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NEWS: Giovani Bernard and AJ Green both could miss Week 9?

SMITTY: This isn’t good news for the Bengals. Giovani Bernard is bothered by a collarbone issue and a hip pointer. Stay tuned on this one, as Jeremy Hill would be our sneaky-good RB2 start of the week if given the keys to the line-up. Gio is a beast, and a play maker, so if he does miss a game, don’t worry about his workload upon his return, even if Hill explodes. Gio needs less rushes and more receptions anyway, so Hill being used more is actually a good thing for Gio’s overall touches and yards per touch. As for AJ Green, he practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and said he will just take things “day to day”, which likely means he will be a game-time decision in Week 9. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Robert Griffin III practices in full on Wednesday; the QB could play Week 9.

SMITTY: This is a situation to monitor all week, as Colt McCoy played well enough in Week 8 to deserve another start if it means RG3 can get another week stronger, but it sounds like RG3 is making a strong push to give it a go. Stay tuned, especially if you plan on using whomever starts this week. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: AJ Green practicing and expected to give Week 9 a go.

SMITTY: Most all sources around are predicting that he will attempt to play this week, especially after getting in some practice time today, but keep tabs on this via this news wire (and via our Smart Alerts) in case the stud suffers a setback. Green could be on a snap count this week, but if he is a go, fantasy owners need to play him. Mohamed Sanu is still a fine fantasy WR2/3 until Green is back to his old self. Even then, Sanu is still a fine fantasy WR3 moving forward. Stay tuned. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: DeAngelo Williams to start Thursday night (Week 9).

SMITTY: DeAngelo Williams is listed as probable for this Week 9 Thursday night battle between the Panthers and Saints. He will still split a decent amount of touches with Jonathan Stewart. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Mike Vick to start Week 9; the Jets unsure if Geno Smith is their future passer.

SMITTY: We have never been high on Geno Smith and I don’t see that changing. He may not even get another chance to start in this league — That will all depend on if Mike Vick can stay healthy and produce. The tougher task for Vick could be staying healthy. The QB is a decent grab in larger leagues if you need a back-up passer, and of course, he should be grabbed in all 2QB leagues. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Tony Romo (back) is at best questionable for Week 9 against AZ?

SMITTY: According to Ian Fitzsimmons, of ESPN Radio, Tony Romo (back injury) is “questionable” at best for Week 9 against the Cardinals. This situation got a lot worse as yesterday moved along. Initially reported not to be the same back issue that ended Romo’s 2013 season, the injury is clearly something to be worried about if you own the passer in fantasy leagues. We will keep you posted via this news wire and via our Smart Alerts, so keep checking back with us. Without Romo in Week 9, Dez Bryant would get a bump down stat-wise, and even though one would think it could mean more running for DeMarco Murray, really, a balanced offense is the best thing for ground success against a mean Arizona rushing defense — Murray owners want Romo under center! Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Calvin Johnson will definitely return after the Lions Week 9 bye?

SMITTY: According to Tory Petry, a Detroit Lions reporter, Lions WR Calvin Johnson will “definitely” return to the field after the Lions’ Week 9 bye. As we recommend via our Buy-Low/Sell-High Article this week, consider selling high on Golden Tate now. It’s not that we don’t believe in him, he can still play well, but his value will never be higher than it is right now, and that kind of extra value can do a lot for your team if it’s in need of a spark! Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Jordan Cameron (concussion) could be out for more than one game?

SMITTY: Not good. Keep in mind that Jordan Cameron has had three concussions since 2012 and has missed significant time because of them. We will keep you posted, but it looks like his owners will be without his services in Week 9. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Theo Riddick to be used with Reggie Bush moving forward?

SMITTY: Theo Riddick has been a player we’ve liked a lot for a while now, and it’s nice to see him finally get a chance. It’s tough to say how good he can be splitting time with Reggie Bush, who both already share time with Joique Bell, but if Bush can’t stay healthy, watch out. Riddick is a top-five pick-up heading into Week 9 Add/Drops. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?

NEWS: Tony Romo suffers back contusion; a concern for Week 9 against AZ?

SMITTY: Tony Romo left the game on Monday night and missed two possessions, but he later returned in the 4th quarter, but was clearly bothered by his back. He was sacked upon his return and fumbled, and of course the Cowboys suffered a loss. We will keep you posted on his back heading into a tough Week 9 against a mean Cardinals’ defense. Looking for Week 9 Power Rankings?