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Dameon Pierce expected to play in Week 10 vs. Giants

We break down the news that Dameon Pierce has chest and shoulder injuries. What it means for Week 10 and beyond.

Dameon Pierce #31 of the Houston Texans runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles at NRG Stadium on November 3, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images

Friday PM Update: Pierce is off the final injury report of the week and doesn’t have a designation heading into Sunday’s game. Barring any setbacks, he should play.

Thursday update: Pierce was at practice on Thursday, but was once again limited. He is likely going to get a questionable designation if he is limited on Friday.

The Houston Texans star rookie running back Dameon Pierce appears to have been dinged up in Week8, as he was listed as limited with a chest/shoulder injury on Wednesday’s injury report. Pierce was officially limited, so there’s a decent chance the injuries aren’t going to impact his ability to suit up this week against the Giants.

Pierce has been great this season despite teams not needing to spend too much time slowing down QB Davis Mills’ passing game. Pierce has rushed 148 times for 678 yards and three touchdowns, while catching 20-of-24 targets for 98 yards and another touchdown through eight games.

Fantasy football implications for Week 10

Pierce is still likely to play unless this injury happened to take place during practice on Wednesday. If he plays, he’s a must start each week. If he doesn’t play, Rex Burkhead would likely see a good amount of snaps, but they could add some bodies in there to take away some work.