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Weekly Rankings: Week 8 Value Meter

Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

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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.

Typically, this article will be posted on Tuesday evenings, roughly around 8:00 pm PT. ***These are not draft rankings. They are solely for the given week of the season.***

I will update these during the week, usually twice per week to account for injury or other news during practice. The timing of those updates will vary based on the news at hand and my schedule for the given week. But the first of those updates usually won't happen until Thursday. At any rate, I will post a "last updated" note at the top of the article, or an "update in progress" note if it's while I'm doing it.

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?".

***BYE WEEKS - New York Giants and San Francisco. First posted Tuesday, 10/21. Sunday Update Complete, check our latest news for anything pertinent before kickoff.***

Quarterback

1.Aaron Rodgers GB at NO
2.Peyton Manning DEN vs. SD
3.Drew Brees NO vs. GB
Note: Brees threw for 342 yards against the Lions' tough defense, though he threw a killer interception and was 1-for-11 during a critical stretch of the fourth quarter.
4.*Tony Romo DAL vs. Was
Note: Standard rest day Thursday (usually Wednesday, but the Cowboys are playing Monday night). ***Had full practices Friday and Saturday, listed as probable.***
5.Andrew Luck IND at Pit
6.Matthew Stafford DET at Atl
7.*Tom Brady NE vs. Chi
Note: (Ankle) Full practice on Thursday.
8.Russell Wilson SEA at Car
9.Jay Cutler CHI at NE
10.Philip Rivers SD at Den
11.Alex Smith KC vs. StL
12.Carson Palmer ARZ vs. Phi
Note: Palmer isn't throwing deep that often, and in the process he's transitioned well to being more of a game-manager type of quarterback.
13.Nick Foles PHI at Ari
14.Ryan Tannehill MIA at Jax
15.Kyle Orton BUF at NYJ
16.Cam Newton CAR vs. Sea
17.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Det
Note: Sacked five more times by the Ravens in the loss.
18.Joe Flacco BAL at Cin
19.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Ind
20.*Mike Glennon TB vs. Min
Note: Took the first-team snaps in practice Monday, though McCown took some snaps too. ***Expected to start Sunday, and McCown is listed as questionable, although McCown did have a full practice Friday. CONFIRMED STARTER***
21.Teddy Bridgewater MIN at TB
22.*Brian Hoyer CLE vs. Oak
Note: Hoyer had a dismal game against the Jaguars, but he's been confirmed as the starter for Week 8. It's funny how quickly the conventional wisdom can change on a player - at the beginning of the season, the Browns were crazy not to insert Manziel right away, then they were geniuses for doing so after the PIT and TEN wins, and now they're crazy again.
23.Austin Davis STL at KC
24.*Ryan Fitzpatrick HOU at Ten
Note: Ryan Mallett will get snaps in practice this week, but Fitzpatrick will still start.
25.Geno Smith NYJ vs. Buf
26.Derek Carr OAK at Cle
27.*Colt McCoy WAS at Dal
Note: McCoy will handle the starter reps in practice this week - it'll be either McCoy or RGIII starting this week. ***Took the majority of the first-team reps in practice Friday.***
28.Blake Bortles JAC vs. Mia
29.Andy Dalton CIN vs. Bal
Note: Averaged less than four yards per target in the loss to the Colts.
30.*Zach Mettenberger TEN vs. Hou
Note: Getting his first NFL start this week.
31.*Robert Griffin WAS at Dal
Note: (Ankle) Not yet ruled out, but my best guess is that it will be either next week or after the bye before he returns. When he's ready, however, he will start. Making 'steady progress' and it's possible he could start - coach Jay Gruden said that he'd take it all the way until an hour before gametime until naming his starter. ***Listed as questionable for Monday night after limited practices all week.***
32.Charlie Whitehurst TEN vs. Hou
Note: Zach Mettenberger has been named the starter this week.
33.*Jake Locker TEN vs. Hou
Note: (Thumb) Slated to throw again Tuesday to see his progress.
34.*Kirk Cousins WAS at Dal
Note: Conventional wisdom changing quickly, part 2 - so much for the idea that he should permanently take over for RGIII for the rest of the season - getting benched in favor of Colt McCoy is a new low.
35.*Josh McCown TB vs. Min
Note: (Thumb) Took some snaps at Monday's practice, but Glennon got the first team reps. Limited practice this week.

Running Backs

1.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Was
2.Arian Foster HOU at Ten
3.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Ind
4.Matt Forte CHI at NE
5.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. StL
Note: The last two weeks the Rams have completely sold out to stop the run, daring the Niners and Seahawks to make the quarterback beat them. I imagine they'll continue to do so this week with the Chiefs. Passed a series of concussion tests after taking a head-to-head shot last week.
6.Marshawn Lynch SEA at Car
7.Lamar Miller MIA at Jax
8.Ahmad Bradshaw IND at Pit
9.*Andre Ellington ARZ vs. Phi
Note: Suffered sore ribs against the Raiders but didn't suffer any structural damage. Limited practice Wednesday, as per usual. ***Listed as probable on the injury report.***
10.*LeSean McCoy PHI at Ari
Note: ***Moved down a couple of notches due to the matchup and the probability that Sproles will play after all.***
11.Eddie Lacy GB at NO
12.Justin Forsett BAL at Cin
13.Jerick McKinnon MIN at TB
14.Joique Bell DET at Atl
15.Chris Ivory NYJ vs. Buf
16.Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. SD
17.*Mark Ingram NO vs. GB
Note: Played 25 snaps in his return to action, but with Pierre Thomas out he'll probably get more work this week. ***Moved up a little more with Khiry Robinson declared out for this week too.***
18.*Branden Oliver SD at Den
Note: Likely to get another start and full share of carries Thursday with Donald Brown and Ryan Mathews still out of practice Tuesday.
19.*Shane Vereen NE vs. Chi
Note: ***Listed as questionable due to an illness.***
20.*Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Bal
Note: (Ribs) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
21.*Denard Robinson JAC vs. Mia
Note: The new starter in Jacksonville. Gus Bradley reiterated that Robinson would start even with Toby Gerhart returning this week.
22.*Alfred Morris WAS at Dal
Note: Briefly treated for an ankle injury in the win over the Titans but later returned, only to do very little for the game. ***Was able to practice all week, is listed as probable for Monday night's game.***
23.Ben Tate CLE vs. Oak
Note: The loss of center Alex Mack really bogged down Tate and the other Browns RBs.
24.*Tre Mason STL at KC
Note: Appears to be the man in St. Louis, albeit not on passing downs. Fumbled late against the Seahawks, but luckily for him a teammate recovered.
25.Darren McFadden OAK at Cle
26.Doug Martin TB vs. Min
27.Steven Jackson ATL vs. Det
28.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Sea
29.*Anthony Dixon BUF at NYJ
Note: Likely takes over the starting RB role for the Bills after injuries to both Jackson and Spiller last week, but Bryce Brown could also figure in the carries. Lined up with the first team in the media access portion of Wednesday's practice.
30.*Travaris Cadet NO vs. GB
Note: Bigger role in the Saints' passing game with Pierre Thomas likely out 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury. Possible that Khiry Robinson could also sit out.
31.Jeremy Hill CIN vs. Bal
32.Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. Oak
33.*Benny Cunningham STL at KC
Note: ***(Knee) Listed as probable.***
34.*Bishop Sankey TEN vs. Hou
Note: ***Moved down with the news that Shonn Greene was listed as probable on the injury report, though we're awaiting word from the Titans on their intentions after Greene was arrested Friday night.***
35.*James Starks GB at NO
Note: Suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter last week. Was wearing pads in practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
36.*Darren Sproles PHI at Ari
Note: (MCL tear) Practiced Tuesday, could return to action this week. Limited practice participant Wednesday. I'll wait until I see what he does in Friday's practice before bumping him up. ***Questionable, but had a full practice Friday.***
37.Antone Smith ATL vs. Det
38.Matt Asiata MIN at TB
39.Alfred Blue HOU at Ten
40.Bernard Pierce BAL at Cin
41.*Theo Riddick DET at Atl
Note: (Hamstring) Could return to action this week, especially if Reggie Bush is hampered in practice. Full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable while Reggie Bush is doubtful.***
42.Chris Johnson NYJ vs. Buf
43.*Stepfan Taylor ARZ vs. Phi
Note: Took advantage of his goal line back role twice against the Raiders. Could get signficant action this week too if Ellington's rib injury turns out to limit him in Week 8.
44.Roy Helu WAS at Dal
45.*Bryce Brown BUF at NYJ
Note: Should be active finally, but we'll see if he or Anthony Dixon steps in first with both Jackson and Spiller out.
46.Bobby Rainey TB vs. Min
47.LeGarrette Blount PIT vs. Ind
48.Joseph Randle DAL vs. Was
49.Knile Davis KC vs. StL
50.*Toby Gerhart JAC vs. Mia
Note: (Foot) Will be evaluated again Wednesday. Could get some reps this week, but why would the Jags use him extensively after Denard Robinson's performance last week? ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
51.Brandon Bolden NE vs. Chi
Note: Played fewer snaps than Jonas Gray last week, but I wouldn't cut him just yet. The Patriots' RB rotation is hardly firm from week-to-week. This week might be a better week to have their RBs run between the tackles.
52.Juwan Thompson DEN vs. SD
53.Maurice Jones-Drew OAK at Cle
54.Damien Williams MIA at Jax
55.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. Det
56.Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Det
57.Jonas Gray NE vs. Chi
58.Storm Johnson JAC vs. Mia
Note: A late touchdown prevented last week's game from being a total disaster, but he's clearly taking a back seat to Denard Robinson. Back to third-string status this week.
59.Dexter McCluster TEN vs. Hou
60.*Shonn Greene TEN vs. Hou
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Arrested Friday on charges of a handicap parking violation plus driving on a suspended/revoked license. He previously had been upgraded to probable on the injury report after practicing Thursday and Friday.***
61.*Dan Herron IND at Pit
Note: ***Could be part of timeshare Sunday if Trent Richardson can't play.***
62.*Zac Stacy STL at KC
Note: Odd man out after Mason and Cunningham last week.
63.Terrance West CLE vs. Oak
64.Ka'Deem Carey CHI at NE
65.*Darrin Reaves CAR vs. Sea
Note: (Calf) Active but didn't get any action last week.
66.*Robert Turbin SEA at Car
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
67.Lorenzo Taliaferro BAL at Cin
68.Lance Dunbar DAL vs. Was
69.George Winn DET at Atl
70.Jordan Todman JAC vs. Mia
71.Daniel Thomas MIA at Jax
72.De'Anthony Thomas KC vs. StL
73.C.J. Anderson DEN vs. SD
74.Chris Ogbonnaya CAR vs. Sea
75.Jackie Battle TEN vs. Hou
76.Jonathan Grimes HOU at Ten
77.Latavius Murray OAK at Cle
78.Ronnie Brown SD at Den
79.*Edwin Baker NO vs. GB
Note: ***Promoted from the Saints' practice squad.***
80.*Phillip Tanner BUF at NYJ
Note: Signed by the Bills, probably will be the third-string back.
81.*James White NE vs. Chi
Note: Healthy scratch last Thursday in favor of Jonas Gray.
82.*Khiry Robinson NO vs. GB
Note: (Forearm) Didn't practice Wednesday. ***Declared out for Sunday's game.***
83.*Trent Richardson IND at Pit
Note: Injured his hamstring against the Bengals. Did not practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable after not practicing Friday.***
84.*Pierre Thomas NO vs. GB
Note: Out 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury.
85.*Fozzy Whittaker CAR vs. Sea
Note: (Thigh) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Officially out this week.***
86.*Reggie Bush DET at Atl
Note: Rolled his ankle a couple of times against the Saints and sat out most of the second half, but expects to play this week against the Falcons. Limited Wednesday, sat out Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful. OFFICIALLY INACTIVE***
87.*Donald Brown SD at Den
Note: (Concussion) Did not practice Tuesday. Unlikely to go with the Chargers playing the Thursday night game. Ruled out again.
88.*DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. Sea
Note: (Ankle) Not yet ready to play this week.
89.*Charles Sims TB vs. Min
Note: (Ankle) 'Not there yet' but could return in Week 9.
90.*Fred Jackson BUF at NYJ
Note: Won't need surgery for his injured groin, but could be out four weeks.
91.*Ryan Mathews SD at Den
Note: (Knee) Still not back to practice as of Tuesday, unlikely to go this week. Ruled out again this week.
92.*C.J. Spiller BUF at NYJ
Note: Broken collarbone - placed on the IR-designated-to-return list.

Wide Receivers

1.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. SD
2.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Ind
3.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Was
4.Jordy Nelson GB at NO
5.Randall Cobb GB at NO
6.Jeremy Maclin PHI at Ari
7.Golden Tate DET at Atl
8.Alshon Jeffery CHI at NE
9.T.Y. Hilton IND at Pit
10.Mike Wallace MIA at Jax
11.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Det
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday, full practice Thursday.
12.Julian Edelman NE vs. Chi
13.Brandon Marshall CHI at NE
14.Steve Smith BAL at Cin
15.*Sammy Watkins BUF at NYJ
Note: (Groin) Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
16.Brandon LaFell NE vs. Chi
17.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Phi
18.Marques Colston NO vs. GB
19.Andre Johnson HOU at Ten
Note: The Texans vowed to make a concerted effort to give Johnson more targets early on in the game after the Monday night loss.
20.Keenan Allen SD at Den
Note: Allen had 10 targets against the Chiefs, including one in the end zone. Stay patient.
21.Terrance Williams DAL vs. Was
22.*Vincent Jackson TB vs. Min
Note: (Ribs) Did not practice Monday. Limited practice Wednesday. ***Limited practice the remainder of the week - listed as probable, however.***
23.Doug Baldwin SEA at Car
24.DeSean Jackson WAS at Dal
25.Mike Evans TB vs. Min
26.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Phi
Note: Only three targets against the Raiders, but at least he scored.
27.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Bal
28.Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. SD
29.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at Ten
30.Pierre Garcon WAS at Dal
31.Brian Quick STL at KC
Note: Go trade for Quick now - the last two weeks were against San Francisco and Seattle - of course his numbers were going to be down.
32.Roddy White ATL vs. Det
33.Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. Sea
34.*Eric Decker NYJ vs. Buf
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday, but no reported setbacks from last week's game. ***Listed as probable.***
35.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Hou
36.Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Mia
37.Torrey Smith BAL at Cin
38.Malcom Floyd SD at Den
39.Greg Jennings MIN at TB
40.Wes Welker DEN vs. SD
41.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. StL
42.Brandin Cooks NO vs. GB
43.Andre Holmes OAK at Cle
44.Andrew Hawkins CLE vs. Oak
45.Allen Robinson JAC vs. Mia
46.Jarvis Landry MIA at Jax
47.*Percy Harvin NYJ vs. Buf
Note: Limited snaps this week as he learns the offense.
48.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at TB
49.*Hakeem Nicks IND at Pit
Note: Could have a bigger role this week if Reggie Wayne misses the game.
50.James Jones OAK at Cle
51.Jordan Matthews PHI at Ari
52.Justin Hunter TEN vs. Hou
53.Davante Adams GB at NO
54.Jermaine Kearse SEA at Car
55.Robert Woods BUF at NYJ
56.*John Brown ARZ vs. Phi
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
57.Riley Cooper PHI at Ari
58.Kenny Stills NO vs. GB
59.Louis Murphy TB vs. Min
60.Eddie Royal SD at Den
61.Miles Austin CLE vs. Oak
62.*Corey Fuller DET at Atl
Note: ***Starting in place of Calvin Johnson again this week.***
63.*Kenny Britt STL at KC
Note: Injured his ankle in the win over the Seahawks and could miss practice time this week. As suggested by the team earlier in the week, Britt sat out Wednesday's practice. ***Full practice Thursday, listed as probable.***
64.Lance Moore PIT vs. Ind
65.Paul Richardson SEA at Car
Note: Richardson had four catches on five targets in his first game after the Percy Harvin deal. It appears he'll get more work than Ricardo Lockette.
66.Andre Roberts WAS at Dal
67.*Harry Douglas ATL vs. Det
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Thursday. ***Active this week after practicing Thursday and Friday.***
68.Marqise Lee JAC vs. Mia
69.Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. Buf
70.Jarius Wright MIN at TB
71.Jeremy Ross DET at Atl
72.*Markus Wheaton PIT vs. Ind
Note: Had just two targets and is losing snaps to Lance Moore and Martavis Bryant.
73.Devin Hester ATL vs. Det
74.Allen Hurns JAC vs. Mia
75.Martavis Bryant PIT vs. Ind
76.Brian Hartline MIA at Jax
77.*Donte Moncrief IND at Pit
Note: ***Like Hakeem Nicks, Moncrief could get a few more targets this week with Reggie Wayne out.***
78.Nate Washington TEN vs. Hou
79.Jerricho Cotchery CAR vs. Sea
80.Travis Benjamin CLE vs. Oak
81.Tavon Austin STL at KC
82.Danny Amendola NE vs. Chi
83.Chris Hogan BUF at NYJ
84.Dane Sanzenbacher CIN vs. Bal
85.Brandon Tate CIN vs. Bal
86.Derek Hagan TEN vs. Hou
87.Taylor Gabriel CLE vs. Oak
88.Greg Little CIN vs. Bal
89.*Reggie Wayne IND at Pit
Note: Elbow injury, could miss a game or two. Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Chuck Pagano indicated Friday that Wayne is out this week.***
90.*Calvin Johnson DET at Atl
Note: Ankle is doing better, but he doesn't yet know if he'll play against the Falcons. The Lions have their bye next week. Did 'much more' in Thursday's practice, running some routes. It's possible that he plays. You'll have to get up early to find out, though, with the game kicking off at 9:30 a.m. ET. ***Inactive again this week.***
91.*Donnie Avery KC vs. StL
Note: (Groin) Still out this week.
92.*Corey Brown CAR vs. Sea
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Packers. ***Out this week.***
93.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Bal
Note: Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Monday that Green (toe) has made significant progress. Lewis has consistently been more optimistic than other sources over the course of Green's absence. Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Not expected to play this week, but if all goes well Wednesday, he could return next week.***
94.*Jarrett Boykin GB at NO

Tight Ends

1.Julius Thomas DEN vs. SD
2.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Chi
3.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Sea
4.Dwayne Allen IND at Pit
5.Jordan Reed WAS at Dal
6.*Martellus Bennett CHI at NE
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
7.Zach Ertz PHI at Ari
8.Antonio Gates SD at Den
9.*Jimmy Graham NO vs. GB
Note: (Shoulder) Only two targets, no catches - was used more as a decoy and had limited snaps. Limited practice Wednesday - once again, the Friday practice will be more illuminating about his status for this week. ***Practiced all week, listed as questionable.***
10.*Travis Kelce KC vs. StL
Note: (Ribs) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
11.Jason Witten DAL vs. Was
12.Jordan Cameron CLE vs. Oak
Note: Only one catch on six targets - Hoyer missed him when he was open in the end zone early in the game.
13.Coby Fleener IND at Pit
Note: Both tight ends could be more active this week if Reggie Wayne misses the game.
14.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Hou
15.Jared Cook STL at KC
16.Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB vs. Min
17.Scott Chandler BUF at NYJ
18.*Charles Clay MIA at Jax
Note: (Knee) Didn't practice Tuesday, but no reports of a setback. Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
19.Jace Amaro NYJ vs. Buf
20.*Crockett Gillmore BAL at Cin
Note: ***'Next man up' at tight end for the Ravens.***
21.Heath Miller PIT vs. Ind
22.Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Bal
Note: Good news - 10 catches! Bad news - only 48 yards.
23.Tim Wright NE vs. Chi
24.Clay Harbor JAC vs. Mia
25.Cooper Helfet SEA at Car
26.Ben Watson NO vs. GB
27.Mychal Rivera OAK at Cle
28.Garrett Graham HOU at Ten
29.Niles Paul WAS at Dal
30.Ladarius Green SD at Den
31.Andrew Quarless GB at NO
32.Gavin Escobar DAL vs. Was
33.Jeff Cumberland NYJ vs. Buf
34.Josh Hill NO vs. GB
35.Richard Rodgers GB at NO
36.Levine Toilolo ATL vs. Det
37.John Carlson ARZ vs. Phi
Note: Limited production but on the field for 70 of 76 snaps against the Raiders.
38.*Owen Daniels BAL at Cin
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Got his knee scoped on Friday and is out. Crockett Gillmore will start in his place.***
39.*Brandon Pettigrew DET at Atl
Note: (Foot) Did not practice Thursday - all three of their top tight ends all sat out practice. ***Inactive this week.***
40.*Eric Ebron DET at Atl
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. SD
2.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Ind
3.DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Was
4.Arian Foster HOU at Ten
5.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Was
6.Jordy Nelson GB at NO
7.Randall Cobb GB at NO
8.Julius Thomas DEN vs. SD
9.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Ind
10.Matt Forte CHI at NE
11.Jeremy Maclin PHI at Ari
12.Golden Tate DET at Atl
13.Alshon Jeffery CHI at NE
14.T.Y. Hilton IND at Pit
15.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Chi
16.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. StL
Note: The last two weeks the Rams have completely sold out to stop the run, daring the Niners and Seahawks to make the quarterback beat them. I imagine they'll continue to do so this week with the Chiefs. Passed a series of concussion tests after taking a head-to-head shot last week.
17.Julian Edelman NE vs. Chi
18.*LeSean McCoy PHI at Ari
Note: ***Moved down a couple of notches due to the matchup and the probability that Sproles will play after all.***
19.*Vincent Jackson TB vs. Min
Note: (Ribs) Did not practice Monday. Limited practice Wednesday. ***Limited practice the remainder of the week - listed as probable, however.***
20.Mike Wallace MIA at Jax
21.Marshawn Lynch SEA at Car
22.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Det
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday, full practice Thursday.
23.Brandon Marshall CHI at NE
24.Steve Smith BAL at Cin
25.*Sammy Watkins BUF at NYJ
Note: (Groin) Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
26.Lamar Miller MIA at Jax
27.Ahmad Bradshaw IND at Pit
28.*Andre Ellington ARZ vs. Phi
Note: Suffered sore ribs against the Raiders but didn't suffer any structural damage. Limited practice Wednesday, as per usual. ***Listed as probable on the injury report.***
29.Brandon LaFell NE vs. Chi
30.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Phi
31.Marques Colston NO vs. GB
32.DeSean Jackson WAS at Dal
33.Mike Evans TB vs. Min
34.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Sea
35.Andre Johnson HOU at Ten
Note: The Texans vowed to make a concerted effort to give Johnson more targets early on in the game after the Monday night loss.
36.Terrance Williams DAL vs. Was
37.Eddie Lacy GB at NO
38.*Shane Vereen NE vs. Chi
Note: ***Listed as questionable due to an illness.***
39.Justin Forsett BAL at Cin
40.Joique Bell DET at Atl
41.Chris Ivory NYJ vs. Buf
42.Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. SD
43.*Branden Oliver SD at Den
Note: Likely to get another start and full share of carries Thursday with Donald Brown and Ryan Mathews still out of practice Tuesday.
44.*Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Bal
Note: (Ribs) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
45.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Phi
Note: Only three targets against the Raiders, but at least he scored.
46.Doug Baldwin SEA at Car
47.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Bal
48.Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. SD
49.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at Ten
50.Pierre Garcon WAS at Dal
51.Brian Quick STL at KC
Note: Go trade for Quick now - the last two weeks were against San Francisco and Seattle - of course his numbers were going to be down.
52.Jerick McKinnon MIN at TB
53.*Denard Robinson JAC vs. Mia
Note: The new starter in Jacksonville. Gus Bradley reiterated that Robinson would start even with Toby Gerhart returning this week.
54.Ben Tate CLE vs. Oak
Note: The loss of center Alex Mack really bogged down Tate and the other Browns RBs.
55.Keenan Allen SD at Den
Note: Allen had 10 targets against the Chiefs, including one in the end zone. Stay patient.
56.Roddy White ATL vs. Det
57.Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. Sea
58.*Eric Decker NYJ vs. Buf
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday, but no reported setbacks from last week's game. ***Listed as probable.***
59.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Hou
60.Dwayne Allen IND at Pit
61.*Martellus Bennett CHI at NE
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
62.Jordan Reed WAS at Dal
63.Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Mia
64.Torrey Smith BAL at Cin
65.*Alfred Morris WAS at Dal
Note: Briefly treated for an ankle injury in the win over the Titans but later returned, only to do very little for the game. ***Was able to practice all week, is listed as probable for Monday night's game.***
66.*Tre Mason STL at KC
Note: Appears to be the man in St. Louis, albeit not on passing downs. Fumbled late against the Seahawks, but luckily for him a teammate recovered.
67.Darren McFadden OAK at Cle
68.Doug Martin TB vs. Min
69.*Mark Ingram NO vs. GB
Note: Played 25 snaps in his return to action, but with Pierre Thomas out he'll probably get more work this week. ***Moved up a little more with Khiry Robinson declared out for this week too.***
70.*Bishop Sankey TEN vs. Hou
Note: ***Moved down with the news that Shonn Greene was listed as probable on the injury report, though we're awaiting word from the Titans on their intentions after Greene was arrested Friday night.***
71.Steven Jackson ATL vs. Det
72.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Sea
73.Malcom Floyd SD at Den
74.Greg Jennings MIN at TB
75.Wes Welker DEN vs. SD
76.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. StL
77.Brandin Cooks NO vs. GB
78.Andre Holmes OAK at Cle
79.Andrew Hawkins CLE vs. Oak
80.Allen Robinson JAC vs. Mia
81.Jarvis Landry MIA at Jax
82.Zach Ertz PHI at Ari
83.*Jimmy Graham NO vs. GB
Note: (Shoulder) Only two targets, no catches - was used more as a decoy and had limited snaps. Limited practice Wednesday - once again, the Friday practice will be more illuminating about his status for this week. ***Practiced all week, listed as questionable.***
84.*Travis Kelce KC vs. StL
Note: (Ribs) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
85.*Reggie Bush DET at Atl
Note: Rolled his ankle a couple of times against the Saints and sat out most of the second half, but expects to play this week against the Falcons. Limited Wednesday, sat out Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful. OFFICIALLY INACTIVE***
86.*Anthony Dixon BUF at NYJ
Note: Likely takes over the starting RB role for the Bills after injuries to both Jackson and Spiller last week, but Bryce Brown could also figure in the carries. Lined up with the first team in the media access portion of Wednesday's practice.
87.*Percy Harvin NYJ vs. Buf
Note: Limited snaps this week as he learns the offense.
88.Jeremy Hill CIN vs. Bal
89.Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. Oak
90.*Travaris Cadet NO vs. GB
Note: Bigger role in the Saints' passing game with Pierre Thomas likely out 2-3 weeks with a shoulder injury. Possible that Khiry Robinson could also sit out.
91.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at TB
92.*Hakeem Nicks IND at Pit
Note: Could have a bigger role this week if Reggie Wayne misses the game.
93.James Jones OAK at Cle
94.*Benny Cunningham STL at KC
Note: ***(Knee) Listed as probable.***
95.*James Starks GB at NO
Note: Suffered an ankle injury in the third quarter last week. Was wearing pads in practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
96.Storm Johnson JAC vs. Mia
Note: A late touchdown prevented last week's game from being a total disaster, but he's clearly taking a back seat to Denard Robinson. Back to third-string status this week.
97.Antone Smith ATL vs. Det
98.Jordan Matthews PHI at Ari
99.Justin Hunter TEN vs. Hou
100.Davante Adams GB at NO
101.Jermaine Kearse SEA at Car
102.Jason Witten DAL vs. Was
103.Jordan Cameron CLE vs. Oak
Note: Only one catch on six targets - Hoyer missed him when he was open in the end zone early in the game.
104.Antonio Gates SD at Den
105.Matt Asiata MIN at TB
106.Alfred Blue HOU at Ten
107.*Darren Sproles PHI at Ari
Note: (MCL tear) Practiced Tuesday, could return to action this week. Limited practice participant Wednesday. I'll wait until I see what he does in Friday's practice before bumping him up. ***Questionable, but had a full practice Friday.***
108.*DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. Sea
Note: (Ankle) Not yet ready to play this week.
109.*Khiry Robinson NO vs. GB
Note: (Forearm) Didn't practice Wednesday. ***Declared out for Sunday's game.***
110.*Reggie Wayne IND at Pit
Note: Elbow injury, could miss a game or two. Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Chuck Pagano indicated Friday that Wayne is out this week.***
111.*Calvin Johnson DET at Atl
Note: Ankle is doing better, but he doesn't yet know if he'll play against the Falcons. The Lions have their bye next week. Did 'much more' in Thursday's practice, running some routes. It's possible that he plays. You'll have to get up early to find out, though, with the game kicking off at 9:30 a.m. ET. ***Inactive again this week.***
112.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Bal
Note: Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said Monday that Green (toe) has made significant progress. Lewis has consistently been more optimistic than other sources over the course of Green's absence. Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Not expected to play this week, but if all goes well Wednesday, he could return next week.***
113.*Owen Daniels BAL at Cin
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Got his knee scoped on Friday and is out. Crockett Gillmore will start in his place.***

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Chi
2.Dan Bailey DAL vs. Was
3.*Brandon McManus DEN vs. SD
Note: (Groin) Missed practice Tuesday, but coach John Fox downplayed the injury as one that McManus has dealt with all season. Full practice Wednesday.
4.Nick Novak SD at Den
5.Steven Hauschka SEA at Car
6.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ vs. Phi
7.Mason Crosby GB at NO
8.Justin Tucker BAL at Cin
9.Adam Vinatieri IND at Pit
10.Cody Parkey PHI at Ari
11.Dan Carpenter BUF at NYJ
12.Matt Prater DET at Atl
13.Randy Bullock HOU at Ten
14.Blair Walsh MIN at TB
Note: Great kicker stuck on a not-so-great team. After a 55-yarder against the Bills, he's now 15-for-18 from 50+.
15.Shayne Graham NO vs. GB
16.Patrick Murray TB vs. Min
17.Matt Bryant ATL vs. Det
18.Robbie Gould CHI at NE
19.Cairo Santos KC vs. StL
20.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Ind
Note: The margin that some fantasy games turn on - if Antonio Brown's touchdown isn't overturned, or on a subsequent drive the Steelers go ahead and run a play on 4th-and-1 rather than take a penalty, Suisham has 1 or 2 points instead of six at the end.
21.Ryan Succop TEN vs. Hou
22.Graham Gano CAR vs. Sea
23.*Greg Zuerlein STL at KC
Note: ***Missed practice Friday with an illness but is expected to play this week.***
24.Nick Folk NYJ vs. Buf
25.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Bal
26.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at Cle
27.Caleb Sturgis MIA at Jax
28.Billy Cundiff CLE vs. Oak
29.Kai Forbath WAS at Dal
30.Josh Scobee JAC vs. Mia

Defenses

1.Detroit Lions at Atl
2.Miami Dolphins at Jax
3.Baltimore Ravens at Cin
4.Cleveland Browns vs. Oak
5.Denver Broncos vs. SD
6.Seattle Seahawks at Car
7.Kansas City Chiefs vs. StL
8.Dallas Cowboys vs. Was
9.*New England Patriots vs. Chi
Note: Chandler Jones is out 'about a month' with a hip injury.
10.Buffalo Bills at NYJ
11.*Houston Texans at Ten
Note: Jadeveon Clowney (knee) is targeting a return to action this week.
12.St. Louis Rams at KC
13.Philadelphia Eagles at Ari
14.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Min
15.*Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Ind
Note: Ryan Shazier (knee) is 'really close' to returning.
16.New York Jets vs. Buf
17.*San Diego Chargers at Den
Note: Brandon Flowers left last week with a concussion and now has a short week to face Denver.
18.*Arizona Cardinals vs. Phi
Note: Rashad Johnson is dealing with tendinitis of the patellar tendon. Calais Campbell (knee) might practice this week.
19.*Cincinnati Bengals vs. Bal
Note: Vontaze Burfict left with a cervical strain in the loss to the Colts, so of course Marvin Lewis says he is 'fine.'
20.Indianapolis Colts at Pit
21.Tennessee Titans vs. Hou
22.Minnesota Vikings at TB
23.Atlanta Falcons vs. Det
24.Carolina Panthers vs. Sea
25.*Oakland Raiders at Cle
Note: S Usama Young (ACL/MCL) is out for the season.
26.*Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Mia
Note: Andre Branch is out six weeks with a torn groin muscle. Paul Posluszny is out for the year with a torn pectoral muscle.
27.*Green Bay Packers at NO
Note: Tramon Williams (ankle) was able to play against Carolina but Sam Shields (knee) was held out.
28.New Orleans Saints vs. GB
29.*Chicago Bears at NE
Note: Kyle Fuller broke his hand (that won't require surgery now) and a hip pointer, yet still might play this week. The NFL - it's all about protecting the health of its players.
30.*Washington Redskins at Dal
Note: Brian Orakpo (pectoral) was placed on the Redskins' season-ending IR list.