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Last Minute Decisions

Injury Questions: Week 9

by Chet Gresham
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:09 pm ET

Welcome to Week 9 of the National Football League, Fantasy Division. The bye week blues are in full effect and some of these injuries may be the difference between fielding a decent team versus a horribly undermanned team. Hopefully all our benches will come up big this week! 


For lineup decisions let Pat Daugherty help you out with his Week 9 Rankings. For sleepers Nick Mensio gives you the scoop in his latest. And always be sure to read Evan Silva’s detailed look at every game in his Matchups column.


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Jaguars at Bengals


* A.J. Green (toe) is listed as questionable after getting limited practices in three days in a row. It looks like he’ll be able to go in a great matchup.


* Giovani Bernard (hip) didn’t practice all week and is out. Jeremy Hill will take over lead back duties and makes for a solid start.



Buccaneers at Browns


* Doug Martin (ankle) is listed as doubtful and Bobby Rainey will get the start in a nice matchup. Rookie Charlie Sims will be activated from injured reserve-designated for return, but his role is very much up in the air.


* Jordan Cameron (concussion) is out and looks likely to miss Week 10, a Thursday night game. At this point his name is keeping him on fantasy teams.



Cardinals at Cowboys


* Stepfan Taylor (calf) has been ruled out again, which makes it more likely that Andre Ellington will continue seeing goal line looks.


* Tony Romo (back) is listed as questionable after not practicing all week. He is reportedly a game time decision though, so we’ll need to take a wait and see approach for now.



Eagles at Texans


* Center Jason Kelce (sports hernia surgery) is listed as probable and will be able to go, giving the Eagles a much needed boost on their offensive line.


* Darren Sproles (knee) is listed as probable and will play.



Jets at Chiefs


* Geno Smith (shoulder) is listed as questionable, but will be available as Michael Vick’s backup.


* Eric Berry (ankle) will return this week and helps boost Kansas City’s fantasy defense even more in this juicy matchup.



Chargers at Dolphins


* Ryan Mathews (knee) practiced on Friday, but is listed as out. The Chargers have a Week 10 bye, so it looks likely Mathews will return to face the Raiders in a positive matchup.


* Donald Brown (concussion) has been cleared and will return after missing the last three games. Branden Oliver will remain the lead back.



Washington at Vikings


* Robert Griffin III (ankle) is expected to start. With the bye week blues he could be a fill-in starter, but for his first week back he’s more of a 2QB league start unless you are desperate.


* Kyle Rudolph (sports hernia surgery) remains out for the Vikings and is eyeing a Week 11 return.






Rams at 49ers


* There are no significant fantasy injuries to report.



Broncos at Patriots


* Ronnie Hillman gave his fantasy owners a slight scare with a shoulder tweak, but he is listed as probable and will play.



Raiders at Seahawks


* Zach Miller (ankle) is out and looks as if he will continue being out for the time being. Luke Willson will remain the starter.






Ravens at Steelers


* Jimmy Smith (foot) is out, which is an obvious upgrade for the Steelers passing attack.


* Owen Daniels (knee) is listed as questionable. He’ll most likely be a game time decision. You shouldn’t wait on him, but it looks good for him Week 10 against Tennessee.






Colts at Giants


* Reggie Wayne (elbow) practiced in full Friday and is on track to play Monday night. His presence will limit Donte Moncrief’s upside.


* Vontae Davis is practicing and looks like he’ll be able to play. That puts a little damper on the Giants passing game outlook.


* Rashad Jennings (knee) has been ruled out and underwhelming Andre Williams will get another start in a good matchup. Jennings is eyeing next week for a return.