After lacking current motion, Patrick Mahomes and David Johnson could possibly be again of their respective groups’ lively lineups this weekend, and A.J. Inexperienced may lastly make his 2019 debut.

Our NFL Nation reporters replace the highest harm query for each staff heading into Week 10, with intel gathered straight from the supply:

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The Payments are in a greater place than most when it comes to total staff well being. Cornerback Kevin Johnson was restricted in Wednesday’s apply with a knee harm however didn’t don a crimson “non-contact” jersey; this bodes nicely for his availability Sunday. He is certainly one of three outdoors corners on Buffalo’s 53-man roster and his depth is required because the staff prepares for Odell Beckham Jr. and Jarvis Landry. — Marcel Louis-Jacques

Two key veteran starters — heart Daniel Kilgore (knee) and security Reshad Jones — (chest) have missed the previous three video games, however every could possibly be nearing a return this Sunday; each are practising for the second consecutive week, and coach Brian Flores deemed them near a return. It may sign the return of the Dolphins’ finest lively defensive again in Jones and offensive captain in Kilgore. — Cameron Wolfe

The Patriots held their lone apply of the bye week, and beginning security Patrick Chung (heel/chest) was certainly one of simply two gamers not noticed firstly of the full-pads exercise (tight finish Benjamin Watson was the opposite). So the bye comes at a great time for Chung, whose capacity to match up with opposing tight ends and assist in run help makes him a key cog to the protection. — Mike Reiss

Working again Le’Veon Bell (knee) did not apply Wednesday (his first miss of the season), however the staff is cautiously optimistic that he’ll be capable of play in opposition to the Giants. Even when he performs, it may imply extra carries for Bilal Powell and Ty Montgomery. Tight finish Chris Herndon (hamstring) might be 50-50. He is practising on a restricted foundation, however he hasn’t been in a position to minimize unfastened but. — Wealthy Cimini


There actually is not a lot of an harm query for the Ravens this week. Ronnie Stanley, the Ravens’ beginning left sort out, missed Wednesday’s apply with a knee harm however is anticipated to play Sunday in opposition to the Bengals. If Stanley surprisingly cannot go well with up, James Hurst would fill in for him. The one different Baltimore participant who missed apply due to an harm is guard Marshal Yanda, who’s coping with a chilly he picked up from his kids. — Jamison Hensley

Earlier than Wednesday, A.J. Inexperienced (ankle) appeared on monitor to make his season debut this weekend. However after he missed apply Wednesday, that seems up within the air. If he would not have a full apply Thursday, Inexperienced could possibly be in jeopardy of lacking one other sport. That is already the longest harm absence of his NFL profession. — Ben Child

Defensive finish Olivier Vernon didn’t apply whereas nursing a knee harm suffered Sunday. Coach Freddie Kitchens has known as him day-to-day. The excellent news is that security Damarious Randall has returned from a hamstring harm, whereas left sort out Greg Robinson was practising regardless of an ankle harm. Tight finish Ricky Seals-Jones (knee) was restricted to the facet, which suggests for the second Cleveland has solely two wholesome TEs, Demetrius Harris and former practice-squad member Stephen Carlson. — Jake Trotter

Will working again James Conner play Sunday? Nonetheless recovering from an AC harm to his shoulder suffered within the ultimate minutes of the victory in opposition to the Dolphins, Conner did not play in opposition to the Colts. Conner is anticipated to be restricted in apply this week, however “perk up” in later practices, per coach Mike Tomlin. If Conner cannot go, the Steelers will once more lean closely on Jaylen Samuels and Trey Edmunds — who had been ineffective within the crimson zone within the Week 9 win. — Brooke Pryor



Subject Yates and Stephania Bell give an replace on James Conner’s shoulder harm and the way fantasy managers ought to deal with him.


The Texans hope their secondary will profit from the bye week. On Tuesday, coach Invoice O’Brien mentioned cornerbacks Bradley Roby (hamstring) and Lonnie Johnson (concussion) in addition to security Tashaun Gipson (again/wrist) are trending in the fitting route to be able to play in opposition to Baltimore in Week 11. — Sarah Barshop

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A attainable constructive signal for the Colts: Quarterback Jacoby Brissett (knee) was a restricted participant in apply Wednesday simply days after struggling a sprained MCL in his left knee within the first half in opposition to Pittsburgh. Nevertheless, coach Frank Reich mentioned it isn’t a “slam dunk” that Brissett performs Sunday in opposition to the Dolphins. “This man is as robust as they arrive, however we have to do the fitting factor for him and for our staff,” Reich mentioned. “We are going to simply see the way it performs out. He’s our quarterback. We would like him to play and if he is able to play, then he would be the starter.” Brian Hoyer will begin if Brissett would not play. — Mike Wells

The bye week is coming on the good time for broad receiver Dede Westbrook and cornerback D.J. Hayden, each of whom missed Sunday’s sport with shoulder/neck accidents. Coach Doug Marrone mentioned each ought to return to apply Monday, and could be on monitor to play the next Sunday. In reality, Marrone mentioned he anticipates linebackers Leon Jacobs (hamstring) and Quincy Williams (hamstring) will return to apply Monday as nicely. That is three starters and a key reserve the Jaguars may have again for the Colts. — Mike DiRocco

Heart Ben Jones missed final weekend’s sport in opposition to the Panthers as a consequence of a concussion, and reserve swing lineman Jamil Douglas began in Jones’ place. Jones was on the sphere for the person interval Wednesday, and coach Mike Vrabel mentioned Jones is progressing however nonetheless not cleared from concussion protocol. — Turron Davenport


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With the Broncos on their bye week, the well being of proper sort out Ja’Wuan James continues to be a query that impacts the staff’s offense. Basically, the Broncos would really like, at minimal, to rotate Elijah Wilkinson and Garett Bolles at left sort out as a result of Bolles continues to wrestle to keep away from, after which rebound from, penalties in video games. However they can not use Wilkinson to try this when James just isn’t within the lineup, as a result of Wilkinson is beginning at proper sort out. James performed 10 snaps within the season opener when he suffered a knee harm. He injured the identical knee 22 performs into the following sport he performed — Week eight in opposition to the Colts. So with James having been within the lineup simply 32 performs all season, Denver continues to attempt to make do on the offensive line. As Broncos gamers adjourned for his or her bye-week break, coach Vic Fangio mentioned, “I do not know that but” when requested if James would be capable of play Week 11 in opposition to Minnesota. — Jeff Legwold

The beginning quarterback spot for Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Titans appears to be Patrick Mahomes’ to lose. The Chiefs elevated his workload in apply Wednesday as they started preparations for the Titans. If his knee holds up, there is a good probability he’ll play. However Chiefs have not dedicated to that but, so this might once more come all the way down to the tip of the week. — Adam Teicher

Linebacker Denzel Perryman is coping with a knee harm he suffered throughout final weekend’s victory over the Packers. Perryman didn’t apply this week, and is questionable for Thursday’s highway sport in opposition to the Raiders. Chargers coach Anthony Lynn mentioned Perryman can be a game-time choice. Perryman has recorded 20 mixed tackles over the previous three video games, so the Chargers may use the Miami product within the lineup. — Eric D. Williams

Heart Rodney Hudson missed the win in opposition to the Lions after struggling an ankle harm 10 performs into the Raiders’ loss in Houston on Oct. 27. And proper sort out Trent Brown went down three performs into the Lions sport with a knee harm, although he tried, unsuccessfully, to return whereas carrying a knee brace. On such a brief week, it is exhausting to see both O-lineman returning to face the Chargers on Thursday. Which might imply extra snaps for heart Andre James and sort out David Sharpe, who’ve each acquitted themselves nicely in changing Hudson and Brown to date. — Paul Gutierrez


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With a fast turnaround following Monday’s highway sport, the Cowboys didn’t have a padded apply Wednesday, and Amari Cooper was a spectator. Cooper damage his knee in apply final week and banged it into the turf in opposition to the Giants, however continued to play. The hope is that relaxation will assist him play Sunday. Leighton Vander Esch (stinger) was on the sphere for the exercise and the assumption is he’ll be capable of return after sitting out Monday. If he cannot, then Sean Lee will proceed to see motion. Security Jeff Heath has 12 stitches on his knee that might have an effect on his standing this weekend, however the expectation is he’ll be capable of play in opposition to Minnesota. — Todd Archer

Tight finish Evan Engram dominated himself out this weekend in opposition to the Jets with what the Giants are calling a “mid-foot sprain.” He wore a boot Wednesday on his left foot. The MRIs had been despatched to foot specialist Dr. Robert Anderson, however Engram mentioned the assumption is that it isn’t the dreaded Lisfranc harm. He “dodged a bullet,” because the TE put it. Engram’s hope is that he can return after the Week 11 bye for the sport in opposition to Chicago. — Jordan Raanan

Eagles broad receiver Alshon Jeffery suffered an ankle harm late in Sunday’s victory in opposition to the Bears, however he did not appear overly involved about it after the sport. Nevertheless, couple this newest ailment with the calf pressure that hindered Jeffery for a lot of the primary half of the season, and this turns into a much-needed bye week for the veteran, who should carry the load now that DeSean Jackson is sidelined for the rest of the season. “I will care for my physique, that is about it,” Jeffery mentioned of his plans this week. “I am not doing an excessive amount of. Simply remedy.” — Tim McManus

Quarterback Case Keenum continues to be within the concussion protocol, nevertheless it may be a moot level as a result of there is a good probability Dwayne Haskins will proceed to start out. The bye week can be good for working again Derrius Guice, who is anticipated to come back off the injured reserve record after spraining his left knee. The Redskins hope having an additional week — he would have been eligible to return this week — will assist Guice. The week off must also profit proper sort out Morgan Moses (pectoral harm), who ought to be advantageous, and defensive lineman Tim Settle, who underwent platelet-rich plasma remedy for a hamstring harm. His standing stays unsure. — John Keim


The Bears made it out of Philadelphia with just one noteworthy harm: Nostril sort out Eddie Goldman is coping with a thigh concern. Goldman has simply 16 complete tackles on the season, however he is a big physique who clogs working lanes up the center. The Eagles rushed for 146 yards in opposition to the Bears in Week 9. Ex-Bear Jordan Howard ran for 82 yards and one landing on 19 carries. Goldman performed solely 11 of 89 defensive snaps in that loss. — Jeff Dickerson

Matthew Stafford (hip/again) was restricted in apply, and at this level it would not appear that regarding. However contemplating the quarterback has had points with the hip and again over the previous season-plus, it will be value monitoring because the week progresses. Beginning guard Joe Dahl (ankle) missed apply as nicely, which probably means Kenny Wiggins and Graham Glasgow will begin for the second consecutive sport. Tracy Walker (knee) missed apply once more Wednesday, too. However the primary one to observe, for now, is Stafford. — Michael Rothstein

Sure, Davante Adams returned final weekend from a four-game absence as a consequence of turf toe. And sure, he caught seven passes Sunday in opposition to the Chargers, however he nonetheless did not seem like the Adams of outdated. And here is why: “I am clearly healed at this level however so far as being a thousand p.c again to myself, I would not fairly say I am fairly there but,” Adams mentioned. “However I will do plenty of issues proper now and do what I can to contribute.” — Rob Demovsky

The Vikings are significantly extra banged up getting into Week 10 than they have been at any level this season. Adam Thielen (hamstring), C.J. Ham (ankle) and Ifeadi Odenigbo (shoulder) had been held off form Wednesday, whereas Trae Waynes (ankle) and Stephen Weatherly (groin) had been restricted members. Thielen aggravating the hamstring harm he initially sustained in Week 7 may put him prone to lacking extra time whereas he heals. When Dalvin Prepare dinner handled an analogous harm final season, Minnesota finally shut the working again down for a number of weeks to let him recuperate as an alternative of permitting him to apply on a restricted foundation and testing out his hamstring forward of a number of video games to find out whether or not he may go. It looks like this could possibly be the plan of action Minnesota takes with Thielen to get him again absolutely wholesome because the Vikings look to make a push for the playoffs down the stretch. — Courtney Cronin


Quarterback Matt Ryan, who missed the Falcons’ Week eight sport in opposition to Seattle with a sprained proper ankle, was restricted in apply Wednesday. Coach Dan Quinn stopped wanting declaring Ryan able to play in opposition to the Saints on Sunday, however Quinn mentioned throughout final week’s bye he was optimistic about Ryan’s return. “Really feel good,” Ryan mentioned after apply. “Feeling slightly bit higher each day. That is what you do when you’ve got one thing like this. You simply try to give attention to day by day enchancment, attempt to get again to your self as quick as attainable.” Ryan mentioned he at all times prepares to start out, so his mindset hasn’t modified going into this week. He hadn’t missed a sport since December 2009 earlier than he was inactive for the loss to the Seahawks. — Vaughn McClure

Defensive finish Vernon Butler was having again points and went for an analysis Wednesday, so the Panthers signed Wes Horton, who had been with the staff beforehand. Horton is aware of the system, so it ought to be a simple adjustment if Butler cannot play Sunday at Inexperienced Bay. Butler had stepped up for the reason that lack of Professional Bowl defensive finish/sort out Kawann Brief. — David Newton

The bye week served the Saints nicely. That they had each participant on the apply area Wednesday, together with working again Alvin Kamara (ankle/knee), tight finish Jared Prepare dinner (ankle) and broad receiver Tre’Quan Smith (ankle). Kamara was listed as restricted, so it is attainable the Saints may lighten his workload a bit to maintain him contemporary. However he ought to nonetheless be an enormous a part of the offense. — Mike Triplett



Stephania Bell expects RB Alvin Kamara can be lively Sunday coming off the Saints’ bye week.

Coach Bruce Arians mentioned tight finish O.J. Howard (hamstring) could be good to go this weekend after lacking the previous two video games with a hamstring harm, and Cameron Brate continues to play by sore ribs. On the defensive facet of the ball, Arians mentioned “there’s an opportunity” outdoors linebacker Carl Nassib (groin) will play, nevertheless it’s unlikely backup Anthony Nelson (hamstring) will. Cornerback Carlton Davis, who suffered a hip harm throughout warmups in opposition to the Seahawks, can be a query mark at this level. — Jenna Laine


Proper sort out Justin Murray (knee) didn’t apply once more Wednesday, placing his standing for Sunday’s sport at Tampa Bay unsure. If he cannot play, Justin Pugh will probably line up at proper sort out once more and Mason Cole, whom coach Kliff Kingsbury known as Arizona’s most respected lineman due to his versatility, will play left sort out for a second consecutive sport. In the meantime, working again David Johnson (ankle), who missed the previous two video games and a lot of the Week 7 sport in opposition to the Giants, declared that he is “undoubtedly enjoying” this weekend, although Kingsbury wasn’t dealing in absolutes. “Hopefully we see what we would like this week and we are able to get him again on the market,” the coach mentioned. — Josh Weinfuss

Large receiver Brandin Cooks has been dominated out in opposition to the Steelers as he continues to recuperate and search opinions from specialists for the 2 concussions he suffered final month. In Cooks’ absence, Josh Reynolds is anticipated to start out. Sean McVay additionally mentioned outdoors linebacker Clay Matthews, who was sidelined after Week 5 after breaking his jaw, and working again Malcolm Brown, who was inactive the previous two video games due to an ankle harm, had been on monitor to play. — Lindsey Thiry



Stephania Bell contemplates how fantasy managers ought to deal with Brandin Cooks because of the uncertainty of his return from his newest concussion.

Reinforcements are on the best way for the 49ers’ offense within the type of left sort out Joe Staley (fibula) and fullback Kyle Juszczyk (sprained MCL), each of whom expect to play Monday night time in opposition to Seattle. The query is whether or not proper sort out Mike McGlinchey will even be again from his knee harm. McGlinchey is hopeful that he’ll return, and mentioned it isn’t a lot about therapeutic as getting his wind again. “I feel I am nearly by the rehab course of and it is about changing into a soccer participant once more,” McGlinchey mentioned. — Nick Wagoner

Large receiver Josh Gordon handed his bodily and can apply Thursday when the Seahawks get again to work forward of their Monday night time sport in opposition to the 49ers. Gordon nonetheless has a brand new offense to be taught, and the Seahawks have to determine the place he may match inside it. However coach Pete Carroll mentioned Gordon is “able to go” bodily after coping with a minor knee harm that landed him on injured reserve with the Patriots. — Brady Henderson