Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 4, 2013 @ 07:17:31 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Robert Griffin III | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III (knee) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 3.

QB | Christian Ponder | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier said QB Christian Ponder (elbow) was very limited during practice Thursday, Jan. 3, because of his injured elbow.

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots QB Tom Brady (shoulder) is participating in practice Thursday, Jan. 3, after sitting out practice Wednesday, Jan. 2.

QB | Matthew Stafford | Detroit Lions | Draft, Fantasy
Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said he will look to add a playmaker in the passing game this offseason. Mayhew has taken one wide receiver in each of his four NFL Drafts as Lions general manager. "The way I look at it, when you've got a quarterback like Matthew Stafford, you want to keep giving him weapons, and that's what we're going to try to keep doing," Mayhew said. "If it's receiver, if it's a tight end, if it's a running back that can catch passes out of the backfield, all those things help Matthew to be better, and they help Calvin to be better."

QB | Donovan McNabb | Free Agent | Free Agents
ESPN analyst Sal Paolantonio thinks former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid could bring free-agent QB Donovan McNabb (Vikings) with him wherever he lands a job as a head coach to serve as a backup quarterback.


Running Back

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Injury, Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch (back) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

RB | Ben Tate | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans RB James Casey (knee), RB Tyler Clutts (abdomen), RB Justin Forsett (knee), S Shiloh Keo (ankle), WR DeVier Posey (foot), RB Ben Tate (foot) and QB T.J. Yates (elbow) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 3.

RB | Fred Jackson | Buffalo Bills | Fantasy
Buffalo Bills RB Fred Jackson said he'd be willing to serve as RB C.J. Spiller's backup next year if the new head coach installs Spiller as the starting running back. Spiller racked up 1,244 rushing yards and averaged six yards per carry this season while Jackson dealt with a slew of injuries and had a career-worst 3.8 yards per carry.

RB | Adrian Peterson | Minnesota Vikings | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Minnesota Vikings RB Adrian Peterson (abdomen) returned to practice Thursday, Jan. 3, and moved around well, according to head coach Leslie Frazier.

RB | Le'Veon Bell | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell will forgo his senior season and will enter the 2013 NFL Draft.


Wide Receiver

WR | Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings WR Percy Harvin (ankle) has not been at the team's facility since he was placed on Injured Reserve in December and has decided to rehab his injured ankle in Florida. Head coach Leslie Frazier said it is Harvin's decision to not be with the team but he is not required to be at the facility or on the sidelines. Frazier said the team has been monitoring Harvin's rehab.

WR | Pierre Garcon | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon (foot) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 3.

WR | Joshua Morgan | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins LB Lorenzo Alexander (shoulder), DE Stephen Bowen (biceps), QB Kirk Cousins (illness), LB London Fletcher (ankle), CB DeAngelo Hall (elbow), LB Ryan Kerrigan (ankle), C Will Montgomery (knee), WR Joshua Morgan (hand, foot), S Jordan Pugh (ankle), P Sav Rocca (knee) and S Madieu Williams (elbow) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 3.

WR | Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | Injury, Fantasy
Baltimore Ravens WR Anquan Boldin (shoulder), LB Dannell Ellerbe (ankle), DE Arthur Jones (thigh), LB Ray Lewis (triceps), LB Albert McClellan (shoulder, thigh), T Kelechi Osemele (knee), S Ed Reed (shoulder), CB Jimmy Smith (abdomen) and LB Terrell Suggs (biceps) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

WR | Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Jordy Nelson (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

WR | Randall Cobb | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Randall Cobb (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

WR | Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | Fantasy
The Oakland Raiders may consider releasing WR Darrius Heyward-Bey this offseason to gain some salary cap space. Heyward-Bey is scheduled to make $7.72 million next season.


Tight End

TE | Owen Daniels | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans TE Owen Daniels (chest, knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

TE | Jermichael Finley | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers TE Jermichael Finley (quadriceps) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.


Place Kicker

PK | David Akers | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers PKs David Akers and Billy Cundiff began their competition during practice Thursday, Jan. 3, with general manager Trent Baalke, head coach Jim Harbaugh and special teams coach Brad Seely watching. Akers made 16 of his 21 field goal attempts during the media-access portion of practice while Cundiff made 10 of his 12 attempts.


Defensive Line

DL | Justin Smith | San Francisco 49ers | Injury
San Francisco 49ers DE Justin Smith (triceps) said he believes he will be ready to play in the Divisional Round playoff game. "I think it's just a matter of getting out there and going. You just go out there and play until you can't and be ready. I feel like I'll be ready. I really wasn't trying to pay attention to it (in practice), honestly. You can't worry about it in the game, so try not to worry about it now and go on from there," Smith said.

DL | Antonio D. Smith | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans CB Alan Ball (foot), DT Shaun Cody (back), OT Derek Newton (knee), LB Brooks Reed (groin), DE Antonio D. Smith (ankle) and OG Wade Smith (knee) were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

DL | Haloti Ngata | Baltimore Ravens | Injury
Baltimore Ravens RB Anthony Allen (head), TE Billy Bajema (head), WR Tandon Doss (ankle), CB Chris X. Johnson (thigh), DE Pernell McPhee (thigh), DT Haloti Ngata (knee), RB Bernard Pierce (ankle), S Bernard Pollard (chest), G Jah Reid (toe) and G Marshal Yanda (shoulder, knee) all were limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

DL | Jared Allen | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings OT Phil Loadholt (knee), DE Jared Allen (shoulder), DE George Johnson (quadriceps), CB A.J. Jefferson (ankle) and P Chris Kluwe (knee) fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

DL | Richard Seymour | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent DT Richard Seymour or P Shane Lechler this offseason.

DL | Rob Ninkovich | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DE Rob Ninkovich (hip) and LB Dont'a Hightower (hamstring, shoulder) are participating in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.


Defensive End

DE | Andre Carter | Oakland Raiders | Free Agents
The Oakland Raiders would like to re-sign impending free-agent DE Andre Carter and LB Philip Wheeler this offseason.


Linebacker

LB | London Fletcher | Washington Redskins | Injury, Fantasy
Washington Redskins LB Lorenzo Alexander (shoulder), DE Stephen Bowen (biceps), QB Kirk Cousins (illness), LB London Fletcher (ankle), CB DeAngelo Hall (elbow), LB Ryan Kerrigan (ankle), C Will Montgomery (knee), WR Joshua Morgan (hand, foot), S Jordan Pugh (ankle), P Sav Rocca (knee) and S Madieu Williams (elbow) practiced in full Thursday, Jan. 3.

LB | Jerrell Freeman | Indianapolis Colts | Injury, Fantasy
Indianapolis Colts LB Pat Angerer (illness), RB Delone Carter (ankle), LB Jerrell Freeman (thumb), T Antonio Johnson (ankle), T Winston Justice (shoulder), DE Cory Redding (quadriceps), C Samson Satele (ankle), C A.Q. Shipley (knee), CB Teddy Williams (knee) and S Tom Zbikowski (knee) all fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

LB | Sean Lee | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys LB Sean Lee (toe) is planning on being ready for the start of the offseason program in April and said his rehab is on track. Lee has increased his workload in recent weeks and hopes to do some light jogging in the near future.


Cornerback

CB | Charles Woodson | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers CB Davon House (hip) and DB Charles Woodson (collarbone) both fully participated in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

CB | Tramon Williams | Green Bay Packers | Injury, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers WR Jarrett Boykin (ankle) and CB Tramon Williams (illness) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.

CB | Antoine Winfield | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings LB Tyrone McKenzie (shoulder) and CB Antoine Winfield (hand) did not participate in practice Thursday, Jan. 3.


Free Safety

FS | Harrison Smith | Minnesota Vikings | Injury
Minnesota Vikings S Harrison Smith (knee) was limited in practice Thursday, Jan. 3, with a minor knee issue, but is expected to play in the team's playoff game.

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