Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 13, 2012 @ 12:28:38 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Colt McCoy | Cleveland Browns | Draft
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said as of right now, QB Colt McCoy would be remain the team's starting quarterback. "We've seen enough of Colt," Heckert said, "that we think he has a chance to be a good player for us." However, Heckert said the Browns are not excluding quarterback from positions they will consider with their first pick in the NFL Draft, No. 4 overall.

QB | T.J. Yates | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), LB Bryan Braman (neck), DL Tim Bulman (calf), FB James Casey (knee, foot), DL Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Brooks Reed (knee), RB Ben Tate (shoulder), OT Eric Winston (calf) and QB T.J. Yates (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 12.


Running Back

RB | James Starks | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB James Starks (ankle) practiced in full Friday, Jan. 13, and is probable for the Divisional round this weekend.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB C.J. Spiller said he will be comfortable sharing duties with RB Fred Jackson (leg) next season. However, Spiller also considers himself a secret weapon as a backup. "It's like having a diamond in the rough on the sideline," Spiller said. "We know that we've got a good one-two punch, if possibly the best one-two punch in the NFL, if we know how to use it."

RB | Peyton Hillis | Free Agent | Free Agents
Cleveland Browns general manager Tom Heckert said he hasn't talked to impending free-agent RB Peyton Hillis' representatives since midseason but will do so "in the next week or so."

RB | Mark Ingram | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he expects RB Mark Ingram (toe) will be ready for the start of offseason workouts.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (back, foot) is now dealing with a sore back as well as a stress fracture in his foot. However, his back ailment doesn't appear to be serious, and he's expected to play against the Green Bay Packers in the Divisional playoff game Sunday, Jan. 15.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), LB Bryan Braman (neck), DL Tim Bulman (calf), FB James Casey (knee, foot), DL Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Brooks Reed (knee), RB Ben Tate (shoulder), OT Eric Winston (calf) and QB T.J. Yates (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 12.

RB | Da'Rel Scott | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants RB Da'Rel Scott (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 12.

RB | Danny Ware | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants S Deon Grant (quadriceps), CB Aaron Ross (concussion), DL Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee), RB Danny Ware (concussion) and CB Corey Webster (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.


Wide Receiver

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee) was limited during practice Friday, Jan. 13, and is listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (knee) practiced in full Friday, Jan. 13, and is probable for the Divisional round this weekend.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), OT Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), WR Randall Cobb (groin) and OG Evan Dietrich-Smith (illness) are listed as probable for the Division round this weekend. Clifton and Dietrich-Smith did not practice Friday, Jan. 13, Cobb was limited and Bulaga practiced in full.

WR | Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (knee) has been ruled out for the team's Divisional playoff game against the New England Patriots Saturday, Jan. 14. Decker is dealing with a sprained knee. C Lonie Paxton (personal) has been ruled out for personal reasons.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys impending free-agent WR Laurent Robinson said he wants to re-sign with the team this offseason and is not worried about where he would be in the depth chart because he feels like the Cowboys are a good fit for him. He said the team has expressed interest in bringing him back.

WR | Kevin Ogletree | Dallas Cowboys | Free Agents
Dallas Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree will likely not be with the team next season. Ogletree couldn't take advantage of the team giving him the No. 3 receiver spot out of training camp. He really does not fit with the team, especially if they re-sign impending free-agent WR Laurent Robinson.

WR | Ted Ginn Jr. | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle) said his ankle is feeling 100 percent after sitting out the last two weeks of the regular season to allow the injury to heal.

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WRs Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle) and Kyle Williams (concussion), DE Ray McDonald (hamstring) and CB Chris Culliver (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 12.

WR | Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints WR Robert Meachem (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.


Tight End

TE | Craig Stevens | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans TE Craig Stevens signed a new four-year deal worth around $15 million.

TE | Delanie Walker | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers TE Delanie Walker (jaw) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (hand, knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

TE | Daniel Fells | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos S David Bruton (Achilles'), DL Elvis Dumervil (ankle) and TE Daniel Fells (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CB Kyle Arrington (foot), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 13, and are listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game.

OT | Chad Clifton | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), OT Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), WR Randall Cobb (groin) and OG Evan Dietrich-Smith (illness) are listed as probable for the Division round this weekend. Clifton and Dietrich-Smith did not practice Friday, Jan. 13, Cobb was limited and Bulaga practiced in full.

OT | Bryan Bulaga | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers OT Bryan Bulaga (knee), OT Chad Clifton (hamstring, back), WR Randall Cobb (groin) and OG Evan Dietrich-Smith (illness) are listed as probable for the Division round this weekend. Clifton and Dietrich-Smith did not practice Friday, Jan. 13, Cobb was limited and Bulaga practiced in full.

OT | Eric Winston | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), LB Bryan Braman (neck), DL Tim Bulman (calf), FB James Casey (knee, foot), DL Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Brooks Reed (knee), RB Ben Tate (shoulder), OT Eric Winston (calf) and QB T.J. Yates (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 12.


Guard

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CB Kyle Arrington (foot), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 13, and are listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game.

OG | Dan Connolly | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CB Kyle Arrington (foot), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 13, and are listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game.

OG | Mike Brisiel | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (hip) and S Troy Nolan (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (head), CB Jimmy Smith (head), OG Marshal Yanda (chest) and S Tom Zbikowski (head) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 12.


Offensive Line

OL | Kory Lichtensteiger | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins OG Kory Lichtensteiger (knee) may be able to participate in offseason workouts if the team schedules any in June. Lichtensteiger will more likely wait until training camp to test out his surgically repaired knee.


Defensive Line

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he has no plans on using the franchise tag on impending free-agent DL Cliff Avril for now but acknowledged that could change. A person familiar with the negotiations said a new deal could be done before Avril hits the open market.

DL | Casey Hampton | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DT Casey Hampton (knee) is not scheduled to undergo surgery on his anterior cruciate ligament at this point but may need to in the future.

DL | Ray McDonald | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WRs Ted Ginn Jr. (ankle) and Kyle Williams (concussion), DE Ray McDonald (hamstring) and CB Chris Culliver (knee) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee) and CB Aaron Ross (concussion) are expected to be ready to play in the Divisional Round playoff game because they have been limited during practice this week.

DL | Elvis Dumervil | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos S David Bruton (Achilles'), DL Elvis Dumervil (ankle) and TE Daniel Fells (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.


Linebacker

LB | Brandon Spikes | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CB Kyle Arrington (foot), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 13, and are listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game.

LB | Brendon Ayanbadejo | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said LBs Brendon Ayanbadejo (quadriceps) and Jameel McClain (knee) will be game-time decisions for the Divisional Round playoff game.

LB | Brooks Reed | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans LB Mister Alexander (shoulder), CB Jason Allen (thumb), LB Bryan Braman (neck), DL Tim Bulman (calf), FB James Casey (knee, foot), DL Shaun Cody (knee), TE Joel Dreessen (knee), CB Sherrick McManis (ankle), C Chris Myers (knee), LB Brooks Reed (knee), RB Ben Tate (shoulder), OT Eric Winston (calf) and QB T.J. Yates (shoulder) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 12.

LB | Von Miller | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (thumb) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 12.


Cornerback

CB | Aaron Ross | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee) and CB Aaron Ross (concussion) are expected to be ready to play in the Divisional Round playoff game because they have been limited during practice this week.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (hip) and S Troy Nolan (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

CB | Jimmy Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (head), CB Jimmy Smith (head), OG Marshal Yanda (chest) and S Tom Zbikowski (head) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 12.


Strong Safety

SS | Patrick Chung | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Matt Slater (shoulder), OGs Dan Connolly (groin) and Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), CB Kyle Arrington (foot), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Friday, Jan. 13, and are listed as questionable for the Divisional Round playoff game.

SS | Brian Dawkins | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos WR Eric Decker (knee) and SS Brian Dawkins (neck) are not expected to face off against the New England Patriots in the Divisional playoff game Saturday, Jan. 14. Dawkins hasn't practiced this whole week.

SS | Troy Nolan | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Mike Brisiel (ankle), CB Johnathan Joseph (hip) and S Troy Nolan (ankle) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

SS | Deon Grant | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants S Deon Grant (quadriceps), CB Aaron Ross (concussion), DL Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee), RB Danny Ware (concussion) and CB Corey Webster (hamstring) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 12.

SS | Roman Harper | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints LB Jonathan Casillas (knee) and SS Roman Harper (ankle) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 12.


Free Safety

FS | Ed Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens FS Ed Reed (shoulder) said he has been dealing with a shoulder injury but has been able to deal with the pain and play each week.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Scott Linehan | Detroit Lions | Transaction
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said the team has re-signed offensive coordinator Scott Linehan, defensive coordinator Gunther Cunningham and special teams coordinator Danny Crossman.

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