Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 16, 2011 @ 10:16:09 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (shoulder) has been cleared for football activities for roughly two months and he said Monday, May 16, he is 100 percent recovered from January surgery on his throwing shoulder. "I feel great," Stafford said. "Healthwise, I feel as good as I ever have, so I'm ready to go."


Running Back

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray said head coach Jason Garrett plans to use him in passing situations this season, in addition to running the football. "He said he plans to use me in the passing game and the running game," Murray said. "He likes my blocking ability as well as my catching ability out of the backfield. My ability to line up, whether it be slot or outside receiver. He definitely loves that I can catch well."

RB | Alex Green | NFL Draft Prospect | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers rookie RB Alex Green, a third-round draft choice out of Hawaii, has a shot at becoming the team's third-down back. Green played in a single-back system in college, and he was productive as a receiver out of the backfield. He will, however, have to convince the team's coaching staff that he can be trusted with picking up the blitz.

RB | Brandon Jackson | Free Agent | Free Agents, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Brandon Jackson, depending upon which set of free-agent rules are in place, could be available to leave on the free-agent market when the NFL lockout comes to an end. Jackson is a decent receiver and excels in blitz pickup, which is why he has become the typical third-down back for the Packers. If he is a restricted free agent, there is a decent chance he will return to the Packers in 2011.

RB | Mike Bell | Cleveland Browns | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent RB Mike Bell once the lockout is over.

RB | Ricky Williams | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins would be willing to re-sign impending free-agent RB Ricky Williams this offseason if it is for the right price.

RB | Ronnie Brown | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent RB Ronnie Brown said he would be open to re-signing with the team even though they drafted RB Daniel Thomas. A team source said the team would be willing to bring back Brown at the right price.

RB | Ryan Grant | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RBs Ryan Grant and James Starks likely will split carries next season.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RBs Ryan Grant and James Starks likely will split carries next season.


Fullback

FB | John Kuhn | Green Bay Packers | Free Agents, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers FB John Kuhn, who could be able to hit the open market depending upon which set of free-agent rules are in place, is almost a sure bet to return to the Packers in 2011 because of his short-yardage rushing skills and special teams' role.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mike Sims-Walker | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears could show interest in Jacksonville Jaguars impending free-agent WR Mike Sims-Walker, San Diego Chargers impending free-agent WR Malcom Floyd and Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR James Jones this offseason because they could fit in the team's offense.

WR | Plaxico Burress | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets could have interest in free-agent WR Plaxico Burress (Giants) when he is released from prison because WRs Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith are all scheduled to be free agents.


Tight End

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley is entering the final year of his contract with the team. There is some speculation the Packers may not be willing to make a long-term investment in him, which is likely to be costly. However, head coach Mike McCarthy may not be willing to let him walk after spending all of last offseason building the offense around Finley. The Packers did draft pass-catching TE DJ Williams in the fifth-round.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Dennis Roland | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andre Smith (foot), OT Dennis Roland (knee) and OG Jason Shirley (Achilles') will not take part in the players' organized offensive linemen workouts this week because they are rehabbing injuries.

OT | Andre Smith | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andre Smith (foot), OT Dennis Roland (knee) and OG Jason Shirley (Achilles') will not take part in the players' organized offensive linemen workouts this week because they are rehabbing injuries.


Guard

OG | Jason Shirley | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals OT Andre Smith (foot), OT Dennis Roland (knee) and OG Jason Shirley (Achilles') will not take part in the players' organized offensive linemen workouts this week because they are rehabbing injuries.

OG | Mike Pouncey | Miami Dolphins | Draft
Washington Redskins owner Dan Snyder said recently during a radio interview that the team had a deal in place with the Pittsburgh Steelers to trade the 16th overall pick in the NFL Draft to Pittsburgh for the 31st overall pick plus other choices. The Steelers, however, didn't do the deal when it came time to pull the trigger. The player Pittsburgh wanted was gone by the time the 16th pick rolled around. The Steelers were believed to be interested in Miami Dolphins OG Mike Pouncey.

OG | Roberto Garza | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
Chicago Bears OG Roberto Garza could be an option to start at center next season if the team is not able to re-sign impending free-agent C Olin Kreutz.


Defensive Line

DL | Ray Edwards | Minnesota Vikings | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns may show interest in Minnesota Vikings impending free-agent DE Ray Edwards once the free agency period begins.

DL | Anthony Adams | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears still appear to be interested in re-signing impending free-agent DT Anthony Adams even though they drafted DT Stephen Paea in the second round. The team may not be willing to pay Adams what he believes he is worth.

DL | Jamal Williams | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Denver Broncos could be interested in re-signing free-agent DTs Jamal Williams and Justin Bannan once the free agency period begins. The Broncos released both players prior to the start of the lockout.


Cornerback

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears could show interest in Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent CB Ike Taylor once free agency begins.


Strong Safety

SS | Dawan Landry | Baltimore Ravens | Free Agents
The Baltimore Ravens may not be able to re-sign unrestricted free-agent SS Dawan Landry once free agency begins.


Free Safety

FS | Rahim Moore | Denver Broncos | Draft
The Baltimore Ravens had interest in FS Rahim Moore but he was taken by the Denver Broncos before they picked in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft. General manager Ozzie Newsome said the team likely would have taken Moore if he were available and WR Torrey Smith were not available.

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