Thad Lewis '50-50' for Week 9, fantasy owners continue to wait

Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sport

Thad Lewis missed practice again Thursday and Doug Marrone says he's 50-50 for Sunday. We break down the fantasy implications.

Buffalo Bills quarterback Thad Lewis was held out of practice for the second day in a row. Head coach Doug Marrone says that he is "50-50" to play in Sunday's game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Lewis is dealing with rib injuries and an illness after taking a beating in last week's loss to the New Orleans Saints.

If Lewis is unable to play, the Bills will start either Jeff Tuel or Matt Flynn at quarterback. Through three games, Lewis completed 60 percent of his passes for 652 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Fantasy impact: There's no serious indication that Lewis will miss the game, although missing two straight practices is concerning. We should have a better idea of his status when the injury reports come out on Friday. Lewis has been a fairly decent fantasy option for owners in bye-week crunches, but he's not a recommended play against the Chiefs defense at less than 100 percent.

More fantasy football news from SB Nation:

Get live advice daily in the Fantasy War Room

Today's fantasy football player updates

Week 9 fantasy football rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

Week 9 fantasy football waiver wire: QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Join SBNation.com

You must be a member of SBNation.com to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SBNation.com. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.