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): Out
Campbell (concussion) has still not returned to practice and his status for Sunday has yet to be determined. Stay far away from this mess.
Jay Cutler (CHI): Out
Cutler (high ankle sprain) is eyeing a return on Monday night against the Cowboys, but has yet to practice this week. Stay tuned.
Peyton Manning (DEN): Probable
Peyton (right ankle) did not practice Wednesday as has become the custom, but will no doubt be suiting up again this Sunday against the Titans.
Carson Palmer (ARI): Questionable
Palmer (right elbow) was limited in practice Wednesday after playing the previous couple of games with a right hand issue. He should be okay, but his status is unclear at the moment.
Christian Ponder (MIN): Questionable
Ponder (concussion) was concussed against the Bears and is very unlikely to play this Sunday.
Aaron Rodgers (GB): Out
Rodgers (fractured collarbone) has not yet been ruled out for this Sunday and did practice Wednesday on a limited basis. However, it still does not look good. We will know more later in the week.
Brandon Weeden (CLE): Questionable
Weeden (concussion) has not practiced this week and his status is very much in doubt for Sunday.
Le’Veon Bell (PIT): Probable
Bell (concussion) practiced in full Wednesday and will likely play on Sunday.
Reggie Bush (DET): Questionable
Reggie (calf) did not practice Wednesday, but is expected to play this Sunday.
Andre Ellington (ARI): Out
Andre (knee) did not play in Philly this past Sunday and his status for this week does not look good at the moment.
Frank Gore (SF): Questionable
Gore (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, but is likely to play again on Sunday.
Chris Ivory (NYJ): Probable
Ivory (ankle) practiced fully Wednesday and is expected to play this week.
Rashad Jennings (OAK): Questionable
Rashad (concussion) was concussed in Dallas on Thanksgiving. He did practice on Wednesday and appears to be on course to play this Sunday.
Darren McFadden (OAK): Questionable
Darren (ankle) seems to be over the hamstring for the most part, but is now dealing with an ankle issue. He missed practice Wednesday and his status is a bit murky for now.
Lamar Miller (MIA): Questionable
Miller (pectoral) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and is expected to play on Sunday in Pittsburgh.
Knowshon Moreno (DEN): Questionable
Moreno (ankle) has been limited this week in practice, but should be okay for Sunday.
Adrian Peterson (MIN): Questionable
AP (groin) has not practiced yet this week, but went for over 200 yards against Chicago and should be fine again for Sunday.
Jonathan Stewart (CAR): Questionable
Stewart (undisclosed) was limited in practice Wednesday and his status is unknown right now.
Ben Tate (HOU): Probable
Tate (ribs/ankle) is still hampered by a variety of ailments, but is improving and should continue to play through them.
DeAngelo Williams (CAR): Out
Williams (quadriceps) did not play last Sunday, but has practiced some this week. His status is not known at this point.
Aaron Dobson (NE): Out
Dobson (foot) did not practice Wednesday and could be in danger of missing another game on Sunday.
Michael Floyd (ARI): Questionable
Floyd (shoulder/ankle) is now dealing with an ankle issue to go along with the shoulder and missed practice Wednesday, but should be fine for Sunday.
A.J. Green (CIN): Questionable
A.J. (hip/groin) has been limited in practice due to some soreness, but he will be suiting up this coming Sunday.
Percy Harvin (SEA): Questionable
Harvin (hip) missed the Monday night game against the Saints and did not practice Wednesday, but there seems to be a good chance that he will suit up on Sunday.
T.Y. Hilton (IND): Questionable
Hilton (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, but he did play last week and is expected to give it a go again this Sunday in Cincinnati.
Vincent Jackson (TB): Questionable
Vincent (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, but is expected to play this week against the Bills.
Calvin Johnson (DET): Questionable
Megatron (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, as is the norm, but there is little reason to suspect he will miss any time on Sunday.
Denarius Moore (OAK): Out
Moore (shoulder) missed another game last Sunday and has not practiced this week. It does not look good for this Sunday.
Eddie Royal (SD): Out
Eddie (toe/chest) missed Sunday’s game and did not practice Wednesday. He could be in danger of missing more time.
Cecil Shorts (JAX): Probable
Shorts (groin) was limited in practice this week, but this appears to be a pattern, and he should play again on Thursday night.
Golden Tate (SEA): Questionable
Golden (hip) missed practice Wednesday and his status is something of a mystery at the moment.
Demaryius Thomas (DEN): Questionable
Thomas (shoulder) has been limited this week in practice, but should be good for Sunday.
Kenbrell Thompkins (NE): Questionable
Thompkins (hip) was limited in practice Wednesday and his status is a bit unclear at this time.
Kendall Wright (TEN): Questionable
Wright (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, but should be fine for Sunday.
Tony Gonzalez (ATL): Questionable
Gonzo (toe) did participate in practice Wednesday on a limited basis and should play again on Sunday.
Rob Gronkowski (NE): Questionable
Gronk (hamstring/back/forearm) was limited in practice Wednesday as per usual, but is expected to suit up once again this Sunday.
Rob Housler (ARI): Questionable
Housler (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, but should be good to go on Sunday.
Dennis Pitta (BAL): Out
Pitta (hip) could make his season debut this week, but has not yet been activated from the IR.
Jordan Reed (WAS): Out
Reed (concussion) missed the Giants game on Sunday night and has yet to practice this week. His status is unknown at this time.
Kyle Rudolph (MIN): Out
Rudolph (foot) did not practice Wednesday, but there is a chance he could return this week.
Julius Thomas (DEN): Out
Julius (knee) wound up missing last week’s game and was limited Wednesday in practice. His status is unclear at this point.
Delanie Walker (TEN): Questionable
Walker (concussion) did not practice on Wednesday and is not looking good for this Sunday at Denver.
All of the kickers appear to be just fine.
Well, that is all for now. Until next time, denizens of Fantasyland. Remember, fortune favors the bold. Oh, and best of luck in the playoffs.