Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on February 6, 2012 @ 17:05:04 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Updating a previous item, the St. Louis Rams want very much to trade the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL Draft, and are hoping a market develops for Baylor QB Robert Griffin III. If they can't deal the pick, the Rams could stay put and take Oklahoma State WR Justin Blackmon or Southern California OT Matt Kalil, but they would be better served with a trade down.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 16 of his 25 passes in Super Bowl XLVI with at least two tight ends on the field for 158 yards, his lowest total in any game with both TEs Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski (ankle) active. Brady's 6.3 yards per attempt with at least two tight ends on the field was two full yards below his 8.3 season average.

QB | Eli Manning | New York Giants | Fantasy
The New York Giants won their fourth title in franchise history with a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots during Super Bowl XLVI. QB Eli Manning, who threw for 296 yards and one touchdown without turning the ball over, was named the game MVP.

QB | Ryan Fitzpatrick | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Updating a previous report, Buffalo Bills QB Ryan Fitzpatrick played the second half of the season with four cracked ribs as well as a injured sternum.

QB | Kellen Clemens | Free Agent | Free Agents
The St. Louis Rams are not expected to be interested in re-signing impending free-agent QB Kellen Clemens this offseason.

QB | Peyton Manning | Indianapolis Colts | Free Agents
The Washington Redskins are expected to show interest in Green Bay Packers impending free-agent QB Matt Flynn, Kansas City Chiefs impending free-agent QB Kyle Orton and Indianapolis Colts QB Peyton Manning if he is released this offseason.


Running Back

RB | Danny Woodhead | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Danny Woodhead had seven rushing attempts for 18 yards and caught four passes for 42 yards and a touchdown in the team's Super Bowl XLVI loss to the New York Giants.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw rushed 17 times for 72 yards a touchdown in the team's win over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI. He also had two receptions for 19 yards. Bradshaw had a fumble during the game, but it was recovered by the Giants. On his touchdown, with about a minute left to play in the game, the Patriots allowed him to get into the end zone to preserve time on the clock. Bradshaw tried to slow himself down, but ended up going into the end zone backwards for the game-winning touchdown.

RB | Ryan Grant | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers may be interested in re-signing impending free-agent RB Ryan Grant to a one-year deal this offseason.

RB | Chester Taylor | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Arizona Cardinals are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent RB Chester Taylor this offseason because they are getting RB Ryan Williams (knee) back from injury.


Wide Receiver

WR | Chad Ochocinco | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco saw the biggest increase in playing time in Super Bowl XLVI with TE Rob Gronkowski (ankle) limited. Ochocinco played in 22 of 65 offensive snaps and had one reception.

WR | Deion Branch | Free Agent | Free Agents
New England Patriots impending free-agent WR Deion Branch said he wants to return to the team in 2012. Branch wants to retire as a Patriot. "This is where I want to be, this is where I want to retire," Branch said. "This is why I came back, for the opportunity to play in this game. I'm pretty sure I will be here in this position next year."

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker said he let the team down dropping a key third-down pass in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLVI. "It's a play I never drop. I always make it. And in the most critical situation, I let the team down," Welker said following the game.

Welker led the NFL with 122 receptions during the regular season and caught the first seven passes thrown to him during the Super Bowl. The eighth pass was the critical drop, as it went off his hands with less than four minutes to play. The drop led to the Patriots punting to the New York Giants, who would march down the field for the go-ahead touchdown.

In Welker's defense, it was a tough play, as he had to twist midair to adjust to the pass. "The ball is right there. It's one I'll have to live with," Welker said.

"We just couldn't connect. I'll keep throwing the ball to him for as long as I possibly can," Brady said of Welker.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks led all receivers during Super Bowl XLVI with 10 receptions for 109 yards. He also fumbled once, but it was recovered by the Giants.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz caught four passes for 25 yards and one touchdown in the team's Super Bowl XLVI win over the New England Patriots.

WR | Tiquan Underwood | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New England Patriots want to re-sign free-agent WR Tiquan Underwood this offseason so they can take him to training camp next season.


Tight End

TE | Jake Ballard | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Jake Ballard (knee) may have injured his left meniscus in Super Bowl XLVI. He will undergo an MRI to determine the full extent of the injury.

TE | Aaron Hernandez | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady completed 16 of his 25 passes in Super Bowl XLVI with at least two tight ends on the field for 158 yards, his lowest total in any game with both TEs Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski (ankle) active. Brady's 6.3 yards per attempt with at least two tight ends on the field was two full yards below his 8.3 season average.

TE | Travis Beckum | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Travis Beckum (knee) suffered a torn ACL during Super Bowl XLVI.

TE | Vernon Davis | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers TE Vernon Davis struggled to learn the team's new offense early in the season but appeared to be in a groove the final five games of the season. Davis averaged 42 receiving yards per game in his first 13 games but averaged 107 yards in the last five games of the season including playoffs.

TE | Nate Byham | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers TE Nate Byham (knee) is on schedule in his rehab from a torn anterior cruciate ligament and believes he can take part in offseason workouts but does not want to rush back. He is expected to be ready for training camp where he will have to compete for a roster spot.

TE | Jacob Tamme | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins could show interest in signing Indianapolis Colts impending free-agent TE Jacob Tamme this offseason.

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