This is the injury report for Thursday’s game only. The rest of the league’s injury report will be posted at its normal time, on Saturday.
WR Devin Hester- Chicago
Expected to play.
WR Brandon Marshall- Miami
Expected to play. Could see an increase in production with the weaker armed Tyler Thipgen at QB rather than Henne, but it’s not like you can sit him.
QB Chad Henne- Miami
Out for at least this week’s game.
QB Chad Pennington- Miami
Placed on IR.
RB Chris Wells- Arizona
Limited on Friday and officially listed as a game time decision. I wouldn’t start him because he hasn’t done anything this year, but if you absolutely need him, check on his status before his game Sunday at 1.
TE Todd Heap- Baltimore
Heap and his injured chest went through a full practice Friday after taking it easy earlier in the week. He’s probable and expected to play. You want him in your lineup vs. a terrible Carolina squad.
RB CJ Spiller- Buffalo
Out. Not like he ever plays much anyway.
RB DeAngelo Williams- Carolina
On IR and done for the season. Drop him in all non-keepers.
RB Jonathan Stewart- Carolina
Out. Mike Goodson will get his 2nd straight start, but want find Baltimore as easy of an opponent as he did Tampa Bay, against whom he rushed for 100 yards last week.
QB Carson Palmer- Cincinnati
Put in full practices Thursday and Friday, battling various injuries, including one to his throwing shoulder. However, he’s a decent start in a sure to be shoot out vs. Buffalo.
WR Chad Ochocinco- Cincinnati
Practiced Friday after missing some practice earlier in the week. He’s determined to start through a shoulder problem and is a decent start in a shootout against Buffalo.
RB Cedric Benson- Cincinnati
Despite two full days of practice this week, Thursday and Friday, Benson is still listed as questionable. Sources agree that he is likely to start and if he can’t run on Buffalo’s terrible run defense, he can’t run on anyone.
WR Eddie Royal- Denver
He’s been limited in practice all week and is probably a game time decision for a Monday Night game. He’s a huge risk and as Denver’s #3 receiver, he’s not worth it.
QB Matt Stafford- Detroit
RB Kevin Smith- Detroit
Placed on IR with a thumb injury. Drop in all leagues, including keepers. Jahvid Best’s value goes up as there is now absolutely no one capable of stealing carries from him.
RB Jahvid Best- Detroit
With Smith out, Best could get 20+ carries for the first time this season against a bad Dallas run defense. He has a toe issue which has been sapped his explosiveness all year, but he is probable this week after taking it easy in practice earlier. He’s someone you can’t sit, especially in PPR.
WR Calvin Johnson- Detroit
Missed practice Wednesday, but has been fine in practice since and is listed as probable. He’s a definite start.
WR Nate Burleson- Detroit
Added to the injury report with a thigh problem Friday, but will likely still play. He doesn’t have the value with Shaun Hill under center that he did with Matt Stafford and isn’t even worth a start vs. a bad Dallas pass defense.
WR Donald Driver- Green Bay
A game time decision after being severely limited in practice all week and missing his last game. He didn’t have a catch in his last 2 before missing a game. I don’t expect him to play and even if he does, I don’t expect him to do well at all.
TE Owen Daniels- Houston
WR Andre Johnson- Houston
Expected to play despite taking it easy in practice all week with a knee problem. The knee problem hasn’t kept him from 528 yards and 3 scores in his last 5. He’ll be on Revis Island this week, but it’s not like you can sit him.
QB Matt Schaub- Houston
Expected to start despite the questionable label. Use him as you would normally.
RB Mike Hart- Indianapolis
RB Joseph Addai- Indianapolis
Neither are expected to start again which means Donald Brown and Javarris James will split carries again this week. Brown only has 100 yards in his last 2 starts, but is still a decent flex option. James is the goal line back so he could have some value in touchdown leagues.
WR Reggie Wayne- Indianapolis
Ignore the questionable label. He hasn’t missed a game since his rookie year and he put in two full days of practice this week. He’ll start.
WR Austin Collie- Indianapolis
Still has yet to be cleared, but is being called a game time decision for Sunday’s game. Check back tomorrow morning.
WR Blair White- Indianapolis
Expected to play with a shoulder injury, but only has any fantasy value if Collie is hurt and even then his value is limited to deep leagues.
WR Mike Sims Walker- Jacksonville
Listed as doubtful. Even if he starts, he’s really inconsistent and is the team’s #2 to Mike Thomas. Look elsewhere this week.
TE Tony Moeaki- Kansas City
QB Brett Favre- Minnesota
What do you think?
WR Sidney Rice- Minnesota
He’s expected to play, but not start this week. I can’t tell you how many snaps he’ll get, but it’s looking like some for the first time this season. Don’t start him in fantasy quite yet though.
WR Bernard Berrian- Minnesota
He’s a game time decision and he’s not someone you should be relying on with only one game with more than 2 catches this season.
WR Percy Harvin- Minnesota
He’s becoming one of the toughest players in the league and is listed as probable this week after a full practice Friday. All systems go.
QB Tom Brady- New England
He’s probably not even hurt. BB likes to make stuff up.
RB Fred Taylor- New England
Looks likely to play for the first time since week 3, but wait until his role is determined before starting him. Also, that questionable label is a bit troubling.
RB Pierre Thomas- New Orleans
RB Reggie Bush- New Orleans
A game time decision for New Orleans, but I wouldn’t start him until I see him do something.
TE Jeremy Shockey- New Orleans
WR Steve Smith- NY Giants
Out at least two more weeks. Mario Manningham becomes a WR3 option once again.
TE Kevin Boss- NY Giants
Practiced all week and is good to go.
WR Jerricho Cotchery- NY Jets
TE Zach Miller- Oakland
After being limited all week, he was listed as probable and said he will be in uniform this week. If he was your starter before he missed a game and went on bye, start him. If you found someone who is a suitable replacement in his absence, start him one more week, just until your sure Miller is 100% and back to normal.
WR Hines Ward- Pittsburgh
His concussion symptoms are gone and he’s clear to start against Oakland.
TE Antonio Gates- San Diego
A game time decision. He’s a tough one to decide because he’s so tough and so talented, but his game isn’t until Monday Night. If you can, add Randy McMichael (2 catches for 23 yards and 2 scores in Gates’ absence week 9) just in case. If you can’t spare a roster spot or found a lucrative option on waivers, go to a backup.
WR Malcom Floyd- San Diego
After tweaking his hammy again on Friday, he’s good to go for Monday’s game after practicing Saturday. He does have to face Champ Bailey however, but he’s still worth a start.
WR Legedu Naanee- San Diego
Expected to play, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he missed his 5th straight. He’s not a lucrative enough player to risk it with so go elsewhere this week.
RB Ryan Mathews- San Diego
Matthews is listed as doubtful for Monday Night’s game. I would be surprised if he plays, so Mike Tolbert becomes a decent flex option.
RB Frank Gore- San Francisco
Probable with a foot injury. No worries here.
QB Matt Hasselbeck- Seattle
He’ll play through an injury to his non-throwing wrist. He won’t do what he did last week against Arizona again, but he’s still a decent QB option.
TE Kellen Winslow- Tampa Bay
Nothing new here. He’ll play through a knee injury as always.
WR Mike Williams- Tampa Bay
He’ll start despite being arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DUI. Start him.
WR Kenny Britt- Tennessee
QB Donovan McNabb- Washington
Expected to start again. If he’s your best QB, start him.
RB Ryan Torain- Washington
RB Clinton Portis- Washington
Expected to play despite the questionable label. Mike Shanahan for years has never used the probable label.