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Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire.com and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

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Quarterback

1.Aaron Rodgers GB at Det
2.Drew Brees NO vs. NYG
3.Cam Newton CAR at Ind
4.Matthew Stafford DET vs. GB
Note: After Stafford's second INT against Carolina, I saw a few beat writers calling for his benching, on account of his broken finger. Good thing the Lions weren't following on Twitter at the time.
5.*Tom Brady NE at Phi
Note: Took awhile to get going Monday night. Also dealing with a bone bruise near his right elbow.
6.Tony Romo DAL vs. Mia
7.*Ben Roethlisberger PIT at KC
Note: Going to play through a broken thumb - practiced Monday. Practiced on a limited basis Wednesday. **Practiced all week.**
8.Philip Rivers SD vs. Den
Note: Rivers's bout with the derps didn't occur until the critical late portion of the game, when he tossed two head-scratching picks.
9.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Min
10.Eli Manning NYG at NO
11.Tim Tebow DEN at SD
12.Matt Moore MIA at Dal
Note: Fantasy production was down last week after the first half, because the Dolphins got up so much early.
13.Joe Flacco BAL vs. SF
14.Josh Freeman TB at Ten
Note: Coming off of a career high against the Packers.
15.Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. Buf
Note: Simply awful against Denver, but I think he bounces back with the extra prep time and the shaky opponent. The Jets had Mark Brunell take some snaps in practice with the first-team, obstensibly for motivational purposes. However, think of it this way - it's also functional, in that if Sanchez starts throwing more pick-sixes, at least they'll have a more viable Brunell in reserve.
16.*Carson Palmer OAK vs. Chi
Note: Downgrading some because of the injuries to the wide receivers.
17.*Vince Young PHI vs. NE
Note: Vick's status for this week still is uncertain. Vick sat out Wednesday's practice, with Young taking all the first-team reps.
18.*Matt Leinart HOU at Jac
Note: Matt Schaub isn't yet officially out for the season, but Leinart is taking over for presumably the bulk of the season, if not all the regular season.
19.*Tarvaris Jackson SEA vs. Was
Note: (Chest) Limited in practice Wednesday. *Listed as probable.*
20.*Christian Ponder MIN at Atl
Note: (Knee) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *Full practice Friday.*
21.Alex Smith SF at Bal
22.*Andy Dalton CIN vs. Cle
Note: Good yardage against the Ravens, but three costly INTs. Limited Wednesday with a sore right shoulder. **Full practice Thursday and Friday, listed as probable.**
23.Sam Bradford STL vs. Ari
Note: Sacked five times, lost two fumbles, gave up an interception - he's lost Roger Saffold for the season.
24.*Matt Hasselbeck TEN vs. TB
Note: No structural damage to his elbow - if he can play, he'll start ahead of Jake Locker, who rallied the team after Hasselbeck's injury. Went through a limited practice Wednesday, but vowed that he'll be able to start Sunday. *** Full practice Friday. ***
25.*Colt McCoy CLE at Cin
Note: Hurt his shoulder in the win over the Jaguars.
26.Rex Grossman WAS at Sea
27.Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at NYJ
28.*John Skelton ARZ at StL
Note: Benched in favor of Richard Bartel against the Niners, but it'll either be he or Kevin Kolb starting this week.
29.*Caleb Hanie CHI at Oak
Note: The starter for the Bears now that Jay Cutler is out. After losing out on Orton, the Bears signed Josh McCown to back Hanie up.
30.*Curtis Painter IND vs. Car
Note: Still might get benched in favor of Dan Orlovsky this week. Will get the start again this week.
31.Tyler Palko KC vs. Pit
32.Blaine Gabbert JAC vs. Hou
33.*Kevin Kolb ARZ at StL
Note: (Toe) Optimistic that he'll be able to play this week. If so, he'll face a Rams defense that just lost their 10th DB to injury. *** LIMITED ALL WEEK - STATUS UNCERTAIN. ***
34.*Michael Vick PHI vs. NE
Note: (Ribs) Status for this week still uncertain. Sat out Wednesday's practice. *Didn't practice all week, unlikely to play.*
35.*Jake Locker TEN vs. TB
Note: Locker was fantastic (9 of 10) after taking over for Hasselbeck, but won't start unless Hasselbeck can't go because of his elbow.
36.*Kyle Orton KC vs. Pit
Note: Waived by the Broncos - might the Bears or Chiefs be interested? Claimed off waivers by the Chiefs.
37.*Jay Cutler CHI at Oak
Note: Broken right thumb - out indefinitely.

Running Backs

1.Arian Foster HOU at Jac
2.*Matt Forte CHI at Oak
Note: How much will Forte's workload spike with Cutler out? Dealing with a minor shoulder injury, but wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.
3.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. NE
4.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Mia
Note: Absence of fullback Tommy Fiammetta felt last week.
5.Michael Turner ATL vs. Min
6.Rashard Mendenhall PIT at KC
7.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Hou
8.Michael Bush OAK vs. Chi
9.Ray Rice BAL vs. SF
10.Steven Jackson STL vs. Ari
11.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Was
12.*Frank Gore SF at Bal
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Monday, but made it through the game last week without setbacks. Listed as probable for Thursday night's game.
13.Chris Johnson TEN vs. TB
Note: Back to his new-old shutdown ways against the Falcons last week.
14.Cedric Benson CIN vs. Cle
15.LeGarrette Blount TB at Ten
Note: Had the TD run of the year, but 17-for-53 otherwise.
16.BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE at Phi
Note: Finally had a 20-carry game.
17.*Kevin Smith DET vs. GB
Note: What a huge breakout - sure, it was against Carolina, but still, the Lions have found their #1 back.
18.Donald Brown IND vs. Car
Note: Addai could muck things up, but I really like this start if the Colts give Brown the carries.
19.*Beanie Wells ARZ at StL
Note: (Knee) Limited workload - game on turf coming up. Limited practice Wednesday, which isn't a surprise given that the Cardinals are actively trying to limit his snaps overall. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
20.Reggie Bush MIA at Dal
21.*Willis McGahee DEN at SD
22.*Shonn Greene NYJ vs. Buf
Note: (Ribs) Didn't practice Monday, though the team believes that Greene will play against the Bills. Practiced Wednesday, looks like he'll play.
23.Darren Sproles NO vs. NYG
24.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Ind
Note: Very active in the passing game against the Lions.
25.*C.J. Spiller BUF at NYJ
Note: Big bump with Jackson out for the season, though we're still a little wary that the Bills won't use him in goal line packages because of his lack of size.
26.Mike Tolbert SD vs. Den
27.*Toby Gerhart MIN at Atl
Note: Even if Peterson doesn't play, don't look for Gerhart to take on a full feature-back role - instead, look for him to share carries with Percy Harvin. ***Officially starting with Peterson out.***
28.Ben Tate HOU at Jac
29.DeAngelo Williams CAR at Ind
Note: Ran well - just not enough. Ten carries for 73 yards.
30.Roy Helu Jr. WAS at Sea
31.*Peyton Hillis CLE at Cin
Note: (Hamstring) Already declared out again this week against the Bengals - bless the Browns for stating their intentions early, at least. *** And nevermind, he's now a game-time decision yet expected play. A big muddle now at RB for the Browns. *** *** LAST SECOND UPGRADE - HARDESTY TIGHTENED UP IN WARMUPS. ***
32.Mark Ingram NO vs. NYG
33.Brandon Jacobs NYG at NO
Note: Once again didn't accomplish much with Bradshaw out - OL really struggling to open holes.
34.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Den
Note: Two fumbles, one lost against the Bears. Limited Wednesday with a knee issue, but expects to be at full capacity Thursday. *** Didn't practice Thursday, but then practiced fully Friday. Listed as probable. ******* LATE REPORT THAT TOLBERT WILL START AND MATHEWS WILL BE LIMITED. ****
35.Jackie Battle KC vs. Pit
36.Ryan Grant GB at Det
37.*Joe McKnight NYJ vs. Buf
Note: Would get the majority of the carries if Shonn Greene can't go. How much will the Jets use McKnight with LDT out but with Greene returning?
38.*Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at Cin
Note: Hardesty could come back this week, and if he does, he'll start over Ogbonnaya. *** BOTH HILLIS AND HARDESTY RETURN THIS WEEK. ***
39.Daniel Thomas MIA at Dal
Note: Had 15 carries last week, but it was Reggie Bush with the touchdown.
40.Marion Barber CHI at Oak
41.*James Starks GB at Det
Note: (Knee) Was able to practice Tuesday. Participated in an 'up-tempo' walkthrough Wednesday, will be a game-time decision Thursday.
42.Javon Ringer TEN vs. TB
43.Lance Ball DEN at SD
44.Maurice Morris DET vs. GB
45.Kendall Hunter SF at Bal
46.Dexter McCluster KC vs. Pit
47.*Felix Jones DAL vs. Mia
Note: (Ankle) Limited in practice on Tuesday. Listed as questionable, but expected to play.
48.Kregg Lumpkin TB at Ten
49.Bernard Scott CIN vs. Cle
50.Justin Forsett SEA vs. Was
51.Delone Carter IND vs. Car
52.Pierre Thomas NO vs. NYG
53.Isaac Redman PIT at KC
54.Ricky Williams BAL vs. SF
55.Phillip Tanner DAL vs. Mia
56.*Johnny White BUF at NYJ
Note: Possible goal line back with Fred Jackson out, if the Bills don't trust Spiller?
57.Derrick Ward HOU at Jac
58.*Ryan Torain WAS at Sea
Note: 'Started' but had fewer carries than both Choice and Helu and was less productive than Helu.
59.Danny Woodhead NE at Phi
Note: Took over the change-of-pace role from Ridley.
60.*D.J. Ware NYG at NO
Note: Knocked out Sunday night with a concussion. *** Full participant in Friday and Saturday's practices, Bradshaw declared out again this week.***
61.*Tashard Choice BUF at NYJ
Note: Waived by the Redskins. Claimed off waivers by the Bills, and with Fred Jackson out, Choice might even suit up. *** Picking up the offense quickly, could have a role this week. ***
62.*Montario Hardesty CLE at Cin
Note: (Calf) Browns are hopeful that Hardesty can play this week. Ogbonnaya's solid play against the Jags creates less urgency in the matter, however. Practiced Wednesday - if he can play Sunday, he will start. *** Officially listed as questionable, yet expected to start. *** *** LAST SECOND DOWNGRADE - DIDN'T FEEL GOOD IN WARMUPS, AVAILABLE IF NEEDED, BUT MIGHT NOT PLAY. ***
63.Ronnie Brown PHI vs. NE
64.Keiland Williams DET vs. GB
65.LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ at StL
66.*Joseph Addai IND vs. Car
Note: (Hamstring) Expected to practice this week, could be back in the mix. *** Full practice Friday, but officially listed as questionable. ***
67.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. Min
68.Thomas Jones KC vs. Pit
69.*Bilal Powell NYJ vs. Buf
Note: (Illness) Did not practice Tuesday. Could get more goal line carries if Greene can't go, though his fumble at the goal line last week won't help matters. Didn't practice Wednesday.
70.Mewelde Moore PIT at KC
71.Brian Leonard CIN vs. Cle
72.Jason Snelling ATL vs. Min
73.*Evan Royster WAS at Sea
Note: Signed by the Redskins off the practice squad - one step closer to being the next to steal carries.
74.Shane Vereen NE at Phi
Note: Garbage time carries suggest he's passed Ridley on the depth chart.
75.Leon Washington SEA vs. Was
76.Anthony Dixon SF at Bal
77.Dion Lewis PHI vs. NE
78.Alfonso Smith ARZ at StL
79.Lex Hilliard MIA at Dal
80.Steve Slaton MIA at Dal
81.Curtis Brinkley SD vs. Den
82.Deji Karim JAC vs. Hou
83.Stevan Ridley NE at Phi
Note: Didn't get any carries even in a blowout win - surpassed by both Woodhead and Shane Vereen now.
84.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Atl
Note: Grade 1 high ankle sprain with some ligament damage. He'll be in a walking boot for now, hopes to practice Friday. I'm operating under the assumption that he won't play. Officially ruled out.
85.*Kevin Faulk NE at Phi
Note: (Knee) Inactive Monday night.
86.Chris Ivory NO vs. NYG
87.*Cadillac Williams STL vs. Ari
Note: (Calf) Limited practice Wednesday.
88.*Taiwan Jones OAK vs. Chi
Note: Left with a hamstring injury against the Vikes. Didn't practice Wednesday. *** Questionable after not practicing all week. ***
89.*Darren McFadden OAK vs. Chi
Note: (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday, and the Raiders are saying they won't play him until he's 100 percent. *** Out again this week, could be out until Week 14. ***
90.*LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ vs. Buf
Note: (Knee) Suffered a setback and did not practice Tuesday. Didn't practice Wednesday either. ***Game-time decision, but unlikely to play.***
91.*Fred Jackson BUF at NYJ
Note: (Calf injury) Bills coaching staff less optimistic than Jackson himself. Consider Jackson through-Bradshaw my 'don't know what will happen for now' cluster. Broken leg, out for the season.
92.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at NO
Note: (Foot) Could come back this week? Making progress, but still not cleared to practice. Looking increasingly doubtful for Monday night. *** Out again this week. ***
93.*Jahvid Best DET vs. GB
Note: (Concussion) Did not practice Tuesday and apparently won't play again this week. Officially out for Thursday. *** OUT FOR THE SEASON ***

Wide Receivers

1.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. GB
Note: Sat out practice Tuesday with a sore ankle, but said afterward that he'd play Thursday. Listed as probable.
2.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at StL
3.Steve Smith CAR at Ind
4.Mike Wallace PIT at KC
5.*Greg Jennings GB at Det
Note: Sore knee, but practiced Tuesday and said he'd be able to play Thursday.
6.Jordy Nelson GB at Det
7.Brandon Lloyd STL vs. Ari
8.Vincent Jackson SD vs. Den
Note: Went into beast mode one week after disappearing.
9.Hakeem Nicks NYG at NO
10.Roddy White ATL vs. Min
Note: Had 14 targets last week.
11.*Wes Welker NE at Phi
Note: The Chiefs tried to take away Welker, thus he only had three targets and Rob Gronkowski instead went to town against them. (Knee) Limited in Wednesday's practice.
12.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Mia
13.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. SF
14.Brandon Marshall MIA at Dal
Note: Had a touchdown taken off the board in the win over the Bills, leading to a grossly disappointing game.
15.*Andre Johnson HOU at Jac
Note: (Hamstring) Practiced at full speed Monday and should finally return to action this week. 'Won't play 70 plays' but shouldn't be too limited.
16.Marques Colston NO vs. NYG
17.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Cle
Note: Pay attention to the practice reports, and not to coach Marvin Lewis' optimism. Limited practice Wednesday. ***Active this week. ***
18.*DeSean Jackson PHI vs. NE
Note: Played through a foot contusion Sunday night. Foot still swollen, did not practice Wednesday. *** PRACTICED LATER IN THE WEEK, ACTIVE, WITH MACLIN OUT. ***
19.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Pit
Note: Still getting plenty of targets, but almost all are underneath.
20.Antonio Brown PIT at KC
21.Plaxico Burress NYJ vs. Buf
22.Laurent Robinson DAL vs. Mia
23.Victor Cruz NYG at NO
24.Torrey Smith BAL vs. SF
25.Earl Bennett CHI at Oak
26.Jerome Simpson CIN vs. Cle
27.Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. Buf
28.*Percy Harvin MIN at Atl
Note: Could get more carries if Peterson can't play. (Ribs) Limited on Wednesday. *** Limited on Friday, listed as questionable. ***
29.Nate Burleson DET vs. GB
30.Mike Williams TB at Ten
31.Vincent Brown SD vs. Den
32.Jabar Gaffney WAS at Sea
33.Reggie Wayne IND vs. Car
34.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Was
35.Titus Young DET vs. GB
36.Nate Washington TEN vs. TB
37.Steve Breaston KC vs. Pit
38.*Sidney Rice SEA vs. Was
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday.
39.Early Doucet ARZ at StL
40.Harry Douglas ATL vs. Min
41.Pierre Garcon IND vs. Car
42.Greg Little CLE at Cin
43.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Min
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Wednesday. *** Active this week. ***
44.Eric Decker DEN at SD
45.Lance Moore NO vs. NYG
46.*Deion Branch NE at Phi
Note: Left Monday night's game with hamstring tightness. *** Limited on Friday, listed as questionable. ***
47.Damian Williams TEN vs. TB
48.*Steve Johnson BUF at NYJ
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Wednesday.
49.James Jones GB at Det
50.*Michael Crabtree SF at Bal
Note: (Foot) Limited participant in Monday's practice.
51.Jacoby Jones HOU at Jac
52.Chaz Schilens OAK vs. Chi
Note: Could start opposite Moore if Heyward-Bey and Ford can't go. Only fully-healthy starter among the Oakland wideouts.
53.Josh Cribbs CLE at Cin
54.Kevin Walter HOU at Jac
55.Michael Jenkins MIN at Atl
56.Preston Parker TB at Ten
57.Jerricho Cotchery PIT at KC
58.Robert Meachem NO vs. NYG
59.Andre Caldwell CIN vs. Cle
60.Andre Roberts ARZ at StL
61.Jason Hill JAC vs. Hou
62.Mohamed Massaquoi CLE at Cin
63.Demaryius Thomas DEN at SD
64.*Santana Moss WAS at Sea
Note: (Hand) Will test his hand this week in catching drills to see if he can come back this week. Full practice Wednesday, might return this week. *** Listed as probable. ***
65.*David Nelson BUF at NYJ
Note: Briefly left last week's game after getting banged up. (Ankle/flu) Did not practice Wednesday.
66.Hines Ward PIT at KC
67.Roy Williams CHI at Oak
68.Arrelious Benn TB at Ten
69.Mike Thomas JAC vs. Hou
70.Davone Bess MIA at Dal
71.Jason Avant PHI vs. NE
72.Brandon LaFell CAR at Ind
73.Jon Baldwin KC vs. Pit
74.Steven Smith PHI vs. NE
75.Devery Henderson NO vs. NYG
76.Devin Aromashodu MIN at Atl
77.*Mario Manningham NYG at NO
Note: (Knee) Missed practice Saturday, questionable for Monday night's game.
78.*Kyle Williams SF at Bal
Note: Caught five passes for 54 yards and a touchdown last week, might see similar action this week if Edwards can't go.
79.Mike Williams SEA vs. Was
80.Andrew Hawkins CIN vs. Cle
81.Donald Driver GB at Det
82.*Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. Chi
Note: Left with a scary neck injury against the Vikings and was wearing a neck brace Monday. Limited practice Friday.
83.*Emmanuel Sanders PIT at KC
Note: (Knee) Returned to practice Monday, but is questionable at best for this weekend. Practiced Wednesday - prognosis looking better for this week.
84.Ted Ginn SF at Bal
85.Eddie Royal DEN at SD
86.Lavelle Hawkins TEN vs. TB
87.*Devin Hester CHI at Oak
Note: *** Dealing with a shin injury, hopes to play but isn't guaranteed. ***
88.Ramses Barden NYG at NO
89.Johnny Knox CHI at Oak
Note: Nice re-emergence last week, but not sustainable with Cutler out.
90.*Braylon Edwards SF at Bal
Note: (Knee) Both he and Crabtree as per custom were limited Monday. However, he also sat out most of the second half last week. Listed as probable
91.Randall Cobb GB at Det
92.Brian Hartline MIA at Dal
93.Dezmon Briscoe TB at Ten
94.*Denarius Moore OAK vs. Chi
Note: Just two targets after his previous two breakout games. Did not practice Wednesday, instead wearing a protective boot on his foot. *** Listed as questionable - all of the Raider wideouts have question marks. ***
95.Kevin Ogletree DAL vs. Mia
96.Brandon Gibson STL vs. Ari
97.T.J. Houshmandzadeh OAK vs. Chi
98.*Donte Stallworth WAS at Sea
Note: Has a role in the Redskins' passing game until Santana Moss returns or until Shanahan changes his mind again, whichever comes first.
99.Riley Cooper PHI vs. NE
Note: Value depends upon Maclin's status.
100.Jarett Dillard JAC vs. Hou
101.Legedu Naanee CAR at Ind
102.Austin Collie IND vs. Car
103.Dane Sanzenbacher CHI at Oak
104.Patrick Crayton SD vs. Den
105.Matt Willis DEN at SD
106.Anthony Armstrong WAS at Sea
107.*Chad Ochocinco NE at Phi
Note: (Hamstring) Out this week.
108.*Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. NE
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday. *** OUT THIS WEEK. ***
109.*Naaman Roosevelt BUF at NYJ
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Wednesday.
110.*Ben Obomanu SEA vs. Was
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday.
111.*Austin Pettis STL vs. Ari
Note: Injured his knee in loss to the Seahawks.
112.*Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. Buf
Note: Had a setback with his knee and didn't practice Tuesday.
113.*Jacoby Ford OAK vs. Chi
114.*Danario Alexander STL vs. Ari
Note: Still has tightness in his hamstring.
115.*Lee Evans BAL vs. SF
116.*Brian Robiskie JAC vs. Hou
117.*Malcom Floyd SD vs. Den
Note: (Hip) Did not practice Wednesday. *** Listed as out again. ***
118.*Miles Austin DAL vs. Mia
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Tuesday, seems unlikely to play this week. Officially ruled out.
119.*Donald Jones BUF at NYJ
Note: Out for the season with an ankle injury.

Tight Ends

1.Rob Gronkowski NE at Phi
2.Jimmy Graham NO vs. NYG
3.Jermichael Finley GB at Det
4.Jason Witten DAL vs. Mia
5.Antonio Gates SD vs. Den
6.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. Min
7.Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. GB
8.Fred Davis WAS at Sea
9.Vernon Davis SF at Bal
10.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Cle
Note: No, I'm not bitter at all about that Calvin Johnson rule and review, why do you ask?
11.*Jake Ballard NYG at NO
Note: Left last week with an elbow injury.
12.Brent Celek PHI vs. NE
13.Heath Miller PIT at KC
14.Aaron Hernandez NE at Phi
Note: A decent night was both dwarfed by Rob Gronkowski's night and damaged by a drop in the end zone. I may or may not have lost one game by three points to the Gronkowski owner in my league - you be the judge.
15.Kellen Winslow TB at Ten
16.Ed Dickson BAL vs. SF
17.Owen Daniels HOU at Jac
18.Greg Olsen CAR at Ind
19.Jared Cook TEN vs. TB
Note: Would Cook benefit more if Locker played next week? It sure seemed like it against the Falcons, though in fairness it was in a catch-up capacity.
20.Tony Scheffler DET vs. GB
21.Anthony Fasano MIA at Dal
22.Dustin Keller NYJ vs. Buf
23.Jacob Tamme IND vs. Car
24.Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. Hou
25.Ben Watson CLE at Cin
26.Delanie Walker SF at Bal
27.Scott Chandler BUF at NYJ
Note: Had 71 yards on five catches, six targets - but nothing in the end zone. Rare game against type.
28.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. SF
29.Evan Moore CLE at Cin
30.Joel Dreessen HOU at Jac
31.Leonard Pope KC vs. Pit
32.Kevin Boss OAK vs. Chi
33.Zach Miller SEA vs. Was
34.Jeff King ARZ at StL
35.Randy McMichael SD vs. Den
36.Kellen Davis CHI at Oak
37.*Todd Heap ARZ at StL
Note: (Hamstring) Able to practice Wednesday.
38.*Jeremy Shockey CAR at Ind
Note: Not on the Wednesday injury report.
39.*Visanthe Shiancoe MIN at Atl
Note: Aggravated the hamstring strain he suffered in practice last week. Did not practice Wednesday.
40.*Daniel Fells DEN at SD
Note: Suffered a concussion in the win over the Jets. Limted in Wednesday's practice, but passed his post-concussion tests.
41.*Lance Kendricks STL vs. Ari
Note: Suffered a mild concussion Sunday - mild, because it happened to him and not to you. Limited in Wednesday's practice.
42.*Dallas Clark IND vs. Car
Note: Lower leg injury, unclear if he can come back. Out this week.
43.*Donald Lee CIN vs. Cle

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Arian Foster HOU at Jac
2.*Matt Forte CHI at Oak
Note: How much will Forte's workload spike with Cutler out? Dealing with a minor shoulder injury, but wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report.
3.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. GB
Note: Sat out practice Tuesday with a sore ankle, but said afterward that he'd play Thursday. Listed as probable.
4.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at StL
5.Steve Smith CAR at Ind
6.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. NE
7.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Mia
Note: Absence of fullback Tommy Fiammetta felt last week.
8.Mike Wallace PIT at KC
9.*Greg Jennings GB at Det
Note: Sore knee, but practiced Tuesday and said he'd be able to play Thursday.
10.Jordy Nelson GB at Det
11.Brandon Lloyd STL vs. Ari
12.Rob Gronkowski NE at Phi
13.Vincent Jackson SD vs. Den
Note: Went into beast mode one week after disappearing.
14.Ray Rice BAL vs. SF
15.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Hou
16.Michael Bush OAK vs. Chi
17.Steven Jackson STL vs. Ari
18.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Was
19.*Frank Gore SF at Bal
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Monday, but made it through the game last week without setbacks. Listed as probable for Thursday night's game.
20.Hakeem Nicks NYG at NO
21.Roddy White ATL vs. Min
Note: Had 14 targets last week.
22.*Wes Welker NE at Phi
Note: The Chiefs tried to take away Welker, thus he only had three targets and Rob Gronkowski instead went to town against them. (Knee) Limited in Wednesday's practice.
23.Jimmy Graham NO vs. NYG
24.Michael Turner ATL vs. Min
25.Rashard Mendenhall PIT at KC
26.Chris Johnson TEN vs. TB
Note: Back to his new-old shutdown ways against the Falcons last week.
27.*Kevin Smith DET vs. GB
Note: What a huge breakout - sure, it was against Carolina, but still, the Lions have found their #1 back.
28.Jermichael Finley GB at Det
29.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Mia
30.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. SF
31.Brandon Marshall MIA at Dal
Note: Had a touchdown taken off the board in the win over the Bills, leading to a grossly disappointing game.
32.*Percy Harvin MIN at Atl
Note: Could get more carries if Peterson can't play. (Ribs) Limited on Wednesday. *** Limited on Friday, listed as questionable. ***
33.*Andre Johnson HOU at Jac
Note: (Hamstring) Practiced at full speed Monday and should finally return to action this week. 'Won't play 70 plays' but shouldn't be too limited.
34.Cedric Benson CIN vs. Cle
35.LeGarrette Blount TB at Ten
Note: Had the TD run of the year, but 17-for-53 otherwise.
36.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Den
Note: Two fumbles, one lost against the Bears. Limited Wednesday with a knee issue, but expects to be at full capacity Thursday. *** Didn't practice Thursday, but then practiced fully Friday. Listed as probable. ******* LATE REPORT THAT TOLBERT WILL START AND MATHEWS WILL BE LIMITED. ****
37.Darren Sproles NO vs. NYG
38.Reggie Bush MIA at Dal
39.Jason Witten DAL vs. Mia
40.Antonio Gates SD vs. Den
41.Marques Colston NO vs. NYG
42.*DeSean Jackson PHI vs. NE
Note: Played through a foot contusion Sunday night. Foot still swollen, did not practice Wednesday. *** PRACTICED LATER IN THE WEEK, ACTIVE, WITH MACLIN OUT. ***
43.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Pit
Note: Still getting plenty of targets, but almost all are underneath.
44.Antonio Brown PIT at KC
45.Donald Brown IND vs. Car
Note: Addai could muck things up, but I really like this start if the Colts give Brown the carries.
46.Roy Helu Jr. WAS at Sea
47.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Ind
Note: Very active in the passing game against the Lions.
48.Mike Tolbert SD vs. Den
49.*Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at Cin
Note: Hardesty could come back this week, and if he does, he'll start over Ogbonnaya. *** BOTH HILLIS AND HARDESTY RETURN THIS WEEK. ***
50.Plaxico Burress NYJ vs. Buf
51.Laurent Robinson DAL vs. Mia
52.Victor Cruz NYG at NO
53.Torrey Smith BAL vs. SF
54.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. Min
55.*Beanie Wells ARZ at StL
Note: (Knee) Limited workload - game on turf coming up. Limited practice Wednesday, which isn't a surprise given that the Cardinals are actively trying to limit his snaps overall. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
56.BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE at Phi
Note: Finally had a 20-carry game.
57.*Willis McGahee DEN at SD
58.Ben Tate HOU at Jac
59.DeAngelo Williams CAR at Ind
Note: Ran well - just not enough. Ten carries for 73 yards.
60.*Joe McKnight NYJ vs. Buf
Note: Would get the majority of the carries if Shonn Greene can't go. How much will the Jets use McKnight with LDT out but with Greene returning?
61.Earl Bennett CHI at Oak
62.Jerome Simpson CIN vs. Cle
63.Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. Buf
64.Nate Burleson DET vs. GB
65.Mike Williams TB at Ten
66.*Mario Manningham NYG at NO
Note: (Knee) Missed practice Saturday, questionable for Monday night's game.
67.*Denarius Moore OAK vs. Chi
Note: Just two targets after his previous two breakout games. Did not practice Wednesday, instead wearing a protective boot on his foot. *** Listed as questionable - all of the Raider wideouts have question marks. ***
68.Vincent Brown SD vs. Den
69.Jabar Gaffney WAS at Sea
70.Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. GB
71.Fred Davis WAS at Sea
72.Vernon Davis SF at Bal
73.Mark Ingram NO vs. NYG
74.Brandon Jacobs NYG at NO
Note: Once again didn't accomplish much with Bradshaw out - OL really struggling to open holes.
75.Jackie Battle KC vs. Pit
76.Ryan Grant GB at Det
77.*Toby Gerhart MIN at Atl
Note: Even if Peterson doesn't play, don't look for Gerhart to take on a full feature-back role - instead, look for him to share carries with Percy Harvin. ***Officially starting with Peterson out.***
78.Reggie Wayne IND vs. Car
79.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Was
80.Titus Young DET vs. GB
81.Nate Washington TEN vs. TB
82.Steve Breaston KC vs. Pit
83.*Sidney Rice SEA vs. Was
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday.
84.Early Doucet ARZ at StL
85.Harry Douglas ATL vs. Min
86.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Cle
Note: No, I'm not bitter at all about that Calvin Johnson rule and review, why do you ask?
87.*Jake Ballard NYG at NO
Note: Left last week with an elbow injury.
88.*Fred Jackson BUF at NYJ
Note: (Calf injury) Bills coaching staff less optimistic than Jackson himself. Consider Jackson through-Bradshaw my 'don't know what will happen for now' cluster. Broken leg, out for the season.
89.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at NO
Note: (Foot) Could come back this week? Making progress, but still not cleared to practice. Looking increasingly doubtful for Monday night. *** Out again this week. ***
90.*James Starks GB at Det
Note: (Knee) Was able to practice Tuesday. Participated in an 'up-tempo' walkthrough Wednesday, will be a game-time decision Thursday.
91.*Shonn Greene NYJ vs. Buf
Note: (Ribs) Didn't practice Monday, though the team believes that Greene will play against the Bills. Practiced Wednesday, looks like he'll play.
92.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Cle
Note: Pay attention to the practice reports, and not to coach Marvin Lewis' optimism. Limited practice Wednesday. ***Active this week. ***
93.*C.J. Spiller BUF at NYJ
Note: Big bump with Jackson out for the season, though we're still a little wary that the Bills won't use him in goal line packages because of his lack of size.
94.Pierre Garcon IND vs. Car
95.Greg Little CLE at Cin
96.Eric Decker DEN at SD
97.Lance Moore NO vs. NYG
98.*Deion Branch NE at Phi
Note: Left Monday night's game with hamstring tightness. *** Limited on Friday, listed as questionable. ***
99.Damian Williams TEN vs. TB
100.*Steve Johnson BUF at NYJ
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Wednesday.
101.James Jones GB at Det
102.*Michael Crabtree SF at Bal
Note: (Foot) Limited participant in Monday's practice.

Kickers

1.Dan Bailey DAL vs. Mia
2.Mason Crosby GB at Det
3.Nick Novak SD vs. Den
4.John Kasay NO vs. NYG
5.David Akers SF at Bal
Note: Two block and a miss last week. Yet still walked away with three field goals and two extra points.
6.Billy Cundiff BAL vs. SF
7.*Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. Chi
Note: Hamstring is still affecting him.
8.Shaun Suisham PIT at KC
9.Jason Hanson DET vs. GB
10.Matt Bryant ATL vs. Min
11.Stephen Gostkowski NE at Phi
12.Neil Rackers HOU at Jac
13.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Cle
14.Rob Bironas TEN vs. TB
15.Olindo Mare CAR at Ind
16.Alex Henery PHI vs. NE
17.Josh Scobee JAC vs. Hou
18.Nick Folk NYJ vs. Buf
Note: Four misses the last three games, though in fairness one was 60+ last week in Denver.
19.Robbie Gould CHI at Oak
20.Phil Dawson CLE at Cin
21.Connor Barth TB at Ten
22.Josh Brown STL vs. Ari
23.Lawrence Tynes NYG at NO
24.*Shayne Graham MIA at Dal
Note: Likely to kick again for the Dolphins.
25.Graham Gano WAS at Sea
Note: Ok, they were long distance, but two more 'Gannots' last week. Eight misses on the season.
26.Matt Prater DEN at SD
27.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. Was
28.Jay Feely ARZ at StL
29.Ryan Longwell MIN at Atl
30.Dave Rayner BUF at NYJ
31.Ryan Succop KC vs. Pit
32.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. Car
33.*Dan Carpenter MIA at Dal
Note: Likely out again this week.

Defenses

1.*Baltimore Ravens vs. SF
Note: Ray Lewis (toe) practiced in a limited capacity Monday. Ravens missed him some last week against the Bengals.
2.New York Jets vs. Buf
3.*San Francisco 49ers at Bal
Note: Dashon Goldson won't be suspended for his ejection.
4.Pittsburgh Steelers at KC
5.Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cle
6.St. Louis Rams vs. Ari
7.San Diego Chargers vs. Den
8.Houston Texans at Jac
9.Chicago Bears at Oak
10.Seattle Seahawks vs. Was
11.Oakland Raiders vs. Chi
12.Arizona Cardinals at StL
Note: Plenty of sacks to be had against the Rams.
13.*Dallas Cowboys vs. Mia
Note: Mike Jenkins (hamstring) still out.
14.New Orleans Saints vs. NYG
15.New England Patriots at Phi
16.Atlanta Falcons vs. Min
17.Cleveland Browns at Cin
18.*Washington Redskins at Sea
Note: LaRon Landry (Achilles) sat out last week, status not yet certain for Week 12.
19.Denver Broncos at SD
20.Green Bay Packers at Det
21.New York Giants at NO
22.Tennessee Titans vs. TB
23.Miami Dolphins at Dal
24.*Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Hou
Note: Clint Session heading to the IR.
25.Philadelphia Eagles vs. NE
26.Minnesota Vikings at Atl
27.*Carolina Panthers at Ind
Note: Charles Johnson is dealing with a shoulder ailment. Still, this is the resistable force vs. the moveable object.
28.Kansas City Chiefs vs. Pit
29.*Buffalo Bills at NYJ
Note: Now without Terrence McGee (knee) for the season.
30.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ten
31.Detroit Lions vs. GB
32.Indianapolis Colts vs. Car

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