Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 2, 2013 @ 05:59:28 PDT



QB | Kevin Kolb | Arizona Cardinals | Fantasy
According to a source, head coach candidate Andy Reid (Eagles) pitch to the Arizona Cardinals will be the potential to "fix (QB Kevin Kolb)." The team would like to keep Kolb if possible.

QB | Ben Roethlisberger | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury, Fantasy
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said Monday, Dec. 31, QB Ben Roethlisberger (shoulder, ribs) will not require offseason surgery.

QB | Brandon Weeden | Cleveland Browns | Injury
Cleveland Browns QB Brandon Weeden (shoulder) said his injured shoulder remains sore and he will not throw for some time.

Running Back

RB | BenJarvus Green-Ellis | Cincinnati Bengals | Injury
Cincinnati Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden said the team plans on running the football in their Wild Card playoff game, even if RB BenJarvus Green-Ellis (hamstring) is out of the lineup. "We're going to prepare to run the ball like we do every week and hopefully BenJarvus is healthy," Gruden said. "He's got a little twinge right now, but it looks like he's going to be fine. It will be important to us ... We have other backs also that can run the ball. We're not going to change our plan at all. It never varies. We have a good run plan going in, but Houston's a good run defense as we all know. It's going to be important to try to force the issue."

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen, rest) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Jan. 1.

RB | Brandon Jacobs | Free Agent | Transaction
Updating a previous report, the San Francisco 49ers have released RB Brandon Jacobs.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Injury, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns RB Trent Richardson (ankle) said he sat out the team's Week 17 game with a high ankle sprain, even though he has played with broken ribs for most of the season.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Fantasy
The Dallas Cowboys set a team record for fewest rushing yards in a 16-game season with 1,265. RB DeMarco Murray rushed for 663 yards this season after missing six games with a foot injury.

Wide Receiver

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle, knee) said there is no chance he will miss the team's Wild Card playoff game. "100 percent," Cobb said of his chances to play.

WR | Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, Jan. 1.

WR | Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys WR Dez Bryant (back) spent the night in the hospital Sunday, Dec. 30, after leaving the team's Week 17 game because of a back injury.

WR | Titus Young | Detroit Lions | Injury
Detroit Lions WR Titus Young could return to the team next season, according to head coach Jim Schwartz. "There's a chance," Schwartz said. "There is a process involved there. He's a very talented player and obviously made a difference when he was on the field and it, particularly with the way the injuries went with Nate Burleson and then later (Ryan) Broyles, it affected the team not having him out there." Young got sent home for behavioral issues and was eventually placed in Injured Reserve late in the 2012 season.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Free Agents, Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins likely will pursue a playmaking receiver like Pittsburgh Steelers impending free-agent WR Mike Wallace or Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR Greg Jennings if they become available during free agency.

WR | Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | Injury, Fantasy
New York Giants WR Hakeem Nicks (knee) said he will talk to doctors about whether he needs offseason surgery. Nicks added his injured knee initially needed up to eight weeks to heal, but he opted to play through the pain.

Tight End

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (undisclosed), WR Jarrett Boykin (undisclosed) and DL Jerel Worthy (hamstring) all did not practice Tuesday, Jan. 1.

Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | San Francisco 49ers | Transaction, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers PK David Akers will remain on the roster and compete with the newly signed Billy Cundiff to determine who will play in the postseason.

Defensive Line

DL | Rob Ninkovich | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich (hip) suffered some strained muscles in his hip in Week 17 but has a good chance to play in the Divisional Round playoff game.

DL | Brian Robison | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said DE Brian Robison (shoulder) should be able to play in the Wild Card playoff game.

DL | Brett Keisel | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers DE Brett Keisel (knee) suffered a medial collateral ligament sprain in Week 17 and will not require surgery.


LB | Brian Urlacher | Chicago Bears | Free Agents, Fantasy
Chicago Bears LB Brian Urlacher said he wants to stay with the Chicago Bears, even though he is a free-agent and had said he would only play for former head coach Lovie Smith. "I feel like I'm a Bear, no matter what happens," Urlacher said. "I want to be here. ... I still don't want to play for anybody else, and I'll keep saying that until it happens, I guess."


CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury
Green Bay Packers CB Charles Woodson (collarbone) has been cleared to play and he is expected to play in the team's Wild Card playoff game Saturday, Jan. 5.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings FS Harrison Smith (stinger), CB Antoine Winfield (hand) and LB Tyrone McKenzie (shoulder) all did not participate in practice Tuesday, Jan. 1.

CB | Ike Taylor | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
Pittsburgh Steelers head coach Mike Tomlin said OT Mike X. Adams (ankle), CB Curtis Brown (ankle) and CB Ike Taylor (ankle) will not need surgery this offseason.

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