Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on October 31, 2012 @ 11:30:12 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Ryan Tannehill | Miami Dolphins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Miami Dolphins QBs Ryan Tannehill (knee, thigh) and Matt Moore both took reps with the first-team offense in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31. Tannehill took snaps with the starters early on in individual drills and then Moore took snaps with the starting offense in team drills. Tannehill seemed clearly slower in his drop than he usually does.

QB | Jake Locker | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans head coach Mike Munchak said QB Jake Locker (shoulder) has a slow-healing shoulder fracture which might keep him out until mid-November. The bone at the front of Locker's injured non-throwing left shoulder has yet to heal, and there are indications he also has damage to the labrum.


Running Back

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, and his status for Week 9 is doubtful. Murray was seen watching the early portions of practice without a protective boot.

RB | Mikel Leshoure | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Mikel Leshoure (leg) is not practicing Wednesday, Oct. 31.

RB | Joique Bell | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions RB Joique Bell took over the team's workload at running back in the second half of Week 8, overtaking RB Mikel Leshoure (leg). Leshoure had nine carries and three receptions through two quarters, but gave way to Bell in the second half. Leshoure had just one touch the rest of the way, while Bell racked up seven carries and four receptions for 58 total yards. "Leshoure really wasn't an injury situation," head coach Jim Schwartz explained. "Joique was doing some good things for us, and we were rotating our backs through." RB Kevin Smith was also back in the mix at running back. He was used primarily as a blocker on the 12 snaps he played, but also had a seven-yard reception and a one-yard run. Bell said ball security was a focus for him in practice after he fumbled the week prior. "I came out this week in practice with the sole focus of ball security, ball security, ball security," Bell said.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot) is not expected to take part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets RB Joe McKnight (ankle) aggravated his high ankle sprain in the Week 8 game against the Miami Dolphins. The team expects McKnight to return after the bye for its Week 10 game against the Seattle Seahawks.

RB | Jonathan Grimes | Free Agent | Transaction
The New York Jets waived RB Jonathan Grimes Tuesday, Oct. 30, and cut OL Dennis Landolt and DL Daniel Muir from the practice squad, according to a source.

RB | Rashard Mendenhall | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles') is unlikely to play again in Week 9. RB Jonathan Dwyer (quadriceps) is expected to return to practice Thursday, Nov. 1, and the feeling is that Dwyer will start with RB Isaac Redman (ankle) serving as the third-down or short-yardage back.


Fullback

FB | Reagan Mauia | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Arizona Cardinals promoted LB Zach Nash from the practice squad and released FB Reagan Mauia Tuesday, Oct. 30.


Wide Receiver

WR | Laurent Robinson | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars WR Laurent Robinson (concussion) is expected to fully participate in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Greg Jennings (hernia) is not participating during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

WR | Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring) is not participating during the media-access portion of practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous item, Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (hip) missed practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, with a hip injury; however, the team is being cautious with Bryant and his absence is more of a precaution.

WR | Marvin Jones | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis said WR Marvin Jones (knee) has a slim chance to play Week 9.

WR | Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions WR Calvin Johnson (knee) is not practicing Wednesday, Oct. 31.

WR | Victor Cruz | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Victor Cruz (calf) will practice Wednesday, Oct. 31, according to head coach Tom Coughlin.

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt (knee) said Tuesday, Oct. 30, that he was frustrated by his role, saying he felt he could be used more in Week 8. "I think I could have played a better game," Britt said. "I think I could have helped the team out more out there. I wanted to be more involved in the play-calling, especially in the second half. But we have players all over the field that can make plays. We just didn't execute the way we wanted to."

WR | Jeremy Kerley | New York Jets | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
New York Jets WR Jeremy Kerley played 65 of his team's 82 offensive snaps in Week 8 against the Miami Dolphins, while WR Stephen Hill played 64 snaps in the loss.

WR | Ben Obomanu | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
The Seattle Seahawks placed WR Ben Obomanu (wrist) on the Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 30. In corresponding moves, the team promoted WR Jermaine Kearse and OT Mike Person to the active roster from the practice squad and released CB Danny Gorrer.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Transaction, Fantasy
There is virtually no chance Kansas City Chiefs WR Dwayne Bowe will get traded before the deadline Thursday, Nov. 1. The cost for Bowe is expected to be at least a third-round draft pick, and a team would have to pay him the $5 million left on his deal with no guarantees he will re-sign after the season.

WR | Eddie Royal | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers WR Eddie Royal (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Oct. 30.

WR | Mike Thomas | Detroit Lions | Transaction, Fantasy
The Jacksonville Jaguars received a mid-round draft pick from the Detroit Lions Tuesday, Oct. 30, in exchange for WR Mike Thomas.

WR | Anthony Armstrong | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins released WR Anthony Armstrong Tuesday, Oct. 30.


Tight End

TE | John Carlson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings TE John Carlson (concussion) still has not been cleared to practice because of his concussion.

TE | Coby Fleener | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts interim coach Bruce Arians said TE Coby Fleener (shoulder) will not play Week 9 because of a shoulder injury. Arians said the team hopes Fleener will only be out two weeks.

TE | Bear Pascoe | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants TE Bear Pascoe (ankle) will not practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.


Place Kicker

PK | Nate Kaeding | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents, Fantasy
San Diego Chargers PK Nate Kaeding (groin) passed his physical Tuesday, Oct. 30, and the team will place him on waivers. If a team claims him, they must pay the remainder of his contract this season.


Offensive Tackle

OT | David Stewart | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OT David Stewart (knee) suffered a slight hyperextension of his knee in Week 8, but he is expected to be ready for the Week 9 game against the Chicago Bears.

OT | Jared Gaither | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OT Jared Gaither (groin), DE Vaughn Martin (neck), LB Jonas Mouton (hip) and LB Takeo Spikes (elbow) practiced in full Tuesday, Oct. 30.


Guard

OG | Leroy Harris | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OG Leroy Harris (knee) is scheduled to undergo further testing on his injured right knee Wednesday, Oct. 31, according to sources, leaving his status for when he might be able to play again up in the air.

OG | Roger Allen | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers promoted OG Roger Allen from the practice squad to the active roster Tuesday, Oct. 30.

OG | Carl Nicks | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Injury, Fantasy
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers placed G Carl Nicks (toe) on Injured Reserve Tuesday, Oct. 30. Nicks will miss the rest of the year.


Defensive Line

DL | Jason Hatcher | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher (leg), LB Dan Connor (neck), FS Matt Johnson (hamstring), C Phil Costa (ankle) and DE Sean Lissemore (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

DL | Tony McDaniel | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins DT Tony McDaniel (knee) is not taking part in practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

DL | Phil Taylor | Cleveland Browns | Injury
The Cleveland Browns are expected to activate DT Phil Taylor (pectoral) from the Physically Unable to Perform list.

DL | Mario Williams | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills DE Mario Williams (wrist) will practice on a limited basis Wednesday, Oct. 31.

DL | Rocky Bernard | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants C David Baas (ankle), DT Rocky Bernard (quadriceps), LB Chase Blackburn (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Victor Cruz (calf), TE Bear Pascoe (ankle), SS Kenny Phillips (knee), LB Keith Rivers (calf), FS Antrel Rolle (concussion) and LB Jacquian Williams (knee) will be listed on the team's Week 9 injury report Wednesday, Oct. 31.

DL | Frank Kearse | Carolina Panthers | Transaction
The Carolina Panthers resigned DT Frank Kearse to the practice squad Tuesday, Oct. 30.


Linebacker

LB | Dan Connor | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher (leg), LB Dan Connor (neck), FS Matt Johnson (hamstring), C Phil Costa (ankle) and DE Sean Lissemore (ankle) didn't practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

LB | Keith Rivers | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants C David Baas (ankle), DT Rocky Bernard (quadriceps), LB Chase Blackburn (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Victor Cruz (calf), TE Bear Pascoe (ankle), SS Kenny Phillips (knee), LB Keith Rivers (calf), FS Antrel Rolle (concussion) and LB Jacquian Williams (knee) will be listed on the team's Week 9 injury report Wednesday, Oct. 31.

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (toe) underwent surgery Tuesday, Oct. 30, to repair torn ligaments in his right big toe. Lee is expected to make a full recovery from the injury. He is hopeful to be 100 percent by the start of the offseason conditioning program next spring, and be ready for all minicamp and organized team activities.

LB | Zach Brown | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tennessee Titans LB Akeem Ayers was on the field for just 36 snaps in the Week 8 game against the Indianapolis Colts, while rookie LB Zach Brown was on the field for 56 of his team's 76 defensive snaps. "We felt Zach was ready to take over the nickel 'Will' linebacker spot off the ball," head coach Mike Munchak said. "He's been doing some of that the last two or three weeks." Ayers is being used more as a rush end or defensive end.

LB | Bart Scott | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan is hopeful LB Bart Scott (toe) and FS Eric Smith (knee) will be ready to face the Seattle Seahawks in Week 10 after the team returns from its bye.

LB | Bobby Carpenter | Free Agent | Transaction, Fantasy
The New England Patriots released LB Bobby Carpenter Tuesday, Oct. 30.

LB | LaMarr Woodley | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers LB LaMarr Woodley's (hamstring) hamstring is still a bit sore, and he'll be limited in practice early in the week.


Cornerback

CB | Ron Bartell | Oakland Raiders | Injury
Oakland Raiders CB Ron Bartell (shoulder) returned to practice Wednesday, Oct. 31.

CB | Richard Marshall | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins CB Richard Marshall (back) is not practicing Wednesday, Oct. 31, and will miss his fourth consecutive game in Week 9.

CB | Vontae Davis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts interim coach Bruce Arians said CB Vontae Davis (knee) will not play Week 9 because of a knee injury. Arians said the team hopes Davis will only be out two weeks.

CB | Bill Bentley | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions CB Bill Bentley (shoulder) is not practicing Wednesday, Oct. 31.

CB | Stanford Routt | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs WR Terrance Copper (calf), DE Glenn Dorsey (calf), TE Steve Maneri (ankle) and CB Stanford Routt (hamstring) were limited in practice Tuesday, Oct. 30.


Strong Safety

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants C David Baas (ankle), DT Rocky Bernard (quadriceps), LB Chase Blackburn (hamstring), RB Ahmad Bradshaw (foot), WR Victor Cruz (calf), TE Bear Pascoe (ankle), SS Kenny Phillips (knee), LB Keith Rivers (calf), FS Antrel Rolle (concussion) and LB Jacquian Williams (knee) will be listed on the team's Week 9 injury report Wednesday, Oct. 31.


Free Safety

FS | Antrel Rolle | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants FS Antrel Rolle (concussion) is expected to play in Week 9, according to head coach Tom Coughlin. "Well, he still has to go through the routine, the process," Coughlin said. "(But) we're hopeful, confident that he will pass." Rolle also believes he will be ready to play.

FS | Louis Delmas | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions FS Louis Delmas (knee) is not practicing Wednesday, Oct. 31.

FS | Brandon Meriweather | Washington Redskins | Injury
Washington Redskins FS Brandon Meriweather (knee) said he expects to test out his injured knee during practice this week to see if he is able to play in Week 9.

FS | Tracy Wilson | Free Agent | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans released S Tracy Wilson Tuesday, Oct. 30.

FS | Ryan Clark | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers FS Ryan Clark (concussion) will have to pass concussion tests this week in order to play in Week 9, but it's believed that he'll be OK.

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