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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).

***Another massive bye week - ARIZONA, DENVER, DETROIT, JACKSONVILLE, NEW YORK GIANTS and SAN FRANCISCO 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, ***ARIZONA, DENVER, DETROIT, JACKSONVILLE, NEW YORK GIANTS and SAN FRANCISCO are on bye this week!!!***

Sunday Update Complete

Quarterback

1.Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Chi
2.Drew Brees NO at NYJ
3.Cam Newton CAR vs. Atl
4.Tony Romo DAL vs. Min
5.Philip Rivers SD at Was
6.Russell Wilson SEA vs. TB
7.*Robert Griffin WAS vs. SD
Note: Left late with a sore right knee - it was the left knee that required surgery earlier. On Tuesday he reported it was still sore, but otherwise fine - no structural damage. Full practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable.***
8.Andy Dalton CIN at Mia
Note: Eleven touchdowns the last three games, with this outburst coming against a good defense in the Jets. Has he found a new level? Still underthrows the deep ball on occasion, but he has so many good options to work with now.
9.Matt Ryan ATL at Car
Note: Got his 300+ yards, but at the expense of a whopping 61 attempts and four interceptions. Has now become a volume play - something that isn't likely to change, given the state of the Atlanta defense.
10.*Jake Locker TEN at StL
Note: Sporting a knee brace, but still getting more mobile.
11.Terrelle Pryor OAK vs. Phi
Note: Ran for more yards on the first play from scrimmage (93 yards) than he threw for the entire game (88 yards).
12.Andrew Luck IND at Hou
13.Alex Smith KC at Buf
14.*Nick Foles PHI at Oak
Note: (Concussion) Able to practice Tuesday, expected to start this week. Full practice this week, will start against the Raiders.
15.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at NE
16.*Josh McCown CHI at GB
Note: Starting in place of the injured Jay Cutler.
17.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. Cin
18.*Tom Brady NE vs. Pit
Note: Downplayed reports of his finger injury, but this was another ugly outing against the Dolphins. Full practice Wednesday. *** Limited Thursday with a sore shoulder, but had a full practice Friday.***
19.Joe Flacco BAL at Cle
20.*Case Keenum HOU vs. Ind
Note: Getting the start ahead of Schaub again this week.
21.Geno Smith NYJ vs. NO
Note: Reverted back to turnover machine mode against the Bengals, throwing two pick-sixes to finish off the rout.
22.Mike Glennon TB at Sea
Note: Not a good matchup, but has thrown 43+ times in each of his starts.
23.*Christian Ponder MIN at Dal
Note: Starter will be revealed Sunday, but Ponder has taken most of the first-team snaps this week.
24.Jason Campbell CLE vs. Bal
Note: Will remain the starter ahead of Brandon Weeden.
25.Kellen Clemens STL vs. Ten
Note: Dreadful game (158 yards on 31 attempts) in his first start, albeit against a tough opponent. Limited in practice with a sore right shoulder. *** Listed as probable.***
26.*Jeff Tuel BUF vs. KC
Note: *** Expected to start with Lewis downgraded to doubtful. ***
27.*Josh Freeman MIN at Dal
Note: (Concussion) Able to run Saturday. It'll either be Freeman or Ponder this week, not Cassel.
28.*Thaddeus Lewis BUF vs. KC
Note: Received treatment for his ribs after the loss to the Saints. The Bills will push EJ Manuel hard this week to see if he can start practicing, but look for Lewis to start again this week. Hasn't yet practiced this week, but expected to start this week nonetheless.*** Downgraded to doubtful, Jeff Tuel is the likely starter.***
29.*Michael Vick PHI at Oak
Note: Left in the first quarter after trying to go on his hamstring injury, unlikely to play this week.
30.*Jay Cutler CHI at GB
Note: Prognosis for his torn groin was four weeks before the bye - hopes to beat that, but that means nothing now until he starts practicing.

Running Backs

1.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Chi
Note: Heavy workload continues, and now he draws a Bears defense that has been gashed by the run lately.
2.Matt Forte CHI at GB
3.*Jamaal Charles KC at Buf
Note: Day-to-day with a knee contusion. (Knee) Limited at Thursday's practice after sitting out Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
4.Adrian Peterson MIN at Dal
5.Ryan Mathews SD at Was
6.LeSean McCoy PHI at Oak
7.*DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Min
Note: (Knee) Game-time scratch after a setback on Sunday morning. Two full practices this week, assume that he's good to go. *** Listed as probable, solid matchup.***
8.Alfred Morris WAS vs. SD
9.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. TB
Note: Just eight carries Monday night despite what appeared to be a great matchup against the Rams. (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
10.Le'Veon Bell PIT at NE
11.Stevan Ridley NE vs. Pit
Note: Didn't get the start, but came on strong, getting more carries (14) than Blount (11) or Bolden (8).
12.Chris Johnson TEN at StL
Note: Could lose some carries to Shonn Greene this week.
13.*Fred Jackson BUF vs. KC
Note: (Knee) Full practice Thursday after resting Wednesday.
14.*Zac Stacy STL vs. Ten
Note: Diagnosed with a low ankle sprain after tearing up the Seahawks on Monday night. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Limited practice Thursday and Friday, listed as questionable, but expected to start nonetheless.***
15.Ray Rice BAL at Cle
16.Darren McFadden OAK vs. Phi
17.Trent Richardson IND at Hou
18.Pierre Thomas NO at NYJ
Note: This week was Thomas's turn to be the main man in the running back rotation.
19.Danny Woodhead SD at Was
20.Chris Ivory NYJ vs. NO
21.Lamar Miller MIA vs. Cin
22.Giovani Bernard CIN at Mia
Note: Look for the Bengals to run more Thursday night against Miami.
23.Mike James TB at Sea
24.*C.J. Spiller BUF vs. KC
Note: Sat out last week with a high ankle sprain, but could return this week against the Chiefs. Coach Marrone feels good about Spiller's chances of playing this week, but we're going to wait until Friday's practice report before adjusting the Buffalo backs. ***Listed as probable.***
25.*DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. Atl
Note: (Quad) Supposed to return to practice Friday, but we'll have to knock him down a few pegs because of this.
26.*Arian Foster HOU vs. Ind
Note: (Hamstring) Expects to practice and 'work toward' playing this week against the Colts. Could be dangerous with the Texans playing the Sunday night game. Practiced Thursday, but still will be a game-time decision. ***Good practice Friday, but still expected to be a game-time decision.***
27.*Steven Jackson ATL at Car
Note: Not on the injury list so far this week.
28.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. NO
Note: Ten carries for Powell, as opposed to just six for Ivory, though neither did anything against the Bengals in the blowout loss.
29.Daniel Thomas MIA vs. Cin
30.Darren Sproles NO at NYJ
Note: Zero carries and four receptions for Sproles last week.
31.*Brandon Bolden NE vs. Pit
Note: Had fewer carries than Blount and Ridley, but scored for the second week in a row. Limited at practice (knee), likely to be listed as questionable. ***Listed as probable, which is better than the last couple of weeks where he's played despite being questionable.***
32.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Mia
33.Roy Helu WAS vs. SD
34.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at Car
Note: Just two carries against the Cardinals last week with Steven Jackson returning.
35.*Willis McGahee CLE vs. Bal
Note: Rested his knees in lieu of practicing again Thursday.
36.Felix Jones PIT at NE
37.*James Starks GB vs. Chi
Note: Coach Mike McCarthy said that he wants to get more carries for Starks going forward. Don't confuse this as a timeshare, but rather a chance to get Eddie Lacy some rest for a series or two.
38.Donald Brown IND at Hou
39.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Ind
Note: Will attempt to play with broken ribs this week. Limited practice Thursday, will be an end-of-the-week decision. *Expected to play.***
40.*Shonn Greene TEN at StL
Note: Some talk that Greene could get more work this week.
41.Mike Tolbert CAR vs. Atl
42.*Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Atl
Note: ***(Ankle) Expected to get his first action of the season and get 6-to-10 touches.***
43.*Bernard Pierce BAL at Cle
Note: ***(Thigh) Practiced fully all week.***
44.*Knile Davis KC at Buf
Note: Worth picking up as Charles insurance, especially in such a thin week.
45.Toby Gerhart MIN at Dal
46.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Pit
47.Robert Turbin SEA vs. TB
48.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE vs. Bal
49.*Fozzy Whittaker CLE vs. Bal
Note: Added to the list upon request. I can't go higher until he gets more touches - the red zone work can't be counted upon yet.
50.Tashard Choice BUF vs. KC
51.Ray Graham HOU vs. Ind
52.Marcel Reece OAK vs. Phi
53.Lance Dunbar DAL vs. Min
54.Khiry Robinson NO at NYJ
55.Phillip Tanner DAL vs. Min
56.*Jason Snelling ATL at Car
Note: (Ankle) Returned to practice, albeit in a limited fashion. ***Listed as probable.***
57.Johnathan Franklin GB vs. Chi
58.*Daryl Richardson STL vs. Ten
Note: Some relevance at the end of Monday night's game after Stacy's injury. (Foot) Still dealing with a sore foot, did not practice Wednesday. ***Did not practice Friday, listed as questionable.***
59.Joseph Randle DAL vs. Min
Note: Got more work than Dunbar with Murray out last week, but neither did much.
60.Bryce Brown PHI at Oak
61.Brian Leonard TB at Sea
62.Kenjon Barner CAR vs. Atl
63.Leon Washington NE vs. Pit
64.Rashad Jennings OAK vs. Phi
65.Michael Bush CHI at GB
66.Jackie Battle TEN at StL
67.*Isaiah Pead STL vs. Ten
68.*Benny Cunningham STL vs. Ten
Note: (Ankle) Inactive last week.
69.*Mark Ingram NO at NYJ
70.*Doug Martin TB at Sea
Note: (Shoulder) Out again this week, return date uncertain.

Wide Receivers

1.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Min
2.A.J. Green CIN at Mia
3.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Chi
4.Brandon Marshall CHI at GB
5.Josh Gordon CLE vs. Bal
Note: Avoided getting dealt before Tuesday's deadline - no surprise there. The NFL trade deadline sadly is a joke.
6.*Pierre Garcon WAS vs. SD
Note: (Calf) Full practice Thursday.
7.Keenan Allen SD at Was
8.Harry Douglas ATL at Car
Note: Had a whopping 18 targets in the loss to the Cardinals.
9.Antonio Brown PIT at NE
10.Jarrett Boykin GB vs. Chi
11.Terrance Williams DAL vs. Min
Note: One big touchdown erase an otherwise frustrating game - had just two catches despite 10 targets.
12.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Ind
13.Vincent Jackson TB at Sea
14.Lance Moore NO at NYJ
15.Denarius Moore OAK vs. Phi
16.*DeSean Jackson PHI at Oak
Note: Value really getting crushed by the Eagles' quarterback woes. Tweaked an ankle Wednesday in practice, limited Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
17.Alshon Jeffery CHI at GB
18.Golden Tate SEA vs. TB
19.Marvin Jones CIN at Mia
Note: Scored the four touchdowns in a variety of ways against the Jets, and now has scored in three consecutive weeks.
20.Torrey Smith BAL at Cle
21.*Kenny Stills NO at NYJ
Note: (Knee) Full practice Thursday.
22.Steve Smith CAR vs. Atl
23.T.Y. Hilton IND at Hou
24.*Danny Amendola NE vs. Pit
Note: (Groin) Limited practice participant early in the week.
25.Brian Hartline MIA vs. Cin
26.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. Atl
27.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at NE
28.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Ind
Note: Could Hopkins benefit from the change in quarterbacks? He caught a touchdown pass from Keenum before the bye against the Chiefs.
29.Nate Washington TEN at StL
30.Kendall Wright TEN at StL
31.*Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. TB
Note: Bigger role with Rice out. No Harvin this week.
32.Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. NO
33.*Steve Johnson BUF vs. KC
Note: (Groin) Expected to practice in a limited capacity this week.
34.*Greg Jennings MIN at Dal
Note: (Knee) Full practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
35.Aaron Dobson NE vs. Pit
36.Vincent Brown SD at Was
37.*Darrius Heyward-Bey IND at Hou
Note: Much bigger role with Reggie Wayne out for the year. Added to the injury list Thursday with a hamstring injury, limited practice. ***Did not practice Friday, listed as questionable, but expected to play. Again, that it's a Sunday night game is problematic.***
38.Lavon Brazill IND at Hou
39.*Tiquan Underwood TB at Sea
Note: Could start with Mike Williams out for the year. Insert your favorite House Party joke regarding his hair ... here.
40.Jacoby Jones BAL at Cle
41.*Rishard Matthews MIA vs. Cin
Note: Taking over as the slot receiver with Gibson out.
42.Mike Wallace MIA vs. Cin
Note: Only three catches for 41 yards despite 10 targets. Ugh.
43.*Eddie Royal SD at Was
Note: (Toe) hasn't yet practiced this week, despite coming off the bye. ***Did not practice all week and was listed as questionable, but now expected to play.***
44.Drew Davis ATL at Car
45.Rod Streater OAK vs. Phi
46.Leonard Hankerson WAS vs. SD
47.David Nelson NYJ vs. NO
Note: Caught eight passes in the blowout loss to the Bengals. (Quad) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Limited practice Friday, but listed as probable.***
48.Dexter McCluster KC at Buf
Note: Benefits from the checkdown nature of the Chiefs' offense, especially when Bowe draws the coverage of the opponent's top corner, as with last week.
49.*Dwayne Bowe KC at Buf
Note: (Groin) Just two targets in the win over the Browns. Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
50.Cole Beasley DAL vs. Min
51.Ted Ginn CAR vs. Atl
Note: Big bump up due to the matchup.
52.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. TB
Note: Even after Rice's injury, Baldwin didn't get many looks. Could be bypassed by Kearse. No Harvin this week.
53.Austin Collie NE vs. Pit
54.*Andrew Hawkins CIN at Mia
Note: Activated from the IR-to-return list and could make his season debut Thursday.
55.Austin Pettis STL vs. Ten
56.Santana Moss WAS vs. SD
57.Aldrick Robinson WAS vs. SD
58.*James Jones GB vs. Chi
Note: (Knee) Limited to rehab work in Thursday's practice. ***Limited practice Friday and Saturday, but Packers are optimistic he could go Monday night. The only problem is that you'll have very little recourse if the game-time decision goes poorly.***
59.Robert Woods BUF vs. KC
60.Donnie Avery KC at Buf
61.*Julian Edelman NE vs. Pit
Note: (Thigh) Limited in Thursday's practice.
62.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at Dal
Note: Two huge returns, but on the field for just 15 offensive snaps. Why?
63.Jerome Simpson MIN at Dal
64.Chris Givens STL vs. Ten
65.*Mohamed Sanu CIN at Mia
Note: Sore shoulder, did not practice Monday or Tuesday. Quick turnaround to Thursday's game.
66.Jerricho Cotchery PIT at NE
67.*Stephen Hill NYJ vs. NO
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Thursday.
68.Greg Little CLE vs. Bal
69.Brian Quick STL vs. Ten
70.Nick Toon NO at NYJ
71.Riley Cooper PHI at Oak
72.Tavon Austin STL vs. Ten
73.Jason Avant PHI at Oak
74.Davone Bess CLE vs. Bal
75.*Kenbrell Thompkins NE vs. Pit
Note: On the field for just 14 of 65 snaps - role greatly diminished with Amendola back. He's losing time to Dobson and Collie now.
76.*Marquise Goodwin BUF vs. KC
Note: Injured his elbow against the Saints, x-rays were negative.
77.Robert Meachem NO at NYJ
78.*Justin Hunter TEN at StL
Note: (Finger) Did not practice Thursday.
79.Marlon Brown BAL at Cle
80.Tandon Doss BAL at Cle
81.Kenny Britt TEN at StL
Note: Made available before the trade deadline, but nobody wanted him.
82.*Marques Colston NO at NYJ
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday. ***Likely inactive this week.***
83.*Roddy White ATL at Car
Note: (Ankle and Hamstring) Making progress, but White's status for Week 9 remains unclear. Hasn't practiced yet, but could get clearance to practice Friday. ***Inactive again this week.***
84.*Percy Harvin SEA vs. TB
Note: Hip flared up on Thursday, otherwise would have played Monday night. With Sidney Rice out, there's more of an urgency on his return. Out again this week.
85.*Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. NO
Note: (Hamstring) The Jets are still not optimistic about Holmes' status.
86.*Miles Austin DAL vs. Min
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful.***
87.*Brandon Gibson MIA vs. Cin
Note: Placed on IR with a knee injury.
88.*Sidney Rice SEA vs. TB
Note: Tore his ACL on Monday night and is out for the year.
89.*Mike Williams TB at Sea
Note: Torn hamstring, out for the year.

Tight Ends

1.Jordan Cameron CLE vs. Bal
2.Jordan Reed WAS vs. SD
Note: A whopping 14 targets against the Broncos - he's a top-5 guy the rest of the way, maybe top-3, depending on what you want to do with Jordan Cameron.
3.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Pit
Note: Had a 30-yard touchdown catch called back by a holding penalty last week. Add a hamstring to the list of ailments for Gronk, who was limited Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
4.*Jimmy Graham NO at NYJ
Note: Playing through his partially torn fascia - had just 18 snaps, though that translated into two touchdowns on three targets. Limited practice again Thursday, could have a similar role to last week.
5.Antonio Gates SD at Was
6.Jason Witten DAL vs. Min
7.Charles Clay MIA vs. Cin
8.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Atl
9.Martellus Bennett CHI at GB
10.Tony Gonzalez ATL at Car
11.Coby Fleener IND at Hou
12.Heath Miller PIT at NE
13.Garrett Graham HOU vs. Ind
14.Timothy Wright TB at Sea
15.*Anthony Fasano KC at Buf
Note: Alex Smith missed him wide open in the end zone on one of his targets last week. (Ankle/knee) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
16.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Dal
17.Zach Miller SEA vs. TB
18.Delanie Walker TEN at StL
19.Andrew Quarless GB vs. Chi
Note: Just two targets Sunday night, though the Packers ran the ball a ton once they got a big lead.
20.Jermaine Gresham CIN at Mia
21.Dallas Clark BAL at Cle
22.Ed Dickson BAL at Cle
23.Ben Watson NO at NYJ
24.Jared Cook STL vs. Ten
25.Scott Chandler BUF vs. KC
26.Zach Ertz PHI at Oak
27.Tyler Eifert CIN at Mia
28.Lance Kendricks STL vs. Ten
29.Mychal Rivera OAK vs. Phi
30.Brent Celek PHI at Oak
31.Sean McGrath KC at Buf
32.*Jeff Cumberland NYJ vs. NO
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Bengals - please don't call it 'mild.' Not expected to play. ***Officially inactive.***
33.*Fred Davis WAS vs. SD
Note: Healthy scratch last week.
34.*Jermichael Finley GB vs. Chi
Note: (Neck) Career future still uncertain, let alone this week.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Jamaal Charles KC at Buf
Note: Day-to-day with a knee contusion. (Knee) Limited at Thursday's practice after sitting out Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
2.Matt Forte CHI at GB
3.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Min
4.A.J. Green CIN at Mia
5.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Chi
6.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Chi
Note: Heavy workload continues, and now he draws a Bears defense that has been gashed by the run lately.
7.Brandon Marshall CHI at GB
8.Josh Gordon CLE vs. Bal
Note: Avoided getting dealt before Tuesday's deadline - no surprise there. The NFL trade deadline sadly is a joke.
9.*Pierre Garcon WAS vs. SD
Note: (Calf) Full practice Thursday.
10.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Pit
Note: Had a 30-yard touchdown catch called back by a holding penalty last week. Add a hamstring to the list of ailments for Gronk, who was limited Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
11.Jordan Cameron CLE vs. Bal
12.Adrian Peterson MIN at Dal
13.LeSean McCoy PHI at Oak
14.Keenan Allen SD at Was
15.Harry Douglas ATL at Car
Note: Had a whopping 18 targets in the loss to the Cardinals.
16.Antonio Brown PIT at NE
17.*Jimmy Graham NO at NYJ
Note: Playing through his partially torn fascia - had just 18 snaps, though that translated into two touchdowns on three targets. Limited practice again Thursday, could have a similar role to last week.
18.Jordan Reed WAS vs. SD
Note: A whopping 14 targets against the Broncos - he's a top-5 guy the rest of the way, maybe top-3, depending on what you want to do with Jordan Cameron.
19.Antonio Gates SD at Was
20.Alfred Morris WAS vs. SD
21.Ryan Mathews SD at Was
22.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. TB
Note: Just eight carries Monday night despite what appeared to be a great matchup against the Rams. (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
23.Jarrett Boykin GB vs. Chi
24.Terrance Williams DAL vs. Min
Note: One big touchdown erase an otherwise frustrating game - had just two catches despite 10 targets.
25.Vincent Jackson TB at Sea
26.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Ind
27.Le'Veon Bell PIT at NE
28.Chris Johnson TEN at StL
Note: Could lose some carries to Shonn Greene this week.
29.*Fred Jackson BUF vs. KC
Note: (Knee) Full practice Thursday after resting Wednesday.
30.Ray Rice BAL at Cle
31.*Arian Foster HOU vs. Ind
Note: (Hamstring) Expects to practice and 'work toward' playing this week against the Colts. Could be dangerous with the Texans playing the Sunday night game. Practiced Thursday, but still will be a game-time decision. ***Good practice Friday, but still expected to be a game-time decision.***
32.Pierre Thomas NO at NYJ
Note: This week was Thomas's turn to be the main man in the running back rotation.
33.Danny Woodhead SD at Was
34.Darren Sproles NO at NYJ
Note: Zero carries and four receptions for Sproles last week.
35.Denarius Moore OAK vs. Phi
36.*DeSean Jackson PHI at Oak
Note: Value really getting crushed by the Eagles' quarterback woes. Tweaked an ankle Wednesday in practice, limited Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
37.Alshon Jeffery CHI at GB
38.Golden Tate SEA vs. TB
39.Jason Witten DAL vs. Min
40.Charles Clay MIA vs. Cin
41.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Atl
42.Stevan Ridley NE vs. Pit
Note: Didn't get the start, but came on strong, getting more carries (14) than Blount (11) or Bolden (8).
43.*Zac Stacy STL vs. Ten
Note: Diagnosed with a low ankle sprain after tearing up the Seahawks on Monday night. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Limited practice Thursday and Friday, listed as questionable, but expected to start nonetheless.***
44.*DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. Atl
Note: (Quad) Supposed to return to practice Friday, but we'll have to knock him down a few pegs because of this.
45.Darren McFadden OAK vs. Phi
46.Marvin Jones CIN at Mia
Note: Scored the four touchdowns in a variety of ways against the Jets, and now has scored in three consecutive weeks.
47.Lance Moore NO at NYJ
48.*Percy Harvin SEA vs. TB
Note: Hip flared up on Thursday, otherwise would have played Monday night. With Sidney Rice out, there's more of an urgency on his return. Out again this week.
49.Steve Smith CAR vs. Atl
50.Torrey Smith BAL at Cle
51.T.Y. Hilton IND at Hou
52.*Danny Amendola NE vs. Pit
Note: (Groin) Limited practice participant early in the week.
53.Brian Hartline MIA vs. Cin
54.*Kenny Stills NO at NYJ
Note: (Knee) Full practice Thursday.
55.Martellus Bennett CHI at GB
56.Tony Gonzalez ATL at Car
57.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. Atl
58.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at NE
59.*Darrius Heyward-Bey IND at Hou
Note: Much bigger role with Reggie Wayne out for the year. Added to the injury list Thursday with a hamstring injury, limited practice. ***Did not practice Friday, listed as questionable, but expected to play. Again, that it's a Sunday night game is problematic.***
60.Nate Washington TEN at StL
61.Trent Richardson IND at Hou
62.Lamar Miller MIA vs. Cin
63.Mike James TB at Sea
64.Giovani Bernard CIN at Mia
Note: Look for the Bengals to run more Thursday night against Miami.
65.*Brandon Bolden NE vs. Pit
Note: Had fewer carries than Blount and Ridley, but scored for the second week in a row. Limited at practice (knee), likely to be listed as questionable. ***Listed as probable, which is better than the last couple of weeks where he's played despite being questionable.***
66.Roy Helu WAS vs. SD
67.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at Car
Note: Just two carries against the Cardinals last week with Steven Jackson returning.
68.Tashard Choice BUF vs. KC
69.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Ind
Note: Could Hopkins benefit from the change in quarterbacks? He caught a touchdown pass from Keenum before the bye against the Chiefs.
70.Kendall Wright TEN at StL
71.Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. NO
72.*Steve Johnson BUF vs. KC
Note: (Groin) Expected to practice in a limited capacity this week.
73.*Greg Jennings MIN at Dal
Note: (Knee) Full practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
74.Aaron Dobson NE vs. Pit
75.Coby Fleener IND at Hou
76.Heath Miller PIT at NE
77.Garrett Graham HOU vs. Ind
78.Timothy Wright TB at Sea
79.Vincent Brown SD at Was
80.*Tiquan Underwood TB at Sea
Note: Could start with Mike Williams out for the year. Insert your favorite House Party joke regarding his hair ... here.
81.Jacoby Jones BAL at Cle
82.*Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. TB
Note: Bigger role with Rice out. No Harvin this week.
83.*Rishard Matthews MIA vs. Cin
Note: Taking over as the slot receiver with Gibson out.
84.Mike Wallace MIA vs. Cin
Note: Only three catches for 41 yards despite 10 targets. Ugh.
85.*Marques Colston NO at NYJ
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday. ***Likely inactive this week.***
86.Chris Ivory NYJ vs. NO
87.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. NO
Note: Ten carries for Powell, as opposed to just six for Ivory, though neither did anything against the Bengals in the blowout loss.
88.Daniel Thomas MIA vs. Cin
89.Drew Davis ATL at Car
90.Rod Streater OAK vs. Phi
91.Leonard Hankerson WAS vs. SD
92.David Nelson NYJ vs. NO
Note: Caught eight passes in the blowout loss to the Bengals. (Quad) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Limited practice Friday, but listed as probable.***
93.Dexter McCluster KC at Buf
Note: Benefits from the checkdown nature of the Chiefs' offense, especially when Bowe draws the coverage of the opponent's top corner, as with last week.
94.*Dwayne Bowe KC at Buf
Note: (Groin) Just two targets in the win over the Browns. Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
95.*Anthony Fasano KC at Buf
Note: Alex Smith missed him wide open in the end zone on one of his targets last week. (Ankle/knee) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
96.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Dal
97.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Mia
98.Joseph Randle DAL vs. Min
Note: Got more work than Dunbar with Murray out last week, but neither did much.
99.*Willis McGahee CLE vs. Bal
Note: Rested his knees in lieu of practicing again Thursday.
100.Felix Jones PIT at NE
101.Donald Brown IND at Hou
102.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Ind
Note: Will attempt to play with broken ribs this week. Limited practice Thursday, will be an end-of-the-week decision. *Expected to play.***
103.*Bernard Pierce BAL at Cle
Note: ***(Thigh) Practiced fully all week.***
104.Cole Beasley DAL vs. Min
105.Austin Collie NE vs. Pit
106.Austin Pettis STL vs. Ten
107.Santana Moss WAS vs. SD
108.Aldrick Robinson WAS vs. SD
109.Zach Miller SEA vs. TB
110.Delanie Walker TEN at StL

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Pit
2.Mason Crosby GB vs. Chi
3.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. TB
4.Dan Bailey DAL vs. Min
5.Nick Folk NYJ vs. NO
Note: Down 35-6 late in the third quarter, the Jets had Folk nail a 51-yarder. Rex Ryan must have had him in a distance-bonus league.
6.Garrett Hartley NO at NYJ
Note: Two misses, including one from 38 yards, last week.
7.Ryan Succop KC at Buf
8.Adam Vinatieri IND at Hou
9.Nick Novak SD at Was
10.Justin Tucker BAL at Cle
11.Mike Nugent CIN at Mia
12.Kai Forbath WAS vs. SD
13.Dan Carpenter BUF vs. KC
14.Graham Gano CAR vs. Atl
15.Greg Zuerlein STL vs. Ten
Note: Had his first miss of the season - from 50 yards - on Monday night.
16.*Blair Walsh MIN at Dal
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Thursday.
17.Rob Bironas TEN at StL
18.Robbie Gould CHI at GB
19.Randy Bullock HOU vs. Ind
20.Alex Henery PHI at Oak
21.Caleb Sturgis MIA vs. Cin
22.Shaun Suisham PIT at NE
Note: Two bad misses that came back to haunt in the loss to the Raiders.
23.Matt Bryant ATL at Car
24.Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. Phi
25.Rian Lindell TB at Sea
26.Billy Cundiff CLE vs. Bal

Defenses

1.Seattle Seahawks vs. TB
2.Kansas City Chiefs at Buf
3.*Cincinnati Bengals at Mia
Note: Rey Maualuga is out 3-4 weeks with a sprained MCL.
4.Carolina Panthers vs. Atl
5.*Dallas Cowboys vs. Min
Note: The Cowboys will be without Morris Claiborne (hamstring) for the next two weeks.
6.New England Patriots vs. Pit
7.*Tennessee Titans at StL
Note: Michael Griffin questionable with a hip injury.
8.Cleveland Browns vs. Bal
9.*Green Bay Packers vs. Chi
Note: The Packers are hoping to get Clay Matthews (thumb) back by Nov. 4.
10.Baltimore Ravens at Cle
11.*New Orleans Saints at NYJ
Note: Malcolm Jenkins left with back and leg injuries. Cameron Jordan played through a minor ankle injury.
12.Indianapolis Colts at Hou
13.St. Louis Rams vs. Ten
14.Buffalo Bills vs. KC
15.Pittsburgh Steelers at NE
16.Houston Texans vs. Ind
17.*Oakland Raiders vs. Phi
Note: Move up considerably if Matt Barkley starts instead of Nick Foles.
18.New York Jets vs. NO
19.Philadelphia Eagles at Oak
20.Miami Dolphins vs. Cin
21.San Diego Chargers at Was
22.*Minnesota Vikings at Dal
Note: Jared Allen avoided getting dealt by the trade deadline.
23.*Chicago Bears at GB
Note: Charles Tillman (knee) did not practice Monday. Lance Briggs is out at least five more weeks.
24.Washington Redskins vs. SD
25.Atlanta Falcons at Car
26.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Sea