Khiry Robinson RB NO 15 Hrs
Robinson (forearm) is out for Sunday's game against Green Bay.
With Robinson and Pierre Thomas (shoulder) both out, Mark Ingram and Travaris Cadet should both see reliable workloads Sunday, though Cadet's role might exclusively exist within the passing game. Robinson didn't practice at all this week, which makes his availability beyond Sunday a bit of a question mark.
Shane Vereen RB NE 15 Hrs4 Comments
Vereen (illness) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Bears, the Boston Herald reports.
Though we'd be surprised if the illness that sidelined Vereen during Friday's practice affects his Sunday status, those planning to start the running back this week are advised to verify his availability in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff. Based on his usage in the absence of Stevan Ridley in Week 7, Vereen appears to be in line to head the Patriots' Week 8 rushing attack, with Jonas Gray and Brandon Bolden working in complementary roles.
Jimmy Graham TE NO 15 Hrs
Graham (shoulder) is questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay but "seems likely" to play after practicing all week in a limited capacity, ESPN NFL Nation's Mike Triplett reports.
Graham is generally expected to play since he practiced all week and managed to play 30 snaps against Detroit a week ago. Although he might not be at full strength, Graham's owners in season-long leagues will probably struggle to find a better alternative in most cases. Graham is averaging a touchdown catch every 11.8 targets for his career, and he has averaged almost exactly nine targets per game going back to 2011.
Greg Salas WR NYJ 15 Hrs
Salas (wrist, ankle) is unlikely to play Sunday against the Bills, ESPN.com reports.
He's officially listed as questionable for the contest, though given the Jets' recent acquisition of Percy Harvin, Salas remains a break or two away from fantasy utility.
Bruce Carter LB DAL 15 Hrs
Carter (quadriceps) practiced fully in Friday's practice.
After upgrading from limited to full practice participation from Thursday to Friday, it's looking like Carter is a good bet to make his return to the starting Dallas defense against Washington on Monday. Carter and Rolando McClain have been a surprisingly effective pair when healthy, and the Dallas defense should get another boost in Week 9 if DeMarcus Lawrence (foot) is ready to play, as expected.
Bilal Powell RB NYJ 15 Hrs
Powell (foot) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bills, the Jets' official site reports.
Given that he is behind both Chris Ivory and Chris Johnson in the Jets' RB pecking order, Powell is off the fantasy radar as long as the aforementioned duo remains healthy.
Eric Decker WR NYJ 15 Hrs
Decker (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Bills, the Jets' official site reports.
Decker, who was limited at practice this week, caught four of seven targets for 65 yards in Week 7's loss to the Patriots and appears on track to see his share of looks on weekly basis going forward, in the absence of an injury setback.
Josh Robinson DB MIN 15 Hrs
Robinson (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
Robinson left practice with an ankle issue Thursday and sat out Friday's practice, so he seems like he's highly questionable for Sunday.
Sean Smith DB KC 15 Hrs
Smith (groin) is probable for Sunday's game against the Rams, Terez A. Paylor of the Kansas City Star reports.
Smith hasn't missed a game this season despite suffering from a groin injury. He appears to in line to start again this week against the Rams.
Corey Wootton DL MIN 15 Hrs
Wootton (back) is probable for Sunday's game against Tampa Bay.
Wootton is just a rotational lineman for the Vikings and he therefore isn't much of an IDP consideration, but he should provide some useful energy off the bench.