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Brandon Pettigrew (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Pettigrew was not able to practice at all this week, so he will almost certainly not suit up Sunday. Pettigrew's top backups, Eric Ebron and Joseph Fauria, have been ruled out for Sunday's game, so the Lions will be pretty thin at the tight end position in Week 8. Kellen Davis, who was just signed Monday, seems likely to be the Lions' starting tight end.

Reggie Bush (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Bush said Tuesday that he expected to play against Atlanta, but he was only able to sneak in a limited practice Wednesday before sitting out the next two days, so the Lions will almost certainly hold him out for the second time in three weeks. Joique Bell is in line to serve as the starting running back for the Lions in Week 8, and Theo Riddick should see extra work in Bush's absence.

Calvin Johnson (ankle) is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Falcons, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Johnson was able to practice each day this week – albeit on a limited basis – so he could suit up for the first time since Week 5. A decision on his status may not come until just before game time, which could lead to an early Sunday wakeup for some fantasy owners, as the Lions are scheduled to kick off against the Falcons at 9:30 AM Eastern.

Perry Riley (knee) practiced fully Thursday, the Washington Post reports.

Impact

Riley missed the last two games with an MCL sprain. He is still working his way back, but appears on track to play Monday.

Ryan Clark (ankle) was limited in Thursday's practice, the Washington Post reports.

Impact

Clark played last week with the injury and should be on the field Monday night.

A.J. Green (toe) will not practice Friday, but could play in Sunday's game against the Ravens, Geoff Hobson of the Bengals' website reports.

Impact

Green did not practice at all this week, but he said his status for Sunday's game is "up in the air," so there is a chance he could take the field. A final call on his availability may not come until game day, but the Bengals will provide an update on his status when they release their final injury report of the week Friday afternoon.

Eric Ebron (hamstring) did not suit up for Friday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Ebron was not able to practice at all this week, so he is in danger of missing his second straight game.

Reggie Bush (ankle) did not participate in Friday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Bush sat out Friday for the second day in a row, which leaves his status for Sunday's game against the Falcons in question. Expect the Lions to provide an update on Bush's health when they release Friday's injury report.

Calvin Johnson (ankle) took part in Friday's practice, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

Impact

Johnson has practiced three days in a row, so he will have a chance to return to action this week. The Lions figure to update Johnson's status when they release Friday's injury report, but a final call on his availability for Week 8 may not come until Sunday.

Ravens special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg hinted that Jacoby Jones will continue to return punts, ESPN.com reports. "The reason we have [Jones] back there is we really feel confident he's going to make a play for us if we block it well," Rosburg said. "And our players feel the same way. So, based on that, we look forward to blocking for him again."

Impact

Jones has muffed two punts and dropped at least four of his 12 targets, but while his role on offense has essentially disappeared, he still worked as the Ravens' kick and punt returner throughout Sunday's win over the Falcons. With just one target over his last five games, Jones can safely be ignored in leagues that don't count return yardage, and he may be one muff/fumble away from losing relevance in even those formats.

Josh Robinson left Thursday's practice with an ankle injury, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.

Impact

He was healthy when the week began, but this injury now puts his status against Tampa Bay in question.

John Sullivan cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and is in line to play Sunday, ESPN reports.

Impact

Sullivan left last week's game after suffering a concussion, but it looks like he won't miss a game. He was a limited participant in Thursday's practice.

Jadeveon Clowney (knee, questionable) may be limited to third-down situations only in Sunday's game against Tennessee, according to defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel, the Houston Chronicle reports.

Impact

Clowney, limited for a second consecutive day Thursday, "definitely" has a shot to play Sunday, according to head coach Bill O'Brien.

Branden Oliver gained 36 yards on 13 carries and 27 yards on seven reception in Thursday's 35-21 loss to the Broncos.

Impact

Ronnie Brown had one carry and one reception, while Shaun Draughn did not register a touch. It was Oliver dominating both the touches and snaps in a matchup that left him with minimal room to run. He was around or under one yard per carry for the entire game, until breaking off a meaningless 23-yard scamper on the final play of the contest. As ugly as the rushing numbers were, Oliver didn't seem to make many mistakes. The real problem was that San Diego's shaky offensive line couldn't handle a stout Denver front seven, putting the entire game on Philip Rivers' shoulders. Oliver also didn't have much room to work with on his receptions, though he perhaps could have done a bit better the two or three times he actually saw a small slice of open field. He may again find himself dependent on the receptions next week, as the Chargers have to face a tough Dolphins defense in Miami. There's some chance Ryan Mathews (knee) and/or Donald Brown (concussion) could return, but neither player seemed close to being ready this week.

Antonio Gates caught 5-of-8 targets for 54 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 35-21 loss to the Broncos.

Impact

Gates reached the end zone for a fourth consecutive game, with his eighth and ninth touchdowns of the season providing his third multi-TD performance of the year. Last year's total of just four scoring receptions was quite fluky, but what he's doing thus far in 2014 – scoring more than a touchdown per game – is perhaps even less likely to hold up. Outside of the touchdowns, Gates has produced similar numbers to last season's, albeit with fewer receptions and more yards per catch. He's undoubtedly a huge threat in the end zone, but will likely fall at least a few touchdowns short of his current pace for 18.

Keenan Allen caught 9-of-13 targets for 73 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 35-21 loss to the Broncos

Impact

Allen faded after a hot start, but he was still involved in the offense, and ultimately gave owners a satisfying stat line for just the second time this season. The touchdown, his first of the year, came on a quick screen from just two yards out. It wasn't all positive, as Allen contributed to an interception by slipping on a route, and also dropped what should have been an easy catch. The sum of his campaign remains disappointing, but as the most-targeted player in a prolific passing offense, Allen still has every opportunity to put together a big second half of the season. He'll have to start with a touch matchup, as the Chargers travel to Miami next week.

Philip Rivers completed 30-of-41 passes for 252 yards, with three touchdowns and two interceptions in Thursday's 35-21 loss to the Broncos. He added 17 yards on his only carry.

Impact

Rivers arguably played better than the stats indicate, as he was up against an excellent Denver defense, yet only took two sacks and didn't fumble. Neither of his interceptions was especially bad, as one was partially caused by Keenan Allen slipping, while the other came on a deep heave with the Chargers down by two scores late in the game. Rivers once again worked well around a shaky offensive line, and he notably found Allen for 78 yards and a touchdown on nine receptions, albeit with 13 targets needed to get there. Of course, even with Allen breaking out for just his second big game this season, Rivers spread the ball to a bunch of receivers, with Allen, Antonio Gates, Malcom Floyd and RB Branden Oliver each getting seven or more targets. Unfortunately for Rivers, next week brings another tough road matchup, this time in Miami.

Julius Thomas caught 2-of-6 targets for 23 yards in Thursday's 35-21 win over the Chargers.

Impact

Thomas doesn't get nearly as many looks as teammates Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders, which can lead to some lean games when the always-dangerous tight end doesn't reach the end zone. While it's frustrating for owners that two of those games have come successively, Thomas should venture back to the painted grass soon enough. Just keep in mind that he's averaging a modest 4.3 receptions, 5.8 targets and 46.7 receiving yards per game. Also worth noting is that the last two matchups favored Denver's wide receivers over the tight ends and running backs in the passing game. Next week's road contest against the Patriots, while a fairly tough matchup for all involved, should tilt back toward the tight ends and backs a bit.

Wes Welker caught 2-of-2 targets for five yards in Thursday's 35-21 win over the Chargers

Impact

Welker is still getting plenty of run in three-wide formations, but Emmanuel Sanders, Demaryius Thomas and (to a less extent) Julius Thomas have been hogging all of the targets. Welker had 13 receptions and 18 targets through two games, but he has just six receptions and six targets over the last three contests. While he should see a bit more work in coming weeks, it increasingly appears that his targets will be much harder to come by than they were last season.

Justin Houston is listed on the injury report with an ankle issue, but was a full participant in practice both Wednesday and Thursday.

Impact

Houston is a new addition to the injury report this week, but the fact that he was a full participant both Wednesday and Thursday indicates he should be good to go Sunday.