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Friday Practice & Playing Status Report: Week 8
Whit Walters
October 29, 2011 @ 6:12pm ET
 

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. You can find IDP injury updates in the IDP Injury & Practice Report.

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:
QB Tarvaris Jackson, SEA
RB Beanie Wells, ARI
RB Joseph Addai, IND
RB Brandon Jacobs, NYG
WR Braylon Edwards, SFO
TE Todd Heap, ARI
TE Ben Watson, CLE

ARIZONA
RB Beanie Wells - (Knee) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday. Game-time decision.
WR Early Doucet - (Quadricep) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday and went full on Friday and expected to play.
TE Todd Heap - (Toe) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.

ATLANTA
Bye week.

BALTIMORE
WR Lee Evans - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Torrey Smith will fill in again.

BUFFALO
WR Donald Jones - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). David Nelson will continue to fill in.

CAROLINA
QB Cam Newton - (Illness) Added to the report Friday but practiced fully and expected to play.

CHICAGO
Bye week.

CINCINNATI
TE Jermaine Gresham - (Hamstring) Added to the report after being limited in practice Friday but expected to play.

CLEVELAND
RB Peyton Hillis - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday but didn't go on Thursday or Friday and not expected to play. Look for Montario Hardesty to get the start.
WR Mohamed Massaquoi - (Head) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Josh Cribbs will fil in.
TE Ben Watson - (Head) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday. Game-time decision.
PK Phil Dawson - (Right Thigh) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full on Friday and expected to play.

DALLAS
QB Tony Romo - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Felix Jones - (Ankle) Expected to miss 1-3 more weeks. DeMarco Murray will be the starter.

DENVER
RB Willis McGahee - (Hand) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Knowshon Moreno and Lance Ball will fill in.

DETROIT
QB Matthew Stafford - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but participated fully Friday and expected to start.
RB Jahvid Best - (Concussion) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Maurice Morris and Keiland Williams will fill in.
WR Rashied Davis - (Foot) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.

GREEN BAY
Bye week.

HOUSTON
WR Andre Johnson - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and didn't go on Friday. Will not play (out).
WR Kevin Walter - (Knee) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.

INDIANAPOLIS
QB Peyton Manning - (Neck) Could be out another month or more.
QB Kerry Collins - (Concussion) Placed on IR, ending his season. Dan Orlovsky will be Painter's backup going forward.
RB Joseph Addai - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday but went full on Friday. Game-time decision.

JACKSONVILLE
WR Jason Hill - (Wrist) Limited on Thursday but participated fully Friday and expected to play.
WR Mike Sims-Walker - (Illness) Added to the report after missing practice on Friday but expected to play.

KANSAS CITY
No injuries of fantasy note.

MIAMI
QB Matt Moore - (Ribs) Practiced fully all week and expected to start.
RB Reggie Bush
- (Groin) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday but went full on Friday and expected to play.
RB Daniel Thomas - (Hamstring) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.

MINNESOTA
RB Adrian Peterson - (Ankle) Didn't practice Wednesday, limited Thursday but went full on Friday and expected to play.
WR Percy Harvin - (Ribs) Didn't practice Wednesday and limited Thursday and Friday but expected to play.
TE Visanthe Shiancoe - (Foot) Didn't practice Wednesday or Thursday and limited Friday but expected to play.

NEW ENGLAND
RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis - (Toe) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.

NEW ORLEANS
RB Mark Ingram - (Heel) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). Pierre Thomas will fill in.
TE Jimmy Graham - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full on Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

NEW YORK GIANTS
RB Brandon Jacobs - (Knee) Limited in practice all week. Expected to play but a game-time decision.

NEW YORK JETS
Bye week.

OAKLAND
Bye week.

PHILADELPHIA
No injuries of fantasy note.

PITTSBURGH
WR Hines Ward
- (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play. Emmanuel Sanders is expected to start.

ST. LOUIS
QB Sam Bradford - (Ankle) Didn't practice all week and will not play (out). A.J. Feeley will start again.
WR Danario Alexander - (Hamstring) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.

SAN DIEGO
RB Mike Tolbert - (Hamstring, Hand) Didn't practice all week and not expected to play.
RB Ryan Mathews - (Thumb) Practiced fully all week and expected to play.
WR Malcom Floyd - (Hip) Didn't practice Thursday, limited Friday but went full on Saturday and expected to play.
TE Antonio Gates - (Foot) Practiced fully Thursday, held out Friday but participated fully Saturday and expected to play.

SAN FRANCISCO
WR Michael Crabtree - (Foot) Limited in practice all week but expected to play.
WR Braylon Edwards - (Knee) Limited in practice all week and a game-time decision.

SEATTLE
QB Tarvaris Jackson - (Pectoral) Limited in practice Wednesday and Thursday and participated fully Friday. Game-time decision.
RB Marshawn Lynch - (Ankle) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full on Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
TE Zach Miller - (Head, Neck) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full on Thursday and Friday and expected to play.

TAMPA BAY
Bye week.

TENNESSEE
QB Matt Hasselbeck - (Right thumb) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full on Thursday and Friday and expected to start.
TE Craig Stevens - (Rib) Limited in practice Wednesday, didn't participate Thursday and limited again on Friday. May not play.

WASHINGTON
RB Tim Hightower - (Shoulder) Placed on IR, ending his season. Ryan Torain and Roy Hulu will fill in.
WR Donte' Stallworth - (Hamstring) Limited in practice Wednesday but went full on Thursday and Friday and expected to play.
WR Santana Moss - (Hand) Expected to miss 3-6 weeks.
TE Chris Cooley - (Finger, Knee) Placed on IR, ending his season. Fred Davis will be the starter going forward.


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