Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 13, 2011 @ 10:36:24 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers general manager Trent Baalke said Wednesday, Jan. 12, that the quarterback of the future is not on the current roster, and that he'll look to draft, trade or pick up a quarterback via free agency, reports Daniel Brown, of the San Jose Mercury News. "Is the quarterback of the future on this roster? I think it's obvious that he isn't at this point, but things could change and they will change through one of those three vehicles," Baalke said in a radio interview with Mike Florio, of ProFootballTalk.com. It doesn't sound like QBs Alex Smith or Troy Smith are in the plans to start in 2011.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (shoulder) said Wednesday, Jan. 12, that his should is "best it's felt in 3-4 weeks," reports Conor Orr, of The Star-Ledger. Sanchez added that he took part in a full practice Wednesday "for the first time in a while" and he expects to be ready to go in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 16.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday, Jan. 12, that the team would like to bring back QB Matt Hasselbeck for the 2011 season, reports Andrew Seligman, of The Associated Press. "We don't know the timelines or how that's going to work out, and all that kind of stuff, but that's a big issue for us that we're looking forward to," Carroll said. "He's had a terrific run for us and we want to see what we can do to keep that going."

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder, foot) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.


Running Back

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins are unlikely to re-sign pending free-agent RB Ronnie Brown, according to Ben Volin, of the Palm Beach Post.

RB | Tashard Choice | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Tashard Choice is unlikely to return to the team next season, according to Gerry Fraley, of The Dallas Morning News. However, Choice does have trade value and the Cowboys could look to trade him in the offseason. Head coach Jason Garrett does not appear enamored with Choice.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said Wednesday, Jan. 12, that regardless of the future offensive scheme, RB Adrian Peterson remains the focal point of the offense, reports Tom Pelissero, of 1500ESPN.com. "I wouldn't want to get away from Adrian Peterson no matter what we do," Frazier said. "He's the focal point. So, any conversation I would have with anybody about our offense -- it would be clear to them that it starts with Adrian Peterson and everything else kind of evolves off of that."

RB | Danny Woodhead | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Danny Woodhead (concussion) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 12, and is not listed on the team's injury report for the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New York Jets Sunday, Jan. 16, reports Greg A. Bedard, of The Boston Globe.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
The Chicago Bears got a combined 42 rushing yards from RBs Matt Forte and Chester Taylor on 12 carries in a Week 6 loss against the Seattle Seahawks, the team's opponent in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game Sunday, Jan. 16, reports Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune. "What we have to do (is) run the ball and control the clock; keep (Seattle Seahawks QB Matt Hasselbeck) off the field," Forte said Wednesday, Jan. 12. "We have to give our defense a rest, and then wear the Seahawks' defense down."


Fullback

FB | Tony Richardson | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), TE Ben Hartsock (back), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), DL Sione Pouha (back), RB Tony Richardson (finger) and LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 12.

FB | Korey Hall | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (knee), OTs Bryan Bulaga (shoulder) and Chad Clifton (knees), practice DL Cullen Jenkins (calf), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and SS Atari Bigby (groin) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.


Wide Receiver

WR | Randy Moss | Tennessee Titans | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Tennessee Titans are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent WR Randy Moss this offseason, reports Jim Wyatt, of The Tennessean.

WR | Ben Obomanu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Ben Obomanu (shoulder) was not on the team's injury report for the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Chicago Bears, reports Danny O'Neil, of The Seattle Times. Obomanu suffered a separated shoulder in the NFC Wild Card playoff game against the New Orleans Saints, but he returned to that game.

WR | Earl Bennett | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett (ankle) is not listed on the team's injury report for the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks, reports ChicagoBears.com.

WR | Brad Smith | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Brad Smith (groin) said Wednesday, Jan. 12, that his recovery is going well, but he wouldn't speculate on his status for the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 16, reports The Associated Press. Head coach Rex Ryan said he wouldn't be surprised if Smith cannot go. CB Antonio Cromartie would be called upon in the kick return game if Smith is unavailable.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Wednesday, Jan. 12, that his team won't shy away from punting the ball to Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game Sunday, Jan. 16, reports ESPNChicago.com. "We've got to kick the ball to him," Carroll said. "There's nothing we can do about it. We'd like to not [punt], though. That would help us."

WR | Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Roddy White (knee) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

WR | Donte' Stallworth | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens C Matt Birk (knee) and WR Donte' Stallworth (illness) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle) and CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

WR | Deion Branch | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.


Tight End

TE | Kevin Boss | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Kevin Boss (hip) had a minor hip scope Wednesday, Jan. 12, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com. "Surgery went very well...makes me excited for next season!," Boss said via his Twitter account.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez (hip) was limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (knee), OTs Bryan Bulaga (shoulder) and Chad Clifton (knees), practice DL Cullen Jenkins (calf), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and SS Atari Bigby (groin) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (knee), OTs Bryan Bulaga (shoulder) and Chad Clifton (knees), practice DL Cullen Jenkins (calf), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and SS Atari Bigby (groin) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (shin), DL Eric Moore (hamstring) and LBs Tully Banta-Cain (groin) and Jermaine Cunningham (calf) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

OT | Damien Woody | New York Jets | Injury, Transaction
Updating a previous report, the New York Jets have placed OT Damien Woody (Achilles') on Injured Reserve, ending his 2010 season, reports Jane McManus, of ESPNNewYork.com.


Guard

OG | Brandon Moore | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said Wednesday Jan. 12, that OG Brandon Moore (back) tweaked his back in the weight room, but he is expected to be fine for the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Jan. 16, reports The Associated Press. Smith was limited in practice Wednesday.


Defensive Line

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (groin), DL Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), S Thomas DeCoud (ankle), LB Curtis Lofton (knee) and C Todd McClure (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

DL | Jonathan Babineaux | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (groin), DL Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), S Thomas DeCoud (ankle), LB Curtis Lofton (knee) and C Todd McClure (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

DL | Sione Pouha | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), TE Ben Hartsock (back), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), DL Sione Pouha (back), RB Tony Richardson (finger) and LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 12.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (ankle) and CB Charles Woodson (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

DL | Cullen Jenkins | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (knee), OTs Bryan Bulaga (shoulder) and Chad Clifton (knees), practice DL Cullen Jenkins (calf), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and SS Atari Bigby (groin) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

DL | Aaron Smith | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Aaron Smith (triceps) and CB Bryant McFadden (abdomen) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12, reports Steelers.com.

DL | Myron Pryor | New England Patriots | Injury
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots DL Myron Pryor (back) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.


Linebacker

LB | Lofa Tatupu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks LB Lofa Tatupu (concussion) missed practice Wednesday, Jan. 12, reports The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil.

LB | Curtis Lofton | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (groin), DL Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), S Thomas DeCoud (ankle), LB Curtis Lofton (knee) and C Todd McClure (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

LB | Tavares Gooden | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Tavares Gooden (shoulder) and S Tom Zbikowski (back) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 12.

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Antonio Cromartie (groin), TE Ben Hartsock (back), C Nick Mangold (shoulder), DL Sione Pouha (back), RB Tony Richardson (finger) and LB Bryan Thomas (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Jan. 12.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (knee), OTs Bryan Bulaga (shoulder) and Chad Clifton (knees), practice DL Cullen Jenkins (calf), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and SS Atari Bigby (groin) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

LB | Frank Zombo | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OL Jason Spitz (calf) and LB Frank Zombo (knee) did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

LB | Tully Banta-Cain | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (shin), DL Eric Moore (hamstring) and LBs Tully Banta-Cain (groin) and Jermaine Cunningham (calf) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

LB | Jermaine Cunningham | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OT Sebastian Vollmer (shin), DL Eric Moore (hamstring) and LBs Tully Banta-Cain (groin) and Jermaine Cunningham (calf) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.


Cornerback

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman missed practice Wednesday, Jan. 12, though his absence was not injury related, according to The Seattle Times' Danny O'Neil.

CB | Brian Williams | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Brian Williams (knee) did not practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

CB | Chris Carr | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Chris Carr (thigh) was limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (quadriceps), S James Ihedigbo (knee, ankle) and CB Darrelle Revis (hamstring) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DL Ryan Pickett (ankle) and CB Charles Woodson (toe) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

CB | Bryant McFadden | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Aaron Smith (triceps) and CB Bryant McFadden (abdomen) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12, reports Steelers.com.

CB | Kyle Arrington | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Kyle Arrington (elbow) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.


Strong Safety

SS | Chris X. Clemons | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins SS Chris X. Clemons (groin) is recovering from groin surgery, which he underwent last week, reports Mike Florio, of ProFootballTalk.com. A league source said that Clemons played the second half of the season with the groin injury, but it appears that the injury wasn't properly disclosed on the injury report.

SS | Atari Bigby | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers FB Korey Hall (knee), OTs Bryan Bulaga (shoulder) and Chad Clifton (knees), practice DL Cullen Jenkins (calf), LB Clay Matthews (shin) and SS Atari Bigby (groin) were limited during practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (Achilles') did not participate in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12, reports Steelers.com.


Free Safety

FS | Thomas DeCoud | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (groin), DL Jonathan Babineaux (shoulder), S Thomas DeCoud (ankle), LB Curtis Lofton (knee) and C Todd McClure (ankle) were limited in practice Wednesday, Jan. 12.

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