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Marcus Gilbert (concussion) is probable for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.

Impact

Having Gilbert back would be key for the Steelers against the Ravens, one of the top pass rushes in the league. Gilbert has passed all concussion protocols and fully participated in practice all week, so it would be a shock for him to miss any snaps.

Ike Taylor (arm) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

Impact

Just like last week, Taylor will not play after a week of limited practice. This week is the last of the six-week recovery timetable Taylor suggested, so a return against the Jets next week could be possible.

Charles Clay (knee) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chargers, the Sun Sentinel reports.

Impact

Though he's been a hit-or-miss option of late, Clay's Week 9 fantasy cause could be boosted a bit by the absence of Dion Sims (toe).

Mike Mitchell (groin) is probable for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.

Impact

After taking time off in the last two days of practice, Mitchell was a full particpant Friday and should be ready to play in a key game for the Steelers.

Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said Friday that Sean Lee (knee) will likely play weakside linebacker when he returns to action in 2015, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News.

Impact

Lee is one of the better linebackers in the NFL, but he has had serious trouble staying healthy the last few seasons, and the Cowboys may move him off of the middle linebacker position to both minimize their risk and limit his snaps. It's far too early to call this a final decision, but it appears Lee may have ceded the starting middle linebacker job to the rejuvenated Rolando McClain for good.

Shamarko Thomas is listed as probable for Sunday night's game against the Ravens.

Impact

Thomas has been a full participant in practice this week and should be set to return, serving as a backup for Troy Polamalu.

Dion Sims (toe) is out for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

With Sims out, Gator Hoskins slots in as the Dolphins' No. 2 TE behind Charles Clay heading into Sunday's game.

D'Qwell Jackson (toe) was a full participant in Friday's practice.

Impact

He missed Thursday's practice, but it looks like he'll be ready to play Monday.

Brian Robison (glue) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is probable against Washington.

Impact

Robison has just 1.5 sacks this season despite the defensive line overall putting up strong sack totals, so he may be a candidate to get more sacks if defenses focus on Everson Griffen (who has eight sacks). It doesn't look like Robison's injury will be a concern this weekend.

Rey Maualuga (hamstring) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, the Bengals' official site reports.

Impact

With Maualuga almost assuredly unavailable and Vontaze Burfict out as well, the Bengals' Week 9 linebacking depth will be taxed Sunday against the Jaguars.

Chase Ford (foot) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is probable against Washington.

Impact

Ford was limited on Thursday and Friday, but his return to full practice Friday suggests this injury won't be an issue.

Greg Salas (wrist/ankle) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, the Jets' official site reports.

Impact

With Percy Harvin now in the Jets' wideout mix, and Eric Decker and Jeremy Kerley also on hand, Salas slots in a depth option option in the team's offense, which caps his fantasy upside.

Gerald Hodges (hamstring) is probable for Sunday's game against Washington.

Impact

Hodges probably won't earn many snaps on defense with all of Anthony Barr, Chad Greenway and Jasper Brinkley healthy, but he might be the team's top off-the-bench option if necessary.

Geno Smith (shoulder) practiced fully Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, the Jets' official site reports.

Impact

Smith is thus on track to suit up Sunday, but he'll do so in a backup capacity, with Michael Vick slated to start at QB for the Jets in Week 9.

Brandon Flowers (concussion) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Chargers' official site reports.

Impact

The return of Flowers, who the San Diego Union-Tribune expects to start Sunday's game, will provide a welcome boost to the Chargers' secondary, with fellow cornerback Jason Verrett out indefinitely with a shoulder injury.

Donald Brown (concussion) practiced fully again Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Chargers' official site reports.

Impact

Brown is thus poised to return to a San Diego backfield that will be without Ryan Mathews once again Sunday, though in his anticipated return, a likely outcome is that he works in a complementary role along with Branden Oliver this weekend, a scenario that make Brown a Week 9 dart for those in deeper formats.

Michael Campanaro (hamstring) has been ruled for Sunday night's game against the Steelers, the Ravens' official site reports.

Impact

As csnbaltimore.com notes, Prior to suffering his injury, the rookie wideout seemed poised to see an expanded role for the Ravens on offense and special teams, but that notion is now on hold in advance of Week 10's contest against the Titans.

Ryan Clark (ankle/shoulder) is probable for Sunday's game against Minnesota.

Impact

Clark was limited in practice all week, but his status for Sunday is not in question. He's on pace for 90 tackles and is mostly no more than a DB3 consideration in IDP formats.

Justin Forsett (ankle) practiced fully Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday night's game against the Steelers, the Ravens' official site reports.

Impact

Given the Ravens' late kickoff this week, the probable designation is a relief for Forsett owners, with the running back – who has combined for 40 carries over his last two outings – once again on track to head the Ravens' backfield in Week 9.

Ryan Mathews (knee) was a limited participant in practice Fiday, but he is listed as out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

Impact

With regard to the status of Mathews, who last suited up on Sept. 14, coach Mike McCoy said, "he's getting close." For his part, Gehlken suggests that barring a setback, it would "be a shock" if the running back isn't available for the Chargers' Nov. 16 game against the Raiders, which follows the team's Week 10 bye.