Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 8, 2010 @ 09:59:48 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Drew Stanton | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Drew Stanton worked with the first-team offense during practice Wednesday, Dec. 8, and is expected to start in Week 14, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) threw about a dozen short passes during practice Wednesday, Dec. 8, but appears to be at least a week away from returning to the field, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy (ankle) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Dec. 8, but has a chance to do some work at some point this week, reports Nate Ulrich, of the Akron Beacon Journal.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB John Skelton and Richard Bartel will compete for the starting quarterback job during practice this week while QB Derek Anderson (concussion) tries to pass his concussion test, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. It is not known if Anderson will be in consideration to start in Week 14 even if does pass all of his tests.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman has completed just 45.9 and 50.0 percent of his pass attempts over the past two games, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. During the span, Freeman has his two lowest passer ratings of the season (67.6 and 61.4) against the Baltimore Ravens and Atlanta Falcons. "I wouldn't say (it's a) slump," head coach Raheem Morris said. "We played two really good pressure teams."

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (nose) will wear a face shield during practice after suffering a broken nose in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens, reports The Associated Press. Roethlisberger had surgery to repair the broken nose Monday, Dec. 6.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings interim head coach Leslie Frazier said Tuesday, Dec. 7, that QB Brett Favre (shoulder) will test out his sprained right shoulder in practice Thursday, Dec. 9, after sitting out the session Wednesday, Dec. 8, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. Favre sprained a sternoclavicular joint in his throwing shoulder in Week 13 against the Buffalo Bills in the first quarter and was unable to return to the game.

QB | Max Hall | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Transaction
The Arizona Cardinals placed QB Max Hall (shoulder) on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 7.


Running Back

RB | Ladell Betts | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Transaction
The New Orleans Saints have placed RB Ladell Betts (neck) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports WWLTV.com.

RB | Mike Hart | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said RB Mike Hart (ankle), LB Clint Session (elbow) and FS Bob Sanders (biceps) will not play in the team's Week 14 game, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said RB Joseph Addai (neck) will not play in the team's Week 14 game, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

RB | LeGarrette Blount | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Earnest Graham is being considered for short-yardage situations, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. The coaching staff is puzzled by the periodic inability of RB LeGarrette Blount to convert in those situations while he appears to display hesitation and indecision at the line of scrimmage. "We may have to look into a different direction in those situations but while we're still working with (Blount) at the same time," head coach Raheem Morris said Tuesday, Dec. 7.

RB | Albert Young | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Albert Young (knee) was waived/injury Tuesday, Dec. 7, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Once he clears waivers, he will be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best played only 15 snaps and had 10 touches in the team's Week 13 game against the Chicago Bears, according to the Detroit Free Press' Dave Birkett.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB Jonathan Stewart received the start over RB Mike Goodson (shoulder) in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks and rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown, according to the Gaston Gazette's Steve Reed. Stewart had a number of family members at the game. Goodson left the game in the second half after injuring the AC joint in his right shoulder. "It's sore right now, but it should be all right, though," Goodson said. "I hurt it a couple of weeks ago on a kick return the same way. Today, he put his helmet right on it." Goodson also missed two practices earlier in the week for the birth of his third child.


Fullback

FB | Earnest Graham | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers FB Earnest Graham is being considered for short-yardage situations, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. The coaching staff is puzzled by the periodic inability of RB LeGarrette Blount to convert in those situations while he appears to display hesitation and indecision at the line of scrimmage. "We may have to look into a different direction in those situations but while we're still working with (Blount) at the same time," head coach Raheem Morris said Tuesday, Dec. 7.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys have placed WR Dez Bryant (leg) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports Todd Archer, of ESPNDallas.com.

WR | Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said WR Austin Collie (concussion) will not play in the team's Week 14 game, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

WR | Laveranues Coles | Free Agent | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets have waived WR Laveranues Coles, according to Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

WR | Brian Hartline | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins WR Brian Hartline (hand) underwent a procedure Tuesday, Dec. 7, to repair a hand injury suffered in Week 13 against the Cleveland Browns, according to a source, reports Jeff Darlington, of The Miami Herald. Another source added that the team is not ruling Hartline out for the rest of the season.

WR | Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers showed intent to use WR Arrelious Benn in various fashions in Week 13 as he ran an end around and a motion handoff to him, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times. "With the ball in his hands, (Benn) is an explosive type of runner," offensive coordinator Greg Olson said. "So (we're) just trying to find ways where he's comfortable with what he can do with getting the ball in his hands and running the football. We've got a number of sweeps and quick screens and things like that. We've just go to continue to expand with that because he is a dangerous player."

WR | Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts WR Reggie Wayne (knee) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 7.


Tight End

TE | John Carlson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said TE John Carlson (hip) should be able to return to practice this week, reports Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.

TE | Daniel Coats | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents, Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Denver Broncos signed free-agent TE Daniel Coats (Bengals) Tuesday, Dec. 7, reports Gray Caldwell, of DenverBroncos.com.

TE | Matt Spaeth | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Matt Spaeth (concussion) has been cleared by doctors to return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 8, reports The Associated Press.

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (concussion) is considered doubtful for Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals after suffering a concussion in Week 13 against the Baltimore Ravens, according to The Associated Press. "Heath Miller is experiencing discomfort that goes along with concussions," head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, Dec. 7. "We'll see if it picks up as the week goes along. Of course, if we're going to err, we're going to err on the side of caution when it comes to players' health."

TE | Jacob Tamme | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Jacob Tamme (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 7.

TE | Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek, who has been bothered by nagging injuries all year, has acknowledged that his injuries have played a part in his lack of production this season, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane. "I'm starting to think that," Celek said Friday, a day after the Eagles defeated the Texans, 34-24. "I was getting beat up, and I think my body was just so worn down that I just needed a little bit of time off. Maybe in the future when I have things like that, I have to be smarter about it." Celek was also asked to block to help an average offensive line, so he did not have as many pass-catching opportunities. However, he has been more consistent recently, catching seven passes for 105 yards in the last two contests. Celek thinks wearing his contact lenses every day instead of only on game days is responsible for his recent improvement.

TE | Jared Cook | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Jeff Fisher said TE Jared Cook has earned a chance for some more playing time in the final four games of the season, according to TitansOnline.com's Craig Peters. "It started with special teams," Fisher said. "He was running around, playing physical, using his speed, taking advantage of his athletic ability. I think that in and of itself has allowed him to be more confident with the offense."


Offensive Tackle

OT | David Diehl | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT David Diehl (hamstring) said he believes he will be able to play in Week 14, reports Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News. Diehl said he thought he was close to playing Week 13.

OT | Flozell Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Flozell Adams (ankle) is unlikely to play in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals after suffering a high ankle sprain in Week 13, reports The Associated Press.

OT | Charlie Johnson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown (ankle), TE Brody Eldridge (rib), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), OT Charlie Johnson (back), DL Ricardo Mathews (back) and DL Robert Mathis (rest) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 7.


Guard

OG | Chester Pitts | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG Chester Pitts (ankle) is not expected to practice until later in the week and is not expected to be able to play in Week 14, reports Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.


Offensive Line

OL | Donovan Raiola | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers re-signed C Donovan Raiola Tuesday, Dec. 7, reports The Associated Press. Raiola was released by the Buccaneers following training camp.


Defensive Line

DL | Colin Cole | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DT Colin Cole (ankle) and CB Roy Lewis (knee) are expected to play in the team's Week 14 game, reports Eric Williams, of The Tacoma News Tribune.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Aaron Smith (triceps) has resumed lifting weights, but he won't be evaluated again for two weeks, reports The Associated Press. Smith has been sidelined since Oct. 24, although the team did not place him on Injured Reserve in hopes of having him back for the postseason.

DL | Jacob Ford | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DLs Jacob Ford (knee) and Jason D. Jones (shoulder) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 7.

DL | Jason D. Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DLs Jacob Ford (knee) and Jason D. Jones (shoulder) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 7.

DL | Dave Ball | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (hip) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 7.

DL | Tony Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DL Tony Brown (knee), DL Sen'Derrick Marks (ankle) and CB Ryan Mouton (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 7.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown (ankle), TE Brody Eldridge (rib), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), OT Charlie Johnson (back), DL Ricardo Mathews (back) and DL Robert Mathis (rest) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 7.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts DL Dwight Freeney (rest), RB Mike Hart (ankle), FS Bob Sanders (biceps) and LB Clint Session (elbow) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 7.


Linebacker

LB | Kawika Mitchell | New Orleans Saints | Transaction, Free Agents
The New Orleans Saints have signed free-agent LB Kawika Mitchell (Bills), reports WWLTV.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

LB | Clint Session | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said RB Mike Hart (ankle), LB Clint Session (elbow) and FS Bob Sanders (biceps) will not play in the team's Week 14 game, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

LB | Gary Brackett | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts LB Gary Brackett (toe) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 7.


Cornerback

CB | Jackie Bates | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Transaction
The Kansas City Chiefs have announced they have placed CB Jackie Bates (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season.

CB | Alphonso Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Alphonso Smith (shoulder) likely will have surgery after suffering a dislocated shoulder in the team's Week 13 game, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

CB | D.J. Johnson | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed practice squad CB D.J. Johnson to their active roster, reports ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Prince Miller | Detroit Lions | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have signed CB Prince Miller off the Baltimore Ravens' practice squad, according to Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

CB | Al Harris | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
The Miami Dolphins placed CB Al Harris (hamstring) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 7, according to a source, reports Mike Berardino, of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Donald Brown (ankle), TE Brody Eldridge (rib), CB Kelvin Hayden (neck), OT Charlie Johnson (back), DL Ricardo Mathews (back) and DL Robert Mathis (rest) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 7.

CB | Jerraud Powers | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Transaction
The Indianapolis Colts placed CB Jerraud Powers (forearm) on the Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 7, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.


Strong Safety

SS | James Ihedigbo | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets SS James Ihedigbo (knee) likely will not be able to play in Week 14 because of his injured knee, reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News. The MRI done on his knee did not show anything serious.

SS | Emanuel Cook | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets will sign free-agent SS Emanuel Cook (Jets), reports Manish Mehta, of the New York Daily News.


Free Safety

FS | Bob Sanders | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Updating a previous report, Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay said RB Mike Hart (ankle), LB Clint Session (elbow) and FS Bob Sanders (biceps) will not play in the team's Week 14 game, reports Aaron Wilson, of NationalFootballPost.com.

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