Donald Brown RB SD 17 Hrs

Though the Chargers did not practice Monday, if they had, Brown (concussion) would not have participated, Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports.

The same applies to fellow RB Ryan Mathews, with both backs looking iffy, at best, for Thursday's game against the Broncos at this stage.

Vincent Jackson WR TB 17 Hrs

Jackson (ribs) was among the Bucs who did not practice Monday, the Tampa Bay Times reports.

More on Jackson's status no later than Wednesday's practice, but at this stage, there is nothing to suggest that his availability for Sunday's game against Minnesota is in any danger.

Andre Ellington RB ARI 17 Hrs6 Comments

Coach Bruce Arians confirmed Monday that Ellington came out of Week 7's game with sore ribs, but noted that the running back did not suffer any structural damage, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official reports.

Ellington's practice reps have been managed of late in any case, so expect him to be limited (or even sit out) Wednesday's session, but so far there is nothing to suggest that the running back's Week 8 availability will be impacted by his rib issue.

Martavis Bryant WR PIT 17 Hrs

Bryant is slated to make his season debut Monday against the Texans, Dale Lolley of the Observer-Reporter reports.

At 6-4, 211 pounds, Bryant could develop into a red zone threat for the Steelers in time, but for now a wait-and-see approach is in order for the 2014 first-rounder.

Jake Locker QB TEN 17 Hrs

Locker (right thumb) is slated to throw on Tuesday, Jim Wyatt of the Tennessean reports.

The Titans will then see how Locker responds on Wednesday, but the hope remains that the QB could be available for this coming Sunday's contest against the Texans.

Jerrell Freeman LB IND 17 Hrs

Freeman suffered a hip pointer in Sunday's win over the Bengals and will have an MRI, the Indianapolis Star reports.

The injury isn't thought to be serious but the need for an MRI is a concern. Freeman had six tackles in Sunday's win and an average of 6.3 tackles per game since missing four games due to a hamstring injury.

Reggie Wayne WR IND 17 Hrs

Coach Chuck Pagano relayed Monday that Wayne (elbow) has an MRI on tap, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.

The same applies to RB Trent Richardson, with both players thus far having downplayed the severity of their current ailments.

Trent Richardson RB IND 17 Hrs

Coach Chuck Pagano relayed Monday that Richardson (hamstring) has an MRI on tap, Kevin Bowen of the Colts' official site reports.

Richardson has downplayed his hamstring issue thus far, but until an MRI confirms the running back's optimism, his status will be worth monitoring in advance of Sunday's game against the Steelers.

Jacquizz Rodgers RB ATL 17 Hrs

Rodgers rushed twice for nine yards in Sunday's loss to the Ravens.

He also caught one ball for three yards. The Falcons struggled to get the offense going all day, failing to get on the scoreboard until midway though the fourth quarter. Steven Jackson, Devonta Freeman and Antone Smith all registered more touches than Rodgers, which will certainly make it difficult for Rodgers to have much fantasy value.

Jonas Gray RB NE 18 Hrs

After being on the field for 12-of-60 snaps on offense in Week 7, Gray is a candidate to see added action behind Shane Vereen (48 snaps) in the coming weeks, ESPN.com reports.

While Vereen was the Patriots' primary back in Week 7, it's not hard to imagine the 5-11, 230-pound Gray (who recorded three carries for 12 yards in his season debut) seeing more opportunities at the expense of Brandon Bolden in the coming weeks. While Gray can't be considered a reliable fantasy lineup option at this stage, he is worth a roster stash to see how his role in the team's backfield evolves in the coming weeks.