Jackson's bout with a hamstring concern continues, as he fit in very little activity in drills. In the last four games, he's been fairly consistent, though, posting at least 60 yards receiving in each one en route to 18 receptions (on 27 targets) for 371 yards and two touchdowns. Owners should monitor his progress through the injury as the weekend draws near.
Crabtree (ankle) was limited in practice Wednesday.
Crabtree has seen moderate use in his first two games of the season, recording six receptions (on 12 targets) for 108 yards. His eight targets Sunday against the Seahawks matched Anquan Boldin for the team-high, while Vernon Davis received just three. The trio figures to open things up for the others, but the likelihood of each being a hit-or-miss option increases with all three healthy. Meanwhile, because the ankle injury is a new one for Crabtree, keep a watchful eye on his practice participation as the weekend draws closer.
Neither Peterson (mid-foot sprain) or Toby Gerhart were able to practice on Wednesday, ESPN.com reports.
Meanwhile, coach Leslie Frazier indicated that both backs would likely sit out practice until Friday, with Frazier suggesting that he was more optimistic about Gerhart than Peterson at this stage. "If it seems to be a problem, we'll err on the side of caution with him for sure. So we'll see how he does," Frazier said of the still very iffy (for Week 15) Peterson on Wednesday.
12/11/13 - 5:09PM ETFrank Gore
: Limited Wednesday
Gore (ankle) was a limited participant in practice Wednesday.
Gore once again lands on the injury report as a result of his ankle concern, which seemed to be bothering him near the end of the 49ers' win Sunday versus their primary rival, the Seahawks. Still, he reached the 100-yard threshold on the ground for the third time this season, carrying the rock 17 times for 110 yards, including a 51-yard dash that helped set up the game-winning field goal. As the weekend approaches, his status for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay should be clarified.
Lynch (shoulder) didn't participate in practice Wednesday.
Previously, Lynch has missed practice, or had his reps capped, by knee, hip, and non-injury issues this season. The aforementioned concerns haven't stopped him from taking the field in all 13 of the Seahawks' tilts, including this past Sunday, when an 11-yard touchdown run marked his fifth touchdown in the last four contests. Expect Lynch to take the same route as always, culminating in active status Sunday at the Giants.
12/11/13 - 4:43PM ETLamar Miller
: (Concussion) Full Practice Wednesday
Miller (concussion) practiced in full on Wednesday, the Dolphins' official site reports.
Miller continues to trend in the right direction in advance of Sunday's game against the Patriots, though the re-emergence of Daniel Thomas suggests that the Dolphins could turn to a backfield committee in Week 15, assuming Miller avoids any setbacks.
12/11/13 - 4:23PM ETJohn Carlson
: Misses Practice Wednesday
Carlson (concussion) did not practice Wednesday, ESPN's Ben Goessling reports.
Carlson hasn't been cleared to resume practicing yet after suffering the head injury in Sunday's loss to the Ravens. It's uncertain at this point if he'll make enough progress to play this week, a scenario that would leave Chase Ford and Rhett Ellison as the Vikings' tight ends.
Jennings remains on track to play Sunday against the Chiefs, barring any setbacks, which is more than can be said about teammate Darren McFadden, who continues to miss practice.
12/11/13 - 3:33PM ETJordan Reed
: No Practice Wednesday
Reed (concussion) didn't practice Wednesday, Zac Boyer of the Washington Times reports.
During Reed's concussion saga, he's missed two games, despite limited showings in practice prior to each one. Lingering headaches are to blame, and due to the league's awareness of the issue, he'll continue to sit until all symptoms have waned. In the meantime, Logan Paulsen has been the tight end of note in Washington, posting touchdowns in back-to-back outings.
Walker's full practice participation, coupled with the Titans' recent release of fellow tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, supports the notion put forth Monday by coach Mike Munchak that Walker is expected to return to action this weekend against a Cards' squad that has had trouble stopping tight ends this season. With his solid Sunday matchup in mind, Walker is worth snagging off the waiver wire if his inactive status in Week 14 led to him being let go in your league.
Palmer (elbow) was limited in Wednesday's practice, Cardinals' official site reports.
Palmer's sore elbow didn't hinder him too much in Week 13, as he displayed pin-point accuracy by completing 27-of-32 passes for 269 yards and one touchdown. In order to avoid aggravating the injury, he'll likely have his reps capped during the week, but barring any setbacks, he'll take the field Sunday at Tennessee.
Ellington (knee) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Held out in Week 13 due to a knee injury, Ellington returned to the fold this past Sunday and found the end zone immediately among his 11 carries and two receptions. Until the ailment diminishes, he'll likely be held in check during drills in order to save him for game day. As the week rolls on, his status for Sunday's contest in Tennessee should receive clarification.
Jones-Drew (hamstring) will be listed as questionable this week and isn't expected to practice until Friday, the Jaguars' official site reports. "We've decided to wait until Friday to test (the hamstring) out," Jones-Drew indicated Wednesday.
Jones-Drew -- who expressed cautious optimism Wednesday with regard to his Week 15 status -- added that he could even wait until Saturday to test out his balky hamstring. Either way, his status for Sunday's game against the Bills is uncertain at this stage, with Jordan Todman (shoulder, limited) and Denard Robinson next in line for carries in the event that MJD is out or limited this weekend.
Gonzalez (toe) was limited in practice Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
Although he was missing during the media portion of drills, Gonzalez was able to fit in some activity, repeating his workload from a week ago. He's been active in all four games since suffering an injured toe, recording 18 receptions (on 28 targets) for 173 yards and two touchdowns. Owners should feel safe that he'll suit up again Sunday against the Redskins, barring a setback.
12/11/13 - 1:25PM ETCecil Shorts
: Sits Out Practice Wednesday
Shorts did not practice Wednesday due to a groin injury, BuffaloBills.com reports.
This has been nagging Shorts for weeks yet he's continued to play. That said, Shorts is usually practicing on a limited basis at this stage of the workweek, so even though there might not be cause for alarm just yet, we'll certainly check back on him Thursday and Friday.
White (knee) practiced in a limited capacity Wednesday, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
White has avoided the injury report before each of the Falcons' three previous contests, totaling 20 receptions (on 26 targets) for 241 yards during that stretch. Because he was able to take part in some drills, his prospects for Sunday's game against the Redskins appear positive. However, owners should watch his practice participation as the weekend draws near.
Austin (ankle) didn't take part in practice Wednesday, Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
Austin's speed was on display in Week 14, as he turned one of his two touches into a 56-yard run. However, he emerged from the contest with an injured ankle, the severity of which is unknown at this time. As the week goes on, owners should keep an eye on his progress, or lack thereof, in order to determine his availability for Sunday's game versus the Saints.
12/11/13 - 12:49PM ETPercy Harvin
: No Practice Again Wednesday
Harvin (hip) won't participate in practice Wednesday, John Boyle of the Everett Herald reports.
In an attempt to relieve discomfort in his left hip, Harvin underwent a procedure two weeks ago that included a number of injections. There is no distinct timetable for a return, but because the Seahawks are in line for a lengthy playoff run, he'll likely have to exhibit full health before clearance is given.
Cousins worked with the Redskins' starting offense during the media access portion of Wednesday's practice, the Washington Post reports.
Meanwhile, previous starting quarterback Robert Griffin confirmed Wednesday that coach Mike Shanahan has decided to shut him down for the Redskins' last three games, which sets the stage for Cousins to continue to helm the team's offense down the stretch.
12/11/13 - 12:09PM ETWes Welker
: Ruled Out this Week
Welker (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game against the Chargers.
Welker's confirmed absence helps ensure that wideouts Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker will see their share of Week 15 targets, while tight ends Julius Thomas and Jacob Tamme could also see added looks from QB Peyton Manning on Thursday.
Griffin confirmed Wednesday that coach Mike Shanahan has decided to shut him down for the last three games of the season, NFL.com reports.
As a result, the Redskins plan to start Kirk Cousins at quarterback down the stretch. At 3-10, coach Mike Shanahan indicated that he elected shut down Griffin in order to make sure that the team's franchise QB is healthy heading into the offseason. Assuming no unexpected short-term developments, it looks like the next regular season action Griffin will see is in Week 1 of the 2014 campaign.
Floyd (ankle) won't participate in Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Floyd's ailing ankle held him in check in Week 14, when he caught just two of five targets for 26 yards. As a result, Floyd will be absent from Wednesday's drills for a second consecutive week, but subsequent practice sessions will provide a better inkling of his availability Sunday at Tennessee.
12/11/13 - 11:33AM ETEddie Lacy
: Will Attempt To Practice Friday
Lacy (ankle), who didn't practice Wednesday, will continue his rehab Thursday, before attempting to practice Friday, Rob Demovsky of ESPN.com reports.
An injured right ankle is keeping Lacy out of practice and seems to be threatening his Week 15 availability. Friday's injury report could shed some light on the situation, but owners may want to throw a speculative dart in James Starks' direction, if Lacy isn't able to take the field Sunday in Dallas.
12/11/13 - 10:53AM ETJay Cutler
: Status To Be Announced Thursday
Cutler (ankle) will participate in Wednesday's walkthrough practice, after which his status for Sunday's game at Cleveland will be determined and an announcement made Thursday, Rich Campbell of the Chicago Tribune reports.
Cutler has received clearance to work at full speed, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports, which should leave his owners optimistic for Week 15. The performance of Josh McCown in his stead has been remarkable, but coach Marc Trestman has stated time and again that Cutler is the Bears' starting quarterback, when healthy. Expect clarification surrounding Cutler's status to arrive Thursday.
12/11/13 - 10:23AM ETEddie Lacy
: No Practice Wednesday
Lacy (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday but was seen rehabbing on the side, Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.
Lacy was tending to the right ankle injury that he suffered in Week 14, which knocked him out for a portion of the Packers' win versus the Falcons. He finished with a workman-like 20 rushes for 65 yards and a one-yard touchdown, which he supplemented with three receptions for 25 yards. Considering the eventual workload, expect to see Lacy on the practice field before the week concludes.
12/11/13 - 10:16AM ETReggie Bush
: Expects To Play Monday
Bush (calf) expects to suit up Monday night against the Ravens, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Bush, who sustained his calf injury in practice last week, relayed that prior to Week 14, he had never missed a game due to a muscle pull. Luckily, he has an extra day to rest up this week, but because the Lions won't take the practice field until Thursday, owners won't have a preliminary idea of his status before that point.
12/11/13 - 10:06AM ETToby Gerhart
: Likely Missing Practice Wednesday
Gerhart (hamstring) is unlikely to practice Wednesday. Coach Leslie Frazier said, "Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart probably won't practice today. Hoping to have them practice on Friday."
Gerhart came out of Week 15 with a strained hamstring, an injury that Frazier didn't seem too concerned with Monday. His likely absence Wednesday could be a precautionary measure, especially since Gerhart would handle the bulk of the workload on game day due, if Peterson's mid-foot sprain eventually rules him out. Frazier is more optimistic about Gerhart's chances of suiting up Sunday versus the Eagles, but the running back situation is unlikely to receive clarity before the end of the week.
Peterson (foot) is unlikely to practice Wednesday. Coach Leslie Frazier said, "Adrian Peterson and Toby Gerhart probably won't practice today. Hoping to have them practice on Friday."
Peterson was knocked out of Sunday's game in Baltimore with what was eventually deemed a mid-foot sprain, placing his status for Week 15 in question. Peterson would prefer to play through the injury, but the Vikings are seemingly leaning toward keeping him sidelined. Frazier's comments leave the door open for Peterson to show that he can take the field Sunday against the Eagles, but owners likely won't be aware of his availability until the end of the week. If he's deemed inactive, his backup, Toby Gerhart (hamstring), is also hobbled, which could place Matt Asiata into a starring role in a run-heavy scheme.
Cassel will start at quarterback Sunday against the Eagles.
Despite receiving clearance from the concussion protocol Monday, Christian Ponder won't bump Cassel from his place as the Vikings' No. 1 signal caller. In each of the four games in which he's earned significant playing time this season, Cassel has racked up between 240 and 265 yards, while throwing at least one touchdown in each outing. His Week 15 matchup versus Philadelphia, who rank second-to-last in the league against the pass, could be fruitful as well.
Jackson (undisclosed) was absent from the open portion of Wednesday's practice, Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports.
Jackson has been dealing with a hamstring injury this month, but it didn't stop him from racking up three receptions for 70 yards and a 38-yard touchdown in Week 14. Currently, it's unclear what's keeping him off the practice field, but his ailment should become clear in the near future. As the week carries on, owners will want to keep a close eye on his status.
Cousins will start Sunday's game against the Falcons, ESPN.com reports.
Moreover, the report adds that previous starter Robert Griffin is expected to be inactive for Sunday's game, with Rex Grossman in line to serve as Cousins' Week 15 backup. While the situation is fluid, given that the move was made with an eye on keeping Griffin healthy for the offseason, Cousins will presumably remain the team's starter beyond Week 15. In any case, Cousins -- who takes on a Falcons' defense Sunday that has allowed a healthy 25 passing TDs to date -- merits attention in deeper formats this week, and of course from those who normally use Griffin in their fantasy lineups.
Not only is Griffin unlikely to start Sunday, he is also expected to be inactive for the Redskins' matchup with the Falcons, Jeff Darlington of NFL.com reports.
Darlington's report notes that Redskins players were informed that Rex Grossman will serve as the backup behind Kirk Cousins on Sunday, so though the Redskins have still not officially announced their plans, signs continue to point to him not playing in Week 15. It seems likely that head coach Mike Shanahan will address his quarterback situation and provide some clarification following Wednesday's practice.
The Packers are growing increasingly pessimistic that Rodgers (collarbone) will be able to play in Sunday's game against the Cowboys, ESPN.com reports.
The Packers have not given up all hope of Rodgers playing this week, but after he felt pain while working out last week, the team believes it is unlikely he will be cleared to play this week. While the next three days of practice figure to ultimately determine Rodgers' fate, as of now it appears Matt Flynn is the favorite to start in Week 15.
Cousins is expected to replace Robert Griffin as the Redskins' quarterback Sunday against the Falcons, ESPN.com reports.
While the Redskins have yet to confirm such a move, coach Mike Shanahan hinted Monday that the 3-10 Redskins may shut Griffin down, with the quarterback's long-term health in mind. Expect confirmation of the move -- one way or the other -- later Wednesday, but Cousins is worth a speculative pickup in deeper formats, or by those who normally use Griffin in their lineups.
Griffin's teammate, Kirk Cousins, is reportedly in line to start at quarterback for the Redskins on Sunday against the Falcons, ESPN.com reports.
With the Redskins 3-10, coach Mike Shanahan hinted Monday that the team may sit Griffin (who suffered a serious knee injury last January) for the last three games of the season, with an eye toward keeping the quarterback (who has been 24 sacked times in the past five games) healthy for the offseason. Such a move has yet to be confirmed by the Redskins officially, but we'd expect the team to clarify the situation later Wednesday, in any case.
Tuesday, December 10
12/10/13 - 6:19PM ETReggie Wayne
: (Knee) Preparing For Next Season
Wayne (knee) is aiming to be ready for the beginning of training camp next year, NFL.com reports.
Wayne disappointingly saw his season end in Week 7, when he tore his ACL and meniscus while making a cut. The accomplished veteran underwent reconstructive knee surgery shortly after and, according to doctors, is now ahead of schedule in his recovery process. Wayne doesn't expect to participate in offseason team activities, but maintains that being ready for training camp is his goal at this point.
Jacobs (knee) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, the New York Daily News reports.
Jacobs has dealt with continual knee swelling for the better part of this season, but after being placed on IR, the bruising back will now be free to undergo a knee procedure he had been planning for this offseason. The veteran's career is nearing an end, but if he finds himself on a roster in 2014, Jacobs will be a sparingly-used short-yardage back.
12/10/13 - 4:56PM ETJulius Thomas
: Second Consecutive Full Practice
Thomas (knee) practiced in full for the second straight day.
After missing two games with a knee injury, Thomas returned to action Sunday against Tennessee and caught five passes for 35 yards and a touchdown. The fact that he's practiced Monday and Tuesday bodes well for owners, as all signs point to him being in the lineup Thursday against San Diego.
Decker (ribs) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice, the Broncos' official website reports.
Decker was briefly sidelined after taking a hard shot to the ribs during Sunday's win over the Titans, but ultimately was able to return to the game without ceding any production. With 16 catches on 24 targets for 291 yards and five touchdowns in his last two games, Decker has been a gem during the critical fantasy playoff period. Decker's owners should be happy he survived Sunday's injury scare and feel optimistic about his chances of continuing his strong play, especially since Wes Welker (concussion) looks very doubtful to play this Thursday.
12/10/13 - 3:46PM ETPeyton Manning
: (Ankle) Full Participant in Practice on Tuesday
Manning (ankle) was a full participant in Tuesday's practice.
Manning has been sitting early in the week for a while now in order to rest his bum ankle, but will not be afforded that luxury this week with a short turnaround on tap. He's been able to put up huge numbers despite the ailment, and it's hard to imagine that changing against a Chargers defense that ranks in the bottom seven in the league against fantasy quarterbacks.
12/10/13 - 3:34PM ETWes Welker
: (Concussion) Did Not Practice Tuesday
Welker (concussion) did not practice Tuesday.
The Broncos haven't officially ruled Welker out for Thursday's game against the Chargers, but it seems like a foregone conclusion that he'll sit after suffering his second concussion in less than a month Sunday. His status beyond Thursday is uncertain.
12/10/13 - 2:50PM ETEddie Royal
: (Toe) Limited in Practice Tuesday
Royal (toe) was a limited participant in Tuesday's practice.
Though the Chargers didn't actually practice Monday, Royal was a projected DNP, so his limited status Tuesday represent an upgrade. Royal may still be headed for a questionable designation ahead of Thursday's game against the Broncos, but considering he hasn't seen more than four targets in any of his last four games, he's a high-risk fantasy option regardless.
Rodgers (collarbone) said Tuesday that he experienced pain when working out last Wednesday, NFL.com reports. "I shouldn't be having pain doing simple movements," Rodgers said.
On his weekly radio show, Rodgers said he felt discomfort when doing quick movements and handing the ball off with his left hand. It's not a great sign in regards to his availability for Week 15, but Rodgers added that he will try to practice Wednesday. Ultimately, the Packers' medical staff will make the call on when Rodgers will return to action, but if Rodgers doesn't get the green light to go against Dallas, Matt Flynn will once again be tasked with keeping Green Bay's season alive.
12/10/13 - 11:40AM ETSean Lee
: (Neck) Good Chance To Play Sunday
Lee has been diagnosed with a neck strain and is considered day-to-day, Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com reports.
According to the report, Lee has a good chance to play Sunday against the Packers after an MRI revealed only a strain. It's obviously great news for Dallas, as Lee has been one of the team's few bright spots on defense.
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said Monday that Harvin (hip) remains day-to-day with soreness, ESPN.com reports.
The Seahawks recently attempted to treat Harvin with a series of injections, but the pain in his surgically-repaired hip is lingering. Harvin missed a second straight game Sunday and Carroll said the team will find out Wednesday if he can practice in anticipation of Sunday's tilt against the Giants.
Peterson (foot) is unlikely to play Sunday against the Eagles, ESPN.com reports.
On Monday, Peterson said that he planned to play against Philadelphia, but it sounds like the Vikings are leaning toward sitting their star running back. It should be noted that ESPN is the only media outlet reporting that Peterson is likely to sit, and the team has only confirmed that Peterson will not need surgery on the foot. Various tests have cleared Peterson of any structural damage, and he's not at risk for a Lisfranc injury. However, if Peterson is unable to shed his walking boot in the coming days and show that he can run without pain, Toby Gerhart (hamstring), or potentially Matt Asiata, would likely have to step in to handle primary rushing duties.
12/10/13 - 8:28AM ETJay Cutler
: Will Start When Cleared to Play
Bears coach Marc Trestman said after Monday's win over the Cowboys that Cutler (ankle) will return to the starting lineup once he receives medical clearance, ESPN.com reports.
Backup Josh McCown threw for 348 yards and accounted for five touchdowns (one rushing) in Monday's win, and has posted a quarterback rating of 109.8 in his seven appearances this season, but Trestman quieted any talk of a quarterback controversy by saying Cutler is still the starter when healthy. While Cutler, who's in the final year of his contract with Chicago, logged two limited practices last week, his status for Sunday's game against the Browns is up in the air at the moment.
The Vikings confirmed Tuesday that Peterson will not need surgery on his sprained foot, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
It's reassuring, if unsurprising, news, as various tests already ruled out any ligament tears or fractures for Peterson. As far as his playing status goes, Peterson will need to shed his walking boot before the team makes any decisions. Toby Gerhart (hamstring) is also banged up, so the Vikings' backfield situation heading into Sunday's game against the Eagles is cloudy, to say the least.
Lee (neck) is expected to undergo an MRI on Tuesday, Brandon George of the Dallas Morning News reports.
The Cowboys are not taking Lee's latest injury lightly, and understandably so, given the nature of the ailment. Lee left Monday's game - his first game back after missing two games with a hamstring issue - against Chicago in the second half with the neck injury. He should be considered questionable to play against the Packers until further notice.
Rodgers (collarbone) still hasn't received medical clearance to return to game action, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports.
With that in mind, Rodgers will work out in front of the Packers' medical staff on Tuesday and then will be assessed again Wednesday in order to evaluate how much progress he has made. In the meantime, the Packers are preparing Matt Flynn to start against the Cowboys in Week 15.
Stewart has a torn MCL in his right knee, Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer reports.
The report notes that Stewart won't play for the next couple of games, but he will be evaluated in 10 days and could conceivably return to action as soon as Week 17. In the meantime, starter DeAngelo Williams figures to be in line for added carries in Stewart's absence.
Gerhart suffered a hamstring strain against Baltimore on Sunday, Minneapolis Star Tribune writer Chip Scoggins reports.
Coach Leslie Frazier didn't seem to demonstrate much concern over Gerhart's hamstring tweak, which is a good sign particularly when one considers the very real possibility that Adrian Peterson might miss time with his foot injury. Those looking to capitalize on Gerhart this week should definitely follow his practice status leading up to the weekend, though.
Peterson (foot) was in a walking boot Monday and will undergo a CT scan, Minneapolis Star Tribune writer Chip Scoggins reports. An MRI ruled out any ligament tears and a lisfranc injury, but he's getting the CT scan to rule out any fractures, the St. Paul Pioneer Press reports.
Peterson seems highly questionable at the moment, and backup Toby Gerhart is somewhat uncertain himself with a hamstring tweak. Matt Asiata is the third runner for Minnesota, but it wouldn't surprise if the Vikings looked for outside help in the event that one of Peterson or Gerhart misses time. However, Peterson has said he expects to play this week.
The Panthers believe Stewart suffered a torn MCL against New Orleans on Sunday, ESPN's Adam Schefter report.
If Stewart's Monday MRI confirms this suspicion, it's difficult to see him playing again in 2013. DeAngelo Williams will get a modest boost in his workload if Stewart is unable to contribute from here.
Rudolph likely would have been able to return to the field in a week or two, but the Vikings decided to shut him down since there was no chance to compete for a playoff spot. John Carlson, meanwhile, is questionable with a concussion, which could force the Vikings to start blocking specialist Rhett Ellison.
12/09/13 - 9:28AM ETWes Welker
: (Concussion) Very Iffy for Thursday
Coach John Fox said that the Broncos' medical staff will handle Welker's case carefully in the wake of the wideout's second concussion this season, Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports.
Though Fox has not yet ruled Welker out this week, Klis suggests that it is very unlikely that the receiver will be cleared in advance of Thursday's game against the Chargers.
An MRI has confirmed that Mathieu suffered both a torn ACL and LCL in Sunday's game against the Rams, ESPN.com reports.
A timetable for Mathieu's recovery has not been released, but the injuries will sideline him for the rest of the season and cost the Cardinals one of their top playmakers on the defensive side of the ball. Rashad Johnson will take Mathieu's starting spot in the secondary.
Jones-Drew (strained hamstring) hopes to return to practice Friday, Hays Carlyon of the Florida Times-Union reports.
The report suggests that Jones-Drew seems very questionable for Sunday's game against the Bills, with Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson next in line for carries in the event that MJD is unable to play in Week 15.
Weatherspoon (shoulder) finished Sunday's game against the Packers with seven total tackles, an interception, and a 71-yard touchdown return.
Weatherspoon was in the right place at the right time for his interception, as a kicked football landed in his arms before he scampered 71 yards to the house. He returned to the game in the second half after suffering a shoulder injury, so although he might be limited in practice this week, it appears the injury isn't too serious.
Stewart will undergo an MRI on his right knee Monday, ESPN.com reports.
His injury was initially referred to as a knee contusion, but later it was indicated by the Panthers that it could be more serious. If Stewart is forced to miss time, which is where this situation seems to be trending, then DeAngelo Williams would be in line to see more touches down the stretch, along with fullback Mike Tolbert.
Coach Rob Chudzinski said that McGahee suffered a concussion in the fourth quarter of Sunday's loss to the Patriots, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Prior to his concussion, McGahee recorded 14 carries for 33 rushing yards.
McGahee's status for Week 15's game against the Bears is now cloudy, with Chris Ogbonnaya and Fozzy Whittaker next up for carries if the veteran isn't cleared in advance of next weekend's contest.
Hartley made his only field goal attempt, a 19-yard kick, and added four extra points in Sunday's win against the Panthers.
After being held to only a single point in Seattle in Week 13, Hartley was granted the opportunity to put the ball through the uprights on more than one occasion on Sunday. The problem, however, was that most of Hartley's kicks were of the extra point variety as the Saints' offense scored touchdowns on four of their five red zone trips. Still, there's little reason to believe the offense won't continue to roll next week against a Rams defense that gave up 30 points to Arizona in Week 14, making Hartley a solid option to again put up points behind Drew Brees, et. al.
Jordan made three tackles (all solo) and two sacks in Sunday's win against the Panthers.
After a quiet performance against Seattle in Week 13, Jordan returned to the sack column, turning double duty against Cam Newton. Although he doesn't make huge waves in the tackle department - only 38 such stops on the season - his 11.5 sacks are good for fourth in the NFL, making him near a must-start at defensive end in most IDP leagues.
Tests confirmed that Gronkowski (knee) suffered a torn ACL and MCL in Sunday's win over the Browns, Albert Breeer of NFL.com reports.
Given the late-season nature of the severe injury, Gronkowski is likely to miss a significant portion of the 2014 season on top of the rest of the current one. The Patriots may opt for a heavier use of multi-receiver sets, rather than attempt to replace Gronk with one of their other tight ends. Still, extra targets may be directed at Matthew Mulligan or Michael Hoomanawanui down the stretch.