Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 16, 2012 @ 11:08:55 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Hasselbeck | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans QB Matt Hasselbeck will start for the third straight week in Week 7 against the Buffalo Bills for the injured QB Jake Locker (shoulder).

QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals QB Kevin Kolb (ribs) will have an MRI Monday, Oct. 15, after X-rays came back negative. Kolb left the team's Week 6 game after sustaining the injury.


Running Back

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) will not play in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers. However, the team expects CB Morris Claiborne (knee) to return. Claiborne suffered a left knee injury in Week 6 but was able to return to the field in the fourth quarter. Murray could miss a few weeks, but he isn't dealing with a season-ending injury.

RB | Daryl Richardson | St. Louis Rams | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The St. Louis Rams backfield tandem of RBs Steven Jackson and Daryl Richardson is becoming a timeshare, but a productive timeshare with Richardson almost getting as much time as Jackson. Richardson isn't nearly as proficient in pass protection as Jackson, but he does provide a burst and a big-play threat.

RB | Jahvid Best | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Jahvid Best (concussion) did not pass his neurological tests last week, meaning he won't be allowed to return to the team this year. According to some sources, Best was never in line to return, but Detroit wanted him to gain another NFL season in order to have access to the league's pension plan. As of now, it appears unlikely that Best will ever play football in the NFL again.

RB | Bilal Powell | New York Jets | Injury
Updating a previous report, New York Jets RB Bilal Powell (shoulder) underwent an MRI and it confirmed he suffered a dislocated shoulder Week 6. There is a chance Powell could be ready for Week 8 but the team could hold him out since they have a Week 9 bye.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Joe McKnight (ankle) has been diagnosed with a high ankle sprain. The injury was suffered in the team's Week 6 game.

RB | Johnny White | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
The Green Bay Packers claimed RB Johnny White (Bills) off waivers and placed RB Brandon Saine (knee) on Injured Reserve Monday, Oct. 15.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (rib) expects to play in Week 7 against the Indianapolis Colts after injury his rib cartilage in Week 6. "I took a shot, but I'll be back," said Richardson. "I'll be ready for next week." The team will likely limit his participation this week in practice.


Wide Receiver

WR | Jerome Simpson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Minnesota Vikings WR Jerome Simpson (back, leg) said he's feeling fine and was upset about the decision that head coach Leslie Frazier made in not activating him for the team's Week 6 game. Simpson was told he'd be a game-time decision last week, but he wasn't activated despite saying he felt completely fine. However, the team is not saying if Simpson will play in Week 7.

WR | Alshon Jeffery | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears WR Alshon Jeffery (hand) and CB Sherrick McManis (undisclosed) did not participate in practice Monday, Oct. 15.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins head coach Mike Shanahan said WR Pierre Garcon's (foot) injury is painful and it affects his running downfield. It is an injury that will require rest.

WR | Harry Douglas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons WR Harry Douglas (ankle) left the team's Week 6 game early with an ankle issue, but he should be fine according to head coach Mike Smith.

WR | Laurent Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Daryl Smith (groin) took part in position drills in the early portion of practice Monday, Oct. 15, but the team will wait until after practice to determine if he has any chance of playing in Week 7. S Dwight Lowery (ankle) and WR Laurent Robinson (concussion) did not practice Monday, and S Dawan Landry (knee) was on an exercise bike.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (undisclosed) was limping noticeably during the team's Week 6 game but was able to stay in the game and said he will be fine moving forward. He said he not concerned about his body and is only concerned about the team winning.

WR | David Gettis | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera said WR David Gettis (hamstring) will participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Gettis is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list.


Tight End

TE | Todd Heap | Arizona Cardinals | Injury,
Arizona Cardinals TE Todd Heap (knee) will have his status determined later in the week. Head coach Ken Whisenhunt acknowledged he was "disappointed" Heap wasn't available in Week 6. It was suggested that the team misses Heap's blocking. The team has also missed FB Anthony Sherman (knee), who was inactive again in Week 6.

TE | Travis Beckum | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants TE Travis Beckum (knee) is not ready to return to practice, according to head coach Tom Coughlin Monday, Oct. 15.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Orlando Franklin | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos OT Orlando Franklin (hamstring) left the Week 6 game against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Oct. 15 due to a hamstring issue, but he was able to return and finished the game.

OT | Joe Staley | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
It will be tough for San Francisco 49ers OT Joe Staley (concussion) to return for the team's Week 7 game against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday, Oct. 18, after he sustained a concussion in Week 6. Staley will have to pass concussion tests before being cleared to return to practice. It is his second concussion in 10 months.

OT | Mike X. Adams | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers OT Mike X. Adams said the plan right now is for him to start at right tackle Week 7 in place of OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle).


Guard

OG | John Moffitt | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said OG John Moffitt (knee) will not play Week 7.

OG | Mike Brisiel | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders OG Mike Brisiel (concussion) suffered a concussion in Week 6 and will be undergoing tests before he is cleared to play.

OG | Antoine Caldwell | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OG Antoine Caldwell (head) is undergoing concussion tests after suffering a head injury in Week 6.


Defensive Line

DL | Phil Taylor | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur indicated Monday, Oct. 15, that there is no hurry to get NT Phil Taylor (pectoral) back on the practice field. Taylor is on the Physically-Unable-to-Perform (PUP) list, and eligible to return to practice this week.

DL | Justin Bannan | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos DL Justin Bannan (undisclosed) was shaken up in the third quarter of the Week 6 game against the San Diego Chargers Monday, Oct. 15.

DL | Da'Quan Bowers | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury
Tampa Bay Buccaneers DL Da'Quan Bowers (Achilles') is on track to return to practice this week, but he's not a lock to play this year. "You really just have to play it by ear," head coach Greg Schiano said. "It's how he responds to increased workload as he does a little more. He's done an incredible job in his rehab, but it's like four different phases."

DL | B.J. Raji | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said DT B.J. Raji (ankle) was close to playing Week 6 but one of the team's doctors was not comfortable about the strength of the ankle.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Updating a previous item, Baltimore Ravens DL Haloti Ngata (knee) has a torn medial collateral ligament in his knee, but he's likely to play in Week 7 against the Houston Texans, according to a league source.

DL | Chris Canty | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants DL Chris Canty (knee) will return to practice this week, according to head coach Tom Coughlin Monday, Oct. 15.

DL | Corey Peters | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith the team has three weeks to decide whether DT Corey Peters (foot) will be added to the active roster or if he will miss the rest of the season. Smith said the team's biggest challenge will be to get Peters in game shape before the deadline.

DL | John Chick | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars DE John Chick (knee) is expected to take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17. Chick is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list, and the team will have three weeks to decide whether to add him to their roster, release him or shut him down for the season.


Defensive End

DE | Shawne Merriman | Buffalo Bills | Transaction, Free Agents
The Buffalo Bills have re-signed free-agent DE Shawne Merriman. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Linebacker

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley (hamstring) returned to practice Tuesday, Oct. 16, and he'll play in Week 7 against the Cincinnati Bengals barring a setback.

LB | Ray Lewis | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens LB Ray Lewis (triceps), who is lost for the season with a torn triceps, told former TE Shannon Sharpe that he hasn't decided on whether he will retire from football. Sharpe said he believes Lewis will rehab his injury and make a decision on his future after the season ends.

LB | Von Miller | Denver Broncos | Injury, Fantasy
Denver Broncos LB Von Miller (undisclosed) has gotten up slowly on a pair of occasions in the second half of the Week 6 game against the San Diego Chargers due to an undisclosed injury. He was treated at the start of the fourth quarter by the training staff.

LB | Brad Jones | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers LB Brad Jones is expected to move into the starting lineup in Week 7 following the season-ending injury to LB D.J. Smith (knee). LB Robert Francois might also be another option, as he was a fill-in starter back in 2010.

LB | Scott Fujita | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns LB Scott Fujita (neck) is dealing with a neck injury that could end his career, according to league sources.

LB | Nick Perry | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers head coach Mike McCarthy said the team is not sure if LB Nick Perry (knee) and CB Sam Shields (shin) will be able to play Week 7. McCarthy said the team will know more about their statuses Wednesday, Oct. 17.

LB | Jonathan Vilma | New Orleans Saints | Injury
Updating a previous report, the New Orleans Saints are not sure if LB Jonathan Vilma (knee) will be activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list before their Week 7 game. The team wants to see him perform in practice this week to determine if he would be ready to play in a game.

LB | Aaron Curry | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said LB Aaron Curry (knee) has been learning how to play all three linebacker positions while he has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list. He is expected to participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 17, but his status for the season likely will depend on whether he can get into football shape in the next three weeks.

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said he is not sure if WR David Reed (knee) or LB Terrell Suggs (Achilles') will participate in practice this week. Both are on the Physically Unable to Perform list and are eligible to practice.

LB | Stephen Nicholas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons LB Stephen Nicholas (ankle) was limited to only special teams work in Week 6 because of his ankle injury. Head coach Mike Smith said Nicholas was limited in order to have him healthy in upcoming weeks.

LB | Jon Beason | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers C Geoff Hangartner (knee), LB Jon Beason (knee) and CB Chris Gamble (shoulder) participated in practice Monday, Oct. 15.


Cornerback

CB | Morris Claiborne | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) will not play in Week 7 against the Carolina Panthers. However, the team expects CB Morris Claiborne (knee) to return. Claiborne suffered a left knee injury in Week 6 but was able to return to the field in the fourth quarter. Murray could miss a few weeks, but he isn't dealing with a season-ending injury.

CB | Sam Shields | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
If Green Bay Packers CB Sam Shields (shin) is unable to go in Week 7, CB Casey Hayward could move into the starting lineup. He had two interceptions in the Week 6 game against the Houston Texans.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (groin) has a groin issue and is considered day to day, according to head coach Gary Kubiak. "We'll have to be smart with him to get him to Sunday," Kubiak said.

CB | Chris Greenwood | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Chris Greenwood (abdomen) is expected to participate in practice this week. Greenwood is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list and the team will have three weeks to decide on his status after he begins practicing.

CB | Lardarius Webb | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said the team will not necessarily add a linebacker or a cornerback because of the injuries to LB Ray Lewis (triceps) and CB Lardarius Webb (knee).

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins (shoulder) is having an MRI on his right shoulder Monday, Oct. 15. Jenkins had surgery in the offseason on the same shoulder.

CB | Tracy Porter | Denver Broncos | Injury
Denver Broncos CB Tracy Porter (illness) did not travel with the team for their Week 6 game because of an illness. CB Chris X. Harris or CB Tony Carter is expected to start in his place.


Strong Safety

SS | Kam Chancellor | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks S Kam Chancellor (elbow) and CB Byron Maxwell (hamstring) could return for the team's Week 7 game against the San Francisco 49ers Thursday, Oct. 18. DT Clinton McDonald (groin) could also return to action after sitting out in Week 6. CB Walter Thurmond (leg) is now eligible to practice with the team after starting the year on the Physically Unable to Perform list. However, it's unlikely Thurmond will return this week.

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants CB Kenny Phillips (knee) is likely a week away from returning to game action. Phillips will get the chance to return to practice this week. "I don't know how far we can go with him," head coach Tom Coughlin said.


Free Safety

FS | Dawan Landry | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars LB Daryl Smith (groin) took part in position drills in the early portion of practice Monday, Oct. 15, but the team will wait until after practice to determine if he has any chance of playing in Week 7. S Dwight Lowery (ankle) and WR Laurent Robinson (concussion) did not practice Monday, and S Dawan Landry (knee) was on an exercise bike.

FS | Kerry Rhodes | Arizona Cardinals | Injury, Fantasy
Arizona Cardinals S Kerry Rhodes (back) will have an MRI Monday, Oct. 15, after sustaining the injury in the team's Week 6 game.

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