Ellerbe (hip) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Redskins.
Hau'oli Kikaha (ankle) is probable to return, but the Saints won't have any of Ellerbe, David Hawthorne (hamstring) and Ramon Humber (hamstring). Rookie Stephone Anthony is the only viable IDP option from the team's linebacking corps.
Hawthorne did not record a tackle in Thursday's game against the Falcons.
With the return of Dannell Ellerbe to the Saints' lineup, Hawthorne's playing time has dwindled, as he played only three snaps against the Falcons, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune. So long as Ellerbe is healthy, Hawthorne is not worth owning in IDP leagues.
Ingram was limited in practice Wednesday due to a shoulder injury, the Saints' official site reports.
Ingram has so far avoided the injury report to this point in the season, but a brief absence during Sunday's loss in Washington now has a culprit. No matter, he was able brush off the shoulder concern and fit in individual drills Wednesday, setting a precedent for the week. Expect his status to receive clarification upon the release of Friday's injury report.
Lewis (knee, hip) was placed on season-ending injured reserve Thursday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.
Lewis finishes his season with just six tackles in six games, as the knee and hip injuries he's nursing -- along with a preseason sports hernia -- conspired to shorten his campaign. The depleted Saints secondary signed Chris Owens earlier this week to add depth in place of Lewis.
Snead did not have a catch in Sunday's loss at Washington.
Snead, who was dealing with a sore knee, missed most of the week's practices leading up to Sunday, and he played only 38 of the Saints' 57 offensive snaps (67 percent), his fewest since Week 1, according to the . As such, it is not unreasonable to infer that Snead was limited by his injury, which might explain his Week 10 dud. Although Brandin Cooks continues to re-emerge as Drew Brees' top target, Snead's role as the Saints' No. 2 receiver is secure. Snead will have a chance to heal up during the Saints' Week 11 bye, and a favorable matchup against Houston awaits in Week 12.
Hoyer (concussion) returned to practice Wednesday. He's expected to start Week 12 against the Saints.
Hoyer, who missed the last game and a half, has managed to avoid mistakes this season with just four interceptions and 13 touchdowns in seven games. This has the makings of a good week for Hoyer as New Orleans ranks last in overall defense and passing touchdowns and is 30th in passing defense.
Polk is trending in the right direction, but as long as he's the No. 3 option (behind Alfred Blue and Jonathan Grimes) in the Texans' rushing attack, his fantasy utility will be limited to deeper formats.
Washington (hip) caught two of six targets for 13 yards in Sunday's win over the Jets.
Washington had a two-week run in which caught 13 balls, three touchdowns and gained over 200 yards, but has been limited to four catches for 45 yards the last two weeks. It should be noted that Washington's lean weeks coincided with Cecil Shorts returning to action. As Houston's quarterbacks have a full complement of wideout targets, Washington's role has been reduced.