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Week 9: Friday Injury Report

Here are some notable injuries to keep in mind as you set your lineups for Week 9:

RB Steven Jackson (STL): Jackson (thigh) has been limited in practice all week and will likely be a game-time decision. Advice: If you have another option, I would go with it. Even if he does play, he will not be at 100%. And RB Antonio Pittman will probably get some touches, as well.

RB Larry Johnson (KC): Johnson is not injured, but he has been deactivated by the Chiefs this week and will not play. Advice: Backup RB Jamaal Charles (ankle) is injured and will be limited, which means RB Kolby Smith will get most of the carries. Also, the NFL has suspended Johnson for Week 10, so he will not be available next week either.

RB Darren McFadden (OAK): McFadden (toe) missed practice all week and will likely be out this week. Advice: McFadden has not been playing all that well this year anyway, so avoid him.

RB Willis McGahee (BAL): McGahee (ankle) missed some practice time this week, but is expected to play. Advice: I think McGahee is a safe play, but expect RB Ray Rice to get some touches, as well.

RB Willie Parker (PIT): Parker (knee) has looked good in practice this week, and should be ready to play against the Redskins. Advice: Parker plays on MNF, so you will have to make a decision on him early so you can set your lineup for Sunday. If you have Moore, that makes it easier. But if you do not, you might consider other options. I think Parker will play, but Moore will likely continue to get some touches as they ease him back into the lineup.

WR Santana Moss (WAS): Moss (hamstring) missed practice time this week and is expected to be a game-time decision. Advice: I suggested sitting Moss due to the matchup, and this makes me even less confident in his chances to perform well. Since the game is on MNF, you should probably go with a different option, or risk being stuck with no one if Moss sits out.

TE Jason Witten (DAL): Witten (ribs) has not practiced this week but keeps saying he will play. Advice: If you have other options at TE, you might want to go with one of them. Witten might play, but he is clearly not 100%, and his numbers have been down without Romo. Plus, the Giants are a tough matchup.

TE Tony Scheffler (DEN): Scheffler (groin) has been practicing and should play this week. Advice: I think he will be ready to go, but as with most players coming off injuriers, he will likely not be 100%. Beyond that, he has a pretty tough matchup, so unless you are desperate, I would bench him.

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