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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).

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?".

Sunday Update Complete

Quarterback

1.*Peyton Manning DEN vs. Ten
Note: ***(Ankle) Full practice Thursday and Friday.***
2.Tom Brady NE vs. Cle
3.Drew Brees NO vs. Car
4.Cam Newton CAR at NO
5.Matthew Stafford DET at Phi
6.Josh McCown CHI vs. Dal
7.Tony Romo DAL at Chi
8.Alex Smith KC at Was
9.Nick Foles PHI vs. Det
10.Philip Rivers SD vs. NYG
11.Ryan Fitzpatrick TEN at Den
12.Joe Flacco BAL vs. Min
13.Eli Manning NYG at SD
14.Matt Ryan ATL at GB
15.Russell Wilson SEA at SF
16.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Mia
17.Robert Griffin WAS vs. KC
Note: Sacked five more times, but at least he ran for 88 yards.
18.Ryan Tannehill MIA at Pit
19.Andrew Luck IND at Cin
Note: Lack of good receivers and protection from the offensive line has really throttled the Colts' offense the last two weeks.
20.Colin Kaepernick SF vs. Sea
21.Mike Glennon TB vs. Buf
22.Andy Dalton CIN vs. Ind
Note: Back to the same old Andy Dalton - asked to be more of a game manager instead of a shootout quarterback, still struggling with the deep ball.
23.Case Keenum HOU at Jax
24.Chad Henne JAC vs. Hou
25.*Matt McGloin OAK at NYJ
Note: The Raiders plan to stick with McGloin for the time being, even with Pryor healthy.
26.*Carson Palmer ARZ vs. StL
Note: (Elbow) Limited to soft throws in practice Thursday. Drew Stanton took the first team reps. Definitely worth a downgrade. ***Game-time decision, though Palmer took all the snaps during Saturday's walk-through and the latest report is that he expects to play. The complicating matter is that he plays at 4:25 ET, meaning many of your alternatives are off the board and waivers will be closed. ***
27.*Jason Campbell CLE at NE
Note: (Concussion) Cleared for activity but not yet practice. Cleared to practice - currently ahead of Weeden, limited Thursday but took the first team reps, followed by Hanie. *** Cleared to start. ***
28.*Matt Flynn GB vs. Atl
Note: Oh my, that was hideous - I had him going in two leagues, too. Will get the first-team reps Wednesday, but Rodgers will practice too and there's a chance he could return this week. *** Rodgers officially out, Flynn will start. ***
29.EJ Manuel BUF at TB
30.*Matt Cassel MIN at Bal
Note: Threw for 243 yards and a touchdown in place of Christian Ponder last week. Seems to do better as an injury replacement, but then again, he was facing the Bears. Officially named the starter.
31.Kellen Clemens STL at Ari
32.*Geno Smith NYJ vs. Oak
Note: Benched in favor of Matt Simms at halftime last week, but will start again this week.
33.Drew Stanton ARZ vs. StL
34.Matt Simms NYJ vs. Oak
35.Terrelle Pryor OAK at NYJ
36.*Caleb Hanie CLE at NE
Note: Signed by the Browns as their latest scrap heap QB.
37.*Alex Tanney CLE at NE
Note: Both Weeden and Campbell are dealing with concussions, so it could be Tanney or the recently signed Caleb Hanie that starts.
38.*Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Atl
Note: (Collarbone) Hasn't yet been cleared to play, but will practice Wednesday and hasn't yet been ruled out. Multitude of conflicting reports out there. Wore pads in practice Thursday for the first time since sustaining the collarbone injury, but hasn't yet received medical clearance. ***Officially out again this week.***
39.*Brandon Weeden CLE at NE
Note: (Concussion) Status uncertain this week. It could end up being Alex Tanney or Caleb Hanie that starts. Has not yet received clearance to practice. *** Not yet medically cleared, will be inactive this week. ***
40.*Christian Ponder MIN at Bal
Note: Left with a concussion. Still hasn't passed a concussion test and won't play this week.
41.*Jay Cutler CHI vs. Dal
Note: (High Ankle Sprain) Hasn't yet been cleared for activity, but holding out hope of playing Monday night. Declared out again this week.

Running Backs

1.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Bal
Note: (Groin) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday - same as last week so far. ***Officially questionable after just a limited practice Friday.***
2.Matt Forte CHI vs. Dal
3.Jamaal Charles KC at Was
4.DeMarco Murray DAL at Chi
Note: I would put him first if I had any sort of confidence that Dallas would feed him 20+ carries.
5.Andre Brown NYG at SD
6.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Det
7.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Atl
8.Marshawn Lynch SEA at SF
9.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Hou
Note: Held out of practice Tuesday - non-injury reasons.
10.*Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. Ten
Note: Played through his ankle injury but didn't run especially well. Full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
11.Alfred Morris WAS vs. KC
12.Bobby Rainey TB vs. Buf
13.Ryan Mathews SD vs. NYG
Note: Was able to make it through a sore hamstring without a setback.
14.*Ben Tate HOU at Jax
Note: (Ribs/Ankle) Limited in Tuesday's practice. Listed as probable.
15.Fred Jackson BUF at TB
16.*Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Mia
Note: Going through the concussion protocol after that Thanksgiving night hit, but looking good so far. Full practice Wednesday and Thursday, awaiting final clearance. *** Practiced all week, received final clearance and is listed as probable.***
17.*Reggie Bush DET at Phi
Note: (Calf) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable, but initial reports on Sunday suggest he's expected to play. As always, check our latest news page for the absolute latest before kickoff.***
18.Chris Johnson TEN at Den
19.*C.J. Spiller BUF at TB
Note: Said that his ankle was fine after the game, but he was limping after a couple of big plays against Atlanta.
20.Shane Vereen NE vs. Cle
21.Steven Jackson ATL at GB
Note: Signs of life.
22.Zac Stacy STL at Ari
Note: Had a full workload last week despite returning from a concussion. The Rams are down two OL due to injury this week.
23.*Chris Ivory NYJ vs. Oak
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Wednesday.
24.Ray Rice BAL vs. Min
25.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Ind
26.Frank Gore SF vs. Sea
27.*Joique Bell DET at Phi
Note: ***Could get more work with Reggie Bush dealing with a sore calf. ***
28.Rashard Mendenhall ARZ vs. StL
29.Donald Brown IND at Cin
Note: Got 46 of his 54 yards on the final clinching drive, which ended with his touchdown.
30.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Car
31.Danny Woodhead SD vs. NYG
32.*Marcel Reece OAK at NYJ
Note: Bumped up due to McFadden's ankle injury and Jennings' concussion.
33.Montee Ball DEN vs. Ten
Note: Didn't get buried because of the fumbles after all, and had a big against the Chiefs.
34.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Cle
35.Darren Sproles NO vs. Car
36.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at NE
37.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. Ind
38.*Lamar Miller MIA at Pit
Note: (Pectoral) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday, but Daniel Thomas might be able to play after all - Thomas had a limited practice Friday.***
39.*Stevan Ridley NE vs. Cle
Note: Healthy scratch against the Texans. Will he remain in Fumble Jail again this week? Working on a ball-security drill in practice Wednesday. ***Appears likely to suit up this week. ***
40.*Andre Ellington ARZ vs. StL
Note: (Knee) Apparently 'wasn't close' to suiting up last week. Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
41.Toby Gerhart MIN at Bal
42.*DeAngelo Williams CAR at NO
Note: (Quad) Sat out last week, but expected to practice Wednesday. Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable and will start Sunday.***
43.*Rashad Jennings OAK at NYJ
Note: Suffered a concussion late in the Thanksgiving Day loss to the Raiders, going through the league's protocol. Practiced Wednesday and Thursday, but still needs to be cleared for game action as part of the league's protocol. ***Hadn't yet passed all the league's concussion tests as of Friday, but traveled with the team and will be a game-time decision.***
44.Felix Jones PIT vs. Mia
45.Dennis Johnson HOU at Jax
46.Antone Smith ATL at GB
Note: Only one carry against the Bills, but it went for a 38-yard touchdown.
47.Brandon Bolden NE vs. Cle
Note: Just three carries despite Ridley being inactive, with Blount getting more work instead. ***Missed practice Friday for a non-injury reason, but is listed as probable. ***
48.*Jonathan Stewart CAR at NO
Note: (Ankle) Didn't practice Thursday - expected to return Friday.
49.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. Oak
50.Shonn Greene TEN at Den
51.Benny Cunningham STL at Ari
52.Mark Ingram NO vs. Car
53.Fozzy Whittaker CLE at NE
54.*Mike Tolbert CAR at NO
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday.
55.Trent Richardson IND at Cin
56.Kendall Hunter SF vs. Sea
57.Brian Leonard TB vs. Buf
58.Marcus Thigpen MIA at Pit
59.Bernard Pierce BAL vs. Min
60.Roy Helu WAS vs. KC
61.James Starks GB vs. Atl
62.Willis McGahee CLE at NE
63.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at GB
64.Jonathan Dwyer PIT vs. Mia
65.Peyton Hillis NYG at SD
66.*Joseph Randle DAL at Chi
Note: Could be active again with Lance Dunbar out for the season.
67.*Daniel Thomas MIA at Pit
Note: ***(Ankle) Once thought to be out for the season, Thomas was able to go through a limited practice Friday.***
68.Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. Ten
Note: Finally active again, but didn't get any work.
69.Knile Davis KC at Was
Note: Explosive player, but limited opportunities.
70.Mike Gillislee MIA at Pit
71.Jordan Todman JAC vs. Hou
72.Michael Bush CHI vs. Dal
73.Isaiah Pead STL at Ari
74.Ronnie Brown SD vs. NYG
75.Denard Robinson JAC vs. Hou
76.Anthony Dixon SF vs. Sea
77.Jason Snelling ATL at GB
78.Phillip Tanner DAL at Chi
79.Bryce Brown PHI vs. Det
80.Robert Turbin SEA at SF
81.*Daryl Richardson STL at Ari
82.*Darren McFadden OAK at NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Officially ruled out.***
83.*C.J. Anderson DEN vs. Ten
Note: Was a healthy scratch in favor of Ronnie Hillman.
84.*Brandon Jacobs NYG at SD
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful.***

Wide Receivers

1.*Calvin Johnson DET at Phi
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Tuesday - standard operating procedure.
2.Josh Gordon CLE at NE
Note: Incredible stretch, but it appears that the Browns are going to test the outer-bounds of the quarterback-proof theory with him if Weeden and Campbell can't go.
3.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Ind
Note: (Groin) Full practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday.
4.*Dez Bryant DAL at Chi
Note: (Back) Full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
5.*Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Dal
Note: (Quad) Didn't practice Thursday. ***Full practice Friday and Saturday, listed as probable.***
6.*Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Ten
Note: Suffered a shoulder injury early in the win over the Chiefs, later came back to make a huge play. Limited practice Thursday.
7.Andre Johnson HOU at Jax
8.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Dal
9.Victor Cruz NYG at SD
10.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Det
11.Eric Decker DEN vs. Ten
12.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. KC
13.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Mia
Note: Downgraded a little because of the matchup - Dolphins have been stingy against WRs this year.
14.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. StL
15.Wes Welker DEN vs. Ten
16.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Atl
17.Keenan Allen SD vs. NYG
18.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Min
19.Julian Edelman NE vs. Cle
Note: Second double-digit target week in a row.
20.Riley Cooper PHI vs. Det
21.*T.Y. Hilton IND at Cin
Note: (Shoulder) Full practice Thursday.
22.Roddy White ATL at GB
Note: Finally looked like his old self against the Bills last week.
23.*Golden Tate SEA at SF
Note: (Hip) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
24.Harry Douglas ATL at GB
25.*Vincent Jackson TB vs. Buf
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out practice Wednesday, limited in practice Thursday. I really liked the matchup against the Bills this week, which is why I had him so high - but he's a big downgrade now. ***Limited practice Friday, but 'cautiously optimistic' about his chances to play.***
26.Dwayne Bowe KC at Was
Note: Could have had a bigger day, but had a touchdown called back due to penalty.
27.Mike Wallace MIA at Pit
Note: Too little too late department - has scored in back-to-back weeks.
28.*Michael Floyd ARZ vs. StL
Note: (Ankle) Sat out practice Wednesday, limited Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
29.James Jones GB vs. Atl
30.Doug Baldwin SEA at SF
31.Anquan Boldin SF vs. Sea
Note: Could be the big beneficiary to Crabtree's return, though that won't likely happen this week.
32.Danny Amendola NE vs. Cle
33.Steve Johnson BUF at TB
34.Rod Streater OAK at NYJ
35.*Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Hou
Note: (Groin) Limited participant in Tuesday's practice. Listed as probable.
36.*Kendall Wright TEN at Den
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
37.Santana Moss WAS vs. KC
38.Michael Crabtree SF vs. Sea
Note: Showed good burst on one big play. ***Not on the injury report, will start this week.***
39.Brian Hartline MIA at Pit
40.Steve Smith CAR at NO
41.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Mia
42.Brandon LaFell CAR at NO
43.Marques Colston NO vs. Car
44.Nate Burleson DET at Phi
Note: Apparently bagels were served at the Burleson household on Thanksgiving.
45.Ace Sanders JAC vs. Hou
46.Rueben Randle NYG at SD
47.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at Bal
48.Hakeem Nicks NYG at SD
49.Donnie Avery KC at Was
50.Andre Holmes OAK at NYJ
51.Jacoby Jones BAL vs. Min
52.Jarrett Boykin GB vs. Atl
53.Terrance Williams DAL at Chi
54.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. StL
55.Tiquan Underwood TB vs. Buf
56.Davone Bess CLE at NE
57.Justin Hunter TEN at Den
58.Marvin Jones CIN vs. Ind
59.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Ind
60.Jason Avant PHI vs. Det
61.Kenny Stills NO vs. Car
62.Jerricho Cotchery PIT vs. Mia
63.Dexter McCluster KC at Was
64.*Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. Oak
Note: (Elbow) Looked 'outstanding' in practice Thursday, expected to play.
65.Tavon Austin STL at Ari
66.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at Jax
67.Austin Pettis STL at Ari
68.Lance Moore NO vs. Car
69.Kris Durham DET at Phi
70.Nate Washington TEN at Den
71.*Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. Oak
Note: (Hamstring) Played just two snaps last week after tweaking the injury Wednesday. Limited reps in this week's game. ***Listed as probable.***
72.Aldrick Robinson WAS vs. KC
73.Greg Jennings MIN at Bal
74.Robert Woods BUF at TB
75.Miles Austin DAL at Chi
76.Marlon Brown BAL vs. Min
77.Rishard Matthews MIA at Pit
78.Greg Little CLE at NE
79.Vincent Brown SD vs. NYG
80.Da'Rick Rogers IND at Cin
81.Darrius Heyward-Bey IND at Cin
Note: If you're a connoisseur of drops, discovering DHB game films is like stumbling upon the Magna Carta in the attic. Could lose time to Da'Rick Rogers this week.
82.Chris Givens STL at Ari
83.David Nelson NYJ vs. Oak
84.Jarius Wright MIN at Bal
85.Ted Ginn CAR at NO
86.Lavon Brazill IND at Cin
87.Robert Meachem NO vs. Car
88.Cole Beasley DAL at Chi
89.Brian Quick STL at Ari
90.*Kenbrell Thompkins NE vs. Cle
Note: Started against the Texans but injured his hip on the Patriots' third series. ***Limited practice all week, listed as questionable.***
91.*Mario Manningham SF vs. Sea
Note: No targets against the Rams - role minimized due to Crabtree's return. ***(Knee) Listed as questionable.***
92.Jerome Simpson MIN at Bal
93.Jermaine Kearse SEA at SF
94.*Marquise Goodwin BUF at TB
Note: Had four targets but zero catches against the Falcons. Injured his calf in practice Thursday.
95.T.J. Graham BUF at TB
96.*Andrew Hawkins CIN vs. Ind
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Thursday.
97.*Mike Brown JAC vs. Hou
Note: (Shoulder) Limited on Tuesday, just two targets last week - appears to have been passed by Ace Sanders.
98.Kenny Britt TEN at Den
99.*Eddie Royal SD vs. NYG
Note: (Toe/Chest) Inactive last week. ***Game-time decision.***
100.*Percy Harvin SEA at SF
Note: (Hip) Had an injection and/or a procedure last week - status for the rest of the regular season up in the air. ***Officially out this week.***
101.*Aaron Dobson NE vs. Cle
Note: (Foot) Did not practice Thursday. ***Officially ruled out.***
102.*Denarius Moore OAK at NYJ
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Thursday. ***Declared out again this week.***

Tight Ends

1.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Cle
Note: ***Limited practices all week, listed as questionable, though this has been standard operating procedure the last couple of weeks.***
2.Jimmy Graham NO vs. Car
3.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Dal
4.Greg Olsen CAR at NO
5.Heath Miller PIT vs. Mia
6.Jason Witten DAL at Chi
7.*Julius Thomas DEN vs. Ten
Note: (Knee) Inactive last week, seemingly got worse as the week went on. Full practice Thursday. ***Full practice again Friday, listed as probable.***
8.Coby Fleener IND at Cin
9.Ladarius Green SD vs. NYG
Note: Scored for the third week in a row and was on the field for 60 snaps.
10.Vernon Davis SF vs. Sea
11.Jared Cook STL at Ari
Note: Went off against the Cardinals in Week 1, and Cards still haven't fixed their TE woes.
12.Antonio Gates SD vs. NYG
Note: Fumbled and lost a fight for the ball on a play that was ultimately ruled an interception.
13.John Carlson MIN at Bal
14.*Tony Gonzalez ATL at GB
Note: (Toe) Limited Wednesday & Thursday. ***Limited all week, but expected to play.***
15.Jordan Cameron CLE at NE
16.Charles Clay MIA at Pit
17.Brandon Pettigrew DET at Phi
18.Jacob Tamme DEN vs. Ten
19.Timothy Wright TB vs. Buf
20.Garrett Graham HOU at Jax
21.*Jordan Reed WAS vs. KC
Note: Suffered a pregame headache Sunday and was inactive. Will have to go through the concussion protocol again this week. Limited at Thursday's practice. ***Symptom-free, expected to play.***
22.Zach Miller SEA at SF
23.Brent Celek PHI vs. Det
24.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Ind
25.*Brandon Myers NYG at SD
Note: Dealing with a groin issue.
26.Zach Ertz PHI vs. Det
Note: Cashed in twice against the AZ defense.
27.Scott Chandler BUF at TB
Note: Critical overtime fumble against the Falcons.
28.Jeff Cumberland NYJ vs. Oak
29.*Rob Housler ARZ vs. StL
Note: (Ankle) Full participant in Thursday's practice. ***Limited Friday, now listed as questionable.***
30.Tyler Eifert CIN vs. Ind
31.*Dennis Pitta BAL vs. Min
Note: (Hip) No decision yet whether Pitta will return this week. ***Will return this week, will have limited role.***
32.Andrew Quarless GB vs. Atl
33.Kellen Winslow NYJ vs. Oak
34.Ben Watson NO vs. Car
35.*Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. Hou
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Tuesday.
36.*Logan Paulsen WAS vs. KC
Note: Had three catches and a touchdown with Reed out. ***Jordan Reed is expected to return this week.***
37.Mychal Rivera OAK at NYJ
38.Joel Dreessen DEN vs. Ten
39.Fred Davis WAS vs. KC
Note: I had something witty to say about the disputed sequence that led to a great play call for Davis, but I dropped it.
40.*Dallas Clark BAL vs. Min
Note: ***Fewer snaps with Pitta coming back this week.***
41.*Ed Dickson BAL vs. Min
Note: ***Fewer snaps with Pitta coming back this week.***
42.*Brandon Bostick GB vs. Atl
43.*Delanie Walker TEN at Den
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Colts - not comforting that the Titans signed another free agent tight end this week. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Did not practice all week, not looking optimistic.***
44.*Anthony Fasano KC at Was
Note: Suffered a concussion against the Broncos. Did not practice Thursday. ***Ruled out this week.***

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.*Calvin Johnson DET at Phi
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Tuesday - standard operating procedure.
2.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Bal
Note: (Groin) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday - same as last week so far. ***Officially questionable after just a limited practice Friday.***
3.Matt Forte CHI vs. Dal
4.Jamaal Charles KC at Was
5.Josh Gordon CLE at NE
Note: Incredible stretch, but it appears that the Browns are going to test the outer-bounds of the quarterback-proof theory with him if Weeden and Campbell can't go.
6.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Ind
Note: (Groin) Full practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday.
7.*Brandon Marshall CHI vs. Dal
Note: (Quad) Didn't practice Thursday. ***Full practice Friday and Saturday, listed as probable.***
8.*Dez Bryant DAL at Chi
Note: (Back) Full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
9.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Det
10.*Vincent Jackson TB vs. Buf
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out practice Wednesday, limited in practice Thursday. I really liked the matchup against the Bills this week, which is why I had him so high - but he's a big downgrade now. ***Limited practice Friday, but 'cautiously optimistic' about his chances to play.***
11.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Cle
Note: ***Limited practices all week, listed as questionable, though this has been standard operating procedure the last couple of weeks.***
12.Jimmy Graham NO vs. Car
13.DeMarco Murray DAL at Chi
Note: I would put him first if I had any sort of confidence that Dallas would feed him 20+ carries.
14.Andre Brown NYG at SD
15.*Reggie Bush DET at Phi
Note: (Calf) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable, but initial reports on Sunday suggest he's expected to play. As always, check our latest news page for the absolute latest before kickoff.***
16.*Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Ten
Note: Suffered a shoulder injury early in the win over the Chiefs, later came back to make a huge play. Limited practice Thursday.
17.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Mia
Note: Downgraded a little because of the matchup - Dolphins have been stingy against WRs this year.
18.Andre Johnson HOU at Jax
19.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Dal
20.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. StL
21.Victor Cruz NYG at SD
22.Eric Decker DEN vs. Ten
23.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Atl
24.*Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. Ten
Note: Played through his ankle injury but didn't run especially well. Full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
25.Marshawn Lynch SEA at SF
26.Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Hou
Note: Held out of practice Tuesday - non-injury reasons.
27.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. KC
28.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Det
29.Wes Welker DEN vs. Ten
30.Bobby Rainey TB vs. Buf
31.Ryan Mathews SD vs. NYG
Note: Was able to make it through a sore hamstring without a setback.
32.Zac Stacy STL at Ari
Note: Had a full workload last week despite returning from a concussion. The Rams are down two OL due to injury this week.
33.Julian Edelman NE vs. Cle
Note: Second double-digit target week in a row.
34.*Ben Tate HOU at Jax
Note: (Ribs/Ankle) Limited in Tuesday's practice. Listed as probable.
35.Fred Jackson BUF at TB
36.*C.J. Spiller BUF at TB
Note: Said that his ankle was fine after the game, but he was limping after a couple of big plays against Atlanta.
37.Chris Johnson TEN at Den
38.Shane Vereen NE vs. Cle
39.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Atl
40.Keenan Allen SD vs. NYG
41.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Min
42.*T.Y. Hilton IND at Cin
Note: (Shoulder) Full practice Thursday.
43.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Dal
44.Greg Olsen CAR at NO
45.*Michael Floyd ARZ vs. StL
Note: (Ankle) Sat out practice Wednesday, limited Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
46.Alfred Morris WAS vs. KC
47.Roddy White ATL at GB
Note: Finally looked like his old self against the Bills last week.
48.*Golden Tate SEA at SF
Note: (Hip) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
49.Riley Cooper PHI vs. Det
50.Harry Douglas ATL at GB
51.Steven Jackson ATL at GB
Note: Signs of life.
52.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Ind
53.Frank Gore SF vs. Sea
54.Marques Colston NO vs. Car
55.Dwayne Bowe KC at Was
Note: Could have had a bigger day, but had a touchdown called back due to penalty.
56.Mike Wallace MIA at Pit
Note: Too little too late department - has scored in back-to-back weeks.
57.James Jones GB vs. Atl
58.Doug Baldwin SEA at SF
59.Anquan Boldin SF vs. Sea
Note: Could be the big beneficiary to Crabtree's return, though that won't likely happen this week.
60.Danny Amendola NE vs. Cle
61.Steve Johnson BUF at TB
62.Rod Streater OAK at NYJ
63.*Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Hou
Note: (Groin) Limited participant in Tuesday's practice. Listed as probable.
64.Heath Miller PIT vs. Mia
65.Jason Witten DAL at Chi
66.Coby Fleener IND at Cin
67.Ladarius Green SD vs. NYG
Note: Scored for the third week in a row and was on the field for 60 snaps.
68.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Car
69.Ray Rice BAL vs. Min
70.*Joique Bell DET at Phi
Note: ***Could get more work with Reggie Bush dealing with a sore calf. ***
71.Darren Sproles NO vs. Car
72.Danny Woodhead SD vs. NYG
73.*Darren McFadden OAK at NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Officially ruled out.***
74.*Kendall Wright TEN at Den
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
75.Santana Moss WAS vs. KC
76.Michael Crabtree SF vs. Sea
Note: Showed good burst on one big play. ***Not on the injury report, will start this week.***
77.Brian Hartline MIA at Pit
78.Steve Smith CAR at NO
79.Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Mia
80.Brandon LaFell CAR at NO
81.Vernon Davis SF vs. Sea
82.Jared Cook STL at Ari
Note: Went off against the Cardinals in Week 1, and Cards still haven't fixed their TE woes.
83.Antonio Gates SD vs. NYG
Note: Fumbled and lost a fight for the ball on a play that was ultimately ruled an interception.
84.John Carlson MIN at Bal
85.*Tony Gonzalez ATL at GB
Note: (Toe) Limited Wednesday & Thursday. ***Limited all week, but expected to play.***
86.Nate Burleson DET at Phi
Note: Apparently bagels were served at the Burleson household on Thanksgiving.
87.Ace Sanders JAC vs. Hou
88.Rueben Randle NYG at SD
89.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at Bal
90.*Chris Ivory NYJ vs. Oak
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Wednesday.
91.Donald Brown IND at Cin
Note: Got 46 of his 54 yards on the final clinching drive, which ended with his touchdown.
92.Rashard Mendenhall ARZ vs. StL
93.Montee Ball DEN vs. Ten
Note: Didn't get buried because of the fumbles after all, and had a big against the Chiefs.
94.*Lamar Miller MIA at Pit
Note: (Pectoral) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday, but Daniel Thomas might be able to play after all - Thomas had a limited practice Friday.***
95.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Cle
96.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at NE
97.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. Ind

Kickers

1.Matt Prater DEN vs. Ten
2.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Cle
Note: Consecutive streak snapped at 21 due to a missed 55-yarder.
3.Mason Crosby GB vs. Atl
4.Justin Tucker BAL vs. Min
Note: Came up huge on Thanksgiving.
5.Josh Brown NYG at SD
6.Steven Hauschka SEA at SF
7.Robbie Gould CHI vs. Dal
Note: Gould should have made the OT kick, but that was foolish coaching by the Bears.
8.Jay Feely ARZ vs. StL
9.Rob Bironas TEN at Den
10.Nick Novak SD vs. NYG
11.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Ind
12.Alex Henery PHI vs. Det
13.Blair Walsh MIN at Bal
14.David Akers DET at Phi
15.Garrett Hartley NO vs. Car
16.Phil Dawson SF vs. Sea
17.Nick Folk NYJ vs. Oak
18.Adam Vinatieri IND at Cin
19.Ryan Succop KC at Was
20.Dan Bailey DAL at Chi
21.Graham Gano CAR at NO
22.Randy Bullock HOU at Jax
23.Dan Carpenter BUF at TB
24.Matt Bryant ATL at GB
25.Caleb Sturgis MIA at Pit
26.Billy Cundiff CLE at NE
27.Kai Forbath WAS vs. KC
28.*Rian Lindell TB vs. Buf
Note: Another miss last week - four in the last three games.
29.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Mia
30.Greg Zuerlein STL at Ari
31.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at NYJ
32.Josh Scobee JAC vs. Hou

Defenses

1.Seattle Seahawks at SF
2.San Francisco 49ers vs. Sea
3.*Cincinnati Bengals vs. Ind
Note: Vontaze Burfict (ankle) powered through an ankle injury.
4.New England Patriots vs. Cle
5.*Baltimore Ravens vs. Min
Note: CB Jimmy Smith suffered a concussion on Thanksgiving.
6.Denver Broncos vs. Ten
7.*Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Mia
Note: Brett Keisel (foot) will miss Sunday's game.
8.Arizona Cardinals vs. StL
9.New York Jets vs. Oak
10.*Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Buf
Note: Darrelle Revis added a shoulder injury to his litany of woes this season last week.
11.Carolina Panthers at NO
12.Buffalo Bills at TB
13.Oakland Raiders at NYJ
14.New Orleans Saints vs. Car
15.San Diego Chargers vs. NYG
16.*Houston Texans at Jax
Note: Johnathan Joseph (groin) limited Tuesday. Kareem Jackson (ribs) also limited.
17.Kansas City Chiefs at Was
18.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Hou
19.Miami Dolphins at Pit
20.Philadelphia Eagles vs. Det
21.*New York Giants at SD
Note: Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder) sat out Sunday night and surgery hasn't been ruled out.
22.St. Louis Rams at Ari
23.Detroit Lions at Phi
24.Washington Redskins vs. KC
25.Indianapolis Colts at Cin
26.Green Bay Packers vs. Atl
27.*Dallas Cowboys at Chi
Note: Morris Claiborne (hamstring) questionable, but Sean Lee will return Monday night.
28.Minnesota Vikings at Bal
29.Cleveland Browns at NE
30.Atlanta Falcons at GB
31.Chicago Bears vs. Dal
32.Tennessee Titans at Den