Below, we’ll provide you with the most recent information on these pass catchers and discuss the fantasy injury Week 10.
Fantasy Injury Update: D’Andre Swift, Kyler Murray, Aaron Jones and Elijah Mitchell for Week 10
- D’Andre Swift
- Kyler Murray
- Aaron Jones
- Elijah Mitchell
1. D’Andre Swift
Swift practiced infrequently on Wednesday and Thursday but was fully active on Friday.
Coaches have stated that his health is improving, but it is unclear how much he will participate.
Williams is expected to play a significant role in the Lions’ game plan this weekend, regardless of Swift’s involvement.
On Wednesday, he took a well-deserved veteran rest day, but he’s been back in full force since.
Ragnow practiced sparingly on Wednesday but fully on Thursday and Friday. His foot injury has persisted and is likely to persist, but he has been able to play through it.
2. Kyler Murray
UPDATE: The Cardinals’ official website now lists Murray (hamstring) as questionable, according to Darren Urban. Murray had previously participated in Thursday’s practice, according to Arizona Sports.
After missing practice on Wednesday, Murray (hamstring) was added to the Cardinals’ injury report.
He is considered “day-to-day.” If Murray is unable to practice on Thursday and Friday, backup Colt McCoy will most likely start against the Rams on Sunday.
Murray ranks fifth among quarterbacks in rushing yards (359), as his ability to extend plays out of the pocket is an important part of his game and fantasy value.
If McCoy starts, DeAndre Hopkins, Rondale Moore, and Zach Ertz all lose value, but James Conner’s projections may improve.
Conner had his best game last season when McCoy started against the 49ers in Week 9.
3. Aaron Jones
Jones (ankle) started practicing on Friday, as per ESPN Packers insider Rob Demovsky.
Jones had previously been listed as a limited participant in Green Bay’s Wednesday and Thursday practices, according to the team’s injury report.
Jones has returned to practice after being in a walking boot since last Sunday, and ankle x-rays were negative.
If he doesn’t have any setbacks, he should be out there against a Dallas defense that is allowing the third-fewest fantasy points per game this season to running backs.
Because of his talent and involvement in the passing game, Jones remains a viable RB2 option. AJ Dillon becomes a risky flex option if Jones is unavailable.
Mitchell (knee) was activated from injured reserve earlier this week, giving the 49ers a 21-day window to do so.
The young running back has missed the last seven games due to a sprained MCL suffered in Week 1.
He had not been officially activated as of Friday afternoon, but all indications point to him playing this weekend against the Chargers.
The 49ers have an obvious need at the backup running back position behind Christian McCaffrey following the trade of Jeff Wilson during the NFL’s trade deadline.
The only other healthy running backs on the roster are Tyrion Davis-Price and Jeff Mason.
Mitchell will face the Chargers, who have struggled to stop the run this season, as a result of Wilson’s move (145.5 rushing yards per game allowed).
He has flex potential given the matchup, but there is always risk with a backup who hasn’t played in two months.