Fantasy Injury Updates: Latest News on CeeDee Lamb, Rashod Bateman, Cole Beasley, other WR affecting week 9 start ’em, sit’ em decisions


The week 9 injury report is a disaster for virtually every position, with no one getting hit as hard as WR. For the early afternoon games, CeeDee Lamb, Amari Cooper, Rashod Bateman, Cole Beasley and Kenny Golladay are all “questionable”, with most of the decisions looking legitimate. Fantasy, sit’em kickoff decisions will be in the balance and we will be here with the latest news and updates until Sunday morning kickoff.

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Is CeeDee Lamb Playing Week 9?

Lamb (ankle) looks really “questionable” after missing Thursday’s rehearsal and doing a limited session on Friday. This is apparently a new injury for Lamb, who suffered a setback during Wednesday’s practice. It will be a match-time decision for the Cowboys match against the Broncos.

If Lamb is out, it’s hard to know what to say about the other Dallas receivers. Amari Cooper (hamstring) is also “questionable” and Michael Gallup (calf) is unofficially “questionable” as he waits to get out of the IR. Anyone who plays will have considerable value in the high-powered Dallas offensive. Assuming Lamb is active, it remains a must-start.

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Is Rashod Bateman playing week 9?

Bateman (groin) I didn’t train on Friday, but Ravens manager John Harbaugh said Friday the injury was a “little physical problem“and implied that Bateman had a good chance of facing the Vikings.

The wide receiver rookie has been a solid producer of the last few games, but with Sammy Watkins (hamstring) also “questionable” and perhaps fitting, Bateman’s prospects are a little more nebulous. If Bateman is active, consider it a flex, especially if Watkins is also active. If Bateman is out and Watkins is active, consider the WR veteran a low-end, high-level flex.

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Is Kenny Golladay Playing Week 9?

Golladay (knee) was limited in practice on Thursday and Friday, but The Athletic beat writer Dan Duggan reported on Saturday that Golladay is should play against the Raiders this week.

With Sterling Shepard (quad) out, Golladay should be in line for regular goals. However, the Giants receiver’s situation was a disaster all year, mostly due to injuries. It’s always hard to know how things will go, but Golladay has at least some flexibility value given his touchdown upside. If he’s out, expect plenty of goals for Kadarius Toney and New York tight ends.

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Is Cole Beasley playing week 9?

Beasley (ribs) managed to enter a limited session on Friday after missing the tests on Wednesday and Thursday. It’s officially “moot” for the Buffalo v Jacksonville game.

Buffalo may be more likely to stand up to Beasley given the lower opponent, but the weekend update is a good sign. If Beasley plays it will be a solid high-end WR3 / flex in all formats. If he is out, Gabriel Davis would get a big increase in value, as his arrow was already pointed upwards thanks to the absence of TE Dawson Knox (hand).

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Is Amari Cooper playing week 9?

Cooper (hamstring) doesn’t seem to be as “objectionable” as Lamb, but he is still listed that way before the Dallas v Denver game. The veteran receiver obtained in limited practices every week.

Cooper’s situation is similar to Lamb’s. If he plays, it’s a must. It may have even more value if Lamb and / or Gallup are out. If Cooper is out, Gallup (if he plays) will have a WR3 / flex value, but TE Dalton Schultz could also benefit from that. Chances are you won’t have to worry about Cooper, so put him in your lineup for now.


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