Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 7, 2011 @ 12:21:44 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Carson Palmer | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders QB Carson Palmer said following Week 9 that his grasp of the team's offensive playbook remains a work in progress. Palmer completed 19 of 35 passes for 332 yards and three touchdowns in Week 9, but he also threw three interceptions. "There's still some things I'm a little bit off on and a little bit rusty on, some things I'm not quite comfortable with, but that's what I expected," Palmer said. "I didn't expect to come in this week and just feel 100 percent and ready to rock 'n' roll with everything. It's kind of par for the course with where I am in this offense."

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers reiterated after Week 9 that there is nothing wrong with him. Rivers threw three interceptions in the game. "I appreciate everybody trying to come up with a theory," Rivers said. "I'm not hurt. I've thrown a handful of picks that I normally don't throw and I'll probably throw some more. There won't always be a reason why."

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow (117 rushing yards) and RB Willis McGahee (163 rushing yards) became the fifth quarterback-running back duo in NFL history to each rush for 100 yards in the same game in Week 9.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco fumbled again in the team's Week 9 game, making it seven consecutive weeks that he has fumbled. Flacco has fumbled in every game this season except Week 1.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger surpassed 300 yards passing for the third consecutive game in Week 9 - a first in franchise history. It also marks Roethlisberger's 19th career 300-plus yard game.

QB | John Beck | Washington Redskins | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB John Beck will get another shot at bringing an end to his 0-7 record as an NFL starter. He is expected to start during Week 10 against the Miami Dolphins, but Beck has done little in his three starts to suggest he'll be a long-term option for the Redskins. "I don't want it to continue," Beck said of the team's offensive problems. "I want to put my foot down, and I want it to stop." Beck went on to say the team has to get better and it has to start with him. Head coach Mike Shanahan said it is easy to blame the quarterback, but the team has lost some pieces of the puzzle recently and it has helped lead to the quarterback looking pretty average. "We're playing pretty average as a group," Shanahan said.


Running Back

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews (groin) is expected to return to the lineup in Week 10 after missing Week 9.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray has rushed for 466 yards in the last three games, the best three-game rushing stretch in franchise history.

RB | Roy Helu Jr. | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins rookie RB Roy Helu Jr. knew about 24 hours before the team's Week 9 game that he would be starting against the San Francisco 49ers. Setting a franchise record with 14 receptions didn't seem to faze him, as he was more upset with fumbling the ball away during the game. "Just can't have that stuff," Helu said. He accounted for more than half of the team's yardage, rushing for 41 yards (40 in the first half) and catching 105 yards worth of receptions. "Helu has got the speed to make big plays," said head coach Mike Shanahan. "We have to get better offense. That's obvious. For an offense to work, you need 11 guys going in the same direction."

RB | Brian Leonard | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Brian Leonard (knee) suffered a minor knee injury in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans. His status for Week 10 is undetermined.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (neck) suffered a neck stinger in Week 9 against the St. Louis Rams.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in the second quarter in Week 9 but was able to remain in the game.

RB | Kendall Hunter | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers RB Kendall Hunter (finger) suffered a dislocated finger in Week 9 but was considered probable to return.


Fullback

FB | Spencer Larsen | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos FB Spencer Larsen (shoulder) injured his shoulder in Week 9 against the Oakland Raiders.


Wide Receiver

WR | Laurent Robinson | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Laurent Robinson will continue to get a bigger opportunity with the injury to WR Miles Austin (hamstring) in Week 9. Robinson had five catches for 32 yards and a touchdown in the game.

WR | Chad Ochocinco | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady said during a radio interview Monday, Nov. 7, that he still has confidence in WR Chad Ochocinco, even though Ochocinco has yet to adapt to the team's offense. "We make improvements every week," Brady said. "It's just a matter of us ultimately getting it done in the game. Every week there's more confidence in what we're doing with him, and with him and me. It's just a matter of us getting out there and doing it on the field." Ochocinco has just nine catches for 136 yards and no scores for the season. He was held without a catch and targeted just five times in Week 9.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said WR Dez Bryant may see less time as a punt returner with the injury to WR Miles Austin (hamstring). "I'm still concerned when we had him back there about his injury, especially that now that Miles may be or may not be out a couple of games," Jones said.

WR | Jabar Gaffney | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Jabar Gaffney is frustrated with his lack of looks. "I felt a couple times that I got behind the defense and wanted the play, wanted the ball. I don't want to be like a selfish guy," Gaffney said. He said there are certain times he will look at QB John Beck and say he wants a chance.

WR | Arnaz Battle | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Sunday, Nov. 6, after the Week 9 game against the Baltimore Ravens that the hamstring injury to WR Arnaz Battle (hamstring) is considered "minor."

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Sunday, Nov. 6, after the Week 9 game against the Baltimore Ravens that WR Hines Ward (concussion) had concussion-like symptoms, which is why he did not return. However, Tomlin said the concussion is "minor."

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey was targeted just once in Week 9 against the Denver Broncos, and he did not have any receptions. He entered the game with team-highs in receptions (27) and receiving yards (434).

WR | Richard Goodman | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers WR Richard Goodman (groin) suffered a groin injury in Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers.

WR | Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Nate Washington (hip) said Sunday, Nov. 6, that he injured his hip twice in the Week 9 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He said the hip went numb, and he was evaluated after the game.

WR | T.J. Houshmandzadeh | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh had one reception for 28 yards in his team debut in Week 9 against the Denver Broncos.

WR | Braylon Edwards | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Braylon Edwards (shoulder) suffered a bruised shoulder in Week 9 but indicated he would be fine after the game.

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (head) suffered a head injury in Week 9 and will not return to the game.


Tight End

TE | Brody Eldridge | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said TE Brody Eldridge (hand) suffered a significant injury in Week 9 and will miss more than one week.

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts head coach Jim Caldwell said TE Dallas Clark (leg) suffered a significant injury in Week 9 and will miss more than one week.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
Despite a strong effort in Week 9 with eight receptions for 96 yards and one touchdown, San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates (foot) has had difficulty gaining separation from defenders due to a persistent foot injury and some extra pounds. "It's harsh to say, but he looks old and fat," a team source said of Gates. "He's not beating people. We don't have any speed, we're soft on defense, and we put so much on our quarterback. When he was playing great, we could kind of get away with it. Now he's not playing very well, and it's all falling apart."

TE | Kevin Boss | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey went without a reception in Week 9 against the Denver Broncos, but head coach Hue Jackson said after the game that Heyward-Bey was not benched. Jackson said the limited playing time was due to specific "sets" the team was running. The same reason applied to TE Kevin Boss and his lack of opportunities.

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets TE Dustin Keller (head) returned to the game Week 9 after suffering a head injury earlier in the game.


Place Kicker

PK | Rian Lindell | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills PK Rian Lindell (shoulder) suffered a right shoulder injury in the team's Week 9 game. Lindell had further testing on the shoulder after the game and didn't know if the injury was significant enough to keep him out of the lineup for Week 10.

PK | Sebastian Janikowski | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders PK Sebastian Janikowski (hamstring) was back in action in Week 9 against the Denver Broncos, and he said he felt fine after the game. "It held up good," Janikowski said. "On kickoffs, I was just doing whatever I could. That's the hardest I could swing." Three of his kickoffs reached the end zone, but only one was a touchback.


Guard

OG | Leonard Davis | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Free Agents
Updating a previous item, the Detroit Lions have signed free-agent OG Leonard Davis (Cowboys), according to Davis' agent, Ryan Tollner. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OG | Ben Grubbs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Ben Grubbs (toe) made it through the Week 9 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers without leaving "Yeah, I don't think it's any worse, but the shots haven't worn off yet," Grubbs said afterward.


Defensive Line

DL | Gerald McCoy | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Updating previous reports, Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Raheem Morris said DT Gerald McCoy (biceps) will miss the rest of the season because of a torn biceps.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens DL Haloti Ngata (quadriceps) said Nov. 6, after the Week 9 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers that his quadriceps injury held up OK, and he doesn't feel like he made the injury worse.

DL | Dave Ball | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DL Dave Ball (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 9 against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he will be monitored throughout the week.

DL | Carlos Dunlap | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DL Carlos Dunlap (cramps) suffered from cramping in Week 9 against the Tennessee Titans.

DL | Gary Gibson | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DL Gary Gibson (hip) suffered a hip injury in Week 9 against the Arizona Cardinals.

DL | Antonio D. Smith | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said DE Antonio D. Smith (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in Week 9 but should be fine for Week 10.

DL | Kedric Golston | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins DL Kedric Golston (elbow) suffered an elbow injury in Week 9 and had to leave the game.


Linebacker

LB | Brendon Ayanbadejo | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Brendon Ayanbadejo (concussion) said Sunday, Nov. 6, that he suffered a mild concussion in the Week 9 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "Hopefully, my brain's all right," Ayanbedejo said.

LB | Rolando McClain | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders LB Rolando McClain (leg) was activated for the Week 9 game against the Denver Broncos, but the team intended to only use him if needed. LB Darryl Blackstock started in his absence. "He was out there, wanted to be out there," head coach Hue Jackson said. "Again, I don't want to put an injured play out there that can't play 100 percent, but if we needed him for something we could have used him if something all of a sudden went bananas where we didn't have any more linebackers."

LB | Takeo Spikes | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Takeo Spikes (arm) suffered an arm injury in the Week 9 loss against the Green Bay Packers.

LB | Antwan Barnes | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers LB Antwan Barnes (calf) suffered a calf injury in Week 9 against the Green Bay Packers.

LB | Kaluka Maiava | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns LB Kaluka Maiava (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 9 and is considered questionable to return.


Cornerback

CB | Tracy Porter | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints CB Tracy Porter (neck) suffered a neck injury in Week 9 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and he was transported to a local hospital for neurological tests. He apparently checked out OK, as he was able to return to the sideline at the end of the game.

CB | Michael Adams | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals CB Michael Adams (head, neck) was carted off in Week 9 against the St. Louis Rams due to an apparent head or neck injury. He was removed as a precaution, and has feeling in all extremities.

CB | Nolan Carroll | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Nolan Carroll (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 9 and is considered questionable to return.


Strong Safety

SS | William Moore | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (thigh) suffered a thigh injury in Week 9 and is considered questionable to return.


Free Safety

FS | Rahim Moore | Denver Broncos | Injury
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos FS Rahim Moore (concussion) suffered a concussion on the first play of the Week 9 game against the Oakland Raiders, and he did not return.

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns FS T.J. Ward (hand, foot) returned to the game Week 9 after suffering a hand injury but suffered a foot injury when he returned.

FS | Brodney Pool | New York Jets | Injury
Updating a previous report, New York Jets FS Brodney Pool (knee) returns to the game Week 9 after missing some time because of a knee injury.

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