The Packer backfield is a mess with Starks out, Hyde on IR and they've also released Knile Davis. Expect to see Ty Montgomery as the lead running back if he plays. Montgomery should share some carries with Don Jackson. The Packers are playing the Colts, who rank 28th in points allowed to RBs. Keep an eye on if Montgomery plays, as he could be a great daily option.
Williams briefly appeared in Sunday's loss to the Bears but suffered his current injury and did not return. The 23-year-old did not practice this week has played in only three games thus far this season as he's dealt with ankle and foot injuries.
This move has been in the works for awhile and at this point, Avril is apparently seriously considering retirement. The 31-year-old could be designated to return from IR after eight weeks, but that seems unlikely based on how things are trending at this time.
After practicing in a limited fashion Wednesday, Liuget was held out of team session Thursday and Friday, leaving his availability for the weekend on shaky ground. With no sacks and only 48 total tackles in 22 games over the last season and change, Liuget won't be on the radar in IDP settings if he's able to shake off the injury and play Sunday.
Lane was a full participant Thursday and Friday, although Friday was just a walk-through, but also had the bye week to recover so the doubtful tag is fairly surprising. Rookie Shaquill Griffin will be slated to start opposite Richard Sherman once again with Lane unlikely to play.
Given that the injury is on his throwing side and required surgery, Rodgers seems likely to miss the rest of the season, though he technically could resume practicing in Week 13 and be activated from injured reserve for Week 15. He underwent surgery Thursday while Brett Hundley was preparing to start Sunday's game against the Saints.
Barksdale has been questionable with the foot injury in prior weeks, but he's still managed to suit up for five of the Chargers' six games this season, starting in all of those contests. He failed to practice in any capacity this week, however, making it difficult to discern if he'll be able to continue his trend of playing through the injury.
Friday's practice was only a walk-through, but Bennett was also a full participant Thursday so the questionable designation is a bit surprising. The 31-year-old is likely expected to play given his full practice participation, but Quinton Jefferson and Marcus Smith (ankle) would likely see an increased workload if he is forced to sit.
Turbin suffered a dislocated elbow in Monday's loss to the Titans, with Colts head coach Chuck Pagano relaying a day later that the running back would be shut down for the remainder of the season. The 28-year-old's move to IR confirms as much, leaving the Colts with an opening in the backfield for more passing-down work. Josh Ferguson, who was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding transaction, could be tasked with handling a good chunk of the snaps that would have been designated for a healthy Turbin.
Just a few days after joining the Colts' practice squad, Ferguson will move up to the 53-man roster after fellow running back Robert Turbin shifted to injured reserve due to a dislocated elbow. Much like Turbin, Ferguson is a pass-catching specialist out of the backfield, which could earn him some opportunities right away with neither of the top two backs on the depth chart, Frank Gore and Marlon Mack, representing major receiving threats.
Pouncey was absent from practices Wednesday and Thursday, but was able to log a full session Friday, a sign that he's progressing nicely through the concussion protocol. Salguero adds that Pouncey will still need to receive clearance from a neurological consultant before he'll be able to play Sunday, but the Dolphins don't seem concerned that that will be an issue.
Hogan will be good to go Sunday and looks like a prime bounce-back candidate after a quiet effort in Week 6's win over the Jets in which he caught just one of his four targets for 19 yards, despite being on the field for 93 percent of New England's snaps on offense. Prior to that, Hogan had scored in four straight games, while seeing heavy playing time on a weekly basis.
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