Below, we’ll provide you with the most recent information on these pass catchers and discuss the fantasy injury Week 10.
Fantasy injury Week 10: Treylon Burks, Darren Waller and Jonathan Taylor
- Treylon Burks
Treylon Burks was placed on injured reserve by the Tennessee Titans ahead of their Week 5 game against the Washington Commanders.
Burks had turf toe and the Titans chose to shut him down and have him miss four games rather than try to work him through it.
Burks has now missed the required four games, and the chance for him to return to practice begins this week.
After that, the Titans will have 21 days to activate him (or leave him on the IR all year). As a result, once Burks returns to practice, we will have a better idea of when he will be able to play again.
In his weekly mailbag, Titans Senior Writer/Editor Jim Wyatt stated that he expects Burks to be activated as soon as possible. As a result, Burks could return against the Denver Broncos in Week 10. Even if he returns to practice this week, the Titans may postpone his return until Week 11 or Week 12.
Trusting Burks when he returns will be difficult given what we saw from the Titans’ passing game in Week 9.
This is emphasized even more for Week 10, with the Broncos being a difficult matchup for opposing wide receivers in terms of fantasy points. Even if Burks is activated, fantasy managers should avoid reintroducing him into lineups unless absolutely necessary.
- Darren Waller
Darren Waller’s injury-plagued 2022 season is on hold for at least another month.
According to NFL Network’s James Palmer, the Raiders have placed the tight end on injured reserve. Waller will be out for at least four weeks before he can return.
Waller has been out with a hamstring injury all season and hasn’t played since Week 5, resulting in a significant drop in production.
After missing six games in 2021, the tight end’s current season is going even worse. He had 1,100-plus receiving yards in 2019 and 2020, but has only caught 16 passes for 175 yards and one touchdown in 2022.
Since Waller’s departure, Foster Moreau has been the first-string tight end, while Jesper Horsted has played a few snaps since replacing Waller in Week 5.
Making matters worse, Renfrow’s inclusion on IR eliminates two of Las Vegas’ most dependable weapons who aren’t named Davante Adams.
The Raiders have struggled to maintain consistent offensive production, and without a weapon like Waller in the lineup, the task will only become more difficult. The going won’t get any easier in Week 10 against the Colts’ fifth-ranked defense (sixth against the pass).
We’ll see if Waller is able to return before the end of what appears to be the Raiders’ doomed season.
UPDATE: Taylor (ankle) participated in full practice on Friday, according to Colts beat writer Nate Atkins. According to The Athletic’s James Boyd, he previously participated in practice on Thursday.
According to beat writer Zak Keefer, Taylor (ankle) returned to practice on Wednesday after missing
Since Week 4, the star running back has been dealing with an ankle injury. Taylor last appeared on the field in Week 8 against the Commanders, gaining 76 yards on 16 carries.
If Taylor is able to complete a full week of practice, he will be considered an RB1 against a Raiders defense that allows the seventh-most fantasy points per game to RBs.
If he suffers an unexpected setback, Deon Jackson (knee), Jordan Wilkins, and Zack Moss will split time.
NFL Schedule 2022 – NFL Week 10
Thursday, Nov. 10
Atlanta Falcons at Carolina Panthers, 8:15 p.m., Amazon
Sunday, Nov. 13
Seattle Seahawks vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Munich), 9:30 a.m., NFL Network
Minnesota Vikings at Buffalo Bills, 1 p.m., Fox
Detroit Lions at Chicago Bears, 1 p.m., Fox
Jacksonville Jaguars at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m., CBS
Cleveland Browns at Miami Dolphins, 1 p.m., CBS
Houston Texans at New York Giants, 1 p.m., CBS
New Orleans Saints at Pittsburgh Steelers, 1 p.m., Fox
Denver Broncos at Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m., CBS
Indianapolis Colts at Las Vegas Raiders, 4:05 p.m., CBS
Dallas Cowboys at Green Bay Packers, 4:25 p.m., Fox
Arizona Cardinals at Los Angeles Rams, 4:25 p.m., Fox
Los Angeles Chargers at San Francisco 49ers, 8:20 p.m., NBC
Monday, Nov. 14
Washington Commanders at Philadelphia Eagles, 8:15 p.m.