Week 9 NFL Injury Report: Updated Game-Day Fantasy Implications

We break down some updates to the final NFL injury reports for week 9 of the 2011 NFL season. For more on fantasy football, check out Fake Teams.

NFL teams released their week nine injury reports on Friday, but we have had some modest changes that are worth noting. None of the moves is all that surprising, but they are worth discussion for fantasy purposes. Although teams issue injury reports on Friday, a team walkthrough on Saturday can reveal unexpected complications on a given injury. Coaches sometimes like to play gamesmanship with their injury reports but once in a while we get some clear-cut answers before game-time.

The big adjustment on Saturday saw the New York Giants officially rule RB Ahmad Bradshaw and WR Hakeem Nicks OUT for Sunday's game against the New England Patriots. They were both previously doubtful so this is not a dramatic change, but it does mean you do not need to concern yourself with any crazy game-time decision. Bradshaw is dealing with a cracked bone in his foot while Nicks is getting over a hamstring injury. Brandon Jacobs will get the start at running back and Mario Manningham and Victor Cruz are the guys to start against a banged-up Patriots secondary.

Oakland Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski is set to play Sunday after being questionable heading into the weekend. He worked out his hamstring on Saturday and feels good enough to go on Sunday. Make sure and get him into your starting lineup.

Cleveland Browns running back Peyton Hillis was officially ruled out for Sunday's game against the Houston Texans. He was questionable but few expected him to play after aggravating his hamstring during practice on Friday. Chris Ogbonnaya will get the start and Thomas Clayton will be the primary backup. Adjust your lineup accordingly.

We'll have injury updates throughout the morning in our fantasy football injury news story stream. Also, tweet any sit/start questions you have to @sbnationfantasy.


QB Jason Campbell, Raiders

RB Ahmad Bradshaw, Giants
RB Tashard Choice, Redskins
RB Lee Evans, Ravens
RB Montario Hardesty, Browns
RB Peyton Hillis, Browns
RB Mark Ingram, Saints
RB Felix Jones, Cowboys
RB Darren McFadden, Raiders

WR Danario Alexander, Rams
WR Andre Johnson, Texans
WR Santana Moss, Redskins
WR Hakeem Nicks, Giants
WR Emmanuel Sanders, Steelers

TE Virgil Green, Broncos


QB Kevin Kolb, Cardinals

TE Jermaine Gresham, Bengals


QB Sam Bradford, Rams

RB Joseph Addai, Colts
RB Kevin Faulk, Patriots
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots
RB Ryan Mathews, Chargers
RB LaRod Stephens-Howling, Cardinals
RB Daniel Thomas, Dolphins
RB Beanie Wells, Cardinals

WR Plaxico Burress, Jets
WR Hines Ward, Steelers
WR Wes Welker, Patriots

TE Dallas Clark, Colts
TE Fred Davis, Redskins
TE Todd Heap, Cardinals
TE Aaron Hernandez, Patriots

K Sebastian Janikowski, Raiders


QB Ryan Fitzpatrick, Bills
QB Josh Freeman, Bucs
QB Tarvaris Jackson, Seahawks
QB Matt Moore, Dolphins
WR Tony Romo, Cowboys

RB LeGarrette Blount, Bucs
RB Curtis Brinkley, Chargers
RB Reggie Bush, Dolphins
RB James Casey, Texans
RB Willis McGahee, Broncos
RB Ben Tate, Texans
RB Mike Tolbert, Chargers

WR Michael Crabtree, 49ers
WR Braylon Edwards, 49ers
WR Vincent Jackson, Chargers
WR Donald Jones, Bills
WR Julio Jones, Falcons
WR Mario Manningham, Giants
WR Mohamed Massaquoi, Browns
WR Sidney Rice, Seahawks
WR Chaz Schilens, Raiders
WR Sammie Stroughter, Bucs
WR Kevin Walter, Texans
WR Mike Williams, Seahawks

TE Kevin Boss, Raiders
TE Antonio Gates, Chargers
TE Tony Gonzalez, Falcons
TE Kellen Winslow, Bucs

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