Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 14, 2011 @ 10:13:21 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said Monday, Nov. 14, that QB Michael Vick (ribs) sustained a couple broken ribs on the second play of the game in Week 10 against the Arizona Cardinals. Vick played through the rest of the game and didn't notify the coaching staff.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo has gone consecutive games without throwing an interception for the first time since 2009.

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow became the first quarterback with more rushes than passes in a game in which he threw every pass for his team since 1974. Tebow had eight pass attempts and nine rushing attempts in Week 10.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt didn't dismiss the idea of QB John Skelton taking over as permanent starter after he tossed three touchdowns in a second straight win in Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles in place of the injured QB Kevin Kolb (toe, foot). "I'm just doing to enjoy this and worry about that later," Whisenhunt said Sunday, Nov. 13.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger) suffered a fractured index finger in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears. Stafford said Sunday, Nov. 13, that the injury is "not bad."

QB | Matt Cassel | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs QB Matt Cassel (hand) left the stadium with a cast on his right hand. The cast had Cassel's index and middle finger immobilized.


Running Back

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (ankle) is unlikely to regain his starting running back spot once he returns from injury. However, in addition to possibly serving as the third-down back, Jones could also be the team's kick returner.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said following Week 10 that the injury to RB Frank Gore (knee) is not serious and he should be fine for Week 11.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) had his left knee wrapped in a compression sleeve following Week 10. Tomlinson, who was hit low on his leg toward the end of the game, said he didn't know any specifics yet and would have tests done Monday, Nov. 14.

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis had eight carries for just eight yards in Week 10 against the New York Jets. He did not record any receptions. Green-Ellis has just 25 carries for 69 yards over the past three games, and he hasn't reached the end zone since Week 5, a span of four contests.

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (hamstring) said he could have returned to the Week 10 game in an emergency situation. "I'll be all right," McGahee said. "I could have come back in an emergency situation." His status for Week 11 against the New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 17, is uncertain.

RB | Knowshon Moreno | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos RB Knowshon Moreno (knee) suffered a sprained ligament in his right knee in Week 10, and he did not return. He is expected to have an MRI Monday, Nov. 14, to determine if there is a torn ligament. He is likely to miss the Week 11 game Thursday, Nov. 17, against the New York Jets.

RB | Lance Ball | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Lance Ball rushed for 96 yards on 30 carries against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 10. Ball received most of the carries because of injuries to RBs Willis McGahee (hamstring) and Knowshon Moreno (knee).

RB | Cadillac Williams | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams RB Cadillac Williams (quadriceps) suffered a quadriceps injury in Week 10 and is considered doubtful to return.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder, hamstring) suffered shoulder and hamstring injuries in the team's Week 10 game. Maclin did not address his injury status following the game, but he gingerly walked with a limp out of the locker room after getting dressed.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said following Week 10 that WR Stevie Johnson (shoulder) would be OK after suffering a shoulder injury.

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee) said he suffered a hyperextended knee in Week 10. Green should be fine, according to a league source. Green expressed confidence after the game he'd play in Week 11.

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (concussion) suffered a mild concussion in the team's Week 10 game, according to a league source.

WR | Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous injury, Chicago Bears WR Devin Hester (illness) left the Week 10 game against the Detroit Lions due to strep throat. He was able to return a punt for touchdown before departing.

WR | Mark Clayton | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Mark Clayton (knee) made his season debut in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns. He did not have any receptions, and he was targeted just one time.

WR | Leonard Hankerson | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins WR Leonard Hankerson (hip) was on crutches after the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins. Hankerson said he was sore. His status for Week 11 is uncertain.

WR | Doug Baldwin | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens.

WR | Patrick Turner | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Patrick Turner (kidney) left the Week 10 game against the New England Patriots due to a kidney injury, and he is unable to return.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) made just one catch for 21 yards on a nice slant across the middle in Week 10 against the New York Giants. Crabtree entered the game with 19 receptions for 182 yards and a score over his past three games.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson had seven receptions for 81 yards in Week 10 against the Chicago Bears, even though he was targeted a whopping 19 times. He also did not find the end zone for just the second game in nine starts this season. Johnson also lost a fumble in the loss, his first since 2009.

WR | Roy Williams | Chicago Bears | Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Roy Williams started in Week 10 against the Detroit Lions, one of his former teams, but he was held without a reception. Williams was targeted just two times.

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (undisclosed) went to the locker room with an undisclosed injury.


Tight End

TE | Brandon Manumaleuna | Free Agent | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams TE Brandon Manumaleuna (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 10 against the Cleveland Browns, and head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Sunday, Nov. 13, that it might be a season-ending injury.

TE | Fred Davis | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins TE Fred Davis said Sunday, Nov. 13, that he expects to be fine, responding to a report that he was one of 11 NFL players who might be disciplined for testing positive for a banned substance. "I'm sure all the information will come out," Davis said. "I'm sure I'll be fine."


Place Kicker

PK | Jay Feely | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals PK Jay Feely misfired on a pair of first quarter field goals in Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles. "It's frustrating when you are on a battle against a team like this on the road, East coast and you have opportunities to get points," Feely said. "You can't miss those. We did that against Seattle and it cost us the game."

PK | Steven Hauschka | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks PK Steven Hauschka matched a franchise record with five field goals in Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens. He also tacked on an extra point in the win.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OT Rodger Saffold (head) suffered a head injury in Week 10 and will not return to the game.


Guard

OG | Chris Williams | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears OG Chris Williams (wrist) will need surgery for the dislocated wrist injury he suffered in Week 10, according to a source. He is expected to miss the remainder of the season.

OG | John Moffitt | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks OG John Moffitt (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 10 against the Baltimore Ravens.

OG | Brandon Keith | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals OT Brandon Keith (knee) was unable to return in Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles after aggravating his knee injury. OT Jeremy Bridges finished up in his absence.


Offensive Line

OL | Jeremy Bridges | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals OT Brandon Keith (knee) was unable to return in Week 10 against the Philadelphia Eagles after aggravating his knee injury. OT Jeremy Bridges finished up in his absence.


Defensive Line

DL | Kedric Golston | Washington Redskins | Injury
Updating a previous report, Washington Redskins DL Kedric Golston (knee, illness) is nursing a medial collateral ligament injury and he is expected to miss a few weeks. He also was suffering from an illness in Week 10.

DL | Anthony Hargrove | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DL Anthony Hargrove (hamstring) left the Week 10 game against the Baltimore Ravens due to a hamstring injury.

DL | Glenn Dorsey | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs DT Glenn Dorsey (leg) was carted off the field after suffering a leg injury in Week 10.


Linebacker

LB | Jonathan Vilma | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) had knee surgery, according to a league source. Vilma was inactive for the team's Week 10 game.

LB | David Harris | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB David Harris (leg) left the Week 10 game against the New England Patriots in the third quarter due to a left lower leg injury. He was on the bench being checked by the training staff.

LB | Michael Boley | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Michael Boley (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury near the end of the first half in Week 10 against the San Francisco 49ers and he did not return. LBs Greg Jones II and Spencer Paysinger were called upon to fill in after Boley left.


Cornerback

CB | Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle) suffered a sprained ankle in Week 10. He was seen wearing an air cast on his left leg after the game.

CB | Devin McCourty | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Devin McCourty (shoulder) suffered a separated shoulder in Week 10. McCourty is expected to miss two to three weeks with a Grade 2 separation, according to a league source. The damage is to the AC joint, and there is no break or dislocation.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 10 and did not return to the game. He had an X-ray at the stadium, which was negative, and will have an MRI Monday, Nov. 14. "It doesn't feel bad, but they're being extra cautious," Mathis said. "They didn't want me to walk on it or anything until we really know what's going on … No pain, no swelling. Feels a little weak, but we won't know for sure until the MRI."

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (quadriceps) suffered a bruised quadriceps in the team's Week 10 game.

CB | Al Harris | St. Louis Rams | Injury
Updating a previous report, St. Louis Rams CB Al Harris (knee) might be done for the season after the knee injury he suffered in Week 10, according to head coach Steve Spagnuolo.

CB | Leon Hall | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Updating a previous report, initial tests show Cincinnati Bengals CB Leon Hall (Achilles') suffered a torn Achilles' tendon in the Week 10 loss against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He is likely to miss the remainder of the season.


Strong Safety

SS | James Ihedigbo | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) received treatment on the sidelined in the second half of the Week 10 game against the New York Jets, and was able to return.

SS | Atari Bigby | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks SS Atari Bigby (hamstring) and SS Kam Chancellor (head) were each forced out of the Week 10 game due to injury against the Baltimore Ravens and they did not return.

SS | Kam Chancellor | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks SS Atari Bigby (hamstring) and SS Kam Chancellor (head) were each forced out of the Week 10 game due to injury against the Baltimore Ravens and they did not return.

SS | George Wilson | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills FS George Wilson (stinger) suffered a stinger in Week 10 and is considered questionable to return.


Free Safety

FS | Ryan Clark | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Ryan Clark (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in Week 10. The injury is not believed to be serious, however.

FS | Darian Stewart | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams FS Darian Stewart (neck) suffered a neck injury in the Week 10 game against the Cleveland Browns.

FS | LaRon Landry | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS LaRon Landry (Achilles', foot) said Sunday, Nov. 13, that his Achilles' was sore after the Week 10 game against the Miami Dolphins, and he was also battling a blister from his cleats. He said the Achilles' injury is "nothing to worry about."

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