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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.Drew Brees NO vs. Was
2.Tom Brady NE at Ten
3.Cam Newton CAR at TB
4.Philip Rivers SD at Oak
5.Aaron Rodgers GB vs. SF
6.Eli Manning NYG vs. Dal
7.Matthew Stafford DET vs. StL
8.Jay Cutler CHI vs. Ind
9.*Michael Vick PHI at Cle
Note: Vick will wear a new type of Kevlar flak jacket to protect his bruised ribs. He's listed as probable this week. Took all the practice reps Monday. No longer listed on the injury report.
10.Matt Ryan ATL at KC
11.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Den
12.Peyton Manning DEN vs. Pit
13.Carson Palmer OAK vs. SD
14.Jake Locker TEN vs. NE
Note: Locker is a sneaky-good option this week with a home matchup against the Pats - this could be a shootout.
15.Joe Flacco BAL vs. Cin
16.Tony Romo DAL at NYG
Note: Romo has been dropping in my leagues because of injuries to his targets Jason Witten, Miles Austin and, to a lesser extent, Dez Bryant.
17.Josh Freeman TB vs. Car
18.Robert Griffin WAS at NO
19.Matt Schaub HOU vs. Mia
20.Christian Ponder MIN vs. Jac
21.Alex Smith SF at GB
22.*Sam Bradford STL at Det
Note: Still dealing with the residual effects of the high ankle sprain that bothered him last season. Also dealing with the residual effects of last year's crappy offensive line, if the preseason game against the Cowboys is any indication.
23.Matt Cassel KC vs. Atl
24.Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. Buf
25.*Andy Dalton CIN at Bal
Note: Suffered numbness in his right arm after getting hit there in his final preseason game against the Colts on Thursday. (Shoulder) Able to practice Monday. Full practice all week.
26.Andrew Luck IND at Chi
27.Russell Wilson SEA at Ari
Note: If Wilson falters, at least Matt Flynn (elbow) should be available - he's been upgraded to probable.
28.Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at NYJ
29.*John Skelton ARZ vs. Sea
Note: Officially named the Week 1 starter by the Cardinals.
30.Blaine Gabbert JAC at Min
31.Ryan Tannehill MIA at Hou
32.Brandon Weeden CLE vs. Phi

Running Backs

1.LeSean McCoy PHI at Cle
2.Ray Rice BAL vs. Cin
3.Chris Johnson TEN vs. NE
4.Matt Forte CHI vs. Ind
5.Darren McFadden OAK vs. SD
6.*DeMarco Murray DAL at NYG
Note: (Ankle) Limited work in preseason games, though that might just be an ounce of precaution from the Cowboys.
7.*Arian Foster HOU vs. Mia
Note: Game-time decision after missing Friday's practice with an injury to the area around his knee.
8.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. Atl
Note: In limited action he's shown his old burst in preseason games. Just how much will Hillis cut into his carries?
9.*Doug Martin TB vs. Car
Note: Won the starting job in training camp and preseason games over Blount.
10.Steven Jackson STL at Det
11.Michael Turner ATL at KC
12.Fred Jackson BUF at NYJ
13.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. Dal
Note: Sat out the final two preseason games with a hand injury, but practiced fully Sunday.
14.*DeAngelo Williams CAR at TB
Note: With Jonathan Stewart not practicing Tuesday, looking increasingly likely that Williams gets more carries than usual this week.
15.*Kevin Smith DET vs. StL
Note: Dealing with an ankle injury. LeShoure is suspended for the first two games and Best is on the PUP list, so Smith is the default starter if healthy enough to go. *** Friday update: Not listed on the injury report. ***
16.Frank Gore SF at GB
Note: Don't love Gore this year, but this isn't a bad matchup.
17.Reggie Bush MIA at Hou
18.*Darren Sproles NO vs. Was
Note: Missed the end of the preseason with a knee injury. Able to practice Monday.
19.Donald Brown IND at Chi
20.*Stevan Ridley NE at Ten
Note: Finished the preseason strong, plus Vereen is banged up. Vereen officially ruled out.
21.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Mia
Note: With Foster a game-time decision, Tate will at least see his worklad increased.
22.Shonn Greene NYJ vs. Buf
23.*Rashad Jennings JAC at Min
Note: Still the likely Week 1 starter, even with MJD reporting to camp Sunday. Jaguars confirmed that Jennings will start this week, though MJD will play.
24.*Toby Gerhart MIN vs. Jac
Note: Peterson is a game-time decision; even if he plays, Gerhart should get more work than usual. Expected to be the feature back this week even if Peterson plays.
25.Willis McGahee DEN vs. Pit
26.C.J. Spiller BUF at NYJ
27.*Cedric Benson GB vs. SF
Note: Possible timeshare in Green Bay, though it looks as if Benson will start.
28.*BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Bal
Note: Missed most of the preseason with a foot injury. Coach Marvin Lewis said that Green-Ellis will be good to go Monday night. Meanwhile, Bernard Scott is out.
29.*Ronnie Brown SD at Oak
Note: Probably will start if Mathews can't go, as expected. Mathews' outlook is less positive than it was earlier in the week - Brown looks like a decent start, though it'll probably be a timeshare.
30.*Alfred Morris WAS at NO
Note: Rumored to have a shot at starting in Week 1. Listed third on the depth chart to begin the week. *** According to the Washington Post, those with some knowledge of the Skins' RB situation (of course, they are unnamed) believe Morris will start (of course, their reasoning wasn't listed.). ***
31.*Beanie Wells ARZ vs. Sea
Note: Dealt with a knee injury in the preseason - could be in a timeshare with Ryan Williams this year. *** Friday update: Questionable with a hamstring injury suffered in practice this week, but expected to play. ***
32.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Ari
Note: It's his back spasms and not his legal case that has me worried for this week. Back spasms still haven't subsided. *** Officially a game-time decision, but at least he practiced Friday. ***
33.*Evan Royster WAS at NO
Note: At one point looked like the lead candidate to start - now it could be a three-headed monster between Royster, Helu and Morris. Listed atop the Redskins' depth chart this week. That should mean something, but then again, Tim Hightower was listed at the top of the depth chart at the start of the preseason.
34.*Robert Turbin SEA at Ari
Note: Might end up starting tis week if Lynch's back doesn't improve soon.
35.*Ryan Williams ARZ vs. Sea
Note: Still working his way back from his knee injury, but should share carries with Wells early on.
36.Michael Bush CHI vs. Ind
37.Peyton Hillis KC vs. Atl
38.*Trent Richardson CLE vs. Phi
Note: (Knee) Will he play in Week 1? The Browns are suggesting that if he plays, he'll be used fully, and not eased back into action. I'll bump him up if he practices Wednesday. Practiced Monday, conflicting words from Pat Shurmur and Mike Holmgren. Might be limited if he plays. *** Friday Update: Officially listed as questionable, but coach Shurmur said Richardson had a great practice Thursday and did what was expected of him Friday. ***
39.*Isaac Redman PIT at Den
Note: Has been dealing with hip and ankle injuries. (Ankle) Practiced Monday, but coach Mike Tomlin ominously said that Redman must get over his injury to start Sunday night. Mendenhall has improved, and Jonathan Dwyer looms. *** Listed as probable, with Mendenhall doubtful. ***
40.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Was
41.*Roy Helu WAS at NO
Note: It didn't take long for the Redskins' backfield quandry to come to the forefront. At least the final preseason game alleviated concerns about Helu's Achilles' tendon. Listed second on the depth chart to begin the week.
42.David Wilson NYG vs. Dal
43.*Mark Ingram NO vs. Was
Note: Suffered a minor knee injury in the preseason.
44.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Min
Note: Ended his holdout Sunday - will he play in Week 1, and how much will he be used? The easy comparison is to Chris Johnson last year, but that's only because we have a limited sample of elite backs holding out until the week before the season starts. Will play, but Rashad Jennings will start.
45.*Jonathan Dwyer PIT at Den
Note: Could have a pretty big role this week if Redman can't start.
46.*Brandon Jackson CLE vs. Phi
Note: Took some reps with the first team Monday - could be the starter or at least get significant reps if Trent Richardson is limited.
47.*Daniel Thomas MIA at Hou
Note: Not a great camp for Thomas - late for meetings, hasn't played great.
48.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at KC
49.*Taiwan Jones OAK vs. SD
Note: Made a strong push to be McFadden's backup.
50.Felix Jones DAL at NYG
51.Isaiah Pead STL at Det
52.LeGarrette Blount TB vs. Car
53.Bernard Pierce BAL vs. Cin
54.*Alex Green GB vs. SF
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
55.*Keiland Williams DET vs. StL
Note: Could steal goal line carries from Kevin Smith.
56.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. Jac
Note: (Knee) Sat out the entire preseason and will be a game-time decision for Week 1. I need some evidence that he'll play before I move him up. Will have limited exposure if he does return this week. *** Listed as questionable, status decision won't be made until Sunday. ***
57.Danny Woodhead NE at Ten
58.Javon Ringer TEN vs. NE
59.Mike Goodson OAK vs. SD
60.LaMichael James SF at GB
61.Kendall Hunter SF at GB
62.*Mike Tolbert CAR at TB
Note: Quad injury, probable.
63.Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. Pit
64.*Jason Snelling ATL at KC
Note: (Lower leg) Back at practice. *** Listed as probable. ***
65.*Jonathan Stewart CAR at TB
Note: Didn't practice Sunday due to an ankle injury. Did not practice Tuesday, either. *** Still didn't practice Friday, listed as questionable but didn't practice all week.
66.Curtis Brinkley SD at Oak
67.Montario Hardesty CLE vs. Phi
68.*Joe McKnight NYJ vs. Buf
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Friday, listed as probable.
69.Lamar Miller MIA at Hou
70.*Ryan Mathews SD at Oak
Note: Broken clavicle - despite good reports about his rehab, he's unlikely to play in Week 1. Practiced in limited fashion Monday - is it possible that he plays Monday night? *** Friday update - doesn't expect to be able to play Monday night. ***
71.*Rashard Mendenhall PIT at Den
Note: (Knee) Off the PUP list, but doubtful for Week 1 and really all of September. Showed burst and speed in practice Monday - suddenly he's a possibility for Sunday night. I remain dubious. *** Friday update: Listed as doubtful. ***
72.*Brandon Jacobs SF at GB
Note: Injured his knee in the first exhibition game. Sprained knee is improving, but it's uncertain whether he'll play in Week 1. *** Did not practice Friday. ***
73.*Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. Pit
Note: Hamstring injury still isn't fully healed. You'll probably have to be patient before Hillman will be productive. Passed on the depth chart by Knowshon Moreno.
74.*James Starks GB vs. SF
Note: Dealing with a slow-healing turf toe injury. Did not practice Monday.
75.*Delone Carter IND at Chi
Note: Rib injury. Listed as questionable.
76.*Dion Lewis PHI at Cle
Note: *** Questionable with a hamstring injury. ***
77.*Shane Vereen NE at Ten
Note: Dealing with a lower leg injury. Did not practice Monday. *** (Foot) Officially ruled out. ***
78.*Bernard Scott CIN at Bal
Note: Broken hand, missed most of the preseason. Out for Week 1.
79.*Mikel Leshoure DET vs. StL
Note: Reminder that he's suspended for the first two games of the season.

Wide Receivers

1.Calvin Johnson DET vs. StL
2.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Dal
3.Julio Jones ATL at KC
4.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Sea
5.A.J. Green CIN at Bal
6.Greg Jennings GB vs. SF
7.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Ind
8.Percy Harvin MIN vs. Jac
9.*Andre Johnson HOU vs. Mia
Note: Dealt with groin and rib injuries this summer. *** Friday Update - (Ribs) Full practice Friday.***
10.Antonio Brown PIT at Den
11.Wes Welker NE at Ten
12.*Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Dal
Note: (Foot) Didn't practice Sunday, but expected to practice Monday and play on Wednesday. Officially listed as questionable, but Nicks has been adamant that he'll play.
13.Jeremy Maclin PHI at Cle
14.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Cin
Note: The Bengals have had multiple DBs get hurt in the exhibition season.
15.Vincent Jackson TB vs. Car
16.Roddy White ATL at KC
17.Jordy Nelson GB vs. SF
18.*Dez Bryant DAL at NYG
Note: (Knee) full practice Sunday. Knee is deemed 100 percent by Jerry Jones. He won't be the exclusive punt return guy, though.
19.*Mike Wallace PIT at Den
Note: Ended his holdout last week.
20.*Steve Smith CAR at TB
Note: (Foot infection) Returned to practice Sunday; Panthers think he'll be able to play. Listed as probable.
21.*Marques Colston NO vs. Was
Note: *** Foot injury in practice, limited the last two days. ***
22.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Pit
23.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Atl
Note: Ended his holdout a little earlier than Wallace.
24.Eric Decker DEN vs. Pit
25.DeSean Jackson PHI at Cle
Note: Draws Joe Haden in coverage this week.
26.Reggie Wayne IND at Chi
27.Pierre Garcon WAS at NO
28.Nate Washington TEN vs. NE
29.*Miles Austin DAL at NYG
Note: (Hamstring) Returned to practice Sunday after missing the entire preseason. Jerry Jones says that Austin's hamstring is 100 percent. So there's that. But why is the owner the one discussing injuries anyhow?
30.Brandon Lloyd NE at Ten
31.Michael Crabtree SF at GB
32.Malcom Floyd SD at Oak
Note: Profile boosted some by Vincent Brown's injury.
33.*Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. Buf
Note: (Ribs) Played through various injuries in penultimate preseason game.
34.*Steve Johnson BUF at NYJ
Note: Playing through ongoing groin injury. *** Practiced Friday, but listed as questionable.***
35.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. SD
36.Robert Meachem SD at Oak
37.Lance Moore NO vs. Was
38.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. Cin
39.Greg Little CLE vs. Phi
40.*Justin Blackmon JAC at Min
Note: *** (Ankle) Listed as probable. ***
41.*David Nelson BUF at NYJ
Note: Combination of the Revis-on-Johnson factor and Johnson's groin injury suggests to me that Nelson could get more targets than usual.
42.Randall Cobb GB vs. SF
43.Danny Amendola STL at Det
Note: Will a Rams receiver emerge early on?
44.Mike Williams TB vs. Car
45.Mario Manningham SF at GB
46.Titus Young DET vs. StL
47.Laurent Robinson JAC at Min
48.Jon Baldwin KC vs. Atl
49.*Braylon Edwards SEA at Ari
Note: Starting opposite Sidney Rice for Week 1.
50.Davone Bess MIA at Hou
Note: Someone has to catch passes for Miami, right?
51.*Earl Bennett CHI vs. Ind
Note: Hand injury, probable.
52.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Dal
53.*Stephen Hill NYJ vs. Buf
Note: Dealt with a finger injury towards the end of camp and the preseason. Full practice Friday, listed as probable.
54.*Austin Collie IND at Chi
Note: (Concussion) Injury early in the preseason reminded us of the horrible problems that Collie has had with concussions in the past. Full go at practice Monday. *** Friday Update - Game-time decision. ***
55.Santana Moss WAS at NO
56.Nate Burleson DET vs. StL
57.*Brian Hartline MIA at Hou
Note: Missed most of camp with calf injury. Practicing this week, has the green light to play. *** Full practice Friday. ***
58.*Sidney Rice SEA at Ari
Note: (Shoulders) Saw action in one preseason game.
59.*Denarius Moore OAK vs. SD
Note: (Hamstring) Very few reps with Carson Palmer in training camp. Did not practice Tuesday. *** Friday Update - now considered full strength and ready to roll. ***
60.Brandon LaFell CAR at TB
61.*Kendall Wright TEN vs. NE
Note: Will start ahead of Damian Williams with Kenny Britt suspended in Week 1.
62.Eddie Royal SD at Oak
63.*Rod Streater OAK vs. SD
Note: Practicing with the first team with both Ford and Moore banged up.
64.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Sea
65.Steve Breaston KC vs. Atl
66.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at Den
67.Brian Quick STL at Det
Note: Didn't catch a pass at all in the preseason.
68.*Doug Baldwin SEA at Ari
Note: Sidelined by a hamstring injury for much of camp.
69.Devery Henderson NO vs. Was
70.*Randy Moss SF at GB
Note: Officially listed as the Niners' second starting receiver, opposite Crabtree.
71.*T.Y. Hilton IND at Chi
Note: Dealing with a sore shoulder. *** Limited Friday, listed as questionable.***
72.*Kevin Walter HOU vs. Mia
Note: Could ultimately lose playing time to Martin or Jean.
73.James Jones GB vs. SF
74.*Josh Morgan WAS at NO
Note: Listed as the starter ahead of Leonard Hankerson on the Redskins' depth chart. Do the same depth chart issues apply at WR as they do at RB for the Redskins?
75.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Ind
76.Steven Smith STL at Det
77.Kevin Ogletree DAL at NYG
Note: Didn't have him on the list this week - probably will be around 40-50 or so for Week 2.
78.*Jacoby Ford OAK vs. SD
Note: Lingering foot injury has opened the door for other young Raiders receivers to shine in training camp. Didn't practice Tuesday or Thursday.
79.*Kenny Britt TEN vs. NE
Note: Suspended for the first game of the season.
80.*Jerome Simpson MIN vs. Jac
Note: Reminder that he'll be suspended for the first three games.

Tight Ends

1.Jimmy Graham NO vs. Was
2.Rob Gronkowski NE at Ten
3.Antonio Gates SD at Oak
4.Fred Davis WAS at NO
5.*Aaron Hernandez NE at Ten
Note: Left practice early on Sunday, for undisclosed reasons.
6.Vernon Davis SF at GB
7.Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. StL
8.Brent Celek PHI at Cle
9.Jared Cook TEN vs. NE
10.Tony Gonzalez ATL at KC
11.*Jermaine Gresham CIN at Bal
Note: (Knee) Missed most of the preseason, but expected to play Monday night against the Ravens. Full practice this week.
12.*Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. Jac
Note: Could see extra targets early with Jerome Simpson suspended.
13.Owen Daniels HOU vs. Mia
14.Greg Olsen CAR at TB
15.*Jermichael Finley GB vs. SF
Note: Dealt with a quad injury and then missed a preseason game due to the birth of his son.
16.Coby Fleener IND at Chi
17.Scott Chandler BUF at NYJ
18.*Jacob Tamme DEN vs. Pit
Note: Hard to separate Tamme from Dreesen right now.
19.Martellus Bennett NYG vs. Dal
20.Joel Dreessen DEN vs. Pit
21.*Dustin Keller NYJ vs. Buf
Note: Pulled hamstring in second-to-last preseason game. *** Listed as questionable, despite previous assurances that the injury wasn't a big deal. Once again, it's probably a good idea to take a player's positive diagnosis with the appropriate grain or 100 of salt. ***
22.Dallas Clark TB vs. Car
Note: Made it through the preseason unscathed.
23.Lance Kendricks STL at Det
Note: Some bounce-back potential, especially if Bradford can stay healthy and upright.
24.Zach Miller SEA at Ari
25.Marcedes Lewis JAC at Min
26.Kevin Boss KC vs. Atl
27.Kellen Davis CHI vs. Ind
28.Anthony Fasano MIA at Hou
29.*Ed Dickson BAL vs. Cin
Note: Dealt with a shoulder injury in training camp. (Shoulder) Game-time decision Monday, as will backup Dennis Pitta. ***Friday Update - It looks as if both Dickson and Pitta will play Monday. ***
30.*Heath Miller PIT at Den
Note: (Ankle) Able to play in final preseason game.
31.Todd Heap ARZ vs. Sea
32.Dwayne Allen IND at Chi
33.*Jordan Cameron CLE vs. Phi
Note: *** (Groin) Listed as questionable, though he did practice all week. More upside than Watson. ***
34.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. Cin
35.*Ben Watson CLE vs. Phi
Note: Didn't see action in the preseason. (Leg) Said that he'd be ready for the opener. *** (Thigh) Limited in practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
36.*Evan Moore SEA at Ari
Note: Now the starter with Kellen Winslow Jr. cut from the Seahawks. I was wrong, it's Zach Miller and not Moore that will start.
37.*Jason Witten DAL at NYG
Note: (Spleen) Some practice activity Sunday, will have a full scan Tuesday. Very risky start for Wednesday night. Officially listed as doubtful, though he traveled with the team and wants to sign a waiver so that he can play. I'm still benching him, though.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.LeSean McCoy PHI at Cle
2.*Arian Foster HOU vs. Mia
Note: Game-time decision after missing Friday's practice with an injury to the area around his knee.
3.Ray Rice BAL vs. Cin
4.Calvin Johnson DET vs. StL
5.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Dal
6.Matt Forte CHI vs. Ind
7.Julio Jones ATL at KC
8.Chris Johnson TEN vs. NE
9.Darren McFadden OAK vs. SD
10.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Sea
11.A.J. Green CIN at Bal
12.Jimmy Graham NO vs. Was
13.*DeMarco Murray DAL at NYG
Note: (Ankle) Limited work in preseason games, though that might just be an ounce of precaution from the Cowboys.
14.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. Atl
Note: In limited action he's shown his old burst in preseason games. Just how much will Hillis cut into his carries?
15.*Doug Martin TB vs. Car
Note: Won the starting job in training camp and preseason games over Blount.
16.Rob Gronkowski NE at Ten
17.Antonio Brown PIT at Den
18.Wes Welker NE at Ten
19.Greg Jennings GB vs. SF
20.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Ind
21.Percy Harvin MIN vs. Jac
22.Fred Jackson BUF at NYJ
23.Steven Jackson STL at Det
24.*Darren Sproles NO vs. Was
Note: Missed the end of the preseason with a knee injury. Able to practice Monday.
25.Reggie Bush MIA at Hou
26.*Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Dal
Note: (Foot) Didn't practice Sunday, but expected to practice Monday and play on Wednesday. Officially listed as questionable, but Nicks has been adamant that he'll play.
27.*Marques Colston NO vs. Was
Note: *** Foot injury in practice, limited the last two days. ***
28.Jeremy Maclin PHI at Cle
29.Antonio Gates SD at Oak
30.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. Dal
Note: Sat out the final two preseason games with a hand injury, but practiced fully Sunday.
31.Frank Gore SF at GB
Note: Don't love Gore this year, but this isn't a bad matchup.
32.Donald Brown IND at Chi
33.Michael Turner ATL at KC
34.Roddy White ATL at KC
35.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Cin
Note: The Bengals have had multiple DBs get hurt in the exhibition season.
36.Jordy Nelson GB vs. SF
37.Vincent Jackson TB vs. Car
38.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Ari
Note: It's his back spasms and not his legal case that has me worried for this week. Back spasms still haven't subsided. *** Officially a game-time decision, but at least he practiced Friday. ***
39.*Kevin Smith DET vs. StL
Note: Dealing with an ankle injury. LeShoure is suspended for the first two games and Best is on the PUP list, so Smith is the default starter if healthy enough to go. *** Friday update: Not listed on the injury report. ***
40.*Rashad Jennings JAC at Min
Note: Still the likely Week 1 starter, even with MJD reporting to camp Sunday. Jaguars confirmed that Jennings will start this week, though MJD will play.
41.*Aaron Hernandez NE at Ten
Note: Left practice early on Sunday, for undisclosed reasons.
42.Fred Davis WAS at NO
43.*Dez Bryant DAL at NYG
Note: (Knee) full practice Sunday. Knee is deemed 100 percent by Jerry Jones. He won't be the exclusive punt return guy, though.
44.*Mike Wallace PIT at Den
Note: Ended his holdout last week.
45.*Steve Smith CAR at TB
Note: (Foot infection) Returned to practice Sunday; Panthers think he'll be able to play. Listed as probable.
46.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Pit
47.Eric Decker DEN vs. Pit
48.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Atl
Note: Ended his holdout a little earlier than Wallace.
49.*Stevan Ridley NE at Ten
Note: Finished the preseason strong, plus Vereen is banged up. Vereen officially ruled out.
50.*DeAngelo Williams CAR at TB
Note: With Jonathan Stewart not practicing Tuesday, looking increasingly likely that Williams gets more carries than usual this week.
51.C.J. Spiller BUF at NYJ
52.Shonn Greene NYJ vs. Buf
53.DeSean Jackson PHI at Cle
Note: Draws Joe Haden in coverage this week.
54.Reggie Wayne IND at Chi
55.Pierre Garcon WAS at NO
56.Nate Washington TEN vs. NE
57.Brandon Lloyd NE at Ten
58.Michael Crabtree SF at GB
59.Malcom Floyd SD at Oak
Note: Profile boosted some by Vincent Brown's injury.
60.Vernon Davis SF at GB
61.*Toby Gerhart MIN vs. Jac
Note: Peterson is a game-time decision; even if he plays, Gerhart should get more work than usual. Expected to be the feature back this week even if Peterson plays.
62.*Roy Helu WAS at NO
Note: It didn't take long for the Redskins' backfield quandry to come to the forefront. At least the final preseason game alleviated concerns about Helu's Achilles' tendon. Listed second on the depth chart to begin the week.
63.Willis McGahee DEN vs. Pit
64.*Beanie Wells ARZ vs. Sea
Note: Dealt with a knee injury in the preseason - could be in a timeshare with Ryan Williams this year. *** Friday update: Questionable with a hamstring injury suffered in practice this week, but expected to play. ***
65.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Mia
Note: With Foster a game-time decision, Tate will at least see his worklad increased.
66.*Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. Buf
Note: (Ribs) Played through various injuries in penultimate preseason game.
67.*Steve Johnson BUF at NYJ
Note: Playing through ongoing groin injury. *** Practiced Friday, but listed as questionable.***
68.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK vs. SD
69.Robert Meachem SD at Oak
70.Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. StL
71.Lance Moore NO vs. Was
72.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. Cin
73.*Miles Austin DAL at NYG
Note: (Hamstring) Returned to practice Sunday after missing the entire preseason. Jerry Jones says that Austin's hamstring is 100 percent. So there's that. But why is the owner the one discussing injuries anyhow?
74.Greg Little CLE vs. Phi
75.*Justin Blackmon JAC at Min
Note: *** (Ankle) Listed as probable. ***
76.*Austin Collie IND at Chi
Note: (Concussion) Injury early in the preseason reminded us of the horrible problems that Collie has had with concussions in the past. Full go at practice Monday. *** Friday Update - Game-time decision. ***
77.Danny Amendola STL at Det
Note: Will a Rams receiver emerge early on?
78.Brent Celek PHI at Cle
79.Jared Cook TEN vs. NE
80.*Cedric Benson GB vs. SF
Note: Possible timeshare in Green Bay, though it looks as if Benson will start.
81.*BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Bal
Note: Missed most of the preseason with a foot injury. Coach Marvin Lewis said that Green-Ellis will be good to go Monday night. Meanwhile, Bernard Scott is out.
82.Michael Bush CHI vs. Ind
83.*Isaac Redman PIT at Den
Note: Has been dealing with hip and ankle injuries. (Ankle) Practiced Monday, but coach Mike Tomlin ominously said that Redman must get over his injury to start Sunday night. Mendenhall has improved, and Jonathan Dwyer looms. *** Listed as probable, with Mendenhall doubtful. ***
84.Peyton Hillis KC vs. Atl
85.*Ronnie Brown SD at Oak
Note: Probably will start if Mathews can't go, as expected. Mathews' outlook is less positive than it was earlier in the week - Brown looks like a decent start, though it'll probably be a timeshare.
86.*Jonathan Stewart CAR at TB
Note: Didn't practice Sunday due to an ankle injury. Did not practice Tuesday, either. *** Still didn't practice Friday, listed as questionable but didn't practice all week.
87.*Denarius Moore OAK vs. SD
Note: (Hamstring) Very few reps with Carson Palmer in training camp. Did not practice Tuesday. *** Friday Update - now considered full strength and ready to roll. ***
88.Randall Cobb GB vs. SF
89.*Doug Baldwin SEA at Ari
Note: Sidelined by a hamstring injury for much of camp.
90.Tony Gonzalez ATL at KC
91.Owen Daniels HOU vs. Mia
92.*Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. Jac
Note: Could see extra targets early with Jerome Simpson suspended.
93.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Was
94.David Wilson NYG vs. Dal
95.*Ryan Williams ARZ vs. Sea
Note: Still working his way back from his knee injury, but should share carries with Wells early on.
96.*Alfred Morris WAS at NO
Note: Rumored to have a shot at starting in Week 1. Listed third on the depth chart to begin the week. *** According to the Washington Post, those with some knowledge of the Skins' RB situation (of course, they are unnamed) believe Morris will start (of course, their reasoning wasn't listed.). ***
97.*Jonathan Dwyer PIT at Den
Note: Could have a pretty big role this week if Redman can't start.
98.*Robert Turbin SEA at Ari
Note: Might end up starting tis week if Lynch's back doesn't improve soon.
99.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Min
Note: Ended his holdout Sunday - will he play in Week 1, and how much will he be used? The easy comparison is to Chris Johnson last year, but that's only because we have a limited sample of elite backs holding out until the week before the season starts. Will play, but Rashad Jennings will start.
100.Mike Williams TB vs. Car
101.Titus Young DET vs. StL
102.Mario Manningham SF at GB
103.Laurent Robinson JAC at Min
104.Greg Olsen CAR at TB
105.*Jermichael Finley GB vs. SF
Note: Dealt with a quad injury and then missed a preseason game due to the birth of his son.

Kickers

1.David Akers SF at GB
2.*Stephen Gostkowski NE at Ten
Note: (Groin) Able to practice Thursday.
3.Mason Crosby GB vs. SF
4.Alex Henery PHI at Cle
5.Robbie Gould CHI vs. Ind
6.Garrett Hartley NO vs. Was
Note: Beat out John Kasay for the starting job, as expected.
7.Dan Bailey DAL at NYG
8.*Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. SD
Note: Groin injury, expected to be ready for the start of the regular season.
9.Shaun Suisham PIT at Den
10.Matt Bryant ATL at KC
11.Shayne Graham HOU vs. Mia
Note: Got the starting job because of Randy Bullock's injury.
12.Matt Prater DEN vs. Pit
13.Rob Bironas TEN vs. NE
14.Lawrence Tynes NYG vs. Dal
15.Jason Hanson DET vs. StL
16.*Nate Kaeding SD at Oak
Note: Returning from a torn ACL.
17.Mike Nugent CIN at Bal
18.Connor Barth TB vs. Car
19.*Greg Zuerlein STL at Det
Note: Greg-the-Leg takes over for Josh Brown; kicked a 59-yarder in the preseason.
20.Steven Hauschka SEA at Ari
21.*Justin Tucker BAL vs. Cin
Note: Beat out Billy Cundiff for the starting job.
22.*Justin Medlock CAR at TB
Note: Beat out Olindo Mare for the Panthers' kicking job.
23.Nick Folk NYJ vs. Buf
24.Adam Vinatieri IND at Chi
25.*Blair Walsh MIN vs. Jac
Note: Replaces Ryan Longwell as the Vikings' kicker.
26.*Billy Cundiff WAS at NO
Note: Scooped up by the Redskins when the Ravens cut him.
27.Ryan Succop KC vs. Atl
28.Dan Carpenter MIA at Hou
29.Rian Lindell BUF at NYJ
30.Josh Scobee JAC at Min
31.Phil Dawson CLE vs. Phi
32.Jay Feely ARZ vs. Sea

Defenses

1.Houston Texans vs. Mia
2.Philadelphia Eagles at Cle
3.Chicago Bears vs. Ind
4.New York Jets vs. Buf
5.*New York Giants vs. Dal
Note: Giants' secondary issues matched by Cowboys' receiver injuries.
6.Buffalo Bills at NYJ
7.Detroit Lions vs. StL
8.Seattle Seahawks at Ari
9.Minnesota Vikings vs. Jac
10.Baltimore Ravens vs. Cin
11.San Francisco 49ers at GB
12.*New England Patriots at Ten
Note: Patrick Chung is dealing with a shoulder injury.
13.Green Bay Packers vs. SF
14.New Orleans Saints vs. Was
15.Miami Dolphins at Hou
16.Denver Broncos vs. Pit
17.Arizona Cardinals vs. Sea
18.Pittsburgh Steelers at Den
19.*Kansas City Chiefs vs. Atl
Note: Derrick Johnson (ankle) should play.
20.*Cincinnati Bengals at Bal
Note: Carlos Dunlap unlikely to play.
21.Dallas Cowboys at NYG
22.Jacksonville Jaguars at Min
23.San Diego Chargers at Oak
24.St. Louis Rams at Det
25.Atlanta Falcons at KC
26.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Car
27.Cleveland Browns vs. Phi
28.Carolina Panthers at TB
29.Tennessee Titans vs. NE
30.Washington Redskins at NO
31.Oakland Raiders vs. SD
32.*Indianapolis Colts at Chi
Note: No Pat Angerer (Foot) this week.