As we approach gametime throughout the day, check back throughout the morning for the latest on who is expected to play and who will be sitting week 9 out. I’ll be collecting updates from a variety of sources and putting them here in one place for your convenience with my quick take on what it means for your fantasy league this week.
Jimmy Graham-TE-New Orleans Saints: Not surprisingly, Graham is active and makes a good TE1 even though his snaps may be limited.
Arian Foster-RB-Houston Texans: Early reports are that Arian Foster will play tonight against the Colts. He may be limited, but is still a good play if you waited on him or have a way to get him in your lineup for tonight.
Jamaal Charles-RB-Kansas City Chiefs: Charles is active and ready to roll to a big game against the Bills.
Marshawn Lynch-RB-Seattle Seahawks: As expected, Lynch is active and ready to roll against Tampa today.
Zac Stacy-RB-St. Louis Rams: As expected, it looks like Stacy will start for the Rams as they take on the Titans today. Stacy is a high-end RB2 with upside as he gets a feature back’s workload for the Rams in week 9. He’s officially active while Daryl Richardson is inactive.
Pietter Garcon-WR-Washington Redskins: Garcon was never in real danger of missing this game and is a WR1 this week with other options on their bye week.
DeMarco Murray-RB-Dallas Cowboys: Murray is ready to start this week against the Vikings and is a solid RB1.
C.J. Spiller-RB-Buffalo Bills: Spiller is active against Kansas City but is still a high-risk play since the Bills offense will likely struggle against the KC defense.
Jeff Tuel-QB-Buffalo Bills: Tuel will get the start over the injured Thad Lewis for Buffalo as they take on the Chiefs. Tuel is not a good option even in two-QB leagues.
James Jones-WR-Green Bay Packers: Jones turned in a pair of limited practices so he should be active on Monday Night Football as the Packers take on the Bears. Green Bay throws the ball enough to make him worth a look even in a limited role, but it’s tricky to know how involved he’ll be coming off a knee injury. He’s a high-risk, low-end WR2 with some nice upside.
Eddie Royal-WR-San Diego Chargers: Royal is active and in the lineup against the Redskins.
Marques Colston-WR-New Orleans Saints: Colston won’t play this week as he’s been declared inactive with a knee injury. Kenny Stills and Lance Moore get a boost in value since more passes will come their way against a beatable Jets secondary.
Roddy White-WR-Atlanta Falcons: White is inactive making Harry Douglas again a nice play although the Carolina defense has been solid against the pass lately.
Michael Vick-QB-Philadelphia Eagles: Vick is indeed inactive as Nick Foles gets the start in Oaklan due to Vick’s hamstring injury.
Jeff Cumberland-TE-New York Jets: Cumberland is out this week since he still hasn’t been cleared from his concussion.
Kenbrell Thompkins-WR-New England Patriots: Thompkins is a healthy inactive today for New England.
Miles Austin-WR-Dallas Cowboys: Austin will be out again this week keeping Terrance Williams as a WR2.
Aqib Talib-DB-New England Patriots: Talib has been listed as inactive, and he’s expected to miss the Patriots game against Pittsburgh making Antonio Brown a low-end WR1 this week.
Thad Lewis-QB-Buffalo Bills: Lewis got back to practice Friday but isn’t going to start for Buffalo today as Tuel takes over under center