Team-by-team review of any key fantasy player and their prospects for playing based on this week’s practice activity and team statements. Only those players listed on the team’s final official injury report will be addressed unless the situation warrants.
PLEASE NOTE: The NFL releases their final official injury report late on Friday (after 4:00pm ET) and teams on the west coast often report their injuries late and are not included.
This week’s key game-time decisions: RB Ameer Abdullah (DET), RB Adrian Peterson (ARI), RB Aaron Jones (GBP), WR Rishard Matthews (TEN)
RB Adrian Peterson (neck) was held out of practice all week and is a game-time decision. WR John Brown (toe) has been ruled out again this week.
RB Devonta Freeman (concussion) has cleared concussion protocol and practiced fully all week. He’s not on the team’s final injury report. WR Julio Jones (ankle, knee) continues to rest his nagging injuries but is expected to play and not on the team’s final injury report. PK Matt Bryant (back) was very limited in practice this week but was also absent from the team’s final injury report.
RB Alex Collins (calf) rested Wednesday but went full the remainder of the week. He’s listed as questionable but expected to play.
RB Mike Tolbert (hamstring) has been ruled out again this week. WR Kelvin Benjamin (knee) didn’t practice all week and has also been ruled out. The Bills continue managing the practice reps of WR Jordan Matthews (knee) and he’s expected to play. TE Charles Clay (knee) is back to his limited practice schedule but expected to play.
RB Christian McCaffrey (shoulder) sat out practice Wednesday and was limited the rest of the week. He’s questionable but trending towards playing Sunday. TE Greg Olsen (foot) rested his recovering foot this week and didn’t practice. He’s listed as questionable but not expected to play.
WR Josh Bellamy (concussion) has cleared concussion protocol, practiced fully all week and was removed from the team’s injury report.
CINCINNATI – Monday Night
TE Tyler Kroft (hand) is logging a limited practice session Thursday but returned to full work on Friday and is expected to play.
RB Isaiah Crowell (shoulder) and WR Kenny Britt (knee) continue their weekly limited practice sessions but are expected to play as neither made the team’s final injury report. WR Sammie Coates (knee, ankle) has been ruled out again.
DALLAS – Played Thursday Night
No injuries of fantasy note.
QB Paxton Lynch (ankle) is expected to miss 2-4 weeks. WR Emmanuel Sanders (ankle) rested on Wednesday but went full in practice the rest of the week and is not on the team’s final injury report.
RB Ameer Abdullah (neck) sat out all but Friday’s limited practice session and is listed as questionable and a game-time decision. RB Dwayne Washington (hip) practiced in full all week and is on pace to return to action Sunday.
RB Aaron Jones (knee) returned to limited practices this week, is listed as questionable and a game-time decision. RB Ty Montgomery (ribs,wrist) has been placed on IR and will have wrist surgery.
WR Will Fuller (ribs) still isn’t practicing and is out again this week.
WR Donte Moncrief (groin) showed up as questionable after a limited practice on Thursday, but he returned to full on Friday and is expected to play. The team did not activate TE Erik Swoope (knee) from IR and he will not return this season.
WR Marqise Lee (knee) continues his usual limited practice routine but didn’t make the team’s final injury report. WR Allen Hurns (ankle) has been ruled out again after failing to hit the practice field.
RB Charcandrick West is out this week due to personal reasons. WR Albert Wilson (hamstring) was limited Thursday and Friday in practice and is questionable to play Sunday.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS
WR Mike Williams (knee) has been ruled out. PK Nick Novak (back) was limited all week in practice and is questionable to play. The team signed their practice squad kicker Travis Coons as insurance for Sunday.
LOS ANGELES RAMS
RB Malcolm Brown (knee) got in a full practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week and may return to action today. WR Robert Woods (shoulder) has been ruled out and expected to miss two more weeks.
QB Jay Cutler (concussion) has cleared concussion protocol and will be back under center this week. Backup QB Matt Moore (foot) is out. RB Damien Williams (shoulder) has been ruled out after being unable to practice this week.
No injuries of fantasy note.
WR Chris Hogan (shoulder) missed practice all week again and remains out. WR Danny Amendola (knee) continue to log limited sessions in practice as usual but didn’t make the team’s final injury report. TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder, hamstring) was placed on IR, ending his season.
TE Coby Fleener (concussion) didn’t practice this week and has been ruled out.
NEW YORK GIANTS
WR Sterling Shepard (illness) is still dealing with migraines but he put a full week of practice in and is expected to return to action Sunday.
NEW YORK JETS
RB Matt Forte (knee) rested Wednesday but returned to limited practices and appears to be on schedule to return to action Sunday.
WR Amari Cooper (concussion, ankle) has been ruled out this week. The team has decided PK Sebastian Janikowski (back) won’t be returning from IR this season.
WR Alshon Jeffery (foot) put in a limited practice on Wednesday but went full the rest of the week and was not on the team’s final injury report.
PITTSBURGH – Monday Night
WR Antonio Brown (toe) sat out Friday’s practice but his injury is described as minor and he’ll play. WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (hamstring) is practicing fully this week and expected to return to the playing field. TE Vance McDonald (ankle) has yet to hit the practice field this week and is again looking doubtful to play.
TE George Kittle (ankle) got in a full practice Friday after being limited earlier in the week and didn’t make the team’s final injury report.
RB Mike Davis (groin) returned to practice this week and didn’t make the team’s final injury report. TE Jimmy Graham (ankle) continues his limited work in practice but he’s expected to again play through his questionable tag.
QB Jameis Winston (right shoulder) practiced fully all week and despite being tagged as questionable he’s expected to return as the starter this weekend. RB Doug Martin (concussion) is out this week. WR DeSean Jackson (foot) logged some limited practice sessions this week and listed as questionable but expected to play. TE Cameron Brate (ankle) was limited in practice some this week but is expected to play through his questionable tag.
WR Rishard Matthews (hamstring) only got in a limited practice session on Friday and is listed as questionable. He’s a game-time decision.
WASHINGTON – Played Thursday Night
TE Jordan Reed (hamstring) didn’t play again this week.