Description: According to Craig Kelley of Colts.com, Colts receiver Da'Rick Rogers played 68 percent of the team's offensive snaps in Week 14 against Cincinnati. He caught six passes for 107 yards and two touchdowns in the game.
Insight: Rogers went undrafted in 2013 due to off-the-field issues (he was kicked off the Tennessee football team in August 2012 for failing three drugs tests), but the 6-foot-3, 208-pound target led the SEC in receptions and receiving yards in 2011. The Colts are in desperate need of a big target to step up to take the pressure off T.Y. Hilton, and Rogers could be that guy.
Description: Denver receiver Wes Welker (73-778-10) suffered another concussion Sunday against Tennessee and should be considered unlikely to play in Thursday's game against San Diego.
Insight: That's his second concussion this season. Fantasy owners should expect an increase in targets for Demaryius Thomas, Eric Decker, Julius Thomas and possibly Jacob Tamme who saw additional snaps Sunday after Welker went down.
Description: Cordarrelle Patterson led the Vikings with 141 receiving yards Sunday in Baltimore.
Insight: That's a career-high for Patterson. He's not quite a must-start yet but Patterson is certainly emerging as a threat in the receiving game, especially on deep passes. The rookie out of Tennessee now has five touchdowns on the season (two receiving, one rushing and two on returns).
Description: Browns wideout Josh Gordon set a team record for receiving yards in a season by racking up 151 yards through the air Sunday in a one-point loss to New England.
Insight: Gordon has been the best receiver in football over the last month, catching at least 125 yards worth of passes in each of his last four contests. Even superstar corner Aqib Talib was no match for Gordon on Sunday. Don't expect Gordon to slow down next week against Chicago.
Description: New England rookie wideout Kenbrell Thompkins won't be active for Sunday's game against the Browns.
Insight: Thompkins is out with a hip injury. Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski should see most of the targets with Thompkins and Aaron Dobson both sidelined. Danny Amendola and Shane Vereen should be involved in the passing game also.
Description: New England wideout Aaron Dobson will miss his second straight game Sunday versus Cleveland.
Insight: He's still battling a foot injury. The Patriots are beginning to phase Dobson and rookie Kenbrell Thompkins out of the offense now that Rob Gronkowski and Danny Amendola are healthy again. Julian Edelman's emergence over the last few weeks hasn't helped Dobson either.
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin (hip) will not play in Week 14.
Insight: Harvin has played just one game this season following hip surgery, and he had to have another procedure done on the hip last week. Doug Baldwin, who has produced 63-77 yards in each of the last four games with a touchdown in three of them, should be considered a solid WR3 this week.
Description: Packers receiver Randall Cobb, on injured reserve/designated to return due to a broken leg, has yet to practice and fantasy owners should get a final decision on his availability for this season by Tuesday.
Insight: He's eligible to come back in Week 15, but there is a chance he won't return this season, according to a Green Bay Press-Gazette report. Many fantasy owners have been hanging onto Cobb in hopes he'd be ready for the final two games of the fantasy playoffs, but that appears less and less likely.
Description: Jets receiver Santonio Holmes (hamstring) is expected to be actice Sunday against Oakland.
Insight: Lets hope active means more than the three snaps he saw last week while "active." Fantasy owners should not trust him to be on the field or that quarterback Geno Smith could get him the ball even if he was open.
Description: Raiders receiver Denarius Moore (shoulder) missed Wednesday's practice.
Insight: Moore missed the last two games with a shoulder injury and is not expected to play Sunday at New York. "He's getting better but not ready yet," coach Dennis Allen said, according to Fallon Smith of CSN Bay Area.
Description: Seahawks receiver Percy Harvin had a procedure done on his injured hip last week. SOURCE: Liz Mathews, ESPN Seattle
Insight: It sounds like Harvin received a cortisone injection. The Seahawks have already clinched a playoff berth so they won't be in any hurry to bring Harvin back. If he's not 100 percent, we may not see him again until the postseason.
Description: Seattle could opt to hold injured receiver Percy Harvin out until the postseason. SOURCE: Ian Rapoport, NFL Network
Insight: That won't help fantasy owners any. It's not time to drop Harvin yet but if his hip doesn't improve quickly, there may come a time when fantasy owners have to cut their losses and move on without him.
Description: The Seahawks will be without receiver Percy Harvin (hip) Monday night against the Saints. SOURCE: Sports Illustrated
Insight: The Seahawks have only had Harvin for one game this season so this doesn't change much. Seattle will continue to use running back Marshawn Lynch as the focal point while mixing in a few throws to Golden Tate and Doug Baldwin along the way.
Description: San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree ended up playing more snaps than anyone expected - 42 of 67 plays.
Insight: Crabtree missed the Niners' first 11 games while rehabbing a torn Achilles tendon. He caught two of four targets for 68 yards. If the 49ers continue to increase Crabtree's snap count over the next games, Crabtree could be a viable fantasy playoff option.
Description: Denver Broncos receiver Eric Decker was Peyton Manning's favorite receiver Sunday at Kansas City. He caught eight of his 12 targets for 174 yards and four touchdowns.
Insight: Decker had his way with rookie CB Marcus Cooper all day. He came in with just three touchdowns all season after catching 13 in 2012, but he now has 63 catches, 971 yards and seven scores with four games to go.
Description: San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree had two catches for 68 yards on four targets in his season debut Sunday against St. Louis.
Insight: Crabtree missed the Niners' first 11 games while rehabbing a torn Achilles tendon. His day would have been quiet had he not hauled in a 60-yard bomb. The 49ers likely will continue to increase Crabtree's snap count over the final four games.
Description: San Diego wideout Keenan Allen hit the 100-yard receiving bonus for the second straight game Sunday against the Bengals.
Insight: Allen had 106 yards on eight catches one week after grabbing nine balls for 124 yards. Philip Rivers' top target has 58 receptions, 843 yards and three touchdowns this season. Allen was the eighth receiver taken in the 2013 NFL Draft, but he leads all rookies in receiving yardage by a wide margin.
Description: Cardinals wideout Michael Floyd came within one yard of his third straight 100-yard game in Week 13 at Philadelphia.
Insight: Floyd finished with 99 yards and a touchdown on five catches, which fantasy owners will happily take. The second-year wideout has been targeted 28 times over the past three games after seeing 6.3 targets per game the first nine games. He now has 54 catches for 860 yards and four scores.
Description: Miami wideout Mike Wallace put together consecutive double-digit fantasy point games for the first time all season with seven catches, 82 yards and a touchdown Sunday against the Jets.
Insight: That followed Wallace grabbing five passes for 127 yards and a touchdown in Week 12. He'll remain an all-or-nothing WR3 going into a showdown with his former team the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 14.
Description: Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas left Sunday's game with a shoulder injury, but returned to action in the second quarter.
Insight: The Broncos already are playing without Julius Thomas (knee) so they could ill-afford to be without both. While he was gone Eric Decker took advantage and scored from 41-yards out. The Broncos are down 14 points in the second quarter and Demaryius figures to see plenty of targets.
Description: Bears wideout Alshon Jeffery was unstoppable Sunday at Minnesota, catching 12 balls for 249 yards and two touchdowns.
Insight: Jeffery beat Brandon Marshall to 1,000 yards despite being 85 yards behind him when the game began. The second-year wideout has reeled in 70 passes for 1,109 yards and five touchdowns on 118 targets this season while averaging 111.67 receiving yards per game over his last nine.
Description: Browns CB Joe Haden shut down Jacksonville receiver Cecil Shorts for most of the day in Week 13, but Shorts beat him with a double move for a 20-yard game-winning TD with 40 seconds left in the game.
Insight: For some reason, Haden bit on the first move even though a short catch would have been beneficial to Cleveland at that point. Shorts saw 11 targets and caught six for 64 yards and the touchdown. It was his first score since Oct. 6.
Description: Browns receiver Josh Gordon became the first player in NFL history to have back-to-back 200-yard receiving games Sunday against Jacksonville.
Insight: Gordon dominated the Jaguars for 261 yards and two touchdowns on 10 catches, giving him 29 catches, 623 yards and four touchdowns on 47 targets over the last three games. Despite sitting the first two games due to a suspension, Gordon has recorded 1,249 receiving yards, second in the NFL to Calvin Johnson.
Description: Browns receiver Josh Gordon went to the locker room in the third quarter Sunday against Jacksonville due to a head injury.
Insight: Gordon caught seven passes for 149 yards and a touchdown prior to exiting. He has absolutely exploded over the last three games and would be a huge loss for fantasy owners heading into the playoffs.
Description: Seattle wideout Percy Harvin is questionable heading into Monday night's game against the Saints. SOURCE: John Clayton, ESPN
Insight: He missed practice on Thursday and Friday because of hip soreness. It's become clear that Harvin isn't close to 100 percent and probably won't be until next season. With so many other good wideouts out there, he's just too big a risk to have in your lineup, especially with the Seahawks playing on Monday night this week.
Description: It's official. San Francisco receiver Michael Crabtree will make his season debut Sunday against the Rams. SOURCE: Matt Maiocco, Comcast Sportsnet Bay Area
Insight: Crabtree missed the Niners' first 11 games while rehabbing a torn Achilles tendon. Similar to Percy Harvin two weeks ago in Seattle, he's likely to be on a snap count. This week we have him at No. 49 in our TSN wide receiver rankings.
Description: Detroit receiver Calvin Johnson appeared to tweak his knee on an end-zone jump ball in the third quarter Thursday against Green Bay. He returned to the game after being checked out on the sideline, but wasn't targeted again after that.
Insight: Johnson had 101 yards and a touchdown on six catches in the game, but Sam Shields fell on his knee after making an interception on an underthrown Matthew Stafford pass in the end zone. The Lions went up 33-10 with 13:06 left in the fourth quarter and stuck mostly with the run game after that, so that may explain Johnson's lack of targets. He has 10 days to heal up before playing at Philadelphia in Week 14.
Description: Titans receiver Kendall Wright (ankle) got in a full practice session Thursday, according to John Glennon of the Tennessean.
Insight: Wright caught his first touchdown since Week 2 and had his first 100-yard game of the year Sunday at Oakland. He's had at least 69 receiving yards in each of the last seven games, making him a reliable WR3 in Week 13 against the Colts.
Description: Raiders receiver Denarius Moore (shoulder) has been ruled out for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day game at Dallas.
Insight: Moore missed Sunday's game against the Titans, allowing Rod Streater to step into the No. 1 receiver role. Streater saw nine targets and caught five of them for 93 yards against Tennessee and is a WR3 option at Dallas.
Description: Updating a previous report, New England receiver Aaron Dobson missed practice Wednesday because of a foot injury. SOURCE: Nick Underhill, MassLive.com
Insight: Dobson (35 catches, 492 yards, 4 TD) has put together a solid rookie season but with so many other receiving weapons at Tom Brady's disposal right now, he won't be a fantasy option even if he plays this week.
Description: Patriots wideout Aaron Dobson wasn't able to practice on Wednesday. SOURCE: Boston Herald
Insight: As usual with New England, we won't know the extent of whatever injury he's dealing with until injury reports are released on Friday. Even then, we may not get a full diagnosis. Then again, if you're really that anxious to hear about Dobson's health status, your fantasy team may have taken a few wrong turns along the way. With all 32 teams in action this week, there are bound to be better options at wide receiver.
Description: Niners wideout Michael Crabtree (Achilles) is expected to be activated from the PUP list Tuesday and play against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.
Insight: Crabtree has been practicing for several weeks and could be a flex option against the Rams' 22nd-ranked pass defense in Week 13. He'll likely ramp up his workload over the next few weeks and could be a major factor by Weeks 15 and 16.
Description: Though Niners wideout Michael Crabtree (Achilles) won't play on Monday, ESPN's Adam Schefter expects he'll return next week against St. Louis.
Insight: Crabtree still hasn't been activated from the PUP list though that could change in the next 24 hours. He's been practicing for several weeks and could be a flex option against the Rams' 22nd-ranked pass defense in Week 13.
Description: San Francisco receiver Mario Manningham is listed on the injury report as questionable, but he is expected to play Monday night against Washington.
Insight: It's a good matchup for the 49ers passing offense, but Manningham is the No. 3 target behind Vernon Davis and Anquan Boldin. He's caught just four passes for 38 yards over the past two games. And the 49ers are one of the most run-oriented teams in the league.
Description: Miami wideout Mike Wallace busted out of his season-long slump Sunday in a loss to Carolina.
Insight: He finished with 127 yards on five catches. The stat line is a little deceiving as most of his yardage came on just two catches: a 53-yard touchdown in the first quarter and then a 57-yard grab to start the second. Still, it's good to see that Ryan Tannehill is looking his way again. The ten targets Wallace received were his most since October 27th against New England.
Description: Titans receiver Kendall Wright left Sunday's game against Oakland with a foot injury.
Insight: Wright had managed two catches for 54 yards. He had caught 16 balls over the past two weeks and caught the eye of many fantasy owners. They like his receptions per game average, but not his limited ability to get into the end zone. He has just one touchdown catch this season - in Week 2.
Description: San Diego wideout Keenan Allen exploded for 124 yards on nine catches Sunday in a win over Kansas City.
Insight: It would have been even sweeter if he had managed to find the end zone. Still, Allen is having one heck of a rookie season. He's currently on pace for 1,072 yards, which would be the most by a rookie wideout since Anquan Boldin in 2003 (1,377 yards in 16 games).