NFL Week 9 – Injury Check Down Report

Matt Forte could miss several weeks with his MCL issue

Matt Forte could miss several weeks with his MCL issue leaving fantasy owners in a pinch

Matt Forte – OUT

Leonard Hankerson- OUT

Ladarius Green- OUT

Marcus Mariota- Tennessee Titans Quarterback will start against the Saints this week after missing the last two games according to interim coach Mike Mularkey. He will wear a knee brace for additional protection.

Tyrod Taylor- Buffalo Bills Quarterback will play this week against the Dolphins and is one hundred percent ready.

Ryan Fitzpatrick- New York Jets Quarterback is listed as probable this week. He is cleared to start, so expect him to play and wear a protective glove on his injured thumb.

Brandon Marshall- New York Jets Wide Receiver is listed as questionable against the Jaguars. Expect him to play in this favorable matchup in which the Jaguars have allowed the eighth most passing yards per game.

T.Y. Hilton- Indianapolis Colts Wide Receiver is listed as questionable this week against the Denver Broncos. He did not practice the whole week and is expected to miss the game, but there is a chance he could suit up. Andre Johnson and Donte Moncrief will have to step up this week against a ravenous Broncos defense.

Sammy Watkins- Buffalo Bills Wide Receiver is listed as questionable this week against the Dolphins. Rex Ryan expects him to play and be absolutely fine. He will be a game time decision.

DeSean Jackson- Washington Redskins Wide Receiver is listed as probable this week against the New England Patriots. Expect him to play and be targeted even though he was limited in practice all week.

Leonard Hankerson- OUT Atlanta Falcons Wide Receiver did not practice all week and is ruled out against the 49ers. Expect Julio Jones and Roddy White to have big games against struggling 49ers’ secondary.

Vincent Jackson- Tampa Bay Buccaneers Wide Receiver will not play this week against the Giants. Expect Mike Evans to carry the load and have a big game.

Stefon Diggs- Minnesota Vikings Wide Receiver is listed as probable against the Rams this week. Expect him to play and be ready as he is becoming an emerging rookie of the year candidate next to Todd Gurley.

Willie Snead- New Orleans Saints Wide Receiver will play Sunday against the Titans. He struggled a bit this week with a bruised knee. Snead was held out Wednesday’s practice but practiced Thursday and Friday.

Ronnie Hillman- Denver Broncos Running Back will play and start against the Indianapolis Colts. Coach Kubiak expects him to lead the backfield even though he will be splitting carries with C.J. Anderson.

Carlos Hyde- San Francisco 49ers Running Back is ruled out against the Atlanta Falcons. Kendall Gaskins is likely to draw the start for the Niners.

Matt Forte- OUT:  Chicago Bears Running Back is ruled out against the San Diego Chargers. Expect Jeremy Langford will make his first NFL start.

Ryan Matthews- Philadelphia Eagles Running Back is listed as probable against the Dallas Cowboys. Expect him to play considering he practiced in full Friday.

Stevan Ridley- New England Patriots Running Back is listed as probable and should play against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The question is how productive will he be in the offense playing behind Chris Ivory.

Orleans Darkwa– New York Giants Running Back is listed as probable against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Expect him to play and be a possible flex option on your roster.

Julius Thomas- Jacksonville Jaguars Tight End is probable this week against the New York Jets. He practiced all week and is expected to play.

Antonio Gates- San Diego Chargers Tight End is listed as probable against the Chicago Bears. Expect him to play and make an impact in Keenan Allen’s absence.

Ladarius Green- OUT San Diego Chargers Tight End is ruled out this week against the Chicago Bears. Expect him to return after Week 10, Gates should be targeted a lot and hopefully make an impact.

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