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Week 9 Fantasy Cheat Sheet
Jeremy Hill ((USATSI))
Jeremy Hill becomes an interesting option for Week 9 with Giovani Bernard now ruled out. Our Dave Richard shares his outlook in his Fantasy Cheat Sheet. Full story
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Most Added Players
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1Martavis Bryant, PIT, WR58
2Anthony Barr, MIN, OLB55
3Lorenzo Taliaferro, BAL, RB45
4Bobby Rainey, TB, RB35
5Rashad Johnson, ARI, FS33
6Cairo Santos, KC, K33
7Jonas Gray, NE, RB32
8Mike Nugent, CIN, K29
9Timothy Wright, NE, TE28
10Brandon LaFell, NE, WR27
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2Mason Crosby, GB, K-27
3Bryce Brown, BUF, RB-26
4Willie Young, CHI, DE-25
5Jerry Hughes, BUF, DE-25
6Leodis McKelvin, BUF, CB-24
7Matt Bryant, ATL, K-24
8Bernard Pierce, BAL, RB-23
9Marcell Dareus, BUF, DT-22
10Isaiah Crowell, CLE, RB-21
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Rams list eight as probable on final injury report
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Rams have listed DE William Hayes, OG Rodger Saffold, C Scott Wells, S Cody Davis, CB Trumaine Johnson, C Tim Barnes, CB Marcus Roberson and DB Lamarcus Joyner as probable for Week 9 against the 49ers. 

All eight players were able to get through full practice Friday. Saffold is dealing with a shoulder injury. Wells has an elbow issues. Johnson has been battling a knee injury.


Rams list four as questionable Week 9
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Rams have listed CB Janoris Jenkins, DT Aaron Donald, S Rodney McLeod and LB Jo-Lonn Dunbar as questionable for Week 9 against the 49ers. 

Jenkins and McLeod are both dealing with knee issues. Donald has a shoulder issue and Dunbar is dealing with a toe injury. 


Backup quarterback not enough to sink Dez Bryant's value
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) With Tony Romo's status for Week 9 up in the air, Fantasy owners might be a bit concerned about Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant's value for this Sunday's game against the Cardinals. But even with a tough matchup on the way and the possibility of Bryant catching passes from Brandon Weeden, Fantasy owners should keep Bryant in their lineups.

Weeden has become something of a punchline after a two fairly disastrous seasons to open his career, but he was still competent enough not to torpedo Josh Gordon's breakout campaign last season. In three games Weeden started, Gordon had 19 receptions for 408 yards and two touchdowns, including Gordon's massive 10-catch, 261-yard game. Even if Weeden takes the field, Bryant could still be in line to get his. 

There is some risk that Weeden will be a disaster, but Bryant is too good to worry too much about who is throwing him the ball. Although Romo playing would be best for Bryant's Fantasy value, you can't risk benching someone this explosive on the chance his quarterback doesn't play. 


Bobby Rainey could star in Week 9
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) With Doug Martin expected to sit out with an ankle injury and Charles Sims' debut possibly another week away, Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey could be in line for a big workload in Week 9 against the Browns this Sunday.

Rainey has been the team's best back this season, even if he hasn't been able to earn the role that would come with that. He should get the chance Sunday, and has a good matchup to show off against a Browns defense that ranks among the 10-worst in the league against running backs, allowing 20.4 Fantasy points per game.

The Browns held the Raiders' backs in check last week, limiting them to just 10 Fantasy points, but that came a week after they surrendered 28 to what had previously been a hapless Jaguars ground game. Rainey doesn't have much of a track record, but he still makes for a solid starting option this week, though more as a No. 2 back. 


Key questionables highlight 49ers injury report for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Standout linebacker Patrick Willis (toe) is a game-time decision for the 49ers against St. Louis on Sunday. He is listed as questionable along with cornerback Tramaine Brock, who is also dealing with a toe issue.

The probables are cornerback Chris Culliver (hamstring) and safety Jimmie Ward (quad).


Ronnie Hillman headlines Broncos probables Week 9
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman should play Week 9 against the Patriots.

Hillman is listed as probable on the injury report due to a shoulder injury. He was a full participant in practice Friday, and is expected to play.

The team also listed Lamin Barrow, Omar Bolden, Chris Harris Jr., Brandon McManus, Juwan Thompson, Louis Vasquez and Webster Kayvon as probable for the contest. 


Broncos rule three as questionable for Week 9
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) The Broncos have ruled Quinton Carter, Virgil Green and Steve Johnson as questionable Week 9 against the Patriots. 

Carter is dealing with a hamstring injury, but was unable to practice Friday. Both Green and Johnson were limited in practice Friday. Green has a calf injury. Johnson is dealing with an ankle issue. 


Broncos rule out Montee Ball again
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Broncos running back Montee Ball has been ruled out Week 9 against the Patriots.

Ball is still dealing with a groin issue. He's already missed the past three games due to the injury. 


Patriots' Brandon Browner good to go Week 9
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Patriots corner Brandon Browner is probable Week 9 against the Broncos. 

Browner is listed with an ankle injury. He was able to get through full practice Friday, and should be able to play Sunday.


Patriots list Tom Brady as probable again
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/31/2014) Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is probable for Week 9 due to an ankle injury.

Brady will play, as usual. While the ankle injury seemed slightly more serious a few weeks ago, it doesn't seem to be an issue now. He's not missing a game against Peyton Manning. 


 
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