Weekly Rankings: Week 13 Value Meter

Weekly Rankings: Week 13 Value Meter

This article is part of our Weekly Rankings series.

Sunday Update complete

Welcome to the Weekly Value Meter Rankings. This is a guide to help you decide who to start and sit in a given week. It's is not a season-long ranking nor a draft guide, and it's also not really intended as a free agent guide. While I appreciate that you want my opinion on pickups, every league is different, and your decision on whether to add/drop a particular player might also be dictated by other factors than who is rated higher in a given week.

Here are my operating assumptions for the rankings:

- The RB/WR/TE position rankings are for PPR leagues.
- The Flex rankings are for Standard leagues.
- 1 point per 10 rushing/receiving yards.
- 1 point per 20 passing yards.
- 4 points per passing touchdowns.

These are the rankings I use when I make my start/sit decisions. Please consult the rankings first before asking "Should I start Patrick Mahomes or Eli Manning?"

These are my particular rankings. If you want a second opinion elsewhere on the site, you can see our Weekly Projections.

Starting after Week 1, the rankings for the subsequent week will first post on Tuesday nights. I will then do a set of updates before kickoff on Thursday, and again before kickoff on Sunday morning.

When setting your lineups, make sure to refer to the NFL inactives to ensure all of your players are set to receive snaps.

Quarterbacks

1.*Patrick Mahomes KC at CIN
Note: It felt

Sunday Update complete

Welcome to the Weekly Value Meter Rankings. This is a guide to help you decide who to start and sit in a given week. It's is not a season-long ranking nor a draft guide, and it's also not really intended as a free agent guide. While I appreciate that you want my opinion on pickups, every league is different, and your decision on whether to add/drop a particular player might also be dictated by other factors than who is rated higher in a given week.

Here are my operating assumptions for the rankings:

- The RB/WR/TE position rankings are for PPR leagues.
- The Flex rankings are for Standard leagues.
- 1 point per 10 rushing/receiving yards.
- 1 point per 20 passing yards.
- 4 points per passing touchdowns.

These are the rankings I use when I make my start/sit decisions. Please consult the rankings first before asking "Should I start Patrick Mahomes or Eli Manning?"

These are my particular rankings. If you want a second opinion elsewhere on the site, you can see our Weekly Projections.

Starting after Week 1, the rankings for the subsequent week will first post on Tuesday nights. I will then do a set of updates before kickoff on Thursday, and again before kickoff on Sunday morning.

When setting your lineups, make sure to refer to the NFL inactives to ensure all of your players are set to receive snaps.

Quarterbacks

1.*Patrick Mahomes KC at CIN
Note: It felt like Mahomes had an underwhelming game, but then you look at the stats and see he still threw for 320 yards.
2.Jalen Hurts PHI vs. TEN
3.*Josh Allen BUF at NE
Note: Allen (elbow) had a full practice Monday, his first full practice since suffering the injury in Week 9. The Bills play Thursday against the Pats.
4.Joe Burrow CIN vs. KC
5.*Justin Herbert LAC at LV
Note: Herbert had three touchdown passes, but the Chargers' offense isn't all the way back - he needed 47 throws just to get to 274 yards (5.8 per attempt) and was constantly under pressure.
6.Dak Prescott DAL vs. IND
7.*Justin Fields CHI vs. GB
Note: Fields (shoulder) is day-to-day and has a chance to play this week. If he gets in a full practice Friday and is cleared to go, he'd climb back into my top 10, but probably not at the peak where he was pre-injury. Fields (shoulder) was limited on Wednesday and it was thought that he'd be limited again Thursday, but instead he was upgraded to a full practice. Meanwhile, Trevor Siemian has had to miss the first two practices with an oblique injury. ***Fields has officially been cleared to play.***
8.*Lamar Jackson BAL vs. DEN
Note: Jackson ran for 89 yards despite a bad hip. That's the positive. The negative is that the Ravens really bogged down in the red zone early on, and that ultimately left enough room for the Jags to come back and win. Jackson left practice Wednesday due to a quadriceps injury, but then had a full practice Thursday.
9.*Deshaun Watson CLE at HOU
Note: Watson was officially added to the active roster and will start against his old team this week. How well is he going to play? I honestly have no idea.
10.Kirk Cousins MIN vs. NYJ
11.*Trevor Lawrence JAC at DET
Note: Lawrence had his third strong game in a row, and this time led the Jaguars on a game-winning drive with time running out. Was this a 'coming-of-age' moment?
12.*Tua Tagovailoa MIA at SF
Note: Seeing the Dolphins pull Tua and the rest of the offense in the third quarter was a bad beat, but it made sense given how many times he was getting sacked after Terron Armstead got hurt. That'll be a big injury to watch this week in advance of the game against the Niners. ***Both tackles (Terron Armstead and Austin Jackson) will likely miss this game for Tua.***
13.*Jimmy Garoppolo SF vs. MIA
Note: Garoppolo took a hit to the left knee in the third quarter. He's reportedly 'ok' and should practice Wednesday. Garoppolo had a full practice Wednesday.
14.*Aaron Rodgers GB at CHI
Note: Rodgers left the Week 12 against the Eagles with a rib/oblique injury, but said on Tuesday he was encouraged by the scans he underwent Monday and plans to play Sunday. He'll likely sit out practice Wednesday, as he's still also nursing an avulsion fracture to his right thumb. Rodgers sat out practice Wednesday but returned to a limited practice Thursday. ***Rodgers has been cleared to start after limited practices Thursday and Friday.***
15.Kenny Pickett PIT at ATL
16.Tom Brady TB vs. NO
17.*Mike White NYJ at MIN
Note: Before we get *too* excited about White's awesome performance, it did come against the Bears, who lost Eddie Jackson during the game. But then again, facing the Vikes this week is pretty sweet, too.
18.Geno Smith SEA at LAR
19.Derek Carr LV vs. LAC
20.*Daniel Jones NYG vs. WAS
Note: Jones ditched the knee brace for Wednesday's practice - he's been wearing the brace since Week 4.
21.Ryan Tannehill TEN at PHI
22.Jared Goff DET vs. JAX
23.*Mac Jones NE vs. BUF
Note: Jones will get starting C David Andrews (thigh) back this week, but OL Yodny Cajuste, Isaiah Wynn and Marcus Cannon are out.
24.Russell Wilson DEN at BAL
25.*Marcus Mariota ATL vs. PIT
Note: I know that Desmond Ritter might (probably, even) do worse than Mariota over the long haul, but man, it's so tough watching him play.
26.*Matt Ryan IND at DAL
Note: The Colts' offensive line is so patchy that they rarely give Ryan enough time to throw downfield. It's similar to Tom Brady's situation with the Bucs.
27.*John Wolford LA vs. SEA
Note: ***Wolford will get the start ahead of Bryce Perkins, but Perkins might also play.***
28.Taylor Heinicke WAS at NYG
29.Andy Dalton NO at TB
30.*Kyle Allen HOU vs. CLE
Note: Allen was marginally better after the half, but he was no better than Davis Mills. He'll start again this week against the Browns.
31.*Bryce Perkins LA vs. SEA
Note: Perkins brings some rushing upside to the table (44 rush yards last week), but he's in a bad spot whenever he has to throw. ***John Wolford will start ahead of Perkins, but Perkins 'has a chance' to also play.***
32.*Jordan Love GB at CHI
Note: Love acquitted himself well at the end of the Packers' loss to the Eagles. Aaron Rodgers (ribs/oblique/thumb) said he plans to play this week. ***Love will probably start at some point this season, but it won't be this week.***
33.*Jacoby Brissett CLE at HOU
Note: Brissett will revert to a backup role with Deshaun Watson reinstated to the active roster.
34.Kyler Murray ARZ at
35.*Matthew Stafford LA vs. SEA
Note: Coach Sean McVay said 'it's safe to say' that Stafford (concussion/neck) won't play this week. ***Stafford has been placed on IR.***
36.*Trevor Siemian CHI vs. GB
Note: Simian suffered an oblique injury right before kickoff, but was able to power through the game. Siemian (oblique) sat out both Wednesday's and Thursday's practices. ***Siemian's oblique injury will require surgery and he's done for the season.***

Running Backs

1.Austin Ekeler LAC at LV
2.Nick Chubb CLE at HOU
3.*Christian McCaffrey SF vs. MIA
Note: McCaffrey is dealing with 'knee irritation' from Sunday's game against the Saints. He'll probably still play, but his practice reps will be managed. McCaffrey was working off to the side during Thursday's open portion of practice. ***McCaffrey was cleared from the injury report on Friday.***
4.Saquon Barkley NYG vs. WAS
5.Jonathan Taylor IND at DAL
6.Dalvin Cook MIN vs. NYJ
7.*Derrick Henry TEN at PHI
Note: Henry was held to 2.2 yards per carry in the loss to the Bengals, and has three consecutive inefficient games on the ground.
8.*Josh Jacobs LV vs. LAC
Note: Jacobs aggravated his calf strain late in the win over the Seahawks, though it didn't seem to hamper him on his game-winning overtime touchdown run. Still, he's unlikely to practice early this week. Jacobs was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice estimate. ***Jacobs will be a game-time call for the Raiders after being limited in practice all week.***
9.Tony Pollard DAL vs. IND
10.*Rhamondre Stevenson NE vs. BUF
Note: Stevenson should have a big workload Thursday night with Harris out.
11.Kenneth Walker SEA at LAR
12.*Aaron Jones GB at CHI
Note: Jones (shin/glute) was limited at Wednesday and Thursday's practices. ***Jones has been cleared from the injury report and has a sweet matchup against the Bears.***
13.Jamaal Williams DET vs. JAX
14.*Dameon Pierce HOU vs. CLE
Note: Pierce was a victim of game flow for the second week in a row, as the Texans were trailing 30-0 by halftime. But don't be swayed by that - the matchup against the Browns is too good.
15.David Montgomery CHI vs. GB
16.Isiah Pacheco KC at CIN
17.Jeff Wilson MIA at SF
18.*Alvin Kamara NO at TB
Note: Kamara lost two fumbles, one at the goal line, and was being checked in the medical tent after the latter fumble. Kamara was not listed on Thursday's injury report, so it appears he'll be good to go for Monday night.
19.*Leonard Fournette TB vs. NO
Note: Fournette (hip) returned to a full practice Thursday in the Bucs' first practice of the week. ***Fournette had full practices all week, though he's listed as questionable.***
20.Devin Singletary BUF at NE
21.*Brian Robinson WAS at NYG
Note: Robinson took back over the primary RB role for the Commanders, and actually scored on a reception.
22.Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. IND
23.*Samaje Perine CIN vs. KC
Note: So far, teammate Joe Mixon (concussion) has only been limited in practice and remains I the concussion protocol. ***It doesn't appear that Mixon will be ready to return yet.***
24.Miles Sanders PHI vs. TEN
25.*Najee Harris PIT at ATL
Note: Harris left Monday night's game just before halftime with an abdominal injury. Harris (oblique) didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday. Meanwhile, Jaylen Warren (hamstring) has practiced, while Benny Snell (knee) has only been limited. ***Harris has been cleared to play after returning to a limited practice Friday.***
26.*Travis Etienne JAC at DET
Note: Etienne sprained his foot Sunday but was actually medically cleared to play during the game, even though he did not return. He might be available to play this week in Detroit. Etienne (foot) has been limited in practice so far this week. ***Etienne has been cleared to play.***
27.*Zonovan Knight NYJ at MIN
Note: Knight was added from the practice squad on Friday and had over 100 yards from scrimmage in his NFL debut. With Michael Carter day-to-day, Knight might be in line for more work this week. ***Carter has been ruled out this week.***
28.D'Andre Swift DET vs. JAX
29.Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs. PIT
30.*Gus Edwards BAL vs. DEN
Note: Edwards dominated the carries in his return from his injury, but he lost a critical fumble. J.K. Dobbins might be back soon, too.
31.Latavius Murray DEN at BAL
32.*Rachaad White TB vs. NO
Note: White's teammate Leonard Fournette (hip) appears on track to return this week.
33.*Antonio Gibson WAS at NYG
Note: Gibson was limited Wednesday and downgraded to a non-participant Thursday due to a foot injury. ***Gibson was limited again on Friday and is expected to play, but he'll probably cede more touches again to Brian Robinson.***
34.*JaMycal Hasty JAC at DET
Note: Hasty stepped up in the wake of Travis Etienne's injury, with 12 carries for 28 yards, but five catches for 67 yards and a touchdown.
35.*Cam Akers LA vs. SEA
Note: Akers was held out of practice Wednesday with an illness. ***Akers has been cleared from the injury list.***
36.Kyren Williams LA vs. SEA
37.*AJ Dillon GB at CHI
Note: Dillon (quadriceps) was limited at Thursday's practice, as was Aaron Jones (shin/glute). ***Dillon has been cleared from the injury list.***
38.*Jaylen Warren PIT at ATL
Note: Warren (Hamstring) has been a full participant in practice, and Najee Harris has not practiced yet. ***Warren is listed as questionable despite three full practices, and it looks like Harris will play.***
39.Tyler Allgeier ATL vs. PIT
40.*Jordan Mason SF vs. MIA
Note: Mason filled in for the Niners after Elijah Mitchell injured his MCL last week, but he isn't necessarily ahead of Tyrion Davis-Price this week.
41.*Kareem Hunt CLE at HOU
Note: Hunt managed only six touches in a game that went to overtime.
42.James Cook BUF at NE
43.Ameer Abdullah LV vs. LAC
44.*Zamir White LV vs. LAC
Note: ***Even if Josh Jacobs plays, he might get less work than usual against a beatable Chargers run defense.***
45.*James Robinson NYJ at MIN
Note: Robinson was a healthy scratch last week. If Michael Carter (ankle) has to sit out this week, he might be active again, but behind both Ty Johnson and Zonovan Knight. Coach Robert Saleh said both that 'we haven't seen the last of' Robinson while still not committing to Robinson playing this week. ***Robinson will be active this week as part of a committee, but I expect him to be the third of three.***
46.Justice Hill BAL vs. DEN
47.Kenneth Gainwell PHI vs. TEN
48.Dontrell Hilliard TEN at PHI
49.Marlon Mack DEN at BAL
50.*Kenyan Drake BAL vs. DEN
Note: Drake barely played with Gus Edwards back.
51.Deon Jackson IND at DAL
52.Alexander Mattison MIN vs. NYJ
53.Boston Scott PHI vs. TEN
54.*Jerick McKinnon KC at CIN
Note: McKinnon (hamstring) missed practice both Wednesday and Thursday. ***McKinnon had a full practice Friday and has been cleared from the injury list.***
55.Trayveon Williams CIN vs. KC
56.*Pierre Strong NE vs. BUF
Note: Strong could get more reps than usual Thursday night with Damien Harris (thigh) unlikely to play.
57.*Mark Ingram NO at TB
Note: Ingram returned to action last week, but now he's dealing with a foot injury and was limited Thursday's practice for the Saints, who play on Monday night.
58.Ronald Jones KC at CIN
59.*Benny Snell PIT at ATL
Note: Snell took over Monday night after Najee Harris (abdomen) left Monday night. Snell (knee) was listed as a limited participant Thursday. Meanwhile, it looks as if Jaylen Warren (hamstring) will return this week. ***Cleared from the injury list, but so is Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren.***
60.Trestan Ebner CHI vs. GB
61.Malik Davis DAL vs. IND
62.Caleb Huntley ATL vs. PIT
63.*Nyheim Hines BUF at NE
Note: Hines (illness) missed a workout Sunday, but returned to practice Monday.
64.*Anthony McFarland PIT at ATL
Note: McFarland saw 30 percent of the Steelers' offensive snaps Monday night, most coming after Najee Harris left with an abdominal injury.
65.Salvon Ahmed MIA at SF
66.Ke'Shawn Vaughn TB vs. NO
67.Zack Moss IND at DAL
68.*Tyrion Davis-Price SF vs. MIA
Note: Davis-Price hasn't been active in awhile, but he probably will be this week with Elijah Mitchell out and Christian McCaffrey dealing with a knee irritation.
69.Tevin Coleman at
70.*Joe Mixon CIN vs. KC
Note: Mixon remains in the concussion protocol, but he's making good progress and the expectation is that he'll likely return this week. Once he starts practicing and is cleared from the protocol, I'll move him back up. Mixon has been limited in practice so far and hasn't yet been cleared from the concussion protocol. ***Mixon was still in the concussion protocol Saturday and is a long-shot to play.***
71.*Darrell Henderson JAC at DET
Note: ***Henderson (illness) has been ruled out this week.***
72.*Travis Homer SEA at LAR
Note: ***Homer (illness/knee) has been downgraded to out.***
73.*Melvin Gordon at
Note: Gordon signed a practice-squad deal with the Chiefs.
74.*Raheem Mostert MIA at SF
Note: Mostert (knee) was limited Wednesday and Thursday, though there were other reports suggesting that he would play this week. ***Mostert had a full practice Friday and has been cleared to play.***
75.*Rex Burkhead HOU vs. CLE
Note: Burkhead is the concussion protocol. Burkhead hasn't practiced yet this week.
76.*Michael Carter NYJ at MIN
Note: Carter has a low-ankle sprain and is day-to-day. Carter sat out practice both Wednesday and Thursday. ***INACTIVE***.
77.*Damien Harris NE vs. BUF
Note: Harris (thigh) is unlikely to play Thursday night. Harris has been officially ruled out.
78.*Elijah Mitchell SF vs. MIA
Note: Mitchell sprained the MCL in his other knee and will be out 6-to-8 weeks. He's been placed on IR by the Niners.
79.*J.K. Dobbins BAL vs. DEN
Note: Dobbins (knee) will return to practice this week. Dobbins (knee) has practiced both Wednesday and Thursday, but the Ravens are not expected to activate him from the IR list this week.
80.James Conner ARZ at

Wide Receivers

1.Justin Jefferson MIN vs. NYJ
2.Stefon Diggs BUF at NE
3.Davante Adams LV vs. LAC
4.*Tyreek Hill MIA at SF
Note: Hill left Sunday's win early with some cramping, but the starters all left early in the third quarter anyhow.
5.CeeDee Lamb DAL vs. IND
6.Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs. JAX
7.Tee Higgins CIN vs. KC
8.Terry McLaurin WAS at NYG
9.Jaylen Waddle MIA at SF
10.Keenan Allen LAC at LV
11.*Ja'Marr Chase CIN vs. KC
Note: After a false start last week, Chase (hip) is expected to return this week. I'll wait for post-practice confirmation before moving him back up this week - I jumped the gun last week. ***Chase is listed as questionable, but he's expected to play and not have any snap-count limitations.***
12.A.J. Brown PHI vs. TEN
13.*Chris Godwin TB vs. NO
Note: Godwin had a huge day, as only the underneath routes were working for the Bucs, and he caught 12 of 13 targets.
14.Amari Cooper CLE at HOU
15.*Christian Kirk JAC at DET
Note: Kirk appeared to be shaken up at one point in the second half, but quickly returned to action.
16.Mike Evans TB vs. NO
17.DK Metcalf SEA at LAR
18.Tyler Lockett SEA at LAR
19.Brandon Aiyuk SF vs. MIA
20.Michael Pittman IND at DAL
21.*Deebo Samuel SF vs. MIA
Note: Samuel appeared to aggravate a hamstring injury in Sunday's win over the Saints but returned to the game. Samuel (quadriceps) was limited Wednesday and then downgraded to not practicing Thursday. ***Samuel is going to be a game-time decision Sunday afternoon.***
22.Chris Olave NO at TB
23.Garrett Wilson NYJ at MIN
24.Christian Watson GB at CHI
25.George Pickens PIT at ATL
26.Gabe Davis BUF at NE
27.*Courtland Sutton DEN at BAL
Note: ***Sutton (illness) is listed as questionable but is expected to play.***
28.*Zay Jones JAC at DET
Note: Monster game against the Ravens, and gets the Lions next. ***Jones (chest) was limited at all three practices and is listed as questionable.***
29.Joshua Palmer LAC at LV
30.Tyler Boyd CIN vs. KC
31.*JuJu Smith-Schuster KC at CIN
Note: Smith-Schuster (illness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
32.Allen Lazard GB at CHI
33.Diontae Johnson PIT at ATL
34.Parris Campbell IND at DAL
35.*DeVonta Smith PHI vs. TEN
Note: ***Smith (groin) had a full practice Friday after limited practices Wednesday and Thursday.***
36.*Darius Slayton NYG vs. WAS
Note: ***Slayton (illness) is listed as questionable after sitting out Thursday and Friday, but is expected to be able to play.***
37.Adam Thielen MIN vs. NYJ
38.*Nico Collins HOU vs. CLE
Note: ***Collins could get more targets with Brandin Cooks (calf) out.***
39.*Treylon Burks TEN at PHI
Note: Burks had four catches for 70 yards and recovered Derrick Henry's fumble for his first touchdown. ***Burks sat out a practice Thursday with an illness but has been cleared to play.***
40.*Jakobi Meyers NE vs. BUF
Note: Meyers (shoulder) was limited in Tuesday's practice, but reportedly was a lot better, and expects to play Thursday. Meyers was limited Wednesday, but will be active Thursday night.
41.Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE at HOU
42.*Drake London ATL vs. PIT
Note: If there's a week when London can produce, it's this week - the Steelers are last in the NFL against WR's.
43.Julio Jones TB vs. NO
44.*Van Jefferson LA vs. SEA
Note: Teammate Allen Robinson is out for the season with a foot injury.
45.Mack Hollins LV vs. LAC
46.DeAndre Carter LAC at LV
47.Demarcus Robinson BAL vs. DEN
48.Marquez Valdes-Scantling KC at CIN
49.Randall Cobb GB at CHI
50.Corey Davis NYJ at MIN
51.Marvin Jones JAC at DET
52.Curtis Samuel WAS at NYG
53.*Jerry Jeudy DEN at BAL
Note: ***Jeudy (ankle) is expected to return to action after missing two games. He was limited on Friday.***
54.*Jarvis Landry NO at TB
Note: Landry (ankle) had a limited practice Thursday to start the week. ***Landry has been cleared from the injury list for Monday.***
55.Isaiah McKenzie BUF at NE
56.Skyy Moore KC at CIN
57.Robert Woods TEN at PHI
58.Elijah Moore NYJ at MIN
59.Chase Claypool CHI vs. GB
60.Nick Westbrook-Ikhine TEN at PHI
61.Ben Skowronek LA vs. SEA
62.Quez Watkins PHI vs. TEN
63.Justin Watson KC at CIN
64.*Richie James NYG vs. WAS
Note: ***James (knee) is listed as questionable after limited practices Thursday and Friday.***
65.*Jameson Williams DET vs. JAX
Note: Williams (knee) is unlikely to return in Week 13. ***Williams will return after all, though he'll be on a 'very limited snap count.'***
66.Devin Duvernay BAL vs. DEN
67.Jahan Dotson WAS at NYG
68.Noah Brown DAL vs. IND
69.*DeVante Parker NE vs. BUF
Note: Parker (knee) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.
70.*Michael Gallup DAL vs. IND
Note: ***Gallup (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday night, but had a limited practice Friday and is expected to play.***
71.Kendall Hinton DEN at BAL
72.DJ Chark DET vs. JAX
73.Nelson Agholor NE vs. BUF
74.Trenton Irwin CIN vs. KC
75.Josh Reynolds DET vs. JAX
76.K.J. Osborn MIN vs. NYJ
77.*Mike Williams LAC at LV
Note: ***Williams (ankle) once again won't play.***
78.*Kadarius Toney KC at CIN
Note: ***Toney (hamstring) has been ruled out for another week.***
79.*Brandin Cooks HOU vs. CLE
Note: ***Cooks has been ruled out with a calf injury.***
80.DeAndre Hopkins ARZ at
81.Marquise Brown ARZ at
82.Greg Dortch ARZ at
83.Rondale Moore ARZ at
84.*KJ Hamler DEN at BAL
Note: ***Hamler had a setback with his hamstring and was moved to IR.***
85.*Darnell Mooney CHI vs. GB
Note: Mooney is out for the season with an ankle injury.

Tight Ends

1.Travis Kelce KC at CIN
2.Mark Andrews BAL vs. DEN
3.T.J. Hockenson MIN vs. NYJ
4.*George Kittle SF vs. MIA
Note: Kittle was limited to four targets in a game that the Niners just ground out against the Saints.
5.Pat Freiermuth PIT at ATL
6.Dalton Schultz DAL vs. IND
7.Cole Kmet CHI vs. GB
8.Foster Moreau LV vs. LAC
9.Gerald Everett LAC at LV
10.Hayden Hurst CIN vs. KC
11.Evan Engram JAC at DET
12.Dawson Knox BUF at NE
13.Hunter Henry NE vs. BUF
14.Noah Fant SEA at LAR
15.*Tyler Higbee LA vs. SEA
Note: Higbee (knee) played only 59 percent of the Rams' snaps and wasn't targeted.
16.Taysom Hill NO at TB
17.*Jelani Woods IND at DAL
Note: Woods surpassed his season total in both catches (7) and yards (79) on Monday night, going 8-9-98 against the Steelers. ***Woods (shoulder/quad) missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but was back out there Friday. He's listed as questionable for Sunday night.***
18.*Harrison Bryant CLE at HOU
Note: ***Bryant will start this week with David Njoku (knee) ruled out.***
19.*Greg Dulcich DEN at BAL
Note: Dulcich had a touchdown wiped out by a penalty, leading to a disappointing two-catch, 11-yard day.
20.Austin Hooper TEN at PHI
21.Robert Tonyan GB at CHI
22.Tyler Conklin NYJ at MIN
23.*Logan Thomas WAS at NYG
Note: Thomas (rib) has been cleared from the injury list.
24.MyCole Pruitt ATL vs. PIT
25.Jordan Akins HOU vs. CLE
26.Chigoziem Okonkwo TEN at PHI
27.*Cameron Brate TB vs. NO
Note: ***Brate (illness) had a full practice Saturday after sitting out Thursday and Friday.***
28.Lawrence Cager NYG vs. WAS
29.Jonnu Smith NE vs. BUF
30.Mike Gesicki MIA at SF
31.*Cade Otton TB vs. NO
Note: With Brate back, Otton had zero targets in the loss to the Browns.
32.Will Dissly SEA at LAR
33.Mo Alie-Cox IND at DAL
34.Brock Wright DET vs. JAX
35.*Isaiah Likely BAL vs. DEN
Note: ***Likely (ankle) returned to practice Thursday after a limited practice Wednesday.***
36.*David Njoku CLE at HOU
Note: Njoku's one-handed catch on fourth down that led to the Browns tying the Bucs was the catch of the week. Njoku (knee) has been ruled out this week.
37.*Juwan Johnson NO at TB
Note: ***Johnson (ankle) has been ruled out after not practicing all week.***
38.Trey McBride ARZ at

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Austin Ekeler LAC at LV
2.*Josh Jacobs LV vs. LAC
Note: Jacobs aggravated his calf strain late in the win over the Seahawks, though it didn't seem to hamper him on his game-winning overtime touchdown run. Still, he's unlikely to practice early this week. Jacobs was listed as limited on Wednesday's practice estimate. ***Jacobs will be a game-time call for the Raiders after being limited in practice all week.***
3.Justin Jefferson MIN vs. NYJ
4.Nick Chubb CLE at HOU
5.Travis Kelce KC at CIN
6.Stefon Diggs BUF at NE
7.Davante Adams LV vs. LAC
8.*Tyreek Hill MIA at SF
Note: Hill left Sunday's win early with some cramping, but the starters all left early in the third quarter anyhow.
9.Tee Higgins CIN vs. KC
10.*Christian McCaffrey SF vs. MIA
Note: McCaffrey is dealing with 'knee irritation' from Sunday's game against the Saints. He'll probably still play, but his practice reps will be managed. McCaffrey was working off to the side during Thursday's open portion of practice. ***McCaffrey was cleared from the injury report on Friday.***
11.Saquon Barkley NYG vs. WAS
12.Jonathan Taylor IND at DAL
13.Dalvin Cook MIN vs. NYJ
14.*Derrick Henry TEN at PHI
Note: Henry was held to 2.2 yards per carry in the loss to the Bengals, and has three consecutive inefficient games on the ground.
15.CeeDee Lamb DAL vs. IND
16.Amon-Ra St. Brown DET vs. JAX
17.Terry McLaurin WAS at NYG
18.Tony Pollard DAL vs. IND
19.Kenneth Walker SEA at LAR
20.Mark Andrews BAL vs. DEN
21.*Rhamondre Stevenson NE vs. BUF
Note: Stevenson should have a big workload Thursday night with Harris out.
22.Jaylen Waddle MIA at SF
23.Keenan Allen LAC at LV
24.A.J. Brown PHI vs. TEN
25.*Chris Godwin TB vs. NO
Note: Godwin had a huge day, as only the underneath routes were working for the Bucs, and he caught 12 of 13 targets.
26.Amari Cooper CLE at HOU
27.*Christian Kirk JAC at DET
Note: Kirk appeared to be shaken up at one point in the second half, but quickly returned to action.
28.*Aaron Jones GB at CHI
Note: Jones (shin/glute) was limited at Wednesday and Thursday's practices. ***Jones has been cleared from the injury report and has a sweet matchup against the Bears.***
29.Jamaal Williams DET vs. JAX
30.*Dameon Pierce HOU vs. CLE
Note: Pierce was a victim of game flow for the second week in a row, as the Texans were trailing 30-0 by halftime. But don't be swayed by that - the matchup against the Browns is too good.
31.Mike Evans TB vs. NO
32.DK Metcalf SEA at LAR
33.*Deebo Samuel SF vs. MIA
Note: Samuel appeared to aggravate a hamstring injury in Sunday's win over the Saints but returned to the game. Samuel (quadriceps) was limited Wednesday and then downgraded to not practicing Thursday. ***Samuel is going to be a game-time decision Sunday afternoon.***
34.Tyler Lockett SEA at LAR
35.Brandon Aiyuk SF vs. MIA
36.Michael Pittman IND at DAL
37.Chris Olave NO at TB
38.Garrett Wilson NYJ at MIN
39.David Montgomery CHI vs. GB
40.Isiah Pacheco KC at CIN
41.*Rachaad White TB vs. NO
Note: White's teammate Leonard Fournette (hip) appears on track to return this week.
42.*Alvin Kamara NO at TB
Note: Kamara lost two fumbles, one at the goal line, and was being checked in the medical tent after the latter fumble. Kamara was not listed on Thursday's injury report, so it appears he'll be good to go for Monday night.
43.Devin Singletary BUF at NE
44.*Brian Robinson WAS at NYG
Note: Robinson took back over the primary RB role for the Commanders, and actually scored on a reception.
45.Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. IND
46.Christian Watson GB at CHI
47.George Pickens PIT at ATL
48.Gabe Davis BUF at NE
49.T.J. Hockenson MIN vs. NYJ
50.*Courtland Sutton DEN at BAL
Note: ***Sutton (illness) is listed as questionable but is expected to play.***
51.*Zay Jones JAC at DET
Note: Monster game against the Ravens, and gets the Lions next. ***Jones (chest) was limited at all three practices and is listed as questionable.***
52.Joshua Palmer LAC at LV
53.Tyler Boyd CIN vs. KC
54.*Samaje Perine CIN vs. KC
Note: So far, teammate Joe Mixon (concussion) has only been limited in practice and remains I the concussion protocol. ***It doesn't appear that Mixon will be ready to return yet.***
55.Miles Sanders PHI vs. TEN
56.*Travis Etienne JAC at DET
Note: Etienne sprained his foot Sunday but was actually medically cleared to play during the game, even though he did not return. He might be available to play this week in Detroit. Etienne (foot) has been limited in practice so far this week. ***Etienne has been cleared to play.***
57.D'Andre Swift DET vs. JAX
58.Cordarrelle Patterson ATL vs. PIT
59.*Gus Edwards BAL vs. DEN
Note: Edwards dominated the carries in his return from his injury, but he lost a critical fumble. J.K. Dobbins might be back soon, too.
60.*JuJu Smith-Schuster KC at CIN
Note: Smith-Schuster (illness) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.
61.*Darius Slayton NYG vs. WAS
Note: ***Slayton (illness) is listed as questionable after sitting out Thursday and Friday, but is expected to be able to play.***
62.Allen Lazard GB at CHI
63.Diontae Johnson PIT at ATL
64.Parris Campbell IND at DAL
65.Latavius Murray DEN at BAL
66.*Antonio Gibson WAS at NYG
Note: Gibson was limited Wednesday and downgraded to a non-participant Thursday due to a foot injury. ***Gibson was limited again on Friday and is expected to play, but he'll probably cede more touches again to Brian Robinson.***
67.*JaMycal Hasty JAC at DET
Note: Hasty stepped up in the wake of Travis Etienne's injury, with 12 carries for 28 yards, but five catches for 67 yards and a touchdown.
68.*Zonovan Knight NYJ at MIN
Note: Knight was added from the practice squad on Friday and had over 100 yards from scrimmage in his NFL debut. With Michael Carter day-to-day, Knight might be in line for more work this week. ***Carter has been ruled out this week.***
69.*DeVonta Smith PHI vs. TEN
Note: ***Smith (groin) had a full practice Friday after limited practices Wednesday and Thursday.***
70.Adam Thielen MIN vs. NYJ
71.*Treylon Burks TEN at PHI
Note: Burks had four catches for 70 yards and recovered Derrick Henry's fumble for his first touchdown. ***Burks sat out a practice Thursday with an illness but has been cleared to play.***
72.Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE at HOU
73.*Drake London ATL vs. PIT
Note: If there's a week when London can produce, it's this week - the Steelers are last in the NFL against WR's.
74.*Cam Akers LA vs. SEA
Note: Akers was held out of practice Wednesday with an illness. ***Akers has been cleared from the injury list.***
75.*Benny Snell PIT at ATL
Note: Snell took over Monday night after Najee Harris (abdomen) left Monday night. Snell (knee) was listed as a limited participant Thursday. Meanwhile, it looks as if Jaylen Warren (hamstring) will return this week. ***Cleared from the injury list, but so is Najee Harris and Jaylen Warren.***
76.*AJ Dillon GB at CHI
Note: Dillon (quadriceps) was limited at Thursday's practice, as was Aaron Jones (shin/glute). ***Dillon has been cleared from the injury list.***
77.Tyler Allgeier ATL vs. PIT
78.Julio Jones TB vs. NO
79.*George Kittle SF vs. MIA
Note: Kittle was limited to four targets in a game that the Niners just ground out against the Saints.
80.*David Njoku CLE at HOU
Note: Njoku's one-handed catch on fourth down that led to the Browns tying the Bucs was the catch of the week. Njoku (knee) has been ruled out this week.

Kickers

1.*Justin Tucker BAL vs. DEN
Note: Nailed four field goals, but came up just short from 67 yards.
2.Brett Maher DAL vs. IND
3.Tyler Bass BUF at NE
4.*Evan McPherson CIN vs. KC
Note: Had points taken off the board at the end of the game, rightfully, as a Titans penalty effectively ended the game.
5.Graham Gano NYG vs. WAS
6.Nick Folk NE vs. BUF
7.Jason Myers SEA at LAR
8.Harrison Butker KC at CIN
9.*Daniel Carlson LV vs. LAC
Note: It was crazy-long attempt miss day in the NFL, and Carlson joined in on the fun, missing from 56 yards in overtime.
10.Ryan Succop TB vs. NO
11.Cameron Dicker LAC at LV
12.Cairo Santos CHI vs. GB
13.Greg Joseph MIN vs. NYJ
14.Joey Slye WAS at NYG
15.Greg Zuerlein NYJ at MIN
16.Michael Badgley DET vs. JAX
17.*Robbie Gould SF vs. MIA
Note: Gould could be dealing with rainy, windy conditions Sunday against the Dolphins.
18.Riley Patterson JAC at DET
19.*Chase McLaughlin IND at DAL
Note: Made one from 51 yards but had one from 59 yards out blocked.
20.Jake Elliott PHI vs. TEN
21.Mason Crosby GB at CHI
22.*Randy Bullock TEN at PHI
Note: Bullock (calf) sat out Week 12's loss to the Bengals. ***Bullock will return this week.***
23.*Younghoe Koo ATL vs. PIT
Note: Koo made two long field goals but came up short on a 58-yarder in the rain - another crazy attempt. He's missed five field goals, but four of those from over 50 yards.
24.Matthew Wright PIT at ATL
25.Cade York CLE at HOU
26.Matt Gay LA vs. SEA
27.Jason Sanders MIA at SF
28.Wil Lutz NO at TB
29.Brandon McManus DEN at BAL
30.Ka'imi Fairbairn HOU vs. CLE
31.Matt Prater ARZ at
32.*Caleb Shudak at
Note: Shudak's miss from 35 yards out before halftime really hurt the Titans. ***Waived by the Titans with Randy Bullock returning this week.***

Defenses

1.*Baltimore Ravens vs. DEN
Note: It's the Ravens turn to play against the disillusioned Broncos.
2.Dallas Cowboys vs. IND
3.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. NO
4.*Seattle Seahawks at LAR
Note: The Seahawks' defense has been disappointing lately, but they're facing either Bryce Perkins or John Wolford most likely this week.
5.*Cleveland Browns at HOU
Note: The Browns have spit the bit in other choice matchups, but they played well against the Bucs last week and have a smash matchup against the Texans.
6.Washington Commanders at NYG
7.Philadelphia Eagles vs. TEN
8.*Buffalo Bills at NE
Note: Von Miller (knee) has been placed on IR. Meanwhile, CB's Christian Benford and Kaiir Elam are also out.
9.San Francisco 49ers vs. MIA
10.New York Giants vs. WAS
11.Green Bay Packers at CHI
12.New Orleans Saints at TB
13.New York Jets at MIN
14.Denver Broncos at BAL
15.Minnesota Vikings vs. NYJ
16.Pittsburgh Steelers at ATL
17.Jacksonville Jaguars at DET
18.Atlanta Falcons vs. PIT
19.New England Patriots vs. BUF
20.Los Angeles Rams vs. SEA
21.Miami Dolphins at SF
22.Kansas City Chiefs at CIN
23.Detroit Lions vs. JAX
24.Indianapolis Colts at DAL
25.Tennessee Titans at PHI
26.Cincinnati Bengals vs. KC
27.Chicago Bears vs. GB
28.Los Angeles Chargers at LV
29.Las Vegas Raiders vs. LAC
30.Houston Texans vs. CLE
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