Raiders placed CB D.J. Hayden (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.
The 12th overall pick in the 2013 draft, Hayden turned in his career-best season in 2016, but that wasn't saying much. He forced just one takeaway across 11 games and got burned incessantly over the past seven after a solid opening month of the year. Hayden is an impending unrestricted free agent.
Tyvon Branch will take over as the Cardinals' primary slot defender in the expected absence of Tyrann Mathieu (shoulder).
Branch spent the last eight weeks on the Cardinals' I.R. list, but was recalled this week and will likely play most of the game against Washington. Branch was outstanding in the role early this season with Mathieu still coming back from a knee operation. Still, it's hard to tell how Branch will fare in his first game back. He is coming off of in-season sports hernia surgery.
Jeremy Maclin (groin) is questionable for Week 13 against the Falcons.
Maclin put in a limited week of practice and should be good to go after sitting out the last three games with a groin injury. His return puts a damper on Tyreek Hill, who absolutely crushed it during Maclin's absence. Maclin was struggling before his injury and won't be anything more than a back-end WR3 this week.
Panthers MLB Luke Kuechly (concussion) still isn't practicing.
Kuechly won't play this week and remains out indefinitely. The Panthers are going to have a tough time guarding Jimmy Graham on Sunday Night Football.
The Patriots will host Rams rookie QB Jared Goff in Week 13, who has completed just 58.7 percent of his pass attempts in two starts.
The Rams own the NFL's worst offense, checking-in 32nd in scoring and total yardage through 12 weeks. Los Angeles has been held to 10 or fewer points in six of 11 games this season and will struggle to find success on the road as nearly two-touchdown underdogs. The Patriots D/ST turned in two mediocre performances as large road favorites in recent weeks, but should be a top-tier fantasy option upon returning home to face the Rams.
49ers WR Quinton Patton (concussion) is questionable for Week 13 against the Bears.
Patton returned to practice on Thursday but has not officially passed the concussion protocol. There's a high likelihood of him playing this week, but he won't be a fantasy option if he does.
Kelvin Benjamin (shoulder) practiced again on Friday.
He'll be all systems go for Sunday night's game in Seattle.
Dolphins CB Xavien Howard (knee) is doubtful for Week 13 against the Ravens.
There was some hope earlier this week that Howard would return to action on Sunday but DC Vance Joseph said he's still a week or two away. Tony Lippett and Byron Maxwell will continue to start at cornerback for the Dolphins.