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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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Here are our rankings for the coming week at each position to help you decide your starting lineup. Our rankings are based on the following scoring system: three points for a passing touchdown; six points for a rushing/receiving touchdown; one point for every 20 passing yards; and one point for every 10 rushing/receiving yards. Flex Rankings are for PPR leagues. All the position rankings will be updated twice per week.

Carolina, Chicago, Jacksonville and New Orleans are on bye this week.

Sunday Update Complete

Quarterback

1.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Oak
2.Peyton Manning DEN at SD
Note: Manning has now gone for 330+ in three consecutive games.
3.Aaron Rodgers GB at Hou
Note: Still not connecting on the deep ball, but why? And is it fixable?
4.*Tom Brady NE at Sea
Note: Like last week, listed as limited because of his shoulder Wednesday. *** Moved entirely off the injury report. ***
5.Eli Manning NYG at SF
6.Philip Rivers SD vs. Den
7.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Ten
Note: One touchdown pass was ruled a lateral, and another potential touchdown fell short when Jerricho Cotchery slipped.
8.Michael Vick PHI vs. Det
Note: Two more lost fumbles, including a ghastly one at the goal line.
9.Andrew Luck IND at NYJ
Note: Threw a whopping 55 passes in the win over the Packers.
10.*Alex Smith SF vs. NYG
Note: Sprained middle finger on his passing hand. Sprained finger reportedly not affecting his throws in practice, though he'll have to be taped up some there during the game Sunday. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
11.Andy Dalton CIN at Cle
12.Joe Flacco BAL vs. Dal
13.*Christian Ponder MIN at Was
Note: Had 31 rushing yards despite the sore knee last week. Full participant in Wednesday's practice.
14.Matt Schaub HOU vs. GB
Note: Not a great performance for Schaub on Monday night, but chances are he'll be asked to do more against the Packers.
15.*Robert Griffin WAS vs. Min
Note: Suffered a concussion against the Falcons - expected to undergo a battery of tests early in the week to help determine his availability. Practiced Wednesday, but still not cleared for full contact. The news appears to be positive, but watch out nonetheless. *** Though he's listed as questionable, RG3 is expected to start. I still wish he had the early game rather than the late game, and I don't know if he'll be allowed to run. ***
16.Matthew Stafford DET at Phi
17.Carson Palmer OAK at Atl
18.Tony Romo DAL at Bal
Note: How well does he bounce back after the bye week?
19.Brandon Weeden CLE vs. Cin
20.*Kevin Kolb ARZ vs. Buf
Note: When you get sacked nine times, there's plenty of blame to go around. Sure, the AZ offensive line is awful, but Kolb has to get rid of the ball quicker, too. John Skelton's ankle has been upgraded to 90th percentile. If Kolb continues to get hit a lot, that might become relevant again soon.
21.Russell Wilson SEA vs. NE
22.Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. Ind
Note: Not much to work with for Sanchez, but at least he has a pretty good matchup this week against the Colts.
23.Josh Freeman TB vs. KC
24.Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at Ari
Note: Laid a big egg against the Niners. Another tough start at Arizona this week.
25.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. StL
26.*Sam Bradford STL at Mia
Note: *** Listed as probable with a sore knee. ***
27.*Matt Hasselbeck TEN vs. Pit
Note: Getting another start on Thursday night.
28.*Brady Quinn KC at TB
Note: Probably starting against the Bucs this week. Looking more likely to start with Cassel not yet cleared to practice. *** Officially the starter. ***
29.*Kirk Cousins WAS vs. Min
Note: Will be the starter in the event that RG3 can't go. *** RG3 is expected to start. ***
30.*Matt Cassel KC at TB
Note: Head injury - unlikely to play this week against the Bucs. Not yet cleared for practice. *** Officially out this week. ***
31.*Jake Locker TEN vs. Pit
Note: (Shoulder) Out again with the short week.

Running Backs

1.*Arian Foster HOU vs. GB
Note: (Knee) Limited participant in Wednesday's practice, though the Texans seem to be downplaying the injury. *** Listed as probable. ***
2.Ray Rice BAL vs. Dal
3.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Det
4.*Reggie Bush MIA vs. StL
Note: *** (Knee) Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
5.Trent Richardson CLE vs. Cin
6.Jamaal Charles KC at TB
Note: Charles ran for 140 yards against the Ravens, though only 15 came in the second half.
7.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Was
Note: Played through an ankle injury suffered early in the first quarter last week. Did not practice Wednesday. *** Full participant in Friday's practice, listed as probable. ***
8.Darren McFadden OAK at Atl
9.Frank Gore SF vs. NYG
10.Michael Turner ATL vs. Oak
11.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Den
Note: Took over the primary duties from Battle last week - 12 carries, and six catches (on eight targets). Likely to be the starter Monday night. *** (Ankle) Listed as probable. ***
12.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Min
13.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. NE
Note: On its face 85 yards isn't bad, but it was disappointing for Lynch given the opponent. (Back) Limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Same injury that had him limited at the start of the season. *** Listed as probable. ***
14.DeMarco Murray DAL at Bal
15.Mikel Leshoure DET at Phi
16.Stevan Ridley NE at Sea
Note: Big game clouded by a late fumble.
17.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Cle
18.Doug Martin TB vs. KC
Note: Didn't get the goal line carry in Week 4, and had just eight carries in the game. I'm concerned, to be sure.
19.Rashard Mendenhall PIT at Ten
Note: (Knee) Averaged 5.8 yards per carry last week, though he was on the field for only 22 snaps. Touchdown last week officially changed to a reception rather than a run.
20.Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at SF
21.Willis McGahee DEN at SD
Note: Bad drop on fourth down, followed by a fourth quarter fumble - suffice to say, not his best day.
22.*Fred Jackson BUF at Ari
Note: Small edge over Spiller in touches last week.
23.*Shonn Greene NYJ vs. Ind
Note: Just got a dreaded vote of confidence from coach Rex Ryan.
24.*C.J. Spiller BUF at Ari
Note: Another tough matchup, though maybe not as bad specifically against the rush.
25.Steven Jackson STL at Mia
Note: I seemingly end up with Steven Jackson and Chris Johnson next to each other every week. It's not by design, I promise. They're both flat tires, though. Not on the injury report this week.
26.*Chris Johnson TEN vs. Pit
Note: Basically the only game in town with Javon Ringer out four-to-six weeks, unless they decide to bump up Jamie Harper.
27.*Vick Ballard IND at NYJ
Note: Should get most of the work with Donald Brown, but note his lack of targets this year - might not be in there on third down.
28.*Alex Green GB at Hou
Note: Stark might start, but Green is the one with the upside. Conflicting reports on who will start - now looks like it'll be Green, who we had higher anyhow.
29.Kendall Hunter SF vs. NYG
30.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. Oak
31.*William Powell ARZ vs. Buf
Note: Possibly the lead ballcarrier for the Cardinals with Williams out, for whatever that's worth. (Head) Full practice Wednesday. *** Stephens-Howling might start, but even so Powell could end up with more rushing attempts. ***
32.*Robert Turbin SEA vs. NE
Note: Gets a small bump with Lynch limited.
33.Jackie Battle SD vs. Den
34.Toby Gerhart MIN at Was
35.*LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ vs. Buf
Note: (Hip) Vying for carries along with William Powell and Alfonso Smith now that Ryan Williams is out for the season. Moved around well in practice Wednesday, believes that he'll play. *** Stephens-Howling might start, but even so Powell could end up with more rushing attempts. ***
36.*James Starks GB at Hou
Note: Inactive last week, but could start this week with Cedric Benson out.
37.*Ben Tate HOU vs. GB
Note: Inactive Monday night thanks to his toe injury. Limited participant in Wednesday's practice. *** Listed as probable. ***
38.*Brandon Bolden NE at Sea
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday. *** Still limited Friday, listed as questionable. But he was also listed as questionable last week. For the Pats, questionable seemingly can range from anywhere to 90% to 10% likely to play. ***
39.Isaac Redman PIT at Ten
40.*David Wilson NYG at SF
Note: Big run late, could be the change-of-pace back again with Andre Brown hurt.
41.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. Ind
42.Daryl Richardson STL at Mia
43.Lamar Miller MIA vs. StL
44.Ronnie Hillman DEN at SD
Note: Maybe has passed Lance Ball on the totem pole - three carries, to one for Ball.
45.Danny Woodhead NE at Sea
46.Mike Goodson OAK at Atl
47.*Shaun Draughn KC at TB
Note: Limited in practice Wednesday due to an ankle injury. *** Limited Thursday, full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
48.LeGarrette Blount TB vs. KC
49.*Evan Royster WAS vs. Min
Note: (Patella tendon) Full practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable. ***
50.*Lance Ball DEN at SD
Note: *** (Ankle) Listed as probable. ***
51.Felix Jones DAL at Bal
52.Bernard Pierce BAL vs. Dal
53.Jason Snelling ATL vs. Oak
54.Ronnie Brown SD vs. Den
55.*Mewelde Moore IND at NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Wednesday - possibly a much bigger role with Donald Brown out. *** (Ankle) Full participant in Friday's practice, listed as probable. ***
56.*Brian Leonard CIN at Cle
Note: Could get more action with Bernard Scott out.
57.*Alfonso Smith ARZ vs. Buf
Note: Part of the running back picture with Williams out.
58.Bryce Brown PHI vs. Det
59.*Shane Vereen NE at Sea
Note: Just one carry last week - but of course it was for a touchdown, because Bill Belichick hates you. *** (Foot) Limited at practice Friday. ***
60.*Justin Forsett HOU vs. GB
Note: Was Foster's backup with Ben Tate out last week.
61.*Cedric Peerman CIN at Cle
Note: Could get more action with Bernard Scott out.
62.Jamie Harper TEN vs. Pit
63.Kevin Smith DET at Phi
64.Joique Bell DET at Phi
65.Taiwan Jones OAK at Atl
66.*Delone Carter IND at NYJ
Note: Likely active this week, at least.
67.Tashard Choice BUF at Ari
68.Montario Hardesty CLE vs. Cin
69.Ryan Grant WAS vs. Min
70.Jonathan Dwyer PIT at Ten
71.Knowshon Moreno DEN at SD
72.Brandon Jackson CLE vs. Cin
73.Isaiah Pead STL at Mia
74.Joe McKnight NYJ vs. Ind
75.*Brandon Jacobs SF vs. NYG
Note: (Knee) Full participant in Wednesday's practice. He was inactive in last week's game despite full practices, though. *** Listed as questionable, backed off earlier comments complaining about not getting activated yet. ***
76.Dion Lewis PHI vs. Det
77.*Peyton Hillis KC at TB
Note: (Ankle) Still not practicing. *** Ruled out again this week. ***
78.*Daniel Thomas MIA vs. StL
Note: Possible concussion last week against the Bengals. Unlikely to play this week. *** Officially ruled out. ***
79.*Andre Brown NYG at SF
Note: Suffered a head injury on a kickoff return last week. Hasn't passed the league's concussion protocol yet. ***Out this week.***
80.*Donald Brown IND at NYJ
Note: Out two-to-three weeks after having procedure on knee.
81.*Cedric Benson GB at Hou
Note: Lisfranc injury, ot at least eight weeks, perhaps the full season.
82.*Bernard Scott CIN at Cle
Note: Out for the season with a knee injury.
83.*Ryan Williams ARZ vs. Buf
Note: Out for the season with a shoulder injury.

Wide Receivers

1.Roddy White ATL vs. Oak
2.*A.J. Green CIN at Cle
Note: (Knee) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
3.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Buf
4.Calvin Johnson DET at Phi
5.*Demaryius Thomas DEN at SD
Note: Another big day, but a costly fumble for the second time this season. *** (Hip) Listed as questionable. ***
6.Victor Cruz NYG at SF
7.Reggie Wayne IND at NYJ
Note: It makes me sick that I don't have Wayne anywhere. He's going to get so many targets this year.
8.Julio Jones ATL vs. Oak
9.*Percy Harvin MIN at Was
Note: *** (Hamstring) Full practice Friday. ***
10.Dwayne Bowe KC at TB
11.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Det
12.Mike Wallace PIT at Ten
13.*Miles Austin DAL at Bal
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Wednesday.
14.Michael Crabtree SF vs. NYG
15.*Wes Welker NE at Sea
Note: Limited at practiced Wednesday with a sore ankle. *** Limited again Friday, listed as questionable. ***
16.Vincent Jackson TB vs. KC
17.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Dal
18.Antonio Brown PIT at Ten
19.Dez Bryant DAL at Bal
20.Brandon Lloyd NE at Sea
21.Eric Decker DEN at SD
22.Jordy Nelson GB at Hou
Note: Hurt the most among the Packers wide receivers in their inability to get the deep passing game working.
23.Brian Hartline MIA vs. StL
24.Steve Johnson BUF at Ari
25.*Andre Johnson HOU vs. GB
Note: (Groin) Just one catch on six targets - included one bad drop. Limited practice participant Wednesday. *** Full practice Thursday. ***
26.James Jones GB at Hou
27.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. Buf
28.*Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. Ind
Note: Nine targets Monday night against the Texans. (Finger/illness) Limited practice Wednesday. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
29.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. Dal
Note: Another big target day - really hurting Dennis Pitta's production.
30.Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. Det
31.Nate Washington TEN vs. Pit
32.*Malcom Floyd SD vs. Den
Note: *** Questionable with a groin injury, but had a full practice Saturday. Still, you might want to see if there's a Monday night option to pick up just in case he's a late scratch - maybe Brandon Stokely? ***
33.*Brandon Gibson STL at Mia
Note: (Knee) Not on the initial injury list this week. Should get a lot more targets with Amendola out.
34.Golden Tate SEA vs. NE
35.*Hakeem Nicks NYG at SF
Note: (Knee) Coach Tom Coughlin still uncertain whether Nicks will be able to play this week against the Niners. Did individual drills Thursday. Still hoping to practice Friday. *** Made the trip to San Francisco, will be a game-time decision. Participated in Friday's practice. ***
36.Robert Meachem SD vs. Den
Note: Two big catches against his former team on Sunday night.
37.Donnie Avery IND at NYJ
Note: Fewer targets than Hilton last week, though eight targets isn't really anything to sneeze at.
38.Randall Cobb GB at Hou
39.*Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at Atl
Note: (Concussion) Has been cleared for full contact. Full practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable. ***
40.Sidney Rice SEA vs. NE
41.Rueben Randle NYG at SF
Note: Randle had six catches for 82 yards and also drew two big pass interference calls.
42.Andrew Hawkins CIN at Cle
43.T.Y. Hilton IND at NYJ
44.Mike Williams TB vs. KC
45.Denarius Moore OAK at Atl
46.Davone Bess MIA vs. StL
47.*Greg Little CLE vs. Cin
Note: Just two targets while getting the goose egg Sunday. Appears to have been surpassed by Josh Gordon and Jordan Norwood. *** Moving back up some with Norwood out. ***
48.Josh Gordon CLE vs. Cin
Note: Two big plays last week against the Giants, taking advantage of injuries and the marginalization of Greg Little.
49.*Jon Baldwin KC at TB
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday. *** Full practice Friday, but listed as questionable. ***
50.Donald Jones BUF at Ari
51.Domenik Hixon NYG at SF
52.Jason Avant PHI vs. Det
53.Armon Binns CIN at Cle
54.*Kenny Britt TEN vs. Pit
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Monday, but hopeful that he can play Thursday. Five targets last week. Listed as probable.
55.Randy Moss SF vs. NYG
56.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Pit
57.Mario Manningham SF vs. NYG
58.Santana Moss WAS vs. Min
59.Chaz Schilens NYJ vs. Ind
60.Chris Givens STL at Mia
61.Nate Burleson DET at Phi
62.*Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Min
Note: *** (Foot) Suffered a minor setback, listed as questionable. ***
63.Josh Morgan WAS vs. Min
64.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at Ten
65.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. NE
66.Brandon Stokley DEN at SD
67.Aldrick Robinson WAS vs. Min
68.*Ramses Barden NYG at SF
Note: (Concussion) Cleared to practice Monday. Practiced Wednesday.
69.T.J. Graham BUF at Ari
Note: Only three targets last week, but eight targets the previous week.
70.*Jason Hill NYJ vs. Ind
Note: Signed last week to replace the injured Santonio Holmes.
71.*Titus Young DET at Phi
Note: Sore knee affecting his performance. Returned to practice Thursday.
72.Kevin Walter HOU vs. GB
73.*Kevin Ogletree DAL at Bal
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Wednesday.
74.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Buf
75.*Stephen Hill NYJ vs. Ind
Note: (Hamstring) Inactive Monday night. Coach Rex Ryan believes Hill will play Sunday. *** Limited practice Friday, but listed as probable. ***
76.Damaris Johnson PHI vs. Det
77.Leonard Hankerson WAS vs. Min
78.Jacoby Jones BAL vs. Dal
79.Dexter McCluster KC at TB
80.Steven Smith STL at Mia
81.Braylon Edwards SEA vs. NE
82.Devin Aromashodu MIN at Was
83.Rod Streater OAK at Atl
84.Steve Breaston KC at TB
85.*Eddie Royal SD vs. Den
Note: *** (Hamstring) Listed as questionable. ***
86.*Julian Edelman NE at Sea
Note: (Hand) Returned to practice Thursday. *** Didn't make the trip to Seattle. ***
87.*Jerome Simpson MIN at Was
Note: Simpson has a back issue that is causing leg weakness and numbness. Limited participation Thursday - doesn't look great for this weekend. *** Limited again Friday, still listed as questionable. ***
88.*Travis Benjamin CLE vs. Cin
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Thursday.
89.*Greg Jennings GB at Hou
Note: (Groin) No word yet on his status for Week 8. Won't practice at least until Friday. Packers play the Sunday night game, further complicating matters. *** Out again this week. ***
90.*Mohamed Massaquoi CLE vs. Cin
Note: (Hamstring) Still not practicing.
91.*Jordan Norwood CLE vs. Cin
Note: Nine targets, nine catches last week - takes advantage of opportunity presented by injuries to Massaquoi and Benjamin. Held out of practice Wednesday and Thursday with a foot injury. *** Placed on IR-designated to return list. ***
92.*Danny Amendola STL at Mia
Note: Out for four-to-six weeks, maybe longer. Originally thought to be a season-ending injury.

Tight Ends

1.Vernon Davis SF vs. NYG
2.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. Oak
3.Owen Daniels HOU vs. GB
4.Jason Witten DAL at Bal
5.*Rob Gronkowski NE at Sea
Note: Gronk's hip will probably be a lingering issue in the near future. Practiced Wednesday. *** Limited as practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
6.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Was
7.Heath Miller PIT at Ten
8.Fred Davis WAS vs. Min
9.Jermaine Gresham CIN at Cle
10.Brandon Myers OAK at Atl
11.Jacob Tamme DEN at SD
12.*Brandon Pettigrew DET at Phi
Note: Sat out practice Tuesday with an undisclosed injury. Limited Thursday with a knee injury - previously classified as rest, which apparently was a bald-faced lie. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
13.Brent Celek PHI vs. Det
14.Antonio Gates SD vs. Den
15.*Aaron Hernandez NE at Sea
Note: (Ankle) Practiced last week, but had a noteworthy hitch. Leaving him down here until the reports are more optimistic. Practiced Wednesday. Things are looking far more positive. *** Made the trip to Seattle, expected to play, albeit in a limited capacity. ***
16.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. Dal
Note: Pitta has 36 targets on the season, but only six combined over the last two weeks.
17.Scott Chandler BUF at Ari
Note: Lost a fumble in the blowout loss to the Niners.
18.*Martellus Bennett NYG at SF
Note: Played through a hyperextended knee in Week 5. Scheduled for tests Tuesday. Limited practice participant Thursday. *** Full practice Friday, probable. ***
19.*Jared Cook TEN vs. Pit
Note: Overcame a shoulder injury that forced him to miss practice earlier in the week to score the Titans' lone touchdown.
20.Anthony Fasano MIA vs. StL
21.Joel Dreessen DEN at SD
22.Dwayne Allen IND at NYJ
Note: Four catches in five targets against the Packers.
23.Lance Kendricks STL at Mia
24.Dallas Clark TB vs. KC
Note: I'm not sure why I had him at #10 earlier, but it was a mistake and I've since moved him down.
25.Coby Fleener IND at NYJ
26.*Dustin Keller NYJ vs. Ind
Note: Expects to be available after missing Week 6 with a hamstring injury. Practiced Thursday on a limited basis. *** Active for Sunday. ***
27.James Casey HOU vs. GB
28.Jordan Cameron CLE vs. Cin
29.Ed Dickson BAL vs. Dal
30.Ben Watson CLE vs. Cin
31.Dante Rosario SD vs. Den
32.Zach Miller SEA vs. NE
33.Rob Housler ARZ vs. Buf
34.*Jeff Cumberland NYJ vs. Ind
Note: Filled in for Dustin Keller on Monday night.
35.Craig Stevens TEN vs. Pit
36.Tony Scheffler DET at Phi
37.*Jermichael Finley GB at Hou
Note: Shoulder injury - described as having a chance to play this week. Not very encouraging. Won't practice until at least Friday. *** Very limited on Friday, listed as questionable. ***
38.*Todd Heap ARZ vs. Buf
Note: (Knee) Limited in Wednesday's practice.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Arian Foster HOU vs. GB
Note: (Knee) Limited participant in Wednesday's practice, though the Texans seem to be downplaying the injury. *** Listed as probable. ***
2.Ray Rice BAL vs. Dal
3.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Det
4.Roddy White ATL vs. Oak
5.*A.J. Green CIN at Cle
Note: (Knee) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
6.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Buf
7.Calvin Johnson DET at Phi
8.*Reggie Bush MIA vs. StL
Note: *** (Knee) Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
9.Trent Richardson CLE vs. Cin
10.Darren McFadden OAK at Atl
11.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. NE
Note: On its face 85 yards isn't bad, but it was disappointing for Lynch given the opponent. (Back) Limited participant in Wednesday's practice. Same injury that had him limited at the start of the season. *** Listed as probable. ***
12.*Demaryius Thomas DEN at SD
Note: Another big day, but a costly fumble for the second time this season. *** (Hip) Listed as questionable. ***
13.Victor Cruz NYG at SF
14.Reggie Wayne IND at NYJ
Note: It makes me sick that I don't have Wayne anywhere. He's going to get so many targets this year.
15.Julio Jones ATL vs. Oak
16.*Percy Harvin MIN at Was
Note: *** (Hamstring) Full practice Friday. ***
17.*Wes Welker NE at Sea
Note: Limited at practiced Wednesday with a sore ankle. *** Limited again Friday, listed as questionable. ***
18.Dwayne Bowe KC at TB
19.Frank Gore SF vs. NYG
20.Jamaal Charles KC at TB
Note: Charles ran for 140 yards against the Ravens, though only 15 came in the second half.
21.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Was
Note: Played through an ankle injury suffered early in the first quarter last week. Did not practice Wednesday. *** Full participant in Friday's practice, listed as probable. ***
22.DeMarco Murray DAL at Bal
23.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Det
24.Mike Wallace PIT at Ten
25.*Miles Austin DAL at Bal
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Wednesday.
26.Michael Crabtree SF vs. NYG
27.Vernon Davis SF vs. NYG
28.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. Oak
29.*Rob Gronkowski NE at Sea
Note: Gronk's hip will probably be a lingering issue in the near future. Practiced Wednesday. *** Limited as practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
30.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Den
Note: Took over the primary duties from Battle last week - 12 carries, and six catches (on eight targets). Likely to be the starter Monday night. *** (Ankle) Listed as probable. ***
31.Mikel Leshoure DET at Phi
32.Stevan Ridley NE at Sea
Note: Big game clouded by a late fumble.
33.Vincent Jackson TB vs. KC
34.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Dal
35.Antonio Brown PIT at Ten
36.Dez Bryant DAL at Bal
37.Brandon Lloyd NE at Sea
38.Doug Martin TB vs. KC
Note: Didn't get the goal line carry in Week 4, and had just eight carries in the game. I'm concerned, to be sure.
39.Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at SF
40.Michael Turner ATL vs. Oak
41.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Min
42.Eric Decker DEN at SD
43.Jordy Nelson GB at Hou
Note: Hurt the most among the Packers wide receivers in their inability to get the deep passing game working.
44.Brian Hartline MIA vs. StL
45.Steve Johnson BUF at Ari
46.*Malcom Floyd SD vs. Den
Note: *** Questionable with a groin injury, but had a full practice Saturday. Still, you might want to see if there's a Monday night option to pick up just in case he's a late scratch - maybe Brandon Stokely? ***
47.Willis McGahee DEN at SD
Note: Bad drop on fourth down, followed by a fourth quarter fumble - suffice to say, not his best day.
48.*Donald Brown IND at NYJ
Note: Out two-to-three weeks after having procedure on knee.
49.*Fred Jackson BUF at Ari
Note: Small edge over Spiller in touches last week.
50.*C.J. Spiller BUF at Ari
Note: Another tough matchup, though maybe not as bad specifically against the rush.
51.Steven Jackson STL at Mia
Note: I seemingly end up with Steven Jackson and Chris Johnson next to each other every week. It's not by design, I promise. They're both flat tires, though. Not on the injury report this week.
52.Owen Daniels HOU vs. GB
53.Jason Witten DAL at Bal
54.James Jones GB at Hou
55.Nate Washington TEN vs. Pit
56.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. Buf
57.*Andre Johnson HOU vs. GB
Note: (Groin) Just one catch on six targets - included one bad drop. Limited practice participant Wednesday. *** Full practice Thursday. ***
58.*Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. Ind
Note: Nine targets Monday night against the Texans. (Finger/illness) Limited practice Wednesday. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
59.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Cle
60.Rashard Mendenhall PIT at Ten
Note: (Knee) Averaged 5.8 yards per carry last week, though he was on the field for only 22 snaps. Touchdown last week officially changed to a reception rather than a run.
61.*Chris Johnson TEN vs. Pit
Note: Basically the only game in town with Javon Ringer out four-to-six weeks, unless they decide to bump up Jamie Harper.
62.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. Dal
Note: Another big target day - really hurting Dennis Pitta's production.
63.Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. Det
64.Golden Tate SEA vs. NE
65.Robert Meachem SD vs. Den
Note: Two big catches against his former team on Sunday night.
66.Donnie Avery IND at NYJ
Note: Fewer targets than Hilton last week, though eight targets isn't really anything to sneeze at.
67.Domenik Hixon NYG at SF
68.Sidney Rice SEA vs. NE
69.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Was
70.Heath Miller PIT at Ten
71.Fred Davis WAS vs. Min
72.*Shonn Greene NYJ vs. Ind
Note: Just got a dreaded vote of confidence from coach Rex Ryan.
73.Kendall Hunter SF vs. NYG
74.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. Oak
75.*Brandon Bolden NE at Sea
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday. *** Still limited Friday, listed as questionable. But he was also listed as questionable last week. For the Pats, questionable seemingly can range from anywhere to 90% to 10% likely to play. ***
76.*Alex Green GB at Hou
Note: Stark might start, but Green is the one with the upside. Conflicting reports on who will start - now looks like it'll be Green, who we had higher anyhow.
77.*William Powell ARZ vs. Buf
Note: Possibly the lead ballcarrier for the Cardinals with Williams out, for whatever that's worth. (Head) Full practice Wednesday. *** Stephens-Howling might start, but even so Powell could end up with more rushing attempts. ***
78.Jackie Battle SD vs. Den
79.Toby Gerhart MIN at Was
80.*LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ vs. Buf
Note: (Hip) Vying for carries along with William Powell and Alfonso Smith now that Ryan Williams is out for the season. Moved around well in practice Wednesday, believes that he'll play. *** Stephens-Howling might start, but even so Powell could end up with more rushing attempts. ***
81.Andrew Hawkins CIN at Cle
82.T.Y. Hilton IND at NYJ

Kickers

1.David Akers SF vs. NYG
2.Justin Tucker BAL vs. Dal
3.Matt Bryant ATL vs. Oak
4.Greg Zuerlein STL at Mia
5.Mason Crosby GB at Hou
Note: Missed two FGA's last week, but both were over 50 yards.
6.Nick Novak SD vs. Den
Note: Once again filled in for Kaeding, missing on one 55 yard attempt. Kaeding still not practicing.
7.Blair Walsh MIN at Was
8.*Sebastian Janikowski OAK at Atl
Note: (Groin) Limited in Wednesday's practice.
9.Shayne Graham HOU vs. GB
10.Stephen Gostkowski NE at Sea
11.Connor Barth TB vs. KC
12.Matt Prater DEN at SD
13.Jason Hanson DET at Phi
14.Alex Henery PHI vs. Det
15.Phil Dawson CLE vs. Cin
16.Mike Nugent CIN at Cle
17.Lawrence Tynes NYG at SF
18.Dan Carpenter MIA vs. StL
19.Adam Vinatieri IND at NYJ
20.Shaun Suisham PIT at Ten
21.Nick Folk NYJ vs. Ind
22.Rob Bironas TEN vs. Pit
23.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. NE
24.Jay Feely ARZ vs. Buf
25.Ryan Succop KC at TB
26.Dan Bailey DAL at Bal
27.*Kai Forbath WAS vs. Min
Note: Replaces Billy Cundiff on the Redskins.
28.Rian Lindell BUF at Ari
29.*Nate Kaeding SD vs. Den
Note: (Groin) Sat out again last week.

Defenses

1.Baltimore Ravens vs. Dal
2.*Houston Texans vs. GB
Note: Brian Cushing out for the season with a torn ACL.
3.Miami Dolphins vs. StL
4.Arizona Cardinals vs. Buf
5.Atlanta Falcons vs. Oak
6.Philadelphia Eagles vs. Det
7.New England Patriots at Sea
8.St. Louis Rams at Mia
9.San Francisco 49ers vs. NYG
10.*Pittsburgh Steelers at Ten
Note: Troy Polamalu out again this week, and LaMarr Woodley is also likely out.
11.*Buffalo Bills at Ari
Note: Despite the recent disaster games, sneaky stream option this week - Cards have given up 17 sacks the last two weeks.
12.Minnesota Vikings at Was
13.*Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. KC
Note: Another sneaky option - coming off bye week, could be facing Brady Quinn.
14.*Cleveland Browns vs. Cin
Note: The Browns get Joe Haden back this week.
15.Cincinnati Bengals at Cle
16.Seattle Seahawks vs. NE
17.New York Jets vs. Ind
18.San Diego Chargers vs. Den
19.New York Giants at SF
Note: With the lack of pass rush, gotta move them down here.
20.Kansas City Chiefs at TB
21.Denver Broncos at SD
22.*Washington Redskins vs. Min
Note: Brandon Meriweather out for another four more weeks.
23.Green Bay Packers at Hou
24.Dallas Cowboys at Bal
25.Indianapolis Colts at NYJ
26.Tennessee Titans vs. Pit
27.Detroit Lions at Phi
28.Oakland Raiders at Atl