Gameday Injuries: Week 8
Gameday Injuries: Week 8

This column is meant to offer our best predictions on what players will/will not play, as of 8 AM ET on Sunday. For the official active/inactive reports, please see our Latest NFL Player News.

Week 8 brings us plenty of what has become the norm this season, namely, injuries to big names. Both Patrick Mahomes and Matt Ryan will sit Sunday, although Drew Brees is fully expected to make his return from thumb surgery against the Cardinals. We also have big names at running back, receiver and tight end already declared out or looking doubtful to play, so without further ado, let's get to the latest pertinent news for your Fantasy lineups as of early Sunday morning:

QUARTERBACKS 

The Chiefs begin life in earnest without Patrick Mahomes (knee) on Sunday night against the Packers after the star quarterback suffered a dislocated kneecap against the Broncos in the Week 7 edition of Thursday Night Football. The good news for Kansas City is that Mahomes was already able to return to practice on a limited basis this past week and thus has a good chance to suit up Week 9. Veteran Matt Moore will helm the offense in Week 8 against Green Bay after going 10-for-19 for 117 yards with one touchdown in emergency duty versus Denver.

The Falcons' Matt Ryan (ankle) will not play in Sunday's game against the Seahawks, breaking his streak of 154 consecutive starts. Matt Schaub, who's thrown just 16 passes since the start of the

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Juan Carlos Blanco
Winner of the FSWA 2016 Newcomer of the Year Award, Juan Carlos Blanco has been playing fantasy sports for over 20 years and covers NBA, MLB, NFL, CFL and Arena Football for Rotowire.com, including serving as the beat writer for teams in multiple sports. He has previously written for KFFL.com and remains an avid season-long and daily fantasy player in multiple sports as well.
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