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Jeff Erickson

Jeff Erickson is a co-founder of RotoWire and the only two-time winner of Baseball Writer of the Year from the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He's also in the FSWA Hall of Fame. He roots for the Reds, Bengals, Red Wings, Pacers and Northwestern University (the real NU).

Sunday update complete

No Byes This Week

Thursday Games - Vikings @ Lions, Redskins @ Cowboys, Steelers @ Colts

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.Aaron Rodgers GB at Phi
Note: The Packers' incompetence on defense is Rodgers' gain fantasy-wise. 16 touchdowns over his last five games.
2.Drew Brees NO vs. LA
3.Kirk Cousins WAS at Dal
4.*Tom Brady NE at NYJ
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Limited practice Friday, listed as questionable, but 'minimal to no concern' about his availability.'
5.Russell Wilson SEA at TB
6.Cam Newton CAR at Oak
7.Marcus Mariota TEN at Chi
8.Eli Manning NYG at Cle
9.Ben Roethlisberger PIT at Ind
10.Dak Prescott DAL vs. Was
11.Matt Ryan ATL vs. Ari
12.Derek Carr OAK vs. Car
13.*Tyrod Taylor BUF vs. Jax
Note: Sore shoulder, but full practice on Wednesday.
14.Matthew Stafford DET vs. Min
15.Colin Kaepernick SF at Mia
16.Philip Rivers SD at Hou
17.Carson Wentz PHI vs. GB
18.Sam Bradford MIN at Det
19.Carson Palmer ARZ at Atl
Note: Five interceptions over his last three games, and having trouble finding time to throw.
20.Joe Flacco BAL vs. Cin
21.Jameis Winston TB vs. Sea
22.Ryan Tannehill MIA vs. SF
Note: Did nothing for three quarters, then pulled two touchdowns out of the hat in the fourth quarter.
23.*Scott Tolzien IND vs. Pit
Note: Likely starter on Thursday night with Andrew Luck in the concussion protocol. Fun fact, 'Tolzien' auto-corrects to 'Tolkien.'
24.Brock Osweiler HOU vs. SD
25.*Ryan Fitzpatrick NYJ vs. NE
Note: Named the starter over Bryce Petty this week.
26.*Andy Dalton CIN at Bal
Note: Dalton's rushing touchdown saved his fantasy day against the Bills, but without Green and Bernard, the Bengals' offense is screwed. Limited in practice with a sore right shoulder, though not in danger of not playing - he did the same thing last week. ***Returned to a full practice Thursday.***
27.*Blake Bortles JAC at Buf
Note: Dealing with a right shoulder issue. Also dealing with a 'not very good' issue. Still expected to start, though Chad Henne will get more reps in practice this week just in case. Full practice Wednesday.
28.*Josh McCown CLE vs. NYG
Note: Will start this week with Cody Kessler in the concussion protocol. Robert Griffin returned to practice on Wednesday - he won't start this week but probably will later this season.
29.*Trevor Siemian DEN vs. KC
Note: (Shoulder) Threw well in practice Monday after taking the bye week off to rest his shoulder.
30.Jared Goff LA at NO
Note: Averaged only 4.3 yards per attempt in his NFL debut.
31.Alex Smith KC at Den
Note: Threw a killer interception at the Bucs' goal line - especially unforgivable when you're a 'game-manager' type of quarterback.
32.*Matt Barkley CHI vs. Ten
Note: Expected to start in place of Jay Cutler, who is out with a shoulder injury. The Bears signed David Fales off the Ravens' practice squad to be his backup. ***The Bears are officially listing Cutler as doubtful, though he didn't practice all week. It still appears as if Barkley will start.***
33.*Andrew Luck IND vs. Pit
Note: Placed in the league's concussion protocol, tough to envision him being cleared to play by Thursday night. The Colts are preparing as if Scott Tolzien will start. He wasn't present at Tuesday's practice. Officially ruled out.
34.*Cody Kessler CLE vs. NYG
Note: In the concussion protocol, Josh McCown already named the starter for this week.
35.*Jay Cutler CHI vs. Ten
Note: Out multiple weeks with a shoulder injury, believed to be a torn labrum. Injury is not season-ending.

Running Backs

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT at Ind
2.David Johnson ARZ at Atl
3.Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. Was
4.*DeMarco Murray TEN at Chi
Note: (Foot) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Thursday.***
5.*Jay Ajayi MIA vs. SF
Note: The Dolphins' offensive line is getting wracked by injury. But Ajayi gets to face the Niners' awful run defense.
6.Melvin Gordon SD at Hou
7.*Lamar Miller HOU vs. SD
Note: The extra day of rest helped, as Miller was able to log 24 carries, with Akeem Hunt only carrying it twice. (Ankle/Ribs) Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Not on the final injury report.***
8.Rob Kelley WAS at Dal
9.*Spencer Ware KC at Den
Note: Might finally get an increased workload Sunday night - Charcandrick West remains in the concussion protocol, Knile Davis is the sole remaining backup. ***West is now out of the concussion protocol - assume that we'll be back as normal in terms of workload.***
10.Frank Gore IND vs. Pit
11.Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Ari
12.Rashad Jennings NYG at Cle
13.Carlos Hyde SF at Mia
14.Todd Gurley LA at NO
Note: Ran well early, including a 24-yard touchdown, but ultimately held to 3.8 yards per carry and was targeted just twice in the passing game. ***Didn't practice Friday due to an illness but isn't on the injury report.***
15.*LeSean McCoy BUF vs. Jax
Note: Dislocated thumb in the win over the Bengals, underwent surgery Sunday night, but still might play this week against Jacksonville. But coach Rex Ryan wouldn't commit to him playing, so we will keep him at the bottom until he practices this week. Limited practice Wednesday. ***Will play with a splint on his injured thumb, plus Mike Gillislee is out.***
16.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Oak
17.Matt Forte NYJ vs. NE
18.*Thomas Rawls SEA at TB
Note: Picked up 40 snaps in his return to action because of C.J. Prosise's fractured scapula, now will be the starter. Not on Wednesday's injury report.
19.*Jeremy Hill CIN at Bal
Note: Could get more targets in the passing game with Gio Bernard out - we'll see how that gets split between he and Rex Burkhead.
20.LeGarrette Blount NE at NYJ
21.Doug Martin TB vs. Sea
22.Jordan Howard CHI vs. Ten
23.James Starks GB at Phi
24.*Latavius Murray OAK vs. Car
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Limited practice all week, listed as questionable, could be playing on a wet surface - he's a downgrade for me.***
25.Devontae Booker DEN vs. KC
26.*Chris Ivory JAC at Buf
Note: Became the Jaguars' primary pass-catching back after Yeldon injured his ankle.
27.*Tim Hightower NO vs. LA
Note: Pending Mark Ingram's status. ***Still some chance that Ingram won't play.***
28.*Wendell Smallwood PHI vs. GB
Note: Even if Sproles and Mathews are active, there's a reasonable chance that Smallwood will see a heightened role again on Monday night. ***Mathews ruled out, but Sproles is in line to play Monday night.***
29.James White NE at NYJ
30.Terrance West BAL vs. Cin
31.*Darren Sproles PHI vs. GB
Note: Fractured rib, probably won't practice much this week, yet still expected to play Monday night. Did not practice Wednesday. Has a better chance to play than Ryan Mathews does. ***In line to play on Monday night, Mathews is out.***
32.*Mark Ingram NO vs. LA
Note: Left the Thursday night game to get checked for a concussion, entered the concussion protocol on Friday, but the Saints haven't provided any additional clarification on his status. Not yet cleared for contact, as part of the concussion protocol. He's confident that he'll be cleared to play, however. ***Still in the concussion protocol, listed as questionable, will be a game-time decision. ACTIVE for Sunday.***
33.*Theo Riddick DET vs. Min
Note: (Ankle) Limited at Monday's practice - the Lions play the first Thanksgiving game on Thursday. Limited practice all week, listed as questionable.
34.Kenneth Dixon BAL vs. Cin
35.Matt Asiata MIN at Det
36.Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. NYG
37.*Tevin Coleman ATL vs. Ari
Note: (Hamstring) Participated in Monday's practice, expected to play this week. Full practice Wednesday.
38.Paul Perkins NYG at Cle
39.Dion Lewis NE at NYJ
Note: Saw 21 snaps in his season-debut.
40.Ty Montgomery GB at Phi
41.DuJuan Harris SF at Mia
42.Chris Thompson WAS at Dal
43.Dwayne Washington DET vs. Min
44.*Jeremy Langford CHI vs. Ten
Note: (Illness) Sat out Wednesday's practice.
45.Duke Johnson CLE vs. NYG
46.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. NE
47.*Reggie Bush BUF vs. Jax
Note: ***Could get more snaps on passing downs - McCoy is playing, but with a splint on his thumb, and Gillislee is out.***
48.Jalen Richard OAK vs. Car
49.*T.J. Yeldon JAC at Buf
Note: Injured his ankle and saw only 11 snaps as a result. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Not expected to play, though he will have a pregame test on his ankle. - ACTIVE after all.***
50.*Charcandrick West KC at Den
Note: Entered the league's concussion protocol. Did not practice Wednesday. ***Cleared from the concussion protocol, no longer carrying an injury designation.***
51.Akeem Hunt HOU vs. SD
52.*Christine Michael GB at Phi
Note: Inactive last week, but expected to be on the field for the Monday night game against the Eagles.
53.*Alex Collins SEA at TB
Note: Inactive last week, but expected to back up Thomas Rawls with Prosise and Troymaine Pope hurt.
54.Derrick Henry TEN at Chi
Note: No touches, just three snaps in the loss to the Colts.
55.Peyton Barber TB vs. Sea
56.Jerick McKinnon MIN at Det
57.Rex Burkhead CIN at Bal
58.Benny Cunningham LA at NO
59.Kapri Bibbs DEN vs. KC
60.Jonathan Williams BUF vs. Jax
61.Alfred Morris DAL vs. Was
62.Damien Williams MIA vs. SF
63.Ka'Deem Carey CHI vs. Ten
64.*Travaris Cadet NO vs. LA
Note: ***(Toe) Listed as questionable.***
65.Robert Turbin IND vs. Pit
Note: Just two carries, but both were in the red zone, one for a touchdown.
66.Knile Davis KC at Den
67.Andre Ellington ARZ at Atl
68.*Kenjon Barner PHI vs. GB
Note: Behind Smallwood in the pecking order, but could get goal line carries if Mathews can't go.
69.Bobby Rainey NYG at Cle
70.DeAndre Washington OAK vs. Car
Note: Only on the field for four snaps Monday night.
71.Josh Ferguson IND vs. Pit
72.Terron Ward ATL vs. Ari
73.*Ronnie Hillman SD at Hou
Note: Claimed off waivers from the Vikings by the Chargers.
74.*Matt Jones WAS at Dal
Note: Expected to be a healthy scratch again.
75.*Ryan Mathews PHI vs. GB
Note: Day-to-day with a knee injury. Did not practice Wednesday - considered less of a chance to play than Darren Sproles.
76.*Jacquizz Rodgers TB vs. Sea
Note: (Foot) Might be able to return to practice Wednesday. Limited practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Friday, listed as questionable.***
77.*Alfred Blue HOU vs. SD
Note: (Calf) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Ruled out this week.***
78.*Mike Gillislee BUF vs. Jax
Note: Even if McCoy plays, Gillislee is likely to get a significant workload this week. (Hamstring) Left practice early on Wednesday. ***Out with his hamstring injury.***
79.*Charles Sims TB vs. Sea
Note: (Knee) On IR-to-return, returned to practice Wednesday.
80.*C.J. Prosise SEA at TB
Note: Fractured scapula - the Seahawks hope to have him back for the playoffs.
81.*Giovani Bernard CIN at Bal
Note: Torn ACL, placed on IR.

Wide Receivers

1.Antonio Brown PIT at Ind
2.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Ari
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Thursday.***
3.Brandin Cooks NO vs. LA
4.Odell Beckham NYG at Cle
5.Mike Evans TB vs. Sea
6.Jordy Nelson GB at Phi
7.Amari Cooper OAK vs. Car
Note: Only five targets, but the last one was a big touchdown that salvaged his fantasy day.
8.Doug Baldwin SEA at TB
9.*Dez Bryant DAL vs. Was
Note: (Back) Full practice all week, still listed as questionable. Might draw Josh Norman.
10.Kelvin Benjamin CAR at Oak
11.Davante Adams GB at Phi
Note: Drew Josh Norman last week, which speaks volumes to where he's progressed as a receiver.
12.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. KC
13.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at Atl
14.Tyrell Williams SD at Hou
15.Jamison Crowder WAS at Dal
16.Rishard Matthews TEN at Chi
17.*Julian Edelman NE at NYJ
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Limited all week but expected to play.***
18.Terrelle Pryor CLE vs. NYG
19.Allen Robinson JAC at Buf
Note: Chew on this for a second - would Bortles sitting out for Henne help or hurt Robinson?
20.Jordan Matthews PHI vs. GB
21.Steve Smith BAL vs. Cin
22.*Brandon Marshall NYJ vs. NE
Note: ***(Foot) Removed from the injury report.***
23.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. SD
Note: Robbed of a touchdown by a quick whistle on Monday night - could have finally had a worthy fantasy night.
24.DeVante Parker MIA vs. SF
Note: Nineteen targets over his last two games.
25.Michael Thomas NO vs. LA
26.Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. KC
27.Kenny Britt LA at NO
28.*T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Pit
Note: Toughest call of the week - how much do you downgrade Hilton if Andrew Luck doesn't play?
29.Randall Cobb GB at Phi
30.Mike Wallace BAL vs. Cin
31.Pierre Garcon WAS at Dal
32.*Michael Crabtree OAK vs. Car
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Limited practice all week, listed as questionable, but expected to play.***
33.*Adam Thielen MIN at Det
Note: Bumped up with Stefon Diggs inactive.
34.Sterling Shepard NYG at Cle
35.Golden Tate DET vs. Min
36.Eli Rogers PIT at Ind
37.Cole Beasley DAL vs. Was
38.Willie Snead NO vs. LA
39.*Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at Det
Note: Bumped up with Stefon Diggs inactive.
40.*Tyler Boyd CIN at Bal
Note: Caught his first career touchdown against the Bills. Interestingly the Bengals kept him in the slot after Green's injury. Small bump up.
41.Corey Coleman CLE vs. NYG
42.Marvin Jones DET vs. Min
43.*Jarvis Landry MIA vs. SF
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Limited practice all week, listed as questionable.***
44.*Brandon LaFell CIN at Bal
Note: Had nine targets after A.J. Green's injury, but rarely was able to gain separation from the defender. (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Thursday.***
45.Jeremy Kerley SF at Mia
Note: Shut out on six targets last week.
46.Devin Funchess CAR at Oak
47.Cameron Meredith CHI vs. Ten
48.Tyreek Hill KC at Den
49.*DeSean Jackson WAS at Dal
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Monday, quick turnaround for the Thursday game. Listed as questionable.
50.Tajae Sharpe TEN at Chi
51.Marqise Lee JAC at Buf
52.Kendall Wright TEN at Chi
53.*Donte Moncrief IND vs. Pit
Note: (Hamstring) Limited at Wednesday's walk-through practice, listed as questionable.
54.*Sammy Watkins BUF vs. Jax
Note: (Foot) Small hope to return this week, though Rex Ryan acknowledged Tuesday that the hope isn't that realistic. Limited practice Wednesday. ***Will START this week, but will have his snaps limited.***
55.Tavon Austin LA at NO
56.Tyler Lockett SEA at TB
57.*Travis Benjamin SD at Hou
Note: (Knee) Present at practice Monday - missed the Chargers' game before the bye. Full practice Wednesday. ***Expected to play.***
58.Taylor Gabriel ATL vs. Ari
59.John Brown ARZ at Atl
60.J.J. Nelson ARZ at Atl
61.Allen Hurns JAC at Buf
62.*Eddie Royal CHI vs. Ten
Note: (Toe) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable.***
63.Ty Montgomery GB at Phi
64.Danny Amendola NE at NYJ
65.Adam Humphries TB vs. Sea
66.Dorial Green-Beckham PHI vs. GB
67.Victor Cruz NYG at Cle
68.Marquise Goodwin BUF vs. Jax
69.*Will Fuller HOU vs. SD
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Wednesday. ***No longer listed on the injury report.***
70.Malcolm Mitchell NE at NYJ
71.Jermaine Kearse SEA at TB
72.Andrew Hawkins CLE vs. NYG
73.Ted Ginn CAR at Oak
74.Dontrelle Inman SD at Hou
75.*Michael Floyd ARZ at Atl
Note: ***(Hamstring) Game-time decision after missing practice Thursday and Friday.***
76.*Chris Hogan NE at NYJ
Note: (Back) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Expected to play, but listed as questionable.***
77.Mohamed Sanu ATL vs. Ari
78.Terrance Williams DAL vs. Was
79.*Breshad Perriman BAL vs. Cin
Note: Strangely not targeted once in the loss to the Cowboys. Can't start him now, but I don't want to give up on him.
80.Phillip Dorsett IND vs. Pit
81.*Kenny Stills MIA vs. SF
Note: (Calf) Limited practice Wednesday.
82.Braxton Miller HOU vs. SD
83.Seth Roberts OAK vs. Car
84.Anquan Boldin DET vs. Min
85.*Torrey Smith SF at Mia
Note: (Shoulder) Inactive last week, practiced Tuesday. ***Will test out his shoulder in pregame warmups, expected to play.***
86.Chris Conley KC at Den
87.Brandon Coleman NO vs. LA
88.Russell Shepard TB vs. Sea
89.Brian Quick LA at NO
90.Kamar Aiken BAL vs. Cin
91.*Sammie Coates PIT at Ind
Note: Only one offensive snap, due to lingering issues with his two broken fingers.
92.Justin Hunter BUF vs. Jax
93.James Wright CIN at Bal
94.*Quincy Enunwa NYJ vs. NE
Note: (Neck) Limited practice Wednesday.
95.*Nelson Agholor PHI vs. GB
Note: No catches on three targets, despite playing 70 snaps. Potentially could be a healthy scratch.
96.*Roger Lewis NYG at Cle
Note: Left with a head injury against the Bears. Did not practice Wednesday.
97.*Robert Woods BUF vs. Jax
Note: Sprained knee, participation this week seems doubtful. Did not practice Wednesday.
98.*Walter Powell BUF vs. Jax
99.*Jeremy Maclin KC at Den
Note: (Groin) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Ruled out again this week.***
100.*Marquess Wilson CHI vs. Ten
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Wednesday.
101.*Darrius Heyward-Bey PIT at Ind
Note: (Foot) Possible return on Thursday night.
102.*Percy Harvin BUF vs. Jax
Note: ***Suffered migraines again this week, not expected to play.***
103.*Stefon Diggs MIN at Det
Note: (Knee) Limited practice Monday, did not practice Tuesday. Downgrading for now, we'll see what the late Wednesday / early Thursday reports suggest. INACTIVE for Thursday's game.
104.*A.J. Green CIN at Bal
Note: Badly injured hamstring, won't play this week and probably will be out multiple weeks. Marvin Lewis believes that he'll return before the end of the season.

Tight Ends

1.Jordan Reed WAS at Dal
2.*Rob Gronkowski NE at NYJ
Note: (Lung) Will wait until he practices before moving him up. Early reports of pessimism for Sunday, but then had a limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable but expected to play.***
3.Greg Olsen CAR at Oak
Note: ***Got a veteran's day off Friday.***
4.*Jimmy Graham SEA at TB
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday.
5.Tyler Eifert CIN at Bal
Note: On one hand, Eifert probably will get more targets with A.J. Green out, but he also started to see more double-teams already - how good will those targets be?
6.Delanie Walker TEN at Chi
7.Travis Kelce KC at Den
8.Coby Fleener NO vs. LA
9.Jason Witten DAL vs. Was
10.Eric Ebron DET vs. Min
11.Zach Ertz PHI vs. GB
Note: Only 35 yards, but had 11 targets and his first touchdown of the year, plus another long touchdown called back due to a penalty.
12.Jared Cook GB at Phi
Note: Cook had six catches for 105 yards on 11 targets in his return. Just when you think you can write him off, he has a big game. Right when you count on him, though, he'll disappoint.
13.*C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU vs. SD
Note: (Shoulder) Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Full practice Friday, moved off the injury list.***
14.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Det
15.*Martellus Bennett NE at NYJ
Note: Just one catch on two targets with Gronk out. He wasn't 100 percent, the rain probably played a factor, and he faced a lot of double-teams, which he could not beat. (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Moved down with Gronk expected to play.***
16.Lance Kendricks LA at NO
17.Antonio Gates SD at Hou
18.Cameron Brate TB vs. Sea
19.Vance McDonald SF at Mia
20.Vernon Davis WAS at Dal
21.Austin Hooper ATL vs. Ari
22.Ladarius Green PIT at Ind
23.Clive Walford OAK vs. Car
24.Dennis Pitta BAL vs. Cin
25.Jack Doyle IND vs. Pit
26.Gary Barnidge CLE vs. NYG
27.Larry Donnell NYG at Cle
28.Ryan Griffin HOU vs. SD
29.Jesse James PIT at Ind
30.Richard Rodgers GB at Phi
31.Hunter Henry SD at Hou
32.Garrett Celek SF at Mia
33.Dion Sims MIA vs. SF
34.Will Tye NYG at Cle
35.Jermaine Gresham ARZ at Atl
36.*Charles Clay BUF vs. Jax
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Limited all week, but active.***
37.Mychal Rivera OAK vs. Car
38.Dwayne Allen IND vs. Pit
39.MarQueis Gray MIA vs. SF
40.*Julius Thomas JAC at Buf
Note: Teammate Marcedes Lewis has been placed on IR. (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Ruled out for this week.***
41.*Zach Miller CHI vs. Ten
Note: Foot surgery, out for the season.
42.*Jacob Tamme ATL vs. Ari
Note: (Shoulder) Placed on IR on Monday.

Flex (RB/WR/TE)

1.Le'Veon Bell PIT at Ind
2.David Johnson ARZ at Atl
3.Ezekiel Elliott DAL vs. Was
4.*DeMarco Murray TEN at Chi
Note: (Foot) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Thursday.***
5.Antonio Brown PIT at Ind
6.*Julio Jones ATL vs. Ari
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Thursday.***
7.Melvin Gordon SD at Hou
8.Brandin Cooks NO vs. LA
9.Odell Beckham NYG at Cle
10.*Dez Bryant DAL vs. Was
Note: (Back) Full practice all week, still listed as questionable. Might draw Josh Norman.
11.Mike Evans TB vs. Sea
12.*Jay Ajayi MIA vs. SF
Note: The Dolphins' offensive line is getting wracked by injury. But Ajayi gets to face the Niners' awful run defense.
13.*Lamar Miller HOU vs. SD
Note: The extra day of rest helped, as Miller was able to log 24 carries, with Akeem Hunt only carrying it twice. (Ankle/Ribs) Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Not on the final injury report.***
14.*Spencer Ware KC at Den
Note: Might finally get an increased workload Sunday night - Charcandrick West remains in the concussion protocol, Knile Davis is the sole remaining backup. ***West is now out of the concussion protocol - assume that we'll be back as normal in terms of workload.***
15.Jordy Nelson GB at Phi
16.Amari Cooper OAK vs. Car
Note: Only five targets, but the last one was a big touchdown that salvaged his fantasy day.
17.Doug Baldwin SEA at TB
18.Kelvin Benjamin CAR at Oak
19.Jordan Reed WAS at Dal
20.Davante Adams GB at Phi
Note: Drew Josh Norman last week, which speaks volumes to where he's progressed as a receiver.
21.Demaryius Thomas DEN vs. KC
22.Larry Fitzgerald ARZ at Atl
23.Frank Gore IND vs. Pit
24.Devonta Freeman ATL vs. Ari
25.Tyrell Williams SD at Hou
26.Jamison Crowder WAS at Dal
27.*Rob Gronkowski NE at NYJ
Note: (Lung) Will wait until he practices before moving him up. Early reports of pessimism for Sunday, but then had a limited practice Wednesday. ***Listed as questionable but expected to play.***
28.Greg Olsen CAR at Oak
Note: ***Got a veteran's day off Friday.***
29.Rishard Matthews TEN at Chi
30.*Julian Edelman NE at NYJ
Note: (Foot) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Limited all week but expected to play.***
31.Terrelle Pryor CLE vs. NYG
32.Rob Kelley WAS at Dal
33.Rashad Jennings NYG at Cle
34.Allen Robinson JAC at Buf
Note: Chew on this for a second - would Bortles sitting out for Henne help or hurt Robinson?
35.Carlos Hyde SF at Mia
36.*Brandon Marshall NYJ vs. NE
Note: ***(Foot) Removed from the injury report.***
37.DeAndre Hopkins HOU vs. SD
Note: Robbed of a touchdown by a quick whistle on Monday night - could have finally had a worthy fantasy night.
38.Steve Smith BAL vs. Cin
39.Matt Forte NYJ vs. NE
40.DeVante Parker MIA vs. SF
Note: Nineteen targets over his last two games.
41.Michael Thomas NO vs. LA
42.Emmanuel Sanders DEN vs. KC
43.LeGarrette Blount NE at NYJ
44.Kenny Britt LA at NO
45.*T.Y. Hilton IND vs. Pit
Note: Toughest call of the week - how much do you downgrade Hilton if Andrew Luck doesn't play?
46.Todd Gurley LA at NO
Note: Ran well early, including a 24-yard touchdown, but ultimately held to 3.8 yards per carry and was targeted just twice in the passing game. ***Didn't practice Friday due to an illness but isn't on the injury report.***
47.*LeSean McCoy BUF vs. Jax
Note: Dislocated thumb in the win over the Bengals, underwent surgery Sunday night, but still might play this week against Jacksonville. But coach Rex Ryan wouldn't commit to him playing, so we will keep him at the bottom until he practices this week. Limited practice Wednesday. ***Will play with a splint on his injured thumb, plus Mike Gillislee is out.***
48.Jonathan Stewart CAR at Oak
49.*Thomas Rawls SEA at TB
Note: Picked up 40 snaps in his return to action because of C.J. Prosise's fractured scapula, now will be the starter. Not on Wednesday's injury report.
50.*Jeremy Hill CIN at Bal
Note: Could get more targets in the passing game with Gio Bernard out - we'll see how that gets split between he and Rex Burkhead.
51.Doug Martin TB vs. Sea
52.Jordan Howard CHI vs. Ten
53.*Jimmy Graham SEA at TB
Note: (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday.
54.Tyler Eifert CIN at Bal
Note: On one hand, Eifert probably will get more targets with A.J. Green out, but he also started to see more double-teams already - how good will those targets be?
55.Randall Cobb GB at Phi
56.Mike Wallace BAL vs. Cin
57.Pierre Garcon WAS at Dal
58.*Michael Crabtree OAK vs. Car
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Limited practice all week, listed as questionable, but expected to play.***
59.Sterling Shepard NYG at Cle
60.James Starks GB at Phi
61.*Latavius Murray OAK vs. Car
Note: (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Limited practice all week, listed as questionable, could be playing on a wet surface - he's a downgrade for me.***
62.*Tim Hightower NO vs. LA
Note: Pending Mark Ingram's status. ***Still some chance that Ingram won't play.***
63.Devontae Booker DEN vs. KC
64.*Chris Ivory JAC at Buf
Note: Became the Jaguars' primary pass-catching back after Yeldon injured his ankle.
65.*Wendell Smallwood PHI vs. GB
Note: Even if Sproles and Mathews are active, there's a reasonable chance that Smallwood will see a heightened role again on Monday night. ***Mathews ruled out, but Sproles is in line to play Monday night.***
66.James White NE at NYJ
67.*Theo Riddick DET vs. Min
Note: (Ankle) Limited at Monday's practice - the Lions play the first Thanksgiving game on Thursday. Limited practice all week, listed as questionable.
68.*Donte Moncrief IND vs. Pit
Note: (Hamstring) Limited at Wednesday's walk-through practice, listed as questionable.
69.Golden Tate DET vs. Min
70.Eli Rogers PIT at Ind
71.Cole Beasley DAL vs. Was
72.Willie Snead NO vs. LA
73.Jordan Matthews PHI vs. GB
74.Delanie Walker TEN at Chi
75.Travis Kelce KC at Den
76.Terrance West BAL vs. Cin
77.*Darren Sproles PHI vs. GB
Note: Fractured rib, probably won't practice much this week, yet still expected to play Monday night. Did not practice Wednesday. Has a better chance to play than Ryan Mathews does. ***In line to play on Monday night, Mathews is out.***
78.Kenneth Dixon BAL vs. Cin
79.*Tyler Boyd CIN at Bal
Note: Caught his first career touchdown against the Bills. Interestingly the Bengals kept him in the slot after Green's injury. Small bump up.
80.Corey Coleman CLE vs. NYG
81.Marvin Jones DET vs. Min
82.*Jarvis Landry MIA vs. SF
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Limited practice all week, listed as questionable.***
83.*Adam Thielen MIN at Det
Note: Bumped up with Stefon Diggs inactive.
84.*C.J. Fiedorowicz HOU vs. SD
Note: (Shoulder) Limited at Wednesday's practice. ***Full practice Friday, moved off the injury list.***
85.Coby Fleener NO vs. LA
86.Jason Witten DAL vs. Was
87.Eric Ebron DET vs. Min
88.Zach Ertz PHI vs. GB
Note: Only 35 yards, but had 11 targets and his first touchdown of the year, plus another long touchdown called back due to a penalty.
89.*Tevin Coleman ATL vs. Ari
Note: (Hamstring) Participated in Monday's practice, expected to play this week. Full practice Wednesday.
90.Matt Asiata MIN at Det
91.Isaiah Crowell CLE vs. NYG
92.*Brandon LaFell CIN at Bal
Note: Had nine targets after A.J. Green's injury, but rarely was able to gain separation from the defender. (Knee) Did not practice Wednesday. ***Full practice Thursday.***
93.Jeremy Kerley SF at Mia
Note: Shut out on six targets last week.
94.Devin Funchess CAR at Oak
95.Cameron Meredith CHI vs. Ten
96.Dion Lewis NE at NYJ
Note: Saw 21 snaps in his season-debut.
97.Chris Thompson WAS at Dal
98.Ty Montgomery GB at Phi
99.Tyreek Hill KC at Den
100.*DeSean Jackson WAS at Dal
Note: (Shoulder) Limited practice Monday, quick turnaround for the Thursday game. Listed as questionable.
101.*Cordarrelle Patterson MIN at Det
Note: Bumped up with Stefon Diggs inactive.
102.Marqise Lee JAC at Buf
103.Kyle Rudolph MIN at Det
104.Lance Kendricks LA at NO
105.Jared Cook GB at Phi
Note: Cook had six catches for 105 yards on 11 targets in his return. Just when you think you can write him off, he has a big game. Right when you count on him, though, he'll disappoint.
106.Paul Perkins NYG at Cle
107.DuJuan Harris SF at Mia
108.Bilal Powell NYJ vs. NE
109.*Martellus Bennett NE at NYJ
Note: Just one catch on two targets with Gronk out. He wasn't 100 percent, the rain probably played a factor, and he faced a lot of double-teams, which he could not beat. (Ankle) Limited practice Wednesday. ***Moved down with Gronk expected to play.***
110.*Michael Floyd ARZ at Atl
Note: ***(Hamstring) Game-time decision after missing practice Thursday and Friday.***

Kickers

1.Justin Tucker BAL vs. Cin
2.Stephen Gostkowski NE at NYJ
Note: Had one of the 11 league-wide missed extra-point attempts on Sunday.
3.Matt Bryant ATL vs. Ari
4.Dan Bailey DAL vs. Was
5.Sebastian Janikowski OAK vs. Car
6.Dustin Hopkins WAS at Dal
7.Robbie Gould NYG at Cle
8.Caleb Sturgis PHI vs. GB
9.Wil Lutz NO vs. LA
10.Ryan Succop TEN at Chi
11.Graham Gano CAR at Oak
12.Brandon McManus DEN vs. KC
13.Greg Zuerlein LA at NO
14.Steven Hauschka SEA at TB
Note: Missed a 44-yard field goal and had an extra-point attempt blocked.
15.Nick Novak HOU vs. SD
16.Mason Crosby GB at Phi
17.Cairo Santos KC at Den
18.Josh Lambo SD at Hou
19.Matt Prater DET vs. Min
20.Adam Vinatieri IND vs. Pit
21.Dan Carpenter BUF vs. Jax
22.Chandler Catanzaro ARZ at Atl
23.Jason Myers JAC at Buf
24.Chris Boswell PIT at Ind
25.Kai Forbath MIN at Det
26.Cody Parkey CLE vs. NYG
27.Roberto Aguayo TB vs. Sea
28.Andrew Franks MIA vs. SF
29.*Mike Nugent CIN at Bal
Note: The Bengals are still sticking with Nugent despite his two missed extra points.
30.Phil Dawson SF at Mia
31.Connor Barth CHI vs. Ten
32.Nick Folk NYJ vs. NE

Defenses

1.*Denver Broncos vs. KC
Note: DE Derek Wolfe (elbow) has returned to practice. Meanwhile Aqib Talib (back) has returned to practice.
2.New York Giants at Cle
3.*Seattle Seahawks at TB
Note: DE Michael Bennett will return either this week or in Week 13. Safeties Earl Thomas and DeShawn Snead are out 10-14 days with first degree hamstring strains.
4.New England Patriots at NYJ
5.Tennessee Titans at Chi
6.Baltimore Ravens vs. Cin
7.Miami Dolphins vs. SF
8.Buffalo Bills vs. Jax
9.Pittsburgh Steelers at Ind
10.New Orleans Saints vs. LA
11.Minnesota Vikings at Det
12.Atlanta Falcons vs. Ari
13.Kansas City Chiefs at Den
14.Oakland Raiders vs. Car
15.Philadelphia Eagles vs. GB
16.Dallas Cowboys vs. Was
17.Houston Texans vs. SD
18.Detroit Lions vs. Min
19.Cincinnati Bengals at Bal
20.*San Diego Chargers at Hou
Note: DT Brandon Mebane out for the season. Brandon Flowers might be out with a concussion.
21.Arizona Cardinals at Atl
22.*Carolina Panthers at Oak
Note: Luke Kuechly in the concussion protocol after a very disturbing concussion Thursday night.
23.Jacksonville Jaguars at Buf
24.Washington Redskins at Dal
25.Los Angeles Rams at NO
26.Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Sea
27.*Indianapolis Colts vs. Pit
Note: Vontae Davis is dealing with a bad ankle.
28.*Chicago Bears vs. Ten
Note: LB Leonard Floyd in the concussion protocol after a scary collision with teammate Akiem Hicks. Meanwhile fellow linebacker Jerrell Freeman is suspended for four games.
29.New York Jets vs. NE
30.Cleveland Browns vs. NYG
31.*Green Bay Packers at Phi
Note: LB Blake Martinez out 2-to-4 weeks with a sprained MCL.
32.*San Francisco 49ers at Mia
Note: Starting S Eric Reid out with a torn biceps.