This week we give thanks to easy matchups, excellent sleepers and strong plays off the waiver wire. Dave Richard previews over nearly 180 players for Week 12 in this week's Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet.
Alonso (knee) is active Sunday against the Dolphins.
Alonso will suit up for the Week 10 contest, but with DeMeco Ryans (hamstring) active as well, he may not see enough snaps to contribute reliable IDP productivity. He's safe to deploy for owners in a pinch, however.
Bradford (shoulder) is listed as questionable for Thursday's contest in Detroit.
Bradford was knocked out of the Eagles' Week 10 tilt against the Dolphins with a concussion and AC joint sprain, the former of which didn't allow him to step foot on the practice field until Monday. He was able to build up to a full practice Wednesday, which wasn't a walk-through, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Progressing to that point would seem to suggest that Bradford may be able to start, but both Ian Rapoport of NFL Network and Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News speculated that he'll likely serve as Mark Sanchez's backup. Nevertheless, head coach Chip Kelly has an interesting decision to make in advance of Thursday's 4:30 PM ET kickoff.
Ertz (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's contest at Detroit.
With only three days to recover from a concussion suffered Sunday versus the Buccaneers, Ertz was able to progress to a limited showing in Wednesday's practice, according to Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. However, he was unable to complete all phases of the league's protocol for head injuries. His next opportunity to suit up arrives on Dec. 6 in New England.
Mathews (concussion) has been ruled out for Thursday's game in Detroit.
Mathews has made little progress in his quest through the concussion protocol, leaving the Eagles to trust in DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles, and, to a lesser extent, Kenjon Barner out of the backfield. His next chance to take the field arrives on Dec. 6 at New England.
Ryans (hamstring) is active Sunday against the Dolphins.
Ryans will suit up for the first time since Week 6, but with a healthy linebacking corps in Philadelphia, his exact role will be a bit unclear. The 31-year-old has 23 combined tackles so far this year, but has made his presence known with both an interception and fumble recovery.
Brown (hamstring) didn't take part in Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
After struggling through a hamstring injury for the past few weeks, Brown was able to handle a healthy share of the offensive snaps (53 of 61) in Sunday's win, during which he recorded his first catch since Week 7 in a 43-yard, one-touchdown performance against the Bengals. Wednesday's absence may just be a precautionary measure, but his progress as the week unfolds will reveal whether owners should begin to worry about his Week 12 availability.
Cardinals defensive end Calais Campbell was a one-man wrecking crew Sunday against the Rams, racking up 11 tackles (10 solo), three tackles for loss, two quarterback hits, and 0.5 sacks.
Campbell was everywhere in Week 4, but the Cardinals' defense itself was unable to force a turnover, after accumulating seven (all interceptions) over the course of the first three weeks of the season. Stuck in the 50-to-75 tackle territory in each of the past five campaigns, he currently has 25 to his credit, which is a career-best pace. On the other side of the coin, the half sack Sunday was his first in the category in 2015, so he has some work to do to uphold his standard (6-to-9 sacks in six consecutive seasons).
Fitzgerald (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
If Fitzgerald replicates last week's practice schedule, he'll follow Wednesday's cap in reps with a full showing Thursday, which will pave the way for active status in Week 12 at San Francisco. With a 90-yard effort this past Sunday against the Bengals, he's reached that threshold in six of 10 games this season and will look to do it again against a 49ers pass defense that ranks 27th in the NFL.
Floyd (hamstring) was limited in practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
The appearance at practice marks Floyd's first since sustaining a hamstring injury in Week 10. While an uninhibited showing before week's end would clear up any doubt about his odds of suiting up Sunday at San Francisco, the Cardinals are more apt to make him a game-time call. In particular, head coach Bruce Arians mentioned Monday that Floyd must "open up and go" in order to play in Week 12.
Johnson (knee) was limited at Wednesday's practice, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Johnson is tending to a knee injury at the moment, and his YPC in a given game has topped out at 3.63 over the last three contests (and four of the past five). Still, he's averaged 21 carries per outing during that stretch, meaning capped reps in practice could be strategic in order to get him in a better state of health. Nonetheless, interested parties should watch his activity level as the week continues to learn if he'll be hindered Sunday at San Francisco.
Peterson (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official site reports.
Clearly hobbled after Sunday's victory against the Bengals, Peterson's ankle injury is of keen interest, as the Cardinals may have to do without perhaps the NFL's top-performing cornerback for a period of time. On the other hand, there is a chance that he'll be able to practice by the end of the week, which would do wonders for his potential to suit up in Week 12 at San Francisco. If the training staff decides to rest Peterson, Justin Bethel will step into the base defense at cornerback opposite Jerraud Powers.