Alas, injuries are an unfortunate part of football, and they do tend to have an impact on our pretend game. Here are some notable injury updates, and how they may affect your decision making process this week.
Jake Locker (TEN): Out
Jake messed up his hip and knee on Sunday. He did manage to avoid a major injury, but will likely miss the next 4-6 weeks, although he could possibly return sooner.
Terrelle Pryor (OAK): Probable
Pryor has been medically cleared to play following his concussion, and is good to go for Sunday night.
Brandon Weeden (CLE): Probable
Brandon is almost all the way back from his lingering thumb injury, but has apparently lost the starting gig to Brian Hoyer.
Ahmad Bradshaw (IND): Doubtful
Bradshaw is still dealing with the neck issue, and will likely not practice this week or play on Sunday.
Jamaal Charles (KC): Questionable
Jamaal has some painful blisters on his feet, and will be limited in practice this week, but should play on Sunday.
Johnathan Franklin (GB): Probable
Franklin has practiced this week with the knee, and should be okay for Sunday.
Chris Ivory (NYJ): Questionable
Ivory still has the hamstring issue, but could suit up Monday night.
Fred Jackson (BUF): Probable
Freddie banged up his knee last week, but has practiced some this week, and should play Thursday night.
Steven Jackson (ATL): Out
Jackson is still out with the thigh injury, and will likely miss at least one more game.
Eddie Lacy (GB): Probable
Eddie is clear of his concussion symptoms, and will play on Sunday, barring further developments.
Darren McFadden (OAK): Questionable
McFadden has not practiced due to the hamstring, and is not looking good for Sunday.
Ray Rice (BAL): Probable
The hip appears to be good, and Rice should be fine going forward.
Stevan Ridley (NE): Questionable
Ridley missed practice Wednesday with a thigh bruise, but seems to be good to play this week.
C.J. Spiller (BUF): Questionable
Spiller has the ankle thing, and has been limited in practice. It appears we are looking at the dreaded game-time decision for Thursday night.
James Starks (GB): Out
Starks has been ruled out for Sunday with a knee injury.
Danny Amendola (NE): Questionable
Amendola is still making his way back from the groin injury. However, he has looked better this week, and there is a chance he could play on Sunday.
Miles Austin (DAL): Questionable
Austin did not play on Sunday, and missed practice Wednesday with the hamstring issue. His status is uncertain at the moment.
Kenny Britt (TEN): Probable
The underachieving Britt currently has a rib fracture, but has practiced this week, and should be fine for Sunday.
Marlon Brown (BAL): Questionable
The rookie injured his thigh on Sunday, and did not practice Wednesday. His status is unclear for now.
Eric Decker (DEN): Questionable
Decker missed practice Wednesday with an ankle thing, but should be good for Sunday.
Aaron Dobson (NE): Questionable
Dobson was knocked out of the game Sunday night with a neck injury. He has been limited some in practice, but looks good for this week.
Malcom Floyd (SD): Out
Floyd will be placed on IR with the neck injury and will miss the rest of this season.
Brandon Gibson (MIA): Questionable
Brandon was limited at practice Wednesday with an ankle thing, but played well on Monday night, and should play this week.
Stephen Hill (NYJ): Questionable
Hill was concussed against the Titans Sunday, and is not looking good for Monday night.
Santonio Holmes (NYJ): Questionable
Holmes injured his hamstring in Tennessee Sunday, and could be out for a few games.
Calvin Johnson (DET): Questionable
Calvin has missed some time this week with a knee ailment, but he played last week, and should be good again for Sunday.
Steve Johnson (BUF): Probable
Johnson is still dealing with the hammy, but has practiced some this week, and should be good for Thursday night.
Jacoby Jones (BAL): Questionable
Jones is back from his sprained MCL, and has a chance to play on Sunday.
Julio Jones (ATL): Probable
Julio is a beast, but is being held back in practice with the knee. Not to worry; he will continue to produce at a high level.
Brandon Marshall (CHI): Questionable
Brandon has an injured foot, and did miss practice Wednesday, but will very likely play on Sunday.
Lance Moore (NO): Questionable
Lance missed the Monday night game with a hand injury, and has not practiced this week, which does not bode well for Sunday.
Cecil Shorts (JAX): Questionable
Shorts did not practice Wednesday due to a groin issue, but it was likely a precautionary measure, and he should play this week.
Kenbrell Thompkins (NE): Questionable
Kenbrell has been limited this week with a shoulder issue, but is more than likely to play Sunday.
Roddy White (ATL): Probable
Roddy is playing through his high ankle sprain, but it is clearly impacting his numbers. However, he seems to be improving steadily, and should play again on Sunday.
Martellus Bennett (CHI): Questionable
Bennett has a lingering shoulder issue, and has been limited in practice, but should continue to suit up on Sundays.
Vernon Davis (SF): Questionable
Davis has a nagging hamstring injury that has limited him in practice. However, it appears he will continue to play through it.
Jermichael Finley (GB): Probable
Finley has been cleared of all concussion symptoms, and should be fine for Sunday.
Rob Gronkowski (NE): Questionable
Gronk still has the back and forearm thing happening, but is getting closer to a return. However, it will probably not be this week.
Marcedes Lewis (JAX): Questionable
Lewis is still dealing with a calf injury, and is currently unlikely to play this week.
Logan Paulsen (WAS): Questionable
Logan has a knee sprain, and will miss at least one game, possibly more.
Jordan Reed (WAS): Questionable
Reed missed last week with a quad contusion, and his status is still unclear at the moment.
Delanie Walker (TEN): Probable
Walker has some bruised ribs, but insists he will be good to go for Sunday.
Billy Cundiff (CLE): Probable
Billy still has the quad thing, but has practiced in full this week, and should be a go for Thursday night.
Dustin Hopkins (BUF): Out
Hopkins is still nursing a groin injury, but has practiced this week on a limited basis. However, it appears that Dan Carpenter will continue to kick in his stead, at least for one more week.
Well, that is all for now. Until next time, denizens of Fantasyland. Remember, fortune favors the bold.