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Weekly Rankings: Week 16 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).

***First posted Tuesday, 12/16. Two Saturday Games - PHI/WAS, SF/SD. Weekend Update Complete. I will have to be away at kickoff, so check our Latest News page for the final decision on Julio Jones and other game-time decisions.***

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?".

***First posted Tuesday, 12/16. Two Saturday Games - PHI/WAS, SF/SD. Weekend Update Complete. I will have to be away at kickoff, so check our Latest News page for the final decision on Julio Jones and other game-time decisions.***

Quarterback

1.Aaron Rodgers GB at TB
2.Drew Brees NO vs. Atl
3.Andrew Luck IND at Dal
4.Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. KC
5.Matthew Stafford DET at Chi
6.Tom Brady NE at NYJ
7.*Peyton Manning DEN at Cin
Note: Had to have an IV during halftime, and also dealt with a hip injury in the win over San Diego. He gets an extra day to rest before playing against the Bengals on Monday night. Limited practice participant Thursday, needed treatment for his thigh. ***Limited again Friday and Saturday, listed as questionable, but still expected to start.***
8.Matt Ryan ATL at NO
Note: Supposedly will get Julio Jones back this week - we'll see. Still threw for 310 yards without him last week.
9.*Mark Sanchez PHI at Was
Note: Will start at least one more week with Nick Foles still out due to his collarbone injury.
10.*Tony Romo DAL vs. Ind
Note: (Back) Maintenance day Wednesday, full practice Thursday.
11.*Robert Griffin WAS vs. Phi
Note: Will start Saturday against the Eagles with Colt McCoy out.
12.Russell Wilson SEA at Ari
13.Eli Manning NYG at StL
14.Josh McCown TB vs. GB
15.*Philip Rivers SD at SF
Note: (Chest, Back) Full practice Thursday after sitting out Wednesday.
16.Alex Smith KC at Pit
Note: Threw for 297 yards last week, but no touchdowns to a wide receiver yet this season.
17.*Cam Newton CAR vs. Cle
Note: (Back) No decision about Newton's status will be made until after Wednesday's practice. Full practice Thursday, experienced no discomfort. No official word yet, but it appears that he'll start. ***Listed as probable.***
18.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. Min
19.Joe Flacco BAL at Hou
20.Colin Kaepernick SF vs. SD
21.*Jimmy Clausen CHI vs. Det
Note: Starting ahead of Jay Cutler this week.
22.Andy Dalton CIN vs. Den
23.Kyle Orton BUF at Oak
24.Johnny Manziel CLE at Car
Note: Miserable first start, but will start again this week against Carolina.
25.Shaun Hill STL vs. NYG
26.*Blake Bortles JAC vs. Ten
Note: Suffered a foot injury, but confident that he can play Thursday night. Active and starting Thursday night.
27.*Derek Carr OAK vs. Buf
Note: (Thumb) Limited at practice Wednesday, full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable for Sunday.***
28.*Case Keenum HOU vs. Bal
Note: Signed from the Rams' practice squad. Either he or Thaddeus Lewis will start this week. ***Expected to be the starter Sunday, though that's not confirmed yet by the Texans.***
29.Geno Smith NYJ vs. NE
30.Teddy Bridgewater MIN at Mia
31.*Charlie Whitehurst TEN at Jax
Note: Starting again with both Locker and Mettenberger out with shoulder injuries.
32.*Ryan Lindley ARZ vs. Sea
Note: Confirmed starter this week with Drew Stanton (knee) out, but the Cardinals could work a few plays in for Logan Thomas.
33.*Thaddeus Lewis HOU vs. Bal
Note: Coach Bill O'Brien said that he's pretty close to deciding who will start Sunday, though he might not reveal it right up until game-time.
34.*Derek Anderson CAR vs. Cle
Note: No official word yet, but looks as if Newton will start.
35.Logan Thomas ARZ vs. Sea
36.Jay Cutler CHI vs. Det
Note: Desultory performance against the Saints on Monday night, though he got no help from his offensive line. Benched in favor of Jimmy Clausen.
37.*Tom Savage HOU vs. Bal
Note: Subbed in for an injured Fitzpatrick, but then injured his knee and won't be available for Week 16.
38.*Zach Mettenberger TEN at Jax
Note: (Shoulder) Out this week.
39.*Drew Stanton ARZ vs. Sea
Note: Injured his knee in the win Thursday against the Rams, could return in about four weeks.
40.*Jake Locker TEN at Jax
Note: Suffered a shoulder injury, will have surgery and was placed on IR.
41.*Ryan Fitzpatrick HOU vs. Bal
Note: Broken leg, out for the season.
42.*Colt McCoy WAS vs. Phi
Note: (Neck) Placed on IR.

Running Backs

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. KC
2.*Jamaal Charles KC at Pit
Note: Briefly left last week against the Raiders after taking a blow to the head, then sat out the fourth quarter after the Chiefs established a big lead. Full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
3.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Ari
Note: ***(Back) Listed as probable.***
4.Matt Forte CHI vs. Det
5.*Arian Foster HOU vs. Bal
Note: (Hip) Missed practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
6.*Eddie Lacy GB at TB
Note: Limited Thursday because his eye was getting irritated by a contact lens. ***Listed as probable.***
7.Joique Bell DET at Chi
8.Mark Ingram NO vs. Atl
Note: Garbage time is your friend, Part I.
9.C.J. Anderson DEN at Cin
10.Justin Forsett BAL at Hou
11.LeSean McCoy PHI at Was
12.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Cle
13.Dan Herron IND at Dal
14.Jeremy Hill CIN vs. Den
15.Steven Jackson ATL at NO
16.Isaiah Crowell CLE at Car
17.Lamar Miller MIA vs. Min
18.Fred Jackson BUF at Oak
19.*Alfred Morris WAS vs. Phi
Note: Suffered a minor groin injury and was limited in the second half of last week's loss to the Giants. Not on Wednesday's initial injury report.
20.*Frank Gore SF vs. SD
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Seahawks. Limited practice Thursday, in line to play Saturday if he receives final clearance from the league in their concussion protocol.
21.*Andre Williams NYG at StL
Note: ***Another start with Jennings ruled out for this week.***
22.Latavius Murray OAK vs. Buf
23.*DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Ind
Note: Underwent surgery for a broken bone in his left hand on Monday, but status for Week 16 is unresolved. Individual drills Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Limited practice again on Friday, his hand is still swollen and hasn't been able to do anything with his left hand, and he is listed as questionable. Owner Jerry Jones however said he is 'pretty positive' that Murray will play. I don't think I trust Jones; moreover the Eagles' loss Saturday might give the Cowboys a little more impetus to bench him. My impulse is to not play him. For what it's worth, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that Murray will play with a pad on his left hand, and went through walk-throughs Saturday with the first team.***
24.*Matt Asiata MIN at Mia
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
25.Doug Martin TB vs. GB
Note: Ninety two of Martin's 96 yards came in the first half last week.
26.Tre Mason STL vs. NYG
27.Chris Johnson NYJ vs. NE
28.*Shane Vereen NE at NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable again this week, but Blount is out.***
29.*Toby Gerhart JAC vs. Ten
Note: Started last week and had 13 carries for 54 yards, tops in both categories for Jacksonville RBs, which is relevant this week because they face Tennessee.
30.Chris Ivory NYJ vs. NE
31.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Den
Note: Played only 28 snaps in the win over the Browns, though he was very productive in those snaps.
32.*Jonas Gray NE at NYJ
Note: ***Big bump up with LeGarrette Blount ruled out.***
33.*Kerwynn Williams ARZ vs. Sea
Note: (Knee) Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
34.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Atl
35.James Starks GB at TB
Note: So much for the Packers using a 50-50 split last week.
36.*Lance Dunbar DAL vs. Ind
Note: Should be a bigger factor this week, even if Murray plays. It might be a case where Dunbar is a better play than Randle, if Murray plays - the passing game is where Murray gets hurt more.
37.Terrance West CLE at Car
38.Trent Richardson IND at Dal
39.Bishop Sankey TEN at Jax
Note: Just three carries last week, while Shonn Greene netted 16.
40.*Joseph Randle DAL vs. Ind
Note: My guess, and it's only a guess at this point, is that Randle is first up if Murray can't play, but it will be more of a timeshare between he and Dunbar rather than Randle assuming Murray's full workload. Worked with the first-team offense Wednesday.
41.Silas Redd WAS vs. Phi
42.Branden Oliver SD at SF
43.Darren Sproles PHI at Was
44.Stepfan Taylor ARZ vs. Sea
45.Marcel Reece OAK vs. Buf
46.Knile Davis KC at Pit
47.*Alfonso Smith SF vs. SD
Note: Both Gore and Hyde are banged up - Smith could end up starting this week.
48.Ben Tate MIN at Mia
49.Charles Sims TB vs. GB
50.Storm Johnson JAC vs. Ten
51.Alfred Blue HOU vs. Bal
52.*Bernard Pierce BAL at Hou
Note: A little extra workload with Taliaferro out for the season. (Back) Full practice Thursday.
53.Jordan Todman JAC vs. Ten
54.*Brandon Bolden NE at NYJ
Note: Active, but zero snaps last week. ***Last week Gray got a good chunk of carries while Bolden remained sidelined. With Blount out this week, will Gray step up, or will Bolden be next in line? My guess is Gray, but it's just a guess.***
55.*Reggie Bush DET at Chi
Note: (Ankle) Had just three carries last week.
56.Donald Brown SD at SF
57.Anthony Dixon BUF at Oak
58.Devonta Freeman ATL at NO
59.Darren McFadden OAK vs. Buf
60.Robert Turbin SEA at Ari
61.Chris Polk PHI at Was
Note: Did his best Brad Baxter impersonation last week, scoring twice on two carries to steal away goal line touches from Shady McCoy.
62.Theo Riddick DET at Chi
63.Bryce Brown BUF at Oak
64.Ka'Deem Carey CHI vs. Det
65.Joe Banyard MIN at Mia
66.Benny Cunningham STL vs. NYG
67.*C.J. Spiller BUF at Oak
Note: (Collarbone) Will be activated from the IR/designated to return list this week, but it's uncertain still whether he'll play. Limited practice Wednesday. ***Officially added to the 53-man roster, practiced in a limited fashion Friday.***
68.Khiry Robinson NO vs. Atl
69.Marion Grice ARZ vs. Sea
70.Christine Michael SEA at Ari
71.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. NE
72.Jacquizz Rodgers ATL at NO
73.Jonathan Grimes HOU vs. Bal
74.Travaris Cadet NO vs. Atl
75.Shonn Greene TEN at Jax
76.Damien Williams MIA vs. Min
77.Josh Harris PIT vs. KC
78.*Juwan Thompson DEN at Cin
Note: (Hip, knee) Did not practice Thursday. ***Questionable for Monday night.***
79.*Daniel Thomas MIA vs. Min
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful.***
80.*DeAngelo Williams CAR vs. Cle
Note: (Hand) In line to suit up this week. ***Officially questionable, but in reality he's available only on an emergency basis.***
81.*Rashad Jennings NYG at StL
Note: Aggravated his ankle injury in the first quarter last week. Did not practice Thursday. ***Officially ruled out.***
82.*Carlos Hyde SF vs. SD
Note: Set to have an MRI on his ankle, plus the Niners play on Saturday this week. Also had a back injury last week. Does not expect to play this week.
83.*Ryan Mathews SD at SF
Note: (Ankle) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful.***
84.*Roy Helu WAS vs. Phi
85.*Bobby Rainey TB vs. GB
Note: (Ankle) Active last week, but didn't log any carries or targets. (Wrist) Full practice Thursday.
86.*Ronnie Hillman DEN at Cin
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Thursday. ***Questionable for Monday night.***
87.*Dexter McCluster TEN at Jax
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Tuesday. Placed on IR by the Titans.
88.*LeGarrette Blount NE at NYJ
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice participant Thursday. ***Ruled out for this week.***

Wide Receivers

1.Antonio Brown PIT vs. KC
2.*Calvin Johnson DET at Chi
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Thursday.
3.Jordy Nelson GB at TB
Note: Should bounce back with a better matchup this week.
4.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Ind
5.Demaryius Thomas DEN at Cin
6.Odell Beckham NYG at StL
7.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Den
Note: Missed practice with an illness Thursday. ***Full practice Friday.***
8.Randall Cobb GB at TB
9.Jeremy Maclin PHI at Was
10.Golden Tate DET at Chi
11.Mike Evans TB vs. GB
12.Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. Cle
13.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Det
Note: Garbage Time, Part II.
14.Vincent Jackson TB vs. GB
15.*Harry Douglas ATL at NO
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
16.*Brandon LaFell NE at NYJ
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable again this week.***
17.Sammy Watkins BUF at Oak
18.*Emmanuel Sanders DEN at Cin
Note: ***Got sent home from practice Saturday with flu-like symptoms, listed as questionable.***
19.Josh Gordon CLE at Car
20.Kenny Stills NO vs. Atl
21.*Donte Moncrief IND at Dal
Note: Four targets, no official catches, but had a touchdown called back due to a penalty elsewhere on the field. ***Slight bump up due to Hilton's hamstring woes, but the counter-argument is that he'll draw more dedicated coverage if Hilton can't play or alternately is limited.***
22.*Roddy White ATL at NO
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday.
23.DeSean Jackson WAS vs. Phi
24.Malcom Floyd SD at SF
25.Marques Colston NO vs. Atl
26.Steve Smith BAL at Hou
27.Mike Wallace MIA vs. Min
28.*Andre Johnson HOU vs. Bal
Note: (Concussion) Likely to return this week, but we won't rank him higher until he practices.Has passed the NFL's concussion protocol. ***Listed as probable.***
29.Eric Decker NYJ vs. NE
30.Marquess Wilson CHI vs. Det
31.Reggie Wayne IND at Dal
32.*Julio Jones ATL at NO
Note: The Falcons anticipate that Jones (hip) will be ready to play this week, but I have to wonder if there's any gamesmanship in their public pronouncement. This is a huge game for them - misinformation could be a useful tool for them. Did not practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Did not practice again Friday. The Falcons were optimistic about Jones, according to a Sunday morning report from Albert Breer of the NFL Network.***
33.Stedman Bailey STL vs. NYG
34.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. Min
35.Anquan Boldin SF vs. SD
36.Jordan Matthews PHI at Was
37.Martavis Bryant PIT vs. KC
38.*Andrew Hawkins CLE at Car
Note: ***(Illness) Listed as probable.***
39.Nate Washington TEN at Jax
40.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Sea
41.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Phi
42.*Torrey Smith BAL at Hou
Note: (Knee) Started but had just three targets.
43.Kenny Britt STL vs. NYG
44.Charles Johnson MIN at Mia
45.*Percy Harvin NYJ vs. NE
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday, limited Thursday.
46.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Sea
Note: ***(Knee) Listed as probable.***
47.Chris Hogan BUF at Oak
48.*Michael Crabtree SF vs. SD
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday.
49.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Den
50.Rueben Randle NYG at StL
51.Cecil Shorts JAC vs. Ten
52.*Greg Jennings MIN at Mia
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday.
53.Allen Hurns JAC vs. Ten
54.Cole Beasley DAL vs. Ind
55.*Dwayne Bowe KC at Pit
Note: (Flu) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Listed as questionable.***
56.John Brown ARZ vs. Sea
57.Eddie Royal SD at SF
58.James Jones OAK vs. Buf
59.*Marqise Lee JAC vs. Ten
Note: (Elbow) Full participant Tuesday. Active for Thursday night's game.
60.Derek Hagan TEN at Jax
61.Robert Woods BUF at Oak
62.Davante Adams GB at TB
63.Andre Roberts WAS vs. Phi
64.*T.Y. Hilton IND at Dal
Note: MRI on Hilton's hamstring was negative. The Colts anticipate that he'll be able to practice this week. Did not practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Did not practice all week, but at least has traveled with the team. Ian Rapoport suggests that it's unlikely that Hilton will play.***
65.Kamar Aiken BAL at Hou
66.Doug Baldwin SEA at Ari
67.Albert Wilson KC at Pit
68.Markus Wheaton PIT vs. KC
69.Wes Welker DEN at Cin
70.*Danny Amendola NE at NYJ
Note: ***Somewhat relevant again with Edelman is out.***
71.*Kendall Wright TEN at Jax
Note: (Elbow) Limited Tuesday. Active for Thursday night's game, but will have Charlie Whitehurst chucking the ball to him.
72.Andre Holmes OAK vs. Buf
73.Jermaine Kearse SEA at Ari
74.Taylor Gabriel CLE at Car
75.Brian Hartline MIA vs. Min
76.Riley Cooper PHI at Was
77.Preston Parker NYG at StL
78.*Cody Latimer DEN at Cin
Note: Has cleared the league's concussion protocol. ***Listed as probable, could play a bigger role if Sanders can't go.***
79.Travis Benjamin CLE at Car
80.Brice Butler OAK vs. Buf
81.Brandon Lloyd SF vs. SD
82.Terrance Williams DAL vs. Ind
83.Jerricho Cotchery CAR vs. Cle
84.Tavon Austin STL vs. NYG
85.Jeremy Kerley NYJ vs. NE
86.Hakeem Nicks IND at Dal
87.Devin Hester ATL at NO
88.Josh Morgan CHI vs. Det
89.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at Mia
90.Donnie Avery KC at Pit
91.*DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Bal
Note: Ankle injury, could be a game-time decision. ***Game-time decision.***
92.*Philly Brown CAR vs. Cle
93.*Steve Johnson SF vs. SD
Note: ***(Knee) Inactive Saturday night.***
94.*Keenan Allen SD at SF
Note: Ankle injury and a broken collarbone, not expected to play in Week 16.
95.*Julian Edelman NE at NYJ
Note: (Concussion, thigh) Full practice Thursday. ***Officially ruled out with a concussion.***
96.*Louis Murphy TB vs. GB
Note: On IR with an ankle injury.

Tight Ends

1.Rob Gronkowski NE at NYJ
2.Jimmy Graham NO vs. Atl
3.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Det
4.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Cle
5.Julius Thomas DEN at Cin
Note: Just two targets in his first real game back - but the Broncos threw only 22 times. Full practice Thursday. ***Full practice all week, listed as probable.***
6.Antonio Gates SD at SF
7.Travis Kelce KC at Pit
8.Mychal Rivera OAK vs. Buf
9.Coby Fleener IND at Dal
10.Jordan Reed WAS vs. Phi
11.Jared Cook STL vs. NYG
12.*Delanie Walker TEN at Jax
Note: Limited Tuesday due to a knee injury. Active for Thursday's game.
13.Heath Miller PIT vs. KC
14.Owen Daniels BAL at Hou
15.Dwayne Allen IND at Dal
16.Jason Witten DAL vs. Ind
17.Zach Ertz PHI at Was
18.*Tim Wright NE at NYJ
Note: ***More action this week with Edelman out?***
19.Jordan Cameron CLE at Car
20.*Charles Clay MIA vs. Min
Note: (Hamstring) Limited at Thursday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
21.Larry Donnell NYG at StL
22.Scott Chandler BUF at Oak
23.*Jermaine Gresham CIN vs. Den
Note: (Toe) Expected to play Monday night. Practiced Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
24.Eric Ebron DET at Chi
25.Andrew Quarless GB at TB
26.C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU vs. Bal
27.Richard Rodgers GB at TB
28.Ryan Griffin HOU vs. Bal
29.Jace Amaro NYJ vs. NE
30.*Cooper Helfet SEA at Ari
Note: (Ankle) Inactive for the third consecutive week. ***Listed as probable (ankle).***
31.Vernon Davis SF vs. SD
32.Dion Sims MIA vs. Min
33.Brent Celek PHI at Was
34.Chase Coffman TEN at Jax
35.Marcedes Lewis JAC vs. Ten
36.Niles Paul WAS vs. Phi
37.John Carlson ARZ vs. Sea
38.Anthony Fasano KC at Pit
39.Gavin Escobar DAL vs. Ind
40.*Jacob Tamme DEN at Cin
Note: (Ribs) Limited at Thursday's practice. *Listed as probable for Monday night.***
41.*Kyle Rudolph MIN at Mia
Note: (Knee/ankle) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Doubtful this week.***
42.*Garrett Graham HOU vs. Bal
Note: Out again this week with a high ankle sprain.
43.*Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB vs. GB
Note: (Back) Going on IR.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. KC
2.*Arian Foster HOU vs. Bal
Note: (Hip) Missed practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
3.Antonio Brown PIT vs. KC
4.*Calvin Johnson DET at Chi
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Thursday.
5.Jordy Nelson GB at TB
Note: Should bounce back with a better matchup this week.
6.Dez Bryant DAL vs. Ind
7.Demaryius Thomas DEN at Cin
8.Odell Beckham NYG at StL
9.*A.J. Green CIN vs. Den
Note: Missed practice with an illness Thursday. ***Full practice Friday.***
10.Randall Cobb GB at TB
11.Jeremy Maclin PHI at Was
12.Rob Gronkowski NE at NYJ
13.*Jamaal Charles KC at Pit
Note: Briefly left last week against the Raiders after taking a blow to the head, then sat out the fourth quarter after the Chiefs established a big lead. Full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
14.*Marshawn Lynch SEA at Ari
Note: ***(Back) Listed as probable.***
15.Matt Forte CHI vs. Det
16.*Eddie Lacy GB at TB
Note: Limited Thursday because his eye was getting irritated by a contact lens. ***Listed as probable.***
17.Golden Tate DET at Chi
18.*T.Y. Hilton IND at Dal
Note: MRI on Hilton's hamstring was negative. The Colts anticipate that he'll be able to practice this week. Did not practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Did not practice all week, but at least has traveled with the team. Ian Rapoport suggests that it's unlikely that Hilton will play.***
19.*Emmanuel Sanders DEN at Cin
Note: ***Got sent home from practice Saturday with flu-like symptoms, listed as questionable.***
20.Mike Evans TB vs. GB
21.Kelvin Benjamin CAR vs. Cle
22.Vincent Jackson TB vs. GB
23.Joique Bell DET at Chi
24.Jimmy Graham NO vs. Atl
25.Josh Gordon CLE at Car
26.*Harry Douglas ATL at NO
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
27.*Brandon LaFell NE at NYJ
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable again this week.***
28.*Julian Edelman NE at NYJ
Note: (Concussion, thigh) Full practice Thursday. ***Officially ruled out with a concussion.***
29.Mark Ingram NO vs. Atl
Note: Garbage time is your friend, Part I.
30.C.J. Anderson DEN at Cin
31.Justin Forsett BAL at Hou
32.LeSean McCoy PHI at Was
33.Sammy Watkins BUF at Oak
34.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Det
Note: Garbage Time, Part II.
35.Kenny Stills NO vs. Atl
36.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Det
37.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Cle
38.*Roddy White ATL at NO
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday.
39.DeSean Jackson WAS vs. Phi
40.Malcom Floyd SD at SF
41.Marques Colston NO vs. Atl
42.Steve Smith BAL at Hou
43.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Cle
44.Dan Herron IND at Dal
45.Jeremy Hill CIN vs. Den
46.Steven Jackson ATL at NO
47.Mike Wallace MIA vs. Min
48.*Donte Moncrief IND at Dal
Note: Four targets, no official catches, but had a touchdown called back due to a penalty elsewhere on the field. ***Slight bump up due to Hilton's hamstring woes, but the counter-argument is that he'll draw more dedicated coverage if Hilton can't play or alternately is limited.***
49.*DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Bal
Note: Ankle injury, could be a game-time decision. ***Game-time decision.***
50.Stedman Bailey STL vs. NYG
51.Eric Decker NYJ vs. NE
52.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. Min
53.Marquess Wilson CHI vs. Det
54.Isaiah Crowell CLE at Car
55.Lamar Miller MIA vs. Min
56.Fred Jackson BUF at Oak
57.Latavius Murray OAK vs. Buf
58.*Matt Asiata MIN at Mia
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
59.Doug Martin TB vs. GB
Note: Ninety two of Martin's 96 yards came in the first half last week.
60.Tre Mason STL vs. NYG
61.Chris Johnson NYJ vs. NE
62.Anquan Boldin SF vs. SD
63.Jordan Matthews PHI at Was
64.Martavis Bryant PIT vs. KC
65.*Andrew Hawkins CLE at Car
Note: ***(Illness) Listed as probable.***
66.Nate Washington TEN at Jax
67.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Sea
68.Coby Fleener IND at Dal
69.Antonio Gates SD at SF
70.Travis Kelce KC at Pit
71.Julius Thomas DEN at Cin
Note: Just two targets in his first real game back - but the Broncos threw only 22 times. Full practice Thursday. ***Full practice all week, listed as probable.***
72.*Andre Williams NYG at StL
Note: ***Another start with Jennings ruled out for this week.***
73.*Toby Gerhart JAC vs. Ten
Note: Started last week and had 13 carries for 54 yards, tops in both categories for Jacksonville RBs, which is relevant this week because they face Tennessee.
74.*Joseph Randle DAL vs. Ind
Note: My guess, and it's only a guess at this point, is that Randle is first up if Murray can't play, but it will be more of a timeshare between he and Dunbar rather than Randle assuming Murray's full workload. Worked with the first-team offense Wednesday.
75.Silas Redd WAS vs. Phi
76.Chris Ivory NYJ vs. NE
77.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. Den
Note: Played only 28 snaps in the win over the Browns, though he was very productive in those snaps.
78.*Shane Vereen NE at NYJ
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday. ***Listed as questionable again this week, but Blount is out.***
79.*Kerwynn Williams ARZ vs. Sea
Note: (Knee) Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
80.Pierre Thomas NO vs. Atl
81.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Phi
82.*Torrey Smith BAL at Hou
Note: (Knee) Started but had just three targets.
83.Kenny Britt STL vs. NYG
84.Charles Johnson MIN at Mia
85.*Percy Harvin NYJ vs. NE
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday, limited Thursday.
86.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Sea
Note: ***(Knee) Listed as probable.***
87.Mychal Rivera OAK vs. Buf
88.Jordan Reed WAS vs. Phi
89.Jared Cook STL vs. NYG
90.James Starks GB at TB
Note: So much for the Packers using a 50-50 split last week.
91.*LeGarrette Blount NE at NYJ
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice participant Thursday. ***Ruled out for this week.***
92.*Alfonso Smith SF vs. SD
Note: Both Gore and Hyde are banged up - Smith could end up starting this week.
93.*Lance Dunbar DAL vs. Ind
Note: Should be a bigger factor this week, even if Murray plays. It might be a case where Dunbar is a better play than Randle, if Murray plays - the passing game is where Murray gets hurt more.
94.Terrance West CLE at Car
95.Chris Hogan BUF at Oak
96.*Michael Crabtree SF vs. SD
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday.
97.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. Den
98.Rueben Randle NYG at StL
99.*Delanie Walker TEN at Jax
Note: Limited Tuesday due to a knee injury. Active for Thursday's game.
100.Heath Miller PIT vs. KC
101.Darren Sproles PHI at Was
102.Charles Sims TB vs. GB
103.*Alfred Morris WAS vs. Phi
Note: Suffered a minor groin injury and was limited in the second half of last week's loss to the Giants. Not on Wednesday's initial injury report.
104.*DeMarco Murray DAL vs. Ind
Note: Underwent surgery for a broken bone in his left hand on Monday, but status for Week 16 is unresolved. Individual drills Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Limited practice again on Friday, his hand is still swollen and hasn't been able to do anything with his left hand, and he is listed as questionable. Owner Jerry Jones however said he is 'pretty positive' that Murray will play. I don't think I trust Jones; moreover the Eagles' loss Saturday might give the Cowboys a little more impetus to bench him. My impulse is to not play him. For what it's worth, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that Murray will play with a pad on his left hand, and went through walk-throughs Saturday with the first team.***
105.*Rashad Jennings NYG at StL
Note: Aggravated his ankle injury in the first quarter last week. Did not practice Thursday. ***Officially ruled out.***
106.*Frank Gore SF vs. SD
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Seahawks. Limited practice Thursday, in line to play Saturday if he receives final clearance from the league in their concussion protocol.
107.*Ryan Mathews SD at SF
Note: (Ankle) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Listed as doubtful.***
108.*C.J. Spiller BUF at Oak
Note: (Collarbone) Will be activated from the IR/designated to return list this week, but it's uncertain still whether he'll play. Limited practice Wednesday. ***Officially added to the 53-man roster, practiced in a limited fashion Friday.***
109.*Andre Johnson HOU vs. Bal
Note: (Concussion) Likely to return this week, but we won't rank him higher until he practices.Has passed the NFL's concussion protocol. ***Listed as probable.***
110.*Julio Jones ATL at NO
Note: The Falcons anticipate that Jones (hip) will be ready to play this week, but I have to wonder if there's any gamesmanship in their public pronouncement. This is a huge game for them - misinformation could be a useful tool for them. Did not practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Did not practice again Friday. The Falcons were optimistic about Jones, according to a Sunday morning report from Albert Breer of the NFL Network.***
111.*Kendall Wright TEN at Jax
Note: (Elbow) Limited Tuesday. Active for Thursday night's game, but will have Charlie Whitehurst chucking the ball to him.

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE at NYJ
2.Adam Vinatieri IND at Dal
3.Mason Crosby GB at TB
4.Dan Bailey DAL vs. Ind
5.Connor Barth DEN at Cin
Note: Hit a whopping five field goals last week - maybe a function of the Broncos throwing less often?
6.Matt Bryant ATL at NO
7.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. KC
8.Cody Parkey PHI at Was
9.Steven Hauschka SEA at Ari
10.Phil Dawson SF vs. SD
11.Justin Tucker BAL at Hou
12.Nick Novak SD at SF
Note: Two bad misses after being so reliable earlier.
13.*Jay Feely CHI vs. Det
Note: ***Robbie Gould ruled out again this week.***
14.Shayne Graham NO vs. Atl
15.*Dan Carpenter BUF at Oak
Note: ***(Groin) Listed as probable.***
16.Graham Gano CAR vs. Cle
17.Greg Zuerlein STL vs. NYG
18.Mike Nugent CIN vs. Den
19.Matt Prater DET at Chi
20.Blair Walsh MIN at Mia
Note: Missed three field goals, albeit two from very long distance.
21.Garrett Hartley CLE at Car
22.Kai Forbath WAS vs. Phi
23.Ryan Succop TEN at Jax
24.Josh Brown NYG at StL
25.Cairo Santos KC at Pit
26.Randy Bullock HOU vs. Bal
27.Caleb Sturgis MIA vs. Min
28.Patrick Murray TB vs. GB
29.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ vs. Sea
30.Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. Buf
31.Nick Folk NYJ vs. NE
32.Josh Scobee JAC vs. Ten
33.*Robbie Gould CHI vs. Det
Note: (Groin) Inactive again last week. Did not practice Wednesday.

Defenses

1.Seattle Seahawks at Ari
2.Buffalo Bills at Oak
3.*Arizona Cardinals vs. Sea
Note: Tyrann Mathieu (thumb) could return this week.
4.New England Patriots at NYJ
5.*Baltimore Ravens at Hou
Note: Asa Jackson (knee) will miss the rest of the season.
6.St. Louis Rams vs. NYG
7.Detroit Lions at Chi
8.Miami Dolphins vs. Min
9.*Philadelphia Eagles at Was
Note: Trent Cole (hand) will likely miss Saturday's game and could require surgery.
10.*Denver Broncos at Cin
Note: Danny Trevathan (knee) is out for the season and on IR, plus Brandon Marshall (the linebacker version) is out for the season.
11.Carolina Panthers vs. Cle
12.Green Bay Packers at TB
13.New York Giants at StL
14.*San Francisco 49ers vs. SD
Note: Chris Borland (ankle) is unlikely to play the last two games.
15.*Cleveland Browns at Car
Note: Joe Haden (shoulder) is questionable, and Justin Gilbert (head injury) might also be questionable, but at least doesn't have a concussion.
16.Kansas City Chiefs at Pit
17.Minnesota Vikings at Mia
18.*San Diego Chargers at SF
Note: Donald Butler suffered a dislocated elbow and is out for the season.
19.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Ten
20.Tennessee Titans at Jax
21.Dallas Cowboys vs. Ind
22.Pittsburgh Steelers vs. KC
23.Houston Texans vs. Bal
24.Indianapolis Colts at Dal
25.New York Jets vs. NE
26.Cincinnati Bengals vs. Den
27.Oakland Raiders vs. Buf
28.Chicago Bears vs. Det
29.*Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. GB
Note: Gerald McCoy (sprained knee) is out for the season.
30.New Orleans Saints vs. Atl
31.Washington Redskins vs. Phi
32.*Atlanta Falcons at NO
Note: Robert Alford (wrist) was placed on IR.