Week 8 of the 2012 NFL regular season is already upon us, and the excitement over the heart of the league’s schedule is engulfing the entire fanbase.
There are many top NFL superstars deemed questionable coming into this Week 8, and fantasy football players must start formulating backup plans for the potential inactives and stars on bye weeks.
We have all the news you need for your fantasy team or your favorite NFL squad, so keep it here for all the latest updates as they break.
Frank Gore, RB, San Francisco 49ers
After injuring his ribs Thursday night, San Francisco 49ers star running back Frank Gore practiced Monday and should be ready for Monday night’s matchup with the Arizona Cardinals, according to Matt Barrows of The Sacramento Bee.
Frank Gore says he did everything in practice today, thinks he'll be fine for Monday.— Matt Barrows (@mattbarrows) October 22, 2012
Jimmy Graham, TE, New Orleans Saints
According to New Orleans Times-Picayune reporter Mike Triplett, Graham will suit up Sunday night:
#Saints TE Jimmy Graham is active tonight. Might be limited, but I don't think they'd put him out there just as a decoy.— Mike Triplett (@TripTP) October 28, 2012
Maurice Jones-Drew, RB, Jacksonville Jaguars
Vito Stellino of the Florida Times-Union is reporting that Jones-Drew is out this week and possibly more. Fantasy owners should adjust their rosters accordingly.
Greg Jennings, WR, Green Bay Packers
It appeared as though Jennings was nearing a return—albeit limited—on Sunday, but a trip to the doctor revealed a sports hernia that will require surgery. The talented wide receiver could be out for another six weeks, according to Packers Report's Bill Huber:
DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys
ESPN’s Calvin Watkins is reporting that the Dallas Cowboys star running back DeMarco Murray will likely miss the team's Week 8 meeting with the New York Giants. While the foot injury is getting better, Murray will not be an option Sunday.
Full Inactive List
Inactive lists will be updated as they become available.
San Francisco at Arizona
49ers: QB Scott Tolzien, WR AJ Jenkins, RB LaMichael James, S Trenton Robinson, RB Brandon Jacobs, OG Joe Looney and NG Ian Williams
Cardinals: QB Kevin Kolb, WR LaRon Byrd, CB Greg Toler, LB Jamaal Westerman, OG Senio Kelemete, OG Adam Snyder, TE Todd Heap
New Orleans at Denver
Saints: WR Joe Morgan, LB David Hawthorne, LB Scott Shanle, DT Tyrunn Walker, DT Brodrick Bunkley, T Bryce Harris, TE Daniel Graham
Broncos: CB Tracy Porter, QB Caleb Hanie, RB Knowshon Moreno, DT Sealver Siliga, LB Steven Johnson, C C.J. Davis, TE Julius Thomas
Oakland at Kansas City
Raiders: QB Terrelle Pryor, RB Taiwan Jones, S Shawntae Spencer, LB Travis Goethel, LB Lucas Nix, DE Jack Crawford, T Khalif Barnes.
Chiefs: QB Ricky Stanzi, WR Devon Wylie, DB Tysyn Hartman, LB Bryan Kehl, C Bryan Mattison, DE Glenn Dorsey, TE Steve Maneri.
NY Giants at Dallas
Giants: S Kenny Phillips, DT Rocky Bernard, LB Jacquian Williams, WR Jerrel Jernigan, DE Adewale Ojomo, T James Brewer, TE Adrian Robinson.
Cowboys: RB DeMarco Murray, C Phil Costa, S Matt Johnson, S Charlie Peprah, DL Sean Lissemore, WR Andre Holmes, LB Kyle Wilber.
Carolina at Chicago
Panthers: QB Jimmy Clausen, S D.J. Campbell, CB James Dockery, T Bruce Campbell, DE Antwan Applewhite, DE Thomas Keiser.
Bears: WR Alshon Jeffery, WR Dane Sanzenbacher, C Edwin Williams, DT Matt Toeaina, TE Brody Eldridge, DT Amobi Okoye, DE Cheta Ozougwu.
San Diego at Cleveland
Chargers: WR Eddie Royal, NT Antonio Garay, CB Shareece Wright, RB Curtis Brinkley, S Brandon Taylor, LB Jonas Mouton, TE Ladarius Green.
Browns: WR Mohamed Massaquoi, CB Tashaun Gipson, RB Brandon Jackson, FB Owen Marecic, CB Dimitri Patterson, DT Ahtyba Rubin, OG Jarrod Shaw.
Seattle at Detroit
Seahawks: WR Braylon Edwards, CD Danny Gorrer, CB Byron Maxwell, G John Moffitt, WR Doug Baldwin, DT Jason Jones, DT Jaye Howard.
Lions: CB Jacob Lacey, CB Bill Bentley, S Amari Spievey, LB DeAndre Levy, T Jason Fox, T Corey Hilliard, QB Kellen Moore.
New England at St. Louis
Patriots: TE Aaron Hernandez, S Patrick Chung, S Steve Gregory, RB Brandon Bolden, LB Tracy White, DE Trevor Scott.
Rams: WR Danny Amendola, OT Wayne Hunter, OT Rodger Saffold, QB Austin Davis, DE Eugene Sims, LB Mario Haggan, DT Matt Conrath.
Miami at NY Jets
Dolphins: QB Pat Devlin, CB Richard Marshall, LB Josh Kaddu, OT Will Yeatman, TE Michael Egnew, WR Rishard Marshall, WR Anthony Armstrong.
Jets: QB Greg McElroy, RB Bilal Powell, S Eric Smith, LB Bart Scott, DT Damon Harrison, TE Jeff Cumberland, DT Kenrick Ellis.
Atlanta at Philadelphia
Falcons: QB Dominique Davis, T Lamar Holmes, WR Harry Douglas, G Joe Hawley, T Travian Robinson, DE Jonathan Massoquoi, DE Cliff Matthews.
Eagles: G Danny Watkins, WR Damaris Johnson, QB Trent Edwards, RB Dion Lewis, LB Jamar Chaney, DE Vinny Curry and G Nate Menkin.
Washington at Pittsburgh
Redskins: QB Rex Grossman, S Brandon Meriweather, CB Richard Crawford, G Josh LeRibeus, WR Pierre Garcon, DT Doug Worthington, G Adam Gettis.
Steelers: QB Charlie Batch, OT Marcus Gilbert, LB Brandon Johnson, RB Rashard Mendenhall, S Troy Polamalu, RB Isaac Redman, DB DeMarcus Van Dyke.
Jacksonville at Green Bay
Jaguars: CB Derek Cox, FB Montell Owens, S Dwight Lowery, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, WR Laurent Robinson, DT D'Anthony Smith, DT Jeris Pendleton.
Packers: S Charles Woodson, WR Greg Jennings, LB Erik Walden, S Sam Shields, WR Jordy Nelson, FB John Kuhn.
Indianapolis at Tennessee
Colts: DB Darius Butler, DT Antonio Dixon, DT Lawrence Guy, T Tony Hills, LB Robert Mathis, DE Fili Moala, WR Nathan Palmer.
Titans: QB Jake Locker, CB Tommie Campbell, LB Patrick Bailey, OT Michael Roos, OG Deuce Lutui, LB Will Witherspoon, OL Leroy Harris.
Thursday Night Football
Tampa Bay at Minnesota
Buccaneers: CB Myron Lewis, RB Michael Smith, DB Keith Tandy, LB Najee Goode, G Cody Wallace, WR Chris Oswusu, TE Danny Noble.
Vikings: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, WR Jarius Wright, CB Brandon Burton, S Mistral Raymond, LB Audie Cole, G Mark Asper, TE John Carlson.
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