Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 17, 2010 @ 09:54:16 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (hand) said he had his hand stepped on during the team's Week 10 game but does not think the injury will affect his ability to throw the ball, reports Jay Skurski, of The Buffalo News.

QB | Brett Ratliff | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns have waived QB Brett Ratliff, reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

QB | Tony Pike | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers QB Tony Pike would start in Week 11 if QB Jimmy Clausen (concussion) were not cleared to play in the game, reports Pat Yasinskas, of ESPN.com.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler has played in two games on Thursday during his five-year NFL career with mixed results, according to ChicagoBears.com. He posted a career-high 447 passing yards with three touchdown passes on Nov. 6, 2008, against the Cleveland Browns when he was with with the Denver Broncos. However, he also posted a career-high five interceptions on Nov. 12, 2009, in a Bears' loss against the San Francisco 49ers.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) continues to rehab his separated right shoulder, according to Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press. Head coach Jim Schwartz said on his weekly radio show Monday, Nov. 15, that the team will not rush Stafford: "He's not going to go back on the field until he's, No. 1, able to throw without restriction and make all the throws, and, No. 2, until he's able to take a hit on that shoulder."

QB | Brian St. Pierre | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers QB Brian St. Pierre was promoted from the practice squad Monday, Nov. 15, according to the Charlotte Observer's Darin Gantt.

QB | Chad Henne | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Chad Henne (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 16, according to The Associated Press.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (calf) expects to start against the Houston Texans in Week 11, according to ESPNNewYork.com's Mike Mazzeo. "After the trainers looked at it and determined it wasn't a serious ligament injury or a knee injury, they were going to leave it up to me as far as pain tolerance (was concerned)," Sanchez said. "And once they left it up to me, I knew I was going to go back in."

QB | Tyler Thigpen | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
Miami Dolphins QB Tyler Thigpen is likely to start against the Chicago Bears in Week 11 Thursday, Nov. 18, according to The Associated Press.

QB | Kerry Collins | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans QB Kerry Collins (calf) is expected to miss at least the next two games after an MRI exam confirmed a sprained calf, according to The Associated Press. QB Rusty Smith will back up QB Vince Young in Week 11.


Running Back

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (shoulder) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 17, but should be able to play in Week 11, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

RB | Pierre Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Pierre Thomas (ankle) could be out for a few more weeks because of his ankle injury, reports Jason La Canfora, of NFL Network.

RB | DeAngelo Williams | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers are considering placing RB DeAngelo Williams (foot) on Injured Reserve, according to Adam Schefter, of ESPN.

RB | Reggie Bush | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Reggie Bush (fibula) plans to play in the team's Week 11 game, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson said he wants to be able to put up more 100-yard games and make more explosive plays in the second half of the season, reports Lori Nickel, of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "I feel like I've been doing good enough to win, but for me personally, I need to do more, to get those 100-yard games. That's what I am looking for now, and more big, explosive plays," Jackson said.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson missed a team meeting Monday, Nov. 15, because he was issued a speeding ticket, reports Judd Zulgad of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Peterson might face some sort of discipline from the team, although if it is a fine it will not be announced.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said RB James Starks was promoted to the 53-man roster for one reason to contribute, reports the Green Bay Press-Gazette's Kareem Copeland. "His look's over … he's competing to play. He needs to compete to get up on the field on Sundays." Starks practiced as an active member of the team for the first time Monday, Nov. 15.

RB | Andre Brown | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers released RB Andre Brown Monday, Nov. 15, according to Darin Gantt of the Charlotte Observer. He was claimed off waivers just last week.

RB | Clifton Smith | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns agreed to terms with free-agent RB Clifton Smith (Dolphins) Tuesday, Nov. 16, according to The Associated Press. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis' workload is likely to be cut when RB Fred Taylor (toe) returns to action, according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. The team would like to see Green-Ellis in the mid-20s for carries, with Taylor in the low teens.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jerricho Cotchery | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Jerricho Cotchery (groin) is not participating in practice Wednesday, Nov. 17, reports ESPNNewYork.com's Rich Cimini.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward (concussion) has passed his concussion tests and should be able in Week 11 if he does not suffer any setbacks, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

WR | Sidney Rice | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Free Agents, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Sidney Rice (hip) could decide to sit out the remainder of the season if he does not play in Week 11 and the team loses the game, according to Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Vikings have until Wednesday, Nov. 24, to activate him to their active roster or he will not be able to play this season. Head coach Brad Childress has indicated that it is Rice's choice as to when to come back. Rice may decide not to play because he will be a free agent at the end of the season.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Draft, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester is tied with former Washington Redskins RB Brian Mitchell for the all-time NFL lead with 13 combined return touchdowns, according to the Chicago Tribune's Brad Biggs. He returned the opening kickoff of Super Bowl XLI for a touchdown at Sun Life Stadium, the site for the Week 11 game against the Miami Dolphins.

WR | Chris Brooks | Free Agent | Transaction
Indianapolis Colts WR Chris Brooks was waived Monday, Nov. 15.

WR | Steve E. Smith | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Steve E. Smith (pectoral) did not sound very optimistic about playing in Week 11, according to Newsday's Tom Rock. "It's the same, not doing real good," Smith said. "A lot of pain. It sucks."

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back) suffered a back injury in the fourth quarter of the Cowboys' Week 10 game against the New York Giants, according to Gerry Fraley of The Dallas Morning News. "I hurt my back and [have] a little pain," Bryant said. "But I'm fine. I'll be OK."

WR | Derek Hagan | New York Giants | Transaction
The New York Giants re-signed WR Derek Hagan and DL Dwayne Hendricks to undisclosed deals Tuesday, Nov. 16.

WR | Ramses Barden | New York Giants | Injury, Transaction
The New York Giants placed WR Ramses Barden (ankle) on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Nov. 16.

WR | Jason Hill | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers waived WR Jason Hill Tuesday, Nov. 16, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.


Tight End

TE | Fendi Onobun | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Transaction
The St. Louis Rams have placed TE Fendi Onobun (back) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

TE | Derek Schouman | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams have agreed to terms with free-agent TE Derek Schouman (Bills), reports Jim Thomas, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

TE | Andrew Quarless | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Andrew Quarless (shoulder) wore pads at practice on Monday, Nov. 15, but he did not participate in individual contract drills requiring contact, reports the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's Lori Nickel. Quarless still feels confident he'll play in Week 11 against the Minnesota Vikings. "We had pads (Monday) and I was out there," said Quarless. "The bye week did a lot for me. Just resting, staying away from contact."

TE | Justin Peelle | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons TE Justin Peelle (hernia) was able to return to practice as a limited participant Monday, Nov. 15, reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter. He is making his way back from surgery Oct. 19. "We will see how he handles the workload and see if he makes it through the next couple of days," head coach Mike Smith said. TE Michael Palmer has been filling in as the backup tight end during Peelle's absence.

TE | Kevin Boss | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Kevin Boss (back, tailbone) underwent X-rays on his lower back and tailbone, but the results are still pending, according to the New York Daily News' Ralph Vacchiano.

TE | Tony Moeaki | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs TE Tony Moeaki (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 10, according to KCSP Kansas City's Nick Wright. Moeaki will likely be required to pass concussion tests before being cleared for Week 12.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez was on the field for just 11 snaps in Week 10 against the Pittsburgh Steelers, which was a season low for him, according to ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss. Hernandez's absence was a product of the team's game plan on a week-to-week basis. TE Rob Gronkowski was featured in three-receiver sets during the game based on the way the Steelers were matching up.


Place Kicker

PK | Shane Andrus | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers are looking at free-agent PKs Shane Andrus (49ers), Swayze Waters (Raiders) and Garrett Lindholm (Colts) and are expected to sign one of them before their Week 11 game, a source told CSNBayArea.com's Matt Maiocco.

PK | David Buehler | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett said that PK David Buehler remains the team's kicker for now despite missing a field goal and having an extra point blocked in Week 10 against the New York Giants, reports Clarence E. Hill Jr. of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "He's got to make kicks. He's made them for us in the past and we believe he'll make them for us again," said Garrett.

PK | Joe Nedney | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers PK Joe Nedney's (knee) MRI exam revealed a right knee strain and a bone bruise, and he will likely miss the team's Week 11 game, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.

PK | Aaron Pettrey | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals signed free-agent PK Aaron Pettrey (Lions) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Nov. 16.

PK | Mike Nugent | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Cincinnati Bengals placed PK Mike Nugent (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Monday, Nov. 15, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy. Nugent will need surgery.

PK | Shaun Suisham | Pittsburgh Steelers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed free-agent PK Shaun Suisham (Rams), according to The Associated Press. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OT Jake Long (shoulder) will need surgery on his injured shoulder at some point because it will not fully heal without surgery, a source told Armando Salguero, of The Miami Herald. Long's shoulder would need three to six weeks to heal and another three to six weeks to regain strength if he underwent the surgery.

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and OT Jammal Brown (head) suffered injuries in the team's Week 10 game, according to The Associated Press.


Guard

OG | Stephen Neal | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Stephen Neal (shoulder) said he is getting treatment on his injured shoulder and is considered day-to-day, according to Monique Walker, of The Boston Globe.

OG | Billy Yates | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Transaction
Updating a previous report, the Cleveland Browns have placed OG Billy Yates on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, according to Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer.

OG | Brandon Keith | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals OT Brandon Keith (hamstring, knee) suffered a third-degree tear in his right hamstring in Week 10 and has been playing with a torn meniscus in his right knee, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. He may need surgery on his knee if it does not heal on its own.

OG | Brian Waters | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs OG Brian Waters (groin) left the team's Week 10 game in the second quarter with a groin injury and did not return, according to KCChiefs.com's Josh Looney.

OG | Chris Kemoeatu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OG Chris Kemoeatu's (knee, ankle) status for Week 11 is still in question, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.


Defensive Line

DL | Spencer Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he does not expect DL Spencer Johnson (hamstring) to be able to play in Week 11 and that Johnson could miss a few weeks, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers DE Ryan Pickett (ankle) participated on a limited basis in practice Monday, Nov. 15, according to Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. "It's coming along but it's much slower than I want it to be," Pickett added. Pickett said he'll try to practice once this week to see how it feels.

DL | Brett Keisel | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Brett Keisel (hamstring) will miss the team's Week 11 game, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.


Linebacker

LB | Mark Simoneau | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have placed LB Mark Simoneau (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season.

LB | Scott Fujita | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Eric Mangini said he hopes LB Scott Fujita (knee) will be able to return at some point this season, reports Nate Ulrich, of the Akron Beacon Journal.

LB | Shawne Merriman | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he does not expect LB Shawne Merriman (Achilles') to play in Week 11 but has a chance to be ready for Week 12, according to BuffaloBills.com's Chris Brown.

LB | Shawn Crable | Free Agent | Transaction
The New England Patriots have released LB Shawn Crable, according to Monique Walker, of The Boston Globe.

LB | Bradie James | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys LB Bradie James (knee) has been bothered by a sprained knee for a few weeks, but he hasn't miss any time in games, according to DallasCowboys.com. He has at least four tackles in eight consecutive games heading into Week 11 against the Detroit Lions.

LB | Lawrence Timmons | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB Lawrence Timmons (hip) will be back in Week 11 after being injured last week, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora.


Cornerback

CB | Eric King | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns have signed free-agent CB Eric King (Lions), reports Tony Grossi, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Terence Newman | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (rib, ankle) suffered a left ankle injury against the New York Giants in Week 10, according to DallasCowboys.com. He has already been nursing a rib muscle and cartilage injury for the past three weeks. DBs Orlando Scandrick and rookie Bryan McCann saw more reps in the base defense with Newman and CB Mike Jenkins (neck) missing game time.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys CB Terence Newman (rib, ankle) suffered a left ankle injury against the New York Giants in Week 10, according to DallasCowboys.com. He has already been nursing a rib muscle and cartilage injury for the past three weeks. DBs Orlando Scandrick and rookie Bryan McCann saw more reps in the base defense with Newman and CB Mike Jenkins (neck) missing game time.

CB | Carlos Rogers | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Carlos Rogers (hamstring) and OT Jammal Brown (head) suffered injuries in the team's Week 10 game, according to The Associated Press.

CB | Morgan Trent | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Transaction
The Cincinnati Bengals placed CB Morgan Trent (knee) on the Injured Reserve list Monday, Nov. 15, according to The Cincinnati Enquirer's Joe Reedy.


Free Safety

FS | Chip Vaughn | Indianapolis Colts | Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts re-signed DB Chip Vaughn Monday, Nov. 15.

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts FS Bob Sanders (biceps) will be out for Week 11 against the New England Patriots as he continues his rehabilitation.

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