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Jimmy Graham (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday.

As long as Graham is on the field, he is in your line up. Graham is an elite tight end, and Graham at 50% is much better than many other tight ends at full strength.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

29 Oct, 10:54 PMSource

Saints center Jonathan Goodwin (knee/ankle) and linebacker Kyle Knox (ankle) are questionable for Thursday's game at Carolina. Both put in limited practices all week.

The short week does no favors to those players dealing with nagging injuries. Both will likely be a game time decision on Thursday.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

29 Oct, 08:16 PM

As expected, Pierre Thomas has been ruled out for Thursday's game.

Thomas has missed that past few games with a shoulder injury and could expect to see a reduced role once he returns.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

29 Oct, 04:05 PMSource

Khiry Robinson (forearm) is listed as questionable for Thursday's game.

The short week never bodes well for players who are injured. If Robinson is unable to go the Saints will again roll with Ingram and Cadet in their backfield.
Analyst: Jonathan Impemba  View Profile

29 Oct, 04:02 PMSource

Mark Ingram said he is a little sore after a career-high 24 carries in Week 8 but added that he will be ready to carry a heavy load again in the team?s Week 9 game Thursday

Some general soreness is to be expected after a career-high 24 carries in the NFL. Also, keep in mind that prior to his week seven return, he hadn't played in a game since week two. Ingram will be a nice play moving forward as many of the Saints' running backs are dealing with injuries. Ingram should be started this week as he could easily top 100 yards again against the Carolina Panthers.
Analyst: Colby Conway  View Profile

29 Oct, 08:58 AMSource

Saints C Jonathan Goodwin (knee, ankle) and LB Kyle Knox (ankle) were limited in Tuesday's practice.

With the Saints playing on Thursday night, it's unknown whether Goodwin or Knox will be ready to go. Both players missed Sunday night's game against Green Bay, but could be active against the Panthers on Thursday.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

28 Oct, 10:42 PM

David Hawthorne (hand) and RB Austin Johnson (knee) did not practice Tuesday.

It is too early in the week to know whether Hawthorne or Johnson is in jeopardy of missing Thursday night's game against Carolina. Both players were added to the injury report on Monday, but the Saints didn't practice, so it was basically a guessing game of sorts. Given the fact that New Orleans is on a short week, the Saints may just be taking a precautionary measure. We should know more on their status on Wednesday.
Analyst: David Kerr  View Profile

28 Oct, 09:12 PM

Jimmy Graham was limited Tuesday, but expected to play on Thursday.

He played in Sunday's game despite being limited in practice all week because of a shoulder injury. Graham still managed to catch a touchdown pass and he has to be started in all fantasy formats as long as he plays.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

28 Oct, 04:46 PMSource

Pierre Thomas did not practice on Tuesday and is not expected to play on Thursday.

That makes that decision easy for fantasy owners. Mark Ingram will continue to get most of the touches at running back with Thomas sidelined.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

28 Oct, 04:37 PM

Khiry Robinson (forearm) did not practice on Tuesday.

Robinson missed the Saints' previous game because of a forearm issue. He's going to have to practice on Wednesday if he wants any shot of playing in the Saints Thursday night matchup vs the Panthers.
Analyst: Mark Kaplan  View Profile

28 Oct, 04:35 PMSource

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