Four players already ruled out for Week 10
The final Week 10 injury reports are still a few hours away from being released, but some teams aren’t wasting any time ruling out a few of their key players.
Here are four guys that will NOT play this weekend:
Steve Smith, WR, New York Giants: The veteran wide receiver suffered a strained pectoral muscle during practice on Thursday and will not play Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Look for Mario Manningham to step up into Smith’s spot. For Week 10, Manningham is a nice WR2/WR3 option against a bad Cowboys pass defense.
DeAngelo Williams, RB, Carolina Panthers: Williams has been ruled out for the third consecutive week due to a foot injury.
Jonathan Stewart, RB, Carolina Panthers: As if the Williams news wasn’t bad enough, J-Stew will not play this Sunday at Tampa Bay due to a concussion suffered in last week’s game against the New Orleans Saints. Second-year running back Mike Goodson (Texas A&M) will get the start and is a decent flex option against a Buccaneers defense that has struggled to stop the run this season.
Owen Daniels, TE, Houston Texans: Daniels will miss his second consecutive game on Sunday when the Texans travel to Jacksonville to take on the Jaguars. The veteran tight end has been battling a hamstring injury and as of now, there is no timetable set for his return. Joel Dreessen will get the start for the Texans.