Last-minute injury report: Week 14

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UPDATE: This is a weekly recording: Wide receiver Roddy White is active for the Falcons, despite his questionable status.

UPDATE: Mike Bell is going to miss today's game with a knee injury. Pierre Thomas becomes more of an attractive option with Bell out. Reggie Bush is a wild card, as usual, but could be a third running back or flex option in a pinch.

UPDATE: Bad news for Michael Turner owners: He'll be inactive today, along with Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan. Last week, Jason Snelling got 10 carries (35 yards) and Jerious Norwood got 11 (18 yards); if the Saints get up big early, the Falcons might not be running the ball much today. Chris Redman will go at QB again.


Saints wide receiver Lance Moore hasn't played since Week 9 due to ankle and hamstring, but could return this week; he was limited in practice this week and is listed as questionable. Robert Meachem has scored in the last five games (most of them in Moore's absence) and should continue to remain a Drew Brees target even if Moore returns. Running back Mike Bell is also listed as questionable with a knee injury. On the defensive side, cornerback Jabari Greer and linebacker Scott Fujita are out, while cornerback Tracy Porter is listed as doubtful.

The biggest name who could return this week is Michael Turner, who's officially listed as questionable. He's a game-time decision but didn't practice all week, so don't hold your breath. Matt Ryan, saddled with a turf toe injury, could return to quarterback the Falcons this week; he's also listed as questionable. Roddy White completes the Falcons' offensive questionable trifecta, though he's been tagged with the 50-50 designation almost all season and hasn't yet missed a game. Check to make sure, but he should play. Defensive tackle Jonathan Babineaux is expected to start despite being arrested for felony marijuana possession on Friday.

UPDATE: Colts' defensive end Robert Mathis will play today against the Broncos. He's safe to start in IDP leagues.


The Broncos are healthy. Kyle Orton and safety Brian Dawkins are on the injury report with ankle injuries, but are both listed as probable. They'll play.

The Colts are undefeated but that doesn't mean they've been healthy this season. Running back Donald Brown, wide receiver Anthony Gonzalez and kicker Adam Vinatieri are all out. Defensive ends Robert Mathis and Keyunta Dawson are both listed as questionable. Of course, Reggie Wayne and Peyton Manning haven't missed any time, though they're both on the injury report this week, listed as probable. Obviously, they'll both play.

Justin Forsett, limited to five carries last week with a quad injury, is off the injury report and should get more carries this week, though Julius Jones will still probably start. Forsett had two 100-yard games in three weeks when Jones was out. The Seahawks have a slim injury report, with linebacker and special teamer D.D. Lewis (questionable) the only person listed at anything worse than probable.

Steve Slaton was placed on injured reserve this week, ending his season. Ryan Moats and Chris Brown will split carries, but it's unclear who will get the bulk of them. Moats got 12 carries last week and Brown had six did score on a short run. (He also threw an interception.) The only other major injury for the Texans is defensive end Mario Williams, who's questionable with a groin injury.

Cornerback Terrence McGee should return to the starting lineup this week; he played last week but didn't play much. The Bills also placed left tackle Demetrius Bell on injured reserve on Friday, dampening some of the hope for an improved Bills offense.

Kansas City has been one of the healthiest teams this year, at least based on injury report length. Cornerback Branden Flowers is listed as questionable while everybody else on the injury report is likely to play.

UPDATE: Ravens wide receiver Mark Clayton is inactive today. Kelley Washington will start in his place. Safety Ed Reed is also inactive for Baltimore.


Matthew Stafford will miss his third game of the season after he re-injured his left shoulder in last week's loss to Cincinnati. Daunte Culpepper will start in his place, as usual. Tight end Casey FitzSimmons is out with a concussion.

The Ravens could be without a bunch of guys for Sunday's game: Safety Ed Reed, wide receiver Mark Clayton and guard David Hale are all listed as doubtful on the injury report and therefore likely to sit out. Offensive tackle Jared Gaither and linebackers Terrell Suggs and Jarret Johnson are all listed as questionable.

UPDATES: Looks like Percy Harvin won't be able to go for the Vikings today due to migraine headaches. Harvin is the Vikes' third receiver but had scored in three straight games. Upgrade Bernard Berrian and Sidney Rice, Minnesota's other wideouts.


The Bengals aren't missing much; defensive tackle Domata Peko and backup running back Bernard Scott are out, but that's about it. Chad Ochocinco was limited in practice this week with a knee injury but is listed as probable and will play.

Vikings wide receiver Percy Harvin has been suffering from migraine headaches all week and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game. Cornerback Antoine Winfield is listed as questionable but says he'll play.

UPDATE: Tom Brady is active. He's a little banged up, but if you have him you're starting him.

UPDATE: Although he warmed up, Fred Taylor is inactive today for the Patriots. Lawrence Maroney will start, as he has since Taylor's surgery earlier this season.


DeAngelo Williams missed last week's game but is listed as probable and should return to his starting role Sunday. As usual, both Williams and backup Jonathan Stewart are legitimate fantasy starters. Jake Delhomme is still out with a broken finger for the Panthers; Matt Moore will start again in his place. Moore went 14-for-20 for 161 yards and threw an interception in a win over Tampa Bay last week and shouldn't be in your starting lineup. Linebacker Na'il Diggs and defensive end Charles Johnson are listed as questionable.

Tom Brady missed his first two practices of the season this week and is actually listed as questionable for the first time all season. "Don't worry about me," Brady said on Friday; he'll play, but stay tuned Sunday morning just in case. Fred Taylor, who underwent surgery in Week 4, is also listed as questionable and could return this week. New England's injury report has finally slimmed down a bit, but there are still all the usuals: linebacker Tully Banta-Cain, wide receiver Julian Edelman and defensive ends Jarvis Green and Ty Warren are all listed as questionable. Defensive end Myron Pryor is listed as doubtful with a chest injury.

UPDATE: Good news for the Jets: Guard Alan Faneca and tackle Wayne Hunter are both active this week. If Kellen Clemens gets protection, Braylon Edwards and Jerricho Cotchery become more attractive options.


Rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez will miss his first game of the season; Kellen Clemens will start in his place. The Jets will also be without cornerback Dwight Lowery and linebacker Larry Izzo, and possibly guard Alan Faneca and tackle Wayne Hunter, who are both listed as questionable. Except for Thomas Jones and one of their wide receivers (in bigger leagues), Jets' players are a gamble this week even against the Buccaneers.

Cadillac Williams injured his back Thursday in practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game; if he can't go, Derrick Ward will start and Earnest Graham will also get carries. Receiver Sammy Stroughter is listed as questionable but says he'll probably play, while wideout Michael Clayton is listed as doubtful.

CORRECTION: Mike Sims-Walker is not among the Jaguars' inactives and will start today. If you have him, you're probably starting him, but prepare for a possible disappointment.


The Dolphins, as usual, have a short injury report. Center Jake Grove is listed as doubtful and cornerback Nathan Jones is listed as questionable. Linebackers Joey Porter and Jason Taylor are both listed as probable, and that's it.

The Jaguars could be missing Mike Sims-Walker on Sunday, as he's listed as doubtful with a calf injury. Also doubtful are defensive tackle John Henderson and cornerback Rashean Mathis. Rookie Mike Thomas (himself probable on the injury report) will start in place of Sims-Walker, but isn't a viable fantasy option. Torry Holt, the Jags' other starter, is a third wideout option in deeper leagues.

UPDATE: Bears wideout Devin Hester will miss today's game. If you're in need, either Johnny Knox or Earl Bennett are decent fantasy pickups.


The Packers are relatively healthy, with all of their major injuries on the defensive side: Linebacker Jeremy Thompson is out, tackle Ryan Pickett is listed as doubtful and end Johnny Jolly is listed as questionable.

Wide receiver Devin Hester is listed as questionable for the Bears with a calf injury; he's expected to miss Sunday's game. Tackle Orlando Pace is also listed as questionable.

Steven Jackson -- who might not practice again this season -- is listed as questionable but will probably play for the Rams. Rams rookie quarterback Keith Null took some snaps with the first team this week, but Kyle Boller is listed as probable and looks likely to start. Defensive tackle LaJuan Ramsey is also questionable with a wrist injury.

Vince Young (questionable) didn't practice on Friday but said he'd be starting for the Titans on Sunday. The Titans' injuries are mainly on the defensive side this week, as cornerback Nick Harper and linebackers Colin Allred and David Thornton are all listed as questionable. Defensive tackle Jason Jones is out with a shoulder injury.

Need running back help? See if you can pick up Quinton Ganther, who gets his first start Sunday for the Redskins and plays one of the league's worst run defenses in Oakland. Washington is banged up on defense, with cornerback DeAngelo Hall and tackle Albert Haynesworth out for Sunday's game and end Phillip Daniels and tackle Cornelius Griffin listed as questionable.

For Oakland, wide receiver Nick Miller is out and fellow wideout Darrius Heyward-Bey is listed as doubtful. What's the percentage of fantasy teams that start a player on the Raiders? What's the percentage of fantasy teams in the playoffs that start a member of the Raiders? That latter number has to be approaching zero.

Shawne Merriman missed last week's game and is listed as questionable for this one. He practiced Thursday and Friday but will be a game-time decision. Safety Eric Weddle is listed a doubtful.

Dallas will be missing second tight end Martellus Bennett, as well as tackle Marc Colombo and safety Ken Hamlin. Everyone else on the injury report is listed as probable and is good to go.

The Eagles will be without Brian Westbrook once again Sunday night, but otherwise, they're relatively healthy. DeSean Jackson, who suffered a concussion two weeks ago, will return to the starting lineup. Wide receiver Kevin Curtis might play for the first time since Week 2 -- he's listed as questionable -- while rookie wideout Jeremy Maclin is also listed as questionable. He practiced fully on Friday, though, and could play. Everyone else on the injury report for the Eagles is listed as probable.

The Giants are also relatively healthy, with only safety Michael Johnson and guard Chris Snee listed as questionable on the injury report. Running back Ahmad Bradshaw and Eli Manning are both listed as probable.

The Cardinals have a bit of a flu bug going around the team, but the only person it might keep out of the game is linebacker Bertrand Berry, who's listed as questionable. Tight end Stephen Spach and defensive end Kenny Iwebema are also listed as questionable.

The 49ers will likely be without wide receiver Isaac Bruce, who's listed as doubtful. Linebacker Takeo Spikes is listed as questionable. Cornerback Nate Clements -- who usually covers Larry Fitzgerald -- is still out with a shoulder injury. Upgrade the Cardinals wide receivers accordingly, although Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin surely start in every league anyway. Steve Breaston is, as usual, a decent third wideout option in deeper leagues.