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Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Patriots QB Tom Brady (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9. Brady is good to go for his showdown with Peyton Manning and the Broncos.

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Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (ankle, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9. Griffin has been medically cleared to play and will start, per HC Jay Gruden. He’s a risky start in his first game back, but given his weapons and ability add fantasy points in the running game, we believe he’s a high-end QB2 against the Vikings.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back, questionable) missed practice all week and is questionable for Week 9. Owner Jerry Jones said that the injury is a “function of pain tolerance,” and that it would come down to a game-time decision. Jason Garrett says he’s optimistic about Romo’s availability, though OC Scott Linehan said that “it’s rare” for a quarterback to play without having practiced all week. The Cowboys play early on Sunday, though we would shy away from using Romo since one hard hit could knock him out of the game. Brandon Weeden should post decent numbers if he gets the start.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Chiefs QB Alex Smith (right shoulder, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9. Smith should be fine for a great matchup against the Jets. He had a great matchup in Week 8, but failed to score a touchdown as the Chiefs found other ways to score.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Jets QB Geno Smith (right shoulder, questionable) took full practice reps again Friday and is questionable for Week 9. Michael Vick will get the start and is a decent desperation play due to his upside as a runner.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Broncos RB Montee Ball (groin, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 9. Ronnie Hillman is a strong play against a Patriots defense that has struggled against running backs this season.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Bengals RB Giovani Bernard (hip, out) has been ruled out for Week 9. With Bernard out, Jeremy Hill will see feature back duties and is a good bet for 16-20 touches against a so-so Jacksonville defense. Cedric Peerman will likely fill the change-of-pace role.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Texans RB Alfred Blue (ankle, probable) took limited practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Colts RB Ahmad Bradshaw (not injury related) returned to take full practice reps Friday after missing practice Thursday. Bradshaw will play in a revenge game against his old team. We expect he’ll find the endzone against the Giants.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Chargers RB Donald Brown (concussion, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9. Brown makes his return after missing more than three weeks with a concussion. His presence will put a dent in Branden Oliver’s workload, though we expect Oliver to remain the lead back.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (back, probable) took full practice reps all week and is probable for Week 9. Charles will be fine to play in a so-so matchup against the Jets.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Cardinals RB Andre Ellington (foot, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 9. Ellington is in line for a big workload with primary backup Stepfan Taylor sidelined for a few weeks.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Ravens RB Justin Forsett (ankle, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 9. Forsett says he has a “minor” ankle injury and is fully expected to play in Week 9. Lorenzo Taliaferro appears to be the team’s RB2 at this point.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Texans RB Arian Foster (knee, probable) took limited practice reps again Friday and is probable for Week 9. Foster will be fine for a nice matchup against the Eagles.

Friday, October 31, 2014, 5:43pm

Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman (shoulder, probable) took full practice reps on Friday after being limited earlier in the week and is probable for Week 9. Hillman is supposed to see his normal workload in Week 9. Consider him a low-end RB1 in a nice matchup with the Patriots.