After countless weeks of hampering injuries, Week Ten looks like a nice change of pace. As opposed to previous weeks, several key players look to be ready for action, and the effect of the injury bug on teams around the league appears to be minimal. So let's take a look and see who did make my list of injuries to watch for Week Ten.
And remember, for all those owners who like to simply skim through an article, be sure to note the bold and italicized portion of each description, as this note shows the players' status for the upcoming week.
10. Blair White (WR) (IND) (QUEST)- With half of the 2010 NFL season now officially in the books, one topic has begun to surface on mass media shows around the nation: who will be the MVP after the season concludes? Several names have popped up, including the Chargers' Philip Rivers and the Packers' Clay Matthews. One player, though, truly impacts his squad greater than anyone in the game, and that man is Peyton Manning. Over the years, Manning has turned no-name WRs into fantasy studs, most notably receivers Pierre Garcon and Austin Collie in 2009.
With a number of injuries to the Colts receiving core this season, he has had to work his magic once again. This time he is focused on a new young prospect, Blair White. So far this season, White has nine receptions for 108 YDs and a TD, and with Collie injured, things were looking up for the new addition to the core. There is one problem, though: White is having injury problems of his own.
According to reports, White missed practice for the second straight day on Friday with a shoulder injury, and he is being listed as questionable for Sunday's contest against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Fantasy owners were hoping to witness the young man in action from the slot receiver spot; however, it is looking as though he will be a game-time decision this weekend. If he can start, then he may be a useful number three fantasy receiver under the circumstances. Monitor his status over the next few days...