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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 vs. Oak
2.Tom Brady NE at Was
3.Cam Newton CAR vs. Atl
Note: Now up to 13 rushing touchdowns.
4.Drew Brees NO at Ten
5.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Min
6.Eli Manning NYG at Dal
Note: One awful throw returned for an INT, but otherwise put together another nice game against the Packers.
7.Tony Romo DAL vs. NYG
Note: Romo was sacked five times against the Cardinals, and he and Jason Garrett conspired to mismanage the clock down the stretch.
8.Philip Rivers SD vs. Buf
Note: All it took was for Rivers to face a team down three injured defensive backs.
9.Matt Ryan ATL at Car
Note: Just 5.7 yards per attempt against the Texans.
10.Carson Palmer OAK at GB
Note: Garbage-time production salvaged an otherwise miserable day.
11.*Michael Vick PHI at Mia
Note: (Ribs) Practiced Monday, expects to play. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
12.Matt Moore MIA vs. Phi
13.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Cle
14.*Rex Grossman WAS vs. NE
Note: (Shoulder) Full participant Wednesday.
15.Tim Tebow DEN vs. Chi
Note: Took advantage nicely of the Vikings' breakdowns in the secondary.
16.Joe Flacco BAL vs. Ind
17.Alex Smith SF at Ari
18.Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at SD
19.*Josh Freeman TB at Jac
Note: (Shoulder) Believes that he should be able to play. Able to make all the throws in Thursday's practice. Increasingly likely to play Thursday. *** Officially listed as questionable. Watch the pregame shows for last-minute info. ***
20.*Tarvaris Jackson SEA vs. StL
Note: (Pectoral muscle) Probable for Monday night.
21.Matt Hasselbeck TEN vs. NO
22.Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. KC
23.Dan Orlovsky IND at Bal
Note: Put up big numbers in garbage time - but very efficient overall, 30-for-37.
24.Caleb Hanie CHI at Den
Note: Will start again this week, despite the laid egg against the Chiefs. Facing the Chiefs didn't help, neither did the lack of talent on his receiving corps.
25.*Andy Dalton CIN vs. Hou
Note: Left in the fourth quarter with a hip injury. Hip is 'fine' and Dalton will be a full-go at practice this week.
26.T.J. Yates HOU at Cin
Note: The Texans signed Jeff Garcia, who will be third string behind Yates and Jake Delhomme.
27.Joe Webb MIN at Det
28.Kevin Kolb ARZ vs. SF
29.Blaine Gabbert JAC vs. TB
Note: Statistically a better game Monday night, but he still has little pocket presence.
30.*Colt McCoy CLE at Pit
Note: Sprained right knee, but expected to start Thursday against the Steelers.
31.Tyler Palko KC at NYJ
32.*Christian Ponder MIN at Det
Note: Suffered a hip pointer in the loss. Mixed bag against the Broncos - good numbers and at times looked great, but also had two killer INTs. Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday - looking less likely to play.
33.*Sam Bradford STL at Sea
Note: (Ankle) The Rams played it safe against the Niners, but Bradford could return at Seattle on Monday night, especially with Feeley banged up. Did not practice Thursday, nor did Feeley. Tom Brandstater took the first-team snaps. *** Limited practice Saturday - might end up starting. Could be Bradford, Brandstater, or even Kellen Clemens.
34.*Tom Brandstater STL at Sea
Note: Took first-team reps Wednesday and Thursday, with both Bradford and Feeley out.
35.Kellen Clemens STL at Sea
36.*Josh Johnson TB at Jac
Note: Separated his left (non-throwing) shoulder in the loss to the Panthers, but returned to action shortly thereafter.
37.*Vince Young PHI at Mia
Note: Michael Vick expects to return this week.
38.*Kyle Orton KC at NYJ
Note: Dislocated his index finger on his first snap with the Cheifs. Palko likely to start again.

Running Backs

1.Ray Rice BAL vs. Ind
2.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. TB
3.Arian Foster HOU at Cin
4.Chris Johnson TEN vs. NO
5.Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. Cle
6.LeSean McCoy PHI at Mia
7.Ryan Mathews SD vs. Buf
Note: Back-to-back 100-yard games.
8.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. StL
9.Roy Helu WAS vs. NE
10.Michael Bush OAK at GB
11.Frank Gore SF at Ari
12.*Michael Turner ATL at Car
Note: Played through a sore groin with mediocre results against Houston. Limited in Thursday's practice. *** Limited again Friday, but listed as probable.***
13.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. NYG
Note: Only had 12 carries against the Cardinals last week.
14.C.J. Spiller BUF at SD
15.Reggie Bush MIA vs. Phi
16.*LeGarrette Blount TB at Jac
Note: Huge disappointment in a cushy matchup. This week he's involved in an off-field incident - stay tuned.
17.Shonn Greene NYJ vs. KC
18.*Cedric Benson CIN vs. Hou
Note: (Foot) Limited Wednesday, didn't practice Thursday, but still expected to play. *** Practiced Friday, listed as probable. ***
19.Steven Jackson STL at Sea
20.*Beanie Wells ARZ vs. SF
Note: (Knee) Limited again Thursday - low ranking this week isn't due to injury, but the matchup. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
21.BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE at Was
22.*Maurice Morris DET vs. Min
Note: ***Kevin Smith barely practiced this week - Morris should benefit, though sometimes Keiland Williams takes the goal line carries.***
23.*Willis McGahee DEN vs. Chi
Note: (Knee) Held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. *** Practiced Friday, so while he's listed as questionable, it's likely that he'll play barring a setback in warmups. ***
24.*Darren Sproles NO at Ten
Note: *** Mark Ingram is out this week. ***
25.Donald Brown IND at Bal
26.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at Dal
Note: (Foot) Emerged from Sunday's game without any significant soreness. Didn't practice Thursday, expected to practice Friday. *** Both Bradshaw and Jacobs were limited Friday but are still probable for Sunday night's game. ***
27.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Det
Note: (High Ankle Sprain) Frazier said Monday that Peterson was 'very close' to returning. We'll see how that translates in practice this week. Did not experience any pain when planting and cutting during Thursday's practice. *** Says he's 80 percent, listed as questionable - Frazier said that he knows whether Peterson will play, but won't tell anyone. Gee, thanks. ***
28.*Pierre Thomas NO at Ten
Note: *** Should benefit with Ingram out. ***
29.*Toby Gerhart MIN at Det
Note: Obviously he drops a ton if Peterson plays. Peterson seemingly more likely to play - dropping down from 25.
30.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Atl
31.*Brandon Jacobs NYG at Dal
Note: (Hamstring) Didn't practice Thursday, expected to practice Friday. *** Both Bradshaw and Jacobs were limited Friday but are still probable for Sunday night's game. ***
32.*Marion Barber CHI at Den
Note: Committee appraoch with Khalil Bell while Matt Forte is out.
33.*Brandon Saine GB vs. Oak
Note: Split carries with Ryan Grant after Starks got hurt. *** Starks is officially out. Ryan Grant will start, but Saine could end up doing more. ***
34.Daniel Thomas MIA vs. Phi
35.Dexter McCluster KC at NYJ
36.Mike Tolbert SD vs. Buf
37.Ricky Williams BAL vs. Ind
38.*Kahlil Bell CHI at Den
Note: Committee approach with Marion Barber with Matt Forte out - likely to get more of the action between the 20's.
39.*Ryan Grant GB vs. Oak
Note: *** Starting with James Starks out, but I believe that Saine is the back with the higher upside. ***
40.Felix Jones DAL vs. NYG
41.Isaac Redman PIT vs. Cle
42.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. Atl
43.*Montario Hardesty CLE at Pit
Note: (Calf) Full practice Tuesday.
44.Kendall Hunter SF at Ari
45.Ben Tate HOU at Cin
46.*Peyton Hillis CLE at Pit
Note: (Hip) Limited participant in Tuesday's practice. Listed as questionable, though expected to play.
47.Joseph Addai IND at Bal
Note: 13 carries for Addai, for 14 for Donald Brown, though Addai had more early carries.
48.Lance Ball DEN vs. Chi
49.Thomas Jones KC at NYJ
50.*Kevin Smith DET vs. Min
Note: Re-injured his ankle Sunday night after initially running well. Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday - hopes to test it out Friday. ***Wasn't able to make it through Friday's practice - listed as questionable. ***
51.Jackie Battle KC at NYJ
Note: McCluster was the most effective of the three Chiefs backs, and Jones got more carries than Battle last week. Ugh.
52.Keiland Williams DET vs. Min
53.Bernard Scott CIN vs. Hou
54.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at Pit
55.Kregg Lumpkin TB at Jac
56.D.J. Ware NYG at Dal
57.*LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ vs. KC
Note: Aggravated his knee injury but still returned later in the game. Listed as probable this week.
58.*Stevan Ridley NE at Was
Note: Away from the team, dealing with a family matter. *** Returned to practice Friday. ***
59.Javon Ringer TEN vs. NO
60.Justin Forsett SEA vs. StL
61.Tashard Choice BUF at SD
62.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at Car
63.*Bilal Powell NYJ vs. KC
Note: 'Going to get an opportunity this week' thanks to Joe McKnight's injury. What that opportunity entails remains uncertain.
64.Delone Carter IND at Bal
Note: Benched after losing a fumble - his third of the year.
65.Derrick Ward HOU at Cin
66.Jason Snelling ATL at Car
67.Brian Leonard CIN vs. Hou
68.Ryan Torain WAS vs. NE
69.Ronnie Brown PHI at Mia
70.LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ vs. SF
71.Mewelde Moore PIT vs. Cle
72.Evan Royster WAS vs. NE
73.Leon Washington SEA vs. StL
74.Anthony Dixon SF at Ari
75.Dion Lewis PHI at Mia
76.*Johnny White BUF at SD
Note: Behind Tashard Choice on the depth chart.
77.Montell Owens JAC vs. TB
78.Curtis Brinkley SD vs. Buf
79.*Danny Woodhead NE at Was
Note: Limited in practice (abdomen). *** Officially listed as questionable. ***
80.*Joe McKnight NYJ vs. KC
Note: Injured elbow, MRI revealed no tear. Might also hand over kick-return duties this week. ***Officially questionable, will be a game-time decision. ***
81.*Kevin Faulk NE at Was
82.*Chris Ivory NO at Ten
83.*Cadillac Williams STL at Sea
84.*Mark Ingram NO at Ten
Note: (Turf toe) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. *** Officially out. ***
85.*Shane Vereen NE at Was
Note: Limited in practice (hamstring). *** Officially ruled out this week. ***
86.*Taiwan Jones OAK at GB
Note: Tested hamstring at 75 to 80 percent.
87.*James Starks GB vs. Oak
Note: Sprained ankle. Didn't practice Thursday. *** Officially out this week. ***
88.*Darren McFadden OAK at GB
Note: (Foot) Unlikely to play again this week - wasn't at practice Monday. Officially out again this week.
89.*Matt Forte CHI at Den
Note: MCL injury, out at least 2-to-4 weeks.
90.*Phillip Tanner DAL vs. NYG
Note: Out with a hamstring injury last week. *** Placed on IR ***

Wide Receivers

1.Calvin Johnson DET vs. Min
2.Steve Smith CAR vs. Atl
3.Victor Cruz NYG at Dal
4.Greg Jennings GB vs. Oak
5.Roddy White ATL at Car
6.*Wes Welker NE at Was
Note: (Knee) Limited in Thursday's practice. *** Officially probable. ***
7.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Oak
8.*Hakeem Nicks NYG at Dal
Note: Had his right ankle wrapped Monday.
9.Vincent Jackson SD vs. Buf
10.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. SF
11.Brandon Marshall MIA vs. Phi
12.Steve Johnson BUF at SD
13.*Percy Harvin MIN at Det
Note: Torn finger ligament, will play through the injury. *** Limited in Friday's practice, but listed as probable. ***
14.Mike Wallace PIT vs. Cle
15.Marques Colston NO at Ten
16.Dez Bryant DAL vs. NYG
17.Brandon Lloyd STL at Sea
18.Mike Williams TB at Jac
19.A.J. Green CIN vs. Hou
Note: Facing former Bengal Jonathan Joseph this week.
20.Santana Moss WAS vs. NE
Note: More targets with Davis gone?
21.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. Ind
22.Nate Burleson DET vs. Min
23.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Cle
24.Michael Crabtree SF at Ari
25.Malcom Floyd SD vs. Buf
Note: Healthy ... this week.
26.DeSean Jackson PHI at Mia
27.Damian Williams TEN vs. NO
28.Eric Decker DEN vs. Chi
29.*Julio Jones ATL at Car
Note: (Hamstring) Limited on Thursday. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
30.Jabar Gaffney WAS vs. NE
31.Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. KC
32.Lance Moore NO at Ten
33.*Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at GB
Note: Starting with Ford and Moore still out. With the Raiders likely playing catch-up, could get a lot of GTP.
34.*Miles Austin DAL vs. NYG
Note: (Hamstring) Expected to practice Wednesday. Practiced Wednesday and Thursday. Might be thrown into it right away with Robinson banged up. *** Officially questionable. ***
35.Dwayne Bowe KC at NYJ
36.Plaxico Burress NYJ vs. KC
37.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Ind
38.Devin Aromashodu MIN at Det
39.*Laurent Robinson DAL vs. NYG
Note: Status tied to Miles Austin's potential return - if Austin comes back this week, I'll probably put Robinson around 30-35. Waiting for Austin to practice first. (Shoulder) Did not practice either Wednesday or Thursday (the latter contrary to earlier reports). *** Only a limited practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
40.Jacoby Jones HOU at Cin
41.Deion Branch NE at Was
42.Reggie Wayne IND at Bal
43.Pierre Garcon IND at Bal
Note: Crushed it in garbage time last week.
44.Johnny Knox CHI at Den
45.Greg Little CLE at Pit
46.Titus Young DET vs. Min
47.Earl Bennett CHI at Den
48.Jerome Simpson CIN vs. Hou
49.*Jeremy Maclin PHI at Mia
Note: (Hamstring/shoulder) Hopes to play this week, but practice this week will tell the story. Two days of limited practice so far. *** Downgraded from probable to questionable on Saturday. ***
50.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. SF
Note: Big day at the expense of Early Doucet.
51.Robert Meachem NO at Ten
Note: Meachem's turn on the wheel, Henderson invisible last week.
52.Brad Smith BUF at SD
Note: Ten targets against the Titans.
53.Donald Driver GB vs. Oak
54.Devery Henderson NO at Ten
55.Jason Avant PHI at Mia
56.Andre Caldwell CIN vs. Hou
57.Steve Breaston KC at NYJ
58.*Harry Douglas ATL at Car
Note: (Groin) Limited participant in Thursday's practice. *** Listed as probable. ***
59.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. StL
60.David Nelson BUF at SD
61.James Jones GB vs. Oak
62.Josh Cribbs CLE at Pit
63.Early Doucet ARZ vs. SF
Note: Back behind Andre Roberts on the totem pole with Kevin Kolb back.
64.Ben Obomanu SEA vs. StL
65.Arrelious Benn TB at Jac
66.*Kevin Walter HOU at Cin
Note: Sat out practice Friday with an illness, listed as questionable. Status is important with Andre Johnson out.
67.Preston Parker TB at Jac
68.Jerricho Cotchery PIT vs. Cle
69.Vincent Brown SD vs. Buf
Note: Only one catch, but it went for a touchdown.
70.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Chi
Note: Most of his huge day came as a result of blown coverage, then good running in the open field. Don't count on a repeat.
71.Hines Ward PIT vs. Cle
72.Riley Cooper PHI at Mia
73.Austin Collie IND at Bal
Note: Seemed to click with Orlovsky.
74.*Mario Manningham NYG at Dal
Note: (Knee) Limited Thursday, optimistic about this week. *** Limited again Friday, yet listed as probable. ***
75.*Chaz Schilens OAK at GB
Note: Day-to-day with a foot injury. Able to practice Thursday. *** Will play (and start) after practicing this week. ***
76.Roy Williams CHI at Den
77.*Lavelle Hawkins TEN vs. NO
Note: *** Might end up starting if Nate Washington can't go. ***
78.Mike Thomas JAC vs. TB
79.Davone Bess MIA vs. Phi
80.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. Atl
81.Jon Baldwin KC at NYJ
82.Steven Smith PHI at Mia
83.Mohamed Massaquoi CLE at Pit
84.Jordan Norwood CLE at Pit
85.Kyle Williams SF at Ari
86.Andrew Hawkins CIN vs. Hou
87.*Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Cle
Note: (Foot) Did not practice Teusday.
88.Ted Ginn SF at Ari
89.Devin Hester CHI at Den
90.Cecil Shorts JAC vs. TB
91.Ramses Barden NYG at Dal
92.Randall Cobb GB vs. Oak
93.Brian Hartline MIA vs. Phi
94.Lee Evans BAL vs. Ind
95.*Nate Washington TEN vs. NO
Note: Ankle injury, could be listed as questionable. Did not practice Thursday - Friday will be critical. *** Did not practice Friday, ran on the side. Injury is classified as a high-ankle sprain. Officially questionable. ***
96.Dezmon Briscoe TB at Jac
97.Brandon Gibson STL at Sea
98.T.J. Houshmandzadeh OAK at GB
99.Donte Stallworth WAS vs. NE
100.Chad Ochocinco NE at Was
101.*Jarett Dillard JAC vs. TB
Note: Started at wideout following waiver of Jason Hill.
102.Legedu Naanee CAR vs. Atl
103.Matt Willis DEN vs. Chi
104.Anthony Armstrong WAS vs. NE
105.Austin Pettis STL at Sea
106.Danario Alexander STL at Sea
107.*Braylon Edwards SF at Ari
Note: (Knee) Listed as questionable but will play.
108.*Eddie Royal DEN vs. Chi
Note: Suffered a concussion against the Vikings. Held out of practice so far this week.
109.*Denarius Moore OAK at GB
Note: (Foot) Isn't positive he'll be able to practice this week.
110.Mike Williams SEA vs. StL
111.Naaman Roosevelt BUF at SD
112.*Andre Johnson HOU at Cin
Note: Injured his left hamstring, which is the other leg than his earlier injury. Team will know more Wednesday. Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. *** Officially out again this week. ***
113.*Jacoby Ford OAK at GB
Note: (Foot) Not looking positive this week. *** Officially out. ***
114.Brian Robiskie JAC vs. TB

Tight Ends

1.Rob Gronkowski NE at Was
2.Jimmy Graham NO at Ten
3.Antonio Gates SD vs. Buf
4.Jason Witten DAL vs. NYG
5.Jermichael Finley GB vs. Oak
6.Tony Gonzalez ATL at Car
7.Kellen Winslow TB at Jac
8.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Hou
9.Vernon Davis SF at Ari
Note: Brutal drop on a potential 40-yard touchdown.
10.Brent Celek PHI at Mia
11.Jake Ballard NYG at Dal
12.*Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. Min
Note: Injured his neck, pushed a ref last week.
13.Aaron Hernandez NE at Was
14.Ed Dickson BAL vs. Ind
15.Anthony Fasano MIA vs. Phi
Note: Six targets last week, should be similarly busy against the Eagles.
16.Heath Miller PIT vs. Cle
17.Jared Cook TEN vs. NO
18.Dustin Keller NYJ vs. KC
19.Joel Dreessen HOU at Cin
Note: Only eight catches the last six weeks, but four touchdowns.
20.Owen Daniels HOU at Cin
21.*Greg Olsen CAR vs. Atl
Note: (Knee) Able to practice Thursday. *** Officially probable. ***
22.Tony Scheffler DET vs. Min
23.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Det
Note: Only one target, but it was a slick touchdown. Should be involved more in the offense going forward, if the Vikings knew better.
24.*Logan Paulsen WAS vs. NE
Note: Starting in place of the suspended Fred Davis.
25.*Visanthe Shiancoe MIN at Det
Note: Swollen hand, no structural damage. Limited on Thursday.
26.Ben Watson CLE at Pit
27.*Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. TB
Note: Left in the fourth quarter with an ankle injury. (Ankle) Limited Wednesday.
28.*Dallas Clark IND at Bal
Note: (Fibula) Fully practiced Thursday. *** Revealed that his injury the last three weeks was a broken fibula, but he will play this week. ***
29.Delanie Walker SF at Ari
30.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. Ind
31.Evan Moore CLE at Pit
32.Leonard Pope KC at NYJ
33.*Lance Kendricks STL at Sea
Note: Missed practice Saturday for personal reasons.
34.Jeremy Shockey CAR vs. Atl
35.Kellen Davis CHI at Den
36.Zach Miller SEA vs. StL
37.Jeff King ARZ vs. SF
38.Randy McMichael SD vs. Buf
39.Todd Heap ARZ vs. SF
40.*Daniel Fells DEN vs. Chi
41.Jacob Tamme IND at Bal
Note: Six targets with Dallas Clark still out.
42.Donald Lee CIN vs. Hou
43.*Kevin Boss OAK at GB
Note: Hip injury, team is confident that he'll play.
44.*Scott Chandler BUF at SD
Note: Ankle injury, could sit out this week. Didn't practice Thursday, not expected to play.
45.*Fred Davis WAS vs. NE
Note: Four-game suspension is official.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Ray Rice BAL vs. Ind
2.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. TB
3.Arian Foster HOU at Cin
4.Chris Johnson TEN vs. NO
5.Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. Cle
6.LeSean McCoy PHI at Mia
7.Ryan Mathews SD vs. Buf
Note: Back-to-back 100-yard games.
8.Calvin Johnson DET vs. Min
9.*Wes Welker NE at Was
Note: (Knee) Limited in Thursday's practice. *** Officially probable. ***
10.Rob Gronkowski NE at Was
11.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. StL
12.Roy Helu WAS vs. NE
13.Steve Smith CAR vs. Atl
14.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. SF
15.Victor Cruz NYG at Dal
16.Greg Jennings GB vs. Oak
17.Roddy White ATL at Car
18.Jimmy Graham NO at Ten
19.*Willis McGahee DEN vs. Chi
Note: (Knee) Held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday. *** Practiced Friday, so while he's listed as questionable, it's likely that he'll play barring a setback in warmups. ***
20.Michael Bush OAK at GB
21.Frank Gore SF at Ari
22.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. NYG
Note: Only had 12 carries against the Cardinals last week.
23.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Oak
24.*Hakeem Nicks NYG at Dal
Note: Had his right ankle wrapped Monday.
25.Vincent Jackson SD vs. Buf
26.Brandon Marshall MIA vs. Phi
27.C.J. Spiller BUF at SD
28.Reggie Bush MIA vs. Phi
29.*Michael Turner ATL at Car
Note: Played through a sore groin with mediocre results against Houston. Limited in Thursday's practice. *** Limited again Friday, but listed as probable.***
30.Antonio Gates SD vs. Buf
31.Steve Johnson BUF at SD
32.*Percy Harvin MIN at Det
Note: Torn finger ligament, will play through the injury. *** Limited in Friday's practice, but listed as probable. ***
33.Mike Wallace PIT vs. Cle
34.*Laurent Robinson DAL vs. NYG
Note: Status tied to Miles Austin's potential return - if Austin comes back this week, I'll probably put Robinson around 30-35. Waiting for Austin to practice first. (Shoulder) Did not practice either Wednesday or Thursday (the latter contrary to earlier reports). *** Only a limited practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
35.*LeGarrette Blount TB at Jac
Note: Huge disappointment in a cushy matchup. This week he's involved in an off-field incident - stay tuned.
36.BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE at Was
37.Shonn Greene NYJ vs. KC
38.Marques Colston NO at Ten
39.Dez Bryant DAL vs. NYG
40.Brandon Lloyd STL at Sea
41.Mike Williams TB at Jac
42.A.J. Green CIN vs. Hou
Note: Facing former Bengal Jonathan Joseph this week.
43.Jason Witten DAL vs. NYG
44.Jermichael Finley GB vs. Oak
45.Tony Gonzalez ATL at Car
46.*Darren Sproles NO at Ten
Note: *** Mark Ingram is out this week. ***
47.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Atl
48.*Cedric Benson CIN vs. Hou
Note: (Foot) Limited Wednesday, didn't practice Thursday, but still expected to play. *** Practiced Friday, listed as probable. ***
49.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. Ind
50.Nate Burleson DET vs. Min
51.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Cle
52.Michael Crabtree SF at Ari
53.Santana Moss WAS vs. NE
Note: More targets with Davis gone?
54.*Beanie Wells ARZ vs. SF
Note: (Knee) Limited again Thursday - low ranking this week isn't due to injury, but the matchup. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
55.Steven Jackson STL at Sea
56.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at Dal
Note: (Foot) Emerged from Sunday's game without any significant soreness. Didn't practice Thursday, expected to practice Friday. *** Both Bradshaw and Jacobs were limited Friday but are still probable for Sunday night's game. ***
57.Donald Brown IND at Bal
58.*Toby Gerhart MIN at Det
Note: Obviously he drops a ton if Peterson plays. Peterson seemingly more likely to play - dropping down from 25.
59.Kellen Winslow TB at Jac
60.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Hou
61.*Kevin Smith DET vs. Min
Note: Re-injured his ankle Sunday night after initially running well. Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday - hopes to test it out Friday. ***Wasn't able to make it through Friday's practice - listed as questionable. ***
62.*Maurice Morris DET vs. Min
Note: ***Kevin Smith barely practiced this week - Morris should benefit, though sometimes Keiland Williams takes the goal line carries.***
63.Dexter McCluster KC at NYJ
64.*Brandon Jacobs NYG at Dal
Note: (Hamstring) Didn't practice Thursday, expected to practice Friday. *** Both Bradshaw and Jacobs were limited Friday but are still probable for Sunday night's game. ***
65.Dwayne Bowe KC at NYJ
66.DeSean Jackson PHI at Mia
67.Eric Decker DEN vs. Chi
68.*Julio Jones ATL at Car
Note: (Hamstring) Limited on Thursday. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
69.Jabar Gaffney WAS vs. NE
70.Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. KC
71.Lance Moore NO at Ten
72.Plaxico Burress NYJ vs. KC
73.Vernon Davis SF at Ari
Note: Brutal drop on a potential 40-yard touchdown.
74.Brent Celek PHI at Mia
75.Jake Ballard NYG at Dal
76.*Marion Barber CHI at Den
Note: Committee appraoch with Khalil Bell while Matt Forte is out.
77.*Brandon Saine GB vs. Oak
Note: Split carries with Ryan Grant after Starks got hurt. *** Starks is officially out. Ryan Grant will start, but Saine could end up doing more. ***
78.Daniel Thomas MIA vs. Phi
79.*Mark Ingram NO at Ten
Note: (Turf toe) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. *** Officially out. ***
80.Mike Tolbert SD vs. Buf
81.*Kahlil Bell CHI at Den
Note: Committee approach with Marion Barber with Matt Forte out - likely to get more of the action between the 20's.
82.*Ryan Grant GB vs. Oak
Note: *** Starting with James Starks out, but I believe that Saine is the back with the higher upside. ***
83.Isaac Redman PIT vs. Cle
84.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Ind
85.Devin Aromashodu MIN at Det
86.Malcom Floyd SD vs. Buf
Note: Healthy ... this week.
87.Jerome Simpson CIN vs. Hou
88.Deion Branch NE at Was
89.Reggie Wayne IND at Bal
90.Pierre Garcon IND at Bal
Note: Crushed it in garbage time last week.
91.*Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at GB
Note: Starting with Ford and Moore still out. With the Raiders likely playing catch-up, could get a lot of GTP.
92.Greg Little CLE at Pit
93.Johnny Knox CHI at Den
94.*Nate Washington TEN vs. NO
Note: Ankle injury, could be listed as questionable. Did not practice Thursday - Friday will be critical. *** Did not practice Friday, ran on the side. Injury is classified as a high-ankle sprain. Officially questionable. ***
95.Damian Williams TEN vs. NO
96.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. Atl
97.*Pierre Thomas NO at Ten
Note: *** Should benefit with Ingram out. ***
98.*Montario Hardesty CLE at Pit
Note: (Calf) Full practice Tuesday.
99.*Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. Min
Note: Injured his neck, pushed a ref last week.
100.Aaron Hernandez NE at Was
101.Ed Dickson BAL vs. Ind

Kickers

1.David Akers SF at Ari
Note: Niners padded his stats by attempting a FG from the Rams' 1-yard line last week.
2.John Kasay NO at Ten
3.Rob Bironas TEN vs. NO
4.Dan Bailey DAL vs. NYG
Note: Iced by his own coach. Missouri head coach Gary Pinkel nods.
5.Nick Novak SD vs. Buf
6.Jason Hanson DET vs. Min
7.Mason Crosby GB vs. Oak
8.*Sebastian Janikowski OAK at GB
Note: Still dealing with his hamstring injury, had no attempts last week because the Raiders fell so far behind early on.
9.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Cle
10.Stephen Gostkowski NE at Was
11.Matt Prater DEN vs. Chi
12.*Billy Cundiff BAL vs. Ind
Note: Weird rough day for Cundiff - missed two FGA's, on XPA. (Calf) Did not practice Thursday. *** Will be able to kick Sunday despite missing practice all week. ***
13.Matt Bryant ATL at Car
14.Robbie Gould CHI at Den
Note: Mixed indicators - the Bears' offense is imploding, but Gould does get to kick at altitude.
15.Connor Barth TB at Jac
16.Olindo Mare CAR vs. Atl
17.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. StL
18.Neil Rackers HOU at Cin
19.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Hou
20.Josh Scobee JAC vs. TB
21.Nick Folk NYJ vs. KC
22.Dan Carpenter MIA vs. Phi
Note: Made both attempts in return from groin injury.
23.Alex Henery PHI at Mia
24.Phil Dawson CLE at Pit
25.*Dave Rayner BUF at SD
Note: Bills are skeptical that Rian Lindell can return this week.
26.Graham Gano WAS vs. NE
27.Josh Brown STL at Sea
28.Lawrence Tynes NYG at Dal
29.Ryan Longwell MIN at Det
30.Jay Feely ARZ vs. SF
31.Ryan Succop KC at NYJ
32.Adam Vinatieri IND at Bal

Defenses

1.*Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cle
Note: LaMarr Woodley (Hamstring) missed practice Tuesday.
2.Baltimore Ravens vs. Ind
3.New York Jets vs. KC
4.*San Francisco 49ers at Ari
Note: Patrick Willis (hamstring) probably won't practice this week or play Sunday.
5.*Seattle Seahawks vs. StL
Note: Big bump up given the Rams' quarterback woes.
6.Denver Broncos vs. Chi
7.Miami Dolphins vs. Phi
8.Chicago Bears at Den
9.New Orleans Saints at Ten
10.New England Patriots at Was
11.*Cincinnati Bengals vs. Hou
Note: Bengals played with three CBs last week with Nate Clements out against the Steelers. Clements should return this week.
12.Dallas Cowboys vs. NYG
13.San Diego Chargers vs. Buf
14.Atlanta Falcons at Car
15.Philadelphia Eagles at Mia
16.Houston Texans at Cin
17.Arizona Cardinals vs. SF
18.Cleveland Browns at Pit
19.*Green Bay Packers vs. Oak
Note: Charles Woodson suffered a concussion against the Giants.
20.Tennessee Titans vs. NO
21.Kansas City Chiefs at NYJ
22.*New York Giants at Dal
Note: Kenny Phillips sprained an MCL.
23.Detroit Lions vs. Min
24.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Jac
25.Buffalo Bills at SD
26.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. TB
27.Minnesota Vikings at Det
Note: Cedric Griffin getting frequently burned - hasn't been the same since surgery. DBs generally having a lot of blown coverages.
28.Carolina Panthers vs. Atl
29.St. Louis Rams at Sea
30.*Washington Redskins vs. NE
Note: LaRon Landry (groin) still unknown for this week.
31.Oakland Raiders at GB
32.*Indianapolis Colts at Bal
Note: Jerraud Powers (elbow) out for the season.

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