Walker is expected to be a game-time decision for Week 9. Since the Titans play a late afternoon game, owners should have a backup plan in place should Walker not be able to play. He was a late addition to the injury report, which is never a good sign, so his effectiveness should also be in question should he suit up.
Hill was able to log a full practice Friday, but he may have suffered a setback in the last two days. The third-year pro is used almost exclusively on special teams, and the Rams have a fully-healthy secondary now so they have no need to rush back their reserve cornerback.
Thomas has been nursing this knee injury for a while now, but the soreness isn't enough to keep him out of Sunday's lineup. However, he's mainly used as a special teams asset, even more now that starting free safety T.J. McDonald has returned from his eight-game suspension.
Although Hayes is a backup on the depth chart, he's still logged 30 or more snaps in each of his last three matchups. However, he hasn't been able to post a high tackle count in his limited snaps, which keeps him off fantasy owners' radars.
Williams sat out multiple practices this week after playing through his knee injury the past few weeks. Despite the injury, Williams appears willing and able to play though pain and will continue to do so.
Dede Westbrook (who was activated from IR on Saturday) is also in uniform Sunday, but both players are speculative Week 11 plays, with Marqise Lee in line to head the team's wideout corps and less-than-stellar weather on tap in Cleveland.
Klein was able to practice in a limited fashion Friday, but it's not enough to get him back on the game field. The Saints will have to replace Klein's 41 tackles (29 solo) and four pass breakups, and Manti Te'o will enter the starting lineup in his place.
After not practicing Thursday and Friday, Vaccaro will sit out his second consecutive game. The fifth-year safety has accrued 39 tackles (30 solo) and a half sack this season, but his best contributions have been in coverage, where he has broke up seven passes and snagged three interceptions. Expect Vonn Bell and Chris Banjo to pick up Vaccaro's leftover snaps.
Sims rose to the top of the tight end depth chart following Zach Miller's season-ending knee injury, but has been unable to take advantage of the opportunity due to injury concerns of his own. With Sims sitting out his second straight game, look for Adam Shaheen and Daniel Brown to split the bulk of tight end snaps in Week 11. It was Brown that saw more offensive snaps last week against the Packers, but Shaheen had 18 more receiving yards despite one less target.
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