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IDP Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 5
Steve Gallo
October 5, 2012
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Monday night players are listed in BLUE and their practice schedule is Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Team Pos Player Injury Wed Thu Fri Off
Inj
Playing Status
ATL LB Stephen Nicholas thigh L F F P Should be good to go but check inactive report to be safe. 
BUF S Jairus Byrd hip DNP L L Q Expected to play but not a strong fantasy option this week.
CAR LB Jon Beason knee DNP DNP DNP D Doesn't look for Beason this week.  Expect him to be a GTD and if he is inactive then Kuechly becomes a viable fantasy option this week.
CHI DE Julius Peppers ankle L DNP L P Peppers should play in what looks to be a good matchup.
CIN DE Carlos Dunlap groin L L F P Full practice Friday good sign for him playing on Sunday but a groin is always a concern.
CIN LB Vontaze Burfict hamstring n/a L F P Should be good to go this week but I'm not 100% ready to rely on Burfict as a start in 10-12 team leagues.  If he gets nickel snaps again this week then you'll see me change my mind.
CIN CB Dre Kirkpatrick knee L L L D At least he is back practicing, but currently no fantasy value.
CIN CB Jason Allen quadricep DNP DNP DNP D Play or not leave him on the bench.
CIN CB Leon Hall hamstring L L F P Not an option unless you are in a deeper CB mandatory league.
CIN CB Nate Clements calf L L F P Clements is a player to keep an eye on, but I wouldn't start him this week.
CLE S T.J. Ward hand DNP L L Q Check the inactive report before starting him.
DEN LB Nate Irving concussion L L F P No fantasy value.
IND LB Pat Angerer foot L DNP DNP O OUT
IND DL Dwight Freeney ankle F F L Q Risky fantasy option
IND CB Vontae Davis ankle DNP DNP DNP O OUT
JAC DE George Selvie knee L L L Q Not a viable fantasy option.
JAC LB Daryl Smith groin DNP DNP DNP O OUT
KCC DE Glenn Dorsey calf DNP DNP DNP O OUT
KCC DE Ropati Pitouitua elbow DNP DNP L Q From sleeper status this week to keep him on the bench for me.
KCC LB Derrick Johnson groin DNP DNP L Q GTD, check the inactives and if he is playing I would keep him in my lineup.
KCC S Kendrick Lewis shoulder L DNP F Q Not a viable fantasy option.
MIA CB Richard Marshall back DNP DNP DNP O OUT
MIA LB Kevin Burnett foot DNP L F P Expected to play.
MIN DE Jared Allen groin DNP DNP F P Full practice Friday a good sign he will be on the field this week.
MIN LB Erin Henderson concussion L F F Q If he plays downgrade Jasper Brinkley, and if he does play I would still leave him on the bench this week.
MIN S Mistral Raymond ankle DNP DNP DNP O OUT
MIN CB Antoine Winfield knee L L F P Expected to play.
NEP LB Dont'a Hightower hamstring L L L Q Risky fantasy option.
NOS LB David Hawthorne hamstring DNP DNP DNP O OUT
NOS S Roman Harper hip DNP L L Q Should play but check inactives prior to game.
NYG LB Keith Rivers hamstring L L L D To risky to rely on this week.
NYG DT Rocky Bernard quadricep DNP DNP DNP O OUT
NYG S Antrel Rolle knee L DNP L Q Should play this weekend but check the inactive report.
NYG S Kenny Phillips knee DNP DNP DNP O OUT
NYG LB Michael Boley hip DNP DNP L Q Even if he plays he has a poor matchup.
NYJ S Darrelle Revis knee DNP DNP DNP O MNF OUT (Jets haven't put him on IR yet, and may not)
NYJ S Laron Landry heel L DNP     MNF
PHI LB Akeem Jordan hamstring DNP DNP DNP O OUT
PHI LB Mychal Kendricks calf - F F P Should play and a solid LB3 option in larger leagues.
PIT LB James Harrison knee F F F P Expected to play, but still a risky fantasy option.
PIT S Troy Polamalu calf F F F P Expected to play.
SDC CB Shareece Wright foot DNP DNP DNP O OUT
SEA DT Brandon Mebanel calf n/a DNP F P Should play and startable in DT mandatory leagues.
SF DT Isaac Sopoaga ankle, knee L L PNC Q Not a viable fantasy option.
SF CB Carlos Rogers ankle L L PNC Q Jets passing offense is so bad SF can probably play without their secondary.
SF LB Navorro Bowman shoulder L L PNC P Expected to play.
TEN LB Colin McCarthy ankle L DNP L Q Looks like he will very possibly play this week, but far to risky to put in starting lineups.  If he is active and does play you have to downgrade both Akeem Ayers and Will Witherspoon.
WAS CB DeAngelo Hall illness - - DNP P Should play, just make sure he is active.
WAS S Brandon Meriweather knee DNP DNP DNP O OUT
 
KEY  
DNP = Did Not Practice In Practice O = Out
L = Limited Participation in Practice D = Doubtful (Player has approximately 25% chance of playing)
F = Full Participation in Practice (only players on injury report) Q =Questionable (Player has approximately 50% chance of playing)
PNC = Practice Not Complete P = Probable (Player is very likely to play in upcoming week)
* = Not Injury Related IR = Injured Reserve


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