Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 3, 2012 @ 10:23:53 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Michael Vick | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said QB Michael Vick (concussion) is in Stage 4 of the NFL's concussion protocol system and is showing signs of improvement; however, Reid made it clear that QB Nick Foles will start even when Vick is cleared to return.

QB | Tim Tebow | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said he regretted keeping QB Tim Tebow (ribs) active for Week 12 as Ryan believes the quarterback is nowhere near 100 percent.


Running Back

RB | Joe McKnight | New York Jets | Injury
X-rays on New York Jets RB Joe McKnight's (ribs) injured ribs came back negative, according to head coach Rex Ryan.

RB | Ryan Mathews | San Diego Chargers | Injury, Fantasy
The San Diego Chargers ran the ball just 11 times in their Week 13 game. RB Ryan Mathews (ankle) had just nine carries for 26 yards. The Chargers have not had a 100-yard rusher all season.

RB | Matt Forte | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Matt Forte (ankle) received 48 snaps at running back compared to just 13 for RB Michael Bush in Week 13.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Despite a solid effort in Week 13 with 83 yards rushing and a touchdown, Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (foot) did look tentative at times. However, his return to the lineup enabled the offense to be more balanced.

RB | Cedric Peerman | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury, Fantasy
Cincinnati Bengals RB Cedric Peerman (ankle) left the Week 13 game against the San Diego Chargers due to a right ankle injury.

RB | Darren McFadden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said Sunday, Dec. 2, that he expects RB Darren McFadden (ankle) to play in the Week 14 game Thursday, Dec. 6, against the Denver Broncos.


Wide Receiver

WR | Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Miles Austin (hip) said following Week 13 his injured hip is still sore but improving. "It's still a little sore, but from how it did feel to how it felt Wednesday after a bunch of treatment and anti-inflammatories it felt leaps and bounds better than it did at the time," Austin said. He could be limited during practice for the remaining weeks of the season.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (cramps) left the Week 13 game in the second half against the Philadelphia Eagles to get intravenous fluids in the locker room due to cramping. He returned midway through the fourth quarter.

WR | Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks WR Sidney Rice (head) was shaken up on the final play of the Week 13 game against the Chicago Bears, his 13-yard touchdown reception in overtime. Bears SS Major Wright crushed him at the goal line, jarring the ball loose after breaking the plane. Rice remained down for several moments, but was able to walk to the sideline with teammate WR Golden Tate under his own power. He was answering questions after the game, so it appears a concussion has been averted.

WR | Brandon Marshall | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears WR Brandon Marshall (knee) was tended to by the medical staff on the sidelines for a right knee injury in Week 13 against the Seattle Seahawks. He checked out fine, and finished with 10 receptions and 165 yards. He now has 91 catches, 1,182 yards and eight touchdowns. The receiving yards are the most in franchise history through 12 games.

WR | Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers WR Mike Wallace (undisclosed) was shaken up late in the fourth quarter of the Week 13 game against the Baltimore Ravens, but he was able to jog off under his own power.

WR | Julian Edelman | New England Patriots | Injury
Updating a previous report, New England Patriots WR Julian Edelman (foot) was seen with a walking boot and crutches after the team's Week 13 game.

WR | Mario Manningham | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers WR Mario Manningham (shoulder) left the game early Week 13 because of a shoulder injury.

WR | Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills WR Stevie Johnson (hamstring) left early Week 13 because of a hamstring injury.


Tight End

TE | Dustin Keller | New York Jets | Injury, Fantasy
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan said TE Dustin Keller (ankle) had swelling in his ankle following Week 13; however, he does not know the full extent of the injury.

TE | Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (abdominal) left the Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys due to an abdominal contusion, but he was able to return to the game. Celek finished with seven grabs for 73 yards.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Jake Long | Miami Dolphins | Injury
The Miami Dolphins fear OT Jake Long (triceps) suffered a torn triceps in Week 13, according to sources close to the team and player.

OT | Jeromey Clary | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers OT Jeromey Clary (knee) left the Week 13 game against the Cincinnati Bengals in the first half due to a knee injury and was unable to return. OG Kevin Haslam finished the game in Clary's place.

OT | James Carpenter | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Updating a previous report, Seattle Seahawks OG James Carpenter (knee) suffered a knee injury in Week 13 against the Chicago Bears. He had X-rays, which were negative, but he is scheduled for an MRI during the week, according to head coach Pete Carroll.

OT | Winston Justice | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Winston Justice (concussion) left the team's game Week 13 because of a concussion.

OT | David Stewart | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Updating a previous report, Tennessee Titans OT David Stewart (leg) suffered a fractured right leg in Week 13 and will miss the rest of the season.


Guard

OG | Dan Connolly | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots OG Dan Connolly (back) left the Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins due to a back injury. He was taken to the locker room and unable to return. OG Nick McDonald filled in for Connolly.


Defensive Line

DL | Jared Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings DE Jared Allen (shoulder) has played all season with a torn labrum in his shoulder, and though he hasn't missed a practice, the injury might be affecting the quality of his play. Allen will undergo surgery after the season on his shoulder.

DL | Jason Pierre-Paul | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul (back) traveled with the team for their Week 13 game and is expected to try to play.

DL | Fletcher Cox | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Philadelphia Eagles DL Fletcher Cox (tailbone) aggravated his tailbone injury in the first half of the Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys and he was taken to the locker room for evaluation.


Linebacker

LB | Terrell Suggs | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens LB Terrell Suggs (arm) was not concerned with his arm injury after the Week 13 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. "I'll be all right," Suggs said. Head coach John Harbaugh said there was "no immediate word" on the injury to Suggs.

LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher (hamstring) left the Week 13 game against the Seattle Seahawks in overtime due to a hamstring injury.

LB | Jacquian Williams | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants LB Jacquian Williams (knee) is not traveling with the team for their Week 13 game and has been ruled out.


Cornerback

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers CB Ike Taylor (ankle) is expected to miss three to six weeks, according to a source. He will have an MRI Monday, Dec. 3.

CB | Tim Jennings | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) left the Week 13 game against the Seattle Seahawks due to a shoulder injury.

CB | Dre Kirkpatrick | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals CB Dre Kirkpatrick (concussion) took a knee to the head in the Week 13 game against the San Diego Chargers, suffering a concussion.


Strong Safety

SS | Kenny Phillips | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants SS Kenny Phillips (knee) is expected to be a game-time decision for Week 13.

SS | Charlie Peprah | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys SS Charlie Peprah (foot) is expected to miss at least one more game with a foot injury.

SS | Kurt Coleman | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles SS Kurt Coleman (chest) suffered a chest contusion in the Week 13 game against the Dallas Cowboys. X-rays were negative, according to head coach Andy Reid.

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