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Lamar Miller (shoulder/knee) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

Miller, who was able to practice in a limited fashion all week, had a knee ailment added to his existing shoulder issue on Friday's injury report. At this stage, we haven't heard anything to suggest that Miller's Week 12 status is in danger, but given that he is one of just two Dolphins listed as questionable this week, his status is worth monitoring and verifying as Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff approaches. Meanwhile, Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald relays that the running back expects to play Sunday, despite his questionable designation.

Xavier Rhodes (ankle) was a full participant in Friday's practice and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

Impact

Rhodes has graded well in pass coverage this season, but he faces a stiff test against Green Bay this week.

Cortland Finnegan (ankle) is doubtful for Sunday's game against the Broncos, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

It wasn't looking good for Finnegan Thursday and it's even worse Friday. The Dolphins will take on the Broncos without one of their top corners, with Jalil Brown or Jamar Taylor likely to pick up the slack.

Sharrif Floyd (knee) did not participate in Friday's practice and is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

Impact

Floyd has been a regular on the injury report this season, but the minor ailments have yet to force him out of a game. However, he could miss this weekend's game since he only practiced Wednesday and missed Thursday and Friday.

Jarius Wright (hamstring) was a full participant in Friday's practice but is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

Impact

Wright didn't have a catch last week as he played with a hamstring injury. He looks healthy enough to play, but Charles Johnson continues to get more targets in the offense and reduce Wright's role.

Jerick McKinnon (back) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, but is listed as probable for Sunday's game against Green Bay.

Impact

McKinnon should start and get the bulk of carries with Matt Asiata out with a concussion. Ben Tate will likely serve as the backup running back, but he may see few touches since he only had two days of practice this week after being claimed off waivers from Cleveland.

Greg Jennings (rib) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Green Bay, ESPN reports.

Impact

Jennings was able to fully practice Friday, so he should be able to play. However, check his status before kickoff to be sure.

Charles Clay (hamstring/knee) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against Denver, Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald reports.

Impact

Clay is obviously too risky to roll with in Week 12 fantasy lineups, with Dion Sims a candidate to see added looks in the Miami offense Sunday in Clay's absence.

Montee Ball (groin) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Broncos' official site reports.

Impact

As expected, with previous reports suggesting that Ball is expected to miss at least two-to-three weeks. With Ronnie Hillman also sidelined, C.J. Anderson is slated to head the Broncos' Week 12 backfield, with Juwan Thompson and Kapri Bibbs on hand to serve in complementary roles.

Ronnie Hillman (foot) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, the Broncos' official site reports.

Impact

As was Montee Ball, an expected outcome, with neither back having practiced at all this week. As a result, C.J. Anderson is in line to head the Broncos' Week 12 backfield, at a minimum, with Juwan Thompson also in the mix.

Adrian Peterson's appeal for his season-long suspension from the NFL for violating the league's personal-conduct policy will be held Dec. 2 and heard before arbitrator Herald Henderson, not Roger Goodell, ESPN reports.

Impact

The NFL Player's Association had asked for a neutral arbitrator oversee the process instead of commissioner Roger Goodell. Henderson is a former NFL executive frequently used by the league for PED suspension appeals, NBC Sports adds, having upheld Josh Gordon's full season suspension (later reduced to ten games by a substance-abuse policy change). While not having Goodell hearing the appeal likely helps Peterson's chances, it's still widely thought he'll lose the appeal and not play this season.

Charles Sims (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Chicago.

Impact

It's concerning that Sims was added to the injury report with an ankle injury Thursday after getting activated from the IR due to an ankle issue just three weeks ago, but Tampa Tribune writer Roy Cummings observed that Sims "seemed fine" at Friday's practice. To be clear, Sims practiced all week, it was just that he was limited Thursday and Friday after practicing fully Wednesday. It would generally be a surprise if Sims sat against Chicago, but if he does sit, Bobby Rainey figures to get the first shot at replacing him, even if Doug Martin (ankle, questionable) plays.

Julius Thomas (left ankle sprain) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Dolphins, ESPN's Jeff Legwold reports.

Impact

Per the Denver Post, Thomas figures to be a game-day decision for Sunday's game, with Andrew Mason of denverbroncos.com relaying that the team lists the tight end, who was on the field some Friday, as a non-participant at practice. At this stage, Thomas is looking iffy for Sunday's 4:25 ET game, though those inclined to wait things out on his status will need to line up a contingency plan involving a tight end who does not play during the early wave of Week 12 contests.

Doug Martin (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game against Chicago.

Impact

Even if Martin plays against Chicago, it seems safe to say at this point that Charles Sims is the favored running back in the Tampa backfield at the moment, and Bobby Rainey might be ahead of Martin, too. Sims (ankle) is questionable for Sunday, however, so the equation could change for Martin if Sims sits. Martin was a limited practice participant all week, whereas Sims was added to the report as a limited participant Thursday and Friday after practicing fully Wednesday.

Alterraun Verner (hamstring) is questionable for Sunday's game against Chicago.

Impact

Verner practiced in a limited capacity all week, but he did the same last week and still sat out Sunday. If he sits, Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery might both feast. Of course, that could happen even if Verner plays.

Trent Williams (knee) is questionable for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

Impact

The Washington Post reports that Williams showed some improvement in the training room, but he was unable to practice all week. Rookie Morgan Moses could be a real liability if he starts against the 49ers.

Per Troy E. Renck of the Denver Post, "all signs point toward" Emmanuel Sanders (concussion) playing Sunday against the Dolphins.

Impact

Supporting that notion, is that ESPN's Jeff Legwold relays that Sanders practiced fully Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game. While the wideout's status remains worth tracking in advance of Sunday's 4:25 ET kickoff, it appears as though he will suit up for the contest, in the absence of any setbacks.

Drew Davis (ankle) was activated from the PUP list Friday, ESPN.com's Vaughn McClure reports.

Impact

Davis is evidently ready to go for Sunday's game against Cleveland, as the Falcons cut wideout Freddie Martino upon activating Davis. Davis is worth monitoring in case he pushes for the third wideout role in Atlanta after totaling 216 yards and two touchdowns on just 17 targets last year, but he has a long climb to make on the depth chart before he's worth fantasy consideration in most situations.

Matt Asiata (concussion) will not play Sunday against Green Bay, head coach Mike Zimmer told ESPN 1500 am Twin Cities.

Impact

With Asiata out, Ben Tate is likely to take over his short-yardage role.

Trent Murphy (knee) is probable for Sunday's game against San Francisco.

Impact

The rookie edge defender is dealing with a PCL injury, which indicates he's not at 100 percent, but he's evidently locked into the lineup for Sunday. He has a sack in two straight games.