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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

No more bye weeks! However, we have three Thursday games for Thanksgiving:

- Philly at Detroit.
- Carolina at Dallas.
- Chicago at Green Bay.

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.Drew Brees NO at Hou
2.Tom Brady NE at Den
Note: Brady struggled Monday night more than the boxscore indicates - he was frequently hit by the Bills and clearly missed Edelman and Lewis. There's a chance he might not have Amendola this week, too.
3.Eli Manning NYG at Was
4.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Sea
Note: Fascinating matchup in Seattle this week. I'm encouraged that Carson Palmer was able to have a big game in Seattle against them, so I'll have him pretty high this week.
5.Carson Palmer ARZ at SF
6.*Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Chi
Note: ***Took a hard hit to his left elbow Thursday night and briefly lost feeling in his fingers.***
7.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Phi
8.Philip Rivers SD at Jax
9.Cam Newton CAR at Dal
10.*Brian Hoyer HOU vs. NO
Note: Hoyer passed his final concussion test and will be back in as the starter this week. Returned to practice Wednesday and is still expected to start this week. ***Small bump up.***
11.Russell Wilson SEA vs. Pit
12.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Min
Note: Ryan had a decent fantasy day, but both interceptions that he threw were just killers. The struggle is real.
13.Jameis Winston TB at Ind
Note: After Sunday's brilliant game, Winston is now averaging 7.7 yards per attempt, a great number for his rookie season.
14.Andy Dalton CIN vs. StL
Note: The Bengals struggled to protect Dalton against the Cardinals, and that doesn't bode well for this week's game against the Rams. (Groin) Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
15.Marcus Mariota TEN vs. Oak
16.*Tony Romo DAL vs. Car
Note: (Shoulder/back) Limited practice on Tuesday for Thursday's game. Missing the first practice of the week could be the new standard operating procedure for Romo the rest of the season. Listed as probable for Thursday's game. ***Re-injured his clavicle and is likely out for the season.***
17.*Mark Sanchez PHI at Det
Note: Officially the starter, as per Albert Breer and Ian Rapoport of NFL.com
18.Blake Bortles JAC vs. SD
19.Matt Hasselbeck IND vs. TB
20.Derek Carr OAK at Ten
21.Brock Osweiler DEN vs. NE
Note: Osweiler will start again this week. He was competent in the win over the Bears, going 20-for-27 and 250 yards without an interception.
22.*Alex Smith KC vs. Buf
Note: ***Miserable wet weather expected in KC.***
23.Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Fitzpatrick will start this week - coach Todd Bowles was asked in the wake of the Jets' loss to the Texans, but he didn't really consider benching him.
24.Jay Cutler CHI at GB
25.Kirk Cousins WAS vs. NYG
26.*Josh McCown CLE vs. Bal
Note: Starting again with Manziel demoted, and Austin Davis will be the backup.
27.Ryan Tannehill MIA at NYJ
28.*Tyrod Taylor BUF at KC
Note: Taylor injured his shoulder and/or collarbone at the end of the Monday night game, but Rex Ryan on Tuesday said that he thinks Taylor can play Sunday against the Chiefs. Limited at Wednesday's practice but plans to resume throwing Thursday. ***Limited in practice all week, but still 'ready to roll' Sunday.***
29.*Matt Schaub BAL at Cle
Note: Schaub will be starting in place of the injured Joe Flacco on Monday night.
30.*Teddy Bridgewater MIN at Atl
Note: ***(Shoulder) Full participant in Friday's practice, listed as probable.***
31.Blaine Gabbert SF vs. Ari
32.*Nick Foles STL at Cin
Note: Tentatively listed as the Rams starter until we find out more about Keenum's concussion. ***Will start Sunday in place of Case Keenum.***
33.*Case Keenum STL at Cin
Note: Keenum is going through the concussion protocol after suffering a hit that everyone but the Rams' medical and coaching staff saw late in the fourth quarter against the Ravens. Limited practice Wednesday - still going through the concussion protocol.
34.*Sam Bradford PHI at Det
Note: Cleared from the concussion protocol, but he was still limited on Tuesday, perhaps because of his shoulder injury. I'm operating under the assumption that Sanchez will start. Officially listed as questionable, will be the backup behind Sanchez.
35.*Andrew Luck IND vs. TB
Note: (Lacerated kidney) Still no timetable for a return to practice. Luck is still confident that he'll return this season.
36.*Jimmy Clausen BAL at Cle
Note: Cut by the Bears and signed by the Ravens, where he'll be the backup to Matt Schaub.
37.*Johnny Manziel CLE vs. Bal
Note: Demoted to third string for ... partying during the bye week?
38.*Peyton Manning DEN vs. NE
Note: Manning visited an orthopedic specialist Monday and has been ruled out this week and next.
39.*Joe Flacco BAL at Cle
Note: Torn ACL and MCL, done for the season.

Running Backs

1.Todd Gurley STL at Cin
2.Adrian Peterson MIN at Atl
3.Doug Martin TB at Ind
4.LeSean McCoy BUF at KC
5.DeMarco Murray PHI at Det
6.T.J. Yeldon JAC vs. SD
7.*Thomas Rawls SEA vs. Pit
Note: Marshawn Lynch is unlikely to play again this week. While Rawls will certainly find it tougher than against the 49ers, he's now had three really big games in place of Lynch. Limited at Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. ***Full practice Thursday and Friday, listed as probable.***
8.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Dal
9.*Mark Ingram NO at Hou
Note: Limited in Wednesday's practice with a sore shoulder. ***Limited at practice all week, but listed as probable.***
10.Lamar Miller MIA at NYJ
Note: Somehow had just seven carries despite averaging over six yards per attempt. Joe Philbin nods.
11.*Eddie Lacy GB vs. Chi
Note: (Ankle) Full participant in Tuesday's practice following his first 100-yard game of the season. Listed as probable.
12.*Javorius Allen BAL at Cle
Note: Allen dominated the snaps after Forsett's injury and is in line to get a lot of carries the rest of the season.
13.*Chris Johnson ARZ at SF
Note: (Knee) Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
14.LeGarrette Blount NE at Den
Note: I have a feeling that this is a game where Blount sees heavy usage - the Denver pass rush could cause Brady fits.
15.*Spencer Ware KC vs. Buf
Note: Had a big game in relief of Charcandrick West in Week 11. ***Even if West plays, Ware is expected to start.***
16.*Darren McFadden DAL vs. Car
Note: (Groin) Limited participant in Tuesday's practice. Somehow he was able to manage 29 carries in the rain despite that injury last week. Listed as probable.
17.Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. NE
Note: Hillman had 21 carries to 12 for Anderson - he remains the top option in the backfield.
18.Latavius Murray OAK at Ten
19.*Matt Forte CHI at GB
Note: (Sprained MCL) Expected to return Thursday night against the Packers. Officially listed as questionable, but still expected to play.
20.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. StL
21.Chris Ivory NYJ vs. Mia
22.DeAngelo Williams PIT at Sea
23.Antonio Andrews TEN vs. Oak
24.Danny Woodhead SD at Jax
25.Shaun Draughn SF vs. Ari
Note: Draughn was targeted a whopping 11 times in the loss to the Seahawks. He'll probably see more of the same this week against Arizona, who was chewed by Giovani Bernard in the passing game.
26.*Tevin Coleman ATL vs. Min
Note: Coleman had only 48 yards on 17 carries and didn't connect on his two receiving attempts after Freeman got hurt. The early indications suggest that Freeman will be back this week. ***Freeman has been ruled out this week. Coleman will start, but Terron Ward could be the third down back.***
27.Jeremy Hill CIN vs. StL
28.James Starks GB vs. Chi
29.James White NE at Den
Note: Scored twice, but only had 18 snaps.
30.*Jeremy Langford CHI at GB
Note: Set to lose playing time to the returning Matt Forte, but probably will be at least a factor in Forte's first game back.
31.*Frank Gore IND vs. TB
Note: Gore suffered a minor knee injury late against the Falcons. Equally concerning was that he lost a fumble and that Ahmad Bradshaw was more effective. Did not practice Wednesday, though the Colts continued to downplay the injury. ***Full practice Thursday and Friday and is listed as probable. But he also has a tricky matchup against the Bucs.***
32.*Jonathan Grimes HOU vs. NO
Note: ***Bumped up a little bit ahead of Alfred Blue.***
33.Melvin Gordon SD at Jax
Note: HasMelvinGordonScoredATouchdownYet.blogspot.com? #No
34.Rashad Jennings NYG at Was
35.Charles Sims TB at Ind
36.Karlos Williams BUF at KC
37.Shane Vereen NYG at Was
38.Ahmad Bradshaw IND vs. TB
39.C.J. Anderson DEN vs. NE
40.Ameer Abdullah DET vs. Phi
41.Theo Riddick DET vs. Phi
42.*Alfred Blue HOU vs. NO
Note: ***(Back) Limited in practice Friday, but listed as probable.***
43.Chris Thompson WAS vs. NYG
44.Joique Bell DET vs. Phi
45.Duke Johnson CLE vs. Bal
46.Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. Bal
47.Darren Sproles PHI at Det
48.Robert Turbin DAL vs. Car
49.Brandon Bolden NE at Den
50.*Terron Ward ATL vs. Min
Note: ***Could get more work as the third down back with Devonta Freeman ruled out this week.***
51.*Matt Jones WAS vs. NYG
Note: Lost his fourth fumble of the season and barely played afterward.
52.Jay Ajayi MIA at NYJ
53.Andre Ellington ARZ at SF
Note: Only three touches in the win over the Bengals in a high-scoring game.
54.Denard Robinson JAC vs. SD
55.Orleans Darkwa NYG at Was
56.David Cobb TEN vs. Oak
57.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. Mia
Note: Powell had 89 yards from scrimmage in the loss to Houston.
58.*Chris Polk HOU vs. NO
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
59.Jordan Todman PIT at Sea
60.*Alfred Morris WAS vs. NYG
Note: Aggravated a rib injury in Week 11's loss. Full practice on Wednesday - tests revealed no fractures or cartilage damage. ***Listed as probable.***
61.Marcel Reece OAK at Ten
62.Fred Jackson SEA vs. Pit
63.Jerick McKinnon MIN at Atl
64.Mike Tolbert CAR at Dal
65.Kendall Gaskins SF vs. Ari
66.Stevan Ridley NYJ vs. Mia
67.David Johnson ARZ at SF
68.Terrance West BAL at Cle
69.C.J. Spiller NO at Hou
70.Andre Williams NYG at Was
71.Tim Hightower NO at Hou
72.*Charcandrick West KC vs. Buf
Note: Day-to-day with a strained hamstring. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Game-time decision, though even if he plays he is not expected to start. OFFICIALLY INACTIVE***
73.Dexter McCluster TEN vs. Oak
74.*Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Min
Note: Freeman left early in Week 11 with a concussion, but the early signs are good that his symptoms are not severe. Tevin Coleman was pedestrian, at best, in his stead. I'll move him up as soon as he practices. Did not practice Wednesday, instead remaining in the concussion protocol. He also won't practice Thursday. ***Officially ruled out this week.***
75.*Tre Mason STL at Cin
Note: Benched due to a violation of team rules last week.
76.*Carlos Hyde SF vs. Ari
Note: (Foot) No practice Wednesday. ***Out again this week.***
77.*Ka'Deem Carey CHI at GB
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Broncos.
78.*Ryan Mathews PHI at Det
Note: Mathews is not yet through the concussion protocol and did not practice Tuesday. Officially ruled out.
79.*Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. Pit
Note: Lynch went to see a specialist Tuesday about his abdomen injury and isn't expected to play in Week 12. Underwent sports hernia surgery and is out 3-to-4 weeks.
80.*Justin Forsett BAL at Cle
Note: Out for the season with a broken arm.

Wide Receivers

1.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. NO
2.Odell Beckham NYG at Was
3.Julio Jones ATL vs. Min
4.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. Phi
Note: (Ankle) Limited at Tuesday's practice.Officially active.
5.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at SF
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
6.Antonio Brown PIT at Sea
7.Allen Robinson JAC vs. SD
8.Mike Evans TB at Ind
9.Brandin Cooks NO at Hou
10.Martavis Bryant PIT at Sea
11.*Dez Bryant DAL vs. Car
Note: (Foot) Limited participant in Tuesday's practice. Listed as probable.
12.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. NE
13.*Brandon Marshall NYJ vs. Mia
Note: (Toe) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
14.A.J. Green CIN vs. StL
15.Randall Cobb GB vs. Chi
16.Amari Cooper OAK at Ten
17.Brandon LaFell NE at Den
Note: LaFell was banged up in the second quarter briefly on Monday night but jumped back in there. The Pats suffered two more wide receiver injuries in the game.
18.Willie Snead NO at Hou
19.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. TB
20.Michael Crabtree OAK at Ten
21.Sammy Watkins BUF at KC
22.*Allen Hurns JAC vs. SD
Note: (Foot/thigh) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
23.Kamar Aiken BAL at Cle
24.Eric Decker NYJ vs. Mia
25.Golden Tate DET vs. Phi
26.Jordan Matthews PHI at Det
27.Vincent Jackson TB at Ind
28.DeSean Jackson WAS vs. NYG
29.Steve Johnson SD at Jax
30.*Alshon Jeffery CHI at GB
Note: (Groin/Shoulder) Limited practice Monday and Tuesday, 'hopes' to be able to play. Officially listed as questionable. I don't trust him at all for Thursday night - unless you have the ability to swap before game-time, I'd shy away.
31.*Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. NE
Note: Sanders revealed Monday that he's been dealing with a high ankle sprain. Limited practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
32.*Kendall Wright TEN vs. Oak
Note: (Knee) Expected to return against the Raiders, but we'll wait until he practices this week before moving him up. Returned to practice Wednesday for the first time since suffering the knee injury. ***Listed as probable for this week.***
33.*Jarvis Landry MIA at NYJ
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday, but the Dolphins categorized this as a rest issue. ***Limited practice Thursday, did not practice Friday, yet expected to play.***
34.Nate Washington HOU vs. NO
35.*John Brown ARZ at SF
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Limited on Thursday, but listed as probable.***
36.Donte Moncrief IND vs. TB
37.Stefon Diggs MIN at Atl
38.Jeremy Maclin KC vs. Buf
39.Devin Funchess CAR at Dal
40.Tyler Lockett SEA vs. Pit
41.Dorial Green-Beckham TEN vs. Oak
42.*Marvin Jones CIN vs. StL
Note: (Hamstring) Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
43.*Travis Benjamin CLE vs. Bal
Note: ***Could get a lot of targets with both Taylor Gabriel and Andrew Hawkins ruled out this week.***
44.*Michael Floyd ARZ at SF
Note: (Hamstring) The Cardinals are hopeful that Floyd can go, but he'll have to do a lot in practice this week first. Limited in practice Wednesday. ***Limited all week and listed as questionable, but NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports that he's expected to play.***
45.*Davante Adams GB vs. Chi
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Tuesday, struggled with the injury Sunday against the Vikings. Upgraded to probable.
46.Rueben Randle NYG at Was
47.*Malcom Floyd SD at Jax
Note: (Shoulder) Returned to a limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
48.James Jones GB vs. Chi
49.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. Pit
50.Cody Latimer DEN vs. NE
51.*Ted Ginn CAR at Dal
Note: (Knee) Limited Monday, but had a full practice Tuesday. Listed as probable.
52.Cecil Shorts HOU vs. NO
53.Chris Givens BAL at Cle
54.Wes Welker STL at Cin
55.Dwayne Harris NYG at Was
56.*Chris Harper NE at Den
Note: Activated from the practice squad before Monday night's game by the Pats and now could be pressed into extensive action.
57.*Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Pit
Note: Seahawks coach Pete Carroll was optimistic that Baldwin's ankle injury was mild and that he'll be able to play, but the Seahawks have just three healthy receivers without him. The team reiterated that he will play Sunday.
58.*J.J. Nelson ARZ at SF
Note: Pushed ahead of Jaron Brown in the pecking order with Michael Floyd out last week.
59.*Rishard Matthews MIA at NYJ
Note: ***Listed as questionable with an illness.***
60.Dontrelle Inman SD at Jax
61.Tavon Austin STL at Cin
62.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. NYG
63.Anquan Boldin SF vs. Ari
64.Cole Beasley DAL vs. Car
65.Jamison Crowder WAS vs. NYG
Note: Only one target last week in the loss to the Panthers.
66.Andre Johnson IND vs. TB
67.Josh Huff PHI at Det
68.Harry Douglas TEN vs. Oak
69.Josh Bellamy CHI at GB
70.Marqise Lee JAC vs. SD
71.Torrey Smith SF vs. Ari
72.*Marquess Wilson CHI at GB
Note: (Groin) Limited practice Monday, full practice Tuesday.
73.Terrance Williams DAL vs. Car
74.Mike Wallace MIN at Atl
75.Mohamed Sanu CIN vs. StL
76.Kenny Stills MIA at NYJ
77.Lance Moore DET vs. Phi
78.Albert Wilson KC vs. Buf
79.Jaron Brown ARZ at SF
80.Robert Woods BUF at KC
81.Miles Austin PHI at Det
82.Griff Whalen IND vs. TB
83.Roddy White ATL vs. Min
84.Marques Colston NO at Hou
85.Brian Hartline CLE vs. Bal
86.Dwayne Bowe CLE vs. Bal
87.Bryan Walters JAC vs. SD
88.*Keshawn Martin NE at Den
Note: (Hamstring) Inactive Monday night - might be pressed into duty with all the other WR injuries to the Pats. Limited at practice Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable for Sunday night's game.***
89.*Danny Amendola NE at Den
Note: Suffered a sprained knee on Monday night and is considered week-to-week. Present at Wednesday's practice, but did not participate. ***Officially ruled out this week.***
90.*Leonard Hankerson ATL vs. Min
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Ruled out for this week.***
91.*Andrew Hawkins CLE vs. Bal
Note: ***Ruled out with a concussion.***
92.*Paul Richardson SEA vs. Pit
Note: ***(Hamstring) Ruled out again.***
93.*DeVante Parker MIA at NYJ
94.*Ty Montgomery GB vs. Chi
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Monday. Will not play Thursday night.
95.*Eddie Royal CHI at GB
Note: Royal (knee) wasn't able to practice Monday. Ruled out again this week.
96.*Philly Brown CAR at Dal
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Monday. Listed as questionable.
97.*De'Anthony Thomas KC vs. Buf
Note: Suffered a concussion in the win over the Chargers.
98.*Aaron Dobson NE at Den
Note: (Ankle) Out at least this week at Denver, maybe longer.

Tight Ends

1.Rob Gronkowski NE at Den
2.Greg Olsen CAR at Dal
3.Gary Barnidge CLE vs. Bal
4.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Oak
5.*Jordan Reed WAS vs. NYG
Note: Sprained his MCL in the loss to Carolina but later returned. Not on the initial injury report.
6.Tyler Eifert CIN vs. StL
Note: Now up to 11 touchdowns following the two on Sunday night, leading all tight ends.
7.Ben Watson NO at Hou
8.*Antonio Gates SD at Jax
Note: (Hip) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
9.*Travis Kelce KC vs. Buf
Note: ***Suffered a slight ankle sprain in practice Friday. He's listed as questionable, but is expected to play. However, the conditions in KC are going to be lousy - lots of rain, temperature in the high 30's/low 40's. The possibility of a setback is pretty high.***
10.Brent Celek PHI at Det
Note: Should get a lot of work this week with Ertz out.
11.Heath Miller PIT at Sea
12.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Atl
13.Jimmy Graham SEA vs. Pit
14.Crockett Gillmore BAL at Cle
15.Jermaine Gresham ARZ at SF
16.Jason Witten DAL vs. Car
17.Jacob Tamme ATL vs. Min
Note: Had just three targets in the loss to the Colts.
18.Julius Thomas JAC vs. SD
19.*Zach Miller CHI at GB
Note: Bigger workload with Bennett out.
20.Garrett Celek SF vs. Ari
21.Jordan Cameron MIA at NYJ
22.Vernon Davis DEN vs. NE
Note: Had six catches for 68 yards against the Bears.
23.Coby Fleener IND vs. TB
24.*Eric Ebron DET vs. Phi
Note: (Quad) Full participant in Tuesday's practice. Officially active.
25.*Charles Clay BUF at KC
Note: Suffered a neck injury in the loss to the Pats. Not on the injury report.
26.Garrett Graham HOU vs. NO
27.*Will Tye NYG at Was
Note: ***Starting again for the Giants with Larry Donnell out, possibly for the season.***
28.*Owen Daniels DEN vs. NE
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
29.Richard Rodgers GB vs. Chi
30.Cameron Brate TB at Ind
31.Clive Walford OAK at Ten
32.Ryan Griffin HOU vs. NO
33.Mychal Rivera OAK at Ten
34.Jared Cook STL at Cin
35.Scott Chandler NE at Den
36.Maxx Williams BAL at Cle
37.Josh Hill NO at Hou
38.*Ladarius Green SD at Jax
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
39.*Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB at Ind
Note: (Shoulder) Not yet cleared for full contact. ***Listed as doubtful.***
40.*Martellus Bennett CHI at GB
Note: Suffered a rib injury Sunday, missed practice Monday and was limited Tuesday. ***Ruled out for Thursday.
41.*Larry Donnell NYG at Was
Note: (Neck) Has been cleared by team doctors. Troubling MRI on his neck, now not expected to play. ***Possibly out for the year.***
42.*Zach Ertz PHI at Det
Note: Out with a concussion this week.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. NO
2.Odell Beckham NYG at Was
3.Julio Jones ATL vs. Min
4.Todd Gurley STL at Cin
5.Adrian Peterson MIN at Atl
6.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. Phi
Note: (Ankle) Limited at Tuesday's practice.Officially active.
7.*Thomas Rawls SEA vs. Pit
Note: Marshawn Lynch is unlikely to play again this week. While Rawls will certainly find it tougher than against the 49ers, he's now had three really big games in place of Lynch. Limited at Wednesday's practice with a knee injury. ***Full practice Thursday and Friday, listed as probable.***
8.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at SF
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
9.Antonio Brown PIT at Sea
10.Doug Martin TB at Ind
11.LeSean McCoy BUF at KC
12.Allen Robinson JAC vs. SD
13.Mike Evans TB at Ind
14.Rob Gronkowski NE at Den
15.*Dez Bryant DAL vs. Car
Note: (Foot) Limited participant in Tuesday's practice. Listed as probable.
16.Brandin Cooks NO at Hou
17.DeMarco Murray PHI at Det
18.T.J. Yeldon JAC vs. SD
19.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Dal
20.*Mark Ingram NO at Hou
Note: Limited in Wednesday's practice with a sore shoulder. ***Limited at practice all week, but listed as probable.***
21.Lamar Miller MIA at NYJ
Note: Somehow had just seven carries despite averaging over six yards per attempt. Joe Philbin nods.
22.Martavis Bryant PIT at Sea
23.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. NE
24.*Brandon Marshall NYJ vs. Mia
Note: (Toe) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
25.Greg Olsen CAR at Dal
26.A.J. Green CIN vs. StL
27.Randall Cobb GB vs. Chi
28.Amari Cooper OAK at Ten
29.Brandon LaFell NE at Den
Note: LaFell was banged up in the second quarter briefly on Monday night but jumped back in there. The Pats suffered two more wide receiver injuries in the game.
30.*Jarvis Landry MIA at NYJ
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday, but the Dolphins categorized this as a rest issue. ***Limited practice Thursday, did not practice Friday, yet expected to play.***
31.*Eddie Lacy GB vs. Chi
Note: (Ankle) Full participant in Tuesday's practice following his first 100-yard game of the season. Listed as probable.
32.*Javorius Allen BAL at Cle
Note: Allen dominated the snaps after Forsett's injury and is in line to get a lot of carries the rest of the season.
33.*Chris Johnson ARZ at SF
Note: (Knee) Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
34.Willie Snead NO at Hou
35.T.Y. Hilton IND vs. TB
36.Michael Crabtree OAK at Ten
37.Sammy Watkins BUF at KC
38.*Allen Hurns JAC vs. SD
Note: (Foot/thigh) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
39.*Darren McFadden DAL vs. Car
Note: (Groin) Limited participant in Tuesday's practice. Somehow he was able to manage 29 carries in the rain despite that injury last week. Listed as probable.
40.Ronnie Hillman DEN vs. NE
Note: Hillman had 21 carries to 12 for Anderson - he remains the top option in the backfield.
41.Latavius Murray OAK at Ten
42.*Matt Forte CHI at GB
Note: (Sprained MCL) Expected to return Thursday night against the Packers. Officially listed as questionable, but still expected to play.
43.LeGarrette Blount NE at Den
Note: I have a feeling that this is a game where Blount sees heavy usage - the Denver pass rush could cause Brady fits.
44.Kamar Aiken BAL at Cle
45.Eric Decker NYJ vs. Mia
46.*Travis Kelce KC vs. Buf
Note: ***Suffered a slight ankle sprain in practice Friday. He's listed as questionable, but is expected to play. However, the conditions in KC are going to be lousy - lots of rain, temperature in the high 30's/low 40's. The possibility of a setback is pretty high.***
47.Gary Barnidge CLE vs. Bal
48.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Oak
49.Golden Tate DET vs. Phi
50.Jordan Matthews PHI at Det
51.Vincent Jackson TB at Ind
52.DeSean Jackson WAS vs. NYG
53.Danny Woodhead SD at Jax
54.Steve Johnson SD at Jax
55.*Jordan Reed WAS vs. NYG
Note: Sprained his MCL in the loss to Carolina but later returned. Not on the initial injury report.
56.Tyler Eifert CIN vs. StL
Note: Now up to 11 touchdowns following the two on Sunday night, leading all tight ends.
57.DeAngelo Williams PIT at Sea
58.Giovani Bernard CIN vs. StL
59.*Spencer Ware KC vs. Buf
Note: Had a big game in relief of Charcandrick West in Week 11. ***Even if West plays, Ware is expected to start.***
60.*Frank Gore IND vs. TB
Note: Gore suffered a minor knee injury late against the Falcons. Equally concerning was that he lost a fumble and that Ahmad Bradshaw was more effective. Did not practice Wednesday, though the Colts continued to downplay the injury. ***Full practice Thursday and Friday and is listed as probable. But he also has a tricky matchup against the Bucs.***
61.Chris Ivory NYJ vs. Mia
62.Antonio Andrews TEN vs. Oak
63.Nate Washington HOU vs. NO
64.*John Brown ARZ at SF
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Limited on Thursday, but listed as probable.***
65.Donte Moncrief IND vs. TB
66.Stefon Diggs MIN at Atl
67.Jeremy Maclin KC vs. Buf
68.Devin Funchess CAR at Dal
69.Tyler Lockett SEA vs. Pit
70.Ben Watson NO at Hou
71.Shaun Draughn SF vs. Ari
Note: Draughn was targeted a whopping 11 times in the loss to the Seahawks. He'll probably see more of the same this week against Arizona, who was chewed by Giovani Bernard in the passing game.
72.Jeremy Hill CIN vs. StL
73.*Alfred Blue HOU vs. NO
Note: ***(Back) Limited in practice Friday, but listed as probable.***
74.James Starks GB vs. Chi
75.James White NE at Den
Note: Scored twice, but only had 18 snaps.
76.Ahmad Bradshaw IND vs. TB
77.*Antonio Gates SD at Jax
Note: (Hip) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
78.Brent Celek PHI at Det
Note: Should get a lot of work this week with Ertz out.
79.Dorial Green-Beckham TEN vs. Oak
80.*Marvin Jones CIN vs. StL
Note: (Hamstring) Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
81.Rueben Randle NYG at Was
82.James Jones GB vs. Chi
83.*Leonard Hankerson ATL vs. Min
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Ruled out for this week.***
84.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. Pit
85.Cody Latimer DEN vs. NE
86.Melvin Gordon SD at Jax
Note: HasMelvinGordonScoredATouchdownYet.blogspot.com? #No
87.Rashad Jennings NYG at Was
88.*Jeremy Langford CHI at GB
Note: Set to lose playing time to the returning Matt Forte, but probably will be at least a factor in Forte's first game back.
89.Charles Sims TB at Ind
90.Karlos Williams BUF at KC
91.Shane Vereen NYG at Was
92.C.J. Anderson DEN vs. NE
93.*Jonathan Grimes HOU vs. NO
Note: ***Bumped up a little bit ahead of Alfred Blue.***
94.Theo Riddick DET vs. Phi
95.Chris Thompson WAS vs. NYG
96.Joique Bell DET vs. Phi
97.Duke Johnson CLE vs. Bal
98.*Ted Ginn CAR at Dal
Note: (Knee) Limited Monday, but had a full practice Tuesday. Listed as probable.
99.Cecil Shorts HOU vs. NO
100.Chris Givens BAL at Cle
101.Wes Welker STL at Cin
102.*Travis Benjamin CLE vs. Bal
Note: ***Could get a lot of targets with both Taylor Gabriel and Andrew Hawkins ruled out this week.***
103.Dwayne Harris NYG at Was

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE at Den
Note: Missed a 54-yard field goal to break his streak Monday night.
2.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. Pit
Note: Missed two extra points in the win over the Niners.
3.Josh Brown NYG at Was
Note: Could be a sneaky pickup if someone in your league had to drop him during the bye.
4.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ at SF
5.Connor Barth TB at Ind
6.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. TB
Note: Ho-hum, another game-winning field goal.
7.Brandon McManus DEN vs. NE
8.Mason Crosby GB vs. Chi
9.Cairo Santos KC vs. Buf
10.Graham Gano CAR at Dal
11.Justin Tucker BAL at Cle
12.Kai Forbath NO at Hou
13.Matt Prater DET vs. Phi
14.Chris Boswell PIT at Sea
15.Mike Nugent CIN vs. StL
Note: Nugent's clutch game-tying kick Sunday night came at least 30 seconds too early, unfortunately for the Bengals.
16.Sebastian Janikowski OAK at Ten
17.Jason Myers JAC vs. SD
18.Caleb Sturgis PHI at Det
19.*Shayne Graham ATL vs. Min
Note: Signed by the Falcons after Matt Bryant strained his quad.
20.Dustin Hopkins WAS vs. NYG
21.Travis Coons CLE vs. Bal
22.Josh Lambo SD at Jax
23.Nick Novak HOU vs. NO
24.Andrew Franks MIA at NYJ
25.Blair Walsh MIN at Atl
26.Dan Bailey DAL vs. Car
27.Robbie Gould CHI at GB
28.*Zach Hocker STL at Cin
Note: ***Signed by the Rams after Greg Zuerlein injured his groin.***
29.Dan Carpenter BUF at KC
30.Ryan Succop TEN vs. Oak
31.Randy Bullock NYJ vs. Mia
32.Phil Dawson SF vs. Ari
33.Greg Zuerlein STL at Cin
Note: Missed a potential go-ahead field goal (51 yards) and an extra point in the loss to the Ravens. ***Questionable with a groin injury. The Rams signed Zach Hocker as a contingency plan.***
34.*Matt Bryant ATL vs. Min
Note: Strained his quad in practice on Wednesday - the Falcons signed Shayne Graham as a result.

Defenses

1.*Arizona Cardinals at SF
Note: Patrick Peterson day-to-day with an ankle injury.
2.*Cincinnati Bengals vs. StL
Note: Major issues in the defensive backfield with Adam Jones out last week and Darqueze Dennard out for the season.
3.*Carolina Panthers at Dal
Note: Charles Johnson (hamstring) returns this week, but will be limited to no more than 30 snaps.
4.St. Louis Rams at Cin
5.Denver Broncos vs. NE
6.*Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buf
Note: Put the Chiefs in the top three if Taylor can't play.
7.Seattle Seahawks vs. Pit
8.Baltimore Ravens at Cle
9.New England Patriots at Den
10.Green Bay Packers vs. Chi
11.Detroit Lions vs. Phi
12.Pittsburgh Steelers at Sea
13.*New York Jets vs. Mia
Note: Darrelle Revis suffered a concussion in the loss to the Texans and wasn't feeling any better Monday.
14.Atlanta Falcons vs. Min
15.Miami Dolphins at NYJ
16.Houston Texans vs. NO
17.Minnesota Vikings at Atl
18.Dallas Cowboys vs. Car
19.New York Giants at Was
20.Tennessee Titans vs. Oak
21.Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Ind
22.Philadelphia Eagles at Det
23.*Indianapolis Colts vs. TB
Note: The Colts lost Vontae Davis to a foot injury in the win over the Falcons.
24.*Chicago Bears at GB
Note: Expected to be without S Antrel Rolle (knee).
25.Jacksonville Jaguars vs. SD
26.*Buffalo Bills at KC
Note: Mario Williams was forced out of the game Monday night with a foot injury.
27.Washington Redskins vs. NYG
28.Oakland Raiders at Ten
29.*San Francisco 49ers vs. Ari
Note: Glenn Dorsey is out with a torn ACL.
30.Cleveland Browns vs. Bal
31.San Diego Chargers at Jax
32.New Orleans Saints at Hou