Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 19, 2011 @ 17:59:10 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) is active for the Week 15 game Monday, Dec. 19, and he will start against the San Francisco 49ers. He was listed as a game-time decision.

QB | T.J. Yates | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (shoulder), RB Ben Tate (hamstring), FB James Casey (foot), WR Jacoby Jones (foot), TE Joel Dreessen (knee, wrist), OG Antoine Caldwell (ankle), DE Antonio D. Smith (ankle), DT Earl Mitchell (knee), LB Jesse Nading (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) and SS Glover Quin (ankle) were limited during practice Monday, Dec. 9.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck), RB Delone Carter (forearm), C Jeff Saturday (undisclosed), DEs Jamaal Anderson (groin), Dwight Freeney (undisclosed) and Robert Mathis (knee), LB A.J. Edds (ankle) and Philip Wheeler (foot) and SS Antoine Bethea (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 19.

QB | Mark Sanchez | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets QB Mark Sanchez (neck, shoulder) was checked out by the team's medical personnel and will be able to play in Week 16.

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is not ready to say whether QB Kevin Kolb (concussion) or QB John Skelton will start in Week 16 but is expected to make a decision by Wednesday, Dec. 21.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt is not ready to say whether QB Kevin Kolb (concussion) or QB John Skelton will start in Week 16 but is expected to make a decision by Wednesday, Dec. 21.

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said QB Matt Hasselbeck (calf) will start in Week 16 if he is healthy enough to play. Munchak said he believes Hasselbeck gives the team the best chance to win.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith has not ruled out QB Jay Cutler (thumb) or RB Matt Forte (knee) for the rest of the season.

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Colt McCoy (concussion) has not been medically cleared to practice as of Monday, Dec. 19, and his status for the final two games of the year is unknown. Head coach Pat Shurmur said McCoy is improving on a day-to-day basis. McCoy is expected to pass his concussion tests at some point this week.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (ribs) insisted on taking painkilling shots for his broken ribs so he could be on the field for both the team's Week 14 and Week 15 wins, according to a league source. Previously, the team resisted allowing Vick to receive shots, due to concerns about his past effectiveness while playing with numbing agents coursing through his veins.


Running Back

RB | Chris Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Dec. 19, that the ankle sprain for RB Chris Johnson (ankle) is not serious. Tests on the ankle were negative. "He'll be questionable this week, but we saw him (Monday) and we don't think there's any reason he'll be out for the game," Munchak said. "But he is definitely sore, so we'll see how he is this week." Johnson has 930 yards and four touchdowns this season.

RB | Javon Ringer | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans RB Javon Ringer (hand) has been placed on season-ending Injured Reserve after having surgery last week to repair a broken right hand.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (shoulder), RB Ben Tate (hamstring), FB James Casey (foot), WR Jacoby Jones (foot), TE Joel Dreessen (knee, wrist), OG Antoine Caldwell (ankle), DE Antonio D. Smith (ankle), DT Earl Mitchell (knee), LB Jesse Nading (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) and SS Glover Quin (ankle) were limited during practice Monday, Dec. 9.

RB | Delone Carter | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck), RB Delone Carter (forearm), C Jeff Saturday (undisclosed), DEs Jamaal Anderson (groin), Dwight Freeney (undisclosed) and Robert Mathis (knee), LB A.J. Edds (ankle) and Philip Wheeler (foot) and SS Antoine Bethea (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 19.

RB | Armando Allen | Chicago Bears | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have signed practice squad RB Armando Allen, WR Max Komar and LB Thaddeus Gibson to their active roster.

RB | Shonn Greene | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Shonn Greene (finger) has a torn tendon in his finger but is expected to play in Week 16 despite the injury.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Hue Jackson said the team is still holding out hope that RB Darren McFadden (foot) will be able to return at some point this season.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets RB Joe McKnight (shoulder) could miss Week 16 because of a separated shoulder.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears head coach Lovie Smith has not ruled out QB Jay Cutler (thumb) or RB Matt Forte (knee) for the rest of the season.

RB | Roy Helu Jr. | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Roy Helu Jr. (knee, toe) is dealing with knee and toe injuries but has been able to play through the injuries.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson (ankle) did not have any setbacks with his ankle after Week 15.

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee (leg) suffered a leg injury in Week 15 against the New England Patriots, and he was in and out of the game as a result. He was able to post 70 yards on seven carries.


Wide Receiver

WR | Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears WR Johnny Knox (back) had successful surgery Monday, Dec. 19, and his football future prognosis remains good. There is no timetable set for his return, although it is believed he will require at least three months of rehab.

WR | Jacoby Jones | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (shoulder), RB Ben Tate (hamstring), FB James Casey (foot), WR Jacoby Jones (foot), TE Joel Dreessen (knee, wrist), OG Antoine Caldwell (ankle), DE Antonio D. Smith (ankle), DT Earl Mitchell (knee), LB Jesse Nading (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) and SS Glover Quin (ankle) were limited during practice Monday, Dec. 9.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 9.

WR | Devin Thomas | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Devin Thomas (neck) has been cleared to participate in practice this week.

WR | Jordan Norwood | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said WR Jordan Norwood (concussion) is considered day-to-day after suffering a concussion in Week 15.

WR | Golden Tate | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks WR Golden Tate (abdomen) suffered an abdominal injury in Week 15 but was able to return later in the game.

WR | A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Cincinnati Bengals WR A.J. Green (shoulder) has an AC joint separation in his shoulder but the team is optimistic about his availability for Week 16.

WR | Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Mike X. Williams (ankle) suffered a broken ankle in the second half of the Week 15 game against the Chicago Bears.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (groin) aggravated his groin injury in Week 15 against the Miami Dolphins. "I think it happened on either a slant or something," Johnson said. "I don't know if I was trying to get out of a tackle and kind of pulled it a little bit, but I've been dealing with it all year. It's just no different; it popped up again this game."


Tight End

TE | Jake Ballard | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, New York Giants TE Jake Ballard (knee) suffered a posterior cruciate ligament injury to his right knee and could miss Week 16 as a result.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 9.

TE | Dallas Clark | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts TE Dallas Clark (neck) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 19.


Place Kicker

PK | Billy Cundiff | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens PK Billy Cundiff (leg) is battling a lower leg injury, but he isn't making excuses for his performance. He missed a field goal in the Week 15 game against the San Diego Chargers. "To be honest with you, I'm not making any excuses. It's been frustrating dealing with my leg," Cundiff said Monday, Dec. 19. "That's pretty obvious. When it comes down to it, regardless of the situation, I should have made the kick. Yeah, there was an outside chance I wasn't going to play. I'm still not 100 percent, so I'm trying to figure out what's the best thing to do and make sure I'm capable of playing at a high level for the team."


Offensive Tackle

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said OT Chad Clifton (back, hamstring) will take part in individual drills Wednesday, Dec. 21. McCarthy said Clifton's back injury is more of a problem than his hamstring injury.

OT | Derek Sherrod | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Derek Sherrod (leg) underwent surgery Sunday, Dec. 18, to repair his broken leg.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee) could miss Week 16 because of a sprained kneecap.

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins interim head coach Todd Bowles said he hopes OT Jake Long (back) will be able to play in Week 16. Bowles said the team has no plans of sitting Long for the rest of the season.

OT | Joe Staley | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
Updating a previous item, San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley (concussion) received full clearance and is expected to play in the team's Week 15 game, according to a source. Staley is expected to start.


Guard

OG | Mike Brisiel | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (ankle), DT Shaun Cody (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle) and FS Troy Nolan (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 9.

OG | Steve Hutchinson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OG Steve Hutchinson (concussion) and Asher Allen (concussion) suffered concussions in Week 15. Both will undergo the concussion protocol this week before being cleared to play.

OG | Brian Waters | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Brian Waters (undisclosed ) suffered an undisclosed injury in the Week 15 game against the Denver Broncos, and he was forced to leave briefly.


Defensive Line

DL | William Hayes | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said Monday, Dec. 19, that DL William Hayes (groin) should practice Tuesday, Dec. 20. However, LB Gerald McRath (ankle, knee) is expected to be limited.

DL | Antonio D. Smith | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans QB T.J. Yates (shoulder), RB Ben Tate (hamstring), FB James Casey (foot), WR Jacoby Jones (foot), TE Joel Dreessen (knee, wrist), OG Antoine Caldwell (ankle), DE Antonio D. Smith (ankle), DT Earl Mitchell (knee), LB Jesse Nading (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) and SS Glover Quin (ankle) were limited during practice Monday, Dec. 9.

DL | Shaun Cody | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (ankle), DT Shaun Cody (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle) and FS Troy Nolan (ankle) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 9.

DL | Dwight Freeney | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck), RB Delone Carter (forearm), C Jeff Saturday (undisclosed), DEs Jamaal Anderson (groin), Dwight Freeney (undisclosed) and Robert Mathis (knee), LB A.J. Edds (ankle) and Philip Wheeler (foot) and SS Antoine Bethea (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 19.

DL | Robert Mathis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck), RB Delone Carter (forearm), C Jeff Saturday (undisclosed), DEs Jamaal Anderson (groin), Dwight Freeney (undisclosed) and Robert Mathis (knee), LB A.J. Edds (ankle) and Philip Wheeler (foot) and SS Antoine Bethea (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 19.

DL | Jamaal Anderson | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck), RB Delone Carter (forearm), C Jeff Saturday (undisclosed), DEs Jamaal Anderson (groin), Dwight Freeney (undisclosed) and Robert Mathis (knee), LB A.J. Edds (ankle) and Philip Wheeler (foot) and SS Antoine Bethea (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 19.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys may limit how much DT Jay Ratliff (rib) and LB DeMarcus Ware (stinger) practice the rest of the season to make sure they are healthy enough for games.

DL | Lawrence Jackson | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Lawrence Jackson (thigh), CB Chris Houston (knee) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) have not been ruled out for Week 16.

DL | Jason Jones | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Jason Jones (knee) and LB Will Witherspoon (groin) are both dealing with minor injuries but are expected to be able to play in Week 16.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle) is still dealing with a very sore ankle and his is availability for Week 16 is uncertain at this point.

DL | Marcell Dareus | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DT Marcell Dareus (hand, wrist) underwent X-rays on his hand and wrist after injuring them in Week 15. He will be reevaluated Monday, Dec. 19.

DL | Elvis Dumervil | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DL Elvis Dumervil (arm, shoulder) suffered a left arm or shoulder injury in the Week 15 game against the New England Patriots which required treatment on the training table. He was able to return and finish the game.

DL | Mark Anderson | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots LB Andre Carter (knee) was carted off in Week 15 against the Denver Broncos due to a left knee injury. DL Mark Anderson replaced him and played well.

DL | Travis LaBoy | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Travis LaBoy (knee) left the Week 15 game against the Baltimore Ravens due to a knee injury, and he was taken to the locker room. He is questionable to return. LB Antwan Barnes replaced him.


Linebacker

LB | Andre Carter | New England Patriots | Injury
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots LB Andre Carter (quadriceps) will be placed on seaso-ending Injured Reserve, according to a league source.

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
The Dallas Cowboys may limit how much DT Jay Ratliff (rib) and LB DeMarcus Ware (stinger) practice the rest of the season to make sure they are healthy enough for games.

LB | Will Witherspoon | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Jason Jones (knee) and LB Will Witherspoon (groin) are both dealing with minor injuries but are expected to be able to play in Week 16.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (toe) posted a team-best nine solo tackles with one assist in his return in Week 15 against the San Diego Chargers. He missed the past four games due to a toe ailment. "I felt good, man, I came out totally healthy," Lewis said.

LB | Antwan Barnes | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers DL Travis LaBoy (knee) left the Week 15 game against the Baltimore Ravens due to a knee injury, and he was taken to the locker room. He is questionable to return. LB Antwan Barnes replaced him.


Cornerback

CB | Chris Houston | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Lawrence Jackson (thigh), CB Chris Houston (knee) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) have not been ruled out for Week 16.

CB | Kelvin Hayden | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Brent Grimes (knee) is set to return to practice Tuesday, Dec. 20, after missing three games following knee surgery. CB Kelvin Hayden (toe) could return to practice by Thursday, Dec. 22.

CB | Brent Grimes | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons CB Brent Grimes (knee) is set to return to practice Tuesday, Dec. 20, after missing three games following knee surgery. CB Kelvin Hayden (toe) could return to practice by Thursday, Dec. 22.

CB | Josh Wilson | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins CB Josh Wilson (head) will undergo tests to see if he suffered a concussion in Week 15. Wilson was woozy after taking a blow to the head during the game.

CB | Asher Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OG Steve Hutchinson (concussion) and Asher Allen (concussion) suffered concussions in Week 15. Both will undergo the concussion protocol this week before being cleared to play.

CB | Asante Samuel | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said he believes CB Asante Samuel (hamstring) will be able to play in Week 16 even though he suffered a pulled hamstring in Week 15.

CB | Lardarius Webb | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (toe) said Sunday, Dec. 18, that he took a painkiller before the Week 15 game against the San Diego Chargers. "I felt better than I thought I would. I'm a little sore now," Webb said.

CB | Alphonso Smith | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Chris Houston (knee) left the Week 15 game against the Oakland Raiders due to a knee injury. CB Alphonso Smith replaced him.


Strong Safety

SS | Jarrad Page | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings SS Jarrad Page (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in Week 15.

SS | Chris Harris | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions SS Chris Harris (concussion) suffered a concussion in the Week 15 game against the Oakland Raiders.


Free Safety

FS | Antoine Bethea | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning (neck), RB Delone Carter (forearm), C Jeff Saturday (undisclosed), DEs Jamaal Anderson (groin), Dwight Freeney (undisclosed) and Robert Mathis (knee), LB A.J. Edds (ankle) and Philip Wheeler (foot) and SS Antoine Bethea (knee) did not participate in practice Monday, Dec. 19.

FS | Chris Conte | Chicago Bears | Injury, Transaction
The Chicago Bears have placed WR Johnny Knox (back) and FS Chris Conte (ankle, foot) on Injured Reserve, ending their 2011 seasons.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Lawrence Jackson (thigh), CB Chris Houston (knee) and FS Louis Delmas (knee) have not been ruled out for Week 16.

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