Brandon Lloyd WR SF 12 Hrs
Lloyd (quadriceps) was listed as probable for Thursday's contest versus the Seahawks, the 49ers' official site reports.
While Lloyd is poised to receive his normal limited snap count, he hasn't made a mark in the box score (on three combined targets) for three consecutive contests. Consequently, the veteran is as unpalatable of a WR option as they come.
Latavius Murray RB OAK 12 Hrs
Murray, who was limited at practice Wednesday, has one more step to clear in the NFL's concussion protocol, Vic Tafur of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Given that he's progressed to within one step of clearance at this stage of the week, Murray's chances of suiting up Sunday against the Rams look solid. If he does suit up this weekend, Murray should have an opportunity to see an expanded role in the Oakland backfield, after sparking the team's running game last Thursday, by recording 112 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries.
Frank Gore RB SF 13 Hrs
Gore (knee) is listed as probable for Thursday's contest against the Seahawks, the 49ers' official site reports.
After a limited showing in drills to begin the week, Gore finished out the week of preparation with two full practices, assuring his ability to play in Week 13. Since his last touchdown against the Seahawks on Dec. 24, 2011, he's either hit (100-plus yards on the ground twice) or miss (28 or fewer yards rushing yards three times). His average outing: 11.8 carries for 59.8 yards and 1.4 catches for 16.4 yards. The going could again be tough against Seattle's sixth-ranked rush defense.
Dexter McCluster RB TEN 13 Hrs
McCluster (concussion) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Tennessean reports.
McCluster's touches in the Titans' offense have been sporadic this season, with his fantasy utility restricted to the deepest of PPR formats.
Michael Griffin DB TEN 13 Hrs
Griffin (shoulder) did not practice Wednesday, the Tennessean reports.
Griffin suffered a shoulder injury this past Sunday against the Eagles, but was able to return to the game, so as long he is able to practice later in the week, the productive safety should continue to tough it out Sunday against the Texans.
Bishop Sankey RB TEN 13 Hrs
Sankey (stinger) does not appear on Wednesday's practice participation/injury report.
Sankey is good to go in advance of Sunday's game against the Texans, but with a total of 21 carries for 75 yards and a TD to go along with three catches for 21 yards over his last two outings, there are more reliable plays at running back in Week 13.
Shane Vereen RB NE 13 Hrs
Vereen (ankle) was limited at practice Wednesday, NESN.com reports.
Vereen was one of nine Patriots who were listed as limited at Wednesday's practice, and while his status is now worth following in the coming days, so far there is nothing to suggest that his availability for Sunday's game against the Packers is in danger.
Brandon LaFell WR NE 13 Hrs
LaFell (shoulder) was limited at practice Wednesday, NESN.com reports.
LaFell has downplayed the shoulder issue he sustained this past Sunday, but his presence on the Patriots' injury report makes his status worth tracking in advance of Sunday's game against the Packers. At this stage though, we'd be surprised if the wideout -- who caught nine passes for 98 yards in Week 12 -- wasn't available this weekend.
Arian Foster RB HOU 13 Hrs2 Comments
Foster (groin) practiced Wednesday, and per coach Bill O'Brien, the running back has a "good chance" to play Sunday against the Titans, the Houston Chronicle reports.
Foster has missed the Texans' last two games, but O'Brien noted encouragingly that the running back "came out there (Wednesday) and he looked good" adding, "we'll see how he feels (Thursday). I would say there's a good chance for him to play." Such an outcome of course precludes any setbacks, but for now it appears as though Foster has a solid shot to return to action in Week 13's game, a 1:00 ET kickoff.
Reggie Bush RB DET 13 Hrs2 Comments
Bush (ankle/back) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, the Detroit Free Press reports.
Bush's continued ankle worries have resulted in back-to-back DNPs, and four absences in the last six games, but the running back intends to suit up in Week 13. If he takes the field, he would join forces with Joique Bell, acting as the change-of-pace option out of the Lions' backfield.