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.
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.
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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