News: Romo (back) is questionable for Sunday's game against Arizona.
Impact: Romo didn't practice all week, making it hard to buy in to the optimism coach Jason Garrett expressed all week about Romo's chances of playing against Arizona. Romo is shaping up to be a game-time decision Sunday, but luckily for his owners Dallas has an early kickoff.
News: Griffin (ankle) is probable for Sunday's game against Minnesota.
Impact: Griffin is ready to return to the field after practicing fully all week, and the Washington coaching staff has made clear that Griffin is the team's starter despite the Colt McCoy-led upset over Dallas on Monday. While Griffin is an intriguing fantasy option now that he's back on the field, it's worth noting that the Vikings possess one of the league's most intimidating and athletic pass rushes.
News: With Giovani Bernard sidelined, Hill is in line to start at running back for the Bengals against the Jaguars on Sunday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Though Hill is coming off a 10-carry, 25-yard rushing effort in Week 8, given that he is set the head the team's Week 9 backfield, he should see enough carries Sunday to merit lineup consideration in most formats. Meanwhile, with Bernard (who logged 16 carries in Week 8) out, Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead are on hand to serve in complementary roles in the Bengals' backfield this weekend.
News: Green (toe) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.
Impact: While Green's questionable listing is an acknowledgment that he isn't a lock to play, things do appear to be trending in that direction after the wideout turned in a full week of limited practice participation. "A.J. has looked fine," coach Marvin Lewis said Friday. "He wants to play. He's telling everybody he wants to play. If everything stays the way it is, he'll play." We'll track Green's status as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches, but at this stage, it appears that it would take a pre-game setback to keep him out of action this weekend.
News: Bernard (hip/clavicle) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Jaguars, according to Geoff Hobson of Bengals.com.
Impact: Per ESPN.com, coach Marvin Lewis indicated that it's too early to get a read on Bernard's status for this coming Thursday's game against the Browns, but with regard to the running back sitting this weekend, Lewis noted, "the rest is going to be good for him." With Bernard ruled out, Jeremy Hill is in line to head the Bengals' Week 9 rushing attack, with Cedric Peerman and Rex Burkhead available to work in complementary roles on Sunday.
News: Martin (ankle) did not take part in Friday's practice, Roy Cummings of The Tampa Tribune reports.
Impact: Martin sat out all three days of practice this week, so his chances of playing in Sunday's game against the Browns are not good. Expect the Buccaneers to provide an update on Martin's status when they release Friday's injury report.
News: Cowboys owner Jerry Jones hinted Friday morning that Romo will likely be a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Charean Williams of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: Jones said that Romo is moving around and feeling better, but he also said indicated that a final call on Romo's status will not be made until game time, so those considering using him this week will likely have to wait until Sunday to find out whether or not he will play.
News: Clowney is unlikely to play for the Houston Texans when they host the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday because of an unspecified illness.
Impact: Clowney missed practice Friday and when asked afterward about his status for Sunday, coach Bill O'Brien said: "I don't know. I wouldn't say it looks very good for him playing Sunday." The outside linebacker was listed as questionable on the injury report and it said he was out because of his knee and an illness. Clowney returned last week after missing six games following arthroscopic knee surgery and made one tackle in limited action.
News: Ingram turned in another strong performance carrying 30 times for 100 yards and two TDs as New Orleans defeated the Carolina Panthers 28-10 Thursday night to take over first place in the NFC South.
Impact: Ingram has rushed for 272 yards and three TDs in the last two games. He is blossoming into a solid No. 1 fantasy back, but always be cautious with New Orleans running backs.
News: Allen is listed as questionable on the team's injury report, making it a 50-50 chance he plays Sunday when the team travels to Houston.
Impact: Allen injured his hamstring in last week's 24-20 loss to the Arizona Cardinals, a game in which he was beaten for a 75-yard touchdown pass from Carson Palmer to rookie speedster John Brown in the final minutes. Tuesday, Allen took part in the team's abbreviated practice, but then sat out Wednesday and Thursday, although he did some light jogging and stretching, Thursday.
News: Berry is expected to play for the first time since spraining his ankle in a Week 2 loss to Denver when Kansas City plays the New York Jets on Sunday.
Impact: Berry was limited in practice but listed as probable on the final injury report Friday, and Chiefs coach Andy Reid said he is planning on Berry playing against the Jets. Reid did not say whether Berry would start. Berry hurt his ankle early against Denver on Sept. 14. He has practiced off and on the past few weeks but has not been active on game day.
News: Romo is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Arizona after missing practice all week with a back injury. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and coach Jason Garrett said Friday that Romo would be a game-time decision.
Impact: He took a direct hit to his surgically repaired back on a sack in Monday's 20-17 overtime loss to Washington. After going to the locker room for treatment, Romo returned for Dallas' final two series. Brandon Weeden, who replaced Romo and led two scoring drives against the Redskins, will make his first start since last Dec. 1 for Cleveland if Romo doesn't play.