Much like the QB throwing him the ball, he is under rep counts in practice to keep him fresh for the field come Sunday. Hilton has been the recipient of some late game heroics the last couple of weeks and is putting up elite-type numbers once again in the Colts friendly offensive scheme. He should be fine to play in Week 8 but does face a potentially tough matchup against a solid Kansas City pass defense and Marcus Peters.
Cobb has done very little the last two days at practice and was reportedly a glorified spectator in Thursday's session with the balky hamstring slowing him down. He hasn't really produced to the level assumed coming into the season and now has challengers for his role in Davante Adams and Ty Montgomery who are both coming off big weeks. Green Bay faces a getable Falcons defense in Week 8 but may be without the services of Cobb if he can't show some more in practice before hand.
Luck has had a continuing theme all season of having limited sessions on Thursday's to keep his bothersome shoulder fresh for the games. To this point, the shoulder has not been as big of a concern as his limited receiving core has been, which should be bolstered shortly with the return of Donte Moncrief. He should be started every week he is on the field, unless there are better options on your roster, though unlikely.
Moncrief has been starting to practice this week as he comes back from a broken bone in his shoulder suffered in Week 2. However he is still wearing a non-contact jersey and is listed as a limited participant which does hold down the optimism for him playing on Sunday in Week 8. When he does return, there is no doubt that he will slot right back into the second receiver role he was in prior to the injury. Philip Dorsett's shelf life is coming to a quick end.
Miller is still dealing with a shoulder injury that crept up on him during the Week 7 game in Denver. He did manage to continue playing in the game but afterwards Head Coach Bill O'Brien considered him day-to-day with the ailment. Alfred Blue was the beneficiary of Miller not being at full strength and figures to be once again in Week 8 against Detroit, if Miller can't in fact recover in time to tote the rock.
Congratulations are in order for the Jones household after the arrival of the newest member. Jones hasn't been there most of the week but is in no danger of not playing come Week 8 in Houston despite missing practices. He continues to be a very solid produce in the Lions pass-happy scheme and with Golden Tate still struggling to find footing as the number one threat, Jones has been there to pick up the remnants.
McKinnon left Week 7's loss with the ankle injury but was still in a walking boot come Thursday's session. The fact that four days later, he is still in a boot, despite his coach saying he "should be fine" after the loss, doesn't bode well for his availability come Week 8. If he can't go, Matt Asiata figures to see the bulk of the carries out of the backfield against a get able Bears defense.
Patterson took a big shot in the Week 7 loss to Philadelphia and is still in the concussion protocol late this week as well. Until he clears the protocol, he won't be able to practice or play. At this point it's fair to call him unlikely to be out there in Week 8, though the extra day may help his cause more than a normal week.