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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.

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Quarterback

1.Peyton Manning DEN at KC
2.Aaron Rodgers GB at NYG
3.Tom Brady NE at NYJ
4.Drew Brees NO vs. SF
5.Robert Griffin WAS at Dal
6.*Matt Ryan ATL at TB
Note: Injured left finger, but had a full practice Wednesday. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
7.*Eli Manning NYG vs. GB
Note: Felt 'extra pop' in his arm in Monday's practice.
8.*Andrew Luck IND vs. Buf
Note: (Knee) Full participant in Wednesday's practice.
9.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Hou
10.Tony Romo DAL vs. Was
Note: Sacked seven times in the win over the Browns. While the matchup is good, the OL is a mess.
11.*Colin Kaepernick SF at NO
Note: Huge performance Monday night. Jim Harbaugh said he'd go with the hot quarterback, but that he has two hot quarterbacks. So ... it's clear as mud right now. Named the starter for this week, at least according to SI.com's Jim Trotter. *** Still not official, but Trotter is sticking by his story, and Smith is officially listed as questionable. ***
12.Andy Dalton CIN vs. Oak
Note: Two big fantasy games in a row and now he draws the Raiders.
13.Cam Newton CAR at Phi
14.Carson Palmer OAK at Cin
15.Jake Locker TEN at Jac
16.Josh Freeman TB vs. Atl
17.Matt Schaub HOU at Det
Note: This game was the perfect storm for Schaub. Don't start expecting 300-yard games on a regular basis.
18.*Jay Cutler CHI vs. Min
Note: According to Lovie Smith, Cutler's chances of returning from his concussion this week are 'looking good.' Cleared for limited practice Wednesday. *** Passed all of his concussion protocols and will start this week. ***
19.Philip Rivers SD vs. Bal
Note: Rivers has thrown five interceptions over his last three games.
20.Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. NE
21.Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at Ind
22.*Chad Henne JAC vs. Ten
Note: Already named the starter for this week against the Titans.
23.Joe Flacco BAL at SD
Note: Better matchup, but it's still on the road.
24.Russell Wilson SEA at Mia
25.Sam Bradford STL at Ari
26.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. Sea
Note: Offense looked pathetic against the Bills.
27.Christian Ponder MIN at Chi
28.*Nick Foles PHI vs. Car
Note: Michael Vick will be the starter again whenever he's cleared to play.
29.Brandon Weeden CLE vs. Pit
30.*Charlie Batch PIT at Cle
Note: Batch will start for the Steelers this week, with both Roethlisberger and Leftwich likely sidelined with rib injuries. The Steelers signed Brian Hoyer to be his backup this week.
31.*Brady Quinn KC vs. Den
Note: Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel hasn't decided whether Cassel or Quinn will start this week. Quinn is familiar with this level of indecision at the QB spot, dating back to their respective days in Cleveland. Named the starter over Cassel.
32.*Ryan Lindley ARZ vs. StL
Note: Probably will start this week with Kevin Kolb (ribs) still out. *** Kolb is officially listed as questionable, and Lindley will still start. ***
33.*Alex Smith SF at NO
Note: Wasn't cleared by a neurologist before Monday night's game. After Kaepernick's performance Monday night, is there a chance Smith could get Wally Pipp'd? Let's wait until he gets cleared first. Participated in a limited fashion at practice Wednesday. *** Officially listed as questionable - sources say Kaepernick will start, but nothing has come from Harbaugh. ***
34.*John Skelton ARZ vs. StL
Note: Benched with a lead in the first half last week and likely surprassed on the depth chart by Ryan Lindley this week.
35.*Matt Cassel KC vs. Den
Note: Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel hasn't decided whether Cassel or Quinn will start this week. Benched in favor of Brady Quinn.
36.*Byron Leftwich PIT at Cle
Note: Broken ribs, unlikely to play. Charlie Batch will start.
37.*Jason Campbell CHI vs. Min
Note: Would have been limited in practice Wednesday with sore ribs had the Bears had full drills. *** Back on the bench with Cutler cleared to go. ***
38.*Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Cle
Note: Did not practice Wednesday and is doubtful to play this week, in case there was a semblance of hope for this week. *** Officially listed as out. ***
39.*Michael Vick PHI vs. Car
Note: Still below baseline on his latest concussion test. Will start once he gets clearance, but no idea when that will happen. Did not practice Wednesday. *** Officially out. ***
40.*Blaine Gabbert JAC vs. Ten
Note: Elbow injury paved the way to a huge performance by Henne. Placed on the IR for the season and will need surgery for his left shoulder.

Running Backs

1.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Chi
Note: (Ankle) Full practice participant Wednesday.
2.Arian Foster HOU at Det
3.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Mia
Note: (Back) Full day of practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable.***
4.Doug Martin TB vs. Atl
5.*Frank Gore SF at NO
Note: *** (Wrist) Listed as probable. ***
6.Chris Johnson TEN at Jac
Note: Jacksonville sold out to stop the run against Arian Foster last week - will they do the same with Chris Johnson?
7.Ray Rice BAL at SD
8.Jamaal Charles KC vs. Den
9.Trent Richardson CLE vs. Pit
10.*Marcel Reece OAK at Cin
Note: Listed on the injury report, but no reason given and he had a full practice Wednesday. ***(Hamstring/Quad) Listed as probable.***
11.Matt Forte CHI vs. Min
12.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. Oak
13.Stevan Ridley NE at NYJ
14.*C.J. Spiller BUF at Ind
Note: Could be back to a timeshare this week if reports that Fred Jackson will play are true. Even though Fred Jackson is scheduled to play, Spiller will play and get more carries. Whether 'more' equals 10-8 or 15-5 remains to be seen.
15.Vick Ballard IND vs. Buf
16.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Bal
Note: (Neck) Technically didn't start, but had 15 carries compared to four for Jackie Battle.
17.Alfred Morris WAS at Dal
18.Reggie Bush MIA vs. Sea
19.*Bryce Brown PHI vs. Car
Note: Would start if LeSean McCoy's concussion keeps him out. ***Bumped up with McCoy declared out. ***
20.*Steven Jackson STL at Ari
Note: (Foot) Given the day off Wednesday, described as a day of rest. ***Listed as probable.***
21.Mikel Leshoure DET vs. Hou
22.*Jalen Parmele JAC vs. Ten
Note: Has taken over the starting job from Rashad Jennings and gets a better matchup at home this week.
23.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. GB
Note: Had neck x-rays last week in addition to rehabbing his foot injury. Should have a mixed bag in practice this week. (Foot) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Practiced Friday after sitting out Thursday, listed as probable.***
24.*Shonn Greene NYJ vs. NE
Note: Had 26 snaps compared to 28 for Bilal Powell, who also scored twice.
25.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Phi
Note: Briefly left last week's game against the Bucs, but returned and had 15 carries overall.
26.James Starks GB at NYG
27.Jonathan Dwyer PIT at Cle
Note: Mendenhall had 11 carries last week, Dwyer had 12 carries. That nearly even split could be the norm the rest of the year.
28.*Michael Turner ATL at TB
Note: (Groin) Was on the field for only 33 snaps last week. Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
29.*Darren Sproles NO vs. SF
Note: (Hand) A Jay Glazer scoop 15 minutes before the 1:00 kickoff saved attentive owners a lot of pain last week. Unless he gets a full run of practice this week, it's hard to trust him. Step 1: Full practice Wednesday. ***Step 2: Full practice all week, listed as probable. ***
30.*Felix Jones DAL vs. Was
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice Tuesday. That might be a precaution, though, with the news that DeMarco Murray is unlikely to play. Listed as questionable, could lose carries to Lance Dunbar on Thursday afternoon.
31.Andre Brown NYG vs. GB
32.Rashard Mendenhall PIT at Cle
Note: Mendenhall had 11 carries last week, Dwyer had 12 carries. That nearly even split could be the norm the rest of the year.
33.*Beanie Wells ARZ vs. StL
Note: (Toe) Coming off the 'IR to return' list this week. How much work will he get, though? *** Bumped up with Stephens-Howling listed as questionable.***
34.*Knowshon Moreno DEN at KC
Note: Moreno is 'in the mix' now with McGahee out, but presumably third in the pecking order behind Hillman and Ball. *** Late news out that Moreno will start. Still think he shares carries with Hillman, but I've downgraded Hillman and upgraded Moreno accordingly. ***
35.*Ronnie Hillman DEN at KC
Note: Big oppportunity with McGahee out, though he'll have to share it with Lance Ball and maybe even Knowshon Moreno. *** Late news out that Moreno will start. Still think he shares carries with Hillman, but I've downgraded Hillman and upgraded Moreno accordingly. ***
36.Kendall Hunter SF at NO
37.Chris Ivory NO vs. SF
38.*LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ vs. StL
Note: LSH ran for 127 yards against the Falcons and has two big games in the Cardinals' last four (which is amazing given their OL), yet still will have to fend off a flat tire, er, Beanie Wells, for carries this week. (Ribs) Limited practice participant Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable, downgraded in the rankings.***
39.*Donald Brown IND vs. Buf
Note: Just four carries for Brown last week, compared to 16 for Vick Ballard. (Knee) Full practice particiapnt Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday.***
40.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at TB
41.*Bilal Powell NYJ vs. NE
Note: Scored twice and had two more snaps than Shonn Greene last week.
42.Mark Ingram NO vs. SF
Note: It's possible that I was wrong on burying Ingram - 12 carries for 67 yards against the Raiders. Or maybe it was just the Raiders.
43.Daniel Thomas MIA vs. Sea
44.Shane Vereen NE at NYJ
45.DeAngelo Williams CAR at Phi
46.*Fred Jackson BUF at Ind
Note: (Concussion) On track to return this week, but didn't practice Monday. Has been cleared to play, though Spiller will start and get more carries.
47.Joique Bell DET vs. Hou
48.Daryl Richardson STL at Ari
49.Justin Forsett HOU at Det
50.Cedric Peerman CIN vs. Oak
51.*Alex Green GB at NYG
Note: Narry a touch against the Lions.
52.Danny Woodhead NE at NYJ
Note: On the field for just 11 snaps last week - but that's just the Patriots' way. It doesn't mean that he'll be scarcely used in future weeks.
53.Peyton Hillis KC vs. Den
54.*Lance Dunbar DAL vs. Was
Note: Had his knee drained following Sunday's win over the Browns. Despite that, he's slated to get more work this week with Felix Jones listed as questionable.
55.Pierre Thomas NO vs. SF
56.*Isaac Redman PIT at Cle
Note: Suffered a concussion Sunday night, but performed well in concussion tests Tuesday. Initial expectations are that he'll play. Fully practiced Wednesday. ***Practiced all week, listed as probable. ***
57.Ronnie Brown SD vs. Bal
58.Bernard Pierce BAL at SD
59.Michael Bush CHI vs. Min
60.Robert Turbin SEA at Mia
61.*Lance Ball DEN at KC
Note: More active last week after McGahee's injury, but lost a fumble. Probably behind Hillman, ahead of Moreno.
62.LeGarrette Blount TB vs. Atl
63.Montario Hardesty CLE vs. Pit
64.Tashard Choice BUF at Ind
65.Jackie Battle SD vs. Bal
66.*Taiwan Jones OAK at Cin
Note: *** (Ankle) Listed as questionable. ***
67.Toby Gerhart MIN at Chi
68.*Rashad Jennings JAC vs. Ten
Note: Lost the starting job to Jalen Parmele.
69.Evan Royster WAS at Dal
70.Delone Carter IND vs. Buf
Note: Vultured an early goal-line carry touchdown last week, but had just two carries overall.
71.Phillip Tanner DAL vs. Was
72.Shaun Draughn KC vs. Den
73.Jeremy Stewart OAK at Cin
74.Mike Tolbert CAR at Phi
75.David Wilson NYG vs. GB
76.Chris Rainey PIT at Cle
77.Brian Leonard CIN vs. Oak
78.*William Powell ARZ vs. StL
Note: *** (Shoulder) Listed as probable. ***
79.*Jamie Harper TEN at Jac
Note: Suffered an ankle injury before the bye week, but might be able to play this week. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
80.Lamar Miller MIA vs. Sea
81.Montell Owens JAC vs. Ten
82.*Ben Tate HOU at Det
Note: (Hamstring) Game-time decision Thursday.
83.*Darren McFadden OAK at Cin
Note: (Ankle) Still not practicing. ***Ruled out again.***
84.*Mike Goodson OAK at Cin
Note: (Ankle) Still not practicing. ***Ruled out again.***
85.*Joe McKnight NYJ vs. NE
Note: (Ankle) Questionable for Thursday night.
86.*DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Was
Note: (Foot) Did not practice Monday or Tuesday. Officially doubtful.
87.*LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Car
Note: Suffered a concussion late in the game, with the Eagles trailing 31-6. Currently has 'a little headache' and is day-to-day. The Eagles' track record with concussions is, well, not-so-good. Still had a headache Wednesday and did not practice - it's a Monday game, but I'm still moving him down in case you're looking to use one of the Thursday RBs. ***Officially declared out.***
88.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Ten
Note: (Foot) Not officially ruled out yet, but coach Mike Mularkey said that he'd be unlikely to play. No longer using crutches or wearing a walking boot, but still not ready to go this week. ***Officially ruled out.***
89.*Willis McGahee DEN at KC
Note: Torn MCL and compression fracture in his right knee, out for the rest of the regular season. Officially on the 'IR to return' and not eligible to return until the AFC Championship game.

Wide Receivers

1.A.J. Green CIN vs. Oak
2.Calvin Johnson DET vs. Hou
3.Reggie Wayne IND vs. Buf
4.Roddy White ATL at TB
5.Victor Cruz NYG vs. GB
6.*Demaryius Thomas DEN at KC
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday.
7.Andre Johnson HOU at Det
8.*Dez Bryant DAL vs. Was
Note: I'm pretty impressed with how he looked against the Browns - could be huge Thursday.
9.Randall Cobb GB at NYG
10.Marques Colston NO vs. SF
11.*Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. GB
Note: (Foot/Knee) Said he's pretty close to 100 percent after the bye week.
12.Vincent Jackson TB vs. Atl
13.*Denarius Moore OAK at Cin
Note: Awful day against the Saints, but there's no injury here. Good bounceback candidate. (Hamstring) Limited Wednesday, though coach Dennis Allen said it was 'no big deal.'
14.Jordy Nelson GB at NYG
15.Steve Johnson BUF at Ind
16.*Wes Welker NE at NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Listed as questionable again.
17.Michael Crabtree SF at NO
18.Golden Tate SEA at Mia
19.Miles Austin DAL vs. Was
20.Lance Moore NO vs. SF
21.*Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Min
Note: Will get a bump up if Cutler plays. (Shoulder) Would not have practiced Wednesday if the Bears had practiced.
22.Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Ten
23.Torrey Smith BAL at SD
24.*Steve Smith CAR at Phi
Note: ***(Finger) Listed as probable.***
25.Danario Alexander SD vs. Bal
26.Sidney Rice SEA at Mia
27.*Ryan Broyles DET vs. Hou
Note: Should get a big bump in targets with Titus Young suspended, though he'll still be the slot receiver and not the starter.
28.Eric Decker DEN at KC
29.*Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Den
Note: Sat out the second half with a neck injury after getting shut out in the first half. Romeo Crennel would not say whether Bowe would be able to play this week. Limited in practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable. ***
30.Kendall Wright TEN at Jac
31.Mike Wallace PIT at Cle
32.Malcom Floyd SD vs. Bal
33.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Buf
34.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. StL
Note: Another horrible game - that's three huge stinkers this year. The QB/OL situation is just brutal this year.
35.*Justin Blackmon JAC vs. Ten
Note: Moved up a couple of notches with Laurent Robinson out for the year.
36.Brian Hartline MIA vs. Sea
37.Anquan Boldin BAL at SD
38.Brandon Gibson STL at Ari
39.Santana Moss WAS at Dal
40.*Brandon Lloyd NE at NYJ
Note: Maybe this knee injury is more of an issue than we first thought. Lloyd was on the field for only 34 snaps last week. Listed as questionable for Thursday.
41.Donald Jones BUF at Ind
42.*Julio Jones ATL at TB
Note: Aggravated his ankle injury in the third quarter last week and likely will come down to the wire again this week. Officially did not practice Wednesday, but participated in the walk-through sessions. *** Limited practice Thursday and Friday and listed as questionable, though the Falcons expect him to play. ***
43.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at Cle
44.Nate Washington TEN at Jac
45.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Car
46.James Jones GB at NYG
47.*Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at Cin
Note: Played despite a hamstring injury that had him listed as questionable heading into Week 11. Limited in Wednesday's practice.
48.Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. Car
49.Mike Williams TB vs. Atl
50.Davone Bess MIA vs. Sea
51.*Julian Edelman NE at NYJ
Note: Lots of snaps last week, perhaps I undervalued him. But I don't think he's surpassed Lloyd yet.
52.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. StL
53.Kenny Britt TEN at Jac
54.*Donnie Avery IND vs. Buf
Note: Likely out this week with a concussion. Practiced Wednesday. *** Listed as probable. ***
55.Greg Little CLE vs. Pit
56.Brandon LaFell CAR at Phi
57.*Josh Gordon CLE vs. Pit
Note: Suffered a knee contusion in the loss to the Cowboys.
58.*Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. NE
Note: (Heel) Did rehab during the individual portion of Tuesday's practice. Expected to play Thursday night. Now questionable, could be a game-time decision. If you have to set your lineup before all three Thursday games, I'd find another option.
59.Derek Hagan OAK at Cin
60.*Riley Cooper PHI vs. Car
Note: Injured his knee against the Redskins but is expected to play Monday night. *** (Knee) Listed as probable.***
61.*Rueben Randle NYG vs. GB
Note: *** Third receiver this week with Hixon out. ***
62.Joseph Morgan NO vs. SF
63.*Randy Moss SF at NO
Note: Injured his finger against the Bears.
64.Kevin Walter HOU at Det
65.Dexter McCluster KC vs. Den
66.*Mike Thomas DET vs. Hou
Note: Expected to start in place of the suspended Titus Young, though we suspect Broyles will get more targets.
67.Jarius Wright MIN at Chi
68.Chris Givens STL at Ari
69.Devery Henderson NO vs. SF
70.Mario Manningham SF at NO
71.Chaz Schilens NYJ vs. NE
72.Tiquan Underwood TB vs. Atl
73.*Pierre Garcon WAS at Dal
Note: (Foot) No setbacks in his first game back, but had just three catches for five yards last week. Limited in practice this week, listed as questionable.
74.*Dwayne Harris DAL vs. Was
Note: Harris will likely take over for Ogletree as the third receiver this week.
75.*Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Oak
Note: Played pretty well last week with Hawkins out.
76.*Stephen Hill NYJ vs. NE
Note: Just two targets last week and no longer the starter.
77.Donald Driver GB at NYG
78.Brandon Stokley DEN at KC
79.*Jon Baldwin KC vs. Den
Note: Missed last week with a head and neck injury, and his status is uncertain for this week. Limited in practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable. ***
80.Kyle Williams SF at NO
81.Jerome Simpson MIN at Chi
82.Devin Aromashodu MIN at Chi
83.Leonard Hankerson WAS at Dal
84.Robert Meachem SD vs. Bal
85.Rod Streater OAK at Cin
86.Harry Douglas ATL at TB
87.Devin Hester CHI vs. Min
88.Earl Bennett CHI vs. Min
89.*Lavon Brazill IND vs. Buf
Note: Could play a pretty big role this week with Donnie Avery out with a concussion. *** Avery is probable after all. Bumping down. ***
90.Josh Morgan WAS at Dal
91.Doug Baldwin SEA at Mia
92.*Percy Harvin MIN at Chi
Note: (Ankle) Still unable to practice Monday. Did not practice Wednesday, either. ***Officially out. ***
93.*Jacoby Jones BAL at SD
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday.
94.*Eddie Royal SD vs. Bal
Note: Aggravated his hamstring injury. Worked out on the side but didn't practice Wednesday.
95.*Plaxico Burress PIT at Cle
Note: Signed by the Steelers, but I'm dubious that he'll make any sort of impact. This is analogous to the Redskins re-signing Chris Coolley after Fred Davis got hurt.
96.*Andrew Hawkins CIN vs. Oak
Note: (Knee) Missed the game against the Chiefs, was wearing a brace on Monday. Did not practice Wednesday. *** Did not practice all week, listed as doubtful. ***
97.*Domenik Hixon NYG vs. GB
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Monday, instead rode the exercise bike. Did not practice Wednesday. *** Out this week. ***
98.*Antonio Brown PIT at Cle
Note: (Ankle) Making progress, could be some chance he plays this week against the Browns. Still questionable for now. Limited practice Wednesday, which is a step in the right direction, at least. *** Officially out again this week. ***
99.*Jason Avant PHI vs. Car
Note: *** (Hamstring) Out Monday night. ***
100.*Danny Amendola STL at Ari
Note: May be limited in practice this week with a heel and/or foot injury. Did not practice Wednesday - foot was in a boot. ***Listed as doubtful, unlikely to play. ***
101.*Greg Jennings GB at NYG
Note: ***(Groin) Unlikely to play Sunday night. ***
102.*Kevin Ogletree DAL vs. Was
Note: (Concussion) Did not practice Monday. Officially ruled out.
103.*Jerricho Cotchery PIT at Cle
Note: Out this week with a rib injury - it's an epidemic in Pittsburgh.
104.*Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Min
Note: Out 2-to-4 weeks after undergoing knee surgery.
105.*Titus Young DET vs. Hou
Note: Suspended for Thursday's game at the least.
106.*Laurent Robinson JAC vs. Ten
Note: (Concussion) Placed on IR by the Jaguars.

Tight Ends

1.Jimmy Graham NO vs. SF
2.Jason Witten DAL vs. Was
3.*Aaron Hernandez NE at NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Should play this week, barring a setback. Could get a metric ton of targets. Officially listed as questionable, but as we've learned with the Pats, 'questionable' encompasses a pretty wide range of outcomes.
4.Tony Gonzalez ATL at TB
5.Vernon Davis SF at NO
Note: I think we have a good idea who Davis wants at quarterback.
6.*Brandon Myers OAK at Cin
Note: Limited participant Wednesday - perhaps because he had a concussion two weeks ago and the Raiders wanted to be safe.
7.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Oak
8.Dwayne Allen IND vs. Buf
9.Dustin Keller NYJ vs. NE
Note: Was huge against the Pats last week.
10.Heath Miller PIT at Cle
11.Joel Dreessen DEN at KC
Note: Tight ends have torn up the Chiefs this year.
12.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Chi
Note: *** More targets with Harvin out. ***
13.Greg Olsen CAR at Phi
14.Antonio Gates SD vs. Bal
15.Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. Hou
16.*Owen Daniels HOU at Det
Note: (Hip) Moving better this week.
17.Dallas Clark TB vs. Atl
18.Jermichael Finley GB at NYG
19.*Dennis Pitta BAL at SD
Note: Knocked out of last week's game with concussion symptoms, but according to coach John Harbaugh he 'should be fine.' Practiced Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
20.Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. Ten
Note: More involved with Henne at the helm.
21.Scott Chandler BUF at Ind
22.Garrett Graham HOU at Det
Note: Two touchdowns even with Daniels back.
23.Brent Celek PHI vs. Car
24.Jared Cook TEN at Jac
25.Martellus Bennett NYG vs. GB
26.*Tony Moeaki KC vs. Den
Note: (Shoulder/back) Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Active this week. ***
27.*Logan Paulsen WAS at Dal
Note: Strained hip against the Eagles but should play Thursday afternoon. Listed as probable.
28.Lance Kendricks STL at Ari
29.*Visanthe Shiancoe NE at NYJ
Note: Could be really active this week with Gronk out, though Hernandez is back.
30.Jacob Tamme DEN at KC
31.Rob Housler ARZ vs. StL
32.Zach Miller SEA at Mia
33.*Anthony Fasano MIA vs. Sea
Note: ***Questionable with a hip injury. ***
34.Ed Dickson BAL at SD
35.Delanie Walker SF at NO
36.Tony Scheffler DET vs. Hou
37.Ben Watson CLE vs. Pit
38.*Coby Fleener IND vs. Buf
Note: (Shoulder) Limited participation in Wednesday's practice. *** Out again this week. ***
39.*Rob Gronkowski NE at NYJ
Note: Broken forearm, had surgery this week, out mutliple weeks, but the specific timeframe varies.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Chi
Note: (Ankle) Full practice participant Wednesday.
2.Arian Foster HOU at Det
3.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Mia
Note: (Back) Full day of practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable.***
4.Doug Martin TB vs. Atl
5.*Frank Gore SF at NO
Note: *** (Wrist) Listed as probable. ***
6.A.J. Green CIN vs. Oak
7.Calvin Johnson DET vs. Hou
8.Reggie Wayne IND vs. Buf
9.Roddy White ATL at TB
10.Jimmy Graham NO vs. SF
11.Chris Johnson TEN at Jac
Note: Jacksonville sold out to stop the run against Arian Foster last week - will they do the same with Chris Johnson?
12.Ray Rice BAL at SD
13.Jamaal Charles KC vs. Den
14.Trent Richardson CLE vs. Pit
15.Victor Cruz NYG vs. GB
16.*Demaryius Thomas DEN at KC
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday.
17.Andre Johnson HOU at Det
18.*Dez Bryant DAL vs. Was
Note: I'm pretty impressed with how he looked against the Browns - could be huge Thursday.
19.Randall Cobb GB at NYG
20.Matt Forte CHI vs. Min
21.*C.J. Spiller BUF at Ind
Note: Could be back to a timeshare this week if reports that Fred Jackson will play are true. Even though Fred Jackson is scheduled to play, Spiller will play and get more carries. Whether 'more' equals 10-8 or 15-5 remains to be seen.
22.*Marcel Reece OAK at Cin
Note: Listed on the injury report, but no reason given and he had a full practice Wednesday. ***(Hamstring/Quad) Listed as probable.***
23.Jason Witten DAL vs. Was
24.*Aaron Hernandez NE at NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Should play this week, barring a setback. Could get a metric ton of targets. Officially listed as questionable, but as we've learned with the Pats, 'questionable' encompasses a pretty wide range of outcomes.
25.Marques Colston NO vs. SF
26.*Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. GB
Note: (Foot/Knee) Said he's pretty close to 100 percent after the bye week.
27.Vincent Jackson TB vs. Atl
28.*Denarius Moore OAK at Cin
Note: Awful day against the Saints, but there's no injury here. Good bounceback candidate. (Hamstring) Limited Wednesday, though coach Dennis Allen said it was 'no big deal.'
29.Jordy Nelson GB at NYG
30.*Wes Welker NE at NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Listed as questionable again.
31.Steve Johnson BUF at Ind
32.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Bal
Note: (Neck) Technically didn't start, but had 15 carries compared to four for Jackie Battle.
33.Reggie Bush MIA vs. Sea
34.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. Oak
35.Stevan Ridley NE at NYJ
36.Vick Ballard IND vs. Buf
37.Alfred Morris WAS at Dal
38.Michael Crabtree SF at NO
39.Golden Tate SEA at Mia
40.Miles Austin DAL vs. Was
41.Lance Moore NO vs. SF
42.*Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Min
Note: Will get a bump up if Cutler plays. (Shoulder) Would not have practiced Wednesday if the Bears had practiced.
43.Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Ten
44.*Steve Smith CAR at Phi
Note: ***(Finger) Listed as probable.***
45.Torrey Smith BAL at SD
46.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Buf
47.Danario Alexander SD vs. Bal
48.*Steven Jackson STL at Ari
Note: (Foot) Given the day off Wednesday, described as a day of rest. ***Listed as probable.***
49.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. GB
Note: Had neck x-rays last week in addition to rehabbing his foot injury. Should have a mixed bag in practice this week. (Foot) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Practiced Friday after sitting out Thursday, listed as probable.***
50.*Ronnie Hillman DEN at KC
Note: Big oppportunity with McGahee out, though he'll have to share it with Lance Ball and maybe even Knowshon Moreno. *** Late news out that Moreno will start. Still think he shares carries with Hillman, but I've downgraded Hillman and upgraded Moreno accordingly. ***
51.Mikel Leshoure DET vs. Hou
52.*Danny Amendola STL at Ari
Note: May be limited in practice this week with a heel and/or foot injury. Did not practice Wednesday - foot was in a boot. ***Listed as doubtful, unlikely to play. ***
53.*Jalen Parmele JAC vs. Ten
Note: Has taken over the starting job from Rashad Jennings and gets a better matchup at home this week.
54.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Phi
Note: Briefly left last week's game against the Bucs, but returned and had 15 carries overall.
55.*Felix Jones DAL vs. Was
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice Tuesday. That might be a precaution, though, with the news that DeMarco Murray is unlikely to play. Listed as questionable, could lose carries to Lance Dunbar on Thursday afternoon.
56.*LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ vs. StL
Note: LSH ran for 127 yards against the Falcons and has two big games in the Cardinals' last four (which is amazing given their OL), yet still will have to fend off a flat tire, er, Beanie Wells, for carries this week. (Ribs) Limited practice participant Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable, downgraded in the rankings.***
57.Tony Gonzalez ATL at TB
58.Vernon Davis SF at NO
Note: I think we have a good idea who Davis wants at quarterback.
59.*Brandon Myers OAK at Cin
Note: Limited participant Wednesday - perhaps because he had a concussion two weeks ago and the Raiders wanted to be safe.
60.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Oak
61.Sidney Rice SEA at Mia
62.*Ryan Broyles DET vs. Hou
Note: Should get a big bump in targets with Titus Young suspended, though he'll still be the slot receiver and not the starter.
63.Eric Decker DEN at KC
64.Kendall Wright TEN at Jac
65.Mike Wallace PIT at Cle
66.Malcom Floyd SD vs. Bal
67.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. StL
Note: Another horrible game - that's three huge stinkers this year. The QB/OL situation is just brutal this year.
68.Brian Hartline MIA vs. Sea
69.Anquan Boldin BAL at SD
70.Brandon Gibson STL at Ari
71.*Justin Blackmon JAC vs. Ten
Note: Moved up a couple of notches with Laurent Robinson out for the year.
72.James Starks GB at NYG
73.Jonathan Dwyer PIT at Cle
Note: Mendenhall had 11 carries last week, Dwyer had 12 carries. That nearly even split could be the norm the rest of the year.
74.*Michael Turner ATL at TB
Note: (Groin) Was on the field for only 33 snaps last week. Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
75.Rashard Mendenhall PIT at Cle
Note: Mendenhall had 11 carries last week, Dwyer had 12 carries. That nearly even split could be the norm the rest of the year.
76.*LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Car
Note: Suffered a concussion late in the game, with the Eagles trailing 31-6. Currently has 'a little headache' and is day-to-day. The Eagles' track record with concussions is, well, not-so-good. Still had a headache Wednesday and did not practice - it's a Monday game, but I'm still moving him down in case you're looking to use one of the Thursday RBs. ***Officially declared out.***
77.*Bryce Brown PHI vs. Car
Note: Would start if LeSean McCoy's concussion keeps him out. ***Bumped up with McCoy declared out. ***
78.*Darren Sproles NO vs. SF
Note: (Hand) A Jay Glazer scoop 15 minutes before the 1:00 kickoff saved attentive owners a lot of pain last week. Unless he gets a full run of practice this week, it's hard to trust him. Step 1: Full practice Wednesday. ***Step 2: Full practice all week, listed as probable. ***
79.Kendall Hunter SF at NO
80.Andre Brown NYG vs. GB
81.Santana Moss WAS at Dal
82.*Brandon Lloyd NE at NYJ
Note: Maybe this knee injury is more of an issue than we first thought. Lloyd was on the field for only 34 snaps last week. Listed as questionable for Thursday.
83.Donald Jones BUF at Ind
84.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at Cle
85.Nate Washington TEN at Jac
86.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Car
87.James Jones GB at NYG
88.*Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at Cin
Note: Played despite a hamstring injury that had him listed as questionable heading into Week 11. Limited in Wednesday's practice.
89.Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. Car
90.Dwayne Allen IND vs. Buf
91.Dustin Keller NYJ vs. NE
Note: Was huge against the Pats last week.
92.Heath Miller PIT at Cle
93.Joel Dreessen DEN at KC
Note: Tight ends have torn up the Chiefs this year.
94.Greg Olsen CAR at Phi
95.Chris Ivory NO vs. SF
96.*Donald Brown IND vs. Buf
Note: Just four carries for Brown last week, compared to 16 for Vick Ballard. (Knee) Full practice particiapnt Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday.***
97.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at TB
98.*Bilal Powell NYJ vs. NE
Note: Scored twice and had two more snaps than Shonn Greene last week.
99.*Lance Ball DEN at KC
Note: More active last week after McGahee's injury, but lost a fumble. Probably behind Hillman, ahead of Moreno.

Kickers

1.Lawrence Tynes NYG vs. GB
2.Blair Walsh MIN at Chi
3.Stephen Gostkowski NE at NYJ
4.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at Cin
5.Matt Bryant ATL at TB
6.Greg Zuerlein STL at Ari
7.David Akers SF at NO
8.Nick Novak SD vs. Bal
9.Justin Tucker BAL at SD
10.*Jason Hanson DET vs. Hou
Note: Playing through a minor foot injury.
11.Connor Barth TB vs. Atl
12.Matt Prater DEN at KC
13.*Mason Crosby GB at NYG
Note: Trying to overcome the yips, which were painfully evident last week.
14.Rian Lindell BUF at Ind
15.Rob Bironas TEN at Jac
16.Steven Hauschka SEA at Mia
17.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. Buf
18.Dan Carpenter MIA vs. Sea
19.Shaun Suisham PIT at Cle
20.Josh Scobee JAC vs. Ten
21.Robbie Gould CHI vs. Min
22.Shayne Graham HOU at Det
Note: Made three field goals last week, but badly missed a potential game-winner from 47.
23.Jay Feely ARZ vs. StL
24.Alex Henery PHI vs. Car
25.Phil Dawson CLE vs. Pit
26.Garrett Hartley NO vs. SF
27.Dan Bailey DAL vs. Was
28.Ryan Succop KC vs. Den
29.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Oak
Note: Not hitting from distance, and the Bengals are going for it instead of kicking longer field goals (11 of 14 on fourth down this year).
30.Kai Forbath WAS at Dal
31.Nick Folk NYJ vs. NE
32.*Graham Gano CAR at Phi
Note: Replaces Justin Medlock in Carolina.

Defenses

1.Denver Broncos at KC
2.Chicago Bears vs. Min
3.*Pittsburgh Steelers at Cle
Note: Troy Polamalu (calf) will work out Wednesday. Questionable for now.
4.St. Louis Rams at Ari
5.Cincinnati Bengals vs. Oak
6.Dallas Cowboys vs. Was
7.San Francisco 49ers at NO
8.Arizona Cardinals vs. StL
9.*Carolina Panthers at Phi
Note: Charles Johnson missed most of the loss to Tampa Bay with a head injury.
10.*New England Patriots at NYJ
Note: Aqib Talib was on the field for 67 defensive snaps and had a pretty pick-six.
11.Miami Dolphins vs. Sea
12.San Diego Chargers vs. Bal
13.Atlanta Falcons at TB
14.*Houston Texans at Det
Note: Jonathan Joseph (hamstring) will be a game-time decision but couldn't run Tuesday.
15.Seattle Seahawks at Mia
16.Cleveland Browns vs. Pit
17.Minnesota Vikings at Chi
Note: Could be a sneaky option if Jay Cutler can't play.
18.New York Giants vs. GB
19.Detroit Lions vs. Hou
20.Green Bay Packers at NYG
21.Indianapolis Colts vs. Buf
22.Philadelphia Eagles vs. Car
23.*Baltimore Ravens at SD
Note: Ed Reed's suspension was overturned.
24.New York Jets vs. NE
25.New Orleans Saints vs. SF
26.Buffalo Bills at Ind
27.*Tennessee Titans at Jac
Note: Colin McCarthy (ankle) was able to have a full practice Monday.
28.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atl
29.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Ten
30.*Oakland Raiders at Cin
Note: Released Aaron Curry.
31.*Washington Redskins at Dal
Note: London Fletcher (ankle) was in a walking boot Monday - doesn't bode well with the Redskins playing Thursday. Meanwhile, Brandon Merriweather had to go on the IR.
32.Kansas City Chiefs vs. Den