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Date Player
10/28/2016 Lamar Miller, Hou, RB
Miller expects to play Sunday against the Detroit Lions despite a shoulder injury.

Analysis: Miller was hurt in the first quarter on Monday night at Denver and returned for a few plays after the injury, but Alfred Blue got the bulk of the carries after that. Miller said he would be surprised if he isn't able to play, but isn't sure if he'll be able to take as many snaps as he normally does. He said he had an MRI, which revealed no structural damage to his shoulder, and that it simply will be a matter of managing his pain on Sunday.
10/28/2016 DeMarco Murray, Ten, RB
Murray is getting an MRI on a toe that he hurt in Thursday's win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Titans coach Mike Mularkey said he "doesn't think it's too serious." Murray appeared to hurt the toe late in the second quarter on a 19-yard run, although he returned to the game in the second half and ended up rushing for 123 yards.
10/28/2016 Marquise Goodwin, Buf, WR
Goodwin (concussion) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Patriots.

Analysis: Goodwin had 93 yards receiving in last week's game against the Dolphins but suffered a concussion. There was never much hope he would play this week, and it's uncertain if he will be ready in time for Week 9 at Seattle.
10/28/2016 Robert Woods, Buf, WR
Woods is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Patriots due to a foot injury.

Analysis: Woods missed Buffalo's game against Miami last Sunday and has been limited throughout the week. "I'm still going day by day, trying to do everything possible to be out there Sunday," said Woods, who still leads the team with 25 receptions.
10/28/2016 Josh McCown, Cle, QB
McCown will start at quarterback for the Browns against the Jets on Sunday.

Analysis: The 14th-year pro has been sidelined since Sept. 18, when he broke his left collarbone against Baltimore. McCown began the season as the backup to Robert Griffin III before both injured their non-throwing shoulders. McCown was medically cleared to play earlier in the week, and coach Hue Jackson formally chose him as the Sunday starter following the team's morning walkthrough Friday.
10/27/2016 Marcus Mariota, Ten, QB
Mariota was very effective Thursday's win over the Jaguars, going 18 of 22 for 270 yards and two touchdowns.

Analysis: Mariota was extremely accurate in the win and continued his upward trend. He has 10 TDs against just one interception in his last four games after he was 4 against 5 in the seasons's first four contests. His 81.8 completion percentage Thursday was the best of his career in a game he had at least 20 attempts.
10/27/2016 DeMarco Murray, Ten, RB
Murray ran for a season-high 123 yards on 21 carries with a touchdown in Thursday's win over the Jaguars.

Analysis: Murray went over the 100-yard mark for the third time in four games, and with 756 yards this season, has already surpassed the 702 he had all last season with Philadelphia. The way he's going, Murray stands an excellent chance at a third straight 100-yard performance Nov. 6 at San Diego.
10/27/2016 Russell Wilson, Sea, QB
Wilson expects to play Sunday against New Orleans despite a pectoral injury suffered Monday night in a tie with Arizona. Wilson said Thursday that he's being cautious with the injury and is thankful he has a few more days of treatment and recovery before playing against the Saints.

Analysis: Wilson also revealed that he was originally told the sprained MCL should have kept him out for four weeks. Wilson has not missed a snap in any of the three games since injuring the knee.
10/27/2016 Julius Thomas, Jax, TE
Thomas is a go for the Jaguars against the Titans on Thursday night.

Analysis: Thomas had been listed as questionable because of an ankle injury.
10/27/2016 Clay Matthews, GB, LB
Matthews was limited Thursday after missing practice Wednesday with a hamstring injury. Matthews missed a game earlier this year with ankle and hamstring injuries in the same week.

Analysis: The Packers, who had their bye in Week 4, are coming off a long weekend after playing on Thursday night last week. Green Bay plays 10 straight weeks through the end of the season.
10/27/2016 Jerick McKinnon, Min, RB
McKinnon (ankle) was held out of practice Thursday.

Analysis: McKinnon has been underwhelming in his opportunity to be Minnesota's No. 1 back with Adrian Peterson sidelined, averaging just 3.2 yards per carry and generating a mere 29 receiving yards on eight catches. He's become a risky player to use for fantasy purposes.
10/27/2016 Cordarrelle Patterson, Min, WR
Patterson has a concussion after his best game of the season.

Analysis: Patterson was held out of practice Thursday. He took some hard hits in the team's loss last week at Philadelphia, where he caught all seven passes thrown to him for 67 yards and a touchdown. Patterson, used sparingly the past two years, has scored in two straight games while becoming more of an integral part of the offense.
10/27/2016 Tony Romo, Dal, QB
Romo took part in a practice for the first time this season on Thursday.

Analysis: Romo was only a limited participant in the workout, but it suggests he is getting closer to being ready to return. He participated in some scout-team activities, but did not take part in 11-on-11 drills.
10/27/2016 Darron Lee, NYJ, LB
Lee will miss his second straight game Sunday with a sprained ankle.

Analysis: Lee leads the team with 30 tackles in his rookie season.
10/27/2016 Nick Mangold, NYJ, C
Mangold appears unlikely to play Sunday at Cleveland because of a sprained right ankle that has him in a walking boot.

Analysis: Mangold was injured early in the first quarter against Baltimore last Sunday. Coach Todd Bowles said Thursday that "it doesn't look good right now" for Mangold's chances because he hasn't run yet. Bowles added that he'll "hold out another day or so" before declaring him out against the Browns.
10/27/2016 Aaron Williams, Buf, S
Williams' father told The Associated Press his son intends to wait until the offseason to determine whether to continue playing after sustaining his latest neck injury. Anthony Williams told the AP by phone Thursday that while the topic of retirement has yet to be broached, he intends to involve his entire family in a discussion to "make the best decision that's right for him."

Analysis: Williams spoke after his son was blindsided and bowled over by a hit from Dolphins receiver Jarvis Landry in a 28-25 loss at Miami on Sunday. Williams was taken to the hospital for evaluation, but cleared to travel home with the team. It's the second consecutive season Williams has been sidelined by a severe neck injury. Coach Rex Ryan on Thursday said Williams is out indefinitely.
10/27/2016 Josh Norman, Was, CB
Norman has been cleared to fly with the Redskins to London for Sunday's game against the Bengals after dealing with a concussion.

Analysis: Coach Jay Gruden said Thursday it's still not been determined whether Norman will be able to play on Sunday. Norman was hurt when he hit his helmet on the turf during Washington's 20-17 loss at Detroit on Sunday.
10/27/2016 Clay Matthews, GB, LB
Matthews once again is dealing with an ailing hamstring, coach Mike McCarthy said.

Analysis: Matthews initially sustained a hamstring injury against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2, prompting the six-time Pro Bowl selection to be sidelined for the next game versus the Detroit Lions. "The plan for him is to (practice) more in a limited fashion (Thursday)," McCarthy said of Matthews, who did not participate in Wednesday's practice.
10/27/2016 Aldon Smith, Oak, LB
Smith has applied to the NFL to be reinstated from his one-year suspension, asking Commissioner Roger Goodell to be allowed back on the field once his ban for violating the league's substance-abuse policy ends on Nov. 17.

Analysis: Smith was suspended for one year last November for violating the substance-abuse policy. That stemmed from an arrest in August on charges of drunken driving, hit and run and vandalism, which led to his release by the San Francisco 49ers. Smith signed with Oakland last September and played nine games before being suspended for a second time by the NFL.
10/27/2016 Michael Floyd, Ari, WR
Floyd might not play against the Panthers on Sunday because of a hamstring injury suffered during last Sunday night's 6-6 tie with the Seahawks.

Analysis: Cardinals coach Bruce Arians said he's keeping his fingers crossed on Floyd, who has 257 receiving yards and three TDs on 19 receptions.
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