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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.Tom Brady NE vs. Mia
2.Aaron Rodgers GB at Min
3.Drew Brees NO vs. Car
4.Peyton Manning DEN vs. KC
5.Cam Newton CAR at NO
6.Tony Romo DAL at Was
7.*Robert Griffin WAS vs. Dal
Note: (Knee) Just two carries in his first game back.
8.*Michael Vick PHI at NYG
Note: Vick will get an audition for 2013 with Foles out.
9.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Chi
10.Matt Schaub HOU at Ind
11.Colin Kaepernick SF vs. Ari
12.Chad Henne JAC at Ten
13.Russell Wilson SEA vs. StL
Note: Another incredibly efficient outing, this time against a strong Niners defense.
14.Josh Freeman TB at Atl
Note: What a disappointing collapse this season by the Bucs - led by Freeman, and his four INTs. Is there any way he bounces back if ATL benches their starters?
15.Jay Cutler CHI at Det
16.Eli Manning NYG vs. Phi
Note: Yet another miserable game - my faith in his ability to bounce back was misplaced.
17.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Cle
18.Ryan Tannehill MIA at NE
19.Joe Flacco BAL at Cin
20.Philip Rivers SD vs. Oak
21.Jake Locker TEN vs. Jac
22.Sam Bradford STL at Sea
23.*Andrew Luck IND vs. Hou
Note: One of three playoff quarterbacks who is locked into their playoff position - reduced playing time this week is a big threat. Coach Chuck Pagano said that the team intended to play the win this week, with the implication being that Luck would play. But will he stay in the game the whole time? I'm skeptical.
24.*Ryan Fitzpatrick BUF vs. NYJ
Note: Got the dreaded vote of confidence from Chan Gailey about Week 17's start - it's not as if Gailey was contemplating a switch, but the performance was weak enough to ask the question.
25.*Matt Ryan ATL vs. TB
Note: One of three playoff quarterbacks who is locked into their playoff position - reduced playing time this week is a big threat.
26.*Andy Dalton CIN vs. Bal
Note: One of three playoff quarterbacks who is locked into their playoff position - reduced playing time this week is a big threat.
27.Christian Ponder MIN vs. GB
28.Mark Sanchez NYJ at Buf
29.Brady Quinn KC at Den
30.*Brian Hoyer ARZ at SF
Note: Hoyer will start instead of Lindley. Eh, why not?
31.*Thaddeus Lewis CLE at Pit
Note: Starting this week with both McCoy and Weeden ruled out.
32.*Terrelle Pryor OAK at SD
Note: Leinart and Pryor will probably split the snaps with Palmer out this week. Pryor named the starter this week.
33.*Matt Leinart OAK at SD
Note: Leinart and Pryor will probably split the snaps with Palmer out this week. Pryor named the starter this week.
34.*Ryan Lindley ARZ at SF
Note: Was pulled for Brian Hoyer halfway through the game.
35.*Greg McElroy NYJ at Buf
Note: Sacked a whopping 11 times in his first NFL start last week. In related news, he's been ruled out with a concussion this week. Mark Sanchez will start.
36.*Brandon Weeden CLE at Pit
Note: Suffered a sprained right shoulder - not ruled out yet. Ruled out this week.
37.*Colt McCoy CLE at Pit
Note: Played the second half in relief of the injured Brandon Weeden against the Broncos. Also ruled out this week with a shoulder injury.
38.*Nick Foles PHI at NYG
Note: Suffered a hairline fracture in his hand and won't play in Week 17.
39.*Carson Palmer OAK at SD
Note: Suffered broken ribs and a bruised lung in the loss against Carolina, and won't play this week.

Running Backs

1.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. GB
Note: Dealing with continued abdominal soreness - probably will be limited in practice.
2.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. StL
3.C.J. Spiller BUF vs. NYJ
4.*Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. KC
Note: The emergence of Jacob Hester as a goal-line vulture is disturbing.
5.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Dal
6.*Arian Foster HOU at Ind
Note: Irregular heartbeat - saw a cardiologist on Monday and checked out ok. The current plan is for him to play, but until I see the practice reports, he's a little lower in the rankings. Listed as 100 percent - so I'm moving him back up a little bit.
7.Doug Martin TB at Atl
8.DeMarco Murray DAL at Was
9.Stevan Ridley NE vs. Mia
10.Frank Gore SF vs. Ari
11.*Jamaal Charles KC at Den
Note: Battling an illness, but listed as probable.
12.Ray Rice BAL at Cin
13.Montell Owens JAC at Ten
14.Shonn Greene NYJ at Buf
15.LeSean McCoy PHI at NYG
16.Reggie Bush MIA at NE
Note: The Dolphins hope to re-sign Bush this offseason, reversing their original intentions.
17.*DeAngelo Williams CAR at NO
Note: Early long touchdown called back due to a penalty on the Panthers, ending up making Williams have a disappointing day.
18.*Matt Forte CHI at Det
Note: Injured his right ankle again Sunday and was in a walking boot afterward. Despite that, he vowed that 'it would be pretty hard to imagine him not playing.' Full practice Friday, listed as probable.
19.*Chris Johnson TEN vs. Jac
Note: Banged up ankle in the loss to the Packers, but returned to action. Listed as questionable, but practiced Friday and is expected to play.
20.Steven Jackson STL at Sea
21.Darren McFadden OAK at SD
22.Jonathan Dwyer PIT vs. Cle
23.Mikel Leshoure DET vs. Chi
24.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. Phi
Note: (Knee/hamstring) Listed as probable.
25.*Montario Hardesty CLE at Pit
Note: Should get more playing time even if Trent Richardson does play. Officially starting with Richardson ruled out.
26.Mark Ingram NO vs. Car
27.Ryan Grant GB at Min
28.*Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. TB
Note: How much work will the Falcons' starters get? And what does that mean for Rodgers?
29.Ben Tate HOU at Ind
30.*Michael Turner ATL vs. TB
Note: How much work will the Falcons' starters get?
31.*BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. Bal
Note: The Steelers shut down Green-Ellis by blitzing nearly every snap. (Illness) Listed as probable.
32.*Vick Ballard IND vs. Hou
Note: How much work will the Colts' starters get?
33.Bernard Pierce BAL at Cin
Note: Had 14 carries despite coming back from a concussion.
34.Darren Sproles NO vs. Car
35.Danny Woodhead NE vs. Mia
36.Lamar Miller MIA at NE
37.*Ronnie Brown SD vs. Oak
Note: Though Battle started for the Chargers, it was Brown that got more touches. Questionable with a hamstring injury.
38.LaRod Stephens-Howling ARZ at SF
39.Joique Bell DET vs. Chi
40.Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. KC
41.*Beanie Wells ARZ at SF
Note: Three touchdowns one week, just four carries the next, probably due to him losing a fumble against the Bears.
42.Jackie Battle SD vs. Oak
43.*David Wilson NYG vs. Phi
Note: Scored a touchdown, but played just four offensive snaps with Bradshaw returning.
44.DuJuan Harris GB at Min
45.Rashard Mendenhall PIT vs. Cle
46.Robert Turbin SEA vs. StL
47.Cedric Peerman CIN vs. Bal
48.Isaac Redman PIT vs. Cle
49.*Alex Green GB at Min
Note: The Packers expect to have Green (concussion) back this week. Listed as probable.
50.Bryce Brown PHI at NYG
51.Bilal Powell NYJ at Buf
52.Peyton Hillis KC at Den
53.Marcel Reece OAK at SD
54.LaMichael James SF vs. Ari
55.Felix Jones DAL at Was
56.Tashard Choice BUF vs. NYJ
57.Shane Vereen NE vs. Mia
58.Kahlil Bell CHI at Det
59.Curtis Brinkley SD vs. Oak
60.Daryl Richardson STL at Sea
61.Evan Royster WAS vs. Dal
62.William Powell ARZ at SF
63.Mike Goodson OAK at SD
64.Armando Allen CHI at Det
65.Mike Tolbert CAR at NO
66.Lance Dunbar DAL at Was
67.LeGarrette Blount TB at Atl
68.Toby Gerhart MIN vs. GB
69.Justin Forsett HOU at Ind
70.Kregg Lumpkin NYG vs. Phi
71.Richard Murphy JAC at Ten
72.Chris Rainey PIT vs. Cle
73.Phillip Tanner DAL at Was
74.Anthony Dixon SF vs. Ari
75.Shaun Draughn KC at Den
76.Brian Leonard CIN vs. Bal
77.Joe McKnight NYJ at Buf
78.*Trent Richardson CLE at Pit
Note: Ankle injury, might play, though the language being used is 'not ruled out yet.' And now he's officially ruled out.
79.*Jonathan Stewart CAR at NO
Note: Aggravated his ankle injury recently - listed as questionable, but generally expected not to play.
80.*Jamie Harper TEN vs. Jac
81.*Chris Ivory NO vs. Car
Note: Listed as probable.
82.*Delone Carter IND vs. Hou
83.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Ten
Note: (Foot) 'Pretty questionable' to play this week. Placed on IR, will undergo foot surgery and will be out until May.
84.*Pierre Thomas NO vs. Car
Note: (Knee) Placed on IR.
85.*Rashad Jennings JAC at Ten
Note: Placed on IR.

Wide Receivers

1.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. Chi
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice all week, but listed as probable. He's got the 2,000 yard milestone within reach, so of course he'll play.
2.Dez Bryant DAL at Was
3.Brandon Marshall CHI at Det
4.Andre Johnson HOU at Ind
5.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. KC
6.Marques Colston NO vs. Car
7.Vincent Jackson TB at Atl
8.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Phi
9.Eric Decker DEN vs. KC
Note: Best receiver of all time, ever.
10.Wes Welker NE vs. Mia
11.Steve Johnson BUF vs. NYJ
12.Miles Austin DAL at Was
13.Steve Smith CAR at NO
14.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Cle
15.Jeremy Maclin PHI at NYG
16.James Jones GB at Min
17.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Bal
Note: Will the Bengals bench their starters this week? I'm starting to believe that Green and company will play at least the first half, maybe more, unless the outcome is decided early.
18.Justin Blackmon JAC at Ten
Note: Could get a ton of targets this week with Cecil Shorts out.
19.*Brandon Lloyd NE vs. Mia
Note: (Knee) Shockingly enough, listed as questionable but likely to play.
20.Danario Alexander SD vs. Oak
21.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Dal
22.Mike Williams TB at Atl
23.Torrey Smith BAL at Cin
24.Michael Crabtree SF vs. Ari
25.Danny Amendola STL at Sea
Note: One of the quiet fantasy killers last week.
26.Greg Jennings GB at Min
27.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Cle
28.Jason Avant PHI at NYG
29.Lance Moore NO vs. Car
30.Golden Tate SEA vs. StL
31.*Jordy Nelson GB at Min
Note: (Hamstring) Nearing a return. Listed as probable.
32.Greg Little CLE at Pit
33.*Kenny Britt TEN vs. Jac
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice Friday, but listed as probable.
34.Rod Streater OAK at SD
35.Josh Gordon CLE at Pit
36.Dwayne Harris DAL at Was
37.*Randall Cobb GB at Min
Note: Injured his ankle in the third quarter against the Titans - initial indication from coach Mike McCarthy is that the injury isn't serious. Didn't practice Thursday, limited Friday, listed as questionable, plus the Packers play the late afternoon game Sunday.
38.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Phi
Note: No catches, three targets last week. Was this on Nicks, or was this on Eli? (Knee) Listed as questionable, but got some practice time in there Friday.
39.*Randy Moss SF vs. Ari
Note: Bigger role with Manningham out.
40.Chris Givens STL at Sea
41.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at SF
Note: Did anyone that's still in the playoffs actually have him going last week for his 100-yard game?
42.*Julio Jones ATL vs. TB
Note: Will the Falcons bench their starters this week?
43.*Reggie Wayne IND vs. Hou
Note: Will the Colts bench their starters this week?
44.*T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Hou
Note: Will the Colts bench their starters this week?
45.Andrew Hawkins CIN vs. Bal
46.Denarius Moore OAK at SD
47.Nate Washington TEN vs. Jac
48.Joseph Morgan NO vs. Car
49.Brandon Gibson STL at Sea
50.Alshon Jeffery CHI at Det
51.Riley Cooper PHI at NYG
52.*Anquan Boldin BAL at Cin
Note: Suffered a shoulder bruise in the win over the Giants. Listed as questionable. How important is the third seed for the Ravens? If it's not that important, then you may see Boldin rest this week.
53.Santana Moss WAS vs. Dal
54.Mike Thomas DET vs. Chi
55.Jacoby Jones BAL at Cin
56.*Jordan Shipley JAC at Ten
Note: Moved into the starting lineup with Shorts hurt.
57.Brian Hartline MIA at NE
58.T.J. Graham BUF vs. NYJ
59.Jon Baldwin KC at Den
60.Kris Durham DET vs. Chi
61.Domenik Hixon NYG vs. Phi
62.Jeremy Kerley NYJ at Buf
63.Andre Roberts ARZ at SF
64.*Roddy White ATL vs. TB
Note: Will the Falcons bench their starters this week? (Knee) Did not practice all week, listed as questionable. Seems the most likely to sit this week.
65.Josh Morgan WAS vs. Dal
66.*Sidney Rice SEA vs. StL
Note: (Knee) Limited last week, but the game quickly became a blowout, which might have contributed to his lack of playing time.
67.Leonard Hankerson WAS vs. Dal
68.*Eddie Royal SD vs. Oak
Note: Back in the rotation with Malcom Floyd out.
69.Darrius Heyward-Bey OAK at SD
70.Brandon LaFell CAR at NO
71.*Dexter McCluster KC at Den
Note: (Illness) Listed as questionable.
72.Jarius Wright MIN vs. GB
73.Marvin Jones CIN vs. Bal
74.Kevin Walter HOU at Ind
75.Braylon Edwards NYJ at Buf
76.Marlon Moore MIA at NE
77.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Phi
78.Tiquan Underwood TB at Atl
79.Jerome Simpson MIN vs. GB
80.Michael Floyd ARZ at SF
81.Harry Douglas ATL vs. TB
82.Devin Hester CHI at Det
83.Brandon Stokley DEN vs. KC
84.*Donnie Avery IND vs. Hou
Note: Will the Colts bench their starters this week? (Shoulder) Did not practice Friday, listed as questionable.
85.*Davone Bess MIA at NE
Note: (Back) Ruled out again this week.
86.Earl Bennett CHI at Det
87.*Kendall Wright TEN vs. Jac
Note: (Ribs) Listed as questionable.
88.*Chaz Schilens NYJ at Buf
Note: (Knee) Listed as doubtful. We, the fantasy industry, have wasted so much bandwidth on him for no apparent reason over the last couple years.
89.*Mike Wallace PIT vs. Cle
Note: Dealing with a hip strain. Placed on IR by the Steelers. Has he played his last game for the team?
90.*Mario Manningham SF vs. Ari
Note: Torn ACL and PCL - obviously out for the season.
91.*Cecil Shorts JAC at Ten
Note: Another concussion - on IR.

Tight Ends

1.Jason Witten DAL at Was
2.Jimmy Graham NO vs. Car
3.*Aaron Hernandez NE vs. Mia
Note: Will Gronk come back this week? Will Hernandez go back to being frequently targeted after last week's letdown? Standard questionable listing here.
4.Greg Olsen CAR at NO
5.*Delanie Walker SF vs. Ari
Note: Could get more targets this week if Vernon Davis can't go. Looking more likely that he'll start.
6.*Owen Daniels HOU at Ind
Note: Limited at Friday's practice but listed as probable.
7.Dennis Pitta BAL at Cin
8.Dallas Clark TB at Atl
9.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Mia
Note: Expected to play in at least a limited role, but man, I have really no idea how much that means.
10.Antonio Gates SD vs. Oak
11.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. GB
12.Martellus Bennett NYG vs. Phi
13.Tony Scheffler DET vs. Chi
14.Jermichael Finley GB at Min
15.Brandon Myers OAK at SD
Note: Huge disappointment in the fantasy playoffs.
16.Joel Dreessen DEN vs. KC
17.Lance Kendricks STL at Sea
18.Jacob Tamme DEN vs. KC
19.Anthony McCoy SEA vs. StL
20.Marcedes Lewis JAC at Ten
21.Jeff Cumberland NYJ at Buf
22.Brent Celek PHI at NYG
23.Logan Paulsen WAS vs. Dal
24.*Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. TB
Note: Proof that everyone has a bad game here-and-there. Will he play much this week?
25.*Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Bal
Note: Will the Bengals bench their starters this week?
26.Dwayne Allen IND vs. Hou
27.Coby Fleener IND vs. Hou
28.Ben Watson CLE at Pit
29.Zach Miller SEA vs. StL
30.Anthony Fasano MIA at NE
31.Garrett Graham HOU at Ind
32.Ed Dickson BAL at Cin
33.*Craig Stevens TEN vs. Jac
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Packers. Expected to sit out this week against the Jags.
34.*Tony Moeaki KC at Den
Note: (Head) Listed as questionable.
35.*Vernon Davis SF vs. Ari
Note: Suffered a 'mild' concussion - cue the rant from the injury analysts for the classification here. Not optimistic about playing Sunday.
36.*Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. Chi
Note: (Ankle) Doubtful - and there's really no reason to rush him back.
37.*Dustin Keller NYJ at Buf
Note: Didn't travel with the team to Buffalo.
38.*Rob Housler ARZ at SF
Note: Sprained AC joint, won't play this week.
39.*Heath Miller PIT vs. Cle
Note: Tore both his ACL and MCL in the loss to the Bengals.
40.*Scott Chandler BUF vs. NYJ
Note: Torn ACL.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. GB
Note: Dealing with continued abdominal soreness - probably will be limited in practice.
2.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. Chi
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice all week, but listed as probable. He's got the 2,000 yard milestone within reach, so of course he'll play.
3.Dez Bryant DAL at Was
4.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. StL
5.C.J. Spiller BUF vs. NYJ
6.*Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. KC
Note: The emergence of Jacob Hester as a goal-line vulture is disturbing.
7.Doug Martin TB at Atl
8.Brandon Marshall CHI at Det
9.Andre Johnson HOU at Ind
10.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. KC
11.DeMarco Murray DAL at Was
12.Frank Gore SF vs. Ari
13.*Jamaal Charles KC at Den
Note: Battling an illness, but listed as probable.
14.Ray Rice BAL at Cin
15.*Arian Foster HOU at Ind
Note: Irregular heartbeat - saw a cardiologist on Monday and checked out ok. The current plan is for him to play, but until I see the practice reports, he's a little lower in the rankings. Listed as 100 percent - so I'm moving him back up a little bit.
16.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Dal
17.Montell Owens JAC at Ten
18.Jason Witten DAL at Was
19.Marques Colston NO vs. Car
20.Vincent Jackson TB at Atl
21.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Phi
22.Eric Decker DEN vs. KC
Note: Best receiver of all time, ever.
23.Wes Welker NE vs. Mia
24.Steve Johnson BUF vs. NYJ
25.Jimmy Graham NO vs. Car
26.*Aaron Hernandez NE vs. Mia
Note: Will Gronk come back this week? Will Hernandez go back to being frequently targeted after last week's letdown? Standard questionable listing here.
27.*Chris Johnson TEN vs. Jac
Note: Banged up ankle in the loss to the Packers, but returned to action. Listed as questionable, but practiced Friday and is expected to play.
28.LeSean McCoy PHI at NYG
29.Reggie Bush MIA at NE
Note: The Dolphins hope to re-sign Bush this offseason, reversing their original intentions.
30.Stevan Ridley NE vs. Mia
31.Miles Austin DAL at Was
32.Steve Smith CAR at NO
33.Jeremy Maclin PHI at NYG
34.James Jones GB at Min
35.Justin Blackmon JAC at Ten
Note: Could get a ton of targets this week with Cecil Shorts out.
36.*Brandon Lloyd NE vs. Mia
Note: (Knee) Shockingly enough, listed as questionable but likely to play.
37.Danario Alexander SD vs. Oak
38.*Randall Cobb GB at Min
Note: Injured his ankle in the third quarter against the Titans - initial indication from coach Mike McCarthy is that the injury isn't serious. Didn't practice Thursday, limited Friday, listed as questionable, plus the Packers play the late afternoon game Sunday.
39.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Dal
40.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Cle
41.Darren Sproles NO vs. Car
42.*DeAngelo Williams CAR at NO
Note: Early long touchdown called back due to a penalty on the Panthers, ending up making Williams have a disappointing day.
43.Steven Jackson STL at Sea
44.Darren McFadden OAK at SD
45.Mikel Leshoure DET vs. Chi
46.*Ahmad Bradshaw NYG vs. Phi
Note: (Knee/hamstring) Listed as probable.
47.Shonn Greene NYJ at Buf
48.Jonathan Dwyer PIT vs. Cle
49.Mike Williams TB at Atl
50.Torrey Smith BAL at Cin
51.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Phi
Note: No catches, three targets last week. Was this on Nicks, or was this on Eli? (Knee) Listed as questionable, but got some practice time in there Friday.
52.Michael Crabtree SF vs. Ari
53.Danny Amendola STL at Sea
Note: One of the quiet fantasy killers last week.
54.Danny Woodhead NE vs. Mia
55.Greg Jennings GB at Min
56.Jason Avant PHI at NYG
57.Lance Moore NO vs. Car
58.Golden Tate SEA vs. StL
59.Mark Ingram NO vs. Car
60.*Montario Hardesty CLE at Pit
Note: Should get more playing time even if Trent Richardson does play. Officially starting with Richardson ruled out.
61.Ryan Grant GB at Min
62.*Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. TB
Note: How much work will the Falcons' starters get? And what does that mean for Rodgers?
63.Ben Tate HOU at Ind
64.*Michael Turner ATL vs. TB
Note: How much work will the Falcons' starters get?
65.*BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. Bal
Note: The Steelers shut down Green-Ellis by blitzing nearly every snap. (Illness) Listed as probable.
66.*Vick Ballard IND vs. Hou
Note: How much work will the Colts' starters get?
67.Bernard Pierce BAL at Cin
Note: Had 14 carries despite coming back from a concussion.
68.Lamar Miller MIA at NE
69.*Ronnie Brown SD vs. Oak
Note: Though Battle started for the Chargers, it was Brown that got more touches. Questionable with a hamstring injury.
70.Greg Little CLE at Pit
71.*Kenny Britt TEN vs. Jac
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice Friday, but listed as probable.
72.*Anquan Boldin BAL at Cin
Note: Suffered a shoulder bruise in the win over the Giants. Listed as questionable. How important is the third seed for the Ravens? If it's not that important, then you may see Boldin rest this week.
73.Rod Streater OAK at SD
74.Josh Gordon CLE at Pit
75.*Mike Wallace PIT vs. Cle
Note: Dealing with a hip strain. Placed on IR by the Steelers. Has he played his last game for the team?
76.Dwayne Harris DAL at Was
77.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Cle
78.*Randy Moss SF vs. Ari
Note: Bigger role with Manningham out.
79.Chris Givens STL at Sea
80.*Dexter McCluster KC at Den
Note: (Illness) Listed as questionable.
81.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at SF
Note: Did anyone that's still in the playoffs actually have him going last week for his 100-yard game?
82.*Julio Jones ATL vs. TB
Note: Will the Falcons bench their starters this week?
83.*Roddy White ATL vs. TB
Note: Will the Falcons bench their starters this week? (Knee) Did not practice all week, listed as questionable. Seems the most likely to sit this week.
84.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Bal
Note: Will the Bengals bench their starters this week? I'm starting to believe that Green and company will play at least the first half, maybe more, unless the outcome is decided early.
85.*Reggie Wayne IND vs. Hou
Note: Will the Colts bench their starters this week?
86.*T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Hou
Note: Will the Colts bench their starters this week?
87.Dennis Pitta BAL at Cin
88.Greg Olsen CAR at NO
89.*Owen Daniels HOU at Ind
Note: Limited at Friday's practice but listed as probable.
90.Dallas Clark TB at Atl
91.Antonio Gates SD vs. Oak
92.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. GB
93.*Delanie Walker SF vs. Ari
Note: Could get more targets this week if Vernon Davis can't go. Looking more likely that he'll start.

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Mia
2.Shayne Graham HOU at Ind
3.Matt Prater DEN vs. KC
4.Blair Walsh MIN vs. GB
Note: Nailed his fifth 50+ field goal of the season last week.
5.Justin Tucker BAL at Cin
6.Dan Bailey DAL at Was
7.Alex Henery PHI at NYG
8.Nick Novak SD vs. Oak
9.Connor Barth TB at Atl
10.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Cle
11.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. StL
12.Jason Hanson DET vs. Chi
13.Mason Crosby GB at Min
14.Rob Bironas TEN vs. Jac
15.Greg Zuerlein STL at Sea
16.Phil Dawson CLE at Pit
17.Rian Lindell BUF vs. NYJ
18.*Josh Brown CIN vs. Bal
Note: At this point, why should the Bengals go back to Nugent? Job security achieved, Bengals put Nugent on IR.
19.Olindo Mare CHI at Det
20.David Akers SF vs. Ari
Note: Leg strength isn't the issue - nailed a 54-yarder in the rain on Sunday night.
21.Lawrence Tynes NYG vs. Phi
22.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at SD
23.Garrett Hartley NO vs. Car
24.Matt Bryant ATL vs. TB
25.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. Hou
26.Nate Kaeding MIA at NE
27.Kai Forbath WAS vs. Dal
28.Graham Gano CAR at NO
29.Josh Scobee JAC at Ten
30.Jay Feely ARZ at SF
31.Ryan Succop KC at Den
32.Nick Folk NYJ at Buf
33.*Mike Nugent CIN vs. Bal
Note: Placed on IR.

Defenses

1.*Seattle Seahawks vs. StL
Note: A decision on Richard Sherman's appeal is expected to be made by Thursday.
2.Denver Broncos vs. KC
3.*San Francisco 49ers vs. Ari
Note: Justin Smith (elbow) might not be back for the postseason.
4.San Diego Chargers vs. Oak
5.*Chicago Bears at Det
Note: There's a chance that Brian Urlacher (hamstring) could play this week.
6.*Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cle
Note: Facing the Browns' third-string quarterback.
7.*New England Patriots vs. Mia
Note: Aqib Talib was only able to play eight snaps last week with a hip injury.
8.New York Jets at Buf
9.Houston Texans at Ind
10.*Baltimore Ravens at Cin
Note: Dannell Ellerbe (ankle) said that he wasn't 100 percent in the win over the Giants.
11.*Green Bay Packers at Min
Note: Charles Woodson (collarbone) is very close to returning.
12.*Buffalo Bills vs. NYJ
Note: Da'Norris Searcy out with a groin injury.
13.Detroit Lions vs. Chi
14.*Cincinnati Bengals vs. Bal
Note: Dre Kirkpatrick went on the IR with concussion/knee issues.
15.Washington Redskins vs. Dal
16.*New York Giants vs. Phi
Note: Chris Canty will undergo an MRI on his left knee.
17.Tennessee Titans vs. Jac
18.Atlanta Falcons vs. TB
19.*Dallas Cowboys at Was
Note: DeMarcus Ware is dealing with a shoulder and elbow problem.
20.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atl
21.New Orleans Saints vs. Car
22.Philadelphia Eagles at NYG
23.Arizona Cardinals at SF
24.*Cleveland Browns at Pit
Note: This week's injured safety is Usama Young.
25.St. Louis Rams at Sea
26.*Minnesota Vikings vs. GB
Note: Antoine Winfield will play with a fractured hand this week.
27.Indianapolis Colts vs. Hou
28.Carolina Panthers at NO
29.Jacksonville Jaguars at Ten
30.Oakland Raiders at SD
31.*Miami Dolphins at NE
Note: Sean Smith is dealing with a bruised knee.
32.Kansas City Chiefs at Den