Thanksgiving Day Games: NFL Injury Report
Texans RB Ben Tate (hamstring, questionable) is questionable for Thanksgiving Day after missing practice all week. It is yet to be determined if Tate will resume his role as Arian Foster's primary backup when he returns to action. Justin Forsett is currently working in that role.
Lions WR Titus Young is out for Thanksgiving Day. He was suspended by the team and is considered week to week. Rookie Ryan Broyles and recently acquired Mike Thomas will see more snaps and targets with Young out of the game. Neither are great plays against the Texans, but could be useful down the stretch against the Colts and Packers.
Lions T Jeff Backus (hamstring, doubtful) is doubtful for Thanksgiving Day. Backus has been a mainstay of the Lions offensive line. His absence means rookie first-round pick Riley Reiff will move into a full-time role.
The Lions are banged up on the defensive side of the ball. S Louis Delmas (knee, questionable), DT Nick Fairley (illness, questionable), CB Drayton Florence (concussion, questionable), CB Jacob Lacey (foot, questionable) and DT Corey Williams (knee, questionable) are all questionable.
Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot, questionable) was able to get limited practice reps in this week, but is questionable for Thanksgiving Day. He played in a limited role last week. Don't trust him on a short week.
Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot, doubtful) won't return this week. Cowboys RB Felix Jones (knee, questionable) is questionable with a knee issue. If Felix can't go, Lance Dunbar would get the start and be a desperation flex play option with Phillip Tanner working behind him.
Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (heel, hamstring, questionable) and RB Joe McKnight (ankle, questionable) are questionable for Thursday Night. TE Jeff Cumberland (wrist, probable), WR Clyde Gates (shoulder, probable), WR Stephen Hill (ankle, probable) and RB Bilal Powell (shoulder, probable) are all probable.