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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.

Baltimore, Buffalo, Cincinnati and Houston are on bye this week.

Updated on Sunday

Quarterback

1.Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Jac
Note: Calf injury, possible matchup against Cortland Finnegan was a non-factor.
2.Drew Brees NO at Den
3.Peyton Manning DEN vs. NO
4.Robert Griffin WAS at Pit
Note: Without Fred Davis for the season and Pierre Garcon likely for at least another week or two.
5.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Was
6.Tom Brady NE at StL
7.Eli Manning NYG at Dal
Note: Late touchdown to Cruz salvaged a below-average day last week.
8.*Andrew Luck IND at Ten
Note: Added to the injury report with a sore knee, but was able to practice Wednesday. *** Full practice all week, listed as probable. ***
9.*Tony Romo DAL vs. NYG
Note: Lost starting center Phil Costa to an ankle injury last week.
10.Carson Palmer OAK at KC
Note: Still throwing the ball a ton, and even vultured away a rushing touchdown last week.
11.*Jay Cutler CHI vs. Car
Note: Suffered a rib injury Monday night, but expects to be able to play Sunday. Don't be surprised if he's limited in practice early in the week.
12.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Sea
13.Cam Newton CAR at Chi
14.*Michael Vick PHI vs. Atl
Note: *** Moving down because of the weather. ***
15.*Matt Ryan ATL at Phi
Note: *** Moving down because of the weather. ***
16.*Matt Hasselbeck TEN vs. Ind
Note: Expected to get another start this week in place of Locker.
17.*Christian Ponder MIN vs. TB
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable for Thursday night.
18.Josh Freeman TB at Min
Note: A great game last week could have been so much better, with Vincent Jackson tracked down after a 95-yard play, and with Mike Williams pushed out of the end zone on the final play.
19.*Philip Rivers SD at Cle
Note: *** Moving down because of the weather. ***
20.Sam Bradford STL vs. NE
21.Brandon Weeden CLE vs. SD
22.*Alex Smith SF at Ari
Note: Sprained finger from a couple of weeks ago still might be an issue.
23.*Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Apparently minor thumb injury on his left hand. *** Practiced fully all week despite the left thumb and lower back injuries. ***
24.Russell Wilson SEA at Det
25.Ryan Tannehill MIA at NYJ
26.*Blaine Gabbert JAC at GB
Note: Torn labrum in non-throwing shoulder, status for this week uncertain. Full participant in Wednesday's practice. *** Full practice again Friday and will start. ***
27.*John Skelton ARZ vs. SF
Note: *** (Ankle) Full participant in practice this week, good to go against the Niners on Monday night. ***
28.*Brady Quinn KC vs. Oak
Note: Starting over Matt Cassel, and not just due to the concussion.
29.*Chad Henne JAC at GB
Note: Averaged 3.6 yards per attempt over the course of 20 attempts against the Raiders. Blaine Gabbert was able to practice Wednesday - it appears that he'll play and not Henne.
30.*Jake Locker TEN vs. Ind
Note: Titans are taking a 'step-by-step' approach in dealing with Locker's shoulder. Officially out this week.
31.*Matt Cassel KC vs. Oak
Note: Benched in favor of Brady Quinn, and not just because of his concussion in Week 5.

Running Backs

1.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Atl
2.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. TB
Note: (Ankle) Missed practice Tuesday, has the Thursday night game. Listed as probable.
3.Matt Forte CHI vs. Car
4.Alfred Morris WAS at Pit
5.*Chris Johnson TEN vs. Ind
Note: Listed with an ankle injury, but fully participated in Wednesday's practice. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
6.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. Oak
Note: (Back) Not on the initial injury report.
7.Michael Turner ATL at Phi
8.Willis McGahee DEN vs. NO
9.Doug Martin TB at Min
Note: Didn't get a goal line carry in the awful sequence after the Vincent Jackson catch, but later got a carry inside the 5 - had no chance, though, as the OL was blown up on the play.
10.Ryan Mathews SD at Cle
11.Reggie Bush MIA at NYJ
12.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Det
Note: (Back) Would have participated in a full practice Wednesday if the Seahawks would have had more than a walk-through.
13.Darren McFadden OAK at KC
14.*Frank Gore SF at Ari
Note: Dealt with severe pain in his ribcage in the Thursday night game, but was a full practice participant Monday. *** Listed as probable for Monday night. ***
15.Stevan Ridley NE at StL
Note: Only 32 snaps against the Jets, but 17 carries on those snaps.
16.Steven Jackson STL vs. NE
Note: Jackson got his first rushing touchdown of the season last week against the Packers.
17.*Darren Sproles NO at Den
Note: Missed practiced Wednesday due to an illness in the family.
18.Mikel Leshoure DET vs. Sea
19.Alex Green GB vs. Jac
20.Jonathan Dwyer PIT vs. Was
Note: Had 122 yards as the primary back last week, but didn't get in the end zone. Sat out practice to attend to a personal issue, scheduled to return Thursday.
21.*Rashad Jennings JAC at GB
Note: Starting with MJD out.
22.*Felix Jones DAL vs. NYG
Note: Bruised his knee against the Panthers but returned to the game. Could get a second start with Murray still recovering from his foot injury. (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. *** Limited practice Thursday and Friday, listed as questionable but is expected to play. ***
23.*Shonn Greene NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Left briefly with a head injury last week, though he later returned. Not on Wednesday's injury report.
24.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at Dal
Note: (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday. Look for this to be a recurring theme. *** Practiced in a limited fashion Friday, should play, but don't be surprised if he's limited. ***
25.LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ vs. SF
Note: LSH had 20 carries to just four for Powell against the Vikes.
26.*Jonathan Stewart CAR at Chi
Note: Panthers are switching to a philosophy that keeps one back out on the field for an entire series, rather than shifting them play-by-play. This change helped Stewart more last week. ***
27.*Vick Ballard IND at Ten
Note: Good news - involved in the passing game. Bad news - Mewelde Moore got red zone carries, and Andrew Luck had two rushing touchdowns. *** More bad news - with Donald Brown fully practicing Friday, it's not a sure thing that Ballard starts. Awaiting the game-time decision on Brown. ***
28.*Montario Hardesty CLE vs. SD
Note: Could end up starting if Richards is ineffective again. Limited at Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. *** Listed as probable. ***
29.Andre Brown NYG at Dal
30.*Phillip Tanner DAL vs. NYG
Note: Had 13 carries last week backing up Felix Jones. *** Similar workload seems likely this week. ***
31.Daryl Richardson STL vs. NE
32.Kendall Hunter SF at Ari
33.Michael Bush CHI vs. Car
34.Pierre Thomas NO at Den
35.*Trent Richardson CLE vs. SD
Note: Tried to play through his rib injury last week but was ineffective and then benched. Coach Pat Shurmur said that he might limit Richardson in practice this week and maybe even sit him out this week. Vowed that he won't sit until the bye week. Practiced Wednesday. *** Expects to play Sunday, though it wouldn't be a surprise if he was limited in his touches. ***
36.Jamie Harper TEN vs. Ind
Note: Clear goal line vulture.
37.LeGarrette Blount TB at Min
Note: Stuffed three consecutive times at the goal line last week.
38.Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. NO
39.Delone Carter IND at Ten
Note: Carter had 11 carries as the lead backup behind Vick Ballard.
40.Danny Woodhead NE at StL
41.William Powell ARZ vs. SF
Note: Huge disappointment last week, with just four carries.
42.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at Phi
43.Joique Bell DET vs. Sea
Note: Had a killer fumble at the goal line Monday night.
44.Mike Goodson OAK at KC
Note: Had just one carry last week, with the Raiders trailing most of the game.
45.Robert Turbin SEA at Det
46.*Peyton Hillis KC vs. Oak
Note: (Ankle) Returned to practice Monday. Limited practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable. ***
47.Toby Gerhart MIN vs. TB
48.DeAngelo Williams CAR at Chi
Note: Just two carries against the Cowboys - we can't even use him as a bye week fill-in right now. Please Carolina, trade him.
49.*Shane Vereen NE at StL
Note: Started last week, but had just 17 snaps.
50.*Mewelde Moore IND at Ten
Note: Two carries inside the 10-yard line last week.
51.*Daniel Thomas MIA at NYJ
Note: (Concussion) Full go in Monday's practice. Full-speed practice again Wednesday. *** Will wear a special helmet to minimize the risk of concussion. My question is this - why wouldn't every player wear that type of helmet every week, if it's effective in preventing concussions? ***
52.Baron Batch PIT vs. Was
53.Mark Ingram NO at Den
Note: Just 21 yards on his seven carries, and it was Pierre Thomas and not Ingram that got the goal line carry.
54.*Donald Brown IND at Ten
Note: (Knee) Likely to miss at least one more game. Limited practice Wednesday at least opens the door of the possibility of playing. *** Full practice Friday, now listed as questionable. ***
55.*Joe McKnight NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Played last week against the Pats despite dealing with a high ankle sprain. He was spotted on crutches after the game. Did not practice Wednesday. *** Listed as questionable, though he said he'd play. ***
56.*Isaac Redman PIT vs. Was
Note: Both Redman (ankle) and Mendenhall have a chance to play this week, though practice will help dictate his availability. Did not practice Wednesday. *** Listed as questionable. ***
57.Jackie Battle SD at Cle
58.*Shaun Draughn KC vs. Oak
Note: Role could shrink again with Hillis returning to practice.
59.Mike Tolbert CAR at Chi
60.David Wilson NYG at Dal
Note: Shut out with Andre Brown back.
61.Bryce Brown PHI vs. Atl
62.Lance Dunbar DAL vs. NYG
63.Chris Rainey PIT vs. Was
Note: Scored the Steelers' rushing touchdown, but only four carries.
64.Evan Royster WAS at Pit
65.*Brandon Jacobs SF at Ari
Note: Active for the first time last week, but didn't get a single carry.
66.James Starks GB vs. Jac
Note: Nary a touch against the Rams.
67.Brandon Jackson CLE vs. SD
68.Lamar Miller MIA at NYJ
69.Ronnie Brown SD at Cle
70.*Taiwan Jones OAK at KC
Note: *** (Knee) Listed as questionable. ***
71.*Montell Owens JAC at GB
Note: The backup behind Jennings, but dealing with a shoulder injury. *** Did not practice all week, listed as doubtful. ***
72.*Brandon Bolden NE at StL
Note: Did not practice Wednesday. *** Ruled out again this week. ***
73.*Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. Was
Note: Both Redman and Mendenhall (Achilles') have a chance to play this week, though practice will help dictate his availability. Did not practice Wednesday. *** Ruled out again this week. ***
74.*DeMarco Murray DAL vs. NYG
Note: (Foot) Varying reports on his chances of playing this week, but the preponderance of the evidence is negative. 'Almost certainly' will miss this week. *** Officially out. ***
75.*Bilal Powell NYJ vs. Mia
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Wednesday. *** Listed as doubtful. ***
76.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at GB
Note: Sprained foot, out multiple weeks, but so far doesn't need surgery.

Wide Receivers

1.Victor Cruz NYG at Dal
2.Reggie Wayne IND at Ten
3.Marques Colston NO at Den
4.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. Sea
Note: Sore knee Wednesday. *** Listed as probable.***
5.*Percy Harvin MIN vs. TB
Note: (Knee) Limited in Tuesday's practice.
6.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. NO
7.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Car
8.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Oak
9.Mike Wallace PIT vs. Was
10.Randall Cobb GB vs. Jac
11.*Hakeem Nicks NYG at Dal
Note: (Knee) Full practice two days in a row this week for the first time this season.
12.Miles Austin DAL vs. NYG
13.James Jones GB vs. Jac
Note: According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Jones doesn't have a drop all season. Much bigger role if Nelson can't play, too.
14.*Vincent Jackson TB at Min
Note: Sore calf - was that why he was able to get chased down on that 95-yard play? Sort of unfair that he gets blamed for the subsequent goal line failure. Listed as probable.
15.*Roddy White ATL at Phi
Note: *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
16.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. SF
Note: Every receiver will have a dog of a game at some point. Now that he's had two, is he outside the Circle of Trust? I don't think so - I'd trade for him right now.
17.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Was
18.*DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Atl
Note: *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
19.*Wes Welker NE at StL
Note: Cortland Finnegan was playing the slot receiver most often last week. If Welker gets used in that matter, it might be a problem. Brian Hartline got shut out in a similar situation two weeks ago. *** (Ankle) Listed as questionable, but should play. ***
20.Eric Decker DEN vs. NO
21.Denarius Moore OAK at KC
Note: Has scored a touchdown in back-to-back weeks.
22.*Malcom Floyd SD at Cle
Note: *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
23.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. SF
24.Nate Washington TEN vs. Ind
25.*Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. Atl
Note: Fully recovered from the hip problem that bothered him earlier in the season. *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
26.*Dez Bryant DAL vs. NYG
Note: Briefly left to undergo a concussion test, but later returned. Also dealt with a groin injury. And of course, once again had an endzone drop.
27.Steve Smith CAR at Chi
28.*Brandon Lloyd NE at StL
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday.
29.*Julio Jones ATL at Phi
Note: *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
30.Mike Williams TB at Min
31.Lance Moore NO at Den
32.Santana Moss WAS at Pit
33.*Brandon Gibson STL vs. NE
Note: Practiced Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with an illness.
34.*Josh Gordon CLE vs. SD
Note: Ten targets, but just two catches, and one brutal drop in the end zone that led to an even more brutal decision by coach Pat Shurmur to #PuntToWin on 4th-and-1 from the Colts' 40. *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
35.Michael Crabtree SF at Ari
36.*Kenny Britt TEN vs. Ind
Note: *** (Knee) Probable. ***
37.Devery Henderson NO at Den
38.Golden Tate SEA at Det
39.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at KC
40.*Titus Young DET vs. Sea
Note: Should have a bigger role with Burleson out for the season. Had six catches on eight targets Monday night. Limited Wednesday with a knee injury. *** Listed as questionable, though expected to play. ***
41.Cecil Shorts JAC at GB
Note: Big play early, quiet after Gabbert got hurt.
42.Stephen Hill NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Huge drop against the Pats might have altered Survivor pools everywhere.
43.Sidney Rice SEA at Det
44.*Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. Mia
Note: *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
45.Donnie Avery IND at Ten
46.Leonard Hankerson WAS at Pit
47.Domenik Hixon NYG at Dal
48.*Brian Hartline MIA at NYJ
Note: *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
49.T.Y. Hilton IND at Ten
50.Justin Blackmon JAC at GB
51.*Chris Givens STL vs. NE
Note: Full practices this week despite earlier contrary reports.
52.Brandon LaFell CAR at Chi
53.*Jordy Nelson GB vs. Jac
Note: Did not practice Thursday with a sore hamstring and will sit out Friday's practice as well. *** Game-time decision, but unlikely to play. ***
54.*Jerome Simpson MIN vs. TB
Note: (Foot/back) Only one target last week despite being on the field for 38 snaps. Listed as probable.
55.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Ind
56.*Kyle Williams SF at Ari
Note: Effectively the Niners' second receiver with Manningham out.
57.Greg Little CLE vs. SD
58.Earl Bennett CHI vs. Car
59.*Ryan Broyles DET vs. Sea
Note: Also should have a bigger role with Burleson out - had three catches on four targets and a touchdown Monday night, was on the field 35 snaps.
60.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Was
61.Kevin Ogletree DAL vs. NYG
62.Jon Baldwin KC vs. Oak
63.Brandon Stokley DEN vs. NO
64.Dexter McCluster KC vs. Oak
65.Davone Bess MIA at NYJ
66.Jason Avant PHI vs. Atl
67.Robert Meachem SD at Cle
68.*Mario Manningham SF at Ari
Note: (Shoulder) Insists that he'll be ready for Monday night against Arizona. *** Upgraded to probable. ***
69.Devin Hester CHI vs. Car
70.Chaz Schilens NYJ vs. Mia
71.Josh Morgan WAS at Pit
72.Michael Jenkins MIN vs. TB
73.Rueben Randle NYG at Dal
74.*Donald Driver GB vs. Jac
Note: Sore neck, but practiced Thursday. Could be on the field more if Jordy Nelson can't play.
75.Aldrick Robinson WAS at Pit
76.Ramses Barden NYG at Dal
77.Randy Moss SF at Ari
Note: On the field for 24 snaps with Manningham out last week - not much more than usual.
78.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. SF
79.Tiquan Underwood TB at Min
Note: Happy for him to find work after the 'House Party' series of movies ran its course.
80.*Jarrett Boykin GB vs. Jac
Note: Could get action this week with Jennings out and Jordy Nelson nursing a sore hamstring.
81.Braylon Edwards SEA at Det
82.Derek Hagan OAK at KC
83.Devin Aromashodu MIN vs. TB
84.Rod Streater OAK at KC
85.Julian Edelman NE at StL
86.Harry Douglas ATL at Phi
87.Damaris Johnson PHI vs. Atl
88.*Eddie Royal SD at Cle
Note: *** (Hamstring) Listed as questionable. ***
89.*Jabar Gaffney MIA at NYJ
Note: Practicing some with the first team this week, for whatever that's worth. Not a lock to play this week.
90.*Travis Benjamin CLE vs. SD
Note: *** (Hamstring) Full practice all week. ***
91.*Mohamed Massaquoi CLE vs. SD
Note: (Hamstring) Limited at Wednesday's practice.
92.*Laurent Robinson JAC at GB
Note: Finally passed his concussion test, practiced on a limited basis Thursday. *** Game-time decision. ***
93.*Danny Amendola STL vs. NE
Note: (Shoulder) Doubtful this week, but practicing on a limited basis. *** Inactive this week. ***
94.*Doug Baldwin SEA at Det
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Monday. High ankle sprain, out multiple weeks.
95.*Pierre Garcon WAS at Pit
Note: (Foot) Could sit the next two games. Diagnosed with a plantar plate tear in his foot.
96.*Joseph Morgan NO at Den
Note: Highlight-reel touchdown catch against the Bucs - effectively filling the Robert Meachem role of getting the occasional deep ball. (Chest) Out this week.
97.*Greg Jennings GB vs. Jac
Note: (Groin) Will undergo a 'run test' Thursday to determine whether he can practice Friday. *** Undergoing abdominal surgery Tuesday and will be out indefinitely. ***
98.*Nate Burleson DET vs. Sea
Note: Broken leg, out for the season.

Tight Ends

1.Rob Gronkowski NE at StL
2.Jason Witten DAL vs. NYG
3.Vernon Davis SF at Ari
Note: Briefly complained about his routes after getting shut out Thursday, then backed off and took the company line.
4.*Tony Gonzalez ATL at Phi
Note: *** Downgrading due to the weather. ***
5.Jacob Tamme DEN vs. NO
6.Heath Miller PIT vs. Was
Note: Caught six passes and a touchdown despite having to stay in and block frequently.
7.*Jimmy Graham NO at Den
Note: Will test out his ankle Wednesday. Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. *** Game-time decision - if you own him, you'd better have Tamme, Dreesen or Housler (in that order) as a safety net. ***
8.*Antonio Gates SD at Cle
Note: *** Downgrading due to the weather. ***
9.*Brent Celek PHI vs. Atl
Note: *** Downgrading due to the weather. ***
10.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. TB
11.Brandon Myers OAK at KC
Note: Targeted 10 times by Carson Palmer last week.
12.Jared Cook TEN vs. Ind
13.*Dustin Keller NYJ vs. Mia
Note: *** Downgrading due to the weather. ***
14.Greg Olsen CAR at Chi
15.*Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. Sea
Note: Played through a knee injury Monday night. Knee still sore Wednesday. *** Active for Sunday's game. ***
16.David Thomas NO at Den
17.Lance Kendricks STL vs. NE
18.Martellus Bennett NYG at Dal
19.Dallas Clark TB at Min
Note: Caught his first touchdown of the 2012 season last week.
20.*Logan Paulsen WAS at Pit
Note: Had four catches for 76 yards last week.
21.*Jermichael Finley GB vs. Jac
Note: Limited Wednesday, estimates that his shoulder is roughly 85 percent.
22.Joel Dreessen DEN vs. NO
23.Dwayne Allen IND at Ten
24.Tom Crabtree GB vs. Jac
25.Ben Watson CLE vs. SD
26.Marcedes Lewis JAC at GB
27.Anthony Fasano MIA at NYJ
28.Coby Fleener IND at Ten
29.Zach Miller SEA at Det
30.Jordan Cameron CLE vs. SD
31.Kellen Davis CHI vs. Car
32.Rob Housler ARZ vs. SF
33.Craig Stevens TEN vs. Ind
34.Tony Scheffler DET vs. Sea
35.Tony Moeaki KC vs. Oak
36.*Chris Cooley WAS at Pit
Note: Re-signed by the Redskins, but I'm betting that Paulsen will have more value.
37.Todd Heap ARZ vs. SF
38.*Jeff Cumberland NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Dislocated right hand.
39.Aaron Hernandez NE at StL
Note: (Ankle) On the field for 57 snaps last week. Limited Wednesday, not spotted in the media portion of Thursday's practice, much like last week. *** Didn't make the trip to London, out after the ankle responded poorly this week. ***
40.*Fred Davis WAS at Pit
Note: Torn Achilles' tendon, out for the season.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Atl
2.Victor Cruz NYG at Dal
3.Reggie Wayne IND at Ten
4.Marques Colston NO at Den
5.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. Sea
Note: Sore knee Wednesday. *** Listed as probable.***
6.*Jordy Nelson GB vs. Jac
Note: Did not practice Thursday with a sore hamstring and will sit out Friday's practice as well. *** Game-time decision, but unlikely to play. ***
7.*Percy Harvin MIN vs. TB
Note: (Knee) Limited in Tuesday's practice.
8.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. TB
Note: (Ankle) Missed practice Tuesday, has the Thursday night game. Listed as probable.
9.Matt Forte CHI vs. Car
10.*Chris Johnson TEN vs. Ind
Note: Listed with an ankle injury, but fully participated in Wednesday's practice. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
11.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. Oak
Note: (Back) Not on the initial injury report.
12.Rob Gronkowski NE at StL
13.*Roddy White ATL at Phi
Note: *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
14.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. NO
15.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Car
16.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Oak
17.Alfred Morris WAS at Pit
18.Willis McGahee DEN vs. NO
19.Doug Martin TB at Min
Note: Didn't get a goal line carry in the awful sequence after the Vincent Jackson catch, but later got a carry inside the 5 - had no chance, though, as the OL was blown up on the play.
20.Ryan Mathews SD at Cle
21.Reggie Bush MIA at NYJ
22.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Det
Note: (Back) Would have participated in a full practice Wednesday if the Seahawks would have had more than a walk-through.
23.*Tony Gonzalez ATL at Phi
Note: *** Downgrading due to the weather. ***
24.Mike Wallace PIT vs. Was
25.*DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Atl
Note: *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
26.Randall Cobb GB vs. Jac
27.Miles Austin DAL vs. NYG
28.*Vincent Jackson TB at Min
Note: Sore calf - was that why he was able to get chased down on that 95-yard play? Sort of unfair that he gets blamed for the subsequent goal line failure. Listed as probable.
29.*Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. Atl
Note: Fully recovered from the hip problem that bothered him earlier in the season. *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
30.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. SF
Note: Every receiver will have a dog of a game at some point. Now that he's had two, is he outside the Circle of Trust? I don't think so - I'd trade for him right now.
31.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Was
32.*Julio Jones ATL at Phi
Note: *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
33.Darren McFadden OAK at KC
34.*Frank Gore SF at Ari
Note: Dealt with severe pain in his ribcage in the Thursday night game, but was a full practice participant Monday. *** Listed as probable for Monday night. ***
35.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at Dal
Note: (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday. Look for this to be a recurring theme. *** Practiced in a limited fashion Friday, should play, but don't be surprised if he's limited. ***
36.Michael Turner ATL at Phi
37.Jason Witten DAL vs. NYG
38.Vernon Davis SF at Ari
Note: Briefly complained about his routes after getting shut out Thursday, then backed off and took the company line.
39.Aaron Hernandez NE at StL
Note: (Ankle) On the field for 57 snaps last week. Limited Wednesday, not spotted in the media portion of Thursday's practice, much like last week. *** Didn't make the trip to London, out after the ankle responded poorly this week. ***
40.*Wes Welker NE at StL
Note: Cortland Finnegan was playing the slot receiver most often last week. If Welker gets used in that matter, it might be a problem. Brian Hartline got shut out in a similar situation two weeks ago. *** (Ankle) Listed as questionable, but should play. ***
41.Eric Decker DEN vs. NO
42.*Hakeem Nicks NYG at Dal
Note: (Knee) Full practice two days in a row this week for the first time this season.
43.Denarius Moore OAK at KC
Note: Has scored a touchdown in back-to-back weeks.
44.*Malcom Floyd SD at Cle
Note: *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
45.*Darren Sproles NO at Den
Note: Missed practiced Wednesday due to an illness in the family.
46.Stevan Ridley NE at StL
Note: Only 32 snaps against the Jets, but 17 carries on those snaps.
47.Steven Jackson STL vs. NE
Note: Jackson got his first rushing touchdown of the season last week against the Packers.
48.*Felix Jones DAL vs. NYG
Note: Bruised his knee against the Panthers but returned to the game. Could get a second start with Murray still recovering from his foot injury. (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. *** Limited practice Thursday and Friday, listed as questionable but is expected to play. ***
49.Mikel Leshoure DET vs. Sea
50.*Rashad Jennings JAC at GB
Note: Starting with MJD out.
51.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. SF
52.Nate Washington TEN vs. Ind
53.*Dez Bryant DAL vs. NYG
Note: Briefly left to undergo a concussion test, but later returned. Also dealt with a groin injury. And of course, once again had an endzone drop.
54.Steve Smith CAR at Chi
55.James Jones GB vs. Jac
Note: According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Jones doesn't have a drop all season. Much bigger role if Nelson can't play, too.
56.*Brandon Lloyd NE at StL
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday.
57.Mike Williams TB at Min
58.Lance Moore NO at Den
59.Santana Moss WAS at Pit
60.*Jimmy Graham NO at Den
Note: Will test out his ankle Wednesday. Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. *** Game-time decision - if you own him, you'd better have Tamme, Dreesen or Housler (in that order) as a safety net. ***
61.*Antonio Gates SD at Cle
Note: *** Downgrading due to the weather. ***
62.*Vick Ballard IND at Ten
Note: Good news - involved in the passing game. Bad news - Mewelde Moore got red zone carries, and Andrew Luck had two rushing touchdowns. *** More bad news - with Donald Brown fully practicing Friday, it's not a sure thing that Ballard starts. Awaiting the game-time decision on Brown. ***
63.*Shonn Greene NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Left briefly with a head injury last week, though he later returned. Not on Wednesday's injury report.
64.Jonathan Dwyer PIT vs. Was
Note: Had 122 yards as the primary back last week, but didn't get in the end zone. Sat out practice to attend to a personal issue, scheduled to return Thursday.
65.Alex Green GB vs. Jac
66.*Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. Mia
Note: *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
67.*Brandon Gibson STL vs. NE
Note: Practiced Thursday after sitting out Wednesday with an illness.
68.*Josh Gordon CLE vs. SD
Note: Ten targets, but just two catches, and one brutal drop in the end zone that led to an even more brutal decision by coach Pat Shurmur to #PuntToWin on 4th-and-1 from the Colts' 40. *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
69.Michael Crabtree SF at Ari
70.*Brian Hartline MIA at NYJ
Note: *** Moving down due to the weather. ***
71.*Kenny Britt TEN vs. Ind
Note: *** (Knee) Probable. ***
72.Devery Henderson NO at Den
73.Golden Tate SEA at Det
74.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at KC
75.*Titus Young DET vs. Sea
Note: Should have a bigger role with Burleson out for the season. Had six catches on eight targets Monday night. Limited Wednesday with a knee injury. *** Listed as questionable, though expected to play. ***
76.Cecil Shorts JAC at GB
Note: Big play early, quiet after Gabbert got hurt.
77.*Montario Hardesty CLE vs. SD
Note: Could end up starting if Richards is ineffective again. Limited at Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. *** Listed as probable. ***
78.LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ vs. SF
Note: LSH had 20 carries to just four for Powell against the Vikes.
79.*Jonathan Stewart CAR at Chi
Note: Panthers are switching to a philosophy that keeps one back out on the field for an entire series, rather than shifting them play-by-play. This change helped Stewart more last week. ***
80.Daryl Richardson STL vs. NE
81.Kendall Hunter SF at Ari
82.*Brent Celek PHI vs. Atl
Note: *** Downgrading due to the weather. ***
83.Jacob Tamme DEN vs. NO
84.Heath Miller PIT vs. Was
Note: Caught six passes and a touchdown despite having to stay in and block frequently.
85.*Dustin Keller NYJ vs. Mia
Note: *** Downgrading due to the weather. ***
86.Stephen Hill NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Huge drop against the Pats might have altered Survivor pools everywhere.
87.Sidney Rice SEA at Det
88.Donnie Avery IND at Ten
89.Leonard Hankerson WAS at Pit
90.Domenik Hixon NYG at Dal
91.T.Y. Hilton IND at Ten
92.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. TB
93.Brandon Myers OAK at KC
Note: Targeted 10 times by Carson Palmer last week.
94.Jared Cook TEN vs. Ind
95.Michael Bush CHI vs. Car
96.Andre Brown NYG at Dal
97.*Phillip Tanner DAL vs. NYG
Note: Had 13 carries last week backing up Felix Jones. *** Similar workload seems likely this week. ***
98.Pierre Thomas NO at Den

Kickers

1.Blair Walsh MIN vs. TB
2.David Akers SF at Ari
3.Lawrence Tynes NYG at Dal
4.Mason Crosby GB vs. Jac
5.Robbie Gould CHI vs. Car
6.Greg Zuerlein STL vs. NE
7.Jason Hanson DET vs. Sea
8.Stephen Gostkowski NE at StL
9.Garrett Hartley NO at Den
10.Alex Henery PHI vs. Atl
11.Matt Prater DEN vs. NO
12.Connor Barth TB at Min
13.Adam Vinatieri IND at Ten
14.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at KC
15.Phil Dawson CLE vs. SD
16.Rob Bironas TEN vs. Ind
17.Matt Bryant ATL at Phi
18.*Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Was
Note: (Ankle) Limited Wednesday.
19.*Nick Novak SD at Cle
Note: The Chargers' kicker for the remainder of the season with Nate Kaeding going on the IR.
20.Dan Bailey DAL vs. NYG
21.Nick Folk NYJ vs. Mia
22.Steven Hauschka SEA at Det
23.Jay Feely ARZ vs. SF
24.Ryan Succop KC vs. Oak
25.Dan Carpenter MIA at NYJ
26.Kai Forbath WAS at Pit
27.Josh Scobee JAC at GB
28.Justin Medlock CAR at Chi

Defenses

1.Chicago Bears vs. Car
2.*Green Bay Packers vs. Jac
Note: Charles Woodson could be out six weeks with a broken collarbone.
3.San Francisco 49ers at Ari
4.*New York Jets vs. Mia
Note: ***Upgrading due to the weather. ***
5.Detroit Lions vs. Sea
6.*New England Patriots at StL
Note: Jerod Mayo briefly left with an arm issue.
7.Seattle Seahawks at Det
8.*Philadelphia Eagles vs. Atl
Note: Replaced their defensive coordinator over the bye week. Can that fix their pass rush? ***Upgrading due to the weather. ***
9.Arizona Cardinals vs. SF
10.*Miami Dolphins at NYJ
Note: ***Upgrading due to the weather. ***
11.*Minnesota Vikings vs. TB
Note: Jared Allen once again limited in practice with a groin injury.
12.New York Giants at Dal
13.*Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Was
Note: Troy Polamalu out once again.
14.Cleveland Browns vs. SD
15.*San Diego Chargers at Cle
Note: ***Upgrading due to the weather. ***
16.*Atlanta Falcons at Phi
Note: ***Upgrading due to the weather. ***
17.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Min
18.*Dallas Cowboys vs. NYG
Note: Could lose Sean Lee for the season with a toe injury.
19.Oakland Raiders at KC
20.*Indianapolis Colts at Ten
Note: Pat Angerer (foot) is back - he and Jerrell Freeman could be on the field at the same time this week.
21.*Washington Redskins at Pit
Note: London Fletcher suffered a hamstring injury in the loss to the Giants.
22.*Tennessee Titans vs. Ind
Note: Major injury problems at linebacker.
23.Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oak
24.Denver Broncos vs. NO
25.St. Louis Rams vs. NE
26.New Orleans Saints at Den
27.*Carolina Panthers at Chi
Note: Lost Chris Gamble for the season (shoulder).
28.*Jacksonville Jaguars at GB
Note: Rashean Mathis dealing with a groin injury.