Week 14 of the 2012 regular season is already upon us, and the fantasy playoffs are beginning for a majority of the leagues out there. Fantasy owners must know if their top stars will suit up.
Many of the NFL’s top stars are banged up, and fantasy football owners must start formulating backup plans for the potential inactives. Now is not the time to be taking unnecessary chances.
We have all the news you need for your fantasy team or your favorite NFL squad, so keep it here for all the latest updates as they break.
Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots
While NFL.com's Albert Breer reported that Gronkowski was eyeing this game as a possible return at the time of his injury, this is not the case and he is on this week's list of inactive players. Unsurprisingly, the Patriots have been unwilling to share details on the star tight end's progress, and with the AFC East already wrapped up, the team has little incentive to risk any further injury to Gronkowski.
Darren McFadden, RB, Oakland Raiders
According to Steve Corkran of the Contra Costa Times, the Oakland Raiders believe that despite star running back Darren McFadden re-injuring his ankle Thursday night, he should be a go for Week 15.
Ben Roethlisberger, QB, Pittsburgh Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelershave had star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger running the first-team offense all week, so fantasy owners and Steelers fans rejoice, he is officially active for Sunday.
Percy Harvin, WR, Minnesota Vikings
Status: Out (moved to Injured Reserve)
According to Fox Sports North, the Minnesota Vikings have put star wide receiver Percy Harvin on the IR with a high-ankle sprain that was not healing fast enough. The team was smart to make this move now and save the young star for the future.
LeSean McCoy, RB, Philadelphia Eagles
Geoff Mosher of Comcast SportsNet is reporting that Philadelphia Eagles star running back LeSean McCoy is still dealing with concussion symptoms and has not been cleared to play this week.
Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers
After missing practice all week, the Green Bay Packers have officially listed wide receiver Jordy Nelson as out (h/t CBS Sports) for Sunday’s matchup with the Detroit Lions.
Full Inactive List
Houston at New England
Texans: CB Alan Ball, OLB Brooks Reed, G Antoine Caldwell, G Cody White, T Derek Newton, TE Garrett Graham, NT Terrell McClain
Patriots: OL Nick McDonald, OL Markus Zusevics, TE Rob Gronkowski, DE Jake Bequette, DL Ron Brace, DB Derrick Martin, FB James Develin
Detroit at Green Bay
Lions: S Louis Delmas, DT Corey Williams, T Jason Fox, T Corey Hilliard, QB Kellen Moore, WR Lance Long, DE Ronnell Lewis
Packers: S Charles Woodson, RB James Starks, LB Clay Matthews, LB Terrell Manning, WR Jordy Nelson, DE Mike Neal, DE C.J. Wilson
Miami at San Francisco
Dolphins: QB Pat Devlin, DB Jimmy Wilson, CB Michael Coe, LB Josh Kaddu, OL Patrick Brown, TE Kyle Miller, TE Michael Egnew.
49ers: QB Scott Tolzien, S Trenton Robinson, RB Jewel Hampton, RB Brandon Jacobs, G Joe Looney, WR Mario Manningham, NT Ian Williams.
Arizona at Seattle
Cardinals: CB Jamell Fleming, QB Kevin Kolb, WR LaRon Byrd, G Senio Kelemete, T Pat McQuistan, TE Kory Sperry, DE Ronald Talley.
Seahawks: WR Charly Martin, CB Marcus Trufant, CB DeShawn Shead, CB Ron Parker, Rishaw Johnson, T Mike Person, DT Jaye Howard.
New Orleans at NY Giants
Saints: CB Corey White, RB Chris Ivory, LB Scott Shanle, T Charles Brown, DT Tyrunn Walker, TE Michael Higgins, DE Turk McBride.
Giants: Tyler Sash, Travis Beckum, S Kenny Phillips, RB Ryan Torain, Adewale Ojomo, Adrien Robinson, DT Marvin Austin.
St. Louis at Buffalo
Rams: WR Danny Amendola, QB Austin Davis, TE Mike McNeill, DT Matt Conrath, RB Terrance Ganaway, OL Chris Williams, T Joe Barksdale.
Bills: QB Tarvaris Jackson, CB Aaron Williams, CB TJ Heath, C Eric Wood, OL Chris Scott, WR Marcus Easley, DE Mark Anderson.
Dallas at Cincinnati
Cowboys: WR Anthony Armstrong, SS Charlie Peprah, LB Kyle Wilber, G David Arkin, DT Jay Ratliff, T Darrion Weems.
Bengals: CB Dre’ Kirkpatrick, K Mike Nugent, RB Cedric Peerman, DT Brandon Thompson, TE Richard Quinn, S George Iloka, DT Devon Still.
Kansas City at Cleveland
Chiefs: QB Ricky Stanzi, RB Nate Eachus, S Abram Elam, WR Devon Wylie, S Kendrick Lewis, DT Jerrell Powe, WR Steve Breaston.
Browns: DB Trevin Wade, DB Eric Hagg, RB Brandon Jackson, FB Owen Marecic, DT Ronnie Cameron, OL Jarrod Shaw, WR Josh Cooper.
Tennessee at Indianapolis
Titans: QB Rusty Smith, WR Damian Williams, LB Colin McCarthy, G Mitch Petrus, T Daniel Baldridge, WR Lavelle Hawkins, DT DaJohn Harris.
Colts: S Tom Zbikowski, LB Mario Harvey, T Joe Reitz , OL Brady Sowell, RB Donald Brown, Wr Nathan Palmer, DT Kellen Heard.
Chicago at Minnesota
Bears: QB Josh McCown, OT Chris Spencer, LB Brian Urlacher, DT Stephen Paea, CB Tim Jennings WR Earl Bennett, WR Dane Sanzenbacher.
Vikings: QB McLeod Bethel-Thompson, DE D'Aundre Reed, OL Troy Kropog, LB Audie Cole, CB Brandon Bruton, OL Mark Asper, TE Allen Reisner.
Philadelphia at Tampa Bay
Eagles: QB Michael Vick, WR Greg Salas, RB LeSean McCoy, RB Chris Polk, S Kurt Coleman, OT Matt Kopa, DT Mike Patterson.
Buccaneers: RB Michael Smith, DT Matthew Masifilo, LB Najee Goode, WR David Douglas, DT Roy Miller, WR Davis Gilreath, CB LeQuan Lewis.
Baltimore at Washington
Ravens: OL Ramon Harewood, CB Jimmy Smith, LB Dannell Ellerbe, TE Ed Dickson, DT Bryan Hall, LB Terrell Suggs, WR Deonte Thompson.
Redskins: QB Rex Grossman, WR Brandon Banks, WR Dezmon Briscoe, LB Roddrick Muckelroy, G Josh LeRibeus, G Tom Compton, DG Adam Gettis.
Atlanta at Carolina
Falcons: QB Dominique Davis, OL Phillipkeith Manley, DT Travian Robinson, S William Moore, WR Tim Toone, DE Lawrence Sidbury, OL Harland Gunn.
Panthers: QB Jimmy Clausen, WR Brandon LaFell, RB Jonathan Stewart, LB James Anderson, C Jeff Byers, T Bruce Campbell, DT Dwan Edwards.
NY Jets at Jacksonville
Jets: QB Greg McElroy, WR Jordan White, TE Dustin Keller, DT Damon Harrison, OL Calel Schlauderaff, LB Ricky Sapp, WR Edmond Gates.
Jaguars: RB Rashad Jennings, RB Maurice Jones-Drew, DB Aaron Ross, OL Mike Brewster, WR Cecil Shorts, DE George Selvie, DE John Chick.
San Diego at Pittsburgh
Chargers: LB Donald Butler, T Mike Harris, T Jeromey Clary, WR Eddie Royal, T Tyronne Green, DT Antonio Garay, TE LaDarius Green.
Steelers: LB Lamar Woodley, T Mike Adams, CB Ike Taylor, RB Rashard Mendenhall, QB Byron Leftwich, OL John Malecki, DE Al Woods.
Thursday Night Football
Denver at Oakland
Broncos: QB Caleb Hanie, CB Tracy Porter, TE Julius Thomas, FB Jacob Hester, G Chris Kuper, LB Wesley Woodyard, DT Sealver Siliga
Raiders: DE Jack Crawford, DT Richard Seymour, RB Jeremy Stewart, WR Derek Hagan, T Willie Smith, OL Lucas Nix, RB/FB Jamize Olawale
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