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Weekly Rankings: Week 17 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 Wednesday, 12/24. The three teams I'm most worried about for Week 17 starters not playing are Indy, New England and Dallas, as they have very little to play for in terms of seeding. I've downgraded them accordingly. ***Weekend Update Complete***

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.

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?".

Quarterback

1.Peyton Manning DEN vs. Oak
Note: (Thigh) Threw four interceptions in the loss to the Bengals - seemed to be thrown off by their scheme, less than full capacity, or thrown off by the weather, or some combination thereof.
2.*Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Det
Note: (Calf) Practiced Tuesday, albeit at less than full speed. Listed as probable.
3.*Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Cin
Note: Had his knee examined in win over the Chiefs, but didn't miss a snap.
4.Matthew Stafford DET at GB
5.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Car
6.Russell Wilson SEA vs. StL
7.Mark Sanchez PHI at NYG
8.*Cam Newton CAR at Atl
Note: Newton (back) came out of Week 16 healthy.
9.Drew Brees NO at TB
Note: The Saints have been eliminated with the loss to the Bucs - will Brees play the full game, or play with his full set of targets?
10.Robert Griffin WAS vs. Dal
11.Eli Manning NYG vs. Phi
12.*Philip Rivers SD at KC
Note: Playing through a bulging disk in his back.
13.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. NYJ
14.*Andrew Luck IND at Ten
Note: Little to play for - will the Colts rest Luck?
15.Teddy Bridgewater MIN vs. Chi
16.*Tony Romo DAL at Was
Note: Cowboys can't get the first or second seed, could rest Romo this week. The starters 'will play,' but how much? As our latest player note suggests, there are scenarios where the Cowboys can clinch the first or second seed, but they are very slim percentage plays.
17.*Jay Cutler CHI at Min
Note: Back as the starter with Clausen out this week.
18.Joe Flacco BAL vs. Cle
19.*Andy Dalton CIN at Pit
Note: Sent home with the flu Wednesday, but no longer on the injury report.
20.Colin Kaepernick SF vs. Ari
21.Josh McCown TB vs. NO
22.Geno Smith NYJ at Mia
23.*Kyle Orton BUF at NE
Note: Still the starter, even with the Bills having nothing to play for. It speaks volumes about how Doug Marrone feels about EJ Manuel.
24.*Tom Brady NE vs. Buf
Note: Patriots have home field in the AFC clinched. Ankle injury is providing cover, as if the Pats need one. But it's unlikely that he goes the distance, or even plays significant time. The more I dwell on this, the less I want to play him this week.
25.*Charlie Whitehurst TEN vs. Ind
Note: Will get the start in Week 17.
26.Case Keenum HOU vs. Jax
27.Blake Bortles JAC at Hou
28.*Chase Daniel KC vs. SD
Note: Starting in place of the injured Alex Smith, Aaron Murray will be the backup.
29.*Connor Shaw CLE at Bal
Note: Will be activated from the practice squad and took all the first team reps Tuesday. Brian Hoyer (shoulder) did not practice Tuesday. The Browns also signed Tyler Thigpen.
30.*Derek Carr OAK at Den
Note: Sent home Tuesday because he was sick. Removed from the injury report Friday.
31.Ryan Lindley ARZ at SF
Note: Awful in his first start, though what a difficult start. Cardinals reversed course after Wednesday's practice and named Lindley the starter over Thomas.
32.Shaun Hill STL at Sea
33.*Logan Thomas ARZ at SF
Note: Cardinals leaning towards going with Thomas this week. Cardinals reversed course after Wednesday's practice and named Lindley the starter over Thomas.
34.*Zach Mettenberger TEN vs. Ind
Note: Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable, but Whitehurst will start regardless.
35.*Drew Stanton ARZ at SF
Note: (Knee) Will practice this week, but is not expected to play. Underwent arthroscopic surgery to combat an infection and could be done for the season.
36.*Jimmy Clausen CHI at Min
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Lions, out this week.
37.*Johnny Manziel CLE at Bal
Note: Suffered a 'several-week' hamstring injury in the loss to Carolina.
38.*Alex Smith KC vs. SD
Note: Lacerated spleen, out six weeks.

Running Backs

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Cin
2.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. StL
3.Matt Forte CHI at Min
4.Arian Foster HOU vs. Jax
5.C.J. Anderson DEN vs. Oak
6.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. SD
Note: (Hamstring/Ankle) Practiced in limited fashion all week, listed as questionable.
7.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Atl
8.Jeremy Hill CIN at Pit
9.Joique Bell DET at GB
Note: Benched in the first quarter last week due to a violation of team rules, still turned in a decent fantasy game (Achilles) Listed as probable.
10.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Det
Note: Missed the fourth quarter with cramping issues last week, missed out on a couple of goal line carries as well.
11.Mark Ingram NO at TB
12.LeSean McCoy PHI at NYG
13.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Dal
14.*Matt Asiata MIN vs. Chi
Note: (Foot) Listed as probable.
15.Lamar Miller MIA vs. NYJ
16.Justin Forsett BAL vs. Cle
Note: Rough run in the playoffs, and both of BAL's starting OT's got hurt against Houston.
17.Latavius Murray OAK at Den
18.Frank Gore SF vs. Ari
19.Fred Jackson BUF at NE
20.*Brandon Bolden NE vs. Buf
Note: The only one of the top four Pats RBs not questionable or worse.
21.Giovani Bernard CIN at Pit
22.Chris Johnson NYJ at Mia
23.*Chris Ivory NYJ at Mia
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Friday, listed as probable.
24.*Terrance West CLE at Bal
Note: Didn't play last week due to 'practice and off-the-field' issues. Starting this week over Crowell.
25.*Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Car
Note: Could play a big role with Steven Jackson dealing with a quad injury.
26.Tre Mason STL at Sea
27.*Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. Car
Note: Expected to be the starter - the odds-on play to get more carries, though I still like Freeman better.
28.*Isaiah Crowell CLE at Bal
Note: West is starting over Crowell this week.
29.Doug Martin TB vs. NO
30.*Dan Herron IND at Ten
Note: I'm wary of starting any key Colts this week. Small bump up of the Colts, at least vis-a-vis the Cowboys and especially the Patriots.
31.*Toby Gerhart JAC at Hou
Note: (Ribs) Limited in practice all week, listed as probable.
32.Branden Oliver SD at KC
33.Reggie Bush DET at GB
34.*DeMarco Murray DAL at Was
Note: (Hand) No need to use him much this week. Add an illness to his injury designation, but listed as probable. Is one quarter of Murray worth more than a full game of Donald Brown (just to throw one name out there)? Tough call
35.Donald Brown SD at KC
36.Knile Davis KC vs. SD
37.Stepfan Taylor ARZ at SF
38.*Rashad Jennings NYG vs. Phi
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice all week, listed as probable, but how much do you trust him after the last few weeks?
39.Kerwynn Williams ARZ at SF
40.James Starks GB vs. Det
41.Lance Dunbar DAL at Was
42.Bishop Sankey TEN vs. Ind
43.Joseph Randle DAL at Was
44.*Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. Oak
Note: (Foot) Inactive last week. Fully practiced all week, listed as probable - will be the backup behind C.J. Anderson, though the Broncos will want to work him into the mix at least.
45.*Trent Richardson IND at Ten
Note: I'm wary of starting any key Colts this week.
46.Charles Sims TB vs. NO
47.Jordan Todman JAC at Hou
48.*Andre Williams NYG vs. Phi
Note: (Shoulder) Listed as questionable, whereas Jennings is probable. I don't trust either back this week.
49.Silas Redd WAS vs. Dal
50.Darren Sproles PHI at NYG
51.Marcel Reece OAK at Den
52.Alfred Blue HOU vs. Jax
53.Alfonso Smith SF vs. Ari
54.*DeAngelo Williams CAR at Atl
Note: (Hand) Probable, but the Panthers appear likely to lean heavily on Stewart still given his recent results.
55.Storm Johnson JAC at Hou
56.Bernard Pierce BAL vs. Cle
57.Anthony Dixon BUF at NE
58.Darren McFadden OAK at Den
59.Robert Turbin SEA vs. StL
60.Chris Polk PHI at NYG
61.Theo Riddick DET at GB
62.Bryce Brown BUF at NE
63.Ka'Deem Carey CHI at Min
64.Joe Banyard MIN vs. Chi
65.Benny Cunningham STL at Sea
66.C.J. Spiller BUF at NE
67.*Zurlon Tipton IND at Ten
Note: Could get a lot of extra work this week if the Colts bench their starters.
68.Khiry Robinson NO at TB
69.Christine Michael SEA vs. StL
70.Bilal Powell NYJ at Mia
71.*Travaris Cadet NO at TB
Note: Inactive last week, but could get back in the mix with the Saints eliminated and Pierre Thomas dealing with a foot injury.
72.Shonn Greene TEN vs. Ind
73.Damien Williams MIA vs. NYJ
74.*Shane Vereen NE vs. Buf
Note: (Ankle) Listed as questionable, and it's a real 'questionable' given that the Pats have already clinched the #1 seed in the AFC.
75.*Bobby Rainey TB vs. NO
Note: (Wrist) Listed as probable.
76.*Daniel Thomas MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
77.*LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Buf
Note: (Shoulder) Listed as questionable, as is Shane Vereen, with Jonas Gray out. It could be a big week for Brandon Bolden.
78.*Juwan Thompson DEN vs. Oak
Note: (Hip/Knee) Active, but just barely, last week.
79.*Roy Helu WAS vs. Dal
80.*Dexter McCluster TEN vs. Ind
81.*Steven Jackson ATL vs. Car
Note: Left last week with a quad injury. Listed as questionable, but not expected to play.
82.*Pierre Thomas NO at TB
Note: Left last week's game with a foot injury. Officially placed on IR with a rib injury.
83.*Jonas Gray NE vs. Buf
Note: (Ankle) Out this week.
84.*Ryan Mathews SD at KC
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Tuesday, though the Chargers said that they have some hope he can play in Week 17. Officially ruled out.
85.*Carlos Hyde SF vs. Ari
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Tuesday. Out again this week.

Wide Receivers

1.Odell Beckham NYG vs. Phi
2.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Cin
3.*Calvin Johnson DET at GB
Note: (Ankle) Listed as probable.
4.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Det
5.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Oak
6.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Car
Note: (Hip) Listed as questionable, but practiced this week and is in line to play.
7.Randall Cobb GB vs. Det
8.Alshon Jeffery CHI at Min
9.*A.J. Green CIN at Pit
Note: Suffered a biceps injury Monday night and got shut out on four targets, but expects to play Sunday night. Did not practice Wednesday, however. Full practice Friday, listed as probable. Didn't take any contact at practice and will get treatment before the game.
10.Jeremy Maclin PHI at NYG
11.Golden Tate DET at GB
12.DeSean Jackson WAS vs. Dal
13.Mike Evans TB vs. NO
14.Marques Colston NO at TB
15.*Roddy White ATL vs. Car
Note: (Ankle) Listed as probable.
16.Malcom Floyd SD at KC
17.*Mike Wallace MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Back) Listed as probable.
18.*Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. Oak
Note: (Hip) Listed as questionable after limited practice this week. Late kickoff complicates matters.
19.Anquan Boldin SF vs. Ari
20.Kelvin Benjamin CAR at Atl
21.Vincent Jackson TB vs. NO
22.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Jax
23.Sammy Watkins BUF at NE
24.*DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Jax
Note: Was able to play through his ankle injury last week. Listed as probable.
25.Steve Smith BAL vs. Cle
26.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. NYJ
27.Eddie Royal SD at KC
28.*Donte Moncrief IND at Ten
Note: I'm burying players from DAL/IND/NE - just can't count on them playing much this week.
29.*Marquess Wilson CHI at Min
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
30.*Andrew Hawkins CLE at Bal
Note: Suffered a thumb injury in the loss to Carolina. Practiced Friday, could get more targets with Gordon out, but what is the quality of that with Cleveland using Connor Shaw at QB?
31.Eric Decker NYJ at Mia
32.Martavis Bryant PIT vs. Cin
33.Kenny Stills NO at TB
34.*Harry Douglas ATL vs. Car
Note: (Foot) Listed as probable.
35.*Jordan Matthews PHI at NYG
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
36.*Dez Bryant DAL at Was
Note: I'm burying players from DAL/IND/NE - just can't count on them playing much this week.
37.*T.Y. Hilton IND at Ten
Note: (Hamstring) Returned to practice Tuesday. But there's very little incentive for the Colts to play him much this week. Active this week. I still don't expect him to play more than a quarter or so.
38.Nate Washington TEN vs. Ind
39.Michael Floyd ARZ at SF
40.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Dal
41.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Cle
42.Charles Johnson MIN vs. Chi
43.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Phi
44.*Brandon LaFell NE vs. Buf
Note: I'm burying players from DAL/IND/NE - just can't count on them playing much this week. Officially questionable.
45.Stedman Bailey STL at Sea
46.Kenny Britt STL at Sea
47.Albert Wilson KC vs. SD
Note: Continuing to play a bigger role in the Chiefs' offense.
48.*Wes Welker DEN vs. Oak
Note: Perhaps more targets if Sanders is limited.
49.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at SF
Note: (Knee) Bruce Arians estimated that Fitzgerald is at around 70 percent. Listed as probable.
50.Chris Hogan BUF at NE
51.*Michael Crabtree SF vs. Ari
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
52.Mohamed Sanu CIN at Pit
53.*Reggie Wayne IND at Ten
Note: I'm burying players from DAL/IND/NE - just can't count on them playing much this week.
54.*Cecil Shorts JAC at Hou
Note: (Shoulder) Listed as probable.
55.*Greg Jennings MIN vs. Chi
Note: (Hamstring) Listed as probable.
56.Allen Hurns JAC at Hou
57.Cole Beasley DAL at Was
58.*Dwayne Bowe KC vs. SD
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Tuesday. Listed as questionable, but is expected to play.
59.John Brown ARZ at SF
60.James Jones OAK at Den
61.Marqise Lee JAC at Hou
62.Derek Hagan TEN vs. Ind
63.Robert Woods BUF at NE
64.Danny Amendola NE vs. Buf
65.Davante Adams GB vs. Det
66.Andre Roberts WAS vs. Dal
67.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. StL
68.Markus Wheaton PIT vs. Cin
69.*Percy Harvin NYJ at Mia
Note: (Ribs) Did not practice Tuesday. Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable. ***Officially inactive.***
70.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Ind
71.Andre Holmes OAK at Den
72.Taylor Gabriel CLE at Bal
73.Brian Hartline MIA vs. NYJ
74.Riley Cooper PHI at NYG
75.Preston Parker NYG vs. Phi
76.Cody Latimer DEN vs. Oak
77.Travis Benjamin CLE at Bal
78.Brice Butler OAK at Den
79.Brandon Lloyd SF vs. Ari
80.Terrance Williams DAL at Was
81.Jerricho Cotchery CAR at Atl
82.Tavon Austin STL at Sea
83.Jeremy Kerley NYJ at Mia
84.Hakeem Nicks IND at Ten
85.Devin Hester ATL vs. Car
86.Josh Morgan CHI at Min
87.Cordarrelle Patterson MIN vs. Chi
88.Philly Brown CAR at Atl
89.Steve Johnson SF vs. Ari
90.*Julian Edelman NE vs. Buf
Note: (Concussion, thigh) Present for practice Wednesday, but I'd be surprised if the Patriots' starters played more than a half. Listed as questionable. ***Officially inactive.***
91.*Keenan Allen SD at KC
Note: (Broken Collarbone) Did not practice Tuesday. Didn't practice all week, listed as doubtful.
92.*Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. StL
Note: (Hamstring) Doubtful for Week 17. Declared out this week.
93.*Josh Gordon CLE at Bal
Note: Suspended for the finale after missing the team's Saturday walk-through.

Tight Ends

1.Jimmy Graham NO at TB
2.Martellus Bennett CHI at Min
3.Greg Olsen CAR at Atl
4.Antonio Gates SD at KC
5.*Jermaine Gresham CIN at Pit
Note: (Toe) Got extra targets once A.J. Green got hurt.
6.Mychal Rivera OAK at Den
7.Travis Kelce KC vs. SD
8.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Ind
9.Jordan Reed WAS vs. Dal
10.*Julius Thomas DEN vs. Oak
Note: Clearly not at full capacity. As Chris Liss mentioned in East Coast Offense, he's really difficult to own - too good to cut or even bench, but not anywhere near where he used to be.
11.Jared Cook STL at Sea
12.Heath Miller PIT vs. Cin
13.Owen Daniels BAL vs. Cle
14.Zach Ertz PHI at NYG
15.Tim Wright NE vs. Buf
16.Jordan Cameron CLE at Bal
17.*Charles Clay MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Hamstring, knee) Active this week.
18.*Coby Fleener IND at Ten
19.*Jason Witten DAL at Was
20.Larry Donnell NYG vs. Phi
21.Scott Chandler BUF at NE
22.Eric Ebron DET at GB
23.Andrew Quarless GB vs. Det
24.C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU vs. Jax
25.Vernon Davis SF vs. Ari
26.Richard Rodgers GB vs. Det
27.Ryan Griffin HOU vs. Jax
28.Jace Amaro NYJ at Mia
29.*Cooper Helfet SEA vs. StL
Note: (Ribs) Questionable this week.
30.Luke Willson SEA vs. StL
Note: Did anyone time the market properly and have Willson active, either in a regular league or in DFS?
31.Dion Sims MIA vs. NYJ
32.Brent Celek PHI at NYG
33.Chase Coffman TEN vs. Ind
34.Marcedes Lewis JAC at Hou
35.Niles Paul WAS vs. Dal
36.*John Carlson ARZ at SF
Note: (Calf) Questionable this week.
37.Anthony Fasano KC vs. SD
38.Gavin Escobar DAL at Was
39.*Jacob Tamme DEN vs. Oak
40.*Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. Chi
Note: (Knee/ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday. Active but not at full strength.
41.*Garrett Graham HOU vs. Jax
Note: (Ankle) Out again this week.
42.*Dwayne Allen IND at Ten
Note: Day-to-day with a knee injury. Inactive this week.
43.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Buf
Note: How much will Gronk play this week? Not at all! Inactive this week.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT vs. Cin
2.Odell Beckham NYG vs. Phi
3.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Cin
4.*Calvin Johnson DET at GB
Note: (Ankle) Listed as probable.
5.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Det
6.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. Oak
7.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Car
Note: (Hip) Listed as questionable, but practiced this week and is in line to play.
8.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. StL
9.Matt Forte CHI at Min
10.Arian Foster HOU vs. Jax
11.Randall Cobb GB vs. Det
12.Alshon Jeffery CHI at Min
13.Jeremy Maclin PHI at NYG
14.Jimmy Graham NO at TB
15.C.J. Anderson DEN vs. Oak
16.*Jamaal Charles KC vs. SD
Note: (Hamstring/Ankle) Practiced in limited fashion all week, listed as questionable.
17.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Atl
18.Jeremy Hill CIN at Pit
19.Joique Bell DET at GB
Note: Benched in the first quarter last week due to a violation of team rules, still turned in a decent fantasy game (Achilles) Listed as probable.
20.Golden Tate DET at GB
21.*Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. Oak
Note: (Hip) Listed as questionable after limited practice this week. Late kickoff complicates matters.
22.DeSean Jackson WAS vs. Dal
23.Eddie Lacy GB vs. Det
Note: Missed the fourth quarter with cramping issues last week, missed out on a couple of goal line carries as well.
24.Mike Evans TB vs. NO
25.Martellus Bennett CHI at Min
26.Greg Olsen CAR at Atl
27.Marques Colston NO at TB
28.Mark Ingram NO at TB
29.LeSean McCoy PHI at NYG
30.Lamar Miller MIA vs. NYJ
31.*Roddy White ATL vs. Car
Note: (Ankle) Listed as probable.
32.Malcom Floyd SD at KC
33.*Mike Wallace MIA vs. NYJ
Note: (Back) Listed as probable.
34.Anquan Boldin SF vs. Ari
35.Kelvin Benjamin CAR at Atl
36.*A.J. Green CIN at Pit
Note: Suffered a biceps injury Monday night and got shut out on four targets, but expects to play Sunday night. Did not practice Wednesday, however. Full practice Friday, listed as probable. Didn't take any contact at practice and will get treatment before the game.
37.Vincent Jackson TB vs. NO
38.Andre Johnson HOU vs. Jax
39.Sammy Watkins BUF at NE
40.*DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Jax
Note: Was able to play through his ankle injury last week. Listed as probable.
41.*Harry Douglas ATL vs. Car
Note: (Foot) Listed as probable.
42.Antonio Gates SD at KC
43.Justin Forsett BAL vs. Cle
Note: Rough run in the playoffs, and both of BAL's starting OT's got hurt against Houston.
44.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Dal
45.Latavius Murray OAK at Den
46.Fred Jackson BUF at NE
47.*Matt Asiata MIN vs. Chi
Note: (Foot) Listed as probable.
48.Frank Gore SF vs. Ari
49.Steve Smith BAL vs. Cle
50.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. NYJ
51.*Josh Gordon CLE at Bal
Note: Suspended for the finale after missing the team's Saturday walk-through.
52.Eddie Royal SD at KC
53.Martavis Bryant PIT vs. Cin
54.Kenny Stills NO at TB
55.*Marquess Wilson CHI at Min
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
56.Travis Kelce KC vs. SD
57.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Buf
Note: How much will Gronk play this week? Not at all! Inactive this week.
58.*Isaiah Crowell CLE at Bal
Note: West is starting over Crowell this week.
59.Giovani Bernard CIN at Pit
60.Doug Martin TB vs. NO
61.Tre Mason STL at Sea
62.Chris Johnson NYJ at Mia
63.*Toby Gerhart JAC at Hou
Note: (Ribs) Limited in practice all week, listed as probable.
64.Eric Decker NYJ at Mia
65.Stedman Bailey STL at Sea
66.*Jordan Matthews PHI at NYG
Note: (Knee) Listed as probable.
67.*Andrew Hawkins CLE at Bal
Note: Suffered a thumb injury in the loss to Carolina. Practiced Friday, could get more targets with Gordon out, but what is the quality of that with Cleveland using Connor Shaw at QB?
68.Nate Washington TEN vs. Ind
69.Michael Floyd ARZ at SF
70.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Dal
71.Torrey Smith BAL vs. Cle
72.Charles Johnson MIN vs. Chi
73.Rueben Randle NYG vs. Phi
74.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Ind
75.Mychal Rivera OAK at Den
76.*Chris Ivory NYJ at Mia
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Friday, listed as probable.
77.*Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Car
Note: Could play a big role with Steven Jackson dealing with a quad injury.
78.Branden Oliver SD at KC
79.Reggie Bush DET at GB
80.Donald Brown SD at KC
81.*Dez Bryant DAL at Was
Note: I'm burying players from DAL/IND/NE - just can't count on them playing much this week.
82.*Brandon LaFell NE vs. Buf
Note: I'm burying players from DAL/IND/NE - just can't count on them playing much this week. Officially questionable.
83.*T.Y. Hilton IND at Ten
Note: (Hamstring) Returned to practice Tuesday. But there's very little incentive for the Colts to play him much this week. Active this week. I still don't expect him to play more than a quarter or so.
84.*Donte Moncrief IND at Ten
Note: I'm burying players from DAL/IND/NE - just can't count on them playing much this week.
85.*Julian Edelman NE vs. Buf
Note: (Concussion, thigh) Present for practice Wednesday, but I'd be surprised if the Patriots' starters played more than a half. Listed as questionable. ***Officially inactive.***
86.Jordan Reed WAS vs. Dal
87.*Jermaine Gresham CIN at Pit
Note: (Toe) Got extra targets once A.J. Green got hurt.
88.*Julius Thomas DEN vs. Oak
Note: Clearly not at full capacity. As Chris Liss mentioned in East Coast Offense, he's really difficult to own - too good to cut or even bench, but not anywhere near where he used to be.
89.Kenny Britt STL at Sea
90.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at SF
Note: (Knee) Bruce Arians estimated that Fitzgerald is at around 70 percent. Listed as probable.
91.Stepfan Taylor ARZ at SF
92.*Jonas Gray NE vs. Buf
Note: (Ankle) Out this week.
93.*Jacquizz Rodgers ATL vs. Car
Note: Expected to be the starter - the odds-on play to get more carries, though I still like Freeman better.
94.Kerwynn Williams ARZ at SF
95.James Starks GB vs. Det
96.*Brandon Bolden NE vs. Buf
Note: The only one of the top four Pats RBs not questionable or worse.
97.Lance Dunbar DAL at Was
98.Bishop Sankey TEN vs. Ind
99.Joseph Randle DAL at Was
100.*DeMarco Murray DAL at Was
Note: (Hand) No need to use him much this week. Add an illness to his injury designation, but listed as probable. Is one quarter of Murray worth more than a full game of Donald Brown (just to throw one name out there)? Tough call
101.*Dan Herron IND at Ten
Note: I'm wary of starting any key Colts this week. Small bump up of the Colts, at least vis-a-vis the Cowboys and especially the Patriots.
102.*Shane Vereen NE vs. Buf
Note: (Ankle) Listed as questionable, and it's a real 'questionable' given that the Pats have already clinched the #1 seed in the AFC.
103.*Trent Richardson IND at Ten
Note: I'm wary of starting any key Colts this week.
104.Charles Sims TB vs. NO
105.Jordan Todman JAC at Hou

Kickers

1.Connor Barth DEN vs. Oak
2.Mason Crosby GB vs. Det
3.*Matt Bryant ATL vs. Car
Note: (Illness) Listed as probable.
4.Shaun Suisham PIT vs. Cin
5.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. StL
6.Phil Dawson SF vs. Ari
7.Justin Tucker BAL vs. Cle
8.Nick Novak SD at KC
9.*Cody Parkey PHI at NYG
Note: Two bad misses on Saturday helped provide the margin of defeat against the Redskins.
10.Matt Prater DET at GB
11.Blair Walsh MIN vs. Chi
12.Graham Gano CAR at Atl
13.*Mike Nugent CIN at Pit
Note: Suffered a hamstring injury Monday night, stayed in the game.
14.Adam Vinatieri IND at Ten
15.Dan Bailey DAL at Was
16.Randy Bullock HOU vs. Jax
17.Jay Feely CHI at Min
18.Josh Brown NYG vs. Phi
19.Shayne Graham NO at TB
20.*Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Buf
Note: Gronk and Edelman inactive, starters likely benched early.
21.Dan Carpenter BUF at NE
22.Garrett Hartley CLE at Bal
23.Kai Forbath WAS vs. Dal
24.Ryan Succop TEN vs. Ind
25.Patrick Murray TB vs. NO
26.Cairo Santos KC vs. SD
27.Caleb Sturgis MIA vs. NYJ
28.Greg Zuerlein STL at Sea
29.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ at SF
30.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at Den
31.Nick Folk NYJ at Mia
32.Josh Scobee JAC at Hou
33.*Robbie Gould CHI at Min
Note: (Quad) Will sit out Week 17 as well.

Defenses

1.Seattle Seahawks vs. StL
2.Baltimore Ravens vs. Cle
3.Miami Dolphins vs. NYJ
4.*Denver Broncos vs. Oak
Note: T.J. Ward suffered a neck strain and is day-to-day.
5.Houston Texans vs. Jax
6.*San Francisco 49ers vs. Ari
Note: Perrish Cox suffered a mild ankle injury in the loss to the Chargers.
7.Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Cin
8.New England Patriots vs. Buf
9.*St. Louis Rams at Sea
Note: CB E.J. Gaines suffered a concussion in the loss to the Giants. The sixth-round pick has started every game this season.
10.*Minnesota Vikings vs. Chi
Note: Brandon Watts left with a hamstring injury against the Dolphins. Meanwhile, Chad Greenway said he heard a pop in his knee.
11.Arizona Cardinals at SF
12.Green Bay Packers vs. Det
13.San Diego Chargers at KC
14.New York Giants vs. Phi
15.Kansas City Chiefs vs. SD
16.*Indianapolis Colts at Ten
Note: Jerrell Freeman (hamstring) is day-to-day.
17.New York Jets at Mia
18.Detroit Lions at GB
19.Philadelphia Eagles at NYG
20.Dallas Cowboys at Was
21.Cleveland Browns at Bal
22.*Buffalo Bills at NE
Note: Stephen Gilmore is in the league's concussion protocol. Marcell Dareus left with a knee injury.
23.Carolina Panthers at Atl
24.*Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. NO
Note: Mason Foster (Achilles) left last week against the Packers.
25.Jacksonville Jaguars at Hou
26.New Orleans Saints at TB
27.*Washington Redskins vs. Dal
Note: Trent Murphy (hand) placed on IR.
28.Tennessee Titans vs. Ind
29.Cincinnati Bengals at Pit
30.*Chicago Bears at Min
Note: Willie Young tore his Achilles' tendon in the loss to the Lions.
31.*Atlanta Falcons vs. Car
Note: William Moore (shoulder) placed on IR.
32.Oakland Raiders at Den