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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 (8:35 a.m.).

Thursday game - Green Bay at Detroit.

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.Cam Newton CAR at NO
2.*Ben Roethlisberger PIT vs. Ind
Note: Roethlisberger entered himself into the concussion protocol in Sunday's game. He erroneously reported Tuesday that he didn't have a concussion, but the team later clarified that he does have a concusison. If he does play, he'll likely rate second or third this week. Full practice Wednesday - I'm going to assume that he plays. ***Officially listed as probable for Sunday night.***
3.Carson Palmer ARZ at StL
4.Andy Dalton CIN at Cle
5.Eli Manning NYG vs. NYJ
Note: Small bump up with the news that Revis is unlikely to play.
6.Matthew Stafford DET vs. GB
7.Drew Brees NO vs. Car
Note: Coming off of his worst output of the season, and now has to face Carolina.
8.Tom Brady NE vs. Phi
Note: The sheer number of players that Brady is losing around him is reaching 'trials of Job' levels with Gronk out this week. Despite the tough opponent and lack of playmakers, he still managed 280 yards and three touchdowns last week, but without Gronk he could be worse against a lesser opponent this week.
9.Matt Hasselbeck IND at Pit
10.*Aaron Rodgers GB at Det
Note: Not listed on the injury report for Thursday's game at Detroit despite taking that hit to his left elbow on Thanksgiving night.
11.*Jay Cutler CHI vs. SF
Note: ***Added to the injury report Friday with an illness, but listed as probable.***
12.Derek Carr OAK vs. KC
13.Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ at NYG
14.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. Bal
Note: Tannehill's stats Sunday against the Jets were the ultimate display of Garbage Time Production. 351 passing yards look great, until you realize it took him 58 attempts to get there, with most of the yards coming after the Dolphins were already down three scores. Wasn't allowed to audible at the line of scrimmage under previous OC, Bill Lazor - he'll have that ability now.
15.Philip Rivers SD vs. Den
16.Russell Wilson SEA at Min
Note: Wilson has had back-to-back huge games, including his first 300+ passing yards game, but a road game at Minnesota should prove tougher.
17.Matt Ryan ATL at TB
18.Brock Osweiler DEN at SD
19.Blake Bortles JAC at Ten
20.Kirk Cousins WAS vs. Dal
21.*Sam Bradford PHI at NE
Note: (Shoulder) Practiced Tuesday, didn't appear limited. Full practice Wednesday, expected to start this week. ***Practiced fully again Friday, listed as probable.***
22.Brian Hoyer HOU at Buf
Note: Steady performance against the Saints, but disappointing given the opponent. He was hurt in one respect that the Saints didn't do anything offensively, limiting the need for him to throw.
23.Alex Smith KC at Oak
24.Jameis Winston TB vs. Atl
25.Blaine Gabbert SF at Chi
26.*Tyrod Taylor BUF vs. Hou
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
27.Matt Schaub BAL at Mia
28.Marcus Mariota TEN vs. Jax
Note: Struggling to connect with his wide receivers - only six completions on 20 attempts against the Raiders last week.
29.Teddy Bridgewater MIN vs. Sea
30.*Matt Cassel DAL at Was
Note: Back as the starter with Tony Romo out. Kellen Moore will be the backup.
31.*Austin Davis CLE vs. Cin
Note: Came on in relief for McCown on Monday night. Threw a touchdown pass to tie the game, but then botched the time management when the Browns had a chance to win. The Browns haven't decided whether he or Manziel will start. Officially named the starter this week.
32.*Nick Foles STL vs. Ari
Note: Yanked for Sean Mannion last week. ***Named the starter for this week.***
33.Mark Sanchez PHI at NE
34.*Johnny Manziel CLE vs. Cin
35.*Sean Mannion STL vs. Ari
Note: Came in relief of Foles late in the Rams' loss to the Bengals last week, could possibly start this week if Keenum isn't cleared to go.
36.*Case Keenum STL vs. Ari
Note: (Concussion) Limited practice Wednesday. He'll be the starter once he's cleared, but he hasn't been cleared yet.
37.*Andrew Luck IND at Pit
Note: ***Colts owner Jim Irsay estimates that Luck (kidney) will return in Week 15.***
38.*Peyton Manning DEN at SD
Note: (Foot) Expected to get the cast off this week, but has already been ruled out for Week 13. Manning's cast was removed, but he'll remain in a walking boot.
39.*Tony Romo DAL at Was
Note: Reinjured his clavicle, likely out for the season.
40.*Josh McCown CLE vs. Cin
Note: Broken collarbone, out for the season.

Running Backs

1.Adrian Peterson MIN vs. Sea
2.Doug Martin TB vs. Atl
3.LeSean McCoy BUF vs. Hou
4.Thomas Rawls SEA at Min
5.Jonathan Stewart CAR at NO
6.*Eddie Lacy GB at Det
Note: ***Thursday night disaster - spurred by him missing curfew Wednesday night. What is this - college?***
7.*Todd Gurley STL vs. Ari
Note: I underestimated just how much Gurley would be hurt by the ineptitude of the Rams' passing game.
8.Matt Forte CHI vs. SF
9.*Devonta Freeman ATL at TB
Note: Even if Freeman (concussion) returns this week, the match against the Bucs quietly isn't very good. Anyhow, Freeman is expected to start drills again this week. All cleared, full practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
10.DeMarco Murray PHI at NE
11.Mark Ingram NO vs. Car
Note: Maybe the Saints should use Ingram more often, just a thought.
12.Javorius Allen BAL at Mia
13.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Phi
14.DeAngelo Williams PIT vs. Ind
15.Chris Ivory NYJ at NYG
16.Giovani Bernard CIN at Cle
Note: Could have a big workload this week if Jeremy Hill's ankle injury limits him at all.
17.Lamar Miller MIA vs. Bal
Note: See Mark Ingram.
18.*Ronnie Hillman DEN at SD
Note: Will remain the starter ahead of C.J. Anderson again this week.
19.Darren McFadden DAL at Was
20.*Charcandrick West KC at Oak
Note: (Hamstring) Expected to return this week, but it will be part of a timeshare with Spencer Ware.
21.Latavius Murray OAK vs. KC
22.C.J. Anderson DEN at SD
Note: Once again was the closer after Ronnie Hillman softened up the defense, now gets a great matchup against the Chargers.
23.*David Johnson ARZ at StL
Note: This week's hotly contested free agent, thanks to injuries to Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington. ***Bruce Arians said that Johnson could have up to 25 touches on Sunday. This strikes me as a noisy quote - 'up to' does not mean 'will get' - as always, it's based on game-flow and how well Johnson does.***
24.*Alfred Blue HOU at Buf
Note: So much for that back injury limiting his carries - he looked fine against the Saints. He draws another reasonable (pre-weather, at least) matchup against the Bills this week. (Back) Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
25.*Jeremy Hill CIN at Cle
Note: Departed last week's game with an ankle injury, but afterward downplayed the injury. Ankle has improved enough that he has been removed from the injury list.
26.T.J. Yeldon JAC at Ten
27.Shaun Draughn SF at Chi
28.Antonio Andrews TEN vs. Jax
29.Spencer Ware KC at Oak
Note: He has to factor in the backfield equation even after West returns, right? Charcandrick West returns this week, but it will be a timeshare.
30.Jeremy Langford CHI vs. SF
31.Theo Riddick DET vs. GB
32.Frank Gore IND at Pit
33.Danny Woodhead SD vs. Den
34.Duke Johnson CLE vs. Cin
35.Melvin Gordon SD vs. Den
36.Jonathan Grimes HOU at Buf
37.James White NE vs. Phi
38.Charles Sims TB vs. Atl
39.Joique Bell DET vs. GB
40.Brandon Bolden NE vs. Phi
41.Shane Vereen NYG vs. NYJ
42.James Starks GB at Det
43.Matt Jones WAS vs. Dal
44.Tevin Coleman ATL at TB
Note: Ran for 110 yards and had a touchdown called back, but also was targeted just twice (unsuccessfully) and lost a bad fumble.
45.Rashad Jennings NYG vs. NYJ
46.Ameer Abdullah DET vs. GB
47.*Kerwynn Williams ARZ at StL
Note: Activated from the Cardinals' practice squad.
48.Alfred Morris WAS vs. Dal
Note: Dominated the workload this week, but really, 3.4 yards per carry is nothing to get excited about.
49.*David Cobb TEN vs. Jax
Note: Mike Mularkey reportedly wants to get Cobb more involved - we've heard that sort of refrain before.
50.Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. Cin
51.Anthony Dixon BUF vs. Hou
52.Terron Ward ATL at TB
53.Darren Sproles PHI at NE
54.Bilal Powell NYJ at NYG
55.Robert Turbin DAL at Was
56.Jay Ajayi MIA vs. Bal
57.*Stepfan Taylor ARZ at StL
Note: Potentially after Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington went down with injuries.
58.Terrance West BAL at Mia
Note: Played 14 snaps in his 'revenge game' Monday night against the Browns.
59.Tre Mason STL vs. Ari
Note: Mason had seven targets against the Bengals, but the Rams were chucking the ball nearly all game, especially after they fell behind big in the third quarter.
60.Chris Polk HOU at Buf
61.Jordan Todman PIT vs. Ind
62.Mike Tolbert CAR at NO
63.Stevan Ridley NYJ at NYG
64.C.J. Spiller NO vs. Car
65.*Dan Herron IND at Pit
Note: Back with the Colts, and suddenly the backup to Gore now that Bradshaw is on IR.
66.Fred Jackson SEA at Min
67.Kenjon Barner PHI at NE
68.Denard Robinson JAC at Ten
69.Orleans Darkwa NYG vs. NYJ
70.Marcel Reece OAK vs. KC
71.*Ka'Deem Carey CHI vs. SF
Note: Cleared from the concussion protocol and had a full practice Wednesday.
72.Jerick McKinnon MIN vs. Sea
73.Andre Williams NYG vs. NYJ
74.Tim Hightower NO vs. Car
75.*Chris Thompson WAS vs. Dal
Note: Day-to-day with a shoulder injury. Limited in Thursday's practice. ***Officially listed as questionable for Monday night.***
76.*Karlos Williams BUF vs. Hou
Note: Injured his shoulder in the loss to the Chiefs and was spotted wearing a sling on Tuesday. Arm was still in a sling on Thursday. ***Officially ruled out.***
77.*Andre Ellington ARZ at StL
Note: Officially day-to-tay with a toe injury, but that's expected to be on the negative side of the equation. Bruce Arians said Wednesday that he doesn't expect Ellington to play this week. ***Officially ruled out, might also miss next Thursday.***
78.*Dexter McCluster TEN vs. Jax
Note: ***(Knee) Ruled out again this week.***
79.*Carlos Hyde SF at Chi
Note: (Foot) No practice Wednesday. ***Officially ruled out again this week.***
80.*Ryan Mathews PHI at NE
Note: Still in the concussion protocol - didn't practice Tuesday, but was present and observed the drills at least. Still in the concussion protocol on Thursday. ***Ruled out again this week.***
81.*Chris Johnson ARZ at StL
Note: Fractured tibia - placed on IR-to-return, meaning he couldn't come back until the Super Bowl.
82.*Ahmad Bradshaw IND at Pit
Note: Placed on IR with a wrist injury.

Wide Receivers

1.Odell Beckham NYG vs. NYJ
2.Julio Jones ATL at TB
Note: Somehow saw fewer targets than Roddy White on Sunday - in a related note, the Falcons scored only 10 points.
3.*DeAndre Hopkins HOU at Buf
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
4.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. GB
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Tuesday - but that's pretty much his routine now. Should play Thursday. Limited practice Wednesday.
5.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Ind
Note: I'll move Brown down later if it looks like Ben won't play.
6.*Brandon Marshall NYJ at NYG
Note: (Toe/ankle) Limited practice Wednesday and Thursday.
7.Allen Robinson JAC at Ten
8.A.J. Green CIN at Cle
9.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. SF
10.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at StL
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
11.Amari Cooper OAK vs. KC
12.*Martavis Bryant PIT vs. Ind
Note: (Hip) Missed practice Wednesday, returned Thursday but was limited. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
13.Sammy Watkins BUF vs. Hou
Note: Just think if the Bills committed to getting Watkins the ball every week.
14.Mike Evans TB vs. Atl
15.Demaryius Thomas DEN at SD
Note: Caught only one pass despite getting targeted 13 times. He won't find the coverage to be so airtight against San Diego.
16.T.Y. Hilton IND at Pit
17.Eric Decker NYJ at NYG
18.Kamar Aiken BAL at Mia
Note: Ten targets on Monday night.
19.Randall Cobb GB at Det
20.Brandon LaFell NE vs. Phi
21.*DeSean Jackson WAS vs. Dal
Note: ***Sat out practice Saturday with an illness, but listed as probable.***
22.Emmanuel Sanders DEN at SD
23.*Jarvis Landry MIA vs. Bal
Note: I overreacted to his minor injury last week, much to my chagrin. Has a great matchup this week, too. (Knee) Limited in practice again this week. ***Listed as probable.***
24.*Dez Bryant DAL at Was
Note: ***(Foot) Limited at Saturday's practice, but listed as probable.***
25.Michael Crabtree OAK vs. KC
26.Donte Moncrief IND at Pit
27.Brandin Cooks NO vs. Car
28.Jeremy Maclin KC at Oak
29.Jordan Matthews PHI at NE
30.*Golden Tate DET vs. GB
Note: (Ankle) Full participant in Tuesday's practice. Listed as probable.
31.Doug Baldwin SEA at Min
32.*Vincent Jackson TB vs. Atl
Note: (Knee) Sat out Wednesday, limited Thursday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
33.Steve Johnson SD vs. Den
34.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Jax
35.Nate Washington HOU at Buf
36.*John Brown ARZ at StL
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
37.Travis Benjamin CLE vs. Cin
38.Anquan Boldin SF at Chi
39.Stefon Diggs MIN vs. Sea
40.Devin Funchess CAR at NO
41.*Danny Amendola NE vs. Phi
Note: (Knee) Limited at practice again Thursday. ***Limited all week, but expected to play.***
42.Tyler Lockett SEA at Min
43.Marvin Jones CIN at Cle
44.Jermaine Kearse SEA at Min
45.*Michael Floyd ARZ at StL
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Expected to play this week despite being limited in practice.***
46.Tavon Austin STL vs. Ari
47.Brian Hartline CLE vs. Cin
Note: Caught eight passes on twelve targets on Monday night.
48.Rueben Randle NYG vs. NYJ
49.Davante Adams GB at Det
50.Marqise Lee JAC at Ten
51.Malcom Floyd SD vs. Den
52.*Marques Colston NO vs. Car
Note: ***Ranking bumped up with Snead doubtful.***
53.Dorial Green-Beckham TEN vs. Jax
54.James Jones GB at Det
55.J.J. Nelson ARZ at StL
56.Cody Latimer DEN at SD
57.Ted Ginn CAR at NO
58.Cecil Shorts HOU at Buf
59.Chris Givens BAL at Mia
60.Wes Welker STL vs. Ari
61.Dwayne Harris NYG vs. NYJ
62.Markus Wheaton PIT vs. Ind
63.*DeVante Parker MIA vs. Bal
Note: Had a garbage-time score, but also had 10 total targets. There's no reason the Dolphins shouldn't involve him more down the stretch.
64.Dontrelle Inman SD vs. Den
65.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Dal
66.Cole Beasley DAL at Was
67.Roddy White ATL at TB
68.Jamison Crowder WAS vs. Dal
69.Andre Johnson IND at Pit
70.Harry Douglas TEN vs. Jax
71.Josh Bellamy CHI vs. SF
72.Terrance Williams DAL at Was
73.Seth Roberts OAK vs. KC
74.*Josh Huff PHI at NE
Note: (Concussion) Should play this week. Full practice Wednesday.
75.Torrey Smith SF at Chi
76.Keshawn Martin NE vs. Phi
77.Mike Wallace MIN vs. Sea
78.Mohamed Sanu CIN at Cle
79.Albert Wilson KC at Oak
80.Jaron Brown ARZ at StL
81.Robert Woods BUF vs. Hou
82.Miles Austin PHI at NE
83.Griff Whalen IND at Pit
84.*Eddie Royal CHI vs. SF
Note: ***(Knee) Listed as questionable.***
85.*Philly Brown CAR at NO
Note: (Shoulder) Could return this week. ***Listed as probable.***
86.*Bryan Walters JAC at Ten
Note: ***(Back) Listed as questionable.***
87.*Marquess Wilson CHI vs. SF
Note: Absent from Thursday's practice with a foot injury. ***Ruled out this week.***
88.*Allen Hurns JAC at Ten
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Chargers. Sat out practice Thursday. ***Ruled out this week.***
89.*Rishard Matthews MIA vs. Bal
Note: Suffered cracked ribs in the loss to the Jets. Unlikely to play this week. ***Officially out.***
90.*Lance Moore DET vs. GB
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Monday.
91.*Willie Snead NO vs. Car
Note: (Calf) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Listed as doubtful.***
92.*Kenny Stills MIA vs. Bal
Note: (Ankle) Limited at practice Thursday. ***Not expected to play Sunday.***
93.*Terrelle Pryor CLE vs. Cin
Note: Signing with the Browns again, could be WR-eligible but play at QB, though that probably won't happen this week.
94.*Leonard Hankerson ATL at TB
Note: (Hamstring) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Placed on season-ending IR.***
95.*Andrew Hawkins CLE vs. Cin
Note: (Concussion) Could end up on IR.
96.*Ty Montgomery GB at Det
Note: (Ankle) In danger of missing the rest of the season.
97.*De'Anthony Thomas KC at Oak

Tight Ends

1.Greg Olsen CAR at NO
2.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Jax
3.Jordan Reed WAS vs. Dal
4.Gary Barnidge CLE vs. Cin
5.Antonio Gates SD vs. Den
6.Travis Kelce KC at Oak
7.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. Sea
8.*Scott Chandler NE vs. Phi
Note: ***Listed as probable with a knee injury.***
9.Vance McDonald SF at Chi
Note: Two big games in a row and has the job with Garrett Celek hurt.
10.Julius Thomas JAC at Ten
11.Ben Watson NO vs. Car
12.Will Tye NYG vs. NYJ
13.*Martellus Bennett CHI vs. SF
Note: (Ribs) Was present for the open portion of Monday's practice. Full participant in Wednesday's practice. ***Expected to play, could split reps with Zach Miller.***
14.Crockett Gillmore BAL at Mia
15.Jason Witten DAL at Was
16.Jacob Tamme ATL at TB
17.*Luke Willson SEA at Min
Note: Should have a much bigger role with Jimmy Graham out for the season.
18.Coby Fleener IND at Pit
19.*Austin Seferian-Jenkins TB vs. Atl
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Expected to finally return to action this week.***
20.*Zach Ertz PHI at NE
Note: (Concussion) Practicing on Tuesday. ***Listed as probable.***
21.Richard Rodgers GB at Det
22.Jermaine Gresham ARZ at StL
23.*Ryan Griffin HOU at Buf
Note: ***Still feeling some pain in his knee.***
24.Jordan Cameron MIA vs. Bal
25.Vernon Davis DEN at SD
26.Eric Ebron DET vs. GB
27.Brent Celek PHI at NE
28.Charles Clay BUF vs. Hou
29.Garrett Graham HOU at Buf
30.*Owen Daniels DEN at SD
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Thursday. ***Listed as probable.***
31.*Zach Miller CHI vs. SF
Note: Limited in practice Thursday with a rib injury. ***Expected to play.***
32.*Ryan Hewitt CIN at Cle
Note: Would start for the Bengals this week if Tyler Eifert couldn't go.
33.Clive Walford OAK vs. KC
34.Cameron Brate TB vs. Atl
35.Mychal Rivera OAK vs. KC
36.Jared Cook STL vs. Ari
37.Josh Hill NO vs. Car
38.Ladarius Green SD vs. Den
39.*Heath Miller PIT vs. Ind
Note: (Ribs) Might play this week, but will be limited in practice, making him a tricky decision. Did not practice Thursday. ***Game-time decision for Sunday night, officially listed as questionable.***
40.*Tyler Eifert CIN at Cle
Note: Suffered a neck stinger against the Rams and his status for this week is up in the air. Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Officially inactive.***
41.*Maxx Williams BAL at Mia
Note: Removed from Monday's game with a concussion. Did not practice Thursday. ***Ruled out this week.***
42.*Garrett Celek SF at Chi
Note: Out indefinitely with a high ankle sprain. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Officially ruled out.***
43.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Phi
Note: (Knee) Will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, timetable is uncertain, but it doesn't look as if he'll play this week. Did not practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Officially ruled out this week.***
44.*Jimmy Graham SEA at Min
Note: (Knee) Out for the season.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Julio Jones ATL at TB
Note: Somehow saw fewer targets than Roddy White on Sunday - in a related note, the Falcons scored only 10 points.
2.*DeAndre Hopkins HOU at Buf
Note: (Hamstring) Full practice Thursday after being limited Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
3.Odell Beckham NYG vs. NYJ
4.*Calvin Johnson DET vs. GB
Note: (Ankle) Did not practice Tuesday - but that's pretty much his routine now. Should play Thursday. Limited practice Wednesday.
5.Antonio Brown PIT vs. Ind
Note: I'll move Brown down later if it looks like Ben won't play.
6.Adrian Peterson MIN vs. Sea
7.Doug Martin TB vs. Atl
8.LeSean McCoy BUF vs. Hou
9.*Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at StL
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
10.*Brandon Marshall NYJ at NYG
Note: (Toe/ankle) Limited practice Wednesday and Thursday.
11.Allen Robinson JAC at Ten
12.A.J. Green CIN at Cle
13.*Martavis Bryant PIT vs. Ind
Note: (Hip) Missed practice Wednesday, returned Thursday but was limited. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
14.Thomas Rawls SEA at Min
15.Jonathan Stewart CAR at NO
16.*Eddie Lacy GB at Det
Note: ***Thursday night disaster - spurred by him missing curfew Wednesday night. What is this - college?***
17.*Todd Gurley STL vs. Ari
Note: I underestimated just how much Gurley would be hurt by the ineptitude of the Rams' passing game.
18.Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. SF
19.Amari Cooper OAK vs. KC
20.Sammy Watkins BUF vs. Hou
Note: Just think if the Bills committed to getting Watkins the ball every week.
21.Mike Evans TB vs. Atl
22.Demaryius Thomas DEN at SD
Note: Caught only one pass despite getting targeted 13 times. He won't find the coverage to be so airtight against San Diego.
23.T.Y. Hilton IND at Pit
24.Greg Olsen CAR at NO
25.Matt Forte CHI vs. SF
26.DeMarco Murray PHI at NE
27.Mark Ingram NO vs. Car
Note: Maybe the Saints should use Ingram more often, just a thought.
28.Javorius Allen BAL at Mia
29.Kamar Aiken BAL at Mia
Note: Ten targets on Monday night.
30.Randall Cobb GB at Det
31.Brandon LaFell NE vs. Phi
32.*DeSean Jackson WAS vs. Dal
Note: ***Sat out practice Saturday with an illness, but listed as probable.***
33.LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Phi
34.DeAngelo Williams PIT vs. Ind
35.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Jax
36.Jordan Reed WAS vs. Dal
37.Spencer Ware KC at Oak
Note: He has to factor in the backfield equation even after West returns, right? Charcandrick West returns this week, but it will be a timeshare.
38.Chris Ivory NYJ at NYG
39.Giovani Bernard CIN at Cle
Note: Could have a big workload this week if Jeremy Hill's ankle injury limits him at all.
40.Emmanuel Sanders DEN at SD
41.*Jarvis Landry MIA vs. Bal
Note: I overreacted to his minor injury last week, much to my chagrin. Has a great matchup this week, too. (Knee) Limited in practice again this week. ***Listed as probable.***
42.*Dez Bryant DAL at Was
Note: ***(Foot) Limited at Saturday's practice, but listed as probable.***
43.Michael Crabtree OAK vs. KC
44.Lamar Miller MIA vs. Bal
Note: See Mark Ingram.
45.*Ronnie Hillman DEN at SD
Note: Will remain the starter ahead of C.J. Anderson again this week.
46.Darren McFadden DAL at Was
47.Latavius Murray OAK vs. KC
48.Eric Decker NYJ at NYG
49.Donte Moncrief IND at Pit
50.Jeremy Maclin KC at Oak
51.Jordan Matthews PHI at NE
52.*Golden Tate DET vs. GB
Note: (Ankle) Full participant in Tuesday's practice. Listed as probable.
53.Gary Barnidge CLE vs. Cin
54.Antonio Gates SD vs. Den
55.Travis Kelce KC at Oak
56.Brandin Cooks NO vs. Car
57.*Vincent Jackson TB vs. Atl
Note: (Knee) Sat out Wednesday, limited Thursday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as probable.***
58.Steve Johnson SD vs. Den
59.*Willie Snead NO vs. Car
Note: (Calf) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Listed as doubtful.***
60.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Jax
61.*David Johnson ARZ at StL
Note: This week's hotly contested free agent, thanks to injuries to Chris Johnson and Andre Ellington. ***Bruce Arians said that Johnson could have up to 25 touches on Sunday. This strikes me as a noisy quote - 'up to' does not mean 'will get' - as always, it's based on game-flow and how well Johnson does.***
62.*Alfred Blue HOU at Buf
Note: So much for that back injury limiting his carries - he looked fine against the Saints. He draws another reasonable (pre-weather, at least) matchup against the Bills this week. (Back) Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as probable.***
63.C.J. Anderson DEN at SD
Note: Once again was the closer after Ronnie Hillman softened up the defense, now gets a great matchup against the Chargers.
64.Joique Bell DET vs. GB
65.T.J. Yeldon JAC at Ten
66.Nate Washington HOU at Buf
67.*John Brown ARZ at StL
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as probable.***
68.Travis Benjamin CLE vs. Cin
69.Shaun Draughn SF at Chi
70.Danny Woodhead SD vs. Den
71.Antonio Andrews TEN vs. Jax
72.Tevin Coleman ATL at TB
Note: Ran for 110 yards and had a touchdown called back, but also was targeted just twice (unsuccessfully) and lost a bad fumble.
73.Jeremy Langford CHI vs. SF
74.Theo Riddick DET vs. GB
75.Kyle Rudolph MIN vs. Sea
76.*Scott Chandler NE vs. Phi
Note: ***Listed as probable with a knee injury.***
77.Doug Baldwin SEA at Min
78.Anquan Boldin SF at Chi
79.Stefon Diggs MIN vs. Sea
80.Frank Gore IND at Pit
81.*Jeremy Hill CIN at Cle
Note: Departed last week's game with an ankle injury, but afterward downplayed the injury. Ankle has improved enough that he has been removed from the injury list.
82.Duke Johnson CLE vs. Cin
83.Melvin Gordon SD vs. Den
84.Devin Funchess CAR at NO
85.Tyler Lockett SEA at Min
86.Marvin Jones CIN at Cle
87.Jermaine Kearse SEA at Min
88.*Michael Floyd ARZ at StL
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Expected to play this week despite being limited in practice.***
89.Vance McDonald SF at Chi
Note: Two big games in a row and has the job with Garrett Celek hurt.
90.Julius Thomas JAC at Ten
91.Ben Watson NO vs. Car
92.Tavon Austin STL vs. Ari
93.Brian Hartline CLE vs. Cin
Note: Caught eight passes on twelve targets on Monday night.
94.Jonathan Grimes HOU at Buf
95.Charles Sims TB vs. Atl
96.James Starks GB at Det
97.James White NE vs. Phi
98.Brandon Bolden NE vs. Phi
99.Brent Celek PHI at NE
100.Crockett Gillmore BAL at Mia
101.Rueben Randle NYG vs. NYJ
102.Shane Vereen NYG vs. NYJ
103.Ted Ginn CAR at NO
104.Chris Givens BAL at Mia
105.*Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Phi
Note: (Knee) Will be evaluated on a week-to-week basis, timetable is uncertain, but it doesn't look as if he'll play this week. Did not practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Officially ruled out this week.***
106.*Allen Hurns JAC at Ten
Note: Suffered a concussion in the loss to the Chargers. Sat out practice Thursday. ***Ruled out this week.***

Kickers

1.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Phi
2.Graham Gano CAR at NO
3.Chris Boswell PIT vs. Ind
4.Josh Brown NYG vs. NYJ
5.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ at StL
Note: Was one of a handful of kickers to miss extra points in Week 12.
6.Justin Tucker BAL at Mia
7.Steven Hauschka SEA at Min
8.Connor Barth TB vs. Atl
9.Adam Vinatieri IND at Pit
10.Cairo Santos KC at Oak
11.Brandon McManus DEN at SD
12.Mason Crosby GB at Det
13.Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. KC
14.Robbie Gould CHI vs. SF
15.Kai Forbath NO vs. Car
16.Mike Nugent CIN at Cle
17.*Matt Prater DET vs. GB
Note: Sidelined by an illness the past two days. Will play despite his illness.
18.Dustin Hopkins WAS vs. Dal
19.*Jason Myers JAC at Ten
Note: (Back) Limited Wednesday, full practice Thursday.
20.Caleb Sturgis PHI at NE
21.Shayne Graham ATL at TB
22.Travis Coons CLE vs. Cin
23.Dan Bailey DAL at Was
24.Blair Walsh MIN vs. Sea
25.Josh Lambo SD vs. Den
26.Nick Novak HOU at Buf
27.Andrew Franks MIA vs. Bal
28.Zach Hocker STL vs. Ari
29.Dan Carpenter BUF vs. Hou
30.Ryan Succop TEN vs. Jax
31.Randy Bullock NYJ at NYG
32.Phil Dawson SF at Chi
33.*Greg Zuerlein STL vs. Ari
Note: (Groin) Missed practice Wednesday.
34.*Matt Bryant ATL at TB
Note: (Quad) Did not practice Wednesday.

Defenses

1.Arizona Cardinals at StL
2.Cincinnati Bengals at Cle
3.Carolina Panthers at NO
4.Seattle Seahawks at Min
5.Houston Texans at Buf
6.*Denver Broncos at SD
Note: T.J. Ward is due for an MRI with a suspected high ankle sprain.
7.*Kansas City Chiefs at Oak
Note: Justin Houston is week-to-week with a sprained PCL.
8.Detroit Lions vs. GB
9.*New England Patriots vs. Phi
Note: Should get Jamie Collins (illness) back this week.
10.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Atl
11.Green Bay Packers at Det
12.*St. Louis Rams vs. Ari
Note: Really hurting without Robert Quinn (hip) up front.
13.Chicago Bears vs. SF
14.Washington Redskins vs. Dal
15.Miami Dolphins vs. Bal
16.*Buffalo Bills vs. Hou
Note: DT Alex Carrington out with a torn quad tendon.
17.Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Ind
18.Dallas Cowboys at Was
19.Baltimore Ravens at Mia
20.New York Jets at NYG
21.Minnesota Vikings vs. Sea
22.Atlanta Falcons at TB
23.New York Giants vs. NYJ
24.Philadelphia Eagles at NE
25.Tennessee Titans vs. Jax
26.Indianapolis Colts at Pit
27.Jacksonville Jaguars at Ten
28.Oakland Raiders vs. KC
29.San Francisco 49ers at Chi
30.Cleveland Browns vs. Cin
31.San Diego Chargers vs. Den
32.New Orleans Saints vs. Car