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Injury Wrap: A setback for Seabass; Carson Palmer not ready yet

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We'll start off with a couple of stories from Oakland, then catch up with the rest of the league.

• It looks like Kyle Boller will get the call against Kansas City on Sunday; he took all the first-team reps in the final day of practice. Apparently learning the Al Saunders playbook in one week was a little too daunting for Carson Palmer, as it would be for any mortal man. Boller is unstartable in any standard fantasy format, and I'm also going to tweak all the of the Oakland receivers down slightly for Week 7. Darren McFadden might be headed for his heaviest workload of the year.

• Sebastian Janikowski's ridiculous season has hit a snag, as the lefty is battling a hamstring problem and might need to rest Sunday (if not several weeks). He didn't practice Friday. The Raiders are heading into a Week 8 bye after the Chiefs game, so it doesn't look like Janikowski can help you for at least two games. Go hit the waiver wire; you don't want to take chances with a late start.

• Jahvid Best (post concussion) has been ruled out for Week 7 and this could easily be an extended absence for him. Maurice Morris picks up the start Sunday, with Keiland Williams also around.

• Peyton Hillis (hamstring) didn't practice all week and while he's officially listed as questionable, it would be a surprise if he played against Seattle. Montario Hardesty is an interesting plug-and-play, though we have to mention that the Seahawks are allowing just 3.1 yards a carry, stingiest rushing defense in the NFL.

• Felix Jones (high ankle sprain) will miss 2-4 weeks, which sets up DeMarco Murray and Tashard Choice to work against the Rams. Both backs will see work here and the hot hand might take the opportunity and run with it, though Murray figures to get the first look.

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• Rashard Mendenhall (knee) had a full session Friday and looks ready to go. He's listed as probable.

• LaDainian Tomlinson will start for the Jets, a nod to the veteran because the Chargers are the opponent. It doesn't necessarily mean LT will get more snaps than Shonn Greene over the course of the game.

• Willis McGahee (back) worked Friday and is probable for Week 7. He'll be eager to impress his old peeps in Miami.

• Daniel Thomas (hamstring) worked Friday and should start against the Broncos. He's probable.

• Joseph Addai (hamstring) did some work Friday and has a chance to play Sunday night at New Orleans (the Indianapolis Star thinks he'll go). There's no way I'd want to dial up Addai in this spot, but he at least makes things cloudy for Delone Carter and Donald Brown.

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• Sam Bradford (high ankle sprain) didn't practice all week, which means the A.J. Feeley show is expected to drop on Dallas. Hope you have the Cowboys defense for this one.

• Tarvaris Jackson (shoulder) hasn't done much this week and is expected to sit in favor of Charlie Whitehurst.

• Mike Wallace (hamstring) took all reps Friday and is probable for the game at Arizona. It's a late start but I'm keeping him in my lineups.

• Vincent Jackson (hamstring) worked Friday and should be fine at New York. How much Darrelle Revis will he see?

• Julio Jones (hamstring) missed the full practice week and is listed as doubtful. Harry Douglas is around if you're desperate for a fill-in; he'll sneak into my Top 60.

• Brandon Marshall has a sore quad but he's listed as probable for Week 7. Look for Matt Moore to force a bunch of passes to Marshall, as he did Monday (even in the presence of Revis).

• Devin Hester (chest) worked Friday and should be fine for the London game against Tampa. Earl Bennett (chest) is also listed as probable.

• Eddie Royal (groin) and Demaryius Thomas (finger) are both listed as probable as the Broncos move on from the Brandon Lloyd era.

• Lee Evans (ankle) continues to heal at a painfully-slow pace, which means Torrey Smith is an intriguing prime-time WR3 at Jacksonville.

• Percy Harvin (ribs) had a light practice week, no great surprise. He's listed as probable and should play his normal amount as the Christian Ponder experience gets under way.

• Andre Johnson (hamstring) has been ruled out for Week 7. Jacoby Jones (groin) is listed as probable but should be available.

• Jimmy Graham (ankle) had a limited Friday after sitting out the Thursday work, but the Saints are listing him as probable. Looks like he'll go against the Colts.

• Tony Gonzalez is expected to play through his sore elbow. He's probable.

• Greg Olsen (toe) did everything at the final two days of practice and should play against Washington.

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• Antonio Gates (foot) was all over the place with practice this week: partial session Wednesday, nothing Thursday, then a full day Friday. He's expected to go Sunday against the Jets, though Norv Turner doesn't expect Gates to play a full game. The Chargers have an early kickoff in Jersey, so you'll have time for a late adjustment if needed.

• Todd Heap (hamstring) missed the full practice week and probably won't go against Pittsburgh. Hopefully this doesn't wreck your weekend.

• Zach Miller (neck) won't go against Cleveland. Anthony McCoy steps in.

• Packer left tackle Chad Clifton (knee) has been ruled out for Week 7.

• Atlanta defensive end John Abraham (groin) had some Friday reps and should play at Detroit, though he's listed as questionable.

• Underrated Oakland defensive end Matt Shaughnessy (shoulder) is out for the year.

• DeMarcus Ware (back) is listed as questionable, though he had some Friday work. He'll be ready to sack some Rams on Sunday.

• Clay Matthews (quad) didn't work Friday and is listed as questionable, though the Packers expect him to go at Minnesota.

• Cleveland cover ace Joe Haden (knee) did some work Friday and has a chance to play against Seattle.

• Miami corner Vontae Davis (hamstring) is listed as questionable after a limited Friday practice.

• Antonio Cromartie (groin) is expected to play against San Diego, and will no doubt be picked on by Philip Rivers.

• Seattle corner Marcus Trufant (back) is out for the year.

• Johnathan Joseph (shoulder) is listed as probable for Houston's critical game at Tennessee.

• Antoine Winfield (neck) is expected to miss another week. He's listed as doubtful. Bad news against the deepest wide-receiver group in the NFL.

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