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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. ***Merry Christmas - This week I will be updating after the Friday practices, given the different schedule this week due to the holiday.***

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 Oak
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Thursday and Friday.
2.*Drew Brees NO vs. TB
Note: Listed as probable with a right knee bruise.
3.Tom Brady NE vs. Buf
4.Cam Newton CAR at Atl
5.Nick Foles PHI at Dal
6.*Aaron Rodgers GB at Chi
Note: (Collarbone) Decision this week will be made on Thursday. Back in the saddle again.
7.Philip Rivers SD vs. KC
8.Jay Cutler CHI vs. GB
Note: Will start again this week against the Packers.
9.Ryan Fitzpatrick TEN vs. Hou
10.Russell Wilson SEA vs. StL
Note: Coming off of his worst game of the year. The Seahawks still need to win this game to clinch home field advantage and the division, too.
11.Andy Dalton CIN vs. Bal
12.*Andrew Luck IND vs. Jax
Note: Indy is a tough call - theoretically they still could be playing for the #2 or #3 seeds, but that's reliant on NE and/or CIN losing home games. They could just accept their floor and bench their starters in the second half, or they could play all out against a relatively weak Jacksonville squad.
13.Matthew Stafford DET at Min
14.Colin Kaepernick SF at Ari
15.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Cle
16.Matt Cassel MIN vs. Det
Note: Rough day against the Bengals, but he'll start again this week.
17.*Kyle Orton DAL vs. Phi
Note: Would start if Tony Romo can't go, which is our operating presumption. Officially starting with Romo undergoing surgery.
18.Eli Manning NYG vs. Was
19.*Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. NYJ
Note: Injured his knee against the Bills after getting sacked seven times, but practiced Tuesday. Full practice Friday, listed as probable.
20.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Car
21.Jason Campbell CLE at Pit
22.*Carson Palmer ARZ vs. SF
Note: (Ankle/Elbow) Listed as probable.
23.Kirk Cousins WAS at NYG
24.*Matt Schaub HOU at Ten
Note: No decision yet this week whether it'll be Keenum or Schaub. It will be a game-time decision while looking at Keenum's thumb.
25.*Thaddeus Lewis BUF at NE
Note: Lewis will get another start this week, as the Bills aren't comfortable going with EJ Manuel.
26.*Joe Flacco BAL at Cin
Note: Will continue to wear a protective brace on his left knee. Even with the brace, Flacco is not on the injury report.
27.*Terrelle Pryor OAK vs. Den
Note: Starting in place of McGloin for Week 17.
28.Mike Glennon TB at NO
29.Geno Smith NYJ at Mia
30.Chad Henne JAC at Ind
31.Kellen Clemens STL at Sea
32.*Alex Smith KC at SD
Note: Chiefs are locked into the 5-seed - could be benched early against San Diego.
33.*Chase Daniel KC at SD
Note: Could see a lot of action this week if the Chiefs rest Alex Smith early.
34.*Case Keenum HOU at Ten
Note: No decision yet this week whether it'll be Keenum or Schaub. (Thumb) Will be a game-time decision.
35.*Matt McGloin OAK vs. Den
36.Matt Moore MIA vs. NYJ
37.Matt Flynn GB at Chi
38.*EJ Manuel BUF at NE
Note: Bills will wait until Thursday at the earliest to see if Manuel (knee) can play this week. Out again this week.
39.*Tony Romo DAL vs. Phi
Note: Herniated disc - we're operating under the assumption that Romo won't be able to play, but unfortunately we might not know until an hour before kickoff on Sunday night, given that it's a competitive advantage for the Cowboys not to divulge. Already had back surgery, officially out.

Running Backs

1.LeSean McCoy PHI at Dal
2.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Phi
3.Matt Forte CHI vs. GB
4.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. StL
5.*Eddie Lacy GB at Chi
Note: Aggravated his ankle injury late in the loss to the Steelers, won't practice until at least Thursday. Limited practice Friday, but listed as probable - same routine as the last couple of weeks.
6.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Cle
7.Knowshon Moreno DEN at Oak
8.Alfred Morris WAS at NYG
9.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. KC
Note: Aggravated his sore ankle and was wearing a protective boot after the game, but expected to play in Week 17. Ankle was heavily taped at practice Friday, but listed as probable.
10.Chris Johnson TEN vs. Hou
11.*Frank Gore SF at Ari
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
12.Zac Stacy STL at Sea
13.Reggie Bush DET at Min
14.*Fred Jackson BUF at NE
Note: (Ribs) Given a day of rest Tuesday.
15.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Buf
16.DeAngelo Williams CAR at Atl
17.*Andre Brown NYG vs. Was
Note: Being checked for a possible concussion. Listed as probable.
18.Bobby Rainey TB at NO
19.Chris Ivory NYJ at Mia
20.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Bal
21.Danny Woodhead SD vs. KC
22.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Ind
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out Tuesday's walk-through, but expected to play this week - could be his last game in a Jaguars uniform. Limited practice Friday, but listed as probable.
23.Steven Jackson ATL vs. Car
24.Edwin Baker CLE at Pit
Note: Took over the primary back role last week.
25.Donald Brown IND vs. Jax
26.Joique Bell DET at Min
27.C.J. Spiller BUF at NE
28.*Matt Asiata MIN vs. Det
Note: (Ankle) ***Starting this week after being inactive last week.***
29.*Rashard Mendenhall ARZ vs. SF
Note: (Finger) Listed as probable.
30.Montee Ball DEN at Oak
31.James Starks GB at Chi
32.*Knile Davis KC at SD
Note: Should get a lot of work this week, despite putting the ball on the ground twice in the loss to the Colts.
33.Darren McFadden OAK vs. Den
34.Pierre Thomas NO vs. TB
35.Andre Ellington ARZ vs. SF
36.Stevan Ridley NE vs. Buf
37.*Jonathan Grimes HOU at Ten
Note: Expected to start with Dennis Johnson banged up and Deji Karim out. Ray Graham also will be active.
38.Rashad Jennings OAK vs. Den
39.BenJarvus Green-Ellis CIN vs. Bal
40.Jordan Todman JAC at Ind
Note: Back to his usual reserve role.
41.*Shane Vereen NE vs. Buf
Note: Suffered a groin injury late in the first quarter, after the Pats had already jumped out to a lead. Should be available for Week 17. ***Limited practice Thursday and Friday, listed as questionable, is a game-time decision for a 4:25 game.***
42.*Ray Rice BAL at Cin
Note: (Hip/Thigh) Received a rest day Tuesday. Listed as questionable, expected to play.
43.*Daniel Thomas MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Listed as questionable - limited practice all week, not a good matchup either.
44.*Michael Cox NYG vs. Was
Note: Could end up starting if Andre Brown is sidelined with a concussion.
45.Trent Richardson IND vs. Jax
46.Jonathan Dwyer PIT vs. Cle
47.Bilal Powell NYJ at Mia
48.Shonn Greene TEN vs. Hou
49.Mark Ingram NO vs. TB
Note: Ran for more yards against Carolina than in the previous five games combined.
50.Kendall Hunter SF at Ari
51.Lamar Miller MIA vs. NYJ
52.Darren Sproles NO vs. TB
53.Marcel Reece OAK vs. Den
54.Chris Polk PHI at Dal
55.Bryce Brown PHI at Dal
56.Chris Ogbonnaya CLE at Pit
57.Mike Tolbert CAR at Atl
58.Felix Jones PIT vs. Cle
59.Benny Cunningham STL at Sea
60.*Willis McGahee CLE at Pit
Note: No carries in Week 16 despite being active.
61.Fozzy Whittaker CLE at Pit
62.Denard Robinson JAC at Ind
63.*Ray Graham HOU at Ten
Note: Re-signed by the Texans, expected to be the backup to Jonathan Grimes.
64.Marcus Thigpen MIA vs. NYJ
65.Bernard Pierce BAL at Cin
66.Roy Helu WAS at NYG
67.Joseph Randle DAL vs. Phi
68.Michael Bush CHI vs. GB
69.Jason Snelling ATL vs. Car
70.*Jamaal Charles KC at SD
Note: Chiefs are likely to rest Charles most if not all of the game.
71.Robert Turbin SEA vs. StL
72.Brandon Bolden NE vs. Buf
73.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. Det
Note: (Foot/Groin) Still less than 100 percent. Sat out Tuesday's practice. ***Officially ruled out.***
74.*Toby Gerhart MIN vs. Det
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out Tuesday's practice after aggravating hammy in the loss to the Bengals. Out again this week.
75.*Dennis Johnson HOU at Ten
Note: Injured his hip against the Broncos and is questionable for Week 17. Jonathan Grimes is expected to start. Didn't practice Friday.
76.*Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. Car
Note: Left late Monday night with a potential concussion. Officially out this week.
77.*Jonathan Stewart CAR at Atl
Note: (Knee) Doubtful for Week 17. Officially out.

Wide Receivers

1.A.J. Green CIN vs. Bal
2.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. GB
3.Josh Gordon CLE at Pit
4.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Cle
5.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. GB
6.Demaryius Thomas DEN at Oak
7.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Phi
8.Julian Edelman NE vs. Buf
9.Keenan Allen SD vs. KC
10.Jordy Nelson GB at Chi
11.DeSean Jackson PHI at Dal
12.*Eric Decker DEN at Oak
Note: (Thigh) Full practice Thursday and Friday.
13.Pierre Garcon WAS at NYG
14.Roddy White ATL vs. Car
15.Andre Johnson HOU at Ten
16.Marques Colston NO vs. TB
17.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN vs. Det
18.Greg Jennings MIN vs. Det
19.Vincent Jackson TB at NO
20.Anquan Boldin SF at Ari
21.*James Jones GB at Chi
Note: Big bump up with Rodgers back in the saddle again.
22.Danny Amendola NE vs. Buf
23.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. SF
Note: Played, but wasn't a factor against Richard Sherman and the Seahawks. Should be more active this week.
24.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Hou
25.*Brian Hartline MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
26.*Michael Crabtree SF at Ari
Note: (Wrist) Listed as probable.
27.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. SF
28.Mike Wallace MIA vs. NYJ
29.Riley Cooper PHI at Dal
30.*Randall Cobb GB at Chi
Note: (Fibula) Expected to increase practice activity this week. Activated from the IR, officially listed as questionable - unfortunately he's in a 4:25 game, so you may have to decide before you have full knowledge about his status.
31.Brandon LaFell CAR at Atl
32.Harry Douglas ATL vs. Car
33.*Torrey Smith BAL at Cin
Note: (Thigh) Officially listed as questionable, but expected to play.
34.Rod Streater OAK vs. Den
35.Andre Caldwell DEN at Oak
Note: Broncos' #3 receiver again this week with Welker still out.
36.Marvin Jones CIN vs. Bal
37.Nate Burleson DET at Min
38.*Golden Tate SEA vs. StL
Note: Sprained thumb, expects to play.
39.Marlon Brown BAL at Cin
40.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Jax
41.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Was
42.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. StL
43.*Ted Ginn CAR at Atl
Note: In line to start in place of Steve Smith, who is week-to-week.
44.*Robert Woods BUF at NE
Note: Ejected for throwing a punch at a Dolphins' defender last week - always a smart play to try to punch a guy wearing a helmet.
45.Justin Hunter TEN vs. Hou
46.*Marquise Goodwin BUF at NE
Note: Left with a knee injury but was able to practice Tuesday. (Knee) Listed as probable.
47.Da'Rick Rogers IND vs. Jax
48.*Ace Sanders JAC at Ind
Note: Injured his finger in the loss to Tennessee.
49.*Emmanuel Sanders PIT vs. Cle
Note: (Knee) 50-50 call - hoping that the knee doesn't swell up.
50.Jerrel Jernigan NYG vs. Was
51.Denarius Moore OAK vs. Den
52.Kris Durham DET at Min
53.Jarius Wright MIN vs. Det
54.Jacoby Jones BAL at Cin
55.Santana Moss WAS at NYG
56.Griff Whalen IND vs. Jax
57.Jason Avant PHI at Dal
58.Aldrick Robinson WAS at NYG
59.Lance Moore NO vs. TB
60.Jeremy Kerley NYJ at Mia
61.Jerricho Cotchery PIT vs. Cle
62.Andre Roberts ARZ vs. SF
63.*Jarrett Boykin GB at Chi
Note: Could be hurt by Randall Cobb's return.
64.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Bal
65.Santonio Holmes NYJ at Mia
66.Nate Washington TEN vs. Hou
67.Kenny Stills NO vs. TB
68.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Was
69.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at Ten
70.*Aaron Dobson NE vs. Buf
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable.
71.Lavon Brazill IND vs. Jax
72.David Nelson NYJ at Mia
73.Andre Holmes OAK vs. Den
74.Miles Austin DAL vs. Phi
75.Rishard Matthews MIA vs. NYJ
76.Greg Little CLE at Pit
77.Vincent Brown SD vs. KC
78.Jerome Simpson MIN vs. Det
79.Andrew Hawkins CIN vs. Bal
80.Mike Brown JAC at Ind
81.Terrance Williams DAL vs. Phi
82.*Calvin Johnson DET at Min
Note: Playing through a partially torn PCL. Candidate to sit out this week. True game-time decision, but not on the field for pregame warmups.
83.*Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. StL
Note: Limited with a sprained ankle. Listed as questionable.
84.*Josh Boyce NE vs. Buf
Note: (Ankle) Not present at the media-open portion of practice. Ruled out this week.
85.*Kenbrell Thompkins NE vs. Buf
Note: (Hip) Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable.
86.*Dwayne Bowe KC at SD
Note: Out with a concussion.
87.*Steve Johnson BUF at NE
Note: His mother's funeral isn't until Friday, so his availability for this week is also in doubt. Officially ruled out.
88.*Steve Smith CAR at Atl
Note: Week-to-week with a PCL strain.
89.*Eddie Royal SD vs. KC
Note: (Toe) Did not practice Thursday. *** Did not practice all week, listed as questionable. ***
90.*Dexter McCluster KC at SD
91.*Tavon Austin STL at Sea
Note: (Ankle) Officially questionable, but more on the doubtful side of that coin.
92.*Mario Manningham SF at Ari
Note: Out for the year.
93.*Percy Harvin SEA vs. StL
Note: (Hip) Candidate for IR.

Tight Ends

1.Jimmy Graham NO vs. TB
2.Vernon Davis SF at Ari
Note: Poorly timed goose egg, but should get well against Arizona this week.
3.Greg Olsen CAR at Atl
4.Julius Thomas DEN at Oak
5.Jason Witten DAL vs. Phi
6.*Tony Gonzalez ATL vs. Car
Note: (Toe) Listed as probable.
7.Charles Clay MIA vs. NYJ
8.Marcedes Lewis JAC at Ind
9.Heath Miller PIT vs. Cle
10.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. GB
11.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Hou
12.Dennis Pitta BAL at Cin
13.*Ryan Griffin HOU at Ten
Note: (Knee) Limited early in the week, but the only active true TE on the roster.
14.Timothy Wright TB at NO
15.Zach Ertz PHI at Dal
16.*Joseph Fauria DET at Min
Note: Seven targets last week with Pettigrew out, and with DET eliminated, could get even more looks this week.
17.Antonio Gates SD vs. KC
18.Zach Miller SEA vs. StL
19.*Andrew Quarless GB at Chi
Note: (Ankle) Listed as probable.
20.Coby Fleener IND vs. Jax
Note: Targeted just three times.
21.Logan Paulsen WAS at NYG
22.*Jacob Tamme DEN at Oak
Note: Saw 52 snaps last week. Could be very busy again with Welker still out.
23.*Jordan Cameron CLE at Pit
Note: (Concussion) Did not practice Tuesday, remains in the league's protocol. Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable.
24.Mychal Rivera OAK vs. Den
25.Jared Cook STL at Sea
26.*Alex Smith CIN vs. Bal
Note: Starting at TE for the Bengals with both Gresham and Eifert out.
27.Anthony Fasano KC at SD
28.Scott Chandler BUF at NE
29.Brent Celek PHI at Dal
30.Brandon Myers NYG vs. Was
31.Jeff Cumberland NYJ at Mia
32.Kellen Winslow NYJ at Mia
33.Ben Watson NO vs. TB
34.Rhett Ellison MIN vs. Det
35.*Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Bal
Note: Lost a fumble, had multiple penalties, but also scored a touchdown. It's a Jermaine Gresham Hat Trick. Both Gresham *and* Eifert are inactive this week. Alex Smith will start at TE.
36.*Tyler Eifert CIN vs. Bal
Note: Left with a stinger, did not practice Tuesday. Both Gresham *and* Eifert are inactive this week. Alex Smith will start at TE.
37.*Rob Housler ARZ vs. SF
Note: (Groin) Played but had just two targets. Listed as probable.
38.*Brandon Pettigrew DET at Min
Note: (Ankle) Placed on IR.
39.*Garrett Graham HOU at Ten
Note: (Hamstring) Ruled out again this week.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.LeSean McCoy PHI at Dal
2.A.J. Green CIN vs. Bal
3.Brandon Marshall CHI vs. GB
4.Josh Gordon CLE at Pit
5.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Cle
6.Jimmy Graham NO vs. TB
7.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Phi
8.Matt Forte CHI vs. GB
9.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. StL
10.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. GB
11.Demaryius Thomas DEN at Oak
12.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Phi
13.Julian Edelman NE vs. Buf
14.Keenan Allen SD vs. KC
15.Pierre Garcon WAS at NYG
16.*Eddie Lacy GB at Chi
Note: Aggravated his ankle injury late in the loss to the Steelers, won't practice until at least Thursday. Limited practice Friday, but listed as probable - same routine as the last couple of weeks.
17.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Cle
18.Knowshon Moreno DEN at Oak
19.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. KC
Note: Aggravated his sore ankle and was wearing a protective boot after the game, but expected to play in Week 17. Ankle was heavily taped at practice Friday, but listed as probable.
20.DeSean Jackson PHI at Dal
21.*Eric Decker DEN at Oak
Note: (Thigh) Full practice Thursday and Friday.
22.Roddy White ATL vs. Car
23.Andre Johnson HOU at Ten
24.Marques Colston NO vs. TB
25.Jordy Nelson GB at Chi
26.Vernon Davis SF at Ari
Note: Poorly timed goose egg, but should get well against Arizona this week.
27.Chris Johnson TEN vs. Hou
28.*Frank Gore SF at Ari
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
29.Zac Stacy STL at Sea
30.Reggie Bush DET at Min
31.*Fred Jackson BUF at NE
Note: (Ribs) Given a day of rest Tuesday.
32.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN vs. Det
33.Greg Jennings MIN vs. Det
34.Vincent Jackson TB at NO
35.Anquan Boldin SF at Ari
36.Danny Amendola NE vs. Buf
37.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. SF
Note: Played, but wasn't a factor against Richard Sherman and the Seahawks. Should be more active this week.
38.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Hou
39.*Brian Hartline MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
40.Harry Douglas ATL vs. Car
41.*Torrey Smith BAL at Cin
Note: (Thigh) Officially listed as questionable, but expected to play.
42.Alfred Morris WAS at NYG
43.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. Det
Note: (Foot/Groin) Still less than 100 percent. Sat out Tuesday's practice. ***Officially ruled out.***
44.DeAngelo Williams CAR at Atl
45.Bobby Rainey TB at NO
46.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Bal
47.Danny Woodhead SD vs. KC
48.*Maurice Jones-Drew JAC at Ind
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out Tuesday's walk-through, but expected to play this week - could be his last game in a Jaguars uniform. Limited practice Friday, but listed as probable.
49.Steven Jackson ATL vs. Car
50.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. SF
51.Mike Wallace MIA vs. NYJ
52.Riley Cooper PHI at Dal
53.Greg Olsen CAR at Atl
54.Julius Thomas DEN at Oak
55.Jason Witten DAL vs. Phi
56.Joique Bell DET at Min
57.Chris Ivory NYJ at Mia
58.Edwin Baker CLE at Pit
Note: Took over the primary back role last week.
59.Donald Brown IND vs. Jax
60.C.J. Spiller BUF at NE
61.*Shane Vereen NE vs. Buf
Note: Suffered a groin injury late in the first quarter, after the Pats had already jumped out to a lead. Should be available for Week 17. ***Limited practice Thursday and Friday, listed as questionable, is a game-time decision for a 4:25 game.***
62.Brandon LaFell CAR at Atl
63.Rod Streater OAK vs. Den
64.Andre Caldwell DEN at Oak
Note: Broncos' #3 receiver again this week with Welker still out.
65.Marvin Jones CIN vs. Bal
66.Nate Burleson DET at Min
67.Andre Ellington ARZ vs. SF
68.*Knile Davis KC at SD
Note: Should get a lot of work this week, despite putting the ball on the ground twice in the loss to the Colts.
69.Darren McFadden OAK vs. Den
70.Pierre Thomas NO vs. TB
71.*Ray Rice BAL at Cin
Note: (Hip/Thigh) Received a rest day Tuesday. Listed as questionable, expected to play.
72.*Golden Tate SEA vs. StL
Note: Sprained thumb, expects to play.
73.*Michael Crabtree SF at Ari
Note: (Wrist) Listed as probable.
74.*Jarrett Boykin GB at Chi
Note: Could be hurt by Randall Cobb's return.
75.Marlon Brown BAL at Cin
76.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Jax
77.Hakeem Nicks NYG vs. Was
78.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. StL
79.*Ted Ginn CAR at Atl
Note: In line to start in place of Steve Smith, who is week-to-week.
80.Charles Clay MIA vs. NYJ
81.Marcedes Lewis JAC at Ind
82.*Ryan Griffin HOU at Ten
Note: (Knee) Limited early in the week, but the only active true TE on the roster.
83.Heath Miller PIT vs. Cle
84.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. GB
85.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Hou
86.Dennis Pitta BAL at Cin
87.*Robert Woods BUF at NE
Note: Ejected for throwing a punch at a Dolphins' defender last week - always a smart play to try to punch a guy wearing a helmet.
88.Justin Hunter TEN vs. Hou
89.Da'Rick Rogers IND vs. Jax
90.*Ace Sanders JAC at Ind
Note: Injured his finger in the loss to Tennessee.
91.Jerrel Jernigan NYG vs. Was
92.Denarius Moore OAK vs. Den
93.Kris Durham DET at Min
94.*Rashard Mendenhall ARZ vs. SF
Note: (Finger) Listed as probable.
95.Montee Ball DEN at Oak
96.James Starks GB at Chi
97.Stevan Ridley NE vs. Buf
98.*Jonathan Grimes HOU at Ten
Note: Expected to start with Dennis Johnson banged up and Deji Karim out. Ray Graham also will be active.
99.*Daniel Thomas MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Listed as questionable - limited practice all week, not a good matchup either.
100.Rashad Jennings OAK vs. Den
101.*Michael Cox NYG vs. Was
Note: Could end up starting if Andre Brown is sidelined with a concussion.

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Buf
2.Matt Prater DEN at Oak
3.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. StL
4.Mason Crosby GB at Chi
5.Dan Bailey DAL vs. Phi
6.Alex Henery PHI at Dal
7.David Akers DET at Min
8.Phil Dawson SF at Ari
9.Robbie Gould CHI vs. GB
10.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Bal
11.Justin Tucker BAL at Cin
Note: Can't predict ball - misses after amazing MNF game the week before.
12.Blair Walsh MIN vs. Det
13.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. Jax
Note: Strangely missed an attempt from 30 yards.
14.Shayne Graham NO vs. TB
15.Graham Gano CAR at Atl
16.Nick Novak SD vs. KC
17.Nick Folk NYJ at Mia
18.Randy Bullock HOU at Ten
19.Jay Feely ARZ vs. SF
20.Rob Bironas TEN vs. Hou
21.Ryan Succop KC at SD
22.Greg Zuerlein STL at Sea
23.Dan Carpenter BUF at NE
24.Josh Scobee JAC at Ind
25.Matt Bryant ATL vs. Car
26.Caleb Sturgis MIA vs. NYJ
27.Billy Cundiff CLE at Pit
28.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Cle
29.Josh Brown NYG vs. Was
30.Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. Den
31.Kai Forbath WAS at NYG
32.Rian Lindell TB at NO

Defenses

1.Seattle Seahawks vs. StL
2.San Diego Chargers vs. KC
Note: Could be facing a Chiefs team that is resting its starters most of the game.
3.Arizona Cardinals vs. SF
4.San Francisco 49ers at Ari
Note: How many fantasy Super Bowls were decided on Navorro Bowman's pick-six?
5.Carolina Panthers at Atl
Note: Underrated key - finding a local scorer that pumps up tackles totals. See also, Luke Kuechly.
6.*Cincinnati Bengals vs. Bal
Note: Vontaze Burfict has entered the NFL's concussion protocol.
7.Miami Dolphins vs. NYJ
8.Denver Broncos at Oak
9.St. Louis Rams at Sea
10.*Indianapolis Colts vs. Jax
Note: Cory Redding injured his shoulder in the fourth quarter last week, MRI was negative.
11.New England Patriots vs. Buf
12.New Orleans Saints vs. TB
13.New York Jets at Mia
14.New York Giants vs. Was
15.Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cle
16.Tennessee Titans vs. Hou
17.Detroit Lions at Min
18.Cleveland Browns at Pit
19.*Washington Redskins at NYG
Note: Brian Orakpo (groin) limited in practice.
20.Baltimore Ravens at Cin
21.Buffalo Bills at NE
22.Philadelphia Eagles at Dal
23.Green Bay Packers at Chi
24.*Houston Texans at Ten
Note: Johnathan Joseph out for the season with a torn ligament in his toe.
25.Jacksonville Jaguars at Ind
26.Atlanta Falcons vs. Car
27.*Dallas Cowboys vs. Phi
Note: Sean Lee (neck) might not make it back this season.
28.Kansas City Chiefs at SD
29.Chicago Bears vs. GB
30.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at NO
31.Minnesota Vikings vs. Det
32.Oakland Raiders vs. Den

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