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Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson (pictured) is active today for the first time since Week 1, while New York Jets wideouts Brandon Marshall and Eric Decker are also active.
Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman has popped up on the injury list, and he will join wide receivers Brandon Marshall and T.Y. Hilton as questionable for games this weekend.
As if injury-riddled Week 8 wasn't difficult enough, Week 9 could easily be considered the most challenging week of the fantasy football season.
Six teams - the most all season - are on a bye this week: Arizona, Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City and Seattle.
Chicago's Jeremy Langford picked the perfect week to make the first start of his NFL career. The rookie has an ideal match-up in Week 9 as he replaces the injured Matt Forte, and the experts think he will take advantage of it.
New England's Tom Brady is ranked No. 1 in the projections for the first time this season, the New York Giants' Eli Manning has another great match-up and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers is expected to bounce back after one of the worst games of his career.
Running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jeremy Langford, quarterback Derek Carr and wide receivers Tavon Austin and Willie Snead will be players to target on the Week 9 waiver wire.
Ben Roethlisberger, Antonio Gates and John Brown are all active today, while Carlos Hyde, Anquan Boldin and Vincent Jackson are all inactive.
Here's the latest status on relevant fantasy players for this afternoon's games:
Arizona: WR John Brown is active. TE Darren Fells is inactive.
Atlanta: WR Leonard Hankerson is inactive.
Dez Bryant and Ben Roethlisberger are on track to return from significant injuries, Eric Decker is questionable and Marcus Mariota has already been ruled out for this weekend.
Here's a rundown of some relevant fantasy players who are dealing with or coming off injuries:
Keenan Allen, Calvin Johnson and Stefon Diggs each have great match-ups this week, but only Allen cracked the top 10 of the Week 8 wide receiver projections.
Baltimore's Justin Forsett and Arizona's Chris Johnson earned top-10 rankings with great match-ups this week, while San Diego's Danny Woodhead continues to be the most underrated fantasy running back.
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