Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 14, 2011 @ 09:28:15 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren said QB Colt McCoy (concussion) was not given a concussion test on the sidelines Week 14 because the doctors and trainers did not see the hit. The doctors reported that McCoy was lucid and talking on the field after the hit and was complaining about his hand. McCoy seemed fine on the sidelines after the hit so the trainer told head coach Pat Shurmur that McCoy was good to go back into game.

QB | Kyle Orton | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs QB Kyle Orton (finger) will start in Week 15 if he is healthy enough to play. If he is not able to play, QB Ricky Stanzi would start the game.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (ribs) said he was not 100 percent healthy when he played in Week 14 but is getting better. Vick indicated his injuries did not affect his throwing motion and that he has had passes tipped at the line of scrimmage even when he has been healthy.

QB | Chris Greisen | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Dallas Cowboys have placed QB Jon Kitna (back) on Injured Reserve, ending his 2011 season. In a corresponding move, the team has signed practice squad WR Dwayne Harris to their active roster. The team also signed free-agent QB Chris Greisen (Cowboys) to their practice squad.

QB | Josh Freeman | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman (shoulder) looked fine throwing the football in practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) is considered "day to day", head coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday, Dec. 13. Tomlin added that Roethlisberger is working "tirelessly" to be on the field for the Week 15 game Monday, Dec. 19, against the San Francisco 49ers. Tomlin added Roethlisberger needs to practice at some point this week if he intends on playing.

QB | Philip Rivers | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers QB Philip Rivers is 22-2 as a starter in the month of December in his career, which is the best mark among quarterbacks who began their careers in the Super Bowl era with a minimum of 15 starts.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb (head) said Tuesday, Dec. 13, that he has had two "major" concussions before. He left the Week 14 game against the San Francisco 49ers due to a head injury, and his status for Week 15 is uncertain. "This is something you don't mess with," Kolb said. "We need our minds fresh as we go through life. I will push to be out there but also be honest with how I feel." If he cannot start, QB John Skelton would make another start in his absence.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said Tuesday, Dec. 13, that he loves the resiliency of QB Eli Manning, who led his team on two scoring drives to complete a comeback win in Week 14 against the Dallas Cowboys. "Eli comes to the sideline. He's very disappointed by he puts it in its place and the next time we get the ball he goes right out there and rallies the troops - makes some incredible throws to the sideline, under pressure, all night long," Coughlin said.

QB | Sam Bradford | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford (ankle) said he was "extremely sore" after playing in Week 14 against the Seattle Seahawks, and he could be limited in practice Wednesday, Dec. 14. DL Chris Long (ankle) is in the same situation as Bradford.


Running Back

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew said he has been sleeping in a hyperbaric chamber to help his body heal during the team's short week between Week 14 and Week 15.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers RB Ryan Mathews needs 57 rushing yards to eclipse 1,000 yards for the first time in his career. He is also searching for his fourth consecutive 100-yard game in Week 15 against the Baltimore Ravens.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks have posted six straight games with at least 100 rushing yards for the first time since 2002-03, when they posted four straight 100-yard games to finish 2002, and two straight 100-yard games to begin 2003. They haven't accomplished the feat in the same season since doing it in nine in a row during the 1979 season. RB Marshawn Lynch has a lot to do with that, as he has 706 rushing yards with six touchdowns and a 4.7 yards per carry average during the span.

RB | Felix Jones | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys owner and general manager Jerry Jones said Tuesday, Dec. 13, that RB Felix Jones can handle the workload, and he expects him to be productive going forward. "I think he can be (the workhorse back)," Jerry Jones said. "That was a tough defense we were running against the other day and he showed in that game that he can carry the load. He's a back that gives us a chance any time he has the ball in his hands, and he'll have a big workload."

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (groin) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.


Fullback

FB | Brit Miller | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams FB Brit Miller (knee) has not improved and there is a chance he could be placed on the Injured Reserve.

FB | Greg Jones | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Tyson Alualu (undisclosed), S Dwight Lowery (shoulder), FB Greg Jones (undisclosed) and OT Guy Whimper (thigh) were limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.


Wide Receiver

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant saw some double coverage in Week 14 because the team did not put him in motion during the game which did not allow him to get consistent touches. The team has said Bryant knows the offense but have not put him in motion.

WR | Joshua Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns WR Joshua Cribbs said a lot of players try to hide concussions. "A lot of guys don't report concussions," Cribbs said. According to Cribbs, players don't want to be labeled as injury-prone. Such a reputation can be a quick ticket out of the league. "Guys are thinking they've got to support their families," Cribbs said.

WR | Cecil Shorts | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) is not expected to play in Week 15.

WR | Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Vincent Jackson needs 48 yards to reach 1,000 yards for the third time in his career. He'll try to do it against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 15. Jackson had six grabs for 141 yards and a touchdown in the last meeting between the two teams in Week 2 of the 2009 season.

WR | Bryant Johnson | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Bryant Johnson will be used as the No. 3 wide receiver behind WRs Jacoby Jones and Kevin Walter while WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) is sidelined.

WR | Jeff Maehl | Houston Texans | Fantasy
The Houston Texans promoted WR Jeff Maehl from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Dec. 13. He will operate as the team's No. 4 wide receiver while WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) is out. "Jeff has been here now from the beginning of the season, so as far as knowing the offense and the concepts and things of that nature, we feel confident that he can go in and play several different positions for us," WR coach Larry Kirksey said.

WR | Juaquin Iglesias | Houston Texans | Transaction
The Houston Texans re-signed WR Juaquin Iglesias to their practice squad Tuesday, Dec. 13.

WR | Jabar Gaffney | Washington Redskins | Fantasy
As expected, Washington Redskins WRs Jabar Gaffney and Santana Moss got the most snaps in Week 14 against the New England Patriots. Gaffney played 61 of the team's 74 offensive snaps, while Moss played 60. After that, there is a big dropoff, with WR Donte' Stallworth next with 37 snaps, and then WR Niles Paul with 18. WR Anthony Armstrong played 11, and WR David Anderson managed 10 snaps to round out the corps.

WR | Jamel Hamler | Philadelphia Eagles | Transaction
The Philadelphia Eagles signed free-agent WR Jamel Hamler (Broncos) to their practice squad Tuesday, Dec. 13.

WR | Mike Thomas | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Matt Roth (concussion), PK Josh Scobee (groin), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and WR Mike Thomas (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.

WR | Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Julio Jones (back) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.

WR | Harry Douglas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (undisclosed), C Todd McClure (undisclosed), CB Kelvin Hayden (toe), CB Brent Grimes (knee), OT Will Svitek (groin), WR Harry Douglas (groin), DL Jonathan Babineaux (ankle) and OT Tyson Clabo (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.


Tight End

TE | Antonio Gates | San Diego Chargers | Fantasy
San Diego Chargers TE Antonio Gates needs five receptions to pass Hall of Famer and former WR Charlie Joiner (586) for the most career catches in franchise history.

TE | Stephen Spach | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams TE Stephen Spach (head) will be treated for a concussion this week.

TE | Tony Gonzalez | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons TE Tony Gonzalez (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.

TE | Richard Quinn | Washington Redskins | Transaction
The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent TE Richard Quinn (Broncos) to an undisclosed deal.


Place Kicker

PK | Matt Prater | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos PK Matt Prater was named AFC Special Teams Player of the Week after booting a 59-yard field goal to tie the game in Week 14 and force overtime. He then won the game in overtime with a 52-yard field goal.

PK | Olindo Mare | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers re-signed PK Adi Kunalic Tuesday, Dec. 13, but will keep PK Olindo Mare on the roster. The team placed LB Jason Phillips (calf) on Injured Reserve in a corresponding move.

PK | Josh Scobee | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Matt Roth (concussion), PK Josh Scobee (groin), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and WR Mike Thomas (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.

PK | Matt Bryant | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (illness), DL Ray Edwards (neck) and CB Chris Owens (hand) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 13.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Guy Whimper | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Tyson Alualu (undisclosed), S Dwight Lowery (shoulder), FB Greg Jones (undisclosed) and OT Guy Whimper (thigh) were limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.

OT | Tyson Clabo | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (undisclosed), C Todd McClure (undisclosed), CB Kelvin Hayden (toe), CB Brent Grimes (knee), OT Will Svitek (groin), WR Harry Douglas (groin), DL Jonathan Babineaux (ankle) and OT Tyson Clabo (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.

OT | Will Svitek | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (undisclosed), C Todd McClure (undisclosed), CB Kelvin Hayden (toe), CB Brent Grimes (knee), OT Will Svitek (groin), WR Harry Douglas (groin), DL Jonathan Babineaux (ankle) and OT Tyson Clabo (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.

OT | Erik Pears | Buffalo Bills | Transaction
The Buffalo Bills signed OT Erik Pears to an undisclosed contract extension Tuesday, Dec. 13.


Offensive Line

OL | Mark LeVoir | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams OT Mark LeVoir (groin) may not practice this week with a groin injury.


Defensive Line

DL | Vernon Gholston | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Detroit Lions worked out free-agent DL Vernon Gholston (Bears) Tuesday, Dec. 13.

DL | Brian Price | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Brian Price (ankle) left the field for the training room during practice Tuesday, Dec. 13. Price appeared to be having an issue with his ankle, which has troubled him off and on during the season.

DL | Chris Long | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DL Chris Long (ankle) was sore Tuesday, Dec. 13, after playing Monday, Dec. 12, with an injured ankle. Long did not practice much last week.

DL | Fred Robbins | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DL Fred Robbins (back) could return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

DL | James Hall | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo has listed FS Craig Dahl (ankle), CB Josh Gordy (oblique), DL James Hall (pectoral) and QB A.J. Feeley (thumb) as day-to-day. Spagnuolo expects DL Fred Robbins (back) and RB Quinn Porter (abdomen) to return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

DL | Tyson Alualu | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Tyson Alualu (undisclosed), S Dwight Lowery (shoulder), FB Greg Jones (undisclosed) and OT Guy Whimper (thigh) were limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.

DL | Matt Roth | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Matt Roth (concussion), PK Josh Scobee (groin), WR Cecil Shorts (hamstring) and WR Mike Thomas (concussion) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.

DL | Ray Edwards | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (illness), DL Ray Edwards (neck) and CB Chris Owens (hand) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 13.

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (undisclosed), C Todd McClure (undisclosed), CB Kelvin Hayden (toe), CB Brent Grimes (knee), OT Will Svitek (groin), WR Harry Douglas (groin), DL Jonathan Babineaux (ankle) and OT Tyson Clabo (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.

DL | Jonathan Babineaux | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (undisclosed), C Todd McClure (undisclosed), CB Kelvin Hayden (toe), CB Brent Grimes (knee), OT Will Svitek (groin), WR Harry Douglas (groin), DL Jonathan Babineaux (ankle) and OT Tyson Clabo (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.

DL | Jovan Haye | Free Agent | Transaction, Free Agents
The Detroit Lions released DL Jovan Haye Tuesday, Dec. 13, after just one game.

DL | Alex Brown | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DL Alex Brown (Saints) was very pleased with his workout for the Detroit Lions Tuesday, Dec. 13.

DL | Gerald McCoy | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Gerald McCoy (biceps) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehab from a torn right biceps muscle, and he is expected to be ready for the team's offseason workouts. The injury is expected to take 12 months to heal, but he's hoping to be ready for the start of next season. Doctors told him that his arms should be stronger than before following the surgery.


Linebacker

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (toe) will practice this week and is expected to play in Week 15, according to a team official.

LB | Barrett Ruud | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Tuesday, Dec. 13, that LB Barrett Ruud (groin) was also battling a shoulder and knee ailment, in addition to the groin injury which landed him on Injured Reserve.

LB | Jason Phillips | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Transaction, Fantasy
The Carolina Panthers re-signed PK Adi Kunalic Tuesday, Dec. 13, but will keep PK Olindo Mare on the roster. The team placed LB Jason Phillips (calf) on Injured Reserve in a corresponding move.

LB | Stephen Nicholas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (quadriceps) was limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.


Cornerback

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) is expected to play in Week 15 while wearing a harness on his injured shoulder but is not able to raise his arm above his head and will have trouble jamming a receiver at the line of scrimmage. He said he will talk to the coaches if he needs more rest than usual during the game.

CB | Brent Grimes | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Brent Grimes (knee), who is doubtful for Week 15, will most likely return for the team's Week 16 game.

CB | Aqib Talib | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Aqib Talib (hamstring) went through a "full battery" at practice Tuesday, Dec. 13, which is a good sign that he will play versus the Dallas Cowboys in Week 15 Saturday, Dec. 17.

CB | Chris Owens | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant (illness), DL Ray Edwards (neck) and CB Chris Owens (hand) practiced in full Tuesday, Dec. 13.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons DL John Abraham (undisclosed), C Todd McClure (undisclosed), CB Kelvin Hayden (toe), CB Brent Grimes (knee), OT Will Svitek (groin), WR Harry Douglas (groin), DL Jonathan Babineaux (ankle) and OT Tyson Clabo (undisclosed) did not practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.


Strong Safety

SS | Ron Parker | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
The Seattle Seahawks placed SS Ron Parker (undisclosed) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list Tuesday, Dec. 13, due to an undisclosed injury.

SS | Dwight Lowery | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DL Tyson Alualu (undisclosed), S Dwight Lowery (shoulder), FB Greg Jones (undisclosed) and OT Guy Whimper (thigh) were limited in practice Tuesday, Dec. 13.


Free Safety

FS | Mark LeGree | New York Jets | Transaction, Free Agents
The New York Jets signed free-agent FS Mark LeGree (49ers) to the practice squad Tuesday, Dec. 13.

FS | Gerald Alexander | New York Jets | Transaction
The New York Jets signed free-agent FS Gerald Alexander (Dolphins) Tuesday, Dec. 13. Alexander will back up Ss Eric Smith and Brodney Pool.

FS | Craig Dahl | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo has listed FS Craig Dahl (ankle), CB Josh Gordy (oblique), DL James Hall (pectoral) and QB A.J. Feeley (thumb) as day-to-day. Spagnuolo expects DL Fred Robbins (back) and RB Quinn Porter (abdomen) to return to practice Wednesday, Dec. 14.

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