Clowney had a season-high eight tackles (seven solo), including four for losses on running plays, in Houston's 31-13 loss to Minnesota. He also flushed quarterback Sam Bradford out of the pocket twice.
This may have been Clowney's best overall game since he entered the NFL in 2014. And he needs to be at his best now that J.J. Watt (back) it out of action.
Johnson (foot) will be placed on IR and is out for the remainder of the season, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Johnson broke his foot in Sunday's game but missed just one play, playing much of the second half with the injury. It isn't yet clear if he'll need surgery or let the injury heal on its own but either way the team will likely place him on IR in the near future. Robert Nelson and A.J. Bouye figure to see extra time with Johnson out.
Simon recorded six tackles, three quarterback hits and 1.5 sacks in Houston's win over Kansas City in Week 2. He's recorded sacks in each of the first two games.
Simon, who had 5.0 sacks in 2015, made some big plays during preseason, forcing the coaching staff to find a spot for him in the starting lineup. As such, defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel moved Jadeveon Clowney to defensive end in order to get Simon on the field.
Demps (calf) sat out practice Thursday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Demps missed all of last week's practices due to his calf injury before being ruled out for Week 6. If he's unable to practice the rest of the week it seems unlikely that he'd be able to play in Week 7. Corey Moore got the start in Week 6 and will likely continue to see extra time while Demps is out.
Fuller (hamstring) will play Monday night against the Broncos, ESPN's Sarah Barshop reports.
Fuller was active last weekend, but ended up not playing against the Colts due to his hamstring. Since then, he's apparently made enough strides in practice for coach Bill O'Brien to confirm his status in advance of Monday's kickoff. While that clarity helps fantasy owners in timing their decision-making, Fuller's matchup with Denver's vaunted secondary should've tempered expectations of him even if he wasn't a bit banged-up.
Bennett (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
The availability of a healthy Rob Gronkowski -- who is not on the Patriots' Week 7 injury report -- makes Bennett's weekly production a tad volatile, but we suspect that the Patriots will continue to take advantage of the matchup headaches that featuring both talented tight end presents opposing defenses. It's a scenario that should provide Bennett -- who we expect to play Sunday -- with enough targets to maintain fantasy utility.
Bolden (knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Bolden was reduced from a limited participant earlier in the week to a practice absentee Friday, so his knee appears to be working against him heading into the weekend. With LeGarrette Blount and James White complementing one another well, Bolden has barely featured on offense, so his potential absence would stand to have a bigger impact on New England's special teams units.
Collins (hip) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Collins practiced in a limited fashion all week, but given that the linebacker missed last Sunday's game against the Bengals, his questionable designation carries some weight in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff.
Edelman (foot) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
There's been nothing to suggest that Edelman -- who led Patriots' wideouts in Week 6 with 58 snaps (out of a possible 64) on offense -- is in any danger of missing this weekend's contest, a notion we expect to confirm in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff.
Mitchell (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers.
While splitting time with Danny Amendola in the Patriots' three-receiver sets, Mitchell's fantasy upside is modest these days. An injury to either Chris Hogan or Julian Edelman could, however, change that.
Williams has missed several days of practice with an undisclosed injury.
Clearly behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett on the Patriots' tight end depth chart, Williams is competing for depth slotting at the position along with Clay Harbor, A.J. Derby, Steven Scheu and Bear Pascoe.
Williams tore his left ACL during Wednesday's practice and he'll likely be placed on Injured Reserve, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports.
As expected, Williams' injury was a serious one as he was seen on crutches Thursday awaiting the unfortunate results. This ensures Clay Harbor's spot as the No. 3 option at tight end behind Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett heading into the 2016 season, as Williams enters a long road to recovery.