Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 21, 2010 @ 09:17:26 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys placed QB Tony Romo (shoulder) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to David Moore, of The Dallas Morning News.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) went for a precautionary MRI Monday, Dec. 20, on his right shoulder but will play in Week 16, according to head coach Rex Ryan, reports Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger. Ryan said Sanchez injured the shoulder on the team's second offensive drive in Week 15. "Any time it's your quarterback, you're going to make sure he's OK," Ryan said. "The MRI showed it was a positive thing for us. He'll be ready to play on Sunday. Will it limit him? I don't know." Ryan downplayed the injury and said he wasn't sure what to call it, settling on "sore shoulder." He emphasized the fact that Sanchez played the full game with it and joked that "I probably shouldn't have said anything."

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (concussion, ankle, chest, shoulder), as usual, was noncommittal on his playing status for the remainder of the season following the team's Week 15 loss to the Chicago Bears. Favre said he did not regret starting the game despite leaving the game early with injury. Favre said if his 20-year career is now over, he doesn't regret the way it ended.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Monday, Dec. 20, that QB Matt Hasselbeck will start in Week 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. "We're going with Matt," Carroll said Monday. "Matt has been our quarterback. He has been the guy that has given us a chance all throughout, and gives us our best chance to finish off right." Hasselbeck was benched midway through the second half of Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons in favor of QB Charlie Whitehurst.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said Monday, Dec. 20, that the possibilty exists that QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) might be placed on season-ending Injured Reserve if the team needs a roster spot, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. "Yeah, if we need the roster spot," Schwartz said. "If that's the decision, that we need the roster spot, then we'll make the move. But it's one of the reasons we've left it open because of the possibility he could come back."

QB | Drew Stanton | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz confirmed Monday, Dec. 20, that QB Drew Stanton (shoulder) suffered a Grade 3 separation of the AC joint in his left shoulder in the second quarter of Week 15 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. The injury is to his non-throwing shoulder and his status for Week 16 against the Miami Dolphins is uncertain.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (undisclosed) was "beaten up" after the Week 15 game against the Tennessee Titans, and he spent a lot of time in the training room afterward, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle. Schaub is expected to start in Week 16 against the Denver Broncos.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB John Skelton will remain the starter, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt said Skelton struggled in Week 15, but that wasn't a surprise given it was the rookie's first start on the road. It also isn't known what QB Derek Anderson's (concussion) status is for this week.

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow will start against the Houston Texans in Week 16, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Tebow is also expected to start the team's season finale against the San Diego Chargers in Week 17.

QB | R.J. Archer | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings promoted QB R.J. Archer from the practice squad to the active roster Monday, Dec. 20, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Chip Scoggins.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said QB Aaron Rodgers (concussion) is still going through the medical process and will have an update on Rodgers Wednesday, Dec. 21, reports Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.


Running Back

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
The primary reason Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (thigh) was inactive for the team's Week 15 game was due to a thigh bruise he suffered in Week 14 when he collided with QB Tarvaris Jackson, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune. Interim head coach Leslie Frazier previously said that he would not make any inactive decisions based on the field at TCF Bank Stadium, which was expected to be frozen and slick, but clearly the team did not want to take any chance with Peterson. "I don't think he could have gone whether we were on a surface on September or October based on what I saw when we tried to work him out," Frazier said. "It wouldn't have been wise to put him out there."

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers FB Mike Tolbert and RB Ryan Mathews have each carried the football 33 times in the last two games, according to Kevin Acee and Chris Jenkins, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Each had 16 carries in Week 14 and 17 in Week 15.

RB | Kenneth Darby | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday, Dec. 20, that RB Kenneth Darby (ribs) and TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle) are improving and expected back at practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, on a limited basis, reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

RB | Toby Gerhart | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Toby Gerhart made the start in the Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears in place of the injured RB Adrian Peterson (thigh). Gerhart carried 16 times for 77 yards while adding three receptions for 18 yards.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (rib) is being called questionable for Week 16 against the Houston Texans, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (ankle, hip) suffered ankle and hip injuries in Week 15 against the Tennessee Titans, but he is expected to play in Week 16, reports John McClain, of the Houston Chronicle.

RB | Tim Hightower | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt downplayed RB Tim Hightower's fumble in Week 15, reports AZCardinals.com's Darren Urban. "That was a tough play. He was scrambling to get something and it was a big hit … it wasn't a strip, the helmet hit the ball and it came out and fortunately Steve (Breaston) was there to pick it up. There wasn't much you could say about it," said Whisenhunt.

RB | Chris Ivory | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said the team is hoping RB Chris Ivory (hamstring) will be able to play in Week 16, reports Nakia Hogan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

RB | LaRod Stephens-Howling | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring) tweaked his hamstring in Week 15 but it is not considered serious, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. Stephens-Howling will be limited during practice this week.


Fullback

FB | Mike Tolbert | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers FB Mike Tolbert and RB Ryan Mathews have each carried the football 33 times in the last two games, according to Kevin Acee and Chris Jenkins, of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Each had 16 carries in Week 14 and 17 in Week 15.

FB | Spencer Larsen | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos FB Spencer Larsen (ankle) is considered questionable for Week 16 against the Houston Texans, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.


Wide Receiver

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WR Malcom Floyd (hamstring) did not practice Monday, Dec. 20, according to Kevin Acee and Chris Jenkins, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

WR | Terrell Owens | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
The Cincinnati Bengals placed WR Terrell Owens (knee) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Dec. 21, according to Bengals.com.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (migraine) returned to the lineup for the Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears after being inactive for the past two contests. Harvin had five receptions for 72 yards and a touchdown.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WRs Johnny Knox and Devin Hester each had receiving touchdowns in the Week 15 win against the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Dec. 20. Hester also set the NFL record with his 14th career punt or kick return for touchdown when he had a 64-yard punt return for score in the third quarter.

WR | Armanti Edwards | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DL Tyler Brayton (hip), WR Armanti Edwards (illness) and RB Tony Fiammetta (ankle) did not practice Monday, Dec. 20.

WR | Courtney Roby | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Courtney Roby (concussion) has been cleared to return to play after passing all of his test and meeting with an independent doctor, reports Nakia Hogan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

WR | Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals WR Early Doucet (hip) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on the hip flexor injury he suffered in Week 15, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.

WR | Jason Avant | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jason Avant (concussion) suffered a slight concussion during the team's Week 15 game, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Tight End

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) did not practice Monday, Dec. 20, according to Kevin Acee and Chris Jenkins, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday, Dec. 20, that RB Kenneth Darby (ribs) and TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle) are improving and expected back at practice Wednesday, Dec. 22, on a limited basis, reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

TE | Nathan Overbay | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted TE Nathan Overbay from the practice roster to the active roster Monday, Dec. 20, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times.

TE | Davon Drew | Baltimore Ravens | Transaction
The Baltimore Ravens have signed practice squad TE Davon Drew to their active roster, reports Mike Duffy, of BaltimoreRavens.com. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

TE | Heath Miller | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller (concussion) is expected to play in the team's Week 16 game, reports Scott Brown, of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. Miller has missed the last two games because of a concussion.


Place Kicker

PK | Matt Bryant | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant has converted 15 consecutive field goals heading into Week 16 against the New Orleans Saints, reports Matt Haley, of AtlantaFalcons.com.

PK | Matt Prater | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos PK Matt Prater (groin) is being called questionable for Week 16 against the Houston Texans, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Langston Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OT Mario Henderson could start at right tackle in the team's Week 16 game if OT Langston Walker (concussion) is unable to play, according to Steve Corkran, of the Oakland Tribune. Henderson filled in for Walker after Walker suffered a concussion in Week 15.

OT | Winston Justice | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said OT Winston Justice (knee) is making progress from his knee injury and worked out Monday, Dec. 20, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Guard

OG | Mackenzy Bernadeau | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (knee), CB Chris Gamble (ankle), LB Jordan Senn (knee) and OT Garry Williams (knee) were limited in practice Monday, Dec. 20.

OG | Dan Connolly | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Dan Connolly (head) suffered a head injury in the team's Week 15 game and was not able to return, reports Greg A. Bedard, of The Boston Globe.

OG | Steve Hutchinson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Transaction
The Minnesota Vikings placed OG Steve Hutchinson (thumb) on the Injured Reserve list Monday, Dec. 20, according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune's Chip Scoggins.


Offensive Line

OL | Donovan Raiola | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers released C Donovan Raiola Monday, Dec. 20, reports Stephen Holder, of the St. Petersburg Times.


Defensive Line

DL | Junior Siavii | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DL Junior Siavii (neck) suffered a pinched nerve in Week 15 against the Atlanta Falcons, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. Siavii has undergone tests, and will be monitored closely over the next two days.

DL | George Selvie | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DL George Selvie (toe) suffered a toe contusion in Week 15 against the Kansas City Chiefs and he is considered day-to-day, reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

DL | Chris Long | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DL Chris Long (thigh) suffered a left thigh bruise in Week 15 against the Kansas City Chiefs, reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. "It's a little bit sore right now, so we'll see where we're at Wednesday," coach Steve Spagnuolo said.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Monday, Dec. 20, that DL Richard Seymour (hamstring) is "questionable" for Week 16 against the Indianapolis Colts, reports Jerry McDonald, of ANG Newspapers. Seymour was injured in the second half of Week 15 against the Denver Broncos.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DL Aaron Smith (triceps) did not practice Monday, Dec. 20.

DL | Tyler Brayton | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DL Tyler Brayton (hip), WR Armanti Edwards (illness) and RB Tony Fiammetta (ankle) did not practice Monday, Dec. 20.

DL | Phillip Daniels | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DL Phillip Daniels (abdomen) will be placed on Injured Reserve after being injured in Week 16, reports the Washington Post.

DL | Anthony Hargrove | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said the team is hoping DL Anthony Hargrove (knee) will be able to play in Week 16, reports Nakia Hogan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

DL | Dave Tollefson | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Dave Tollefson (knee) suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in the team's Week 15 game, according to The Star-Ledger's Mike Garafolo.

DL | Brandon Deaderick | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DL Brandon Deaderick (shoulder) left the team's Week 15 game because of a shoulder injury but was able to return to the game, reports Greg A. Bedard, of The Boston Globe.


Linebacker

LB | Larry English | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Larry English (foot) did not practice Monday, Dec. 20, according to Kevin Acee and Chris Jenkins, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

LB | Kevin Alexander | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent LB Kevin Alexander (Broncos) was waived by the Denver Broncos hours after he was arrested on a domestic violence allegation, according to The Associated Press. Although the team was aware of his arrest, Alexander's release was a football decision to clear a roster spot for CB Chevis Jackson. Police were called to an apartment Monday, Dec. 20, and were told by a woman who said she was Alexander's girlfriend that he had assaulted her Sunday, Dec. 19. Alexander was arrested for investigation of misdemeanor assault and battery. He was taken into custody shortly before noon and was released after posting $2,000 bail. A court date was set for Tuesday, Dec. 21.

LB | Rocky McIntosh | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins LB Rocky McIntosh (hamstring) should be able to play in Week 16 despite suffering a hamstring injury in Week 15, reports the Washington Post.

LB | Pisa Tinoisamoa | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Pisa Tinoisamoa (knee) will not play in the team's Week 15 game, a source told Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune.

LB | Joey Porter | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals LB Joey Porter (triceps) is scheduled to undergo an MRI on a triceps injury he suffered in Week 15, and head coach Ken Whisenhunt said it could be serious, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.

LB | Keenan Clayton | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Keenan Clayton (hamstring) is considered day-to-day because of his hamstring injury, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

LB | Stewart Bradley | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles LB Stewart Bradley (elbow) will not play in Week 15 because of his elbow injury, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.


Cornerback

CB | Marcus Trufant | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks CB Marcus Trufant (back) was evaluated Monday, Dec. 20, after leaving the Week 15 game against the Atlanta Falcons with back spasms, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. Head coach Pete Carroll said that the injury is unrelated to the disk injury which kept Trufant out for the first six games in 2009. Carroll said that CB Walter Thurmond would start in Week 16 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if Trufant cannot play.

CB | Ron Bartell | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Monday, Dec. 20, that CB Ron Bartell (stinger) did not appear to show any ill effects of his injury in Week 15 against the Kansas City Chiefs, reports Kathleen Nelson, of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

CB | Chevis Jackson | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos signed free-agent CB Chevis Jackson (Jaguars) Monday, Dec. 20, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

CB | Chris Gamble | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers OG Mackenzy Bernadeau (knee), CB Chris Gamble (ankle), LB Jordan Senn (knee) and OT Garry Williams (knee) were limited in practice Monday, Dec. 20.

CB | Eric Wright | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns CB Eric Wright (knee) likely will miss the rest of the season after re-injuring his knee in Week 15, reports Mary Kay Cabot, of The Cleveland Plain Dealer. He was scheduled to undergo an MRI Monday, Dec. 20.

CB | Jabari Greer | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said CB Jabari Greer (knee) underwent tests on his injured knee but they all came back negative, reports Nakia Hogan, of The New Orleans Times-Picayune.


Strong Safety

SS | Reed Doughty | Washington Redskins | Injury
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said SS Reed Doughty (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 15 and his status for Week 16 is uncertain, reports the Washington Post.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (concussion) will have to pass a series of concussion tests this week before he is cleared to return to practice, reports Tim Twentyman, of The Detroit News. Delmas suffered a concussion in the first quarter of the Week 15 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

FS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos FS Brian Dawkins (knee) might return to practice this week after missing the past three games, reports Mike Klis, of The Denver Post.

FS | Major Wright | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears FS Major Wright (chest) was injured in the third quarter of the Week 15 game against the Minnesota Vikings Monday, Dec. 20. He was forced to leave the game after having his wind knocked out and his return is questionable.

FS | Madieu Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings FS Madieu Williams (head) was forced to leave the Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears Monday, Dec. 20, after taking a knee to the head, reports Michele Tafoya, of ESPN. Williams is doubtful to return.

FS | Nick Collins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Diyral Briggs (ankle) and FS Nick Collins (ribs) are considered questionable for Week 15, reports Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

FS | Nate Allen | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles FS Nate Allen (knee) is scheduled to undergo surgery Tuesday, Dec. 21, to repair the torn patella tendon he suffered in Week 15, reports Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

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