Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on January 14, 2013 @ 10:38:42 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Joe Flacco | Baltimore Ravens | Fantasy
Since the 2010 postseason, Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco has 12 touchdowns and just two interceptions.

QB | Colin Kaepernick | San Francisco 49ers | Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick could have a good matchup against an Atlanta Falcons defense that has struggled against mobile quarterbacks this season. Carolina Panthers QB Cam Newton amassed over 700 yards in two games against Atlanta. Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson went off to the tune of 385 passing yards and another 60 running the ball against the Falcons in the divisional round.

QB | Derek Anderson | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent QB Derek Anderson said on his Facebook page he is interested in returning to the Cleveland Browns. "Looks like it is time to make a return to a familiar place for some unfinished business," Anderson said. "I'd be honored to return to Cleveland to play football if the fans would have me."

QB | Tom Brady | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
The New England Patriots scored 35 points and 433 yards a game in the 11 regular season games with TE Rob Gronkowski (arm) in the lineup. In the five games without him, the offense recorded 34 points and 417 yards a game. TE Aaron Hernandez was targeted 51 times by QB Tom Brady in the five games Gronkowski missed, and is regarded as interchangeable with Gronkowski, even though they're different players.

QB | Matt Schaub | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans QB Matt Schaub is due to receive a fully-guaranteed base salary of $7.25 million in 2013. As a result, he will likely return as the team's starting quarterback. Furthermore, moving on from Schaub would result in $14 million in dead money, thanks to the unallocated portion of his $17.5 million signing bonus. Although the hit could be reduced to $3.5 million in 2013 with a post-June 1 designation for the release, the other $10.5 million would apply to the cap in 2014.

QB | Matt Ryan | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons QB Matt Ryan was 8-of-12 passing for 87 yards and three touchdowns when using playaction in the team's NFC Divisional Round win. That's the second-most completions and the most touchdowns for Ryan on those plays in a game this season.

QB | Russell Wilson | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson used playaction on 13-of-23 dropbacks in the second half of the team's NFC Divisional Round playoff loss and scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns on playaction dropbacks.

QB | Matt Moore | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
Miami Dolphins impending free-agent QB Matt Moore has informed the team that he will test the free agent market this offseason unless he receives an incredible offer from them. The Dolphins have told him they would like to bring him back but have not made a firm offer.


Running Back

RB | Danny Woodhead | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said RB Danny Woodhead (thumb) was available to go back into the team's playoff game Sunday, Jan. 13, if needed. Woodhead should be available for the AFC Championship Game.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Fantasy
Houston Texans RB Arian Foster's 90 rushing yards in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game gave him 515 in his first four playoff games, tied for most in NFL history. Foster also had a rushing touchdown in his fourth consecutive playoff game.

RB | Cierre Wood | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Notre Dame RB Cierre Wood has been told he may be a third-round choice in the NFL Draft; however, he hopes to improve upon that status with excellent workouts.

RB | Stevan Ridley | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots RB Stevan Ridley played in just 27 of the team's 66 offensive snaps in the AFC Divisional Round. RB Shane Vereen, in turn, saw an increase in playing time, particularly with the loss of RB Danny Woodhead (thumb) to injury.

RB | Michael Turner | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
The Atlanta Falcons recorded a season-high 167 rushing yards in the team's NFC Divisional Round win. RB Michael Turner rushed for 98 yards, while RB Jacquizz Rodgers added 64 yards.

RB | Daniel Thomas | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins RB Daniel Thomas (knee) needed to undergo surgery on the knee injury he suffered in the team's Week 15 game but should be recovered by spring.


Wide Receiver

WR | Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | Fantasy
The brother of Tennessee Titans WR Kenny Britt was stabbed early Sunday, Jan. 13, during an altercation in New Jersey, and police want to question the receiver. Britt dropped off his wounded brother at the hospital, but was uncooperative with officers when asked what happened, police said. Britt was at the scene or had just left the scene when a gunshot was fired at an apartment building, according to police.

WR | DeVier Posey | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR DeVier Posey (Achilles') said Sunday, Jan. 13, that he tore his left Achilles' tendon during the AFC Divisional Round playoff game loss against the New England Patriots. He walked out of the locker room on crutches with a walking boot. Posey hauled in his first NFL touchdown reception before departing.

WR | Wes Welker | New England Patriots | Fantasy
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker had eight receptions for 131 yards in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game Sunday, Jan. 13, against the Houston Texans. The yardage total was a personal postseason best for Welker.

WR | Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | Free Agents, Fantasy
Green Bay Packers impending free-agent WR Greg Jennings said he hopes to re-sign with the team but is willing to go to another team if a deal can't be worked out.


Tight End

TE | Rob Gronkowski | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
The New England Patriots scored 35 points and 433 yards a game in the 11 regular season games with TE Rob Gronkowski (arm) in the lineup. In the five games without him, the offense recorded 34 points and 417 yards a game. TE Aaron Hernandez was targeted 51 times by QB Tom Brady in the five games Gronkowski missed, and is regarded as interchangeable with Gronkowski, even though they're different players.

TE | Zach Miller | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks TE Zach Miller caught all eight of his targets in the team's NFC Divisional Round loss for 142 yards, six first downs and a touchdown. Miller became only the second tight end this season with at least eight targets and a perfect catch percentage.

TE | Michael Hoomanawanui | New England Patriots | Injury, Fantasy
New England Patriots TE Michael Hoomanawanui received more playing time in the AFC Divisional Round playoff game Sunday, Jan. 13, following the loss of TE Rob Gronkowski (arm).


Place Kicker

PK | Matt Bryant | Atlanta Falcons | Fantasy
Atlanta Falcons PK Matt Bryant booted a game-winning 49-yard field goal in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. It was his sixth game-winning field goal since joining the Falcons in 2009, and his third game-winner this season.


Offensive Tackle

OT | Branden Albert | Kansas City Chiefs | Free Agents
The Kansas City Chiefs may place the franchise tag on impending free-agent OT Branden Albert this offseason because head coach Andy Reid is expected to make the offensive line a priority.

OT | Max Starks | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent OT Max Starks and OG Ramon Foster this offseason.


Guard

OG | Ramon Foster | Pittsburgh Steelers | Free Agents
The Pittsburgh Steelers are not expected to re-sign impending free-agent OT Max Starks and OG Ramon Foster this offseason.

OG | Willie Colon | Pittsburgh Steelers | Injury
The Pittsburgh Steelers are expected to release OG Willie Colon this offseason. Colon has finished the last three seasons on Injured Reserve and the team is looking to move on from him.


Defensive Line

DL | John Abraham | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons DE John Abraham (ankle) admitted he couldn't push off after aggravating his sprained left ankle in the Divisional Round game. He left the game in the second quarter and didn't return, but plans to play in the NFC Championship Game.

DL | Chandler Jones | New England Patriots | Injury
New England Patriots DL Chandler Jones (ankle) left the AFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Houston Texans Sunday, Jan. 13, due to an ankle injury.

DL | Randy Starks | Miami Dolphins | Free Agents
The Miami Dolphins have begun contract talks with impending free-agent DT Randy Starks but are not close to a deal at this point. The Dolphins have made it clear that they want to re-sign Starks.


Defensive Tackle

DT | Star Lotulelei | NFL Draft Prospect | Draft
Utah DT Star Lotulelei had declined an invitation to play in the 2013 Senior Bowl.


Cornerback

CB | Captain Munnerlyn | Carolina Panthers | Free Agents
Carolina Panthers impending free-agent CB Captain Munnerlyn said he is hoping to re-sign with the team but is not sure if general manager David Gettleman likes his style of play.


Strong Safety

SS | William Moore | Atlanta Falcons | Injury
Atlanta Falcons SS William Moore (hamstring) returned to the lineup in the NFC Divisional Round playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks Sunday, Jan. 13. It was his first game since Nov. 29, and he made his presence felt with a key fourth quarter stop in the second quarter. "That was just a good read because I was in man-to-man coverage, but from watching film, the formation, I just shot my gun and knew what they were going to run," Moore said.

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