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NFL Injury Report: Davante Adams, Adam Thielen, DeSean Jackson, Marquise Brown for Week 9

NFL Injury Report: Davante Adams

NFL Injury Report: Davante Adams

With four teams on a bye, the injury report may seem slightly smaller than in weeks past, but fantasy owners are still going to have to deal with plenty of injuries to key players.

T.Y. Hilton has been ruled out with a calf injury suffered in practice this week. The reports out of Indianapolis state that this may be a multi-week injury, so fantasy owners should beware (and pick up Zach Pascal). Will Fuller is the only other fantasy-relevant wide receiver that is out, but fantasy owners knew that already.

Owners should be sure to check the inactive report, issued 90 minutes before game time, to ensure their players will be out there.

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Teams on bye: Atlanta, Cincinnati, Los Angeles Rams, New Orleans

Note: All times are ET and all games are on Sunday, Nov. 3.

Davante Adams (toe), WR, Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Chargers, 4:25 p.m.

The practice reports this week were promising for Adams, where he was able to get in limited sessions and practiced in pads. He has been sidelined with the toe injury and hasn't played in a game since Week 4. The team is being vague about his status, saying that it will be announced just prior to game time. It seems like Adams will play in Week 9 and is a WR1.

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Adam Thielen (hamstring), WR, Minnesota Vikings at Kansas City Chiefs, 1 p.m.

Thielen injured his hamstring in Week 7 and missed Week 8 with the injury, as it was a Thursday night game. It seemed that he might have been able to play Week 8, but sat out because of the short week and the matchup. All along it did sound like he would be back for Week 9. He hasn't committed to playing, acknowledging that soft tissue injuries are tough. He may be a game-time decision, but fantasy owners will know early on Sunday if he's active. If he plays, he's a WR1.

Julian Edelman (chest/shoulder), WR, New England Patriots at Baltimore Ravens, 8:20 p.m.

There is no new injury. Edelman is going to have limited practices and he is going to play on Sunday. He's had the chest injury for weeks and has yet to miss a game. He's had double-digit targets in each of the last three games and that should continue in Week 9. Edelman found the end zone twice in Week 8 and that may not happen in Week 9, but he's still a WR1.

DeSean Jackson (abdomen), WR, Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m.

Jackson played in Week 1 (8/154/2 stat line), and then left Week 2 early with the abdomen injury. At the time, it was said that this was an aggravation of an injury he's had, which could be the reason that he has sat out for as long as he did. The team wanted him to get healthy, and he finally returned to practice and is listed as questionable. It seems that he is going to play in Week 9, which will help the Eagles offense. He's a WR2.

Marquise Brown (ankle), WR, Baltimore Ravens vs. New England Patriots, 8:20 p.m.

Brown hasn't played since Week 5 with the ankle injury. He returned to practice and all signs point to him playing in Week 9. It’s a brutal matchup for him, however, against the league's best pass defense. With fantasy owners not knowing for sure if he's going to play and the matchup, it is best to leave him on the bench for this week.

Dede Westbrook (shoulder), WR, Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Houston Texans, 9:30 a.m. (London)

Fantasy owners will know Westbrook's status very early on Sunday morning as the Jaguars are in London for an early game. Based on the practice reports and the fact that he aggravated his shoulder injury while trying to play through it last week, he is a true game-time decision. It seems like he is not going to play, or if he does, be limited. Fantasy owners should plan to keep him on their bench.

[Editor's note:] Westbrook was declared INACTIVE prior to kickoff.

Curtis Samuel (shoulder), WR Carolina Panthers vs. Tennessee Titans, 1 p.m.

Samuel injured his shoulder in Week 8, although it wasn't disclosed until he missed practice on Wednesday. He put in a full practice on Thursday, putting him on track to play in Week 9... until he missed practice on Friday. Missed Friday practices are never a good sign, but the team seems to think he'll be active. This isn't a great matchup for him, and if he's limited at all, he's a WR3.

— Written by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.