Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 23, 2011 @ 09:25:32 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Houston Texans have placed QB Matt Schaub (foot) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season. In a corresponding move, the team signed free-agent QB Kellen Clemens (Redskins). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

QB | Kyle Orton | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins may consider placing a waiver claim on free-agent QB Kyle Orton (Broncos). Head coach Mike Shanahan is believed to think highly of Orton.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (neck) is not happy over head coach Rex Ryan's decision to give a few first-team reps in practice to QB Mark Brunell. Sanchez clearly was not amused as he spoke to reporters in the locker room Tuesday, Nov. 22. "That's the coach's decision," Sanchez said. "I'm just controlling what I can, and that's trying to improve, make better decisions with the football and taking the reps I have and doing well with them." Sanchez apparently is angry enough about it that he's giving Ryan the silent treatment. "For real. He has not said one word (to me)," Ryan said. "He probably knows what I'm doing. I know Mark Sanchez extremely well ... If it takes me to do this, and take a punch in the nose, I don't care. I'll take it. But we got to have it from him. He's the guy. He's my guy. And we have to have it from him."

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, Nov. 22, QB Ben Roethlisberger (thumb) will start in Week 12 and be effective despite playing with a fractured right thumb. "Those of us who know Ben understand that he's going to show and show for his teammates," Tomlin said. "There's a pain tolerance issue. There's a comfortability issue. All of those things will be sorted out throughout the course of the week. To be honest with you, I'm not overly concerned about (Roethlisberger's) ability to be effective in the midst of this."

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck (forearm) will likely start in the team's Week 12 game, according to head coach Mike Munchak.

QB | Caleb Hanie | Chicago Bears | Free Agents, Fantasy
Free-agent QB Kyle Orton (Broncos), who was waived by the Denver Broncos Tuesday, Nov. 22, would like a chance to return to the Chicago Bears after QB Jay Cutler (thumb) broke his thumb in Week 11. Orton and his agent, David Dunn, initiated talks for the Broncos to release him after they found out that Cutler may miss the rest of the season. The Bears and/or the Kansas City Chiefs will put in waiver claims on Orton. The Chiefs have first priority because they have an inferior record. The Bears could turn to free-agent QBs Josh McCown (49ers) or J.T. O'Sullivan (Raiders) if they lose out on Orton. There are indications that Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz isn't very comfortable with QB Caleb Hanie for the rest of the season.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions QB Matthew Stafford (finger) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 22.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (thumb) will undergo surgery to fix his fractured right thumb Wednesday, Nov. 23, not Tuesday, Nov. 22, according to a league source. The surgery is expected to be routine, and the team is still holding out hope that he can return this season.


Running Back

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said RB Fred Jackson (calf) will not play in Week 12 because of a calf injury. Gailey said Jackson will be reevaluated next week.

RB | Montario Hardesty | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said RB Montario Hardesty (calf) will start in Week 12 if he is healthy enough to play. Hardesty is scheduled to practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

RB | Evan Royster | Washington Redskins | Transaction
The Washington Redskins have signed RB Evan Royster to the active roster from the practice squad.

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (knee) was listed as a limited participant in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

RB | LaDainian Tomlinson | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) and WR Jeremy Kerley (knee) both suffered setbacks during practice Monday, Nov. 21, and neither took part in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22, as a result.

RB | Tashard Choice | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Washington Redskins released RB Tashard Choice Tuesday, Nov. 22, and promoted RB Evan Royster from the practice squad in a corresponding move.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB Felix Jones (ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (knee, ankle) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

RB | Roy Helu Jr. | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
The Washington Redskins have been reluctant to start RB Roy Helu Jr. over RB Ryan Torain, despite the fact that Torain has just 71 yards in the last six games, compared to Helu's 122. "I like Helu. He's doing some great things," head coach Mike Shanahan said. "I don't want to put too much pressure on him too early. He's not ready for that. But he's gaining experience, and I like what I see." Torain started in Week 11 against the Dallas Cowboys, but Helu and RB Tashard Choice saw plenty of work.

Shanahan isn't tipping his hand as to which running back will start in Week 12, but the team has started to roll with veteran players in the starting lineup recently. Shanahan doesn't want to rush Helu, but Torain isn't making the most of his opportunities to start games as the leading back.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Shonn Greene (ribs) returned to practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.


Wide Receiver

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (foot) will not practice Wednesday, Nov. 23, because of a foot injury.

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (knee) said he expects to practice Wednesday, Nov. 23.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said WR Emmanuel Sanders (knee) is currently listed as day-to-day.

WR | Dominique Zeigler | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Seattle Seahawks worked out free-agent WR Dominique Zeigler (49ers) Tuesday, Nov. 22, according to a source.

WR | Braylon Edwards | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Braylon Edwards (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

WR | Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WR Michael Crabtree (foot) was listed as a limited participant in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB LaDainian Tomlinson (knee) and WR Jeremy Kerley (knee) both suffered setbacks during practice Monday, Nov. 21, and neither took part in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22, as a result.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (ankle) missed practice Tuesday, Nov. 22, after apparently suffering a setback with his ankle injury. However, Johnson said, "It's getting better" after practicing Monday, Nov. 21.

WR | Derek Hagan | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills placed CB Terrence McGee (knee) and WR Donald Jones (ankle) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 22, ending their seasons. In corresponding moves, the Bills promoted WR Kamar Aiken from the practice squad and signed free-agent WR Derek Hagan (Raiders). Free-agent CB Prince Miller (Colts) and OG Keith Williams (Bills) were signed to the practice squad.

WR | Donald Jones | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills placed CB Terrence McGee (knee) and WR Donald Jones (ankle) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 22, ending their seasons. In corresponding moves, the Bills promoted WR Kamar Aiken from the practice squad and signed free-agent WR Derek Hagan (Raiders). Free-agent CB Prince Miller (Colts) and OG Keith Williams (Bills) were signed to the practice squad.

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hamstring) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (knee) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

WR | Plaxico Burress | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets WR Plaxico Burress (personal) is not taking part in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.


Tight End

TE | David Thomas | New Orleans Saints | Injury
The New Orleans Saints placed TE David Thomas (concussion) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Nov. 22. To replace him, the team promoted TE Michael Higgins from the practice squad to the active roster.

TE | Shawn Nelson | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets waived TE Shawn Nelson (illness) Tuesday, Nov. 22, with an undisclosed non-football illness.


Place Kicker

PK | Dan Carpenter | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins PK Dan Carpenter (groin) and DL Igor Olshansky (calf) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Anthony Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver (shoulder) and OT Anthony Davis (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22. Davis said he would be able to play in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Nov. 24.

OT | Marshall Newhouse | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop (calf), LB Clay Matthews (ankle), OT Marshall Newhouse (knee) and OG Josh Sitton (knee) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.


Guard

OG | Donald Thomas | New England Patriots | Transaction, Free Agents
The New England Patriots have re-signed free-agent OG Donald Thomas. Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team released SS Ross Ventrone.

OG | Kyle Kosier | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Kyle Kosier (foot) was limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

OG | Ryan Cook | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins OG Ryan Cook (back) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 22.

OG | Josh Sitton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop (calf), LB Clay Matthews (ankle), OT Marshall Newhouse (knee) and OG Josh Sitton (knee) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.


Defensive Line

DL | Michael X. Bennett | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are worried that DE Michael X. Bennett (undisclosed) could miss time because of an undisclosed injury. Bennett was dealing with a groin injury last week but it is not known if his current injury is related to the original injury.

DL | Justin Tuck | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DL Justin Tuck (neck, groin) is determined to produce for the team despite missing four games with neck and groin injuries. "Whatever percentage I am on Sunday I am going to give it to the football team," Tuck said. "I don't really care what the outcome is. We'll deal with it throughout the week, but on Sunday I am not going to sit back and kind of pitty pat my way through a football game. I've never played that way and I won't start now."

DL | Igor Olshansky | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Miami Dolphins PK Dan Carpenter (groin) and DL Igor Olshansky (calf) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

DL | Corey Williams | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions P Ryan Donahue (quadriceps), DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh) and DL Corey Williams (calf) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

DL | Lawrence Jackson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions P Ryan Donahue (quadriceps), DL Lawrence Jackson (thigh) and DL Corey Williams (calf) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

DL | Dan Williams | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals placed DL Dan Williams (arm) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 22, and promoted DL Ron Talley to the active roster in a corresponding move. Also, the team re-signed DL Ricky Lumpkin and LB Brandon Williams (Cowboys) and released TE Stephen Skelton.

DL | Daniel Te'o-Nesheim | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers signed free-agent DL Daniel Te'o-Nesheim (Eagles) to an undisclosed deal Tuesday, Nov. 22, and waived DL Frank Okam in a corresponding move.


Linebacker

LB | Bruce Davis | Cincinnati Bengals | Transaction, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals have signed free-agent LB Bruce Davis (Raiders). Davis announced the transaction via his Twitter account. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) is currently listed as day-to-day.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (toe) was listed as a limited participant in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22. He vowed earlier in the week to be ready for the Week 12 game Thursday, Nov. 24, against the San Francisco 49ers.

LB | Clint Session | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Transaction
The Jacksonville Jaguars placed LB Clint Session (concussion) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 22, after he suffered his second concussion of the season in Week 11. The team signed free-agent LB Kevin Bentley (Chargers) in a corresponding move.

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (wrist) and P Mat McBriar (foot) practiced in full Tuesday, Nov. 22.

LB | DeAndre Levy | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions S Chris Harris (ankle), LB DeAndre Levy (elbow), S Amari Spievey (toe) and DL Willie Young (ankle) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

LB | Desmond Bishop | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop (calf), LB Clay Matthews (ankle), OT Marshall Newhouse (knee) and OG Josh Sitton (knee) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers LB Desmond Bishop (calf), LB Clay Matthews (ankle), OT Marshall Newhouse (knee) and OG Josh Sitton (knee) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.


Cornerback

CB | Chris Carr | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Chris Carr (back) and DL Arthur Jones (concussion) were unable to practice Tuesday, Nov. 22, missing their second straight practice sessions this week.

CB | Kendric Burney | St. Louis Rams | Transaction, Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams signed OT Thomas Welch (Bills) off of the practice squad of the Buffalo Bills Tuesday, Nov. 22, and they signed free-agent CB Kendric Burney (Panthers).

CB | Chris Culliver | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers CB Chris Culliver (shoulder) and OT Anthony Davis (ankle) was listed as a limited participant in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22. Davis said he would be able to play in Week 12 against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Nov. 24.

CB | Terrence McGee | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Buffalo Bills placed CB Terrence McGee (knee) and WR Donald Jones (ankle) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Nov. 22, ending their seasons. In corresponding moves, the Bills promoted WR Kamar Aiken from the practice squad and signed free-agent WR Derek Hagan (Raiders). Free-agent CB Prince Miller (Colts) and OG Keith Williams (Bills) were signed to the practice squad.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys FB Tony Fiammetta (illness), CB Mike Jenkins (hamstring), QB Jon Kitna (foot) and S Gerald Sensabaugh (foot) did not practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.


Strong Safety

SS | Chris Harris | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions S Chris Harris (ankle), LB DeAndre Levy (elbow), S Amari Spievey (toe) and DL Willie Young (ankle) were limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 22.

SS | Troy Polamalu | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers SS Troy Polamalu (rib) is expected to play in Week 12 after having some rib pain last week.


Free Safety

FS | Brodney Pool | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets FS Brodney Pool (knee) ran on his injured knee Tuesday, Nov. 22, and thinks he will be able to play in Week 12.

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