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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 at Hou
2.Nick Foles PHI vs. Chi
3.Philip Rivers SD vs. Oak
4.*Tom Brady NE at Bal
Note: 364 yards without Gronk, Dobson or Thompkins ... but did falter in the red zone twice, which was a big concern. (Shoulder) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Full practice Friday.***
5.Drew Brees NO at Car
Note: Spotted with ice on his right hand after the loss to the Rams.
6.Colin Kaepernick SF vs. Atl
7.Kirk Cousins WAS vs. Dal
Note: Mixed results - 381 yards and three touchdowns, but also three turnovers. On the balance, still positive - and he draws another nice opponent in Dallas this week.
8.Jay Cutler CHI at Phi
Note: Very rusty to start, then got bailed out on an arm-punt to Jeffery that turned the game around.
9.Tony Romo DAL at Was
10.Russell Wilson SEA vs. Ari
11.Ryan Fitzpatrick TEN at Jax
12.*Cam Newton CAR vs. NO
Note: Suffered a toe injury on the final play of the first half, but it's 'not that big of a deal' according to Riverboat Ron. Not on the injury report this week.
13.Andy Dalton CIN vs. Min
14.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at GB
15.*Matt Schaub HOU vs. Den
Note: Starting in place of an injured Case Keenum this week.
16.Andrew Luck IND at KC
17.Jason Campbell CLE at NYJ
18.Matthew Stafford DET vs. NYG
Note: Eleven turnovers in his last four games, including three second-half interceptions Monday night.
19.Ryan Tannehill MIA at Buf
Note: Another strong game against the Patriots, but I'm going to hold off on bumping him higher because of potential weather concerns, and because I think that this is a pretty tough matchup.
20.*Matt Cassel MIN at Cin
Note: Will start the final two games of the regular season for the Vikes over Christian Ponder.
21.*Matt Flynn GB vs. Pit
Note: Right now the Packers are planning as if Flynn will start again this week - they'll know more about Aaron Rodgers on Wednesday. Ironically, his strong second half performance against the Cowboys opened the door to Rodgers returning. Took the snaps with the first-team offense Thursday, and while Rodgers looked good in Thursday's practice, he hasn't yet been medically cleared. ***Rodgers is officially out again.***
22.*Joe Flacco BAL vs. NE
Note: Took a hit to his left knee Monday night, but will not undergo an MRI. Diagnosed with an MCL sprain. Limited in practice both Wednesday and Thursday. ***Knee is more sore than initially let on. Will play, but ability could be compromised.***
23.Alex Smith KC vs. Ind
24.Chad Henne JAC vs. Ten
25.Matt Ryan ATL at SF
26.Matt McGloin OAK at SD
Note: Four interceptions and a fumble against the Chiefs - will remain the starter in Week 16.
27.Eli Manning NYG at Det
28.Kellen Clemens STL vs. TB
29.*Thaddeus Lewis BUF vs. Mia
Note: Starting with EJ Manuel out with a knee sprain.
30.Mike Glennon TB at StL
31.Geno Smith NYJ vs. Cle
32.*Carson Palmer ARZ at Sea
Note: Suffered a low-grade high ankle sprain in the win over the Titans. Missed practice Wednesday, returned to practice in a limited fashion Thursday. ***Listed as questionable, but expected to play.***
33.*Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Pit
Note: Will be evaluated again Wednesday morning. Looked very good in Thursday's practice, but hasn't yet been medically cleared to play. A decision will come on Friday. ***Officially out again this week.***
34.*EJ Manuel BUF vs. Mia
Note: Suffered a sprained knee against the Jaguars, but 'should be ok'. Will sit out this week after all, but is expected to be back for Week 17.
35.*Case Keenum HOU vs. Den
Note: Suffered a sprained right thumb in the loss to the Colts. Ruled out this week because of the thumb injury.

Running Backs

1.Jamaal Charles KC vs. Ind
Note: Was anyone able to go up against Charles and still win last week?
2.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Chi
Note: Somehow the Eagles could clinch the NFC East spot with a Cowboys loss earlier on Sunday, but coach Chip Kelly said that his starters would play Sunday night regardless.
3.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Ari
4.DeMarco Murray DAL at Was
5.Matt Forte CHI at Phi
6.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Oak
Note: (Foot) Full practice Thursday.
7.Le'Veon Bell PIT at GB
8.Knowshon Moreno DEN at Hou
9.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Dal
Note: Lost two fumbles against the Falcons. Has a sweet matchup again this week, but ball security all of a sudden is a really big issue now.
10.*Frank Gore SF vs. Atl
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Saturday, listed as probable.
11.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Cin
Note: Held out of practice Thursday to receive treatment, but could still practice Friday. I think he'll play, but I'm not sure how much.
12.*Zac Stacy STL vs. TB
Note: Is 'a little sore' after his big game against the Saints and probably won't practice Wednesday. Aha! He did indeed practice Wednesday and was not on the initial injury report this week.
13.*Eddie Lacy GB vs. Pit
Note: (Ankle) Didn't practice Thursday - this could be following the script from last week, or it could be a little worse - Friday's practice will be revealing. ***Once again listed as probable. Will be playing in snowy conditions - his ankle might not respond well to that.***
14.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Min
Note: Got the goal line carries instead of the Law Firm on Sunday night, though the latter was dealing with an illness.
15.*Chris Johnson TEN at Jax
Note: (Knee) Missed practice Wednesday but returned Thursday.
16.Andre Brown NYG at Det
17.Reggie Bush DET vs. NYG
18.*Fred Jackson BUF vs. Mia
Note: (Ribs) Limited practice Thursday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
19.Pierre Thomas NO at Car
20.*Rashad Jennings OAK at SD
Note: Will remain the starter even if McFadden plays this week.
21.Bobby Rainey TB at StL
22.Chris Ivory NYJ vs. Cle
23.*Dennis Johnson HOU vs. Den
Note: Getting the start with Ben Tate out.
24.Danny Woodhead SD vs. Oak
25.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NO
Note: Took advantage of the injury to Stewart and had his first big game of the year as a feature back.
26.LeGarrette Blount NE at Bal
Note: Had the most carries of the three NE running backs last week.
27.Shane Vereen NE at Bal
Note: High on the list of Week 15 Busts - I really expected a lot more.
28.Steven Jackson ATL at SF
29.C.J. Spiller BUF vs. Mia
30.*Jordan Todman JAC vs. Ten
Note: Ran relatively well with MJD out - will he get another chance this week? ***MJD is expected to work out before the game and could play. Watch for updates in our news feed all the way up until kickoff. If MJD doesn't play, move him back up between Rainey and Ivory.***
31.Joique Bell DET vs. NYG
32.*Donald Brown IND at KC
Note: Left in the first quarter last week with a stinger. Full practice Wednesday - back to running in tandem with Richardson. ***Full practice all week, listed as probable.***
33.*Lamar Miller MIA at Buf
Note: ***Upgraded after seeing Thomas as questionable.***
34.*Edwin Baker CLE at NYJ
Note: The Browns will consider giving Baker more touches this week after he was their most effective RB against the Bears.
35.*Rashard Mendenhall ARZ at Sea
Note: (Finger) Added to the injury report Thursday, limited practice. ***Listed as probable.***
36.Montee Ball DEN at Hou
37.*Daniel Thomas MIA at Buf
Note: Re-injured his ankle in Week 15, would not have been able to practice Thursday if the Dolphins had practiced. ***Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable, but officially active.***
38.*Ray Rice BAL vs. NE
Note: Acknowledged that his hip remains an issue. Sat out practice Wednesday. ***Limited Thursday and Friday, listed as questionable.***
39.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC vs. Ten
Note: Hamstring injury remains a concern for this week. Did not practice Thursday. ***Slated to work out before the game, could play.***
40.Stevan Ridley NE at Bal
41.Darren Sproles NO at Car
42.*Trent Richardson IND at KC
Note: Had over 100 yards from scrimmage Sunday thanks to Donald Brown suffering a stinger.
43.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. Min
44.*Andre Ellington ARZ at Sea
Note: Sustained a thigh bruise against the Titans but 'should be fine.' Full practice Thursday after a limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
45.Marcel Reece OAK at SD
46.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at NYJ
47.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. Cle
48.James Starks GB vs. Pit
49.*Toby Gerhart MIN at Cin
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
50.Shonn Greene TEN at Jax
51.*Darren McFadden OAK at SD
Note: (Ankle) Feeling better, has a chance to suit up. Or, he could just go away at this point and make it easier on all of us who own Rashad Jennings. Limited practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Listed as probable, but Jennings will still start.***
52.Mike Tolbert CAR vs. NO
53.Felix Jones PIT at GB
54.Benny Cunningham STL vs. TB
55.Mark Ingram NO at Car
56.Kendall Hunter SF vs. Atl
57.*Willis McGahee CLE at NYJ
Note: (Concussion) Expects to play against the Jets. Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday.
58.Fozzy Whittaker CLE at NYJ
59.Michael Cox NYG at Det
60.Denard Robinson JAC vs. Ten
61.Knile Davis KC vs. Ind
62.Brian Leonard TB at StL
63.Marcus Thigpen MIA at Buf
64.Bernard Pierce BAL vs. NE
65.Roy Helu WAS vs. Dal
66.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at SF
67.Jonathan Dwyer PIT at GB
68.Joseph Randle DAL at Was
69.Michael Bush CHI at Phi
70.Ronnie Brown SD vs. Oak
71.Jason Snelling ATL at SF
72.Chris Polk PHI vs. Chi
73.Bryce Brown PHI vs. Chi
74.*Robert Turbin SEA vs. Ari
Note: (Groin) Limited practice Thursday.
75.*Matt Asiata MIN at Cin
Note: (Ankle) Didn't practice Thursday. Could be a one-and-done player. ***Inactive this week.***
76.*Antone Smith ATL at SF
77.*Brandon Bolden NE at Bal
Note: Zero offensive snaps against the Dolphins.
78.*C.J. Anderson DEN at Hou
79.*Peyton Hillis NYG at Det
Note: Possibly suffered a concussion against the Seahawks. Has not yet practiced this week.
80.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Den
Note: Underwent a CT scan on his ribs after the loss to the Colts. Cracked a fifth rib last week, landed on IR.
81.*Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. NO
Note: (MCL) Will not play this week.

Wide Receivers

1.A.J. Green CIN vs. Min
2.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. NYG
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Thursday; standard operating procedure for the rest of this season. ***Just a limited practice Friday, listed as questionable.***
3.*Brandon Marshall CHI at Phi
Note: (Leg) Limited practice Thursday - 'maintenance day.' ***Listed as probable.***
4.Josh Gordon CLE at NYJ
5.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Chi
6.Alshon Jeffery CHI at Phi
7.Dez Bryant DAL at Was
8.Demaryius Thomas DEN at Hou
9.Antonio Brown PIT at GB
10.Keenan Allen SD vs. Oak
11.Julian Edelman NE at Bal
12.Eric Decker DEN at Hou
13.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Dal
14.*Andre Johnson HOU vs. Den
Note: (Wrist) Did not practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Limited practice Friday, but listed as probable.***
15.Anquan Boldin SF vs. Atl
16.*Vincent Jackson TB at StL
Note: (Hamstring) Limited Wednesday, full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
17.Mike Wallace MIA at Buf
18.Greg Jennings MIN at Cin
19.Roddy White ATL at SF
20.Kendall Wright TEN at Jax
21.Marques Colston NO at Car
22.Brian Hartline MIA at Buf
23.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Pit
24.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at Cin
25.*Danny Amendola NE at Bal
Note: ***(Groin) Limited practice Friday, listed as probable.***
26.Riley Cooper PHI vs. Chi
27.Ace Sanders JAC vs. Ten
28.Marvin Jones CIN vs. Min
29.Rod Streater OAK at SD
30.Harry Douglas ATL at SF
31.Torrey Smith BAL vs. NE
32.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Ind
33.Golden Tate SEA vs. Ari
34.*Andre Caldwell DEN at Hou
Note: Was a frequent target in the Thursday game last week. Welker can't go again this week.
35.Marlon Brown BAL vs. NE
36.*T.Y. Hilton IND at KC
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable.***
37.Hakeem Nicks NYG at Det
38.James Jones GB vs. Pit
39.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at GB
40.Denarius Moore OAK at SD
41.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Ari
42.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. NO
43.*Justin Hunter TEN at Jax
Note: Game-time inactive due to a violation of team rules. Will be available to play this week - be careful, that doesn't expressly mean he will play. ***Officially active after last week's suspension.***
44.Jarrett Boykin GB vs. Pit
45.Da'Rick Rogers IND at KC
46.*Michael Floyd ARZ at Sea
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Thursday. If Larry Fitzgerald can't go, he draws Richard Sherman. ***Listed as probable.***
47.Jacoby Jones BAL vs. NE
48.Ted Ginn CAR vs. NO
49.Santana Moss WAS vs. Dal
50.*Michael Crabtree SF vs. Atl
Note: Caught his first touchdown of the season, but the team was examining his hand after the game.
51.*Steve Smith CAR vs. NO
Note: Dislocated his finger in practice Wednesday, did not practice Thursday.
52.Nate Burleson DET vs. NYG
53.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at Sea
Note: Suffered a concussion on the onside kick in the waning moments of the fourth quarter. Passed a test that allowed him to get on the plane home, but still has to go through the league's protocol this week. Mixed reports on his level of activity in Thursday's practice, but still has some concussion tests to pass. ***Expected to play, but is officially a game-time decision. Even if he's active, I want no part of him this week.***
54.Jason Avant PHI vs. Chi
55.Aldrick Robinson WAS vs. Dal
56.Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. Cle
57.Robert Woods BUF vs. Mia
58.Jerricho Cotchery PIT at GB
59.*Jerrel Jernigan NYG at Det
Note: Had eight targets last week, could be pretty active if Victor Cruz can't go. (Knee) Limited Thursday, but already told he will work as the slot receiver Sunday with Victor Cruz out for the season. ***Officially listed as questionable.***
60.Donnie Avery KC vs. Ind
61.Andre Roberts ARZ at Sea
62.Tiquan Underwood TB at StL
63.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Min
64.Kenny Stills NO at Car
65.Rueben Randle NYG at Det
66.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Den
67.*Aaron Dobson NE at Bal
Note: (Foot) Expressed optimism that he'd be able to return this week. ***Officially questionable, made the trip to Baltimore.***
68.*Lavon Brazill IND at KC
Note: (Foot) Full practice Wednesday.
69.Lance Moore NO at Car
70.Kris Durham DET vs. NYG
71.Nate Washington TEN at Jax
72.Santonio Holmes NYJ vs. Cle
73.Andre Holmes OAK at SD
74.Miles Austin DAL at Was
75.Rishard Matthews MIA at Buf
76.Greg Little CLE at NYJ
77.Vincent Brown SD vs. Oak
78.Griff Whalen IND at KC
Note: More work with Brazil out last week.
79.David Nelson NYJ vs. Cle
80.Jarius Wright MIN at Cin
81.Brian Quick STL vs. TB
82.Jerome Simpson MIN at Cin
83.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. Ari
84.Marquise Goodwin BUF vs. Mia
85.Andrew Hawkins CIN vs. Min
86.Mike Brown JAC vs. Ten
87.*Josh Boyce NE at Bal
Note: Had seven targets against the Dolphins but was spotted limping out of the locker room after the game. (Ankle) Did not practice Thursday, could be out of the picture if Thompkins and/or Dobson return this week. ***Did not practice Friday.***
88.*Kenbrell Thompkins NE at Bal
Note: (Hip) Limited Wednesday and Thursday. ***Out again this week.***
89.*Terrance Williams DAL at Was
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Thursday.
90.*Steve Johnson BUF vs. Mia
Note: Johnson's mother passed away Saturday - there's a possibility he could sit out this week. Unlikely to play this week. ***Officially out this week.***
91.*Randall Cobb GB vs. Pit
Note: (Fibula) Turned in a great workout Monday, we'll see on Wednesday if he's on target to return. Practiced Thursday, albeit in a very limited capacity.
92.*Eddie Royal SD vs. Oak
Note: (Toe) Did not practice Thursday. ***Did not practice all week, listed as questionable.***
93.*Dexter McCluster KC vs. Ind
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday.
94.*Tavon Austin STL vs. TB
Note: (Ankle) Sat out last week, will be day-to-day this week. Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Inactive this week.***
95.*Mario Manningham SF vs. Atl
96.*Percy Harvin SEA vs. Ari
Note: (Hip) Did not practice Thursday. ***Officially out again.***
97.*Davone Bess CLE at NYJ
Note: ***Placed on the reserve/non-football illness list.***
98.*Wes Welker DEN at Hou
Note: (Concussion) Did not practice Monday after sitting out Thursday's game. Expected to miss this week's game.
99.*Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Ten
Note: (Groin) Will go on IR on Tuesday.
100.*Victor Cruz NYG at Det
Note: (Concussion/knee) Could be shut down for the final two games. Arthroscopic debridement on his knee, officially out for the last two games.

Tight Ends

1.Jimmy Graham NO at Car
2.Vernon Davis SF vs. Atl
3.Jason Witten DAL at Was
4.*Greg Olsen CAR vs. NO
Note: (Foot) Full practice Thursday. ***Officially active.***
5.Charles Clay MIA at Buf
6.Julius Thomas DEN at Hou
7.Heath Miller PIT at GB
8.Delanie Walker TEN at Jax
9.*Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. Ten
Note: Touchdowns in three consecutive weeks. (Thigh) Limited practice Thursday.
10.*Zach Miller SEA vs. Ari
Note: Miller's turn to hit the Arizona lottery - went 5-40-1 on seven targets last time. (Ribs) Did not practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday.
11.Timothy Wright TB at StL
12.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. NE
13.Antonio Gates SD vs. Oak
14.Andrew Quarless GB vs. Pit
Note: Six catches for 66 yards for the second week in a row.
15.Coby Fleener IND at KC
Note: Targeted just once and went out for a pass just 24 times on his 61 snaps.
16.Martellus Bennett CHI at Phi
17.*Ryan Griffin HOU vs. Den
Note: ***Could have big role with Graham out and Schaub at QB.***
18.Zach Ertz PHI vs. Chi
Note: Starting to play a bigger role in the offense.
19.*Tony Gonzalez ATL at SF
Note: (Toe) Limited practice Thursday. ***Limited in Saturday's practice, listed as questionable.***
20.Tyler Eifert CIN vs. Min
Note: Caught a late touchdown, could be a bigger factor this week if Gresham can't go.
21.Logan Paulsen WAS vs. Dal
22.Jacob Tamme DEN at Hou
23.Mychal Rivera OAK at SD
24.Ladarius Green SD vs. Oak
25.Jared Cook STL vs. TB
26.*Anthony Fasano KC vs. Ind
Note: (Concussion) Full participant in Thursday's practice. ***Officially active.***
27.Scott Chandler BUF vs. Mia
28.*Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Min
Note: Left in the third quarter with a right hip injury. Full practice Wednesday. ***Active this week.***
29.Brent Celek PHI vs. Chi
30.Brandon Myers NYG at Det
31.Jeff Cumberland NYJ vs. Cle
32.Kellen Winslow NYJ vs. Cle
33.Ben Watson NO at Car
34.*Brandon Pettigrew DET vs. NYG
Note: Injured his ankle late in the loss Monday night. Was on crutches Wednesday, did not practice Thursday. ***Officially out this week.***
35.*Rob Housler ARZ at Sea
Note: (Groin) Did not practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Officially questionable.***
36.*Garrett Graham HOU vs. Den
Note: (Hamstring) 'Iffy' heading into Week 16. Owen Daniels (leg) might practice this week. Did not practice Thursday. ***Inactive again this week.***
37.*John Carlson MIN at Cin
Note: (Concussion) Practiced Wednesday, but then had a setback and is still suffering from concussion symptoms. ***Placed on IR.***
38.*Jordan Reed WAS vs. Dal
Note: (Concussion) Still dealing with a headache. Will be placed on IR.
39.*Jordan Cameron CLE at NYJ
Note: (Concussion) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Officially out this week.***

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Jamaal Charles KC vs. Ind
Note: Was anyone able to go up against Charles and still win last week?
2.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Chi
Note: Somehow the Eagles could clinch the NFC East spot with a Cowboys loss earlier on Sunday, but coach Chip Kelly said that his starters would play Sunday night regardless.
3.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. NYG
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Thursday; standard operating procedure for the rest of this season. ***Just a limited practice Friday, listed as questionable.***
4.A.J. Green CIN vs. Min
5.*Brandon Marshall CHI at Phi
Note: (Leg) Limited practice Thursday - 'maintenance day.' ***Listed as probable.***
6.Josh Gordon CLE at NYJ
7.DeSean Jackson PHI vs. Chi
8.Jimmy Graham NO at Car
9.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Ari
10.DeMarco Murray DAL at Was
11.Matt Forte CHI at Phi
12.Alshon Jeffery CHI at Phi
13.Dez Bryant DAL at Was
14.*Andre Johnson HOU vs. Den
Note: (Wrist) Did not practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Limited practice Friday, but listed as probable.***
15.Demaryius Thomas DEN at Hou
16.Antonio Brown PIT at GB
17.Keenan Allen SD vs. Oak
18.Julian Edelman NE at Bal
19.Vernon Davis SF vs. Atl
20.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Oak
Note: (Foot) Full practice Thursday.
21.Le'Veon Bell PIT at GB
22.Knowshon Moreno DEN at Hou
23.Eric Decker DEN at Hou
24.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Dal
25.Anquan Boldin SF vs. Atl
26.*Vincent Jackson TB at StL
Note: (Hamstring) Limited Wednesday, full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
27.Mike Wallace MIA at Buf
28.Greg Jennings MIN at Cin
29.*Danny Amendola NE at Bal
Note: ***(Groin) Limited practice Friday, listed as probable.***
30.Jason Witten DAL at Was
31.*Zac Stacy STL vs. TB
Note: Is 'a little sore' after his big game against the Saints and probably won't practice Wednesday. Aha! He did indeed practice Wednesday and was not on the initial injury report this week.
32.*Eddie Lacy GB vs. Pit
Note: (Ankle) Didn't practice Thursday - this could be following the script from last week, or it could be a little worse - Friday's practice will be revealing. ***Once again listed as probable. Will be playing in snowy conditions - his ankle might not respond well to that.***
33.*Chris Johnson TEN at Jax
Note: (Knee) Missed practice Wednesday but returned Thursday.
34.*Fred Jackson BUF vs. Mia
Note: (Ribs) Limited practice Thursday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
35.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Min
Note: Got the goal line carries instead of the Law Firm on Sunday night, though the latter was dealing with an illness.
36.Danny Woodhead SD vs. Oak
37.Shane Vereen NE at Bal
Note: High on the list of Week 15 Busts - I really expected a lot more.
38.Roddy White ATL at SF
39.Kendall Wright TEN at Jax
40.Marques Colston NO at Car
41.Brian Hartline MIA at Buf
42.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Pit
43.Andre Brown NYG at Det
44.Reggie Bush DET vs. NYG
45.*Frank Gore SF vs. Atl
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Saturday, listed as probable.
46.Pierre Thomas NO at Car
47.*Rashad Jennings OAK at SD
Note: Will remain the starter even if McFadden plays this week.
48.Bobby Rainey TB at StL
49.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Dal
Note: Lost two fumbles against the Falcons. Has a sweet matchup again this week, but ball security all of a sudden is a really big issue now.
50.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at Cin
51.Riley Cooper PHI vs. Chi
52.*T.Y. Hilton IND at KC
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable.***
53.Ace Sanders JAC vs. Ten
54.Marvin Jones CIN vs. Min
55.Rod Streater OAK at SD
56.Harry Douglas ATL at SF
57.Torrey Smith BAL vs. NE
58.*Greg Olsen CAR vs. NO
Note: (Foot) Full practice Thursday. ***Officially active.***
59.Chris Ivory NYJ vs. Cle
60.*Jordan Todman JAC vs. Ten
Note: Ran relatively well with MJD out - will he get another chance this week? ***MJD is expected to work out before the game and could play. Watch for updates in our news feed all the way up until kickoff. If MJD doesn't play, move him back up between Rainey and Ivory.***
61.*Daniel Thomas MIA at Buf
Note: Re-injured his ankle in Week 15, would not have been able to practice Thursday if the Dolphins had practiced. ***Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable, but officially active.***
62.*Matt Asiata MIN at Cin
Note: (Ankle) Didn't practice Thursday. Could be a one-and-done player. ***Inactive this week.***
63.*Ray Rice BAL vs. NE
Note: Acknowledged that his hip remains an issue. Sat out practice Wednesday. ***Limited Thursday and Friday, listed as questionable.***
64.Darren Sproles NO at Car
65.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Ind
66.Golden Tate SEA vs. Ari
67.Marlon Brown BAL vs. NE
68.Hakeem Nicks NYG at Det
69.James Jones GB vs. Pit
70.Emmanuel Sanders PIT at GB
71.Denarius Moore OAK at SD
72.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Ari
73.Brandon LaFell CAR vs. NO
74.Charles Clay MIA at Buf
75.Julius Thomas DEN at Hou
76.Heath Miller PIT at GB
77.Delanie Walker TEN at Jax
78.*Jordan Cameron CLE at NYJ
Note: (Concussion) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Officially out this week.***
79.*Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. Ten
Note: Touchdowns in three consecutive weeks. (Thigh) Limited practice Thursday.
80.*Zach Miller SEA vs. Ari
Note: Miller's turn to hit the Arizona lottery - went 5-40-1 on seven targets last time. (Ribs) Did not practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday.
81.Jarrett Boykin GB vs. Pit
82.Da'Rick Rogers IND at KC
83.*Michael Floyd ARZ at Sea
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Thursday. If Larry Fitzgerald can't go, he draws Richard Sherman. ***Listed as probable.***
84.Jacoby Jones BAL vs. NE
85.*Andre Caldwell DEN at Hou
Note: Was a frequent target in the Thursday game last week. Welker can't go again this week.
86.DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. NO
Note: Took advantage of the injury to Stewart and had his first big game of the year as a feature back.
87.LeGarrette Blount NE at Bal
Note: Had the most carries of the three NE running backs last week.
88.*Ben Tate HOU vs. Den
Note: Underwent a CT scan on his ribs after the loss to the Colts. Cracked a fifth rib last week, landed on IR.
89.Steven Jackson ATL at SF
90.C.J. Spiller BUF vs. Mia
91.*Rashard Mendenhall ARZ at Sea
Note: (Finger) Added to the injury report Thursday, limited practice. ***Listed as probable.***
92.Joique Bell DET vs. NYG
93.*Edwin Baker CLE at NYJ
Note: The Browns will consider giving Baker more touches this week after he was their most effective RB against the Bears.
94.*Dennis Johnson HOU vs. Den
Note: Getting the start with Ben Tate out.
95.Montee Ball DEN at Hou
96.Stevan Ridley NE at Bal
97.*Lamar Miller MIA at Buf
Note: ***Upgraded after seeing Thomas as questionable.***
98.*Andre Ellington ARZ at Sea
Note: Sustained a thigh bruise against the Titans but 'should be fine.' Full practice Thursday after a limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
99.Ted Ginn CAR vs. NO
100.*Josh Boyce NE at Bal
Note: Had seven targets against the Dolphins but was spotted limping out of the locker room after the game. (Ankle) Did not practice Thursday, could be out of the picture if Thompkins and/or Dobson return this week. ***Did not practice Friday.***
101.Santana Moss WAS vs. Dal
102.*Michael Crabtree SF vs. Atl
Note: Caught his first touchdown of the season, but the team was examining his hand after the game.
103.*Steve Smith CAR vs. NO
Note: Dislocated his finger in practice Wednesday, did not practice Thursday.
104.Nate Burleson DET vs. NYG
105.Jason Avant PHI vs. Chi
106.Aldrick Robinson WAS vs. Dal
107.Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. Cle
108.Robert Woods BUF vs. Mia
109.Jerricho Cotchery PIT at GB
110.Donnie Avery KC vs. Ind
111.*Terrance Williams DAL at Was
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Thursday.
112.Timothy Wright TB at StL
113.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. NE
114.Antonio Gates SD vs. Oak
115.Andrew Quarless GB vs. Pit
Note: Six catches for 66 yards for the second week in a row.

Kickers

1.*Justin Tucker BAL vs. NE
Note: If Tucker was playing Yahtzee on Monday night, he would have kicked a Large Straight, with FGs in the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's and 60's. Thank you!
2.Stephen Gostkowski NE at Bal
3.Mason Crosby GB vs. Pit
Note: In a non-Tucker/Prater world, Crosby's 57-yarder last week might have merited more attention. Remember when he almost lost his job?
4.Dan Bailey DAL at Was
5.Phil Dawson SF vs. Atl
Note: Four more perfect attempts last week.
6.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. Ari
7.Matt Prater DEN at Hou
8.Robbie Gould CHI at Phi
9.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Min
10.Nick Novak SD vs. Oak
11.Alex Henery PHI vs. Chi
12.Blair Walsh MIN at Cin
13.Nick Folk NYJ vs. Cle
14.Adam Vinatieri IND at KC
15.Randy Bullock HOU vs. Den
16.David Akers DET vs. NYG
17.Jay Feely ARZ at Sea
18.Graham Gano CAR vs. NO
19.Rob Bironas TEN at Jax
20.Ryan Succop KC vs. Ind
21.Greg Zuerlein STL vs. TB
22.Dan Carpenter BUF vs. Mia
23.*Shayne Graham NO at Car
Note: Replaces Garrett Hartley on the roster after his latest disaster game.
24.*Josh Scobee JAC vs. Ten
Note: Dealt with a sore hip last week, still went 2-for-2.
25.Matt Bryant ATL at SF
26.Caleb Sturgis MIA at Buf
27.Billy Cundiff CLE at NYJ
28.Shaun Suisham PIT at GB
29.Josh Brown NYG at Det
30.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at SD
31.Kai Forbath WAS vs. Dal
32.Rian Lindell TB at StL

Defenses

1.Seattle Seahawks vs. Ari
2.San Francisco 49ers vs. Atl
3.Kansas City Chiefs vs. Ind
4.St. Louis Rams vs. TB
Note: Robert Quinn was a monster yet again last week.
5.*Cincinnati Bengals vs. Min
Note: James Harrison left his homecoming game against the Steelers with a concussion.
6.*Buffalo Bills vs. Mia
Note: Marcell Dareus injured his ankle in the win over Jacksonville. Aaron Williams injured a rib.
7.Detroit Lions vs. NYG
8.*Cleveland Browns at NYJ
Note: Joe Haden underwent an x-ray for a hip injury Tuesday.
9.Denver Broncos at Hou
10.San Diego Chargers vs. Oak
11.Carolina Panthers vs. NO
12.Arizona Cardinals at Sea
13.Tennessee Titans at Jax
14.Green Bay Packers vs. Pit
15.New Orleans Saints at Car
16.*Pittsburgh Steelers at GB
Note: LaMarr Woodley (calf) went on IR.
17.*Tampa Bay Buccaneers at StL
Note: Mark Barron injured his hamstring in the loss to the Niners.
18.Miami Dolphins at Buf
19.*Philadelphia Eagles vs. Chi
Note: CB Brandon Boykin suffered a concussion.
20.Baltimore Ravens vs. NE
21.*Indianapolis Colts at KC
Note: Pat Angerer went on IR due to a lingering knee ailment.
22.New England Patriots at Bal
23.New York Giants at Det
24.New York Jets vs. Cle
25.*Atlanta Falcons at SF
Note: Thomas DeCoud (concussion) sat out last week and will be limited in practice this week.
26.*Chicago Bears at Phi
Note: Charles Tillman (triceps) will not return this year.
27.Minnesota Vikings at Cin
28.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Ten
29.Oakland Raiders at SD
30.Washington Redskins vs. Dal
31.*Houston Texans vs. Den
Note: Antonio Smith sprained his knee and Johnathan Joseph injured his groin in the loss to the Colts.
32.*Dallas Cowboys at Was
Note: Sean Lee (neck) might not make it back this season.