Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 8, 2010 @ 17:42:32 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck (concussion) had a good workout Monday, Nov. 8, but he has yet to be cleared for Week 10, reports The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil. "He had a good workout today," head coach Pete Carroll said. "I don't have to go blow-by-blow on his workouts and all, but he had a good workout today. Responded well, best he has, and looks very good at this point." Seattle will wait until Wednesday, Nov. 10, to decide if he's officially cleared to play.

QB | Jason Campbell | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said he is leaning toward sticking with QB Jason Campbell as the team's starting quarterback, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Vittorio Tafur.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the team is not considering surgery options for QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) at this point, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. Schwartz said it is not the same injury he had before.

QB | Jake Delhomme | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Jake Delhomme (ankle) may be able to participate in practice Thursday, Nov. 11, or Friday, Nov. 12, reports Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette.

QB | Seneca Wallace | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Seneca Wallace (ankle) is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 10, reports Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette.

QB | Matt Moore | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers QB Matt Moore (shoulder) has a torn labrum and will be out for four to six months, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. He will undergo surgery in two weeks.

QB | Jimmy Clausen | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said either QB Jimmy Clausen or QB Tony Pike will start in Week 10, reports Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald.

QB | Tony Pike | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers head coach John Fox said either QB Jimmy Clausen or QB Tony Pike will start in Week 10, reports Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (undisclosed) briefly went into the locker room in the fourth quarter of the team's Week 9 game after getting hit in the gut, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Schaub did not miss any plays and after the game said he did not have any injury.

QB | Bruce Gradkowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders QB Bruce Gradkowski (shoulder) has a good chance of returning to action following the team's bye week, according to Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com.


Running Back

RB | Clinton Portis | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RBs Clinton Portis (groin) and Ryan Torain (hamstring) both practiced Monday, Nov. 8, but it is still unknown if either will be ready for Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to The Washington Post's Barry Svrluga. Torain practiced at full speed and said the bye week helped him heal up. It is possible that the team will activate RB James Davis this week. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Portis will need a full week of practice to work himself back into playing shape.

RB | Ryan Torain | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RBs Clinton Portis (groin) and Ryan Torain (hamstring) both practiced Monday, Nov. 8, but it is still unknown if either will be ready for Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to The Washington Post's Barry Svrluga. Torain practiced at full speed and said the bye week helped him heal up. It is possible that the team will activate RB James Davis this week. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Portis will need a full week of practice to work himself back into playing shape.

RB | James Davis | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins RBs Clinton Portis (groin) and Ryan Torain (hamstring) both practiced Monday, Nov. 8, but it is still unknown if either will be ready for Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to The Washington Post's Barry Svrluga. Torain practiced at full speed and said the bye week helped him heal up. It is possible that the team will activate RB James Davis this week. Head coach Mike Shanahan said Portis will need a full week of practice to work himself back into playing shape.

RB | Quinton Ganther | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have signed free-agent RB Quinton Ganther (Seahawks), reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said RB Beanie Wells did not play a lot in Week 9 because he missed some practice time during the week, according to AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban.

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said RB Chris Ivory's (shoulder) injury is not serious and he should be able to practice next week, reports Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he is optimistic that RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) will be able to participate in practice next week, reports NewOrleansSaints.com.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (fibula) is expected to participate in practice next week, reports NewOrleansSaints.com.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart (concussion) suffered an apparent concussion during the team's Week 9 game, reports Darin Gantt, of the Charlotte Observer.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis (quadriceps) credited his huge Week 9 performance, in part, to healing from his pulled quadriceps muscle, one that plagued him the previous three games, according to Mary Kay Cabot, of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. "Having the two weeks off did wonders," Hillis said. "I came out of it healthy."

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, San Diego Chargers rookie RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) aggravated the right ankle injury that troubled him most of the first half of the season during a Week 9 win over the Houston Texans, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. Mathews was off to a hot start in the game, too, piling up 55 total yards from scrimmage before being lost for the remainder of the game. He did, however, lose his third fumble in 102 touches.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson found the end zone two times during a Week 9 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Jackson had 13 carries for 42 yards and a rushing touchdown, while also chipping in four catches for 26 yards and a receiving touchdown.

RB | Marion Barber III | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys running game was non-existent during a Week 9 loss to the Green Bay Packers. RB Felix Jones carried the ball five times for 16 yards, while RB Marion Barber III had six carries for 14 yards. RB Tashard Choice saw his first carries in recent time, but managed just nine yards rushing on three carries.

RB | Tashard Choice | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys running game was non-existent during a Week 9 loss to the Green Bay Packers. RB Felix Jones carried the ball five times for 16 yards, while RB Marion Barber III had six carries for 14 yards. RB Tashard Choice saw his first carries in recent time, but managed just nine yards rushing on three carries.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys running game was non-existent during a Week 9 loss to the Green Bay Packers. RB Felix Jones carried the ball five times for 16 yards, while RB Marion Barber III had six carries for 14 yards. RB Tashard Choice saw his first carries in recent time, but managed just nine yards rushing on three carries.


Wide Receiver

WR | Roscoe Parrish | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Roscoe Parrish (wrist) will miss the rest of the season after breaking his wrist in Week 9, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown. Parrish will need to undergo surgery and will be placed on the Injured Reserve list. WR Donald Jones is expected to fill the void.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said WR Sidney Rice (hip) could play 30 to 35 snaps upon his return to game action, according to the Pioneer Press.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said WR Austin Collie's (concussion) concussion symptoms are subsiding, reports Phillip B. Wilson, of The Indianapolis Star. Collie was able to fly with the team to Indianapolis.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Brandon Marshall said he believes he has the ability to spark the offense with his play but knows that head coach Tony Sparano and offensive coordinator Dan Henning have what they feel is a winning offensive strategy, reports Brian Biggane, of the Palm Beach Post. "This is my first year here and coach Henning and coach Sparano's formula for winning might be a little different than where I come from. I'm fine with that, but it becomes a problem when we're losing. I know I'm capable of doing some things to get our offense a little spark. But again, coach Henning's been in this league for a while now, and his formula for winning and getting the offense on the right track is his way of doing things. And he's been successful," Marshall said.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Brad Childress said his heated discussion with WR Percy Harvin (ankle) centered on Childress wanting Harvin to undergo an MRI on his ankle and Harvin not wanting to have the MRI, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Harvin did undergo the MRI Saturday, Nov. 6, and it did not show any significant injury. Childress said his relationship with Harvin is fine.

WR | Brandon Banks | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins WR Brandon Banks (knee) underwent knee surgery last week and could be sidelined two weeks, according to two people familiar with the situation, reports Jason Reid, of The Washington Post. Banks apparently had the procedure late last week, according to the team sources. There were no complications and Banks is expected to begin the rehab process when the Redskins return to work Monday, Nov. 8. Although the Redskins do not expect Banks to play when they resume their schedule Nov. 15 against the Philadelphia Eagles, he could return in time for the Week 11 game.

WR | Louis Murphy | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Louis Murphy (lung) has a good chance of returning to action following the team's bye week, according to Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com.

WR | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (head) said he felt fine after taking a big hit in the back of his head from Green Bay Packers FS Nick Collins in Week 9, according to Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News. "I was fine, but I just wanted to make sure everything else was alright before I got up," Williams said.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson was shut down by New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis during Week 9, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com. The Lions threw a deep pass to Johnson on the first play of the game, but Revis defended it well and knocked it away. The Lions only went back to Johnson three more times in the game, and he finished with just one catch for 13 yards receiving.

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) tried a couple of different knee braces during Week 9 before having his right knee taped up, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal Constitution. White was able to return to the game after missing time. "It was kind of tough, trying to get it back to where I wanted it to be at and not have it feel any different," White said following the game. He finished the game with a season-low four receptions for 49 yards.

WR | Randy Moss | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
New Tennessee Titans WR Randy Moss arrived in Nashville Sunday, Nov. 7, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean. Moss arrived on a private jet and exited the airport from a side gate without acknowledging reporters. He is expected to meet with offensive coordinator Mike Heimerdinger Monday, Nov. 8, and join the team for practice Tuesday, Nov. 9. Moss is likely to be in uniform, wearing No. 84, during the team's Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins.

WR | James Jones | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR James Jones caught eight passes for 123 yards and a touchdown in a Week 9 win over the Dallas Cowboys. He may have scored again later in the game, but dropped an easy pass in the red zone.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe had five receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown during a Week 9 loss to the Oakland Raiders. Bowe has caught a touchdown in four straight games, which ties as the third-longest streak in Chiefs history. Bowe has seven touchdown receptions on the season, which ties a career high that he set in 2008. He has caught at least one pass in 43 consecutive games, and has recorded 17 receptions for 268 yards and six touchdowns in his last four games.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said WR Hakeem Nicks (ankle) rolled his ankle during the team's Week 9 game but should be able to play in Week 10, reports CBSSports.com.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson caught seven passes for 109 yards and one touchdown in the team's Week 9 game against the Indianapolis Colts, reports The Associated Press.


Tight End

TE | Chris Baker | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks TE Chris Baker (foot) suffered a foot injury Sunday, Nov. 7, but he is expected to be OK, reports The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints rookie TE Jimmy Graham scored his first career touchdown during Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers, reports The Biloxi Sun Herald. If TE Jeremy Shockey (ribs) is forced to miss any length of time, the Saints may need Graham to be ready to step up and fill a larger role in the offense. The Saints have a Week 10 bye.

TE | Jimmy Graham | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints rookie TE Jimmy Graham scored his first career touchdown during Week 9 against the Carolina Panthers, reports The Biloxi Sun Herald. If TE Jeremy Shockey (ribs) is forced to miss any length of time, the Saints may need Graham to be ready to step up and fill a larger role in the offense. The Saints have a Week 10 bye.


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Free Agents
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said PK Jason Hanson (knee) will miss some time and that the team will work out some free agent kickers, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

PK | Shayne Graham | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
The New England Patriots likely will try to sign free-agent PK Shayne Graham (Giants) to fill in while PK Stephen Gostkowski (quadriceps) is out of the lineup, a source told CSNNE.com's Tom E. Curran.

PK | Stephen Gostkowski | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots PK Stephen Gostkowski (quad) could miss a couple of weeks with a quadriceps injury, according to a source, reports Mike Giardi, CSNNE.com.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Russell Okung | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks OT Russell Okung (ankle) had a good workout Monday, Nov. 8, and is close to returning, reports The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil. "He worked out well today (Monday)," head coach Pete Carroll said. "He had a good workout today. He'll be in there again (Tuesday), and we're just going day to day. He's very close. We're trying to gauge it. We've seen him come back before from this. We're trying to gauge it with that information. This ankle sprain is not nearly the one that he had, and so we're hopeful, and I know that he's very hopeful that he'll be able to get back and help us."


Guard

OG | Louis Vasquez | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers G Louis Vasquez (neck) suffered a neck injury during Week 9, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.


Defensive Line

DL | Brandon Mebane | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks DT Brandon Mebane (calf) is expected to practice Wednesday, Nov. 10, after going through a full workout Monday, Nov. 8, reports The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil. "He worked out, had just about a full workout today (Monday)," head coach Pete Carroll said, "which is the best sign that we've seen of him. I think he's really perked up about it. He feels like he's on his way back now. We're expecting him to practice on Wednesday, and be in there full speed. He did practice a little bit last week, but wasn't quite over the hump yet so we think this will show up Wednesday, and we've just got to make sure and take care of him during the week."

DL | Julius Peppers | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears DL Julius Peppers had the wind knocked out of him after suffering an injury in the final minute of the team's Week 9 game, according to Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune. Peppers remained down in the end zone for several minutes after he hit the ground. His head appeared to hit first, but Peppers said his exit had nothing to with his head or neck. "It was nothing,'' Peppers said. "I wasn't nervous about it. I just wish I could have stayed in."

DL | Marcus Spears | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DL Marcus Spears (calf) will have an MRI Monday, Nov. 8, on his injured left calf suffered in Week 9, according to Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News.

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Cliff Avril (leg) suffered a leg injury during Week 9, according to head coach Jim Schwartz, and was not able to finish the game.

DL | Travis Johnson | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Travis Johnson (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during a Week 9 win over the Houston Texans, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (undisclosed) limped off the field after suffering an undisclosed injury in Week 9, reports Packers.com.


Linebacker

LB | Thomas Davis | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Thomas Davis (knee) will not be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and will go on Injured Reserve, reports Darin Gantt, of the Rock Hill Herald.

LB | Dan Connor | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Transaction
The Carolina Panthers have placed LB Dan Connor (hip) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

LB | Derrick Johnson | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs have agreed to terms with LB Derrick Johnson on a five-year contract extension worth just over $34 million with $15 million in guaranteed money, sources told FOXSports.com's Adam Caplan.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers OLB Clay Matthews had another strong showing in a Week 9 win over the Dallas Cowboys. Matthews recorded one sack, and he picked off a pass that he returned 62 yards for a touchdown.


Cornerback

CB | Ellis Hobbs | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Ellis Hobbs (hip) is scheduled to meet with a back specialist to see why he feels weakness in his hip, according to Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News. Hobbs' status for Week 10 is uncertain.

CB | Malcolm Jenkins | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said FS Malcolm Jenkins' (shoulder) injury is not serious and he should be able to practice next week, reports Jeff Duncan, of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

CB | Al Harris | Free Agent | Free Agents
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said the team has considered signing unrestricted free-agent CB Al Harris (Packers), according to Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (ribs) said his sore ribs were feeling better after the team's Week 9 game but that he could still feel the pain from the muscle strain and cartilage tear, according to Todd Archer, of The Dallas Morning News.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson was shut down by New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis during Week 9, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com. The Lions threw a deep pass to Johnson on the first play of the game, but Revis defended it well and knocked it away. The Lions only went back to Johnson three more times in the game, and he finished with just one catch for 13 yards receiving.

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (shoulder) suffered a significant shoulder injury during their Week 9 loss to the New York Jets, reports Tom Kowalski, of MLive.com.

CB | Brian Williams | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Atlanta Falcons CB Brian Williams (leg) replaced CB Chris Owens as the team's nickel back during Week 9, reports D. Orlando Ledbetter, of The Atlanta Journal Constitution. Williams left the game briefly with a left leg cramp.

CB | Kyle Arrington | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots C Dan Koppen (undisclosed), DE Mike Wright (leg) and CB Kyle Arrington (leg) suffered injuries during the team's Week 9 game but were able to return later in the game, reports Greg A. Bedard, of The Boston Globe.


Strong Safety

SS | Chris Horton | Washington Redskins | Injury, Transaction
The Washington Redskins have placed SS Chris Horton (ankle) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, according to Redskins.com's Matt Terl.

SS | Steve Gregory | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers S Steve Gregory (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury during a Week 9 win over the Houston Texans, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune.


Free Safety

FS | Nate Allen | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles FS Nate Allen (neck) may not be able to play in Week 10 because of a neck strain he suffered in Week 9, reports Les Bowen, of Philadelphia Daily News.

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (head) took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Green Bay Packers S Nick Collins during the team's Week 9 loss, reports ESPNDallas.com's Calvin Watkins. Williams was able to get up and leave the field under his own power after being hit from behind during the game. Williams finished the game with one catch for six yards.

FS | Darren Sharper | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
The New Orleans Saints probably won't know the severity of the hamstring injury suffered by S Darren Sharper (hamstring) during Week 9 until Monday, Nov. 8, reports The Biloxi Sun Herald. The Saints have a Week 10 bye, so Sharper will have extra time to heal.

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