This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 8 AM ET on Sunday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.
This week sees Ezekiel Elliott's suspension finally going into effect, but there's another prominent fantasy piece who's also facing league-mandated discipline Sunday. There are several big-name wideouts with uncertain statuses coming into Sunday morning as well, while a prominent quarterback makes a notable return to uniform after a devastating injury. With plenty to discuss, let's dive into who's likely to start or sit across the fantasy landscape heading into Week 10:
The Buccaneers' Jameis Winston (shoulder) will miss the first of what is expected to be at least two games Sunday, with Ryan Fitzpatrick taking over behind center for Tampa. The Bucs will hope Winston can keep his hands to himself on the sideline this week, as he inadvertently instigated a tussle between Mike Evans and Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore in the Week 9 loss to the Saints that ended up getting Evans suspended for Sunday's contest. Fitzpatrick will thus be short-handed at receiver, but he'll still will have plenty of capable targets in the form of DeSean Jackson, Cameron Brate, Adam Humphries and rookie Chris Godwin, the latter which will fill in for Evans. The Jets check in allowing the seventh-most fantasy points per game to quarterbacks in standard scoring formats (21.67), making Fitzpatrick a viable streaming option against