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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).

***Massive bye week - BALTIMORE, CHICAGO, HOUSTON, INDIANAPOLIS, SAN DIEGO and TENNESSEE are all 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, ***BALTIMORE, CHICAGO, HOUSTON, INDIANAPOLIS, SAN DIEGO and TENNESSEE on bye this week!!!***

Sunday Update Complete

Quarterback

1.Aaron Rodgers GB at Min
2.*Peyton Manning DEN vs. Was
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday. ***Chris Mortensen reports that Manning is dealing with two sprained ankles, one of which is a high ankle sprain.***
3.Drew Brees NO vs. Buf
4.Robert Griffin WAS at Den
5.Tony Romo DAL at Det
6.Cam Newton CAR at TB
7.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Dal
Note: Benefited from the healthy return of Megatron and by the Bengals' loss of Leon Hall.
8.Colin Kaepernick SF at Jax
Note: We saw more zone-read by Kaepernick against the Titans than we've seen in a long time.
9.Russell Wilson SEA at StL
10.*Michael Vick PHI vs. NYG
Note: (Hamstring) Took the first-team reps Tuesday, but still isn't sure if he'll be able to start. Full practice again Thursday. Still concerned about his lack of bravado earlier in the week, but he's trending upward at least. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
11.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Oak
12.Matt Ryan ATL at Ari
13.*Tom Brady NE vs. Mia
Note: Only 228 yards on 47 attempts despite Gronk's return. (Shoulder) Limited practice participant Thursday. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
14.Carson Palmer ARZ vs. Atl
15.*Chad Henne JAC vs. SF
Note: Still starting even with Blaine Gabbert returning to practice.
16.Eli Manning NYG at Phi
Note: Made to look better merely based on the ineptitude of Josh Freeman, but 200 yards and a pick on 39 attempts is not what we'd call good. Was lucky not to throw a pick-six in the game, too.
17.Andy Dalton CIN vs. NYJ
Note: Has back-to-back 300-yard, three-touchdown games, though he's still having trouble with the deep ball.
18.Terrelle Pryor OAK vs. Pit
19.Geno Smith NYJ at Cin
20.Thaddeus Lewis BUF at NO
21.Alex Smith KC vs. Cle
22.*Ryan Tannehill MIA at NE
Note: Awful early, stronger in the middle, but overwhelmed by the Bills' pass rush late. The OL woes weren't fixed during the bye. (Shoulder) Limited in Wednesday's practice. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
23.*Christian Ponder MIN vs. GB
Note: Josh Freeman has a concussion, so it's likely that Ponder will start.
24.Mike Glennon TB vs. Car
Note: Short week, playing against a tough defense.
25.*Jason Campbell CLE at KC
Note: Starting ahead of Weeden this week.
26.*Kellen Clemens STL vs. Sea
Note: Starting in place of the injured Sam Bradford.
27.*Brady Quinn STL vs. Sea
Note: Signed to be the backup to Kellen Clemens with Bradford out. Austin Davis will be the third QB.
28.*Brandon Weeden CLE at KC
Note: Some possibility that the Browns will choose Jason Campbell over Weeden this week. Benched this week.
29.*Nick Foles PHI vs. NYG
Note: Suffered a concussion against the Cowboys, did not practice Tuesday. Doing some conditioning work, but not yet cleared to practice. *** Officially out. ***
30.*Josh Freeman MIN vs. GB
Note: Gets to follow up his dumpster fire performance on Monday night with another prime time start, this time on Sunday night against the Packers. Suffered a concussion Monday night, and while he's making progress in his recovery, he's unlikely to play Sunday night. Christian Ponder is more likely to start. *** Officially out, Matt Cassel will be the backup. ***
31.*Sam Bradford STL vs. Sea
Note: Torn ACL, out for the season. Kellen Clemens will start this week.

Running Backs

1.Jamaal Charles KC vs. Cle
2.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. GB
Note: (Hamstring) Limited Wednesday, full practice Thursday.
3.Eddie Lacy GB at Min
4.Marshawn Lynch SEA at StL
5.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. NYG
6.Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. Was
7.Alfred Morris WAS at Den
Note: Ran well but lost the goal line carries to Roy Helu last week - don't expect this to be a permanent arrangement.
8.*Frank Gore SF at Jax
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday. If the game becomes a blowout, he could sit out some of the second half. Full practice Thursday, though. *** Listed as probable.***
9.Le'Veon Bell PIT at Oak
Note: Averaged 4.9 yards per carry against the Ravens - looks good out there.
10.*Reggie Bush DET vs. Dal
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Friday, but expected to play Sunday.
11.Stevan Ridley NE vs. Mia
12.*Fred Jackson BUF at NO
Note: Aggravated a sprained MCL in the win over the Dolphins, yet plugged on after a brief absence in the game. Sat out Wednesday, but returned to practice Thursday, while Spiller was held out. ***Bumped up with Spiller out.***
13.Zac Stacy STL vs. Sea
14.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. SF
15.*Darren McFadden OAK vs. Pit
Note: (Hamstring) Able to practice Monday, expected to be pretty close to full strength after the bye.
16.Darren Sproles NO vs. Buf
17.*Peyton Hillis NYG at Phi
Note: Best description of his game Monday night on Twitter? 'Looks as if he's pulling an ice truck.' Still, he was better than Cox, and was active in the passing game. ***Brandon Jacobs is doubtful, Hillis will start again.***
18.*Andre Ellington ARZ vs. Atl
Note: Ranking up with Mendenhall sitting out practice Wednesday and Thursday.
19.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. NYJ
20.*Steven Jackson ATL at Ari
Note: (Hamstring) Slated to return to practice this week. Limited Wednesday & Thursday, but pointing towards returning. With the late game Sunday, potential screw job coming.
21.*Chris Ivory NYJ at Cin
Note: Had a whopping 34 carries in the win over the Pats, with just three for Powell.
22.Lamar Miller MIA at NE
23.*Joseph Randle DAL at Det
Note: Status really unstable. Could start and get lots of carries, or could be absolutely buried. ***Murray out, Dunbar active. Randle expected to start, but how much work will he actually get?
24.*Mike James TB vs. Car
Note: Expected to 'shoulder' the load with Doug Martin out.
25.*Lance Dunbar DAL at Det
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Thursday, though reports earlier in the week suggested that he would play. ***Listed as probable, and now Murray is out.***
26.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. NYJ
27.*Willis McGahee CLE at KC
Note: (Knees) Sat out practice Thursday.
28.DeAngelo Williams CAR at TB
Note: Big flop in a great matchup, and now Stewart is approaching his return. The outlook appears grim.
29.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at Ari
Note: The Falcons' run-blocking is a real problem, but at least Rodgers is so active in the passing game. ***Downgraded here with Steven Jackson probable.***
30.Roy Helu WAS at Den
Note: While the goal line carries were a bit of a fluke, it's not a fluke that he's getting good work - only on the field for 10 fewer snaps than Morris so far this year.
31.*Brandon Bolden NE vs. Mia
Note: (Knee) Limited Thursday. ***Limited again Friday.***
32.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Buf
33.Kendall Hunter SF at Jax
Note: Might get extra reps this week because of the opponent, and because Gore has a sore ankle.
34.Khiry Robinson NO vs. Buf
Note: Whose number will come up this week?
35.*Bilal Powell NYJ at Cin
Note: (Shoulder) Just three carries last week.
36.*Marcel Reece OAK vs. Pit
Note: Team wants to get Reece more touches, we'll see how that desire translates.
37.Daniel Thomas MIA at NE
38.*Joique Bell DET vs. Dal
Note: Played pretty well despite dealing with sore ribs.
39.*Tashard Choice BUF at NO
Note: Bumped up with Spiller sitting out Thursday's practice.
40.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at KC
41.*Michael Cox NYG at Phi
42.Mike Tolbert CAR at TB
Note: Much to DeAngelo Williams' chagrin, Tolbert had 13 carries and a touchdown against St. Louis.
43.Anthony Dixon SF at Jax
Note: Small bump because of the opponent and because of Gore's ankle.
44.Phillip Tanner DAL at Det
Note: Goal line vulture.
45.Felix Jones PIT at Oak
46.*James Starks GB at Min
Note: (Knee) Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
47.Toby Gerhart MIN vs. GB
48.*C.J. Anderson DEN vs. Was
Note: ***Active with Ronnie Hillman getting shelved.***
49.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Mia
50.Johnathan Franklin GB at Min
Note: Already getting marginalized by Lacy, now could be even less of the picture if Starks can play this week.
51.Bryce Brown PHI vs. NYG
52.Daryl Richardson STL vs. Sea
53.Brian Leonard TB vs. Car
54.Kenjon Barner CAR at TB
55.*Montee Ball DEN vs. Was
Note: Not a single carry Sunday night, though the Broncos trailed for most of the game and thus were in a passing mode.
56.Jordan Todman JAC vs. SF
57.Robert Turbin SEA at StL
58.Knile Davis KC vs. Cle
59.Leon Washington NE vs. Mia
60.Mikel Leshoure DET vs. Dal
61.*Alfonso Smith ARZ vs. Atl
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Thursday. His status is relevant with Mendenhall missing practice Thursday.
62.Justin Forsett JAC vs. SF
63.Rashad Jennings OAK vs. Pit
64.*C.J. Spiller BUF at NO
Note: According to coach Doug Marrone, Spiller's ankle injury has 'everything to do' with his poor production. Ok, that's great - we've got a reason. Now when we can we expect him fully healthy? He's quickly approaching Roddy White territory - hurting his value by playing through it. Did not practice Thursday - appears to be difference of opinion between Spiller and the coaching staff about his health. Possible that the Bills could rest him this week. ***Listed as doubtful.***
65.*DeMarco Murray DAL at Det
Note: (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday. Though some reports point towards him playing, he's an uncertain option for this week. The team later reiterated Thursday that Murray is in line to play. *** Ruled out after testing his knee in warmups. ***
66.*Jason Snelling ATL at Ari
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. Value slipping anyhow with Steven Jackson getting close to returning. ***Out this week.***
67.*Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. Was
Note: Hillman's lost fumble, the latest in a series of fumbles, could hurt his playing time. ***Inactive this week, in favor of C.J. Anderson.***
68.*Brandon Jacobs NYG at Phi
Note: (Hamstring) 'Hoping and praying' that he can return this week after sitting out the Monday night game. Did not practice Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful, but did travel with the team.***
69.*Rashard Mendenhall ARZ vs. Atl
Note: (Toe) Has not practiced this week. *** Will not play this week. ***
70.*Jonathan Stewart CAR at TB
Note: (Ankle) Expected to practice this week, though with a short week, he may not play.
71.*Isaiah Pead STL vs. Sea
72.*Benny Cunningham STL vs. Sea
Note: (Ankle) Sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday.
73.*David Wilson NYG at Phi
74.*Mark Ingram NO vs. Buf
Note: (Toe) Did not practice Thursday.
75.*Doug Martin TB vs. Car
Note: Torn shoulder labrum, out indefinitely. Not yet willing to concede he's out for the season, but right now working on building strength in shoulder, will not play Thursday night.

Wide Receivers

1.Calvin Johnson DET vs. Dal
2.*Wes Welker DEN vs. Was
Note: (Ankle) Limited in practice Thursday.
3.Dez Bryant DAL at Det
4.A.J. Green CIN vs. NYJ
5.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Was
6.Jordy Nelson GB at Min
7.Victor Cruz NYG at Phi
8.Vincent Jackson TB vs. Car
9.*DeSean Jackson PHI vs. NYG
Note: Injured his ankle against the Cowboys but later returned.
10.Antonio Brown PIT at Oak
11.Pierre Garcon WAS at Den
12.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Atl
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Wednesday.
13.*Eric Decker DEN vs. Was
Note: (Toe) Full practice Thursday.
14.Josh Gordon CLE at KC
15.*Justin Blackmon JAC vs. SF
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out Wednesday, back in practice Thursday. ***Didn't practice Friday, but listed as probable.***
16.Harry Douglas ATL at Ari
17.Marques Colston NO vs. Buf
18.*Jarrett Boykin GB at Min
Note: Strong game with Randall Cobb and James Jones out.
19.Denarius Moore OAK vs. Pit
Note: I'd like him better in a different matchup.
20.Terrance Williams DAL at Det
21.*Jeremy Kerley NYJ at Cin
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in Thursday's practice.
22.Steve Johnson BUF at NO
23.*Hakeem Nicks NYG at Phi
Note: Had finger x-rays following Monday night's game. Not on this week's initial injury report.
24.Anquan Boldin SF at Jax
25.*Cecil Shorts JAC vs. SF
Note: Played through a clavicle injury, had a couple of key drops, but still had eight catches on 13 drops. Sat out Wednesday, back in practice Thursday.
26.*Steve Smith CAR at TB
Note: Minor knee injury in practice, but active Thursday night.
27.Rueben Randle NYG at Phi
28.Sidney Rice SEA at StL
29.Greg Jennings MIN vs. GB
30.*Lance Moore NO vs. Buf
Note: (Wrist) Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
31.Mike Wallace MIA at NE
32.*Brandon LaFell CAR at TB
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Monday, full practice Tuesday. Full practice Wednesday too, active Thursday night.
33.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at Oak
34.Kris Durham DET vs. Dal
35.Rod Streater OAK vs. Pit
36.Brian Hartline MIA at NE
37.*Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Cle
Note: Added to the injury report Thursday with a sore groin. *** Listed as active for this week.***
38.Kenbrell Thompkins NE vs. Mia
39.Cole Beasley DAL at Det
40.*Danny Amendola NE vs. Mia
Note: (Concussion/Groin) Limited practice participant early in the week. ***Listed as active. ***
41.Kenny Stills NO vs. Buf
42.Mike Brown JAC vs. SF
43.Austin Pettis STL vs. Sea
44.Aaron Dobson NE vs. Mia
45.Santana Moss WAS at Den
46.Aldrick Robinson WAS at Den
47.Robert Woods BUF at NO
48.Donnie Avery KC vs. Cle
49.*Golden Tate SEA at StL
Note: Sprained his foot Thursday against the Cardinals, then left Tuesday's practice with a sore shoulder. Went through Thursday's walk-through without a setback. ***Listed as probable for Monday night.***
50.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Atl
51.*Mike Williams TB vs. Car
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Monday, limited practice Tuesday - dicey start for Thursday's game. Active Thursday.
52.*Julian Edelman NE vs. Mia
Note: (Thigh) Limited in Thursday's practice.
53.*Brandon Gibson MIA at NE
Note: (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday.
54.*Marvin Jones CIN vs. NYJ
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Thursday. ***Limited practice Friday, listed as probable.***
55.*Leonard Hankerson WAS at Den
Note: (Foot) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Full practice Friday, but listed as questionable.***
56.Jerome Simpson MIN vs. GB
57.Chris Givens STL vs. Sea
58.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. NYJ
59.Jerricho Cotchery PIT at Oak
60.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN vs. GB
61.Ryan Broyles DET vs. Dal
62.Stephen Hill NYJ at Cin
63.Greg Little CLE at KC
64.Brian Quick STL vs. Sea
65.David Nelson NYJ at Cin
66.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. Atl
67.Dexter McCluster KC vs. Cle
68.Riley Cooper PHI vs. NYG
69.Doug Baldwin SEA at StL
70.Tavon Austin STL vs. Sea
71.Jason Avant PHI vs. NYG
72.Davone Bess CLE at KC
73.*Ace Sanders JAC vs. SF
Note: (Concussion) Back in practice, will return punts again this week.
74.Austin Collie NE vs. Mia
75.Kevin Ogletree DET vs. Dal
76.Marquise Goodwin BUF at NO
Note: Only on the field for five offensive snaps last week, despite the huge play against the Bengals the previous week. With Stevie Johnson back, he was back to being the fourth receiver.
77.Ted Ginn CAR at TB
78.*James Jones GB at Min
Note: (Knee) Originally given 2-to-3 week timetable, but there's some hope among the Packers he could return this week. We'll leave him down here until we get more definitive word. Didn't practice Wednesday and Thursday.
79.*Percy Harvin SEA at StL
Note: (Hip) Returned to practice Monday, though he hasn't yet officially been activated from the PUP list. Status for Monday night still uncertain. If I owned him, I'd keep him benched at least for one more week - watch from afar, because even if he plays, he could be on a limited snap count. ***Will not play Monday night.***
80.*Roddy White ATL at Ari
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Thursday.
81.*Santonio Holmes NYJ at Cin
Note: (Hamstring) Not optimistic about returning this week.
82.*Miles Austin DAL at Det
Note: (Hamstring) On the field for only 37 of 77 total snaps, and might be shut down to fully heal. Limited Thursday, after first rumored to miss the practice. ***Inactive this week.***

Tight Ends

1.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Mia
Note: Had a whopping 17 targets in his 2013 debut. Limited Wednesday and Thursday - expect this pattern the rest of the season.
2.Vernon Davis SF at Jax
3.Tony Gonzalez ATL at Ari
Note: Gonzalez's turn to go against the Arizona defense, which has really struggled against tight ends.
4.Jordan Cameron CLE at KC
5.Jason Witten DAL at Det
6.*Jordan Reed WAS at Den
Note: Suffered a hip contusion in the win over the Bears, but kept on playing. Full practice Wednesday.
7.Julius Thomas DEN vs. Was
8.Heath Miller PIT at Oak
9.*Jimmy Graham NO vs. Buf
Note: (Foot) Uncertain to play this week - we'll leave him down here unless and until he practices. Has not practiced yet this week. ***Active despite just one limited practice Friday.***
10.*Jeff Cumberland NYJ at Cin
Note: Came up short a couple of times against the Patriots, but this is a good matchup. (Hamstring) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
11.*Andrew Quarless GB at Min
Note: Expected to take over at tight end with Finley hurt.
12.Charles Clay MIA at NE
Note: Caught a touchdown, but only had three targets.
13.*Greg Olsen CAR at TB
Note: (Foot) Full participant in Tuesday's practice.
14.Zach Miller SEA at StL
15.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. GB
16.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. NYJ
17.*Ben Watson NO vs. Buf
Note: Could play a huge role if Jimmy Graham doesn't go. ***Graham active, but how much work will he get?***
18.Anthony Fasano KC vs. Cle
19.Jared Cook STL vs. Sea
20.*Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. Dal
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in Thursday's practice.
21.Scott Chandler BUF at NO
22.Timothy Wright TB vs. Car
Note: Just two catches on three targets.
23.Joseph Fauria DET vs. Dal
24.Zach Ertz PHI vs. NYG
25.Tyler Eifert CIN vs. NYJ
26.Lance Kendricks STL vs. Sea
27.Brandon Myers NYG at Phi
28.Mychal Rivera OAK vs. Pit
29.*Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. SF
Note: (Calf) Not yet 100 percent, but will play Sunday.
30.Rob Housler ARZ vs. Atl
31.Brent Celek PHI vs. NYG
32.*Fred Davis WAS at Den
Note: Redskins are open to trading Davis.
33.Sean McGrath KC vs. Cle
34.*Jermichael Finley GB at Min
Note: Suffered a spinal contusion in the win over the Browns. His long-term and immediate future remains in doubt.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Jamaal Charles KC vs. Cle
2.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. NYG
3.Calvin Johnson DET vs. Dal
4.*Wes Welker DEN vs. Was
Note: (Ankle) Limited in practice Thursday.
5.Dez Bryant DAL at Det
6.A.J. Green CIN vs. NYJ
7.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. GB
Note: (Hamstring) Limited Wednesday, full practice Thursday.
8.Eddie Lacy GB at Min
9.Marshawn Lynch SEA at StL
10.Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. Was
11.*Reggie Bush DET vs. Dal
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Friday, but expected to play Sunday.
12.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Was
13.Jordy Nelson GB at Min
14.Victor Cruz NYG at Phi
15.Vincent Jackson TB vs. Car
16.*DeSean Jackson PHI vs. NYG
Note: Injured his ankle against the Cowboys but later returned.
17.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at Ari
Note: The Falcons' run-blocking is a real problem, but at least Rodgers is so active in the passing game. ***Downgraded here with Steven Jackson probable.***
18.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Mia
Note: Had a whopping 17 targets in his 2013 debut. Limited Wednesday and Thursday - expect this pattern the rest of the season.
19.Darren Sproles NO vs. Buf
20.Antonio Brown PIT at Oak
21.Pierre Garcon WAS at Den
22.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Atl
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Wednesday.
23.*Eric Decker DEN vs. Was
Note: (Toe) Full practice Thursday.
24.Vernon Davis SF at Jax
25.Tony Gonzalez ATL at Ari
Note: Gonzalez's turn to go against the Arizona defense, which has really struggled against tight ends.
26.Jordan Cameron CLE at KC
27.Josh Gordon CLE at KC
28.*Justin Blackmon JAC vs. SF
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out Wednesday, back in practice Thursday. ***Didn't practice Friday, but listed as probable.***
29.Harry Douglas ATL at Ari
30.Alfred Morris WAS at Den
Note: Ran well but lost the goal line carries to Roy Helu last week - don't expect this to be a permanent arrangement.
31.*Frank Gore SF at Jax
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday. If the game becomes a blowout, he could sit out some of the second half. Full practice Thursday, though. *** Listed as probable.***
32.Le'Veon Bell PIT at Oak
Note: Averaged 4.9 yards per carry against the Ravens - looks good out there.
33.Zac Stacy STL vs. Sea
34.*Cecil Shorts JAC vs. SF
Note: Played through a clavicle injury, had a couple of key drops, but still had eight catches on 13 drops. Sat out Wednesday, back in practice Thursday.
35.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. SF
36.Marques Colston NO vs. Buf
37.*Jarrett Boykin GB at Min
Note: Strong game with Randall Cobb and James Jones out.
38.Denarius Moore OAK vs. Pit
Note: I'd like him better in a different matchup.
39.Terrance Williams DAL at Det
40.*Jeremy Kerley NYJ at Cin
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in Thursday's practice.
41.Steve Johnson BUF at NO
42.Jason Witten DAL at Det
43.*Jordan Reed WAS at Den
Note: Suffered a hip contusion in the win over the Bears, but kept on playing. Full practice Wednesday.
44.*Darren McFadden OAK vs. Pit
Note: (Hamstring) Able to practice Monday, expected to be pretty close to full strength after the bye.
45.*Fred Jackson BUF at NO
Note: Aggravated a sprained MCL in the win over the Dolphins, yet plugged on after a brief absence in the game. Sat out Wednesday, but returned to practice Thursday, while Spiller was held out. ***Bumped up with Spiller out.***
46.*Joseph Randle DAL at Det
Note: Status really unstable. Could start and get lots of carries, or could be absolutely buried. ***Murray out, Dunbar active. Randle expected to start, but how much work will he actually get?
47.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. NYJ
48.Stevan Ridley NE vs. Mia
49.Anquan Boldin SF at Jax
50.*Steve Smith CAR at TB
Note: Minor knee injury in practice, but active Thursday night.
51.*Julian Edelman NE vs. Mia
Note: (Thigh) Limited in Thursday's practice.
52.Julius Thomas DEN vs. Was
53.*Peyton Hillis NYG at Phi
Note: Best description of his game Monday night on Twitter? 'Looks as if he's pulling an ice truck.' Still, he was better than Cox, and was active in the passing game. ***Brandon Jacobs is doubtful, Hillis will start again.***
54.*C.J. Spiller BUF at NO
Note: According to coach Doug Marrone, Spiller's ankle injury has 'everything to do' with his poor production. Ok, that's great - we've got a reason. Now when we can we expect him fully healthy? He's quickly approaching Roddy White territory - hurting his value by playing through it. Did not practice Thursday - appears to be difference of opinion between Spiller and the coaching staff about his health. Possible that the Bills could rest him this week. ***Listed as doubtful.***
55.*Chris Ivory NYJ at Cin
Note: Had a whopping 34 carries in the win over the Pats, with just three for Powell.
56.Rueben Randle NYG at Phi
57.Sidney Rice SEA at StL
58.Greg Jennings MIN vs. GB
59.Mike Wallace MIA at NE
60.*Brandon LaFell CAR at TB
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Monday, full practice Tuesday. Full practice Wednesday too, active Thursday night.
61.*Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Cle
Note: Added to the injury report Thursday with a sore groin. *** Listed as active for this week.***
62.*Mike James TB vs. Car
Note: Expected to 'shoulder' the load with Doug Martin out.
63.Roy Helu WAS at Den
Note: While the goal line carries were a bit of a fluke, it's not a fluke that he's getting good work - only on the field for 10 fewer snaps than Morris so far this year.
64.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Buf
65.Khiry Robinson NO vs. Buf
Note: Whose number will come up this week?
66.*Bilal Powell NYJ at Cin
Note: (Shoulder) Just three carries last week.
67.*Andre Ellington ARZ vs. Atl
Note: Ranking up with Mendenhall sitting out practice Wednesday and Thursday.
68.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at Oak
69.Heath Miller PIT at Oak
70.*Jeff Cumberland NYJ at Cin
Note: Came up short a couple of times against the Patriots, but this is a good matchup. (Hamstring) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
71.Lamar Miller MIA at NE
72.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. NYJ
73.*Willis McGahee CLE at KC
Note: (Knees) Sat out practice Thursday.
74.*Rashard Mendenhall ARZ vs. Atl
Note: (Toe) Has not practiced this week. *** Will not play this week. ***
75.DeAngelo Williams CAR at TB
Note: Big flop in a great matchup, and now Stewart is approaching his return. The outlook appears grim.
76.Kris Durham DET vs. Dal
77.Rod Streater OAK vs. Pit
78.Brian Hartline MIA at NE
79.*Mike Williams TB vs. Car
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Monday, limited practice Tuesday - dicey start for Thursday's game. Active Thursday.
80.*Andrew Quarless GB at Min
Note: Expected to take over at tight end with Finley hurt.
81.Charles Clay MIA at NE
Note: Caught a touchdown, but only had three targets.
82.*Leonard Hankerson WAS at Den
Note: (Foot) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Full practice Friday, but listed as questionable.***
83.Kenbrell Thompkins NE vs. Mia
84.*Brandon Gibson MIA at NE
Note: (Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday.
85.Cole Beasley DAL at Det
86.*Marvin Jones CIN vs. NYJ
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Thursday. ***Limited practice Friday, listed as probable.***
87.Kenny Stills NO vs. Buf
88.*Joique Bell DET vs. Dal
Note: Played pretty well despite dealing with sore ribs.
89.Mike Brown JAC vs. SF
90.*Greg Olsen CAR at TB
Note: (Foot) Full participant in Tuesday's practice.
91.*Ben Watson NO vs. Buf
Note: Could play a huge role if Jimmy Graham doesn't go. ***Graham active, but how much work will he get?***
92.Austin Pettis STL vs. Sea
93.Aaron Dobson NE vs. Mia
94.Robert Woods BUF at NO
95.Donnie Avery KC vs. Cle
96.*Golden Tate SEA at StL
Note: Sprained his foot Thursday against the Cardinals, then left Tuesday's practice with a sore shoulder. Went through Thursday's walk-through without a setback. ***Listed as probable for Monday night.***
97.*Marcel Reece OAK vs. Pit
Note: Team wants to get Reece more touches, we'll see how that desire translates.
98.Daniel Thomas MIA at NE
99.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at KC
100.*Jason Snelling ATL at Ari
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. Value slipping anyhow with Steven Jackson getting close to returning. ***Out this week.***
101.Kendall Hunter SF at Jax
Note: Might get extra reps this week because of the opponent, and because Gore has a sore ankle.
102.*Brandon Bolden NE vs. Mia
Note: (Knee) Limited Thursday. ***Limited again Friday.***
103.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Atl
104.Jerome Simpson MIN vs. GB
105.Chris Givens STL vs. Sea
106.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. NYJ
107.Santana Moss WAS at Den
108.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. GB
109.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. NYJ
110.Zach Miller SEA at StL
111.Jared Cook STL vs. Sea

Kickers

1.Matt Prater DEN vs. Was
2.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Mia
3.Alex Henery PHI vs. NYG
4.Mason Crosby GB at Min
5.Kai Forbath WAS at Den
6.Graham Gano CAR at TB
7.Caleb Sturgis MIA at NE
8.Phil Dawson SF at Jax
9.Steven Hauschka SEA at StL
10.Garrett Hartley NO vs. Buf
11.Dan Bailey DAL at Det
12.Nick Folk NYJ at Cin
13.Ryan Succop KC vs. Cle
14.Mike Nugent CIN vs. NYJ
15.Dan Carpenter BUF at NO
16.David Akers DET vs. Dal
17.Shaun Suisham PIT at Oak
18.Matt Bryant ATL at Ari
19.Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. Pit
20.*Jay Feely ARZ vs. Atl
Note: ***(Quadriceps) Listed as probable.***
21.Josh Brown NYG at Phi
22.Greg Zuerlein STL vs. Sea
23.*Blair Walsh MIN vs. GB
Note: (Hamstring) Missed a 53-yarder on his only attempt.
24.Josh Scobee JAC vs. SF
25.Rian Lindell TB vs. Car
26.Billy Cundiff CLE at KC

Defenses

1.Kansas City Chiefs vs. Cle
Note: Gets to feast on either Brandon Weeden or Jason Campbell.
2.Seattle Seahawks at StL
Note: Gets to feast on Kellen Clemens.
3.Carolina Panthers at TB
Note: Gets to feast on Mike Glennon.
4.Green Bay Packers at Min
Note: Gets to feast on Josh Freeman. There's a lot of defensive feasts this weekend.
5.*San Francisco 49ers at Jax
Note: Eric Reid suffered a lower leg injury in the win over Tennessee. Donte Whitner sat out with a knee injury.
6.New England Patriots vs. Mia
7.*Cincinnati Bengals vs. NYJ
Note: Leon Hall is out for the season with Achilles' heel injury.
8.Arizona Cardinals vs. Atl
9.New York Jets at Cin
10.*New Orleans Saints vs. Buf
Note: Jonathan Vilma (knee) returned to practice Monday.
11.*Pittsburgh Steelers at Oak
Note: Lawrence Timmons broke his hand but will play through the injury while wearing a cast.
12.Cleveland Browns at KC
13.Atlanta Falcons at Ari
14.*Dallas Cowboys at Det
Note: DeMarcus Ware (quad) sat out Sunday, but was able to do some running Monday.
15.Philadelphia Eagles vs. NYG
16.Oakland Raiders vs. Pit
17.*Denver Broncos vs. Was
Note: Champ Bailey departed Sunday night with a left foot injury. Wesley Woodyard sat out the loss with a neck injury.
18.*Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Car
Note: Mark Barron (hip) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, but Dashon Goldson (knee) was limited.
19.Miami Dolphins at NE
20.Detroit Lions vs. Dal
21.New York Giants at Phi
22.St. Louis Rams vs. Sea
23.Minnesota Vikings vs. GB
24.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. SF
25.*Buffalo Bills at NO
Note: Manny Lawson aggravated a hamstring injury in the win over Miami.
26.*Washington Redskins at Den
Note: Brandon Meriweather suspended two games.