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Week 8 Start 'Em and Sit 'Em
Jerick McKinnon ((USATSI))
Time to start Jerick McKinnon with confidence in Week 8? Our Jamey Eisenberg helps owners optimize their lineups with his latest Start 'Em and Sit 'Em. Full story
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1Bryce Brown, BUF, RB72
2Denard Robinson, JAC, RB63
3Doug Baldwin, SEA, WR55
4Tre Mason, STL, RB55
5Anthony Dixon, BUF, RB45
6Travaris Cadet, NO, RB40
7Everson Griffen, MIN, DE38
8Cody Parkey, PHI, K30
9Ryan Tannehill, MIA, QB28
10Marcell Dareus, BUF, DT19
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1C.J. Spiller, BUF, RB-48
2Kirk Cousins, WAS, QB-39
3Paul Posluszny, JAC, MLB-33
4Brandon Bolden, NE, RB-32
5Phil Dawson, SF, K-22
6Brian Cushing, HOU, ILB-22
7Kyle Fuller, CHI, CB-21
8Storm Johnson, JAC, RB-20
9Timothy Wright, NE, TE-17
10Antone Smith, ATL, RB-16
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Vikings TE Kyle Rudolph ruled out for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:09 pm ET) Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph is set to miss his fifth consecutive game Sunday against Tampa Bay with abdomen and groin injuries.

Rudolph, who entered the season as a promising talent, caught just 10 passes for 96 yards and one score in three games before going down.


Buccaneers mostly healthy heading into Week 8 game
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(3:06 pm ET) Linebacker Brandon McGee (knee) is the lone Buccaneers player ruled out for the Sunday game against Minnesota. Cornerback Johnthan Banks (neck) is the only teammate on the Friday injury report not deemed questionable.

That group includes linebacker Jonathan Casillas (hamstring), tackle Anthony Collins (knee), safety Dashon Goldson (ankle), wide receiver Vincent Jackson (rib), quarterback Josh McCown (thumb) and defensive back Keith Tandy (hamstring.

Goldson and McCown both went from limited in practice to full participation Friday. Jackson has been limited throughout.


Sammy Watkins among Bills players green-lighted for Sunday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2:30 pm ET) As expected, the Bills have officially ruled Fred Jackson (groin) and Ty Powell (ankle) out for Week 8 against the Jets, the team announced.

Marquise Goodwin (hamstring) was the only player listed as doubtful on the final injury report on Friday. Marcus Easley (knee) and Aaron Williams (neck) were labeled as questionable for Sunday.

Meanwhile, Ron Brooks (groin), Brandon Spikes (ribs), Sammy Watkins (groin) and Mario Williams (thumb) were all deemed probable.


Ravens unveil final injury report for Week 8
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2:25 pm ET) The Ravens have officially ruled Chris Canty (wrist) and Owen Daniels (knee) out for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Meanwhile, Eugene Monroe (knee), Kelechi Osemele (knee), Daryl Smith (rest) and Steve Smith Sr. (rest) were all labeled probable for Week 8.

Impact of Owen Daniels' injury?
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(2:25 pm ET) Just as he seemed to be finding his way in the offense, Ravens tight end Owen Daniels has been sidelined surprisingly in Week 8 after undergoing an undisclosed knee procedure.

We loved Daniels' chances to find success Week 8 against the Bengals after hauling in six passes for 58 yards and a touchdown last week. Now he will miss at least one game, with his status moving forward unknown at this point. Fantasy owners in desperate need of a tight end for Week 8 might want to see if Charles Clay of the Dolphins or Jared Cook of the Rams is available right now.

Long-term, it is impossible to say just how this will impact Daniels. Coach John Harbaugh has not ruled him out for Week 9, but he might be limited even if he is able to return that quickly. Daniels isn't a must-drop Fantasy option, but he also isn't someone you absolutely have to have on your roster.

Still, Daniels was third on the team in targets, and that was with Dennis Pitta playing a huge role before his injury. If you have room on your roster, it might be worth hanging on to Daniels for one week to get a clearer picture.


Three Steelers ruled out Week 8
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2:20 pm ET) The Steelers have officially ruled out Steve McLendon (shoulder), Shamarko Thomas (hamstring) and Ike Taylor (forearm) for Week 8 at home against Indianapolis. Marcus Gilbert has yet to pass the league's concussion protocol and was labeled doubtful for Sunday.

Meanwhile, Ryan Shazier (knee), Brett Keisel (rest), Mike Mitchell (rest) and Troy Polamalu (rest) were all deemed probable.


Jets relatively healthy entering Week 8 against Bills
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2:15 pm ET) The Jets enter Week 8 at home against Buffalo relatively healthy despite having 12 players on the final injury report for Sunday's game. Trevor Reilly (knee) and Greg Salas (wrist, ankle) were the only players deemed questionable for the game.

The following players were labeled probable: Oday Aboushi (shoulder), Phillip Adams (groin), Antwan Barnes (knee), Willie Colon (knee), Eric Decker (hamstring), David Harris (shoulder), Chris Johnson (ankle), Nick Mangold (shoulder), Bilal Powell (foot) and Darrin Walls (knee).

DeAngelo Williams among Panthers ruled out for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(2:12 pm ET) The seven players who have not practiced all week have been ruled out by the Panthers for their Sunday home game against Seattle.

That group consists of cornerback Bene Benwikere (ankle), linebacker Chase Blackburn (knee), wideout Philly Brown (concussion), guards Amini Silatolu (calf) and Trai Turner (knee) and running backs Fozzy Whittaker (thigh) and DeAngelo Williams (ankle).

Fellow running back Chris Ogbonnaya (groin) and linebacker Jason Williams (hip) are questionable while offensive linemen Nate Chandler (thigh) and Byron Bell (elbow) are probable.


Colts list seven players on final injury report
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2:09 pm ET) The Colts listed seven players on the final injury report for Week 8 against the Steelers. Reggie Wayne (elbow) was the only player on the list ruled out for Sunday's game. Trent Richardson (hamstring) and Jack Doyle (knee) were deemed questionable.

Meanwhile, Darius Butler (ankle), Arthur Jones (ankle), Gosder Cherilus (rest) and Erik Walden (rest) were all labeled probable for Sunday.


Bears LBs Jon Bostic, Lance Briggs doubtful for Sunday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(1:59 pm ET) Bears linebackers Jon Bostic (back) and Lance Briggs (ribs) have been deemed doubtful for the Sunday game at New England.

Both have been sidelined the last two games.


 
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Shane Vereen (NE) vs. Bears
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