Injuries are a part of the NFL. That makes injuries a part of every fantasy football manager's season long team. Injuries also affect week to week Daily Fantasy Sports Contests on DraftKings. Check out the impactful fantasy football injuries from NFL Week 10.
NFL Week 10 Fantasy Football Injuries
Atlanta Falcons – RB Devonta Freeman
Devonta suffered a concussion during the first half of Atlanta's 27 to 7 win over the Dallas Cowboys. That opened the door for Tevin Coleman. Coleman was terrific when rushing for 83 yards on 20 carries. He also scored a rushing TD.
Freeman may or may not play next Monday night when Atlanta battles Seattle. Even if he doesn't, it's hard to give Coleman the benefit of the doubt. Although Tevin played well, it should be noted that Dallas' best linebacker, Sean Lee, was out for most of the game.
Green Bay Packers – RB Ty Montgomery, RB Aaron Jones
RB Aaron Jones sprained an MCL in his left knee in the first half of Green Bay's stunning 23 to 16 win over the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field. A rookie, Jones had become Green Bay's top running back due to an injury to Ty Montgomery. Montgomery also got injured in the game. Montgomery injured his ribs.
The status for both Aaron Jones and Ty Montgomery is listed as day-to-day. If neither can go, Green Bay will hand the ball off to rookie Jamaal Williams. A running back out of BYU, Williams carried the football 20 times for 67 yards. He averaged 3.4 yards per carry versus Chicago's defense.
That's a significant number. The reason is because the Bears, like most defenses right now, pay no attention to Green Bay's passing game. What it means is that Williams managed 3.4 yards per carry while facing loaded defensive lines.
Definitely consider Williams on all DraftKings DFS teams if neither Montgomery nor Jones can go in Week 11. The Packers battle the Baltimore Ravens. Baltimore allows around 126 rushing yards per game.
Indianapolis Colts – QB Jacoby Brissett
Brissett suffered a concussion during the Colts' 17 to 20 loss to Pittsburgh. Brissett didn't go into the concussion protocol until after the game. Per the Colts, Brissett didn't display any concussion symptoms until after the game. That's hard to believe for more than a few NFL fans, which is why Indy is getting so much flack for allowing Brissett to play the rest of the game before putting him in the concussion protocol.
The protocol only works if everyone pays attention to it, right? In any case, if Brissett can't go, Scott Tolzein will. The Colts face the Tennessee Titans at home in Week 12 after their Week 11 bye. Indianapolis held a 13 to 9 halftime lead in the first game before the Colts' D imploded in the second half. The Titans beat the Colts 36 to 22.
If Brissett can go, he might be a sneaky good option at QB. Tolzein won't be. Brissett has already shown he can put points on the board versus the Titans' defense.