Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 4, 2010 @ 09:07:39 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Bruce Gradkowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) said he expects to start the team's Week 5 game, according to Steve Corkran, of the Oakland Tribune. Gradkowski suffered a shoulder injury in Week 4 but later returned to the game.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will rejoin the team Monday, Oct. 4, following the completion of his four-game suspension for violating the league's conduct policy, according to James Walker, of ESPN.com. Pittsburgh confirmed that Roethlisberger will be at the team's practice facility on the first day he's eligible to return.

QB | Todd Collins | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears QB Todd Collins (undisclosed) left the team's Week 4 game with a stinger, according to CBSSports.com. The extent of his injury is unknown.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 4 and will not return to the game, reports Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune.

QB | Derek Anderson | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he is not sure if QB Derek Anderson or QB Max Hall will start in Week 5, reports The Associated Press.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Kevin Kolb went 22-for-35 for 201 yards, one touchdown and one interception against the Washington Redskins in Week 4, reports The Associated Press. Kolb entered the game when QB Michael Vick (rib, chest) left due to injury.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick's (rib, chest) X-rays done on his ribs and chest came back negative, reports Jason La Canfora, of the NFL Network. He will undergo an MRI Monday, Oct. 4, to determine the extent on any rib or chest injuries.


Running Back

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RB Clinton Portis (groin) said he will undergo X-rays on his injured groin Monday, Oct. 4, according to Barry Svrluga, of The Washington Post. "Hopefully, it's day-to-day," Portis said.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw lost his third fumble of the season in the team's Week 4 game, according to CBSSports.com.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden said he will meet with team trainers Monday, Oct. 4, and take his right hamstring injury day by day, according to Vittorio Tafur, of the San Francisco Chronicle. McFadden suffered a left hamstring injury in training camp.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster was held out of the early part of the team's Week 4 game because he missed a team meeting and was late to another meeting this week, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson rushed for 70 yards on 22 carries and caught three passes for 54 yards in the team's Week 4 game against the Seattle Seahawks, reports The Associated Press. Jackson also moved to second on the team's all-time rushing list with 6,991 career yards.

RB | Kevin Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Kevin Smith (knee) is active for the team's Week 4 game against the Green Bay Packers, reports DetroitLions.com. This will be Smith's first regular season action of the 2010 season. Head coach Jim Schwartz said he believes Smith not playing during the first three weeks allowed him more time to rest his surgically repaired knee.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon LaFell | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WRs Brandon LaFell and David Gettis will likely be the team's starting wide receivers in Week 5 if WR Steve Smith (ankle) can't play due to an ankle injury, according to Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com.

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne caught a career-high 15 passes for 196 yards in the team's Week 4 game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, reports The Associated Press.

WR | Justin Gage | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Justin Gage (hamstring) injured his left hamstring in the team's Week 4 game, reports The Associated Press.

WR | Terrell Owens | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Terrell Owens caught 10 passes for 222 yards and one touchdown against the Cleveland Browns in Week 4, reports The Associated Press. Owens is now second on the all-time receiving yards list with 15,325 career yards.

WR | Riley Cooper | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 4 and will not return to the game, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.

WR | Jordan Shipley | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals WR Jordan Shipley (concussion) suffered a concussion after taking a blow to the head in Week 4, reports CBSSports.com.


Tight End

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates caught seven passes for 144 yards and two touchdowns against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 4, according to The Associated Press. Gates became the seventh tight end in NFL history with 500 career receptions.

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
Updating a previous report, San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (knee) suffered a knee contusion in Week 4, reports CBSSports.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Mathias Kiwanuka | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Mathias Kiwanuka (neck) said there is a chance he could play in the team's Week 5 game, according to CBSSports.com.

DL | Trevor Pryce | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DL Trevor Pryce played roughly 15 to 20 snaps in the team's Week 4 game, mostly in relief of injured DL Shaun Ellis (knee), according to Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

DL | Derrick Morgan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Derrick Morgan (knee) suffered a knee injury in the team's Week 4 game, while DT Sen'Derrick Marks (undisclosed) suffered an undisclosed injury in the game, reports The Associated Press.


Linebacker

LB | Calvin Pace | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he expects LB Calvin Pace (foot) and CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) to be able to play in Week 5, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

LB | Nick Barnett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Nick Barnett (wrist) left the team's Week 4 game because of a wrist injury but was able to return, according to Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.


Cornerback

CB | Kevin Dockery | Free Agent | Injury
St. Louis Rams CB Kevin Dockery (hamstring) suffered an injured right hamstring in the team's Week 4 game, reports The Associated Press.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Asante Samuel (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 4 and will not return to the game, according to Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he expects LB Calvin Pace (foot) and CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) to be able to play in Week 5, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com.

CB | Ashton Youboty | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Ashton Youboty (undisclosed) left the team's Week 4 game after suffering an undisclosed injury, according to CBSSports.com.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Johnathan Joseph (forearm) suffered a right forearm injury and SS Roy L. Williams (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 4, reports CBSSports.com. Neither was able to return to the game.


Strong Safety

SS | Sherrod Martin | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers S Sherrod Martin (head) was unable to finish the team's Week 4 game after suffering a concussion, according to Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

SS | Morgan Burnett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers SS Morgan Burnett (knee) suffered a knee sprain in the team's Week 4 game, according to Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.


Free Safety

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets FS Eric Smith (illness) left the team's Week 4 game because of an undisclosed illness, reports Bart Hubbuch, of the New York Post.

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