Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 21, 2011 @ 10:53:54 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Updating an ongoing story, Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith said it is his understanding that QB Jay Cutler (thumb) will be able to return before the end of the regular season.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said QB Michael Vick (ribs) will start whenever he returns to full health. "Michael feels a little bit better with the ribs," Reid said. "We'll just take that day by day. If he had to play today, he wouldn't be able to play."

QB | Jeff Garcia | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Houston Texans worked out free-agent QBs Jeff Garcia (Eagles), Trent Edwards (Raiders), Chase Clement (UFL), Brodie Croyle (Chiefs) and Kellen Clemens (Redskins) Monday, Nov. 21.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (elbow) has been dealing with a bone bruise in his right arm near the elbow since being hit against the Dallas Cowboys Oct. 16, according to two league sources. The injury is minor and one that should improve and even clear up completely as the season goes along.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said if QB Matt Hasselbeck (elbow) is healthy he will start in Week 12 despite a strong relief effort from QB Jake Locker in Week 11. "If Matt is fine, he's the quarterback," Munchak said. "There's no doubt about that."

QB | Caleb Hanie | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) might be sidelined six to eight weeks due to a fractured thumb on his throwing hand, two sources confirmed. The team has no plans to place him on season-ending Injured Reserve. QB Caleb Hanie would take over as the team's starter.

QB | Brad Smith | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills WR Brad Smith (rib) left the game early Week 11 after suffering a rib injury.


Running Back

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson's (ankle) MRI revealed he suffered a high ankle sprain in Week 11. His status for Week 12 is in doubt.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson's injured calf suffered in Week 11 is "very, very sore," according to a source.

RB | Taiwan Jones | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders RB Taiwan Jones (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 11 game against the Minnesota Vikings. He'll be re-evaluated Monday, Nov. 21.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (knee) carried 24 times for 88 yards in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals, and he added a six-yard reception. He did not seem to have any ill-effects after coming in with a bruised knee.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (knee) suffered a knee sprain in Week 11 and have tests on the knee Monday, Nov. 21.


Fullback

FB | Bruce Miller | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers FB Bruce Miller (head) suffered a head injury in Week 11 against the Arizona Cardinals.

FB | Owen Marecic | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns FB Owen Marecic (head) suffered a head injury in Week 11 and will not return to the game.


Wide Receiver

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (foot) is dealing with a foot contusion and was wearing a walking boot after the team's Week 11 game. "It's sore today, but it's not a Lisfranc," head coach Andy Reid said. "It's tender. He came in early this morning for treatment. We will see how it goes."

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) participated in practice Monday, Nov. 21, and head coach Gary Kubiak said Johnson should be able to play in Week 12.

WR | Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Santana Moss (hand) said he will try to practice this week after missing the last four games with a broken hand.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (head, neck) was on the team flight and returning home with the team following his injury in Week 11 in which he left the field on a stretcher.

WR | Earl Bennett | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Earl Bennett posted 75 receiving yards on three receptions in Week 11 against the San Diego Chargers. Bennett has 75 or more receiving yards in each of his three games since returning from a chest injury.

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said WR Donald Jones (ankle) could miss three to six weeks because of an ankle injury he suffered in Week 11.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (shin) suffered a shin bruise in Week 11.


Tight End

TE | Daniel Fells | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos TE Daniel Fells (concussion) has passed his concussion tests and is participating in practice Monday, Nov. 21.

TE | Jake Ballard | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Jake Ballard (elbow) had a tough night in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles, including several drops. Ballard also left briefly due to a right elbow injury, but X-rays were negative. He ended up with just one grab for 13 yards despite seven targets, tied for second most on the team.

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates had four receptions for 63 yards and a touchdown in Week 11 against the Chicago Bears. Gates has three scores over his past five games since returning from injury in Week 7.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Trent Williams | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OT Trent Williams (knee) suffered a medial collateral ligament injury in Week 11 and will have an MRI Monday, Nov. 21.

OT | Marcus McNeill | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OT Marcus McNeill (neck) is expected to miss at least two more games, and McNeill acknowledged after Week 11 there is no guarantee he will return this season. "It's day-to-day," McNeill said. "We're just making sure … I'm talking about it with my family. It's always a concern when you have an injury to make sure you're doing it the safest way possible."

OT | Anthony Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers OT Anthony Davis (ankle) left the Week 11 game against the Arizona Cardinals briefly due to a right ankle injury, but he was able to return.

OT | Rodger Saffold | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OT Rodger Saffold (pectoral) is expected to meet with a specialist in New York, and he might have surgery Monday, Nov. 21. He was placed on the season-ending Injured Reserve list over the weekend.

OT | Jeremy Trueblood | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers OT Jeremy Trueblood (leg) left the game Week 11 after having his legs rolled on but was able to return after missing some time.


Guard

OG | Chris Snee | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OG Chris Snee (illness) left Week 11 twice with cramps, and he has been dealing with a stomach flu since Friday, Nov. 18. Snee said he hopes he feels better because he was actually throwing up on the field between plays during the game.

OG | Evan Mathis | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles OG Evan Mathis (undisclosed) left the Week 11 game against the New York Giants due to an undisclosed injury. C Jamaal Jackson replaced him. Mathis was able to return on the same drive.

OG | Brandon Keith | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals OG Brandon Keith (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers.


Offensive Line

OL | Mark LeVoir | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OT Mark LeVoir (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in Week 11 and is considered questionable to return.


Defensive Line

DL | Brandon Graham | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Brandon Graham (knee) confirmed Sunday, Nov. 20, that knee swelling kept him out of the Week 11 game against the New York Giants, not a rib contusion. "I'll be back next week," Graham said.

DL | Jacques Cesaire | San Diego Chargers | Injury
Updating a previous report, San Diego Chargers DL Jacques Cesaire (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 11, but was able to return. He said Sunday, Nov. 20, that he is awaiting tests to learn of the severity of his injury.

DL | Dan Williams | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals DL Dan Williams (arm) suffered a broken left arm in Week 11 against the San Francisco 49ers, and he is likely done for the season.

DL | Matt Roth | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DE Matt Roth (head) suffered a head injury in Week 11 and did not return to the game.


Linebacker

LB | Ricky Sapp | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets re-signed LB Eddie Jones to their practice squad Monday, Nov. 21, and released LB Ricky Sapp in a corresponding move.

LB | Jarvis Moss | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders LB Jarvis Moss (hamstring) left the Week 11 game against the Minnesota Vikings with a hamstring injury.

LB | Clint Session | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Clint Session (head) suffered a head injury in Week 11 and will not return to the game.


Cornerback

CB | Devin McCourty | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots CB Devin McCourty (shoulder) will not play in Week 11 because of his shoulder injury. He was listed as doubtful for the game.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills CB Terrence McGee (knee) had surgery on his patella tendon and is out for the season.

CB | Josh Wilson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Josh Wilson (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys.

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Aaron Ross (thigh) is dealing with a "thigh issue," according to head coach Tom Coughlin. He suffered the injury in the Week 11 game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (foot) made his NFL debut in Week 11 against the Philadelphia Eagles, and he instantly made his presence felt with an interception in the first quarter. He finished with five solo tackles and two passes defensed.


Strong Safety

SS | DeJon Gomes | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins SS DeJon Gomes (knee) suffered a right knee injury in Week 11 but was able to return after missing a few plays.


Free Safety

FS | Danieal Manning | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans FS Danieal Manning (leg) participated in practice Monday, Nov. 21, and may be able to play in Week 12.

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