Jay Cutler (ankle) returned to Bears practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.
Jonathan Stewart (ankle) remained out of Panthers practice Thursday, but coach Ron Rivera is "not concerned," and expects J-Stew to return on Friday.
It sounds like the Panthers are just managing Stewart's rep after he notched 16 touches in Sunday's win. His status will be updated on Friday. With DeAngelo Williams (quad) appearing likely to return, J-Stew won't be on the FLEX radar against the Saints.
Darren McFadden (ankle) remained absent from Raiders practice Thursday.
The league's most injury-prone running back isn't going to be active Sunday, leaving FB Marcel Reece to back up Rashad Jennings. DMC can be safely dropped in re-draft leagues.
Eddie Royal (toe, chest) remained out of Chargers practice Thursday.
Royal is trending toward missing his second consecutive game, though it's possible he'll end up a game-time decision. Either way, he's a no go as a WR5 with the Bolts not kicking off until 4:25 PM ET.
Carson Palmer remained limited in Thursday's practice, and "didn't throw as much" as the other quarterbacks in the portion of practice open to the media.
According to AzCardinals.com, Palmer attempted "nothing but soft throws," while Drew Stanton spent some time with the first-team offense. Palmer was wearing his helmet, which is typically a good sign. For now, owners shouldn't take Palmer's status for granted, but he still sounds more likely than not to suit up. His status will be updated no later than Friday afternoon.
Andre Ellington (knee) returned to Cardinals practice Thursday.
Ellington will undoubtedly be listed as limited, but it gives him a chance of returning for Week 14. Ellington has insisted he'll be ready to go against the Rams, but what he's able to do on Friday will be key. Owners penciling in Ellington as their FLEX play need to continue monitoring his status.
Michael Floyd (shoulder, ankle) returned to Cardinals practice Thursday.
Floyd should officially be listed as "limited," but barring a setback, he'll be ready for his usual role against the Rams. Fantasy's No. 3 receiver over the past three weeks, Floyd has barged onto the WR2 scene.
Jordan Reed (concussion) returned to Redskins practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.
It puts Reed on track to get cleared for Sunday's game against the Chiefs, but he's obviously not out of the woods after he was surprisingly scratched in Week 13. Owners can pencil Reed into their lineups for the first week of the fantasy playoffs, but have to have a back-up plan ready. The good news is, Washington takes on the Chiefs at 1PM ET, so we'll know Reed's status Sunday morning.