Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on July 17, 2012 @ 09:16:42 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Outside of Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin, no other receiver topped 40 catches or 500 yards in 2012. The team added the speedy WR Jerome Simpson, and offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is very excited about his addition, especially because of his speed on the outside. He also said there is a nice rapport building between Simpson and QB Christian Ponder. "I think they sense we're going to give both of them a chance to make a ton of plays," Musgrave said.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes said Monday, July 16, that he doesn't feel that a two-quarterback system can work in the NFL. The Jets could alternate using QBs Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow this season. "I don't think so," Holmes said. "Because you have to allow on quarterback to get in the rhythm of a game. And it starts from the preparation of practice."


Running Back

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch was arrested early Saturday, July 14, in Northern California on suspicion of driving under the influence. Lynch was suspended for violating the league's personal conduct policy in 2009 after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor weapons charge, and he missed the first three games because of that suspension.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the Baltimore Ravens agreed to a five-year deal with RB Ray Rice worth $40 million. Rice will receive $25 million in the first two years of the deal.

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (Achilles') said on his Twitter page that his surgically repaired Achilles' tendon is feeling better than ever and he will be going into training camp at 100 percent.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Transaction, Fantasy
The Chicago Bears and franchise free-agent RB Matt Forte have agreed to a four-year deal. The deal will average about $8 million per year.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jerome Simpson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Outside of Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin, no other receiver topped 40 catches or 500 yards in 2012. The team added the speedy WR Jerome Simpson, and offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is very excited about his addition, especially because of his speed on the outside. He also said there is a nice rapport building between Simpson and QB Christian Ponder. "I think they sense we're going to give both of them a chance to make a ton of plays," Musgrave said.

WR | Greg Childs | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Greg Childs (knee) was slowed in 2011 as the result of a torn patellar tendon suffered in 2010. Offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is looking to take advantage of his speed, as long as he is healthy. "He's got the speed to get down the field. But he also has the size to muscle little DBs at the same time," Musgrave said. "We're counting on the human body healing up. With the significant injury he had, it's usually a 15-to-18 month healing process. And he's just getting to that threshold."

WR | Jarius Wright | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave plans to use the speed of WR Jarius Wright to the team's advantage early and often. "He's quick. Very quick. I'm looking forward to finding out how his quickness is going to translate against NFL defenses," Musgrave said. "He's got great balance. He can get in and out of breaks. And he's lightning quick. We're hoping he's a super man-to-man beater for us."

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the deadline for signing franchise players to long-term extensions came and went Monday, July 16, and the New England Patriots and WR Wes Welker failed to reach an agreement. He'll play under the franchise tag this season, and it would be a surprise if that happened again in 2013. Welker might need to decide between getting paid or playing with QB Tom Brady at a hometown discount for future years.

WR | Chris Chambers | Retired | Fantasy
Retired WR Chris Chambers will open a new training facility in South Florida Aug. 5, and he thinks he might benefit from the facility to make a potential return to the NFL. "If it gets to the point where I'm feeling good with our medical crew that's going to be in here and some of our trainers, and the nutrition I'll be on, maybe I'll get a stab at (a return to the NFL)," Chambers said. "It would be great to play as a Miami Dolphin because it's right around the corner. If they need help at receiver, just a leader in the locker room to come out there and make some plays I'd be open to doing that."

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes said Monday, July 16, that he doesn't feel that a two-quarterback system can work in the NFL. The Jets could alternate using QBs Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow this season. "I don't think so," Holmes said. "Because you have to allow on quarterback to get in the rhythm of a game. And it starts from the preparation of practice."

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Fantasy
The Kansas City Chiefs and WR Dwayne Bowe failed to reach an agreement on a long-term contract before the deadline Monday, July 16. Bowe might be entering his final season with the team, as the club continued to grab young receivers in the NFL Draft. Bowe might be a very attractive free-agent when he hits the market after this season, especially since several receivers signed long-term deals this offseason.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant, as an update to a previous report, was arrested Monday, July 16, on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge. This is the second time in six months that Bryant has had a run-in with the law. In January, he was involved in an altercation in Miami outside a nightclub. While he was detained by police during that incident, he was not arrested.

WR | Nick Toon | New Orleans Saints | Transaction
The New Orleans Saints agreed to terms with fourth-round draft choice WR Nick Toon on a four-year deal. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WR | Josh Gordon | Cleveland Browns | Transaction
The Cleveland Browns have agreed to terms with supplemental draft choice WR Josh Gordon on a four-year deal worth just over $5.3 million. The deal includes $3.8 million in guaranteed money.


Tight End

TE | John Carlson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave is excited about the addition of TE John Carlson and his potential in the red zone. "In the red zone, he has a sense for zone and an ability to slide into an opening and then make a tough, contested catch," Musgrave said.


Place Kicker

PK | Phil Dawson | Cleveland Browns | Free Agents
The Cleveland Browns were not able to reach a long-term contract agreement with franchise free-agent PK Phil Dawson before the deadline.

PK | Josh Scobee | Jacksonville Jaguars | Transaction, Free Agents
The Jacksonville Jaguars have agreed to terms on a four-year deal with franchise free-agent PK Josh Scobee. Financial terms were not disclosed.


Defensive Line

DL | Cliff Avril | Detroit Lions | Free Agents
Updating previous reports, the Detroit Lions were not able to agree to a long-term contract with franchise free-agent DE Cliff Avril before the deadline.


Strong Safety

SS | Dashon Goldson | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction
The San Francisco 49ers and SS Dashon Goldson were never really close to an agreement on a long-term contract before the deadline Monday, July 16, according to sources.

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