Right now, these are the key Week 9 Fantasy Football injuries Fantasy players need to know about.
Denver at Oakland
RB Devontae Booker, Denver Broncos– Booker had a shoulder injury that limited him during the week. But he was a full participant in practice Friday. The Oakland Raiders have allowed the 11th-most Fantasy points per game to running backs this season.
WR Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders- Cooper is reportedly dealing with a back issue and was limited in practice throughout the week. But according to Ian Rapoport, the Raiders don’t expect any issues to keep Cooper out of the Sunday Night Football matchup.
Steelers at Ravens
QB Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers– Big Ben is going to be a game-time decision. If he does start, he still won’t be 100%. Fantasy players should look for other options at quarterback for Week 9.
RB DeAngelo Williams, Pittsburgh Steelers– Williams hasn’t played since Week 6, but he practiced this week. Le’Veon Bell is still the starter, but Williams may have a few touches this week.
WR Steve Smith Sr., Baltimore Ravens– Smith Sr. was a full participant in Friday’s practice. Before going down with an ankle injury, Smith Sr. averaged 87.3 receiving yards per game from Weeks 2-4.
Cowboys at Browns
QB Tony Romo, Dallas Cowboys– Romo is out, and Dak Prescott has a great matchup in Week 9 against the Cleveland Browns.
WR Corey Coleman, Cleveland Browns– After missing six games with a broken hand, the rookie is ready to return this week. Before breaking his hand, he posted a 5-104-2 stat line against the Ravens in Week 2.
Jaguars at Chiefs
QB Alex Smith, Kansas City Chiefs– Smith is out and Nick Foles will be the starter.
RB Spencer Ware, Kansas City Chiefs– Ware is out and Charcandrick West will be the starter.
WR Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs– Maclin was limited in practice on Friday, but he should be able to play in Week 9. However, he isn’t a reliable Fantasy option. He’s averaging just 53.7 receiving yards per game and has only caught two touchdown passes.
Jets at Dolphins
TE Jordan Cameron and Dion Sims, Miami Dolphins– With both tight ends out, this could create more opportunities for Kenny Stills and Jarvis Landry.
WR DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins– Parker is listed as questionable but has played all week. He’s only averaging 49.2 receiving yards per game.
Lions at Vikings
RB Theo Riddick, Detroit Lions– Riddick was limited in practice during the week, but he’s expected to play this week.
RB Jerick McKinnon, Minnesota Vikings– McKinnon was listed as questionable because of an ankle injury, but he practiced Thursday and Friday. He should be good to go against the Lions.
Eagles at Giants
RB Bobby Rainey, New York Giants– Rainey is listed as questionable but practiced all week. He won’t have much of a role.
Panthers at Rams
RB Jonathan Stewart, Carolina Panthers– Stewart didn’t practice Wednesday or Thursday, but he practiced Friday. He will be good to go in Week 9.
Saints at 49ers
WR Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints– Thomas missed a portion of practice Friday with a reported “stomach bug.” Keep up with his status before the game, but he should be good to go.
RB Carlos Hyde, San Francisco 49ers– Hyde has been limited in practice and doesn’t appear ready to play. If you were planning in starting him, you need to look to your bench.
Colts at Packers
TE Dwayne Allen, Indianapolis Colts– Allen practiced this week and should play in Week 9. But keep in mind he still isn’t 100%.
WR Ty Montgomery, Green Bay Packers– Montgomery wasn’t listed on the final injury report for the Packers, and he should resume his role as a wide receiver/running back hybrid.
WR Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers– Cobb was limited in practice all week. With Montgomery returning, the Packers may give Cobb another week to rest.
RB James Starks, Green Bay Packers– Starks has been ruled out.
Titans at Chargers
TE Delanie Walker, Tennessee Titans- Walker reportedly slipped on Thursday and pulled his groin. He expects he will play, but keep track of his status.
WR Travis Benjamin, San Diego Chargers– Benjamin was limited during the week but will play in Week 9. However, Benjamin is playing with a PCL sprain. His effectiveness could be limited.
WR Tyrell Williams, San Diego Chargers– Williams was also limited during the week but will play in Week 9.
TE Henry Hunter, San Diego Chargers– Hunter is out for Week 9.
Bills at Seahawks
WR Marquise Goodwin, Buffalo Bills– Goodwin was a full participant at practice on Friday after previously suffering a concussion. He should be on track to play.
RB LeSean McCoy, Buffalo Bills– McCoy is expected to play in Week 9.
WR Robert Woods, Buffalo Bills– Woods was limited all week but is expected to play.
RB Thomas Rawls, Seattle Seahawks– Rawls is still out but could make an appearance soon.
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