Bryant logged 45 defensive plays Monday against the Patriots - logging two total tackles - and stands to play even more this week in Kansas City with Alex Carrington being needed to sub in for an injured Mario Williams. Bryant is still looking for his first sack of the season and the true IDP plays on this line are Marcell Dareus and Jerry Hughes. But we'll at least keep an eye on Bryant should the Bills remain down two of their defensive line starters, as the coaching staff seems happy with Bryant's play.
Freeman practiced fully Friday and is thus on track to suit up Sunday. He's recorded a fantasy-friendly 74 tackles and a sack in nine games to date.
Shazier was listed as a full practice participant Friday, but the questionable designation suggests that his Week 12 status must still be verified in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff. The linebacker remains on the IDP radar, having notched 47 tackles, three sacks and two forced fumbles in six games to date.
Jones practiced in a limited fashion both Thursday and Friday, which bodes well for his chances of suiting up Sunday, though confirmation of such an outcome will have to wait until the release of the Bengals' inactives in advance of Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff.
The third-year player broke his previous career high of sacks in a game of 2.5 with his monster Thanksgiving performance. Ansah has been a major factor contributing to Detroit's defensive turnaround in recent weeks and has emerged as one of the NFL's premiere pass rushers. He is currently tied for the league lead in sacks with 11.5 and forced fumbles with four.
Ford injured his back during warmups last Sunday, and it will cost him at least another week as well. Tamba Hali will continue to see the largest chunk of time at right outside linebacker, but Dezman Moses could be in line to spell him again Sunday should the veteran need rest.
Considering Bailey didn't practice at all this week, it shouldn't come as a surprise that he will skip another game Sunday. This week marks his third straight absence, and the combo of Jaye Howard and Dontari Poe will likely anchor the middle and the defensive end spot left vacant by Bailey.
According to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website, head coach Bruce Arians said Friday that he expects Peterson to play in Sunday's game. The star cornerback missed practice Wednesday and Thursday, but he then returned as a limited participant Friday morning. There is some chance Peterson will be active but play fewer snaps than usual.
According to Darren Urban of the Cardinals' official website, head coach Bruce Arians said the team will be careful with Bucannon, who probably won't be needed in this matchup. There's still some chance the safety/linebacker suits up, but it sounds as if the Cardinals are more inclined to wait a week.
On a positive note, Collins returned to to a limited practice Friday, but at this point it looks likely that the linebacker's return to game action won't occur until Week 13's tilt against the Eagles.