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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).

***ATLANTA and MIAMI on bye this week!!!***

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.

This article will be posted on Tuesday evenings, followed by two updates later in the week, usually on Thursday and then Sunday morning.

By all means, if you want to discuss a rank, or want me to add a player, chime in on the comments. I try to be receptive to your feedback and try to respond to most comments, though on occasion the volume can be quite thick. Please refer to the rankings first when asking "should I start Player A vs. Player B?".

I repeat, ***ATLANTA and MIAMI on bye this week!!!***

Sunday Update Complete

Quarterback

1.Peyton Manning DEN vs. Jax
2.Drew Brees NO at NE
3.Aaron Rodgers GB at Bal
4.Tony Romo DAL vs. Was
5.Andrew Luck IND at SD
Note: Even though the fantasy numbers were just decent (229 yards, two touchdowns), Luck played well against a stout defense last week. While his YPA is only up to 7.3 from 7.0, he has thrown just two interceptions this year after throwing 18 last year.
6.Robert Griffin WAS at Dal
7.Philip Rivers SD vs. Ind
Note: Threw a whopping 49 times in the Sunday night loss - with Mathews uncertain, we might see more of the same against the Colts.
8.Tom Brady NE vs. NO
9.Cam Newton CAR at Min
Note: Sacked seven times, hit 11 times against Arizona.
10.Jay Cutler CHI vs. NYG
11.Eli Manning NYG at Chi
Note: At first glance, 334 yards last week look like a recovery. But Manning needed 52 attempts, throwing more incompletions (28) than completions (24). This week will probably be ugly, too.
12.Russell Wilson SEA vs. Ten
13.Matthew Stafford DET at Cle
14.Chad Henne JAC at Den
15.Alex Smith KC vs. Oak
16.Colin Kaepernick SF vs. Ari
Note: Even though the last four weeks have been ugly, I still see a buy low chance here. I can't believe that the Niners would completely do away with his running ability. (Foot) Full practice Wednesday. *** Listed as probable. ***
17.Joe Flacco BAL vs. GB
18.*Brandon Weeden CLE vs. Det
Note: Back as the starter with Hoyer out.
19.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at NYJ
20.Terrelle Pryor OAK at KC
Note: He's this low on the list because it's an awful matchup - the Chiefs' pass rush could create all sorts of problems for him.
21.Andy Dalton CIN at Buf
22.Sam Bradford STL at Hou
23.*Matt Cassel MIN vs. Car
Note: Vikes haven't named a starter yet, but Cassel is the favorite. Vikes won't name a starter until Friday, but Cassel remains the favorite after getting most of the first-team reps. *** Named the starter. ***
24.*Matt Schaub HOU vs. StL
Note: Yanked for T.J. Yates last week. Interesting bit of coach-speak from Kubiak this week, too - Schaub is still the starter, though the coach remains 'in the evaluation process.' Playing with a short leash, but he'll start this week.
25.Mike Glennon TB vs. Phi
26.*Nick Foles PHI at TB
Note: Michael Vick (hamstring) is unlikely to play this week. I like him better than the other new starters with the exception of maybe Henne, but the matchup isn't good this week. Could end up being a game-time decision with Vick making progress.
27.Geno Smith NYJ vs. Pit
28.Carson Palmer ARZ at SF
29.Ryan Fitzpatrick TEN at Sea
30.*Thaddeus Lewis BUF vs. Cin
Note: Activated from the practice squad to start this week ahead of Jeff Tuel.
31.*Christian Ponder MIN vs. Car
Note: (Broken rib) Returned to practice and threw the ball with very little pain. Vikes haven't named a starter yet, but Matt Cassel is the favorite. Saw limited action in practice Thursday. *** Available as the backup. ***
32.*T.J. Yates HOU vs. StL
33.*Michael Vick PHI at TB
Note: (Hamstring) Unlikely to play this week against the Bucs, though he took part in Tuesday's practice. Limited practice Thursday, could be a game-time decision. *** Not expected to play, and Week 7 is even in question. ***
34.*Josh Freeman MIN vs. Car
Note: Signed by the Vikes, but unlikely to start this week.
35.*Blaine Gabbert JAC at Den
Note: Gabbert is out with a hamstring injury - he heard a 'pop' when it happened.
36.*EJ Manuel BUF vs. Cin
Note: Out 4-to-8 weeks with a knee injury.
37.*Brian Hoyer CLE vs. Det
Note: Out for the season with a knee injury.

Running Backs

1.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. Car
Note: *** Currently still expected to play despite the tragic death of his two-year old son. ***
2.*Arian Foster HOU vs. StL
Note: (Thumb/chest) Limited Wednesday. *** Limited at practice all week, but listed as probable. ***
3.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Was
4.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. Oak
Note: Dealing with the same blisters issue on his feet as last week, but was able to practice Thursday. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
5.Doug Martin TB vs. Phi
6.*Alfred Morris WAS at Dal
Note: (Ribs) Full practice Monday, expects to play in Week 6. Full practice again Wednesday.
7.LeSean McCoy PHI at TB
8.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Ten
Note: *** (Hip) Expected to play even though he's listed as questionable. ***
9.Matt Forte CHI vs. NYG
10.Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. Jax
Note: Looks like the back that the Broncos thought that they might be getting when they drafted him in the first round a few years ago.
11.Reggie Bush DET at Cle
12.Ray Rice BAL vs. GB
Note: Nice of the Ravens to remember that Rice exists.
13.Frank Gore SF vs. Ari
14.Eddie Lacy GB at Bal
15.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. Pit
Note: Sharing time with both Goodson and Ivory, though he still is the primary back for the Jets.
16.DeAngelo Williams CAR at Min
17.Fred Jackson BUF vs. Cin
18.*Danny Woodhead SD vs. Ind
Note: Could be in line for a big role this week if Mathews can't play.
19.Willis McGahee CLE vs. Det
20.Chris Johnson TEN at Sea
21.Giovani Bernard CIN at Buf
22.Trent Richardson IND at SD
Note: Brown outrushed Richardson and even vultured a touchdown away, but at least Richardson had a game-sealing 10-yard run late.
23.Le'Veon Bell PIT at NYJ
24.*Zac Stacy STL at Hou
Note: Suffered a minor rib injury late against the Jaguars, but played well enough to earn another start this week. Didn't practice Wednesday, but returned to practice Thursday. *** Full practice Friday. ***
25.*C.J. Spiller BUF vs. Cin
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday. *** Listed as questionable but expected to play. ***
26.Darren Sproles NO at NE
27.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Den
28.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Ind
Note: Suffered a concussion in the first half against the Raiders and did not return. Sat out practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable, ready to disappoint and frustrate as usual. ***
29.*Stevan Ridley NE vs. NO
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday & Thursday. *** Listed as questionable, expected to suit up. ***
30.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Buf
31.Joique Bell DET at Cle
32.*Darren McFadden OAK at KC
Note: (Hamstring) Week 6 status is up in the air. Has practiced the last two days - could be in play for the game against the Chiefs after all. *** Expected to play - but how will the Raiders split up the carries? Jennings also will play. ***
33.Andre Ellington ARZ at SF
Note: Same number of snaps as Mendenhall and outgained him, even though Mendenhall got more carries and the touchdown run.
34.Ben Tate HOU vs. StL
Note: Hard for Tate to be a real threat to Foster when he keeps losing fumbles.
35.Donald Brown IND at SD
36.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. NO
Note: Disappeared after a critical fumble, then failed to convert on a goal line situation late.
37.Rashard Mendenhall ARZ at SF
38.*Brandon Jacobs NYG at Chi
Note: Will start this week with David Wilson (neck) declared out.
39.Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. Jax
40.Pierre Thomas NO at NE
Note: It was his turn last week against the Bears. No guarantee of a repeat against the Patriots.
41.*Marcel Reece OAK at KC
Note: (Knee) Made it through Week 5 fine, and now Jennings is hurt. Limited practice Wednesday, plus McFadden and Jennings have practiced this week.
42.Brandon Bolden NE vs. NO
Note: Had eight targets in the passing game against the Bengals in Week 5. *** Limited in practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
43.*Bernard Pierce BAL vs. GB
Note: (Thigh) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Limited all week, listed as questionable. ***
44.Jackie Battle TEN at Sea
45.Bryce Brown PHI at TB
46.*Chris Ogbonnaya CLE vs. Det
Note: (Concussion) Did not practice Monday. Full practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable. ***
47.Kendall Hunter SF vs. Ari
48.Roy Helu WAS at Dal
49.*Mike Goodson NYJ vs. Pit
Note: (Illness) Didn't practice Wednesday.
50.*Rashad Jennings OAK at KC
Note: Forced out of his big chance with a hamstring injury of his own. Has practiced the last two days, but so has McFadden. *** Should play, as will McFadden. ***
51.Daryl Richardson STL at Hou
52.*Chris Ivory NYJ vs. Pit
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday.
53.Johnathan Franklin GB at Bal
Note: I was wrong to think that Franklin would get more work than your usual backup - had just three carries against the Lions.
54.Khiry Robinson NO at NE
55.Michael Bush CHI vs. NYG
56.Anthony Dixon SF vs. Ari
57.Mike Tolbert CAR at Min
58.*Da'Rel Scott NYG at Chi
Note: Re-signed by the Giants.
59.Tashard Choice BUF vs. Cin
60.Bobby Rainey CLE vs. Det
61.Kenjon Barner CAR at Min
62.Benny Cunningham STL at Hou
63.Montee Ball DEN vs. Jax
Note: Just one carry against the Cowboys last week. Could be busier this week if the game against the Jaguars becomes the expected blowout.
64.Jordan Todman JAC at Den
65.Robert Turbin SEA vs. Ten
66.Knile Davis KC vs. Oak
67.*Leon Washington NE vs. NO
Note: Injured his ankle in the first half and did not return in Week 5.
68.Mikel Leshoure DET at Cle
69.Alfonso Smith ARZ at SF
70.Justin Forsett JAC at Den
71.Jonathan Dwyer PIT at NYJ
72.*Lance Dunbar DAL vs. Was
Note: Injured his hamstring in the second quarter in Week 5. Did not practice Thursday.
73.Felix Jones PIT at NYJ
74.Isaiah Pead STL at Hou
Note: Appears to be buried on the Rams' depth chart.
75.*James Starks GB at Bal
Note: (Knee) Ruled out again.
76.*Mark Ingram NO at NE
Note: (Toe) Limited practice Wednesday & Thursday.
77.*Shonn Greene TEN at Sea
Note: (Knee) Targeting a return to practice next week.
78.*David Wilson NYG at Chi
Note: (Neck) Ruled out for this week, and is considered 'week-to-week.' Expected to miss the next three games.
79.*Ahmad Bradshaw IND at SD
Note: Will have neck surgery and is out for the season.

Wide Receivers

1.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Jax
2.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Was
3.Wes Welker DEN vs. Jax
4.*Brandon Marshall CHI vs. NYG
Note: The foot injury that slowed him in practice last week appeared to be a significant issue against the Saints.
5.Randall Cobb GB at Bal
6.Torrey Smith BAL vs. GB
7.A.J. Green CIN at Buf
8.Reggie Wayne IND at SD
9.Pierre Garcon WAS at Dal
10.Victor Cruz NYG at Chi
11.Josh Gordon CLE vs. Det
12.Eric Decker DEN vs. Jax
13.Vincent Jackson TB vs. Phi
14.Jordy Nelson GB at Bal
15.DeSean Jackson PHI at TB
16.T.Y. Hilton IND at SD
Note: Monster day on just six targets, and now gets a great matchup against San Diego.
17.Steve Smith CAR at Min
18.Hakeem Nicks NYG at Chi
19.James Jones GB at Bal
20.*Calvin Johnson DET at Cle
Note: (Knee) Game-day inactive surprise last week. We'll move him up once he practices. Very limited in Thursday's practice, wearing a knee brace. If he plays, I'm putting him around 20th this week. *** Active this week, looked pretty good in warmups on Sunday. ***
21.Denarius Moore OAK at KC
22.Marques Colston NO at NE
23.*Cecil Shorts JAC at Den
Note: Powered through the groin injury that limited him in practice, and now he gets Henne back at QB. Did not practice Thursday. *** Limited Friday, but listed as probable. ***
24.Antonio Brown PIT at NYJ
25.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at SF
Note: (Hamstring) Still limited in practice this week. *** Full practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
26.*Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. NYG
Note: Blew up against the Saints in Week 5. Limited with an ankle injury Tuesday.
27.Justin Blackmon JAC at Den
28.Keenan Allen SD vs. Ind
Note: He's legit - his huge game Sunday night could have been even bigger.
29.*Andre Johnson HOU vs. StL
Note: (Shin) Missed the bulk of practice Thursday, could be a game-time decision. *** Limited practice Friday. ***
30.Greg Jennings MIN vs. Car
31.Anquan Boldin SF vs. Ari
32.Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. Pit
33.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at NYJ
34.Leonard Hankerson WAS at Dal
35.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Oak
Note: Another disappointing game.
36.*Danny Amendola NE vs. NO
Note: (Groin) Limited practice participant early in the week. *** Limited in practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
37.Austin Pettis STL at Hou
38.*Terrance Williams DAL vs. Was
Note: Miles Austin appears to be back from his hamstring injury this week - will the Cowboys stick with Williams?
39.*Aaron Dobson NE vs. NO
Note: (Neck) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Full practice Friday. ***
40.Kris Durham DET at Cle
41.Nate Washington TEN at Sea
42.Rueben Randle NYG at Chi
43.Rod Streater OAK at KC
44.Kenbrell Thompkins NE vs. NO
45.*Donnie Avery KC vs. Oak
Note: Suffered a bruised shoulder against the Titans. 'Kind of day-to-day' with the shoulder injury. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
46.Vincent Brown SD vs. Ind
47.Robert Woods BUF vs. Cin
48.*Sidney Rice SEA vs. Ten
Note: *** (Knee) Did not practice Friday, but listed as probable. ***
49.Brandon LaFell CAR at Min
50.Justin Hunter TEN at Sea
51.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. StL
52.Golden Tate SEA vs. Ten
53.Julian Edelman NE vs. NO
54.Jerome Simpson MIN vs. Car
55.Chris Givens STL at Hou
56.Mohamed Sanu CIN at Buf
57.Kendall Wright TEN at Sea
58.Santana Moss WAS at Dal
59.Jerricho Cotchery PIT at NYJ
60.Tavon Austin STL at Hou
61.Michael Floyd ARZ at SF
62.*Miles Austin DAL vs. Was
Note: (Hamstring) Even when he returns, you have to imagine him losing some targets to Williams. Full practice Wednesday and Thursday.
63.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN vs. Car
64.Eddie Royal SD vs. Ind
65.Kenny Stills NO at NE
66.Darrius Heyward-Bey IND at SD
Note: Had a brutal game against the Seahawks - a drop, a penalty for going out of bounds and then back in on an attempted catch.
67.*Ryan Broyles DET at Cle
Note: On the field for only 40 percent of the snaps even without Megatron last week.
68.Stephen Hill NYJ vs. Pit
69.Greg Little CLE vs. Det
Note: 'Mr. Reliable.' That's just funny.
70.Andre Roberts ARZ at SF
Note: Only on the field for 33 of 62 snaps last week.
71.*Marlon Brown BAL vs. GB
Note: (Hamstring) Limited participant in Thursday's practice. *** Active this week. ***
72.Riley Cooper PHI at TB
73.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Ten
74.Ace Sanders JAC at Den
75.Jason Avant PHI at TB
76.Davone Bess CLE vs. Det
77.Kyle Williams SF vs. Ari
78.*Tandon Doss BAL vs. GB
Note: Started last week with both Marlon Brown and Jacoby Jones still out.
79.Cole Beasley DAL vs. Was
80.*Kenny Britt TEN at Sea
Note: Caught just one pass on six targets, including a couple of drops last week. Afterward he was criticized by the coaching staff, who announced his role would be reduced.
81.Dexter McCluster KC vs. Oak
82.Patrick Edwards DET at Cle
83.Kevin Ogletree DET at Cle
84.Ted Ginn CAR at Min
85.*Lance Moore NO at NE
Note: (Wrist) Did not practice Thursday.
86.*Steve Johnson BUF vs. Cin
Note: Suffered a lumbar strain last Thursday against the Browns. He's expected to play this week. Away from the team Wednesday and Thursday to attend a funeral, but he'll return Friday. *** INACTIVE ***
87.*Mike Williams TB vs. Phi
Note: (Hamstring) Still limited in practice. *** INACTIVE ***
88.*Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. Pit
Note: (Hamstring) Expected to miss another game. *** Out again this week. ***

Tight Ends

1.Jimmy Graham NO at NE
2.Jordan Cameron CLE vs. Det
3.Jason Witten DAL vs. Was
4.Antonio Gates SD vs. Ind
5.Vernon Davis SF vs. Ari
Note: (Hamstring) Not listed on this week's injury report. Cardinals have had trouble defending TE's.
6.Julius Thomas DEN vs. Jax
7.*Garrett Graham HOU vs. StL
Note: Huge bump with Owen Daniels out.
8.*Greg Olsen CAR at Min
Note: Foot was in a walking boot after Sunday's game. Full practice Thursday.
9.Heath Miller PIT at NYJ
10.Coby Fleener IND at SD
11.*Martellus Bennett CHI vs. NYG
Note: Limited in practice Tuesday with a sore knee, though at least his shoulder appears to be healed. (Knee) Officially questionable.
12.Jermichael Finley GB at Bal
13.Sean McGrath KC vs. Oak
14.Scott Chandler BUF vs. Cin
15.Jared Cook STL at Hou
16.*Jordan Reed WAS at Dal
Note: (Thigh) Practiced Monday, expected to return. *** Probable for Sunday, could play a role in the carnival. ***
17.Jermaine Gresham CIN at Buf
18.Jeff Cumberland NYJ vs. Pit
19.Mychal Rivera OAK at KC
20.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. Car
21.*Brandon Myers NYG at Chi
Note: (Ankle) Missed Monday's practice, limited Tuesday. Listed as questionable.
22.Brandon Pettigrew DET at Cle
23.Delanie Walker TEN at Sea
24.Tyler Eifert CIN at Buf
25.Dallas Clark BAL vs. GB
Note: Just two targets last week after a bunch of targets earlier this season.
26.Zach Ertz PHI at TB
27.Brent Celek PHI at TB
28.*Fred Davis WAS at Dal
Note: (Ankle) Full practice this week.
29.Ed Dickson BAL vs. GB
30.Ben Watson NO at NE
31.Rob Housler ARZ at SF
32.Joel Dreessen DEN vs. Jax
33.*Tony Scheffler DET at Cle
Note: (Concussion) Did not practice Thursday.
34.*Logan Paulsen WAS at Dal
Note: (Knee) On the practice field, but not fully recovered yet. Limited practice Thursday.
35.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. NO
Note: Is this the week that Gronk finally returns? That's at least the initial expectation. *Still* limited in practice. Maybe time to cool our jets a little? *** Not expected to play again this week. ***
36.*Marcedes Lewis JAC at Den
Note: Unlikely to play again this week.
37.*Anthony Fasano KC vs. Oak
38.*Zach Miller SEA vs. Ten
39.*Kellen Winslow NYJ vs. Pit
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Thursday. *** Suspended for four games. ***
40.*Owen Daniels HOU vs. StL
Note: Out 4-to-6 weeks with a broken fibula.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. Car
Note: *** Currently still expected to play despite the tragic death of his two-year old son. ***
2.*Arian Foster HOU vs. StL
Note: (Thumb/chest) Limited Wednesday. *** Limited at practice all week, but listed as probable. ***
3.Jimmy Graham NO at NE
4.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Was
5.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. Oak
Note: Dealing with the same blisters issue on his feet as last week, but was able to practice Thursday. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
6.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Jax
7.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Was
8.Wes Welker DEN vs. Jax
9.Doug Martin TB vs. Phi
10.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Ten
Note: *** (Hip) Expected to play even though he's listed as questionable. ***
11.LeSean McCoy PHI at TB
12.Matt Forte CHI vs. NYG
13.*Brandon Marshall CHI vs. NYG
Note: The foot injury that slowed him in practice last week appeared to be a significant issue against the Saints.
14.Randall Cobb GB at Bal
15.Torrey Smith BAL vs. GB
16.A.J. Green CIN at Buf
17.Reggie Bush DET at Cle
18.Ray Rice BAL vs. GB
Note: Nice of the Ravens to remember that Rice exists.
19.*Alfred Morris WAS at Dal
Note: (Ribs) Full practice Monday, expects to play in Week 6. Full practice again Wednesday.
20.Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. Jax
Note: Looks like the back that the Broncos thought that they might be getting when they drafted him in the first round a few years ago.
21.Reggie Wayne IND at SD
22.Pierre Garcon WAS at Dal
23.Victor Cruz NYG at Chi
24.Josh Gordon CLE vs. Det
25.*Danny Woodhead SD vs. Ind
Note: Could be in line for a big role this week if Mathews can't play.
26.Frank Gore SF vs. Ari
27.Jordan Cameron CLE vs. Det
28.Jason Witten DAL vs. Was
29.Antonio Gates SD vs. Ind
30.Eddie Lacy GB at Bal
31.Eric Decker DEN vs. Jax
32.Vincent Jackson TB vs. Phi
33.Jordy Nelson GB at Bal
34.DeSean Jackson PHI at TB
35.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. Pit
Note: Sharing time with both Goodson and Ivory, though he still is the primary back for the Jets.
36.DeAngelo Williams CAR at Min
37.Fred Jackson BUF vs. Cin
38.*C.J. Spiller BUF vs. Cin
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday. *** Listed as questionable but expected to play. ***
39.Julius Thomas DEN vs. Jax
40.*Garrett Graham HOU vs. StL
Note: Huge bump with Owen Daniels out.
41.*Andre Johnson HOU vs. StL
Note: (Shin) Missed the bulk of practice Thursday, could be a game-time decision. *** Limited practice Friday. ***
42.T.Y. Hilton IND at SD
Note: Monster day on just six targets, and now gets a great matchup against San Diego.
43.Hakeem Nicks NYG at Chi
44.Darren Sproles NO at NE
45.Steve Smith CAR at Min
46.James Jones GB at Bal
47.Denarius Moore OAK at KC
48.Marques Colston NO at NE
49.*Cecil Shorts JAC at Den
Note: Powered through the groin injury that limited him in practice, and now he gets Henne back at QB. Did not practice Thursday. *** Limited Friday, but listed as probable. ***
50.Willis McGahee CLE vs. Det
51.Chris Johnson TEN at Sea
52.Giovani Bernard CIN at Buf
53.*Marcel Reece OAK at KC
Note: (Knee) Made it through Week 5 fine, and now Jennings is hurt. Limited practice Wednesday, plus McFadden and Jennings have practiced this week.
54.Trent Richardson IND at SD
Note: Brown outrushed Richardson and even vultured a touchdown away, but at least Richardson had a game-sealing 10-yard run late.
55.Le'Veon Bell PIT at NYJ
56.*Greg Olsen CAR at Min
Note: Foot was in a walking boot after Sunday's game. Full practice Thursday.
57.*Martellus Bennett CHI vs. NYG
Note: Limited in practice Tuesday with a sore knee, though at least his shoulder appears to be healed. (Knee) Officially questionable.
58.Vernon Davis SF vs. Ari
Note: (Hamstring) Not listed on this week's injury report. Cardinals have had trouble defending TE's.
59.Antonio Brown PIT at NYJ
60.*Mike Williams TB vs. Phi
Note: (Hamstring) Still limited in practice. *** INACTIVE ***
61.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at SF
Note: (Hamstring) Still limited in practice this week. *** Full practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
62.*Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. NYG
Note: Blew up against the Saints in Week 5. Limited with an ankle injury Tuesday.
63.Justin Blackmon JAC at Den
64.*Terrance Williams DAL vs. Was
Note: Miles Austin appears to be back from his hamstring injury this week - will the Cowboys stick with Williams?
65.Keenan Allen SD vs. Ind
Note: He's legit - his huge game Sunday night could have been even bigger.
66.Greg Jennings MIN vs. Car
67.*Zac Stacy STL at Hou
Note: Suffered a minor rib injury late against the Jaguars, but played well enough to earn another start this week. Didn't practice Wednesday, but returned to practice Thursday. *** Full practice Friday. ***
68.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Den
69.Heath Miller PIT at NYJ
70.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. NO
Note: Is this the week that Gronk finally returns? That's at least the initial expectation. *Still* limited in practice. Maybe time to cool our jets a little? *** Not expected to play again this week. ***
71.Anquan Boldin SF vs. Ari
72.Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. Pit
73.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at NYJ
74.Leonard Hankerson WAS at Dal
75.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Oak
Note: Another disappointing game.
76.*Danny Amendola NE vs. NO
Note: (Groin) Limited practice participant early in the week. *** Limited in practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
77.Austin Pettis STL at Hou
78.*Aaron Dobson NE vs. NO
Note: (Neck) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Full practice Friday. ***
79.Kris Durham DET at Cle
80.Nate Washington TEN at Sea
81.Rueben Randle NYG at Chi
82.Rod Streater OAK at KC
83.Joique Bell DET at Cle
84.Coby Fleener IND at SD
85.Andre Ellington ARZ at SF
Note: Same number of snaps as Mendenhall and outgained him, even though Mendenhall got more carries and the touchdown run.
86.Brandon Bolden NE vs. NO
Note: Had eight targets in the passing game against the Bengals in Week 5. *** Limited in practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
87.*Steve Johnson BUF vs. Cin
Note: Suffered a lumbar strain last Thursday against the Browns. He's expected to play this week. Away from the team Wednesday and Thursday to attend a funeral, but he'll return Friday. *** INACTIVE ***
88.Kenbrell Thompkins NE vs. NO
89.*Donnie Avery KC vs. Oak
Note: Suffered a bruised shoulder against the Titans. 'Kind of day-to-day' with the shoulder injury. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
90.Vincent Brown SD vs. Ind
91.Robert Woods BUF vs. Cin
92.*Sidney Rice SEA vs. Ten
Note: *** (Knee) Did not practice Friday, but listed as probable. ***
93.Brandon LaFell CAR at Min
94.Justin Hunter TEN at Sea
95.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. NO
Note: Disappeared after a critical fumble, then failed to convert on a goal line situation late.
96.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Buf
97.*Bernard Pierce BAL vs. GB
Note: (Thigh) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Limited all week, listed as questionable. ***
98.Ben Tate HOU vs. StL
Note: Hard for Tate to be a real threat to Foster when he keeps losing fumbles.
99.Donald Brown IND at SD
100.Rashard Mendenhall ARZ at SF
101.*Brandon Jacobs NYG at Chi
Note: Will start this week with David Wilson (neck) declared out.
102.Jermichael Finley GB at Bal
103.Jared Cook STL at Hou
104.Scott Chandler BUF vs. Cin
105.Sean McGrath KC vs. Oak
106.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. StL
107.Golden Tate SEA vs. Ten
108.Julian Edelman NE vs. NO
109.Jerome Simpson MIN vs. Car
110.Chris Givens STL at Hou
111.Mohamed Sanu CIN at Buf
112.Kendall Wright TEN at Sea
113.Santana Moss WAS at Dal
114.Jerricho Cotchery PIT at NYJ

Kickers

1.Matt Prater DEN vs. Jax
2.Justin Tucker BAL vs. GB
3.Alex Henery PHI at TB
4.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. NO
5.David Akers DET at Cle
6.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. Ten
7.Mason Crosby GB at Bal
Note: Five-for-five on Sunday, perfect on nine attempts.
8.Adam Vinatieri IND at SD
9.Garrett Hartley NO at NE
10.Robbie Gould CHI vs. NYG
11.Nick Novak SD vs. Ind
12.*Blair Walsh MIN vs. Car
Note: Limited in practice with a left leg injury, but expected to be ready for Sunday. *** Active this week. ***
13.Ryan Succop KC vs. Oak
14.Mike Nugent CIN at Buf
15.Graham Gano CAR at Min
16.*Kai Forbath WAS at Dal
Note: (Groin) Has been practicing and will return to action this week.
17.Phil Dawson SF vs. Ari
18.Dan Carpenter BUF vs. Cin
19.Randy Bullock HOU vs. StL
Note: Another miss from 40+ yards on Sunday night.
20.Dan Bailey DAL vs. Was
21.Rob Bironas TEN at Sea
22.Jay Feely ARZ at SF
23.Shaun Suisham PIT at NYJ
24.Greg Zuerlein STL at Hou
25.Nick Folk NYJ vs. Pit
26.Josh Scobee JAC at Den
27.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at KC
28.Josh Brown NYG at Chi
29.Billy Cundiff CLE vs. Det
30.Rian Lindell TB vs. Phi
31.*Dustin Hopkins BUF vs. Cin
Note: (Groin) On IR for the season.

Defenses

1.*Seattle Seahawks vs. Ten
Note: Bobby Wagner sprained an ankle in the loss to the Colts.
2.Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oak
3.*Denver Broncos vs. Jax
Note: The Broncos lost Chris Harris, who was starting in place of Champ Bailey, with a concussion. Wesley Woodyard is dealing with a shoulder injury.
4.San Francisco 49ers vs. Ari
5.*Cincinnati Bengals at Buf
Note: Might get Leon Hall and Michael Johnson back.
6.Cleveland Browns vs. Det
7.Houston Texans vs. StL
8.New York Jets vs. Pit
9.Carolina Panthers at Min
10.*Chicago Bears vs. NYG
Note: Lance Briggs is dealing with a hip injury. Charles Tillman didn't practice Tuesday due to a sore knee.
11.Buffalo Bills vs. Cin
12.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Phi
13.Detroit Lions at Cle
14.*Green Bay Packers at Bal
Note: Clay Matthews suffered a broken thumb in the win over the Lions.
15.Arizona Cardinals at SF
16.Minnesota Vikings vs. Car
17.Baltimore Ravens vs. GB
18.New Orleans Saints at NE
19.Philadelphia Eagles at TB
Note: This week will be a really good test of how bad the Eagles defense is - normally I'd put TB's opponent in the top 5, but I can't here.
20.Indianapolis Colts at SD
21.Tennessee Titans at Sea
22.*St. Louis Rams at Hou
Note: Cortland Finnegan (thigh) could return.
23.*San Diego Chargers vs. Ind
Note: Jarrett Johnson is dealing with a hamstring injury.
24.Pittsburgh Steelers at NYJ
25.Oakland Raiders at KC
26.*New York Giants at Chi
Note: Corey Webster (hip) is doubtful for Thursday. Jon Beason, acquired from the Panthers last week, could start at LB.
27.Dallas Cowboys vs. Was
28.*New England Patriots vs. NO
Note: Tommy Kelly is dealing with a knee injury.
29.Washington Redskins at Dal
30.Jacksonville Jaguars at Den