Fantasy Football Today: Week 9 injury updates plus the latest rankings

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Fantasy football today the team is here to help you put together lineups for week 9, and with six teams bye plus our usually packed injury report, you certainly need help. Jamie Eisenberg, Heath Cummings and Dave Richard are live at CBS Sports Headquarters right now before kickoff to cover the entire ankle of Week 9.

And if you need more direct answers to your questions, we have other ways to help: go to Twitter and use hashtag “#AskFFT”where our entire team will be answering questions all morning; and go to FFT YouTube channel for chatting with Adam Izer, Frank Stampfl and myself starting at 11:30.. We’ll be there until the very beginning and answer as many questions as we can, so make sure you get on the chat early to ask your questions.

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For more help on Week 9, here’s the rest of our preview content to get you ready:

  • Week 9: Start and sit: QB | RB | WR
  • Starts, sits down and sleeps for every game
  • Cribs: PPR | Non-PPR
  • Week 9 Position Preview: QB | RB | BP | TE
  • Week 9 Ranking: Jamie | Dave | Hit
  • My ratings: QB | RB | WR | OUR
  • Week 9 Games Preview

Injury Report at Week 9


  • Outside: Matt Ryan (shoulder)
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Sam Elinger is the starter for the Colts moving forward, but Nick Falls will be the second choice until Ryan recovers.

  • Doubtful: Ryan Tannehill (ankle)
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Tannehill is in question in today’s game against the Chiefs and is being considered as a decision during the game. The Titans have promoted Logan Woodside from the practice squad, so they are at least preparing for rookie Malik Willis to start a second game in a row. His rush ability gives him some theoretical Fantasy potential, but the Titans were set against his roll last week, which suggests a lack of faith that we need to look out for. Willis should only be used in the deeper 2QB leagues.

running spins

There are three situations to really focus on this morning in RB, and I’ll look at each of them one by one. First, we have the return of Cordarrell Patterson to the Falcons’ rear after missing the last four weeks with a knee injury. Before the injury, Patterson was averaging 14.7 PPRs per game, and we know this is a Falcons team that wants to run the ball as hard as they can, especially against the Chargers defense that can carry 5.7 yards per throw. However, we also know that the Falcons want to use multiple runners, and we just don’t know how much work Patterson will be ready to get out of IR; they’ve been open about the need to limit his role in order to keep him healthy, and he’s already been injured once, so I don’t necessarily expect him to return to being a 15+ carry. Patterson is in the top 30 RB but doesn’t have to start for me.

We also have the expected return of James Conner for the first time since Week 5, at least in Sunday morning reports. The decision on Conner is made during the game and he will test it in the warm-up before the game; if he manages that, he’ll be back against the Seahawks, which should be a good matchup. I expect Conner to split reps with Eno Benjamin, but I hope he gets a decent portion of the passing game plus any short yard work, and he’s in the top 24 RB for me.

And finally, we have the absence of Jonathan Taylor due to an ankle injury, which should push Deon Jackson back into a prominent role. We have two games in which Jackson was the team’s main guard in weeks 5 and 6, and he played 58% and 67% of snaps, so they had no problem trusting him as a three-down defenseman. I don’t expect Jackson to repeat the game with 10 steals in week 6, but he had 13 carries and 4 targets in week 5 and that seems like a pretty reasonable expectation. He returned from the top 20.

  • Outside: Jonathan Taylor (ankle), Chuba Hubbard (ankle), Mark Ingram (knee), JD McKissick (neck), Darrell Williams (thigh; IR), Gus Edwards (hamstring; TBD), Damien Harris (illness)

Another key point here is McKissick’s injury. Over the past three weeks, the Commanders have used a full three-way committee on the home front with Brian Robinson 74 snaps, Antonio Gibson 65 and McKissick 49. , however, and now I expect most of his snaps to go to Antonio Gibson, who for me is in in the top 20 RB for me in PPR scoring this week – and could break into the top 15 in value if McKissick has to miss a move time. forward. Robinson is also taking a bit of a hit, but I think Gibson is the main beneficiary of McKissick’s absence.

  • Probably: D’Andre Swift (ankle/shoulder), James Conner (ribs)

Swift will play this week, but his role is expected to be limited. He had five carries and five targets last week, and Lions coach Dan Campbell said after the game that he probably gave Swift one carry too much, so that probably tells you what to expect. Swift is still an explosive enough playmaker to be used with just one touch if he breaks one, but he’s certainly a danger now. It looks more like a budget RB2 to me.

Wide receivers

The wide receiver position is not in the best shape right now due to injuries. I mean, just take a look at the list of players already banned for week 9:

  • Outside: Keenan Allen (hamstring), Mike Williams (ankle), Ja’Marr Chase (thigh), Michael Thomas (toe; IR), Rashod Bateman (foot), Corey Davis (knee), DeVante Parker (knee), Josh Reynolds (back), Jahan Dotson (hamstring), Russell Gage (hamstring), Marquis Goodwin (groin),

Josh Palmer is expected to be the top pick in the Chargers’ passing game – though Austin Eckeler could just lead in goals – and Gerald Everett should also play a bigger role. There’s a chance the Chargers offense could just struggle without Allen and Williams, but against the Falcons it’s pretty hard to get past Palmer or Everett. You must start both.

  • Doubtful: Allen Lazard (shoulder), DeMarcus Robinson (groin), Christian Watson (concussion), Jarvis Landry (ankle), Van Jefferson (knee), DeAndre Carter (illness)

The only one of these guys you should be planning on using if they’re active is Lazard, though I think Jefferson, Landry, and Watson should be hidden just in case they recover and can start making an impact. And for what it’s worth, I use the fast Carter in deeper leagues in the hope that I can catch lightning in a bottle with him.

tight ends

  • Outside: Mark Andrews (shoulder/ankle; Dubious), Cameron Braith (neck)
  • Doubtful: Darren Waller (hamstring), Brock Wright (concussion)

Andrews isn’t technically out, but given he won’t play until Monday night, you’ll probably want to act as if he’s out, unless you have Isaiah Probable in his place. I’m starting “Likelihood” even with the uncertainty surrounding Andrews – I just don’t have enough bottlenecks that make me feel good, so I’ll just roll the dice on “Likelihood” which could be useful even if Andrews does play. If you can switch to Juwan Johnson or Tysome Hill on Monday night if Andrews is inactive, that’s fine too, although neither is as exciting as Probable.

If Waller can’t play, then Foster Moreau is a viable, albeit boring, streamer. I’m interested to see if fifth-round rookie James Mitchell gets a chance to play an expanded role for the Lions after the T.J. Hockenson trade, which is likely to happen even if Wright can play.

Ranking Updates


  1. Josh Allen @NYJ
  2. Patrick Mahomes vs. TEN
  3. Kyler Murray vs SEA
  4. Lamar Jackson @NO
  5. Tua Tagovailoa @CHI
  6. Justin Herbert @ATL
  7. Joe Burrow vs. CAR
  8. Tom Brady vs LAR
  9. Kirk Cousins ​​@WAS
  10. Derek Carr @JAX
  11. Geno Smith @ARI
  12. Justin Fields vs MIA
  13. Aaron Rodgers @DET
  14. Andy Dalton vs BAL
  15. Matthew Stafford @TB
  16. Trevor Lawrence vs. L.V.
  17. Taylor Heinicke vs. MIN
  18. Jared Goff vs GB
  19. Zach Wilson vs. BUF
  20. Marcus Mariota vs. LAC
  21. Sam Elinger @NE
  22. Ryan Tannehill @KC
  23. Mac Jones vs IND
  24. PJ Walker @CIN

running spins

  1. Austin, thanks @ATL
  2. Alvin Camara vs BAL
  3. Josh Jacobs @JAX
  4. Derrick Henry @KC
  5. Joe Mixon vs. CAR
  6. Travis Etienne vs. L.V.
  7. Ramondre Stevenson vs. IND
  8. Leonard Furnett vs. LAR
  9. Aaron Jones @DET
  10. Dalwyn Cook @WAS
  11. Kenneth Walker @ARI
  12. Antonio Gibson vs. MIN
  13. Raheem Mostert @CHI
  14. D’Onta Foreman @CIN
  15. James Conner vs. SEA
  16. Deon Jackson @NE
  17. D’Andre Swift vs. GB
  18. Michael Carter vs. BUF
  19. David Montgomery vs MIA
  20. AJ Dillon @DET
  21. Kenya Drake @NO
  22. Khalil Herbert vs MIA
  23. Devin Singletery @NYJ
  24. Jamaal Williams vs GB
  25. Clyde Edwards-Heler vs. TEN
  26. Bryan Robinson Jr vs. MIN
  27. Cordarrell Patterson vs. LAC
  28. James Robinson vs BUF
  29. Damien Harris vs IND
  30. Nyheim Hines @NYJ
  31. Darrell Henderson @TB
  32. Rachaad White vs. LAR
  33. Sony Michelle @ATL
  34. Dontrell Hilliard @KC
  35. Eno Benjamin vs. SEA
  36. J.D. McKissic vs. MIN
  37. Alexander Mattison @WAS
  38. Isaiah Pacheco vs TEN
  39. Jeff Wilson @CHI
  40. Caleb Huntley vs. LAC
  41. Justice Hill @NO
  42. Cam Akers @TB
  43. Philip Lindsey @NE
  44. Jamikal Hasty vs. L.V.
  45. Tyler Allgaier vs. LAC
  46. Dwayne Washington vs BAL
  47. Samage Perin vs. TSAR
  48. Raheem Blackshear @CIN
  49. Ronnie Rivers @TB
  50. Travis Homer @ARI

Wide receivers

  1. Cooper Kupp @TB
  2. Stephon Diggs @NYJ
  3. Justin Jefferson @WAS
  4. Tyreke Hill @CHI
  5. DeAndre Hopkins vs. SEA
  6. Amon-Ra Saint Brown vs GB
  7. Ty Higgins vs. CAR
  8. Chris Godwin vs. LAR
  9. Davante Adams @JAX
  10. Chris Olav vs BAL
  11. Jaylen Waddle @CHI
  12. Mike Evans vs LAR
  13. Tyler Boyd vs. CAR
  14. Tyler Lockett @ARI
  15. Gabe Davis @NYJ
  16. DK Metcalfe @ARI
  17. Rondale Moore vs. SEA
  18. Michael Pittman @NE
  19. Christian Kirk vs. L.V.
  20. Terry McLaurin vs. MIN
  21. DJ Moore @CIN
  22. Josh Palmer @ATL
  23. Garrett Wilson vs. BUF
  24. Curtis Samuel vs MIN
  25. Juju Smith-Shuster vs. TEN
  26. Jacobi Meyers vs. AT
  27. Adam Thielen @WAS
  28. Romeo Dubs @DET
  29. Darnell Mooney vs MIA
  30. Devin Duvernay @NO
  31. Josh Reynolds vs GB
  32. Drake London vs. LAC
  33. Alec Pierce @NO
  34. Robert Woods @KC
  35. Marquez Valdes-Scantling vs. TEN
  36. Zay Jones vs. L.V.
  37. Allen Robinson @TB
  38. Hunter Renfroe @JAX
  39. KJ Osbourne @WAS
  40. Terrace Marshall @CIN
  41. Mac Hollins @JAX
  42. Sammy Watkins @DET
  43. Marvin Jones vs. L.V.
  44. DeAndre Carter @ATL
  45. Van Jefferson @TB
  46. Parris Campbell…


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