Injury Wrap: Run-DMC stuck in neutral; Julius Thomas up in the air

Running backs get the first look in our weekly wrap, then we'll double back for the wideouts, tight ends and quarterbacks.

• Darren McFadden (hamstring) is out of our hair for another week, so be ready to dial up surging Rashard Jennings against Tennessee. The Titans have been struggling in run defense of late, and Jennings's play speaks for itself.

• Adrian Peterson (groin) did some work Friday after a couple of rest days. It wouldn't be a shock to see a little more Toby Gerhart this week.

• Joique Bell (Achilles) had a full practice Friday and should be able to play his normal compliment of snaps against Tampa Bay.

• Brandon Jacobs (knee) should be able to dress against Dallas, not that it should stop you from using Andre Brown against the leaky Cowboys rushing defense (which is minus LB Sean Lee).

• Trent Richardson is questionable with a calf injury, as if the Colts needed more incentive to give the rock to Donald Brown. Running room could be hard for both guys to find, however, up against the underrated Arizona defense.

Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

• Julius Thomas (knee) has missed time this week and is no sure thing for the Sunday nighter at New England. He's officially listed as questionable. Perhaps Joel Dreessen makes sense as a late-game caddy. As for Wes Welker (post concussion), he had a full session Friday and is listed as probable.

The Redskins are taking it easy with Jordan Reed, coming off a concussion, and with the Redskins playing on Monday this week, you probably need to find a safer option. Receiver Leonard Hankerson (knee) is out for the year. (Update: Reed has been downgraded - he's officially out.)

• Calvin Johnson (knee) is listed as probable, par for the course. Double check on him Sunday, but he should be good to go against Darrelle Revis and Tampa Bay.

With Denarius Moore (shoulder) out of action, Rod Streater might be worth a look in deeper pools.

No worries about Pierre Garcon (ankle), as he's been working all week. The Niners are a daunting matchup, but I still like him.

• Mike Brown (shoulder) is listed as questionable, if you wanted another reason to possibly try Cecil Shorts in Week 12. Shorts also had some complaining about his role this week, which usually leads to an increase in opportunity (if you're the best show in town, as he is).

• Justin Hunter (post concussion) should be able to go against the Raiders.

• Miles Austin (hamstring) is ready to return, messing up things a bit for Terrance Williams.

• Nate Burleson (arm) is back from his pizza heroism and should dress against the Bucs.

• Keenan Allen (knee) had a good week of practice and is listed as probable for the key game at Kansas City.

The maddening Hakeem Nicks (abdomen) isn't 100 percent. New York lists him as questionable, though context clues point to him playing against Dallas.

I don't know why you'd want to use Emmanuel Sanders (foot) these days, but he's listed as probable.

• Jeremy Kerley (elbow) isn't expected to return this week. He's officially listed as doubtful. Santonio Holmes (hamstring) is probable.

The Vikings list Greg Jennings (Achilles) as questionable, and remember he didn't play last week. He'd like to give it a go at Green Bay, but is no sure thing.

• Darrius Heyward-Bey (ankle) is listed as probable, if you wanted to know. He's been a mess this season.

• Marlon Brown (knee) is listed as probable. If the Ravens do anything against the Jets, it will need to come through the air.

Quarterbacks

• Christian Ponder is confirmed to start another week.

• Jay Cutler (ankle) isn't ready to go yet, so wild-eyed Josh McCown gets the call at St. Louis.

• Matt McGloin picks up another start for the Raiders.

• Aaron Rodgers (shoulder) isn't ready to play, which means we'll see Scott Tolzien again.

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