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.
Tom Brady (NE): Probable
Brady (right shoulder) has been limited in practice, but should be fine for Sunday.
Jay Cutler (CHI): Questionable
Cutler (high ankle sprain) is finally back at practice, but his status for this Sunday has yet to be determined.
Peyton Manning (DEN): Probable
Peyton (right ankle) has practiced in full this week and is good to go for Thursday night.
Carson Palmer (ARI): Questionable
Palmer (right elbow) has been limited in practice again this week, but should be okay for Sunday in Tennessee.
Aaron Rodgers (GB): Questionable
Rodgers (fractured collarbone) has been more involved in practice this week, but will very likely miss another game this Sunday.
Reggie Bush (DET): Questionable
Reggie (calf) missed the game in Philly last Sunday after tweaking the calf, but is expected to play on Monday night against the Ravens.
Andre Ellington (ARI): Questionable
Andre (knee) was able to play this past Sunday and is practicing on a limited basis this week. He should be good to go in Tennessee.
Toby Gerhart (MIN): Questionable
Toby (hamstring) injured the hammy in relief of AP in Baltimore and has yet to see the practice field this week. His status for Sunday is not known at this time.
Frank Gore (SF): Questionable
Gore (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, but is likely to play again on Sunday in Tampa.
BenJarvus Green-Ellis (CIN): Questionable
The Law Firm (illness) sat out of practice Wednesday, but should be okay for Sunday night in Pittsburgh.
Rashad Jennings (OAK): Probable
Rashad (concussion) did have to sit out this past Sunday, but practiced in full Wednesday and is on track to suit up this week.
Maurice Jones-Drew (JAX): Questionable
MJD (hamstring) will not be practicing until Friday at the earliest, and his status for Sunday would have to be considered very much in doubt at the moment.
Eddie Lacy (GB): Questionable
Lacy (ankle) did not practice Wednesday and could be the dreaded game time decision for this Sunday in Dallas.
Marshawn Lynch (SEA): Questionable
Lynch (shoulder) sat out of practice Wednesday, but this is nothing new, and he should be beasting yet again on Sunday in New York.
Darren McFadden (OAK): Questionable
Darren (ankle) has not yet returned to practice and could possibly miss another game this Sunday.
Lamar Miller (MIA): Probable
Miller (concussion) was concussed in Pittsburgh, but practiced in full Wednesday and is looking good at the moment for Sunday.
Knowshon Moreno (DEN): Probable
Moreno (shoulder) is dinged up a bit, but is looking good for Thursday night.
Adrian Peterson (MIN): Questionable
AP (foot sprain) will not attempt to practice until Friday, and his availability for Sunday is very much in question.
Jonathan Stewart (CAR): Out
Stewart (torn MCL) has been officially ruled out for this Sunday.
Michael Crabtree (SF): Questionable
Crabtree (ankle) practiced on a limited basis Wednesday and should play this Sunday in Tampa.
Eric Decker (DEN): Probable
Decker (ribs) has practiced all week and is expected to play on Thursday night.
Aaron Dobson (NE): Questionable
Dobson (foot) has not yet returned to practice and could be in danger of missing another game on Sunday.
Michael Floyd (ARI): Questionable
Floyd (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, but should be fine for Sunday.
Percy Harvin (SEA): Questionable
Harvin (hip) is still not practicing and will likely miss another game this Sunday.
DeAndre Hopkins (HOU): Questionable
Hopkins (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday, but should be able to play on Sunday.
Vincent Jackson (TB): Questionable
Vincent (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday, but is expected to play this week against the 49ers.
Denarius Moore (OAK): Questionable
Moore (shoulder) missed another game last week, but did practice Wednesday and is expected to return on Sunday.
Eddie Royal (SD): Questionable
Eddie (toe) has practiced on a limited basis this week and should play on Thursday night.
Cecil Shorts (JAX): Questionable
Shorts (groin) did not practice Wednesday, but has been playing through this injury for several weeks and should do so again this Sunday.
Demaryius Thomas (DEN): Probable
Thomas (shoulder) has practiced in full this week and is good to go for Thursday night.
Kenbrell Thompkins (NE): Questionable
Thompkins (hip) missed last week’s game and was limited in practice Wednesday. His status is still a bit unclear at this time.
Wes Welker (DEN): Out
Welker (concussion) was concussed against the Titans and will not play on Thursday night.
Roddy White (ATL): Questionable
Roddy (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, but is expected to suit up on 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): IR
Gronk (torn ACL and MCL) suffered a devastating injury on Sunday and will miss the remainder of the season.
Zach Miller (SEA): Questionable
Zach (ribs) did not practice Wednesday and his status for Sunday is uncertain at this time.
Greg Olsen (CAR): Questionable
Olsen (foot) missed practice Wednesday and his status for Sunday is unknown at the moment.
Jordan Reed (WAS): Questionable
Reed (concussion) has still not returned to practice and may be in danger of missing yet another game.
Kyle Rudolph (MIN): IR
Rudolph (foot) has been placed on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the season.
Julius Thomas (DEN): Probable
Julius (knee) has practiced all week and should be fine for Thursday night.
Delanie Walker (TEN): Probable
Walker (concussion) missed the game in Denver this past week, but practiced in full Wednesday and should be good for Sunday.
Josh Scobee (JAX): Questionable
Scobee (left hip) missed practice Wednesday, but if he is anywhere near your roster the playoffs are likely a distant memory.
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.