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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).

Sunday update complete (9:00 a.m. PT)

Bye Week - Cleveland, New Orleans, New York Giants, Pittsburgh.

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: four 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 10:00 pm PT.

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.Tom Brady NE vs. Buf
Note: Brady is now without both Dion Lewis and Julian Edelman. Chances are that you won't have anyone better to bench him, but he's going to be hurt some by their absence.
2.Philip Rivers SD vs. KC
3.Carson Palmer ARZ vs. Cin
Note: I was aggressively wrong about Palmer against the Seahawks last week. I won't err on the side of caution with him again.
4.Aaron Rodgers GB at Min
Note: Averaged only 5.46 yards per his whopping 61 attempts against the Lions' woeful defense. Limited in Wednesday's practice with a sore shoulder, but had a full practice Thursday. The big question is whether he has been dealing with this for a while, or just last week? ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
5.Cam Newton CAR vs. Was
6.Derek Carr OAK at Det
7.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Ind
8.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Oak
9.Joe Flacco BAL vs. StL
10.Blake Bortles JAC vs. Ten
11.Alex Smith KC at SD
12.Russell Wilson SEA vs. SF
13.Tyrod Taylor BUF at NE
14.*Tony Romo DAL at Mia
Note: Probably back from his broken collarbone this week - the Cowboys released Brandon Weeden as a step in that direction. ***Officially activated from IR on Saturday.***
15.Marcus Mariota TEN at Jax
16.*Matt Hasselbeck IND at Atl
Note: Getting another start with the Colts' Luck running out again.
17.*Mark Sanchez PHI vs. TB
Note: The good news is that Sanchez is familiar with the Eagles' offense after last year's experience. The bad news is that he displayed his down-side in the loss to the Dolphins. ***Bradford officially out, Thad Lewis is the backup.***
18.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. Dal
Note: Tannehill's pocket presence Sunday was lacking - twice he got drilled from the blind side, once resulting in a safety. It marked the third game in a row that the Dolphins have allowed a safety.
19.Andy Dalton CIN at Ari
Note: We saw Bad Andy on Monday night, but he also wasn't helped by the OL, Eifert's drops or Green's fumble.
20.*Brock Osweiler DEN at Chi
Note: Osweiler will get the start this week after replacing Peyton Manning in last week's loss.
21.*Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ at Hou
Note: Fitzpatrick had surgery on his left thumb on Friday - on Monday there were reports that he was 'fine.' He will start if he can practice this week. Will play this week, barring any setbacks. ***Officially cleared to start.***
22.Jameis Winston TB at Phi
23.*Teddy Bridgewater MIN vs. GB
Note: ***(Left shoulder) Listed as probable, will start.***
24.Jay Cutler CHI vs. Den
Note: Cutler came up big in what appeared to be a tough matchup, but I still don't trust him this week against the Broncos.
25.Kirk Cousins WAS at Car
26.*Case Keenum STL at Bal
Note: Named the starter this week.
27.*T.J. Yates HOU vs. NYJ
Note: Relieved Brian Hoyer on Monday night and was rewarded by DeAndre Hopkins' circus catch for the game-winner. ***Officially named the starter for this week. Brandon Weeden will be the backup.***
28.Blaine Gabbert SF at Sea
Note: ***Colin Kaepernick is on IR with a shoulder injury, giving Gabbert a little bit of job security.***
29.*Brian Hoyer HOU vs. NYJ
Note: Hoyer left on Monday night with a concussion. Not expected to play this week.
30.*Sam Bradford PHI vs. TB
Note: Suffered a concussion and a sprained AC joint in the loss to Miami. He was present at Tuesday's practice but did not participate.
31.*Nick Foles STL at Bal
Note: Demoted in favor of Case Keenum.
32.*Peyton Manning DEN at Chi
Note: Out with a partially torn plantar fascia in his right foot - could this be the end?
33.*Matt Cassel DAL at Mia
34.*Andrew Luck IND at Atl
Note: Out with a lacerated kidney and a partially torn abdominal muscle. ***NFL.com's Ian Rapoport estimates a mid-December return. This falls in line with the original 2-to-6 weeks estimate - so it's not really new news.***

Running Backs

1.Todd Gurley STL at Bal
2.Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Ind
3.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. GB
Note: Limited practice Wednesday with a sore hamstring. ***Listed as probable.***
4.Lamar Miller MIA vs. Dal
5.DeMarco Murray PHI vs. TB
6.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Was
7.Charcandrick West KC at SD
Note: West is one of the few sure things in terms of volume right now.
8.Doug Martin TB at Phi
9.*Jeremy Langford CHI vs. Den
Note: ***Starting again this week.***
10.Justin Forsett BAL vs. StL
11.LeSean McCoy BUF at NE
12.Latavius Murray OAK at Det
13.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Buf
14.Frank Gore IND at Atl
15.Chris Johnson ARZ vs. Cin
16.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. SF
Note: (Abdomen) Did not practice Wednesday. ***'On the more positive side of questionable' according to coach Pete Carroll.***
17.Danny Woodhead SD vs. KC
18.*Darren McFadden DAL at Mia
Note: Limited at Thursday's practice with a groin strain. ***Officially listed as questionable but will start - however with wet conditions he might be limited.***
19.Chris Ivory NYJ at Hou
20.Matt Jones WAS at Car
Note: I wouldn't be that eager to start Jones this week - all three Redskins backs tore up the Saints, but Alfred Morris actually had more carries and now they face a much tougher test in Carolina.
21.James Starks GB at Min
22.Giovani Bernard CIN at Ari
23.*Ronnie Hillman DEN at Chi
Note: Will start ahead of Anderson this week.
24.Melvin Gordon SD vs. KC
25.*T.J. Yeldon JAC vs. Ten
Note: (Foot) Sat out practice Monday and Tuesday, but got rid of his walking boot Tuesday night and suggested that he would be fine for Thursday night's game. Expected to play Thursday night, but it's going to be a sloppy playing surface. I'm downgrading him as a risk to see his workload curtailed.
26.*Karlos Williams BUF at NE
Note: ***Limited with an illness Friday, but full practice Saturday and not on the injury list.***
27.Jay Ajayi MIA vs. Dal
28.*Shaun Draughn SF at Sea
Note: ***Getting another start this week - Hyde didn't make the trip.***
29.Jeremy Hill CIN at Ari
30.Darren Sproles PHI vs. TB
31.*Joique Bell DET vs. Oak
Note: (Shoulder) Limited Wednesday, full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
32.*Eddie Lacy GB at Min
Note: (Groin) Full practice both Wednesday and Thursday. ***Listed as probable, but Starks will still start.***
33.Dexter McCluster TEN at Jax
34.Charles Sims TB at Phi
35.Andre Ellington ARZ vs. Cin
Note: Scored a finishing touchdown, but still only got 35 of 89 snaps on offense.
36.Alfred Blue HOU vs. NYJ
Note: Ran for only 22 yards on 12 carries.
37.*Robert Turbin DAL at Mia
Note: Latched on with the Cowboys - could be in play if McFadden can't go. ***Now ahead of Smith on the depth chart.***
38.Denard Robinson JAC vs. Ten
Note: Had just one carry last week, but could get more work due to Yeldon's foot injury.
39.Antonio Andrews TEN at Jax
40.Thomas Rawls SEA vs. SF
41.C.J. Anderson DEN at Chi
Note: So much for the notion that Anderson is back - of course, Peyton Manning turning the ball over regularly stifled the opportunity to run, but even then, Hillman got more chances.
42.Theo Riddick DET vs. Oak
43.Chris Thompson WAS at Car
44.James White NE vs. Buf
Note: White was on the field for only 28 snaps, and had just one carry and one target against the Giants.
45.Javorius Allen BAL vs. StL
46.Jonathan Grimes HOU vs. NYJ
47.*David Cobb TEN at Jax
Note: Though he was inactive last week, Cobb might play Thursday night. Will be active Thursday night, though Andrews will still start.
48.Ahmad Bradshaw IND at Atl
49.Ameer Abdullah DET vs. Oak
Note: 'Larger role' in the offense = five carries and one reception.
50.Brandon Bolden NE vs. Buf
Note: On the field for only 10 snaps against the Giants.
51.Tevin Coleman ATL vs. Ind
52.Ka'Deem Carey CHI vs. Den
53.*Bilal Powell NYJ at Hou
Note: (Ankle) Fully healthy for this week's game against the Texans.
54.Kendall Gaskins SF at Sea
55.Tre Mason STL at Bal
56.*Chris Polk HOU vs. NYJ
Note: (Hamstring) Sat out Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Expected to play.***
57.Taiwan Jones OAK at Det
58.Marcel Reece OAK at Det
59.*Alfred Morris WAS at Car
Note: Left late in the win over the Saints with a rib injury.
60.*Rod Smith DAL at Mia
Note: Now the backup behind McFadden, who injured his groin in Thursday's practice. Robert Turbin also looms. ***Turbin now ahead of Smith on the depth chart.***
61.Fred Jackson SEA vs. SF
62.Jerick McKinnon MIN vs. GB
63.Roy Helu OAK at Det
64.Mike Tolbert CAR vs. Was
65.Spencer Ware KC at SD
66.Stevan Ridley NYJ at Hou
67.David Johnson ARZ vs. Cin
68.*Matt Forte CHI vs. Den
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday, held out of Thursday's practice because it was moved indoors, but he's already stated that he wants to take his time coming back. If he plays this week I don't think he'll do much. ***Not expected to play, officially listed as questionable. The cold and icy conditions in Chicago make it less likely that they'd risk him.***
69.*Ryan Mathews PHI vs. TB
Note: Mathews sat out practice Tuesday with a concussion. Still not practicing. ***Officially ruled out.***
70.*Carlos Hyde SF at Sea
Note: (Foot) Still not at full speed despite the bye week. Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Didn't make the trip to Seattle.***
71.Knile Davis KC at SD

Wide Receivers

1.Julio Jones ATL vs. Ind
2.Mike Evans TB at Phi
3.Amari Cooper OAK at Det
4.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. NYJ
Note: The combination of T.J. passing the ball while Hopkins is covered by Darrelle Revis might be too much to overcome. (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday and Thursday, but afterward said he's '100%' to play this week. ***Listed as probable.***
5.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Cin
Note: Arizona is approaching matchup-proof levels following their win in Seattle. (Ankle) Full practice Thursday.
6.*Dez Bryant DAL at Mia
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday.
7.Allen Robinson JAC vs. Ten
8.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. Oak
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Limited practice Friday, active this week.***
9.Demaryius Thomas DEN at Chi
10.T.Y. Hilton IND at Atl
11.*Brandon Marshall NYJ at Hou
Note: (Toe/ankle) Full practice Thursday.
12.A.J. Green CIN at Ari
13.Sammy Watkins BUF at NE
14.Michael Crabtree OAK at Det
15.Randall Cobb GB at Min
16.Jordan Matthews PHI vs. TB
17.Davante Adams GB at Min
18.Brandon LaFell NE vs. Buf
19.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. Dal
20.Kamar Aiken BAL vs. StL
21.*Danny Amendola NE vs. Buf
Note: Amendola will see an obvious bump to his value, especially in PPR leagues, with Edelman, even though he's a lesser version of him.
22.*Allen Hurns JAC vs. Ten
Note: After going to a specialist Monday to see if he might need surgery for a sports hernia, Hurns had a full practice Tuesday and looks like he'll play. He still probably will need a procedure, it's just a matter of when he'll have it. Listed as probable.
23.*Eric Decker NYJ at Hou
Note: ***(Knee) Listed as probable.***
24.*John Brown ARZ vs. Cin
Note: (Hamstring) Had no catches on three targets despite Arizona throwing for 300+ yards against Seattle. Did not practice Wednesday, limited Thursday. ***Expected to play, ahead of Floyd health-wise.***
25.Golden Tate DET vs. Oak
26.Jeremy Maclin KC at SD
27.Nate Washington HOU vs. NYJ
28.Marvin Jones CIN at Ari
29.Steve Johnson SD vs. KC
30.Donte Moncrief IND at Atl
31.Stefon Diggs MIN vs. GB
32.*Doug Baldwin SEA vs. SF
Note: (Toe) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
33.Rishard Matthews MIA vs. Dal
34.*DeSean Jackson WAS at Car
Note: Declared that he's fully recovered from the hamstring injury that earlier sidelined him.
35.Tavon Austin STL at Bal
36.Pierre Garcon WAS at Car
37.*Cody Latimer DEN at Chi
Note: ***Added to the list with Sanders out.***
38.Cole Beasley DAL at Mia
39.Devin Funchess CAR vs. Was
40.Jamison Crowder WAS at Car
41.*Jaron Brown ARZ vs. Cin
Note: Could play a bigger role if Michael Floyd's hamstring injury keeps him out.
42.*Dorial Green-Beckham TEN at Jax
Note: Played only 29 snaps despite Tennessee trailing the entire game, Kendall Wright out and Justin Hunter getting hurt in the game, and he wasn't targeted once. That should change, but after this game it's hard to trust him at all.
43.*Vincent Jackson TB at Phi
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday, still unlikely to play this week. ***Able to practice Friday, active for this week's game.***
44.Andre Johnson IND at Atl
45.*Josh Huff PHI vs. TB
Note: Missed practice Thursday with back spasms.
46.Ted Ginn CAR vs. Was
47.Chris Givens BAL vs. StL
Note: Was Givens' touchdown (and Aiken's lack thereof) an indication of who might be more likely to get red zone work in the future? I think it's possible. Also, as DVR pointed out on Tuesday's show, it's another 'revenge game' under the radar.
48.Harry Douglas TEN at Jax
49.Wes Welker STL at Bal
50.*Marqise Lee JAC vs. Ten
51.Torrey Smith SF at Sea
52.Dontrelle Inman SD vs. KC
53.James Jones GB at Min
Note: (Quad) Shut out in a game where Aaron Rodgers had 61 pass attempts. That's pretty difficult to accomplish.
54.Marquess Wilson CHI vs. Den
55.*Leonard Hankerson ATL vs. Ind
Note: (Hamstring) Returned to practice on Monday following the bye week. Limited on Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
56.Terrance Williams DAL at Mia
57.Cecil Shorts HOU vs. NYJ
58.Mike Wallace MIN vs. GB
59.Donteea Dye TB at Phi
60.Mohamed Sanu CIN at Ari
61.Charles Johnson MIN vs. GB
62.Kenny Stills MIA vs. Dal
63.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. SF
64.Nelson Agholor PHI vs. TB
65.Tyler Lockett SEA vs. SF
66.Lance Moore DET vs. Oak
67.Albert Wilson KC at SD
68.Marlon Brown BAL vs. StL
69.Robert Woods BUF at NE
70.Aaron Dobson NE vs. Buf
71.Miles Austin PHI vs. TB
72.Jeremy Kerley NYJ at Hou
73.Greg Jennings MIA vs. Dal
74.De'Anthony Thomas KC at SD
75.Griff Whalen IND at Atl
76.Roddy White ATL vs. Ind
77.Justin Hardy ATL vs. Ind
78.*Michael Floyd ARZ vs. Cin
Note: Floyd is day-to-day with a hamstring injury. Unable to practice Thursday. ***Game-time decision, limited if he is active.***
79.*Keshawn Martin NE vs. Buf
Note: Could be part of the picture with Julian Edelman out. (Hamstring) Limited practice Thursday.
80.*Anquan Boldin SF at Sea
Note: (Hamstring) Not yet at full speed despite having the bye week to recover. Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as questionable.***
81.Riley Cooper PHI vs. TB
82.Jared Abbrederis GB at Min
83.Rashad Greene JAC vs. Ten
84.*Bryan Walters JAC vs. Ten
Note: Walters suffered a concussion in Week 10, was only limited in practice Tuesday. The short week will probably work against him.
85.*Paul Richardson SEA vs. SF
Note: Left Sunday night's game with a hamstring injury. ***Ruled out for this week.***
86.*DeVante Parker MIA vs. Dal
Note: (Foot) Active but not used in the win over the Eagles.
87.*Kendall Wright TEN at Jax
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Monday, didn't practice Tuesday. Not a great shot to play Thursday, let alone do anything significant. Officially ruled out.
88.*Ty Montgomery GB at Min
Note: (Ankle) After a full practice Wednesday, he was unable to complete Thursday's practice.
89.*Eddie Royal CHI vs. Den
Note: (Knee) Still not practicing.
90.*Malcom Floyd SD vs. KC
Note: Floyd (shoulder) isn't yet officially ruled out for this week, let alone the season, but there's some doubt whether he'll come back this year. Did not practice Thursday. ***Officially out.***
91.*Emmanuel Sanders DEN at Chi
Note: Cleared a concussion exam during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs and also injured his finger. He's expected to have a 'normal week' this week, however. Didn't practice Wednesday, limited on Thursday. ***Inactive this week.***
92.*Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Den
Note: Jeffery had a disappointing show, which could be attributable to the groin injury he tweaked in practice last week, and/or the big lead that the Bears had over the Rams. Limited Wednesday, did not practice Thursday. ***Inactive this week.***
93.*Philly Brown CAR vs. Was
Note: Suffered a shoulder stinger in Thursday's practice. ***Inactive this week.***
94.*Julian Edelman NE vs. Buf
Note: Suffered a Jones fracture of his left foot, had surgery Monday and will be out six-to-eight weeks.
95.*Justin Hunter TEN at Jax
Note: Fractured ankle, out for the season.

Tight Ends

1.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Buf
2.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Was
3.Travis Kelce KC at SD
Note: Quiet output against the Broncos, but had nine targets.
4.Jordan Reed WAS at Car
5.Crockett Gillmore BAL vs. StL
6.Delanie Walker TEN at Jax
7.*Antonio Gates SD vs. KC
Note: Should get a lot of targets with Floyd and Allen likely out. (Knee/hip) Did not practice Thursday. ***Limited practice Friday, upgraded to probable.***
8.Tyler Eifert CIN at Ari
9.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Den
10.Jimmy Graham SEA vs. SF
11.Eric Ebron DET vs. Oak
12.Jermaine Gresham ARZ vs. Cin
13.Jacob Tamme ATL vs. Ind
14.Garrett Graham HOU vs. NYJ
15.Charles Clay BUF at NE
16.Jason Witten DAL at Mia
17.Coby Fleener IND at Atl
18.Zach Ertz PHI vs. TB
19.*Owen Daniels DEN at Chi
Note: (Knee/shoulder) Limited practice Thursday. ***Full practice Friday, officially active.***
20.Richard Rodgers GB at Min
21.Garrett Celek SF at Sea
22.Jordan Cameron MIA vs. Dal
23.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. GB
Note: Dropped what appeared to be an easy touchdown in the win over the Raiders.
24.Clive Walford OAK at Det
Note: Scored for the second week in a row against the Vikings.
25.Ryan Griffin HOU vs. NYJ
Note: Had three catches for 36 yards in the win over the Bengals on Monday night in his first game back since his Week 1 injury.
26.Zach Miller CHI vs. Den
Note: I added him but last week was lightning in a bottle, not something bankable.
27.Julius Thomas JAC vs. Ten
28.Mychal Rivera OAK at Det
29.Jared Cook STL at Bal
30.Scott Chandler NE vs. Buf
31.Vernon Davis DEN at Chi
32.Brent Celek PHI vs. TB
33.Maxx Williams BAL vs. StL
34.Dwayne Allen IND at Atl
35.*Ladarius Green SD vs. KC
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Thursday. ***Not expected to play this week.***
36.*Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB at Phi
Note: ***(Shoulder) Inactive again this week.***

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Todd Gurley STL at Bal
2.*Adrian Peterson MIN vs. GB
Note: Limited practice Wednesday with a sore hamstring. ***Listed as probable.***
3.Julio Jones ATL vs. Ind
4.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Buf
5.Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Ind
6.*Dez Bryant DAL at Mia
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Thursday.
7.Mike Evans TB at Phi
8.T.Y. Hilton IND at Atl
9.Amari Cooper OAK at Det
10.Lamar Miller MIA vs. Dal
11.DeMarco Murray PHI vs. TB
12.Doug Martin TB at Phi
13.Greg Olsen CAR vs. Was
14.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. NYJ
Note: The combination of T.J. passing the ball while Hopkins is covered by Darrelle Revis might be too much to overcome. (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday and Thursday, but afterward said he's '100%' to play this week. ***Listed as probable.***
15.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. Cin
Note: Arizona is approaching matchup-proof levels following their win in Seattle. (Ankle) Full practice Thursday.
16.Allen Robinson JAC vs. Ten
17.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. Oak
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday, limited practice Thursday. ***Limited practice Friday, active this week.***
18.Demaryius Thomas DEN at Chi
19.*Brandon Marshall NYJ at Hou
Note: (Toe/ankle) Full practice Thursday.
20.*Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Den
Note: Jeffery had a disappointing show, which could be attributable to the groin injury he tweaked in practice last week, and/or the big lead that the Bears had over the Rams. Limited Wednesday, did not practice Thursday. ***Inactive this week.***
21.Jonathan Stewart CAR vs. Was
22.*Darren McFadden DAL at Mia
Note: Limited at Thursday's practice with a groin strain. ***Officially listed as questionable but will start - however with wet conditions he might be limited.***
23.Charcandrick West KC at SD
Note: West is one of the few sure things in terms of volume right now.
24.Travis Kelce KC at SD
Note: Quiet output against the Broncos, but had nine targets.
25.*Antonio Gates SD vs. KC
Note: Should get a lot of targets with Floyd and Allen likely out. (Knee/hip) Did not practice Thursday. ***Limited practice Friday, upgraded to probable.***
26.Justin Forsett BAL vs. StL
27.LeSean McCoy BUF at NE
28.A.J. Green CIN at Ari
29.Sammy Watkins BUF at NE
30.Michael Crabtree OAK at Det
31.Randall Cobb GB at Min
32.Chris Johnson ARZ vs. Cin
33.Latavius Murray OAK at Det
34.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. SF
Note: (Abdomen) Did not practice Wednesday. ***'On the more positive side of questionable' according to coach Pete Carroll.***
35.Danny Woodhead SD vs. KC
36.Jordan Matthews PHI vs. TB
37.Davante Adams GB at Min
38.Brandon LaFell NE vs. Buf
39.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. Dal
40.Kamar Aiken BAL vs. StL
41.*Danny Amendola NE vs. Buf
Note: Amendola will see an obvious bump to his value, especially in PPR leagues, with Edelman, even though he's a lesser version of him.
42.*Allen Hurns JAC vs. Ten
Note: After going to a specialist Monday to see if he might need surgery for a sports hernia, Hurns had a full practice Tuesday and looks like he'll play. He still probably will need a procedure, it's just a matter of when he'll have it. Listed as probable.
43.*Eric Decker NYJ at Hou
Note: ***(Knee) Listed as probable.***
44.Jordan Reed WAS at Car
45.*John Brown ARZ vs. Cin
Note: (Hamstring) Had no catches on three targets despite Arizona throwing for 300+ yards against Seattle. Did not practice Wednesday, limited Thursday. ***Expected to play, ahead of Floyd health-wise.***
46.Golden Tate DET vs. Oak
47.Jeremy Maclin KC at SD
48.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Buf
49.*Jeremy Langford CHI vs. Den
Note: ***Starting again this week.***
50.Frank Gore IND at Atl
51.*T.J. Yeldon JAC vs. Ten
Note: (Foot) Sat out practice Monday and Tuesday, but got rid of his walking boot Tuesday night and suggested that he would be fine for Thursday night's game. Expected to play Thursday night, but it's going to be a sloppy playing surface. I'm downgrading him as a risk to see his workload curtailed.
52.James Starks GB at Min
53.Chris Ivory NYJ at Hou
54.Matt Jones WAS at Car
Note: I wouldn't be that eager to start Jones this week - all three Redskins backs tore up the Saints, but Alfred Morris actually had more carries and now they face a much tougher test in Carolina.
55.Crockett Gillmore BAL vs. StL
56.Nate Washington HOU vs. NYJ
57.*Emmanuel Sanders DEN at Chi
Note: Cleared a concussion exam during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs and also injured his finger. He's expected to have a 'normal week' this week, however. Didn't practice Wednesday, limited on Thursday. ***Inactive this week.***
58.Marvin Jones CIN at Ari
59.Steve Johnson SD vs. KC
60.Donte Moncrief IND at Atl
61.Stefon Diggs MIN vs. GB
62.*Doug Baldwin SEA vs. SF
Note: (Toe) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
63.Rishard Matthews MIA vs. Dal
64.Giovani Bernard CIN at Ari
65.*Karlos Williams BUF at NE
Note: ***Limited with an illness Friday, but full practice Saturday and not on the injury list.***
66.Jay Ajayi MIA vs. Dal
67.*Shaun Draughn SF at Sea
Note: ***Getting another start this week - Hyde didn't make the trip.***
68.Delanie Walker TEN at Jax
69.*DeSean Jackson WAS at Car
Note: Declared that he's fully recovered from the hamstring injury that earlier sidelined him.
70.Tavon Austin STL at Bal
71.Pierre Garcon WAS at Car
72.Cole Beasley DAL at Mia
73.Devin Funchess CAR vs. Was
74.Jamison Crowder WAS at Car
75.C.J. Anderson DEN at Chi
Note: So much for the notion that Anderson is back - of course, Peyton Manning turning the ball over regularly stifled the opportunity to run, but even then, Hillman got more chances.
76.Jeremy Hill CIN at Ari
77.*Ronnie Hillman DEN at Chi
Note: Will start ahead of Anderson this week.
78.Darren Sproles PHI vs. TB
79.Melvin Gordon SD vs. KC
80.*Joique Bell DET vs. Oak
Note: (Shoulder) Limited Wednesday, full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
81.Dexter McCluster TEN at Jax
82.*Jaron Brown ARZ vs. Cin
Note: Could play a bigger role if Michael Floyd's hamstring injury keeps him out.
83.*Dorial Green-Beckham TEN at Jax
Note: Played only 29 snaps despite Tennessee trailing the entire game, Kendall Wright out and Justin Hunter getting hurt in the game, and he wasn't targeted once. That should change, but after this game it's hard to trust him at all.
84.Andre Johnson IND at Atl
85.*Josh Huff PHI vs. TB
Note: Missed practice Thursday with back spasms.
86.Charles Sims TB at Phi
87.Andre Ellington ARZ vs. Cin
Note: Scored a finishing touchdown, but still only got 35 of 89 snaps on offense.
88.Alfred Blue HOU vs. NYJ
Note: Ran for only 22 yards on 12 carries.
89.Denard Robinson JAC vs. Ten
Note: Had just one carry last week, but could get more work due to Yeldon's foot injury.
90.Theo Riddick DET vs. Oak
91.Chris Thompson WAS at Car
92.James White NE vs. Buf
Note: White was on the field for only 28 snaps, and had just one carry and one target against the Giants.
93.Javorius Allen BAL vs. StL
94.Ted Ginn CAR vs. Was
95.Chris Givens BAL vs. StL
Note: Was Givens' touchdown (and Aiken's lack thereof) an indication of who might be more likely to get red zone work in the future? I think it's possible. Also, as DVR pointed out on Tuesday's show, it's another 'revenge game' under the radar.
96.*Philly Brown CAR vs. Was
Note: Suffered a shoulder stinger in Thursday's practice. ***Inactive this week.***
97.Tyler Eifert CIN at Ari
98.Martellus Bennett CHI vs. Den
99.Jimmy Graham SEA vs. SF

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Buf
Note: Once again was huge in a clutch situation.
2.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. SF
3.Graham Gano CAR vs. Was
4.Justin Tucker BAL vs. StL
5.Cairo Santos KC at SD
6.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ vs. Cin
7.Connor Barth TB at Phi
8.Adam Vinatieri IND at Atl
9.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at Det
10.Caleb Sturgis PHI vs. TB
11.Matt Bryant ATL vs. Ind
12.Matt Prater DET vs. Oak
13.Andrew Franks MIA vs. Dal
14.Josh Lambo SD vs. KC
15.Brandon McManus DEN at Chi
Note: Brought down by Manning's malaise against the Chiefs.
16.Blair Walsh MIN vs. GB
17.Mike Nugent CIN at Ari
18.Dan Bailey DAL at Mia
19.Mason Crosby GB at Min
Note: While his attempt at a game-winner was hardly a gimme, he also really shanked it.
20.Robbie Gould CHI vs. Den
21.Dustin Hopkins WAS at Car
22.Greg Zuerlein STL at Bal
23.Nick Novak HOU vs. NYJ
24.Dan Carpenter BUF at NE
25.Jason Myers JAC vs. Ten
26.Ryan Succop TEN at Jax
27.Randy Bullock NYJ at Hou
28.Phil Dawson SF at Sea

Defenses

1.Seattle Seahawks vs. SF
2.Carolina Panthers vs. Was
3.Arizona Cardinals vs. Cin
4.Denver Broncos at Chi
5.St. Louis Rams at Bal
6.*Houston Texans vs. NYJ
Note: Jadeveon Clowney (back) should return this week.
7.New England Patriots vs. Buf
8.New York Jets at Hou
9.Baltimore Ravens vs. StL
10.Miami Dolphins vs. Dal
11.Philadelphia Eagles vs. TB
12.Kansas City Chiefs at SD
13.Minnesota Vikings vs. GB
14.Cincinnati Bengals at Ari
15.Chicago Bears vs. Den
16.*Tennessee Titans at Jax
Note: CB Jason McCourty (groin) needs surgery and is likely out for the year.
17.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Phi
18.*Dallas Cowboys at Mia
Note: Sean Lee (concussion) could practice Wednesday. CB Morris Claiborne (hamstring) could miss this week's game.
19.*Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Ten
Note: Sen'Derrick Marks is going on IR due to a torn triceps.
20.Green Bay Packers at Min
21.Atlanta Falcons vs. Ind
22.Indianapolis Colts at Atl
23.*Buffalo Bills at NE
Note: Kyle Williams (knee) is still unlikely to play.
24.San Diego Chargers vs. KC
25.*Detroit Lions vs. Oak
Note: CB's Rashean Mathis and Josh Wilson are on IR for the season.
26.*Oakland Raiders at Det
Note: Aldon Smith suspended for a year.
27.Washington Redskins at Car
28.San Francisco 49ers at Sea