Friday's practice loop is the one that really matters to fantasy players; let's have a look around.
• Shaun Hill(notes) (forearm) took all the Friday reps and will start Sunday at Buffalo. Meanwhile, Matthew Stafford(notes) (shoulder) has a Monday date with Dr. James Andrews. Hill was a Top 5 fantasy quarterback during his four-start run earlier in the year, but we're not sure how close to 100 percent he is right now.
• Vince Young(notes) (ankle) is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's match in Miami, but context clues point to Kerry Collins(notes) getting the start. Although Young has the fancier passing stats this year, I like the Tennessee receivers more with Collins in there. I'm also curious what Randy Moss(notes) and Nate Washington(notes) can do against their cushy second-half schedule.
• Carson Palmer(notes) (shoulder) took some reps Friday after two days on the sidelines. He's been saying all along that he'll go against the Colts and Marvin Lewis apparently agrees – the Bengals are listing Palmer as probable.
• Steven Jackson missed some reps this week as the Rams don't want to overexpose his pin-filled finger. He should get his normal workload at San Francisco.
• Marshawn Lynch(notes) (thigh) got back to a normal workload Friday after missing some time the previous two days. He should be Seattle's featured back at Arizona. One hit for the Seahawks running game: impressive left tackle Russell Okung(notes) isn't expected to play.
• Mike Goodson(notes) is an intriguing plug-and-play for the Panthers considering that DeAngelo Williams(notes), Jonathan Stewart(notes) and Tyrell Sutton(notes) are all ruled out at Tampa Bay. The Bucs haven't stopped the run all season (5.0 YPC, 147 YPG).
• Beanie Wells(notes) (knee) took some reps Friday after missing the previous two days; I can't see how any fantasy owner can trust him against Seattle. Tim Hightower(notes) benefits if Wells is out or limited.
• Ryan Torain(notes) (hamstring) and Clinton Portis(notes) (groin) have both been limited during the practice week and Mike Shanahan is doing his normal thing, giving us hazy quotes and information to sort through. If I had to use one of these backs against Philadelphia on Monday I'd go with Torain, but I'm not locking that down until I see what the Redskins do in Saturday's practice. (Okay, here's your Saturday update, from the Washington Post: Torain is on track to start.)
• Dexter McCluster(notes) (high ankle sprain) might be able to play in Week 10 after a week of partial practice, but he's far from a sure thing and you can't imagine the Chiefs giving him extensive work at Denver.
• Percy Harvin(notes) (migraines) did some work Friday after skipping the earlier practices this week. He's considered questionable; at least it's an early game Sunday and we'll know before kickoff. The Vikings also aren't sure on Bernard Berrian(notes), who tweaked a hamstring in Friday's workout.
• Chad Ochocinco(notes) (shoulder) had a full practice Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's match at Indianapolis. Ochocinco finally started to show public frustration last week over his role; it will be interesting to see if that buys him any extra targets on game day.
• Seattle's Mike Williams (finger) is expected to go against the Cardinals. He's listed as probable.
• Jacob Tamme(notes) (back) had two full practices to finish the week and should be started against the Bengals. He'll probably see some time at wide receiver; Anthony Gonzalez(notes) is done for the year, Austin Collie(notes) (post concussion) won't play in Week 10 and Blair White(notes) (shoulder) is probably out, too.
• Stephen Gostkowski(notes) (quad) is done for the year; the Patriots signed Shayne Graham(notes) to replace him. Maybe Graham is a decent option later in the schedule, but I wouldn't use him at Pittsburgh.