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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).


1.Peyton Manning DEN vs. NE
2.Colin Kaepernick SF at Sea
3.*Tom Brady NE at Den
Note: Dealt with an illness and a sore right shoulder during practice this week.
4.Russell Wilson SEA vs. SF

Running Backs

1.Marshawn Lynch SEA vs. SF
Note: Full practice Thursday after resting Wednesday.
2.Knowshon Moreno DEN vs. NE
3.LeGarrette Blount NE at Den
4.Frank Gore SF at Sea
5.Stevan Ridley NE at Den
6.*Shane Vereen NE at Den
Note: Sore groin, but active for Sunday.
7.Montee Ball DEN vs. NE
8.Kendall Hunter SF at Sea
9.Robert Turbin SEA vs. SF
10.Brandon Bolden NE at Den
11.Anthony Dixon SF at Sea

Wide Receivers

1.*Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. NE
Note: Tight calf in practice Friday.
2.Julian Edelman NE at Den
3.Eric Decker DEN vs. NE
4.Anquan Boldin SF at Sea
5.Michael Crabtree SF at Sea
6.Wes Welker DEN vs. NE
7.Golden Tate SEA vs. SF
8.*Danny Amendola NE at Den
Note: (Groin) Listed as active.
9.Doug Baldwin SEA vs. SF
10.*Aaron Dobson NE at Den
Note: (Foot) Back in action this week, with Kenbrell Thompkins inactive.
11.Andre Caldwell DEN vs. NE
12.Jermaine Kearse SEA vs. SF
13.Austin Collie NE at Den
14.*Kenbrell Thompkins NE at Den
Note: (Hip/Concussion) Inactive for Sunday.
15.*Percy Harvin SEA vs. SF
Note: Out with a concussion.

Tight Ends

1.Julius Thomas DEN vs. NE
2.Vernon Davis SF at Sea
3.Zach Miller SEA vs. SF
4.Jacob Tamme DEN vs. NE
Note: Maybe more targets with Joel Dreesen inactive?
5.Michael Hoomanawanui NE at Den
6.Virgil Green DEN vs. NE
7.Luke Willson SEA vs. SF

Flex (RB/WR/TE)


1.Matt Prater DEN vs. NE
Note: Four solid kickers - go ahead and take one at altitude.
2.Stephen Gostkowski NE at Den
3.Phil Dawson SF at Sea
4.Steven Hauschka SEA vs. SF


1.Seattle Seahawks vs. SF
2.San Francisco 49ers at Sea
3.*Denver Broncos vs. NE
Note: Losing Chris Harris (torn ACL) could be a huge loss.
4.New England Patriots at Den