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Week 9 Injury Report: Will Jameis Winston Be Ready for the Saints?

Week 9 Injury News
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In our Week 9 injury report, the big story is Jameis Winston. The 23-year old quarterback is dealing with a shoulder injury, but he’s expected to play against the New Orleans Saints.

Winston has four, 300-yard performances so far this season, and the defense for New Orleans has been tougher than people expected. So far in 2017, the Saints are only allowing 20.7 points per game.

We’ll have to wait and see if Winston can get the best of the Saints.

Here are the rest of the players dealing with injuries this week that could affect your Fantasy Football roster…

Week 9 Injury Report for Quarterbacks

Joe Flacco, Baltimore Ravens

Flacco suffered a concussion in Week 8, but he was able to get in a full week of practice for Week 9. The Tennessee Titans have allowed the 13th-most Fantasy points to quarterbacks this season, but you still don’t want to stream the 32-year old quarterback this week.

The Ravens rank last in the NFL right now in passing yards per game (152.9), and Flacco has not scored more than 14 Fantasy points in a single game this season.

DeShaun Watson, Houston Texans

Watson tore his ACL in practice this week, and he’s going to have season-ending surgery.

The rookie has been one of the most dominant Fantasy quarterbacks over the last month, scoring at least 32 points in three out of his last four games.

DeAndre Hopkins and Will Fuller are now downgraded Fantasy options with Tom Savage leading the passing attack.

Week 9 Injury Report for Running Backs

Terrance West, Baltimore Ravens

West hasn’t played since Week 5, and he’s once again ruled out this week because of a calf injury.

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In his place, Alex Collins and Buck Allen have filled in, with Collins averaging six yards per carry. The only knock right now on Collins is that he isn’t involved in the passing attack, which limits his value in PPR leagues.

Allen, on the other hand, has caught a total of 12 passes in the last three games.

Rob Kelley, Washington Redskins

Kelley is questionable for Week 9, but he should be able to suit up against the Seattle Seahawks.

Hopefully you don’t have to start him, as he hasn’t rushed for more than 23 yards since Week 2. Kelley also only has two catches on the season.

Week 9 Injury Report for Wide Receivers

DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins

Parker is listed as questionable and hasn’t played since Week 5, but he’s expected to play in Week 9.

Make sure to check his status on Sunday before putting him in your lineup, but he should have a nice matchup against the Oakland Raiders.

The Raiders have allowed the 12th-most Fantasy points to wide receivers this season, and Oakland cornerback David Amerson is ruled out.

Mike Wallace, Baltimore Ravens

Wallace is over his concussion, but he was recently added to the injury report with a back issue.

He’s expected to play, but he won’t be 100% if he does get on the field. Also keep in mind what we said about the Ravens only averaging 152.9 passing yards per game.

Week 9 Injury Report for Tight Ends

Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles

Ertz has tightness in his hamstring, but he should be able to play against the Denver Broncos this week.

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Some Fantasy players may be turned off by starting Ertz because of the reputation of the Broncos, but the 26-year old tight end could surprise a few people.

Denver has allowed the third-most Fantasy points to tight ends this season.

Martellus Bennett, Green Bay Packers

Bennett did not practice Friday, and Ian Rapoport announced on Oct. 28 that the 30-year old tight end plans to retire after this season.

He hasn’t been a Fantasy factor in 2017, especially with Aaron Rodgers out.

Now that you’re all caught up on injury news, make sure to check out the video below before setting your Week 9 DFS lineups.

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Jack's love of craft beer and gangster rap is only surpassed by his love of pass-catching running backs. He was a top-40 finisher and $1,500 prize winner for the 2014 RotoBowl, a top-50 finisher in the 2015 Mock Draft Online Championships, finished first in draft accuracy for quarterback rankings in 2015 on Fantasy Pros, and was a contributor to the 2015 and 2016 The Fantasy Football Guide.
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