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Week 9 NFL Injury Report and Fantasy Football Impact

The latest NFL injury news and updates heading into Week 9.

Robert Griffin
Robert Griffin

Oct 27, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III (10) lays injured after a sack by Denver Broncos defensive tackle Terrance Knighton (94) (not pictured) in the fourth quarter at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

The only thing that could make a six-team bye week worse is a slew of injuries. With about half of the NFL season in the books, there are half a season’s worth of injuries on this week’s injury report. Let’s take a look at who’s in and who’s out of the lineup for your fantasy team this week.

Atlanta:

Roddy White (hamstring): White is still not practicing and is highly questionable for Atlanta’s game against Carolina.

Jason Snelling (ankle): Snelling returned to practice on Thursday but remains questionable for Sunday’s game. The return means he’ll likely play but he’s behind Steven Jackson and Jacquizz Rodgers so don’t expect much.

Buffalo:

Thad Lewis (ribs): Lewis missed another practice on Thursday and is considered 50/50 for Sunday’s game against Kansas City. If he’s out, Jeff Tuel or Matt Flynn would get the nod.

Fred Jackson (knee): Jackson returned to practice on Thursday and, although still questionable, looks like he’ll be able to play on Sunday against the Chiefs.

C.J. Spiller (ankle): Spiller has been limited in practice with a high ankle sprain but could return on Sunday against Kansas City. I wouldn’t expect a sudden spike in production in this one though.

Stevie Johnson (hip): Johnson was back in practice on Thursday, a good sign that he will play on Sunday.

EJ Manuel (knee): Manuel is expected to miss at least one more week with a sprained knee ligament.

Carolina:

DeAngelo Williams (quadriceps): Williams was limited in practice today and is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Falcons. With Jonathan Stewart likely returning and Mike Tolbert seeing an increased workload of late, Williams’ production may be severely limited.

Chicago:

Jay Cutler (groin): Cutler is expected to miss at least four weeks with a groin tear, leaving Josh McCown behind center for the Bears.

Cincinnati:

Mohamed Sanu (shoulder): Sanu is listed as questionable but has a good chance to play in tonight’s game against the Dolphins. Expect an increased workload for Marvin Jones, however.

Dallas:

Miles Austin (hamstring): Austin still wasn’t practicing on Thursday and is not likely to play in Week 9 which could open the door for a big game for Terrance Williams.

Green Bay:

James Jones (knee): Jones remains out of practice and is not expected to play in Week 9.

Houston:

Arian Foster (hamstring): Foster has been limited in practice and will be a gametime decision on Sunday.

Ben Tate (ribs): Tate has four broken ribs but wants to play in Week 9. He’s expected to be a late-week or gametime decision as well.

Kansas City:

Jamaal Charles (knee): Charles has been getting his knee worked on and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Bills. He has a good chance to play but, if he can’t, Knile Davis and Dexter McCluster would likely split his snaps.

Anthony Fasano (knee, ankle): Fasano has been limited in practice but is likely to play on Sunday.

Minnesota:

Greg Jennings (knee): Jennings hasn’t practiced this week and is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.

New England:

Rob Gronkowski (back, forearm, hamstring): Gronk has been limited in practice and now has a hammy issue on top of his back injury and forearm recovery but is likely to play on Sunday.

Danny Amendola (groin): Amendola remains limited in practice but is expected on play on Sunday.

Julian Edelman (thigh): Edelman has been limited in practice but is expected to play against the Steelers.

Brandon Bolden (knee): Bolden remains limited in practice but could play on Sunday. He’s listed as questionable, as he has been most of the season.

New Orleans:

Jimmy Graham (foot): Graham has been limited in practice but is expected to play through his injury again on Sunday against the Jets. He’ll likely be limited in the game again but walked away with two touchdowns last week.

Marques Colston (knee): Colston missed practice on Wednesday and is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jets.

Kenny Stills (knee): Stills has been limited in practice with a knee injury but is expected on play on Sunday and could have a huge game if Colston is out.

New York Jets:

Santonio Holmes (hamstring): Holmes is inching closer to returning and has a very good chance to play on Sunday but will likely be on a limited snap count.

Jeff Cumberland (concussion): Cumberland will not play on Sunday against the Saints, leaving Zach Sudfeld as the Jets’ top tight end with Kellen Winslow suspended.

Philadelphia:

Michael Vick (hamstring): Vick has been ruled out for this week after re-injuring his hamstring on Sunday, leaving Nick Foles as the starter.

DeSean Jackson (ankle): Jackson tweaked his ankle in practice on Wednesday but is not expected to miss any time and will play on Sunday.

San Diego:

Eddie Royal (toe): Royal hasn’t practiced this week and is questionable for Sunday’s game against the Jags. He didn’t practice all week last week and still played so he could definitely play on Sunday.

St. Louis:

Zac Stacy (foot): Stacy has been very limited this week but avoided an ankle sprain so he could possibly play on Sunday against the Titans.

Kellen Clemens (shoulder): Clemens was limited in practice on Wednesday but will likely suit up on Sunday to face to the Titans.

Daryl Richardson (foot): Richardson missed practice on Wednesday but is likely to play on Sunday against the Titans. If Stacy is out, he could get the bulk of the work.

Austin Pettis (thigh): Pettis didn’t practice on Wednesday and is questionable for Sunday’s game.

Washington:

Pierre Garcon (calf): Garcon has been limited with a calf injury but is expected to play on Sunday.

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