T.Y. Hilton (hamstring, questionable) told reporters Friday afternoon that he feels "50-50" to play Sunday at Dallas.
Per beat writer Stephen Holder, Hilton's words were "cryptic." The Colts have very little to gain by pushing Hilton to play against the Cowboys, and much more to gain if he's 100 percent for the playoffs. We're just speculating, but would bet against Hilton being active at Dallas. Reggie Wayne and Donte Moncrief would then likely be Indianapolis' starters in two-wide sets.
Drew Stanton (sprained ACL, MCL) "did nothing" during the portion of practice that is open to the media Friday.
The Cardinals listed Stanton as "limited" in Thursday's practice, but there's no way he's playing on Sunday Night Football. Perhaps the Cards were trying to create the illusion he might start ahead of a division game versus Seattle.
Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (knee) has been ruled out for Week 16.
It's a boost to Travis Kelce's matchup. Polamalu has played in 12 games this year, recording 61 tackles, one forced fumble, and one pass deflection.
Juwan Thompson (hip, knee) returned to Broncos practice on Friday.
The Broncos play Monday night, so they won't announce injury statuses until Saturday. But Thompson looks on track to back up C.J. Anderson against the Bengals. His workload is unclear with Ronnie Hillman possibly returning.
Peyton Manning (thigh) returned to Broncos practice on Friday.
You can see where Rotoworld ranks Peyton for this week at the link below.
Panthers coach Ron Rivera indicated Friday that DeAngelo Williams (questionable, hand) will not play Sunday at Cleveland.
Rivera left open the possibility of Williams being active on game day as an "emergency back," but he's not going to be a factor unless other running backs get injured during the game. Jonathan Stewart is an RB2 against the Browns' weak run defense. Mike Tolbert will be second in line for backfield work.
Rashad Jennings (ankle) missed Giants practice on Friday.
Old Man Jennings has been ruled out against the Rams. Rookie Andre Williams will handle feature back work at St. Louis, likely seeing 17-24 touches.
Coach Ron Rivera announced Jonathan Stewart will start Week 16 against the Browns.
DeAngelo Williams (hand) will only be used in an "emergency," leaving Stewart to handle another 20-plus carries against a suspect Cleveland run defense. With Cam Newton back under center, it should open up more running lanes than Stewart saw with Derek Anderson in Week 15. Stewart is in the RB2 discussion.