Description: Cowboys receiver Terrance Williams (hamstring) is going to try to practice Friday, according to Bryan Broaddus of dallascowboys.com.
Insight: Williams was limping Monday and did not practice Wednesday or Thursday. He had a nice run when Miles Austin was injured, grabbing touchdowns in Weeks 5, 6, 7, 8 and 10, but he\'s picked up just eight fantasy points over the last four games.
Description: Saints quarterback Drew Brees is 500 passing yards away from his third straight 5,000-yard season.
Insight: Brees already has reached 30 touchdowns for the sixth consecutive year, and he\'s cut his interceptions down from 19 last season to 10 while raising his completion percentage from 63 percent to 68.2 percent.
Description: Bulls swingman Jimmy Butler suffered a right ankle injury during Thursday\'s game and will not return, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.
Insight: The Bulls can ill afford to lose Butler again with Derrick Rose (knee) out for the season and Luol Deng dealing with ongoing Achilles soreness. Mike Dunleavy and Tony Snell will have to start if Deng and Butler miss Saturday\'s game.
Description: According to latimes.com, the Lakers will turn to Xavier Henry at point guard following Kobe Bryant\'s knee injury.
Insight: Bryant was playing point guard with Steve Nash (back), Steve Blake (elbow) and Jordan Farmar (hamstring) out, but now he is out for six weeks due to a fractured knee. The 6-foot-6 Henry is averaging 9.6 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals but just 1.0 assists in 20 minutes per game this season.
Description: Detroit right wing Daniel Alfredsson had a big night Thursday against Calgary, potting two goals and picking up one assist.
Insight: One of Alfredsson\'s goals was the game-winner in overtime. He has nine goals and 27 points in 32 games this season, which is far better production than anyone could have predicted from the 41-year-old forward.
Description: Closer Grant Balfour\'s two-year, $15 million deal with the Orioles is in "serious jeopardy" due to issues with his physical. SOURCE: Roch Kubatko, MASN
UPDATE: Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun reports the issue is with Balfour\'s right shoulder. He had surgery for a rotator cuff and labrum tear in September 2005 but hasn\'t had problems since.
Insight: Balfour saved a career-high 38 games with the Athletics last season and has posted a sub-2.60 ERA in four straight seasons. Baltimore signed him to close after trading Jim Johnson to Balfour\'s old team in Oakland.
Description: According to Yahoo\'s Jeff Passan, the Yankees offered Shin-Soo Choo seven years and $140 million but he turned it down.
Insight: There\'s no way Choo is going to get a better offer than that so it\'s pretty puzzling that he would reject it. The Astros are also said to be interested in Choo, who hit .285 last season with 20 steals and 21 HR. His .423 on base percentage was fourth-best in the majors last season.