Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 16, 2011 @ 10:05:56 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Breaking, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (ribs) still has time to heal but it appears that he likely will not play in Week 11.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger) is participating in practicing in practice Wednesday, Nov. 16.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub (foot) said during a radio appearance Tuesday, Nov. 15, he hopes he can return this season from a foot injury, though he acknowledges "it doesn't look good." Schaub said he'll meet with more doctors over the next week. "When you look at it, it's pretty colorful and everything," Schaub said of his foot. "It's pretty sore and beat up right now. But we're going to search out some other opinions and just do as much as we can to get it right here in the near future to see what can happen." Head coach Gary Kubiak said the team will determine by next week if Schaub would return this season. If doctors tell him that surgery is necessary, Schaub said he'll "probably" be out for the rest of the season.

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has had a lot of success during his career, but very little against his Week 11 opponent, the Cincinnati Bengals. In six career games, he has just one game with more than 196 yards passing, and he has four touchdowns and nine intereceptions while averaging a 58.7 completion percentage.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants QB Eli Manning will meet the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 11. Manning had four TD passes and 254 yards passing in the first meeting in Week 3, and he has 13 TD passes over his past four starts against the Eagles. In his past 13 starts against Philadelphia, Manning has 26 TD passes and 14 INTs, hitting the 300-yard mark three times.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Alex Smith has two touchdown passes in each of his two meetings with the Arizona Cardinals, his team's Week 11 opponent. Over his past six starts against the Cardinals, Smith has managed just five TD strikes and six INTs.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo will look to continue his solid play in Week 11 against the Washington Redskins. While Romo has completed 63 percent of his career pass attempts against the Redskins, he hasn't had a lot of success against Washington lately. Over his past five career games, he has just four TD passes and five INTs against the Redskins. In nine games against Washington, he has managed just one 300-yard performance.

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox stated that he will do whatever it takes with QB Tim Tebow in the offense to put the team in a situation to win games, including running the ball 55 times against the Kansas City Chiefs in Week 10. "Do whatever the hell it takes," Fox laughed. "I mean, what the hell? You don't get points for style in this league. Let me tell you something: My man is really good in this offense. You know what I mean? If we were trying to run a regular offense, he'd be screwed."

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (thumb) will wear a splint and wear a glove on his right hand to protect his fractured thumb for the rest of the year. "It will be painful but it takes a lot to keep me out," said Roethlisberger, who is wearing a velcro wrap to protect the thumb. "We'll concoct a splint. I'll have a glove on for the rest of the year."


Running Back

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (ankle) was participating during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Nov. 16.

RB | Joseph Addai | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts RB Joseph Addai (hamstring) will remain in Indianapolis during the Week 11 bye to receive treatment on his injured hamstring.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns RB Montario Hardesty (knee) will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 16, but has not been ruled out for Week 11.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) will not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 16.

RB | Tashard Choice | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said he is uncertain RB Tashard Choice (hamstring) will play in Week 11, even though Choice has declared himself ready. Shanahan also said he isn't sure exactly what kind of role Choice will play once he is cleared for action. "You don't know about running backs or safeties until they play," Shanahan said. "People can tell you a running back is a good running back or a safety is a good safety, but at least in my experience, until they actually put the pads on and they do it in live situations, you don't know for sure."

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Darren McFadden (foot) is highly unlikely to play in the team's Week 11 game.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice will meet the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 11, a team which sports the NFL's second-ranked rushing defense. Rice has never a 100-yard rushing game against the Bengals in six career starts, although he has found the end zone in two of the past four meetings, while also scoring a receiving touchdown.

RB | Steven Jackson | St. Louis Rams | Fantasy
St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson has had some success against the Seattle Seahawks, his team's Week 11 opponent. However, in 13 career games, he has yet to hit the century mark in rushing yardage. In addition, Jackson has managed just one touchdown over his past four games against Seattle after posting six rushing scores in his first nine meetings with the NFC West Division rivals.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (knee) might not be pushed in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, although fantasy owners hope for otherwise. He has 96 or more rushing yards four times in his past six meetings with the Cardinals, and he has 10 rushing touchdowns and a receiving score over his past nine games with Arizona.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy has scored a touchdown either on the ground or through the air in each of his nine games this season. He has 10 rushing TDs and two receiving scores. He'll face the New York Giants in Week 11. In his past three games against the Giants, McCoy has at least 111 rushing yards in two of those outings. He has three rushing TDs in five career games against New York.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson will face the Miami Dolphins in Week 11. He was limited to 55 rushing yards on 19 carries two games against the Dolphins last season. However, he was able to find the end zone twice while posting 116 yards from scrimmage in a Week 12 game in 2009 against Miami.

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (hamstring) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 15.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 15.

RB | Bilal Powell | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) said he didn't suffer a setback in practice Tuesday, Nov. 15, but he reportedly has been ruled out for Week 11. RB Bilal Powell will be active for the first time this year. Head coach Rex Ryan said Tomlinson would be a game-time decision if he travels with the team Wednesday, Nov. 16. He expects to be fully ready to play in Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills.

RB | Kendall Hunter | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh gave the indication that he may not push RB Frank Gore (knee) in Week 11 with RBs Kendall Hunter and Anthony Dixon more than capable of carrying the load. "I would plan on (Gore) playing, but you just feel like right now that we've got a stable of backs," Harbaugh said. "We've got Frank Gore. We've got Kendall Hunter. We've got fresh legs in Anthony Dixon. This bodes really well for our football team." The team has a short week in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens, which may be even more reason to rest Gore.

RB | Lance Ball | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (hamstring) went through warmups and stretching Tuesday, Nov. 15, but didn't take part in individual drills in practice open to the media, and he is questionable to play in the team's Week 11 game versus the New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 17. RB Lance Ball will start if McGahee can't play.


Wide Receiver

WR | Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Mohamed Massaquoi (concussion) will participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 16. Massaquoi is no longer having concussion symptoms.

WR | Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (shoulder) likely will not play in Week 11 because of his shoulder injury.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (concussion) is participating in practicing in practice Wednesday, Nov. 16.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) said he is not sure if he will ready to play in Week 12. Sanders underwent surgery on his knee last week.

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee) said he will not participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 16.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (foot) is highly unlikely to play in the team's Week 11 game.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin has faced the Cincinnati Bengals, the team's Week 11 opponent, just three times in his career. Two of those matchups came last season, and he managed just seven grabs for a total of 44 yards in the two meetings. This season, the Bengals rank 10th against the pass, allowing just 217.4 yards per game through the air.

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley (knee), TE Shawn Nelson (illness) and WR Patrick Turner (kidney) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 15.

WR | Leonard Hankerson | Washington Redskins | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins placed WR Leonard Hankerson (hip) and DL Kedric Golston (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 15, and re-signed WR Donte' Stallworth and DL Darrion Scott in corresponding moves. The team also waived S Kareem Moore (knee), who was on the Physically Unable to Perform list.

WR | Akwasi Owusu-Ansah | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said WR Akwasi Owusu-Ansah will continue to return kickoffs and punts after his first action in the roles in Week 10 against the Buffalo Bills. The team had been using WRs Dez Bryant and Kevin Ogletree on returns.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Seven of New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's eight touchdown receptions this season have come in the red zone. Last season as a rookie, nine of his 10 touchdowns were in the red zone.

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten has two 100-yard performances over his past four starts against the Washington Redskins, the team's Week 11 opponent. He has at least two receptions in each of his past 16 games against Washington, although he has found the end zone just twice in the past 11 games against the Redskins.

TE | Jeremy Shockey | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers TE Jeremy Shockey (hip, ribs) had an MRI Monday, Nov. 14, but there is no word on the results from those tests. However, head coach Ron Rivera said he think Shockey will be OK to play in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Chad Clifton (hamstring) is not expected to play in Week 11 against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and it appears he'll miss the Thanksgiving Day game in Week 12 against the Detroit Lions. However, he might return in Week 13 against the New York Giants, as long as he has no setbacks. "I would have to say he's not going to make it this week, Detroit would be a push and the Giants would probably be realistic if he stays on schedule," head coach Mike McCarthy said Tuesday, Nov. 15.

OT | Marcus Cannon | New England Patriots | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the New England Patriots promoted OT Marcus Cannon from the practice squad to active roster Tuesday, Nov. 15. The team cut CB Ross Ventrone to make room. Cannon was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma prior to the draft, and he underwent chemotherapy. Cannon's cancer is now in remission. The team also re-signed CB Malcolm Williams (Patriots) to the practice squad.

OT | Tony Moll | San Diego Chargers | Transaction, Free Agents
The San Diego Chargers signed free-agent OT Tony Moll (Jaguars) to a one-year deal Tuesday, Nov. 15, and released LB Darryl Gamble in a corresponding move. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.

OT | Ryan Clady | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OT Ryan Clady (knee), OT Chris Clark (knee), TE Julius Thomas (ankle), CB Cassius Vaughn (hamstring) and LB Wesley Woodyard (knee) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 15.


Guard

OG | John Moffitt | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks re-signed free-agent OG Paul Fanaika (Seahawks), and placed OG John Moffitt (knee) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Nov. 15. Fanaika was on the team's practice squad until being released last week.


Defensive Line

DL | Mike DeVito | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets DL Mike DeVito (knee), DL Marcus Dixon (shoulder), LB David Harris (ankle), DL Kenrick Ellis (ankle), C Nick Mangold (ankle), LB Josh Mauga (back), RB Joe McKnight (toe), LB Calvin Pace (groin), OL Matt Slauson (ankle) and CB Isaiah Trufant (hamstring) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 15.

DL | Kedric Golston | Washington Redskins | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins placed WR Leonard Hankerson (hip) and DL Kedric Golston (knee) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 15, and re-signed WR Donte' Stallworth and DL Darrion Scott in corresponding moves. The team also waived S Kareem Moore (knee), who was on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Linebacker

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) said he is cautiously optimistic about his availability for Week 12.

LB | Dan Connor | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers LB Dan Connor (stinger) is expected to be fine for the Week 11 game against the Detroit Lions. He suffered a stinger in the Week 10 game. The status for LB Jason Phillips (calf) is less clear, as the team awaits word from the medical staff on Phillips' calf injury.

LB | Calvin Pace | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets DL Mike DeVito (knee), DL Marcus Dixon (shoulder), LB David Harris (ankle), DL Kenrick Ellis (ankle), C Nick Mangold (ankle), LB Josh Mauga (back), RB Joe McKnight (toe), LB Calvin Pace (groin), OL Matt Slauson (ankle) and CB Isaiah Trufant (hamstring) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 15.

LB | David Harris | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets DL Mike DeVito (knee), DL Marcus Dixon (shoulder), LB David Harris (ankle), DL Kenrick Ellis (ankle), C Nick Mangold (ankle), LB Josh Mauga (back), RB Joe McKnight (toe), LB Calvin Pace (groin), OL Matt Slauson (ankle) and CB Isaiah Trufant (hamstring) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 15.

LB | Erin Henderson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB Erin Henderson (hamstring) is being listed as day-to-day after suffering a minor hamstring injury in Week 10.


Cornerback

CB | Al Harris | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Transaction
The St. Louis Rams officially placed CB Al Harris (knee) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Nov. 15, and they promoted CB Nate Ness from the practice squad to take his spot on the active roster.

CB | Darrelle Revis | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets CB Darrelle Revis (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 15.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Free Agents
Minnesota Vikings CB Antoine Winfield (clavicle), who will be placed on the Injured Reserve, will undergo surgery to fix his broken clavicle Wednesday, Nov. 16. Free-agent CB Benny Sapp (Dolphins) will work out for the team and is a candidate for a roster spot.

CB | Ashton Youboty | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars will sign free-agent CB Ashton Youboty (Buccaneers) and DL George Selvie (Panthers) Tuesday, Nov. 15, to fill their active roster.


Strong Safety

SS | Jarrad Page | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles have released SS Jarrad Page. In a corresponding move, the team signed practice squad WR Chad Hall to their active roster.

SS | Husain Abdullah | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said the team will be careful with SS Husain Abdullah (concussion) because he suffered his second concussion of the season.

SS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos SS Brian Dawkins (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 15.


Free Safety

FS | T.J. Ward | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said FS T.J. Ward (foot) has only a sprain foot and expects Ward to play again this season. Ward will get a second cast on his foot and then will go to walking boot in the near future.

FS | Brodney Pool | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets DB Brodney Pool (knee) has been ruled out for Week 11.

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