Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on November 27, 2012 @ 09:23:45 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick (concussion) has not been cleared and is unlikely to play in Week 13.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger (ribs) is 50-50 to start in Week 13.


Running Back

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte's (ankle) injury isn't expected to effect him long term, but his status is in question for Week 13.

RB | LeSean McCoy | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) is progressing and resuming driving a vehicle. He's still unlikely to play in Week 13, though.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys plan to have RB DeMarco Murray (foot) at practice sometime this week, but there's no guarantee he plays in Week 13.

RB | Jonathan Stewart | Carolina Panthers | Injury, Fantasy
Carolina Panthers RB DeAngelo Williams saw 11 carries in the Week 12 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Nov. 26, with RB Jonathan Stewart (ankle) leaving early. However, Williams finished with just 21 rushing yards, and he had no receptions.

RB | Bryce Brown | Philadelphia Eagles | Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles RB Bryce Brown made his first NFL start in Week 12 against the Carolina Panthers Monday, Nov. 26. He racked up 178 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 19 carries, and he also had four receptions for 11 yards in place of RB LeSean McCoy (concussion). Brown did lose a pair of fumbles, however.

RB | Jamie Harper | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans RB Jamie Harper (ankle) said he believes his ankle is healthy enough to allow him to play in Week 13.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said RB Ben Tate (hamstring) worked out with trainers Monday, Nov. 26. Kubiak said he expects Tate to say he feels good Tuesday, Nov. 27, and return to the practice field Wednesday, Nov. 28.

RB | Mike Goodson | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen is hopeful RB Mike Goodson (ankle) will return to practice this week.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen is hopeful RB Darren McFadden (ankle) will return to practice this week.

RB | Andre Brown | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
The New York Giants placed RB Andre Brown (leg) on Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list Monday, Nov. 26.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars head coach Mike Mularkey thinks RB Maurice Jones-Drew (foot) has a chance to be back before the end of the season to help the team finish strong.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said RB Adrian Peterson (shoulder) is dealing with a shoulder sprain but should be able to play Week 13.

RB | Jeremiah Johnson | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have re-signed free-agent RB Jeremiah Johnson to the practice squad.


Fullback

FB | Corey McIntyre | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said FB Corey McIntyre's (ankle) ankle injury he suffered in Week 12 is not considered serious and McIntyre has a chance to practice this week.

FB | Jacob Hester | Denver Broncos | Transaction, Free Agents
The Denver Broncos have signed free-agent FB Jacob Hester (Chargers). Terms of the deal were not disclosed.


Wide Receiver

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys are hopeful that WR Miles Austin (hamstring, hip) will be ready for the Week 13 game.

WR | DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson (ribs) is expected to miss a few weeks with a rib cartilage strain. Jackson, QB Michael Vick (concussion) and RB LeSean McCoy (concussion) are all expected to miss the Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys.

WR | Harry Douglas | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons head coach Mike Smith said Monday, Nov. 26, that if the team had practiced, WR Harry Douglas (ankle) would have been a limited participant. Because the Falcons play in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Nov. 29, they were required to release injury information even though they had just a walk-through.

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said Monday, Nov. 26, that WR Dexter McCluster (head) has a head injury, and he was re-evaluated. Crennel expects to know more later on McCluster's status for Week 13 and beyond.

WR | Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | Injury, Fantasy
St. Louis Rams WR Danny Amendola (foot) is sore, according to head coach Jeff Fisher. The hope is he will get back on the practice field this week.

WR | Kyle Williams | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Kyle Williams (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 12.

WR | Kevin Ogletree | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys WR Kevin Ogletree (concussion) said he hopes to participate in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot) looked good in practice Monday, Nov. 26, according to head coach Mike Shanahan. Shanahan also confirmed Garcon suffered no setbacks in Week 12.

WR | David Reed | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
The Baltimore Ravens activated WR David Reed (knee) from the Physically Unable To Perform list and placed DB Anthony Levine (shoulder) on Injured Reserve Monday, Nov. 26.

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said he does not have an update on WR Percy Harvin (ankle) at this point. He said he will know more after the trainers put Harvin through some activities.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Sam Baker | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
The Atlanta Falcons did not practice Monday, Nov. 26, but if they had, head coach Mike Smith said OT Sam Baker (groin), WR Kevin Cone (groin), S Charles Mitchell (calf), LB Stephen Nicholas (knee), TE Michael Palmer (back), DT Vance Walker (ribs) and LB Sean Weatherspoon (ankle) were all limited in practice. Because the Falcons play in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Nov. 29, they were required to release injury information even though they had just a walk-through.

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said Monday, Nov. 26, that OT Branden Albert (back) is till working his way back, and the team will "have to find out what he can do this week."

OT | Jammal Brown | Washington Redskins | Injury
The Washington Redskins will have to decide whether to add OT Jammal Brown (hip) to their active roster by Tuesday, Nov. 27, but it appears that he will be placed on Injured Reserve after missing practice Monday, Nov. 26. He has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list but was able to practice the last few weeks.

OT | Marcus Gilbert | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed OT Marcus Gilbert (ankle) on Injured Reserve.

OT | Zach Strief | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt said OT Zach Strief (groin) has a chance to play Week 13 after missing Week 12 because of a groin injury. Vitt said Strief was not close to being able to play in Week 12.

OT | Bryce Harris | New Orleans Saints | Injury
New Orleans Saints OT Bryce Harris (leg) will not play Week 13 because of a lower leg injury he suffered in Week 12.

OT | Phil Loadholt | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder) suffered a sprained acromioclavicular joint in the team's Week 12 game. OT Phil Loadholt (knee) had knee inflammation.

OT | David Diehl | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants OT David Diehl (neck, shoulder) suffered a stinger during the team's Week 12 game and did not return to the game after the injury.

OT | Tyron Smith | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith (ankle) is taking part in the team's walkthrough practice session Monday, Nov. 26.


Guard

OG | Chris Spencer | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears OG Chris Spencer (knee) underwent an MRI on his injured knee which revealed some torn cartilage but it is not believed to be serious. There is no timetable for Spencer's return at this point.

OG | David DeCastro | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Transaction
The Pittsburgh Steelers have activated OG David DeCastro (knee) from the Injured Reserve/Designated to Return list and signed practice squad OG John Malecki to their active roster. The team also waived WR David Gilreath.

OG | Lance Louis | Chicago Bears | Injury
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears OG Lance Louis (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 12 and will need surgery to repair the injury.

OG | Ryan Cook | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys C Phil Costa (ankle) and C Ryan Cook (knee) were on the field but did not look to be taking part in the team's walkthrough practice session Monday, Nov. 26.


Offensive Line

OL | Derek Newton | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said OT Derek Newton (knee) and LB Bradie James (hamstring) are considered day-to-day and have not been ruled out for Week 13.


Defensive Line

DL | Ron Edwards | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers DT Ron Edwards (elbow) left the Week 12 game against the Philadelphia Eagles Monday, Nov. 26, due to an elbow injury.

DL | Calais Campbell | Arizona Cardinals | Injury
Arizona Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt said he expects DE Calais Campbell (calf) will be able to play Week 13.

DL | Chris Kelsay | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills head coach Chan Gailey said he does not think DE Chris Kelsay (neck) will miss the rest of the season because of his neck injury but does not have a definite answer.

DL | Fili Moala | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts DT Fili Moala (knee) will miss the rest of the season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 12.

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DE Jason Hatcher (concussion) and DT Jay Ratliff (groin) were taking part in the team's walkthrough practice session Monday, Nov. 26.


Linebacker

LB | Clay Matthews | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers defensive coordinator Dom Capers said LB Clay Matthews (hamstring) is making progress from his hamstring injury but is not sure if he will be ready for Week 13. Capers said the team does not want to bring Matthews back too early because the cold weather could affect the injury.

LB | Bradie James | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said OT Derek Newton (knee) and LB Bradie James (hamstring) are considered day-to-day and have not been ruled out for Week 13.

LB | Bruce Carter | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys LB Bruce Carter (elbow) has a broken bone in his elbow in addition to having the elbow be dislocated.

LB | Jasper Brinkley | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings LB Jasper Brinkley (shoulder) suffered a sprained acromioclavicular joint in the team's Week 12 game. OT Phil Loadholt (knee) had knee inflammation.

LB | Roddrick Muckelroy | Washington Redskins | Injury, Transaction, Free Agents
The Washington Redskins have signed free-agent LB Roddrick Muckelroy (Bengals). Terms of the contract were not disclosed. In a corresponding move, the team placed LB Keenan Robinson (pectoral) on Injured Reserve.


Cornerback

CB | Charles Tillman | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, a source said Chicago Bears CB Charles Tillman (foot) chipped a bone in his right foot. The injury doesn't appear to be serious, and he can possibly play through it.

CB | Asante Samuel | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
The Atlanta Falcons did not practice Monday, Nov. 26, but if they had, head coach Mike Smith said DT Peria Jerry (quadriceps) and Asante Samuel (shoulder) would not have participated. Because the Falcons play in Week 13 against the New Orleans Saints Thursday, Nov. 29, they were required to release injury information even though they had just a walk-through.

CB | Eric Wright | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Transaction
By being suspended for games this season, the guaranteed money in Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Eric Wright's contract for next season is now null and void. However, he is appealing the suspension for violating the league's policy on performance enhancing drugs.

CB | Vontae Davis | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians said TE Coby Fleener (shoulder) and CB Vontae Davis (knee) are expected to take part in practice Wednesday, Nov. 28.

CB | Johnathan Joseph | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Johnathan Joseph (hamstring) worked out with trainers Monday, Nov. 26, and is considered day-to-day at this point.

CB | Michael Coe | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The New York Giants have waived CB Michael Coe (hamstring) off the Injured Reserve list.

CB | Brandon Carr | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Brandon Carr may see time as a slot cornerback with CB Orlando Scandrick (hand) out of action for the next few weeks.

CB | Mike Jenkins | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys CB Mike Jenkins will see more playing time moving forward as a result of CB Orlando Scandrick (hand) missing the next few weeks following surgery. Jenkins is mainly an outside corner, but he'll see some time in the slot with Scandrick out.


Strong Safety

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin said that SS Kenny Phillips (knee) did not suffer a new knee injury, but that he "aggravated it."


Free Safety

FS | Kendrick Lewis | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs FS Kendrick Lewis (shoulder) suffered a shoulder injury in the Week 12 game against the Denver Broncos, and he was sent for an MRI Monday, Nov. 26. Head coach Romeo Crennel said the medical staff "didn't seem overly concerned" at the time of the injury.

FS | Eric Weddle | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers S Eric Weddle (concussion) was feeling better Monday, Nov. 26, after leaving the Week 12 game against the Baltimore Ravens with a concussion. Head coach Norv Turner said the team will "have to wait a few days" to see where Weddle is in terms of his status for Week 13 and beyond.

FS | Harrison Smith | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said TE Kyle Rudolph (head) and FS Harrison Smith (head) are still being evaluated for possible concussions.


Offensive Coordinator

OC | Dowell Loggains | Tennessee Titans | Transaction
The Tennessee Titans fired offensive coordinator Chris Palmer Monday, Nov. 26, and replaced him with quarterbacks coach Dowell Loggains.

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