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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).

***CLEVELAND, KANSAS CITY, NEW ENGLAND and the NEW YORK JETS 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, ***CLEVELAND, KANSAS CITY, NEW ENGLAND and the NEW YORK JETS are on bye this week!!!***

Sunday Update Complete

Quarterback

1.Peyton Manning DEN at SD
2.Drew Brees NO vs. Dal
3.Tony Romo DAL at NO
4.Matthew Stafford DET at Chi
5.Philip Rivers SD vs. Den
6.Cam Newton CAR at SF
7.Robert Griffin WAS at Min
8.*Jay Cutler CHI vs. Det
Note: (Groin) Starting to back off early talk that he would come back this week against the Lions - we'll wait and see if he practices before moving him up. Full return to practice, and now expected to start.
9.Colin Kaepernick SF vs. Car
10.*Nick Foles PHI at GB
Note: Will practice with the first team Tuesday - after throwing seven touchdowns, I should guess so.
11.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Buf
12.Eli Manning NYG vs. Oak
13.Jake Locker TEN vs. Jax
Note: Sloppy game against the Rams, when many were counting on him as a bye-week starter. That's two good defensive games in a row for the Rams - and the two previous games had their positives, too.
14.Andrew Luck IND vs. StL
Note: Low rating is based primarily on matchup - Rams have actually played pretty good pass defense the last four weeks. But I am bumping him up two spots.
15.*Russell Wilson SEA at Atl
Note: Got 'banged around' against Tampa Bay but is not in risk of missing Week 10's game against the Falcons. Going to be without center Max Unger against Atlanta.
16.Andy Dalton CIN at Bal
17.Case Keenum HOU at Ari
Note: Huge first half, cooled off in the second half as the Colts' pass rush improved (and the Texans' offense got more conservative).
18.Christian Ponder MIN vs. Was
Note: Already announced as the starter for Week 10. Ponder played well at Dallas, plus I like the matchup. On the downside, it is a Thursday night game, so there's a potential for it to be a little sloppy. *** Suffered a dislocated left shoulder in the win over the Redskins on Thursday. ***
19.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Sea
Note: Seven interceptions over the last two games, and now draws the Seahawks.
20.Ryan Tannehill MIA at TB
21.*Terrelle Pryor OAK at NYG
Note: Day-to-day with a knee sprain. Full practice Thursday.
22.Mike Glennon TB vs. Mia
23.Chad Henne JAC at Ten
24.*EJ Manuel BUF at Pit
Note: (Knee) Cleared to play, now we'll see how he looks in practice before he regains the starting job. Full practice - looks like he'll start. *** Officially named the starter. ***
25.Joe Flacco BAL vs. Cin
26.Carson Palmer ARZ vs. Hou
27.*Seneca Wallace GB vs. Phi
Note: Subbed in for an injured Aaron Rodgers, only threw for 114 yards in 19 attempts.
28.Kellen Clemens STL at Ind
29.*Matt McGloin OAK at NYG
Note: Came on in relief of Pryor last week, listed just in case.
30.*Thaddeus Lewis BUF at Pit
Note: (Ribs) Able to throw passes Monday. Full practice, but he'll be the backup to EJ Manuel.
31.Josh McCown CHI vs. Det
Note: Strong game last week in place of Cutler - might get one more start.
32.*Michael Vick PHI at GB
Note: (Hamstring) Will be encouraged to take his time rehabbing the hamstring injury, practice availability Tuesday uncertain.
33.*Jeff Tuel BUF at Pit
Note: Likely back to the bench - either for Thad Lewis, or for EJ Manuel, who has been cleared to play.
34.*Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Phi
Note: Fractured collarbone - duration of absence not yet determined. Could miss the next four-to-six weeks.

Running Backs

1.Adrian Peterson MIN vs. Was
2.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Phi
3.Reggie Bush DET at Chi
4.LeSean McCoy PHI at GB
5.Matt Forte CHI vs. Det
6.Alfred Morris WAS at Min
Note: Ran well yet saw a teammate get three goal line carries. This is not a recording.
7.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Atl
Note: Played through an illness in Sunday's win over the Bucs. (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday - S.O.P.
8.Chris Johnson TEN vs. Jax
Note: Another great matchup this week.
9.*Frank Gore SF vs. Car
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Wednesday.
10.Knowshon Moreno DEN at SD
11.DeMarco Murray DAL at NO
Note: Just four carries in his return, though at least he had six catches. Full practice Wednesday.
12.*Zac Stacy STL at Ind
Note: (Foot) Did not practice Wednesday, limited Thursday - this is the same script as last week, though. *** Listed as probable.***
13.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Ten
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable despite being limited at practice all week. ***
14.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Buf
15.Mike James TB vs. Mia
16.*Andre Ellington ARZ vs. Hou
Note: Talk of Mendenhall starting isn't going to scare me away from using Ellington this week - Cardinals also said that Ellington would get around 20 touches, which is good enough for me. ***
17.C.J. Spiller BUF at Pit
Note: Huge yardage game, though he still had fewer carries than Jackson and didn't get a score. (Ankle) Full go Wednesday, seems to be in as good a condition as he's been all year.
18.Ryan Mathews SD vs. Den
Note: Somehow Mathews, who had back-to-back 100-yard games before the bye, averaged 4.9 yards per carry yet got just seven carries against the Redskins - who are still the Redskins. Indefensible.
19.*Ben Tate HOU at Ari
Note: Played through four cracked ribs on Sunday night and was 'hurting pretty bad' afterward, though at least he made it through. Limited practice Thursday - following same script as last week.
20.*Steven Jackson ATL vs. Sea
Note: Jackson ran reasonably well against Carolina, and Seattle has given up back-to-back 100-yard games to Zac Stacy and Mike James - quietly a good spot?
21.*Donald Brown IND vs. StL
Note: Could get the majority of the Colts' carries this week if Richardson is limited or can't go - and this is a pretty good run matchup. Trending upward.
22.*Rashad Jennings OAK at NYG
Note: Monster game in relief of an injured McFadden. *** McFadden officially ruled out. ***
23.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Dal
24.Fred Jackson BUF at Pit
25.Lamar Miller MIA at TB
26.Danny Woodhead SD vs. Den
27.*Giovani Bernard CIN at Bal
Note: Looked great befor injuring his shoulder late. We'll see if he can practice this week, but he's expected to return. (Ribs) Limited Thursday. *** Limited in practice all week, yet still expected to play. ***
28.Joique Bell DET at Chi
29.*Darren Sproles NO vs. Dal
Note: Suffered a concussion in the first quarter against the Jets. Full practice Wednesday after receiving clearance from the team's doctors. *** Listed as probable. ***
30.James Starks GB vs. Phi
31.Ray Rice BAL vs. Cin
Note: Is it the OL or is it Rice? My lean is it's the former, which doesn't make things much better.
32.*Andre Brown NYG vs. Oak
Note: Activated from the PUP list, listed as first on the team's RB depth chart, but also suggested by Tom Coughlin that Brown will be eased back into the workload.
33.Mike Tolbert CAR at SF
Note: Still got the goal line carry even with Stewart back in action.
34.DeAngelo Williams CAR at SF
35.Shonn Greene TEN vs. Jax
36.*Trent Richardson IND vs. StL
Note: Stop us if you've heard this one before - Donald Brown was the better back for the Colts on Sunday. (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. *** Limited practice Friday, but expected to play.***
37.Daniel Thomas MIA at TB
38.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Bal
39.*Rashard Mendenhall ARZ vs. Hou
Note: (Toe) Was able to go during a 'special practice' Monday after getting scratched in Week 8. Limited practice Thursday. Sitting out remains a possibility, but there's at least some progress. *** Will start, but Ellington is expected to get up to 20 touches this week.***
40.Jonathan Stewart CAR at SF
41.*Peyton Hillis NYG vs. Oak
Note: *** Should still get a decent amount of touches even with Andre Brown back. ***
42.Roy Helu WAS at Min
43.*Dennis Johnson HOU at Ari
Note: Passed Ray Graham as third on the Texans' depth chart, which made him the backup when Arian Foster got hurt early on.
44.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. Sea
45.Felix Jones PIT vs. Buf
46.Kendall Hunter SF vs. Car
47.Bernard Pierce BAL vs. Cin
Note: Not any better than Ray Rice this week - six carries for 11 yards.
48.C.J. Anderson DEN at SD
49.Montee Ball DEN at SD
50.Toby Gerhart MIN vs. Was
51.Robert Turbin SEA at Atl
52.Tashard Choice BUF at Pit
53.Marcel Reece OAK at NYG
54.Michael Cox NYG vs. Oak
55.Lance Dunbar DAL at NO
56.*Brian Leonard TB vs. Mia
Note: Good action in PPR leagues last week.
57.Jason Snelling ATL vs. Sea
58.Johnathan Franklin GB vs. Phi
59.Daryl Richardson STL at Ind
60.Joseph Randle DAL at NO
61.Bryce Brown PHI at GB
62.Kenjon Barner CAR at SF
63.Michael Bush CHI vs. Det
64.*Denard Robinson JAC at Ten
Note: *** Primary backup to MJD now. (Hamstring) Listed as probable. ***
65.Anthony Dixon SF vs. Car
66.Stepfan Taylor ARZ vs. Hou
67.Jackie Battle TEN vs. Jax
68.Benny Cunningham STL at Ind
69.Mark Ingram NO vs. Dal
70.*Khiry Robinson NO vs. Dal
Note: Inactive with Mark Ingram returning. Will that change if Sproles can't go?
71.Phillip Tanner DAL at NO
72.*Ray Graham HOU at Ari
Note: Surpassed by Dennis Johnson as the Texans' third running back on Sunday night.
73.*Darren McFadden OAK at NYG
Note: Tweaked his hamstring in the loss to the Eagles - it's the same injury that forced him to miss a game earlier this season. Has not practiced yet this week. ***Officially ruled out.***
74.*Ronnie Hillman DEN at SD
75.*Brandon Jacobs NYG vs. Oak
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Thursday. *** Dealing with a chronic knee issue in addition to his hamstring.***
76.*Arian Foster HOU at Ari
Note: Left early with a back injury, crushing fantasy owners that started. I think he's in the Roddy White category now - have to keep him benched until he makes it through a game unscathed. Has not practiced Wednesday or Thursday. *** Will have back surgery, out for the season. ***
77.*David Wilson NYG vs. Oak
Note: (Neck) Still hasn't been cleared for football activities. Likely headed to season-ending IR.
78.*Doug Martin TB vs. Mia
Note: (Shoulder) 'In play' to return Monday night. It'll be an interesting week of practice, especially with Mike James running so well in Week 9. Did not practice Thursday, IR before Monday night still a possibility.

Wide Receivers

1.*Calvin Johnson DET at Chi
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Tuesday - standard operating procedure. Limited practice Thursday.
2.*Dez Bryant DAL at NO
Note: (Back) Sat out practice Wednesday, limited on Thursday. *** Some rumors of a disc problem, unconfirmed as of this point. He took an epidural injection this week. ***
3.*Wes Welker DEN at SD
Note: (Ankle) Limited in practice Thursday. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
4.A.J. Green CIN at Bal
5.Demaryius Thomas DEN at SD
6.Vincent Jackson TB vs. Mia
7.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Det
8.Pierre Garcon WAS at Min
9.Andre Johnson HOU at Ari
10.Keenan Allen SD vs. Den
11.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. StL
12.*Victor Cruz NYG vs. Oak
Note: (Neck) Able to practice Monday. Limited practice Thursday. With so many good options available this week, have to downgrade some. *** Listed as probable.***
13.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Hou
14.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Cin
15.DeSean Jackson PHI at GB
16.*Eric Decker DEN at SD
Note: (Toe) Practiced all week, listed as probable.
17.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Oak
18.*Cecil Shorts JAC at Ten
Note: (Groin) Did not practice Thursday, though coach Gus Bradley said he'll be fine for Sunday. *** Listed as probable. ***
19.Anquan Boldin SF vs. Car
20.Lance Moore NO vs. Dal
21.*Antonio Brown PIT vs. Buf
Note: Benched late in the game for a couple of missed assignments - but don't expect that to last.
22.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Phi
23.Terrance Williams DAL at NO
24.Denarius Moore OAK at NYG
25.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Det
26.*Marlon Brown BAL vs. Cin
Note: (Finger) Full practice Thursday after limited Wednesday practice.
27.Golden Tate SEA at Atl
28.Steve Johnson BUF at Pit
29.*Harry Douglas ATL vs. Sea
Note: Terrible matchup this week, small downgrade in order.
30.Marvin Jones CIN at Bal
31.Kenny Stills NO vs. Dal
32.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Oak
33.Kris Durham DET at Chi
34.Mike Brown JAC at Ten
35.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Hou
36.Greg Jennings MIN vs. Was
37.*Mike Wallace MIA at TB
Note: *** Could be spending Monday night on Revis Island. ***
38.Steve Smith CAR at SF
39.Brian Hartline MIA at TB
40.Riley Cooper PHI at GB
Note: Kudos to reader 'bkiel14' for pointing out Cooper's high upside last week.
41.Brandon LaFell CAR at SF
42.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Buf
43.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at Ari
44.Nate Washington TEN vs. Jax
45.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Jax
46.Jermaine Kearse SEA at Atl
47.Jerricho Cotchery PIT vs. Buf
Note: You just know that there was someone out there that started Cotchery and Cooper in a desperation play because they had Megatron and Welker on bye. Just tip your hat and curse the fantasy gods.
48.Doug Baldwin SEA at Atl
49.Vincent Brown SD vs. Den
50.*Darrius Heyward-Bey IND vs. StL
Note: Tests for a concussion after Sunday's loss came up negative. Alas, so did tests for good hands. Full practice Wednesday. *** Full practice again Friday, listed as probable.***
51.Tiquan Underwood TB vs. Mia
Note: Just three targets, but at least one went for a touchdown.
52.*Eddie Royal SD vs. Den
Note: (Toe) Did not practice Thursday. *** Did not practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
53.Drew Davis ATL vs. Sea
54.*Rod Streater OAK at NYG
Note: Suffered a hip injury in the loss to Philly. Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
55.*Leonard Hankerson WAS at Min
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Tuesday - the Skins play Thursday.
56.Cole Beasley DAL at NO
57.*James Jones GB vs. Phi
Note: (Knee) Three targets in his return to action, but injury to Rodgers really hurts him.
58.*Jarrett Boykin GB vs. Phi
Note: Fantasy value crushed by the Rodgers injury.
59.Mohamed Sanu CIN at Bal
60.Ted Ginn CAR at SF
61.Andrew Hawkins CIN at Bal
62.Austin Pettis STL at Ind
63.Santana Moss WAS at Min
64.Aldrick Robinson WAS at Min
65.Lavon Brazill IND vs. StL
66.*Marquise Goodwin BUF at Pit
Note: Dealing with a hamstring injury. Limited practice participant Thursday.
67.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. Hou
68.Dwayne Harris DAL at NO
69.*Mario Manningham SF vs. Car
Note: (Knee) Activated from the PUP list. *** Could be on the field Sunday. ***
70.Ace Sanders JAC at Ten
71.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN vs. Was
72.Jerome Simpson MIN vs. Was
73.Chris Givens STL at Ind
74.Jason Avant PHI at GB
75.*Marques Colston NO vs. Dal
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday. *** Limited practice all week, listed as questionable.***
76.*Roddy White ATL vs. Sea
Note: (Hamstring) Limited Thursday, some signs of optimism, but he's on my do-not-play list until he actually gets through a game unscathed. ***Limited practice all week, listed as questionable.***
77.Brian Quick STL at Ind
78.Nick Toon NO vs. Dal
79.Tavon Austin STL at Ind
80.*Markus Wheaton PIT vs. Buf
Note: (Finger) Cleared to go after missing six weeks.
81.Robert Meachem NO vs. Dal
82.Justin Hunter TEN vs. Jax
83.Jacoby Jones BAL vs. Cin
84.Rishard Matthews MIA at TB
85.Tandon Doss BAL vs. Cin
86.Kevin Ogletree DET at Chi
87.Kenny Britt TEN vs. Jax
88.*Juron Criner OAK at NYG
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Thursday.
89.*Percy Harvin SEA at Atl
Note: (Hip) The Seahawks are 'not counting' on Harvin to play this week against Atlanta. If I had to guess, I think he'll first play in Week 13 after the bye.
90.*Robert Woods BUF at Pit
Note: Mild ankle sprain. Unlikely to play this week.
91.*Miles Austin DAL at NO
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Thursday. *** Doubtful again this week. ***
92.*Nate Burleson DET at Chi
Note: (Forearm) Returned to practice, but too early to tell whether he'll play this week. *** Out this week.***
93.*Michael Crabtree SF vs. Car
Note: Cleared to practice.

Tight Ends

1.*Jimmy Graham NO vs. Dal
Note: Standard limitation in practice this week due to his foot. *** Listed as questionable, but that's going to be his standard for the near future.***
2.Vernon Davis SF vs. Car
3.Jordan Reed WAS at Min
4.Jason Witten DAL at NO
5.Antonio Gates SD vs. Den
6.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. Sea
7.Greg Olsen CAR at SF
8.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Det
9.Coby Fleener IND vs. StL
10.Heath Miller PIT vs. Buf
11.*Julius Thomas DEN at SD
Note: Injured his ankle in the week before the bye. Limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
12.*Garrett Graham HOU at Ari
Note: (Thigh) Listed as probable.
13.Timothy Wright TB vs. Mia
Note: Back-to-back weeks with scores.
14.Charles Clay MIA at TB
15.Zach Miller SEA at Atl
16.Brent Celek PHI at GB
17.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Jax
18.John Carlson MIN vs. Was
19.*Tyler Eifert CIN at Bal
Note: *** Could get more targets with Jermaine Gresham banged up. ***
20.Andrew Quarless GB vs. Phi
21.Brandon Pettigrew DET at Chi
22.Joseph Fauria DET at Chi
23.Brandon Myers NYG vs. Oak
24.Marcedes Lewis JAC at Ten
25.Dallas Clark BAL vs. Cin
26.Ed Dickson BAL vs. Cin
27.Ben Watson NO vs. Dal
28.*Jermaine Gresham CIN at Bal
Note: (Groin) Did not practice Thursday. *** Didn't practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
29.*Rob Housler ARZ vs. Hou
Note: (Groin) Limited Thursday. *** Limited again Friday, listed as questionable.***
30.Jared Cook STL at Ind
Note: If you squint, you can see Cook actually make an impact last week!
31.Scott Chandler BUF at Pit
32.Zach Ertz PHI at GB
33.Mychal Rivera OAK at NYG
34.*Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. Was
Note: Out several weeks with a fractured foot.
35.*Lance Kendricks STL at Ind
Note: Fractured finger. Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. *** Listed as doubtful. ***
36.*Jermichael Finley GB vs. Phi
Note: Placed on season-ending IR.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Calvin Johnson DET at Chi
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Tuesday - standard operating procedure. Limited practice Thursday.
2.*Dez Bryant DAL at NO
Note: (Back) Sat out practice Wednesday, limited on Thursday. *** Some rumors of a disc problem, unconfirmed as of this point. He took an epidural injection this week. ***
3.*Wes Welker DEN at SD
Note: (Ankle) Limited in practice Thursday. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
4.A.J. Green CIN at Bal
5.Adrian Peterson MIN vs. Was
6.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Phi
7.Reggie Bush DET at Chi
8.LeSean McCoy PHI at GB
9.Matt Forte CHI vs. Det
10.*Jimmy Graham NO vs. Dal
Note: Standard limitation in practice this week due to his foot. *** Listed as questionable, but that's going to be his standard for the near future.***
11.*Victor Cruz NYG vs. Oak
Note: (Neck) Able to practice Monday. Limited practice Thursday. With so many good options available this week, have to downgrade some. *** Listed as probable.***
12.Demaryius Thomas DEN at SD
13.Vincent Jackson TB vs. Mia
14.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Det
15.Pierre Garcon WAS at Min
16.Andre Johnson HOU at Ari
17.*Cecil Shorts JAC at Ten
Note: (Groin) Did not practice Thursday, though coach Gus Bradley said he'll be fine for Sunday. *** Listed as probable. ***
18.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Atl
Note: Played through an illness in Sunday's win over the Bucs. (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday - S.O.P.
19.Chris Johnson TEN vs. Jax
Note: Another great matchup this week.
20.Knowshon Moreno DEN at SD
21.Keenan Allen SD vs. Den
22.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Hou
23.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. StL
24.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Cin
25.DeSean Jackson PHI at GB
26.Vernon Davis SF vs. Car
27.Jordan Reed WAS at Min
28.*Eric Decker DEN at SD
Note: (Toe) Practiced all week, listed as probable.
29.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Oak
30.Alfred Morris WAS at Min
Note: Ran well yet saw a teammate get three goal line carries. This is not a recording.
31.*Frank Gore SF vs. Car
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Wednesday.
32.*Andre Ellington ARZ vs. Hou
Note: Talk of Mendenhall starting isn't going to scare me away from using Ellington this week - Cardinals also said that Ellington would get around 20 touches, which is good enough for me. ***
33.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Buf
34.*Zac Stacy STL at Ind
Note: (Foot) Did not practice Wednesday, limited Thursday - this is the same script as last week, though. *** Listed as probable.***
35.Anquan Boldin SF vs. Car
36.Lance Moore NO vs. Dal
37.*Harry Douglas ATL vs. Sea
Note: Terrible matchup this week, small downgrade in order.
38.*Antonio Brown PIT vs. Buf
Note: Benched late in the game for a couple of missed assignments - but don't expect that to last.
39.Jason Witten DAL at NO
40.Antonio Gates SD vs. Den
41.Danny Woodhead SD vs. Den
42.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Ten
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable despite being limited at practice all week. ***
43.DeMarco Murray DAL at NO
Note: Just four carries in his return, though at least he had six catches. Full practice Wednesday.
44.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Dal
45.*Giovani Bernard CIN at Bal
Note: Looked great befor injuring his shoulder late. We'll see if he can practice this week, but he's expected to return. (Ribs) Limited Thursday. *** Limited in practice all week, yet still expected to play. ***
46.*Steven Jackson ATL vs. Sea
Note: Jackson ran reasonably well against Carolina, and Seattle has given up back-to-back 100-yard games to Zac Stacy and Mike James - quietly a good spot?
47.Mike James TB vs. Mia
48.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Phi
49.Terrance Williams DAL at NO
50.Denarius Moore OAK at NYG
51.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Det
52.Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. Sea
53.Ryan Mathews SD vs. Den
Note: Somehow Mathews, who had back-to-back 100-yard games before the bye, averaged 4.9 yards per carry yet got just seven carries against the Redskins - who are still the Redskins. Indefensible.
54.*Ben Tate HOU at Ari
Note: Played through four cracked ribs on Sunday night and was 'hurting pretty bad' afterward, though at least he made it through. Limited practice Thursday - following same script as last week.
55.Fred Jackson BUF at Pit
56.Lamar Miller MIA at TB
57.C.J. Spiller BUF at Pit
Note: Huge yardage game, though he still had fewer carries than Jackson and didn't get a score. (Ankle) Full go Wednesday, seems to be in as good a condition as he's been all year.
58.*Darren Sproles NO vs. Dal
Note: Suffered a concussion in the first quarter against the Jets. Full practice Wednesday after receiving clearance from the team's doctors. *** Listed as probable. ***
59.*Marlon Brown BAL vs. Cin
Note: (Finger) Full practice Thursday after limited Wednesday practice.
60.Golden Tate SEA at Atl
61.Steve Johnson BUF at Pit
62.Marvin Jones CIN at Bal
63.Kris Durham DET at Chi
64.Mike Brown JAC at Ten
65.*Julius Thomas DEN at SD
Note: Injured his ankle in the week before the bye. Limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday. *** Full practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
66.Greg Olsen CAR at SF
67.Joique Bell DET at Chi
68.*Rashad Jennings OAK at NYG
Note: Monster game in relief of an injured McFadden. *** McFadden officially ruled out. ***
69.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Hou
70.Greg Jennings MIN vs. Was
71.*Mike Wallace MIA at TB
Note: *** Could be spending Monday night on Revis Island. ***
72.Steve Smith CAR at SF
73.Brian Hartline MIA at TB
74.Riley Cooper PHI at GB
Note: Kudos to reader 'bkiel14' for pointing out Cooper's high upside last week.
75.James Starks GB vs. Phi
76.*Donald Brown IND vs. StL
Note: Could get the majority of the Colts' carries this week if Richardson is limited or can't go - and this is a pretty good run matchup. Trending upward.
77.Mike Tolbert CAR at SF
Note: Still got the goal line carry even with Stewart back in action.
78.DeAngelo Williams CAR at SF
79.*Trent Richardson IND vs. StL
Note: Stop us if you've heard this one before - Donald Brown was the better back for the Colts on Sunday. (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. *** Limited practice Friday, but expected to play.***
80.Brandon LaFell CAR at SF
81.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Buf
82.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at Ari
83.Nate Washington TEN vs. Jax
84.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Jax
85.Jermaine Kearse SEA at Atl
86.Jerricho Cotchery PIT vs. Buf
Note: You just know that there was someone out there that started Cotchery and Cooper in a desperation play because they had Megatron and Welker on bye. Just tip your hat and curse the fantasy gods.
87.Doug Baldwin SEA at Atl
88.Vincent Brown SD vs. Den
89.*Darrius Heyward-Bey IND vs. StL
Note: Tests for a concussion after Sunday's loss came up negative. Alas, so did tests for good hands. Full practice Wednesday. *** Full practice again Friday, listed as probable.***
90.Tiquan Underwood TB vs. Mia
Note: Just three targets, but at least one went for a touchdown.
91.*Eddie Royal SD vs. Den
Note: (Toe) Did not practice Thursday. *** Did not practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
92.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Det
93.Coby Fleener IND vs. StL
94.Heath Miller PIT vs. Buf
95.Shonn Greene TEN vs. Jax
96.Daniel Thomas MIA at TB
97.*Peyton Hillis NYG vs. Oak
Note: *** Should still get a decent amount of touches even with Andre Brown back. ***
98.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN at Bal
99.Jonathan Stewart CAR at SF
100.Roy Helu WAS at Min
101.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. Sea

Kickers

1.Mason Crosby GB vs. Phi
2.Steven Hauschka SEA at Atl
3.Dan Bailey DAL at NO
4.Matt Prater DEN at SD
5.David Akers DET at Chi
6.Garrett Hartley NO vs. Dal
Note: Nailed a 55-yarder, but also missed another - a 43-yarder, giving him five misses on the year.
7.Nick Novak SD vs. Den
8.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. StL
9.Phil Dawson SF vs. Car
10.Josh Brown NYG vs. Oak
11.Justin Tucker BAL vs. Cin
12.Mike Nugent CIN at Bal
13.Jay Feely ARZ vs. Hou
14.Kai Forbath WAS at Min
Note: Just 1-for-3 in the win over the Chargers.
15.Blair Walsh MIN vs. Was
16.Dan Carpenter BUF at Pit
17.Graham Gano CAR at SF
18.Rob Bironas TEN vs. Jax
19.Alex Henery PHI at GB
20.Greg Zuerlein STL at Ind
21.Robbie Gould CHI vs. Det
22.*Sebastian Janikowski OAK at NYG
Note: (Rib) Limited in Thursday's practice.
23.Josh Scobee JAC at Ten
24.*Caleb Sturgis MIA at TB
Note: Had a bad miss early Thursday night, but rallied to make two others, including a game-tying kick to send the game into overtime. (Groin) Limited in practice Thursday. *** Full participant Saturday. ***
25.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Buf
26.Matt Bryant ATL vs. Sea
27.Rian Lindell TB vs. Mia
28.*Randy Bullock HOU at Ari
Note: Missed three of four attempts in the debacle. The Texans are bringing in three kickers for tryouts. Will hold onto his job for at least one more week.

Defenses

1.Seattle Seahawks at Atl
2.*San Francisco 49ers vs. Car
Note: Aldon Smith activated from the non-football illness - but still not on the 53-man roster.
3.Tennessee Titans vs. Jax
4.Carolina Panthers at SF
5.New York Giants vs. Oak
6.*Cincinnati Bengals at Bal
Note: Huge loss with Geno Atkins out for the year.
7.Arizona Cardinals vs. Hou
8.Baltimore Ravens vs. Cin
9.Indianapolis Colts vs. StL
10.Miami Dolphins at TB
11.New Orleans Saints vs. Dal
12.St. Louis Rams at Ind
13.*Green Bay Packers vs. Phi
Note: Clay Matthews will try to practice this week with a club on his hand - the Packers lost two more linebackers Monday night.
14.Houston Texans at Ari
15.Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Buf
16.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Mia
17.Denver Broncos at SD
18.Oakland Raiders at NYG
19.*Dallas Cowboys at NO
Note: DeMarcus Ware (quad) getting closer to returning.
20.*Philadelphia Eagles at GB
Note: Bradley Fletcher (pectoral) left last week against Oakland.
21.Chicago Bears vs. Det
Note: Pass rush awoke for five sacks Monday night.
22.Buffalo Bills at Pit
23.*Washington Redskins at Min
Note: London Fletcher had his knee drained Monday yet was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.
24.San Diego Chargers vs. Den
25.*Minnesota Vikings vs. Was
Note: Jamarca Sanford (groin) not practicing.
26.Atlanta Falcons vs. Sea
27.Detroit Lions at Chi
28.Jacksonville Jaguars at Ten