Fantasy Football Week 10 Breakdown – Who’s In and Who’s Out?

AJ MassESPN staff writerNovember 12, 2023, 02:56 PM ET4 minutes of reading

It’s been a minute since we last saw Kyler Murray and James Connor on the field for the Arizona Cardinals.AP

Who should start? Who should sit? To set your fantasy football lineups and avoid starting an offensive player who isn’t in the lineup, we’ll be posting fantasy-related updates and analysis here as NFL teams release their official inactive lists. Any rankings quoted in this column come from our ESPN Fantasy staff rankings.

Official Sunday blackouts will begin approximately 90 minutes before the scheduled kickoff times: 8 a.m. ET for the Germany game, 11:30 a.m. ET for the early games and 2:30 p.m. ET for the afternoon games.

Update often for latest information.


4 p.m. ET games

James Connor, RB, ARIActive
Impact: He returns this week with QB Kyler Murray. Both are rusty, so proceed with caution.

Michael Wilson, WR, ARIActive
Impact: With Murray back under center, Wilson’s value will only rise in the coming weeks.

Mack Hollins, WR, ATLoutside
IMPACT: Drake is set to return to London. Katharel Hodge can be a dice for flexibility.

Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, DETinactive
Impact: Not surprising as DPJ is still learning a new playbook to go along with some rib issues. Note that the Lions could be a bit run-heavy in Week 10 with the “all clear” for RB David Montgomery to return.

Curtis Samuel, WR, WSHActive
Impact: The news will be a hindrance to fantasy managers looking to play with Jahan Dodson and Terry McClarin.


Sunday night game

There were no major imaginal injuries.


9:30 a.m. ET

Alec Pierce, WR, INDActive
Impact: Pierce should see his normal workload.

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Josh Towns, WR, INDActive
Impact: Expect Isaiah McKenzie to see more action since Downs hasn’t practiced all week and will likely count on the snaps.

Demario Douglas, WR, NEActive
Impact: He’ll play, but Kayshon Boutte is (finally!) active, so Douglas may lack targets worthy of a fantasy start.

Devante Parker, WR, NEoutside
Impact: He didn’t travel with the team, leaving the door open for Jalen Recour to get some looks.


games at 1 p.m. ET

Keaton Mitchell, RB, BALActive
Impact: Mitchell should split carries with Gus Edwards.

Ja’Mar Chase, WR, CINActive
Impact: Both Stanley Morgan and Shedrick Jackson were promoted from the practice squad, which isn’t a great sign here. However, Chase will be cleared to play after pregame warmups.

Dee Higgins, WR, CINoutside
Impact: Trenton Irvin will be the Bengals receiver to claim off waivers.

Marquise Goodwin, WR, CLEoutside
Impact: WR David Bell is also out, leaving Cedric Tillman in a good spot to get some action.

Robert Woods, WR, HOUActive
Impact: Even if he returns this week, it’s questionable how many snaps he’ll see.

Nico Collins, WR, HOUoutside
Impact: Tank Dell and Noah Brown have recently impressed.

Damien Pierce, RB, HOUoutside
Impact: Devin Singletary excelled without Pierce in Week 9.

Search Fairbairn, K, NEWOut/IR
Impact: Matt Ammendola has signed with the team to handle the kicking duties, at least through Week 14.

Jay Jones, WR, JAXoutside
Impact: Again, this should be the “Calvin Ridley and Christian Kirk Show” for the Jaguars.

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Justin Jefferson, WR, MINoutside
Impact: Although his window to return from IR has been set in motion this week, the receiver isn’t ready yet.

Jaren Hall, QB, MINoutside
Impact: Joshua Dobbs will start in Week 10 and is likely to be out for several weeks. Hall could be Dobbs’ backup once he clears the league’s concussion protocol.

KJ Osborne, WR, MINinactive
Impact: His practice time increased as the week went by, and he cleared the league’s concussion protocol. However, the Vikings will err on the side of caution here.

TJ Hawkenson, TE, MINActive
Impact: All signs point to Hockenson not only playing, but thriving in Week 10.

Michael Thomas, WR, noActive
Impact: Amid reports of an off-field incident involving Thomas, the Saints will still keep him on the field in Week 10.

Kendre Miller, RB, nooutside
Impact: Jamaal Williams is currently the primary backup to Alvin Kamara.

Traylon Burks, WR, TENoutside
Impact: Nick Westbrook-Egain moves up the Titans’ goal tree.

Ryan Tannehill, QB, TENinactive
Impact: Regardless, Tennessee has already made a QB change to Will Lewis.

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