It should be noted that DT Alan Branch was listed as “limited” in practice on Friday with a neck injury, but did not have a game status definition and should be expected to play.
Patriots: C David Andrews (illness), RT Marcus Cannon (ankle), WR Chris Hogan (shoulder), WR Matthew Slater (hamstring)
All four players did not practice and are not going to play on Sunday. Hopefully a few will be able to make their return next week against the Miami Dolphins.
Ted Karras is expected to get the start at center in place of Andrews, while LaAdrian Waddle should play for Cannon, Phillip Dorsett should play for Hogan, and Johnson Bademosi should play for Slater.
Raiders: CB David Amerson (foot)
Amerson didn’t practice all week so I’m not sure why he’s not considered “out”, but he’s the Raiders top cornerback. Look for the Patriots to pick on his replacement Dexter McDonald.
Patriots: WR Danny Amendola (knee), TE Martellus Bennett (shoulder/hamstring), DT Malcom Brown (ankle), DE Cassius Marsh (shoulder), CB Eric Rowe (groin)
Raiders: G Gabe Jackson (ankle), LB Cory James (knee), OT Marshall Newhouse (hip/quad), FB Jamize Olawale (hamstring)
Both teams have some pretty important names on the questionable list. Jackson and Newhouse are the Raiders starting right side of the offensive line, while James is their starting inside linebacker.
The Patriots should make Bennett, Brown, Marsh, and Rowe gametime decisions. Amendola should be expected to play again.