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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).

***DALLAS and ST. LOUIS are 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. Players at the bottom of the rankings at each position are there because they either just had a significant injury, or are coming back from a long-term injury and haven't started practicing yet. I will adjust accordingly after practice news comes out.

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, ***DALLAS and ST. LOUIS are on bye this week!!!***

Sunday Update Complete

Quarterback

1.*Peyton Manning DEN vs. KC
Note: Right ankle injury - could be limited some in practice this week, but definitely will play Sunday night against the Chiefs. Did not practice at all Wednesday, limited practice Thursday, team still is adamant that he'll play Sunday night. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
2.Drew Brees NO vs. SF
3.Robert Griffin WAS at Phi
4.Nick Foles PHI vs. Was
5.Cam Newton CAR vs. NE
6.Philip Rivers SD at Mia
7.Russell Wilson SEA vs. Min
8.Case Keenum HOU vs. Oak
Note: The schedule gets a lot easier from here for Keenum. Not guaranteed to keep the starting job if he doesn't perform well this week.
9.Andrew Luck IND at Ten
Note: Got his yards purely on a volume basis, after the Colts were already down 28-0, but also turned it over four times (one fumble, 3 INTs). I'm inclined to chalk it up to a bad matchup and a bit of a fluke and move on.
10.*Tom Brady NE at Car
Note: Is all right with the world with Brady now? Was it really a matter of time that he'd bounce back and be vintage Brady? This could be a really good test - Carolina's pass defense is pretty damn good, but the Pats will have had two weeks to prepare for it. I don't want to call it a litmus test, because I don't want to get caught up (again) by short-term results. But it's potentially quite revealing. (Shoulder) Full practice Thursday.
11.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Det
Note: Both Big Ben and the Steelers are in full denial that he's interested in a trade in the offseason.
12.Matthew Stafford DET at Pit
13.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. SD
14.Carson Palmer ARZ at Jax
15.*Ryan Fitzpatrick TEN vs. Ind
Note: Starting for the rest of the season with Locker on IR.
16.Eli Manning NYG vs. GB
Note: Had just one touchdown and 140 yards and a horrible pick-six against a Raiders team fresh off allowing seven TD passes by Nick Foles.
17.Alex Smith KC at Den
18.Mike Glennon TB vs. Atl
Note: For the second week in a row, Glennon's pass attempts were way down. Might be asked to do more against Atlanta's exploitable secondary.
19.Matt Ryan ATL at TB
20.Colin Kaepernick SF at NO
Note: Just when I thought that he was turning the corner he had his worst game yet. The Panthers had a lot to do with that, but so did his utter lack of good targets once Vernon Davis went down.
21.Chad Henne JAC vs. Ari
22.*Scott Tolzien GB at NYG
Note: Starting this week - Matt Flynn was signed by the Packers and will be the backup.
23.*Andy Dalton CIN vs. Cle
Note: *** The weather could be a problem in Cincy. ***
24.*Jason Campbell CLE at Cin
Note: (Ribs) Full practice Wednesday. *** The weather could be a problem in Cincy. ***
25.Geno Smith NYJ at Buf
26.*Josh McCown CHI vs. Bal
Note: Starting this week in place of the injured Cutler. Downgrading because of extreme weather in Chicago.
27.*Joe Flacco BAL at Chi
Note: Downgrading because of extreme weather in Chicago.
28.EJ Manuel BUF vs. NYJ
Note: Manuel put up a brutal 3.97 yards per attempt in his return. There will be good days and bad days for him, just as before the injury. Coming back against an angry and embarrassed Steelers defense in Heinz Field was a tough way to come back, especially with no Robert Woods and a banged up Steve Johnson.
29.*Christian Ponder MIN at Sea
Note: Dislocated his left shoulder in the win over the Redskins. Expects to practice by Wednesday, but has a horrible matchup at Seattle. Opitmistic that he'll play Sunday, limited in Wednesday's practice and could have to wear a harness on his left shoulder. *** Limited in practice Friday, but listed as probable. ***
30.*Matt McGloin OAK at Hou
Note: *** Getting his first career start with Terrelle Pryor declared out. Tyler Wilson will be the backup. ***
31.*Josh Freeman MIN at Sea
Note: On call in case Ponder can't go Sunday.
32.*Michael Vick PHI vs. Was
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Tuesday, highly unlikely to play - and why would he now, with Foles posting a 16-0 TD-INT ratio?
33.*Terrelle Pryor OAK at Hou
Note: Though Pryor's knee sprain is limiting his explosiveness, coach Bruce Allen said that he's not considering moving Pryor to the bench. Limited practice participant Thursday, but was with the first-team during a walk-through period. *** Declared out this week. ***
34.*Aaron Rodgers GB at NYG
Note: Trying to be ready for Week 12.
35.*Jay Cutler CHI vs. Bal
Note: High ankle sprain - out this week, considered 'week-to-week.'
36.*Seneca Wallace GB at NYG
Note: (Groin) Placed on IR on Tuesday.
37.*Jake Locker TEN vs. Ind
Note: Lisfranc foot injury, out for the season.

Running Backs

1.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Min
Note: (Knee) Limited Wednesday, full practice Thursday - par for the course. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
2.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Was
3.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Sea
Note: *** Did not practice Friday due to a sore groin, but coach Leslie Frazier downplayed it, suggesting that Peterson sitting out was a 'management' issue. ***
4.Alfred Morris WAS at Phi
5.Eddie Lacy GB at NYG
Note: Yards per carry were way down last week, attempts were not.
6.*Frank Gore SF at NO
7.Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. KC
8.Matt Forte CHI vs. Bal
9.Jamaal Charles KC at Den
10.Stevan Ridley NE at Car
11.*Reggie Bush DET at Pit
Note: *** (Knee) Listed as probable. ***
12.Andre Ellington ARZ at Jax
13.Chris Johnson TEN vs. Ind
14.*Andre Brown NYG vs. GB
Note: Brown got 30 carries in a game that the Giants suggested that they'd ease him in. After Hillis's fumble, it was Brown's game.
15.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Oak
Note: Arian Foster is now officially out for the season - but for how long will the Texans continue to start Tate given that he has four cracked ribs? I think we still see Dennis Johnson get a start this season. Limited Wednesday. *** Listed as probable despite being limited in practice all week. ***
16.Chris Ivory NYJ at Buf
17.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Det
18.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Ari
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday. *** Full practice Friday. ***
19.Rashad Jennings OAK at Hou
Note: Has earned more future playing time given his play the last two weeks. No word yet on McFadden's status for this week, however. *** McFadden ruled out again, but any potential bump up is mitigated by the QB situation, with McGloin getting his first start. ***
20.*Ryan Mathews SD at Mia
Note: (Hamstring) Limited Thursday after a full practice Wednesday. *** Full practice Friday. ***
21.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Cle
22.Fred Jackson BUF vs. NYJ
23.Pierre Thomas NO vs. SF
24.Donald Brown IND at Ten
25.Lamar Miller MIA vs. SD
Note: His two good games in Weeks 8 & 9 were false hope - back to seven carries for 2 yards on Monday night.
26.Brian Leonard TB vs. Atl
Note: Had the volume Monday night (20 carries for 57 yards), but Bobby Rainey was more effective, though perhaps more in hitter's counts. Right now the '1' to Rainey's '1A' in the TB platoon, and perhaps has more of an advantage in PPR leagues.
27.Danny Woodhead SD at Mia
28.*Darren Sproles NO vs. SF
Note: Big game Sunday night illustrated the dilemma with Sproles - it's hard to start him on a weekly basis, but it's also punitive to bench him at times.
29.*Ray Rice BAL at Chi
Note: Starting RB playing time no longer guaranteed - it's not exactly the conclusive statement Pierce's owners are hoping for, but there's at least some change of opinion here.
30.*Bobby Rainey TB vs. Atl
Note: Came on strong late in the Monday night game, but overall had just eight carries compared to 20 for Leonard.
31.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NE
32.*Steven Jackson ATL at TB
Note: So much for the notion that Jackson was a good matchup against Seattle - was it that the two big previous rushing games against Seattle were a mirage, or is Jackson's wheels are falling off? (Toe) Full practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable. ***
33.Joique Bell DET at Pit
34.*C.J. Spiller BUF vs. NYJ
Note: Appeared to tweak his ankle in the loss to the Steelers. Still in a timeshare, could really use Week 12's bye.
35.*Rashard Mendenhall ARZ at Jax
Note: Was on the field for 26 snaps compared to 31 for Ellington last week, also coughed up a fumble. Bruce Arians can keep giving him votes of confidence, but Ellington is clearly the better back.
36.*Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. NE
Note: Had the most carries (13) in the Panthers' RB platoon last week, but no targets in the passing game.
37.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. Cle
38.Dennis Johnson HOU vs. Oak
39.Shonn Greene TEN vs. Ind
40.*Bernard Pierce BAL at Chi
Note: Pierce is in line to get more playing time, though John Harbaugh was hardly specific about his plans.
41.*Mark Ingram NO vs. SF
Note: Was his big game Sunday night just a function of a historically awful Cowboys run defense without Sean Lee, or a portent of the future? My bet is on the former, but it couldn't hurt to stash him just to find out if you have roster space.
42.*Shane Vereen NE at Car
Note: (Wrist) Practiced Tuesday, likely to return this week. Increased practice activity, but status for Monday night still uncertain. *** The Patriots freed up a roster spot to activate Vereen, but they still haven't officially done so
43.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at Cin
44.Trent Richardson IND at Ten
Note: The Colts abandoned the running game (just seven carries between Richardson and Brown) after falling behind 28-0, but they also got nothing done when they tried to run.
45.Roy Helu WAS at Phi
46.Bilal Powell NYJ at Buf
47.Bryce Brown PHI vs. Was
48.Fozzy Whittaker CLE at Cin
49.Montee Ball DEN vs. KC
50.James Starks GB at NYG
51.Mike Tolbert CAR vs. NE
52.*Daniel Thomas MIA vs. SD
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable. ***
53.*Brandon Bolden NE at Car
Note: (Knee) Limited Thursday. *** Not on the injury report, but his role could be significantly diminished with Vereen returning. ***
54.*Willis McGahee CLE at Cin
Note: (Knees) Sat out practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable. ***
55.*Peyton Hillis NYG vs. GB
Note: Buried after his fumble and Brown's solid performance.
56.Kendall Hunter SF at NO
57.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at TB
58.Felix Jones PIT vs. Det
59.Toby Gerhart MIN at Sea
60.*Brandon Jacobs NYG vs. GB
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Thursday. *** Upgraded to questionable, but as long as Andre Brown is healthy, very little reason for him to get much work. ***
61.Tashard Choice BUF vs. NYJ
62.Knile Davis KC at Den
63.LeGarrette Blount NE at Car
64.Robert Turbin SEA vs. Min
65.Jordan Todman JAC vs. Ari
66.C.J. Anderson DEN vs. KC
67.Marcel Reece OAK at Hou
68.Stepfan Taylor ARZ at Jax
69.Michael Cox NYG vs. GB
70.Johnathan Franklin GB at NYG
71.Michael Bush CHI vs. Bal
72.Denard Robinson JAC vs. Ari
73.Anthony Dixon SF at NO
74.Jackie Battle TEN vs. Ind
75.Kenjon Barner CAR vs. NE
76.*Jason Snelling ATL at TB
Note: *** Marijuana possession arrest, declared out this week and possibly indefinitely. ***
77.*Darren McFadden OAK at Hou
Note: Did not practice Thursday. *** Officially ruled out for this week. ***
78.*Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. KC
79.*Mike James TB vs. Atl
Note: Fractured ankle - out for the season.

Wide Receivers

1.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. KC
2.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Oak
3.*Calvin Johnson DET at Pit
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday due to knee 'maintenance issues.' Still expects to play Sunday. *** Practiced Friday, listed as probable. ***
4.Pierre Garcon WAS at Phi
5.*Wes Welker DEN vs. KC
Note: *** (Ankle) Listed as probable. ***
6.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Was
7.A.J. Green CIN vs. Cle
Note: Potential Joe Haden factor again? Just 7-for-51 yards on 15 targets in the first matchup.
8.Golden Tate SEA vs. Min
9.*Vincent Jackson TB vs. Atl
Note: (Knee) Full practice Thursday after a limited practice Wednesday.
10.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Bal
11.T.Y. Hilton IND at Ten
12.Jordy Nelson GB at NYG
13.Keenan Allen SD at Mia
14.Josh Gordon CLE at Cin
15.Victor Cruz NYG vs. GB
16.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at Jax
17.Riley Cooper PHI vs. Was
Note: Two more touchdowns with Foles. Don't question why, just ride it.
18.Eric Decker DEN vs. KC
19.Danny Amendola NE at Car
20.*Torrey Smith BAL at Chi
Note: The good news - actually converted a red zone target. The bad news - dropped a deep ball that could have put away the game in the second half. Only five catches on 14 targets. *** Big weather downgrade. ***
21.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Det
22.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. GB
23.*Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Ari
Note: (Groin) Limited Wednesday, did not practice Thursday. *** Limited practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
24.*Marques Colston NO vs. SF
Note: (Knee) Was one week off all he needed? Had his first 100-yard game of the season.
25.Jarrett Boykin GB at NYG
Note: I buried Boykin prematurely - he had a whopping 13 targets with Tolzien under center.
26.*Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Bal
Note: *** Big weather downgrade. ***
27.Anquan Boldin SF at NO
28.Marvin Jones CIN vs. Cle
Note: Had a bad day against the Ravens, but could be heavily targeted if Green is drawing the attention of Haden.
29.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Ind
30.Aaron Dobson NE at Car
31.*Dwayne Bowe KC at Den
Note: Arrested for speeding and marijuana possession. Will still start this week. Could the Chiefs throw downfield more often, making him more viable this week?
32.Rueben Randle NYG vs. GB
33.*Andre Roberts ARZ at Jax
Note: Viable again with Floyd banged up. (Knee) Full practice Thursday.
34.Lance Moore NO vs. SF
35.Kris Durham DET at Pit
36.*James Jones GB at NYG
Note: Targeted seven times - probably better off with Tolzien than Seneca Wallace.
37.*Denarius Moore OAK at Hou
Note: *** Downgraded with McGloin getting the start. ***
38.*Dexter McCluster KC at Den
Note: *** (Ankle) Listed as probable after a full practice Friday. ***
39.Julian Edelman NE at Car
40.*Santonio Holmes NYJ at Buf
Note: (Hamstring) Might finally return this week.
41.*Mike Brown JAC vs. Ari
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday.
42.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. NE
43.*Mike Wallace MIA vs. SD
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Thursday. *** Officially listed as questionable, though expected to play. ***
44.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Oak
45.*Harry Douglas ATL at TB
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Thursday after practicing on Wednesday. *** Listed as questionable, though the Falcons expect that he'll play. ***
46.Marquise Goodwin BUF vs. NYJ
Note: Could be the Bills' #1 WR if Johnson and Woods can't go. *** He and T.J. Graham will start with both Woods and Johnson out. ***
47.*Greg Jennings MIN at Sea
Note: (Achilles) Limited practice Thursday. *** Limited all week, listed as probable. ***
48.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. Min
49.Roddy White ATL at TB
Note: On the field for 55 of 58 snaps, but just four targets and one catch for 20 yards. (Shoulder) Limited practice Thursday. *** Upgraded to probable, so he gets my first upgrade from me. ***
50.Steve Smith CAR vs. NE
51.Brian Hartline MIA vs. SD
52.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Det
53.Jerricho Cotchery PIT vs. Det
54.Nate Washington TEN vs. Ind
55.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Min
56.*Percy Harvin SEA vs. Min
Note: (Hip) Activated from the PUP list Monday, plans to play against the Vikings this week. Full practice Thursday. *** Might just get 10-15 snaps in his return. ***
57.*Leonard Hankerson WAS at Phi
Note: (Hamstring) Listed as probable.
58.Donnie Avery KC at Den
59.Rishard Matthews MIA vs. SD
Note: Monster game Monday night, perhaps because Mike Wallace was on Revis Island. But now that he's had this breakout game, maybe the Dolphins will trust him more?
60.*Marlon Brown BAL at Chi
Note: *** (Knee) Did not practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
61.Stephen Hill NYJ at Buf
62.Greg Little CLE at Cin
63.Kenny Stills NO vs. SF
Note: Boom or bust - this past week, boom. I'm leaning towards bust this week.
64.Vincent Brown SD at Mia
65.*T.J. Graham BUF vs. NYJ
Note: *** Starting with both Steve Johnson and Robert Woods out. ***
66.Darrius Heyward-Bey IND at Ten
67.Tiquan Underwood TB vs. Atl
68.David Nelson NYJ at Buf
69.*Michael Floyd ARZ at Jax
Note: Sprained his shoulder in the win over the Texans. The team is now less optimistic than after the initial diagnosis. Did not practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. *** Limited practice again Friday, listed as questionable, but coach Bruce Arians said that he would play. ***
70.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at Sea
Note: Could start in place of Simpson this week.
71.*Eddie Royal SD at Mia
Note: (Toe) Did not practice Thursday. *** Did not practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
72.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Cle
73.Drew Davis ATL at TB
74.Rod Streater OAK at Hou
75.Ted Ginn CAR vs. NE
76.Andrew Hawkins CIN vs. Cle
77.*Mario Manningham SF at NO
Note: *** (Knee) Listed as questionable, might not play. ***
78.Santana Moss WAS at Phi
79.Davone Bess CLE at Cin
80.Aldrick Robinson WAS at Phi
81.Lavon Brazill IND at Ten
82.Ace Sanders JAC vs. Ari
83.*Jerome Simpson MIN at Sea
Note: Arrested for DWI last Friday, probably will still play. Won't necessarily start.
84.Jason Avant PHI vs. Was
85.Nick Toon NO vs. SF
86.Markus Wheaton PIT vs. Det
87.Robert Meachem NO vs. SF
88.Justin Hunter TEN vs. Ind
89.Jacoby Jones BAL at Chi
90.Tandon Doss BAL at Chi
91.Kevin Ogletree DET at Pit
92.Kenny Britt TEN vs. Ind
93.*Juron Criner OAK at Hou
94.*Steve Johnson BUF vs. NYJ
Note: Suffered a groin injury against the Steelers, the latest of a series of injuries. Coach Marrone not confident that Johnson will be able to play against the Jets. *** Officially out. ***
95.*Robert Woods BUF vs. NYJ
Note: Dealing with a high ankle sprain. *** Officially out. ***
96.*Nate Burleson DET at Pit
Note: Not likely to play again this week.
97.*Michael Crabtree SF at NO
Note: Not yet ruled out for this week. *** Not expected to play. ***
98.*Jeremy Kerley NYJ at Buf
Note: (Elbow) Did not practice Thursday. *** Officially ruled out and is a week-to-week proposition. ***
99.*Kenbrell Thompkins NE at Car

Tight Ends

1.*Rob Gronkowski NE at Car
Note: Limited in Thursday's practice.
2.*Jimmy Graham NO vs. SF
Note: (Foot, elbow) Only played in 40 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps. Limited practice Thursday. *** Upgraded to probable. ***
3.Jordan Reed WAS at Phi
4.Jordan Cameron CLE at Cin
Note: Crushed the Bengals last time, but Rey Maualuga's absence might actually help them in pass coverage with Vincent Rey against Cameron.
5.Antonio Gates SD at Mia
6.*Julius Thomas DEN vs. KC
Note: Ankle looked pretty good on the 74-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the first quarter.
7.Coby Fleener IND at Ten
Note: Had 10 targets in the loss along with a two-point conversion.
8.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Ind
Note: Marginally more productive with Fitzpatrick than with Locker.
9.*Tony Gonzalez ATL at TB
Note: Injured a toe on his left foot in the loss to Seattle. Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. Expects to practice Friday. *** Officially active. ***
10.John Carlson MIN at Sea
11.Greg Olsen CAR vs. NE
12.Heath Miller PIT vs. Det
13.Rob Housler ARZ at Jax
14.*Vernon Davis SF at NO
Note: Left in the second quarter with a concussion. Limited practice participant Thursday. *** Niners expect that Davis will be able to play, but some caution here because it's the afternoon game. ***
15.Garrett Graham HOU vs. Oak
Note: Got a taste of his own medicine, with Ryan Griffin stealing a touchdown as the backup tight end.
16.Timothy Wright TB vs. Atl
17.Anthony Fasano KC at Den
18.Charles Clay MIA vs. SD
19.Zach Miller SEA vs. Min
20.*Brent Celek PHI vs. Was
Note: (Hip) Limited Thursday.
21.*Jeff Cumberland NYJ at Buf
Note: (Concussion) Full practice Wednesday.
22.*Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Bal
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Thursday. *** Questionable after a limited practice Friday and is dealing with severe weather, too. ***
23.*Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Cle
Note: Sat out with a groin injury. Full practice Wednesday. *** Officially active. ***
24.Dallas Clark BAL at Chi
25.Tyler Eifert CIN vs. Cle
26.Andrew Quarless GB at NYG
27.Brandon Pettigrew DET at Pit
28.Joseph Fauria DET at Pit
29.Brandon Myers NYG vs. GB
30.Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. Ari
31.Ed Dickson BAL at Chi
32.Scott Chandler BUF vs. NYJ
33.Zach Ertz PHI vs. Was
34.Mychal Rivera OAK at Hou
35.Sean McGrath KC at Den
36.*Ben Watson NO vs. SF
Note: Left Sunday night with a concussion. Did not practice Thursday.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Calvin Johnson DET at Pit
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday due to knee 'maintenance issues.' Still expects to play Sunday. *** Practiced Friday, listed as probable. ***
2.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Min
Note: (Knee) Limited Wednesday, full practice Thursday - par for the course. *** Officially listed as probable. ***
3.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Was
4.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Sea
Note: *** Did not practice Friday due to a sore groin, but coach Leslie Frazier downplayed it, suggesting that Peterson sitting out was a 'management' issue. ***
5.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. KC
6.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Bal
7.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Oak
8.Pierre Garcon WAS at Phi
9.*Rob Gronkowski NE at Car
Note: Limited in Thursday's practice.
10.Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. KC
11.Matt Forte CHI vs. Bal
12.Jamaal Charles KC at Den
13.T.Y. Hilton IND at Ten
14.*Wes Welker DEN vs. KC
Note: *** (Ankle) Listed as probable. ***
15.A.J. Green CIN vs. Cle
Note: Potential Joe Haden factor again? Just 7-for-51 yards on 15 targets in the first matchup.
16.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Was
17.Jordan Cameron CLE at Cin
Note: Crushed the Bengals last time, but Rey Maualuga's absence might actually help them in pass coverage with Vincent Rey against Cameron.
18.*Jimmy Graham NO vs. SF
Note: (Foot, elbow) Only played in 40 percent of the Saints' offensive snaps. Limited practice Thursday. *** Upgraded to probable. ***
19.*Reggie Bush DET at Pit
Note: *** (Knee) Listed as probable. ***
20.Eddie Lacy GB at NYG
Note: Yards per carry were way down last week, attempts were not.
21.Alfred Morris WAS at Phi
22.*Torrey Smith BAL at Chi
Note: The good news - actually converted a red zone target. The bad news - dropped a deep ball that could have put away the game in the second half. Only five catches on 14 targets. *** Big weather downgrade. ***
23.Golden Tate SEA vs. Min
24.*Vincent Jackson TB vs. Atl
Note: (Knee) Full practice Thursday after a limited practice Wednesday.
25.Jordy Nelson GB at NYG
26.Keenan Allen SD at Mia
27.Josh Gordon CLE at Cin
28.Victor Cruz NYG vs. GB
29.Andre Ellington ARZ at Jax
30.Chris Johnson TEN vs. Ind
31.*Frank Gore SF at NO
32.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at Jax
33.*Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Bal
Note: *** Big weather downgrade. ***
34.Riley Cooper PHI vs. Was
Note: Two more touchdowns with Foles. Don't question why, just ride it.
35.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Det
36.Jordan Reed WAS at Phi
37.Antonio Gates SD at Mia
38.Eric Decker DEN vs. KC
39.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. GB
40.*Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Ari
Note: (Groin) Limited Wednesday, did not practice Thursday. *** Limited practice Friday, listed as probable. ***
41.Stevan Ridley NE at Car
42.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Oak
Note: Arian Foster is now officially out for the season - but for how long will the Texans continue to start Tate given that he has four cracked ribs? I think we still see Dennis Johnson get a start this season. Limited Wednesday. *** Listed as probable despite being limited in practice all week. ***
43.Danny Amendola NE at Car
44.Danny Woodhead SD at Mia
45.*Marques Colston NO vs. SF
Note: (Knee) Was one week off all he needed? Had his first 100-yard game of the season.
46.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Cle
47.Rashad Jennings OAK at Hou
Note: Has earned more future playing time given his play the last two weeks. No word yet on McFadden's status for this week, however. *** McFadden ruled out again, but any potential bump up is mitigated by the QB situation, with McGloin getting his first start. ***
48.Fred Jackson BUF vs. NYJ
49.Pierre Thomas NO vs. SF
50.Anquan Boldin SF at NO
51.Lance Moore NO vs. SF
52.Marvin Jones CIN vs. Cle
Note: Had a bad day against the Ravens, but could be heavily targeted if Green is drawing the attention of Haden.
53.*Mike Wallace MIA vs. SD
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Thursday. *** Officially listed as questionable, though expected to play. ***
54.*Denarius Moore OAK at Hou
Note: *** Downgraded with McGloin getting the start. ***
55.*Julius Thomas DEN vs. KC
Note: Ankle looked pretty good on the 74-yard catch-and-run touchdown in the first quarter.
56.*Tony Gonzalez ATL at TB
Note: Injured a toe on his left foot in the loss to Seattle. Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. Expects to practice Friday. *** Officially active. ***
57.Coby Fleener IND at Ten
Note: Had 10 targets in the loss along with a two-point conversion.
58.*Darren Sproles NO vs. SF
Note: Big game Sunday night illustrated the dilemma with Sproles - it's hard to start him on a weekly basis, but it's also punitive to bench him at times.
59.Brian Leonard TB vs. Atl
Note: Had the volume Monday night (20 carries for 57 yards), but Bobby Rainey was more effective, though perhaps more in hitter's counts. Right now the '1' to Rainey's '1A' in the TB platoon, and perhaps has more of an advantage in PPR leagues.
60.Chris Ivory NYJ at Buf
61.*Ray Rice BAL at Chi
Note: Starting RB playing time no longer guaranteed - it's not exactly the conclusive statement Pierce's owners are hoping for, but there's at least some change of opinion here.
62.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Det
63.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Ari
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday. *** Full practice Friday. ***
64.*Ryan Mathews SD at Mia
Note: (Hamstring) Limited Thursday after a full practice Wednesday. *** Full practice Friday. ***
65.*Andre Brown NYG vs. GB
Note: Brown got 30 carries in a game that the Giants suggested that they'd ease him in. After Hillis's fumble, it was Brown's game.
66.*Harry Douglas ATL at TB
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Thursday after practicing on Wednesday. *** Listed as questionable, though the Falcons expect that he'll play. ***
67.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Ind
68.Aaron Dobson NE at Car
69.*Marlon Brown BAL at Chi
Note: *** (Knee) Did not practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***
70.Rueben Randle NYG vs. GB
71.*Andre Roberts ARZ at Jax
Note: Viable again with Floyd banged up. (Knee) Full practice Thursday.
72.Jarrett Boykin GB at NYG
Note: I buried Boykin prematurely - he had a whopping 13 targets with Tolzien under center.
73.Donald Brown IND at Ten
74.Lamar Miller MIA vs. SD
Note: His two good games in Weeks 8 & 9 were false hope - back to seven carries for 2 yards on Monday night.
75.*Shane Vereen NE at Car
Note: (Wrist) Practiced Tuesday, likely to return this week. Increased practice activity, but status for Monday night still uncertain. *** The Patriots freed up a roster spot to activate Vereen, but they still haven't officially done so
76.Kris Durham DET at Pit
77.*James Jones GB at NYG
Note: Targeted seven times - probably better off with Tolzien than Seneca Wallace.
78.*Dexter McCluster KC at Den
Note: *** (Ankle) Listed as probable after a full practice Friday. ***
79.*Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Bal
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Thursday. *** Questionable after a limited practice Friday and is dealing with severe weather, too. ***
80.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Ind
Note: Marginally more productive with Fitzpatrick than with Locker.
81.John Carlson MIN at Sea
82.Greg Olsen CAR vs. NE
83.Julian Edelman NE at Car
84.*Santonio Holmes NYJ at Buf
Note: (Hamstring) Might finally return this week.
85.*Mike Brown JAC vs. Ari
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday.
86.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. NE
87.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Oak
88.*Greg Jennings MIN at Sea
Note: (Achilles) Limited practice Thursday. *** Limited all week, listed as probable. ***
89.*Bobby Rainey TB vs. Atl
Note: Came on strong late in the Monday night game, but overall had just eight carries compared to 20 for Leonard.
90.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NE
91.*Steven Jackson ATL at TB
Note: So much for the notion that Jackson was a good matchup against Seattle - was it that the two big previous rushing games against Seattle were a mirage, or is Jackson's wheels are falling off? (Toe) Full practice Thursday. *** Listed as probable. ***
92.Joique Bell DET at Pit
93.*C.J. Spiller BUF vs. NYJ
Note: Appeared to tweak his ankle in the loss to the Steelers. Still in a timeshare, could really use Week 12's bye.
94.*Rashard Mendenhall ARZ at Jax
Note: Was on the field for 26 snaps compared to 31 for Ellington last week, also coughed up a fumble. Bruce Arians can keep giving him votes of confidence, but Ellington is clearly the better back.
95.*Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. NE
Note: Had the most carries (13) in the Panthers' RB platoon last week, but no targets in the passing game.
96.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at Cin
97.Trent Richardson IND at Ten
Note: The Colts abandoned the running game (just seven carries between Richardson and Brown) after falling behind 28-0, but they also got nothing done when they tried to run.
98.Roy Helu WAS at Phi
99.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. Cle
100.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. Min
101.Steve Smith CAR vs. NE
102.Brian Hartline MIA vs. SD
103.*Dwayne Bowe KC at Den
Note: Arrested for speeding and marijuana possession. Will still start this week. Could the Chiefs throw downfield more often, making him more viable this week?
104.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Det
105.Jerricho Cotchery PIT vs. Det
106.Nate Washington TEN vs. Ind
107.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Min
108.*Percy Harvin SEA vs. Min
Note: (Hip) Activated from the PUP list Monday, plans to play against the Vikings this week. Full practice Thursday. *** Might just get 10-15 snaps in his return. ***
109.*Leonard Hankerson WAS at Phi
Note: (Hamstring) Listed as probable.
110.Donnie Avery KC at Den
111.Rishard Matthews MIA vs. SD
Note: Monster game Monday night, perhaps because Mike Wallace was on Revis Island. But now that he's had this breakout game, maybe the Dolphins will trust him more?
112.Dennis Johnson HOU vs. Oak
113.Shonn Greene TEN vs. Ind
114.*Bernard Pierce BAL at Chi
Note: Pierce is in line to get more playing time, though John Harbaugh was hardly specific about his plans.
115.*Mark Ingram NO vs. SF
Note: Was his big game Sunday night just a function of a historically awful Cowboys run defense without Sean Lee, or a portent of the future? My bet is on the former, but it couldn't hurt to stash him just to find out if you have roster space.
116.Stephen Hill NYJ at Buf
117.Greg Little CLE at Cin
118.Kenny Stills NO vs. SF
Note: Boom or bust - this past week, boom. I'm leaning towards bust this week.

Kickers

1.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. Min
2.Matt Prater DEN vs. KC
3.Stephen Gostkowski NE at Car
4.Mason Crosby GB at NYG
Note: Missed twice in the loss to the Eagles, albeit once from over 50.
5.Alex Henery PHI vs. Was
6.Adam Vinatieri IND at Ten
Note: 154-game point streak ends in the blowout loss, due to no fault of Vinatieri.
7.Ryan Succop KC at Den
8.Kai Forbath WAS at Phi
9.Garrett Hartley NO vs. SF
Note: Yet another missed field goal on Sunday night, lost among the offensive fireworks. 2-for-6 over the last three weeks.
10.Phil Dawson SF at NO
11.David Akers DET at Pit
12.Jay Feely ARZ at Jax
13.Josh Brown NYG vs. GB
14.Nick Novak SD at Mia
15.*Nick Folk NYJ at Buf
Note: *** Downgraded because of the wind. ***
16.Blair Walsh MIN at Sea
17.Graham Gano CAR vs. NE
18.Rob Bironas TEN vs. Ind
19.Caleb Sturgis MIA vs. SD
Note: 2-for-2 in field goal attempts despite dealing with a groin injury last week.
20.Matt Bryant ATL at TB
21.Rian Lindell TB vs. Atl
22.*Justin Tucker BAL at Chi
Note: *** Downgraded because of the wind. ***
23.*Mike Nugent CIN vs. Cle
Note: One bad miss in the loss to the Ravens begat a bypassed opportunity in overtime. *** Downgraded because of the wind. ***
24.*Dan Carpenter BUF vs. NYJ
Note: *** Downgraded because of the wind. ***
25.*Billy Cundiff CLE at Cin
Note: *** Downgraded because of the wind. ***
26.*Robbie Gould CHI vs. Bal
Note: *** Downgraded because of the wind. ***
27.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Det
28.Randy Bullock HOU vs. Oak
Note: Survived a round of tryouts last week, but had a field goal attempt blocked by the Cardinals.
29.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at Hou
30.Josh Scobee JAC vs. Ari

Defenses

1.*Seattle Seahawks vs. Min
Note: Brandon Browner (groin) could miss extended time, especially with the Seahawks on bye in Week 12.
2.*Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cle
Note: Huge game from Vincent Rey - perhaps the best IDP pickup of the week.
3.Arizona Cardinals at Jax
4.*Houston Texans vs. Oak
Note: The Texans released Ed Reed on Tuesday. More importantly, Kareem Jackson (ribs & sternum) questionable this week.
5.Carolina Panthers vs. NE
6.Denver Broncos vs. KC
7.New York Jets at Buf
Note: Great spot - Bills could be without their top two WRs and who knows what C.J. Spiller can do with that ankle.
8.*New Orleans Saints vs. SF
Note: Kenny Vaccaro (concussion) likely out this week.
9.*Chicago Bears vs. Bal
Note: Charles Tillman suffered a triceps injury and is on the IR-to-return list.
10.*San Diego Chargers at Mia
Note: Larry English (biceps) placed on IR.
11.*New York Giants vs. GB
Note: Jason Pierre-Paul briefly left with a shoulder injury but later returned.
12.Baltimore Ravens at Chi
13.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atl
14.Indianapolis Colts at Ten
15.Green Bay Packers at NYG
16.Buffalo Bills vs. NYJ
17.*Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Det
Note: Multiple injuries - Shamarko Thomas (high-ankle sprain) out indefinitely, Brett Keisel (foot) and LaMarr Woodley (calf) limited in practice this week.
18.New England Patriots at Car
19.Cleveland Browns at Cin
20.Kansas City Chiefs at Den
Note: The toughest call of the week - they've been so good, but the matchup is also clearly horrible, assuming Manning plays. They should at least get a few sacks, but what else?
21.Detroit Lions at Pit
22.*San Francisco 49ers at NO
Note: Aldon Smith returned on a limited basis last week.
23.Philadelphia Eagles vs. Was
24.Miami Dolphins vs. SD
25.Oakland Raiders at Hou
26.Tennessee Titans vs. Ind
27.Atlanta Falcons at TB
28.Washington Redskins at Phi
29.Minnesota Vikings at Sea
30.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Ari