Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 25, 2010 @ 10:15:42 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Alex D. Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
Updating previous items, San Francisco 49ers QB Alex D. Smith (shoulder) had his injured left shoulder checked out Monday, Oct. 25, at a hospital in London, England, and is still waiting to hear if the injury will keep him from playing against the Denver Broncos in Week 8 at Wembley Stadium, according to The Associated Press. Smith still had his arm in a sling Monday, Oct. 25. After arriving at the team's hotel from the hospital, Smith said, "It's all right. Could be better."

QB | Max Hall | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said QB Max Hall (head) will remain the team's starting quarterback as long as he is healthy, according to Darren Urban, of AZCardinals.com.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (ankle) tweaked his troublesome left ankle in the third quarter of the team's Week 7 game, according to Tom Pelissero, of ESPN1500.com. Favre spoke in uncertain terms after the game about his chances for playing in Week 8. "Who knows?" Favre said. "Really, who knows? I hope I do. It'll be tough to get over this loss, as it's tough to get over any loss. But I've got to find a way to do it ... The reality is, if I can play but not be effective, then it's not worth playing. I hope I use good judgment. We'll see. I'm no spring chicken anymore. I don't heal as quickly."

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said QB Michael Vick (rib) will start in the team's Week 9 game, reports The Associated Press. The Eagles have a bye Week 8.

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick went 29-for-43 for 374 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions in the team's Week 7 game against the Baltimore Ravens, reports The Associated Press. Fitzpatrick has thrown multiple touchdowns in five straight games.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman went 23-for-40 for 212 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 7 game against the St. Louis Rams, reports The Associated Press. Freeman has led fourth quarter comebacks in five of his seven career wins.


Running Back

RB | Anthony Dixon | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Anthony Dixon (hamstring) may not be available for Week 8 because he suffered a hamstring strain in the team's Week 7 game, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore was used in 86 percent of the offensive plays in Week 7, which is down from the 96 percent of plays in the first six weeks of the season, reports Matt Maiocco, of CSNBayArea.com.

RB | Tim Hightower | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Tim Hightower lost a fumble on his sixth carry in Week 7 and was replaced by RB Beanie Wells, according to Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. It was the fourth fumble Hightower has lost this season, and it could well be the one that costs him the starting job. "We can't live with that going forward," head coach Ken Whisenhunt said. "Momentum was starting to turn. We were moving the football."

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) left Week 7 late in the fourth quarter with a foot injury; however, the injury is not believed to be serious, according to a team official, reports Steve Reed, of the Gaston Gazette.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) said his ankle is still bothering him and is frustrated with his slow progress in his rehab, reports James Varney, of The New Orleans Times Picayune. "That's what's frustrating to me. I don't know when it's going to heal," Thomas said. "I'm doing all I can, in that training room each and every day, getting treatment each and every day -- and this is hard for me just sitting back and watching. I want to go out there and play so bad."

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson rushed for 110 yards on 22 carries in the team's Week 7 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports The Associated Press. Jackson now has 7,324 yards as a member of the Rams, which sets franchise record.

RB | Michael Robinson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks RB Michael Robinson (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 7 against the Arizona Cardinals, reports Seahawks.com.


Wide Receiver

WR | Brandon Tate | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WRs Wes Welker and Deion Branch lined up as the starting receivers while Brandon Tate was used as the No. 3 receiver in Week 7, reports ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Some had wondered if Tate's role would increase with the addition of Branch but his role has remained largely the same.

WR | Terrell Owens | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR Terrell Owens caught nine passes for 88 yards and one touchdown in Week 7 against the Atlanta Falcons, according to The Associated Press. It was Owens' 150th career touchdowns and is the fifth player in NFL history to reach that achievement.

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (leg) returned to the team's Week 7 game against the San Francisco 49ers after briefly leaving due to leg cramps, reports CBSSports.com.


Tight End

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (wrist) is participating in practice Monday, Oct. 25, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.

TE | Jerramy Stevens | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have released TE Jerramy Stevens, the team announced Monday, Oct. 25.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Eben Britton | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars OT Eben Britton (shoulder) will likely miss the rest of the season with a shoulder injury suffered in Week 7, according to Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union. Britton will have an MRI Monday, Oct. 25, to determine the exact nature of his injury. If it's a torn labrum, he'll need surgery on it. He got X-Rays after the game and wore a sling.

OT | Winston Justice | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said OTs Winston Justice (knee) and OT King Dunlap (knee) suffered hyperextended knees during the team's Week 7 game against the Tennessee Titans, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

OT | King Dunlap | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said OTs Winston Justice (knee) and OT King Dunlap (knee) suffered hyperextended knees during the team's Week 7 game against the Tennessee Titans, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

OT | Russell Okung | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OT Russell Okung (ankle) left the team's Week 7 game because of a left ankle injury, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.


Guard

OG | Chilo Rachal | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OG Chilo Rachal (neck) suffered a neck stinger against the Carolina Panthers in Week 7, according to CBSSports.com.


Defensive Line

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Cullen Jenkins (calf) suffered a calf injury prior to the start of Week 7, according to CBSSports.com. Head coach Mike McCarthy said Jenkins' status for Week 8 is uncertain.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (ankle) left the team's Week 7 game after hurting his ankle, according to The Associated Press.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating previous reports, Pittsburgh Steelers DE Aaron Smith (triceps) could miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn triceps in Week 7, reports Ed Bouchette, of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

DL | Kelly Gregg | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DT Kelly Gregg (thigh) suffered a bruised thigh in the team's Week 7 game against the Buffalo Bills but his return was probable, reports CBSSports.com.


Linebacker

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 7 against the Miami Dolphins and is questionable to return, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Mike Berardino.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (ankle) left the team's Week 7 game against the Washington Redskins because of an ankle injury and is questionable to return, according to CBSSports.com.


Cornerback

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) is participating in practice Monday, Oct. 25, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.

CB | Dunta Robinson | Atlanta Falcons | Injury,
Atlanta Falcons CB Dunta Robinson (concussion, knee) was medically cleared from his concussion but was declared inactive for Week 7 because of a knee injury, according to D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "I wouldn't have been any good to this team with my injured knee," Robinson said. "My head is fine. They cleared me to play. No nausea, no vomiting, nothing like that. It was just one of those situations where I was a little foggy."


Free Safety

FS | Thomas DeCoud | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons FS Thomas DeCoud (head) suffered a head injury in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to The Associated Press.

FS | Taylor Mays | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley (neck) and SS Taylor Mays (neck) left the team's Week 7 game against the Carolina Panthers but have been able to return to the game, according to CBSSports.com.

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