Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 9, 2012 @ 15:36:25 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Caleb Hanie | Chicago Bears | Free Agents
The Chicago Bears are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent QB Caleb Hanie this offseason.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ankle) will not need surgery on his high ankle sprain this offseason.

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
The Cleveland Browns and Washington Redskins could move up in the NFL Draft to select Baylor QB Robert Griffin III and make him a potential top-three pick.

QB | Tim Tebow | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow said Sunday, Jan. 8, that he jumped into the stands after he saw WR Demaryius Thomas score in overtime in the Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "When I saw him scoring, I jumped in the stands. It was my first time doing that," Tebow said. "This is a special memory. This will be one that will always be special, especially because it was in front of our fans."


Running Back

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said RB Mikel Leshoure (Achilles') is doing well in his recovery and is expected to be ready for when offseason workouts begin.

RB | Danny Ware | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said RB Danny Ware (concussion) and CB Aaron Ross (concussion) are feeling better but are being evaluated for their concussions.

RB | Isaac Redman | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Isaac Redman's 121 rushing yards in the Wild Card game Sunday, Jan. 8, against the Denver Broncos was his first-career 100-yard rushing game in either the regular season or playoffs. He also became the fourth undrafted back to rush over 100 yards in NFL postseason history. He was the second undrafted back to do so this weekend, joining Houston Texans RB Arian Foster.

RB | Willis McGahee | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos RB Willis McGahee carried 19 times for 61 yards in the Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Jan. 8. He also fumbled twice, losing it once, but the team was able to rebound and win in overtime.


Wide Receiver

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Denver Broncos head coach John Fox is listing WR Eric Decker (knee) as day-to-day after he sprained his knee during the team's Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday, Jan. 8.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said WR Andre Johnson (hamstring) was fine after playing in the Wild Card playoff game. Johnson's play count was in the mid-40 during the game.

WR | Derrick Mason | Retired | Free Agents
Free-agent WR Derrick Mason (Texans) said he is retiring from professional football.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
Buffalo Bills general manger Buddy Nix said the team has resumed contract extension talks with impending free-agent WR Stevie Johnson.

WR | Emmanuel Sanders | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders had 81 receiving yards in the Wild Card game loss against the Denver Broncos, setting a career high for a regular season or postseason game.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
The rushing touchdown for Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace in the Wild Card game loss against the Denver Broncos Sunday, Jan. 8, was the first of his career either in the regular season or postseason. He also became the first wide receiver in franchise history to record a rushing TD in the playoffs.

WR | Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Hines Ward was asked after the team's stunning Wild Card game loss against the Denver Broncos whether he would be back in 2012. "I'm not even thinking about that," Ward said Sunday, Jan. 8. Ward's production was way down this season, as he had just 46 catches for 381 yards and two scores in 15 games (nine starts). Each of those numbers were his lowest since his rookie season of 1998.

WR | Demaryius Thomas | Denver Broncos | Fantasy
Denver Broncos head coach John Fox said Sunday, Jan. 8, that WR Demaryius Thomas can get even better. "He's young. He's just gonna get better," Fox said. Thomas scored an 80-yard touchdown in overtime of the Wild Card game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the longest postseason score in overtime in NFL history.


Tight End

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said TE Owen Daniels (hand) has a hand issue but it should not affect his ability to practice or play.

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh said TE Delanie Walker (jaw) will not be placed on Injured Reserve and has not ruled Walker out for the Divisional Round playoff game.


Place Kicker

PK | Jason Hanson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions impending free-agent PK Jason Hanson said he wants to return to the team in 2012. "I feel like I can still do it," Hanson said. "If they want me, I'll be ready." He's unsure if he will have to compete with another kicker in training camp if he is re-signed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jeff Backus | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions OT Jeff Backus (biceps) was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday, Jan. 9, to repair a torn biceps he suffered in the Wild Card playoff game. Backus is expected to rehab for a significant amount of time.

OT | Max Starks | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Max Starks (knee) and DT Casey Hampton (knee) suffered anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the Wild Card playoff game and are scheduled to be examined Monday, Jan. 9, to see if they need surgery.


Guard

OG | Mike Brisiel | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said OG Mike Brisiel (leg) came out of the Wild Card playoff game fine after playing three quarters.

OG | Doug Legursky | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OG Doug Legursky (shoulder) suffered a left shoulder injury in the team's loss to the Denver Broncos in the Wild Card round Sunday, Jan. 8.


Defensive Line

DL | Nick Fairley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said DT Nick Fairley (foot) will need a few months of rest before his foot injury is fully healed.

DL | Brett Keisel | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel (groin) suffered a significant groin injury in the Wild Card playoff game and will be evaluated to see if he needs surgery.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Max Starks (knee) and DT Casey Hampton (knee) suffered anterior cruciate ligament injuries in the Wild Card playoff game and are scheduled to be examined Monday, Jan. 9, to see if they need surgery.

DL | Ray McDonald | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers DE Ray McDonald (hamstring) is expected to play in the Divisional Round playoff game.


Linebacker

LB | Mark Herzlich | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Mark Herzlich (ankle) will run Tuesday, Jan. 10, to see how his ankle is feeling. He will be doing some straight line running along with change of direction running.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said LB Ray Lewis is completely healed from the toe injury that cost him several regular season games.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (knee) will not play in the Pro Bowl this year. He will be replaced on the NFC roster by Washington Redskins LB London Fletcher.

LB | Lance Briggs | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Lance Briggs (undisclosed) will not play in the 2012 Pro Bowl because of an injury. Minnesota Vikings LB Chad Greenway has replaced Briggs on the NFC roster.

LB | Jasper Brinkley | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley (hip) said he expects to be ready to participate once the offseason workouts begin. Brinkley said he could have played the last few games of the season but understood why he was needed to be placed on Injured Reserve.


Cornerback

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said LB Dannell Ellerbe (concussion), CB Jimmy Smith (concussion) and FS Tom Zbikowski (concussion) have not been cleared to practice yet but is expected to be cleared Tuesday, Jan. 10.

CB | Leon Hall | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said CB Leon Hall (Achilles') is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said RB Danny Ware (concussion) and CB Aaron Ross (concussion) are feeling better but are being evaluated for their concussions.


Strong Safety

SS | Troy Nolan | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said SS Troy Nolan (ankle) has a very good chance of playing in the Divisional Round playoff game.

SS | Deon Grant | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Deon Grant (quadriceps) said Sunday, Jan. 8, that he will be ready to play in the Divisional Round game against the Green Bay Packers Sunday, Jan. 15. "Football is a physical sport so I'm expecting pain," Grant said. "I don't care anything about it."

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