Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 27, 2012 @ 10:39:48 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was on the field for a higher percentage of his team's offensive plays than all but three NFL quarterbacks in the 2011 season. Newton was on the field for 98.95 percent of Carolina's 1,046 offensive snaps. He was out for only 11 plays. New York Giants QB Eli Manning led the league in this category, playing in all 1,075 of his team's offensive plays.

QB | Cam Newton | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton was on the field for a higher percentage of his team's offensive plays than all but three NFL quarterbacks in the 2011 season. Newton was on the field for 98.95 percent of Carolina's 1,046 offensive snaps. He was out for only 11 plays. New York Giants QB Eli Manning led the league in this category, playing in all 1,075 of his team's offensive plays.

QB | Brandon Weeden | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Oklahoma State QB Brandon Weeden said he believes being 28 years old is an advantage for him because of his maturity and his ability to start right away for a team. "I think my age is more of an advantage for me. I really do," he said. "I haven't been hit. You look back at my tape, and I haven't been hit very much. My body's extremely fresh, my arm's fresh. All of the negative things that you would think would be there, just aren't there. One advantage I do have is maturity."

QB | Josh X. Johnson | Free Agent | Free Agents
The San Francisco 49ers may pursue Tampa Bay Buccaneers impending free-agent QB Josh X. Johnson this offseason because of his relationship with head coach Jim Harbaugh.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. said he wouldn't trade QB Matthew Stafford "for any quarterback in the league." Ford is also adamant about getting WR Calvin Johnson signed to a long-term extension.


Running Back

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) was participating during the media-access portion of practice Friday, Jan. 27.

RB | Dominic Rhodes | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent RB Dominic Rhodes (Colts), whom the NFL suspended this past year, has been reinstated and is free to sign with a team.


Wide Receiver

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (shoulder) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Friday, Jan. 27.

WR | Mario Manningham | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants WR Mario Manningham (knee) said that his knee was sore after the NFC Championship Game, but he hasn't experienced any swelling.

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (shoulders) had surgery on both of his shoulders after the season.

WR | Marquis Maze | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
University of Alabama WR Marquis Maze (hamstring) will not be able to play in the Senior Bowl because of a hamstring injury. University of Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins has been added to the South roster to replace Maze.

WR | A.J. Jenkins | NFL Draft Prospect | Injury, Draft
University of Alabama WR Marquis Maze (hamstring) will not be able to play in the Senior Bowl because of a hamstring injury. University of Illinois WR A.J. Jenkins has been added to the South roster to replace Maze.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

WR | Deion Branch | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Deion Branch (knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Fantasy
Detroit Lions vice chairman Bill Ford Jr. said he wouldn't trade QB Matthew Stafford "for any quarterback in the league." Ford is also adamant about getting WR Calvin Johnson signed to a long-term extension.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) was not participating during the media-access portion of practice Friday, Jan. 27.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Sebastian Vollmer | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), DL Kyle Love (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 26.


Guard

OG | Dan Connolly | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Matt Slater (shoulder) and OG Dan Connolly (groin) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

OG | Logan Mankins | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), DL Kyle Love (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 26.


Defensive Line

DL | Osi Umenyiora | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Osi Umenyiora (ankle, knee) was limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

DL | Kyle Love | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), DL Kyle Love (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

DL | Quinton Coples | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
North Carolina DL Quinton Coples said he believes he can play defensive end in a 4-3 defensive alignment as well as outside linebacker in a 3-4 defensive alignment.

DL | Juqua Parker | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Philadelphia Eagles are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent DE Juqua Parker this offseason.


Linebacker

LB | Dannell Ellerbe | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Dannell Ellerbe (foot) said he will not need surgery on his injured foot after an MRI did not show any broken bones or structure damage in the foot.

LB | Chase Blackburn | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants C David Baas (abdomen, neck), LBs Chase Blackburn (calf) and Jacquian Williams (foot) and CBs Will Blackmon (knee) and Corey Webster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

LB | Jacquian Williams | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants C David Baas (abdomen, neck), LBs Chase Blackburn (calf) and Jacquian Williams (foot) and CBs Will Blackmon (knee) and Corey Webster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

LB | Brandon Spikes | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), DL Kyle Love (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

LB | Paul Posluszny | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Paul Posluszny (shoulder) underwent surgery earlier this month to repair a partially torn labrum in his left shoulder. Posluszny is expected to be recovered by the start of training camp.


Cornerback

CB | Corey Webster | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants C David Baas (abdomen, neck), LBs Chase Blackburn (calf) and Jacquian Williams (foot) and CBs Will Blackmon (knee) and Corey Webster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 26.


Strong Safety

SS | Tyler Sash | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Tyler Sash (concussion) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

SS | James Ihedigbo | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), DL Kyle Love (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 26.

SS | Patrick Chung | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Logan Mankins (knee), OTs Marcus Cannon (ankle) and Sebastian Vollmer (back, foot), DL Kyle Love (ankle), LBs Dane Fletcher (thumb), Rob Ninkovich (hip), Brandon Spikes (knee) and Tracy White (abdomen), SS Patrick Chung (knee) and SS James Ihedigbo (shoulder) were limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 26.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Mike Sherman | Miami Dolphins | Transaction
The Miami Dolphins hired former NFL head coach Mike Sherman as their offensive coordinator Friday, Jan. 27. Cincinnati Bengals secondary coach Kevin Coyle was also hired as their new defensive coordinator.

Facebook Twitter Google +

About KFFL Staff

KFFL, part of USA TODAY Sports, has been turning fantasy sports players into winners since 1996!

We are your one stop for all of your fantasy football, baseball, NASCAR, hockey and basketball needs all year long.

Don't miss these great reports....


What do you think? Sound off!



Recent KFFL releases