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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 16
Whit Walters
December 20, 2013
 

This Friday injury report will list the practice activity and playing status of key fantasy players for the upcoming games this weekend. Players listed as probable or not included on the Official NFL Injury Report released on Friday's will not be listed unless the situation warrants.

PLEASE NOTE: This report will be updated and released late on Fridays, after the teams begin completing their practices and the NFL releases the official injury report for the day. Teams on the west coast often report their injuries late.

This week's key game-time decisions:
RB Adrian Peterson (MIN), RB Matt Asiata (MIN), RB Daniel Thomas (MIA), RB Maurice Jones-Drew (JAC), WR Larry Fitzgerald (ARI), WR Aaron Dobson (NEP), WR Kenbrell Thompkins (NEP), WR Eddie Royal (SDC), WR Mario Manningham (SFO), TE Rob Housler (ARI), TE Gerrett Graham (HOU)

ARIZONA
QB Carson Palmer - (Ankle, Right Elbow) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to start.
RB Rashard Mendenhall - (Finger) Limited in practice Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
RB Andre Ellington - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Larry Fitzgerald - (Concussion) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Michael Floyd - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Rob Housler - (Groin) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.

ATLANTA - Plays Monday night
TE Tony Gonzalez - (Toe) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

BALTIMORE
QB Joe Flacco - (Knee) Limited in practice all week but expected to start.
RB Ray Rice - (Thigh) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

BUFFALO
QB E.J. Manuel - (Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and didn't go on Thurday or Friday. Will not play (out). Thad Lewis will start.
RB Fred Jackson - (Ribs) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full Friday. Expected to play.

CAROLINA
RB Jonathan Stewart - (Knee) Expected to miss at least one more week (out).
WR Steve Smith - (Finger) Limited in practice Wednesday, sat out Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.
TE Greg Olsen - (Foot) - Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

CHICAGO
QB Brandon Marshall - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

CINCINNATI
RB Jermaine Gresham - (Abdomen) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

CLEVELAND
RB Willis McGahee - (Concussion, Knee) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
TE Jordan Cameron - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Gary Barnidge will fill in.

DALLAS
WR Dwayne Harris - (Hamstring) Didn’t practice all week and will not play (out).

DENVER
QB Peyton Manning - (Ankle) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
WR Wes Welker - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Demaryius Thomas - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
KR Trindon Holliday - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Julius Thomas - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Joel Dreessen - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

DETROIT
WR Calvin Johnson - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
TE Brandon Pettigrew - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).

GREEN BAY
QB Aaron Rodgers - (Collarbone) Limited in practice all week and will not play (out). Matt Flynn continues to start.
RB Eddie Lacy - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.

HOUSTON
QB Case Keenum - (Right Thumb) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Matt Schaub will start.
RB Ben Tate - (Ribs) Has been placed on IR, ending his season. Dennis Johnson is expected to finish out the season as the starter.
WR Andre Johnson - (Wirst) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
TE Garrett Graham - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.

INDIANAPOLIS
RB Donald Brown - (Neci) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR LaVon Brazill - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR T.Y. Hilton - (Shoulder) Didn't practice Thursday and limted Friday but expected to play.

JACKSONVILLE
RB Maurice Jones-Drew - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Cecil Shorts - (Groin) Placed in IR, ending his season.
TE Marcedes Lewis - (Thigh) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

KANSAS CITY
WR Dexter McCluster - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
TE Anthony Fasano - (Knee, Concussion) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Sean McGarth - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

MIAMI
RB Daniel Thomas - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.

MINNESOTA
RB Adrian Peterson - (Groin, Foot) Limited in practice Wednesday, didn't go on Thursday and limted Friday. Game-time decision.
RB Toby Gerhart - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.
RB Matt Asiata - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
TE John Carlson - (Concussion) Practiced fully Wednesday but didn't go Thursday or Friday and not expected to play.

NEW ENGLAND
QB Tom Brady - (Right Shoulder) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to start.
WR Aaron Dobson - (Foot) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.
WR Danny Amendola - (Groin) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Kenbrell Thompkins - (Hip) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.

NEW ORLEANS
No injuries of fantasy note.

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Peyton Hillis - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).
WR Victor Cruz - (Knee, Concussion) Expected to miss the remainder of the season (out). Rueben Randle takes over.

NEW YORK JETS
WR Santonio Holmes - (Foot, Hamstring) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Jeremy Kerley - (Elbow) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
TE Kellen Winslow - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

OAKLAND
RB Darren McFadden - (Knee, Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

PHILADELPHIA
No injuries of fantasy note.

PITTSBURGH
WR Jerricho Cotchery - (Shoulder) Didn't practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Emmanuel Sanders - (Foot) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

ST. LOUIS
WR Tavon Austin - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.

SAN DIEGO
RB Ryan Matthews - (Foot) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Keenan Allen - (Shoulder) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Eddie Royal - (Toe) Didn't practice all week and a game-time decision.

SAN FRANCISCO - Plays Monday night
RB Frank Gore - (Ankle, Knee) Limited in practice Thursday and Friday but went full Saturday and expected to play.
WR Mario Manningham - (Knee, Illness) Didn't practice Thursday, limited Friday and sat our Saturday. Game-time decision.
WR Michael Crabtree - (Ankle, Wrist) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

SEATTLE
WR Percy Harvin - (Hip) Expected to miss the next two weeks (out)..
TE Zach Miller - (Ribs) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

TAMPA BAY
WR Vincent Jackson - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

TENNESSEE
RB Chris Johnson - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full Friday and expected to play.

WASHINGTON REDSKINS
TE Jordan Reed - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out).


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