With starting running back Adrian Peterson (foot) and backup running back Toby Gerhart (hamstring) both sidelined by injuries Week 15 against Philadelphia, Matt Asiata carried the load for the Vikings and made a surprising contribution in Fantasy, rushing for three touchdowns.
Able to practice in a limited capacity Wednesday after missing Week 15 against Philadelphia with a sprained foot, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is looking like a strong possibility to return Week 16 at Cincinnati. Unfortunately, the Bengals aren't going to make it easy for him.
Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew was on crutches in the locker room Wednesday, two days after spraining his ankle in the loss to Baltimore, reports the Detroit Free Press. Pettigrew declined to comment on the injury.
Lions cornerback Chris Houston, who's missed two of the last three games with toe and foot injuries, returned to a limited practice Wednesday. Jonte Green started in his place Monday vs. Baltimore and "held his own," according to the team's website.