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.
Jason Campbell (CLE): Doubtful
Campbell (concussion) has now officially been ruled out for Sunday and Brandon Weeden will start in his stead. Stay far away from this mess.
Jay Cutler (CHI): Out
Cutler (high ankle sprain) has already been ruled out for this Sunday in Minnesota, but is eyeing a return the following week against the Cowboys on a Monday night.
Peyton Manning (DEN): Probable
Peyton (right ankle) did not practice Wednesday for the third consecutive week, but will no doubt be suiting up again this Sunday in Kansas City.
Carson Palmer (ARI): Probable
Palmer (right hand) practiced in full Wednesday and will play again this week.
Aaron Rodgers (GB): Out
Rodgers (fractured collarbone) has been ruled out yet again for Thanksgiving, but could possibly return next week.
Matt Forte (CHI): Questionable
Forte (knee) has been limited this week, but it seems as though he will give it a try on Sunday.
Frank Gore (SF): Questionable
Gore (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, but is likely to play on Sunday.
Chris Ivory (NYJ): Questionable
Ivory (ankle) experienced some limitations in practice Wednesday, but will likely suit up on Sunday.
Ryan Mathews (SD): Questionable
Mathews (hamstring) has aggravated an existing injury and did not practice Wednesday. He could play on Sunday, but it would not be surprising if he sat.
Darren McFadden (OAK): Questionable
Darren (hamstring) practiced in full Wednesday and is on course to play on Thanksgiving in Dallas, although how much is not clear.
Knowshon Moreno (DEN): Questionable
Moreno (bone bruise) injured his leg late in his career high performance on Sunday night. He did not practice Wednesday and is a coin flip at the moment for this coming Sunday.
Adrian Peterson (MIN): Questionable
AP (groin) has not practiced yet this week, but should be okay for Sunday.
Zac Stacy (STL): Questionable
Zac (concussion) was concussed on Sunday against Chicago and has not practiced this week. His status is unclear at this time.
Jonathan Stewart (CAR): Questionable
Stewart (ankle) did not practice Wednesday and his status is unknown right now.
Ben Tate (HOU): Questionable
Tate (ribs/ankle/toe) is still hampered by a variety of ailments and has been limited in practice, but should continue to play through them.
Daniel Thomas (MIA): Out
Thomas (torn ankle ligament) will probably miss the remainder of the season.
DeAngelo Williams (CAR): Questionable
Williams (quadriceps) missed practice Wednesday and his status is not known at this point.
Miles Austin (DAL): Probable
Austin (hamstring) has practiced fully this week and is expected to play on Thanksgiving Day.
Dez Bryant (DAL): Probable
Dez (back) has practiced in full this week and will play on Thanksgiving Day against the Raiders.
Michael Crabtree (SF): Questionable
Crabtree (Achilles tendon) has practiced in full this week and should make his season debut on Sunday.
Aaron Dobson (NE): Questionable
Dobson (foot) did not practice Wednesday and could be in danger of missing Sunday.
Michael Floyd (ARI): Questionable
Floyd (shoulder) has been limited in practice this week, but has been lights out the past two weeks, and should be out there again this Sunday.
Percy Harvin (SEA): Probable
Harvin (hip) is taking it easy in practice, but should be good to go on Monday night against the Saints.
T.Y. Hilton (IND): Questionable
Hilton (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday and his status for this Sunday is not currently clear.
Calvin Johnson (DET): Probable
Megatron (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, as per usual, but there is little reason to suspect he will miss any time on Thanksgiving against the Packers.
Steve Johnson (BUF): Probable
Stevie (groin) has practiced in full this week and is looking good for Sunday.
Denarius Moore (OAK): Out
Moore (shoulder) has not practiced this week and will not play on Thanksgiving in Dallas, although he could return next week.
Hakeem Nicks (NYG): Questionable
Nicks (abdomen) missed last week and has been limited in practice. His status is uncertain for Sunday night.
Cecil Shorts (JAX): Questionable
Shorts (groin) was limited in practice Wednesday, but this appears to be a pattern, and he should play again on Sunday.
Antonio Gates (SD): Questionable
Gates (hamstring) missed practice Wednesday, but is expected to play on Sunday.
Tony Gonzalez (ATL): Questionable
Gonzo (toe) did participate in practice Wednesday on a limited basis and should play on Sunday.
Rob Gronkowski (NE): Questionable
Gronk (hamstring/back/forearm) was limited in practice Wednesday, but is expected to suit up again this week.
Jordan Reed (WAS): Questionable
Reed (concussion) has returned to practice this week on a limited basis and appears to have a decent chance of playing on Sunday night.
Julius Thomas (DEN): Questionable
Julius (knee) did practice Wednesday and will likely play on Sunday in Kansas City.
All of the kickers appear to yet again be healthy and fit.
Well, that is all for now. Until next time, denizens of Fantasyland. Remember, fortune favors the bold. Oh, and Happy Holidays.