Welcome back to the Fantasy Alarm Week 10 Early NFL Injury Report! As has been the usual so far this season, lots of injury statuses to monitor during the week heading into the weekend! Let’s discuss them.

Christian McCaffrey RB, CAR (Shoulder)  

Head Coach Matt Rhule has labeled CMC as “day-to-day” after McCaffrey suffered a shoulder injury on one of the final drives in the Panther’s road loss in Kansas City for Week 9. It seems that the Panthers will elect to do some further testing on CMC during the week of practice to see whether he will be available to suit up for Week 10 or not. Hopefully, by Friday’s report, we will have a much clearer status update.

A.J. Brown WR, TEN (Knee) 

It was reported Brown was listed as a non-participant in the Titans Monday session of practice. Brown has been continually dealing with the knee issue that held him out of a few games earlier in the season. Likely, the Titans are just playing it safe with Brown and allowing him to have ample time for healing and recovery. Only bad thing about his status is that the Titans have the quick-turn around game on Thursday Night Football, so we will keep a close eye on him until then.

Nick Chubb RB, CLE (Knee) 

There have been no official moves happen yet to make a place on the active roster for Chubb yet for the Browns’ upcoming game on Sunday against the Texans, but there have been good reports so far out of practice saying that Chubb does look like he is “trending in the right direction.” Chubb is wearing a knee brace on the once injured knee but seems that the brace is not putting a strain on his agility in practice. There should be an official roster move for the Browns if they indeed plan on bringing him back to the playing field on Sunday, so we will look for that this week and hope to have another report on Friday.

Miles Sanders RB, PHI (Knee)  

It has been reported from Eagles coaches and staff that the plan is for Sanders to make a return to practice sometime this week ahead of the Eagles Week 10 match-up against the Giants. It does seem that Sanders is leaning more towards a return to the field than sitting for his third-straight game. Obviously, this is just speculation and we will need some physical evidence of Sanders returning to the practice field, but we hope to have that important bit of information on Friday’s report, as well.

Chris Carson RB, SEA (Foot)  

Carson continues to deal with a foot injury that has held him out of the Seahawks last two games. Much like Sanders’ reports so far to start the Week 10 practices, coaches and staff have mentioned to reporters that Carson is also supposed to make a return to the practice field sometime this week, and if he does, this would place him in great standings to take the field for the Seahawks upcoming match against the Rams on Sunday afternoon. We will monitor the reports for Carson heading into Friday.

Joe Mixon RB, CIN (Foot)  

There has yet to be any new reports from Bengals practice to start the week, and it is likely due to them maybe not having a practice session for Monday. Mixon could be in fear of missing yet another game with the foot injury that hasn’t allowed him to take the field since Week 6, but hopefully that is not the case. The good thing is that the Bengals were off all of last week for the bye, so this could mean that Mixon is still working on treatment and recovery ahead of their next game against the Steelers on Sunday afternoon. We will continue to monitor his status throughout the week.

Kenny Golladay WR, DET (Hip)  

No new reports yet from Lions practice on the status of Golladay, who missed their Week 9 match against the Vikings. It seemed that Golladay was a game-time call all week before ultimately being ruled out, so it very well could mean that Golladay could be eyeing a return after getting a full week off last week. We will hopefully have a clearer outlook on his status come Friday.

David Montgomery RB, CHI (Concussion)  

Montgomery suffered a head injury that was later deemed a concussion late in the fourth quarter of the Bears Week 9 showdown with the Titans. Thus, now will have to enter and be cleared from the league’s concussion protocol before being eligible to play in the Bears Week 10 game against the Vikings. The good news here is that this game isn’t played until Monday night, which should allow him ample time to get cleared if it isn’t too severe, however you also are playing the guessing game a bit with just hoping he does clear. Hopefully, we will have official word over the weekend on his status in the protocol.

David Johnson RB, HOU (Concussion)  

Same story here for DJ as he will have to enter concussion protocol as well after sustaining the injury in the Texan’s Week 9 match against the Jaguars. This one should be a bit clearer for us, seeing as how the Texans take on the Browns in the first set of Sunday’s games, so we should have his status before the first kick-off on Sunday.

Noah Fant TE, DEN (Ankle)  

Looks as if Fant re-aggravated the ankle ailment that held him out for at least one game for the Broncos earlier this season. The signs and reports from Head Coach Vic Fangio states that he feels Fant should be “Ok” and doesn’t seem to be in any danger of missing the Broncos upcoming Week ten meeting with the Raiders. It was reported that it seemed Fant was favoring the ankle for some of the game against the Falcons but hopefully he will get the treatment and recovery needed before their Week 10 match and be good to go.

Kenyan Drake RB, AZ (Ankle) 

It is being reported by Head Coach Kliff Kingsbury that Drake is now being listed as “day-to-day” with the slightly torn ligament in his ankle. This was also the status that was placed on Drake before eventually being ruled OUT of the Cardinals Week nine tilt against the Dolphins. Likely this was just a way to give Drake an extra week of healing, so we will see what the reports are saying about Drake on Friday heading into the weekend