Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on December 10, 2012 @ 10:31:01 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, the MRI for Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) came back clear. Griffin does not have any ligament damage, and his injury is being called a sprain. His status for Week 15 against the Cleveland Browns is uncertain, however.

QB | Nick Foles | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles completed 32 of his 51 pass attempts for a career-high 381 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Foles' 381 yards were the 13th-most by a rookie in NFL history. He engineered a fourth quarter comeback, throwing a 1-yard touchdown strike to WR Jeremy Maclin on the final play of regulation to win the game. Foles also led the team in rushing with 27 yards on three carries, scoring on a 10-yard run in the first quarter. According to the Elias Sports Bureau, it was the first time since 1970 that the Eagles won a game they were trailing on a last-second touchdown.

QB | Jay Cutler | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears QB Jay Cutler (neck) did not feel like the neck injury he suffered in Week 14 against the Minnesota Vikings was too serious. "Really stiff," Cutler said Sunday, Dec. 9. "Started stiffening up more and more. I just have to take it day by day."


Running Back

RB | Jalen Parmele | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury
Jacksonville Jaguars RB Jalen Parmele (groin) had surgery on his groin Thursday, Dec. 6, and is looking at a two-month rehab.

RB | Michael Bush | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Chicago Bears RB Michael Bush (ribs) was limited to just two plays in the team's Week 14 game.

RB | Ray Rice | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Baltimore Ravens RB Ray Rice's (hip) hip pointer is slight. He didn't appear to be in major discomfort after the Week 14 game.

RB | Ahmad Bradshaw | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants RB Ahmad Bradshaw (knee) will probably not practice Wednesday, Dec. 12, after suffering a knee injury in Week 14. Bradshaw returned to the game but did not have his usual explosiveness.

RB | C.J. Spiller | Buffalo Bills | Injury, Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson (ankle) could miss the remainder of the season as he is expected to be out at least two to three weeks, and if that's the case, Jackson may have played his final game with the team in Week 14. He is due to make nearly $5 million next season in salary and bonuses, which is considered a lot for someone who has been passed by RB C.J. Spiller in terms of big-play ability.

RB | Darren Sproles | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints RB Darren Sproles (knee) suffered an apparent knee injury in the Week 14 game against the New York Giants on a punt return, forcing him to receive medical attention. He returned to the game and finished with five runs for 56 yards and a touchdown, while adding four catches for 28 yards and a score.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Injury, Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons RB Michael Turner (elbow) was able to play in Week 14 against the Carolina Panthers, but he managed just seven carries for 14 yards. However, he was able to find the end zone.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) left the Week 14 game against the Arizona Cardinals briefly. He was able to return, and finished with 11 carries, 128 yards and three touchdowns. It was his first three-touchdown game since 2010.

RB | Jamaal Charles | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Kansas City Chiefs RB Jamaal Charles (rib) was able to return the team's Week 14 game after missing some time with a rib injury.

RB | Cyrus Gray | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs RB Cyrus Gray (shoulder) left the game early Week 14 because of a shoulder injury.


Fullback

FB | Vonta Leach | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Sunday, Dec. 9, that FB Vonta Leach (ankle) was walking without issue after leaving the Week 14 game against the Washington Redskins due to a sprained ankle.

FB | Stanley Havili | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles FB Stanley Havili (ankle) aggravated his ankle injury in the Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.


Wide Receiver

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (knee, foot) is unlikely to practice Wednesday, Dec. 12, after he was banged up on several occasions in Week 14.

WR | Stephen Hill | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets WR Stephen Hill (knee), who will undergo an MRI Monday, Dec. 10, after suffering a knee injury in Week 14, also suffered some cartilage damage last week, so the hope is that this injury is more of the same and not a torn anterior cruciate ligament.

WR | Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury, Fantasy
Continuing previous reports, Kansas City Chiefs head coach Romeo Crennel said he wasn't sure what WR Dwayne Bowe's (ribs) status would be for the team's Week 15 game against the Oakland Raiders. Bowe left the team's locker room shortly after suffering his injury, which is likely a sign his injury isn't minor. Crennel said he'll know more after the team finishes evaluating Bowe.

WR | Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson (leg) left the Week 14 game against the New York Giants, limping off the field. He had just one catch for 11 yards in the loss.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (finger) missed a few play in Week 14 against the Cincinnati Bengals to have a sprained finger taped. He was able to return, and caught a fourth quarter touchdown pass. "I tossed the ball a little bit before I ran back in to see if it was OK," Bryant said. "Hey, I felt OK, so I went back into the game."


Tight End

TE | Brent Celek | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles TE Brent Celek (concussion) appears likely to miss the team's Week 15 game with a concussion. Celek will have to advance through the team's five-step concussion recovery program, which includes staying symptom-free, passing an imPACT test and be cleared by an independent neurologist, before he can get back on the field. The team has a short turnaround, with their next game Thursday, Dec. 13.

TE | Brandon Pettigrew | Detroit Lions | Injury, Fantasy
Detroit Lions TE Brandon Pettigrew (ankle), as an update to previous stories, was wearing a protective boot following the team's Week 14 loss to the Green Bay Packers. He suffered an injured left ankle during the game and wasn't able to return. He hasn't missed a game since his rookie season in 2009. The Lions have been snake bitten by injuries amongst the receiving targets recently. "Losing Pettigrew, with as few guys familiar with our game day experience, that kind of thing is definitely a loss," said QB Matthew Stafford.

TE | Marcedes Lewis | Jacksonville Jaguars | Injury, Fantasy
Jacksonville Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis (neck) left the Week 14 game against the New York Jets due to an apparent neck stinger. He was limited to just one catch for four yards on the afternoon.

TE | Jared Cook | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans TE Jared Cook (shoulder) left the Week 14 game against the Indianapolis Colts with a right shoulder injury. He had three catches for 20 yards and a touchdown before departing.

TE | Garrett Graham | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans TE Garrett Graham (concussion) will not play Week 14 because of a concussion.


Place Kicker

PK | Robbie Gould | Chicago Bears | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Chicago Bears PK Robbie Gould (calf) suffered a left calf injury before the Week 14 game against the Minnesota Vikings, according to head coach Lovie Smith after the game. "In the end, it didn't really affect us that much. We didn't have to kick a lot of field goals or anything like that but it is of some concern," Smith said.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Winston Justice | Indianapolis Colts | Injury
Indianapolis Colts OT Winston Justice (biceps) suffered a biceps injury in Week 14.


Guard

OG | Nate Livings | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Nate Livings (knee), S Gerald Sensabaugh (leg) and LB DeMarcus Ware (shoulder) each left the Week 14 game against the Cincinnati Bengals briefly due to injury, but each were able to return.

OG | Willie Colon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Updating a previous report, Pittsburgh Steelers OG Willie Colon (knee) aggravated his knee injury in the Week 14 game against the San Diego Chargers, and he is likely done for the season.

OG | Marshal Yanda | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens OG Marshal Yanda (ankle) left the Week 14 game against the Washington Redskins due to an ankle injury. He was on crutches and wearing a walking boot after the game.


Defensive Line

DL | Jay Ratliff | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys DT Jay Ratliff (ankle) reportedly had a "volcanic" exchange with owner and general manager Jerry Jones after the team's Week 13 game. Jones reportedly told Ratliff "we need you," and Ratliff, who hasn't played in seven games this season because of injuries, didn't take it well. Ratliff rose to physically challenge Jones and made a comment about the owner's age. "They're both passionate men and great men, and they want to win, that's all it is," according to a source. "But they were in each other's faces. People had to intervene."

DL | Kendall Reyes | San Diego Chargers | Injury
San Diego Chargers C Nick Hardwick (stinger), DE Vaughn Martin (groin), DL Kendall Reyes (quadriceps), TE Dante Rosario (quadriceps), FS Darrell Stuckey (hamstring) and LB Demorrio Williams (ankle) each suffered injuries in the Week 14 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

DL | Jonathan Babineaux | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DT Jonathan Babineaux (rib) suffered a rib injury in Week 14.

DL | Michael Johnson | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals DE Michael Johnson (foot) returned to the team's Week 14 game after missing some time with a foot injury.

DL | Phil Taylor | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns DT Phil Taylor (ankle) left the game Week 14 because of an ankle injury but was able to return after missing some time.


Linebacker

LB | Bryan Thomas | New York Jets | Injury
New York Jets LB Bryan Thomas (pectoral) will undergo tests for a possible pectoral tear suffered in Week 14. Results should be known Monday, Dec. 10.

LB | Koa Misi | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins LB Koa Misi (ankle) suffered an ankle injury in a Week 14 loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

LB | Curtis Lofton | New Orleans Saints | Injury, Fantasy
New Orleans Saints LB Curtis Lofton (shoulder) left the Week 14 game against the New York Giants. Trainers were working on his arm/shoulder area.

LB | Jameel McClain | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens LB Jameel McClain (neck) had X-rays after the Week 14 game against the Washington Redskins and they were negative. However, he was in serious pain and dealing with swelling.

LB | DeMarcus Ware | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Nate Livings (knee), S Gerald Sensabaugh (leg) and LB DeMarcus Ware (shoulder) each left the Week 14 game against the Cincinnati Bengals briefly due to injury, but each were able to return.


Cornerback

CB | Ron Bartell | Oakland Raiders | Transaction
The Oakland Raiders have informed CB Ron Bartell he will be released Monday, Dec. 10, according to a source.

CB | Prince Amukamara | New York Giants | Injury
New York Giants CB Prince Amukamara (hamstring) suffered a hamstring injury in the second half of the Week 14 game against the New Orleans Saints and he did not return. "I can't diagnose it, I don't know how bad it is," Amukamara said. "But I was getting ready to get wrapped up and go back in the game."

CB | Nnamdi Asomugha | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha (neck) left the Week 14 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a neck injury. X-rays were negative.

CB | Morris Claiborne | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Dallas Cowboys CB Morris Claiborne (lip) required stitches to close a gash to his lip in the third quarter of the Week 14 game against the Cincinnati Bengals. He was unable to return.

CB | Tim Jennings | Chicago Bears | Injury
Chicago Bears CB Tim Jennings (shoulder) said Sunday, Dec. 9, that he is recovering from a dislocated right shoulder. CB Kelvin Hayden started in his absence in Week 14 against the Minnesota Vikings. Jennings would not rule himself out for the Week 15 battle against the Green Bay Packers.


Strong Safety

SS | Haruki Nakamura | Carolina Panthers | Injury
Carolina Panthers SS Haruki Nakamura (groin) was on crutches after suffering a groin injury in the Week 14 game against the Atlanta Falcons. "Something in the groin popped," Nakamura said Sunday, Dec. 9.


Free Safety

FS | Craig Dahl | St. Louis Rams | Injury
St. Louis Rams FS Craig Dahl (head) left the game early Week 14 and was being evaluated for a concussion.

FS | Jairus Byrd | Buffalo Bills | Injury
Buffalo Bills FS Jairus Byrd (leg) left the game Week 14 because leg contusion but was able to return after missing some time.

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