You Are Here: Home » Fantasy Football » Week 9 Injury, Player Ranking Updates (Podcast)

Week 9 Injury, Player Ranking Updates (Podcast)

Superstar running back Darren McFadden is out this week, leaving backups Michael Bush and rookie Taiwan Jones to carry the load for the Raiders against a team they’ve thrived against in recent years in the Denver Broncos. While Bush should be viewed as high as a RB-1 play this week, don’t be surprised if Jones makes a few big plays, against a Broncos defense that is susceptible to cut back, speedsters.

With two weeks to prepare for this game, and knowing McFadden was likely to be rested for the teams’ Thursday matchup against the Chargers, I’m sure Hue Jackson found time to package specialty plays in this weeks’ playbook for Jones, to take advantage of his abilities.

Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here. You also need to have JavaScript enabled in your browser.

* Please Note: Podcast was done on Thursday and at that time I thought McGahee would be out. Listed as probable Friday, he’s now likely to play

While many fantasy owners may not even know who Jones is, it’s possible they will be familiar with him after this game, and I believe eventually everyone will come to understand just how explosive this running back can be.

Jones is just one of the flex play options we cover in our weekly injury update podcast, as we focused on the running back position because there are so many injuries this week at this key position. Enjoy, and if your in need of an upside flex, you could do worse than to throw Jones into your lineup this week.

Quarterbacks

1 Aaron Rodgers @ Chargers
2 Michael Vick Bears
3 Drew Brees Buccaneers
4 Tom Brady Giants
5 Eli Manning @ Patriots
6 Ben Roethlisberger Ravens
7 Tony Romo Seahawks
8 Philip Rivers Packers
9 Josh Freeman @ Saints
10 Tim Tebow Raiders
11 Jay Cutler @ Eagles
12 Andy Dalton @ Titans
13 Matt Schaub Browns
14 Matt Ryan @ Colts
15 Joe Flacco @ Steelers
16 Kevin Kolb (I) Rams
17 Ryan Fitzpatrick Jets
18 Mark Sanchez @ Bills

Running Backs

1 LeSean McCoy Bears
2 Arian Foster Browns
3 Matt Forte @ Eagles
4 Fred Jackson Jets
5 Steven Jackson @ Cardinals
6 Michael Turner @ Colts
7 Ray Rice @ Steelers
8 Frank Gore @ Redskins
9 Michael Bush Broncos
10 LeGarrette Blount @ Saints
11 DeMarco Murray Seahawks
12 Mike Tolbert Packers
13 Jackie Battle Dolphins
14 Beanie Wells (I) Rams
15 Shonn Greene @ Bills
16 Darren Sproles Buccaneers
17 Rashard Mendenhall Ravens
18 Cedric Benson @ Titans
19 BenJarvus Green-Ellis (I) Giants
20 Willis McGahee (I) @ Raiders
21 Reggie Bush (I) @ Chiefs
22 Brandon Jacobs (I) @ Patriots
23 Taiwan Jones Broncos
24 Javon Ringer Bengals
25 Pierre Thomas Buccaneers
26 Chris Ogbonnaya @ Texans
27 Marshawn Lynch(I) @ Cowboys
28 Daniel Thomas (I) @ Chiefs
29 Ben Tate Browns
30 Delone Carter Falcons
31 James Starks @ Chargers
32 Chris Johnson Bengals
33 Roy Helu 49ers
34 Knowshon Moreno @ Raiders
35 Kendall Hunter @ Redskins
36 Donald Brown Falcons
37 Ryan Torain 49ers
38 Phillip Tanner Seahawks

Wide Receivers

1 Wes Welker Giants
2 Mike Wallace Ravens
3 Greg Jennings @ Chargers
4 Dwayne Bowe Dolphins
5 A.J. Green @ Titans
6 Jeremy Maclin Bears
7 Marques Colston Buccaneers
8 Roddy White @ Colts
9 Victor Cruz @ Patriots
10 Brandon Lloyd @ Cardinals
11 DeSean Jackson Bears
12 Mario Manningham @ Patriots
13 Anquan Boldin @ Steelers
14 Dez Bryant Seahawks
15 Antonio Brown Ravens
16 Larry Fitzgerald Rams
17 Vincent Jackson (I) Packers
18 Miles Austin Seahawks
19 Darrius Heyward-Bey Broncos
20 Santonio Holmes @ Bills
21 Brandon Marshall @ Chiefs
22 Nate Washington Bengals
23 Michael Crabtree @ Redskins
24 Sidney Rice (I) @ Cowboys
25 Jordy Nelson @ Chargers
26 Ben Obamanu @ Cowboys
27 Mike Williams (TB) @ Saints
28 Torrey Smith @ Steelers
29 Julio Jones (I) @ Colts
30 Greg Little @ Texans
31 Greg Salas @ Cardinals
32 Eric Decker @ Raiders
33 Steve Johnson Jets
34 Pierre Garcon Falcons
35 Steve Breaston Dolphins
36 Reggie Wayne Falcons
37 James Jones @ Chargers
38 Jabar Gaffney 49ers
39 Arrelious Benn @ Saints
40 David Nelson Jets
41 Devin Hester (I) @ Eagles
42 Deion Branch Giants
43 Demaryius Thomas @ Raiders
44 Early Doucet Rams

Tight Ends

1 Jimmy Graham Buccaneers
2 Aaron Hernandez Giants
3 Rob Gronkowski Giants
4 Jason Witten Seahawks
5 Antonio Gates (I) Packers
6 Vernon Davis @ Redskins
7 Jermichael Finley @ Chargers
8 Tony Gonzalez @ Colts
9 Jake Ballard @ Patriots
10 Dustin Keller @ Bills
11 Owen Daniels Browns
12 Kellen Winslow @ Saints
13 Fred Davis (I) 49ers
14 Jermaine Gresham (I) @ Titans
15 Ed Dickson @ Steelers
16 Dallas Clark Falcons
17 Jared Cook Bengals
18 Heath Miller Ravens
19 Joel Dreessen Browns

Flex Plays

1 LeSean McCoy Bears
2 Arian Foster Browns
3 Matt Forte @ Eagles
4 Fred Jackson Jets
5 Steven Jackson @ Cardinals
6 Michael Turner @ Colts
7 Ray Rice @ Steelers
8 Frank Gore @ Redskins
9 Wes Welker Giants
10 Mike Wallace Ravens
11 Greg Jennings @ Chargers
12 Dwayne Bowe Dolphins
13 Michael Bush Broncos
14 LeGarrette Blount @ Saints
15 DeMarco Murray Seahawks
16 A.J. Green @ Titans
17 Jeremy Maclin Bears
18 Marques Colston Buccaneers
19 Roddy White @ Colts
20 Mike Tolbert Packers
21 Jackie Battle Dolphins
22 Beanie Wells (I) Rams
23 Victor Cruz @ Patriots
24 Brandon Lloyd @ Cardinals
25 DeSean Jackson Bears
26 Shonn Greene @ Bills
27 Darren Sproles Buccaneers
28 Rashard Mendenhall Ravens
29 Mario Manningham @ Patriots
30 Anquan Boldin @ Steelers
31 Dez Bryant Seahawks
32 Cedric Benson @ Titans
33 BenJarvus Green-Ellis (I) Giants
34 Willis McGahee (I) @ Raiders
35 Antonio Brown Ravens
36 Larry Fitzgerald Rams
37 Vincent Jackson (I) Packers
38 Miles Austin Seahawks
39 Darrius Heyward-Bey Broncos
40 Santonio Holmes @ Bills
41 Brandon Marshall @ Chiefs
42 Nate Washington Bengals
43 Michael Crabtree @ Redskins
44 Sidney Rice (I) @ Cowboys
45 Jordy Nelson @ Chargers
46 Ben Obamanu @ Cowboys
47 Reggie Bush (I) @ Chiefs
48 Brandon Jacobs (I) @ Patriots
49 Taiwan Jones Broncos
50 Mike Williams (TB) @ Saints
51 Torrey Smith @ Steelers
52 Julio Jones (I) @ Colts
53 Javon Ringer Bengals
54 Pierre Thomas Buccaneers
55 Chris Ogbonnaya @ Texans
56 Greg Little @ Texans
57 Greg Salas @ Cardinals
58 Eric Decker @ Raiders
59 Marshawn Lynch(I) @ Cowboys
60 Daniel Thomas (I) @ Chiefs
61 Ben Tate Browns
62 Steve Johnson Jets
63 Pierre Garcon Falcons
64 Steve Breaston Dolphins
65 Delone Carter Falcons
66 James Starks @ Chargers
67 Chris Johnson Bengals
68 Reggie Wayne Falcons
69 James Jones @ Chargers
70 Roy Helu 49ers
71 Knowshon Moreno @ Raiders
72 Kendall Hunter @ Redskins
73 Jabar Gaffney 49ers
74 Arrelious Benn @ Saints
75 Donald Brown Falcons

About The Author

Number of Entries : 2882

Sitemap | Video Sitemap | About | Terms | Policy | Contact Us | Links | Partner with USA Today’s Sports Digital Properties |

Scroll to top