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.
Breeland (hamstring) is listed as active Sunday at New England.
Despite a balky hamstring, Breeland will get the nod at cornerback with DeAngelo Hall (toe) still unable to take the field. With Breeland in the starting lineup, he's supplied 33 tackles (23 solo), two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and one forced fumble in six games.
Culliver (knee) is active for Sunday's game at New England.
While Culliver is present for the first time since Week 4, the discomfort in his knee could place a damper on his ability to remain on the field, though his IDP prospects don't inspire confidence, as he managed just six tackles (five solo) in the three outings in which he was active this season.
Goldson (knee/hamstring/waist) was limited in practice Wednesday.
Goldson is dealing with a plethora of injuries, but none of them appear to be too serious as the veteran safety was able to practice Wednesday. Barring any setback, it seems likely Goldson will be able to play Sunday against the Giants.
Hall logged just 18 snaps on defense Week 10 against the Saints, but his presence will provide added depth to the Washington secondary. Per Tarik El-Bashir of CSN Washington, Hall could see some snaps at safety, which makes sense considering starting strong safety Trenton Robinson is inactive.
Knighton was able to log a limited practice Friday, and that was enough to warrant an active status Sunday, despite seeing a migraine specialist earlier in the week. His presence will certainly be welcome against a run-heavy Carolina offensive unit.
In Week 10, Morris suffered a rib injury but played through the pain, totaling 15 rushes for 92 yards and three receptions for 14 yards. He attempted to do the same Sunday at Carolina, but his early aggravation resulted in no production whatsoever. Head coach Jay Gruden confirmed the nature of the ailment Wednesday, calling it a bruised rib, with no fractures or cartilage damage, according to Brian McNally of 106.7 the Fan DC. As a result, Morris' availability for Sunday's game versus the Giants isn't really in question, but his workload could be curtailed if he's unable to handle the discomfort.
Roberts will suit up for the contest after logging a full week of practice, but isn't expected to play a major role. The 5-foot-11 wideout played just nine offensive snaps the last time he was active Week 9 against New England.
Robinson (shoulder) was limited in practice Wednesday.
Robinson missed the previous two games due to a problematic shoulder injury, but his availability at practice Wednesday is certainly a positive sign moving forward. The Redskins will likely make an official announcement regarding their middle linebacker's status closer to the end of the week, so IDP owners should stay tuned for more information.
Robinson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Panthers, CSN's Tarik El-Bashir reports.
Robinson suffered the injury during Wednesday's practice, leaving Jeron Johnson as the likely starter at strong safety. Robinson has 52 tackles and an interception in nine games, but it isn't clear that Johnson would be a downgrade from the Redskins' perspective.