Colts DE Justin Houston (calf) is active for today's game against the Vikings. Houston missed practice both Thursday and Friday with the issue, so he'll likely be playing at less than 100%. There's some risk, though he remains in play for IDP lineups. CB Rock Ya-Sin is inactive, a surprise scratch after he didn't appear on the injury report all week. Joel A. Erickson of the Indianapolis Star reports that Ya-Sin has an illness (not COVID).
The Colts went without several defensive starters in Wednesday's practice. LB Darius Leonard (ankle), DE Kwity Paye (hamstring), S Khari Willis (ankle, groin) and CB Rock Ya-Sin (ankle) all missed the workout. Leonard sustained his injury last week and missed Thursday's practice before playing through it at Tennessee. The other 3 left Sunday's game early. We'll see about the progress for each throughout the week.
The Colts have activated DT DeForest Buckner and DL Denico Autry off the COVID list. Both starters missed last week's game against the Titans, helping RB Derrick Henry to a huge rushing day. David Johnson -- assuming he's activated from IR in time -- won't be so fortunate in this Sunday's matchup. Both Buckner and Autry belong in IDP consideration for Week 13. Check our IDP rankings to see whether you should be starting either guy.
Colts LB Anthony Walker (ribs) and S Khari Willis (ribs, shoulder) are active for today's game against the Titans. Neither is a high-level IDP option, but they're in play for deeper leagues. Walker should gain playing time with LB Bobby Okereke out (ankle).
The Colts have ruled LB Bobby Okereke (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Titans. LB Anthony Walker (ribs) and S Khari Willis (ribs, shoulder) are questionable. We'll update their status Sunday morning.
Colts LB Darius Leonard and DE Justin Houston carry no injury designation into Sunday's game against the Lions. Leonard hasn't played since Week 4 because of a groin injury but put in a pair of full practices to close out the week. Houston played in Indy's last game but was clearly limited by a hip injury. That issue didn't even show up on this week's injury report, though. Both look ready for normal usage in IDP lineups. Leonard's return figures to lower the playing time for at least 1 of the Colts' other LBs. Anthony Walker sat 3rd in that line before Leonard went down.
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