Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 31, 2011 @ 14:49:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said QB Tim Tebow will start against the Oakland Raiders in Week 9, but Fox said Tebow must improve as a pocket passer if he wants to remain the starter past Week 9. He has completed just 50 percent of his throws and has been sacked 13 times in his two starts this year.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) is no longer wearing a walking boot on his injured ankle. Bradford's practice status for Wednesday, Nov. 2, is uncertain but he may be able to practice some this week.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said QB Kevin Kolb (toe) has turf toe and will be evaluated as the week goes on.

QB | Tarvaris Jackson | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) said he felt good after playing in Week 8.

QB | Charlie Whitehurst | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said Sunday, Oct. 30, that he was hopeful of resting QB Tarvaris Jackson (pectoral) for one more week, but he was thrust into action with QB Charlie Whitehurst ineffective to start the Week 8 game. "I was hoping to see that we could rest (Tarvaris) for another week," Carroll said. "I was hoping to do that." Jackson ended up coming on after two drives by Whitehurst and throwing for a career-high 323 yards off the bench.


Running Back

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) said X-rays on his foot didn't show any structural damage. Bradshaw, who has a screw in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot from surgery two years ago, is likely having pain because the screw is aggravating his foot.

RB | Tashard Choice | Washington Redskins | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins have claimed free-agent RB Tashard Choice (Cowboys) off waivers.

RB | Cedric Benson | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Benson has rejoined the team's active roster after serving his one-game suspension in Week 8. The team was granted a two-day exemption for Benson to participate in practice without counting toward the 53-man roster.

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox feels better about RB Willis McGahee's chances of returning to action in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders. McGahee is not wearing a cast after having surgery on his right hand last week.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (calf) is being diagnosed with a torn calf muscle and is expected to miss some games. Head coach Pat Shurmur said Hardesty is in a protective boot, and the team isn't sure of a timeline for Hardesty's return. The team plans to work out running backs Tuesday, Nov. 1, because RB Peyton Hillis (hamstring) is also sidelined.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) is not participating in practice Monday, Oct. 31, but he may be able to practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

RB | Mike Tolbert | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Mike Tolbert (hand, hamstring) will not play in Week 8.

RB | Peyton Hillis | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said RB Peyton Hillis (hamstring) is considered day-to-day with his hamstring injury.

RB | Dion Lewis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said RB Dion Lewis (wrist) is expected to practice this week even though he injured his wrist in a car accident.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Brandon Jacobs was upset over his role following the team's Week 8 win. Jacobs had just four carries for 10 yards, in addition to one reception for zero yards. Many of those he did get were while fellow RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) was being tended to on the sideline for foot pain. "I've got nothing positive to say," Jacobs said. "The most positive thing: I got family at home and I got a fast-ass car being delivered on Tuesday. That's it."

RB | Alex Green | Green Bay Packers | Injury
The Green Bay Packers announced Monday, Oct. 31, that they have placed RB Alex Green (knee) on Injured Reserve.

RB | Brandon Saine | Green Bay Packers | Transaction
The Green Bay Packers announced Monday, Oct. 31, that they have signed RB Brandon Saine to the active roster from the practice squad.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
At this point, it is unknown whether Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (ankle) will take part in practice this week, leaving his status for Week 9 up in the air.

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said the flow of the game will dictate how carries will be split between RBs Chris Johnson and Javon Ringer. "I think every game will be different," Munchak said. "I just think it depends on the flow of the game, how it's going. I don't think we're consciously trying to decide by series who's playing. We know we're a work in progress as a run game. We know we're not where we want to be yet by any means."

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells' (knee) injured knee was an issue in the team's Week 8 game as it affected his speed, particularly on runs to the outside. Wells had 22 carries in the game, but would surely have had more if it were not for his injury.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) may not play in Week 9 so he can allow more rest time for his injured hamstring. He said he getting close to full strength but another week of rest could help.


Fullback

FB | Ovie Mughelli | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons FB Ovie Mughelli (knee) said his knee injury was a medial collateral ligament tear. "An MCL injury is quicker to overcome than an ACL, so I have no doubt that I'll be as good or better for the 2012 season," Mughelli said. "There was no damage to the bone, so it could have been worse."

FB | Bruce Miller | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers FB Bruce Miller (thumb) suffered a right thumb injury in the Week 8 game against the Cleveland Browns. He left briefly, but was able to return and finish the game.


Wide Receiver

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Donald Jones (ankle) and OT Chris Hairston (ankle) may be able to play in Week 9.

WR | Danario Alexander | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Danario Alexander (hamstring) and LB Brady Poppinga (calf) is expected to be limited during practice this week.

WR | Mark Clayton | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (Achilles') is wearing a walking boot necause of his Achilles' injury and his status for Week 9 is uncertain.

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, Oct. 31, after missing the team's last two contests. CB Chris Owens (concussion) also returned to action on the practice field.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said he has not seen the MRI results on WR Hakeem Nicks' (hamstring) hamstring injury and considers Nicks to be day-to-day at this point.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said WR Mike X. Williams (hamstring) was not active for Week 8 because he was dealing with a tight hamstring and was concerned Williams would not be able to play the entire game.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson had six catches for 125 yards and a touchdown in Week 8. Of Johnson's six receptions, four were out of the slot position. Johnson made catches of 14, 17, 13 and 9 yards as a slot receiver. Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey covered Johnson for most of the game when Johnson lined up outside. However, when Johnson was in the slot, Bailey stayed on the outside and other Broncos had to pick up the job.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh (Ravens) worked out for the Oakland Raiders, and he will undergo a physical with the team Tuesday, Nov. 1.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald had three receptions for 98 yards in Week 9 against the Baltimore Ravens, but he was targeted just five times. "It's not like they're not calling my number," Fitzgerald said. "The ball has to go where the ball needs to be depending on the coverage. If (QB Kevin Kolb) forces the ball and (Baltimore Ravens SS Ed Reed) is over the top of me, time and time again, (Ed) makes people pay for those types of mistakes. The calls were there."

WR | Braylon Edwards | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Braylon Edwards (knee) returned to action in Week 8 against the Cleveland Browns, his former team. He had four receptions for 42 yards in his first action since Week 2.


Tight End

TE | Fred Davis | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis (ankle) suffered a grade one sprained ankle in Week 8. Head coach Mike Shanahan said he is not sure if Davis will miss any time.

TE | Todd Heap | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he hopes TE Todd Heap (hamstring) will be able to play in Week 9 after missing the last three games.

TE | Shawn Nelson | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets have signed free-agent TE Shawn Nelson (Bills). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis (arm) suffered an injury to his right arm in the Week 8 game against the Cleveland Browns. "I kind of landed on it wrong," Davis said. "It went numb for a little while. It was actually killing me for the whole rest of the game." He said he is not scheduled for any X-rays or an MRI. Team doctors told him the pain will go away, but he will spend time in his home hyperbaric chamber.


Place Kicker

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring) is not participating in practice Monday, Oct. 31.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said OT Trent Williams (ankle) is improving and has a chance to play in Week 9.

OT | Demetrius Bell | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he is not sure if OT Demetrius Bell (shoulder) will be able to play in Week 9. Gailey said Bell's injury is more severe than initially thought.

OT | Jason Smith | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OT Jason Smith (concussion) and DT Darell Scott (concussion) have not been cleared for contact and will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

OT | Marcus Gilbert | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) came in and out of the team's Week 8 game after suffering an ankle injury.

OT | Orlando Franklin | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos SS Quinton Carter (concussion), OT Orlando Franklin (groin) and CB Cassius Vaughn (hamstring) suffered injuries in Week 8 against the Detroit Lions.


Guard

OG | Chris Snee | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OG Chris Snee (concussion) said Sunday, Oct. 30, that he felt good after the Week 8 game against the Miami Dolphins. It was his first game back since suffering a concussion in Week 6.


Defensive Line

DL | Kyle Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said DT Kyle Williams (foot) will not play Week 9 because of a foot injury. Williams will be re-evaluated next week.

DL | Darell Scott | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OT Jason Smith (concussion) and DT Darell Scott (concussion) have not been cleared for contact and will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 2.

DL | Mike DeVito | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he optimistic that DE Mike DeVito (knee) will be able to play in Week 9.

DL | Brandon Graham | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said DE Brandon Graham (knee) will practice again this week and will determine whether to activate him from the Physically Unable to Perform list later in the week.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys DL Jay Ratliff (undisclosed) is fine after leaving the team's Week 8 game late in the fourth quarter.

DL | Marcell Dareus | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DL Marcell Dareus moved to nose tackle in Week 8 in place of DL Kyle Williams (foot) and recorded 2.5 sacks.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Osi Umenyiora (undisclosed) had X-rays after the Week 8 game against the Miami Dolphins, but he declined to disclosed why he had he X-rays.

DL | Ray McDonald | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers DL Ray McDonald (hamstring) suffered a strained left hamstring in the second quarter of the Week 8 game against the Cleveland Browns and he did not return. DL Ricky Jean-Francois replaced him.

DL | Chris Clemons | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DE Chris Clemons (knee) leave the game early Week 8 because of a knee injury and was considered questionable to return.


Linebacker

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Harrison (eye) is expected to play in Week 9 after missing the last four games. Harrison's agent said Harrison wanted to play in Week 8 but the doctors would not let him.

LB | David Harris | New York Jets | Injury
Updating a previous report, New York Jets LB David Harris (ankle) said he was limited during practice Monday, Oct. 31, and that his sprained ankle is feeling better.

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) said he will play in Week 9 despite suffering a left hamstring in the team's Week 8 game. "I'll be in there," Woodley said. "I have a week (to heal)." Woodley said he didn't tear his hamstring, which he hurt in the third quarter while rushing New England Patriots QB Tom Brady.

LB | James Farrior | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB James Farrior (calf) has a torn calf muscle that could prevent him from playing until December.

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said following Week 8 that he believes LB Sean Lee (wrist) suffered a dislocated wrist. Jones added he is hopeful Lee's wrist is not broken. "I pray that it's a dislocation and we hope that it doesn't have any break," Jones said, "but we think it's a dislocation."


Cornerback

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Justin Tryon (arm) underwent surgery on his broken arm Monday, Oct. 31, and is out indefinitely. CB Prince Amukamara (foot) could return in Week 9, and S Antrel Rolle could be asked to cover the slot receiver against the New England Patriots.

CB | Lito Sheppard | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders re-signed CB Lito Sheppard Monday, Oct. 31, and he is already practicing with the team. CBs Chris X. Johnson (hamstring) and Chimdi Chekwa (hamstring) have been nicked up.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring) will undergo an MRI Monday, Oct. 31, after suffering a right hamstring injury in Week 8.

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Draft
Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha collected his second interception of the season in Week 8. Asomugha had two interceptions combined in the last three seasons while with the Oakland Raiders.

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (stinger) suffered a stinger in Week 8 against the New England Patriots, but he was able to return after leaving briefly.

CB | Adam Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Updating a previous report, Cincinnati Bengals CB Adam Jones (hamstring) suffered a strained hamstring in Week 8 against the Seattle Seahawks in the first quarter and he did not return. He vowed to return in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans. "I'm not missing that one in Tennessee," Jones said. "I'll do whatever I have to do to be healthy."


Free Safety

FS | Kerry Rhodes | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals FS Kerry Rhodes (foot) is expected to miss a few more weeks because of his foot injury.

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