We’ve got 15 games left on the docket for Sunday and Monday, with plenty of NFL injury news to sort through. We’ve got all the big names who are questionable, out, or flat-out game-time decisions for week 10, along with some solid fantasy analysis.
Check out who you should or shouldn’t be plugging into your weekly fantasy football contests this week:
Kevin Kolb, QB, Arizona Cardinals
Kolb will miss his second straight game with a nagging foot injury. I didn’t love his chances against his former team, anyways, but now you know you have to find a different sleeper quarterback this week.
Cam Newton, QB, Carolina Panthers
Newton is on the Panthers week 10 injury report with a sore shoulder, but it’s not believe to be serious and it won’t keep him from facing the Titans. Look for him to play and continue his hot roll.
Ahmad Bradshaw, RB, New York Giants
Bradshaw won’t play this week against the 49ers, but we wouldn’t have told you to play him even if he were completely healthy. Brandon Jacobs is hands-off this week, too, despite being fully healthy. San Francisco’s run defense is just that good.
Peyton Hillis, RB, Cleveland Browns
It was reported earlier in the week, but in case you didn’t catch it, Hillis is out once again with a hamstring injury. This is actually a good thing, as there is still hope that he’ll be completely healthy for week 11. He’s been a huge disappointment, but hopefully Hillis can get and stay healthy and try turning his 2011 around next week.
Mark Ingram, RB, New Orleans Saints
Ingram is expected to make his return from a heel injury that had him out for two weeks. Unfortunately, the Saints back-field is extremely crowned and he wasn’t an elite option before the injury, so I suggest you look elsewhere for your RB2.
Andre Johnson, WR, Houston Texans
AJ continues to nurse his injured hamstring, and has been ruled out for his week 10 game. This marks the sixth straight game you can’t use one of the best receivers in fantasy football. Fight the tears.
Hakeem Nicks, WR, New York Giants
Nicks has reportedly stated that he “feels good”, and is expected to face the 49ers later today. He’s a tricky play with an afternoon game, but he’s still an elite option and the matchup isn’t the worst. He’s probably safe to use, but you’d also be better served just picking a healthy receiver who doesn’t have a matchup that could blow-up in his face.
Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons
Jones has been limited with a hamstring injury and is probable to face the Saints. I don’t think he’s in serious danger of missing this game, as the team simply was cautious with a hamstring injury that had him out for several weeks. He blew-up for 131 yards and two scores last week, so he’s a solid WR3 play at the least this week.
Mario Manningham, WR, New York Giants
Manningham is battling a knee injury and is an official game-time decision this week. He and Nicks could both be on the shelf, but if even one of them is out against the 49ers, Victor Cruz could turn into a very solid option.
Plaxico Burress, WR, New York Jets
Burress practiced this week despite a back injury, and is expected to face the poor Patriots pass defense on Sunday. Burress has three touchdowns and over 100 yards in his last two games, as he’s starting to develop into a more consistent WR3 option. He has the potential to go off this week with such a tasty matchup.
Lee Evans, WR, Baltimore Ravens
Evans continues to battle an ankle injury that just won’t go away. He’s not a safe option even if he miraculously hits the field, as he hasn’t played in weeks.
Be sure to stay on top of all game-time calls, but if you’re worried, it’s always best to play it safe when finalizing your weekly fantasy football lineups. Good luck in your games this week!