Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on August 24, 2012 @ 10:15:45 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco was sharp again in preseason action. He led the team to a win over the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 23, hitting 27 of 36 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns. Flacco's day was over early in the third quarter.

QB | Andy Dalton | Cincinnati Bengals | Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals QB Andy Dalton and the starting offense struggled in a preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers Thursday, Aug. 23. Dalton and the team's starters played into the third quarter but couldn't get into the end zone. He finished 5 of 17 for 40 yards and was sacked twice. Dalton led the team in rushing, scrambling three times for 36 yards.

QB | John Skelton | Arizona Cardinals | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals are trying to decide between QBs John Skelton and Kevin Kolb for their starting quarterback position. Skelton started the team's preseason game against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Aug. 23, but got off to a rough start. He was sacked on the first play and threw an interception on the second. The offensive line didn't help his cause, as blocking was poor. He finished 4 of 10 for 41 yards with the interception. Kolb played better than he had previously, completing 17 of 22 passes for 156 yards, one touchdown with two interceptions.

QB | Aaron Rodgers | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers led the team in rushing in their preseason win over the Cincinnati Bengals Thursday, Aug. 23. He finished with 52 yards and two rushing touchdowns. Rodgers hit 12 of 22 passes for 154 yards passing with an interception during the game.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Jake Locker tossed two touchdown passes and threw for 134 yards against the Arizona Cardinals. Locker was named the team's starting quarterback recently and made his home debut as No. 1 on the depth chart. He hit 11 of 20 passes and finished with a 109.2 passer rating.

QB | Alex Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has won the backup job behind starting QB Alex Smith, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

QB | Colin Kaepernick | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick has won the backup job behind starting QB Alex Smith, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (ribs) said he is around 80 percent healthy at this point but is expected to be ready for the start of the regular season. Vick indicated he will not change how he plays because he does not know what is going to happen during a play. "I just let everything happen in that moment. I can't go to the line dictating what I'm going to do," Vick said. "I can't go to the line trying to predict everything that I'm going to do. That would hurt you're game a little bit, because I might miss somebody getting open. I have to go through my progressions to the best of my abilities."

QB | G.J. Kinne | Free Agent | Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers worked out free-agent QB G.J. Kinne (Jets) last week.

QB | Russell Wilson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson will need to be significantly better than QB Matt Flynn to have a chance to win the starting job in his team's preseason game Friday, Aug. 24.

QB | R.J. Archer | Free Agent | Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released QB R.J. Archer.


Running Back

RB | Cedric Benson | Green Bay Packers | Fantasy
Green Bay Packers RB Cedric Benson made his debut with the squad Thursday, Aug. 23, against his former team, the Cincinnati Bengals. Benson ran six times for 38 yards. "He's getting his feet wet. He made some runs out of nothing and did a nice job on some check-downs. It was good for him. We're excited to have him," said QB Aaron Rodgers.

RB | Beanie Wells | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals RB Beanie Wells (knee) played in the team's preseason loss to the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Aug. 23. He ran six times for just 12 yards.

RB | Rashad Jennings | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Rashad Jennings, starting in place of holdout Maurice Jones-Drew, looked sharp against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 23. He rushed 13 times for 57 yards in the game.

RB | Phillip Tanner | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys RB Phillip Tanner (hand) participated in practice Thursday, Aug. 23. He is not sure if he will play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (knee) is scheduled to experience contact during practice next week.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (knee) is expected to play Week 1 but likely will have his workload limited. He probably will be limited until he is recovered from knee surgery.

RB | Kahlil Bell | Free Agent | Transaction
The Chicago Bears have waived RB Kahlil Bell.

RB | Brian Leonard | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals RB Brian Leonard is expected to start in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, because injuries to RBs BenJarvus Green-Ellis (toe) and Bernard Scott (hand) are injured.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Brandon Jacobs has done enough to earn a roster spot, according to head coach Jim Harbaugh.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions head coach Jim Schwartz said the team has not decided whether RB Jahvid Best (concussion) will start the season on the Physically Unable to Perform list but did say extra time off would benefit Best. Best has been working out by himself since has not been cleared to practice.

RB | Tim Hightower | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RB Tim Hightower (knee) will be able to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, as long as he does not have any setbacks prior to the game.

RB | Roy Helu | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RBs Roy Helu (Achilles') and Evan Royster (knee) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, because of injuries.

RB | Evan Royster | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said RBs Roy Helu (Achilles') and Evan Royster (knee) will not play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, because of injuries.

RB | Stefan Logan | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions RB Stefan Logan (ankle), WR Ryan Broyles (knee) and LB Travis Lewis (quadriceps) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 23.


Wide Receiver

WR | Justin Blackmon | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars rookie WR Justin Blackmon looked sharp again in the preseason. He caught a team-high four passes for 72 yards against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Aug. 23.

WR | Marc Mariani | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Updating previous reports, Tennessee Titans WR/PR Marc Mariani (leg) broke both bones in his left leg. He had surgery Thursday, Aug. 23.

WR | Kendall Wright | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
Tennessee Titans rookie WR Kendall Wright caught four passes for 44 yards and a touchdown in the team's preseason win over the Arizona Cardinals Thursday, Aug. 23.

WR | Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald had five catches for 91 yards in limited play against the Tennessee Titans Thursday, Aug. 23.

WR | Torrey Smith | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith caught eight passes for 103 yards against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 23.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
The Indianapolis Colts are not talking with the Pittsburgh Steelers about the availability of restricted free-agent WR Mike Wallace.

WR | Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Santonio Holmes (rib, hamstring) practiced for the second straight day Thursday, Aug. 23, and hopes to play in the team's preseason game Sunday, Aug. 26. "I feel pretty confident that I can come back and play this week," said Holmes, after Thursday's practice.

WR | Brandon LaFell | Carolina Panthers | Fantasy
Carolina Panthers WR Brandon LaFell thinks the team's wide receivers are as good as any group at that position in the NFL. "We've got guys that can compete with anybody," LaFell said. "I don't feel like there's a secondary that really can stop us because we've got as many guys as anyone else has that can get open and make plays."

WR | Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Carolina Panthers WR Steve Smith (foot) may practice Friday, Aug. 24, after his foot infection responded well to antibiotics.

WR | Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders WR Jacoby Ford (foot) walked onto the practice field Thursday, Aug. 23, with a walking boot on his left foot.

WR | Jordan Shipley | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Fantasy
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano praised WR Jordan Shipley, saying he has looked good in his first two days of practice. "He moves well. He is efficient. Natural under the ball in punt returns," Schiano said. Schiano also said Shipley will play in the team's third preseason game, likely later in the game.


Tight End

TE | Zach X. Miller | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Zach X. Miller (leg) suffered a lower leg injury in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, while DL Aaron Morgan (ankle) suffered an ankle injury. Neither will return to the game.

TE | Tom Crabtree | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers TE Tom Crabtree (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, and is questionable to return.

TE | Rob Housler | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals TE Rob Housler (hamstring) will not play in the fourth preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, because of an injured hamstring.

TE | Dennis Pitta | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hand) has had the cast on his broken hand taken off.

TE | Jason Witten | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys TE Jason Witten (spleen) is scheduled to visit a doctor Tuesday, Aug. 28, and it is expected the Cowboys will have a much better idea about his status for the opening game after that visit.

TE | Josh Baker | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets TE Josh Baker (undisclosed) left practice early, Thursday, Aug. 23, after getting hurt in a kick return drill.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Marcus McNeill | Free Agent | Free Agents
The New York Jets recently worked out free-agent OT Marcus McNeill (Chargers), according to a source. However, nothing is imminent.


Guard

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Marshal Yanda (leg) will not play in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, because of a minor leg injury. The team is holding him out as a precaution.

OG | Andy Levitre | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills are interested in signing OG Andy Levitre and FS Jairus Byrd to contract extensions before they become free agents next offseason but are not close to a deal with either at this time. The team may try to sign one to an extension before the start of the regular season.


Defensive Line

DL | Eugene Sims | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DE Eugene Sims (ankle) may miss a week or two because of an ankle injury. The team feared Sims may have had a high ankle sprain but found out it is not.

DL | Darell Scott | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams DT Darell Scott (knee) recently underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and is expected to miss at least the rest of the preseason.

DL | Ryan Pickett | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers DE Ryan Pickett (calf) suffered a calf injury in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, and will not return.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders DL Richard Seymour (knee) will be a game-time decision for the game Saturday, Aug. 25.

DL | Jonathan Fanene | Free Agent | Injury, Free Agents
The Cincinnati Bengals could have interest in free-agent DL Jonathan Fanene (knee) once he is recovered from his knee injury.

DL | Torell Troup | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Transaction
The Buffalo Bills placed DT Torell Troup (undisclosed) on Injured Reserve Thursday, Aug. 23.

DL | Kyle Vanden Bosch | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions DE Kyle Vanden Bosch (knee) did not participate in team drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 23, and is not expected to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25.


Linebacker

LB | Manny Lawson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals LB Manny Lawson (groin) suffered a groin injury during the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23, and is considered doubtful to return.

LB | Navorro Bowman | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers LB Navorro Bowman (knee) will likely miss the team's preseason game against the Denver Broncos with a knee issue.

LB | James Harrison | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Jason Ford (hamstring), LB James Harrison (knee), RB Rashard Mendenhall (knee) and LB Stevenson Sylvester (knee) all will not make the trip to Buffalo when the team takes on the Bills in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25. DT Casey Hampton (knee, elbow) will make the trip but likely won't play. OT Max Starks (knee) will play but may play less than the rest of the starters.

LB | Brian Cushing | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans WR DeVier Posey (calf) and LB Brian Cushing (ribs) did not participate in practice Thursday, Aug. 23. Head coach Gary Kubiak is not ruling either out for the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25.


Cornerback

CB | Aaron Ross | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Aaron Ross (ankle) suffered an ankle injury Thursday, Aug. 23, against the Baltimore Ravens.

CB | Rashean Mathis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars CB Rashean Mathis (knee) saw his first preseason action Thursday, Aug. 23, since returning from summer knee surgery.

CB | Ryan Mouton | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans CB Ryan Mouton (concussion) suffered a concussion in the third preseason game Thursday, Aug. 23.

CB | Corey Graham | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens CB Corey Graham (head) left the third preseason game early Thursday, Aug. 23, and went to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion.

CB | Jason McCourty | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
Tennessee Titans CB Jason McCourty signed a five-year, $43 million contract extension, including $20 million in guaranteed money and bonuses.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) is expected to meet with Dr. James Andrews for a second time around Sept. 2, to try to receive clearance to return to practice. Jenkins originally met with Dr. Andrews Sunday, Aug. 5, but was told to return in four weeks.

CB | Drew Coleman | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Detroit Lions have released CB Drew Coleman (concussion) from the Injured Reserve list.

CB | Justin Rogers | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said CB Justin Rogers (hamstring) has a chance to play in the third preseason game Saturday, Aug. 25, depending on how he feels and how he moves around on the field.


Strong Safety

SS | Emanuel Cook | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens backup S Emanuel Cook (leg) suffered a broken leg during the team's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 23.

SS | Sean Considine | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens backup S Sean Considine (concussion) suffered a concussion against the Jacksonville Jaguars Thursday, Aug. 23.


Free Safety

FS | Jairus Byrd | Buffalo Bills | Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills are interested in signing OG Andy Levitre and FS Jairus Byrd to contract extensions before they become free agents next offseason but are not close to a deal with either at this time. The team may try to sign one to an extension before the start of the regular season.

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