Fantasy football players in the news

by KFFL Staff on May 29, 2013 @ 09:28:59 PDT

 



Quarterback

QB | Matt Flynn | Oakland Raiders | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen said QB Matt Flynn is the starting quarterback right now. "Matt is our starting quarterback as we go forward right now," Allen said. "Until the competition dictates otherwise, that's the way we're going."

QB | Brian Hoyer | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
Cleveland Browns QB Brian Hoyer has impressed with his quick release, leadership skills and attitude. He does not possess the strong arm the Browns would prefer. However, he is viewed as an upgrade over QB Thaddeus Lewis (Lions) as the team's likely third quarterback.

QB | Tony Romo | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys QB Tony Romo (back) is missing getting timing down with his rookie wide receivers at organized team activities. Romo is out, recovering from having a cyst removed from his back.


Running Back

RB | Frank Gore | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB Frank Gore (undisclosed) was on the elliptical machine on the sidelines Tuesday, May 28, but head coach Jim Harbaugh wouldn't disclose the ailment.

RB | Arian Foster | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Updating previous reports, Houston Texans RB Arian Foster (calf) has been diagnosed with a strained calf.

RB | Marshawn Lynch | Seattle Seahawks | Fantasy
Seattle Seahawks RB Marshawn Lynch was present at the team's organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 28, after missing the voluntary workout Monday, May 27.

RB | LaMichael James | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers RB LaMichael James said after organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 28, that he hopes to become the team's primary return man for both kickoff returns and punts this season. James said he bulked up to 205 pounds from 195 in an effort to become more explosive.

RB | DeMarco Murray | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys RB DeMarco Murray (hamstring), who has gained a reputation as being injury-prone, said he plans on playing in all 16 games this season. Murray missed last week's organized team activities and Tuesday, May 28, with a tweaked hamstring. " ... I am going to play all 16 (games) this year, and I'm excited. It's going to be a great year for us," Murray said. RB Joseph Randle was drafted in the fifth round this year for running back depth.

RB | Dion Lewis | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system is throwing a lot of passes to the running back position so far this offseason. RB Trent Richardson caught 51 balls last year, but RBs Dion Lewis and Montario Hardesty have also shown the ability to catch passes.

RB | Trent Richardson | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system is throwing a lot of passes to the running back position so far this offseason. RB Trent Richardson caught 51 balls last year, but RBs Dion Lewis and Montario Hardesty have also shown the ability to catch passes.

RB | Maurice Jones-Drew | Jacksonville Jaguars | Fantasy
Updating a previous report, there will be no criminal charges filed against Jacksonville Jaguars RB Maurice Jones-Drew for an incident Sunday, May 26.


Fullback

FB | Owen Marecic | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns FB Owen Marecic remains on the roster but may struggle to find a role in new offensive coordinator Norv Turner's system, because it rarely uses pure fullbacks.


Wide Receiver

WR | Marc Mariani | Tennessee Titans | Injury, Fantasy
Tennessee Titans WR Marc Mariani (leg) has made tremendous progress after suffering a broken leg last August, and he might be able to participate in organized team activities (OTAs) in some capacity. "I am sure he feels limited," head coach Mike Munchak said Tuesday, May 28, "but he has been amazing. I know he is not feeling 100 percent yet, but he is pushing through it."

WR | A.J. Jenkins | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
San Francisco 49ers WRs Chad Hall and A.J. Jenkins worked with WR Anquan Boldin during the two-minute drill at organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 28. So far, however, WRs Ricardo Lockette, Marlon Moore and Quinton Patton have also rotated with Hall and Jenkins during drills, and no one receiver appears to be getting the lion's share of reps opposite Boldin, as the jobs behind the veteran are viewed as wide open.

WR | Travis Benjamin | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Travis Benjamin has impressed the coaching staff with his sure hands this offseason. He averaged 16.6 yards per reception in 2012, and his speed has offensive coordinator Norv Turner trying to figure out how to take advantage of Benjamin's speed.

WR | Greg Little | Cleveland Browns | Fantasy
Cleveland Browns WR Greg Little has been one of the team's most impressive players during minicamps. The coaching staff is excited about how Little has embraced their new offense and downfield passing attack.

WR | Brian Hartline | Miami Dolphins | Fantasy
The Miami Dolphins are expected to have four players compete for the punt return job. WR Brian Hartline, CB Brent Grimes, RB Marcus Thigpen and WR Brandon Gibson all are likely to get the opportunity to win the job.

WR | Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | Injury, Fantasy
Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson said he has been around the NFL long enough to know when injuries are serious. He does not think RB Arian Foster's (calf) injury is serious.

WR | Dexter McCluster | Kansas City Chiefs | Injury
Kansas City Chiefs WR Dexter McCluster (hamstring) did not participate in practice Tuesday, May 28.


Tight End

TE | Kellen Davis | Cleveland Browns | Depth Chart Tidbit, Fantasy
The Cleveland Browns have TEs Gary Barnidge, Kellen Davis and Brad Smelley behind projected starter Jordan Cameron on the roster. Barnidge has done a good job of blocking, as has Davis, while Smelley could find a role as a H-back because of his receiving ability.

TE | Anthony McCoy | Free Agent | Injury, Transaction
The Seattle Seahawks waived/injured TE Anthony McCoy (Achilles') and signed T Jake Bscherer Tuesday, May 28. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Offensive Tackle

OT | David Stewart | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OT David Stewart (leg) is not expected to be ready for the start of organized team activities (OTAs), but he is making progress and might return before the end of OTAs, according to head coach Mike Munchak.

OT | Adam Snyder | San Francisco 49ers | Depth Chart Tidbit
San Francisco 49ers OT Adam Snyder has been working at right tackle during organized team activities (OTAs). However, head coach Jim Harbaugh said the team views Snyder as a guard who can play tackle if need be.

OT | Kenny Wiggins | San Francisco 49ers | Injury, Depth Chart Tidbit
San Francisco 49ers OT Kenny Wiggins is seeing first-team reps at left tackle during organized team activities (OTAs) with OT Joe Staley (knee) recovering from surgery, and OT Anthony Davis absent from the voluntary workouts.

OT | Brennan Williams | Houston Texans | Injury
Houston Texans OT Brennan Williams (knee) has not participated in organized team activities. Brennan could return next week.

OT | Jermey Parnell | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OT Jermey Parnell (hamstring) is not participating in organized team activities Tuesday, May 28, because of a hamstring injury.


Guard

OG | Brandon Brooks | Houston Texans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Houston Texans head coach Gary Kubiak said OG Brandon Brooks has been a standout in OTAs. He was made the starter at right guard and has responded.

OG | Andy Levitre | Tennessee Titans | Injury
The Tennessee Titans plan to be cautious with OG Andy Levitre (knee), who had arthroscopic knee surgery toward the end of the 2012 season. He is expected to be limited during organized team activities (OTAs).

OG | John Moffitt | Seattle Seahawks | Depth Chart Tidbit
Seattle Seahawks OG John Moffitt (personal) was absent from organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 28, as he was in court for an off-field legal issue.

OG | Nate Livings | Dallas Cowboys | Injury
Dallas Cowboys OG Nate Livings (knee) left practice early Tuesday, May 28, with a knee issue. Livings could need a precautionary MRI, but the issue is not believed to be serious.


Defensive Line

DL | Anthony Spencer | Dallas Cowboys | Depth Chart Tidbit
Dallas Cowboys DE Anthony Spencer added 10 pounds as he is expected to move to defensive end.

DL | Paul Soliai | Miami Dolphins | Injury
Miami Dolphins DT Paul Soliai (elbow) is not wearing his elbow brace Wednesday, May 29.

DL | John Abraham | Free Agent | Free Agents
Free-agent DE John Abraham (Falcons) is telling teams he wants to play in 60 percent of the defensive snaps. His asking price continues to be very high.

DL | Mike Martin | Tennessee Titans | Injury
The Tennessee Titans plan to carefully watch the reps of both LB Colin McCarthy (ankle) and DL Mike Martin (back) during organized team activities (OTAs).

DL | Derrick Morgan | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans DE Derrick Morgan (knee) is recovering from arthroscopic knee surgery, and he might be limited in organized team activities (OTAs). Morgan is expected to be ready for training camp.

DL | Kamerion Wimbley | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Tennessee Titans added DEs Lavar Edwards and Ropati Pitoitua during the offseason, so the Titans aren't expected to play DLs Derrick Morgan and Kamerion Wimbley on the field as much at the same time as a year ago.

DL | Scott Solomon | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tennessee Titans DL Scott Solomon is expected to receive a long look at strong-side linebacker in organized team activities (OTAs) after lining up as a defensive end last season.

DL | Karl Klug | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Tennessee Titans made several additions at defensive tackle during the offseason, so DL Karl Klug will get a chance to prove himself at defensive end during offseason workouts.

DL | Chris Clemons | Seattle Seahawks | Injury
Seattle Seahawks DL Chris Clemons (knee) is still recovering from offseason knee surgery, and he was not on the field for the team's organized team activities (OTAs) Tuesday, May 28.

DL | Sean Lissemore | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys LB Justin Durant (hamstring) and DE Sean Lissemore (groin) are expected to take part in in-practice work after sitting out of organized team activities last week. FS Jakar Hamilton (hamstring) will also continue his rehab. WR Danny Coale (knee) took part in individual drills Tuesday, May 28, but didn't take part in 11-on-11 drills.

DL | Michael Buchanan | New England Patriots | Transaction
The New England Patriots signed DE Michael Buchanan Tuesday, May 28. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

DL | Johnny Jolly | Green Bay Packers | Depth Chart Tidbit
Green Bay Packers DL Johnny Jolly has not joined the team for organized team activities. Head coach Mike McCarthy said he will address Jolly's situation when he returns to the team.

DL | Casey Hampton | Free Agent | Free Agents
Pittsburgh Steelers DT Steve McLendon said free-agent DT Casey Hampton (Steelers) expects to play for some team this season.


Linebacker

LB | Stanford Keglar | Minnesota Vikings | Transaction, Free Agents
The Minnesota Vikings signed free-agent LB Stanford Keglar (Texans) to an undisclosed deal.

LB | Colin McCarthy | Tennessee Titans | Injury
The Tennessee Titans plan to carefully watch the reps of both LB Colin McCarthy (ankle) and DL Mike Martin (back) during organized team activities (OTAs).

LB | Zach Brown | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans LB Zach Brown (shoulder) is expected to be limited in team drills during organized team activities (OTAs), as he recovers from offseason shoulder surgery. He might be able to participate in 7-on-7 drills.

LB | Moise Fokou | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
Tennessee Titans LB Moise Fokou is expected to work at inside and outside linebacker during offseason workouts. "On defense, you are going to see a lot of mixes, and a lot will be dictated by who we are playing against," Munchak said. "Guys will be moving around a little bit as we find the best way to do things."

LB | Justin Durant | Dallas Cowboys | Injury, Fantasy
Dallas Cowboys LB Justin Durant (hamstring) and DE Sean Lissemore (groin) are expected to take part in in-practice work after sitting out of organized team activities last week. FS Jakar Hamilton (hamstring) will also continue his rehab. WR Danny Coale (knee) took part in individual drills Tuesday, May 28, but didn't take part in 11-on-11 drills.


Cornerback

CB | Alterraun Verner | Tennessee Titans | Depth Chart Tidbit
The Tennessee Titans plan to work CB Alterraun Verner in a number of positions in the secondary during offseason workouts, both inside and outside. Head coach Mike Munchak feels the presence of physical CBs Jason McCourty, Tommie Campbell and Blidi Wreh-Wilson gives the team more versatility, and a chance to play more physical in man coverage.

CB | D.J. Hayden | Oakland Raiders | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Oakland Raiders CB D.J. Hayden (abdominal), the team's first-round draft pick, underwent surgery that is believed to be the directly related to the heart issue he suffered last November, according to ESPN's Stephania Bell. "It is absolutely related to the heart surgery. There wouldn't be any scar tissue if there wasn't a surgery," Bell said. "But they can be very comfortable that it doesn't have anything to do with the heart itself or the vein that was operated on ... It's not totally unsurprising." Hayden will miss all the team's workouts leading up to training camp, but they are confident that this was a minor setback for him. Hayden is expected to start in his first season.


Safety

S | David Fulton | Green Bay Packers | Transaction, Free Agents
The Green Bay Packers have signed undrafted free-agent S David Fulton (Chowan University). Terms of the contract were not disclosed.


Strong Safety

SS | Kenny Phillips | Philadelphia Eagles | Injury, Fantasy
Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles CB Kenny Phillips (knee) missed the team's practice Tuesday, May 28, with a knee issue that is not believed to be serious.


Free Safety

FS | Markelle Martin | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans FS Markelle Martin (groin) is expected to be limited during organized team activities (OTAs), as he continues to make his way back from a groin issue.

FS | Robert Johnson | Tennessee Titans | Injury
Tennessee Titans OG Eugene Amano (knee) and FS Robert Johnson (foot) remain sidelined, and are unlikely to participate in organized team activities (OTAs).

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