Fantasy Football Injury Update: Week 8 Playing Risks

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Nothing is more frustrating for fantasy football owners than trying to guess if their injured players will suit up on game day or not. How often does it happen that owners bench a player who isn’t supposed to play and he has a huge fantasy day?

Or, when owners take a chance on a player who is a little nicked up but appears to be playing, and is scratched at the last moment?

These sort of things happen every single week in the in NFL, and choosing wrong can be costly to your fantasy team. Always keep an ear out for any news on any players you have listed as anything other than out. There is a chance all other players may play.

Last week was a devastating week as fantasy regulars such as Jay Cutler, Reggie Wayne, Arian Foster, and Sam Bradford all were not knocked of their games. Wayne and Bradford are done for the season. Injuries are taking a toll on fantasy rosters, testing owners’ benches.

Let’s take a look at some fantasy football playing risks for week eight. Click “Next” to see who you might want to keep on your bench this week.

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