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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.

Saturday Game: Atlanta at Detroit.

Sunday Update Complete

Quarterback

1.Tom Brady NE at Jac
2.Cam Newton CAR vs. Oak
3.Peyton Manning DEN vs. Cle
4.*Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Ten
Note: Injured his ankle but said he'll be able to play this week. Full practice Wednesday. ***Officially listed as probable.***
5.Drew Brees NO at Dal
6.Tony Romo DAL vs. NO
7.*Robert Griffin WAS at Phi
Note: (Knee) Still day-to-day, but at least Cousins proved to be capable. Good matchup this week. Two full practices in a row, expected to start. ***Officially cleared to start.***
8.Matt Ryan ATL at Det
9.Andrew Luck IND at KC
10.Eli Manning NYG at Bal
Note: Picked a bad time to lay an egg. Giants have to win this week or are otherwise eliminated from the playoffs.
11.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Cin
Note: Some carping about the playcalls after the loss to the Cowboys.
12.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Atl
13.Matt Schaub HOU vs. Min
14.Joe Flacco BAL vs. NYG
15.Russell Wilson SEA vs. SF
Note: Ascendant player, but awful matchup. But I've underestimated Wilson two of the last three weeks.
16.Sam Bradford STL at TB
17.Josh Freeman TB vs. StL
18.Nick Foles PHI vs. Was
19.Andy Dalton CIN at Pit
20.Colin Kaepernick SF at Sea
21.Chad Henne JAC vs. NE
22.Carson Palmer OAK at Car
Note: Good news? No interceptions for the first time since Week 4. Bad news? No touchdowns either. Terrelle Pryor will see snaps in some red zone and third down situations.
23.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. Buf
24.Jake Locker TEN at GB
Note: Locker's rushing touchdown salvaged an otherwise miserable fantasy game.
25.Jay Cutler CHI at Ari
26.Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF at Mia
27.*Greg McElroy NYJ vs. SD
Note: Sanchez will be benched, with McElroy getting the start.
28.Brandon Weeden CLE at Den
29.Philip Rivers SD at NYJ
Note: Rivers has turned the untouched fumble into art.
30.Christian Ponder MIN at Hou
31.*Brady Quinn KC vs. Ind
Note: Being evaluated for a rib injury. Managed to get shut out by the 32nd ranked defense. Completed a pass on 4th-and-1 short of the yard marker. For those hoping that Ricky Stanzi might start, sorry. No dice.
32.Ryan Lindley ARZ vs. Chi
Note: Starting yet again this week, in case there was no doubt.
33.*Kirk Cousins WAS at Phi
Note: Different style quarterback? No problem! The Redskins just earned themselves a second-round pick this summer. Meanwhile, RG3 is day-to-day.
34.*Mark Sanchez NYJ vs. SD
Note: It appears Sanchez will be getting benched after Monday night's debacle.
35.*Tim Tebow NYJ vs. SD
Note: Sanchez will be benched, but it's not Tebow that will get the start, it'll be Greg McElroy. In news that shocks exactly nobody, the Jets plan to part ways with Tebow after the season. ***Healthy scratch Sunday.***

Running Backs

1.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Hou
Note: (Abdomen/Groin) Full participant in Friday's practice, listed as probable.
2.Arian Foster HOU vs. Min
3.C.J. Spiller BUF at Mia
4.Doug Martin TB vs. StL
Note: Wasn't effect when the game was in doubt, which wasn't very long. Worst time for a surprising collapse.
5.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. NO
6.Matt Forte CHI at Ari
7.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. SF
8.Alfred Morris WAS at Phi
9.Chris Johnson TEN at GB
10.Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. Cle
11.Jamaal Charles KC vs. Ind
Note: Mysteries of the world - somehow, the Raiders shut down Charles twice this season. Or maybe it was Romeo Crennel that shut him down.
12.*DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. Oak
Note: Only blemish last week was a lost fumble. Could be a nice play against the Raiders this week if Stewart can't go. Stewart had a limited practice and is questionable. Right now I'm leaving him here, but I'll move him down 10 spots, maybe more, if Stewart plays. ***Stewart officially ruled out.***
13.*Reggie Bush MIA vs. Buf
Note: Had 21 carries as a result of Daniel Thomas' knee injury.
14.Darren McFadden OAK at Car
15.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Pit
16.Trent Richardson CLE at Den
17.*LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Was
Note: There's a chance that McCoy (concussion) will play Sunday against the Redskins. Returning and starting this week.
18.*Stevan Ridley NE at Jac
Note: Lost one fumble that was rightly overturned in the first quarter, but then lost another later on and saw just one snap afterward. However, the Pats were in catch-up mode the entire second half and Ridley isn't part of the passing package any longer. So I'm not yet certain he's buried, or for that matter if Belichick is the type to hold a grudge.
19.Vick Ballard IND at KC
Note: Apparently Mewelde Moore is the new goal line vulture, though after Moore's fumble last week, maybe the Colts will choose to reconsider that notion.
20.Frank Gore SF at Sea
Note: This year's playoff scoring controversy subject. All I can say is to try to anticipate these things in the offseason and account for them in the rules.
21.*Ray Rice BAL vs. NYG
Note: Dismal performance, in part due to his nagging hip injury? Sure looked good the week before.
22.Michael Turner ATL at Det
23.*Jonathan Dwyer PIT vs. Cin
Note: Remaining the starter and will get the majority of the carries, though the Steelers will try to find a role for Mendenhall this week.
24.Mikel Leshoure DET vs. Atl
25.Shonn Greene NYJ vs. SD
26.Steven Jackson STL at TB
27.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at Bal
Note: (Knee) Expects to play this week, though that's not coming from the team yet. Practiced Friday, status for Sunday is questionable. ***Traveled with the team Saturday, an indication that he'll play.***
28.Montell Owens JAC vs. NE
29.Beanie Wells ARZ vs. Chi
30.Darren Sproles NO at Dal
31.*Jackie Battle SD at NYJ
Note: Fewer carries than Curtis Brinkley, though the Chargers fell behind quickly and significantly, so Battle wasn't on the field much as he's not a big part of the passing game.
32.*Ryan Grant GB vs. Ten
Note: Alex Green didn't practice all week due to a concussion. ***Will start with Alex Green not yet cleared for contact.***
33.David Wilson NYG at Bal
Note: Ran well, but with the Giants getting crushed, his workload was limited. Ahmad Bradshaw practiced Friday, making Wilson's status murky.
34.*DuJuan Harris GB vs. Ten
Note: Alex Green didn't practice all week due to a concussion. ***Alex Green not cleared for contact - Ryan Grant will start, but this also bumps up Harris' value.***
35.Mark Ingram NO at Dal
36.*Curtis Brinkley SD at NYJ
Note: Carries could be split between he and Jackie Battle, though Ronnie Brown might also be back this week.
37.Ben Tate HOU vs. Min
Note: Got just five carries, but those accounted for all the backup carries behind Arian Foster.
38.*Lamar Miller MIA vs. Buf
Note: ***Now the backup with Daniel Thomas on IR.***
39.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at Det
40.Isaac Redman PIT vs. Cin
41.Joique Bell DET vs. Atl
42.*Bryce Brown PHI vs. Was
Note: Moves way down with McCoy returning.
43.Montario Hardesty CLE at Den
44.*Bilal Powell NYJ vs. SD
Note: (Toe) Was able to play Monday, getting six carries and two catches.
45.Robert Turbin SEA vs. SF
46.Peyton Hillis KC vs. Ind
47.Marcel Reece OAK at Car
48.*LaMichael James SF at Sea
Note: Appears to have surpassed Dixon as Frank Gore's change-of-pace backup.
49.*Bernard Pierce BAL vs. NYG
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Broncos. Not practicing yet. ***Cleared to play, will dress for the game at least.***
50.Felix Jones DAL vs. NO
51.*Danny Woodhead NE at Jac
Note: Took over in the second half for Ridley, but unless Ridley gets buried for his fumble, it's not really that predictive, as it's unlikely the Patriots will fall behind the Jags significantly this week.
52.Tashard Choice BUF at Mia
53.*Shane Vereen NE at Jac
Note: Lost a fumble and didn't play another offensive snap after that first-quarter fumble.
54.Daryl Richardson STL at TB
55.*Cedric Peerman CIN at Pit
Note: (Ankle) Good week of practice, listed as questionable.
56.*Pierre Thomas NO at Dal
Note: (Knee) Probable this week.
57.Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. Cle
58.*Ronnie Brown SD at NYJ
Note: The Chargers have a chance to get Brown (hamstring) back. Practiced Thursday and Friday, listed as probable.
59.Evan Royster WAS at Phi
60.William Powell ARZ vs. Chi
61.Mike Goodson OAK at Car
62.Mike Tolbert CAR vs. Oak
63.Lance Dunbar DAL vs. NO
64.*Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. Cin
Note: Should return from his suspension this week, though not as a starter.
65.*Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Oak
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***Officially ruled out.***
66.LeGarrette Blount TB vs. StL
67.Toby Gerhart MIN at Hou
68.Justin Forsett HOU vs. Min
69.Chris Rainey PIT vs. Cin
70.Phillip Tanner DAL vs. NO
71.Anthony Dixon SF at Sea
72.Shaun Draughn KC vs. Ind
73.Brian Leonard CIN at Pit
74.Joe McKnight NYJ vs. SD
75.*Kahlil Bell CHI at Ari
Note: Re-signed by the Bears again after Bush went on IR.
76.Kregg Lumpkin NYG at Bal
77.LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ vs. Chi
78.*Jamie Harper TEN at GB
79.*Chris Ivory NO at Dal
Note: (Hamstring) Questionable this week.
80.*Delone Carter IND at KC
Note: (Ankle) Likely out again this week.
81.*Alex Green GB vs. Ten
Note: Went to the locker room early last week, but not on the injury report so far. Concussion, didn't practice all week. ***Not yet cleared for contact.***
82.*Rashad Jennings JAC vs. NE
Note: Set to undergo a concussion test Tuesday. Out again this week.
83.*Daniel Thomas MIA vs. Buf
Note: Had just one carry after injuring his knee.
84.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. NE
Note: The pain in MJD's foot has gotten a little better, and the team hasn't ruled him out yet. That's not exactly the most encouraging phrasing, but it represents some semblance of progress. Out again this week.
85.*Ryan Mathews SD at NYJ
Note: Fractured clavicle, out for the season.
86.*Michael Bush CHI at Ari
Note: (Ribs) Placed on injured reserve by the Bears.

Wide Receivers

1.Calvin Johnson DET vs. Atl
2.Brandon Marshall CHI at Ari
3.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Min
4.A.J. Green CIN at Pit
Note: I'm torn here - Green hasn't been dominant lately, and the Steelers shut him down last time, but they are also down three corners, including Ike Taylor. Factor in the Bengals' sordid history against the Steelers, and I want to downgrade him, but can't.
5.Reggie Wayne IND at KC
6.Victor Cruz NYG at Bal
7.*Dez Bryant DAL vs. NO
Note: Eventually will need a bone graft for his finger. Three drops in the win over the Steelers - the injury definitely played a role. Still, are you going to think about benching him against the Saints if he's a full go?
8.Randall Cobb GB vs. Ten
9.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Cle
Note: Surprisingly bad game - despite nine targets, ended up with just 13 yards.
10.Julio Jones ATL at Det
11.Marques Colston NO at Dal
12.*Wes Welker NE at Jac
Note: Hey, what a shock, Welker and Lloyd are listed as questionable.
13.Vincent Jackson TB vs. StL
14.Steve Johnson BUF at Mia
15.Cecil Shorts JAC vs. NE
Note: Provided the yardage in his return and had a touchdown overturned.
16.Hakeem Nicks NYG at Bal
17.Miles Austin DAL vs. NO
18.Mike Wallace PIT vs. Cin
19.*Danario Alexander SD at NYJ
Note: After last week's bagel, we're starting to wonder if there's a Value Meter cover jinx.
20.T.Y. Hilton IND at KC
21.Brandon Lloyd NE at Jac
Note: Remember that game just three weeks ago, where he had just one target? Yeah, that was fun.
22.Steve Smith CAR vs. Oak
23.Pierre Garcon WAS at Phi
24.Michael Crabtree SF at Sea
25.Danny Amendola STL at TB
26.Greg Jennings GB vs. Ten
27.*Eric Decker DEN vs. Cle
Note: As per popular demand (and seriously, I don't mind a good debate about a player), he gets a bump up. But take a look at Weeks 10-13 as to why I'm wary of him.
28.*Roddy White ATL at Det
Note: Played through a knee injury - just two catches on five targets, though the Falcons were up big early. Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable.
29.Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. Was
30.Lance Moore NO at Dal
31.James Jones GB vs. Ten
32.Mike Williams TB vs. StL
33.Golden Tate SEA vs. SF
34.Justin Blackmon JAC vs. NE
35.Chris Givens STL at TB
36.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. NYG
37.*Rod Streater OAK at Car
Note: Was the Raiders' top receiver for the second week in a row.
38.Josh Gordon CLE at Den
39.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Cin
Note: Early production marred by late-game gaffes.
40.*Torrey Smith BAL vs. NYG
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Broncos, though afterward he said he was ok. Still, he'll need to go through the concussion protocol. Practiced the last two days, though he hasn't officially been cleared for contact. ***Listed as questionable, yet expected to play.***
41.*Kenny Britt TEN at GB
Note: (Knee) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday, listed as probable.
42.Dwayne Harris DAL vs. NO
43.Andrew Hawkins CIN at Pit
44.*Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Cin
Note: (Ribs) Will be limited in Wednesday's practice. Listed as probable.
45.*Denarius Moore OAK at Car
Note: Had five catches for 46 yards before leaving with leg cramps.
46.Nate Washington TEN at GB
47.Jason Avant PHI vs. Was
48.Joseph Morgan NO at Dal
49.Greg Little CLE at Den
50.Brandon Gibson STL at TB
51.*Alshon Jeffery CHI at Ari
Note: Draws an unseemly amount of attention from officials on potential offensive PI calls.
52.Riley Cooper PHI vs. Was
53.Santana Moss WAS at Phi
54.Mike Thomas DET vs. Atl
55.Donnie Avery IND at KC
56.Jacoby Jones BAL vs. NYG
57.*Brian Hartline MIA vs. Buf
Note: (Back) Limited at Friday's practice, listed as questionable.
58.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Chi
59.*T.J. Graham BUF at Mia
Note: Targeted eight times last week, and will continue to be active in the wake of Jones going to the IR.
60.Jon Baldwin KC vs. Ind
61.Kris Durham DET vs. Atl
62.Domenik Hixon NYG at Bal
63.Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. SD
64.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. Chi
65.Randy Moss SF at Sea
66.Josh Morgan WAS at Phi
67.Leonard Hankerson WAS at Phi
68.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at Car
69.*Chaz Schilens NYJ vs. SD
Note: (Calf/knee) Limited at practice, listed as questionable.
70.*Brandon LaFell CAR vs. Oak
Note: (Turf toe) Listed as probable.
71.Dexter McCluster KC vs. Ind
72.Jarius Wright MIN at Hou
73.Marvin Jones CIN at Pit
74.Kevin Walter HOU vs. Min
75.Braylon Edwards NYJ vs. SD
76.*Marlon Moore MIA vs. Buf
Note: Started in place of Davone Bess, but got only two targets.
77.Rueben Randle NYG at Bal
78.Tiquan Underwood TB vs. StL
79.Jerome Simpson MIN at Hou
80.*Sidney Rice SEA vs. SF
Note: Had a touchdown overturned. Still bothered by a sore foot. Limited Friday after not practicing Wednesday or Thursday, listed as questionable. ***Game-time decision, and the Seahawks play the night game, likely leaving you with very few insurance substitutes.***
81.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Chi
82.Harry Douglas ATL at Det
83.Devin Hester CHI at Ari
84.*Eddie Royal SD at NYJ
85.*Davone Bess MIA vs. Buf
86.*Mario Manningham SF at Sea
Note: (Shoulder) Listed as questionable.
87.*Earl Bennett CHI at Ari
Note: (Concussion) Expected to return to action Sunday. Listed as questionable.
88.*Brandon Stokley DEN vs. Cle
89.*Jordy Nelson GB vs. Ten
Note: (Hamstring) Out again this week.
90.*Kendall Wright TEN at GB
Note: Likely sidelined with a rib injury. Not ruled out yet, though not expected to play.
91.*Stephen Hill NYJ vs. SD
92.*Malcom Floyd SD at NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Placed on IR by the Chargers on Tuesday.
93.*Donald Jones BUF at Mia
Note: Placed on IR with a calf injury.

Tight Ends

1.*Aaron Hernandez NE at Jac
Note: Gronk likely won't play.
2.Jason Witten DAL vs. NO
3.*Jimmy Graham NO at Dal
Note: Might need wrist surgery after the season.
4.Tony Gonzalez ATL at Det
5.Heath Miller PIT vs. Cin
6.Jermaine Gresham CIN at Pit
7.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. NYG
8.Owen Daniels HOU vs. Min
9.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Oak
10.Dallas Clark TB vs. StL
11.Martellus Bennett NYG at Bal
12.Tony Scheffler DET vs. Atl
13.Scott Chandler BUF at Mia
Note: Chandler has 10 catches on 13 targets over the last two weeks.
14.Antonio Gates SD at NYJ
15.Brandon Myers OAK at Car
Note: Regular season hero, fantasy playoffs zero.
16.Jermichael Finley GB vs. Ten
17.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Hou
18.Vernon Davis SF at Sea
Note: Another dud of a game. Just barely overthrown in the end zone early.
19.Joel Dreessen DEN vs. Cle
20.Jacob Tamme DEN vs. Cle
21.Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. NE
22.Craig Stevens TEN at GB
23.Dwayne Allen IND at KC
24.Jeff Cumberland NYJ vs. SD
25.*Brent Celek PHI vs. Was
Note: (Concussion) Could return to action this week against the Redskins - seems likely with Clay Harbor on IR.
26.Lance Kendricks STL at TB
27.Logan Paulsen WAS at Phi
28.Coby Fleener IND at KC
29.Ben Watson CLE at Den
30.Zach Miller SEA vs. SF
31.Rob Housler ARZ vs. Chi
32.Delanie Walker SF at Sea
33.Anthony Fasano MIA vs. Buf
34.*Garrett Graham HOU vs. Min
35.*Ed Dickson BAL vs. NYG
36.*Tony Moeaki KC vs. Ind
Note: (Head) did not practice Friday, listed as doubtful.
37.*Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. Atl
Note: Listed as doubtful.
38.*Dustin Keller NYJ vs. SD
39.*Rob Gronkowski NE at Jac
Note: Limited practice last Friday, had the cast gone from his forearm Monday. Though he is listed as questionable he is not supposed to play.
40.*Clay Harbor PHI vs. Was
Note: Placed on IR with a back injury.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Hou
Note: (Abdomen/Groin) Full participant in Friday's practice, listed as probable.
2.Arian Foster HOU vs. Min
3.C.J. Spiller BUF at Mia
4.Calvin Johnson DET vs. Atl
5.Brandon Marshall CHI at Ari
6.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Min
7.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Cle
Note: Surprisingly bad game - despite nine targets, ended up with just 13 yards.
8.A.J. Green CIN at Pit
Note: I'm torn here - Green hasn't been dominant lately, and the Steelers shut him down last time, but they are also down three corners, including Ike Taylor. Factor in the Bengals' sordid history against the Steelers, and I want to downgrade him, but can't.
9.Reggie Wayne IND at KC
10.Victor Cruz NYG at Bal
11.*Dez Bryant DAL vs. NO
Note: Eventually will need a bone graft for his finger. Three drops in the win over the Steelers - the injury definitely played a role. Still, are you going to think about benching him against the Saints if he's a full go?
12.Randall Cobb GB vs. Ten
13.Doug Martin TB vs. StL
Note: Wasn't effect when the game was in doubt, which wasn't very long. Worst time for a surprising collapse.
14.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. NO
15.Matt Forte CHI at Ari
16.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. SF
17.Alfred Morris WAS at Phi
18.Chris Johnson TEN at GB
19.Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. Cle
20.Jamaal Charles KC vs. Ind
Note: Mysteries of the world - somehow, the Raiders shut down Charles twice this season. Or maybe it was Romeo Crennel that shut him down.
21.*Aaron Hernandez NE at Jac
Note: Gronk likely won't play.
22.Julio Jones ATL at Det
23.Marques Colston NO at Dal
24.*Wes Welker NE at Jac
Note: Hey, what a shock, Welker and Lloyd are listed as questionable.
25.Vincent Jackson TB vs. StL
26.Steve Johnson BUF at Mia
27.Jason Witten DAL vs. NO
28.*Jimmy Graham NO at Dal
Note: Might need wrist surgery after the season.
29.*DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. Oak
Note: Only blemish last week was a lost fumble. Could be a nice play against the Raiders this week if Stewart can't go. Stewart had a limited practice and is questionable. Right now I'm leaving him here, but I'll move him down 10 spots, maybe more, if Stewart plays. ***Stewart officially ruled out.***
30.*Reggie Bush MIA vs. Buf
Note: Had 21 carries as a result of Daniel Thomas' knee injury.
31.Darren McFadden OAK at Car
32.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Pit
33.Tony Gonzalez ATL at Det
34.Cecil Shorts JAC vs. NE
Note: Provided the yardage in his return and had a touchdown overturned.
35.Hakeem Nicks NYG at Bal
36.Miles Austin DAL vs. NO
37.Mike Wallace PIT vs. Cin
38.*Danario Alexander SD at NYJ
Note: After last week's bagel, we're starting to wonder if there's a Value Meter cover jinx.
39.*Roddy White ATL at Det
Note: Played through a knee injury - just two catches on five targets, though the Falcons were up big early. Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable.
40.T.Y. Hilton IND at KC
41.Brandon Lloyd NE at Jac
Note: Remember that game just three weeks ago, where he had just one target? Yeah, that was fun.
42.David Wilson NYG at Bal
Note: Ran well, but with the Giants getting crushed, his workload was limited. Ahmad Bradshaw practiced Friday, making Wilson's status murky.
43.Trent Richardson CLE at Den
44.Frank Gore SF at Sea
Note: This year's playoff scoring controversy subject. All I can say is to try to anticipate these things in the offseason and account for them in the rules.
45.*Ray Rice BAL vs. NYG
Note: Dismal performance, in part due to his nagging hip injury? Sure looked good the week before.
46.*Bryce Brown PHI vs. Was
Note: Moves way down with McCoy returning.
47.Darren Sproles NO at Dal
48.Heath Miller PIT vs. Cin
49.Jermaine Gresham CIN at Pit
50.Steve Smith CAR vs. Oak
51.Pierre Garcon WAS at Phi
52.Michael Crabtree SF at Sea
53.Danny Amendola STL at TB
54.Greg Jennings GB vs. Ten
55.Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. Was
56.Lance Moore NO at Dal
57.James Jones GB vs. Ten
58.Mike Williams TB vs. StL
59.Golden Tate SEA vs. SF
60.Justin Blackmon JAC vs. NE
61.Chris Givens STL at TB
62.Anquan Boldin BAL vs. NYG
63.*Rod Streater OAK at Car
Note: Was the Raiders' top receiver for the second week in a row.
64.Josh Gordon CLE at Den
65.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Cin
Note: Early production marred by late-game gaffes.
66.Mikel Leshoure DET vs. Atl
67.Steven Jackson STL at TB
68.Montell Owens JAC vs. NE
69.Vick Ballard IND at KC
Note: Apparently Mewelde Moore is the new goal line vulture, though after Moore's fumble last week, maybe the Colts will choose to reconsider that notion.
70.Michael Turner ATL at Det
71.*Jonathan Dwyer PIT vs. Cin
Note: Remaining the starter and will get the majority of the carries, though the Steelers will try to find a role for Mendenhall this week.
72.*Stevan Ridley NE at Jac
Note: Lost one fumble that was rightly overturned in the first quarter, but then lost another later on and saw just one snap afterward. However, the Pats were in catch-up mode the entire second half and Ridley isn't part of the passing package any longer. So I'm not yet certain he's buried, or for that matter if Belichick is the type to hold a grudge.
73.Shonn Greene NYJ vs. SD
74.Beanie Wells ARZ vs. Chi
75.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. NYG
76.Owen Daniels HOU vs. Min
77.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Oak
78.Dallas Clark TB vs. StL
79.*Eric Decker DEN vs. Cle
Note: As per popular demand (and seriously, I don't mind a good debate about a player), he gets a bump up. But take a look at Weeks 10-13 as to why I'm wary of him.
80.*Torrey Smith BAL vs. NYG
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Broncos, though afterward he said he was ok. Still, he'll need to go through the concussion protocol. Practiced the last two days, though he hasn't officially been cleared for contact. ***Listed as questionable, yet expected to play.***
81.*Kenny Britt TEN at GB
Note: (Knee) Practiced fully Thursday and Friday, listed as probable.
82.Dwayne Harris DAL vs. NO
83.Andrew Hawkins CIN at Pit
84.*Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Cin
Note: (Ribs) Will be limited in Wednesday's practice. Listed as probable.
85.*Sidney Rice SEA vs. SF
Note: Had a touchdown overturned. Still bothered by a sore foot. Limited Friday after not practicing Wednesday or Thursday, listed as questionable. ***Game-time decision, and the Seahawks play the night game, likely leaving you with very few insurance substitutes.***
86.*Denarius Moore OAK at Car
Note: Had five catches for 46 yards before leaving with leg cramps.
87.Nate Washington TEN at GB
88.Mark Ingram NO at Dal
89.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at Det
90.*Alex Green GB vs. Ten
Note: Went to the locker room early last week, but not on the injury report so far. Concussion, didn't practice all week. ***Not yet cleared for contact.***
91.*Curtis Brinkley SD at NYJ
Note: Carries could be split between he and Jackie Battle, though Ronnie Brown might also be back this week.
92.Ben Tate HOU vs. Min
Note: Got just five carries, but those accounted for all the backup carries behind Arian Foster.
93.Isaac Redman PIT vs. Cin
94.*Jackie Battle SD at NYJ
Note: Fewer carries than Curtis Brinkley, though the Chargers fell behind quickly and significantly, so Battle wasn't on the field much as he's not a big part of the passing game.
95.Joique Bell DET vs. Atl
96.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG at Bal
Note: (Knee) Expects to play this week, though that's not coming from the team yet. Practiced Friday, status for Sunday is questionable. ***Traveled with the team Saturday, an indication that he'll play.***
97.*Jordy Nelson GB vs. Ten
Note: (Hamstring) Out again this week.
98.*Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Oak
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***Officially ruled out.***
99.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. NE
Note: The pain in MJD's foot has gotten a little better, and the team hasn't ruled him out yet. That's not exactly the most encouraging phrasing, but it represents some semblance of progress. Out again this week.

Kickers

1.Matt Bryant ATL at Det
2.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at Car
3.Stephen Gostkowski NE at Jac
4.Lawrence Tynes NYG at Bal
Note: Bad miss on a 30-yarder, his only attempt of the day. Among the many, many failures of Week 15.
5.Shayne Graham HOU vs. Min
Note: Made five of six field goals, though the one miss was a bad one from about 50 yards.
6.Justin Tucker BAL vs. NYG
7.Dan Bailey DAL vs. NO
8.Blair Walsh MIN at Hou
Note: Bombed in three 50+ field goals among his 18 total points.
9.Matt Prater DEN vs. Cle
10.Jason Hanson DET vs. Atl
11.Alex Henery PHI vs. Was
12.Connor Barth TB vs. StL
13.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Cin
14.Greg Zuerlein STL at TB
15.Phil Dawson CLE at Den
16.*Mason Crosby GB vs. Ten
Note: Keeping the job despite two more bad misses against the Bears.
17.Nick Novak SD at NYJ
18.Rob Bironas TEN at GB
19.Rian Lindell BUF at Mia
20.David Akers SF at Sea
Note: Another miss last week, this time from 39 yards.
21.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. SF
22.*Josh Brown CIN at Pit
Note: Looks like he could get a third start for the Bengals. Game-time decision between Brown and Nugent, though Nugent wasn't able to practice Friday.
23.Adam Vinatieri IND at KC
24.*Nate Kaeding MIA vs. Buf
Note: Signed to replace Dan Carpenter.
25.Olindo Mare CHI at Ari
26.Kai Forbath WAS at Phi
27.Josh Scobee JAC vs. NE
28.Garrett Hartley NO at Dal
29.Jay Feely ARZ vs. Chi
30.Ryan Succop KC vs. Ind
31.Nick Folk NYJ vs. SD
32.Graham Gano CAR vs. Oak
33.*Mike Nugent CIN at Pit
Note: (Calf) Seems unlikely to play this week. Game-time decision, though he hasn't been able to practice.
34.*Dan Carpenter MIA vs. Buf
Note: (Groin) Placed on IR.

Defenses

1.Denver Broncos vs. Cle
2.Chicago Bears at Ari
3.New England Patriots at Jac
4.New York Jets vs. SD
5.Indianapolis Colts at KC
6.Green Bay Packers vs. Ten
7.*Seattle Seahawks vs. SF
Note: Richard Sherman's suspension appeal will finally be heard Friday.
8.Miami Dolphins vs. Buf
9.*Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cin
Note: Troy Polamalu (calf) is still experiencing some discomfort. Ike Taylor will not play.
10.*San Francisco 49ers at Sea
Note: Justin Smith (elbow) basically missed the second half against the Patriots - uncertain whether he'll go against Seattle this week.
11.San Diego Chargers at NYJ
12.Arizona Cardinals vs. Chi
13.Washington Redskins at Phi
14.Carolina Panthers vs. Oak
15.*Houston Texans vs. Min
Note: Tim Dobbins is also dealing with a thumb injury in addition to his shoulder injury.
16.Cincinnati Bengals at Pit
17.New York Giants at Bal
18.Atlanta Falcons at Det
19.Buffalo Bills at Mia
20.*Dallas Cowboys vs. NO
Note: Morris Claiborne (concussion) expects to return this week.
21.Philadelphia Eagles vs. Was
22.Oakland Raiders at Car
23.Minnesota Vikings at Hou
24.*Detroit Lions vs. Atl
Note: Lost Jacob Lacey (knee) for the rest of the season.
25.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. StL
26.*Baltimore Ravens vs. NYG
Note: Might get Ray Lewis back, but will lose Jameel McClain for the rest of the season.
27.St. Louis Rams at TB
28.*Kansas City Chiefs vs. Ind
Note: Javier Arenas injured his right ankle in the loss to the Raiders.
29.*Cleveland Browns at Den
Note: T.J. Ward (knee) out for the season. So is James-Michael Johnson. Possible underrated part of the end of the season - teams out of it pulling the plug on injured players.
30.Tennessee Titans at GB
31.New Orleans Saints at Dal
32.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. NE