Crabtree remains on the injury report for the second week in a row because of his ankle

Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders, ankle, (Q): Crabtree remains on the injury report for the second week in a row because of his ankle. He played last week after being limited in practice daily and was on the field for 88 percent of the team’s offensive snaps, leading the team in receptions while posting over 100 yards. It’s pretty safe to say he isn’t being held back because of the ankle. After another week of daily limited practices, Crabtree is expected to play against the Bills. It is a late game however (4:05 p.m. ET) so fantasy owners should verify his status before kickoff.

T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts, back, (Q): Hilton returned to practice Wednesday after sitting out the Colts’ early practice this week with a back injury. On Thursday, the day of the team’s first formal injury report, Hilton was listed as limited, but he upgraded to full on Friday and Saturday. Despite the questionable tag, he is expected to play Monday night against the Jets.

Maybe it’s success in the passing game, maybe it’s lack of consistency in the run game, but either way, after last week I can’t imagine trusting Rawls as anything more than a flex play this week against the Panthers. Carolina has allowed the fewest fantasy points to opposing running backs since Week 2, is fifth against the run the past four weeks and has given up 100 total yards to opposing running backs just once since a Week 7 bye.

Until last week’s goose egg, Brandin Cooks hadn’t received fewer than five targets in a game since his rookie season. Expect him to rebound this week.

Brandin Cooks and Michael Thomas, Saints: Thomas is easy. He’s as hot a wideout as there is in the NFL in a good matchup, but Cooks is a gut call. After last week’s zero-reception debacle for Cooks, I expect Drew Brees to force-feed him the ball (and the Lions not to make the same mistake the Rams did, bringing double-coverage to Cooks every play and leaving many other players exposed).

There’s a zillion great stats that show how awesome Brees is at home fantasy-wise, so here’s just one: He’s averaging 27.6 percent more yards per pass attempt at home this year than on the road. In the four home games since their Week 5 bye, Cooks and Thomas as a tandem have gained 604 yards and scored six touchdowns (that’s 75.5 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per player per game). To put that in perspective, if you extrapolate it over a 16-game season, each player would have 1,208 yards and 12 touchdowns. Yeah, you’re starting both guys.

Senior Bowl 2016 live stream: How to watch NFL draft prospects online

The 2016 Senior Bowl will host some of the nation’s best draft-eligible college football players, coached by the entire staffs of the Dallas Cowboys (North) and the Jacksonville Jaguars (South). Representatives from all 32 NFL teams will be in attendance to study the players who could end up on their draft boards in April.

Each coach and team also brings their training, video and equipment staffs to give players a comprehensive experience ahead of their NFL journey. The Senior Bowl has been played since 1950, with over 500 NFL players having first competed in this contest.

The teams are split mostly by conference, with all players from the SEC and most from the Big 12 on the South team, and most Big Ten and Pac-12 players on Team North. The rest of the conferences are split between the two teams, with each roster holding 55 players — Ohio State leads the North and Alabama leads the South, with both schools represented by five players.

Quarterbacks are a big draw in this year’s NFL Draft, and several are looking for their chance to impress scouts at Saturday’s game. For the North, Carson Wentz (North Dakota State), Cody Kessler (USC), Kevin Hogan (Stanford) and Jeff Driskel (Louisiana Tech) will take the snaps, and Dak Prescott (Mississippi State), Jake Coker (Alabama), Jacoby Brissett (NC State) and Brandon Allen (Arkansas) will line up under center for the South.

There is a lot of potential first-round talent in this year’s Senior Bowl, but people with big upsides could end up falling short by the end of the weekend. In addition to their on-field performance, scouts and team executives had the chance to interview players and get a better feel of who could be a good fit for their organization.

Charles Woodson’s days as an Oakland Raider might be finished, but he still has one more game left to play in an NFL uniform. The retiring 39-year-old defensive back is likely to become the 12th Hall of Famer in the Super Bowl Era to have the Pro Bowl be the final game of his career. In a surprising twist, Woodson was the final pick of the draft by Team Rice, giving new meaning to the term “Mr. Irrelevant.”

There might not be a more enticing potential mano a mano battle than the one between Team Irvin’s Richard Sherman and Team Rice’s Odell Beckham Jr. Sherman received the third-highest grade among cornerbacks at Pro Football Focus, and is the best cover guy in the Pro Bowl. Hopefully he’ll be matched up against Beckham, who delivered another stellar campaign with 1,450 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns.