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There's plenty of good news and bad news regarding prominent fantasy pieces on the Week 9 medical report. Several have been ruled out or are trending in that direction, although the running back position looks set to welcome a pair of big names back onto the field. There are also some potentially important absences on the receiver front, which is especially banged up this week. Without further delay, let's delve into the latest as of early Sunday morning:
The Bills' Josh Allen (elbow) will miss a third consecutive game in Week 9. However, veteran Derek Anderson, who's filled in for Allen the last two weeks, will also be sitting with a concussion. That thrust the oft-maligned Nathan Peterman back into a starting role versus the aggressive Bears defense in Week 9. Peterman was 6-for-12 for 61 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions in one half against the Texans in Week 6 before being benched. Given the quality of the opponent and his own track record, Peterman's presence downgrades the fantasy prospects of all of the Bills' skill position players.