Gameday Injuries: Week 9
Gameday Injuries: Week 9

This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 9 AM ET on Sunday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.

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:

QUARTERBACKS

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.

The Dolphins' Ryan Tannehill (shoulder) will miss a fourth straight game in Week 9 against the Jets. Brock Osweiler, who's completed 71 of 112 attempts for 860 yards with five touchdowns and

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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