As we head into what will for most leagues be another elimination weekend, you can’t afford to not know the status of your injured players. Taking a 0 at this point can end your season, but don’t leave points on your bench either… here’s the latest on the injuries coming out of Wednesday practices:
Adrian Peterson-Vikings-RB: He was officially listed as limited in practice, but is still on track to start against the Saints on Sunday.
Peyton Mannings-Colts-QB: He won’t play this year, but he was throwing passes at practice which is a good sign for the future for him. It’ll also make the NFL Draft one of the most interesting in years at the top.
Michael Vick-QB-Eagles: didn’t practice but it’s just precautionary and he should be ready to play Sunday.
Ben Roethlisberger-Steelers-QB: Big Ben is still in a walking boot and not practicing but it’s hard to bet against him playing after seeing his grit last week.
Michael Turner-Falcons-RB: missed practice but is listed as probable for Thursday night football.
Kyle Orton-Chiefs-QB: practiced and is ready to go against the Packers on Sunday. It boosts Dwayne Bowe and the rest of the receivers value even though Orton would be a reach even in 2 QB leagues.
Andre Johnson-Texans-WR: He was limited in practice and probably won’t push it to return this weekend. He hinted at a week 17 timetable, but stay tuned fom more news.
Peyton Hillis-Browns-RB: He participated in practice but will probably continue to see his role be a limited one.
Cedric Benson-Bengals-RB: sat out practice but should be good to go for Sunday.
Darren McFadden-Raiders-RB: still out.
Darius Moore-Raiders-WR: Moore returned to practice Wednesday and will try to be ready for Sunday. He’d make a good start if he’s at full strength so keep an eye on him the rest of the week.
Kevin Kolb-Cardinals-QB:Kolb took part in practice on a limited basis, but that means he’s past his tests so should be good to start on Sunday.
Beanie Wells-Cardinals-RB: limited in practice but should play on Sunday.
Kevin Smith-Lions-RB: Didn’t participate today, but hopes to go tomorrow. His status is still uncertain for this weekend.
Christian Ponder-Vikings-QB: Fully practicing this week.
Jimmy Graham-Saints-TE: He’s back in practice and should be ready to roll on Sunday against the Vikings.
Julio Jones-Falcons-WR: limited in practice but listed as probable and fully expected to play Thursday against the Jags.
Jeremy Maclin-Eagles-WR: He left last week’s game after his hammy tightened back up but did practice on a limited basis today. We’ll see how he is leading up to Sunday.
Nate Washington-Titans-WR: Still not practicing but is expected to play Sunday.
Matt Hasselbeck-Titans-QB: Who throws to Washington is the bigger question since Hass hasn’t practiced this week but the Coach says it’s a “wait-and-see” situation.
Jake Locker-Titans-QB: Locker was limited in practice but is expected to be ready if Hasselbeck can’t go on Sunday.
Matt Moore-Dolphins-QB: Moore was at practice today, but didn’t participate. Right now it looks like he’ll be a game-time decision.
Ahmad Bradshaw-Giants-RB: didn’t practice, but that’s expected and he should still be ready to play (providing he behaved himself) on Sunday.
Mario Manningham-Giants-WR: Came out of Sunday’s game healthy but is definitely the 3rd WR behind Cruz and Nicks.
Mark Ingram-Saints-RB: his turf toe still kept him out of Saints practice. He expects to be ready, but it’s not looking good yet. Check back for further updates.
Sam Bradford-Rams-QB: admitted his bad ankle is “going backwards” and I’d be surprised if he goes on Sunday.
Greg Olson-Panthers-TE: Sat out Wednesday practice, but he’s been doing that every week so expect to see him Sunday.
Joe McKnight-Jets-RB: fully practiced and should play.
Mike Thomas-Jags-WR: He’s out for Thursday night.
James Starks-Packers-RB: missed practice and status is uncertain for Sunday. Ryan Grant will make a nice play against the Chiefs.
Colt McCoy-Browns-QB: McCoy was sent home from practice so it looks like Seneca Wallace on Sunday.
Laurent Robinson-Cowboys-WR: Limited in practice but played well last week with his shoulder injury and will be ready to roll for Saturday Night Football against the Bucs.
Brandon Saine-Packers-RB: missed practice with his concussion and is probably not an option for fantasy this weekend.
Harry Douglas-Falcons-WR: listed as probable for Thursday nights game.
Chaz Schilens-Raiders-WR: limited on Wednesday should be good for Sunday.