Week 9 in the NFL began on Thursday night, with the Eagles holding a perfect season, going 8-0 for the first time in franchise history after beating the Texans in Houston. We now have the rest of Week 9 on the horizon and there are some interesting matches to sink our teeth into, including three games in the division and a head-to-head clash between the two previous Super Bowl champions.
Of course, with a new game week comes a new set of injuries to watch out for. The teams completed the training week, they released their final injury reports and submitted game statuses in the 9th week. Below you can find each of these reports and a breakdown of some of the most serious injuries.
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Chargers (-3) in Falcons
- Charging device: WR Keenan Allen (hamstring), C. Dustin Hopkins (right hamstring), TE Donald Parham Jr. (hamstring), LB Chris Rumph II (knee), DT Jerry Tillery (back), WR Mike Williams (ankle) OUT; WR DeAndre Carter (illness), LB Amen Ogbongbemiga (groin) TBD
- Falcons: CB AJ Terrell (hamstring), OL Elijah Wilkinson (knee) OUT; S Eric Harris (ankle) TBD
Justin Herbert will have to work without two top strikeouts on Sunday as Allen and Williams are out with hamstring and ankle injuries, respectively. Carter’s game is also in question as he fell ill this week. Josh Palmer is definitely someone you should consider getting into fantasy and/or DFS. The Chargers won’t even have a kicker this Sunday as Hopkins pulled out with a hamstring problem. These duties will be taken over by Dicker the Kicker (Cameron Dicker) on Sunday.
The Falcons will be out of their star quarterback Terrell for the second week in a row as he is still recovering from a hamstring injury. Wilkinson drops out after not training all week and then Harris is questionable with an ankle problem. He was limited to training on Friday.
Dolphins (-4.5) in bears
- Dolphins: WR River Cracraft (disease) OUT; OT Austin Jackson (ankle/calf) Dubious; OT Terron Armstead (toe/Achilles), TE Tanner Conner (knee), CB Eric Roe (thigh), OLB Jaelan Phillips (quadriceps)
- The Bears: OL Ja’Tair Carter (illness) QUESTION
Kracraft was the only Dolphin eliminated on Friday. This week, Jackson was activated from injured reserve, and on Friday he was a limited participant in training. However, it is listed as questionable for the game. All four players listed as questionable at Armstead, Conner, Row and Phillips were at least restricted entrants on Friday. Rowe was a full member, which is a good sign of his availability, but Phillips was added to the record for the first time on Friday due to a quadriceps injury. He was limited.
Chicago saw Carter appear on Friday’s injury report and he didn’t participate in practice as he battles illness. Other than him, the entire club is healthy as Eddie Jackson and Teven Jenkins were among the players who were in full training on Friday and are out of status. Larry Borom’s right tackle (concussion) is also fully worked out and ready for Sunday. Chicago is also using left guard Cody Whitehair (MCL) from the injured reserve, and he could start.
Panthers in Bengals (-7)
- Panthers: R.B. Chuba Hubbard (ankle), S. Juston Burris (concussion), W.R. Rashard Higgins (illness) OUT; TE Stephen Sullivan (illness) Dubious; CB Donte Jackson (ankle), DE Amare Barno (knee) TBD
- bengals: DT Josh Tupou (calves), CB Mike Hilton (finger), WR Ja’Marr Chase (thigh), CB Chidobe Awuzie (knee) OUT, OT La’el Collins (rest, sickness), CB Tre Flowers (hamstring) QUESTIONABLE
Hubbard was demoted to a non-participant in Friday practice and has since been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Bengals. That means it will be another demo for D’Ont Foreman, who ran for 118 yards last week. Jackson and Barno were both listed as questionable, but they were training on Friday, which is encouraging for their status.
Cincinnati will be thin at quarterback on Sunday after ruling out Hilton after he couldn’t practice this week with a finger injury. The Bengals would also be missing cornermate Awuzi and put Flowers on their list of questionable players.
Packers (-3.5) vs. Lions
- packers: LB De’Vondre Campbell (knee), CB Shemar Jean-Charles (ankle) Eliminated; OT David Bakhtiari (knee), OG Elgton Jenkins (knee/foot), WR Allen Lazard (shoulder), LB Preston Smith (shoulder/neck), WR Christian Watson (concussion) TBD
- lions: CB Chase Lucas (ankle), S. Ifetu Melifonwu (ankle), T. Matt Nelson (calf), CB AJ Parker (thigh) OUT; WR Josh Reynolds (rear) DOUBT; T. Taylor Decker (groin), DE Charles Harris (groin), RB D’Andre Swift (ankle, shoulder), TE Brock Wright (concussion) TBD
The Packers won’t have a linebacker lead Sunday as Campbell suffered a knee injury in a loss to the Buffalo on Sunday night and hasn’t trained all week. Aaron Rodgers has some spoiled linemen, as both Bakhtiari and Jenkins are dubious to play. However, both players were limited participants in Friday’s practice. The wide receiving body could again be outnumbered as Lazard and Watson are dubious to play. Lazard was limited all week, while Watson was limited on Thursday and Friday.
Swift was able to train on a limited basis on both Thursday and Friday. It comes after Swift was able to return to action last week against Miami after missing Week 3 with an injury. Last week he played 55% of the snaps.
Patriot Colts (-5.5)
- Colts: RB Jonathan Taylor (ankle), CB Tony Brown (hamstring), QB Matt Ryan (right shoulder), LB Grant Steward (chest) OUT; T Dennis Kelly (calf, ankle), LB EJ Speed (ankle) TBD
- Patriots: C David Andrews (concussion), WR DeVante Parker (knee), OT Marcus Cannon (concussion) OUT; RB Damien Harris (disease), DT Christian Barmore (knee), S Kyle Dagger (ankle), RB Pierre Strong Jr. (hamstring), LB Josh Uche (hamstring), DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (ankle), CB Jack Jones (illness)
Taylor was officially ruled out after being unable to train all week due to an ankle injury. That means Deon Jackson is in line to start and should face even more workload after Indianapolis traded Nyheim Hines earlier in the week. The Colts also have Zack Moss, whom they acquired in a Buffalo deal.
Mack Jones will again be out of his center this week as Andrews is still recovering from a concussion he suffered against Chicago. Jones will also not have one of his top receivers, as Parker will be out of action with a knee injury. He hasn’t trained all week. There is something of a disease, and it has affected two important Patriot players. Both running back Harris and cornerback Jones are unlikely to play due to illness. Harris was capped on Friday and Jones was out. There is also some concern on the defensive side of the ball as Barmor, Dugger, Uche and Wise are dubious to play. However, all four players trained all week with a limited number of participants.
Accounts (-11.5) in Jets
- accounts: S Jordan Poyer (elbow) OUT; LB Matt Milano (oblique), T Spencer Brown (ankle) TBD
- Jets: WR Corey Davis (knee) OUT
Buffalo will be without Jordan Poyer’s protection after he injured his elbow last Sunday against the Packers. Poyer didn’t train all week, so it’s no surprise that he was eventually eliminated. Meanwhile, Von Miller, who missed the first two days of training with what the team noted as an ankle injury along with rest, was a full member on Friday and has no injury designation.
Corey Davis was out for the entire week due to a knee injury he originally suffered in week 7. Since then it has been shelved. New York is saying goodbye in week 10, so there is hope that he can return after that. Everyone else on the Jets lineup is healthy and ready to play in Week 9.
Vikings (-3) for commanders
- vikings: DL Dalvin Tomlinson (calves) OUT, CB Cameron Dantzler (neck), WR Jalen Naylor (illness) TBD
- commanders: WR Jahan Dotson (hamstring), LB Cole Holcomb (foot), LB David Mayo (hamstring), RB JD McKissic (neck) OUT; DE Shaka Tony (calf) QUESTION
Tomlinson will miss his first game of the season as the Vikings guard suffered a calf injury. Head coach Kevin O’Connell said that Hiiris Tonga would see a resurgence of work with Tomlinson on the sidelines.
Washington will once again be without rookie Jahan Dotson, who was sidelined after fixing his hamstring injury ahead of the Commanders’ game against Green Bay in Week 7. More positively, Logan Thomas was a full member on Friday and has no designation after being restricted on both Wednesday and Thursday due to a calf injury. Ron Rivera also told reporters that Chase Young, who was scheduled to return to training this week, will not play against the Minnesota, although he had a good week on the job.
Raiders (-1.5) for Jaguars
- Raiders: TE Darren Waller (hamstring), DT Neil Farrell Jr. (knee), LB Divine Deablo (back, wrist) TBD
- Jaguars: WR Jamal Agnew (knee) QUESTION
Darren Waller has missed the last two games with a hamstring injury and has been a limited all-week participant in practice, leaving him officially listed as questionable for this matchup in Jacksonville. Head coach Josh McDaniels said that Waller is “working really hard to try and get back as soon as possible.” Meanwhile, having been sidelined on Wednesday due to illness, wide Davante Adams was a full member on both Thursday and Friday and has no designation for that game.
Jacksonville is very cool in this match as they only listed Jamal…