It is already Week 9 of the 2013 NFL regular season, and the heart of the schedule is full of entertaining matchups made even more intriguing by the injury issues across the league.
There are many top NFL superstars coming into Week 9 that are banged up, and fantasy football owners 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.
Arian Foster, RB, Houston Texans
Houston Texans star running back Arian Foster has been dealing with a nagging hamstring injury, and his status for Week 9 is in serious question. According to John McClain of the Houston Chronicle, Foster missed practice once again Wednesday and will be a game-time decision Sunday night.
Roddy White, WR, Atlanta Falcons
The Atlanta Falcons are desperate to get wide receiver Roddy White (ankle and hamstring) back in the lineup as soon as possible. But they'll have to wait another week at least as White will be inactive for Week 9's division showdown against Carolina.
DeMarco Murray, RB, Dallas Cowboys
Status: Active (will start)
According to ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter, Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray (knee) will start for the NFC East leaders in Week 9.
With Murray returning to full practice earlier this week, per Todd Archer of ESPN.com, expect the talented player to make a significant impact against the Vikings on Sunday.
James Jones, WR, Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers will be highlighted on Monday Night Football this week, but the status of star wide receiver James Jones remains questionable. According to a report from the USA Today, “As of Wednesday Jones' status is still up in the air, even if he starts this week he'll likely be limited.”
C.J. Spiller, RB, Buffalo Bills
A high-ankle sprain kept Bills running back C.J. Spiller out of practice on Wednesday, per Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, but he's active for Sunday's matchup with the undefeated Kansas City Chiefs.
Full Inactives List
Inactive lists will be updated as they become available via NFL.com.
Chicago at Green Bay
Bears: QB Jay Cutler, LB Lance Briggs, WR Joe Anderson, OT James Brown, OT Jonathan Scott, DE Cornelius Washington, DT Zach Minter
Packers: WR Chris Harper, CB James Nixon, LB Clay Matthews, LB Nick Perry, TE Jermichael Finley, DE Josh Boyd, DE C.J. Wilson
Indianapolis at Houston
Colts: FS Delano Howell, CB Josh Gordy, CB Greg Toler, LB Cam Johnson, C Khalid Holmes, DT Josh Chapman, TE Weslye Saunders
Texans: QB T.J. Yates, DE Tim Jamison, RB Deji Karim, RB Ray Graham, OG Cody White, OT Andrew Gardner, LB Jeff Tarpinian.
Pittsburgh at New England
Steelers: QB Landry Jones, WR Markus Wheaton, CB Curtis Brown, TE Richard Gordon, LB Kion Wilson, G David DeCastro, DT Hebron Fangupo
Patriots: OL Chris Barker, DL Jake Bequette, WR Kenbrell Thompkins, WR Josh Boyce, RB Leon Washington, CB Aqib Talib, LB Steve Beauharnais
Baltimore at Cleveland
Ravens: S Brynden Trawick, RB Bernard Scott, G/T Kelechi Osemele, C Ryan Jensen, WR Brandon Stokley, DE DeAngelo Tyson, OLB John Simon.
Browns: OL Patrick Lewis, OL Martin Wallace, OL Garrett Gilkey, OT Reid Fragel, NT Ishmaa'ily Kitchen, TE Keavon Milton, LB Paul Hazel.
Philadelphia at Oakland
Eagles: QB Michael Vick, RB Matthew Tucker, LB Jake Knott, T Matt Tobin, T Dennis Kelly, WR B.J. Cunningham
Raiders: WR Andre Holmes, WR Brice Butler, SS Tyvon Branch, DE Ryan Robinson, C Andre Gurode, DL Brian Sanford, T Tony Pashos
Tampa Bay at Seattle
Buccaneers: RB Doug Martin, RB Jeff Demps, CB Deveron Carr, S Dashon Goldson, G Patrick Omameh, G Carl Nicks and WR Chris Owusu.
Seahawks: QB B.J. Daniels, S Jeron Johnson, RB Christine Michael, RB Derrick Coleman, OT Breno Giacomini, OT Caylin Hauptmann, DE Benson Mayowa.
Kansas City at Buffalo
Chiefs: QB Tyler Bray, S Bradley McDougald, OL Eric Kush, OL Rokevious Watkins, OL Rishaw Johnson, DL Mike Catapano, DL Jaye Howard
Bills: QB Thad Lewis, QB EJ Manuel, CB Justin Rogers, RB Ronnie Wingo, CB Brandon Smith, LB Ty Powell, G Antoine McClain
Minnesota at Dallas
Vikings: QB Josh Freeman, CB Chris Cook, S Jamarca Sanford, TE Rhett Ellison, RB Matt Asiata, G Jeff Baca, DT Fred Evans
Cowboys: WR Miles Austin, CB Morris Claiborne, S J.J. Wilcox, LB DeVonte Holloman, T Darrion Weems, T Andre Smith, DE DeMarcus Ware
New Orleans at New York Jets
Saints: QB Ryan Griffin, WR Marques Colston, DE Tyrunn Walker, S Malcolm Jenkins, RB Khiry Robinson, S Roman Harper, OT Terron Armstead
Jets: QB David Garrard, WR Santonio Holmes, RB Alex Green, OG William Campbell, OT Ben Ijalana, OT Oday Aboushi, TE Jeff Cumberland
San Diego at Washington
Chargers: QB Brad Sorensen, CB Crezdon Butler, SS Brandon Taylor, LB Donald Butler, T Mike Remmers, G Chad Rinehart, DT Kwame Geathers
Redskins: QB Rex Grossman, TE Fred Davis, OL Josh LeRibeus, LB Darryl Tapp, S Jose Gumbs, RB Chris Thompson, NT Chris Neild
Atlanta at Carolina
Falcons: WR Roddy White, S Kemal Ishmael, LB Stephen Nicholas, G Harland Gunn, T Ryan Schraeder, WR Brian Robiskie, DT Travian Robertson
Panthers: WR Tavarres King, WR Marvin McNutt, CB Josh Thomas, CB Josh Norman, TE Brandon Williams, DT Sione Fua, DE Wes Horton
Tennessee at St. Louis
Titans: LB Moise Fokou, QB Rusty Smith, S Michael Griffin, LB Zac Diles, OL Pat McQuistan, OT David Stewart, DE Lavar Edwards
Rams: G Harvey Dahl, DE Gerald Rivers, QB Brady Quinn, RB Daryl Richardson, OL Barrett Jones, DT Matt Conrath, OT Mike Person
Thursday Night Football
Cincinnati at Miami
Bengals: LB Rey Maualuga, RB Rex Burkhead, CB Chris Lewis-Harris, LB Michael Boley, C Trevor Robinson, DT Devon Still, OT Andrew Whitworth
Dolphins: QB Pat Devlin, RB Michael Gillislee, CB Will Davis, OG Danny Watkins, OG Dallas Thomas, OT Jonathan Martin, TE Dion Sims