Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 28, 2010 @ 09:29:37 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jon Kitna | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys QB Jon Kitna (oblique) will start the team's Week 17 game if he is healthy enough to play, according to head coach Jason Garrett, reports Rainer Sabin, of The Dallas Morning News. However, owner and general manager Jerry Jones added Kitna may not be available. "No way I know medically how it would work, but he's got a real challenge playing," Jones said. QB Stephen McGee could get the start if Kitna is unable to play.

QB | Shaun Hill | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Shaun Hill is expected to start again in Week 17, though head coach Jim Schwartz would not commit to a starter Monday, Dec. 27, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

QB | Brett Favre | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre (concussion) remains doubtful for the Week 17 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Tuesday, Dec. 28, reports Chip Scroggins, of the Minneapolis Star-Tribune. "He's still having trouble with the initial test, which leads you to believe it's going to be very, very difficult today to do anything other than where he is right now," head coach Leslie Frazier said Monday, Dec. 27.

QB | David Garrard | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars QB David Garrard posted 299 yards and one touchdown in Week 16 against the Washington Redskins, surpassing the 16,000-yard mark for his career, reports Ryan Robinson, of Jaguars.com.

QB | Charlie Whitehurst | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said the team is preparing as if QB Charlie Whitehurst will be the starting quarterback in Week 17 because of the injury to QB Matt Hasselbeck (hip), reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. Carroll said Hasselbeck's injury could be managed and that Hasselbeck may still start the game.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews will see the bulk of the workload in the team's Week 17 game against the Denver Broncos, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune's Kevin Acee. RB Curtis Brinkley could also be called up to the active roster to see some snaps.

RB | DeShawn Wynn | Free Agent | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers have waived RB DeShawn Wynn, according to 49ers.com.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Peyton Hillis (back) should be able to play in Week 17 even though he is suffering from a sore back, reports Scott Petrak, of The Medina County Gazette. Hillis could be limited during practice this week.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets RB Shonn Greene played 34 snaps in Week 16, but the team decided to go away from the running game in the fourth quarter and Greene only rushed for eight yards on two carries during the quarter, reports Rich Cimini, of ESPNNewYork.com. Greene received a lot of work as the third-down back, which RB LaDainian Tomlinson usually does. Tomlinson usually gets around two-thirds of the snaps during games but the two runners were involved in a similar number of snaps. Greene averaged 6.2 yard per carry through the first three quarters.

RB | LaRod Stephens-Howling | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring) and LB Joey Porter (triceps) will be evaluated as the week goes on to see if they will be able to play Week 17, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew (knee) did not play in the team's Week 16 game because his knee was too swollen to allow him to play, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos interim head coach Eric Studesville said RB Knowshon Moreno (rib) could have returned to the team's Week 16 game after injuring his rib but RB Correll Buckhalter played well in Moreno's absence, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (thigh, knee) said he has been helped by the extra two days of rest and expects to play in the team's Week 16 game, reports Judd Zulgad, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.


Fullback

FB | Mike Tolbert | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers FB Mike Tolbert (neck, shoulder) will not play in the team's Week 17 game after suffering neck and shoulder injuries in Week 16, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

FB | Korey Hall | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (ankle) and SS Atari Bigby (groin) will not play in the team's Week 17 game after suffering injuries in Week 16, reports Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.


Wide Receiver

WR | Roy Williams | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Roy Williams (groin) was targeted just twice and did not record a reception in Week 16, according to Rainer Sabin, of The Dallas Morning News. When asked if Williams' lack of productivity was result of the groin injury he suffered earlier this month, head coach Jason Garrett didn't give a direct answer and said the team will continue to follow his progress. "He was working his way through it," Garrett said. "We'll see how it goes."

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (undisclosed) had to be carried off the field following the team's Week 16 game after he tripped over a photographer on his way off the field, according to The New Orleans Times-Picayune.

WR | David Nelson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR David Nelson (ribs) is expected to miss Week 17 against the New York Jets due to a rib injury suffered in Week 16, reports The Associated Press.

WR | Jason Hill | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Jason Hill got the start in Week 16, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union. Hill was making his first start since being picked up off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers Nov. 17. "I feel comfortable here," Hill said. "I think the work that I'm putting in on the practice field is beginning to translate."

WR | Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Chaz Schilens had two receptions for 17 yards in Week 16, his first catches of the season, reports Steve Corkran, of ANG Newspapers. "The thing I'm really encouraged for Chaz is, hopefully, we get through the last week with him again improving and getting more involved and him being able to walk away from the season injury free or healthy, if you will," head coach Tom Cable said Monday, Dec. 27.

WR | Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WRs Patrick Crayton (wrist) and Malcom Floyd (hamstring) and LB Stephen Cooper (knee) are not expected to play in Week 17, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

WR | Brandon Stokley | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said WR Brandon Stokley (head) is not expected to practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, after suffering a head injury in Week 16, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said WR Andre Johnson (ankle) has not been ruled out for Week 17, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com. Johnson will not practice Wednesday, Dec. 29, or Thursday, Dec. 30, and the team will see how he is Friday, Dec. 31.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) is expected to play in Week 17 despite his injured ankle, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said WR Chad Ochocinco (ankle) has a chance to play in Week 17, reports Bengals.com.

WR | Steve Breaston | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said WR Steve Breaston (knee) saw decreased playing time in Week 16 because he was dealing with soreness in his knee, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic. Breaston did not record a catch in the game.


Tight End

TE | Todd Heap | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Todd Heap (hamstring) might not be active in Week 17 now that the team has clinched a playoff spot, reports Mike Preston, of The Baltimore Sun. "We're trying to be smart as possible about this," Heap said Monday, Dec. 27. "I feel good going in and out of the routes, but I haven't opened it fully yet. Now that we're in the playoffs, we want to make sure I'm completely healthy where I won't hurt myself again."

TE | Zach X. Miller | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Zach X. Miller (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 16, reports Tania Ganguli, of The Florida Times-Union. Miller had dark sunglasses on in the locker room after Sunday's loss against the Washington Redskins and he said he was going to take the tests for concussion.

TE | Justin Peelle | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons TE Justin Peelle (undisclosed) was shaken up in the fourth quarter of the Week 16 game against the New Orleans Saints Monday, Dec. 27.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot, toe) is not expected to play in Week 17, reports Kevin Acee, of The San Diego Union-Tribune. The Chargers were eliminated from postseason contention and the thinking is that there is no reason for Gates to play and risk irreparable damage.

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said he hopes TE Michael Hoomanawanui (ankle) will be able to play in the team's Week 17 game, reports The Associated Press. Hoomanawanui is expected to practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Dec. 29.

TE | Ben Patrick | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals TE Ben Patrick (hamstring) injured his hamstring in Week 16 and will be evaluated as the week goes on, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.


Place Kicker

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski moved past former PK Jeff Jaeger for the franchise record for most points scored in a season with 135, reports Steve Corkran, of ANG Newspapers. Jaeger held the team record since 1993 when he posted 132 points.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Langston Walker | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Monday, Dec. 27, that OT Langston Walker (concussion) is still suffering from post-concussion symptoms, reports Steve Corkran, of ANG Newspapers. "He's passed the target but he still has some symptoms," Cable said. "So, until those are gone, you can't do much about it."

OT | Russell Okung | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said OT Russell Okung (ankle) re-injured his left ankle in Week 16 but did not miss any time, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. Okung is not 100 percent but is not expected to miss any more time.

OT | Damien Woody | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said OT Damien Woody (knee) and FS Eric Smith (concussion) may be able to play in the team's Week 17 game, according to Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.


Defensive Line

DL | Earl Mitchell | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said Monday, Dec. 27, that DL Earl Mitchell (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in Week 16, according to HoustonTexans.com.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury, , Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Tom Cable said Monday, Dec. 27, that DL Richard Seymour (hamstring) "is improving," reports Steve Corkran, of ANG Newspapers. Seymour was inactive again in Week 16 and he hasn't played since Dec. 19.

DL | William Hayes | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE William Hayes (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 16 after getting hit in the head by a ball QB Kerry Collins was throwing out of bounds, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.

DL | Matt Toeaina | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Depth Chart Tidbit
The Chicago Bears have signed DT Matt Toeaina to a three-year extension, a source told Sean Jensen, of the Chicago Sun-Times. The deal includes $2 million in guaranteed money but no other financial terms were disclosed.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Cullen Jenkins (calf) and LB Frank Zombo (knee) have not been ruled out for Week 17 but head coach Mike McCarthy did not sound too optimistic about their availability, reports Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Neither was able to play in the team's Week 16 game because of injury.


Linebacker

LB | Bobby Carpenter | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions LB Bobby Carpenter might get the start in Week 17 if Landon Johnson (concussion) is unable to play, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

LB | Stephen Cooper | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WRs Patrick Crayton (wrist) and Malcom Floyd (hamstring) and LB Stephen Cooper (knee) are not expected to play in Week 17, reports Kevin Acee, of the San Diego Union-Tribune.

LB | Frank Zombo | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Cullen Jenkins (calf) and LB Frank Zombo (knee) have not been ruled out for Week 17 but head coach Mike McCarthy did not sound too optimistic about their availability, reports Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette. Neither was able to play in the team's Week 16 game because of injury.

LB | Joey Porter | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals RB LaRod Stephens-Howling (hamstring) and LB Joey Porter (triceps) will be evaluated as the week goes on to see if they will be able to play Week 17, reports Kent Somers, of The Arizona Republic.


Cornerback

CB | Sherrick McManis | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Sherrick McManis (hamstring) likely will not play in Week 17 because of a hamstring injury he suffered in Week 16, reports Nick Scurfield, of HoustonTexans.com.

CB | Jerome Murphy | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams CB Jerome Murphy (finger) is expected to play in Week 17 despite suffering a broken pinkie in Week 16, reports The Associated Press.

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (shoulder) and FS Louis Delmas (concussion) are expected to play in Week 17, reports Dave Birkett, of the Detroit Free Press.

CB | Champ Bailey | Denver Broncos | Injury
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos interim head coach Eric Studesville said CB Champ Bailey (heel) has a bruised heel and it is the same injury that bothered him earlier this season, reports Lindsay Jones, of The Denver Post. Bailey's status for Week 17 is uncertain.


Strong Safety

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (ankle) and SS Atari Bigby (groin) will not play in the team's Week 17 game after suffering injuries in Week 16, reports Mike Vandermause, of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.

SS | James Ihedigbo | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said SS James Ihedigbo (knee) will not be able to play in Week 17, according to Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.


Free Safety

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (concussion) is expected to return to practice this week, according to Carlos Monarrez, of the Detroit Free Press. Delmas jogged around the field before the team's Week 16 game. Afterward, he reported no negative effects from the jogging. "Part of seeing where you are is seeing where you are after exercise and that was one of the things he was doing is get his heart rate up and get some exercise and he didn't have any symptoms after the game," head coach Jim Schwartz said. "I would expect that he would be back (to practice)."

FS | Matt Giordano | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints FS Matt Giordano (undisclosed) was shaken up in the fourth quarter of the Week 16 game against the Atlanta Falcons Monday, Dec. 27.

FS | Madieu Williams | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings FS Madieu Williams (concussion) has passed a portion of his concussion test and may be available to play in Week 16, reports Chip Scoggins, of the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

FS | Eric Smith | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said OT Damien Woody (knee) and FS Eric Smith (concussion) may be able to play in the team's Week 17 game, according to Jenny Vrentas, of The Star-Ledger.

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