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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

Bye Week: Minnesota, Tampa 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 7:00 pm PT. ***These are not draft rankings. They are solely for the given week of the season.***

I will update these during the week, usually twice per week to account for injury or other news during practice. The timing of those updates will vary based on the news at hand and my schedule for the given week. But the first of those updates usually won't happen until Thursday. At any rate, I will post a "last updated" note at the top of the article, or an "update in progress" note if it's while I'm doing it. If there is no such note, that means it's my first pass at the rankings for this current week.

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?". And then refer to the rankings again before asking a generic starting decision question. If you really desire a response to a starting question that doesn't have added complexity, please use our Ask An Expert service - it comes with your subscription. My response will correspond with the rankings.

Quarterback

1.Tom Brady NE vs. Cin
2.Drew Brees NO vs. Car
3.*Cam Newton CAR at NO
Note: (Concussion) Though he missed the Monday night game, he took part in football-related activities Monday afternoon. Limited practice Wednesday - hadn't yet been cleared by an independent neurologist. Took to the practice field again Thursday - still awaiting how much activity he really had. ***Officially cleared by an independent neurologist, had full practices Thursday and Friday.***
4.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Mia
5.Derek Carr OAK vs. KC
6.*Carson Palmer ARZ vs. NYJ
Note: Expected to clear the concussion protocol and resume practice Wednesday. Logged a full practice Wednesday and has been fully cleared.
7.*Russell Wilson SEA vs. Atl
Note: ***Left ankle and right knee are feeling much better following the bye week.***
8.*Andrew Luck IND at Hou
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Thursday. ***Once again, removed from the injury list later in the week.***
9.Aaron Rodgers GB vs. Dal
Note: Not all is well quite yet - averaged just 5.8 yards per attempt against the Giants, the third time in four games that he was below 6.0.
10.Blake Bortles JAC at Chi
11.Alex Smith KC at Oak
12.Brian Hoyer CHI vs. Jax
13.Carson Wentz PHI at Was
14.Dak Prescott DAL at GB
Note: Tony Romo is still dealing with swelling in the area of his surgery, making a Week 9 return more likely than Week 8, giving Prescott more rope.
15.Tyrod Taylor BUF vs. SF
16.Brock Osweiler HOU vs. Ind
Note: Finally gets a cushy matchup against the Colts - really struggled in previous road matchups against the Pats and Vikes.
17.*Matthew Stafford DET vs. LA
Note: ***Upgraded upon further review.***
18.Kirk Cousins WAS vs. Phi
19.Eli Manning NYG vs. Bal
Note: Turned in a lousy performance despite the Packers missing both starting corners.
20.Andy Dalton CIN at NE
21.Matt Ryan ATL at Sea
22.Marcus Mariota TEN vs. Cle
23.*Trevor Siemian DEN at SD
Note: (Shoulder) Could be a game-time decision this week - they play the Thursday game. Limited practice all week, but will be the starter this week.
24.*Colin Kaepernick SF at Buf
Note: Getting his first start of the season against the Bills.
25.Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ at Ari
26.Philip Rivers SD vs. Den
27.*Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. Pit
Note: Given a vote of confidence by coach Adam Gase - not just for this week, but for the rest of the season.
28.Joe Flacco BAL at NYG
Note: Threw for a puny 4.6 yards per attempt in the loss against the Redskins.
29.*Cody Kessler CLE at Ten
Note: Got knocked out last week with a rib and shoulder injury - status for this week uncertain, considered day-to-day. Full practice Thursday and is now slated to start Sunday. ***Kessler will start, Hogan will back up.***
30.*Case Keenum LA at Det
Note: Jared Goff could play if the Rams get 'way ahead or way behind' in future games. As Chris Liss says all the time, how bad must Goff be for the Rams to keep rolling Keenum out in lieu of Goff but for extreme game situations?
31.*Kevin Hogan CLE at Ten
Note: Promoted from the Browns' practice squad after the team released Charlie Whitehurst - might actually start this week.
32.Derek Anderson CAR at NO
Note: Though he averaged 9.9 yards per target, his fourth quarter interception in the end zone was just a killer.
33.*Josh McCown CLE at Ten
Note: (Broken collarbone) Could return to practice this week, though coach Hue Jackson wouldn't commit to him being game-ready. It's uncertain whether McCown is ready yet to be the #2 on Sunday - Cody Kessler will start.
34.*Jay Cutler CHI vs. Jax
Note: (Thumb) Didn't practice Wednesday.
35.*Blaine Gabbert SF at Buf
Note: Benched in favor of Colin Kaepernick.

Running Backs

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT at Mia
2.DeMarco Murray TEN vs. Cle
3.David Johnson ARZ vs. NYJ
4.Ezekiel Elliott DAL at GB
5.LeSean McCoy BUF vs. SF
6.Lamar Miller HOU vs. Ind
7.Jordan Howard CHI vs. Jax
8.Todd Gurley LA at Det
9.*Mark Ingram NO vs. Car
Note: Missed practice Thursday due to an illness. ***Removed from the final injury report.***
10.Christine Michael SEA vs. Atl
11.C.J. Anderson DEN at SD
12.*Ryan Mathews PHI at Was
Note: Had the most carries among the Eagles' backs, but actually had fewer snaps than Sproles (the Eagles were trailing for much of the game) and then lost a huge fumble that cost the Eagles the game.
13.*Jamaal Charles KC at Oak
Note: (Knee) Full practice participant Wednesday for the first time all season.
14.Carlos Hyde SF at Buf
15.Terrance West BAL at NYG
16.*Eddie Lacy GB vs. Dal
Note: Left the second half with an ankle injury last week - status for Week 6 uncertain. Limited practice Wednesday, but James Starks wasn't able to practice at all. ***Expected to play, and Starks has been ruled out.***
17.*LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Cin
Note: (Hip) Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as questionable but expected to play.***
18.Devonta Freeman ATL at Sea
19.*Melvin Gordon SD vs. Den
Note: Had another awful fumble that led to the collapse against the Raiders, but coach Mike McCoy said that his usage wouldn't decrease.
20.Isaiah Crowell CLE at Ten
21.Frank Gore IND at Hou
22.Matt Forte NYJ at Ari
23.Matt Jones WAS vs. Phi
Note: Lost a fumble and got stuffed on a big fourth down play - might start losing a few carries to Rob Kelley.
24.*Giovani Bernard CIN at NE
Note: Got the start over Hill last week, and then because of Hill's shoulder injury and the game flow (the Bengals were trailing by multiple scores nearly the entire game), stayed on the field for 53 snaps.
25.T.J. Yeldon JAC at Chi
26.Tevin Coleman ATL at Sea
Note: Just destroyed the Broncos in the passing game, with three 30-yard+ receptions.
27.Spencer Ware KC at Oak
28.Chris Ivory JAC at Chi
29.*Justin Forsett DET vs. LA
Note: Signed by the Lions. All of a sudden he might be quasi-relevant again, with Riddick hurt. ***Will split carries with Zach Zenner, as Riddick is out and Washington is doubtful.***
30.*Jonathan Stewart CAR at NO
Note: (Hamstring) Worked out on the field Monday afternoon prior to missing Monday night's loss to the Bucs. Full practice Thursday - looks ready to return this week. ***Full practice again Friday, will play against the Saints.***
31.*Jeremy Hill CIN at NE
Note: Sat out the second half last week with a shoulder injury, though he said afterward 'he's fine.' That said, Bernard came out to start the first two series for the Bengals, before Hill got hurt. Full practice Thursday.
32.*James White NE vs. Cin
Note: On the field for 38 snaps - helped because the Patriots ran a whopping 80 plays.
33.Darren Sproles PHI at Was
34.*DeAndre Washington OAK vs. KC
Note: ***Murray ruled out once again.***
35.*Bobby Rainey NYG vs. Bal
Note: Had six catches for 52 yards in the loss - it's clear the Giants intend to frequently use their running backs in the passing game.
36.*Jalen Richard OAK vs. KC
Note: ***Murray ruled out once again.***
37.Cameron Artis-Payne CAR at NO
Note: Dominated the workload Monday night - 18 carries to just five for Whittaker. Stewart appears ready to return this week, which really squashes CAP's value.
38.*Mike Gillislee BUF vs. SF
Note: (Illness) Missed practice Wednesday.
39.Jay Ajayi MIA vs. Pit
40.Duke Johnson CLE at Ten
41.Derrick Henry TEN vs. Cle
42.Bilal Powell NYJ at Ari
43.Devontae Booker DEN at SD
Note: Starting to cut into C.J. Anderson's carries - had 10 touches in the loss to the Falcons.
44.*Rashad Jennings NYG vs. Bal
Note: (Thumb) Limited practice Thursday, but expressed confidence that he would be able to play. ***Will have a final check Sunday, but expected to play.***
45.Zach Zenner DET vs. LA
46.Chris Thompson WAS vs. Phi
47.*Arian Foster MIA vs. Pit
Note: (Hamsting) Could return this week. Limited practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Final call will be made based on pregame warmups.***
48.Fozzy Whittaker CAR at NO
49.Josh Ferguson IND at Hou
50.Alfred Morris DAL at GB
51.*Rob Kelley WAS vs. Phi
Note: Coach Jay Gruden suggested that Kelley was 'deserving of more carries' - we'll see if that translates into more actual carries.
52.Kenneth Dixon BAL at NYG
53.*DeAngelo Williams PIT at Mia
Note: Dealing with a knee injury - only had 12 snaps, one carry last week. Did not practice Wednesday.
54.C.J. Spiller SEA vs. Atl
55.*Benny Cunningham LA at Det
Note: (Thigh) Inactive for Week 5. ***Expected to play in Week 6.***
56.Damien Williams MIA vs. Pit
57.Paul Perkins NYG vs. Bal
58.Orleans Darkwa NYG vs. Bal
59.Andre Ellington ARZ vs. NYJ
60.Shaun Draughn SF at Buf
61.*Wendell Smallwood PHI at Was
Note: Just one snap in the loss to the Lions.
62.Travaris Cadet NO vs. Car
63.Tim Hightower NO vs. Car
64.*Dexter McCluster SD vs. Den
Note: (Hamstring) Listed as questionable.
65.Kenyan Drake MIA vs. Pit
66.Alfred Blue HOU vs. Ind
67.Joique Bell CHI vs. Jax
68.*John Crockett GB vs. Dal
Note: Listed as the Packers' third-string running back if both Lacy and Starks are limited or out, though they could also activate Don Jackson from the practice squad.
69.*Ka'Deem Carey CHI vs. Jax
70.*Robert Turbin IND at Hou
Note: (Wrist/shoulder) Full practice Wednesday.
71.*C.J. Prosise SEA vs. Atl
Note: (Wrist) Getting closer to returning, but still wearing a cast that he'll have to shed before he can return. Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable, but once again won't play.***
72.*Charcandrick West KC at Oak
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Wednesday.
73.*Dwayne Washington DET vs. LA
Note: (Ankle) Expected to return to action this week. Didn't practice Thursday, but worked out on the side. ***Listed as doubtful.***
74.*Theo Riddick DET vs. LA
Note: (Ankle) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Officially out.***
75.*Latavius Murray OAK vs. KC
Note: (Turf toe) Coach Jack Del Rio said he hopes to have Murray return this week - we'll bump him up if and when he practices. His replacements were somewhat disappointing against the Chargers, at least in the running game. Missed practice Wednesday. ***Ruled out again this week.***
76.*James Starks GB vs. Dal
Note: Bigger workload after Lacy got hurt, should be a live play this week. Nevermind - hard to start now. Missed practice Wednesday with a knee injury and then will miss Thursday/Friday to attend to a personal issue. ***Ruled out for Sunday.***
77.*Jeremy Langford CHI vs. Jax
78.*Lance Dunbar DAL at GB
Note: Out for Week 6 with a knee injury.

Wide Receivers

1.Antonio Brown PIT at Mia
2.Odell Beckham NYG vs. Bal
Note: Had 12 targets, many of them early, but Eli was off for much of the game.
3.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Ind
4.Allen Robinson JAC at Chi
5.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. NYJ
6.*T.Y. Hilton IND at Hou
Note: (Hip) Sat out practice Wednesday, returned on Thursday. ***Full practice Friday.***
7.*A.J. Green CIN at NE
Note: Got a rest day Wednesday, fully practiced Thursday.
8.Demaryius Thomas DEN at SD
Note: Sanders has been targeted more lately, but I think that Thomas will line up on the left-hand side, facing Jason Verrett's replacement more often, so I'm putting him ahead of Sanders this week.
9.Brandon Marshall NYJ at Ari
10.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Atl
11.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Dal
12.*Julio Jones ATL at Sea
Note: Limited to just two catches on six targets, in part because the passes to Tevin Coleman were working so well, in part because Denver's defense is so tough on wideouts. (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday, expected to return back to practice Thursday. ***Full practice Friday.***
13.Emmanuel Sanders DEN at SD
14.Brandin Cooks NO vs. Car
15.Amari Cooper OAK vs. KC
16.*Randall Cobb GB vs. Dal
Note: Was dealing with a sore neck following Sunday night's win over the Giants. Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Could get a few carries, as the Packers didn't add another RB even with James Starks out.***
17.Jeremy Maclin KC at Oak
18.Michael Crabtree OAK vs. KC
19.Marvin Jones DET vs. LA
20.*Kelvin Benjamin CAR at NO
Note: Dealing with discomfort in his surgically repaired knee, limited in practice Thursday. ***Limited again Friday, listed as questionable, but expected to play.***
21.DeSean Jackson WAS vs. Phi
22.Terrelle Pryor CLE at Ten
23.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. Pit
24.Jordan Matthews PHI at Was
Note: Caught all four targets for 65 yards - maybe, just maybe, he should be targeted more? The Eagles wide tree is really hurting his value.
25.*Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Jax
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as questionable again, fourth straight week.***
26.*Julian Edelman NE vs. Cin
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable, expected to play.***
27.Michael Thomas NO vs. Car
28.Allen Hurns JAC at Chi
29.Willie Snead NO vs. Car
30.*Mike Wallace BAL at NYG
Note: Took a hard shot to the ribs on the Ravens' final offensive play in the loss to the Redskins. Full practice Thursday. ***Officially listed as questionable, but expected to play.***
31.Rishard Matthews TEN vs. Cle
32.DeVante Parker MIA vs. Pit
Note: Caught two passes for 70 yards, displaying his upside. But also lost a fight for another ball (admittedly thrown slightly behind him) that turned into an interception.
33.Cameron Meredith CHI vs. Jax
Note: The converted college quarterback led the Bears with 12 targets. With Kevin White out for the year, he's going to be a big part of the offense the rest of the way.
34.Quincy Enunwa NYJ at Ari
35.Jamison Crowder WAS vs. Phi
36.Travis Benjamin SD vs. Den
37.John Brown ARZ vs. NYJ
38.Cole Beasley DAL at GB
39.Tyrell Williams SD vs. Den
40.Robert Woods BUF vs. SF
41.Phillip Dorsett IND at Hou
Note: Dorsett was on the field for 64 of 68 offensive snaps, yet was targeted only three times.
42.Sterling Shepard NYG vs. Bal
43.*Terrance Williams DAL at GB
Note: Suffered a sprained AC joint in his shoulder in the win over the Bengals. Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable, but had full practices all week.***
44.*Chris Hogan NE vs. Cin
Note: Twice got knocked out of the game against the Browns, both times came back. Led the Pats in receiving yards with 114.
45.Nelson Agholor PHI at Was
Note: Seven targets, but only two catches for 27 yards in the loss to the Lions.
46.*Eli Rogers PIT at Mia
Note: (Toe) Full practice Wednesday - with injuries to Coates and Wheaton, all of a sudden his role becomes potentially very big.
47.*Eddie Royal CHI vs. Jax
Note: (Calf) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Didn't practice all week, still expected to play, much like last week.***
48.*Jeremy Kerley SF at Buf
Note: Really gelled with Gabbert - how well will it work with Kaepernick? (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday, no longer on the injury list.***
49.Golden Tate DET vs. LA
50.*Sammie Coates PIT at Mia
Note: Suffered a hand laceration that required stitches and wearing a soft cast - forced to miss practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***It turns out he had more than a hand laceration, he also has a fractured thumb. Game-time decision.***
51.Michael Floyd ARZ vs. NYJ
52.Davante Adams GB vs. Dal
53.*Tyler Lockett SEA vs. Atl
Note: When we last checked in with Lockett, we saw he was playing through a partially torn PCL, which would explain his disappointing season. Full practice Wednesday, some optimism coming out of the Seahawks' camp.
54.*Tavon Austin LA at Det
Note: ***Bumped up a little upon further review.***
55.*Jaelen Strong HOU vs. Ind
Note: ***Bigger role with Fuller likely out.***
56.Brice Butler DAL at GB
Note: Had a touchdown called back against the Bengals.
57.Dorial Green-Beckham PHI at Was
58.Kenny Stills MIA vs. Pit
59.Tajae Sharpe TEN vs. Cle
60.Kenny Britt LA at Det
61.*Darrius Heyward-Bey PIT at Mia
Note: Could have a bigger role this week if Coates and/or Wheaton are held out.
62.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. Atl
63.Ted Ginn CAR at NO
64.*Anquan Boldin DET vs. LA
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday - moving him back down after an early upgrade this week. ***Full practice Friday.***
65.*Brian Quick LA at Det
Note: ***Added to the injury list Friday with a calf injury.***
66.*Victor Cruz NYG vs. Bal
Note: Only one target in the loss Sunday night.
67.Dontrelle Inman SD vs. Den
68.Brandon Coleman NO vs. Car
69.Marqise Lee JAC at Chi
70.Chris Conley KC at Oak
71.Aldrick Robinson ATL at Sea
72.Torrey Smith SF at Buf
73.Breshad Perriman BAL at NYG
74.Brandon LaFell CIN at NE
Note: Don't get too caught up in the targets (11) and touchdowns (2) against the Cowboys - most everything came late, with the Bengals already behind 28-0.
75.Seth Roberts OAK vs. KC
76.Andre Johnson TEN vs. Cle
77.Jaron Brown ARZ vs. NYJ
78.Mohamed Sanu ATL at Sea
79.Tyler Boyd CIN at NE
80.Kendall Wright TEN vs. Cle
81.Pierre Garcon WAS vs. Phi
82.*Braxton Miller HOU vs. Ind
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday.***
83.Justin Hardy ATL at Sea
84.Andrew Hawkins CLE at Ten
85.Danny Amendola NE vs. Cin
86.Devin Funchess CAR at NO
87.*Marquise Goodwin BUF vs. SF
Note: Dealing with an illness.
88.Ricardo Louis CLE at Ten
89.Robby Anderson NYJ at Ari
90.Chester Rogers IND at Hou
91.Kamar Aiken BAL at NYG
92.J.J. Nelson ARZ vs. NYJ
93.Paul Richardson SEA vs. Atl
94.*Will Fuller HOU vs. Ind
Note: (Hamstring) Limited practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Limited in practice all week, now unlikely to play.***
95.*Dez Bryant DAL at GB
Note: Owner Jerry Jones asserted that they won't rush Bryant (knee) back, and with the Cowboys on bye in Week 7, it seems likely he'll sit out this week. Limited in Thursday's walk-through practice, not officially ruled out yet. ***Game-time decision, but ESPN's Ed Werder doesn't expect him to play.***
96.*Markus Wheaton PIT at Mia
Note: (Shoulder) Did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. ***Ruled out for this week.***
97.*Steve Smith BAL at NYG
Note: Left early with an ankle injury. Sat out practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Unlikely to play.***
98.*Eric Decker NYJ at Ari
Note: (Shoulder) Placed on IR, out for the season.

Tight Ends

1.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Cin
Note: All is well, apparently - on the field for 65/80 snaps, caught five passes for 109 yards, just getting tackled short of the end zone twice. (Hamstring) Limited Wednesday. ***Sat out practice Friday with an illness, but will play.***
2.Greg Olsen CAR at NO
Note: Did everything but score in the loss Monday night. He was the target (in double coverage) with Anderson's end zone INT.
3.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Cle
4.Travis Kelce KC at Oak
5.Jimmy Graham SEA vs. Atl
6.*Zach Miller CHI vs. Jax
Note: (Ribs) Out Wednesday, limited Thursday - same as last week. ***Listed as questionable, but expected to play.***
7.*Martellus Bennett NE vs. Cin
Note: (Ankle) Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as questionable, expected to play.***
8.Zach Ertz PHI at Was
9.Dennis Pitta BAL at NYG
10.Coby Fleener NO vs. Car
11.*Jason Witten DAL at GB
Note: ***(Chest) Listed as questionable, despite practicing all week.***
12.*Gary Barnidge CLE at Ten
Note: Needed x-rays on his right ankle following the game Sunday. Limited practice Wednesday. ***Expected to play.***
13.Jesse James PIT at Mia
Note: Ladarius Green could be returning as early as Week 7.
14.*Charles Clay BUF vs. SF
Note: (Knee) Sat out Wednesday, returned to practice Thursday.
15.Dwayne Allen IND at Hou
Note: Finally had a game worthy of his expectations coming into the season - six catches for 50 yards, one touchdown.
16.*Julius Thomas JAC at Chi
Note: (Elbow) Able to practice Monday. Full practice Wednesday.
17.Hunter Henry SD vs. Den
18.Will Tye NYG vs. Bal
19.Richard Rodgers GB vs. Dal
Note: Had just one catch among five targets.
20.*C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU vs. Ind
Note: Experienced discomfort in his knee in the loss to the Vikings. Limited in practice Thursday. ***Removed from the injury list.***
21.*C.J. Uzomah CIN at NE
Note: (Ankle) Full practice Thursday. Eifert looks to be out again this week.
22.Jacob Tamme ATL at Sea
23.Jack Doyle IND at Hou
24.Lance Kendricks LA at Det
25.Antonio Gates SD vs. Den
26.*Vernon Davis WAS vs. Phi
Note: Could get a decent amount of work if Jordan Reed is held out. Niles Paul is also part of the picture.
27.*Vance McDonald SF at Buf
Note: (Hip) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday.***
28.*Virgil Green DEN at SD
Note: (Calf) 'Trending toward a return' after an active walk-through Tuesday.
29.Jermaine Gresham ARZ vs. NYJ
30.Garrett Celek SF at Buf
31.*Ryan Griffin HOU vs. Ind
Note: Has entered the league's concussion protocol. Returned to practice Thursday, but still in the protocol. ***Cleared to play.***
32.Dion Sims MIA vs. Pit
33.Cole Wick DET vs. LA
34.MarQueis Gray MIA vs. Pit
35.Brent Celek PHI at Was
Note: Played just 23 snaps with Ertz back.
36.Jace Amaro TEN vs. Cle
37.*Larry Donnell NYG vs. Bal
Note: Expected to clear the concussion protocol and return to practice Wednesday. Full practice Thursday.
38.*Austin Seferian-Jenkins NYJ at Ari
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday.
39.*Clive Walford OAK vs. KC
Note: (Knee) Limited Wednesday. ***Limited practice all week, listed as questionable.***
40.*Jordan Reed WAS vs. Phi
Note: Opportunity wasn't a problem Sunday - had a 11 targets, but none connected downfield on a tough day to throw deep, because of the wind. Diagnosed with a concussion, will meet with an independent neurologist Friday. ***Ruled out.***
41.*Eric Ebron DET vs. LA
Note: (Ankle/Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Ruled out again this week.***
42.*Tyler Eifert CIN at NE
Note: (Back, Ankle) Missed practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***Officially ruled out.***
43.*Jordan Cameron MIA vs. Pit
Note: (Concussion) Expected to miss another game.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT at Mia
2.Antonio Brown PIT at Mia
3.Odell Beckham NYG vs. Bal
Note: Had 12 targets, many of them early, but Eli was off for much of the game.
4.DeMarco Murray TEN vs. Cle
5.David Johnson ARZ vs. NYJ
6.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. Ind
7.Ezekiel Elliott DAL at GB
8.Allen Robinson JAC at Chi
9.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ vs. NYJ
10.Rob Gronkowski NE vs. Cin
Note: All is well, apparently - on the field for 65/80 snaps, caught five passes for 109 yards, just getting tackled short of the end zone twice. (Hamstring) Limited Wednesday. ***Sat out practice Friday with an illness, but will play.***
11.Greg Olsen CAR at NO
Note: Did everything but score in the loss Monday night. He was the target (in double coverage) with Anderson's end zone INT.
12.LeSean McCoy BUF vs. SF
13.Lamar Miller HOU vs. Ind
14.Jordan Howard CHI vs. Jax
15.*T.Y. Hilton IND at Hou
Note: (Hip) Sat out practice Wednesday, returned on Thursday. ***Full practice Friday.***
16.Todd Gurley LA at Det
17.*Mark Ingram NO vs. Car
Note: Missed practice Thursday due to an illness. ***Removed from the final injury report.***
18.*A.J. Green CIN at NE
Note: Got a rest day Wednesday, fully practiced Thursday.
19.Demaryius Thomas DEN at SD
Note: Sanders has been targeted more lately, but I think that Thomas will line up on the left-hand side, facing Jason Verrett's replacement more often, so I'm putting him ahead of Sanders this week.
20.Brandon Marshall NYJ at Ari
21.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. Atl
22.Jordy Nelson GB vs. Dal
23.Brandin Cooks NO vs. Car
24.*Julio Jones ATL at Sea
Note: Limited to just two catches on six targets, in part because the passes to Tevin Coleman were working so well, in part because Denver's defense is so tough on wideouts. (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday, expected to return back to practice Thursday. ***Full practice Friday.***
25.*Kelvin Benjamin CAR at NO
Note: Dealing with discomfort in his surgically repaired knee, limited in practice Thursday. ***Limited again Friday, listed as questionable, but expected to play.***
26.Emmanuel Sanders DEN at SD
27.Amari Cooper OAK vs. KC
28.Christine Michael SEA vs. Atl
29.C.J. Anderson DEN at SD
30.*Randall Cobb GB vs. Dal
Note: Was dealing with a sore neck following Sunday night's win over the Giants. Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Could get a few carries, as the Packers didn't add another RB even with James Starks out.***
31.Delanie Walker TEN vs. Cle
32.*Ryan Mathews PHI at Was
Note: Had the most carries among the Eagles' backs, but actually had fewer snaps than Sproles (the Eagles were trailing for much of the game) and then lost a huge fumble that cost the Eagles the game.
33.*Jamaal Charles KC at Oak
Note: (Knee) Full practice participant Wednesday for the first time all season.
34.Jeremy Maclin KC at Oak
35.Michael Crabtree OAK vs. KC
36.Marvin Jones DET vs. LA
37.Terrelle Pryor CLE at Ten
38.Jarvis Landry MIA vs. Pit
39.Carlos Hyde SF at Buf
40.Terrance West BAL at NYG
41.Jordan Matthews PHI at Was
Note: Caught all four targets for 65 yards - maybe, just maybe, he should be targeted more? The Eagles wide tree is really hurting his value.
42.*Alshon Jeffery CHI vs. Jax
Note: (Hamstring) Limited in Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as questionable again, fourth straight week.***
43.DeSean Jackson WAS vs. Phi
44.*Julian Edelman NE vs. Cin
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable, expected to play.***
45.Devonta Freeman ATL at Sea
46.Jimmy Graham SEA vs. Atl
47.*Melvin Gordon SD vs. Den
Note: Had another awful fumble that led to the collapse against the Raiders, but coach Mike McCoy said that his usage wouldn't decrease.
48.Isaiah Crowell CLE at Ten
49.Frank Gore IND at Hou
50.Matt Forte NYJ at Ari
51.*Giovani Bernard CIN at NE
Note: Got the start over Hill last week, and then because of Hill's shoulder injury and the game flow (the Bengals were trailing by multiple scores nearly the entire game), stayed on the field for 53 snaps.
52.Tevin Coleman ATL at Sea
Note: Just destroyed the Broncos in the passing game, with three 30-yard+ receptions.
53.Allen Hurns JAC at Chi
54.Travis Benjamin SD vs. Den
55.Willie Snead NO vs. Car
56.*Zach Miller CHI vs. Jax
Note: (Ribs) Out Wednesday, limited Thursday - same as last week. ***Listed as questionable, but expected to play.***
57.*Martellus Bennett NE vs. Cin
Note: (Ankle) Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as questionable, expected to play.***
58.Rishard Matthews TEN vs. Cle
59.DeVante Parker MIA vs. Pit
Note: Caught two passes for 70 yards, displaying his upside. But also lost a fight for another ball (admittedly thrown slightly behind him) that turned into an interception.
60.Spencer Ware KC at Oak
61.*James White NE vs. Cin
Note: On the field for 38 snaps - helped because the Patriots ran a whopping 80 plays.
62.Darren Sproles PHI at Was
63.*Jonathan Stewart CAR at NO
Note: (Hamstring) Worked out on the field Monday afternoon prior to missing Monday night's loss to the Bucs. Full practice Thursday - looks ready to return this week. ***Full practice again Friday, will play against the Saints.***
64.*DeAndre Washington OAK vs. KC
Note: ***Murray ruled out once again.***
65.*Justin Forsett DET vs. LA
Note: Signed by the Lions. All of a sudden he might be quasi-relevant again, with Riddick hurt. ***Will split carries with Zach Zenner, as Riddick is out and Washington is doubtful.***
66.*Bobby Rainey NYG vs. Bal
Note: Had six catches for 52 yards in the loss - it's clear the Giants intend to frequently use their running backs in the passing game.
67.Quincy Enunwa NYJ at Ari
68.*Mike Wallace BAL at NYG
Note: Took a hard shot to the ribs on the Ravens' final offensive play in the loss to the Redskins. Full practice Thursday. ***Officially listed as questionable, but expected to play.***
69.*LeGarrette Blount NE vs. Cin
Note: (Hip) Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Listed as questionable but expected to play.***
70.*Eddie Royal CHI vs. Jax
Note: (Calf) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Didn't practice all week, still expected to play, much like last week.***
71.Michael Thomas NO vs. Car
72.Cameron Meredith CHI vs. Jax
Note: The converted college quarterback led the Bears with 12 targets. With Kevin White out for the year, he's going to be a big part of the offense the rest of the way.
73.Jamison Crowder WAS vs. Phi
74.Cole Beasley DAL at GB
75.John Brown ARZ vs. NYJ
76.Matt Jones WAS vs. Phi
Note: Lost a fumble and got stuffed on a big fourth down play - might start losing a few carries to Rob Kelley.
77.*Jalen Richard OAK vs. KC
Note: ***Murray ruled out once again.***
78.Travis Kelce KC at Oak
79.*Jeremy Kerley SF at Buf
Note: Really gelled with Gabbert - how well will it work with Kaepernick? (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday, no longer on the injury list.***
80.Tyrell Williams SD vs. Den
81.Robert Woods BUF vs. SF
82.Fozzy Whittaker CAR at NO
83.Phillip Dorsett IND at Hou
Note: Dorsett was on the field for 64 of 68 offensive snaps, yet was targeted only three times.
84.T.J. Yeldon JAC at Chi
85.Duke Johnson CLE at Ten
86.Sterling Shepard NYG vs. Bal
87.*Sammie Coates PIT at Mia
Note: Suffered a hand laceration that required stitches and wearing a soft cast - forced to miss practice Wednesday and Thursday. ***It turns out he had more than a hand laceration, he also has a fractured thumb. Game-time decision.***
88.*Anquan Boldin DET vs. LA
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Thursday - moving him back down after an early upgrade this week. ***Full practice Friday.***
89.*Terrance Williams DAL at GB
Note: Suffered a sprained AC joint in his shoulder in the win over the Bengals. Full practice Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable, but had full practices all week.***
90.*Chris Hogan NE vs. Cin
Note: Twice got knocked out of the game against the Browns, both times came back. Led the Pats in receiving yards with 114.
91.Nelson Agholor PHI at Was
Note: Seven targets, but only two catches for 27 yards in the loss to the Lions.
92.Zach Ertz PHI at Was
93.Dennis Pitta BAL at NYG
94.Coby Fleener NO vs. Car
95.*Jason Witten DAL at GB
Note: ***(Chest) Listed as questionable, despite practicing all week.***
96.Chris Ivory JAC at Chi
97.*Jeremy Hill CIN at NE
Note: Sat out the second half last week with a shoulder injury, though he said afterward 'he's fine.' That said, Bernard came out to start the first two series for the Bengals, before Hill got hurt. Full practice Thursday.
98.Devontae Booker DEN at SD
Note: Starting to cut into C.J. Anderson's carries - had 10 touches in the loss to the Falcons.
99.Bilal Powell NYJ at Ari
100.Cameron Artis-Payne CAR at NO
Note: Dominated the workload Monday night - 18 carries to just five for Whittaker. Stewart appears ready to return this week, which really squashes CAP's value.
101.*Jordan Reed WAS vs. Phi
Note: Opportunity wasn't a problem Sunday - had a 11 targets, but none connected downfield on a tough day to throw deep, because of the wind. Diagnosed with a concussion, will meet with an independent neurologist Friday. ***Ruled out.***

Kickers

1.Adam Vinatieri IND at Hou
Note: Has now made 38 FG attempts in a row.
2.Justin Tucker BAL at NYG
3.Stephen Gostkowski NE vs. Cin
4.Graham Gano CAR at NO
5.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ vs. NYJ
6.Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. KC
7.Mason Crosby GB vs. Dal
8.Caleb Sturgis PHI at Was
Note: Getting many FG attempts - three more in Week 5.
9.Wil Lutz NO vs. Car
10.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. Atl
11.Brandon McManus DEN at SD
12.Nick Novak HOU vs. Ind
Note: Missed one of his field goal attempts in the loss to the Vikes.
13.Cairo Santos KC at Oak
14.Jason Myers JAC at Chi
15.Dustin Hopkins WAS vs. Phi
16.Chris Boswell PIT at Mia
17.*Dan Bailey DAL at GB
Note: (Back) Made all four extra points, not asked to attempt any field goals last week.
18.Matt Bryant ATL at Sea
19.Ryan Succop TEN vs. Cle
20.Josh Brown NYG vs. Bal
21.Dan Carpenter BUF vs. SF
Note: Missed his second extra point of the season - missed six last year.
22.Josh Lambo SD vs. Den
23.Mike Nugent CIN at NE
24.Matt Prater DET vs. LA
25.Andrew Franks MIA vs. Pit
26.Connor Barth CHI vs. Jax
27.Nick Folk NYJ at Ari
28.Greg Zuerlein LA at Det
29.Phil Dawson SF at Buf
30.Cody Parkey CLE at Ten

Defenses

1.New England Patriots vs. Cin
2.*Denver Broncos at SD
Note: DeMarcus Ware (forearm) still probably out this week.
3.Houston Texans vs. Ind
4.Arizona Cardinals vs. NYJ
5.Detroit Lions vs. LA
6.Buffalo Bills vs. SF
7.*Los Angeles Rams at Det
Note: CB Trumaine Johnson (ankle) out for Week 6.
8.*New York Giants vs. Bal
Note: CB Eli Apple left with a groin injury Sunday night.
9.Tennessee Titans vs. Cle
10.Seattle Seahawks vs. Atl
11.Baltimore Ravens at NYG
12.Atlanta Falcons at Sea
Note: Dwight Freeney with another sack - still getting it done at age 36.
13.Green Bay Packers vs. Dal
14.*Pittsburgh Steelers at Mia
Note: Cameron Hayward expected out 2-3 weeks with a hamstring injury.
15.Philadelphia Eagles at Was
16.*San Diego Chargers vs. Den
Note: One bright spot - Joey Bosa had a huge game in his debut, recording two sacks.
17.Dallas Cowboys at GB
18.Oakland Raiders vs. KC
19.Miami Dolphins vs. Pit
20.Kansas City Chiefs at Oak
21.Jacksonville Jaguars at Chi
22.Cincinnati Bengals at NE
23.Chicago Bears vs. Jax
24.*Carolina Panthers at NO
Note: Thomas Davis played through a sore hamstring last week, recorded five tackles.
25.Washington Redskins vs. Phi
26.San Francisco 49ers at Buf
27.*New York Jets at Ari
Note: LB David Harris could miss this game with a hamstring injury.
28.*Indianapolis Colts at Hou
Note: Darius Butler fractured a finger and will need surgery.
29.Cleveland Browns at Ten
30.*New Orleans Saints vs. Car
Note: DB Erik Harris tore his ACL in practice and is out for the season. Delvin Breaux remains out.