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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.*Tom Brady NE vs. Buf
Note: Still has the first seed to play for. Left shoulder - listed as probable.
2.Drew Brees NO vs. Car
Note: It's possible that Brees could sit the second half, but getting the #2 seed is important enough that I don't see the Saints sitting him unless and until the Niners have their game in hand against the Rams.
3.Eli Manning NYG vs. Dal
4.Cam Newton CAR at NO
5.Matthew Stafford DET at GB
Note: How important is the five-seed to the Lions? Is it possible that they sit some of their stars in the second half?
6.*Tony Romo DAL at NYG
Note: (Hand) Owner Jerry Jones said that Romo is fine and will play Sunday night. Why is Jerry Jones always the one to talk about player health status? Listed as probable. Practiced Friday.
7.Michael Vick PHI vs. Was
Note: Might be without the services of Shady McCoy.
8.Philip Rivers SD at Oak
9.Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at NE
10.Carson Palmer OAK vs. SD
11.Mark Sanchez NYJ at Mia
Note: Averaged just 4.4 yards per attempt while throwing it 59 times against the Giants.
12.Kyle Orton KC at Den
Note: Pretty interesting final audition for 2012.
13.Matt Hasselbeck TEN at Hou
Note: Got the Titans out to a big lead, making his two interceptions less painful. Will start again this week.
14.Tim Tebow DEN vs. KC
Note: Four INT's against the Bills, now gets a tough match-up at home in the Chiefs.
15.*Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Cle
Note: Roethlisberger's status is still 'up in the air. Full practice Friday - listed as probable.
16.*Matt Ryan ATL vs. TB
Note: *** Risky play because they might not have anything to play for. ***
17.Dan Orlovsky IND at Jac
18.Rex Grossman WAS at Phi
Note: After weeks of good matchups, this one doesn't line up especially well for Grossman, who has a turnover in every start this year.
19.Josh Freeman TB at Atl
20.*Matt Flynn GB vs. Det
Note: Flynn becomes less viable with the news that the Packers intend to use Graham Harrell as well. ***SMALL BUMP UP WITH RODGERS INACTIVE.***
21.*Tarvaris Jackson SEA at Ari
Note: (Pectoral muscle) Listed as probable.
22.Josh McCown CHI at Min
23.Matt Moore MIA vs. NYJ
24.Alex Smith SF at StL
25.John Skelton ARZ vs. Sea
Note: Really lacking pocket awareness - sacked multiple times by the Bengals when he held the ball too long in the pocket. Kolb out again, Skelton will start.
26.T.J. Yates HOU vs. Ten
Note: Could get the services of Andre Johnson back this week. On the other hand, Texans' playoff seeding is secure, meaning that the team won't likely use their starters the full game.
27.*Andy Dalton CIN vs. Bal
Note: *** VERY WINDY IN CINCINNATI. ***
28.*Joe Flacco BAL at Cin
Note: *** VERY WINDY IN CINCINNATI. ***
29.*Christian Ponder MIN vs. Chi
Note: 'Doing excellent' in regards to the concussion that knocked him from Sunday's win over the Redskins. Even if Ponder starts, however, the team will get an extended look at Joe Webb too. Full participation in Friday's practice, listed as probable.
30.Blaine Gabbert JAC vs. Ind
31.Seneca Wallace CLE vs. Pit
32.*Kellen Clemens STL vs. SF
Note: Bradford doubtful again.
33.*Charlie Batch PIT at Cle
Note: Looks like Roethlisberger will start.
34.*Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Det
Note: Should get just limited work, if any, on Sunday against the Lions. Matt Flynn will definitely get a look. *** OFFICIALLY INACTIVE. ***
35.*Kevin Kolb ARZ vs. Sea
Note: Still suffering from concussion symptoms.
36.*Colt McCoy CLE vs. Pit
Note: (Concussion) Might be able to play this week - depends upon how much practice he gets in. Out again this week.

Running Backs

1.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Ind
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Friday, listed as probable.
2.Ray Rice BAL at Cin
3.Marshawn Lynch SEA at Ari
Note: Apparently he is match-up proof, going for over 100 yards and a touchdown against the Niners.
4.Frank Gore SF at StL
5.Rashard Mendenhall PIT at Cle
6.C.J. Spiller BUF at NE
Note: Very nice day, could have been so much better had the Bills not scored back-to-back defensive touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
7.Kahlil Bell CHI at Min
Note: Big yardage game, but put the ball on the ground twice and didn't get into the end zone. Still, love
8.Michael Bush OAK vs. SD
9.Darren Sproles NO vs. Car
10.*Shonn Greene NYJ at Mia
Note: (Ribs) Only on the field for 40 percent of the plays last week.
11.*Chris Johnson TEN at Hou
Note: (Ankle) Could miss practice time again this week, though he's expected to play against Houston. Full practice Friday, expected to be a go against the Texans.
12.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. Dal
Note: (Foot) Officially listed as probable.
13.DeAngelo Williams CAR at NO
14.Steven Jackson STL vs. SF
15.*Peyton Hillis CLE vs. Pit
Note: Has looked good the last two weeks, running against tough defenses. Where does Hillis land next year? (Elbow) Listed as probable.
16.Willis McGahee DEN vs. KC
17.*Toby Gerhart MIN vs. Chi
Note: Could be a Week 17 hero with Peterson out.
18.*Donald Brown IND at Jac
Note: Somehow took a backseat to Addai until the second half last week, despite a nice run in the previous games.
19.*Kevin Smith DET at GB
Note: It's possible that the Lions could rest Smith to make sure his ankle is closer to 100 percent for the playoffs. Full participant in practice this week and listed as probable. Any sort of speculation about Smith resting has come from outside the team, for what it's worth.
20.*Felix Jones DAL at NYG
Note: (Hamstring) Expected to be 100 percent after extremely limited use last week. Officially questionable and was limited Thursday, but given what is at stake, he'll play if he's at all close to being able to go.
21.Cedric Benson CIN vs. Bal
22.*Mike Tolbert SD at Oak
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Friday, listed as probable.
23.Jonathan Stewart CAR at NO
24.*LeGarrette Blount TB at Atl
Note: Buried after fumbling on the opening play of the game last week.
25.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Ten
Note: *** STARTING WITH Arian Foster INACTIVE. ***
26.*Evan Royster WAS at Phi
Note: Had 132 yards on 19 carries with Helu out. Who will get the carries this week? Helu is listed as questionable, meaning that there could be a timeshare this week.
27.*Daniel Thomas MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Forced out of last week's game with a knee injury. Practiced without limitations Friday, listed as probable. Likely starter with Reggie Bush out.
28.*Dion Lewis PHI vs. Was
Note: Perhaps a lot of looks with LeSean McCoy inactive.
29.*Beanie Wells ARZ vs. Sea
Note: (Knee) Once again listed as questionable. With nothing to play for, it's not too hard to envision him getting shut down early.
30.*Dexter McCluster KC at Den
Note: More action with Jackie Battle out?
31.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Car
32.Thomas Jones KC at Den
33.*Michael Turner ATL vs. TB
Note: What will prevail? The Falcons' desire for the fifth seed, or their desire to rest their regulars? Turner has a fantastic match-up, but also has been dealing with a groin injury. Listed as probable, but I'm downgrading - if Detroit wins the early game, Atlanta has nothing to play for.
34.*Ryan Mathews SD at Oak
Note: (Calf) Did not practice Friday and now is considered a 'Sunday decision.' Given that he's playing a late game, that's obviously making him a high-risk decision, particularly because the Chargers can only play a spoiler role.
35.Ryan Grant GB vs. Det
36.Brandon Jacobs NYG vs. Dal
37.*Stevan Ridley NE vs. Buf
Note: Led the Patriots in carries last week with 13, BGE only had three carries.
38.Chris Ivory NO vs. Car
39.Sammy Morris DAL at NYG
40.Kendall Hunter SF at StL
41.BenJarvus Green-Ellis NE vs. Buf
42.*Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. TB
Note: Potentially more carries if the Falcons limit Turner.
43.*Roy Helu WAS at Phi
Note: (Toe/knee) Listed as questionable, though he practiced in limited form later in the week. Even if he does play, how likely is it that it will be back to an annoying time-share, this time with Royster? *** OFFICIALLY ACTIVE. ***
44.Joseph Addai IND at Jac
45.Ricky Williams BAL at Cin
46.Danny Woodhead NE vs. Buf
47.*LaDainian Tomlinson NYJ at Mia
Note: (Quad) Listed as probable.
48.Lance Ball DEN vs. KC
49.Derrick Ward HOU vs. Ten
50.*Ronnie Brown PHI vs. Was
Note: *** I prefer Dion Lewis over Brown with McCoy inactive, but Brown should get more work than normal. ***
51.Kregg Lumpkin TB at Atl
52.Maurice Morris DET at GB
53.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE vs. Pit
54.Isaac Redman PIT at Cle
55.*Steve Slaton MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Potentially viable with Reggie Bush out?
56.*Lorenzo Booker MIN vs. Chi
Note: Backing up Toby Gerhart with Peterson out.
57.Bernard Scott CIN vs. Bal
58.Armando Allen CHI at Min
Note: 11 carries for 40 yards while backing up Bell last week.
59.*Jamie Harper TEN at Hou
Note: Vultured away a goal line carry from Chris Johnson last week.
60.D.J. Ware NYG vs. Dal
61.Keiland Williams DET at GB
62.Justin Forsett SEA at Ari
63.Tashard Choice BUF at NE
64.Cadillac Williams STL vs. SF
65.*Taiwan Jones OAK vs. SD
Note: (Hamstring) Plans to play in Week 17 - if he's part of the game plan. Full participant in practice Friday, though still listed as questionable.
66.Delone Carter IND at Jac
67.Jason Snelling ATL vs. TB
68.Jeremiah Johnson DEN vs. KC
Note: More carries than Lance Ball last week.
69.John Kuhn GB vs. Det
70.LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ vs. Sea
71.DuJuan Harris JAC vs. Ind
72.Leon Washington SEA at Ari
73.Montario Hardesty CLE vs. Pit
74.Anthony Dixon SF at StL
75.Kevin Faulk NE vs. Buf
76.Shane Vereen NE vs. Buf
77.*Marion Barber CHI at Min
Note: (Calf) Sat out last week, no reason to expect that he'll play much this week with Bell and Allen running so well. Listed as doubtful.
78.Brandon Saine GB vs. Det
79.Brian Leonard CIN vs. Bal
80.Joe McKnight NYJ at Mia
81.*Arian Foster HOU vs. Ten
Note: Could very well be limited with the Texans' seeding locked in. *** OFFICIALLY INACTIVE. ***
82.*LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Was
Note: Has a 'slight' ankle sprain but is expected to play. That said, Philly has nothing to play for, so why risk it if there's any doubt? Officially questionable, but expected to play. *** OFFICIALLY INACTIVE. ***
83.*James Starks GB vs. Det
Note: Injured his right ankle against the Bears - could be 'challenged to practice' this week. Officially out this week.
84.*Reggie Bush MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Emerged from Week 16 with a right leg injury, but should be able to play this week. Ruled out this week - the Dolphins opted to go the safe route.
85.*Jackie Battle KC at Den
Note: (Foot) Ruled out this week. Great, even more chances to see Thomas Jones carry the ball.
86.*Mark Ingram NO vs. Car
Note: (Turf toe) Suffered setback - out again this week.
87.*Darren McFadden OAK vs. SD
Note: (Foot) Possible that McFadden plays? If he practices Wednesday, perhaps. Nope - out again this week.
88.Mewelde Moore PIT at Cle
89.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. Chi
Note: Devastating knee injury for Peterson. Now the question is whether he's a keeper in your league.

Wide Receivers

1.*Calvin Johnson DET at GB
Note: (Achilles) Listed as probable.
2.*Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Dal
Note: Can he cure the dropsies? I think he returns to plus fantasy territory this week. (Hamstring) Listed as probable.
3.*Wes Welker NE vs. Buf
Note: (Knee) Listed as questionable, but it's a Patriots-questionable. He's expected to play.
4.Marques Colston NO vs. Car
5.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Dal
6.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Sea
7.Steve Smith CAR at NO
8.Miles Austin DAL at NYG
9.Dwayne Bowe KC at Den
10.Steve Johnson BUF at NE
11.Percy Harvin MIN vs. Chi
12.*Mike Wallace PIT at Cle
Note: (Ankle) Listed as probable, has Big Ben back this week.
13.*Nate Washington TEN at Hou
Note: *** No Johnathan Joseph today against him. ***
14.Jabar Gaffney WAS at Phi
15.*Brandon Marshall MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Knee) Probable, but more pressing is match-up against Darrelle Revis.
16.Santana Moss WAS at Phi
17.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. KC
18.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Bal
Note: *** Moving down because of the wind. ***
19.Malcom Floyd SD at Oak
Note: Could have a huge game again this week, especially if VJax doesn't go.
20.*Roddy White ATL vs. TB
21.Reggie Wayne IND at Jac
22.Michael Crabtree SF at StL
23.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. SD
24.Antonio Brown PIT at Cle
25.*Laurent Robinson DAL at NYG
Note: (Shoulder) Marginalized by Romo's injury last week. Listed as probable.
26.Santonio Holmes NYJ at Mia
27.Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. Was
28.Damian Williams TEN at Hou
29.*Torrey Smith BAL at Cin
Note: *** Moving down because of the wind. ***
30.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Det
31.Golden Tate SEA at Ari
32.Brandon Lloyd STL vs. SF
33.*Vincent Jackson SD at Oak
Note: Hobbled by a groin injury last week. Full practice Friday, listed as probable.
34.Dez Bryant DAL at NYG
35.Plaxico Burress NYJ at Mia
36.*Julio Jones ATL vs. TB
Note: (Ankle) Listed as probable. Both he and Roddy White also have to wonder what happens if Detroit wins earlier.
37.Doug Baldwin SEA at Ari
38.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Was
39.Greg Little CLE vs. Pit
40.Titus Young DET at GB
41.Nate Burleson DET at GB
42.*Mario Manningham NYG vs. Dal
Note: (Knee) Questionable to start the week. Upgraded to probable. Played a big role in the first Dallas game.
43.Mike Williams TB at Atl
44.Eric Decker DEN vs. KC
Note: Continuing to fall off the map.
45.Pierre Garcon IND at Jac
46.Jerome Simpson CIN vs. Bal
47.Denarius Moore OAK vs. SD
48.Robert Meachem NO vs. Car
Note: Small bump up with Lance Moore out.
49.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. Sea
50.Lee Evans BAL at Cin
Note: A dud even with Boldin out.
51.Steve Breaston KC at Den
52.David Nelson BUF at NE
53.*Harry Douglas ATL vs. TB
Note: (Groin) Listed as probable.
54.James Jones GB vs. Det
55.Donald Driver GB vs. Det
56.*Deion Branch NE vs. Buf
Note: (Groin) Listed as questionable.
57.*Andre Johnson HOU vs. Ten
Note: (Hamstring) Practiced Monday, reasonable chance to return with full practice this week. Definitely will start this week - still dubious that he plays more than a half.
58.Early Doucet ARZ vs. Sea
59.Devin Aromashodu MIN vs. Chi
60.Jacoby Jones HOU vs. Ten
61.Jerricho Cotchery PIT at Cle
62.Devery Henderson NO vs. Car
63.Kevin Walter HOU vs. Ten
64.Chad Ochocinco NE vs. Buf
65.*Jacoby Ford OAK vs. SD
Note: (Foot) Hopes to play in Week 17. Though he's listed as questioanble, expects to play.
66.Dezmon Briscoe TB at Atl
67.*Kyle Williams SF at StL
Note: Questionable with a concussion.
68.Jason Avant PHI vs. Was
69.Louis Murphy OAK vs. SD
70.Austin Collie IND at Jac
71.Andrew Hawkins CIN vs. Bal
72.Vincent Brown SD at Oak
73.Hines Ward PIT at Cle
74.Chastin West JAC vs. Ind
75.Danario Alexander STL vs. SF
76.Brian Hartline MIA vs. NYJ
77.Matt Willis DEN vs. KC
78.Roy Williams CHI at Min
79.Riley Cooper PHI vs. Was
80.Davone Bess MIA vs. NYJ
81.Brandon LaFell CAR at NO
82.Jarett Dillard JAC vs. Ind
83.Jon Baldwin KC at Den
84.Mohamed Massaquoi CLE vs. Pit
85.*Ted Ginn SF at StL
Note: Dealing with an ankle injury.
86.Earl Bennett CHI at Min
87.Josh Cribbs CLE vs. Pit
88.Brian Robiskie JAC vs. Ind
89.Brandon Gibson STL vs. SF
90.T.J. Houshmandzadeh OAK vs. SD
91.Donte Stallworth WAS at Phi
92.Devin Hester CHI at Min
93.Jordan Norwood CLE vs. Pit
94.Chaz Schilens OAK vs. SD
95.Eddie Royal DEN vs. KC
96.*Preston Parker TB at Atl
Note: (Head injury) Did not practice Tuesday.
97.*Arrelious Benn TB at Atl
98.*Ben Obomanu SEA at Ari
Note: Sprained knee.
99.*Lavelle Hawkins TEN at Hou
Note: Injured his ankle against the Jags. Listed as questionable.
100.*Randall Cobb GB vs. Det
Note: (Groin) Out this week.
101.*Brad Smith BUF at NE
Note: Out with a hamstring injury.
102.*Lance Moore NO vs. Car
Note: Aggravated his hamstring injury Monday night. Out this week.
103.*Emmanuel Sanders PIT at Cle
104.*Naaman Roosevelt BUF at NE
105.*Mike Thomas JAC vs. Ind
106.*Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Ind
107.*Greg Jennings GB vs. Det
108.*Legedu Naanee CAR at NO
Note: Out with a broken bone in his foot.
109.*Andre Caldwell CIN vs. Bal
Note: (Groin) Out for the season.

Tight Ends

1.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Buf
2.Jimmy Graham NO vs. Car
3.Jason Witten DAL at NYG
4.Antonio Gates SD at Oak
5.Brent Celek PHI vs. Was
6.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. TB
7.Aaron Hernandez NE vs. Buf
8.Vernon Davis SF at StL
9.Kellen Winslow TB at Atl
10.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Bal
11.Jared Cook TEN at Hou
12.Brandon Pettigrew DET at GB
13.Ed Dickson BAL at Cin
14.*Jermichael Finley GB vs. Det
Note: Could be limited along with the other starters. (Knee) Listed as probable.
15.Heath Miller PIT at Cle
16.Dustin Keller NYJ at Mia
17.Greg Olsen CAR at NO
18.*Anthony Fasano MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Concussion) Upgraded to probable.
19.Jacob Tamme IND at Jac
20.Kevin Boss OAK vs. SD
21.Todd Heap ARZ vs. Sea
22.Joel Dreessen HOU vs. Ten
23.Tony Scheffler DET at GB
24.Jeremy Shockey CAR at NO
25.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. Chi
26.Evan Moore CLE vs. Pit
27.Lance Kendricks STL vs. SF
28.Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. Ind
29.Logan Paulsen WAS at Phi
30.Visanthe Shiancoe MIN vs. Chi
31.Charles Clay MIA vs. NYJ
32.Daniel Fells DEN vs. KC
33.Dennis Pitta BAL at Cin
34.Leonard Pope KC at Den
35.Kellen Davis CHI at Min
36.Zach Miller SEA at Ari
37.Jeff King ARZ vs. Sea
38.Randy McMichael SD at Oak
39.*Dallas Clark IND at Jac
Note: (Neck) Status still uncertain for Week 17. Full participant Friday, but still probable.
40.*Owen Daniels HOU vs. Ten
Note: (Knee) Limited in Friday's practice, but listed as probable. *** OFFICIALLY INACTIVE. ***
41.*Delanie Walker SF at StL
Note: Left Saturday's game with a jaw injury. Out this week.
42.*Scott Chandler BUF at NE
43.*Jake Ballard NYG vs. Dal
Note: Improving, still unable to run. Out again this week.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Ind
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Friday, listed as probable.
2.Ray Rice BAL at Cin
3.*Ryan Mathews SD at Oak
Note: (Calf) Did not practice Friday and now is considered a 'Sunday decision.' Given that he's playing a late game, that's obviously making him a high-risk decision, particularly because the Chargers can only play a spoiler role.
4.*Roddy White ATL vs. TB
5.*Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Dal
Note: Can he cure the dropsies? I think he returns to plus fantasy territory this week. (Hamstring) Listed as probable.
6.*Calvin Johnson DET at GB
Note: (Achilles) Listed as probable.
7.*Wes Welker NE vs. Buf
Note: (Knee) Listed as questionable, but it's a Patriots-questionable. He's expected to play.
8.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Buf
9.Jimmy Graham NO vs. Car
10.Marshawn Lynch SEA at Ari
Note: Apparently he is match-up proof, going for over 100 yards and a touchdown against the Niners.
11.*Reggie Bush MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Emerged from Week 16 with a right leg injury, but should be able to play this week. Ruled out this week - the Dolphins opted to go the safe route.
12.C.J. Spiller BUF at NE
Note: Very nice day, could have been so much better had the Bills not scored back-to-back defensive touchdowns in the fourth quarter.
13.*Michael Turner ATL vs. TB
Note: What will prevail? The Falcons' desire for the fifth seed, or their desire to rest their regulars? Turner has a fantastic match-up, but also has been dealing with a groin injury. Listed as probable, but I'm downgrading - if Detroit wins the early game, Atlanta has nothing to play for.
14.Marques Colston NO vs. Car
15.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Dal
16.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Sea
17.Steve Smith CAR at NO
18.*Julio Jones ATL vs. TB
Note: (Ankle) Listed as probable. Both he and Roddy White also have to wonder what happens if Detroit wins earlier.
19.Kahlil Bell CHI at Min
Note: Big yardage game, but put the ball on the ground twice and didn't get into the end zone. Still, love
20.Michael Bush OAK vs. SD
21.Frank Gore SF at StL
22.Rashard Mendenhall PIT at Cle
23.Miles Austin DAL at NYG
24.Dwayne Bowe KC at Den
25.Steve Johnson BUF at NE
26.Percy Harvin MIN vs. Chi
27.Jason Witten DAL at NYG
28.Darren Sproles NO vs. Car
29.*LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Was
Note: Has a 'slight' ankle sprain but is expected to play. That said, Philly has nothing to play for, so why risk it if there's any doubt? Officially questionable, but expected to play. *** OFFICIALLY INACTIVE. ***
30.*Chris Johnson TEN at Hou
Note: (Ankle) Could miss practice time again this week, though he's expected to play against Houston. Full practice Friday, expected to be a go against the Texans.
31.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. Dal
Note: (Foot) Officially listed as probable.
32.*Mike Wallace PIT at Cle
Note: (Ankle) Listed as probable, has Big Ben back this week.
33.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Bal
Note: *** Moving down because of the wind. ***
34.Malcom Floyd SD at Oak
Note: Could have a huge game again this week, especially if VJax doesn't go.
35.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. KC
36.Jabar Gaffney WAS at Phi
37.*Brandon Marshall MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Knee) Probable, but more pressing is match-up against Darrelle Revis.
38.Antonio Gates SD at Oak
39.Steven Jackson STL vs. SF
40.DeAngelo Williams CAR at NO
41.*Peyton Hillis CLE vs. Pit
Note: Has looked good the last two weeks, running against tough defenses. Where does Hillis land next year? (Elbow) Listed as probable.
42.*Shonn Greene NYJ at Mia
Note: (Ribs) Only on the field for 40 percent of the plays last week.
43.Santana Moss WAS at Phi
44.*Nate Washington TEN at Hou
Note: *** No Johnathan Joseph today against him. ***
45.*Torrey Smith BAL at Cin
Note: *** Moving down because of the wind. ***
46.Reggie Wayne IND at Jac
47.Michael Crabtree SF at StL
48.Antonio Brown PIT at Cle
49.*Toby Gerhart MIN vs. Chi
Note: Could be a Week 17 hero with Peterson out.
50.*Donald Brown IND at Jac
Note: Somehow took a backseat to Addai until the second half last week, despite a nice run in the previous games.
51.Willis McGahee DEN vs. KC
52.*Evan Royster WAS at Phi
Note: Had 132 yards on 19 carries with Helu out. Who will get the carries this week? Helu is listed as questionable, meaning that there could be a timeshare this week.
53.*Felix Jones DAL at NYG
Note: (Hamstring) Expected to be 100 percent after extremely limited use last week. Officially questionable and was limited Thursday, but given what is at stake, he'll play if he's at all close to being able to go.
54.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. SD
55.*Laurent Robinson DAL at NYG
Note: (Shoulder) Marginalized by Romo's injury last week. Listed as probable.
56.Santonio Holmes NYJ at Mia
57.Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. Was
58.Damian Williams TEN at Hou
59.Brent Celek PHI vs. Was
60.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. TB
61.Aaron Hernandez NE vs. Buf
62.*Beanie Wells ARZ vs. Sea
Note: (Knee) Once again listed as questionable. With nothing to play for, it's not too hard to envision him getting shut down early.
63.Cedric Benson CIN vs. Bal
64.Jonathan Stewart CAR at NO
65.*LeGarrette Blount TB at Atl
Note: Buried after fumbling on the opening play of the game last week.
66.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Det
67.Golden Tate SEA at Ari
68.Brandon Lloyd STL vs. SF
69.*Arian Foster HOU vs. Ten
Note: Could very well be limited with the Texans' seeding locked in. *** OFFICIALLY INACTIVE. ***
70.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Car
71.*Kevin Smith DET at GB
Note: It's possible that the Lions could rest Smith to make sure his ankle is closer to 100 percent for the playoffs. Full participant in practice this week and listed as probable. Any sort of speculation about Smith resting has come from outside the team, for what it's worth.
72.Ryan Grant GB vs. Det
73.Vernon Davis SF at StL
74.Kellen Winslow TB at Atl
75.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Bal
76.Jared Cook TEN at Hou
77.Brandon Pettigrew DET at GB
78.*Vincent Jackson SD at Oak
Note: Hobbled by a groin injury last week. Full practice Friday, listed as probable.
79.Dez Bryant DAL at NYG
80.*Lance Moore NO vs. Car
Note: Aggravated his hamstring injury Monday night. Out this week.
81.Plaxico Burress NYJ at Mia
82.Doug Baldwin SEA at Ari
83.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Was
84.Greg Little CLE vs. Pit
85.*Mike Tolbert SD at Oak
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Friday, listed as probable.
86.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Ten
Note: *** STARTING WITH Arian Foster INACTIVE. ***
87.*Jackie Battle KC at Den
Note: (Foot) Ruled out this week. Great, even more chances to see Thomas Jones carry the ball.
88.*Stevan Ridley NE vs. Buf
Note: Led the Patriots in carries last week with 13, BGE only had three carries.
89.*Dexter McCluster KC at Den
Note: More action with Jackie Battle out?
90.Joseph Addai IND at Jac

Kickers

1.David Akers SF at StL
Note: NFL-record 42 field goals so far this year.
2.John Kasay NO vs. Car
3.Dan Bailey DAL at NYG
4.Rob Bironas TEN at Hou
5.Jason Hanson DET at GB
6.Matt Prater DEN vs. KC
7.Matt Bryant ATL vs. TB
8.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Buf
9.Ryan Succop KC at Den
10.Nick Novak SD at Oak
11.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Bal
Note: Two misses Saturday against the Cards.
12.Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. SD
Note: 3-of-4 against the Chiefs - looks to be healthy.
13.Shaun Suisham PIT at Cle
14.Dan Carpenter MIA vs. NYJ
15.Olindo Mare CAR at NO
16.Mason Crosby GB vs. Det
17.Steven Hauschka SEA at Ari
18.Connor Barth TB at Atl
Note: Quietly kicking well even though many teammates have mailed it in.
19.Shayne Graham BAL at Cin
20.Nick Folk NYJ at Mia
21.Neil Rackers HOU vs. Ten
22.Lawrence Tynes NYG vs. Dal
23.Josh Scobee JAC vs. Ind
24.Robbie Gould CHI at Min
25.Alex Henery PHI vs. Was
26.Phil Dawson CLE vs. Pit
27.Graham Gano WAS at Phi
28.Ryan Longwell MIN vs. Chi
29.Jay Feely ARZ vs. Sea
30.*Brandon Coutu BUF at NE
Note: Replaces an injured Rayner.
31.Josh Brown STL vs. SF
32.Adam Vinatieri IND at Jac
33.*Billy Cundiff BAL at Cin
Note: (Calf) Hopes to be able to play this week after sitting out last week. Questionable after limited practice this week, and Graham is still hanging around on the roster.
34.*Dave Rayner BUF at NE
Note: 16 points, but missed two FG attempts. On the IR with an undisclosed injury.

Defenses

1.Atlanta Falcons vs. TB
2.Baltimore Ravens at Cin
3.Pittsburgh Steelers at Cle
4.San Francisco 49ers at StL
5.*Philadelphia Eagles vs. Was
Note: Asante Samuel is a stretch to play this week.
6.Seattle Seahawks at Ari
7.Tennessee Titans at Hou
8.Cincinnati Bengals vs. Bal
9.Kansas City Chiefs at Den
10.*Arizona Cardinals vs. Sea
Note: Patrick Peterson (Achilles' tendon) has a 50-50 chance of playing.
11.Miami Dolphins vs. NYJ
12.New England Patriots vs. Buf
13.New York Jets at Mia
14.Dallas Cowboys at NYG
15.New Orleans Saints vs. Car
16.*Denver Broncos vs. KC
Note: Brian Dawkins aggravated his neck injury in loss to Buffalo.
17.Washington Redskins at Phi
18.Oakland Raiders vs. SD
19.New York Giants vs. Dal
20.Cleveland Browns vs. Pit
21.Detroit Lions at GB
22.Houston Texans vs. Ten
23.Green Bay Packers vs. Det
24.*Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Ind
Note: Ashton Youboty is the 12th Jax DB to go on IR this year.
25.San Diego Chargers at Oak
26.Indianapolis Colts at Jac
27.Chicago Bears at Min
28.Minnesota Vikings vs. Chi
29.St. Louis Rams vs. SF
30.Buffalo Bills at NE
31.Carolina Panthers at NO
32.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atl

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