Fantasy Football Week 9: Before You Start


It’s another relatively quiet week in the world of fantasy football but there was one major injury news of note that came out earlier this week when word came that Darren Sproles broke his hand and will not only miss Monday night’s potential shootout between the Saints and Eagles but he will also be out for longer than that. Depending on which report you read he can be out anywhere from 1-2 weeks, 3-4 weeks or 4-6 weeks. Regardless of how long Sproles is out for if you’re a Sproles owner you hopefully were able to scoop up Pierre Thomas off the free agents list in your league.

Oct 28 2012; Denver, CO, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) runs for a touchdown on this play early in the second quarter of the game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-US PRESSWIRE

Here’s the rest of the fantasy football news and notes to know:

-Lions WR Calvin Johnson is active but could be limited.

-Dolphins QB-WR combo of Ryan Tannehill and Brian Hartline are both active.

-Titans WR Kenny Britt is active.

-Colts RB Donald Brown is active.

-Packers WR Jordy Nelson is active.

-Texans TE Owen Daniels is active.

-Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi is active but Josh Gordon will continue to start in his place.

-Panthers WR Brandon LaFell is inactive.

-Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson has been benched in favor of Aldrick Robinson.

-Cowboys WE Dez Bryant is questionable for tonight’s contest against the Falcons. Be wary of starting him and if you have other safer options you should go with them.