at least adequately even if he continues to absorb some sacks and big hits.
» Matthew Stafford (knee) was limited in practices this week, yet he should still be able to start in Week 10. Stafford should not be on most yearly league rosters and has a very challenging matchup at Minnesota.

Running backs

» Donald Brown (shoulder) is not on the Colts' Week 10 injury report and should be available to play against the Patriots. He's a good flex option in most leagues.
» Marion Barber (thumb) was able to fully participate in practices this week. He should be good for a rushing touchdown, as the Cowboys will move the ball well against the Packers and put Barber into position to score from short range.
» Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) is listed as probable and will start for the Jaguars. He is a top-tier fantasy start every week, and arguably the best running back in fantasy football outside of Adrian Peterson. He should have another fine outing against the Jets in Week 10.

» Jamal Lewis (ankle) was limited in practices all week. He is not recommended for use in what could be a one-sided affair against Baltimore.
» Darren McFadden (knee) is expected to return to face the Chiefs, but fantasy players should see how he fares before activating him again. It is uncertain how much he will be used; McFadden is a very risky play for Week 10.
» Sammy Morris (knee) was able to practice on Friday and might play against the Colts. With RB Laurence Maroney playing well, however, Morris does not figure to have much of a role in the offense even if he is active.
» Clinton Portis (head) has already been declared out, and Ladell Betts (ankle) is listed as questionable. Betts might be able to play but could be less than effective, and it is possible Rock Cartwright and Quintin Ganther might figure into the mix as well. The Washington backfield situation should be avoided, as it is unclear how the workload will be distributed.
» LaDainian Tomlinson (hip) is listed as probable and will start in Week 10. He should provide his owners with respectable all-around totals against Philadelphia.
» Derrick Ward (knee) is questionable to face the Dolphins. Fantasy owners should hold him out, as the Buccaneers might struggle on offense at Miami.
» Brian Westbrook (head, ankle) is probable and will return after a two-week absence. His owners should certainly consider starting him, but keep in mind that he will likely not take on a heavy workload. Westbrook might share a lot of reps with LeSean McCoy, so both players are best used as flex players this week.
» DeAngelo Williams (knee) is questionable and could be a game-time decision to face the Falcons. Use healthier alternatives of similar value if you have one. His teammate, Jonathan Stewart (Achilles), was able to practice in full by Thursday and now gets a boost in value for Week 10. Consider using Stewart as a No. 2 fantasy back or flex starter.

Wide receivers

» Bernard Berrian (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Week 10. He has not been dependable this year and should be reserved.
» Anquan Boldin (ankle) is listed as probable and will return to action this week. It finally appears safe to activate him again, and he should be able to build a good statistical line against Seattle. Hie teammate, WR Steve Breaston (knee), continues to be limited in practices but has not missed any time due to the issue. He is a quality option in larger leagues.
» Antonio Bryant (knee) has continued to miss practices and is very questionable for Week 10. Do not consider him for use in most fantasy leagues.
» Chris Chambers (foot) was practicing fully by Thursday and should be active against the Raiders. He scored twice in his Chiefs debut, but he's always been notoriously inconsistent. Don't put him into your lineup just yet.
» Justin Gage (back) is not expected to play against the Bills. WR Kenny Britt will likely start in his place, but the rookie has not done enough yet to merit lineup consideration in most leagues.
» DeSean Jackson (foot) and Jeremy Maclin (foot, hand) were able to practice in full and will be active in Week 10. Jackson is a strong start who can burn any opponent for big plays, but Maclin is unreliable and should only be used if your wide receiver options are thin.
» Calvin Johnson (knee) was able to participate in full practices and will start in Week 10. Fantasy leaguers should plug him in without hesitation, as he is a quality start against any opponent.
» Brandon Marshall (back) returned to full practices by Thursday. He's playing at a high level again and is a must-start fantasy player right now, regardless of matchup.
» Terrell Owens (hip) is listed as questionable to face the Titans. He was able to practice on Friday, but Owens has not been reliable in fantasy leagues this season. Any sign that he is less than 100 percent means you should certainly reserve him.
» Chaz Schilens (foot) might finally return to action this week, but fantasy owners should not consider using him yet. It is unclear how much playing time he will see initially and how he will be used.

Tight ends

» Jermichael Finley (knee) is out of action for another week. TE Spencer Havner will likely get looks in the red zone and is worth using if you are thin at the position.
» Antonio Gates (foot) was able to practice by Thursday and is good to go for this week's matchup against Philadelphia. There is no apparent reason to bench him.
» Ben Watson (back) was able to practice in full. He is a solid start in fantasy leagues, as QB Tom Brady should use him as a key target in his spirited battle with Colts QB Peyton Manning.

Scott Engel is Managing Director and Senior NFL Editor at www.rotoexperts.com. Watch more of his Week 10 Fantasy tips on FANTASY PLAYBOOK, available on demand now at www.ubatv.com.

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