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Weekly Rankings: Week 15 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 are over. First posted Tuesday, 12/9. Sunday Update Complete.***

Quarterback

1.Aaron Rodgers GB at Buf
2.Andrew Luck IND vs. Hou
3.Drew Brees NO at Chi
Note: Peyton Manning is getting a lot of shade thrown at him in the fantasy world for his flat game against the Bills, but at least the Broncos won. Brees was even worse at home against Carolina, coming off a great game against Pittsburgh the week before.
4.Peyton Manning DEN at SD
5.Tom Brady NE vs. Mia
6.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Atl
7.Jay Cutler CHI vs. NO
8.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Pit
9.Mark Sanchez PHI vs. Dal
10.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Min
11.*Tony Romo DAL at Phi
Note: (Back) Didn't practice Wednesday, though he did go through the team's walk-through. ***Listed as probable on the injury report.***
12.*Kyle Orton BUF vs. GB
Note: Will start again this week against the Packers. Coach Doug Marrone said that Orton would start even if the Bills get eliminated from the playoffs.
13.*Eli Manning NYG vs. Was
Note: (Back) Limited in Thursday's practice, but not especially so according to coach Tom Coughlin.
14.*Philip Rivers SD vs. Den
Note: ***(Chest, Back) Listed as probable.***
15.Ryan Tannehill MIA at NE
16.Russell Wilson SEA vs. SF
17.Joe Flacco BAL vs. Jax
18.*Johnny Manziel CLE vs. Cin
Note: Named the starter by the Browns for this week's game against the Bengals.
19.*Derek Anderson CAR vs. TB
Note: Officially starting this week in place of Cam Newton.
20.Alex Smith KC vs. Oak
21.*Josh McCown TB at Car
Note: Was limping after the loss to the Lions. Confirmed as the starter even with the Bucs eliminated from the playoffs.
22.Andy Dalton CIN at Cle
Note: Went out for one play in the fourth quarter after getting the wind knocked out of him. Dalton had good stats last week, though his fumble on a zone-read play was a huge game-turner. Now he faces a Browns defense that totally stifled him earlier this season.
23.Ryan Fitzpatrick HOU at Ind
24.*Colt McCoy WAS at NYG
Note: Injured his neck against the Rams but suffered no structural damage. Waiting to see his soreness and range of motion if he can start or if we'll see RG3 instead. Took first snap drills Thursday, scheduled to meet with team doctors Friday. If cleared, he'll start. ***Cleared to play and will start, despite being listed as questionable on the injury report.***
25.Jake Locker TEN vs. NYJ
26.Shaun Hill STL vs. Ari
27.Colin Kaepernick SF at Sea
28.Blake Bortles JAC at Bal
29.Derek Carr OAK at KC
30.Geno Smith NYJ at Ten
31.*Drew Stanton ARZ at StL
Note: (Ankle) Listed as probable. ***Injured his knee in the win over the Rams, unlikely to play next week.***
32.Teddy Bridgewater MIN at Det
33.Robert Griffin WAS at NYG
34.*Cam Newton CAR vs. TB
Note: Suffered two transverse process fractures in his lower back in a car accident Tuesday, and will spend the night in the hospital. His status for Week 15 is in question - one report compared his injuries to the one that cost Tony Romo a game earlier this season. Officially out this week.
35.*Zach Mettenberger TEN vs. NYJ
Note: Doubtful with a shoulder injury, Jake Locker is likely to start. Did not practice Thursday. ***Officially ruled out.***

Running Backs

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT at Atl
2.DeMarco Murray DAL at Phi
3.Matt Forte CHI vs. NO
4.*Arian Foster HOU at Ind
Note: (Groin) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
5.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. Oak
Note: Dealing with a swollen knee and an ankle injury. Didn't practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
6.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. SF
Note: ***(Back) Listed as probable.***
7.Mark Ingram NO at Chi
8.*Latavius Murray OAK at KC
Note: The Raiders finally gave him the vast majority of the carries last week - the genie is now out of the bottle.
9.Justin Forsett BAL vs. Jax
10.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Dal
11.*C.J. Anderson DEN at SD
Note: Injured his ankle before halftime last week and played with it heavily-taped. Limited practice Thursday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
12.Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. Cin
13.Joique Bell DET vs. Min
14.Alfred Morris WAS at NYG
15.*Dan Herron IND vs. Hou
Note: Got the critical 4th-and-1 carry inside 1:00 left and converted.
16.Lamar Miller MIA at NE
17.*Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. TB
Note: (Hip) Full practice Thursday. ***Will start again this week, with DeAngelo Williams doubtful.***
18.Chris Johnson NYJ at Ten
19.*Jeremy Hill CIN at Cle
Note: Apparently will start this week ahead of Bernard - though the news came from Bernard, not from the team.
20.Steven Jackson ATL vs. Pit
21.*Eddie Lacy GB at Buf
Note: Suffered a hip bruise in the fourth quarter Monday night. Limited practice Thursday, going to be close to a game-time decision Sunday. ***Listed as probable, but will split carries with Starks.***
22.*Rashad Jennings NYG vs. Was
Note: (Ankle) Barely played last week, once it became a blowout there was no need to risk him. Better practice this week than last, not on the initial injury report.
23.Tre Mason STL vs. Ari
24.Chris Ivory NYJ at Ten
25.Fred Jackson BUF vs. GB
26.Frank Gore SF at Sea
27.Giovani Bernard CIN at Cle
28.James Starks GB at Buf
29.Andre Williams NYG vs. Was
Note: Took advantage of the starting role and the cushy matchup, but Jennings will probably go back to starting this week and the matchup is far more difficult.
30.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Mia
31.*Shane Vereen NE vs. Mia
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable again, same as the last couple of weeks.***
32.Matt Asiata MIN at Det
Note: Had 18 carries last week, but Mike Zimmer was talking about reducing his workload.
33.Bishop Sankey TEN vs. NYJ
34.Kerwynn Williams ARZ at StL
Note: Not yet the starter, even though he's the one who produced last week.
35.Doug Martin TB at Car
36.*Branden Oliver SD vs. Den
Note: ***Relevant again with Mathews listed as doubtful, but he didn't do much in the matchup against the Broncos last time, despite numerous attempts.***
37.*Stepfan Taylor ARZ at StL
Note: Still the starter, though that seems to be a technicality and not a reflection of percentage of carries. We need to ask about Kerwynn Williams, who got the majority of carries and ran the best.
38.Terrance West CLE vs. Cin
39.*Toby Gerhart JAC at Bal
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Thursday - bigger role with Denard Robinson out for the season. Shared practice reps with Todman and Johnson. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
40.Marcel Reece OAK at KC
41.*Ben Tate MIN at Det
Note: Might get more carries this week, if Mike Zimmer's intentions are realized.
42.Darren Sproles PHI vs. Dal
43.Charles Sims TB at Car
44.Trent Richardson IND vs. Hou
45.Pierre Thomas NO at Chi
46.Alfred Blue HOU at Ind
47.*Reggie Bush DET vs. Min
Note: Technically listed ahead of Bell as the starter, though the latter ran better last week and was used more often. (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable, just two limited practices this week.***
48.Anthony Dixon BUF vs. GB
49.Jordan Todman JAC at Bal
50.Storm Johnson JAC at Bal
51.Jonas Gray NE vs. Mia
Note: On the field for only three snaps last week - clearly behind Blount as the Pats' power back.
52.Darren McFadden OAK at KC
53.Knile Davis KC vs. Oak
54.Robert Turbin SEA vs. SF
55.Carlos Hyde SF at Sea
56.Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Pit
57.Chris Polk PHI vs. Dal
58.Theo Riddick DET vs. Min
59.Bryce Brown BUF vs. GB
60.Juwan Thompson DEN at SD
61.Joe Banyard MIN at Det
62.Benny Cunningham STL vs. Ari
63.Khiry Robinson NO at Chi
64.Bernard Pierce BAL vs. Jax
65.Marion Grice ARZ at StL
66.Christine Michael SEA vs. SF
67.Joseph Randle DAL at Phi
68.Brandon Bolden NE vs. Mia
69.Bilal Powell NYJ at Ten
70.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. Pit
71.Jonathan Grimes HOU at Ind
72.Travaris Cadet NO at Chi
73.Donald Brown SD vs. Den
74.Shonn Greene TEN vs. NYJ
75.Damien Williams MIA at NE
76.Daniel Thomas MIA at NE
77.Ka'Deem Carey CHI vs. NO
78.Lance Dunbar DAL at Phi
79.Josh Harris PIT at Atl
80.*Dexter McCluster TEN vs. NYJ
81.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Den
Note: (Ankle) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful.***
82.*Lorenzo Taliaferro BAL vs. Jax
Note: Dealing with a sprained foot and ankle. Did not practice Thursday, seems unlikely to play this week.
83.*Roy Helu WAS at NYG
Note: Left with a toe injury last week and is unlikely to play in Week 15. ***Officially out.***
84.*Bobby Rainey TB at Car
Note: (Ankle) Inactive last week. ***Listed as questionable.***
85.*DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. TB
Note: (Hand) Day-to-day after sitting out last week. Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful.***
86.*Ronnie Hillman DEN at SD
Note: Both Hillman (foot) and Ball are slated to get more work in practice this week, with Hillman ahead of Ball, but Week 16 seems more likely as a target. ***Making progress, listed as questionable, but unlikely to play this week.***
87.*Montee Ball DEN at SD
Note: Both Hillman and Ball (groin) are slated to get more work in practice this week, with Hillman ahead of Ball, but Week 16 seems more likely as a target. ***Put on IR after another setback.***
88.*C.J. Spiller BUF vs. GB
89.*Adrian Peterson MIN at Det
Note: ***Appeal denied. Contemplating retirement.***
90.*Denard Robinson JAC at Bal
Note: (Foot Sprain) Out for the season.
91.*Andre Ellington ARZ at StL
Note: (Hernia) Out for the season.

Wide Receivers

1.Antonio Brown PIT at Atl
2.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. Min
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Thursday.
3.Jordy Nelson GB at Buf
4.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. NO
5.Dez Bryant DAL at Phi
6.Josh Gordon CLE vs. Cin
7.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Hou
8.Randall Cobb GB at Buf
9.Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. Dal
10.Odell Beckham NYG vs. Was
11.*Demaryius Thomas DEN at SD
Note: How much did the practice injury affect his performance? (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday, limited Thursday. ***Officially listed as probable.***
12.Emmanuel Sanders DEN at SD
13.Mike Evans TB at Car
14.A.J. Green CIN at Cle
Note: Does not have a good track record against Joe Haden and the Browns.
15.Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. TB
16.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at Ind
17.Vincent Jackson TB at Car
Note: Taking advantage of the emergence of Mike Evans - had a whopping 17 targets last week.
18.*Brandon LaFell NE vs. Mia
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Thursday, likely will be listed as questionable again this week. **Was listed as questionable again but is active.***
19.Golden Tate DET vs. Min
20.*Julian Edelman NE vs. Mia
Note: (Thigh) Limited practice Thursday.
21.Sammy Watkins BUF vs. GB
22.Keenan Allen SD vs. Den
Note: I underestimated how much Revis would be on Allen last week - only there targets in the Sunday night game.
23.Kenny Stills NO at Chi
24.*Harry Douglas ATL vs. Pit
Note: WIll go in my top 25 if Julio can't go.
25.Marques Colston NO at Chi
26.*Steve Smith BAL vs. Jax
Note: ***(Illness) Did not practice Friday, but listed as probable.***
27.*Roddy White ATL vs. Pit
Note: (Ankle) Limited in Wednesday's practice.
28.Donte Moncrief IND vs. Hou
29.Stedman Bailey STL vs. Ari
30.Jarvis Landry MIA at NE
31.Anquan Boldin SF at Sea
32.Jordan Matthews PHI vs. Dal
33.Martavis Bryant PIT at Atl
34.*DeSean Jackson WAS at NYG
Note: (Shin contusion) In wait-and-see mode. Limited practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Officially active, though I'm not optimistic about his chances of doing much this week.***
35.Mike Wallace MIA at NE
36.Andrew Hawkins CLE vs. Cin
37.*Marquess Wilson CHI vs. NO
Note: In the starting lineup with Brandon Marshall out for the year.
38.Eric Decker NYJ at Ten
Note: ***Gets hurt a little bit with Percy Harving being active.***
39.Nate Washington TEN vs. NYJ
40.Michael Floyd ARZ at StL
41.Kenny Britt STL vs. Ari
42.Charles Johnson MIN at Det
43.*Percy Harvin NYJ at Ten
Note: Low ankle sprain, unlikely to play this week. Has not practiced yet this week. ***Surprisingly active this week, after earlier speculation that he could be out for the year.***
44.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at StL
Note: (Knee) Limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
45.Chris Hogan BUF vs. GB
46.Michael Crabtree SF at Sea
47.Mohamed Sanu CIN at Cle
48.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Was
49.*Reggie Wayne IND vs. Hou
Note: Playing through a torn triceps, along with knee and elbow injuries. Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
50.Cecil Shorts JAC at Bal
51.Malcom Floyd SD vs. Den
52.Dwayne Bowe KC vs. Oak
53.Pierre Garcon WAS at NYG
54.*Torrey Smith BAL vs. Jax
Note: Day-to-day with a knee sprain. Did not practice Thursday. ***Was a game-time decision this week, but is active.***
55.John Brown ARZ at StL
56.James Jones OAK at KC
57.Derek Hagan TEN vs. NYJ
58.Robert Woods BUF vs. GB
59.Louis Murphy TB at Car
60.Davante Adams GB at Buf
61.Andre Roberts WAS at NYG
62.Greg Jennings MIN at Det
63.Kamar Aiken BAL vs. Jax
64.Markus Wheaton PIT at Atl
65.*Wes Welker DEN at SD
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday.
66.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. SF
67.Steve Johnson SF at Sea
68.*Andre Holmes OAK at KC
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
69.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. SF
70.Marqise Lee JAC at Bal
71.Brian Hartline MIA at NE
72.Riley Cooper PHI vs. Dal
73.Cole Beasley DAL at Phi
74.*Donnie Avery KC vs. Oak
Note: (Groin) Limited in Wednesday's practice.
75.Preston Parker NYG vs. Was
76.Taylor Gabriel CLE vs. Cin
77.Travis Benjamin CLE vs. Cin
78.Brice Butler OAK at KC
79.Brandon Lloyd SF at Sea
80.Terrance Williams DAL at Phi
81.Jerricho Cotchery CAR vs. TB
82.*Tavon Austin STL vs. Ari
Note: In for 66 percent of the team's snaps at WR - has scored the last three weeks. Thursday game this week against a tough opponent, however.
83.Jeremy Kerley NYJ at Ten
84.Eddie Royal SD vs. Den
85.Hakeem Nicks IND vs. Hou
86.Devin Hester ATL vs. Pit
87.Allen Hurns JAC at Bal
88.*Josh Morgan CHI vs. NO
Note: Moves up to third receiver with Brandon Marshall out for the year.
89.*Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at Det
90.*Andre Johnson HOU at Ind
Note: Day-to-day with a concussion. Still day-to-day, likely a game-time decision. ***Officially inactive.***
91.*Philly Brown CAR vs. TB
Note: Sprained shoulder.
92.*Cody Latimer DEN at SD
93.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Pit
Note: Injured his hip late in the loss to the Packers on Monday night. Mike Smith is hopeful that Jones can play, but we'll have to see how practice goes this week. I would put him at #1 if not for the injury. Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Officially inactive.***
94.*Kendall Wright TEN vs. NYJ
Note: (Hand) Could return this week - we'll wait until he practices before moving him up. Limited still on Thursday.
95.*Brandon Marshall CHI vs. NO
Note: Out for the year with broken ribs and a collapsed lung.

Tight Ends

1.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Mia
2.Jimmy Graham NO at Chi
Note: Had meager production despite 11 targets this week.
3.Coby Fleener IND vs. Hou
4.*Martellus Bennett CHI vs. NO
Note: Was really hurting at the end of the game (lower leg) on Thursday night.
5.*Julius Thomas DEN at SD
Note: (Ankle) Was active but didn't play a snap last week. Expects to play this week. It's worth comparing Peyton Manning's production with and without Thomas - his absence is really felt. Limited practice Wednesday but expected to suit up this week.
6.Antonio Gates SD vs. Den
7.Greg Olsen CAR vs. TB
8.Jordan Reed WAS at NYG
9.Travis Kelce KC vs. Oak
10.Jared Cook STL vs. Ari
11.Delanie Walker TEN vs. NYJ
12.Jordan Cameron CLE vs. Cin
Note: Five targets in his first game back.
13.Mychal Rivera OAK at KC
14.Larry Donnell NYG vs. Was
15.Heath Miller PIT at Atl
16.Jason Witten DAL at Phi
17.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Det
18.Dwayne Allen IND vs. Hou
Note: (Knee) Just one reception on three targets, but drew a huge pass interference penalty on the game-winning drive.
19.*Charles Clay MIA at NE
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday. ***Active this week.***
20.Zach Ertz PHI vs. Dal
21.Scott Chandler BUF vs. GB
22.Eric Ebron DET vs. Min
23.Owen Daniels BAL vs. Jax
24.Andrew Quarless GB at Buf
25.Richard Rodgers GB at Buf
26.*Jace Amaro NYJ at Ten
Note: (Concussion) Full practice Thursday. ***Active this week.***
27.Tim Wright NE vs. Mia
28.Vernon Davis SF at Sea
29.Dion Sims MIA at NE
30.Brent Celek PHI vs. Dal
31.Chase Coffman TEN vs. NYJ
32.Marcedes Lewis JAC at Bal
33.Niles Paul WAS at NYG
34.John Carlson ARZ at StL
35.*Anthony Fasano KC vs. Oak
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday.
36.Gavin Escobar DAL at Phi
37.*Jacob Tamme DEN at SD
Note: (Ribs) Did not practice Thursday.
38.*Garrett Graham HOU at Ind
Note: Sat out with an ankle injury last week. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Ruled out again this week.***
39.*Jermaine Gresham CIN at Cle
Note: (Toe) Limited practice Thursday. ***INACTIVE this week.***
40.*Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB at Car
Note: (Back) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Inactive again this week.***
41.*Cooper Helfet SEA vs. SF

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT at Atl
2.DeMarco Murray DAL at Phi
3.Matt Forte CHI vs. NO
4.Antonio Brown PIT at Atl
5.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. Min
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Thursday.
6.Jordy Nelson GB at Buf
7.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. NO
8.*Demaryius Thomas DEN at SD
Note: How much did the practice injury affect his performance? (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday, limited Thursday. ***Officially listed as probable.***
9.Dez Bryant DAL at Phi
10.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Mia
11.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. Oak
Note: Dealing with a swollen knee and an ankle injury. Didn't practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
12.*Arian Foster HOU at Ind
Note: (Groin) Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
13.Josh Gordon CLE vs. Cin
14.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Hou
15.Randall Cobb GB at Buf
16.Jeremy Maclin PHI vs. Dal
17.Odell Beckham NYG vs. Was
18.A.J. Green CIN at Cle
Note: Does not have a good track record against Joe Haden and the Browns.
19.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Pit
Note: Injured his hip late in the loss to the Packers on Monday night. Mike Smith is hopeful that Jones can play, but we'll have to see how practice goes this week. I would put him at #1 if not for the injury. Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Officially inactive.***
20.Emmanuel Sanders DEN at SD
21.Jimmy Graham NO at Chi
Note: Had meager production despite 11 targets this week.
22.*Eddie Lacy GB at Buf
Note: Suffered a hip bruise in the fourth quarter Monday night. Limited practice Thursday, going to be close to a game-time decision Sunday. ***Listed as probable, but will split carries with Starks.***
23.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. SF
Note: ***(Back) Listed as probable.***
24.*C.J. Anderson DEN at SD
Note: Injured his ankle before halftime last week and played with it heavily-taped. Limited practice Thursday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
25.Mike Evans TB at Car
26.Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. TB
27.DeAndre Hopkins HOU at Ind
28.Vincent Jackson TB at Car
Note: Taking advantage of the emergence of Mike Evans - had a whopping 17 targets last week.
29.*Latavius Murray OAK at KC
Note: The Raiders finally gave him the vast majority of the carries last week - the genie is now out of the bottle.
30.Justin Forsett BAL vs. Jax
31.LeSean McCoy PHI vs. Dal
32.Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. Cin
33.*Brandon LaFell NE vs. Mia
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Thursday, likely will be listed as questionable again this week. **Was listed as questionable again but is active.***
34.Golden Tate DET vs. Min
35.*Julian Edelman NE vs. Mia
Note: (Thigh) Limited practice Thursday.
36.Sammy Watkins BUF vs. GB
37.Keenan Allen SD vs. Den
Note: I underestimated how much Revis would be on Allen last week - only there targets in the Sunday night game.
38.Kenny Stills NO at Chi
39.Coby Fleener IND vs. Hou
40.Mark Ingram NO at Chi
41.Alfred Morris WAS at NYG
42.*Dan Herron IND vs. Hou
Note: Got the critical 4th-and-1 carry inside 1:00 left and converted.
43.Lamar Miller MIA at NE
44.*Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. TB
Note: (Hip) Full practice Thursday. ***Will start again this week, with DeAngelo Williams doubtful.***
45.Joique Bell DET vs. Min
46.Marques Colston NO at Chi
47.*Steve Smith BAL vs. Jax
Note: ***(Illness) Did not practice Friday, but listed as probable.***
48.Donte Moncrief IND vs. Hou
49.Stedman Bailey STL vs. Ari
50.Chris Johnson NYJ at Ten
51.Steven Jackson ATL vs. Pit
52.*Ryan Mathews SD vs. Den
Note: (Ankle) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful.***
53.Tre Mason STL vs. Ari
54.*Rashad Jennings NYG vs. Was
Note: (Ankle) Barely played last week, once it became a blowout there was no need to risk him. Better practice this week than last, not on the initial injury report.
55.Giovani Bernard CIN at Cle
56.Mohamed Sanu CIN at Cle
57.Jarvis Landry MIA at NE
58.Anquan Boldin SF at Sea
59.Eric Decker NYJ at Ten
Note: ***Gets hurt a little bit with Percy Harving being active.***
60.Jordan Matthews PHI vs. Dal
61.Martavis Bryant PIT at Atl
62.*Roddy White ATL vs. Pit
Note: (Ankle) Limited in Wednesday's practice.
63.Mike Wallace MIA at NE
64.Andrew Hawkins CLE vs. Cin
65.Pierre Garcon WAS at NYG
66.*Martellus Bennett CHI vs. NO
Note: Was really hurting at the end of the game (lower leg) on Thursday night.
67.Antonio Gates SD vs. Den
68.Greg Olsen CAR vs. TB
69.Chris Ivory NYJ at Ten
70.Fred Jackson BUF vs. GB
71.Frank Gore SF at Sea
72.*Denard Robinson JAC at Bal
Note: (Foot Sprain) Out for the season.
73.Andre Williams NYG vs. Was
Note: Took advantage of the starting role and the cushy matchup, but Jennings will probably go back to starting this week and the matchup is far more difficult.
74.Nate Washington TEN vs. NYJ
75.Michael Floyd ARZ at StL
76.Kenny Britt STL vs. Ari
77.Charles Johnson MIN at Det
78.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at StL
Note: (Knee) Limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
79.*Harry Douglas ATL vs. Pit
Note: WIll go in my top 25 if Julio can't go.
80.Chris Hogan BUF vs. GB
81.Michael Crabtree SF at Sea
82.Jordan Reed WAS at NYG
83.Travis Kelce KC vs. Oak
84.Jared Cook STL vs. Ari
85.*Jeremy Hill CIN at Cle
Note: Apparently will start this week ahead of Bernard - though the news came from Bernard, not from the team.
86.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Mia
87.Matt Asiata MIN at Det
Note: Had 18 carries last week, but Mike Zimmer was talking about reducing his workload.
88.Bishop Sankey TEN vs. NYJ
89.*Reggie Bush DET vs. Min
Note: Technically listed ahead of Bell as the starter, though the latter ran better last week and was used more often. (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable, just two limited practices this week.***
90.Kerwynn Williams ARZ at StL
Note: Not yet the starter, even though he's the one who produced last week.
91.*Shane Vereen NE vs. Mia
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable again, same as the last couple of weeks.***
92.Doug Martin TB at Car
93.James Starks GB at Buf
94.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Was
95.*Reggie Wayne IND vs. Hou
Note: Playing through a torn triceps, along with knee and elbow injuries. Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
96.Cecil Shorts JAC at Bal
97.Malcom Floyd SD vs. Den
98.*Stepfan Taylor ARZ at StL
Note: Still the starter, though that seems to be a technicality and not a reflection of percentage of carries. We need to ask about Kerwynn Williams, who got the majority of carries and ran the best.
99.Terrance West CLE vs. Cin
100.Marcel Reece OAK at KC
101.Delanie Walker TEN vs. NYJ
102.Jordan Cameron CLE vs. Cin
Note: Five targets in his first game back.
103.Mychal Rivera OAK at KC
104.*Kendall Wright TEN vs. NYJ
Note: (Hand) Could return this week - we'll wait until he practices before moving him up. Limited still on Thursday.
105.*DeSean Jackson WAS at NYG
Note: (Shin contusion) In wait-and-see mode. Limited practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Officially active, though I'm not optimistic about his chances of doing much this week.***

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Mia
2.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. Hou
3.Mason Crosby GB at Buf
4.Dan Bailey DAL at Phi
5.Matt Bryant ATL vs. Pit
6.*Cody Parkey PHI vs. Dal
Note: (Groin) Full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
7.Connor Barth DEN at SD
8.Shaun Suisham PIT at Atl
9.Phil Dawson SF at Sea
10.Justin Tucker BAL vs. Jax
11.Nick Novak SD vs. Den
12.Shayne Graham NO at Chi
13.Dan Carpenter BUF vs. GB
14.Graham Gano CAR vs. TB
15.*Greg Zuerlein STL vs. Ari
Note: Missed two field goals and an extra point last week - food for thought the next time the Rams play outdoors.
16.Randy Bullock HOU at Ind
17.*Jay Feely CHI vs. NO
Note: ***Possible to get one more week in place of Gould.***
18.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. SF
19.Mike Nugent CIN at Cle
20.Matt Prater DET vs. Min
21.Blair Walsh MIN at Det
22.*Garrett Hartley CLE vs. Cin
Note: ***Signed to replace Billy Cundiff.***
23.Kai Forbath WAS at NYG
24.Josh Brown NYG vs. Was
25.Caleb Sturgis MIA at NE
26.Patrick Murray TB at Car
27.Cairo Santos KC vs. Oak
28.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ at StL
Note: Two misses off the upright in the loss to the Chiefs.
29.Ryan Succop TEN vs. NYJ
30.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at KC
31.Nick Folk NYJ at Ten
32.Josh Scobee JAC at Bal
33.*Robbie Gould CHI vs. NO
Note: ***(Quadriceps) Limited practice Saturday, listed as questionable.***

Defenses

1.Seattle Seahawks vs. SF
2.St. Louis Rams vs. Ari
3.Baltimore Ravens vs. Jax
4.Detroit Lions vs. Min
5.New England Patriots vs. Mia
6.Kansas City Chiefs vs. Oak
7.Cleveland Browns vs. Cin
8.*Arizona Cardinals at StL
Note: Antonio Cromartie is day-to-day with an ankle.
9.Denver Broncos at SD
10.Indianapolis Colts vs. Hou
11.San Francisco 49ers at Sea
12.Green Bay Packers at Buf
13.New York Giants vs. Was
14.New York Jets at Ten
15.Carolina Panthers vs. TB
16.*Cincinnati Bengals at Cle
Note: Vontaze Burfict (knee) went on IR on Tuesday.
17.Philadelphia Eagles vs. Dal
18.Oakland Raiders at KC
19.*Minnesota Vikings at Det
Note: Robert Blanton had 11 tackles last week, but then left with a leg injury.
20.Jacksonville Jaguars at Bal
21.Dallas Cowboys at Phi
22.Buffalo Bills vs. GB
23.Tennessee Titans vs. NYJ
24.*Houston Texans at Ind
Note: Jadeveon Clowney (knee) underwent microfracture surgery Monday and is out nine months.
25.San Diego Chargers vs. Den
26.Chicago Bears vs. NO
27.*Miami Dolphins at NE
Note: Jelani Jenkins (foot) did not practice Tuesday; Cortland Finnegan (ankle) expected to play. Louis Delmas suffered a torn ACL and obviously is out for the year.
28.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Car
29.*New Orleans Saints at Chi
Note: S Kenny Vaccaaro, a first round pick in 2013, is likely to be benched in the wake of the latest defensive debacle for the Saints.
30.*Pittsburgh Steelers at Atl
Note: Ike Taylor left with a knee contusion. Shockingly, the Bengals never scored after his departure.
31.Washington Redskins at NYG
32.*Atlanta Falcons vs. Pit
Note: S William Moore left with a foot injury, making a bad defense even worse.