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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).

***NEW ORLEANS and OAKLAND 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, ***NEW ORLEANS and OAKLAND on bye this week!!!***

Sunday Update Complete

Quarterback

1.Peyton Manning DEN at Ind
2.Tony Romo DAL at Phi
3.Cam Newton CAR vs. StL
Note: 'Good Cam' showed up against the Vikings. He's got another friendly matchup this week against the Rams.
4.Philip Rivers SD at Jax
5.Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Cle
6.Andrew Luck IND vs. Den
7.Eli Manning NYG vs. Min
8.*Nick Foles PHI vs. Dal
Note: Will be the starter until Vick is '100 percent healthy' with that definition being somewhat nebulous. Vick worked with the third team Tuesday. Officially getting the start this week.
9.Robert Griffin WAS vs. Chi
Note: Still looked tentative, though the Redskins' offensive line didn't give him much time.
10.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Cin
11.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. Buf
12.Jay Cutler CHI at Was
13.Tom Brady NE at NYJ
14.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Bal
15.*Colin Kaepernick SF at Ten
Note: (Foot) Full practice Wednesday. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
16.Russell Wilson SEA at Ari
17.Matt Ryan ATL vs. TB
18.Mike Glennon TB at Atl
19.Andy Dalton CIN at Det
20.*Josh Freeman MIN at NYG
Note: How quickly can they get Freeman up to speed on the offense? Officially getting the start Monday night.
21.*Chad Henne JAC vs. SD
Note: Blaine Gabbert (hamstring) could be out for three more weeks, and in the meantime Henne will get the chance to permanently win the job.
22.*Jake Locker TEN vs. SF
Note: *** Back in action, though the matchup isn't great this week. ***
23.Brandon Weeden CLE at GB
Note: Threw one of the worst interceptions of the year to seal the loss to the Lions.
24.Sam Bradford STL at Car
Note: Because the game was such a blowout, Bradford threw only 16 passes after leading the league in attempts coming into the game.
25.Joe Flacco BAL at Pit
Note: Threw for 342 yards despite Torrey Smith getting nearly blanked. A lot of those yards came late, but garbage yards count just the same.
26.Carson Palmer ARZ vs. Sea
27.Alex Smith KC vs. Hou
28.*Thaddeus Lewis BUF at Mia
Note: Sprained his foot in the loss to the Bengals, though the injury is thought to not be serious. Matt Flynn, who just signed with the team, could be the backup. Full practice Wednesday. Meanwhile, EJ Manuel will be out of practice for another 4-to-6 weeks. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
29.Geno Smith NYJ vs. NE
30.*Case Keenum HOU at KC
Note: Being prepared as a starter, as is Yates, just in case. Getting the start this week.
31.*T.J. Yates HOU at KC
Note: Be careful for what you wish for when you clamor for the backup. Could start this week - not on merit, but based on Schaub's lower leg injury. Got passed over by Keenum for this start.
32.*Ryan Fitzpatrick TEN vs. SF
Note: While Jake Locker isn't officially out, the odds aren't good that he'll be able to go, especially with the Titans on bye in Week 8. *** Back to the bench with Locker returning. ***
33.*Christian Ponder MIN at NYG
Note: Serving the backup behind Josh Freeman.
34.*Matt Cassel MIN at NYG
Note: Two costly interceptions - how much longer will they hold out on trying Josh Freeman? Downgraded to third string.
35.*Michael Vick PHI vs. Dal
Note: (Hamstring) Worked with the third team Tuesday. It looks like Foles will start again this week.
36.*Matt Schaub HOU at KC
Note: Lower leg injury - heard a 'popping sound' at the time of the injury, Apparently it's affecting his ankle and foot - status for this week's game against KC is questionable. Both Yates and Case Keenum will be prepared as starters this week just in case. Out this week.

Running Backs

1.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Dal
2.Jamaal Charles KC vs. Hou
3.*Arian Foster HOU at KC
Note: Sat out practice Thursday with a sore hamstring. Also dealing with chest and thumb injuries. *** Listed as probable. ***
4.*Adrian Peterson MIN at NYG
Note: Limited in practice Thursday with a hamstring injury. *** Listed as probable for Monday night. ***
5.Knowshon Moreno DEN at Ind
6.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Chi
7.Marshawn Lynch SEA at Ari
Note: Did not practice Tuesday because of a hip injury, has the Thursday game this week. Listed as probable, despite limited practice this week.
8.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Cle
9.Matt Forte CHI at Was
10.Reggie Bush DET vs. Cin
11.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. StL
12.Frank Gore SF at Ten
13.Doug Martin TB at Atl
14.Stevan Ridley NE at NYJ
Note: Back from the fantasy dead.
15.Ray Rice BAL at Pit
Note: Rice is averaging just 2.8 yards per carry - and Pierce isn't doing any better. The Ravens' OL is a big problem.
16.*Zac Stacy STL at Car
Note: Ran well again versus the Texans - solidifying his starting role. Sat out practice Wednesday but returned Thursday.
17.Danny Woodhead SD at Jax
18.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. SD
19.Giovani Bernard CIN at Det
20.Lamar Miller MIA vs. Buf
21.Ryan Mathews SD at Jax
Note: Finally had a 100-yard game, though he still didn't get into the end zone. He also had a pretty bad run out of bounds while the Chargers were trying to wrap up the win.
22.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. TB
23.*C.J. Spiller BUF at Mia
Note: (Ankle) Split carries with Fred Jackson evenly, though Jackson got the goal line carries. Spiller seemed to be favoring his ankle at the conclusion of his runs, but ran well during the plays. Limited practice Thursday, but reports are that he's getting steadily better.
24.Fred Jackson BUF at Mia
25.*Bilal Powell NYJ vs. NE
Note: Dealing with a shoulder injury. Full practice this week.
26.Trent Richardson IND vs. Den
27.Andre Ellington ARZ vs. Sea
28.Chris Johnson TEN vs. SF
29.*Joseph Randle DAL at Phi
Note: Probable starter for the Cowboys with Murray and Dunbar projected out.
30.*Willis McGahee CLE at GB
Note: (Knees) Sat out practice Thursday. *** Good to go Sunday. ***
31.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Bal
32.*BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Det
Note: Dealing with an illness, but practiced Thursday.
33.Donald Brown IND vs. Den
34.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at GB
Note: Targeted 12 times in the passing game last week.
35.Ben Tate HOU at KC
36.Rashard Mendenhall ARZ vs. Sea
37.*Jason Snelling ATL vs. TB
Note: (Concussion) Able to practice Tuesday. Full practice this week.
38.*Peyton Hillis NYG vs. Min
Note: *** In one of my 16-team leagues, I actually picked up and am starting Hillis. Any port in a storm. ***
39.Kendall Hunter SF at Ten
40.Ronnie Hillman DEN at Ind
41.Roy Helu WAS vs. Chi
42.*Michael Cox NYG vs. Min
Note: *** With Brandon Jacobs sitting out practice due to his hamstring injury, Cox could get some decent work Monday night. But the Giants don't trust him in pass protection, so he'll share duties with Peyton Hillis. ***
43.*Brandon Bolden NE at NYJ
Note: *** Listed as questionable. (Knee) ***
44.Bernard Pierce BAL at Pit
45.Daniel Thomas MIA vs. Buf
46.Michael Bush CHI at Was
47.*Brandon Jacobs NYG vs. Min
Note: Dealing with a hamstring injury, but expects to be ready by Monday night. Worth noting that the Giants worked out Peyton Hillis this week. Limited practice Thursday. *** Did not practice Saturday, downgraded to questionable. ***
48.*Toby Gerhart MIN at NYG
Note: *** Could get a little more work with Peterson nursing a hamstring injury. ***
49.LeGarrette Blount NE at NYJ
50.*Jackie Battle TEN vs. SF
Note: Re-injured his neck in the loss to the Seahawks.
51.Johnathan Franklin GB vs. Cle
52.Bryce Brown PHI vs. Dal
53.*Chris Ivory NYJ vs. NE
Note: Ceded the goal line role to Powell last week, but Powell's shoulder injury could re-open the door, especially with Goodson out for the season.
54.Anthony Dixon SF at Ten
55.Mike Tolbert CAR vs. StL
56.*Phillip Tanner DAL at Phi
Note: Had just one carry after DeMarco Murray's injury last week - the bulk of the work went to Joseph Randle.
57.Daryl Richardson STL at Car
Note: Had just three carries - now an afterthought behind Zac Stacy.
58.Tashard Choice BUF at Mia
59.Kenjon Barner CAR vs. StL
60.*Benny Cunningham STL at Car
Note: (Ankle) Sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday. *** Ruled out this week. ***
61.*Joique Bell DET vs. Cin
Note: Suffered a rib injury against the Browns, x-rays were negative. Limited practice this week. *** Still in a lot of pain. ***
62.Montee Ball DEN at Ind
Note: Ball had two bad drops in the win over Jacksonville.
63.Jordan Todman JAC vs. SD
64.Robert Turbin SEA at Ari
65.Knile Davis KC vs. Hou
66.*Shonn Greene TEN vs. SF
Note: (Knee) Has a chance to practice Wednesday. Could play 15-20 snaps this week.
67.*Leon Washington NE at NYJ
Note: (Knee) *** Ruled out this week. ***
68.Mikel Leshoure DET vs. Cin
69.Alfonso Smith ARZ vs. Sea
70.Justin Forsett JAC vs. SD
71.Felix Jones PIT vs. Bal
72.*DeMarco Murray DAL at Phi
Note: (Sprained MCL) Murray ... Not Present this week, most likely. Did not practice Thursday - not expected to play.
73.*Lance Dunbar DAL at Phi
Note: (Hamstring) Unlikely to play this week.
74.*Isaiah Pead STL at Car
75.*James Starks GB vs. Cle
Note: (Knee) Ruled out again.
76.*David Wilson NYG vs. Min
Note: Won't need surgery, but expected to be out 3-to-4 more weeks.
77.*Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. StL
Note: (Ankles) Could begin practice this week - Panthers have a three-week window to activate him from the PUP list. Hasn't yet practiced. *** Pointing towards Week 9. ***
78.*Steven Jackson ATL vs. TB
Note: (Hamstring) At practice but without his helmet Tuesday, suggesting that he's not participating. Still sitting out practice. *** Ruled out this week. ***
79.*Mike Goodson NYJ vs. NE
Note: Torn ACL, placed on season-ending IR.

Wide Receivers

1.Wes Welker DEN at Ind
2.Dez Bryant DAL at Phi
3.Brandon Marshall CHI at Was
4.A.J. Green CIN at Det
5.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Min
Note: Love the matchup this week - good time to buy low after he did little against the Bears last week.
6.Demaryius Thomas DEN at Ind
7.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Cle
Note: On one hand, he's going to get a lot more targets, on the other hand, he's going to get Joe Haden. On balance, I'll take the extra targets.
8.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Dal
9.Vincent Jackson TB at Atl
10.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Chi
11.Keenan Allen SD at Jax
12.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. Cin
Note: (Knee) On the field for just 38 of the Lions' 74 snaps last week and felt soreness after the game. It's possible he's playing the Roddy White role for the time being. Limited practice Thursday, but progressively feeling better. *** Listed as probable. ***
13.Josh Gordon CLE at GB
14.*Justin Blackmon JAC vs. SD
Note: Monster game with Cecil Shorts getting hurt in the first quarter. (Groin/hamstring) May be held out of practice Wednesday. Limited practice (groin/hamstring) on Thursday. *** Did not practice Friday, but still active. ***
15.Reggie Wayne IND vs. Den
16.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Bal
17.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Sea
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in Tuesday's practice - has the Thursday night game. Active Thursday night.
18.Torrey Smith BAL at Pit
19.Eric Decker DEN at Ind
20.Mike Wallace MIA vs. Buf
21.*Andre Johnson HOU at KC
Note: (Shin) Limited in practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable, but has a rookie QB making his debut this week. ***
22.*Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Min
Note: Subject of some trade speculation, but nothing concrete yet.
23.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Den
24.Alshon Jeffery CHI at Was
25.Greg Jennings MIN at NYG
26.Anquan Boldin SF at Ten
27.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Min
28.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. StL
Note: As much as I've overrated Dwayne Bowe, I've underrated LaFell.
29.*Harry Douglas ATL vs. TB
Note: Big step-up in role with Jones out. Being taken off punt returns to focus on the offense.
30.Terrance Williams DAL at Phi
Note: Targeted just twice last week, but caught both with one going for a touchdown. This was a somewhat abnormal game, though - just fewer throws altogether.
31.*Steve Johnson BUF at Mia
Note: Sat out with his lumbar strain last week. Full practice Thursday.
32.Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. NE
33.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Bal
34.Kris Durham DET vs. Cin
Note: Eight catches on 13 targets, even with Calvin Johnson playing.
35.*Mike Williams TB at Atl
Note: Sat out with a hamstring injury last week but is expected back this week. Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Full practice Friday, but listed as questionable. ***
36.Steve Smith CAR vs. StL
Note: I've been overvaluing Smith this year - loved the matchup against the Vikes and sure he got a touchdown, but he's a shadow of his former self.
37.Sidney Rice SEA at Ari
38.Kendall Wright TEN vs. SF
39.Leonard Hankerson WAS vs. Chi
40.Brian Hartline MIA vs. Buf
41.*Kenbrell Thompkins NE at NYJ
Note: Caught the game-winner after not playing much in the first half - Amendola's injury re-opens the door for Thompkins.
42.Austin Pettis STL at Car
43.Aaron Dobson NE at NYJ
44.Vincent Brown SD at Jax
45.Robert Woods BUF at Mia
Note: Just two catches on six targets even with Stevie Johnson out, though that's probably because he drew Leon Hall's coverage for most of the game.
46.*Jarrett Boykin GB vs. Cle
Note: Big role expansion in the wake of injuries to Cobb and James Jones.
47.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Hou
Note: 'I will not overvalue Dwayne Bowe.' 'I will not overvalue Dwayne Bowe.' 'I will not overvalue Dwayne Bowe.' 'I will not overvalue Dwayne Bowe.'
48.Nate Washington TEN vs. SF
49.Donnie Avery KC vs. Hou
50.*Julian Edelman NE at NYJ
Note: (Thigh) Limited in Thursday's practice. *** Limited in practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
51.*Cecil Shorts JAC vs. SD
Note: Suffered a sprained sternoclavicular joint and did not return last week. Some chance that he plays this week, but we won't likely know until game-time Sunday. Hasn't practiced yet this week, won't likely practice Friday, and will be a game-time decision Sunday. *** Limited practice Friday, going to try to play, but could be quite limited - he's in a lot of pain. ***
52.Justin Hunter TEN vs. SF
53.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at KC
54.Golden Tate SEA at Ari
55.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Sea
56.Jerome Simpson MIN at NYG
57.Chris Givens STL at Car
58.Mohamed Sanu CIN at Det
59.Santana Moss WAS vs. Chi
60.*Brandon Gibson MIA vs. Buf
Note: *** (Hip) Listed as questionable.***
61.Jacoby Jones BAL at Pit
62.Cole Beasley DAL at Phi
63.Marvin Jones CIN at Det
64.Jerricho Cotchery PIT vs. Bal
65.*Miles Austin DAL at Phi
Note: (Hamstring) Targeted four times in his return, no catches. Given the day off Thursday to rest.
66.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at NYG
67.Darrius Heyward-Bey IND vs. Den
68.Ryan Broyles DET vs. Cin
69.Stephen Hill NYJ vs. NE
70.Greg Little CLE at GB
71.Mike Brown JAC vs. SD
72.Marquise Goodwin BUF at Mia
73.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. Sea
74.Marlon Brown BAL at Pit
75.Riley Cooper PHI vs. Dal
76.Doug Baldwin SEA at Ari
77.Tavon Austin STL at Car
78.*Kevin Cone ATL vs. TB
Note: Could play a bigger role with Jones out and Roddy White questionable.
79.Drew Davis ATL vs. TB
80.*Myles White GB vs. Cle
Note: Activated from the practice squad in wake of injuries to Cobb and James Jones.
81.Jason Avant PHI vs. Dal
82.Davone Bess CLE at GB
83.Austin Collie NE at NYJ
Note: Two big catches late in the game after Amendola's injury.
84.Kyle Williams SF at Ten
85.Tandon Doss BAL at Pit
86.Kenny Britt TEN vs. SF
Note: Only two snaps last week. Just trade him already.
87.*Eddie Royal SD at Jax
Note: Injured his toe Monday night, but returned in the third quarter. (Toe) Didn't practice Thursday. *** Didn't practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
88.Dexter McCluster KC vs. Hou
89.Kevin Ogletree DET vs. Cin
90.Ted Ginn CAR vs. StL
91.*James Jones GB vs. Cle
Note: Injured his knee on the Packers' first drive and did not return. Some chance he'll play this week. Hoping to test his knee in Friday's practice, 'going to be close.' *** Wasn't able to practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
92.*Roddy White ATL vs. TB
Note: (Hamstring) Not spotted during Tuesday's practice. Hasn't yet practiced this week. *** Finally sitting out a game after being banged up all year. ***
93.*Danny Amendola NE at NYJ
Note: Knocked out with a concussion late against the Saints. No practice yet this week. *** Ruled out this week. ***
94.*Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. NE
Note: (Hamstring) Expected to miss another game.
95.*Ace Sanders JAC vs. SD
Note: Dealing with a concussion, did not practice Thursday. *** Ruled out this week. ***
96.*Percy Harvin SEA at Ari
Note: (Hip) Eligible to return to practice this week, but next week seems more likely with the Seahawks playing Thursday night.
97.*Randall Cobb GB vs. Cle
Note: Broken fibula - on the IR-designated-to-return list.
98.*Julio Jones ATL vs. TB
Note: Out for the season with a foot injury.

Tight Ends

1.*Vernon Davis SF at Ten
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Wednesday.
2.Jordan Cameron CLE at GB
3.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. TB
Note: Huge target numbers likely with Jones out and White questionable. But he was double-teamed a lot late when the Falcons last played, which is also likely to continue.
4.Jason Witten DAL at Phi
5.Antonio Gates SD at Jax
6.Julius Thomas DEN at Ind
7.Charles Clay MIA vs. Buf
8.*Jermichael Finley GB vs. Cle
Note: Lined up frequently as a wide receiver last week - something that will continue with Cobb out and Jones questionable.
9.Jordan Reed WAS vs. Chi
Note: Second on the team in targets Sunday night - definitely a guy to target if his injuries kept him on your waiver wire.
10.Heath Miller PIT vs. Bal
11.*Greg Olsen CAR vs. StL
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable. ***
12.*Rob Gronkowski NE at NYJ
Note: (Forearm) Will Gronk play this week? Your guess is as good as mine, but unless and until he's listed as probable or better, I'm keeping him down here. Still hasn't received medical clearance from Dr. James Andrews. *** Officially cleared to play and active this week. Finally! ***
13.Garrett Graham HOU at KC
Note: Was targeted on both of T.J. Yates' interceptions - for whatever that's worth.
14.Coby Fleener IND vs. Den
Note: Had a huge drop Monday night.
15.Kyle Rudolph MIN at NYG
16.Jeff Cumberland NYJ vs. NE
Note: The Jets' primary tight end with Winslow suspended.
17.Jared Cook STL at Car
18.Scott Chandler BUF at Mia
19.Timothy Wright TB at Atl
20.*Martellus Bennett CHI at Was
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday. *** Listed as questionable, but active this week. ***
21.Joseph Fauria DET vs. Cin
Note: Total feast or famine player - we obviously have to list him after last week, but buyer beware - he's had a goose egg three of six weeks. However, he draws the Bengals this week, who have had troubles against tight ends.
22.Sean McGrath KC vs. Hou
23.Zach Ertz PHI vs. Dal
Note: Officially listed as the starter on the depth chart ahead of Celek.
24.Jermaine Gresham CIN at Det
25.*Zach Miller SEA at Ari
Note: (Hamstring) Expected to return this week, draws Arizona, which has had problems covering tight ends all season long. Officially active for Thursday night.
26.Lance Kendricks STL at Car
27.Dallas Clark BAL at Pit
28.Brandon Myers NYG vs. Min
29.*Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. SD
Note: Another example of calf injuries lasting forever. Limited practice Thursday. *** Active this week. ***
30.Michael Hoomanawanui NE at NYJ
31.Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. Cin
32.Delanie Walker TEN vs. SF
33.Tyler Eifert CIN at Det
34.Brent Celek PHI vs. Dal
35.Fred Davis WAS vs. Chi
36.Ed Dickson BAL at Pit
37.*Rob Housler ARZ vs. Sea
Note: (Ankle) Limited in practice Tuesday - game on Thursday. Active Thursday.
38.*Tony Scheffler DET vs. Cin
Note: (Concussion) Still being evaluated. Did not practice Thursday.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Dal
2.Jamaal Charles KC vs. Hou
3.*Arian Foster HOU at KC
Note: Sat out practice Thursday with a sore hamstring. Also dealing with chest and thumb injuries. *** Listed as probable. ***
4.*Adrian Peterson MIN at NYG
Note: Limited in practice Thursday with a hamstring injury. *** Listed as probable for Monday night. ***
5.Knowshon Moreno DEN at Ind
6.Wes Welker DEN at Ind
7.Dez Bryant DAL at Phi
8.Brandon Marshall CHI at Was
9.A.J. Green CIN at Det
10.Marshawn Lynch SEA at Ari
Note: Did not practice Tuesday because of a hip injury, has the Thursday game this week. Listed as probable, despite limited practice this week.
11.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Cle
12.Matt Forte CHI at Was
13.Reggie Bush DET vs. Cin
14.Victor Cruz NYG vs. Min
Note: Love the matchup this week - good time to buy low after he did little against the Bears last week.
15.Demaryius Thomas DEN at Ind
16.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Cle
Note: On one hand, he's going to get a lot more targets, on the other hand, he's going to get Joe Haden. On balance, I'll take the extra targets.
17.*Vernon Davis SF at Ten
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Wednesday.
18.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Chi
19.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. StL
20.Frank Gore SF at Ten
21.Doug Martin TB at Atl
22.Ray Rice BAL at Pit
Note: Rice is averaging just 2.8 yards per carry - and Pierce isn't doing any better. The Ravens' OL is a big problem.
23.Danny Woodhead SD at Jax
24.Jordan Cameron CLE at GB
25.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. TB
Note: Huge target numbers likely with Jones out and White questionable. But he was double-teamed a lot late when the Falcons last played, which is also likely to continue.
26.Jason Witten DAL at Phi
27.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Dal
28.*Justin Blackmon JAC vs. SD
Note: Monster game with Cecil Shorts getting hurt in the first quarter. (Groin/hamstring) May be held out of practice Wednesday. Limited practice (groin/hamstring) on Thursday. *** Did not practice Friday, but still active. ***
29.Vincent Jackson TB at Atl
30.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Chi
31.Keenan Allen SD at Jax
32.Josh Gordon CLE at GB
33.Reggie Wayne IND vs. Den
34.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Bal
35.Stevan Ridley NE at NYJ
Note: Back from the fantasy dead.
36.*Zac Stacy STL at Car
Note: Ran well again versus the Texans - solidifying his starting role. Sat out practice Wednesday but returned Thursday.
37.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. SD
38.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. TB
39.Antonio Gates SD at Jax
40.Julius Thomas DEN at Ind
41.Torrey Smith BAL at Pit
42.*Andre Johnson HOU at KC
Note: (Shin) Limited in practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable, but has a rookie QB making his debut this week. ***
43.Eric Decker DEN at Ind
44.Mike Wallace MIA vs. Buf
45.*Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Min
Note: Subject of some trade speculation, but nothing concrete yet.
46.Giovani Bernard CIN at Det
47.Lamar Miller MIA vs. Buf
48.Ryan Mathews SD at Jax
Note: Finally had a 100-yard game, though he still didn't get into the end zone. He also had a pretty bad run out of bounds while the Chargers were trying to wrap up the win.
49.*C.J. Spiller BUF at Mia
Note: (Ankle) Split carries with Fred Jackson evenly, though Jackson got the goal line carries. Spiller seemed to be favoring his ankle at the conclusion of his runs, but ran well during the plays. Limited practice Thursday, but reports are that he's getting steadily better.
50.Andre Ellington ARZ vs. Sea
51.*Harry Douglas ATL vs. TB
Note: Big step-up in role with Jones out. Being taken off punt returns to focus on the offense.
52.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Den
53.Alshon Jeffery CHI at Was
54.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. Cin
Note: (Knee) On the field for just 38 of the Lions' 74 snaps last week and felt soreness after the game. It's possible he's playing the Roddy White role for the time being. Limited practice Thursday, but progressively feeling better. *** Listed as probable. ***
55.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Sea
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in Tuesday's practice - has the Thursday night game. Active Thursday night.
56.Greg Jennings MIN at NYG
57.Anquan Boldin SF at Ten
58.Charles Clay MIA vs. Buf
59.*Jermichael Finley GB vs. Cle
Note: Lined up frequently as a wide receiver last week - something that will continue with Cobb out and Jones questionable.
60.Jordan Reed WAS vs. Chi
Note: Second on the team in targets Sunday night - definitely a guy to target if his injuries kept him on your waiver wire.
61.*Brandon Jacobs NYG vs. Min
Note: Dealing with a hamstring injury, but expects to be ready by Monday night. Worth noting that the Giants worked out Peyton Hillis this week. Limited practice Thursday. *** Did not practice Saturday, downgraded to questionable. ***
62.Fred Jackson BUF at Mia
63.*Bilal Powell NYJ vs. NE
Note: Dealing with a shoulder injury. Full practice this week.
64.Trent Richardson IND vs. Den
65.Chris Johnson TEN vs. SF
66.*Joseph Randle DAL at Phi
Note: Probable starter for the Cowboys with Murray and Dunbar projected out.
67.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Min
68.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. StL
Note: As much as I've overrated Dwayne Bowe, I've underrated LaFell.
69.Kris Durham DET vs. Cin
Note: Eight catches on 13 targets, even with Calvin Johnson playing.
70.Terrance Williams DAL at Phi
Note: Targeted just twice last week, but caught both with one going for a touchdown. This was a somewhat abnormal game, though - just fewer throws altogether.
71.Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. NE
72.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Bal
73.*Julian Edelman NE at NYJ
Note: (Thigh) Limited in Thursday's practice. *** Limited in practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
74.Steve Smith CAR vs. StL
Note: I've been overvaluing Smith this year - loved the matchup against the Vikes and sure he got a touchdown, but he's a shadow of his former self.
75.Heath Miller PIT vs. Bal
76.*Rob Gronkowski NE at NYJ
Note: (Forearm) Will Gronk play this week? Your guess is as good as mine, but unless and until he's listed as probable or better, I'm keeping him down here. Still hasn't received medical clearance from Dr. James Andrews. *** Officially cleared to play and active this week. Finally! ***
77.*Greg Olsen CAR vs. StL
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable. ***
78.*Martellus Bennett CHI at Was
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday. *** Listed as questionable, but active this week. ***
79.*Willis McGahee CLE at GB
Note: (Knees) Sat out practice Thursday. *** Good to go Sunday. ***
80.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Bal
81.*BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Det
Note: Dealing with an illness, but practiced Thursday.
82.*Joique Bell DET vs. Cin
Note: Suffered a rib injury against the Browns, x-rays were negative. Limited practice this week. *** Still in a lot of pain. ***
83.Donald Brown IND vs. Den
84.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at GB
Note: Targeted 12 times in the passing game last week.
85.Ben Tate HOU at KC
86.Leonard Hankerson WAS vs. Chi
87.Brian Hartline MIA vs. Buf
88.*Kenbrell Thompkins NE at NYJ
Note: Caught the game-winner after not playing much in the first half - Amendola's injury re-opens the door for Thompkins.
89.Austin Pettis STL at Car
90.Aaron Dobson NE at NYJ
91.Vincent Brown SD at Jax
92.Robert Woods BUF at Mia
Note: Just two catches on six targets even with Stevie Johnson out, though that's probably because he drew Leon Hall's coverage for most of the game.
93.*Jarrett Boykin GB vs. Cle
Note: Big role expansion in the wake of injuries to Cobb and James Jones.
94.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Hou
Note: 'I will not overvalue Dwayne Bowe.' 'I will not overvalue Dwayne Bowe.' 'I will not overvalue Dwayne Bowe.' 'I will not overvalue Dwayne Bowe.'
95.Nate Washington TEN vs. SF
96.Donnie Avery KC vs. Hou
97.Rashard Mendenhall ARZ vs. Sea
98.*Jason Snelling ATL vs. TB
Note: (Concussion) Able to practice Tuesday. Full practice this week.
99.Kendall Hunter SF at Ten
100.Garrett Graham HOU at KC
Note: Was targeted on both of T.J. Yates' interceptions - for whatever that's worth.
101.Coby Fleener IND vs. Den
Note: Had a huge drop Monday night.
102.Kyle Rudolph MIN at NYG
103.Sidney Rice SEA at Ari
104.Kendall Wright TEN vs. SF
105.Justin Hunter TEN vs. SF
106.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at KC
107.Golden Tate SEA at Ari
108.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Sea
109.Jerome Simpson MIN at NYG
110.Chris Givens STL at Car
111.Mohamed Sanu CIN at Det
112.Santana Moss WAS vs. Chi
113.*Brandon Gibson MIA vs. Buf
Note: *** (Hip) Listed as questionable.***
114.Jacoby Jones BAL at Pit
115.Cole Beasley DAL at Phi
116.Jerricho Cotchery PIT vs. Bal
117.Ronnie Hillman DEN at Ind
118.Roy Helu WAS vs. Chi
119.*Brandon Bolden NE at NYJ
Note: *** Listed as questionable. (Knee) ***
120.Bernard Pierce BAL at Pit
121.Daniel Thomas MIA vs. Buf
122.Jeff Cumberland NYJ vs. NE
Note: The Jets' primary tight end with Winslow suspended.
123.Jared Cook STL at Car
124.Scott Chandler BUF at Mia
125.Timothy Wright TB at Atl
126.Joseph Fauria DET vs. Cin
Note: Total feast or famine player - we obviously have to list him after last week, but buyer beware - he's had a goose egg three of six weeks. However, he draws the Bengals this week, who have had troubles against tight ends.

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE at NYJ
2.Alex Henery PHI vs. Dal
3.Mason Crosby GB vs. Cle
4.Nick Novak SD at Jax
5.Kai Forbath WAS vs. Chi
6.Matt Prater DEN at Ind
7.Justin Tucker BAL at Pit
8.Robbie Gould CHI at Was
9.Graham Gano CAR vs. StL
10.Caleb Sturgis MIA vs. Buf
11.David Akers DET vs. Cin
12.Dan Bailey DAL at Phi
13.Phil Dawson SF at Ten
Note: Has made his last five in a row, including three last week.
14.*Steven Hauschka SEA at Ari
Note: Briefly left Week 6's game while getting tested for a concussion, but later returned.
15.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. Den
16.Ryan Succop KC vs. Hou
17.Mike Nugent CIN at Det
18.Greg Zuerlein STL at Car
Note: Hasn't missed a kick this year, but has only had nine attempts.
19.Nick Folk NYJ vs. NE
20.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Bal
21.*Blair Walsh MIN at NYG
Note: Ceded kickoff duties due to his hamstring injury. Did not practice Thursday.
22.Dan Carpenter BUF at Mia
23.Matt Bryant ATL vs. TB
24.Randy Bullock HOU at KC
25.Rob Bironas TEN vs. SF
26.Josh Scobee JAC vs. SD
27.Jay Feely ARZ vs. Sea
28.Josh Brown NYG vs. Min
29.Billy Cundiff CLE at GB
30.Rian Lindell TB at Atl

Defenses

1.Kansas City Chiefs vs. Hou
2.Seattle Seahawks at Ari
3.Carolina Panthers vs. StL
4.*Green Bay Packers vs. Cle
Note: Nick Perry is now out with a foot injury.
5.*Miami Dolphins vs. Buf
Note: Daniel Ellerbe (shoulder) missed practice Tuesday.
6.*San Francisco 49ers at Ten
Note: Glenn Dorsey suffered a hamstring injury last week.
7.*Arizona Cardinals vs. Sea
Note: Karlos Dansby (quad) was limited in Tuesday's practice.
8.New York Jets vs. NE
9.Tennessee Titans vs. SF
10.San Diego Chargers at Jax
11.Detroit Lions vs. Cin
12.*New England Patriots at NYJ
Note: Jerod Mayo has a torn pectoral muscle and could be out for the season, and Aqib Talib suffered a hip flexor injury last week, too.
13.*Denver Broncos at Ind
Note: Von Miller is eligible to return this week.
14.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Atl
15.*Dallas Cowboys at Phi
Note: DeMarcus Ware left last week with a quad injury, has a chance to play this week against Philly, though.
16.Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Bal
17.Cincinnati Bengals at Det
18.Washington Redskins vs. Chi
19.Baltimore Ravens at Pit
20.Chicago Bears at Was
21.*Houston Texans at KC
Note: Danieal Manning is out 6-to-10 weeks with a hyperextended knee.
22.Atlanta Falcons vs. TB
23.New York Giants vs. Min
24.Cleveland Browns at GB
25.Buffalo Bills at Mia
Note: Kiko Alonso racks up massive tackle numbers at home.
26.St. Louis Rams at Car
27.Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dal
28.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. SD
29.*Indianapolis Colts vs. Den
Note: Jerrell Freeman is going through the concussion protocol this week.
30.*Minnesota Vikings at NYG
Note: Harrison Smith has been diagnosed with turf toe.